Year 3/4

Term 2, 2019

Can you believe it is Term 2 already? We have begun the preparing the Year 3’s for Naplan, which will be happening in week 4. Each Year 3 student has had an opportunity to practise a variety of Naplan tests so they are aware and confident for Naplan week.

This term, Inquiry will be focusing on Biological Science. Students will be investigating Life Cycles and will be visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens to further support what they are learning in the classroom. It should be a fantastic day and you can expect to receive notices shortly.

Hopefully you have been enjoying our SeeSaw app. It has been fantastic to see parents commenting on their child’s posts. Feedback on how we can improve this communication method is always welcome.

Specialist Timetable









PE (runners needed)




Art (Smock needed)






Each week diaries will be due on the Thursday. The diary must be signed by a parent/guardian and state the book title and time spent reading. The Grade 3’s are required to read a minimum of 30 minutes each week with 15 minutes classified as 1 reading night. The Grade 4’s are required to read a minimum of 1 hour each week with 20 minutes classified as 1 reading night. Teachers will add these reading nights up throughout the year. As a cohort, students will be given weekly homework and various projects throughout the year.

Please keep an eye out for the new homework choice board in your child’s homework book. This provides all the information required for the homework to be completed. Also, just a reminder to sign your child’s diary when they read and ensure your child records the number of minutes they have read for. 

Open Learning

Open Learning lessons have begun during week 2 of this term. It was fantastic to see some parent participation in this wonderful school-wide numeracy program.


Relevant dates

Mother’s Day Morning Tea – Wednesday 8th May 9am-10am

Mother’s Day Class Visits – Wednesday 8th May 10am-11am

Mother’s Day Stall – Thursday 9th May

District Cross Country – Friday 10th May

NAPLAN Week – Begins Monday 13th May

Education Week – Begins Monday 20th May

Grandparent’s Day – Tuesday 21st May

House Athletics Carnival – Wednesday 22nd May

Royal Botanical Gardens Excursion – Monday 27th May

Division Cross Country – Monday 3rd June

Queen’s Birthday – Monday 10th June

Curriculum Day/ Parent Teacher Interviews – Tuesday 25th June

Last Day Term 2 – Friday 28th June


Thank you,

Mr Marsland, Mrs Loulier and Mrs Kingston