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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
TERM DATES for 2014
Term 1 - Wed 29 Jan - Fri 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 14 Apr - Fri 20 June
Term 3 - Mon 14 Jul - Fri 19 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 7 Oct - Wed 3 Dec
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Mr Hynes and Mrs Jones welcomes you to 3TH's Website!
This website will keep you updated with the information you need throughout the year. So watch this space!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email.
Updated Monday 2nd December
3TH will have a class party to celebrate what a great year we have had on the last day of school. Food will be supplied by Mr Hynes but feel free to send something small along with your child if you would like to contribute.
UPDATE! Homework Week 8
We have learnt so many new concepts in Maths this year.
Many of these will be extended and built upon in Year 4. To make sure that students are comfortable with addition, subtraction, basic division, multiplication (2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 timestables), Year 3 Geometry & Measurement and Statistics & Probability, we have decided to make this weeks homework a MATHS BONANZA!
Students have been asked to log onto Mathletics and take the challenge: how many points can you earn this week as you revise our Year 3 topics. After students have completed the set tasks they can earn more points by going onto live Mathletics.
UPDATE! BARE Lessons
Commencing in Week 6, the Primary School will be implementing a Sexuality and Relationships Education program which is based on Family Planning Queensland resources. Mrs Linthorne will be taking 3TH for these classes during period 7 on Tuesday 12th, 19th and 26th of November. Please contact Miss Green if you have any questions.
UPDATE! Important dates during Term 4
21st October - Student Free Day
29th October - Pink Day
31st October - P-3 Cross Country
11th November - Remembrance Day service
29th November - P-3 Celebration of Learning, 8.45am
4th December - last day of Term 4 (Wednesday)
Term 4 Chinese curriculum from Mrs Cleyne
Loads of action words and pronunciation focus is the base of this term. Year 3 students really can speak beautifully with tones and pinyin reading.
Term 4 Art curriculum from Mrs Morris
This term in art the year 3’s will be completing their unit on commemoration, by creating a 3D poppy. The symbolic nature of the Poppy will be learnt and we will hopefully instil some knowledge of the history of our fallen soldiers and the Australian people’s desire to honour them.
The second unit this term will address the theme of “Things, Once Heated Up”. We will be looking at Salvador Dali and his famous melting clock painting. With a surrealism based unit, we will be creating things that don’t usually melt, melting.
The students now have access to Spelling City, a fun way to learn their spelling words. There are alot of different activities for students to choose from which will help them learn their spelling words for the week. Starting next term students will have tasks set for them which they will need to complete. Ask your child to log on and show you all of the great activities.
Check out this newspaper article in the Noosa News about our excursion to Peregian Beach Park.
Parent helpers are always welcome in 3TH. The following times are when we have Literacy Groups or simply come in and help out any time during the day because the students love having parents in the classroom helping.
Monday: 8.40am onwards
Tuesday: 8.40am onwards
Wednesday: 8.40am onwards
Thursday: 9.20am onwards
Friday: 9.20am onwards
Year Three Curriculum Overview
Student Homework Diaries
Could I please encourage all parents to check and sign their child's diary on a regular basis. This diary is a means of communication between home and school. The students also update their diary quite regularly and checking these entries will keep you updated on important dates and information. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
I encourage all students to pack a raincoat or umbrella for days that are forecast for rain. Students need to be protected from the rain when walking to specialist lessons. All students should have a St Andrew’s raincoat.
I have requested all students bring a water bottle each day to ensure we are hydrated, particularly during hot days.
Monday- Day Uniform
Assembly at 11.05pm (parents welcome)
Tuesday - Day Uniform
Wednesday - Red Sports Uniform
P – 3 Afternoon Sport
Library (remember to bring in your borrowed books)
Thursday - Day Uniform
Art (even weeks only)
Super Important... Homework due!
Friday- House Uniform
New Homework handed out (for the following week)
Thank you for a wonderful first week of homework. Homework is due each Thursday and the following week's homework is handed out on the Friday. Please note that the students are using two homework books this term (Homework 1 and Homework 2) to allow for marking time.
It is also expected that students read for a duration of 10-15 minutes per night. There is a section on the student's home reading record sheet where we ask parents to sign as their child completes their reader. Home readers will be changed by Mrs. Jones on a needs basis and she will keep a record of this. When your child requires their reader to be changed, they should place the reader in the students' plastic wallet and in the home reader box near the front door.
Thank you for your support of our homework program and please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.
It is expected that students read for a duration of 10-15 minutes per night. There is a section on the weekly homework grid which we ask parents to sign as their child completes their reading each night. Home readers will be changed by Mrs Jones on a needs basis and she will keep a record of this. When your child requires their reader to be changed, please place the reader in the students' plastic wallet and in the home reader container near the front door.
Try these fun and interactive websites.
Writing Fun by Jenny Eather – Text organisers that assist students with the writing process for common texts
Power Proofreading – Great website to sharpen your proofreading skills
Dance Mat Typing – Improve your typing skills
Cool Maths 4 Kids – Test yourself and others on the brain benders
http://www.spellingcity.com/figurative-language.html - Games to understand figurative language
Rainforest Maths - Similar to Mathletics. You’ll need to use your Mathletics username and password for this one!
A Plus Math – Great for learning timetables
http://www.schooltrain.info/science/animals/groups/group_menu2.htm - This website provides a basic definition of different types of animal group
http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/class.html - Test your knowledge at grouping animals
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/classification/kc_class_again.htm - Another webiste for sorting animals
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