Kia Ora and welcome to a new term!

We had a learning-packed 3rd term.  Students worked hard to be the best they can be - both socially and academically and the Year 3 teachers are proud of the progress that students are making. Students worked enthusiastically on their calendar art and individual artwork is currently able to be viewed both in classroom, and in the school office. Students also enjoyed designing and creating their own hats and there were some really innovative designs.  Please drop into your child's classroom to admire these fantastic accomplishments. 

We were so pleased with the effort that the Year 3 students made, both in learning and presenting the Year 3 dance at the whole school production of “1 Summer”.  From the smiles on students’ faces on the night (and during our many practice sessions), it appeared that they enjoyed being a part of this event, and from the feedback that we are hearing, families also enjoyed the night too.  A massive congratulations to our Year 3 students for a great dance! 


Important dates...


 15 October 2018           Term 4 begins
 2 November 2018    Year 3 Full School Assembly
 22 October 2018    Labour Day






 





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We have a very busy 4th term planned.  Our learning focus is “Kiwiana” and students will learn about the diverse cultures and identities of people within our community.  Learning will include identifying and describing Kiwiana and how it is unique to NZ and understanding the significance of Kiwiana to NZ people.

In Maths, we will be starting by re-visiting statistics.  After that, we will turn to our main learning focus which is multiplication and division basic facts, and problem solving.  We will also address capacity in measurement.  While we will get lots of practice at school, it is important to remember to keep practicing the basic facts with your child at home, as this gives your child a huge advantage in their learning.   

The Oral Language programme will continue to run this term, as will our Reading programme will focus on each child’s specific needs.  Reading mileage is crucial for your child to become a reader, so please try to keep up the daily home reading.  Students will bring reader books home each Monday to Thursday.  Remember that if your child is an independent reader, they WILL receive a reader, however, they are welcome to choose to read one of their own books.  Please assist your child to remember to return their reader books each day and to update their reading log!  

In Writing, in addition to reviewing recount and report writing, children will focus on learning how to write persuasive texts.  We will be writing on a variety of topics and we will continue to work on spelling, grammar, handwriting and proofreading / editing.  

Sport this term will focus on athletics and swimming.

Students will continue to learn music, drama and dance with Karen Warren, our specialist music teacher.  In addition to this, we will be learning our song and dance for both the Year 3 Assembly in Week 4, and also for the Browns Bay School Jingle.

School uniform must always be worn and if there are any issues in this regard, please let us know. 

Homework and Spelling Tests will run as per previous terms.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or issues to discuss.  Many thanks for your continued support. 

Many thanks from the Year 3 Team

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