Year 3/4

Welcome to Term 1, 2019 in 3/4K, 3/4L and 3/4M!


We are beginning this year (as we do each year) with our Bright Beginnings program. This is dedicated time which allows us to build our classroom expectations as a class, explore the school values together and spend time together as a community. The Grade 3/4’s have settled into the year really well and have engaged in various Get To Know You activities and are well on their way to building their classroom community. 

This term, Inquiry has a History focus. We are learning about Australian Communities and how they have changed over time, starting with a ‘History Box’ incursion in Week 3 covering The First Fleet.

Some of the key questions that we will be investigating are;

  • How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained? 
  • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?
  • How and why do people remember significant events of the past?

Be sure to keep an eye on all of the wonderful work and learning our students are doing in the SeeSaw app. If you are yet to sign in to this app or require assistance, please see your child’s classroom teacher if there are any issues and they will be more than happy to assist. There will be a new QR code sent out for your child's new class in the upcoming weeks. This is such a positive and engaging way to be a part of your child’s learning, with the opportunity to view photos of work, listen to learning reflections and provide written feedback to your child.

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.


Open Learning

Open Learning (Maths) will be starting in Term 2 and will occur on Tuesday mornings.  Prior to the formal commencement, in Term 1, students will be participating in game-based/hands-on activities that are specific to each individual learner’s level.  If you are available and would like to help out at any time throughout the year, please let us know.  This program is most successful when we have many helpers and we would love to have your assistance!

Relevant dates


Monday, 11th of February: History Box Incursion

Wednesday, 13th of February: 3-6 House Swimming Sports Carnival - Notice due 7.2.19

Wednesday, 20th of February: District Swimming

Friday, 1st of March: School Fete

Friday, 8th of March: Curriculum Day

Monday, 11th of March: Labour Day

Monday, 18th of March: School photos (please have Grade 6’s in their Year 6 top)

As always if you have any further questions please feel free to contact your classroom teacher,


Thank you,

Mr Marsland, Mrs Loulier and Mrs Kingston