Bike Ed

This week the Grade 3s have been participating in Bike Ed. The program helps our students to develop the skills they need to ride safely and independently on roads and paths.

It has been great to see students in 3B develop their confidence on their bikes and so many wonderful helpers assisting with the program.

Here are some snapshots from our skills sessions:

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What rules do you think are important when using your bike on the road?


Today in Indonesian, 3B were learning to name objects and use adjectives to describe them.

Here is a photo of the students playing a game called “Seragam  sekolah saya ada ..” (my school uniform has….) to practice object focus and adjectives in Indonesian.


What new adjectives did you learn today?



Maths in 3B!

This week in Maths, we have been investigating word problems and identifying which operation would be best used to solve the problem.

We made some vocabulary pyramids to help us to look for key words in the word problems to know which operation to use when solving the problem.

In class we are learning about the addition and subtraction strategies that can help us to solve word problems that involve these 2 operations.

Here’s a problem for you to try at home:

Jenny just started working at a French restaurant. Last week, washed 194 small glasses and 657 large glasses. How many glasses did she polish?

What answer did you get?

How did you solve it?

Which operation did you used?

What strategy helped you?


Term 4 News

Welcome back! The Grade 3s are investigating ‘Solids, Liquids and Gases’ in Inquiry this term. The children will be developing their understanding of how temperature affects solids, liquids and gases.


Reading Program

The Grade 3s will continue to improve their comprehension skills this term to support their reading development. Students are tuning into interesting new words while reading and defining them to expand our vocabulary.


Writer’s Workshop

In Writing, students will be developing their skills in letter writing and procedural writing. We will be completing experiments and recording the procedure involved to document the process.



Our Maths topics this term include: Measurement, the four operations, angles, money and problem solving. Students are encouraged to continue to practise their times tables and use Mathletics at home to consolidate their understanding of the topics covered at school.



The Grade 3s will continue their Spelling program. Please ensure your child is able to read their words in their sorts each week and recognise the spelling pattern that they follow. Each child has been given a list of words to practise and will be tested on their ability every Friday (except where there is a holiday or excursion) at school.



Just a quick reminder that hats must be worn at school during snack and lunch times during Term 4. Remember: NO HAT, NO PLAY.


Specialist timetable

This term, 3B will be participating in Physical Education, Religious Education, Library, Art, Indonesian, Music and concert practise as a part of their Specialist program.

The timetable for term 4 for 3B is listed below:

Monday: Art at 11:30am and Library at 12:30pm.

Tuesday: Indonesian at 11:30am

Wednesday: Physical Education at 12:30pm, Music at 2:30pm

Thursday: Concert Practise at 12:30pm

Friday: Show and Share and Assembly at 3:00pm

You Can Do It

This terms’ ‘You Can Do It’ focus is ‘Persistence’. We are encouraging the children to keep trying when things get tricky and not give up. We are also encouraging the Grade 3s to develop their emotional resilience. Emotional resilience means not getting extremely angry, worried or down, calming down when you do get very upset, not fighting and bouncing back to work and play.

Things our children can think and do to help them develop resilience:

Relaxing-take a few deep breaths.

Keeping things in perspective– not making mountains out of molehills.

Accepting myself- not putting myself down when something bad happens.

Finding someone to talk to– sharing my feelings with someone I trust.

Using positive self talk– focusing on the positive and not the negative.

Thinking– I can stand things I don’t like

Finding something fun to do– reading, playing a game or spending time with friends.

Parent Helpers

Thank you to all of our Parent Helpers for your continued support with our Literacy Program. Our children love having helpers in the classroom. Miss P would love to have parents support the children in the mornings. If you are available between 9-11am any day of the week, please let Miss P know or sign up for a time that suits you in the classroom.

Open afternoon

3B are excited to share their Picture Story Books that they have planned, drafted, published and illustrated. Please join us for an Open afternoon of sharing our fabulous work on Friday the 23rd of October at 2:30pm.


Bike Education

This term the Grade 3s will be engaging in Bike Education. Students will participate in safety and theory activities in the coming weeks to support their understanding of riding bikes safely on our roads. We are seeking parent volunteers to support our Bike Education program, if you are available the week beginning the 26th of October, please contact your child’s classroom teacher to arrange a time to get involved.

Important dates

  • 16th October- Scienceworks Excursion
  • 21st October: Geelong Cup Public Holiday
  • 26th October- Bike Education need parent volunteers
  • 6th November- Silly Science Incursion
  • 11th November- School Concert
  • 26th November Commonwealth Bank Money workshop
  • 8th December: Statewide Orientation Day
  • 15th December: Meet new classroom teachers and grades
  • 16th December: Whole School Sports Day
  • 18th December: Last Day of Term 4