In Maths, we have been focusing on place value. So far, we have listened to a song and played some games that have helped us to learn more about the importance of numbers, and their individual value. One of the games that we played was called ‘Roll it! Make it! Expand it!’
We take turns rolling a die, to make a number in the hundreds place. We then roll again to find numbers to take the tens and ones places. We then use the MAB blocks to make the number we have rolled. After that, we expand the number, by writing out the value of each number we rolled at the start of the game.
Next week, we are going to try to roll, make and expand numbers in the thousands!
Love the Year Three Students
What a great start to the year we have had, here in Year Three!
During our first week as Year Three students, we spent a lot of time learning about:
- Our new teachers
- Our new classmates
- What is expected of us now that we’re in middle primary
- How we can spread kindness
- The new play areas we can use during recess and lunch times
- How we can signal to use the toilet, without using our voice
- A new game called ‘Kick Ball Cricket’
- and lots more!
Next week, we can look forward to finding out about our first Purposeful Practice Grids (Look out for the grid in the blue note folder that goes home each day)! We are also very excited for the St. Emilie’s Family Picnic on Friday afternoon!
Love the Year Three Students & Teachers, 2019
What a wonderful year it has been in Year Three Gold! We are sad to be saying goodbye to our Year Three classroom, but we know that Miss Goodall will always be happy for a chat or a dance in the playground! From all of us to you, we wish you a very happy Christmas and an incredible 2019! See you all when we’re in Year Four!
Love Three Gold, 2018
This week the students had a visit from Megan Brown from Waterwise Schools. Megan gave presentations to the students on a variety of Waterwise topics.
Megan explained about the important work of the Water Corporation and it’s role to provide clean and healthy water to Western Australians.
Megan showed us water ‘before’ it goes to the treatment plant.
And we compared the water to ‘cleaned’ water.
Megan told us how the dams used to provide Perth with enough drinking water but because of our drying climate we now have to source other water resources.
We learned how there is limestone in the ground around Perth. Limestone ‘holds’ water.
Megan showed us this fantastic model of the water cycle and we could see how the water soaks into the ground below.
We learned about the desalination process.
To conclude we learned that our drinking water comes from three sources – dam, ground and desalination.
The Year 5 students had an interesting presentation about how Aboriginal people valued and sourced water and the strategies that they used to locate sources.
The Year 6 students completed a quiz using Keepads.
We learned about the desalination process – how the water is processed using
- ultra filtration
- reverse osmosis and
- ultra violet light
This is the unit used in the reverse osmosis process.
The water goes through four stages before it is pumped into our water supply.
The Year 3 students participated in a drama activity about the water cycle.
The focus in the Year 4 session was to learn how leaves use and transport water. The students had the opportunity to use their Rotary microscopes.
We thank Megan from Waterwise Schools for sharing her Waterwise knowledge with us. The presentations were most informative.
Welcome to Term Four! We hope you had a wonderful break! Below you will find some information about what your child will be learning this term.
Book Week with our buddies was made extra special this year. We got to dress up and enjoy our own books in Year Three on Tuesday and then we were able to enjoy reading our buddies’ books to them, all dressed up, on Wednesday. We talked to Mrs Curulli while we were in Kindy, and we know exactly why she said this was her favourite week! It made us feel really great reading to our younger friends, and we hope they share the same love of reading that we do!