Category Archives: 3D

Australian History Museum

On Wednesday the 27th of June the grade 3’s had an opening morning to present our CBL solutions.

3D decided to have a museum to share our creations.

Mahdia – My group was the website group and lots of people read our website.

Aiden – In the ships group, we made 9 of the 11 ships from the first fleet and we survey people to see how we could improve

Charli – My group was the Penal Colony group and we made a garden that was also the toilet.

Anaadi – My mum and dad did the feedback for all the groups. 

Buddies CBL Visit

On Thursday the 21st of June we went to our prep buddies class to watch their science show and concert performance.

Krew – I liked the lava lamp experiment because you can make it.

Rayshan – My favourite part was the volcano because it was pretty cool.

Alyssa – I liked the exploding cup because its easy to make

Anaadi – I liked the exploding cup because its awesome

Sariah – I liked the dance because it was entertaining.

Opening Morning

On Wednesday the 27th of June we will be having an open morning to share our CBL solutions to Discover Australian History.

The class will be open from 9am till 10am for parents and friends to come and have a look at our creations.

Eshal – My group created a website thats includes lots of information.

Harnav – Our group created a map of the First Fleets journey.

Charli – My group designed a penal colony that includes an Officers house and the Governor’s House.

Harjap – My group designed models of the ships of the first fleet.

We hope to see you there!

Word Mania Competition

Good Afternoon Year Three Community,

It is that time of year again, the WORD MANIA CHALLENGE is here! We would love to see all students and parents involved in the challenge. We need everyone to jump onto Word Mania and play as many times as you can to build up the highest possible scores. Last year our Year Two students achieved a tenth placing on the National Leaderboard and won some amazing prizes.
Together we can achieve great things, so let’s get playing!

Accessing Word Mania:
Word Mania is accessible on desktop and mobile devices. Simply log in to LiteracyPlanet on desktop and click on the Word Mania icon, or can download the free Word Mania 2018 app (iOS and Android). Students use their LiteracyPlanet login details for Word Mania.

How to Play
Word Mania is an interactive online word building game. Players are given a board of 15 randomly generated letters, and have three minutes to create as many words as they can. Every valid word formed earns points. Longer and more complex words score higher, and scores can be boosted by building valid words consecutively, and using special Gold and Diamond letter tiles. Word building uses various literacy skills: phonemes, morphemes including affixes and plurals, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge. Students can play as many times as they like, and the sum of the highest 50 game scores by at least five students from the same grade will be their school’s score for that year level.

$350,000 in Prizes!

Word Mania Dates:
Practise – Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, July 29.
Competition Round 1- Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3.
Competition Round 2 – Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10.
Final Round – Wednesday, August 15 to Friday, August 17.

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Education Week – Buddy Reading

Today we were reading with our buddies as part of Education Week Celebrations.

Tomorrow is a special day called Simultaneous Story Time. Every school around the country will read the same story at the same time. This year we are reading Hickory Dickory Dash!

Parent Open Morning is Thursday 9am -11am where you are invited to come and see a reading and writing session with our grade.

Comments from Buddy Reading:
I read the book ‘Lets go to Mars’ with my buddy – Sachiv
I read ‘Wolves’ with my buddy – Aiden
I read ‘I just ate my Friend’ with my buddy – Alyssa
I played Uno with my buddy – Rayshan
I enjoyed playing Jenga with my buddy – Prisha




Anzac Day- Discovery

This term we have spent some time in Art creating a display for our Schools Anzac Day ceremony. We have learnt about the symbolism of the poppy and have created paper poppies using acrylic paint. In addition, we have also used our prior knowledge of using water colour paints to create some Anzac sunsets for our display. Our display is our way of commemorating the sacrifice may Australians made for our country.

Scavenger Hunt!

Today in 3D and 3E we participated in a scavenger hunt for CBL research of Australian history. We wrote down the names of famous Australians and we predicted what the people were famous for.

In our next session we will look for the QR codes and match the numbers with the person and then we will record a fact about that person.


Discovery in 3D

In 3D this term we are discovering Australian History! We went on a gallery walk to get ideas and information about our topic!

We learnt that Australia was called New Holland – Charli

We discovered that Captain Cook travelled from England to Australia – Sariah

I learnt that the Aboriginal people were the first to discover Australia – Aiden

We discovered that there was a big cyclone in Darwin called ‘Cyclone Tracey’ – Attila

Victoria Police Visit

On Monday the 26th of March, half our year three students were fortunate enough to have two police officers from Craigieburn Police Station come and talk to us about their role in our community.  We found out lots of information from them and were able to ask them questions as well.

There are different types of police officers. Some police officers fly helicopters, are on boats protecting our oceans, on motorbikes and in cars driving our the community. Dogs and horses are also police officers and do a variety of jobs for our community.

Police work all the time, 24 hours a day and they are here to help us. We call 000 if we are in trouble and if they can’t help us by talking to us on the phone, then they will drive to where we are.  Before calling 000 we really need think about what is an emergency and what isn’t.

They have different types of cars which have sirens, and lights to tell drivers on the road that they need to go to an emergency. We also found out that there are different coloured cars who are responsible for different jobs in the community.

Here are some of the questions we asked our visitors and the answers we got:

  1. How do you choose and train dogs? We use certain breeds such as German Shepards and Rottweilers. We look at choosing smart dogs and training them to get used to the cars and noises and teach them how to do things.
  2. How long did it take you to become a police officer?  Initially it takes 9 months of training, but we learn new things every day and it depends if you want to train to fly a helicopter or be on the water.
  3. What is your favourite thing about being a Police officer and do you enjoy it? Everyday is a different day. We are always being called to do different jobs and visit different people. It is always new and challenging.
  4. How long have you been a police officer for? 17 years
  5. Why do you carry a gun and what do you use it for? We have it on us to protect ourselves and others. We hardly use it and it is a last resort because we have other tools we can use instead.