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 a way of commemorating the sacrifice may Australians made for our country.
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.
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
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- How long have you been a police officer for? 17 years
- 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.
On Friday the 16th of March 2018 the grade 3 to 6 walked to Sprint Athletics Track.
We participated in a variety of activities and games such as shot-put, hurdles and high jump.
It was hard but we tried our best – Prisha
We had lots of fun and had a great time – Charli
I enjoyed the triple jump and number soccer – Sachiv
My favourite activity was scarecrow tiggy – Harjap
On Monday the 5th of March, the grade three students were fortunate enough to have six players from the Essendon Football Club visit our school as part of their community visits. We had Tom Bellchambers, Jake Strike, Dylan Clarke, Josh Green, Devon Smith and Mark Bagley visit us and speak to our students.
We were able to ask them different types of questions about A.F.L, the types of injuries they have had, their opponents and teammates and why they love and play footy.
We absolutely loved being able to invite the players into our school community and wish them all the very best for the 2018 season.
Thank you to all parents, guardians and students for such a wonderful transition into Year 3, 2018. We really appreciate all the support and interactions that we have already had in regards to learning experiences within the classrooms.
We highly encourage all family members to be involved in your child’s learning throughout the year. To do this we have a range of communication methods that you can access for each class. Our wonderful and enthusiastic students will contributing to these with their work, feedback and photos displaying the learning they have been involved in. We would love if you could access these and look through them as a family to discuss the learning experiences. Class teachers and specialist teachers update these regularly.
Year 3 Blog
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Year 3 Team
Welcome to 3D’s blog.
We would like to introduce you to our class.
We have a class pet – Attila
We have jobs in our classroom, one of them is the Chair Police – Rayshan
We have different furniture in the room including crates and a couch – Prisha
We are a kind class – Mahdia
We are always positive – Asena
Welcome to the Year 3 blog for 2018! Our blog will be used to share all the amazing learning experiences that is taking place at ACPS. We highly encourage students, parents, families and carers to visit our blog on a regular basis and make comments on different posts. If you are making comments on our blogs please be sure to use first names only to maintain privacy.
Our individual class blogs will help the students learn many important skills, like communicating safely and appropriately in online environments, writing posts, revising and editing, uploading images and files, communicating with others and much more.
This year the Year 3 team consists of six classes:
3A – Miss Kichakov
3B – Mrs Finger & Mrs Gibbs
3C – Miss Shabo
3D – Ms Surgeoner
3E – Miss Mayor
3F – Miss Alebakis
Classes will work collaboratively and independently throughout the year. We highly encourage regular visits and comments to our blogs. Your involvement and interaction is an important element to bridging communications from school to home.
Year 3 Teachers