Category Archives: 3D

Weeks 3 and 4 in 3D

In reading we have been looking at summarising, visualising and vocabulary. We have been reading A Different Dog to practise these skills.

In writing we have been focusing on writing Haiku poems. We have also been using a 4 square planner to write persuasive texts.

In maths we have been doing multiplication using grouping. We have also been practising our 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s

In CBL our Big Idea is Change. We played a game to learn about the different areas of government and what they were responsible for. We have also been researching the local Hume government to find out what they do and what they are responsible for.

3D Term 4 Week 1

Last week we discovered our new CBL Big Idea is ‘Change’.  The grades all walked through a discovery of different displays of items related to Change.

One table included a ballot box for us to vote on the grade 3 sport for term 4.

Another table had all different board games so we could discuss why games have rules.

There was a table with apps, games and movies and we had to match them with the different classifications.

There was also a table with different road works signs.

While looking at the different tables we recorded questions and wonderings about our essential questions – ‘ How do rules and laws change the way we behave?’

In maths we are now looking at Multiplication. We started by looking at repeated addition and will continue making groups of numbers.

In reading we have started a new class books called ‘A Different Dog’ and we are predicting and visualising while reading the texts.

In writing we have been looking at using different narrative writing planners. We will also be looking at some poetry in the next few weeks.

CBL Learning

This term for CBL the grade 3’s had an incursion from Mad about Science called ‘Mater of Matter’

We learnt about the 3 states of matter – solids, liquids and gases -Sachiv

We tried different science experiments – Eshal

We learnt about dry ice and used it for an experiment – Alyssa and Asena

I enjoyed learning about matter – Prisha


In writing we are creating biographies about our chosen scientist.

Nikola Tesla created better electricity – Harnav

Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer – Mahdia

Isaac Newton discovered gravity – Rayshan

Makey-Makeys in 3D

Today in CBL we were exploring how to use makey-makeys. We used alligator clips and a makey makey circuit board that connects to the computer. This is called a peripheral device as it connects to the computer with a USB.

We assembled the makey makey using the instructions and we tested it out. After we had set it up we started to play games using the alligator clips to control the computer.

We enjoyed playing games – Harnav

We used fruit to make music – Prisha

We used metal buckets to play pacman – Aiden

We used paper and grey lead drawings – Mahdia

We used playdough to control the computer – Alyssa

We played a game called music makey makey – Eshal

We enjoyed playing with the alligator clips – Charli

Term 3 Learning in 3D

This term in CBL we are learning about scientists and power. We researched famous scientists and started a plan for our biography.  We also did a celery experiment with red and blue food die . We hypothesised that the leaves would change colour. We also looked at different experiments and completed the scientific method proforma.

We have been learning how to summarise the key information of a paragraph. To do this we highlight the key words and then create a sentence using those words. The summary should be shorter than the original text.

In maths we have been doing addition algorithms with regrouping. We have been learning how to use the CUBES strategy to work out worded problems.

3D and 3E Assembly Performance

At assembly last week 3D and 3E sang a song called ‘I am Australian’.  We chose this song because last term  our Big Idea was Discovery and we discovered Australian History. This song included information about who inhabited Australian since the beginning, including the First Australians. For the chorus we included the Auslan sign language hand movements.

Charli – My favourite part was introducing the grades at the beginning

Aiden – I really enjoyed singing the chorus.

Rayshan – I liked the end of the performance.

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!