Category Archives: 3D

Learning in 3D

Maths

“This week we have been learning about time, we’ve recently learnt how to tell the time to the minute” – Ansh and Samia

“Reading time by 5 minute intervals links to the 5 times tables” – Ansh

“We have been practicing our times tables and we are improving. Today I made it to the top of the leader board for the multiplication which I am proud of.” – Elijah

“At the start of the year I only knew o’clocks and now I know my half past/to, quarter past/to and time to the minute” – Kate

“During maths, we have been learning short division and we learnt a lot from it. We used multiplication to help us divide different numbers” – Lucas and Ansh

Writing

“I have enjoyed writing persuasive pieces during independent writing.” – Imogen

“I learnt how to write in a different point of view (third person) and I enjoyed publishing my work” – Samia

“I enjoyed writing and I nearly completed 4 pages of writing and I am proud” – Miguel

“We used onomatopoeia in our writing to make it more exciting” – Eeshal

Reading

“I enjoyed reading about science and making text-to-text and text-to-world connections” – Miguel

“We have been trying to improve our reading stamina by focusing on our independent reading, and graphing our time” – Aaron

“We have been practicing our expression through reader’s theater” – Aaron and Samia

CBL

“We have been learning about sustainability and global warming, and how to save electricity” – Tiana

“We have been participating with Miss Murray and Miss Kichacov’s class to make a sustainable community. Our topics are community council, architects, environmental monitors.” – Zain

“In our groups we have been planning and designing for our sustainable community” – Briana

We met an illustrator!

This week we went to Hume Library to meet an illustrator. Her name was Sue Degennaro. She taught us how to draw interesting characters such as a bear, a frog, a cat and a mouse. She showed us the importance of drawing shapes, shading and adding detail to our drawings. She also taught us how to bring the characters to life by placing the drawings in different positions and sizes to show movement. Changing a character’s facial expression can also change the story.

We asked Sue some questions about her job…

“How long does it take to illustrate a whole book?”  –  Sue “It takes 8 months to complete one book”

“How many books have you illustrated?” – Sue “I’ve illustrated 20 books”

“When did you start illustrating books?” – Sue “I started 10 years ago.”

We really enjoyed our time with Sue! 🙂 Here are some comments from students in our class.

“I really enjoyed illustrating” – Samia

“My favourite part was drawing the mouse and the cat” – Imogen

“I have improved with my drawings with her help” – Jason

“I’ve learnt how to draw different characters in different ways” – Kate

“I enjoyed the day, it was really amazing” – Maria

“I do art at home and I enjoyed learning new tips from Sue” – Ansh

“I’ve been very interested in drawing since I was 5 and Sue has helped me become more imaginative. She taught me the main parts of drawing” – Zain

“Sue helped me do different movements with my characters in drawing” – Lucas

“I enjoyed drawing the bear and the frog” – Briana

“I enjoyed drawing the bear because it was fun” – Aydin

 

Sue inspired us to draw interesting things in sketchnoting later that day. We sketchnoted information learnt about Global Warming and The Greenhouse Effect.

Division

In maths we are learning about division. Division is sharing and it is the inverse operation of multiplication, so it is important for us to be able to recall our multiplication facts!  We have been exposed to different strategies to help us solve division problems. These strategies are groups, arrays, repeated subtraction and number lines. Here are some examples of the work we have completed.

 

Home Learning Week 2-3

This term we are sending home an optional grid with a set of open ended activities that will relate to our learning, our Big Idea or general personal life skills. A new grid will be provided to students every two weeks.

Homework Week 2 & 3

This Home Learning grid will be provided to students through Showbie as well as sent home via Compass and our Year 3 blog. Any tasks that are completed by students are able to be recorded in the “Home Learning” assignment on Showbie. For those students who do not have an iPad for use at home, they can record their home learning in their Home Learning book provided by their teacher.

Students will have opportunities to practise reading, maths and writing skills throughout the two weeks. There will also be CBL links and activities relating to personal and social skills and habits as well.

If there are any questions at all, please feel free to speak to any of the Year 3 teachers.

With Thanks,

Ms Huntly, Ms Ashby, Mr Borrell, Ms Kichakov, Ms Mayor and Ms Murray

Totem pole Installation

We finally created our installation for the Specialist showcase and it looked amazing! The hardest part was working out how we wanted to arrange our work. We had to work together as a class and we decided that we were going to arrange them in order from largest to smallest. After taking some time to work this out we used blue tack to stand our totem poles on the tables. Did you see our work at the showcase? if not you can have a look at the pictures below and tell us what you think.

Specialist Showcase- Artrooms

We were so happy to see so many families come to see the work of students on display at the Specialist Showcase this year. Parents and students were able to come into the Art rooms and participate in a variety of activities such as mindfulness Mandala colouring, Pop Art murals painting, bubble art and experimental painting using mineral paper and inks. Everyone had a great time spending time together and making some very creative Art. Some of the Pop Art Murals from the night of the showcase still need some work. If you want to help finish them come to Art club during blue school timetable at lunchtime and give us a hand to finish them. See below for the pictures of what kids and families created.

Art Gallery – Specialist Showcase!

Were you at the Specialist Showcase last week?! It was a huge success and was fantastic to see so many parents coming down with us to see the highlights of our specialist classes. Hopefully you had a look at the Gallery while you were there because we had a great showcase of student work ranging from Term 1 to Term 3. It was like walking through a sea of colour and creativity! If you didn’t get a chance to see the gallery, or you want to see some of it again, check out the gallery pictures in this blog. There’s also some great pictures of some of us and our parents enjoying the art activities. It was pretty busy at times in the art rooms, so hopefully everyone who came a long had a chance to participate. Grade 1s and 2s had already done the activities in Miss Kirk’s room, so they were great teachers on the night to those of us that hadn’t done them before! In Miss Thomas’ room, there was painting happening for a secret picture, which she will shortly be revealing! Please enjoy these pictures!

eSmart Week!

Throughout this week, our class learnt about the smart and responsible use of technology as part of eSmart Week.

“This week I learnt that you can’t tell anyone your password even if they’re your best friend and they promise not to tell anyone, don’t tell them.” – Zain

“This week I learnt that online cyber bullying is really bad and that you should report them.” – Miguel

“This week I learnt thst you should never tell anyone your password.” – Aaron

“I made an eSmart hero that can stop people from cyber bullying.” – Alec

“This week I learnt that online bullying is really bad.” – Tiana

“This week I learnt about eSmart Week, it includes technology. We all got into a group and coded. We also made our own eSmart hero.” – Eeshal

“This week I learnt that you have to keep your password to yourself.” – Lucas

“Do not share your password.” – Aydin

“Don’t show anyone my password” – Mansirat

“Keep your security up to date.” – Jason

“We made an eSmart hero, mine was named Hero X.” – Elijah

“This week I learnt that you need to look after your passwords safe and I enjoyed making my eSmart hero even coding.” – Samia

“This week I made an eSmart hero that keeps people safe from cyber bullying.” – Briana

“This week I enjoyed coding with my group. We worked as a team.” – Maria

“This week I have learnt that you need to keep your passwords, usernames and accounts safe.” – Imogen

Curiosity in Art-What is installation?

We have been curious about installations and what kind of art works they are. We have discovered that Installations are artworks that becomes part of a space or an environment and can be made by one or more artists. We made Totem poles out of tubes that represent each one of us and we plan on creating a class installation using everyone’s artwork. We were inspired by the Aboriginal memorial Totem pole installation at the National Gallery of Australia. We hope our installation demonstrates our ability to work as a team and our school values of respect, responsibility and achievement. Look out for our installation around the school, it will be finished soon.