Category Archives: 3F

Year 3 Communications!

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.

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Safer Internet Day

On the Tuesday 6th of February 2018, our school participated in Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is a day where we think about how to use the internet and devices safely.

First we designed our iPad agreement. It is important to have an iPad agreement to talk about misuse and how to use our iPads appropriately in class. 

Next we completed the Forever Challenge. In the Forever Challenge  we had to watch a video about how to be safe on the internet. The video taught us about Cyberbullying, asking for permission before downloading apps, and making sure we think before we share. Following this, we completed a task called ‘Post it/Share it/Delete’. We need to decide if we would post, share or delete certain pictures in different situations. 

We learnt about different age restrictions there are for apps. We had to guess the ages we thought were appropriate for different apps that can be downloaded.

The age restrictions to have an account  for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat are 13 years and over.

To have an account on Youtube you need to be 18 years and older or 13 years old with Parent Permission. 

We ended the day by completing a pledge, writing down the things we are going to do to be safe online and use the internet with respect. 

Welcome to Grade 3!

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.

Kind Regards,
Year 3 Teachers


MAKING BISCUITS WITH OUR BUDDIES!                                                        Our last buddy session was so fun! We decorated biscuits with icing sugar and different lollies to make an emoji character.  We used jelly beans, snakes and all types of lollies.  We took a picture of our biscuits and then added them to our comic strips.  Our comic strips included different backgrounds and a story line.  Here are some pictures of what we did!


A Haiku poem is a traditional Chinese poem that is used to write about the environment.  Haiku poems have a particular structure.  It is made up of 3 lines.  The 1st line has 5 syllables.  The 2nd line has 7 syllables.  The 3rd line has 5 syllables.  Syllables can be tricky to count but our tip is to count the vowels in the word and to also place you hand under your chin and say the words.  Every time your chin touches your hand that is a one syllable count!


Diamante poems are trickier to write than Haiku poems.  The shape of the poem is a diamond and it is an opposites poem. Opposites include day and night, white and black, happy and sad. The first half of the poem talks about one  noun then it flips to talk about it’s opposite.  The first line consists of one word, which is your topic.  The second line is two describing words.  The third line is three verbs.  The fourth and longest line talks about both things.  The fifth line includes 3 verbs about the opposite idea. The sixth line has two describing words and the last line has one word which is the opposite to the first line.

Here is one we created together as a class! We used friendship and bullying as an example.  Isn’t it powerful?


LIMERICKS!                                                                                                                            We really enjoyed learning about limericks because they are meant to be funny poems and can  include nonsense! A Limerick poem also has a certain structure.  The first and second line has 8 syllables and have to rhyme at the end.  The third and fourth line have 5 syllables and are a different rhyme.  The last line has 8 syllables again and needs to rhyme with the first and second line.  Here are some of our examples!

Batik painting- Nature in Art

This term we have experimented with Baitk painting. This Art style is a traditional art form in many Asian countries and is used to decorate fabrics that are turned into clothes. Our paintings were inspired by nature and we used primary colours to mix secondary colours with fabric paint. Fabric paint is runny ahd hard to control so they were a real challenge to paint. The outlines of our work were painted with cold wax- (Batik is usually done with hot wax but our pictures have the same effect as ones made using hot wax). We think our effects are really beautiful, what do you think?



Learning in 3F!


We have been learning about time.  I helped to make an interactive clock made out of a large hula hoop and sentence strips cut into 8 pieces.  Two of those strips were cut into the minute and hour hand, twelve of the strips were numbers.  We also labelled our clock with quarter past, half past and quarter to because that was our learning focus.  The hour hand is the shorter hand and the minute hand is longer.  The numbers 3,6, and 9 are important on the clock because they represent quarters and a half.

Don’t forget to practice telling the time at home!  The best way to learn time is to wear an analogue watch on your wrist so that you can practice all day long!

Written by Dylan and Cooper.


Hi, today we will be telling you about alliteration.  Alliteration is a poetic device that author’s use to make their writing more powerful.  It is when you use the same sound from a letter in the alphabet in a sentence or to create a story.  For example- The angry alligator ate an ant.

This is an example of an alliteration paragraph that we wrote together as a class.  We have been having so much fun learning about alliteration!

Written by Maeesha and Peter


Our rich task for CBL is so exciting! We were given the choice to join three groups.  We have been learning about how we can be more sustainable and we are going to show this by creating a sustainable community. Here are the groups.

Group 1- Architects

Group 2- Community council

Group 3- Environmental monitors

Groups one is in charge or designing and creating sustainable houses.  These sustainable houses will have solar panels on the roof, double glazed windows for insulation and water tanks to save water and more!

Group two is in charge of all of the things that make up a community.  These include parks, swimming pool, shopping centres.  These will have to be sustainable of course!

Group three is in charge of researching sustainable devices and educating others through a presentation.  They will also be adding sustainable transport to our community.


Next week we will be building our sustainable car prototypes from different materials!

Stay tuned!





This term our big idea is Environment and Sustainability.  We have been learning about the green house gases.  There are three types of green house gases.  They are carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.  Carbon dioxide comes out of a car’s exhaust and pollutes the earth.  We breathe in oxygen and then exhale carbon dioxide.  Trees have a really important job.  They help to get rid of carbon dioxide in the air and make our planet more healthy.

We were invited to the assembly stage last week to share our message so that red school could learn how to be more careful with our environment.  We were very nervous and excited.  We spent a week making different props out of cardboard and rehearsed so that we could remember our lines.  At the end of our performance, we all sang the Captain Planet theme song.  We love that song!

Watch our performance here!

Written by Shrenil and Zeynep.


In Maths, we have been learning about how division links to  multiplication.  Division is pretty easy.  All you have to do is flip over a multiplication sum to make a divsion sum and add the division sign.  Some strategies for working this out are drawing diagrams and using ‘groups of’, drawing arrays with columns and rows.  For example, imagine if you have 18 / 2.  You can draw two circles and share 18 between them.  Then you count how many in each circle.  You can also use mental maths!


Hi, today I am going to talk to you about mood writing.  Mood writing is when you choose an emotion and use that to help you write a scene from a story.  We have focused on the feelings – anger, excited and scared.  We also experimented with figurative language and added similes to our writing.  Using mood writing is more interesting for the reader and more exciting to write about.

Written by Maeesha


Suffixes are two or three letters that go at the end of a word to change it’s meaning.  eg. read + ing= reading.  The ing is the suffix and it means that you are doing something now. In the word joy+ful, ful means full of.  Tall+ est has a different suffix.  It means most.  Fear+less with the suffix less means without.  Suffixes are so interesting and help us to understand how base words can be changed.  This also helped us to score more points making new words in word mania!

Written by Salim and Shivya


In writer’s notebook we have started to use seeds that link to our big idea Environment.  We have used packets of rubbish to help us think of ideas to write about.  After you brainstorm words from your seed you then write interesting prompts and choose your text types and titles.  I am going to write a persuasive text about why people shouldn’t pollute the earth.

Written By Jessica


Tea ball is played with an iron bat that is similar to a baseball bat.  There are four bases like baseball.  There is first, second, third and then home base.  To get people out you can catch the ball on the full or throw it to the base that the batter is running to.  For safety you need to wear a helmet and if your a keeper you need to wear keeping gloves.  The batter has to hit the ball off the tea as far as they can.

Written by Kovidh and Alfie



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