16 June 2017
What we learnt about this week
In English we have started to analyse explanation texts and compare these to instructions, identifying how these differ. We have identified the key features and understand the purpose for this style of writing and have planned our own explanation texts.
In Maths, we learnt to multiply using a multiplication grid.
In Science, we have conducted a few experiments in friction and discussed our exam paper.
In Humanities, students have started their final Geography topic of the year and have explored Australia to find reasons for the country’s booming tourist trade.
What we plan for next week
In English we will be using the plans produced this week to write our own explanation text. We will also learn to edit and improve our writing.
In Maths, we will learn about division which includes dividing numbers with remainder and divide using the bus stop method.
In Science, we will start the last chapter for the year which is magnets and springs.
In Humanities, year 3 will examine the geological features most recognised in Australia, and discuss the climate with reference to lines of latitude.
In English you have some thinking skills questions to complete. Make sure you give your answers in full sentences and explain in detail.
In Maths, multiplication square worksheet.
In Science, revision on friction.
For Humanities homework, research the Australian climate and write down five facts it. Find a link on Edmodo to help.
How you can help your child at home
- Encourage lots of reading at home and discuss the books read.
- Practise spellings and ensure students understanding the meaning of these.
- Encourage healthy eating habits - healthy snacks and lunches, and a water bottle
- Provide a calm environment for your child to study
- Praise efforts and encourage your child to be independent
- Refer to your child’s timetable for reminders about library and PE (wear PE uniform on PE days!
Dates for your Diary
23rd June – Craft Batik trip
26th and 27th June: Hari Raya – NO SCHOOL
28th June: Straits 7 week begins
29th and 30th June: School production
6th July: Whole school sports day
7th July: Heritage day – NO SCHOOL
10th July: Graduation and parents evening
12th July: Last day of term