Our Learning in Term Three

Below is a quick summary of what will be explored in each year level across Term Three.

  Inquiry Investigation English


Prep Under the Sea

  • What lives in the ocean?
  • What makes the ocean a good place to live for the animals and plants there?
  • What are the ways we can describe things?
  • How does the environment, including the oceans, change?
  • How do we impact on the ocean environment?
  • How can we take responsibility to care for the oceans?
  • Exploring different sounds in words.
  • Writing simple recounts (texts of events that have happened).
  • Writing lists, questions and answers.
  • Using different reading strategies such as ‘tryin’ lion’, ‘skippy frog’ and ‘chunky monkey’.
  • Listening attentively and sharing ideas with the class.
  • Recognising and counting with teen numbers.
  • Identifying numbers that come before and after.
  • Counting collections of objects to 20.
  • Comparing the size of objects.
  • Creating simple questions to collect information (ie, ‘Do you like football?’)
Grade 1 From the farm to the table

  • Where does food come from?
  • What is the purpose of farms?
  • What are the similarities and differences between different foods?
  • How do foods change from the farm to the table?
  • How can we grow food sustainably?

Excursion to Chesterfield Farm

  • Reading and writing narratives (fictional stories) and procedural texts (such as recipes or experiments.
  • Using capital letters and full stops correctly in sentences.
  • Practising our letter formation.
  • Skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s to and from 100
  • Recognising and ordering numbers up to 100.
  • Solving simple addition and subtraction problems.
  • Recognising, describing and ordering Australian coins.
  • Time: hours, days, weeks and months.
  • 2D and 3D shapes
Grade 2 Technologies of the past and future

  • What are technologies that we have used in the past? (for transport, communication and around the home)
  • How did these technologies change our community?
  • What elements of these technologies can we see in things we use today?
  • What might our households and communities look like in the future?
  • Reading and writing of narrative texts (fictional stories).
  • Reading and writing transactional texts such as letters, diaries, telegrams, blog comments.
  • Using capital letters and commas correctly.
  • Editing and ‘uplevelling’ our work using our VCOP strategies.
  • Building our vocabulary.
  • Using different strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems in our heads
  • Fractions – recognising halves and quarters of an object
  • Recognising Australian coins and counting collections of coins to work out the amount.
  • Describe the chance of events using language such as ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’.
Grade 3 Make it and sell it!

  • What leads people to buy new products?
  • What is the difference between a want and a need?
  • What are the steps in designing a new product?
  • What does it mean to be ‘environmentally friendly’?
  • How can we decide if a product is a good design or successful?
  • How can we apply feedback and make improvements to products?
  • Reading and writing narrative texts (fictional stories), including detail and description.
  • Reading and writing procedural texts (such as how to build a product).
  • Look at how visual texts (such as videos or advertisements) differ from written texts.
  • Creating persuasive texts to ‘sell’ our products.
  • Building our confidence when presenting in front of the class.
  • Revise addition and subtraction strategies.
  • Investigate multiplication and division, especially the 2, 3, 5 and 10 multiplication facts.
  • Work with money and count change to the nearest 5 cents.
  • Tell time to the nearest minute
  • Create surveys and represent the results on a graph.
  • Explore the angles in shapes and around us.
Grade 4 Sustainable Products

  • How do the materials and resources become the things that we use?
  • What is the impact of humans on the natural environment?
  • What is our responsibility towards the environment?
  • How do different views about the environment influence our approach to sustainability?


Excursion to Werribee Zoo

  • Reading and creating information reports and narrative texts (fictional stories).
  • Understand how texts can be written from different points of view.
  • Use specific vocabulary to make our texts more informative.
  • Research and summarise information
  • Inferring while reading
  • Use strategies to solve multiplication and division problems involving the number facts to 10 x 10.
  • Use addition and subtraction strategies to solve problems involving money and providing change.
  • Measuring length and mass using standard units of measurement, such as cm and kg.
  • Find the area of different shapes.
  • Read and provide directions when using maps.
Grade 5 Natural Disasters

  • What is our place in the world? Understanding the geography of the world around us.
  • Why do people choose to live in dangerous areas?
  • How do people adapt to the conditions of dangerous areas?
  • How do people react to disasters?
  • Do we have a responsibility as a first world country to support other countries?
  • Reading and creating information reports and narrative texts (fictional stories).
  • Including detail in our writing to capture the reader’s attention, such as description and fact.
  • Using evidence to make our writing believable.
  • Summarising what we read and research.
  • Understanding how poetry appeals to us.
  • Comparing and ordering fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominators
  • Identifying and ordering decimals into the hundredths (such as 35.82).
  • Using grid references and directions to describe places using maps.
  • Calculating area and perimeter.
Grade 6 Science and Sustainability

  • What is my impact on the world?
  • How can I make a difference to my impact?
  • What are renewable resources and how can they limit our impact?
  • What makes a good scientist?
  • How do we think scientifically?

Science Fieldtrip Excursion

  • Reading and creating persuasive texts to convince other people of our ideas.
  • Developing public speaking and persuasion skills through debating.
  • Reading and creating procedural texts (such as experiments).
  • Researching and summarising information.
  • Understanding how authors try to influence us through advertising and the features of texts.
  • Work with fractions and decimals including adding and subtracting fractions with similar denominators.
  • Making connections between fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Finding and recording angles in different shapes
  • Constructing 3D shapes
  • Measuring length, area, volume and capacity using decimal numbers and the metric system.

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