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Date:

30/11/16

Sharing Our Passions

Congratulations to the Year 3 students who have recently written and presented an information report on something they are passionate about, for their Homework Passion Project. The Year 3 children were not only able to produce some terrific reports but their presentation skills were fantastic. We were treated with confident, engaging voices throughout the presentations, […]

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Date:

17/11/16

Sometimes all you need to do is ask….persuasively

3/4K were OUTRAGED. 3/4K decided it was unacceptable. 3/4K believed it was a HUGE wrong that needed to be righted. Immediately And so…we went straight to the top and wrote. Very, very persuasively. Recently some of our classmates went basketball shoe shopping. A whole day of it. No one likes basketball shoe shopping…all day. Especially when […]

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Date:

12/11/16

Maths Update for Term 4

Hi Blog Readers, Our maths topics for the remaining of Term 4 include money and fractions. We are currently working on counting money efficiently and working out money transactions where change is required. Throughout our fractions unit which will be starting next week, students will explore dividing objects into equal parts/groups to create a fraction of a whole amount. Students will model […]

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Date:

12/11/16

Discovering What Plants Need To Survive And Thrive

This week the Year 3s have been looking at plant labels to discover what plants need to survive and thrive. We have also been working in groups to set up plant experiments, discuss things that might happen during our investigation, look at the needs of plants and group them according to different criteria. During our […]

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Date:

28/10/16

The Enchanted Garden

What an exciting day at St Kilda PS with the launch of The Enchanted Garden. It has taken just over 10 months for the students in Year 3/4 to plan, design and create this wonderful playground. We have been researchers, designers, scientists, historians, mathematicians, writers, event planners and marketing gurus. Our research began in March […]

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Date:

24/10/16

What are we learning about in Year 3?

Reading This term the Year 3s will continue to develop their reading comprehension skills using the following strategies: predicting clarifying questioning making connections building literal and inferred meaning visualising summarising   The children will also practise reading independently, with buddies and in guided groups to enhance their fluency, expression and intonation. To begin this term […]

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Date:

10/10/16

Taking Part in the ‘Enchanted Garden’ Project

As we all know, the new garden at the front of the school is well underway.  Before long planting will begin and the question arose “how much sun will the area get and therefore which plants will survive and thrive in the area?.” Well, who would be better to investigate this question than the Year […]

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Date:

09/10/16

Could SKPS have the next Karrie Webb or Adam Scott?

Thanks to PGA Professional Paul Boxall and the Sporting Schools – My Golf program, the Year 3 students will be developing their golf skills every Monday for the next 3 weeks. It was thrilling to see our Year 3s listen to Paul as he explained the finer points of golf, practise their swings and apply their […]

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Date:

16/09/16

Year 3 Spaceopoly Games Afternoon

What a fabulous afternoon the Year 3 students had sharing their space themed game boards with the Year 2s. We shared our knowledge of the Sun, Earth and Moon by designing and creating our own board games. It was great to see the children grow through using teamwork and collaboration when solving problems as they […]

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Date:

01/09/16

Earth, Moon and Sun Passion Projects in Year 3

Wow Wow Wow!! This week we have been presenting our passion projects. They have all been absolutely awesome. Each presenter has explained what their model shows and in turn deepened our understanding of why we have seasons, what causes day and night, how shadows are created, the relative positions and size of our sun, earth and […]

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