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Term 3 – Homework

Read for a minimum of 60 minutes per week.
(We encourage you to read for at least 5 days per week)
Place the Title of the Book, Page Numbers and Minutes that you have read clearly in your diary.
Total up your Reading Times on a Sunday and ensure that your parent/guardian has signed your diary.

Choose from a range of reading materials – chapter books, picture storybooks, Kids News, Sunshine Online etc.
TIP: Your reading may include research for your Space Project

PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE – Please help your child fill in their completed books when they log in using the link below. (Usernames & Passwords have been sent home, please help your child record these into their diaries).

Students Login

Each week write in the important dates for the following week which are located on the Blog.
This will help you know what days you need to wear your Sport Uniform and special events that are coming up.


See Post and check out your Home Learning Folders on Google Drive.



Hoop Time Teams – 6/9/2019 Tournament

Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,

Please find the team lists for the Hoop Time Tournament. My apologies for not getting this to you sooner.  Please note we have included an All Star Boys mainly due to the large number of boys in this Year 3/4 cohort. Also within the Rookie Teams there is a variety of ability but am hoping that the students with more experience can guide and support their team mates. Also an opportunity for them to show leadership.  I ask that the Year 4 students support the Year 3 students who have not experienced this opportunity before.

Also a gentle reminder when returning the permission slip that the $10 entry is included in your return envelope.

Looking forward to another fabulous year of Hoop Time in which the students enjoy this experience and try their best !

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.


Mrs. Elvin

All Star Boys

Xavier D, Will B, Lucas K, Sam,  Alex C, Tonny, Logan, Lucas G

Future Stars

Lewis, Jackson L, Ryan, Hayden, Violet, Kaitlyn, Gemma, Alex S

Future Stars

Oscar, Flynn, Kalan, Jesse, Lily R, Tamara, Evie, Holly


Monica, Asher, Jasmine, Kayla, Ethan, Liam, Lily K


Mya, Cooper, Ramy, Eva, Jake K, Indy, Jayden, Amelia

Year 3/4 Dress Rehearsal

As our concert is approaching quickly, we will be having a dress rehearsal on Friday, August 16th. The students will need to bring their costume in a plastic bag and we will change at school.

They have been placed in four coloured teams ~ Blue, Gold, Red & White. All students will need black pants, leggings or shorts.


Just a reminder to all families to book your tickets through Trybooking by Wednesday 14th August. Details on how to do this are attached.
Families are limited to purchasing a maximum of 5 tickets. There is no need to purchase a ticket for your child as they will be seated elsewhere.
To make a booking, please click on the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/BEFYL The link will take you to the home page and in the top right hand side of the window you will see a Yellow Tab ‘Book Now’, click here and select your seats. You will then be able to proceed to payment.

Academic Challenge 2019

Dear Parents,

The Academic Challenge is fast approaching. The closing date for this great challenge was given as July 31st, however ICAS have sent an email explaining that they have extended the date until the 14th of August.
The Academic Challenge covers both English & Maths. The assessment is online this year.
If you feel that your child would enjoy this opportunity, please read this letter .
Kind Regards
Lisa Read & Nicola Falvey

Learning Intentions ~ Term 3, Week 4

This week our learning intentions are:

READING: To activate my prior knowledge by thinking about what I already know about a particular topic to help me understand a text.

Listen to Reading: Life On Board Apollo 11

Listen to Reading: After a tricky landing, Neil Armstrong becomes the first man in history to walk on the moon.

WRITING/RELIGION: To understand that decisions we make can help maintain friendships.

SPELLING: To learn how to spell theme words for our Inquiry Unit ~

Theme words: Solar System, Diameter, Orbit, Rotating, Spinning

LIBRARY: To reflect on the 2019 Book Week Books.

MATHEMATICS: To develop efficient mental and written strategies for solving multiplication and division problems.

Revise Multiplication


INQUIRY: To discover more about the Earth, Moon & Sun at Scienceworks.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING: To demonstrate the skills required for effective teamwork.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES: To discuss the importance of being safe online.

ITALIAN: To participate in conversations.

ALL ABOUT SPACE ~ Inquiry Homework Task

Date Received: Monday, August 5th (Link can be found in your Home Learning Folder)

Due Date: See Grid Below 


Imagine that you work for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration.) You have been asked to write a factual information report about something to do with outer space. 

Choose a topic of interest, this may involve an individual Planet, Solar System, Space Travel, Astronauts, Neil Armstrong, The Moon Landing etc. Research your topic and present your findings as a detailed information report. 

The purpose of this task to inform others about a particular aspect about Space. You will present your information to the school community in any way that you like.   

You will need to bring parts of your homework to be checked off throughout the term.



(Tuning In)

    • Talk to your family and friends about different aspects of Space. 
    • Watch some of the videos on the Blog. 
    • Collect this information and create a brainstorm (concept map). This can be done on paper. Choose the best idea. 
  • Get approval from your teacher for your topic.
Completed Concept Map.

Week 5


August 12th 

Step 2: RESEARCHING (Finding Out) 
    • Collect  information about your topic from a range of primary and secondary sources, and record it (in dot-point form) on the Research Graphic Organizer. (Linked Below)
  • TIP: Your research can be used as your READING. 
Research Graphic Organiser 


Week 6


August 19th

Step 3: 


  • Evaluate the usefulness of the information you have collected and select which information will be included in your information report. 
  • Highlight the information you will use. 
Step 4: 


(Going Further) 

You will need to have an understanding of how information reports are structured.
This includes:

*Introduction – Introduce your topic.

*Description – Choose 3 – 5 interesting facts to describe about your chosen topic (its features, size, function etc) using paragraphs.

*Conclusion – Summarise the main findings of your report.

  • Use the Information Report Planning Sheet to support you in drafting your paragraphs. 
  • Ask an adult to check them. 
Information Report Draft Paragraphs. 

Week 7


August 26th 

Step 5: 



  • Present your information report (written)  in anyway that you choose.
    *Borders, Titles/Subheadings
    *Captions and Labels for images
    *Neat handwriting or typed font.
    *Rule before cutting out. Paste onto backing paper to make it stand out. 
    *Outline in black, colour in pencil.  
  • Make a model to go with your written report. Don’t forget to write a blurb about what your model is showing. 
Model and Written Report 

Week 8


September 2nd

Step 6: 

(Taking Action)

  • Be ready to inspire others to learn about Space. 
  • Your information will be presented during Parent/Teacher Conference Week. 
Week 9


2.45pm – 3.30pm September 11th

1 Corinthians 13

The Way of Love
13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogantor rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

How do you think this reading from the Bible helps inform you on how to make decisions?

The reading from the Bible has taught me …..

Cooper – to be patient
Lily K – that without love in your life, you have nothing.
Jasmine – to love one another equally.
Liam – that without love, you are nothing.
Kaitlyn – that without love in your life, you have nothing.
Lily R – that if you have no love, you have nothing.
Ryan – to be kind and not to insult other people.
Ramy – that without love in your life, you have NOTHING.
Hayden – to not make fun of people.
Violet – to make good decisions because it tells you all the things you should and should not do.
Jackson – to be grateful.
Alex – to love one another and respect people.
Will – to be thankful for the love I have in my life and if you have no love, you have no life.
Monica – to appreciate what God has given me.
Tonny – not to treat others meanly.
Jake – to appreciate what God has given us.