Room 16

Year 3 – Miss Louise Colliver

Hello and welcome to Room 16! My name is Miss Louise Colliver and I will be teaching year 3, with assistance from Amanda Bauchop. Our classroom will incorporate the use of the gradual release model of ’I do, we do, you do’. Using this model will ensure your child receives explicit teaching of concepts with the necessary scaffolding and support to achieve their learning goals.

I am passionate about creating a safe learning environment that is a community that supports and encourages students to achieve their goals.

I am excited that in English we will be using Talk 4 Writing to learn about poetry, fiction and non-fiction texts. We will be using the PLD phonics program by Diana Rigg. Students will be placed into targeted spelling groups so that they can be taught appropriate phonics for their level. This will aid students with their writing and reading.

We’re set for a busy year in Maths! Students will spend time learning to recall addition and multiplication facts for single-digit numbers and recognise the connection between addition and multiplication. They?ll also learn to solve problems using efficient strategies for multiplication. Students will be learning to use metric units for length, mass and capacity and how to tell time to the nearest minute. They will match positions on maps and identify symmetry in their environment. Students will also learn how to conduct chance experiments and list possible outcomes. They will conduct simple data investigations and interpret and compare data displays.

In HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences), students will be investigating Australia?s neighbouring countries and identify the different climatic zones of the world. They will identify the importance of rules and democratic processes and describe how people participate in community groups. Students will learn to identify the contribution of different cultural groups and how people from around the world celebrate their different days of significance.

For Health, students will learn how to describe how emotional responses vary in different situations and how certain behaviours support positive relationships. Students will also be identifying appropriate actions and behaviours that promote health, safety and wellbeing.

This year in Technologies, we will be exploring the purpose of digital systems and peripheral devices. Students will be developing ideas using algorithms and branching. Students will be identifying roles people in design and technology have on the community and explore design development processes of products, services and environments.

In Room 16, we strongly follow the Cassia Primary School behaviour expectations of we are responsible, we are resilient and we reach for success. I endeavour to be using Seesaw throughout the year to keep you informed with how your child is progressing. If you wish to see me about anything, please do send me an email to arrange a time to have a chat. I am looking forward to what is going to be a busy and exciting year!

Louise Colliver.