Year 3

Year 3

 Year 3 students continue to learn through differentiated learning activities, across all areas of the curriculum. These lessons  are designed to engage, challenge and motivate them. These include hands-on activities and  open-ended tasks that cater to their specific needs and ongoing projects. Year 3 students are encouraged to become more responsible for their learning and  set themselves realistic yet challenging goals. They are supported to identify strategies that can help them achieve success and monitor their progress each term.
Students read a range of fictional stories and compare character feelings and settings. Students apply comprehension strategies to build skill in locating literal (stated) and inferential (implied) meaning.They write persuasive texts and present their arguments orally to the class. They compose their own narratives using punctuation, grammar and creative vocabulary. They further their skill in writing information reports, explanations and procedural texts through reading non-fiction books and researching on the internet. Students focus on their public speaking skills as well as active listening during presentations.
Students order numbers to 10,000 and use these numbers in the four processes to solve problems. They compare fractions utilising objects, pictures and number lines. Students order fractions and decimals using real life examples and extend their understanding of multiplication and division. Students investigate the likelihood of events through chance experiments and use this data to create and interpret lists, tables and graphs. They focus on common units for accuracy when measuring time, length, mass and capacity. Students explore two and three dimensional shapes and angles, and locate items according to their position.

This is the first year that students are part of the senior school. This means that they can now participate in their first athletics carnival and cross country championships.

The Year 3 camp is at Adanac camp,Yarra Junction for one night, in Term 3. This is their first camp and we encourage all students to attend,to give  them opportunities to learn many important life skills.

Our school student well being program is based on the Resilience, Rights & Respectful relationships program and we continue to develop mindfulness strategies for personal wellbeing.

We offer many exciting incursions and excursions that link to our main area of investigation for the term. Aboriginal studies are linked to literacy learning. Science learning covers Effects of adding and removing heat (Chemical) and Rotation and Erosion ( Earth and Space). Technology learning investigates Forces used to create movement.  Year 3 students look at change over time in the Glen Waverley local community. They study the geography of Australia and learn about where it's states and territories are located. Students also research health and well-being.

The Year 3 coding program teaches EV3, making simple machines with lego and LightBot, a puzzle game based on coding that teaches programming logic.

Our Year 3 'Swim and Survive' program  is a water safety incursion, conducted by trained lifesavers.

Other activities will be placed on the Year 3  blog, as they occur.



Year 3 students read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, applying multiple comprehension strategies, including finding the main idea and point of view. They analysed texts by making connections, inferences and predictions. Students wrote narratives, persuasive texts and information reports. They focused on descriptive language and persuasive techniques. In spelling and grammar, students built knowledge of visual, sound and meaning strategies, using accurate punctuation and grammar with a rich vocabulary.


Year 3 students ordered numbers to 10,000. They explored the four operations, problem solving through patterns and number sequences. Students compared fractions utilising objects, pictures and number lines. They performed chance experiments and used this data to create and interpret lists, tables and graphs. Students focused on common units for measuring time, length, mass and capacity.

The Humanities

Year 3 students focused on how and why life changed in the past, and identified aspects of the past that remained the same. They described the experiences and perspectives of an individual or group over time both in the Glen Waverley and greater community. Students recognised the significance of events in history which brought about change. In health, they explored strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change, whilst promoting health, safety and wellbeing within their community.


Year 3 students explored the sizes, shapes, positions and movements of the Sun, Earth and Moon. They investigated the movements of the Earth in relation to the Sun and Moon, such as its rotation and revolution. Students explored night, day and seasons, including Earth spinning on its axis and orbiting the sun.

Parent helpers

Parents are most welcome to help in our classrooms, in the library, on excursions and camps and on our parent group committee  and School Council committees.

All parents who assist in any way must have a Working With Children Check. This card must be presented at the office when parents sign in







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