The English curriculum consists of three strands: Language, Literature and Literacy.
Year 3 classes will study persuasive texts, characters in stories, personal experiences, procedural texts, as well as stories from different perspectives. They will also engage with poetry and imaginative texts, as well as reading, responding to and writing people's stories.
In Maths, Year 3 will develop their understanding of number and place value, measurement, chance, patterns and algebra, as well as fractions and decimals, location and money.
Year 3 look at living and non-living things, day and night and the earth's rotation, as well as examining the relationship between the sun, Moon, Earth and time. They also examine heat and the properties of solids and liquids and the effect of adding or removing heat.
The classes will investigate celebrations, commemorations and community diversity, as well as exploring their local community.
In Geography, similarities and differences in places near and far will be examined, as well as the protection of those places. The focus is on Australia and its near neighbours. They will form conclusions to identify how climate, settlement and demography influence how people live in the selected places of significance.
Language, Literacy and Literature are the three strands of the English curriculum. In Year 4, an author's language will be studied using a familiar narrative, as well as humorous poetry, traditional stories from Asia, recounts set in the past and a quest novel. Students also study persuasion in advertisements and product packaging.
Classes develop their understanding of number, fractions and decimals, measurement, chance, patterns and algebra. Students learn how to represent data and interpret it, as well as geometric reasoning, location and transformation and money and financial mathematics.
Students explore natural processes and human activity which cause weathering and erosion of the earth's surface, life cycles, physical properties of materials and forces.
There are two units studied: investigating European exploration and the movement of peoples, as well as the impact of colonisation in Australia. This includes what life was like for Aboriginal and torres Strait Islander peoples before the arrival of the Europeans.
In these lessons, students will explore environments and places with a focus on the major countries of South America and Africa. They will also research how places can be used more sustainably, drawing on studies from Australia.