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Year 3 and 4

The focus in Years 3/4 is to provide an environment where we facilitate exciting, enriching activities that foster students’ teamwork as well as their individual talents and strengths. Programs for students are personalised for literacy and numeracy and while working collaboratively with research for inquiry projects.

During 3/4 students learn to become more organised and independent, developing the ability to plan and manage their time effectively. We provide targeted teaching with real life, open-ended problem based tasks.

At Years 3/4 we offer a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program which is part of the curriculum at these year levels. Students participate in weekly lessons which centre around gardening, healthy food, and the growing and harvesting of fruits and vegetables. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program promotes children forming positive food habits for life.

Literacy

Students are explicitly taught the strategies to monitor, predict, questions, visualise, infer, determine importance, summarise and synthesise text. They learn how to write the various genres and the 6+1 Traits of writing. Students are also given various opportunities to give formal presentations, have discussions and debates and share ideas and opinions.

Numeracy

The aim is for all students to explore mathematical knowledge and concepts and develop ways of thinking that will help them confidently relate, apply and solve mathematical problems in everyday life.

Students in Years 3/4 have access to their own netbook to complement, enhance and further their learning. They are encouraged to use ICT to visualise ideas, create digital products communicate on-line.

Inquiry Learning

Our year 3 and 4 students broaden their concepts of the past, present and future by participating in Inquiry Learning – encompassing Science, History, Geography and Design and Technology. Acquisition of research and presentation skills are key parts of our Inquiry Program.

Our year 3/4 students are encouraged and supported to develop their research skills on topics of their choice related to the broader Inquiry focus. All students in years 3 and 4 have their own devices to use for research and they complete a Cyber Safety program.

The focus in Years 3 and 4 is to provide an environment where we facilitate exciting, enriching activities that foster students’ curiosity and teamwork as well as their individual talents and strengths. Programs for our students are personalised for literacy and numeracy and working collaboratively is encouraged when researching for inquiry projects.

Throughout years 3 and 4 students learn to become more organised and independent, developing the ability to plan and manage their class time and home time effectively. We provide targeted teaching with real life, open-ended problem-based tasks.

At Years 3/4 we offer a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program which is part of the curriculum at these year levels. Students participate in weekly lessons which centre around gardening, healthy food, and the growing and harvesting of fruits and vegetables. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program promotes children forming positive food habits for life.

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It is refreshing that fathers are just as welcome as mothers in school life. From Kindergarten where I have the opportunity to participate in my youngest boy’s class to school camp that I was fortunate to attend, I have always been encouraged and warmly welcomed. I have also thoroughly enjoyed participating in class room help for all my boys.

ChrisKinder, Years 3, 4, 5

The move into the grade 5/6 area which is separate from the rest of the school gives the kids a real sense of being the ‘big kids’ and is a start to their transition to secondary school and being more responsible.

EmmaYear 6

The school garden is such a fantastic feature of our school. Garden Club students have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of gardening from the role of healthy soil to how to use silverbeet to make delicious pizzas. Science, nutrition and sustainability are explored in a truly hands on environment.

Kaylah AdamsFoundation teacher - Box Hill North Primary School

We run a progressive and innovative technology program to produce true 21st Century Citizens. Students in Prep enjoy using iPads and students in the senior school will be instructed with Ultrabooks as a part of our 1-to-1 program.

Tom DanielLevels 1 and 2 Teacher, ICT Coordinator

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