Grade 3 at Regency Park Primary School is an exciting time for students and is considered a transition from Junior School to Middle School. Students are encouraged and supported in becoming more independent and responsible for their learning and achieving desired outcomes. They participate in a range of co-curricular activities which not only support their academic development but also their social and emotional well-being.
Teachers and support staff are dedicated to providing curriculum which caters to the needs and abilities of all students. Through our Literacy programs students develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, learning to think critically and use the relationship between all three strands.
Numeracy in Grade 3 teaches skills and understanding in the areas of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability, through hands-on, open-ended tasks catering to individual needs.
Students explore themes and develop understanding in the areas of Australia’s history, Science and environmental topics as part of our Integrated Studies units through research projects and an integrated approach. They are encouraged to develop goals for their learning and track their progress, striving to improve in a targeted area.
Some of the valuable co-curricular learning experiences Grade 3 students participate in include:
- A School Production every second year, in which students perform songs and dance choreography.
- Their first school camp experience at Camp Oasis.
- The school Swimming Program at Knox Leisureworks which runs for 2 weeks and teaches students important water safety skills, as well as building their swimming ability.
- Accessing a range of technology, including iPads in every classroom and a bank of student laptop computers, allowing students to use technology as a tool for learning and build skills they will no doubt need in the future.
- Participating in excursions designed to support and extend a particular curriculum focus and provide students with experiences they may not otherwise have.
- Performing on many occasions and to a variety of audiences as part of our choir, including performances for the community at Salford Park Community Village.
- Working towards writing in the Victorian Cursive style and achieving their pen licence in Grade 4.
- Grade 3 sport where students work on interpersonal and sporting skills through playing a range of sports.
- Using a diary to record important dates and details. This also becomes an excellent way to maintain regular contact between home and school.
Grade 3 is a fantastic year where students grow in confidence and continue to progress towards becoming well rounded individuals ready to take on the world.