Years 3/4 team updates

Years 3/4 students with sock puppets

From the Team Leader

Dear Families,

What a wonderful year we have had in 3/4 so far! We have spent the year learning more about ourselves as learners and have developed our strengths and weaknesses across the five learning asset focus areas: communicating, collaborating, self-managing, thinking and researching. All of our programs aim to provide rich learning experiences that empower every child to build their understanding and ability in each of these areas. Learning journeys at the end of last term were a wonderful testament to the learning and growth that each child has made this year and the feedback from families, staff and children was overwhelmingly positive!

This term we shift our focus towards preparing the children to re-establish and expand their friendships to prepare for new classes next year. The teachers intentionally tailor programs and experiences to ensure that every child has a wide variety of opportunities to explore and develop their friendships. Classes will continue their weekly social and emotional learning focus through their class meeting structures. We are also introducing a new structure to our shared eating time at lunch for 15 minutes each day as well as mixed class groupings at our weekly sport lessons and cricket clinics. In week 9, the whole school will participate in a dedicated transition session. This is a particularly exciting time where our year 4 students get a taste of a senior classroom and our year 3 students will become leaders in the 3/4 classrooms.

There are 8 classes in the 3/4 team. They are:

  • Kristina Charman - 3/4 Magic Carpets
  • Leonie Straiton - 3/4 Jumbucks
  • Eddie Jenkins - 4 Gizmos
  • Alex Lilly - 3/4 Our Place
  • Iesha Siotis - Unstoppable Pelicans
  • Hana Kramer (M-TH) and Roger Rosser (F) - Moon Bears
  • Michael McDougall, Jess Engele and Heather Walker – Jazz Musicians
    (the Jazz Musicians are our co-located small class and are supported by our learning support assistants Jayne McDonald, Helen Misa and Tom Heptinstall)

Thank you for all you do to support us and your child at our school! We greatly value parent volunteers and expertise in our classrooms. Please speak to your child’s teacher if you are interested in volunteering your time. Please have a look below at the detailed letter that class teachers have written. These are a great way for you to have a ‘window’ into the classroom and catch up with what is happening this term.

If you have any questions about our 3/4 classrooms or would like to chat, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school on 6205 6622.

Warmest regards,

Iesha Siotis
3/4 Team leader (Acting)

3/4AL Our Place 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 450KB)
3/4HK Moon Bears 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 374KB)
3/4IS Unstoppable Pelicans 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 466KB)
3/4KC Magic Carpets 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 370KB)
3/4LS Jumbucks 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 449KB)
4EJ Gizmos 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 371KB)
S3/4EM and S3/4MM Jazz Musicians term 4 letter (pdf icon 405KB)