Years 3/4 team updates

Years 3/4 students with sock puppets

From the Team Leader

Dear families

What a wonderful start to the year we have had in 3/4 so far! We have hit the ground running and have spent time developing our understanding 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 learning aims to provide rich experiences that empower every child to build their understanding and ability in each of these areas.

This term all classes have a renewed focus on developing each child’s self-management skills. Teachers create and foster environments that support children to build their independence and confidence in their learning. Transitions each morning and after each lunch and recess break are a fabulous example of this in action. Each class has a variety of dedicated weekly transition activities for children to complete when entering or re-entering the classroom to maximise learning time.

Social and emotional learning is a major focus in all 3/4 classrooms. The focus this term is to re-establish and expand student friendships in their new classes and buddy classes. 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 establish shared protocols for their weekly class meeting structures. Class meetings will provide a rich platform for children and classes to discuss issues and problem solve solutions to class issues, as well as contribute more widely to the Turner school community.

There are 8 classes in the 3/4 team in 2018. They are:

  • Lauren French – 3/4LF
  • Eddie Jenkins – 3/4EJ
  • Taneal Proctor – 3/4TP
  • Erin McMahon – 3/4EM
  • Alex Lilly – 3/4 AL
  • Iesha Siotis and Felicity O’Flynn – 3/4SO
  • Jess Engele, Adam Hellyar and Felicity O’Flynn – S3/4EO and S3/4AH
    (these classes are our co-located small classes and are supported by our learning support assistants Jayne McDonald, Helen Misa and Judith Rouch)

Every teacher writes a letter to parents that outlines learning and information pertinent to the upcoming term. These are a great way for you to have a ‘window’ into the classroom and catch up with what is happening this term so please have a look at the class letters below.

Thank you to all families for all that you do to support us and your child at our school! We greatly value parent volunteers and expertise in our classrooms so please speak to your child’s teacher if you are interested in volunteering your time.

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

3/4AL Bright Crescents term 1 letter
3/4EJ Solar Eclipse term 1 letter
3/4LF Lake of Dreams term 1 letter
3/4EM Bay of Success term 1 letter
3/4SO Lunar term 1 letter 
3/4TP Sea of Cleverness term 1 letter
S34AH & SO Moonlight term 1 letter