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This term in Year 3

 English
Students study the structure of narratives and understand that a story has an introduction, complication, resolution and a conclusion. They explore characterisation which describes how authors develop the personality of the characters in a story. Students will discuss texts in which events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasons.
 
Maths
Students apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least 10,000. They recognise the connection between addition and subtraction and solve problems using efficient strategies for multiplication. Students model and represent unit fractions and identify symmetry in the environment. They create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways on maps. Students measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units - length, mass, and capacity and tell time to the nearest minute. They calculate change for simple transactions and represent money values in multiple ways.
 
Science
In Science, students explore ways by which heat is produced such as the Sun, rubbing, electricity and chemically (burning). Students will also study the behaviour of heat as it moves from one object to another. They use thermometers to measure their observations of heat and adhere to safety practices while conducting investigations of heat. Students use knowledge of the behaviour of heat to explain everyday occurrences and consider how this knowledge impacts on everyday actions.
 
Technology
In Technology, students will investigate materials that are insulators and conductors and from their investigation, students will then design, select appropriate materials, make a water bottle cooler and appraise it.
 
History
In History, students learn about the first people of Australia and why Country and Place is important to them. They will read a variety of Dreaming stories and write their own retells. Students will learn about Uluru and the Anangu people. They will examine photos from the past and present and identify the continuities and changes within their local community.