Level 3/4


Welcome to Term 1 - 2017

Below you will find a list of email addresses for the Level 3/4 teachers. We are happy for you to contact us by email if there is an issue that you would like to alert us to or a quick question you would like us to answer.

We are also happy to arrange interviews through emails. At times it is busy directly before and after school and therefore difficult to approach teachers, organising an interview time would be more suitable.


3/4A Mrs. Jessica Sprague sprague.jessica.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

3/4B Mrs. Ann Turnbull turnbull.ann.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

3/4C Miss Alice Hutchings hutchings.alice.v@edumail.vic.gov.au

3/4D Miss Amanda Dunn dunn.amanda.a@edumail.vic.gov.au


For the first few weeks of Term 1 we will be focussing on ‘Learning for Life’. This unit establishes routines and the expectations, as well as building relationships between students and teachers. After Learning for Life, our Inquiry Unit ‘Community’ will begin. Our inquiry topic will be ‘Maroondah and Me’. This unit will include two local walks to explore a range of services in the Maroondah area.


Curriculum Focus:

Maths: This term we will be focusing on collecting data and graphing, place value, addition, subtraction, time, measurement, mapping.

Literacy: Throughout Term 1 we will revisit our reading strategies. These strategies make up a major component of our reading program. Some of these include predicting, visualising, inferring and making connections. VCOP Writing Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation The VCOP writing program will be implemented, which will include the Big Write. A Big Write stimulus will be sent home prior to the Big Write and the students will benefit from discussing the topic with you. Encouraging children to talk about what they are going to write, assists their writing process.



What you can do at home to help your child

Read, read, read!!  Please hear your child read aloud as much as possible.  Ask them questions about what they are reading.  Include questions where the answers are directly stated in the text as well as the questions that require them to infer - to use clues and prior knowledge to gain more understanding of the text.  This is something even the best readers need to work on.

Any opportunity to experience maths in real life is a bonus.  Ask your child to tell the time on an analogue clock, weigh the fruit and veggies at the supermarket, have them pay for items at the shops, and calculate change, use fractions when cutting fruit etc.

Parent Helpers

We are always on the look out for parent helpers in the classroom.  If you can spare some time to help out please contact your child's teacher.

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Term Dates 2017

Term 1   Wed 1st Feb to Fri 31st March

Term 2   Tue 18th April to Fri 30th June

Term 3   Mon 17th July to Fri 22nd Sept

Term 4   Mon 9th Oct to Fri 22nd Dec