GRADE THREE & FOUR
As we are now learning from home, we are going to be sending out your child’s work each week. Some of the work will need a computer or a tablet device, and other work will need your child to read, write and draw, just like when we are at school. If your child does not have access to a reliable device with internet access, please let us know so we can provide a hard copy of the tasks for you to pick up from school. Everything your child needs will be in their weekly timetable and the teachers will be available to chat with your children about their work via email during school hours. We will also be using a program called Webex to schedule video chats with small groups of students throughout the week.
Please check your email and Compass regularly for any updates and information. This is new for all of us and we know that together we can support your child with their learning at this difficult time. Please don’t expect your child to sit still and study for 6 hours each day, we don’t do that at school either! Children need to play, get exercise and have some down time during their day. Time allocations for each learning area per day are as follows:
Literacy (including reading, writing and speaking and listening) 45-60 minutes
Mathematics 30-45 minutes
Physical Activities 30 minutes
Inquiry (including Science, Humanities, the Arts, Health and languages) 90 minutes
We will provide a suggested timetable for each day for you to use as you see fit. Please ensure that your child completes the day’s work before they move on to work for the next day, as the lessons will be in sequential order. Don’t try and complete it all in one day, it is written to be spread out across the week so it does not overwhelm your child.
Your child’s work is presented in two ways. This document will give you a weekly overview of each learning area. The “Daily Overview” document presents the work required for each day and would be a more appropriate format to give to your child so they are not overwhelmed with content.
Any feedback on the work given would be greatly appreciated. We aim to provide a program that will allow your child some continuity of learning during this disruption.
Grade 3/4 Teachers