Community Games – Term 1


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Community Games, Special Events | Posted on 25/02/2016

We had our first Community Games on Wednesday.

All the children enjoyed mixing with other Middle School students to either play board games, with the POD or with Lego.

It was great to see some parents, grandparents and siblings come along. We look forward to sharing the fun with more parents, siblings and grandparents next time.

You can see some of the fun that was had playing with the POD.

Week 4 Numeracy – Place Value


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy | Posted on 19/02/2016

This week students have had a lot of fun working on their Place Value goals. We have been learning to read, write, make, order, place numbers on a number line and work out what numbers are 1 more/1 less and 10 more/10 less. These activities have been differentiated and were therefore a good fit for each individual child.

You can see some photos of the students working hard.


Quality Beginnings – Numeracy


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Numeracy, Quality Beginnings | Posted on 19/02/2016

During Quality Beginnings, we were learning  how to play cooperative maths games.

When playing maths games we need to follow these rules and expectations:

Rules and Expectations for Playing Maths Games

Dice Rules

  • Use a dice mat
  • Roll for your partner when they have said “roll please”
  • If Partner A rolls before Partner B says “roll please”, Partner B is able to choose if they want those numbers or for the dice to be rolled again
  • If the dice go off the dice mat, Partner B is able to choose if they want those numbers or for the dice to be rolled again

Things to remember!

  • Use strategies
  • Explain your thinking (use your explanation stick!)
  • Learn
  • Have fun!
  • Develop fluency
  • Try to understand
  • Have a go at reasoning (explaining) to your partner
  • Solve problems


We were also learning about ‘What Makes a Good Mathematician’. By knowing what a good mathematician does, it helps us to know how we can also be successful at maths.

Below are some photos showing what the students thought a good mathematician is:

Quality Beginnings


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Quality Beginnings | Posted on 17/02/2016

We have started the year with our Quality Beginnings program. Students have been learning how to learn, including thinking about how they learn best and what makes learning difficult.

During this time they have been learning and practicing the expectations for playing cooperative maths games. These maths games are aimed at developing their understanding of topics, fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills. A little fun also helps them to enjoy the learning experience. These games are often easy for your child to play at home with very little equipment. All you need are often a deck of cards, a dice and some paper.

In Literacy, we have been making iCharts and setting up our Daily 5 expectations. We are also building our stamina so that we can read for longer.

Discoveries is now called Mappen for Years 3-6. Our topic this term is Identity. This has fitted in really well with Quality Beginnings as the students have been learning about themselves as a learner, member of 3/4C and the Middle School community.

Welcome to 3/4C!


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12/02/2016

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Welcome to 3/4C’s blog. I am very excited to use this blog as a way of sharing with you the learning that has taken place in the classroom. It is a great tool for you to use at home with your child to reflect on their learning, extend their learning at home and to provide feedback to your child on a digital forum.  Please remember to give feedback that is KIND, SPECIFIC and HELPFUL and introduce yourself like this: ‘Emily – Sarah’s mum’.

Miss Carey

Giving Feedback


Posted by misscarey | Posted in Growth Mindset | Posted on 11/02/2016

Hi everyone,

Here in 3/4C we love connecting with people and getting feedback about our achievements. We also like getting feedback that helps us to improve, because we know that we learn from our mistakes and that other people have skills and knowledge that they can share with us to help us learn.


If you are reading our blog and would like to connect with us or leave us some feedback please remember to:

  • introduce yourself (tell us who you are, what school you are from or who you are related to from our class – are you the uncle of one of 3/4C?)
  • give feedback that is KIND, SPECIFIC and HELPFUL

The following video, ‘Austin’s Butterfly’, shows how useful the right type of feedback is. It demonstrates how students can achieve ‘above and beyond’ what they could have managed if they didn’t ask for and use feedback.

We would love to hear from you.



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