Year 3 Overviews
Term 2, 2013
Religion: "Why is the story of our local Church important for us today?"
In Term Two the students will explore the concept that each parish is an important part of a diocese. They will come to an understanding of the history St Joseph’s Parish, Nambour and will be assisted in exploring the history of the diocese to which it belongs. Part of this history is the story of the collaboration of the clergy, religious and laity within St Joseph’s Parish and how they come together as a community to hear and teach the Gospel of Jesus.
English/History - Persuasive Writing about Local Changes and Continuities
In this unit students will explore how their local community has changed from the past. They will pose questions about the past and located information from sources (written, physical, visual, oral) to answer these questions. Students will demonstrate their learnt knowledge in a persuasive text stating an opinion as to whether Nambour was a better place to live in the past or the present.
Science: Chemical Science – ‘Melting Moments’
In this unit the students will explore how solids and liquids are influenced by temperature. They will investigate the effects of heat on solids and liquids and begin to develop an understanding of how energy flows through simple systems. The children will be active participants when they work together in small groups and the class groups to predict and pose reasonable evaluations of experiments. They will be effective communicators when they presented their predictions and understandings in labeled illustrations.