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year was no different as students personalised their learning,
following their passions and interests to form new connections
in their learning.
Year 3 Aitken, what a dynamic team! As we celebrated
everyone’s strengths and guided each other to be the best
we could be, we formed strong connections with each other,
creating a relaxed, encouraging and supportive learning
A highlight was the wonderful opportunity to work with
author, Julie Hunt. Students introduced themselves to Julie by
creating a self-portrait with their own unique hat - these were
all compiled into a collage poster. Through podcasts with Julie,
students created their own stories and received individual
feedback. As one student mentioned, “I felt privileged to have
Julie Hunt, a famous author, read and comment on my story!”.
Another highlight during the year was developing many new
skills in Visual Art. Using Antarctica as inspiration we practised
the look, draw, check, and the upside down drawing strategies.
This enabled us to focus on developing the concepts of tone,
texture, shading and proportion to create our animal sketches.
Year 3 is a time when students develop a greater
understanding of how to become independent learners who
ask questions and investigate answers in dynamic ways. This
Back: Abraham Scott, Wills Moses, Miss Kelly Aitken, Lachie Robins, Mitchell Fulton, Oscar Winspear, Ella Robinson, Piper Foot-Hill, Daisy Willows, Madison Wallace, Bobby
Coskun, Nathaniel Elijah. Front row:. Amber Armstrong-Roberts, Amity Batt, Jasmine Irani, Scarlett O’Keefe, Amelie Hughes, Clair Russell, Willem French, Kate Atherton,
Muhammad Al-Amin. Inset: Harrison Sellars.
Antarctic-inspired pastel drawings
Scientists in action during Science Week
Practising TYRO cricket skills with Tasmanian Roar’s Meg Phillips
Learning in Claremont Garden
YEAR 3 AITKEN
2014 has been a wonderful year filled with an amazing
array of learning experiences. Many highlights come to mind
when reflecting on our time together in the Year 3 Learning
The Claremont Garden Project has been a constant source
of inspiration for learning across a range of curriculum areas.
Students followed their passion by selecting an area of interest
to explore; these areas included Writing, Games, Visual Art,
Music, Food Technology, Gardening and Science. Taking
our learning beyond the classroom environment enabled
the students to take responsibility and ownership for their
individual learning journey.
The Tasmanian Science Talent Search, ‘Science-Feeding
a Hungry World’, allowed the students to direct their own
learning as they created computer presentations and
photographic essays. Guided by our curiosity we developed
many skills including cooperation, teamwork, resilience and the
ability to give constructive feedback to our peers.
Science Week was also a highlight and we enjoyed sharing
Front row: Lillian Atherton, Chelsea Byerley, Rubi Healey, Phoebe Carr, Nicholas Drew, Ashlea Ranson, Samuel Esson, Bella Birrell, Paris Creak, Sven Stopford, Lochie McMaster,
Mrs Sandra Long, Chloe Davis. Back row: Lachlan Frame, Jessica McCallumSmith, Joel Kurien, Georgie Morris, Ollie McFarlane, Geremie Antypas.
Do big penguins stay warmer than
Working together to explore food chemistry; preparing to feed a hungry world;
creating a self portrait and recording the temperature of penguins
Exploring social issues to create a still image based on the book ‘Onion Tears’ by
Using kinetic sand to develop an
understanding of volume and capacity
YEAR 3 LONG
a variety of experiments with our parents. Mr Creak developed
our understanding of forensic science and how it is used by
police, and Mr Stubbs inspired us to ask scientific questions as
he ignited our imaginations with dry ice.
Inspired by the book Onion Tears by Diana Kidd we
explored social issues and expressed them through various
drama strategies including hot seating, sculpting, still image,
voice collage and cooled drama.
Thank you, Year 3 Long, for a wonderful year.
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