Year 3

Year 3 students participate in a range of engaging and challenging learning activities.


In Reading, students will be exploring different comprehension strategies, such as identifying information directly stated in text. They will be building upon their understanding of how to make an inference, using prior knowledge, as well as clues from the text, to infer about the characters, setting or events.  Students will also be working on identifying main idea, summarising and finding the author’s purpose. They will be using a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types, such as narratives, expositions, and poetry to help with this.


In Writing, students will be working on planning and writing exposition, procedural and narrative texts, as well as information reports. They will look closely at the structure and language of all text types, as well as practising editing skills, recognising, and using a range of punctuation and grammar. They will also further develop their skills in descriptive writing (settings and characters), writing to a time limit will be a skill students will work towards in preparation for NAPLAN.


In Mathematics, students will be working towards building on a range of Number, Measurement, Geometry, Statistics and Probability skills such as:

  • Number – Recognising, modelling, representing and ordering numbers to at least 10 000
  • Division – mental strategies i.e. halving, groups of 3, using multiplication fact families
  • Fractions – identifying fractions of a whole and of a collection
  • Time – read time to the minute and solve simple elapsed time problems
  • Money- adding collections of coins and notes and calculating simple transactions
  • Mapping- read, interpret and create maps
  • Shapes – identify, describe and compare 2D and 3D shapes as well as their features
  • Angles – compare angles and classify them as equal to, greater than or less than a right angle
  • Measurement – to measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, mass, capacity and area
  • Operations – revise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and apply them in mathematical problem solving situations
  • Statistics – collect data, organise into categories and create displays using lists, tables, picture graphs and simple column graphs, with and without the use of digital technologies
  • Time – revise time telling on both analogue and digital clocks, as well as understand the relationship between different units of time and solve simple elapsed time problems

In Year 3, students will also participate in the following programs:

  • Drama
  • Health
  • History
  • Geography
  • Digtial Technologies
  • Design Technologies
  • Library
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Year 3 Sport