The Year 3 EPIC Times

June, 2015

Unit of Inquiry

Who We Are

Year 3 have commenced their final unit of inquiry from the transdisciplinary theme, Who We Are.


The central idea is:

Personal well-being determines the quality of our lives.


The lines of inquiry are:

  • well-being and why it is important
  • components of well-being and how these effect well-being
  • how we improve our personal well-being.


Key concepts include:

  • form
  • function
  • perspective
  • reflection
  • responsibility.


Targeted learner profile behaviours are:

  • reflective
  • balanced


Targeted PYP attitudes include:

  • respect
  • empathy
  • tolerance
  • commitment.

Integrated Mathematics Unit

Data Handling

Students have been inquiring into the purpose and organisation of graphs. They have been engaged in reading, analysing and interpreting a range of graph formats. These include bar graphs, pictographs and horizontal graphs. Students have conducted surveys and created their own data representations.

Integrated Language Arts Unit

Writing to Entertain

Students have been exposed to the structure and grammatical features of narratives. They are developing knowledge of plot structure, descriptive vocabulary and varied punctuation. Students are developing skill in the writing process which includes pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing and publishing. Students are using their creativity and imaginations in these writing experiences.

Transition to Year 4

Visiting Year 4 Teachers and Classrooms

In the last week of school, Year 3 students will spend time with their Year 4 teachers and become familiar with their new surroundings. We wish to ensure a smooth transition for students so that they commence the year happily and confidently.

Thank you Class Parent Representatives and Parent Volunteers

Thank you!

The Year 3 team wish to acknowledge and thank the following Class Parent Representatives for their support throughout the school year.


3EBN: Lorraine Salt

3CTA: Kim Gessmaiser and Harveena Agarwal

3KCL: Paula Rousseau and Purvi Vyas

3JES: Bini Pavri and Kelly Merrick.

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June - July Holiday

Happy Holidays!

The Year 3 team would like to wish all families a happy and safe holiday! It has certainly been an EPIC year.