Year 3/4 Unit


3/4 BT- Brian Tannenberg 

3/4 SH- Sharon Hoctor-Turner

3/4 IS- Iain Sparrey


Upcoming Events

Hands on Science Incursion Wednesday 15th November 

During the incursion students will explore the natural processes of weathering and erosion as well as human impacts that change the landscape through challenging, enjoyable science and technology activities.

Bike Ed(Year 4)

Tuesday, December 5th- 4BT and 4SH

Wednesday, December 6th – 4IS and 4EP


Our focusses for Term 4 include:


Reading –  Some of the strategies taught this term will include creating summaries using the who,what,when,where,why and how method and using the main idea and details to determine importance. We will continue to learn strategies from the CAFÉ reading menu such as learn visualising, using beginning and end sounds, finding key information by selective underlining

 and read and retell.


Writing – We will continue to build on text types learnt throughout the year including narrative and persuasive. We are learning the text types of poetry and scientific reports. We are

 working toward improving our sentence fluency and learning about simple, compound and complex sentences.


Mathematics – We will revise concepts taught this year including place value and time including converting between units of time. We are learning the division and multiplication processes,

 chance, graphing and equivalent number sentences. 



Dear Parents our inquiry unit for Term 4 is called Beneath our feet. We will be learning about rocks, erosion and the forces that cause change to landscapes over time. Thank you to parents and students for bringing their rocks, cardboard boxes and soil samples!



During term 3, students from the 3/4 unit enjoyed their 2 night/3 day stay at Camp Billabong near Educha. During their stay there were engaged in as series of activities such as horse grooming, wall climbing, paddle boats, bungee trampoline, orienteering and a night walk. Below are some pictures of a few of the activities available at the camp.





Paddle boats on the dam

Climbing wall

 Climbing wall

Bungee Trampoline

 Bungee trampoline





During the week starting  the 21st August the students at Romsey Primary school celebrated book week with the theme ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE . The 3/4 unit studied the book 'The Magic Treehouse, Dinosaurs after Dark'. Students worked hard to complete a range of activities connected to this book such as writing a narrative about escaping to their own imaginary land, creating a brochure highlighting some exciting aspects of their land and making a flight ticket.


 book   Character 

 brochure  land





Students and staff came dressed as their favourite book character for the day. Everyone enjoyed the whole school parade in the gym (especially the huge number of parents and grandparents in attendance) with the highlight being the teachers dancing. Thank you to all who visited the classrooms during the open afternoon. It was great to see the students sharing their work with family members and enjoying the storytelling that was occuring at different sites around the school.



sh class









For the rest of term 3 the students will be investigating the design process. In this topic they will be learning the 4 stages of design:





Students will be designing their escape hatch from their 'Escape to Everywhere' narrative.

Students may start to think about what materials they may need for their design and start saving items such as icy pole sticks, boxes, etc....