The Learning Program for Class 3
Main Lesson Middle Lesson
12 Points of Punctuation Spelling Rules
7 Sentence Types Reading and Spelling
Stories of the Saints Story Writing
Linear Measurement Free Form and Dynamic
Number Symbols and Terms Drawing
Patterns (e.g. Celtic) Number on the Farm
Time and Distance
Human Society and Its Environment (H.S.I.E.)
Ancient Persia Creation Stories
Australian Settlement: Stories of Love
Capt. Cook’s Voyages of Discovery
The Cultures of the Hunters & Gatherers
Science and Technology
The History of Agriculture Gardening
Earth’s Topography – Mapping Air Cycle
The 12 Senses
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (P.D.H.P.E.)
Sport: As for Class 2, plus Soccer, Rollerblading and Ten Pin Bowling.
Dance: Middle Eastern Folk Dances. Pairs Dancing.
Bushcraft: Bush Walking, Raft Construction (using bamboo & plastic milk bottles).
Camp suggestion: O’Rielly’s Lamington National Park.
Cooking Cooking with grains: Rice, Corn, Wheat and Rye.
Pulping fruit in season to make ice-blocks.
Creative And Performing Arts (CAPA)
Wet on Wet. Colour Families. Possible Themes: Persia, Fire.
Glass Painting, e.g. a water bottle or jug.
Drawing: Introduction to Derwent pencils: shading with pencils.
Possible Themes: Board drawing, The Domestication of Animals.
Clay: Hand modelling (coil, pinch, wedge, slab).
Painted after firing, e.g. farm animals and farm buildings.
Wax: Coloured picture scenes.
Candles: Twist, cut-away and form exploration.
Music: Children divided into groups: recorders, string instruments and
percussion. Simple musical pieces put together and performed.
Craft: Soft crafts
Wool: Magic Carpet (latch hooking). Purse and coat-hanger
Cover (crochet), Picture weaving.
Cotton: sewn fabric pencil-case for Derwent pencils.
Silk: silk dying and painting of sarongs & scarves.
Felt: Felting, stitching & braiding a library-book bag.
Paper: paper making (letter writing-paper).
Wood: Wood carving, bird feeder, art folder (using taping,
Building: a wooden table.
Constructing: a pair of stilts.
Printing: Plant stencil. Stencil cutting & printing. Batik and Tie Dying
Mixed: Basket weaving. Cane work.
Set and Costume Preparation. Acting, Mime, Music, Dance, Speech
Practice, Rehearsals, Performance. Possible theme: The settlement of Australia.
With such a program in mind, these are the kind of stories told in Class 3
– Stories of Love and Sacrifice: e.g. St Francis of Assisi, Old Testament stories
– Stories of Morality – law and consequence
– Creation stories
– Stories of Ancient Persia: the story of Zarathustra, of Good (Ahura Mazdao) and Evil (Ahriman)
– Farming: Stories around crop cultivation and the domestication of animals.
– Settlement of Australia
– Stories of the Twelve Senses