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Family History Research Project

This term we will be completing an investigation into our own family history!

Your task is to find out about your family’s immigration story.  For some of you, your parents or grandparents may have been the ones to immigrate to Australia. For others it will be someone further back in your family’s history. Students of indigenous background can research their family story to share with the class.

We will be working on this project at school, and in class. Some of the information will need to be collected at home (interview, biography information, artefacts, recipes). We will have time at school to work on researching the country, finding the flag and images, and finding maps. We will also have time to work on putting it together into a poster. If some aspects don’t get finished at school, they may need to be followed up at home.

I am looking forward to the chance to find out more about all of your families’ backgrounds!

You can download a copy of the project information here: term 1 2018 research task_family immigration story-29nrsh0


3/4 Home Reading Expectations – Term One!

Below are the homework expectations for 3/4 students for 2018, other elements may be added over the course of the year.

3/4 Home Reading Expectations

  • Reading at least 20 minutes each day
  • Reading to be logged in diary each day (Monday to Friday), on the right hand page.
  • A parent is to sign or initial to show that reading has been done
  • Students are responsible for maintaining reading log

Reading log should include the following information:

[Time spent reading] [Book title, Pages or chapters read] [Easy,Just Right or Too Hard] [Parent’s signature]


20 mins Charlotte’s Web, Pages 35-58 JR J. Smith


3/4 Home Writing Expectations 

  • The following two activities should occur once a week and each take no more than 20 minutes each
  • Work to be placed in homework book , reading response on the left hand page.
  • Students are responsible for maintaining homework book

Word work on the right hand page:

New Word_______________________

This word means ______________________________________________

I can use this word in a sentence. _________________________________________________________

Synonym – A word that means something similar is _________________________________

Word connection – Words that have similar parts, words that have this word inside it. _____________________

Reading Response on the left hand page:

1st Paragraph: Recount of what you have read.

Recounts are a way of retelling important parts of what you have read. When you are planning your recount, think about the important and interesting parts. Recounts are usually written in the order in which they happened. This is called chronological order.

To do this you will have to use time connectives such as: firstly, next, then, after that,

Thinks to remember are:

  • Are the events in time order?
  • Is it in the past tense?
  • Does it use time connectives? e.g. firstly, next, then, after that, meanwhile, eventually, later, finally

2nd Paragraph: Personal response to what you have read.

That is really what reading is all about – reacting to what is being said and to how the author says it! You relate the ideas, feelings and events in a passage to your own ideas, feelings and experiences. You also record your personal response to what you have read.

Thinks to remember are:

  • What connections did I make?
  • How do I feel about what I read?

Homework – goals for semester 1

On Monday everyone needs to bring their USB, containing a word document with your goals typed up. Your document should be saved with your name or initials in the title, e.g Nicole’s goals, or Goals – NM.

The document should contain 3 paragraphs of about 500 characters each, as explained below:

Paragraph 1 – My Semester One goals

These should be typed into a paragraph. If you cannot find the goals you wrote at the beginning of the year, you will need to rewrite them, in the present tense, as though they were written at the beginning of the year. For example: This semester, I aim to improve in….

Paragraph 2 – My Semester One Achievements

You must address each of your semester one goals, and reflect on whether you achieved them or not. You may include details about how you achieved them, such as “I achieved my goal around…. because I am now able to…”

Paragraph 3 – My Semester Two goals

Set around 3  goals for the remainder of the year. These may include goals that you haven’t met so far. They should include a range of learning areas (e.g. literacy, maths, organisation, etc) and should be SPECIFIC