The Year 3 learning program begins with Launch Pad which is an online two week Introductory Module.
Following Launch Pad, students then begin a sequential series of online modules in all areas of the curriculum.
All subjects are delivered fully online including English, Humanities and Arts, Health and PE, as well as Science, Design and Technologies. Mathematics is the only subject accessed both online and available in hardcopy if required. Digital Technologies are integrated into each of the subject learning areas.
Reliable and regular internet access and a laptop are required for students undertaking this program.
The Year 3 learning program is flexible and can be adapted to your child’s individual needs. It is based on the Department of Education and Training’s Victorian Curriculum.
The English learning program focuses on developing literacy, language and thinking skills.
Learning activities include deconstructing and constructing specific text types. Throughout the four week modules, increasingly complex punctuation and sentence structures are developed.
Students will draw upon prior knowledge to practise and extend what they have learnt to consolidate both ‘learning to read and write’ and ‘reading and writing to learn’.
The Year 3 Mathematics learning program emphasises the meaning and purpose of mathematics and how it is relevant and applicable to daily life.
Students undertake activities to construct and develop key understandings in number and algebra, measurement and geometry and statistics and probability. Tasks have been developed to help you support your child to engage through questioning, investigating, reasoning and problem-solving.
The two week mathematics modules contain related explanations, tasks, assessments, reflections and online interactives.
As part of VSV enrolment, your child will have access to Mathletics to supplement the Year 3 Mathematics program.
Humanities and Arts
Humanities and Arts is an integrated curriculum using inquiry-based approaches to learning. Humanities topics include Civics and Citizenship, History, and Geography. Arts includes Visual Arts, Media Arts, Dance, Drama, and Music. Humanities and Arts modules support students to investigate, extend, create, perform and demonstrate the outcomes for these subjects.
Science, Design and Technologies
The Science, Design and Technologies program enables your child to develop scientific language, concepts and processes. This includes the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, the contribution of science to our culture and society, and its applications in our daily lives. This course helps build scientific skills to investigate, design, experiment, document and communicate their solutions and understandings in highly visual, digital formats.
Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education modules are designed to guide your child to develop healthy lifestyle choices. Different approaches are used to create awareness of and engagement in making positive lifestyle choices.
To enrol in the Year 3 course, you need:
- regular and reliable internet access
- a computer or laptop
- a printer, scanner or scanning app for your smart phone
- a form of communication to ensure regular contact is maintained with your child’s teacher
- to undertake the role of supervisor to support, engage and explain learning tasks being completed by your child.