thumb_Photo on 15-01-2016 at 5.22 pm_1024Welcome to Mrs Ryan’s Class Blog.  My name is Rebecca Ryan and I am currently teaching year 3 students.  This blog provides students the opportunity to access educational resources as well as a place where their work can be showcased.

This blog has grown over many years and provides a vast array of educational games and activities for primary aged students.

Please take the time to explore my blog and please leave a comment.

Semester One Reflection

Semester One in 3R has flown!  We have done heaps of different things.

The students are going to tell you what their favourite thing or things are to do in 3R.  They are also going to share what makes 3R a special place to learn.

Respond to Reading

We are learning to use the author’s words and pictures and our own knowledge to infer the meaning of a text.

Read the Garfield comics.  Select two comics from slides 3-6 and answer the questions as a post.  Remember to write in full sentences, restating the question in your answer and to use your knowledge and evidence in the text before making a response.


Week 9 Reading Activities

Respond to reading


Read and listen to the different detective cases and make inferences and predictions based on the information in the text.

For each case record your ability to infer on the Inference / Schema table (E.g. Inference will be ‘the table was bumped’ and schema will be ‘therefore I know a vase may wobble off it and fall to the ground, causing it to break’.

Listen to reading



Watch and listen to the story, The House that Jane built.

After watching and listening to the story complete above the surface and below the surface comprehension task.

Work on words


When adding an s to make a word plural there is a generalisation rule:

  • To make a word plural when it ends in ‘s’, ‘sh’, ‘ch’, or ‘z’ add ‘es’

Complete Plural Nouns task.  Then identify plurals in your read to self book which use this rule.  Add these to the Word Wall.

Week 8 Reading Tasks

Respond to reading


Watch I Need a Monster

After watching I Need a Monster complete the activity, creating your own monster.

Listen to reading

Listen to Two Bad Ants

Once finished complete the Two Bad Ants inference task.

Read to Someone

In pairs, one student reads a descriptive text and the other student draws what has been described in the text.  Once the first person has finished, swap roles and the other student reads a different descriptive text while one draws what is described.

Descriptive writing pieces

Week 7 Reading Activities


We are learning to gather information from explanation texts and respond by answering comprehension questions.

Click on the picture below.

Listen to and read the information presented, at the end answer the comprehension questions.


We are learning to orally explain answers to various questions using information to support the explanation.

Just One Day

Yesterday we were visited by the Just One Day organisation.


Education is a basic human right.

Education is the key to ending poverty.

Not only is education a basic human right, but it is the single most effective tool we have in fighting poverty. Education is the foundation for development and a fundamental part of developing communities. When people are educated they are healthier, live longer, earn more money and are able to contribute in a more meaningful way to society.

When people are educated, we see;

  • Increased health
  • Reduced child mortality rates
  • Better nutrition
  • Employment and higher wages
  • Economic growth
  • Women empowered

Education leads to powerful social change and is the key to building a society that can overcome poverty in a sustainable way.

Knowing that education can do so much to alleviate poverty and change lives means that we need to keep working to ensure all children have access to schooling.

However, globally over 58 million children do not have access to primary school education.

Solving the problem of inadequate education isn’t easy – there are many reasons why children don’t receive a primary school education.

Poverty is a central factor in why children don’t attend school.

Week 6 English


Before watching The Australian Cotton story complete half of the 3-2-1 Bridge thinking tool.

After watching The Australian Cotton story complete the final half of the 3-2-1 Bridge thinking tool.


Watch Why do volcanoes erupt?

While watching Why do Volcanoes erupt? complete the chain sequence graphic organiser, identifying the different steps that cause a volcano to erupt.

Using the chain sequence graphic organiser orally explain to a peer why volcanoes erupt.


Log on to Epic

Search, watch and listen to Studying Weather and Climate.

How does the internet work?

  1. What does the BtN episode explain?
  2. In which decade was the internet invented? a) 1950s b) 1960s c) 1970s
  3. Explain how the internet started.
  4. In which year did Tim Berners-Lee create a system for sharing information around the world?
  5. What did he call it?
  6. How is this information transmitted around the world?
  7. Describe the cables used to transmit the data.
  8. What did you learn watching the BtN story?


Explanation Texts

We are learning to identify the structure and features of explanation texts.

Watch How tsunamis work and then create a diagram, drawing and labelling how a tsunami works.

Explanation texts are written in present tense.  Play the Tense game to practise identifying present tense.


Click on the link explaining explanation texts.  Read the six points of information and than click on the link to take the quiz!

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