Here are some ideas for students to work on over the school holidays.

  • Write yourself a goal for something that you would like to get better at in Term 2.
  • Read for at least 30 minutes from a text of your choice each day. Use taught classroom strategies to help you solve unknown words.
  • Practise your touch typing skills (
  • Write a true story about a memory.
  • Collect drawings and/or photographs to add to your Writer’s Notebook.
  • Practise any unknown Oxford Words from the Oxford 500 wordlist provided to you by your classroom teacher.
  • Grade 3 Signpost Pages: 7, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33, 40 and 41
  • Grade 4 Signpost Pages: 28, 29, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 53, 60, 88 and 89
  • Practise reading time on an analogue and digital clock. Make sure you use the correct terminology (e.g. half past 12/ a quarter to 11).
  • Add birthdays and other important dates to a 2020 calendar.
  • Practise your Math Skip Counting goal.
  • Play family board games, depending on what you have at home, e.g.: Monopoly, Connect 4, Guess Who, Jenga, Card games and jigsaw puzzles.


Free Subscriptions/Access to Educational Sites

General Resources


FUSE  provides resources for learning and fun. Explore featured resources, discover topics and get creative with digital tools.

ABC Education 

ABC Education brings you thousands of free, curriculum-linked resources for Primary and Secondary students and teachers.

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Twinkl Educational Publishing is an online educational publishing house, producing teaching and educational materials. Parents can receive one month free access to twinkl. (enter code AUSTRCODE)

Teach Starter

Teach Starter provides a collection of age-appropriate teaching resources and activities                                                                    (and learning from home packs).


ABCYa! provides educational and engaging games of various learning areas.

Literacy Resources


Epic! is the leading digital library for kids offering unlimited access to 35000 of the best children's books of all time. Sign up for a free 30 day trial to instantly access free online texts.

BTN - Behind the News

Behind the News is a fun, accessible way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about what's happening in the world around them.

Herald Sun for Kids (Kids News)

From Monday, Kids News will provide education tasks and fun activities for students working from home.

Grades 3 -5 Scholastic Magazines

Scholastic Magazines provides free online teaching resources and strategies for primary aged students.

Numeracy Resources


Prodigy delivers a unique learning experience through interactive math games and where success depends on correctly answering skill-building math questions.

Splash Learn

Splash Learn is a math learning program for fun math practice.

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Maths Playground

Math Playground provides free, online math games involving problem solving, logic games and number puzzles that kids love to play.

Digital Technologies

Hour of Code 

Try an one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.

Scratch Jr

ScratchJr is a visual programming language designed to introduce coding skills to children. By creating projects in ScratchJr, children can learn to think creatively and reason systematically, despite not being able to read.                                                                                               The link takes you to a webpage. You can download the app for free if you have a tablet at home. This app has been suggested by the Department of Education.

Pivot Animator

Pivot Animator is a freeware application that allows users to create stick-figure and sprite animations, and save them in the animated GIF format for use on web pages and the AVI format. Pivot provides a simple, easy to use interface with a few features.

LOTE (Italian)
Duolingo (Learn Italian Online)

With our free mobile app or web and a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons.

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Languages Online

Languages Online contains free resources for language students and teachers.


Toy Theatre

Make learning a blast! Toy Theater is chock full of interactive online art, reading & math games for kids.

Funbrain: Games, Videos, and Books for Kids

Online educational games for kids of all ages (math, grammar, science, spelling and  history etc.)

Go Noodle

Go Noodle provides movement and mindfulness videos to keep children active and support wellbeing.


Grade 3/4 Scienceworks Overnight Stay

This year’s Year 3/4 teachers have organised an overnight stay to Scienceworks in Spotswood, departing from Albion North Primary School on Thursday the 20th of August at 6:00pm and arriving back to school on Friday the 21st of August at approx. 2.30pm.

Students will need to have their evening meal and bath/shower beforehand and be back at school by 6pm. Students will depart Albion North Primary School at 6:15pm sharp.

On arrival students will participate in an exclusive exhibition viewing, watch a Planetarium show and have supper. The following day students will have breakfast, attend an additional Scienceworks program (Earth, Moon and Sun) and stopover for lunch at Club Italia.

The cost for the overnight stay is $115.00 which covers; bus cost, accommodation, a Planetarium show, Scienceworks programs, supper, breakfast, snacks and a special stopover for lunch (pizza and soft drink) at Club Italia the following day.

If your child requires any special dietary requirements and/or has a medical condition that the school is unaware of please see your child’s classroom teacher.

Students are not to bring snacks from home to share (due to allergy reasons) and no electrical devices.

All 50 spots have been filled and we have students on a waiting list. Full payment will need to be made by July 1st. Failure to pay the required deposit may lead your child in losing their spot.


The Grade 3/4 Team