Articles by: Grade 3

Breaking News: Grade 3s Turn into Bookworms

Breaking News: Grade 3s Turn into Bookworms

The Grade 3s turned into little bookworms as they began their first chapter of Book Week at school.  They were buzzing with excitement at the prospect of reading to the Grade Rs. The Grade 3s had to think about stepping into their shoes and reason through the books that Grade Rs might like, a picture book, big font, colourful, lots[Read More…]

by December 2, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
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The Grittiest Grade 3s

“The More You Practice, the better you get! One of South Africa’s most famous golfers, Gary Player once said, “The More You Practice, the better you get!” Well, the Grade 3s are certainly fulfilling every wise word of this statement. It has been such a journey for these young inventors, explorers, travellers and astronauts this year. Just as they have been[Read More…]

by November 1, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
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Fun to the Power of 3

From Contraction Surgery, to Afrikaans Bingo to the Swimming Gala, these are only a few of the fun activities that the Grade 3s have enjoyed thus far. “I need more plasters!” It all began with one of the most memorable lessons in Literacy where they learned how the apostrophe plaster replaces the letters that are “surgically removed” to create the[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Supporting Our Stars!

Supporting Our Stars!

Three cheers for the magnificent show, Sun Valley on Broadway, “Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!” The Grade 3s watched the talented performers in awe! They were bowled over by the flashing lights and the awesome dance moves. It was wonderful to see each child singing along to the songs. Even more excitement fell across the classes when the Grade 3s were able[Read More…]

by September 19, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
A Jolly time on the Jolly Roger

A Jolly time on the Jolly Roger

The Grade 3’s truly had a “jolly” time on the Jolly Roger. They experienced all the wonders of the V&A Waterfront. As the Grade 3’s have been learning about transport, it was a great moment for them to experience the types of transport we used and spotted during the day. The journey began on our trusty Springbok Atlas Bus which[Read More…]

by September 8, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Connection is KEY in Grade THREE

Connection is KEY in Grade THREE

Grade 3 is a fast-paced and busy year. Getting this group of little legends ready for the Intermediate Phase means that our calendar is choc-a-block with exciting learning experiences, specialist lessons, Interchange, field trips, assemblies and the like! But undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of the grade 3 curriculum is making time to CONNECT as a class. As[Read More…]

by August 15, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
TWO BEE or not TO BE, that is the Question in Grade 3!

TWO BEE or not TO BE, that is the Question in Grade 3!

The past few weeks, in Grade 3, has meant focussing on using our creative brains when tackling academic subjects.  Research has shown that happiness has a positive effect on learning, memory and social behaviour. SO why not keep our students happy with a little bit of fun! In 21st century schooling it is imperative that we make learning relevant to[Read More…]

by August 2, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Mandela Day Magic

Mandela Day Magic

The Grade 3s and 6s ended the week by making genuine and empathetic connections with each other, in honour of this years Mandela Day.   The eager Grade 3s, armed with their most compelling story book, waltzed to the classrooms to meet their surprise reading buddy.  They were thrilled to be met by a compassionate group of Grade 6s, enthusiastic[Read More…]

by July 20, 2019 Grade 3, Grade 6, Primary
Outstanding Applause for Grade Three

Outstanding Applause for Grade Three

Standing front and centre stage, is a phrase that became all the rage. As in Grade Three you would see, explorers dressed in finery. Mountain climbers, pirates and crew, you could be an explorer too. Men and women who led the way, gave our grade the chance to display, Explorer performances at their best and making us teachers feel rather blessed.[Read More…]

by May 30, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Computers vs Teachers? The Grade Three Opinion

Computers vs Teachers? The Grade Three Opinion

During Literacy this week, we challenged the Grade Threes to utilise their critical and creative minds and form their own opinion on whether or not computers should replace teachers.  The Grade Three teachers provided their class with some useful information pertaining to both sides of the argument, but it was the children who blew us away with their unique approach[Read More…]

by May 22, 2019 Digital, Grade 3, Primary