Articles by: Grade 3

Grade 3s sussing out “Seisoene”

Grade 3s sussing out “Seisoene”

Sometimes teaching in the same class, lesson after lesson, can become a bit repetitive. So what better way to start our new term, than with a specialised teaching lesson! The excitement that followed after telling the Grade 3s that they would be moving to the other classes to learn was something to behold! It was the perfect response to foster engagement with[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 3s in their full CAPACITY!

Grade 3s in their full CAPACITY!

On Tuesday, the Grade Threes spent the morning learning all about capacity. We used various sized measuring jugs to demonstrate how different amounts of water looked within their cups. The Grade Threes eagerly participated by carefully pouring water to make up 250ml, which they now know is one cup! We conducted a little experiment to see how many cups of[Read More…]

by March 8, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
Grade Three’s – Figuring out Fruity Fractions

Grade Three’s – Figuring out Fruity Fractions

This past week our phenomenal group of Grade Three’s showed us how quickly things can be learnt if put into concrete and practical terms. We had a great time working with many different mediums when learning about fractions. We divided our classes into their co-op groups to gain understanding of the concept together, as many things can be learned when[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 3’s Erupt into Action

Grade 3’s Erupt into Action

The Grade 3’s have been learning about Natural Disasters. One of the disasters studied, was the Volcano. After watching a scientific video, we learned about each section and its function, followed by the labelling of a scientific drawing. Last but not least, the moment we had all been waiting for… the egg-cellent experimental explosion. It was important to read through ingredients to[Read More…]

by February 8, 2018 Grade 3, Primary

The EGGcellent Grade Threes!

At the start of term, a group of very excited Grade Threes rushed into their new classrooms and could not wait to discover what this year had to offer! As they settled and interacted with new friends the classroom began to feel like their Home. The children were eager to hear about this term, and to learn about the Natural Disasters[Read More…]

by January 29, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
Travels to Iziko Museum

Travels to Iziko Museum

This week the Grade Threes embarked on their outing to the Iziko South African Museum. With excitement levels on the rise, they entered the Museum with curiosity, wonderment and awe. We were taken on a guided tour around the specific areas of the Museum that pertained to our term theme of Dinosaurs and fossils. The Grade threes were given a[Read More…]

by November 27, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
GRITTY Grade 3’s!

GRITTY Grade 3’s!

What a wonderful way to start the end of this incredible journey that we have shared with these Grade 3’s. Our GRIT awards are not to put emphasis on our top academics, but to focus on our children who not only set guady goals, but do their very best to attain them. No matter how hard their mountain is to climb, their[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Paleontologists at work in Grade Three

Paleontologists at work in Grade Three

This week the Grade 3s have been discovering dinosaurs in a new way. They have been learning about the formation of fossils and how paleontologists use many different tools to unearth these natural treasures. During a science and discovery lesson, we created our very own fossils with play dough and Plaster of Paris. Each  student got to create their own playdough and[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

      iThemba means ‘hope’. In response to the massive need for quality pre-primary education in under-resourced communities, St. Peters launched an Early Childhood Development Centre in January 2012. There are now about 60 children ages 3-6, from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend iThemba School, in the building alongside St Peters Church. The Grade Threes at Sun Valley Primary School[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
‘Sliming’ it in Grade 3

‘Sliming’ it in Grade 3

It is a well-known fact that children love to get messy and it is an important part of their development. For this very reason, the grade three teachers decided to embrace science week through a messy discovery. We decided to embrace the slime craze by having co-operative groups conduct their own experiments to create fluffy slime. Each co-operative group was[Read More…]

by September 23, 2017 Grade 3, Primary