Articles by: Grade 3

Grade 3 Science Sparks!

Grade 3 Science Sparks!

At the end of the term our Grade 3’s were enlightened by the mystery of floating and sinking. It was a great way for children to explore a fun science concept. They were invited to experiment, play and explore how and why different object float and sink when placed into water. As a group they had to predict whether the[Read More…]

by June 21, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Threes, working as a team.

Threes, working as a team.

The Grade Threes have been learning that team work is the only way to get a co-operative activity done successfully.  Whether it’s Mathematics, Life Skills or Literacy; working together with our peers in a co-operative group teaches us to accept different learning styles and take on different leadership roles.  This week we have been working on communicating with our co-operative[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 3’s Exploring the Explorers

Grade 3’s Exploring the Explorers

This term our Grade Threes had their minds stretched through the process of an explorer research project. They were able to choose an explorer they had learnt about in class, and further their expertise on the selected voyager. These GRITTY Grade Threes not only had to research information on their own, they had to use their creative minds to use[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Yoho yoho, a PIRATES life for 3’s!

Yoho yoho, a PIRATES life for 3’s!

On Thursday the 4th May our crew of jolly Grade 3 pirates set sail with a mission to arrive at the Cape of Good Hope. We arrived on our buses and were warmly welcomed by the staff at Cape Point. Luckily for us, we didn’t have just any staff, but our very own SVPS parent, Christa Stringer. Christa was able[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Setting the PACE!

Setting the PACE!

Last week, the Grade 3’s had the opportunity to split into their different pace groups and experience a different teacher’s teaching style. The children were moved into ability groups to learn a new Mathematical concept of addition in problem solving. All were excited, as they got to mingle with their friends from different classes, while learning at a pace that[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 3’s Are little Einsteins

Grade 3’s Are little Einsteins

How remarkable it is to learn about the amazing world of science. From fire, water and air, to colour, tornado’s and electricity! Our incredible Grade 3’s geared up to perform their experiments in front of the Grade 1 and 2 students. Each co-op leader got to perform a certain part of the experiment. Reporters took full control by explaining the[Read More…]

by April 17, 2017 Grade 3
Grade 3’s visit Soetwater

Grade 3’s visit Soetwater

Last week, the Grade threes had the opportunity to visit and explore our very own Soetwater Environmental Education Centre. The children got to learn and appreciate the history behind such a beautiful place.  The weather was perfect for a treasure hunt on the beach. Here the children searched the beach for natural and man made objects of different shapes, sizes[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 3 is definitely not a natural disaster!

Grade 3 is definitely not a natural disaster!

Grade 3 is definitely not a natural disaster; however they have really enjoyed the experience of researching and recording interesting facts about the different types of natural disasters. The Grade 3’s were able to choose their own natural disaster to research for their exciting new project. What a new adventure it is to be able to read through information, decide[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 3’s MATHS be crazy!!

Grade 3’s MATHS be crazy!!

How great is it to be able to learn such abstract and analytical concepts through play? In the days of yore, Maths was believed to have been a concept that was learnt only through practice, practice and more practice. However, at Sun Valley Primary, we believe that it is not only through practice, but through play… A lot of PLAY![Read More…]

by February 20, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
VOLCANOES in Grade 3

VOLCANOES in Grade 3

This week the Grade Three’s have been erupting with excitement as they have been learning about the structure of a volcano. We were privileged to use our multimedia equipment in the classroom, to research and explore exactly what a volcano is and how it works. The children were given an opportunity to ask questions and to expand their knowledge of[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 Grade 3, Primary