Grade 3

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
Brave Explorers in Grade 3!

Brave Explorers in Grade 3!

It was a bright and beautiful afternoon. A buzz hummed across the classes as they explored the different explorers. The excitement of venturing into their explorers’ journey was about to commence.   They travelled back in time to the 1400’s where the Grade 3’s met the two classic explorers: Bartolomeu Diaz and Vasco Da Gama. They found these explorers’ expeditions[Read More…]

by May 3, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Starting Term 2 with a BANG in Grade 3!

Starting Term 2 with a BANG in Grade 3!

Can you believe that Term TWO is already underway? Our Grade 3s certainly can! This group of legends have wasted no time diving straight back into the innovation, creativity, hard work and play that make up a school day at SVPS! Instilling a sense of belonging and making sure that each and every child feels safe and loved is a vital pre-requisite[Read More…]

by April 18, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Assembling a UNIQUE Assembly

Assembling a UNIQUE Assembly

Last Friday the incredible Grade 3s worked hard to assemble a truly UNIQUE assembly! Our little legends showed their grit all week as they memorised their lines and perfected their routines. The challenge of performing on stage was met with enthusiasm, with our children’s excitement building every day towards their time to shine – and shine they most certainly did! The theme of the assembly[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
A Night (Day) at the Museum!

A Night (Day) at the Museum!

The Grade 3 Scientists went on an exciting adventure to the fascinating Iziko South African Museum! They met their informative and helpful tour guides who showed them around the 200 year old museum! The Grade 3s  were enthralled by the Discovery Room.  Here they were able to feel all the different skeletons; looked at the preserved animals displayed across the[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 Grade 3, Primary
Cursive Fever in Grade 3!

Cursive Fever in Grade 3!

Cursive Fever has struck in Grade Three! Some noticeable symptoms include: a passion for learning and daily enthusiasm, as the children tackle one cursive letter at a time. The buzzing excitement that fills the class when a handwriting lesson begins is contagious. As the letter is introduced, the Grade Threes eagerly practise its formation in the air with their finger[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 Grade 3, Primary