Grade 3

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
Grade 3s: Welcome HOME

Grade 3s: Welcome HOME

Welcome back to 2017. What excitement lies ahead of us this year! As you may have heard, at the Grade 3 Journey evening, we have loads of fun things prepared for our little Grade 3 stars! We start the year off with a BANG as we begin with the theme of Our World and the natural disasters which occur throughout the[Read More…]

by January 22, 2017 Grade 3, Uncategorized
Grade 3s will Grow in Great Places

Grade 3s will Grow in Great Places

As we start winding down to the end of the term, we start to realise how fast the time has flown past. It seems like just the other day that these precious little munchkins stepped into our classes. So small and brave, they were, to take on the new challenges that lay ahead of them. We have had some fun[Read More…]

by November 23, 2016 Grade 3
Grade Three Visits The World of Birds

Grade Three Visits The World of Birds

On Tuesday, 1st November, the Grade Threes were fortunate to visit the World of Birds. We arrived at the venue and got ourselves sorted into buddies, leaving no man behind. As we entered the World of Birds, the Grade Threes were handed a sheet of questions… no, no, no, they were not there just to look around, they were there[Read More…]

by November 17, 2016 Grade 3
Gritty Grade Threes Reach for their Goals

Gritty Grade Threes Reach for their Goals

The dictionary defines the term “Goal” as the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. To think of a goal and then actually set out to achieve it is a daunting task, especially if you have never tried to or have never managed to achieve a goal. For a lot of children the fear of[Read More…]

by October 30, 2016 Grade 3
Delving into the World of Dinosaurs in Grade 3

Delving into the World of Dinosaurs in Grade 3

In Term Four the Grade Threes will be going back in time to investigate what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Using an array of resources, the children will research a dinosaur of their choice in order to compile a project at school. They will conduct research during I.T as well as in class using iPads, library books,[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 Grade 3
Grade Threes Embrace Their E-Colours

Grade Threes Embrace Their E-Colours

This week the Grade Threes became experts on the E-Colours. They split up into small groups and learned about an E-Colour combination and its corresponding animal. They put together a poster with keywords that described their E-Colour combination. The groups then had the opportunity to present what they had learned in the form of an oral. The calibre of the presentations was[Read More…]

by September 22, 2016 Grade 3
Spectacular Space Projects in Grade 3

Spectacular Space Projects in Grade 3

Over the last few weeks the Grade 3s have worked with GRIT and perseverance to complete a Space project and oral, entirely on their own, at school. Each child had the opportunity to choose one of the eight planets, and present the information about that planet to the class. They researched their information in the IT Centre on computers and[Read More…]

by September 8, 2016 Grade 3
Night School: Grade 3 iPad Evening

Night School: Grade 3 iPad Evening

This week’s Grade 3 iPad Evening was a phenomenal success! It was a fantastic opportunity to meet with the Grade 3 parents and share the innovation and creativity happening with our iPad One to One project. This evening was unique in its approach as we used it to showcase how the iPad is enhancing learning in Grade 4. We had a confident[Read More…]

by September 7, 2016 Curriculum, Digital, Grade 3