Grade 3

Grade 3 Field Trip to Iziko Museum

Grade 3 Field Trip to Iziko Museum

Picture this: 8am and getting ready to go on an outing; a cloudy sky, with tiny speckles of drizzle here and there… Four classes of excited students ready to take on whatever weather comes their way… This was the start of the Grade 3 field trip to Iziko Museum, in the heart of Cape Town. On Monday 15th August, the[Read More…]

by August 24, 2016 Grade 3
Grade Threes Write Without Reserve

Grade Threes Write Without Reserve

As teachers, we often marvel at the raw creativity and innovation we see from young children. One of our goals is to nurture this creativity so that their ability to think divergently becomes a habit. In Grade Three we make every effort to allow children to make their own delisions and provide many opportunities for creativity. Creative Writing is an exciting[Read More…]

by August 10, 2016 Grade 3
Grade 3’s Get “Spaced”

Grade 3’s Get “Spaced”

The concise Sun Valley Dictionary defines the words “No Home-Work” as the following: Nothing from school, other than reading, should go home. All research projects and orals are to be done at school. This seems like a pretty tough ordeal to get through for any normal student… …But not for our INCREDIBLE group of Grade 3s. They seem to be taking project[Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 Grade 3
Grade Threes Give Hope

Grade Threes Give Hope

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 aged 3-6, from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend iThemba School, in the building alongside St Peters Church. The Grade Threes at Sun Valley Primary School were privileged to[Read More…]

by June 23, 2016 Grade 3
Reading with Passion and Perseverance in Grade 3

Reading with Passion and Perseverance in Grade 3

As teachers, we cannot emphasise enough just how essential reading is to your child’s learning and progress in school. Educational researchers have found that there is a strong correlation between reading and academic success. In other words, a child who is a good reader is more likely to do well in school. Reading is an important part of our everyday[Read More…]

by June 9, 2016 Grade 3
Exploring E-Colours in Grade 3

Exploring E-Colours in Grade 3

Over the past week the Grade Threes have been investigating the E-Colours and discussing the ideas behind them. We looked at the four main E-Colours and the types of personalities they represent. This brought up interesting thoughts about how different we all are, but yet, also share similar traits. The E-Colours programme allows us to learn about certain personality traits and[Read More…]

by May 26, 2016 Grade 3
Extra-Ordinary Explorers

Extra-Ordinary Explorers

In Grade 3 we have been learning all about our world and the explorers who were brave enough to journey to new places. The children were challenged to choose an explorer that they would like to know more about, do the necessary research and put together an informative project about their explorer. They had to research and write about their explorer’s[Read More…]

by May 11, 2016 Grade 3
Creativity Abounds in Grade 3

Creativity Abounds in Grade 3

The Grade Threes have been flexing their creative muscles this term. We have been creating and designing in a variety of ways – from exciting pirate adventure stories to amazing art pieces. In keeping with our theme of explorers and pirates, each child received a picture of a child walking the plank and was told to come up with an imaginative story[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 Grade 3
The Grade 3s Set Sail to Create Goals and Fail Forward

The Grade 3s Set Sail to Create Goals and Fail Forward

The Grade 3s are learning all about famous explorers and the Age of Exploration this term. An explorer is someone who travels to places that no one has ever been before. In order to achieve their goals, explorers have to have courage and bravery as well as perseverance to face the challenges and hardships that they encounter. Our goal as[Read More…]

by April 13, 2016 Grade 3
Term One Was PHENOMENAL

Term One Was PHENOMENAL

Grade Three has been an exciting ride so far. They say time flies when you’re having fun – and this term has flown by at an incredible speed! At the beginning of the term we paid a visit to the Soetwater Environmental Centre as part of our Life Skills curriculum to learn about sustainable development and the importance of caring[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 Grade 3