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
Grade Threes Explore our World and its Shapes!

Grade Threes Explore our World and its Shapes!

Shapes are all around us in our environment. There are so many 2D and 3D shapes that make up our world. In Grade 3, we have been exploring the concept of Shapes, while relating it to our surroundings.               We came up with an innovative idea to teach our Grade 3’s about shapes, patterns[Read More…]

by March 2, 2016 Grade 3
GRITTY Recycling Projects in Grade 3

GRITTY Recycling Projects in Grade 3

              Recently, the Grade 3s put the three R’s into practice – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. They were told to collect recyclable materials and make a creative and useful design out of what they could find. There was much excitement in the air on the morning that the learners arrived at school with packets[Read More…]

by February 18, 2016 Grade 3
Out and about in Grade Three

Out and about in Grade Three

In Term One we have been dealing with the theme Exploring and Discovering Our World. Not only are we focusing on natural disasters that affect our world, but we are focusing on the importance of recycling materials and preserving our environment.               Last week we were able to visit the Soetwater Environmental Education Centre[Read More…]

by February 3, 2016 Grade 3
Welcome to GRITTY Grade Three!

Welcome to GRITTY Grade Three!

The Grade Threes got straight into the thick of things at the start of the school year. We have delved into the world of cursive with much enthusiasm and are tackling a new letter every day! In Literacy we have been learning about Parts of Speech and how to use these in our writing. We’ve also had fun breaking up[Read More…]

by January 25, 2016 Grade 3
Grade 3 takes a walk with the dinosaurs…

Grade 3 takes a walk with the dinosaurs…

On Tuesday, all of the Grade 3’s hopped into cars and buses and made their way to the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. It was a hot day, with clear blue skies and the rolling green lawns were very inviting. Each class met with their tour guides who introduced themselves and began the tour. We were led through the gardens, stopping[Read More…]

by November 28, 2015 Grade 3
Grade Threes travel back in time…

Grade Threes travel back in time…

This term we traveled back, to the land before time, to explore the world of DINOSAURS! This is such an exciting theme where we get to learn about the reptile giants that roamed the Earth.                     Each child researched their favourite dinosaur and presented it in the form of an A1[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 Grade 3
Future WWF Representatives in Grade Three

Future WWF Representatives in Grade Three

Our theme this term is DINOSAURS. So, over the past few weeks, the Grade Threes have researched an endangered or extinct species to teach the class about in the form of an oral. They delivered passionate two minute speeches about the decline in numbers of some amazing animals.         This opened our eyes to the devastating impact that[Read More…]

by October 29, 2015 Grade 3