Grade 3

GRITTY Grade 3’s!

GRITTY Grade 3’s!

What a wonderful way to start the end of this incredible journey that we have shared with these Grade 3’s. Our GRIT awards are not to put emphasis on our top academics, but to focus on our children who not only set guady goals, but do their very best to attain them. No matter how hard their mountain is to climb, their[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Paleontologists at work in Grade Three

Paleontologists at work in Grade Three

This week the Grade 3s have been discovering dinosaurs in a new way. They have been learning about the formation of fossils and how paleontologists use many different tools to unearth these natural treasures. During a science and discovery lesson, we created our very own fossils with play dough and Plaster of Paris. Each  student got to create their own playdough and[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

Grade Three’s Having a Ball Reaching Out

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

by October 17, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
‘Sliming’ it in Grade 3

‘Sliming’ it in Grade 3

It is a well-known fact that children love to get messy and it is an important part of their development. For this very reason, the grade three teachers decided to embrace science week through a messy discovery. We decided to embrace the slime craze by having co-operative groups conduct their own experiments to create fluffy slime. Each co-operative group was[Read More…]

by September 23, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
The Importance of Collaboration in Grade 3

The Importance of Collaboration in Grade 3

The Oxford English dictionary defines the word “collaborative” as the action of working with someone to produce something. In Grade 3 we put a big emphasis on collaborative work as it is so important. It encourages students to reach out to one another in order to solve problems and share knowledge. This not only builds collaboration skills, but leads to[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 3’s… To Infinity and Beyond

Grade 3’s… To Infinity and Beyond

On Monday the 21st August the Grade 3’s were privileged enough to be visited by the Cape Town Mobile Science Centre’s Travelleing Planetarium. Each class was able to have a turn to enter into the blow-up dome to spend some time travelling through our solar system. As they entered the dark dome they were instructed to get comfortable, lay back and[Read More…]

by August 24, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
Grade 3’s are off and away to SKA!

Grade 3’s are off and away to SKA!

As we all know, third term is one of Grade Threes most exciting terms, due to its focus on Our Solar System. We started our term off, like a rocket into space, having each class visit the SKA office in Pinelands. SKA is short for Square Kilometer Array, and is a project that is run internationally but has its bases[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 Grade 3, Primary
What’s UP in Grade 3?

What’s UP in Grade 3?

Wow, it seems as though only yesterday we were ushering these fine young students into our class and teaching them how to cope with life at the top of their phase. Now, we are three terms in and having tons of fun learning! This term we have a wonderful line up of creative learning activities for our students to take[Read More…]

by July 27, 2017 Grade 3, Primary, Uncategorized
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