Let’s Take Action

Marvelous Math:

This week we have started to explore data handling, what it is and it’s purpose. Students have brainstormed what it means and different ways data and information can be represented. Making connections to our current unit of inquiry ‘Who We Are’, students are looking into how the statistics of children’s access to rights, around the world, can be represented. We have started an inquiry into weekly food budgets around the world and ways we can represent this data. 

Please can you support us with this by sharing weekly food budgets with your children, it has been added as a task on the weekly home learning grid. 

Language:

Students are really engaged with learning the inspiring story of Malala and the courageous action she took to ensure equality of rights in her community. Every child has the right to education. This week, we will begin to dive deeper into the story and reflect on how these events impacted her life, beginning to share this understanding and compassion through their first person writing.

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Other notices and information:

Naming belongings:
We have lots of different equipment and kit coming into school, please can you make sure that anything being brought into school is clearly named; PE kit, recorder, pencil cases etc. 

Bottle Tops: Dot Day Art Installation:
As part of our creative curriculum, Mr Matt will be raising awareness of reusing plastic by asking students to each bring in a plastic bottle top. More information will be sent out closer to the time, however if you could start saving them, we would really appreciate it. We will set up a deposit box in the shared space so students can begin to bring these in. 

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Homework:
We have been so impressed with the quality of the home learning that came back last week, so a big thank you for all your support with that. Home work will now be sent weekly on a Monday and due on the Friday. The Home Learning Grid is accessible each week in the link on the right side of this blog. 

We are looking forward to another busy week ahead and as always if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

G3 Team.

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Back to School Coffee Meeting

A really big thank you to all of those who were able to make it to the coffee morning, it was great to see so many of you there.

As promised, please see below the slides used in the presentation and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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What a wonderful week!

It’s been another busy week in Grade 3 with lots happening in and around the classroom. We also have a few reminders of upcoming events to look out for…

House communities: House Day! 

On Friday, in the PYP, we had our first house day, it was great to see all the students, across the school, joining in with the first house assembly. To kick start the day, Grade 3 enjoyed playing games outside with water balloons, it was a brilliant way for our students to get to know other children in the same house, earning some well deserved house points and having fun getting a bit wet. 

UOI: Who We Are! 

Grade 3 have hit the ground running with our first unit exploring ‘Who We Are’. We have been tuning into our central idea of ‘People can develop fair and inclusive communities through taking responsible action’. Children have set rights that they are entitled to and through learning about these we have started to think about what our responsibilities are within this. For example, all children have a right to education but what are our responsibilities within this?

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Language: Dream Jars (identity)

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with gathering items for our students to begin to create their dream jars to share a bit about themselves. This week, we will be writing our explanations of why these items are important. 

Math: What makes a good Mathematician?

In Mathematics, we have been exploring what makes a good mathematician and what skills are required to be successful in math. Grade 3 came up with some brilliant ideas about which of the learner profile are needed; open-minded, principled, inquirer, risk-taker and committed. 

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Dated to remember:

Wednesday 28th August: Back to School Coffee Morning @ 7:55am in the AudiBox on 4th Floor.

Homework has also been sent home for the first time this week. Homework is due in on a Friday along with library books.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible on Wednesday and if in the meantime you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
G3 Team

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Back to School Parent Forum

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back from the Grade 3 Team!

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Firstly, we would like to welcome back to all returning and new families. We have kicked off the new academic year with lots of getting to know you activities developing our Grade 3 community and already diving into our first unit of inquiry ‘Who we are’. 

We are so lucky to have a new and exciting learning space, on floor 2, which will support different forms of learning across the year. The students are enjoying getting to know their new homerooms and building friendships. 

Students have also been very excited about the new playground space. Everyone is really enjoying the range of equipment that can be used. As per Ms June’s email at the beginning of the year, it is important that all students are safe when on the new playground. Please make sure that your child is directly supervised if using the playground before or after school. 

We would like to take this opportunity to share with you some key information in relation to Grade 3:

Schedules:

Please find below a copy of each class schedule, students also received a paper copy of this and are encouraged to use this to help organise themselves, ie, packing bag the night before.

Grade 3 Timetable

Home learning:

Home learning will be handed out on a Monday and due on the Friday commencing the week beginning 26th August 2019. More information regarding the home learning expectations will be discussed at our back to school meeting on Wednesday 28th August. 

Other information:

This week, we will be providing all students with the login details for IXL (mathematics), Raz Kids (Reading) and Email/Google Classroom. Once received, please encourage your child to access their account from home and begin to use these online learning tools. 

Dates/reminders:

Tuesday 21st August: As part of our unit 1, we are asking students to bring in an empty and clean glass jar with a lid. 

Friday 23rd August: House assemblies, please wear house shirts. 

Wednesday 28th August: 8am in the audibox on the top floor, welcome back coffee morning. 

Contact us:

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact using the email addresses which can be found at the top of this blog. 

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