Monday 8th October

Maths

In maths the children have been thoroughly enjoying learning all about co-ordinates and how these are used in everyday scenarios. Grade 3 have been using co-ordinates to plot a location and are beginning to navigate from place to place. The week was completed with a brilliant game of the classic ‘battleships’ where the children were able to use and apply their knowledge to sink their opponents battleships.

Language

In language we have been looking at the story of a favourite explorer Roald Admunsen and his incredible expedition when he became the first man to reach the South Pole. A key concept for this unit is ‘perspective’ and the children have really enjoyed thinking about what Amundsen must have been feeling throughout his voyage. Grade 3 worked hard on their recount, diary writing and should be very proud and pleased with their work, as we are!

UOI

In the unit of inquiry we are beginning to investigate great explorers from present and past who, for the children, triggers curiosity to find out more. The children began by thinking about an area which they are interested in and delved deeper into which explorers and explorations were instrumental in the area. Whether that is; space, deep sea, scientific discovery, voyage discoveries and much more. We are really excited to see which explorer they have chosen and why.

Looking ahead:

This week we have the parent teacher conferences on Tuesday 9th (Class B) & Wednesday 10th (Class A) with catch up sessions available on request on Thursday 11th & Friday 12th. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all there. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your continued support,

Ms Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.

 

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House Spirit Day

Please find below information about the house spirit day, this coming Friday (5.10.18).

PS_House Sport Spirit Day_October 5th

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1st October 2018

‘Exploration leads to discoveries, opportunities and new understanding’ 

As we continue with our exploration unit, Grade 3 have been using the computer suite to explore expedition locations for themselves. The children were able to find the places where famous expeditions had taken place, they loved being able to explore the world from a different perspective and discover new places. We are very excited to see where the children are going to take this unit as we begin our work on the ‘going further stage’ of the inquiry unit.

 

Parent/Teacher conferences:

Please see below a letter which was sent out last week regarding parent teacher conferences. It is great to see the time slots booking up quickly and we look forward to seeing you all next week.

PS_Parent-Teacher-Conferences_Oct2018

As ever, this week’s homework can now be found on the side tab of this page and if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Ms Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik

 

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Monday 24th September

Looking back:

Math:

Grade 3 last week, began using the fantastic new resource ‘Numicon’ to support and develop the understanding of number. The children have loved exploring this tool and started by ordering and comparing numbers before extending onto methods of addition. The children are beginning to use the resource to prove their methods and are looking forward to using it more throughout the maths strands this year.

UOI

‘Where we are in place and time’

As our exploration unit continues, this week we have been learning about expeditions from the past. Amundsen and Scott were two explorers with a fascinating story, they were racing to be the first to reach the North Pole, Antarctica. The children have enjoyed learning about their adventures and have begun thinking about why they embarked upon such a dangerous expedition. From this, the children were also thinking about and researching how they  prepared for such a mission and how the level of preparation affected their experience.

Language:

In language, we have started to think about how explorers report on their findings and experiences. The children began to think about how these methods have changed through time; diary entries and report writing to blogs and video logs (vlogs). Grade 3 have begun to unpack how to construct a recount, using their own experiences, and will later be using these skills to write in the perspective of famous explorers.

Looking ahead:

This week and next week, Grade 3 will be completing their MAP testing. Please see below a copy of the letter which was sent home last week alongside the timetable for all MAP testing.

PLEASE NOTE: Grade 3A & B have swapped the time of their reading test.

Grade 3A: Wednesday: Reading/ Thursday: Language (Math as scheduled next week)

Grade 3B: Thursday: Reading (Language and Math as scheduled next week).

Copy of Schedule for MAP testing Fall 18 19 For Parents (1) MAP Testing Letter (September 2018)

As always the homework for this week is now available in the side link of this blog and if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ms Jennifer, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.

 

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Week 6

Dear parents and students,

We hope that you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable long weekend.

Looking back:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with the Grade 4 bake sale, it was a fantastic event that was enjoyed by all.

Last week, in mathematical, Grade 3 have continued their work investigating number and exploring patterns found within. The children began by comparing numbers and enjoyed using the ‘splat 100’ to calculate number bonds to 100 and ‘hit the button’ to challenge how many they can find in 1 minute.

Looking ahead:

Coming up this week we are going to be continuing to explore our current exploration unit (Exploration can lead to discovery, opportunity, and the development of understanding) and are excited to learn all about the stories of many historical figures in discovery.

Homework

You can now find this week’s homework on the homework tab at the side of the blog and please continue to use Raz Kids alongside daily reading.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,
Grade 3 Team.

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Week 5 update

Dear parents and students,

Looking back

As we moved into week 4 of the term, Grade 3 began to tune into the new central idea:

‘Exploration can lead to discovery, opportunity, and the development of understanding’

The unit kick started with a visit from Mr Sherlock Holmes who is an expert in finding clues and making sense of ideas. With his help, the children began to explore different stations of discovery and think about why discovery and exploration is important and how it can be achieved.

Looking ahead:

This week we have a short we and because of this we are asking students to complete their homework this week through the online platforms; Razkids, IXL & SeeSaw.

The children have had a great start to the academic year and we hope you all enjoy a restful long weekend.

Kind regards,
Grade 3 team.

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Thank you

We would like to say a big thank you to all of those who were able to attend the Grade 3 Welcome back coffee morning last week it was great to see so many of you again. Please see below a copy of the slides from the presentation.

G3 BTS powerpoint 2018ppt

This week we will be sending out the remaining log in information, so please do look out for that in the children’s homework books.

If you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ms Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik.

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Upcoming:

On Wednesday (29th August) we will be holding our welcome back coffee morning at 7.55am in the Audibox. The coffee morning is great opportunity to catch up and answer any questions you may have. In this session we will also be going over classroom routines along with things to look forward to.

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Last Week:

We had a very busy and full week last week as we continue with our unit of inquiry ‘Who we are’. The discussion led us onto thinking about what our roles and responsibilities are to:

-Strive for understanding.

-Develop passion in ourselves and others.

-Create a caring and inclusive community.

-Taking ethical action.

On Wednesday the children took part in a team-building design project. The children were asked to design the strongest bridge. Everyone had a brilliant time, working together to share ideas and support each other to create the best design. It was great to see the children working with students from across both classes in Grade 3 and look forward to the next challenge.

Homework:

This week’s homework can now be found in the ‘homework’ tab on the right hand side of this page.

Note about Raz-kids – Login remains the same, it is important to check the grade level on the website is set to Grade 3.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Grade 3 team.

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Dear parents and students,

Last week:
The new year in already in full swing with a very busy first week. The children are getting to know both classroom and school routines and enjoying many different activities to kick start our first unit of inquiry “Who we are”. We are very excited to continue to find out all about ourselves and those around us.

Please see below a selection of photographs from our first week.

Looking ahead:

Homework has been given to the students today (Monday 20th August), a selection of activities which have been explained to the students. We have asked the children to tick off which home-learning activities they have completed and add a reflections comment to the bottom, explaining how they got on. The students have also been given their computer log in details for IXL, please encourage your child to go onto the website and check that they are able to log in.

Homework can be found on the right hand side of this blog page and is due back on Friday (24th August)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Ms Jen, Mr Matt & Ms Tik (The Grade 3 team)

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Welcome to the new academic year!

Dear Grade 3 parents and children,

Welcome back to all students and parents to the new academic school year. We are very excited about all the year ahead with new staff members and new home rooms for Grade 3 on the fourth floor.

This year’s teaching team is Mr Matt and Ms Jennifer along with our educational assistant Ms Tik.

For communications our email addresses are: Mr Matt (Grade 3B) matt.ho@kis.ac.th and Ms Jennifer (Grade 3A) jennifer.ja@kis.ac.th

Homework will be given out on a Monday and returned on the Friday. All homework will be uploaded onto the Grade 3 blog alongside photos and updates of our learning journey. We will also have our library time on a Monday so please ensure that books are returned on Mondays.

Our first unit of inquiry, which we are looking forward to starting, centers around ‘Who We Are’ exploring ‘Self-development engages people in meaningful actions’. Throughout the first three weeks the homework will be supportive of this unit of inquiry and we hope you enjoy completing the upcoming tasks with your children.

Please do contact us via the above emails, if you need to for any reason, and please remember to provide us an email or written note if your child can not participate in Swimming or PE.

Kind regards,

Matt & Jen

 

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