Grade 3 - Term 3 Overview 2014-2015
In Religion the students will:
- participate in activities that help them to understand the liturgical seasons of Lent, Easter. We will continue to look at forgiveness and reconciliation and examine how our unique gifts and talents contribute to the life of the church.
- learn the Apostle’s Creed and work on activities that develop the awareness of the importance of reaching out to others and the understanding that missionary work is a sing of the continuing work of Jesus in our lives.
In Language Arts the students will:
- continue to read a variety of literature; fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays and novels. They will continue to work on activities that help develop comprehension, understanding of story structure, and differences and similarities within different types of literature.
- have the opportunity to perform in a play, create props, work cooperatively in a group, and recite poetry pieces
- continue to work on grammar, spelling, language, handwriting and writing skills to help improve their written communication and creative writing.
In Math the students will:
- be working on fractions, geometry with emphasis on naming and sorting polygons and geometric solids, data analysis, and they will be introduced to multiplication and division up to 5X5.
In Science the students will::
- be working on the Life Science strand learning about plant growth and changes. We will look at the processes and skills of questioning, measuring and reporting.
In Social Studies the students will::
- develop their understanding of Canada, its symbols, provinces, territories, capital cities, its location in relationship to the rest of the world, surrounding oceans and the differences between Canadian rural and urban communities.
In Career and Health the students will::
- learn about fire safety, having choices, making decisions and how their decisions can be instrumental in bringing positive changes to their environment.
In Fine Arts the students will::
- continue to work on and review the basic principals of design and apply these concepts in their artwork. We will also look at how art is used in our society.
Ways to Help at Home
- read and discuss bible stories with your child
- visit the public library and borrow a variety of books
- read with your child each night asking them questions about what he/she has read
- find a variety of ways to discuss new words to develop your child’s vocabulary (TV programs, recipes, computer directions, board games, newspaper, etc)
- practice mental math strategies and estimation strategies
- practice subtraction facts (12-, 13-, 14-. 15-, 16-, 17-)
- include your child in shopping, banking and other situations where they can see how math concepts apply in our everyday life
- gather and use a variety of maps (bus routes, city maps, store maps, etc) and discuss how they can be used
- watch and discuss videos and TV programs dealing with Space
- collect newspaper and magazine articles on recent Space developments