In Maths, we have been focusing on place value. So far, we have listened to a song and played some games that have helped us to learn more about the importance of numbers, and their individual value. One of the games that we played was called ‘Roll it! Make it! Expand it!’
We take turns rolling a die, to make a number in the hundreds place. We then roll again to find numbers to take the tens and ones places. We then use the MAB blocks to make the number we have rolled. After that, we expand the number, by writing out the value of each number we rolled at the start of the game.
Next week, we are going to try to roll, make and expand numbers in the thousands!
Love the Year Three Students
What a great start to the year we have had, here in Year Three!
During our first week as Year Three students, we spent a lot of time learning about:
- Our new teachers
- Our new classmates
- What is expected of us now that we’re in middle primary
- How we can spread kindness
- The new play areas we can use during recess and lunch times
- How we can signal to use the toilet, without using our voice
- A new game called ‘Kick Ball Cricket’
- and lots more!
Next week, we can look forward to finding out about our first Purposeful Practice Grids (Look out for the grid in the blue note folder that goes home each day)! We are also very excited for the St. Emilie’s Family Picnic on Friday afternoon!
Love the Year Three Students & Teachers, 2019
What a wonderful year it has been in Year Three Gold! We are sad to be saying goodbye to our Year Three classroom, but we know that Miss Goodall will always be happy for a chat or a dance in the playground! From all of us to you, we wish you a very happy Christmas and an incredible 2019! See you all when we’re in Year Four!
Love Three Gold, 2018
World of Maths!
Recently, we were treated to a wonderful Maths incursion from the people at World of Maths. We worked in teams to complete puzzles and challenges, all about different Maths concepts! We enjoyed working at our own pace and had the opportunity to ask questions of the host, Michael, at the end of the session. We discussed different Maths games that we could play at home with our families, and the incursion was a great end to the term.
We are looking forward to working with our peers and continuing to challenge ourselves, upon our return to school after the holidays!
Have a safe and happy holiday, Year Threes – Miss Goodall & Miss Massimi
Book Week with our buddies was made extra special this year. We got to dress up and enjoy our own books in Year Three on Tuesday and then we were able to enjoy reading our buddies’ books to them, all dressed up, on Wednesday. We talked to Mrs Curulli while we were in Kindy, and we know exactly why she said this was her favourite week! It made us feel really great reading to our younger friends, and we hope they share the same love of reading that we do!
Welcome to St. Emilie’s International Airport! Please make your way to Gate 4 for boarding!
This term, we were lucky enough to perform our ‘Around the World’ themed assembly item to our school community. Prior to this performance, we researched a selection of different countries within our world. These countries included: The United States of America, India, Greece, China and of course, our very own, Australia. We discovered that in each of these different countries, the people gathered together for different celebrations including: Thanksgiving, Dewali, Name Day, Chinese New Year and Australia Day.
We worked together to find interesting facts about each celebration, to then use as part of our script for the assembly.
We also had the opportunity to look closely at the flags of our chosen country. We researched the significance of colours, lines and shapes.
Some of the countries dance together during the celebrations. We had fun trying out some of the international dances.
Isabel was kind enough to lend us her traditional Chinese dragon puppet for the assembly. We thought it looked great, and also holds great significance within the Chinese New Year festivities.
We couldn’t forget our very own ‘land down under’ to return home to, after our big trip! Australia has many great stories, as well as celebrations, that we are proud to be involved in. We all had an opportunity to share what our families like to do on special celebration days, which included a lot of barbecues and swimming in the pool!
We hope you had as much fun as we did, travelling around our wonderful world!