Category Archives: Year 3

2D shapes

The Year 3.2 students have been learning about flat shapes and their properties.  Students were shown different plastic shapes and  they had to try and guess their names.  The properties of various shapes were discussed and the related vocabulary and pictures were stuck to the classroom whiteboard.   Then, students had to take a closer look around the class and write down what shapes they could see on their mini-whiteboards.  They also played various games on the interactive whiteboard.

During another lesson students were presented with a PowerPoint Presentation, where they had to try and guess the name of the flat shape that was partially hidden.  Divided in groups, students created flat shapes using lollipop sticks from their Maths Toolbox and sorted real life photos of shapes according to their category.  Furthermore, they listened to clues given by the teacher and programmed the Bee-bot to move on the correct shapes.  Mirrors were also used to find out how many lines of symmetry each shape has.

Finally, during a PE lesson, each group of students listened to clues (properties of shapes) given by the teacher.  Then, they had to guess the shape and  make it using their own bodies.  Students had a blast!

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.2 Teachers

Flat shapes

It was so much fun for the year 3.1 students to learn about flat shapes and their properties.

After singing along to the 2-d shapes song, the students participated in a discussion about finding 2-d shapes in real-life objects found in their everyday lives.

The students made flat shapes with play dough and formed shapes on geometric boards too.  They had a blast making shapes and pictures with parquetry as well as colouring a house made from different 2-d shapes.

Finally, the students listened to clues given by the teacher and then, they moved the Bee Bot on the correct flat shapes.

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Yr 3.1 Class Teacher

Raising Awareness about Harm caused by Plastic…

The Yr 3.2 students of Ms Miranda Cauchi, prepared a special assembly raising awareness about the harmful effects of plastic which is slowly killing the planet, the oceans and the forests. Unfortunately plastic is not degradable and by time forms very small pellets which are eaten by fish. Let us work together to use less plastic. Do not use single use plastic. Reduce, reuse and recycle!

Writing Instructions

The year 3.1 students have been learning about instructions. They have read a set of instructions explaining the procedure for gathering their things and writing their homework down to get ready to go home before the school day ends. They have listened to instructions and followed them as part of their Listening lessons. They have given instructions to guide each other to make a fruit salad as part of their Speaking lesson. The students participated in several activities that helped them write a set of instructions to make a jam sandwich. They also made a ham and cheese sandwich to put what they learned into practice and really enjoyed eating their sandwiches too 😊

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Class Teacher

Length

Year 3.1 students measuring how tall they are as an introduction to the topic length. They also helped to display their work on the notice board right outside our classroom.

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Class Teacher

Esplora Outing

The Year 1, 2 and 3 classes went  to Esplora Interactive Science Centre to discover the science behind certain Christmas wonders.  Among other things, students learned how reindeers, like balloons, can fly up into the sky, how some things may seem invisible to us etc…  Afterwards, students were given the opportunity to explore some of the educational and interactive exhibits about various scientific topics.  These exhibits helped students realize more how science is related to our daily life.  Furthermore, students were given an insight on how things actually work,for example; a group of Year 3.2 students created their own animation.  The Year 3 students understood better some topics, for example: sound, which had already been covered in class.

It was truly a fun and educational experience! 😊


Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.2 Class Teacher

Addition

Students used the tens frames and caps to help them count a 2-digit number with a 1-digit number that total  20 or less.  Using these resources from their Maths Toolbox students realised that they can add numbers in any order and get the same result.

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.2 Teacher