Year 3

The Year 3’s have transitioned well into 2018. Their search for knowledge, understanding and clarity has meant that they are ready to grasp new concepts and take on any challenge.

Positive Education

During our weekly Rotation Program in first term, Year 3 students have been participating in Positive Education lessons which have focussed on friendships. They have been exploring and discussing the importance of friendships for happier lives and identifying helpful strategies to make and keep friends. Making friendship bands to give to a friend was one of the activities enjoyed by the children.

STEM

Year 3’s have begun to embrace the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and build a strong foundation through exploration and hands on play. STEM touches every aspect of our lives, from our smartphones to the technologies that enable us to explore the world around us and outer space. Through K’NEX Education sets, students have been able to create functional technologies such as bridges, levers, pulleys and looked into the mechanics of gears and how they operate.

STEM provides a link between learning and doing, tying knowledge to experimentation and real-world problems.
— Adam Bowman, 17, Montgomery Bell Academy, TN