Grade 3 Newsletter Summer term

SJI International Elementary, Singapore

Friday 5th June

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The virtue for the week is Joyfulness.

Joyfulness is being filled with happiness. It is a peaceful sense of well-being. Joy is inside us all. It comes from appreciation for the gifts each day brings. Joy comes when we are doing what we know is right, and when we laugh and see the humour in things. Joy is the inner sense that can carry us through the hard times even when we are feeling very sad.

Celebration of Learning

Thank you to all parents who were able to join us for our Celebration of Learning on Wednesday. There was a wonderful buzz in the air and the children were delighted to share their learning with you during the 'Feel the Force' Challenges.


This week in IPC we have been testing our marble runs and reflecting on what we know, and what we can now do in terms of our understanding about forces

In IPC Next week, we will be ending our unit with a bang and look forward to creating a class marble run that will display creativity, unity and purposefulness. We will also, as a class, be reflecting on what we have learned about forces and inventions that changed the word and will consolidate our understanding of the learning goals completed this term.


This week we have been learning how to find the area of squares and rectangles using the formula Length x Breadth. We have also applied our knowledge of area and perimeter to solving word problems.

Next week we will be consolidating our knowledge and understanding of this unit through practical investigations and activities.

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Language Arts

In Language Arts this week we have been using our plans and story boards, combined with the detailed notes we have created on plot, themes, setting and character to develop and improve our stories. We have been looking again at how Shaun Tan created his book, 'The Lost Thing'. We have now started the writing process, combining all of these essential ingredients needed for our own story. Next week we will be publishing our work.

Dates for the diary

End of Term

Friday 12th June, early finish - 12.20 (Grade 1 to 6)

Back to School!

Tuesday 4th August

SG50 Public Holiday

Friday 7th August - School Closed

National Day

Monday 10th August - School Closed

The Team

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