Thursday, 31 August 2017

Parents Information Evening

Thank you for all that were able to attend. We hope you gained some insight into how we do things in Year 3 and what your children will be learning about this term. For those that weren't able to make it, then we have put some of our presentation slides here for your perusal.















Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions. Thank you. 

Christina (3G) - c.northrup@gardenrayong.com
Matt (3I) - m.sherwen@gardenrayong.com

Reading in Year 3

In Year 3 we love to read!
We are currently working on our Reading assessments and will complete them in the next few weeks. Once these are finished, we will begin to send reading books home. In the meantime, please continue reading with your child at home. Also, free to to visit our school library to check out books when you collect your child at the end of the day.




Educational Games

A Great Site with Fun Educational Games


ABCYA.com seems to have a great selection of educational games. Please note that grade 2 (US) is the equivalent of Year 3 (UK). There is sure to be something for the children to enjoy and learn from here and there are also a lot of great tools on there that we use in class.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

5 Core Reading Skills

Reading Skills


In Y3 we cover the following 5 reading skills each week:

1. Reading to others (friends and teachers)
2. Listening to reading (friends, teachers and recorded audio)
3. Reading to self
4. Work on writing
5. Word work

Here are some photos of the children working on reading skills 1 and 2...








Introduction to Front Row

ICT in Learning at School and Home


Front Row is an excellent website that we can use to help us with Maths, English, Science and other subjects. It has lots of exercises that we can do at school and at home as well. Each time we do an exercise we can collect up coins and our teacher can check on our progress and see where we need help. Here are the login details for each of our year 3 classes...

Year 3I
First Name: [your first name]
Last Name: 3I
Class Code: sherw3

Year 3G 
First Name: [your first name]
Last Name: A
Class Code: north2

There is a link at the top of our blog that you can click on to go straight to the login page, or you can type student.frontrowed.com or just click right here.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

An Introduction to Weather and Climate

Connected Learning Unit 1.1


During the last few weeks, we have discovered what weather is and learned about the different types, including their extreme forms. Through this we have learned a new set of weather related vocabulary, created posters on our favourite type of weather, had discussions about the effects of extreme weather and watched some exciting videos.









An Introduction to Fables

The Wind and the Sun - Our Introductory Fable


In our study of fables in English we now know what a fable is and have completed our introductory text, 'The Wind and the Sun'. We have read a variety of versions, learned new vocabulary, answered related comprehension questions, watched videos and acted out our own take on the fable. Here are some pictures from their productions.












Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Term 1 Clubs



Here are the clubs being offered for Term 1. 
Tuesday

Just Dance for Y1-2. Exercise and dance at the same time. Please wear trainers.

Tag Rugby for Y1-2. A fun and active club where Year 1 and 2 children can learn a new invasion game and develop their throwing, catching and teamwork skills.  

Cutting and Pre-Writing for Y1-2. Have fun practising your cutting and writing and watch your skills improve.

Paper Doll Crafts for Y1-3. Show off your creativity and make dolls and their clothes out of paper.

Colouring Club for Y1-3. Enjoy colouring pictures with your friends.

Thai Reading for Y1-3.  Practise your Thai reading skills!

Library for Y1-3. Enjoy storytelling & making crafts.

Global Action for Y1-6. Learn more about ways we can help our environment and our communities and, more importantly, take action towards doing so.

Football for Y3-6. Improve your football skills!

Yoga for Y3-6. Yoga is focused on specific postures and physical exercises that will tone up muscles and increase your flexibility.

Gardening for Y3-6. Be a part of the exciting GIS gardening project.

Flower Making for Y3-6. Learn how to make beautiful flowers using paper. Children pay 80 baht for materials.

Strings Ensemble for Y4-6. Ever wanted to learn a string instrument? Here’s your chance.

Language Fun for Y4-6. In this club you are going to play games, act and be creative with language. A great opportunity to improve your English and have some fun doing it!

Cricket for Y4-6. Cricket is a traditional British game played with a bat and ball.

Inline skating for Y3-6. Bring your inline skates for some fun and practise! Don’t forget your safety gear.

First Aid for Y6. Learn basic First Aid and know what to do in an emergency. All Y6 students must take this club at some point over the year.



Thursday

Play-Doh for Y1-2. Make play dough and use it to make a variety of amazing objects.

Construction for Y1-2. Have some fun and be creative using a variety of materials such as Lego, Duplo and even junk.

Samba Soccer for Y1–2. For pre-registered students only.

Handwriting for Y1-3. Improve your handwriting!

Colouring Club for Y1-3. Enjoy colouring pictures with your friends.

Crafts for Y1-3. Make amazing fun crafts. Every week is different!

Pirate Club for Y1-3. Have fun with pirate games and be creative! Make pirate stuff using a variety of materials.

Aerobics Fun Dance for Y1-4. Learn some new moves and get some exercise at the same time!

Tangrams for Y1-6. Children will have fun completing tangram puzzles by moving and rotating 7 shapes. This is a fun way to improve problem solving and visual spatial skills.

ICT for Y1-6. Learn new ICT skills, or improve the ones you have.

Playing cards for Y3-6. Bring a deck of cards and learn to play amazing new games.  

Running for Y4-6. Runners will gain a tremendous amount of self-confidence and self-esteem as they transform into fitter, stronger, faster athletes. 

Scrapbooking for Y3-5. Scrapbooking will allow students to explore their creative side by making their own unique books.

Mandarin for Y3-5. Improve your Mandarin skills.

Basketball for Y4-6. Improve your bouncing and shooting skills and have fun at the same time.

Badminton for Y5-6. Badminton is a fun sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net or line (without a net).

Basic Muay Thai for Y5-6. Muay Thai provides specific techniques for self-defence and boosts physical stamina. 

Spanish for Y6. This club is for students who already speak some Spanish and want to improve.


Thursday, 10 August 2017

Welcome to Year 2017-18!


Welcome to Year 2017-18. School starts again on Thursday August 17. Looking forward to seeing you then.