St John's School

Scarborough

Welcome to Year 3

We Love to Crunch and Sip

Year 3 love Crunch and Sip! We all bring in fresh fruit or vegetables to munch on during our long morning sessions. The nutrients provide an energy boost to improve focus and application to our work. Sometimes we even get to eat some of the fresh produce from our gardens!

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We Love to Crunch and Sip

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Year 3 love Crunch and Sip! We all bring in fresh fruit or vegetables to munch on during our long morning sessions. The nutrients provide an energy boost to improve focus and application to our work. Sometimes we even get to eat some of the fresh produce from our gardens!

Western Force Comes to St John’s

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Western Force Rugby Development coach, Langley, will be visiting St John’s over the next five weeks to introduce Rugby Union to all students in Years 3-6.

STEM ‘Littlebits’ Kits

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Two LittleBits kits were purchased for our students to utilise in STEM lessons. LittleBits allow students to become inventors and create circuits to suit a particular need that they may be researching or working on. The Year 3s spent some time understanding how the LittleBits work so they may think about how they could use them to problem solve issues in the future. In one short lesson, the children were able to create some very impressive inventions!

Solar Science

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In Year 3 this term we have had fun investigating the sun, moon and Earth and what causes day and night.  In the photos we are exploring why the sun and moon appear to be the same size.  We found out that the sun is actually the largest body in the solar system and the Earth is 4 times larger than the moon.

Fun with Spheros in STEM

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In Technology, the Year 3 and 4 classes have been learning how to direct a Sphero robot to follow a path. They have experimented with using a joystick and block coding to send it exactly where it needed to go.  Careful planning and measuring of their track ensured the activity was rich in mathematical and technological understanding.

Making a Difference – Charity Starts Young

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During the month of May, the Year 3 students collected food donations to stock the St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry. Volunteer, Mrs Meg Roche met the students at the pantry and talked about where the food is donated and how the students could help further. The Year 1 class will take over this responsibility for the month of June so the Year 3 students wrote letters to them explaining what to do. Thanks to all the families for the donations.