Aristotle, Socrates & Plato
Our classes are named after the Greek philosophers, Aristotle, Plato and Socrates. At this level the children would have been introduced to the foundation stages of their core subjects. We therefore engage our pupils in activities that allow them to voice their ever-growing opinions about fairness and justice in a manner that not only promotes writing and oral skills but also fosters the ability to see other people’s perspectives. They are also provided with hands-on and visual activities to enhance their skills.
Literacy: Reading/comprehension, spelling and vocabulary, grammar with grammatical structures and sentence patterns, creative writing and verbal reasoning.
Grade 3 pupils are taught to use language to express themselves confidently, to give information, ask and answer questions in an appropriate manner, to tell what they see .They engage in activities meant to foster literacy development, enabling them to read rhymes, poems and stories with repetitive lines so that they become accustomed to the rhythm of English patterns and sentence structures. As they read to carry out instructions and find information out in texts, they also develop the power of observation with an ability to internalize and later model in speech and writing, examples of English vocabulary. By the end of the year, all pupils are reasonably competent in speaking, reading and writing at grade level.
ICT: Input and Output Devices, The Central Processing Unit (C.P.U), The Creation and Sending of Emails, How to Format Texts using the Microsoft Word, Typing Speed tests and Database Fields.
Numeracy: Mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, word problems, measurement, time, consumer arithmetic in Naira and Kobo.
3rd Graders are taught also to write statements for every visual representation. We allow them to use critical thinking in order for them to become excellent problem solvers. Various activities such as co-operative learning groups and outside class projects propel them to greater heights .
The 21st century child has a unique learning style therefore our curriculum is fashioned around making use of the Socratic method of questions and answers to remind our children of knowledge. This way each child is allowed to think in pictures and patterns, their learning ability is easily discovered and our small class size allows the teacher to effectively engage each child at their level in all subjects which also include Geography, CRK, History, Music and Science so that the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality and existence takes place.
Our class philosophy therefore is this; “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is a habit” Aristotle. Here we strive to build children who are articulate, confident, independent and dependable.
Mrs Dayo. - Grade 3 Aristotle
Mrs Boma. - Grade3 Socrates
Mrs Millie. - Grade 3 Plato