Grade 3

Grade 3 at SMUS prioritizes independence and active learning, as students know themselves as learners and are given more voice and choice in their education and experiences.

Grade 3 is the year when students can start to take charge of their learning. Knowing themselves as a learner – their strengths, stretches and passions – they can put it all together to be an independent learner who is supported by their teachers.

Your child has an active voice and choice in how they learn and how they demonstrate their learning. They can follow a passion or an interest to ensure that they are fully engaged and committed to the academic experience. Genius Hour is a highlight of Grade 3, where students get to choose passion projects that allow them to tinker, reflect and learn.

They continue developing new and stronger reading, writing and mathematic skills, as they become even more integrated into other subject areas. Through research projects and independent study, your child will learn how to read with a critical eye to understand, question and synthesize information. Their writing will mature, as they think about their audience through both fiction and non-fiction writing. The math skills they possess and continue to grow allow them to solve more sophisticated and challenging problems, with three-digit numbers, multiplication and division.

By the end of Grade 3, your child will be a more inquisitive and passionate learner. Your child will have a growth mindset and a willingness to challenge themselves academically. Your child will have developed their confidence and their critical thinking and collaboration skills. Your child will continue to love school, including an even greater appreciation for reading, writing and math.

Grade 3 Subjects

In Grade 3, your child will get instruction in the following subject areas:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Applied Design, Skills and Technologies
  • Digital Skills
  • French
  • Physical Education
  • Choir
  • Art
  • Library
  • Outdoor Education