Grade 3 French

Grade 3 is an exciting year!  It is the last year that students will be in the primary grades and the last year that they will be the “younger buddies”.   The new British Columbia Curriculum for Grade 3 allows for integrated learning and exploration.  The French Immersion program develops competence in French language according to the ability of the pupils at their respective grade levels. Through the discovery of the Francophone culture, the child will awaken to gain a lasting appreciation of French.  Grade three is also the first time French Immersion Students will be receiving instruction in the English language.


The Profession of Faith:

  • Identify and differentiate the difference between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as the Three Persons in the Holy Trinity
  • Recall the Apostles’ Creed
  • Recognize the Catholic Church as a community which has a common Baptism as a set of beliefs based on the Apostles Creed
  • Describe the Holy Spirit at Pentecost in the creation of the Church
  • Identify the sacramental found in a Catholic Church
  • Demonstrate an understanding that our bodies are sacred

Celebration of the Christian Mystery:

  • Identify the parts of Mass and where they can take an active role
  • Participate in, and reflect on, school Eucharist Liturgies
  • Reflect on the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the cycle of the liturgical year
  • Recognize the fifty days of Easter as a major liturgical season ending on Pentecost Sunday
  • Participate in celebrations relating to the Holy Spirit

Life in Christ:

  • Identify that administrating the sacraments is a key aspect of the vocation of priesthood
  • Distinguish between just and unjust situations
  • Identify models of just living from Scripture and from their community
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the consequence of one’s actions on self and others
  • Make the connection between making good moral decisions and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Recognize Mary as an example of the perfect disciple
  • Acknowledge and affirm the gifts and talents of others, both young and old
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of showing respect and appreciation for others’ gifts and talents
  • Show how Christ-like qualities and characteristics as identifies in Scripture can be lived out in community using their gifts and talents
  • Use their gifts and talents in the service of others

Christian Prayer:

  • Understand and explain the faith message derived from scripture stories
  • Formulate the Prayers of the Faithful based on the needs of others
  • Identify how catholic culture diversity within the school community is expressed through various faith celebrations
  • Participate in the Stations of the Cross
  • Identify the four mysteries of the Rosary
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following prayers: Rosary prayers, Act of Contrition, Morning Offering, Grace before meals

French Language Arts:

  • Making connections between personal experienced and the experience of others can help us to better understand and respond to a message
  • Texts present cultural elements that allow us to experience or understand different viewpoints
  • The structure and textual cues, as well as the words, all help to convey the message
  • Fairy and folk tales illustrate universal aspects of human life
  • Every language has a system of rules that distinguishes it from other languages

English Language Arts:

Oral Language:

  • Generating ideas
  • Sharing ideas and opinions
  • Recalling and summarizing in logical sequence
  • Recognizing and using language features

Reading and Viewing:

  • Self-monitoring and self-correcting during reading
  • Developing explanations
  • Making connections among texts
  • Locating information using text features

Writing and Representing:

  • Writing for a purpose and audience
  • Accessing reference materials
  • Using criteria to improve writing
  • Using conventional spelling, sentence variation and new vocabulary

Social Studies:

  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors


  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems
  • All matter is made of particles
  • Thermal energy can be produced and transferred
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land


  • Fractions are a type of number that can represent quantities
  • Development of computational fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers requires flexible decomposing and composing
  • Regular increases and decreases in patterns can be identified and used to make generalizations
  • Standard units are used to describe, measure, and compare attributes of objects’ shapes
  • The likelihood of possible outcomes can be examined, compared, and interpreted


  • Singing (mass prep, fun songs with actions)
  • Rhythms (rhythm flashcards, rhythm bingo)
  • Dance (folkdance)
  • Classical music study
  • Recorder (introduction – B, A, G, one skill test)