It has been so lovely to have the children back in school, following the summer break. We have been working hard to settle back into our whole school routines and have begun some of our new Year 3 topics.
In PE, Year 3 have been improving their orienteering skills. All children were provided with a map of the playground. Before going outside, we learnt how to hold the map correctly in order to orientate themselves successfully.
During our first session, the children used their maps to collect letters which spelt a mystery word. The children worked specifically on the accuracy of finding the letters, using the maps.
After completing the first letter hunt, we evaluated our performances thinking about what went well and what we could improve on. We discussed how important it is to work together as a team, with each person in the pair taking on a specific role. We also learnt that planning a route, before setting off on the hunt would be a good idea. We suggested that this could help to decrease the time taken to complete further hunts.
On our next challenge, children collected objects from marked objects. It was clear to see that the children had taken on board their evaluation points, putting them into practise to make their hunts more successful.