Navigating Around School

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.

Welcome to Year 3!

Hello Year 3,

I hope you are all having a great summer break! Both me and Miss Stephenson are super excited to see you all very soon and cannot wait to hear about some of the exciting things you have been up to. I have been preparing our classroom and planning some exciting lessons ready for us in September.

Aside my school work, I have also managed to get on holiday! During the first part of the holiday, I jetted off to Majorca. The weather was beautiful, so I spent lots of time in the swimming pool and sunbathing.

I have also been taking Obi for lots of walks, exploring new places outdoors and getting very muddy!

Miss Stephenson also recently enjoyed spending time with her family, whilst on holiday in Devon. She visited the beach lots and even visited Exmouth Marina, where Miss Stephenson went crabbing. Look at how many crabs she caught!

Just like me, Miss Stephenson has been taking her dog, Rufus, for lots of long walks. Along the way, she has spotted a variety of different types of wildlife. I wonder if you can guess what she has spotted along the way?

If you want to share any photos of your six week holiday, you can send them to postbox.

I can’t wait to hear from you!

See you soon,

Miss Underwood and Miss Stephenson x