Spotlight on: Year 3 & Year 4
Our Year 3 and Year 4 teachers on their year group's activities this term
Year 3 – Mrs Fiona McWilliam and Mrs Carolyn Johnson
We cannot believe that the end of the academic year is nearly upon us. What a fantastic bunch of girls and what fun we have had during their time with us. We are really proud of all that they have achieved both personally and as a year group and we hope that they have enjoyed the learning as much as we have enjoyed teaching them. These last few weeks have been very busy. As you already know we had a superb trip to Houghton Mill, reinforcing our work on the local environment. This gave the girls a chance to enjoy beautiful surroundings, discover a little about the working mill and its significance in providing ground flour for places as far away as London.
The girls discussed further features such as the river and a working lock and looked closely at the plants and wildlife that inhabit a riverside location. As well as the teaching of the curriculum topics, these occasions are also important for developing social responsibilities and having fun and, as ever, the girls were wonderfully behaved and had a happy day.
Dads, you will have all had a wonderful present from your daughter for Father’s Day and we hope that you are impressed with the girls’ sewing skills! Further artwork this half term includes collage work and printing and the girls’ artwork for the Ely Cathedral Science Festival, which has been on display this month.
The focus in PE has very much been on learning the rudiments of cricket and practising for sports day next week. We were pleased with the decision to begin teaching cricket as it is such an inclusive sport. The skills are tricky and so any games over the holiday, even on the beach, would be great for the girls. We are now on to overarm bowling!
We have been learning about Holy places and more recently looking at our ‘gifts’ and talents. The girls were excited to move up to their new Year 4 classes on induction day, and had a wonderful time with their new teachers. May we take this opportunity to thank you for your support and kindness this year.
Year 4 – Mrs Samantha Duncan and Mr Daniel Taylor
What a wonderful school year it has been. The girls in Year 4 have worked very hard to improve their academic, social, and athletic skills, and the results at the end of the Summer Term demonstrate their excellent progress. We have really enjoyed our time working with each of the girls, and watching the pupils in both classes grow into strong young ladies who are more than ready for Year 5. Mr Taylor has been especially impressed during his first year at the Junior School, and the girls have made this a great final year for Mrs Duncan. Thanks to all of the girls from Year 4 for their passion and dedication in school!