Spotlight on: Year 3
Mrs Fiona McWilliam and Mrs Carolyn Johnson share stories from Year 3
Year 3 pupils have had a very productive and happy first half of the Spring Term. We have seen a noticeable step up in maturity and independent working since the start of the academic year, and the girls continue to be a delight and are enthusiastic learners.
Our trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum towards the end of the half term concluded the girls’ topic on the Ancient Greeks and the level of interaction and intelligent questioning from the girls really impressed the group’s guide at the museum.
In English lessons the girls have been enjoying Creative Writing. Having focused on effective story openings and endings last term, the girls have been looking in more detail at plots, characters and setting the scene. The group used Greek myths and legends and other imaginative scenarios to further develop their writing. Mrs McWilliam and Mrs Johnson also tapped into the Radio 2 500 words competition, sharing some of the helpful tips and tricks that were given by a range of children’s authors. With this in mind the girls are looking forward to welcoming local author Alice Hemming in to school for a workshop next week as part of our Book Week. It is encouraging to see that the girls’ individual reading is coming on so well too. Daily targets and a wide range of reading genres all whet the appetite of the girls’ imaginations.