It seems a long time since those little Year 2 children arrived in Year 3 and now they are nearly ready to go to Year 4. They have grown so much and been learning a lot too.
When the children arrived in Year 3, they were apprehensive. Simon said, “It wasn’t what I expected. It has been better!”
Joshua agreed with him, “I wasn’t looking forward to harder work but it wasn’t as tricky as I thought.” Dan said that he had enjoyed using resources to aid his learning. Holly particularly liked the edible ones!
When the children were asked about their best parts of the year, Willy Wonka seems to have been a firm favourite. Making new friends after the classes were swapped round featured too. Many of the children were proud of their achievements during this year. Emilio worked hard and is proud of his pen licence. Theo said, “I’ve got better at literacy and my hand writing has improved. Now I am much more confident.”
The highlight of our year has been the long awaited sleepover! On Friday evening, lots of excited children arrived at school ready for an exciting evening of games, snacks, a DVD and sleeping together in the hall. All the Year 3 team were there as well as Mrs Stubbings, Mrs Gleeson, Miss Bryant and Mrs Hinstridge from the school staff and Mrs Kirkland kindly came to help too. The children were so well behaved and did get a reasonable amount of sleep. They thoroughly enjoyed playing together outside. James M ran incredibly fast around the track many times and the rounders game was great fun.
The children will have seen a different side to the adults who stayed with them. Who knew that Mrs Hinstridge knows such funny campfire songs? Or that Mrs Purchase could run so fast when chased? Of course, it would be wrong to comment on who snores the loudest or who has the funniest bed hair in the morning… but the children are bound to spill the beans if asked!
We still have all the final week activities to enjoy but have enjoyed looking back and thinking about our favourite moments. Soon the time will come to move on and so we have also been thinking ahead.
Rosa can’t wait to go to Burwell House and Daniel is looking forward to a change of classroom and different lessons. Zara is a little bit nervous about her new teachers and Dominika thinks, “I might be a bit shy going to Year 4 but it won’t last!”
All the children agreed that Year 3 has been fun. As staff, we agree!
Good luck in Year 4! Keep working hard and smiling lots,
From Mrs Davey, Mrs Ede, Mrs Purchase, Mrs Anderson and Mrs Moore.