The Otters have had a fantastic start to Year 3.
In Maths, they have been learning all about place value and addition and have even begun to make exchanges with 3-digit numbers!
They have loved learning about Roald Dahl and as a class they have read The BFG, The Twits and Fantastic Mr Fox. They even had a virtual visit to the Roald Dahl museum and took part in an online writing workshop to create their own curious characters.
In History, they have learnt all about the Stone Age and prehistory. They’ve had an opportunity to look at many different artefacts such as the Amesbury Archer and Skara Brae as well as looking into their lifestyles. They are relieved to have supermarkets instead of having to hunt for their meals!
We also celebrated Black History Month. The theme this year was ‘Saluting our Sisters’ so as a class we learnt about different influential Black women and chose which one inspired us most and created a poster about them. We also created work in the vibrant style of artist Alma Thomas. We were also lucky enough to have a virtual zoom with the author of ‘Brilliant Black British History’ who discussed Britain’s history with us and afterwards we learnt about the Empire Windrush and the Windrush generation.
As a school we celebrated St Teresa’s Day, attended mass and learnt all about the Saint of our school and the symbolism of the mosaic dedicated to her in our school entrance.
I would also like to congratulate the Otters on their reading. We have been so impressed with the amount they have been reading. We have had many children entering the weekly raffle and ‘rocketing’ up towards their targets!
Well done Otters. Keep up the amazing work!