Week 1 - W/E 8th September

Wow! What a wonderful start to Year 3!


The new school year began with a few nervous faces but these quickly changed into smiles as we settled in and started our time at Bushey Manor.


We started our week by writing about our summer holiday. It was lovely to hear about where everyone had been and the exciting things they had been up to.


On Tuesday we met Mrs Djora, our new Associate Head. We had a really exciting assembly in which we sat inside a huge inflatable ring whilst the teachers ran around on it, trying to catch each other. They were very puffed out at the end!


In English, we started reading a book called ‘The Dragon Machine’ by Helen Ward. This led to a number of activities related to Dragons which we all really enjoyed. We designed our own dragon and wrote a fact file about it. Then we investigated the settings in which our dragon might be found and made a map of Dragon Land. The week culminated with the writing of a story in which our dragon went on an adventure; all very exciting.


We completed a ‘Figure Me Out’ maths activity where we had to write calculations based on numerical facts about ourselves. We used coloured post-it notes, which was an added bonus.


Another exciting part of the week was painting a pebble to be part of our Growth Mindset display (picture to follow). We read a book called ‘The Dot’ by Peter H Reynolds. It tells the story of a little girl who discovers her artistic talent. We thought about the qualities we need to be a successful learner and a good role model to others. This has helped us develop a positive attitude to our learning.


I am already really impressed by the positive attitudes and hard work demonstrated by B3. What a great way to begin Year 3.


Next week is Roald Dahl week. A lot of our activities will be based on a book by Roald Dahl. What book do you think it might be? Also, next week are our 'Meet the Teacher' sessions on Thursday at 2.30pm and 5.00pm. I hope to see you then.