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Adventures in Wonderland!

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Welcome to Class HA

A great big welcome to WJS and to the many adventures you'll have in Year 3!

What Are We Learning?

Autumn 1st Half Term - This half term we found out about ourselves and our place in the community in the topic 'Mapping Me'.
Mapping Me took us on a journey through the human body. The skeleton was our focus as we learnt all about the different names and functions of our bones. The journey also took us around the village to the church. We studied a range of different maps, both locally and globally and identified common map symbols. 
Our trip this half term was to to Stansted Airport and we got to go behind the scenes and learnt about the different roles while watching planes take off and land. 

Autumn 2nd Half Term- This half term we travelled through time in our topic 'Time Quest'. We looked at a number of different historical periods from World War I all the way back to the prehistoric times. Whilst exploring the land of the dinosaurs we learnt about different rocks and also looked at how fossils were made. 
During English lessons we will wrote diaries, explanation texts and some poetry-some of which we read at the War Memorial in the village to commemorate the people who gave their lives during the wars. 
Our focus during maths was formal methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Spring 1st Half Term

This half term's topic was 'Wonderland' and we were looking at the story of Alice in Wonderland, exploring the different hats from the story, designing and making our own.
In maths we were looking more at written methods for multiplication and division. 
We were looking at instructions and completing an author study in English-the author we were working on was Colin Thompson. 
During science we learnt all about light and also the impact of recycling on our planet.

Spring 2nd Half Term

During this half term we will be discovering how to survive on a mountain in our topic "Operation Yeti". We will be finding out if the Yeti really exists, climbing to the top of Mount Everest and exploring different mountain ranges around the world. Our travels will take us from the prayer flags of Base Camp to the bald eagles of the Rockies.
We will be making emergency phone calls to mountain safety crews, speaking to a real-life mountaineer and going on our own expedition to hunt for the elusive Bigfoot.

OUR CLASS 

Mrs Ashton

Mrs Ashton has taught at Writtle for a while and has now taught in each year group. Her favourite school subjects are English, Science and Art. 

She loves walking on the beach and really enjoys being by the sea. Her favourite country is Canada and she likes to travel there when she can. 

Mrs Ashton enjoys art and crafty activities, she can often be found with a paintbrush, glue stick or piece of tissue paper in her hand. 

Her other favourite hobbies are baking, shopping, and enjoying afternoon tea! She loves books and enjoys catching up with what is new in the bookshop!

She is looking after design and technology this year and RE and plans out our topics as Curriculum Leader.  

Miss Reynolds 

Miss Reynolds works with us in Class H.A. as our morning L.S.A. and makes sure we are all on top form with our reading, writing, maths and spelling! She then works across Year 3 in the afternoons.  Miss Reynolds loves art and is to be found busily preparing for the new term. 

Mrs Hall, Mrs Shelton, Mrs Comley and Mrs Smith are working with specific children in our class throughout the week.  They may be working with us in the morning or afternoon.

Mrs Robinson

Mrs Robinson is our PE coach at school and will be working with us for one session a week.  She is brilliant at teaching Rugby and all kinds of sports, she can help prepare us all for the 2020 Olympics!

She also loves a sporting competition so could be training you to compete in cross country, gymnastics, athletics or a multitude of other sporting challenges even cheerleading.  

Mr Sills

Mr Sills is a musical wizard!  He will be seeing us on a Thursday for one session in the first half term of every new term.   We will be practising our recorder playing and learning lots of new notes. 

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