"You have brains in you head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." Oh the Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
What a fabulous start to life in the Junior School all of the children in the Year 3 Owls class have made!
On Wednesday morning, there were lots of smiley faces and excited children, eager to catch up with their friends, share their summer scrapbooks and enjoy their first school lunch! Things must have gone well because everybody came back to school on Thursday and Friday! I am really looking forward to getting to know and teaching all of the children over the next year.
Our new class story book is 'Tall Tales' by E.R. Reilly.
Owls Class Reminders:
On Friday, the Owls class held their class elections. Lots of children put themselves forward for different Pupil Voice groups. The children thought carefully about why they wanted to be voted for the role and how best to persuade their peers to vote for them. Results will be revealed early next week.
French Ambassadors - Noah & Kemp
Librarians - Archie & Georgia
Sports Crew - Rufus & Rory
Digital Leaders - Seb & William
Arts Committee - Connie & Florence
School Council - Emma & Freya
Eco-committee - Sophie
Congratulations everyone! I hope you all enjoy your new roles. First meetings with teachers will happen soon and badges will be given out.
Mrs Dawson came to school on Friday to teach the children their first violin lesson. After singing some songs to warm up our bodies and minds, the violins were given out! We learned the names of the different parts of the violin, the order of the strings and what letters they are called and then we plucked them to some music. This is called pizzicato.
We have had our first badminton coaching session at Harrogate Racquets with Vanessa and Will. We learned how to hold the racquet correctly and practiced keeping the shuttlecock in the air.
Thank you to Harrogate Racquet's Will and Vanessa who have coached the children for the past six weeks. All have the children have grown in confidence and developed their badminton skills, from improving 'keepy-uppy' scores, serving accurately and returning serve. Letters have been given out for any children who might be interested in continuing to play.
We have shared all the fabulous scrapbooks that were completed over the summer holidays. The children talked about their favourite activities and had an opportunity to look at everyone's photographs and pictures. Thank you to adults at home who supported and helped the children to complete these.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to our first open hour this morning, the classroom was very busy! The children seemed excited and proud to 'show off' their classroom and there were lots of fabulous bikes-for-the-future designed too. We certainly had earned and enjoyed our Macmillan cakes after break time too!
Well done everyone for the fabulous range of homework tasks returned and celebrated this week. There was a definite sense of pride when sharing homework and plenty of Oatlands points were earned. A fleet of Saxon boats appeared in our reading area! Thank you to all the parents and adults who have supported their children with the homework tasks.
HUGE congratulations to JJ and Freya who received a Special Mention Certificate in assembly this morning. Both children are incredibly hardworking, caring towards others and always try their very best. No-one would know they have only been in the Junior School for eight weeks!
We have finished our first class story book, "Tall Tales" by E.R. Reilly. Most children rated this book a 7,8 or 9 out of ten.
Our next class story book is one of my favourites, "The BFG" by Roald Dahl.