Welcome to Year 3
Mrs Smith and Miss Fraser
On Tuesday, 10th December, Year 3 children and parents were involved in a council run road safety scheme: Twilight Trail. This incentive has been running since 2011 and the majority of schools in Thurrock are now involved with this Road Safety programme.
After an initial Road Safety power point, the children used their torches to find reflective and florescent items that were hidden outside in the dark.
The main message to all involved is to ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ on our very busy roads at this time of the year.
Thank you to all the parents and children that took part; it was great to see so many of you!
Road Safety Walk
Pupils participated in a short road safety walk around the school .The walk was organised and run by Thurrock Council’s Road Safety Officers and was designed to help children learn about the dangers of the road in their local environment. Pupils walked from the school gate in Gilbert Road to Grifon Road and learned how to cross the road safely at 3 points, checking for oncoming traffic and looking out for parked cars on driveways. This short but valuable walk provided another opportunity to develop children’s safety awareness.
Year 3 embarked on the first of many investigations exploring the natural environment using the school playground. They predicted what would fall from the tree in the Autumn Season and were surprised by the different leaves and species of bugs. Watch this space for the update next month!
Black History Month Sports Star
Khai -Riley La -Borde is a British Athlete, the Under 23 110-meter Hurdler and ex-pupil of Warren was the first guest speaker this week and spoke to pupils and staff about his achievements. He shared his victories, disappointments and goals in an Assembly and everyone was hooked. The athlete spoke confidently about his healthy lifestyle, the rigorous exercise regime and the mental preparation that he has to undergo as he prepares for every competition. He spoke about his scholarship to university for sports and mechanical engineering, his passion for sport, his inspiration – Jessie Owens and his parents and his travels all over the world. Khai spent some time with Year 3 discussing a ‘healthy body, healthy mind ‘topic and the Q & A session with pupils certainly impressed him as they understood the requirements for a well-balanced lifestyle!
He has won numerous National University and British sporting awards and medals and his biggest accomplishment so far is being the silver medalist in the European U23 Championships.
As Khai walked through the school building, he spoke fondly of his time at Warren and he was pleased to see that so many of the staff members that he recognised were still there (especially Mrs Brealey who taught him phonics in year 2!)
We wish him well as he prepares for the Tokyo Olympics 2020!
Year 3 have started reading the Demon Dentist and were excited to recreate their own version of Alfie's experience at the dentist which was humorous and horrendous!