This year is flying by so quickly, to think we’re over half way through the third term already is almost alarming. The passing of time is relentless, but so is the learning. This term has seen our focus change to our novel study of the excellent Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. It’s a novel filled with symbolism, imagery and characterisation, and our studies have taken us deep into a complex analysis which will enrich the comprehension skills of the students. However, it’s not all about sitting at our desks and being serious (although we do need a healthy amount of that), but term three has also included a great deal of hands-on fun. We’ve got down on the carpet to check our knowledge of capacity; we’ve worked in friendship groups to construct rockets for science week; we’ve had our faction carnival following a lot of training and sports lessons; and this week we have book week and will attend a talk from a visiting author. We haven’t taken a break from our learning to fit in all these activities, rather, they are a vital part of our teaching and learning – we’ve simply taken a break from our desks.