Year 3 Letter Writing

Posted: 18th January 2024

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Year 3 have started reading ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World’ as part of their core text this half term. It is a marvellous celebration of women who were extraordinary and dared to be different. Last week we focused on Gertrude Ederle, an American Olympic Swimmer who was the first ever woman to swim the English Channel, she even set a new record which was two hours faster than any of the men who had previously completed the swim. Gertrude started losing her hearing at a young age and this deteriorated as she got older. We researched the causes and affects of deafness. Children felt so strongly about being inclusive, we decided to write persuasive letters to Miss Gay to ask if we can learn sign language in class. Watch this space!

This week we have been learning about Emmeline Pankhurst, the famous Suffragette. Children learnt about Votes for Women and created information leaflets. We even discovered that our very own Mrs Newton is a distant relative of Emmeline Pankhurst!

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