Transition Fortnight

During transition week the current year two class have enjoyed getting to know their new class teacher and settled in to year three classroom..

During this time we have discussed expectations for the juniors as well as getting used to the new KS2 yard and playing with the older boys and girls.

We have been busy bees these last two weeks. In class, we have completed some comprehension, as well as revised spellings and handwriting using letter join.

We have enjoyed planning, designing and making necklaces for the summer fare. Following this we have written instructions on how we made our necklaces and also evaluated the process.

In Maths, we have continued with Inspire and studied shapes. This included further challenge, learning about nets of shapes and an end of unit revision.

Spring Term 2

We’ve had a busy term in Year 3. After Christmas, we completed our “Keep Calm and Carry On” World War II topic. The children thoroughly enjoyed this topic and produced some fantastic work, including a brilliant non-chronological report on World War II, a character description on Winston Churchill, reports and diary entries during our ‘Ryhope’ break-out week.

After February half-term, we completed our “Myths and Legends” topic. As part of this, we had a specialist artist who came in to school every Friday afternoon to complete a project, which will be displayed in school. Keep your eyes peeled!

The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about Greek myths and legends and completed independent research about them including Hercules, Zeus and Poseidon, which enabled them to produce some fantastic work in their books.

A special event happened in school where we had the chance to meet former British long jump record holder Chris Tomlinson, who is famous for competing at the Olympics in 2004, 2008 and 2012. We participated in a whole school sponsored sports event in which we completed different activities. The children had a great time and enjoyed keeping fit and after the event we had the chance to have a “Question and Answer” session as a whole school and enjoyed asking lots of questions about him and his life.

We’ve continued to have a focus on our community links and British values this term and had the opportunity to visit the brand new library in town. The children completed activities including wordsearches and finding their favourite books and were able to sign up to the library service and take a book home.

We also visited Campground Waste and Recycling Centre in Gateshead and learned all about reducing, reusing and recycling our waste into something new. We got the chance to make our own sheets of paper from mulched up newspaper. We are definitely going to make more of an effort to recycle at home and reuse our waste in school. Did you know that a fleece jacket can be made from 25 plastic bottles?

Additionally as a class to contribute to our British Values and community links we collected toys, clothes, books and games for those not as fortunate as us and donated these to St. Paul’s charity shop in Ryhope to help their charity. As a whole school, we also took part in Comic Relief Day by coming dressed in red and paying a donation, which we

Y3 Curriculum

Spring Term 1

Last term, the children completed our “Keep Calm and Carry On World War II” topic. They thoroughly enjoyed this topic and produced some fantastic work, which we've displayed in school (see above), including a brilliant non-chronological report on World War II, a character description on Winston Churchill, reports and diary entries during our ‘Ryhope’ break-out week.

Our new theme this half-term is ‘Myths and Legends.’ The class are really looking forward to learning about this topic and they will be creating their own myths.
Also, a specialist artist will be working with Year 3 this half term to produce some amazing work on this topic.

In the last 2 weeks we have enjoyed the ' Show must go on' breakout week. we did work based on Mary Poppins.

Class Worship
The date of our class worship is Friday 17th February and will be about ’Families.’ We look forward to seeing you and hope you can attend

Autumn Term

In Year 3 this term we have been exploring British Values. During the first week of term we were discussing and debating our culture and came up with our own rights and responsibilities. We have focused on charity and its importance.

Our topic this term is Superheroes. We have written character descriptions and reported on some of our favourite characters. We have been improving our writing by focusing on brilliant description.

In Science we are exploring Rocks and Soils and have been learning about the different types of rock and their origins.

As a class, in Maths, we have become very confident with place value and have solved some challenging problems.

In our class we have a quiet reflective area, where we can say our prayers to God.

We also have a class worship book where we can answer questions about God and say prayers.

Accelerated reader has helped us with our reading and we have been completing quizzes in school. We love our character-themed reading corner, which is encouraging us to read. We can’t wait to get to 1,000,000 words.