We have been talking about things that made us happy. We wrote a list of the most important ones and shared them with the class. We also found out about what makes children in other parts of the world happy, after watching a video clip on the British Council schools resource website.
After finding out where Ethiopia was in Africa, we found out about a little girl called Amran and what made her happy. Ask your child what it was..
Year 3 visit to The Baltic and Blacksmiths Needle sculpture with residents of Wood Green
Some of our project homework - rockets
Year 3 visit to Newcastle Keep
Year 3 had a great visit to Newcastle Keep today. It was very cold especially on the top of the roof. We could see all of Newcastle. We walked around the castle and looked at the Great Hall, dungeons, store rooms, toilets and the place where the gong farmers worked. We investigated lots of different armour and helmets as well as learning how to fight with swords.
Letters from Lord Felling to find out whether he thinks we are good at our jobs
Researching then drama to act out the different jobs done by people living in castles
World Religion Day - investigating different artefacts from different religions
Wood Green-Recipe for Life activities - what ingredients make a good life
Making Christmas biscuits as part of "Recipe for life" project with Wood Green residents
Enjoying our home made soup and painting together at Wood Green
Working alongside residents of Wood Green to make vegetable soup
Ten pupils from Year 3 will be visiting residents of Wood Green in Bill Quay for the next 6 weeks to work along side them, learning new skills from each other. This week every one worked together to peel a variety of vegetables to make a soup.
More pupils will take part after the Christmas holidays.
World Food Day celebrations - Year 3 investigated where in the world food came from by looking at food labels
Year 3 European Day of Languages - Latvian
Year 3 were very lucky to have a special visitor on European Day of Languages to teach us simple Latvian words and tell us all about life in Latvia. We also tasted a variety of Latvian foods and looked at some Latvian story books. We now have a lovely display in the hall of all our work
Year 3 investigating the variety of plants in our school grounds
Collage and clay work
Science investigation - what conditions do seeds need to grow
Every Thursday an Italian teacher, Signoria Origlio, comes in to teach us Italian.
So far we know hello, bye and we have been learning how to tell people our name.
Art in Year 3
We have been investigating buildings in our local area. We went on a walk around the local area and sketched some of the buildings. Then we made collage pictures of St Mary`s at Heworth, as well as making clay tablets of the church.
On 26th September it was European Day of Languages. Each class investigated the language and culture of different European countries. The country we found out about was Poland. Try to watch the video and learn some words.
You can find out how to say some simple Polish words by watching this video made with our Comenius partners
We will be having PE on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that you have all of your PE kit, including appropriate footwear, on these days.
Reading books get changed on a Tuesday and a Friday. Homework is set on a Friday. Please return it the following Thursday so it can be marked. Spellings are set and stuck into home-school contact book on a Friday for a test the following week.
If there are any problems, please come and have a chat.
Year3 have been investigating why worms are good for the garden and the difference between adding water to soil then soil and compost. We had to measure the soil and water really carefully.
Science in Year 3
Bread making and tasting as part of Year 3 technology
Year 3 Judo taster
Year 3 went on a visit to Newcastle Keep today.Unfortunately, due to the very strong winds, we couldn't go up onto the roof but we did visit the Great Hall, the Cellar, the toilet - garderobes -as well as walking up and down spiral staircases. Everyone had a great time and there were some super answers to David and Kathys questions.
Year 3 visit Newcastle Keep
This half term year 3 have been doing Gymnastics as part of their PE. During their Gymnastics sessions they have learnt a variety of different ways of balancing and have also been doing some me core Gymnastics skills such as rolling and jumping. Take a look at the photos of year 3 using different Gymnastics apparatus!!
Certificates for The road safety sessions. Well done!!
Scottish Dancing in Year 3
This half term year 3 have been taking part in dance as part of there PE lessons. The class have started learning about a dance topic called machines which involves the children moving like different vehicles and different types of machinery. Can you guess what modes of transport the children are?
Road Safety training
Making fruit smoothies
Making vegetable soup
Investigating what seeds need to grow
Investigating computer networks
Welcome to Year 3.
Our PE lessons will be on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Please make sure that you always have your shorts, tee shirt and suitable shoes in school on these days.
We change reading books on a Tuesday and Thursday if they have been returned to school on these days.
Reading bags are given out on a Tuesday and a Friday.
Homework is set on a Friday and is to be returned by the following Friday, at the latest .
Spellings are set on a Friday for a test the following week, on Friday morning
Pupils will be coming home soon with their times tables target booklets and will be tested on these when they feel confident with them.
Year 3 have just returned from an excellent visit to the Hindu temple, the Mandir, in Newcastle. Everyone was very well behaved and could answer lots of questions about the religion. They enjoyed finding out even more information and looking at all the fabulous statues.
Year 3 design and make a hat to go to a Roald Dahl party
Some of the Year 3 pupils take part in hockey tournament
Making Iron Man models
Year 3 have enjoyed listening to the story "The Iron Man " by Ted Hughes and we have been using the story as a stimulus for other work including writing a synopsis of each chapter, cresting similes and adjectives to describe him, comparing the book to the film "The Iron Giant" as well as investigating robots.
Year 3 have just started learning fencing skills with a coach, Zack.
He taught them about how to stand, move forward and backwards, as well as how to salute the judge and opponent. Pupils got to try out the masks this week and by the end of the 6 weeks hopefully we will be able to use the foils as well.
Halloween in Year 3
Visit to Angel of the North
On Thursday 9th October, Year 3 went to visit the Angel of the North as part of or work on the local area. We went by coach so it only took 10 minutes. When we got there, we were amazed at the height and width of it. We took some photos and spent time sketching it. We are going to display our work in class soon.
European Day of Languages-Latvia
On European Day of Languages we were very lucky to welcome Niks Mam, who came in to talk to us a bout Latvia. She told us about the country and weather, the typical foods eaten there,school life and Christmas. She also read a book to us in Latvian and taught us how to say and spell a few words such as -hello, thanks, bye and the numbers 1 to 5. Later on that day we tasted foods typical of Latvia. We have displayed all of our work in the hall.
In Science we have been learning all about plants. We set up an experiment to see if seeds need light and water to grow. We noticed some surprising changes.
Our History topic this term is The Celts, in Geography we are going to be finding out about the local area and we will be starting to learn French.
PE is going to be on Tuesday and Thursday. We will change reading books on a Tuesday and a Thursday if you return them.They will be given out on a Tuesday and a Friday. Homework and spellings will be set and tested or collected in the following Friday.