Home Learning WC: Monday 13th July 2020
We hope you’ve had a good week. We’ve loved seeing the posts on Seesaw of your colour changing celery experiments. Well done to those of you who entered the GSSP #Writeunite competition, your poems were fantastic. Good luck to you all!
It has been lovely to chat with some of you on the phone this week to find out how you are. Don’t worry, if we haven’t managed to catch you we will try again next week (WC 13.7.20).
It’s the last week of the Summer term. You have worked so hard over the last few months, and so have your grown-ups. Well done everyone! It’s nearly time for your Summer holiday.
We hope you enjoy the last week of term and look forward to seeing what you’ve been up to on Seesaw.
Missing you all!
The Year 3 team.
Home Learning WC: Monday 6th July 2020
We are missing you lots and hope you are all well. We know some of you are missing your brothers and sisters because they have gone back to school and you wish you had too. Remember to enjoy and make the most of your one to one time with your grown-ups.
We’ve been super impressed with all your hard work this week especially your wonderful poetry, talking about the things you didn’t know you’d miss during lockdown. Also lots of you are continuing to work hard on your maths every day, well done!
If you haven’t done it yet, try out Get Epic (in the reading section on the timetable). You can access ebooks, comics, videos, quizzes and audio books all FREE. Details of joining instructions were sent via Seesaw last week.
This week there are lots of exciting activities on your timetable. Don’t miss the #Skipunite (in the PE section) and the #Drawunite competition we have put in Tuesday afternoon.
We can’t wait to see your new posts on Seesaw!
The Year 3 Team
Home learning WC: Monday 29th June
We hope you’ve had a good week and have enjoyed the glorious weather!
It has been lovely to the posts on Seesaw of some of the brilliant work you have been doing. We have been particularly impressed with your Anglo Saxon illuminated letters and your descriptive lockdown poetry.
Following is the timetable and resources for this week’s activities. It includes Sports Day, which would have been on Tuesday, so we thought it might be nice for you to have your own Sports Day at home. Wednesday’s afternoon activity is to write a poem about sports day for the #WRITEUNITE competition. All details are further down this page. We hope lots of you will take part in this competition.
There are only 3 more weeks left of the term, so keep working hard, you’re doing so well.
Missing you lots!
The Year 3 Team
Home Learning WC: 22nd June 2020
We are missing you all and hope you are well.
Thank you for keeping in touch with us over Seesaw. It is really nice to see what you are doing. As usual, we have been very impressed with the work you have posted on Seesaw this week. We have been particularly pleased with your Black Lives Matter posters.
A special thank you to all your parents and carers who are doing a wonderful job supporting you with your home learning. Well done grown ups!
Thank you to those of you who sent in your report comments, if you haven’t sent yours in yet, then please do so this week.
We are dealing with lots of changes right now in this current situation. We can look for the good things about it to help ourselves feel better. For Monday’s PSHE activity, we thought it would be nice for you to create a list with all the positive and negative changes of lockdown. But remember, these changes won’t last forever.
Please find following the timetable of suggested activities for this week and resources below.
The year 3 team
Hello Southern Europe,
I’m missing you all lots! Once again, you have made me very proud to be your teacher this week. I have been SO impressed with the work you have done, particularly your World Oceans Day plastic sculptures. Thank you to those of you who have also sent in your letter to your classmates; they have really made me smile. I hope you have enjoyed reading each others’ letters on Seesaw.
This week’s home learning includes your Report Comment. Please complete this activity this week and send it to me via Seesaw by the end of the week.
Below is a suggested timetable for this week, remember this is just a guide, please do what is best for you.
Stay safe and keep smiling Year 3!
Home Learning WC: Monday 8th June
We hope you are all keeping safe and well. It’s been lovely to see some of the wonderful fossils you have made, read the poems you have written and be captivated by your Bridget Riley optical illusion art on Seesaw this week!
Please find following this week’s timetable. There are a few exciting additional activities this week including Bike Week, World Oceans Day and The Blaydon Races!
We also think it would be nice for you to write a letter to your classmates as you haven’t seen them for quite some time. We’ve given you some ideas in Wednesday’s PSHE lesson. Please post your letter on Seesaw and we will share one letter with the rest of the class each day.
We hope you enjoy your week.
Stay safe and keep smiling!
With best wishes
The Year 3 Team
Home Learning WC: Monday 11th May
We hope you’ve all had a good weekend. We were very impressed with all the wonderful entries for the VE Day competition. There were decorative hats and delicious looking cakes! Lots of you had also put up lovely VE day bunting to celebrate the 75th Anniversary. The winner from each class will be announced soon.
This week we have 2 exciting things going on:
The first is #DANCEUNITE. Unfortunately, the Dance Festival had to be cancelled this year. However, Gateshead Schools Sports Partnership have set up a virtual dance event for all the schools in Gateshead to take part in. There are rehearsals all week and then on Friday you can join the whole of Gateshead for a dress rehearsal and final performance. You might even spot a few teachers getting involved too!
The second is that it is International Nurses Day on Tuesday. Florence Nightingale was born 200 years ago on 12th May. We have given you some activities linked to Florence Nightingale and ask that you put a light (or a picture of a light) in your window at 8.30pm on Tuesday evening to say thank you to all the nurses who are working so hard.
We have given you all the details of suggested activities and links on the timetable itself and any resources are attached below it. As usual, please choose activities from the timetable that suit you and your child. Most importantly, stay safe and well. We hope you all have a good week.
With best wishes,
The Year 3 Team
We hope you are all safe and well. Please find attached a suggested timetable and resources for week commencing 27th April. These are ideas to keep the children busy, active and in some sort of routine. Feel free to pick and choose what suits you and your child. We know lots of you are trying to work from home alongside home schooling, so please don’t stress over it, just do what you can.
You may have noticed that we included a Relax Kids Calm Pack in the resources last week and this week we have added a Rainbow Pack. Feel free to use these as your PSHE. They have lovely exercises and activities to help your children feel more relaxed and calm during this unsettling time.
It’s been lovely to see what you’ve been doing on Seesaw – many of you have been learning to cook and doing gardening and learning some fantastic new skills in the process. Keep the posts coming!
Take care and stay safe
The Year 3 team
Monday 20th April
Dear parents and carers,
First of all, a huge thank you from the Year 3 Team! We have been so impressed with all the wonderful things your children have been doing and know that this is thanks to your support and encouragement.
We are aware that many of you are working from home alongside trying to help your children learn and appreciate that this is not easy during what is already a challenging time. We are suggesting daily activities on the timetable and will also give you details of other websites that might be useful. However, we would like to stress that these are only suggestions and know that some activities require more adult support than others, so please choose what suits you and your child best.
Further to the timetable that we added to the website on Friday for this week’s learning, we also wanted to share with you two new learning resources that have become available as of this morning (we have also sent you these via Marvellous Me).
BBC Bitesize have introduced daily home learning lessons. There are 3 lessons per day: maths, English and one other area of the curriculum. These look quite fun and include a variety of activities.
Oak National Academy has also released daily home learning lessons, which for today is a maths lesson, reading comprehension and a history lesson. These include an online quiz and online teaching.
Wishing you all a good week and looking forward to seeing what the children have been up to on Seesaw.
Take care and stay safe
Debbie Hamilton & Emily Rochester
I hope you have all made the most of the sunshine this week and enjoyed your first week learning from home. Thank you to those children (and parents) who have uploaded pictures, videos and comments to Seesaw. It's been wonderful to see what so many of you have been up to. You've really made me smile! If you haven't had a look at Seesaw yet, it's really easy to use and I'd love to see what you have been doing (check Marvellous Me for your log ins).
Over the weekend, I would like you to do lots of things that you enjoy e.g. relax, play games, read a book, watch a movie, play with your toys. But most importantly, enjoy spending quality time with your family.
Please find below this week’s suggested timetable and resources.
Miss you all. Stay happy, healthy and safe.
Please find below a suggested timetable. We thought this might help you to structure your learning. The blue underlined words are links and can be clicked on to take you straight to the relevant websites. We’ll upload a new timetable for each school week.
Friday 20th March 2020
Over the last 4 weeks we have been taking part in Pedestrian Training with Rachel, Eve and Jocelyn from Schools Go Smarter Tyne and Wear. In the first week, we learnt the Green Cross Code. In the second week, we learnt to cross roads normally. In the third week, we learnt how to cross at a T-junction. We played a game of 10s to see who could get to the other side without losing any points. Today, we learnt how to cross between parked cars. Thank you so much to Rachel, Eve and Jocelyn. We now know how to cross safely. At the end we all got a pencil and a certificate!
By Rachel and Rose
Thursday 12th March 2020
Learning about Cochlear Implants
We had a fascinating lesson from Ivy this week. On Monday, Ivy went with her little sister Penny to the hospital to see what happened when Penny’s cochlear implant was switched on.
Ivy brought in Colin the Cochlear Koala to meet us. Ivy used Colin to demonstrate to the rest of the class how cochlear implants work. She talked about the fact that the batteries have to be charged every night and that they are put in a special box with a Dri-Brik inside.
Ivy was fantastic when she took questions from the class and answered them really clearly and in detail. She was very fair and made sure that everyone that wanted to ask a question could. I was very proud of Ivy. What a mature young lady she is!
Because of the cochlear implants, Penny can now hear a lot better.
Friday 28th February
A Special Parcel
On Tuesday, Mrs McKie came in with a special delivery. It was a giant box full of hay. Inside there was a huge egg and a letter.
Some words were written in different languages. We used Google Translate to find out what it said. The first part was in Latin. It said We believe in Dragons. The second part was in German. It said European Dragon Museum. Please have a look at the photo of the letter to see what it said.
We have looked after the Tyne Mud Dragon egg very carefully and enjoyed thinking about what a Tyne Mud Dragon might be like. We have drawn it and written about it. It was very exciting and we are waiting to see it hatches. If it does, Miss Armstrong, please can we keep it as a class pet?
Friday 14th February 2020
Ancient Greek Artefacts
In History we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. We borrowed some artefacts from a museum so we could learn more about them. We had lots of fun doing it. We discovered that the Ancient Greeks used knuckle bones to play Jacks.
Written by Zoe & Ivy
31st January 2020
History – Ancient Greeks
In history this week, we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. Ancient Greece was not one single nation, but a group of hundreds of city-states. Two of the largest were Athens and Sparta, who were often at war with each other. The Athenians invented democracy, a system that allows citizens to vote on important matters. However, women, children and slaves were not allowed to vote.
The Ancient Greeks were one of the most influential civilizations in history. Many of the words that we use today have Ancient Greek origins, such as:
Accident - From the Greek word cid (to fall).
Panic - From the name of Ancient Greek goat-god Pan, who spread terror among the nymphs.
Telephone - From the Greek word tele (far). This word is a voice from far away.
Dinosaur - From deinos (terrible)and savra (lizard)
Planet - From the Greek verb planomai (to wander). The Ancient Greeks thought these were wandering stars.
And of course…
Democracy - From demos (people) and kratos (power). It simply means: Power to the People!
31st January 2020
We had a wonderful time this morning reading out loud our independent defeating a monster stories to the other year 3 class. It was lovely to hear each other’s stories and tell our friends what we liked about their stories.
24th January 2020
Design and Technology
This half term we are going to be making our own maze, or labyrinth, out of paper.
After looking at images of mazes made out of different materials, we experimented with different ways to make paper stand up to form a barrier. It wasn’t as easy as we thought it would be, but we persevered and found lots of different ways. Mrs Hamilton was very impressed with our ideas!
We used different techniques such as folding, cutting, sticking, joining and bending.
We decided to recycle scrap paper for our experimental work because it is better for the environment.
Have a look at the pictures below to see some of our creative ideas.
Thursday 19th December 2019
Paper Christmas Baubles
Yesterday, we had so much fun making paper baubles with Mrs Richter! We used 4 strips of paper and we made 2 crosses. Then we drew on them. We put the two crosses together and then pulled the strips upwards and joined them together at the top. It needed a lot of concentration or else it would all go wrong! We tied some wool on the top so we could hang the bauble up. I took mine home and hung it on my mum and dad’s door. Some people made more baubles at home. We really enjoyed making them.
Monday 9th December 2019
The children had fantastic time on Friday at Woodhorn Museum, as part of our topic about local mining history.
They explored original colliery buildings and watched machinery whizz into action. They saw how the shaft was sunk, how the mine was ventilated and how the cage lowered men into the ground safely.
Working Down The Pit
They got dressed for dirty work down the coal mine where they crawled through tunnels. They discovered the tools that helped keep the miners safe underground and found out what it was like to bend their back digging for coal.
The Art of Mining
The children were inspired by the paintings of the Ashington Group, also known as the Pitmen Painters, and had a go at recreating some of their best loved work. The workshop introduced the pupils to some of the techniques used to create the paintings, including perspective, light and dark and details.
How To Make A Revolting Sandwich by George
Sandwiches are a tasty staple for a party or a picnic, but this version has a revolting twist. Whether you are playing a prank on an annoying sibling or a wicked queen, this recipe should do the trick!
I hope it does the trick!!!
How to Make A Revolting Sandwich by Maia
Sandwiches are normally a tasty snack for a packed lunch, a party or even a picnic, but this one takes a horrible twist. Whether you’re playing a trick on an annoying sibling or a bossy queen, this will do the trick!
I hope they hate it!
It is one of your best opportunities to learn. Rose
If you wanted to go somewhere, but you couldn’t go, you could go there in a book. Amelia G
Reading is fun! Joseph
I like reading because it makes me happy. Jonny
You learn new vocabulary and you become more fluent. Lily
I love to read because it helps you to learn. Billy Joe
Even if you don’t think you’ll need reading for your job, you still need to learn to read because otherwise you might not understand other people. Ivy
It makes me think I’m inside the book. Mason
If you don’t know how to read, you don’t know how to spell. James
When I go to bed my mum reads me some stories and it’s always nice because it helps me to be calm and have nice dreams. Matthew
Before I go to bed I read a book because I really like reading books. Annabel
Reading can take you far, far away. Roo
I like reading because it is fun. Billytom
I like reading because I can go to a different world. Noah
Reading makes me very, very happy. Jessie
I like reading because I can find out about fun places to go. Dylan
Books are just different worlds waiting to be opened. Amelia H
I love reading! Sophia
Reading is dreaming without being asleep. Maia
Reading is magic. Loic
If you read, your imagination will grow. Isaiah
If you read, your imagination can go anywhere. Zoe
If you have a game, books can tell you how to play it. Reilly
Read and see where it takes you. Roxi
I like reading because it helps me calm down and sometimes it helps me go to sleep. Rachel
You need to be able to read to follow instructions. Georgia
Reading makes me quiet and calm. Edward
I love reading information books so that I can learn new things. Stephen
A book is just a new world waiting to be opened. Louie
I like to read at bed-time because it helps me get to sleep. Isaac
I like to be read to at night time in my pyjamas, snuggled in bed. George
Friday 18th October 2019
This week we were very lucky to have a visit from the author Adam Bushnell. He worked with us in class and we each created and described a monster and a hero. After we had written our descriptions, he came back to our class again and we wrote a battle scene between our monster and our hero. What super writing! Here are some of them:-
The Battle by Annabel
At that very moment, Wondereus threw her boomerang headband but she missed. Then she saw its sharp, sharp teeth. She was shaken, but said “I’m still not scared of you!” With one slice of her boomerang the monster fell down dead!
The Battle by Zoe
Wasting no time, the hyper monster shot out smoke from its nose. Almost at once, Mollyeus stepped forward and spun her marvellous mace in the air. As soon as she spoke, the monster stung her with his bee stinger. Mollyeus said “You are going to die!” The monster said “Really?” Mollyeus drew her sword and said “Ding!” The monster shot out fire from his human feet. The hero Mollyeus took a deep breath. As quick as a wink the monster stole Mollyeus’ sword and chopped off her head!
The Battle by Amelia
At once, Amelia took her sword out and hit the monster. Suddenly, the monster tangled her in his tongue. Instantly, Amelia wrapped her hook around the monster. In the end, Amelia took her glitter bow and killed the monster with it.