Welcome to Year 3
Below is some very useful information about the learning procedures in Y3. It includes information on Accelerated Reading, spelling, online homework and more. I’m sure the children will have a successful and enjoyable year.
Y3 enjoyed a wonderful Prehistory day at Durham University. The children analysed primary sources from the Stone Age, completed an exciting gallery trail and produced Iron Age emblems by metal embossing.
Everyone had a great day, while it was also lovely to take in a few of the sites like Durham Cathedral!
Well done to our last winners of 2019!
Congratulations to our November Pupils of the Month!
Who will be crowned December Pupils of the Month? Medals will be given out just before the Christmas break.
Y3 performed their writing on our theme of ‘South Shields Children in WW2’ at the Word. The children were filmed in the Green Room and spoke with fantastic expression as they showed insightful empathy with their subject. Everyone also enjoyed using the the iPads to create iMovies related to their own version of Winston Churchill’s speech after the rescue of Dunkirk.
I’ve attached the fantastic Green Room performances for you to enjoy. Click on the image below.
The Y3 children investigated which material would be the most reflective in a science experiment. They made a reflection tester, before shining a torch onto different materials before judging the strength of reflection. The most reflective materials were then used to design a new school bag , by making it more visible to passing traffic.
During a gallery trail, Y3 investigated the issues facing South Shields families after bombing raids by German Luftwaffe planes in WW2. Children used the conscience alley strategy of deciding whether evacuation or staying at home would be the best cause of action.
Y3 enjoyed dancing along to the Skeleton Dance dressed up in their halloween costumes.
Y3 dressed as WW2 evacuees and travelled to the Ouseburn Valley to experience life in an old air raid shelter (Victoria Tunnel). They met Basil, a man who actually took refuge in the tunnel during bombing raids 1940, and he kindly shared some insightful memories.
The children later enjoyed a tour of Lauren Child’s ( former children’s Laureate) gallery at Seven Stories, where they learned about a variety of talented book illustrator’s. The children enjoyed listening to Laura Carlin’s book, ‘A World of Your Own’, before creatively drawing and writing about their own perfect world. The children completed the day by rehearsing and performing a drama depicting their own ideal world with their friends.
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