Year 3

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New Home Reading Books

We have recently purchased a new Home Reading Scheme to help parents support their child’s reading at home. The new books are modern and up to date and will replace the old Ginn scheme which has served us well but was beginning to look a little dated! The new...

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Year 3 See the Light!

On Yesterday’s visit to the Centre for Life, Year 3 learnt all about ‘Light’ including how light travels in straight lines, how some materials can block or partially block light and how shadows are made, which came in very handy when the children had...

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Sainsbury School Summer Sports Day

Throughout this academic year, Mr Shields and his sports ambassadors from Year 6 have organised a series of inter-house sports competitions as part of of Sainsburys School Award programme. For summer term, this involved a number of sports on our school field...

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Author Visit – Introducing Will Mabbitt

At St Joseph’s our children love reading and we are always looking for opportunities to introduce new authors so, with the help of our kind friends at Blackwells bookshop in Newcastle, we arranged a visit to school by author Will Mabbitt. Will came into school...

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Y3 visit Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Our Y3 class got a chance to explore a rainforest environment this week when they visited Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. They learnt all about the different layers of the forest by becoming seeds themselves pretending to gradually grow into the many different...

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A Day at Beamish for the whole school.

On Friday, the whole school set off for a visit to Beamish museum. Following an outreach day earlier in the week, each class took part in special WW I and II workshops on topics ranging from evacuees, to the home front and front line soldiers. As always lots of the...

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Celebrating our First Holy Communions.

Congratulations to all those in our Year 3 class who celebrated a very special day on Saturday 11th June when they made their First Holy Communion. “The children read and sang beautifully,” said Mrs Thomson, their Class Teacher, “I was very proud of...

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Happy Birthday Your Majesty!

During our assembly this week the children learnt all about the monarchy, and in particular Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her 90th birthday on 21st April 2016. The children also learnt about how life has changed for the people of Great Britain during her reign...

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A Day of History at Segedunum

As part of their history topic, yesterday Year 3  spent the day at Segedunum, which means ‘Strong Fort’, which was built to guard the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall, and housed 600 Roman soldiers. It stood for almost 300 years as a symbol of Roman rule and a...

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Music and Sound Workshop

Dr Renwick is always a very popular visitor to our school and last term’s workshop on Music and Sound, covering learning objectives from both the Music and Science curriculum for Years 3 & 4, proved once again to be a hit with the children. “It was a...

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Attendance Reward for Y3!

As a reward for achieving the best overall attendance in the Autumn term, Y3 earned £250 to spend on a ‘class treat’. A class vote resulted in an almost unanimous decision to visit Mister Twisters indoor children’s activity centre (see photos below)....

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Performance Poetry Week

A recent visit by poet Paul Cookson, to every class in school, was used to kick start our very own Performance Poetry inter-class competition last week. The children were wowed by the poet (who also said he was ‘wowed’ by the children’s skill and...

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