Year 3

YEAR 3 2017-18

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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 to tell...

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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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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 bastion...

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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 very interactive...

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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). "It was...

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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 enthusiasm)...

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Zoo Academy Visit School

To help with various curriculum topics (Classification in Y6 and Writing Non-Fiction texts in Y3), two of our classes organised a visit by Zoo Academy, who brought a number of very unusual creatures into the classes including Giant Millipedes, Albino rats, Giant...

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