We will be continuing our adventures in Egypt. This term we will be finding out about Egyptian homes, foods and lifestyles. We will compare the climate in Egypt to the climate in the UK and learn the names of the continents and seas. We will have the opportunity to find out about different styles that the artists Henry Matisse, Paul Klee and Victor Vasarely all use. In science we will look at what plants are growing around us by exploring in the school garden. We are also excited to learn more language skills as we continue to learn more Spanish words and phrases.
Tennis (Wednesday 20th June)
A group of Year 3 children took part in the tennis festival at Bishop Barrington. This was a great experience. We had two teams, one of which came second overall and the other team game 5th. The children enjoyed learning new skills and had fun playing tennis matches against other schools. They showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the day and supported each other.
Beamish Visit (Wednesday 11th July)
Last week year 3 visited Beamish as part of our Learning Challenge. We all had a fabulous day learning about what life was like in the Victorian times. They experienced riding on a tram, visiting a Victorian school and looking inside the pit cottages. The children took part in an investigation wehere they interviewed the Deputy Pit Manager, local neighbours and school teachers to try and find out what happened to James white, a 12 year old who worked at the mines. We stepped back in time and went into the coal mine. “It was so dark and scary!”. After lots of discussions they decided that life is much easier now for children in 2018! Nobody wanted to work in the mines!
Our Learning Challenge this term focuses on the question ‘Who Came First?’ As historians, we will be exploring the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. We will be experiencing life as it was in the Stone Age using the outdoors and the natural resources that surround us.
As scientists, we will be investigating rocks and soils. We will be researching and exploring what our Earth is made up of and how it impacts on life! We will work scientifically to investigate the properties of rocks and soil to help us understand more about them.
Julio Visit –
Paul Cookson –
Refuge Work – We welcomed Paddington Bear and Aunt Lucy into our family in Class 3
We Read the original story of Paddington to find out why he came to the UK. We talked about how Paddington is like many other children who have become refugees .through no fault of their own.
We made luggage labels to send to parliament asking them to look after our refugee children and help them find their families.