Christmas Party!

On Wednesday, Year 3 and 4 had a Christmas party in school. They played party games, took part in a quiz – not just any quiz, the BIG Christmas 2018 quiz – ate hot dogs and popcorn and watched Father Christmas. We all had lots of fun and it was lovely to see the two classes socialising together.We really exercised our right to rest and play that day!

School Nurse

On Monday KS2 were visited by the  school nurse Annette and she reminded us of some basic hygiene we may have forgotten especially how to wash our hands correctly. She showed us a good technique to use and reminded us we should be spending the length of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice…Continue Reading

Welcome back to school!

First of all, a big welcome back to school! Year 3 have settled in really well and have adapted to life in the Juniors without any problems. During this half term, Year 3 are working with a basketball coach each Monday afternoon. They have been learning how to pass and dribble the ball as well…Continue Reading

Year 3 allotment visit

Year 3 are involved in an inter-generational gardening project focusing on meeting elderly residents from a local care home. The venue is the Big Local Allotment in Bensham, opposite Armstrong House. Over four sessions the children are finding out how to maintain and run an allotment. They have been involved in weeding, planting, sieving soil…Continue Reading

Year 3 go roaming around a Roman fort!

For our end of year trip, Year 3 had a great day out visiting the Roman fort of Arbeia in South Shields. First we had a session of hands-on archaeology where the children found lots of evidence of Roman remains. They also looked at a range of artifacts such as pottery, metal work and bones.…Continue Reading

Our S.T.E.M week visitors

In Corpus Christi this week, we have been raising the children’s awareness of careers that use science, technology, engineering and maths- or S.T.E.M. for short. To help us do this we have had three really interesting visitors to Year 3. First was Mr. Nelson, who works for Nissan. He explained all about the robots and…Continue Reading

3D Shapes

Year 3 have been making some fantastic skeleton models of 3-D shapes using straws and plasticine. This has really helped the children to develop their language about the properties of shapes.                                                Continue Reading

Green Fingers in Year 3

Year 3 are currently involved in a community project to learn about growing flowers and vegetables. This linked with our science topic on plants perfectly! Earlier in the month we carefully planted some seeds and then placed them on the windowsill in the classroom. We have watered them and now have a jungle of plants…Continue Reading