Welcome to Year 3 2021-2022
Class 3 Trip to the Hindu Temple
On Thursday, Class 3 enjoyed a trip to the Hindu Temple in Newcastle. It supported all the work they have been doing in their class lessons and brought their learning to life! They met Kirtida, a Hindu priest, and asked and answered questions. They got dressed up in Hindu costume, played the drums and watched some Hindu worship before enjoying a delicious meal of rice, vegetarian curry, puri bread and ice cream! The children thoroughly enjoyed their experience.
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Year 3 Learning First Aid
Class 3 enjoyed working with Helen last Friday learning how to help someone in need. They followed the DR ABC reminder and practised this on some dummies. They even had a go at doing some CPR and learnt how to put each other in to the ‘recovery position’ Well done! View our Video Short
Year 3&4 Cricket Festival
On Wednesday Class 3 went to the Year 3&4 Cricket Festival at Bishop Auckland Cricket Club.
They had a great time trying out different cricket skills: bowling, catching, fielding etc and enjoyed a very sunny morning. The club are looking for new members and running free sessions for boys and girls on Tuesday evenings from 5.30-6.30pm if anyone is interested.
Class 3 Trip to the River Gaunless
It was third time lucky for Class 3 who visited the River Gaunless, in the grounds of Auckland Castle, on Monday. The children looked at various river features and saw how the river channel had been eroded. They saw where the R. Gaunless, R. Wear and Coundon Beck all meet and took measurements of width, depth and speed of water in the Coundon Beck. They looked for living things in/near the river and even created some art work using the natural materials. The weather was glorious this time around! Click any image to view as a gallery.
Year 3 Jubilee Celebrations
Year 3 Trip
Year 3’s trip in March 22 to track the course of the River Gaunless as an enhancement to the class Geography topic was going so well until the snow came! Click the images to see them in full view.
Seaside Holidays in the 50s
Year 3 enjoyed meeting Mrs Ann Golightly who came into class to share some of her memories about ‘Seaside’ holidays and daytrips in the 1950s. The class are currently developing their historical understanding of the concept of CHANGE and they are doing this by finding out about holidays before/after and during the 1950s. They are using different sources of evidence and were able to ask the visitor lots of questions about the past. Mrs Golightly brought a PowerPoint of slides and shared some pictures of her family at the local beaches, plus her favourite place, Blackpool! The children really enjoyed the afternoon and rounded it off with a sing-song and a Punch and Judy show.
Class 3: Ukulele Lessons
On Tuesday, Class 3 were excited to have a lesson with music teacher, Mrs Coulls who introduced them to the ukulele. First, they listened to the Ukulele Orchestra of GB playing a piece of music. Next, they learned all the parts of the ukulele e.g. fret, neck etc plus the names of the 4 strings: GCEA. They had a good way to remember the names of the strings by saying: Go Crazy Every Afternoon!
The children strummed and plucked the strings and made very good progress in their first lesson because they were very good listeners. Well done Class 3!
On Tuesday children from Years 3 to 6 took part in tree planting at Bishop Auckland Rugby Club. We were given this opportunity by Oases North East in recognition of the school’s success in being awarded the Platinum Green Trees Award last year. Before Christmas, KS1 classes were visited by Grace Johnson from Oases to plant seeds which will grow into trees of the future.
Special well done to the children from Year 3 and 4 who took part in the Football League over the past few weeks. Some of the children had never played football before, but were so proud to represent St Anne’s in the competition. We are all so very proud of you and look forward to future competitions!
A special thank you to Mr Hodgson and Mrs Tonge for taking the team to King James each week and for their coaching skills.
Class 3 Trip to St Anne’s CE Church, Bishop Auckland.
On Wednesday, Class 3 went for a visit to St Anne’s CE Church in the Market Square. They were welcomed by Reverend Matt and Alison who helped them to learn more about the symbols in the Christian church. They started the session with some worship and then went on a ‘Cross Hunt’ to see how many crosses they could find around the church- some people found over 60 crosses!
Next, they taught us about the other objects we see in a Christian church like the lectern, the paschal candle, the altar, the stained glass windows, the font and even the Bishop’s throne.
Reverend Matt explained why different colours are used at certain times of the church’s year and he showed the different vestments of green, red, purple and white. The children’s RE lessons were brought to life by their visit to church and they were a credit to the school.
Well done Class 3!
Bowes Museum Trip
Class 3 enjoyed a fantastic trip to Bowes Museum on Tuesday. They took part in a Stone Age to Iron Age workshop and were able to handle artefacts from long ago, including a bronze axe which was thousands of years old! The children learnt about and handled early Stone Age tools like a hammer stone, tools made from bone and antlers, plus a flint scraper and arrowhead. They saw iron jewellery and a spearhead.
Later, the class enjoyed a craft session where they created their own clay pot based on the style of the pottery brought by ‘The Beaker’ people during the Neolithic/Bronze Age. The children practised different skills and used a range of tools to create patterns on their very own pot.
The day was rounded off with a trip to the gift shop and a great day was had by all!
Welcome to Year 3 2020-2021
Welcome back to a new school year and welcome to Year Three! Here are a few things to note that will help everyone settle into their new routine in the coming weeks.
- Welcome to Year 3 (Letter to Parents)
- Year 3 Long Term Planning 2020-2021
- Year 3 Planning Autumn 2020
- Non Negotiable Parent Leaflet – Year 3 202021
You can find out further information about our curriculum and our curriculum plans on our website. View the End of Year Expectations booklet which provides information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.