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Year 3 - Miss Mole & Mrs McGovern


We have been researching and celebrating 75 years since D-Day. We created fact files about D-Day and even researched some people who took part in D-Day who were from Newcastle. 


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Year Four have been learning about water safety this week at the swimming baths, they will need a swimming kit for next Monday.




Year Four enjoyed solving a murder! Walbottle staff worked with us to investigate a crime. We were detectives and had lots of fun.

We had lots of fun learning archery skills. Lots of us scored highly! Year 4's are looking forward to taking part in rugby sessions every Friday afternoon.
What a wonderful trip! Thank you to Mr Lamb and Mrs Fullard for accompanying us and well done to everyone for a fabulous day, we were very proud of you. As part of our geography topic about the history of the Quayside and the River Tyne, Year Three and Four sailed down the Tyne and learned many interesting facts about the river and Newcastle and Gateshead.
We planned and carried out fair investigations in science. We learned about the work of famous artists and made Norman Cornish houses too this week.
Exploring and identifying plants. We measured growth and sketched plant details.
Lots of fun in music!

A wonderful and very busy first week back! Year Four have started their swimming lessons - please ensure that they have an appropriate costume and are not wearing earings on a Monday. We have all begun to learn how to play the ukulele and will continue this for the rest of the term, and lots of us stayed at Broomley Grange for two nights and took part in many fun and challenging activities. Thank you to everyone for your help in ensuring that everyone was collected with the correct luggage safely on Friday.


We have hundreds of photographs and I have added a small selection below but your child will be given a copy of all of the photos to keep. Children took part in activities in the woods, completed the zip wire, climbing wall, assault course, high ropes, Jacob's ladder, crate stacking, campfire and lighting a fire then toasted marshmallows and lots more. Eventually, we got some sleep!


I hope you are all fully recovered and rested after the bank holiday and look forward to our river cruise down the River Tyne on May 18th! We also have an author, Mark Carton, visiting Year Three next Monday and your child can purchase a copy of his book if they wish. Finally, we are running a school Book Fair next week after school, and for anyone who cannot make it, on Tuesday pm your child will have an opportunity to purchase a book if they wish.


Another busy and fun half term in Year 3/4. If you have any questions please feel free to come in and speak to me or any of the LKS2 team.

Have a wonderful Easter everybody! Well done for all of your hard work and effort in our phase play - you were amazing! Have a very happy Easter.
We have enjoyed Shakespeare week this week, especially creating Shakespearean insults! We learned what an idiom is and performed scenes from Macbeth and wrote our own spells. Look out for a class cauldron coming soon!
Lots of Shakespearean maths this week! We solved problems using shillings and pence (d) and went shopping in Tudor times. We calculated ages and used timelines and found out about the plague in the year that William Shakespeare was born. We sorted data into tally and bar charts and learned how to calculate the mean, mode and median.
We solved tricky fraction problems involving types of doughnuts. Then we got to eat them!
We had lots of fun this week taking part in science activities and finding out about changes, sound and lots more.
Well done to everyone whose work has been published in a poetry book! Look out for a copy in the school library.
More fraction fun! We solved problems, found fractions of numbers and amounts, several fractions and learned about decimals. We are beginning to order decimals and round them to the nearest whole number. We found equivalent fractions and could count in tenths and hundredths.
We solved lots of fraction problems this week and tackled some tricky questions! We made our own books about fractions and to tell fraction stories on World Book Day and are enjoying reading about the life of Ada Lovelace.
Lots of World Book Day fun, games, drama, drawing, reading and finding out how authors and illustrators create their books this week. We explored new authors and thank you for your support in producing some amazing costumes. We entered competitions for designing a book token and bookmarks and don't forget to redeem your free World Book Day book!
Delicious honey cakes!
Thank you for your support in making some wonderful pyramids and honey cakes at home. We've had some amazing jewellery, presentations, facts, questions, death masks, cakes, pyramids, word searches and lots more!
We made Egyptian Shaduf's.
We investigated changing the pitch of instruments and ways of making and changing sounds. We planned and carried out fair tests and have started to learn British sign language. We know how our ear works and have been learning about sound in science.
Father Alun visited our class this week and told us lots of information about the Bible. We looked at different Bibles and tried reading some Greek. We asked lots of questions and learned a lot. Thank you Father Alun for a lovely visit.
More delicious Ancient Egyptian Honey Cakes - well done!
We celebrated Chinese New Year by singing in Chinese and reading music to accompany ourselves on the glockenspiel, reading stories, learning about the Year of the Rooster and all of the other animals, watching the story of Chinese New Year and being crafty. Happy New Year.
Tasting Honey Cakes.
Another busy week. Well done everyone for writing some fabulous stories for the 500 words competition. We joined in with the BBC interactive lesson and will work on redrafting these in school, children can then submit their finished stories for judging. We had a visit from the RSPB and learnt a lot about native birds. We took part in a survey and went outside to see which types we could hear and spot. Keep the Egyptian projects coming! Well done to everyone so far who has researched, made jewellery, wrote, created IT presentations and baked honey cakes. There are plenty of weeks left but well done!

Spring Term

Happy New Year and welcome back to everyone. I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new term. Topics this term include the Egyptians, Sound, Learning how to read stave notation, Finding out about the Bible, hockey, dance and games and lots of art and DT linked to the Ancient Egyptians. We will be writing and performing a whole phase play about the Egyptians before Easter so watch out for more information about that! Our homework project is for children to select four activities out of a given 24 to complete before half term and our grammar books and spellings will be going home every Friday. I'm looking forward to another productive and busy half term and wish you all well for 2017.

End of Autumn term


Happy Christmas to you all and thank you so much for all of your kind gifts and cards. Wishing you all a restful and very happy Christmas and I look forward to welcoming you back in January with another fun, busy term which will include learning about the Egyptians and writing and creating a performance!

Christmas themed music this week. We sang in rounds and are getting very good at reading stave notation.
Our final Forest School. Thank you to Mr Roberts for everything we have learned and the fun we've had. We took part in a litter pick, played games, cooked popcorn using the 'Poppinator 200' and have thoroughly loved our Forest School experience.