Author Archives: Mrs M. Whitelaw

Celebrating The Epiphany in Y3

Celebrating The Epiphany in Y3

On Monday 7th, on returning to school, we completed our RE topic on Visitors with our final learning focus on the visit of the Wise Men to the infant, Jesus. First of all we looked at Matthew’s gospel to see what we could learn about the Wise Men.  It said “Some Wise Men came from the East…”  We looked at a map to try and work out where they might have travelled from.  We know they then went to Jerusalem to see King Herod, and then on to Bethlehem to worship God’s Son, Jesus.

   

We answered many questions about the Wise Men’s visit, including:

Why did the Wise Men travel so far to visit Jesus?  Who was the first person to visit and why?  How did he react?  What were the gifts the Wise Men offered?  Shepherds, then kings, came to see baby Jesus.  Why did God choose these visitors?  Why do we think there were 3 Wise Men when the bible only tells us there were “some”?

As you can see, some of our questions were BIG!

       

Yesterday, in response to our topic ‘Visitors’, we remembered and celebrated all that we had learned.  We reflected on the demands and joys of visitors and on the ways we had prepared for the coming of Jesus, the Son of God, at Christmas. We chose our own responses to our topic through our creating our own liturgy.

 

 

Y3 reflect on their Judaism topic

Y3 reflect on their Judaism topic

Y3 have been learning many things about the Jewish Synagogue – and many new words in Hebrew!  Not only is the synagogue a place of worship, but it is also central to the lives of Jewish people.  Today we have been reflecting on all that we have discovered and respected over the course of our…Read More

Y3: Stone Age Eras with Dr. Jo Bath

On the 24th Sept we had a workshop day on Stone Age Eras with Dr. Jo Bath.  We studied the Paleolithic Era, the Mesolithic, the Neolithic, Iron Age and Bronze Age.  We tried our hand at many different Stone Age activities: cave painting, weaving, and fire-making.  We were happy to survive in the hunter-gatherer games…Read More

Y3 Prehistoric Pottery

Y3 Prehistoric Pottery

Last Wednesday we had a visit from Sarah Lord, an iron age woman who taught us all about the history of pottery from the Paleolithic era to the Iron Age.  We made our own Prehistoric pots using natural objects and tools that Prehistoric people would have used.  You can see it all here!  What a…Read More

Y3 Tynemouth Trip

Y3 Tynemouth Trip

On Wednesday 11th July, Y3 had a wonderful tour of Tynemouth and North Shields.  As we arrived at Tynemouth metro station we looked at all the Victorian architecture of what was once the Tynemouth train station.  The Victorians liked visiting the coast – just like us! First, we visited Nothumberland Park (where the Tynemouth Abbey…Read More

Y3’s Research into Local Boy Miner

Y3’s Research into Local Boy Miner

On 12th June, Year 3 looked at the rubbing of a tombstone from St. Peter’s Church, Rosehill bank that Richard had taken.  Written on it was, ‘In Loving Memory Of Thomas W. Robson.’  We wanted to find out more about this boy, who died at only 14 years of age in 1917.  We asked many…Read More