Category Archives: Year 3

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

Y3’s Historical Tour of Newcastle

Y3’s Historical Tour of Newcastle

As part of our Newcastle topic, Y3 took a wonderful historical tour of our town on Wednesday, 13th June.  First we looked at the 13th century city walls.  The smells were very medieval!     Then we walked the Cloisters of Blackfriars, just like the monks did back in the 1200s.  We also discovered the door they…Read More

Y3’s Ancient Greek Workshop with That History Bloke

Y3’s Ancient Greek Workshop with That History Bloke

On the final day of term, that history bloke, Richard F. Stevenson spent the morning with us.  After all the learning we have had on Ancient Greeks, we did seriously well on the quiz he gave us at the start, and went on to learn even more about how Spartans, Athenians, Corinthians and other Ancient…Read More

Y3 lead the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Y3 lead the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

On Wednesday 28th March, Y3 led a beautiful, moving liturgy of the Passion of Jesus Christ for the whole school.  We shared the final period in the life of Jesus, covering his entrance to Jerusalem, the Last Supper with his disciples, his arrest, his crucifixion and his glorious resurrection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqE-WYqhnHk             Read More

Y3 Design and Create as Ancient Greeks

Y3 Design and Create as Ancient Greeks

The world’s first vending machine dispensed holy water in the first century A.D. It was the work of Heron of Alexandria, an engineer and mathematician.  When a person inserted a coin in the machine in a slot at the top, it hit a metal lever.  This would open a plug attached from a line on…Read More

Y3’s Archimedes Investigation

Y3’s Archimedes Investigation

As part of our Ancient Greece Creative Curriculum topic, Y3 have been learning about that great inventor, scientist, mathematician, philosopher and astronomer, Archimedes.  And how taking a bath led to Archimedes’ great idea – Eureka! For the story of how he used this idea to help the King of Sicily solve the problem of his…Read More

Y3 Pythagorean Maths Investigation

Y3 Pythagorean Maths Investigation

Last week, we all took part in some Pythagorean challenges and investigated square numbers, then triangle numbers later on in the week, just like the ancient Greek, Pythagoras.  Following these investigations, we looked at a variety of statements by ancient Greek thinkers and had to prove whether they were correct or incorrect.  Come and take…Read More

Y3 Computing Blog 21st January

Y3 Computing Blog 21st January

Year 3 have been using Lego Wedo to program and control a variety of mechanisms.  Take a a look and we’ll explain what we’ve been doing along the way…    First, we created algorithms (that is a series of instructions that tell the computer what to do) and built different gearing systems to observe the…Read More