Welcome to Class 3 2019-2020
Class 3 had a fantastic day at Bowes Museum. The visit was part of their history topic which was all about the stone age. During the visit, the children made a clay pot, looked at a timeline and visited the lego room. At the end of the day the children watched the magical swan on the top floor.
‘I thought the whole day was amazing!‘ Bethany
‘The clay pots were tricky to make!‘ Willow
Welcome to Class 3 2018-2019
Class 3’s Charter was created by them and the classroom teacher to encourage a safe and caring learning environment. The children also created their own classroom promise.
‘I promise to not be silly, never shout out and be kind‘ Sophie.
‘I promise to try my best, to think about my beliefs and to be kind‘ Kaila.
‘I promise that I will follow all of the rules‘ Ebony.
‘I promise to be kind, sit smart, work hard and listen to the teacher‘ Thomas.
Researching in the library
Class 3 had a fantastic afternoon in the library researching their chosen topics and recorded their findings,
Read Write Inc shared reading
Class 3 enjoy shared reading during their English lessons, demonstrating their fluency and using expression. Here the children are reading a section of their latest Read Write Inc lesson.
This term Class 3 have been investigating the effects of friction using a moving car. The children really enjoyed looking at friction.
Class 3 had a fantastic day at Beamish on the 2nd April 2019. The visit linked to their History topic this term which was around ‘Mining’ in the local area. The day consisted of the children cleaning a typical mining cottage, they visited the mine and experienced what school was like for children in the Victorian era. The children had a fantastic day.
Welcome to Class 3 2017-2018
Find out what we will be learning about by viewing the Our Curriculum Map
Class 3 assembly
Class 3 present The Surprising Stone Age! Well done to all of Class 3 for delivering an exciting and interesting assembly. The children delivered facts, compared our lifestyles to that of a stone age family, sang a stone age version of ‘We will rock you’ and recited a prayer. Thank you to all parents’ and carers’ for attending.
Beamish Museum Visit
Class 3 enjoyed their Beamish Museum Visit on Wednesday 9th March. The children took part in a variety of activities in the museum. The children took part in a ‘clean up’ activity on the morning where they had to carry out jobs in the home. They cleaned the floor, made up the beds, cleaned the pots and pans and emptied the bed pans. After lunch, the children enjoyed a trip down the mine to experience what life would have been like as a coal miner and the conditions they had to work in. After that, the groups walked around the pit village, colliery and some children went on a tram.
Heritage England Project
In Class 3 this half term we have been exploring local mining in our area. The children have been researching, writing and finding out lots of interesting information about mining and the significance it has to our local area.
We have been working closely with Debra Nichol from the Auckland Castle Project and she has been helping us to get our Heritage Schools England Award. The children have been looking at the life of a miner and how life is different back then to today. We have been working on our map skills and looking at how our local area of West Auckland has changed over a period of 100 years.
Some of the children were amazed to find that their street names were over 100 years old. The children have also been investigating old census records from 100 years ago to see who may have lived in the houses in our local area and what their occupations/jobs may have been.
At the end of the half term the school will be entered to get their Heritage Schools England award and it will be presented in a celebration assembly next half term.