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Author Archives: Miss L. O'Hare

Finding our brave in Year 3

As a part of Children’s Mental Health Week, and thinking about the motto, ‘Find Your Brave,’ Year 3 looked at the story ‘The Wolf’s Colourful Coat,’ by Avril McDonald. The story encourages children to find their inner strength and to try to be brave when something worries them. In the story, the character Spider showed… Continue Reading

Fun with Magnets in Year 3!

In Year 3 we are exploring ‘Forces and Magnets’ in Science this term. Today we had an activity carousel where we got to handle and use different types of magnets. We looked at: horseshoe magnets, button magnets and bar magnets. We looked at different metals that were attracted to magnets and which were not. We… Continue Reading

Fairytale Reading and Writing in Year 3 – Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne.

In Year 3, we have been enjoying reading Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne. We split the story into three parts; the beginning, the middle and the ending. We have discussed in small groups the features of a fairytale and how Browne’s version also includes these conventions. Over this topic, we have developed our skills… Continue Reading

School Choir and Orchestra spread Christmas joy to residents of St Joseph’s.

On Wednesday 11th December, children from Year 4, 5 and 6 entertained residents of St Joseph’s retirement home. We have visited the home in the summer term and spring term and it was a pleasure as always to be back. Miss McDonnell conducted the school orchestra which consists of children in Year 4, 5 and… Continue Reading

General Election 2019 in Year 3

Today we discussed the 2019 General Election in Year 3 and even had our own election! We discussed the topic of democracy and what it meant to have the right to vote. We looked at the three main policies and looked at child friendly versions of each manifesto. We watched reports from Newsround which showed… Continue Reading

Year 3 trip to the Hancock Museum

We had a wonderful day today at the Hancock Museum for both our humanities and science topics. For science we explored the precious gemstones section of the museum and also enjoyed a rocks and minerals workshop. For humanities we explored the early prehistoric section  of the museum and completed activities relating to Stone Age to… Continue Reading

Year 3 trip to Broxfield Farm

Year 3 had a wonderful time today at Broxfield farm in Northumberland. We started the day by feeding some cows and learning different facts, including different types and names of cows. We then ventured into the fields and saw learnt how a combine harvester cuts the ears of wheat ready to be processed. We had… Continue Reading