Year 3 Curriculum News and Parent Information Meetings

Our Year 3 Classes are Kittiwakes and Oystercatchers.

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Building in 3D!

Year 3 have been reinforcing their learning on 3D shapes by building their own. There were lots of skills involved. First they needed to count the number of edges and vertices, then identify the 2D shapes they needed for the faces and finally they had to cut the straws to exactly the right length before constructing their shapes.

Woodhorn Colliery Visit

Kittiwakes and Oystercatchers have had a fantastic couple of days at Woodhorn Colliery, reinforcing all of their learning about mining, and life at that time in the local area. We have explored the machinery, experienced ‘pit life’ and studied the pitman painters before recreating one of the paintings ourselves. We even had time for a quick play in the park!

Protecting Our Environment

Year 3 have had a great day with Julie and Jack from Natural History Society of Northumbria who have been with us all day working on Plan A to protect North East Nature. We have learned how nature is connected through the ‘Wood Wide Web’, food chains and the effects of our actions on nature. We all made a pledge to say what we will do to protect nature in our local environment.

Always Up To Something!

Working at Newsham is so much fun because the children are so interesting. We love to hear about things that they are up to outside of school. Here are some Year 3s who have recently been receiving awards for dancing and football. Let us know about the things your children have been up to!


Coal Miners

Year 3 have been learning what it was like to work in a coal mine. Mrs Kearney brought in some original miner’s lamps and ornaments made from coal that belonged to her grandad who was a miner in Birtley. The children enjoyed looking at the detail of the ornaments and linking them to their learning.