Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!
A very big welcome to our Year 3 class page. My name is Mrs. Heightley and I am the Year 3 class teacher. I have been the Year 3 teacher for quite a number of years now, and I must say, it is the best year group! Year 3 children are now at the beginning of their Key Stage 2 life. I am honoured to be teaching your child at this point of their education and I can't wait to watch them grow and learn during the year.
Our Teaching Assistant this year is Miss Brown. This is Miss Brown's third year in Year 3 and she is looking forward to supporting the class at the start of their Key Stage 2 journey.
Mrs. Stayman and Mr. Murdoch will also be supporting Year 3 across the week. 
Please find below Year 3's Autumn term Newsletter and the PowerPoint used during the 'Meet the Teacher' event, both of which contain information relevant to the whole school and information specific to Year 3. 
Outdoor Education
Year 3 will have six Outdoor Education sessions with Endless Adventure over 6 weeks during the first Autumn half term.
Each week, we will go to a different location in the North East and complete activities in the outdoors. Some of our activities will be linked to our Science and Geography topics in class. 

Week 1: South Shields or Marsden Rocks – rock formation / coastal erosion / rock pooling

Week 2: Ashgill Beck – river walk or gorge scramble / ghyll scramble / fossil hunting

Week 3: Roseberry Topping – hill walk / rock formation / geology

Week 4: Causey Arch – rock climbing / soil identification, formation and erosion

Week 5: Hetton Lyons – orienteering / giant paddle boarding

Week 6: Hamsterley Forest – map work / orienteering


Year 3 will be split into two groups: Group A and Group B.
Group A will go out every Tuesday of Autumn 1.
Group B will go out every Wednesday of Autumn 1.
  Group A Group B
Week 1
Tuesday 12th September
Wednesday 13th September
Week 2
Tuesday 19th September
Wednesday 20th September
Week 3
Tuesday 26th September
Wednesday 27th September
Week 4
Tuesday 3rd October
Wednesday 4th October
Week 5
Tuesday 10th October
Wednesday 11th October
Week 6
Tuesday 17th October
Wednesday 18th October
Our Autumn term topic is The Stone Age.
We will be finding out about life in our country and across the world during this period of time.
Our Autumn term Science topic is Rocks and Soils.
We will be learning about:
  • the three types of rocks (sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic) and how they are formed
  • Mary Anning and her fossil finding adventures
  • what fossils are, how they are made and what type of rock you will find them in
  • coastal and soil erosion
Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
Please bring your P.E. kits into school on a Monday and leave them in school all week just in case our P.E. lesson has to change to a different day because of the weather / other things happening in school etc.  
Our Spring Term topic is 'The World Around Us'.
We have two Science topics in the Spring Term.
Spring 1: Forces and Magnets.
Spring 2: Plants
Summer Term
Coming soon ...
Below are links to websites that you might find useful.