Year 3Mr Barrett and Miss Greenwell
We have had a fabulous start to the new term in Year 3! As a class, we have discussed the school values and added to them by coming up with a Year 3 commandment list so that it is always a safe and positive learning environment. In Maths we’ve been pushing ourselves to look at hundreds and the importance of place value by using base 10. In English we’ve been exploring the freezing chill of Iceland via our Norse legends book “Arthur and the golden rope”. In history we’ve gone back thousands of years to learn about the prehistoric times of the stone, bronze and Iron Age. This is being complemented in DT as we are designing our own prehistoric tools. In Geography we will be looking much more locally at the great fire of Gateshead. In RE we are learning about the wonders of God’s creation and how he managed to make this fabulous place we call earth. Finally, in science we are looking at what people and animals need to live and how their bodies are made up of complicated bone and muscle structures. We are very much looking forward to the new learning opportunities and exciting trips that this term will bring!
Children from Years 3,5 and 6 took part in a Boccia competition at Gateshead Leisure Centre. Boccia is a bowls type target sport in which players propel balls nearer to a target than their opponents. The children played in teams of three against other children in the...read more
Over the last half term many of our children attended our cheerleading and rugby after school clubs. The children in Key Stage 1 and 2 have been learning many new skills such as endurance, teamwork, balance and strength. This half term was full of opportunities during...read more
This week St Aidan's once again remembered a disastrous local event that happened 103 years ago on 5th February 1916 - the Bensham Tram Smash. Yesterday Miss Sutcliffe delivered an assembly reminding us of the sad story where four people lost their lives when a tram...read more
This morning Year 3 were very lucky to be able to take part in a Judo taster session. We were introduced to Alan and John who were our judo instructors. They talked about what judo is and what moves are included. We then played a warm up game called 'Tails'. After the...read more
Today Year 3 celebrated 'Number Day 2019' by answering questions regarding equivalent fractions. The children used images to find out how many different ways you can find 1/2, 1/3 and 3/4. They also found out how to write other fractions that are the same as 1/2 and...read more