Mrs Wright, Mrs Etherington and Miss Robinson

Autumn Term 2017

Welcome to Year 3! The children are settling in really well and we are all very pleased with them! We welcome new staff to Year 3; Miss Robinson as a new teacher to Glynwood and Mrs Warn as Teaching Assistant in the class of Mrs Wright and Mrs Etherington.

Our first topic is about Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside which covers some of the local history themes as well as Geography. We will visit Castle Keep and other Quayside landmarks during this term.

In Science, Rocks and Soils is our new topic. Already, some of the children are enjoying bringing in some of their collections to share and are loving finding out how rocks are formed.

PE days are TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY. Please encourage your child to bring their PE kit on a Monday and leave it in school until Friday, when it can be taken home to be washed.

We start a reading programme in Year 3 called Accelerated Reader which continues throughout Key Stage 2. It has proven results in encouraging children to read more and has hugely increased reading ages in many children as well as comprehension skills. The children will complete on-line quizzes once they have completed each book. Please support your child by asking them questions about what they have read as well as hearing them read.

Homework will take the form of spellings each week (given on a Thursday to learn for a test the following Wednesday), Abacus maths, which will regularly be allocated for the children to do on-line and creative homework around the topic we are studying.

Both classes have a teddy bear which will be given to ‘Star of the Week’ to take home for a week as a reward. Please encourage your child to write something about the time ‘Snuggles’ or ‘Mr Pickles’ has spent at your house. Photos aren’t essential, but a lovely addition should you wish.

We hope your child will be very happy in Year 3. You are always welcome to talk to us about any issues you may have; please don’t hesitate to ask.

Year 3 team.


Wonderful creative homework designs!

Year 3 have produced some amazing bridge and quayside designs, and some super pieces of writing and artwork, for our topic homework. They have spent a lot of time at home working on these and we are thrilled with the amount of effort gone into them! Many thanks to...

Stone Age Cave Paintings

Our new topic is the Stone Age and today Year 3 W/E found out how people living in those times would communicate with one another using cave paintings. We had a great afternoon using pastels to make our...

Halloween in KS2

The parents and friends of Glynwood put on a fantastic party for Halloween for all the Key Stage 2 pupils.  The costumes of adults and children were amazing and far too scary for my liking!  All the children were well behaved and the grown ups helped to make a really...

Harvest Celebrations

Thank you to everyone who attended our Harvest Celebrations.  We raised a fantastic £782.69 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

How many words have we read so far?

Year 3 W/E children have been set a challenge to read 1 million words by Christmas! The Year 3 class last year managed to do it, but they had more children in the class - it's a hard task! Can we do it?... Things are looking promising so far: we have read 400, 831...

Rocks and Soils and Sticky Clay

We have been learning about many different types of rocks and soils in Year 3. Many children have brought some beautiful stones in from home, and it has been lovely to see how enthusiastic they are about the different types. We have looked at how soil can be quite...

Super 3D maths in Year 3!

Year 3 W/E have been doing some fantastic work, learning the names and properties of many 3D shapes. We have played 'Guess the Shape in the Bag', created shapes from polydron and drawn some excellent shapes in our books. I wonder how many of the Year 3's can identify...

House Cross Country

The whole of key stage 1 and 2 took part in the first house event of the year - the awesome cross country course!.  All the competitors did a fantastic job completing the course and this year's winners were the amazing Swan house.  Well done...

The annual water fight!!

Children across school had a fantastic afternoon with what has become an annual and very popular tradition, the Glynwood water fight! Great fun had by everyone, adults as well as the...

Technology Tom

We had an amazing day working with Technology Tom. In the morning we had lots of fun watching his road show all about air. In the afternoon Key Stage 1 were treated to some more exciting activities.  They made rockets which they had to roll into shape, some found...

Super Structures in House Time.

As part of Science Week we worked together in Houses to build structures.  We had a variety of structures including Penshaw Monument, Grey`s Monuments and a Giraffe!      ...

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