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.


Winter Wonderland at Glynwood

Children had a wonderful time this week playing in the sunshine and snow at Glynwood. What a beautiful sight it was! Children threw snowballs, made snowmen and happily stomped and chased around. Our castle looked like it was from a fairy tale with it's snow topped...

Year 3 singing at the QE Hospital

Dressed in Christmas hats, tinsel and Rudolph ears, our Year 3 children walked over to the QE hospital and entertained the patients with their beautiful singing. They shared Christmas carols and songs, and really brought a taste of Christmas to the ward. The staff...

We made it to a million!

Year 3 W/E were so excited to discover they had achieved their challenge! Over one million (One million, eighty-one thousand, one hundred and sixty-one) words read by the whole class before Christmas! This was the score on the week before we broke up - what an...

Fantastic Stone Age Homework!

The children of Y3W/E and Y3LR have brought in some wonderful Stone Age homework this week! They have worked hard producing some brilliant models, pictures, tools and designs! We have been really impressed with the time and effort put into these. The children have...


  What a fantastic effort from Year 3 in their reading this half term! We've managed to read 1 million words since we started school in September! Keep it...

Enjoying the snow in Year 3

Year 3W/E had a lovely cosy day indoors, with the fire on, and the snow tumbling down outside our big windows! The class enjoyed warming their hands by the crackling flames and monitored the progress of our friendly indoor miniature snow woman, as she struggled to...

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.

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