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Welcome to Year 3W!

Welcome to the amazing Year 3 Class page.  We love learning and having lots of fun.  Look below to see what we have been up to at school and also at home.

Scroll down the page to access your daily tasks, photos of what people are up to and also useful websites for you to use.

Remember to use Times Table Rock Stars to learn your tables and also Reading Eggs to earn some eggs by reading every day. (login details below)

Don't forget that you can send photos or ask for any support by emailing 


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It was fantastic to see some of you last week when we came to visit.  We noticed that all of you had grown so much since we last saw you!  The happy smiling faces that beamed from the doorstep will stay in our hearts forever.heart

Normally the last week of term is full of fun, laughter and a few tears, as we wave you off for the summer holidays.  This year, it is a little different but I am sure we will catch up on the fun and laughter when we all return in September. 

We are all disappointed that this year we didn’t get to finish our learning journey together. However, who knows, our paths may cross again, as you make your way through the school. 

This year group will always have a special place in our hearts as we have come so far together.  Remember to keep your brain active by writing, reading and doing maths activities over the summer holidays. 

Don’t forget to knock and wave as you pass our classrooms in September!

Miss Wasiejko, Miss Helm and Mrs Stewart

Exciting Music Scholarship Opportunity

We are really excited to inform you all that Side By Side Arts have managed to secure funding from the Big Local to allow them to provide 8 weeks of music scholarship to children in the Big Local Area. This will be for either piano, guitar or vocal tuition.

Side By Side Arts would like to offer up to 25 of these places to our pupils on a first come first serve basis.

Please find the Scholarship Agreement below – if you would be interested in securing a place for your child after reading this then please contact Stuart at

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn something new and a valuable way to fill in time during these weeks away from school and is an opportunity not to be missed so get in quick!

Scholarships available

·      Piano

·      Guitar

·      Vocal

About the scholarship

·      This scholarship will last for the duration of 8 x 30 minute group lessons which are scheduled on a weekly basis with the same teacher

·      Lessons will be held online via Zoom

·      For piano or guitar an instrument will be required at your home to enable you to practise and also to take part in the lesson. This does not have to be a full sized piano or of really good quality, a keyboard will be more than adequate

·      Vocal tuition will not require any instrument, just your voice

·      Before the scholarship commences and after the 8 week term you will be required to complete a short questionnaire


·      It is expected that each student will practise for a minimum of 10 minutes every day between lessons

·      Each student must be prompt to their lesson as lateness will not be made up at the end of the time slot.

·      If you can not make the lesson time please email to inform us. If you give more than 12 hours notice the lesson will be rescheduled to a different time. Less than this the lesson will be forfeited no alternate time will be offered.

·      Failure to attend two consecutive lessons without a valid reason will result in your scholarship being terminated


You've made it to half term! What a surreal time it has been but we have loved looking at all of your home learning photos over the last few weeks! It really does put smiles on our faces. As it's half term, we will not be setting any home learning tasks. We want you to rest, spend time with your family and make more memories during lockdown! In addition to this, we will not be speaking to parents next week and will continue making calls home week commencing 1st June. As you all know, we love making these phone calls to check to see how you and your family are so we'll look forward to speaking to you all again soon! We hope you have a fabulous half term! Keep safe and continue smiling!
Do you want to find out more about Ramadan?  Click on the 'Special Events' link below and it will take you to another page which contains lots of fun activities for you to try.
Scroll down the page to see photos of the class working at home and also some useful websites for you to use.

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Angel has had fun with her hula hoop - what a great way to exercise!


I have had a great week. 

I finished my experiment, 1st the medicine melted,  2nd the wine, 3rd the lemonade, 4th the water, 5th the juice and 6th the milk. Fractions are becoming very easy, I fly through them now.

But what I didn't like was that my brother wouldn't let me on the sims 4, and whenever I get up out of bed the door creaks. 

I'm missing everyone hope you are having a great day miss you.

 from Darcy

Darcy The Presenter

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Darcy has made an instructional video on how to make some blackcurrant juice. Now that we know she can make it, Miss Wasiejko will be asking her to make it for her juice bottle. I am sure a career in presenting is waiting for Darcy when she finishes school.

Easter Holiday Fun

Today we should have been breaking up for our two week Easter holiday.  Unfortunately we have already been away from school for a fortnight.  As we are keeping safe by staying indoors, why don't you try doing one of these activities that can be done in your home?

I know that I will be trying some of these just so I can keep away from my chocolate and biscuit jar!

It would be lovely to see photos of you.  Remember that you can email them to  

Have a happy Easter and hopefully see you all soon!  


Working From Home

I would love to see photos of what you are getting up to.  You could send a photo of you doing your work or even just to say hi.

Send your photos to

Calling all KS2 Eco-Team members!


Even though we cannot meet with Riddhi and our fellow team members, we can still think about our Eco-Team project and looking after our fantastic planet.

With this in mind, how about making an Ecobrick? Here’s some reasons why:

  • An Ecobrick can be used for furniture, walls and even full scale buildings!
  • An Ecobrick uses materials that would otherwise not be recycled.
  • When made correctly, it can be re-used itself and contains plastics which might otherwise end up damaging the environment.

So, are you ready for the challenge? Then find an empty plastic drinks bottle, (less than 600ml capacity), wash it out, leave it upturned to dry and start collecting some materials.

A great site to visit is

This gives lots of information on how to make the perfect Ecobrick!

Ecobricks in action

Please remember:

  • All plastics used within your Ecobrick must be first cleaned and dried.
  • They may need to be cut smaller to fit in the neck of your bottle; make sure this is done carefully and ask an adult for help.
  • You need a stick or wooden spoon handle to pack your bottle as tightly as possible.
  • Use only non-recyclable plastics that your local Council collection will not accept.
  • Ensure the correct weight (minimum 200g for a 600ml bottle); this is a long term project which takes weeks to complete.
  • Enjoy the project!

Building tension and suspense: Wednesday 11th March

In English this week, we've been learning all of the different techniques needed to build tension and suspense in our writing. We considered similes, repetition, questions and amazing vocabulary! 

World Book Day: Friday 6th March

Today we celebrated World Book Day. We came to school in our pyjamas and brought in our favourite books. A visitor from Seven Stories came in to share some of her favourites stories with us too! We also recreated the front covers of our favourite books and designed a bookmark each. 

Time - w/c 2nd March

We've been looking at 'time' this week in Maths. We read time to the nearest 5 minutes and then drew hands on clock faces to show a given time. We have also been converting from analogue to digital and we've looked at 24 hour clocks.

Science: Looking after your teeth - Thursday 27th February

We've been looking at the effects of tooth decay and what we can do to prevent it. We looked at the different foods that contribute to tooth decay and discussed the small changes we could make to our daily routines to keep our mouth healthy. We designed some posters with eye catching tips to spread the word! 

History Day: Friday 14th February

We invited our grown ups into school to take part in a creative history lesson. As we are studying the Bronze Age next term, we decided to create our own versions of the circular houses they lived in. 

Number Day: Friday 7th February

 Today, all pupils across the school have been celebrating the Magic of Maths during NSPCC Number Day. We raised lots of money whilst taking part in various, fun number activities.

Science: The Digestive System - Monday 27th January

We demonstrated the way the digestive system works using bread, water and a pair of tights!

We learned about the different stages and their importance in breaking down our food.

Outdoor Learning: Thursday 23rd January

During our outdoor learning session, we talked about fire safety. We are aware of the dangers of fires but we also know that sitting around a campfire can be fun! We know that only teachers can light the fire and that we have to stay back from it when it's lit, to keep ourselves safe.

After we discussed fire safety, we wrapped potatoes in foil and then Miss Wasiejko put them in the fire to heat up. We then got the chance to eat them and they were delicious!

Science: Teeth - Thursday 9th January 2020

During our Science lesson, we looked at teeth. We found out what they do, what they look like and what they're called. We then made a model of our own teeth using modelling clay.

Design Technology: Monday 16th December

 Using our prior knowledge of static electricity, we designed and made a game.

Pollution and the importance of recycling: 10th December

Within our PSHE+C lessons this term, we have been learning about life skills and the importance of recycling.  Gary visited us to discuss how pollution is changing not just our local community but around the world.  We came up with some amazing ideas on how to help reduce pollution. Gary was so impressed!

Carol Singing: Friday 6th December

We visited Gateshead Library to sing a variety of Christmas songs. The staff and public were treated to the delightful sound of our voices and some people even joined in, which was great! We had a lovely time and we even got some juice and biscuits!

Static Electricity: Wednesday 4th December

We've been learning all about static electricity and how fun it can be! After charging our balloons, we tried lots of different activities to see the effect of the static electricity. 

Outdoor Learning

Despite the cold and rain, the children went out for a day of Outdoor Learning.  They collected a variety of leaves and returned to the classroom to identify them.  They then returned outdoors to collect some natural materials and used them to make a bird's nest. 

Remembrance Day

Miss Wasiejko brought in her father's war medal. We wanted to know so much about it so we all wrote down some questions to ask Miss Wasiejko. We then had the opportunity to design own war medals.


In Music, we have been playing the glockenspiels. We talked about how we recognise the pulse of music and demonstrated this is various ways, such as nodding our heads, tapping our foot and patting our knees. We then played the notes 'D' and 'E' on the glockenspiels.

Fine Motor Skills

We've been working on our cutting skills. We cut out 'jigsaw' pieces and then coloured them in. Next, we pieced them altogether and discovered that it was a fish!

Stone Age Necklaces

As part of our History Day, parents were invited into our classroom to make Stone Age necklaces. We all had a lovely morning and it was so much fun!

Puppet Making!

As part of our Art, we've been making puppets. We created the head using a polystyrene ball, card and paint. We attached this to a body, using a wooden dowel. We then used the puppets to create our own puppet shows in English and in French!

Keeping fit with David Smith

This week we have had a visit from the talented David Smith who competes in the Men's High Jump. We all took part in a mini circuit session with him in the hall.

Making Stone Age pots!

We visited Segedunum to find out more about the Stone Age. We had the opportunity to make our own clay pots, just like the ones used many, many years ago! We all followed instructions and created unique shapes and designs.

Street Scientists

A group of street scientists, from Newcastle University, visited our class.They showed us how science is relevant to our own lives and we did lots of exciting experiments! We wish they could visit everyday!.

Reading at the Library

On Thursday, Year 3 went to Gateshead Library to choose and read books.  Everyone got to chose a fantastic book and we all rushed back to school so we could start reading them!

Computing - Inside a Computer

In computing, the children were able to identify the different outputs and inputs in a computer.  They were also able to name the components inside a laptop and describe their function. They then made their own paper version of a laptop, making sure they included all the components.  

Music - Playing the Ukuleles

Mr Parkin is visiting the class every Thursday, to teach the children how to play the ukulele.  So far they have learnt to play Am and C chords and were able to use these chords to play a song.  The children are finding it tricky to get their fingers in the correct place but they are confident by the end of the term they will be expert ukulele players. Watch this space for details of their end of year performance.