Welcome to Year 3A - Mrs Collins


Welcome to our March/April blog!

We were very lucky to have dentists come into school and check our teeth and give us a goody with toothpaste and a toothbrush. It also had a checklist and a song to help us time how long we brush our teeth.

In Science we have been learning about rocks and volcanoes. We have learned a lot of interesting facts and we particularly enjoyed learning about Pompeii and how it was completely covered in ash following a volcanic eruption. We then started a topic about diet and nutrition and we understand that we need to keep our bodies healthy through eating a balanced diet and doing exercise.

In maths we have really enjoyed learning about fractions because Mrs Collins let us eat the oranges and skittles we used to help us learn. Apart from Leigha, who doesn’t like skittles, had chocolate eggs!

We were very lucky to have a band come in to play a concert to the entire school. It was so exciting and loud it nearly blew the roof off! We all got to sing along and dance with our friends to lots of different songs. There were so many fantastic songs we can’t decide on our favourite.


Welcome to our February blog!

February was a short but very busy month for us in Year 3! We began the month with a fantastic visit to Sunderland Minster to take part in the ‘Sunderland School’s Singing Festival’ where we received a lot of compliments for our song choice and effort in our singing.









We enjoyed another successful Open Afternoon where some of our parents and grandparents came in to help us create imaginative costumes for the Ancient Greeks, with the main material being newspaper. Children and adults alike had great fun and demonstrated amazing creativity. Feedback from the afternoon included:

The activity was fab and very hands on.’

‘I had a wonderful time spending the afternoon with Year 3!’

‘It has been a great, creative day.’





 The week before half term some of our class  attended Kingswood and the  remaining children  enjoyed an educational visit to Gibside. A fantastic time was  had by all children for both of  the trips.










World Book day was a very successful dress up day with lots of imaginative costumes. We had a range of characters including Fantastic Mr Fox, Cinderella, Sophie from BFG, Amy from Sleepover and Harry Potter. A lot of effort was put into costumes and children who made their own were very proud of their outfits. Well done Year 3!!


Welcome to our December blog!

We have enjoyed lots of fun and exciting events in the weeks leading up to our Christmas break.


 Our class trip to the Hancock Museum was THE BEST!! We learned a lot of information about the  journey  to the After Life in an  interactive tunnel, facts from a variety of Egyptian artefacts and we got to  talk to an  expert who answered our questions.







During the Open Afternoon some of our parents and grandparents came in to help us make houses for our ‘South Hyltonorrowers’. We used a range of materials to make beds, tables and other essential home items.










 We saw a hilarious pantomime called Jack and the Beanstalk at the Customs House.  There were lots of amazing and  funny characters and some of our favourite parts  include; the pokemon sneaking in the castle, the golden goose,  pineapple pen song  and fairy godmother and cow dancing together.

"When I say Ar....you say But! Ar...But, Ar....But!"



At the end of the half term we really had fun taking part in lots of Christmas – related activities. We had our CRACKING Christmas performance, successful Christmas Fair and a fantastically fun Christmas party.

We are very excited about the Spring term ahead and we will keep you posted on our amazing achievements.


Welcome to our October blog!

Last posted 8th November 2016                                                                                           Year 3A                                        



We really enjoyed our open afternoon when some of our parents and grandparents came in to help us make canopic jars as part of our Mummy Returns topic. 







image2We also enjoyed a very successful Macmillan Coffee Morning on the same day as our open afternoon. In year 3 we made ‘White Chocolate Oreo Fudge’ which was delicious and was a very popular item to sell at the coffee morning. We also designed posters to advertise our item. 







In October we held our annual Harvest Festival celebration and Molly and Jay had speaking parts and we were very proud of them. As a whole school we collected a lot of food to deliver out to our local community – it was a great success!


We were very excited to attend our first ever ‘Bible Comes Alive’ ran by Mrs Chisolm at our local Methodist church. We learned a lot about Jesus image3


and his story as the actors brought the bible ‘alive’. We even threw sponges at Rhys to demonstrate the throwing of rotten food. We then took part in a quiz to demonstrate how muchhad learned. 





Finally, our school held a Halloween Disco and there were some fantastic, spooky costumes! The disco was a lot of fun and we danced the night away with a mixture of traditional Halloween sings and modern chart songs. 








Throughout the year we will keep updating our blog to let you know what we’ve been up too so come back and visit again soon!