Marvellous Multi Skills

Today the children in Year 3 took part in an event at Temple Park. The children were placed into groups and were able to take part in a range of activities to practise various skills. The children were being coached by girls from St. Wilfrid’s and the children learned passing skills, skipping skills, MMA techniques and so much more. The children had an amazing afternoon and were extremely tired when we were heading back to school.

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Christmas Creations

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Today the children in Year 3 have been working extremely hard. The children created their Christmas crafts for the Christmas Fayre on Friday. The stockings that the children made are brilliant and are filled with little treats. The children cannot wait for you all to see these on Friday!


Today Ava, Jack and Ryan H were asked to represent our school at an event at South Shields Town Hall. The children were asked about whether they knew what an election was and what candidates were. They were then told the story of a land who needed to have an election to find its new leader. The children were then taken to the chambers and listened to the two candidates. In secret the children then placed their votes and they helped to elect Sally Shoelace as the new leader of Staryland. The children had an amazing time and Miss Waite was extremely proud of how well they represented our school.

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Creating Clay Landmarks

Today the children in Year 3 were set the challenge of creating Italian landmarks using clay. Lots of children created The Colosseum and The Leaning Tower of Pisa. We all had great fun modelling the clay and the children were very proud of their creations. Now we have to wait for them to dry out.

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School Council Elections

At St. Mary’s we are very excited for school council elections. Children from Year 1 to 6 are welcome to bring in speeches to become candidates for their class. Speeches need to be in school by Tuesday 26th September 2017. We are looking forward to hearing everyone’s speeches and electing our councillors for this school year!

We are all different!

In pastoral care we have been learning all about being different. To explore this further we played games of Guess Who where we explored our differences. We then celebrated our differences by creating profiles of ourselves. We loved playing Guess Who and this really helped our understanding of being different to each other.

Wonderful Winter Gardens Visit

Today the children in Year 3 were able to visit the Winter Gardens Museum. The children were able to experience a rainforest environment and learn about the animals that we would find in the rainforest. The children were extremely well behaved and the lady who led the workshop was so impressed with the knowledge that the children had about rainforests. Year 3 had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed their day out of school.

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There was a pony at Pet Care Club!

This week at Pet Care Club, we were lucky enough to have a real pony in school. We were able to talk about the needs of a pony and what we would have to do if we decided to own our own horse. We all had an amazing time feeding and grooming the pony and learned loads of amazing facts! Thank you so much to Jessica’s mam for giving us this opportunity. We all loved meeting Fudge!

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In Year 3 we are so proud of our writing!

This week in English, the children have been working hard to improve their recount writing. The children were given a new checklist for their informal letters topic and were set the challenge of making these even better than their last piece. The children were so successful that we decided to have a sharing afternoon and the children read their work to the children on their tables. Well done Year 3!

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