Y3 were Rainforest Explorers at Sunderland Winter Gardens today. We learned all about the layers of the rainforest and what lives in each layer. We looked at plants in the winter gardens and seeds and fruits. We were amazed at the size of the ‘small’ banana leaf!
This week, the KAPLA project has given us the opportunity to develop our STEM skills.
Logical thinking – develops spatial awareness and enhances awareness of shape, volume and sense of balance whilst developing manual dexterity.
Stimulating creativity – enhances creative thinking and children to express their artisitic talents.
Concentration, patience and perseverance.
Teamwork – communication and cooperation.
We also demonstarted all of our school values- showing RESPECT to others, taking RESPONSIBILITY, demonstrating ENGAGEMENT and showing amazing RESILIENCE when the project became tricky.
We would like to thank Kapla for an amazing two day project and a massive thank you to all of our volunteer helpers who were invaluable!
Today the children showed great citizenship, they wanted to help members of our community this winter so they teamed togther with local charity, Hebburn Helps.
The children collected donations of warm blankets and hot water bottles in school, the student council then delivered them to Hebburn Helps who will distribute them to families in need.
Classes from Valley View, attended the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Monkton Cenotaph.
Members of the student council presented a wreath, on behalf of the school and displayed some art work, that the chilkdren had produced to show their respect.
On the 6th June 2022 we hosted a community event in school to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Families from Valley View Primary School came together to for an afternoon of entertainment; we played games, socialisied and enjoyed some delicious home made scones and refreshments.
We would like to thank all of our families for joining us for this celebration and to South Tyneside Platinum Jubilee Community Fund.
A great time was had by all, we cant wait to welcome our community to our next celebration!
Year 3 visited the Great North Museum, Newcastle to attend a workshop about Ancient Egypt to start our history topic. They looked at artefacts from Ancient Egypt and matched them to labels and discussed which jobs were important and why? They discovered how mummification was carried out and saw a real mummified person. They liked exploring the exhibits in the museum and reading all about them.
Today Year 3 school councillors attended the Town Hall to learn about democracy.
The children took part in a fictiicious election to appoint a new leader for Stary Land!
During this process the children discussed the qualities a good leader should have, they sat in the council chamber to listen to speeches from the prospective candidates then took part in a ballot.
The children were amazing ambassadors for our school, they thoroughly enjoyed their experience and learned lots about democracy!
At Farm School we have learned many skills that farmers have used on the land and how farming has changed from the past.
We have talked about where our food comes from and how it is processed or how it is exported and imported around the world.
We planted peas and looked at what the animals eat. Grinding wheat into flour was hard work! Using tools safely, we made the paths safe at Jarrow Hall.
We looked after the animals, we groomed the goats and took them for a walk and we also prepared food to feed the sheep. Clothes were made using weaving in the past. We practiced weaving and also made felt.
The Y3 children applied their drawing skills using pastels & charcoal to create cave paintings. They found out how and why they were used in the Stone Age era.