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.
In PSHE Y3 worked alongside Claire from ‘Relax Kids’ to find out how to recognise and manage different emotions, we loved playing games and meditating too.
Today our school council welcomed Jarrow MP Kate Osborne to Valley View.
Ms Osborne enjoyed a tour of the school before entering into a challenging question and answer session with the School Council.
The children did lots of research to prepare for the meeting. They asked about the Women and Equalities Committee, what they could do about climate change, how they could get more money for fun equipment in school and if Kate Osborne MP had ever met Boris Johnson !
The Student Council made a great impression Kate Osborne commended them all praising the excellent selection process the school used to elect school councillors.
We look forward to another meeting soon!
We made lovley community links with Calf Close residential home last year when pupils from our choir visited the residents to sing Christmas songs.
This year the children participated in the Hearts for Home project. Each child designed a heart with a personal message of kindness or Seasons greeting!
Today members of our school council, delivered the hearts to our friends and wished them a Happy Christmas!
Children from Valley View and Hedworthfield Primary Schools produced some stunning art work to commerate Remembrance Day 2020.
The art work was placed at the Cenotaph in Monkton Village.
We will remember them.
This half term, Year 3 has been studying the exciting topic of ‘The Stone Age’. We have been to Jarrow Hall and taken a trip back in time. Whilst we were there, we discovered what they ate, how they hunted animals and the sort of houses they would live in. We created our own Stone Age spears and aimed for our targets.