Year 3

Mrs Gibson & Miss Arkless (Class Teachers), Miss Sinclair (Teaching Assistant)

Entering Year 3 means that the big step of moving from Key Stage One to Key Stage Two has begun! We are honoured to be able to guide the children through this exciting new phase in their education.I joined Clover Hill back in 2007 (having previously taught in other schools in Gateshead) and Miss Arkless joined our team in January this year. We are both passionate about supporting the children develop greater concentration, independence and organisational skills. It is our aim to help all our children to be happy, confident and enthusiastic learners in a stimulating and caring environment.

Miss Sinclair is our teaching assistant who works in both Year 3 and Year 4. She provides valuable support right across the curriculum- alongside her artistic flair and sporty disposition!

There are many things to look forward to in Year 3. We have so many fascinating topics to study and, of course, there is nothing more exciting than earning a pen license and finally writing in pen rather than pencil!

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and see us.

Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’

We have been overwhelmed at the amazing efforts made by families in the Easter Egg competition today. Councillor Ord came along to school this morning to take on the almost impossible job of judging the winners. She was so impressed that she decided that everyone...

Spring Term 2014 – After School Clubs

Clover Hill After School Activities Spring Term 2014 Dear Parents  The following after school activities will be running over the next term.  All activities  will start the week beginning Monday 20th January and will run for ten weeks until the week beginning Monday...

Topics for the Spring term in year 3

We have already made a start on many of our new topics for this term. Posted here is a copy of the Spring term letter to parents giving an overview of our main areas of study this term.  

Year 3&4 Christmas party

Year 3 and 4 children had a fantastic afternoon at our Christmas party. After lots of party games and some time to show off our best dance moves, we returned to our classrooms for a huge festive feast. Here are a few pictures to take a look at.....

What a treat! Fencing lessons in Year 3!

Year 3 have been introduced to a new sport - fencing! Fencing is great for all round fitness, muscle toning, building core strength, coordination and balance. Due to the need to make lightening fast decisions, it is also excellent for concentration and focus. The cut...

Anti-Bullying Week 2013

This week our children have participated in Anti Bullying week. The theme for this year has been “The Future is Ours, Safe fun & Connected. They have been involved in many activities, ranging from circle time about friends to “Victim Bully” posters. Reception...

An update from year 3

We  have enjoyed having lots of visitors coming in to work with us in year 3 this half term. We have been learning to  play the recorder on a Wednesday afternoon. Mrs Barker, the woodwind teacher,  comes in to teach us each week. We are enjoying learning a new skill,...

Y2/Y3 Tennis Coaching – Update

Year 2 and Year 3 have just completed a 7-week tennis programme with local tennis coach, Jonathan. The children have progressed fantastically and are now using forehand and backhand shots, as well as hitting the ball back without getting called 'out.' Clover Hill...

EXCITING NEWS – Author Visit to Clover Hill

On  Friday 22nd November, children's author Ali Sparkes will be visiting Clover Hill to work with the children in KS2. The visit was organised through Whickham Library, as part of the National Children's Book Festival.  We had to submit a bid along with other local...

A Musical Treat For Everyone

A team of music teachers from the Gateshead Authority visited us at Clover Hill today. They treated us to a music workshop which took us around the world, experiencing music, melodies and songs from across the globe. Lots of children got the chance to take part,...

Lindisfarne Gospel Workshop in year 3

We had a wonderful day on Friday when Ross and Paddy from Durham University came to visit school. They taught us lots about the life of a monk and showed us a replica copy of the Lindisfarne Gospels. We really enjoyed the workshop in the classroom with Paddy, where we...

Year 3 have a busy start.

We have made a super start to our first term together in year 3. In history, we are learning all about what life here in Whickham used to be like many years ago. Last week we walked into Whickham to look at some of the important historical sights. We also visited the...

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