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Mr Thoburn Year 3

Year 3 camp out


Year 3 had a great time camping. Check out the photos on our latest news page.

Newcastle Project Homework

Well done to all of the children, who brought in their Newcastle project homework.


There has obviously been lots of time and effort put in and the results are awesome.



Here are our MADD week groups!


We made musical instruments out of recycled materials and we used our instruments to play in a band!
We have practised lots for our MADD Parade performance!

Year 3 Camping


Unfortunately, due to the heavy rain and ground conditions the Year 3 Camping trip tonight (Thursday 29th June) will NOT TAKE PLACE. Friday is a now normal school day. Uniform should be worn and lunch arrangements as a normal school day.

27.6.17 Camping details

We are all very excited about our Thursday night Camp Out. Please see below for further details…


  • Lunch for ALL Year 3 children will be provided by the kitchens on Friday which will be free of charge. There will be a ‘hot’ option or a sandwiches option. If your child does not want either of these, please let your class teacher know that you will be dropping a packed lunch off via the office on Friday morning.
  • We will be providing all food and drink from 8pm Thursday – 3:15pm Friday so children should not need to bring any food or drink with them
  • Children are allowed to bring ‘readybeds’ if they are already inflated
  • If there are adverse weather conditions, we will let you know should we need to cancel the camping but we are not envisaging this happening
  • Year 3 will be doing outdoor activities all day on Friday, therefore they should bring comfortable and warm clothing to wear. This could be the same outfit as they arrived in on the Thursday but as the weather might be wet on Thursday, a different/spare change of clothes for Friday is advisable.


Please let us know if you have any other questions.


Thank you!



This week in Science we have been learning all about the parts of a plan by dissecting a real plant.

MADD Week Song

It is almost time for MADD week (3rd - 7th July). See attached letter for more details.

This year's theme is decades and we are focusing our week on this decade (2010s) with a focus for the future and sustainability/recycling.

Our class song this year is going to be Roar by Katy Perry.

Here are the lyrics so you can practise it at home!



I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sit quietly, agree politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready 'cause I've had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar

Now I'm floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready 'cause I've had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You're gonna hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You'll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar...

Ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
'Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You're gonna hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You'll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar...

19.6.17 French Days of the Week

We have had lots of fun learning the days of the week in French! Have a go at these games to practise...

Sports Week - Day 2

This morning we took part in bench ball in the big yard! We played in teams of 6! We had to work as a team though!



Sports Week - Day 1

Today was the start of sports week!


In the morning we had an opening ceremony, which inspired us to do our best this week. Then we ended it with a whole school Wake Up Shake Up!


In the afternoon we took part in LKS2 Sports Day! We competed in lots of different activities. Including: Javelin, egg and spoon race, sack race and target throw. We had lots of fun.


Coming up this week:

Tuesday - outdoor games

Wednesday  - indoor activities with Mrs Marshall

Thursday - Outdoor races/games

Friday - Westerhope Athletics Competition.


Remember this week the children are allowed to come to school in jogging bottoms and trainers, but they must wear their school t-shirt and jumper/cardigan. On Friday the children can come in full school P.E. kit to take part in the athletics competition. Please also make sure your child has a water bottle in school, as they will be doing P.E. every day.

Photos from LKS2 Sports Day

Our Survey about improving lunchtimes @ Westerhope


In Computing this half term, we have been given the task of finding out how to improve lunchtimes at Westerhope by Mr Outterside.


In order to collect information, we created a survey for students of Westerhope to fill in.


We would really appreciate it, if you could spare a few minutes and answer the questions on our survey.


To access our survey click here.


Thank you

Class 8



We had a great time at the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda!


Check out the latest news section of our website for more photos and information about our trip.

We have had a very busy few weeks in Class 8!


We are looking forward to our trip on Thursday. Watch out for photos on our class page and the main website.

Year 4 would like to thank Year 3 for being guests at their science fair.

Summer Term

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We are ready for the Summer Term!


English - We are going to be learning about non-chronological reports (information texts).


Topic - We are continuing to learn about the Romans and we have our trip on Thursday 18th May to Vindolanda.


Science - We are learning about Light.


Please visit our class page to see photos and updates of what we get up to. There will also be extra homework posted to this page if you want to earn more merits!!



Maths Week - Day 4

Final day of Maths week.

Parents visited our classroom again and helped us with some Maths problems.
We visited all of the LKS2 classrooms in our Maths Week groups and completed various different problems.
Maths Week - Day 3
We also helped Mr Bell, who ran for 6 hours, by running with him and cheering him on.
Today, we completed more problem solving challenges and then we made up our own.

Maths Week Day 2



Some of our Parents came into the class to complete some challenges.
We completed challenges to find codes, so we could unlock more challenges. This led us to find out where the Burglar Bunny was hiding.  
We played a game of snake and ladders, which gave us some number facts about animals and we found out which facts are really a myth.

We completed some team challenges in the hall.

We tried to solve a tangram. We had to put the shapes together to make an egg.

Maths Week - Day 1


We have had a great start to our Maths Week.


In the morning, we were put into mixed teams within LKS2! We had a team meeting and made posters for our HQ!


Then we completed some challenges on Mathletics.


In the afternoon, we solved some mysteries!

Comic Relief Joke Off 2017!

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Class 8's Joke.

This week in English we are learning how to write comic strips.


Click here to visit a website where you can create your own comic strip online!

This afternoon we learned all about the Roman army and what the Roman Soldiers wore to help them fight in battle. 



A note to Parents/Carers from Mr Thoburn...


It has been a brilliant first week with class 8! I am really looking forward to a fun and hard working rest of the year with all of the children!


A few notes...


  1. Homework will be set on a Monday (starting 13.03.17) and will include; spellings, a Mathletics activity, a weekly worksheet (Maths or English related) and a termly creative project linking to one of our topics. The hand in date for all homework, except the creative homework, will be the Friday of the same week. The hand in date for creative homework will be stated on the activity sheet. Please make sure your child completes their homework and hands it in on time every week. It would be most useful if your child to be supported with completing their homework to ensure it is completed to the best of their ability. 
  2. P.E. is still on a Wednesday afternoon, but will also include a session on a Friday. Please make sure your child has a full P.E. kit on these days. Today a letter was sent home detailing the correct uniform for P.E. 
  3. Your child will be sent home with their reading book and reading record everyday. I would appreciate it if you could read with your child at least once a week and sign their reading record accordingly. Your child must have their reading booked signed and they must have answered at least two questions, before changing their reading book. The more books they read, then the more rewards they will receive. 


This half term we are learning about the Romans in Topic and Magnets and Springs in Science. 


Please keep checking back at this class page for lots of updates!


If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me before or after school. 

10.03.17 - Science 


In Science this week we have been investigating magnets. We took part in 5 different activities to find out more about magnets. 



2.3.17 We have had a fantastic World Book Day today! Class 8 all looked amazing dressing up as their favourite book characters! We love reading and spent the day having lots of fun with books!

28.02.17 Today we were thinking about forces. We focussed on friction in particular. Class 8 loved conducting their own experiments to see which surfaces created the most friction.

Welcome back Class 8!


Glad to see you all refreshed after half term! We have had a busy first week back. In maths we have been thinking about measuring! We really enjoyed our practical lesson using scales and weights!

Happy Half Term!!


Happy half term Class 8! We have had a jam packed half term and I am very proud with how hard you have all been working! smiley Have a lovely week off! There is no holiday homework but it would be great if you could use some of the resources on our class page to keep learning at home! You could practice your times tables or spellings, create a scratch animation or even label a skeleton! Whatever you choose! Have a great holiday and I look forward to seeing you again when we return to school!





17.02.17. Class 8 were lucky enough to be able to share their traditional tales with the children in Year 1. We are all so proud of the stories and really loved reading them to others so that they could all enjoy them too!

Amazing Traditional Tales


For the past few weeks, Class 8 have been learning all about traditional tales! We have been reading and analysing the features of the tales and then planning some of our own. This has led to some fantastic writing! Class 8 have all written their own traditional tales and have used some incredible language. I am so impressed!! Well done Class 8! Here is a selection for you to have a look at!

14.02.17  Amazing Addition


Class 8 loved playing this game today! Why not play this strategy game at home and see if you can win!

Here is the link to the video that we watched




14.02.17 Class 8 have once again been putting their historian hats on and thinking about Stonehenge. No one knows for sure why is was built or what it was used for! We have been looking at lots of different theories and deciding which one think is the most convincing. Here is a link to the video we watched today


Can you think of any theories of your own?



Monday Maths!


Today in maths we have been thinking about how to visualise numbers to complete some simple addition calculations. Although we can do simple addition questions, it is important to be able to visually represent the calculations. We have been using tens frames to make and recognise different amounts. Class 8 really enjoyed this practical approach to addition and could explain their process to their partner!


Can you have a go at some simple addition calculations at online?




10.02.17. We completed our Stonehenge watercolour pictures today and they look amazing! We really enjoyed creating the silouette of the stones against our colourful backwashes!

09.02.17 Following on from our work on human skeletons, we have been looking at nutrition. We investigated the different food groups and then designed our own healthy meal!

07.02.17. Today we have taken on the role of official historians! We have been thinking about Stonehenge and thought of lots of questions about the site. We have also begun to create a watercolour picture of the landmark!

This week we have been learning all about traditional stories. We have spent time thinking about the characters and identifying the themes that are common in many different tales.

31.01.17. Today the children in Class 8 took on the role of class teacher! We spent some time researching different aspects of the Bronze Age and created information posters. We then took it in turns to teach each other about different parts of life in the Bronze Age!

Homework set: 30.1.17 (Monday) Due back on: Whenever you have done something that you would like to show me!


Choose your own homework…


I have been really impressed with the brilliant homework that you have produced so far in Year 3 so well done! For the rest of this half term, it is up to you to decide what your homework is…! On our Class Page on the website, I regularly upload things we have been doing in class, such as pictures, links to fun learning websites and different activities you can try at home. I would love you to check this out as often as you like. This way, you will be continuing your learning at home. Share your new skills and knowledge with your family – see if you can teach someone something or even challenge them to a times tables competition on Hit the Button!

Here are some of the things that are on our Class Page that I would love you to have a go at:

Times tables games (like Hit the Button) to recall the 3,4, and 8x tables

Spelling games (with a focus on high frequency words)

Practise telling the time (all the time!) on analogue and digital clocks

And read! Read as much as you can including books from home. I would love to see what you are reading so write down any books you are reading with an adult in your reading record.


It is up to you how you use your homework book for the next few weeks. If you choose to leave it blank that is fine. However if you want to use it to make notes, record your Hit the Button challenge times or competitions with your family, write about a book you are enjoying, practise your spellings, make up a story (the list is endless)… then I would love to see what you’re up to at any time. There will also be stickers!


Have fun choosing your homework and directing your own learning!

Maths at Home


We have had an excellent start in maths this term and we have covered time, multiplication and division as well as addition and subtraction. Keep up the hard work Class 8! Here are some links that you can use to keep practicing our maths work at home!


Telling the Time


Multiplication and Division


We particularly enjoy Hit the Button



Addition and Subtraction


Number fact families -


Subtraction Bowling -

27.01.17. Today in Class 8 we became criminal investigators! Overnight some strange evidence had appeared in our classroom and the children of Class 8 needed to use their best reading and inference skills to work out how the evidence fit together. Well done Class 8!

26.01.17. Today we continued to learn all about skeletons. We spent the afternoon working together investigating, vertebrates, invertebrates, animals with endoskeletons, animals with exoskeletons and animals with hydrostatic skeletons. We also thought about scientifically labelling the human skeleton. Here is a link to help you to practice labelling the human skeleton at home!

Spellings Games


As well as learning Year 3 curriculum spellings, we are also trying to boost our knowledge of the high frequency words from Year 1 and 2.

Here are some games where you can practise your spelling...

High frequency


DJ cow wordsearch using spelling patterns


Phonics fun games practise your phonic spelling patterns on these fun games


Phonics sandcastles- Help the crab build his sandcastles by choosing the correct spelling

This week we have continued to think about Tim Peake. We really enjoyed taking on the role of Tim during his fantastic journing and spent time interviewing each other in character. This really helped us to write some amazing diary entries!

23.01.17 Today we have been learning all about animation. We created our own backgrounds and characters. If you want to practice at home you can use the scratch website -

20.01.17 - We were lucky enough today to have a visit from Chef Faye from Chartwells. We took part in the 'On Your Marks' cooking event. We learned all about a healthy diet and watched some familiar celebrity chefs create some delicious, nutritious meals.

19.01.17 - In science today we learned all about the human skeleton. We worked in groups to predict what our skeleton looks like. We found out that the skeleton is for protection, movement and support. We also discovered the location and function of the spine, ribs and skull. We are using Mr Skeleton to learn the scientific names of our bones.

16.01.17 We have had some fantastic homework this week from Class 8 all about Tim Peake and his journey into space. These really helped us to write our recounts about the launch!

Telling the Time Online Challenges...


We have been working hard to tell the time on an analogue clock and digital clock. Here are some links to help you practise telling the time as it is SUCH an important life skill! Have fun! :)


Hickory Dickory Dock... Warm up with this beginners game to tell the analogue time


Stop the clock! Match the digital times to the analogue times here...


Bang on time... Stop the clock at just the right time in these challenges


Challenge yourself with these time problems...


Practise adding and subtracting 5minutes to these times - get an adult to test you


Practise the digital time here


Help Caleb to solve these digital and analogue time missions to release the bio-rods!


Challenge: look at this demonstration of 24hour digital clock

10.01.17 - Today we began to look at the Bronze Age. We learned about chronological order and created our very own human timeline.

15.12.16 A Little Christmas Treat!

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It was on a starry night

It was on a starry night

It was on a starry night when the hills were bright
Earth lay sleeping, sleeping calm and still.
Then in a cattle shed, in a manger bed
a boy was born, king of all the world.

And all the angels sang for him, the bells of heaven rang for him
for a boy was born, king of all the world.
And all the angels sang for him, the bells of heaven rang for him
for a boy was born, king of all the world.

Soon the shepherds came that way where the baby lay
and were kneeling, kneeling by his side.
And their hearts believed again for the peace of men,
for a boy was born, king of all the world.

And all the angels sang for him, the bells of heaven rang for him
for a boy was born, king of all the world.
And all the angels sang for him, the bells of heaven rang for him
for a boy was born, king of all the world.

Calypso Carol

Calypso carol

See him lying on a bed of straw 
A draughty stable with an open door 
Mary cradling the babe she bore 
The prince of glory is his name.

Oh, now carry me to Bethlehem 
To see the Lord appear to men 
Just as poor as was the stable then 
The prince of glory when he came.

Star of silver sweeps across the skies 
Show where Jesus in the manger lies 
Shepherds swiftly from your stupor rise 
To see the Saviour of the world.


Mine are riches from thy poverty 
From thine innocence, eternity 
Mine, forgiveness by thy death for me 
Child of sorrow, for my joy.


Angels, sing again the song you sang 
Bring God's glory to the heart of man 
Sing, "Bethlehem's little baby can 
Be salvation to the soul."


Silent night

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiance beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

Class 8's Enterprise Project! A special delivery from the Elf Headquearters was delivered to our classroom. We were challenged to support the elves weigh out and package all the reindeer dust. We then sold this at our school Christmas Fair. We did such a super job!

Welcome to Class 8!

This week in Science we have been learning about the role of a Palaeontologist! We also made our own fossils using salt dough to demonstrate our understanding of how fossils are made. Take a look!



This will be our class performance song. Have fun practising!

"Real Love"

All my little plans and schemes
Lost like some forgotten dream
Seems like all I really was doing
Was waiting for you

Just like little girls and boys
Playing with their little toys
Seems like all they really were doing
Was waiting for love

Don't need to be alone
Don't need to be alone

It's real love
It's real
It's real love
It's real

It's real love
It's real
It's real love
It's real

It's real love
It's real
It's real love
It's real

It's real love
It's real
It's real love
It's real love

In whole class reading time we have been learning about how Stone Age people may have lived. We found out that the earliest human bone was found in 1990 by an archaeologist! Here are some excellent examples of summarising the text through a diary entry of an archaeologist. Have a read they are fascinating...

Our Stone Age learning continues...We found out about Stone Age Cave paintings and their purpose. The children then created their own Stone Age message to communicate to their friends.

In Maths we have been representing 2-digit and 3-digit numbers practically using dienes to show our understanding of place value. Some of us then moved on to represent our numbers pictorially. We are really confident with this now!

Our new topic is 'The Stone Age' and the children have already been embracing Stone Age way of life in class. In our topic lessons we became hunter-gatherers and searched for the types of food we would eat if we lived all those years ago. We used role play to act out how we would hunt our food and how we would stay warm in colder months.

Thank you for all your kind donations towards Children in Need. We had a brilliant day and we were so impressed with the efforts you all went to for our Westerhope Bake Off! The cakes were delicious!

This week we finally assembled our own chocolate packaging. Look at some of our eye catching designs!

Today we made chocolate Nish Nobblers! We will be writing our own instructions tomorrow showing how to make these yummy treats!

Year 3 Reading Champions Club! Children designed and decorated their own book bags to bring to the club each week.

In English we read a variety of different fables and talked about the moral of the story. Some children even discovered some archaic language!

Science fossil making!