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Friday 9th February

Today, the whole school completed their investigation into the missing painting. All the evidence pointed to Mr Devlin! It turns out he was hoping to sell the painting and then use the money to buy a new trophy cabinet for all of the wonderful trophies our sports people have been winning. He also commented that the idea had been given to him by someone else, someone who is very keen on PE, someone who teaches in Year 3, someone who is not Mrs Dalkin.... surprise  The day ended well as Mr Devlin returned the painting and was forgiven. A fabulous week of Super Science investigations. Well done everyone.

What a strange day we have had at Westerhope! To start the day we had an emergency assembly, where Mr Outterside revealed that a famous painting had been stolen from school! 

Mr Bell explained that the police had identified 12 possible suspects. Each class was given certain pieces of evidence and it is our job over the next two days to try and find the culprit. 

Year 3 have to try and work out who it is by measuring the length of the suspect's arms. We began by checking we could use a tape measure correctly, then we set off to get measuring. So far (Thursday lunchtime) we have managed to eliminate Mrs Dalkin and Mr McDonald from our enquiries. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Watch this space for more updates. 

We placed our amazing projects onto maps of the UK or the World! We needed so many maps! Thank you all so much for your support with this homework project. We promise the next one will be easier! ๐Ÿ˜
Welcome to our Year 3 landmarks museum! Class 5 and 6 came for a visit to see our fabulous projects. 

Sleep presentations

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Here, the children are summarising information they have learnt, for Rafa Benitez and the Newcastle players. Hopefully this information can help them get back to winning ways (after the Man United game)!


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What a super day we are having so far! The children have all had the opportunity to make at least two dishes. We have made pitta pizzas, flapjack, blueberry muffins with Mrs Russell and smoothies with Mr Outterside. More photos to follow....
Brilliant homework projects from Year 3! We are so impressed. On Wednesday we are going to make a HUGE world map and add our landmarks. Here are a few photographs so far. We will get them all on our webpage as soon as possible. ๐Ÿ˜Š
We are looking forward to our day of cooking on Tuesday 6th February. All the children will have the opportunity to plan, make and taste some healthy recipes. If your child has an apron, please can they bring it into school.

Spellings and maths test

Below are the spellings for next week, the children will be tested on Friday 9th February. The children will also be tested on the 3 and 4 times tables next Friday. Thank you.


rain    - the weather

rein     -  a horse's rein

reign   -  the Queen reigns over the country

scene  - different place

seen   -  with your eyes

plain  -  simple

plane   -  in the sky

there  - over there

their   -  belongs to them

they're    -  they are

Double treat this morning, we had a visit from a nutritionist to help us with our Science topic! We needed to know what we should be eating to be fit and healthy.  

Friday 1st February

Today we learnt was it was like to be a professional footballer in the 1980s! It was difficult, but fun! We had our very own ex professional footballer to help us. 

Thank you so much to all the parents and grandparents who attended our times table workshop this morning. It was great to see so many of you working with your children. We are planning on sending out the leaflet to all parents via parentmail as soon as possible. Have fun playing the games with your children. Just 5 minutes a day will make such a difference.


Thank you again.



The photographs from today's maths workshop are under our LATEST NEWS section. smiley

Just a little reminder that we have our Inspire Times Table workshop this Tuesday from 9:00-9:30. We hope you can make it!

Here are our spellings for next week. The children will be tested on Friday 2nd February.













and also...  February   (the children often miss out the first r ) 


Thank you!

Class 8 have had their super treat! 

We won the reading challenge for reading the most books during Autumn 2. Mrs Russell said we could have a treat, so we decided to have a 'movie and crisps' afternoon. What a fabulous way to end the week and we are determined to keep reading and win again next time. Remember... the more you read the more tokens we get! Keep it up Year 3 and well done. 



Thursday 25th January

We have had a super week learning all about division and different ways in which we can divide. The children have used equipment to help us with our place value.


Next week we are starting work on COMICS in English, if you have any spare comics at home that we could look at, please can you bring them in on Monday or Tuesday. The more the merrier. Thank you. smiley

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Don't forget to come to our times table workshop next Tuesday (30/1/18) at 9:00am. There will be opportunities to work with your child on activities that you can play at home to improve your child's times table knowledge. Guaranteed fun! All parents will have received an invitation via email with a link to sign up.

We look forward to seeing you.

Here are our spellings for week beginning 22/1/18. The children will be tested on Friday 26th January. ๐Ÿ˜Š


angry - angrily

easy - easily

lucky - luckily 

gentle - gently

simple - simply

frantic - frantically

basic - basically





Super snow day!

We had so much fun today in the snow! Have a look at our fabulous photographs. 

PE this term will be every Thursday and Friday. Please can you make sure your child has their named PE kit on school for these lessons. Thank you.crying

Here are the spellings for week beginning Monday 15th January...












They will be tested on Friday 19th January.

Friday 12th January

What a super afternoon we have had. We have used the iPads to search for places on google earth, we found all sorts of places to help us with our new topic 'All around the World'. Some children looked for their homes, some looked for famous landmarks and some even went to Disneyland! Wow! We were amazed at how accurate the maps were. 

Did you know that Class 8 won the reading challenge for last half term? That means that we read the most amount of books in the whole school. Mrs Russell has decided that we can have a class treat. We are busy thinking about what we would like. Well done everyone, let's keep it up. smiley


Next week we are starting our new class reader, The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips by Michael Murpurgo.


Thursday 11th January

We have been learning how to use causal conjunctions to improve our writing. 


We had a text explaining how to do something. Unfortunately the text was muddled up, we had to read it all and work out the correct order. It was trickier than it looked! 

Homework project letter January 2018

Happy New Year!


We hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas holiday and a brilliant start to the New Year.

Our new topic is All around the World. The new homework project will be sent to you via parentmail and explained to the children this week.

This week's spellings are as follows:






muscle (mussel)



veins (vane)



They will be tested on Friday 12th January.


The children have now learnt their 3, 4 and 8 times tables. They now need to be as fluent as possible and know these tables off by heart. Please practice as often as you can. Online games are an excellent way to improve their speed.


We are having a huge push on reading this term. Please can you listen to your child read as often as possible too. Thank you so much for your support. smiley