Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 at New Hartley First School! 
"We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again". 
HRH Queen Elizabeth II
  • Mr Matthew Milton


I am so delighted that I have received so many photos of busy children!
HOME LEARNING RESOURCES AND WEBSITES - a safe, secure site with access to a range of games and activities from a range of subjects.  - with access to a range of digital books and linked activities. - children are able to practise their recall of multiplication and division facts to support their fluency in maths. - this site has now produced year group specific home learning tasks and short videos to help teach concepts. Click the year 3 icon to gain free access to resources and video lessons with linked activities. -  John Lewis need your help designing a super hero bear. The winning teddy will be sold in John Lewis and Waitrose shops later this year, with 100% of the profits going to the NHS! Follow the link for details about how to enter (you have to scroll down the page slightly). - This is a fantastic resource, which is set up to provide daily lessons for all year groups. It includes a variety of subjects. I have given the direct link to the Year 3 section of the webpage. - BBC Bitesize have kindly put together 3 lessons a day spanning different subjects to aid children's learning. Just select your child's year group using the drop down menu.
PE - For PE resources, please find them located in the Sport Premium section under Parent Information. I highly recommend PE with Joe Wicks, after trying it myself!
General Election 2019
In year 3, we have looked closely at Europe, geographically. We have used our newfound geographical knowledge to create travel brochures and encourage people to visit Europe. We decided to take this a step further and understand what the European Union was and gain a better understanding of Brexit considering the news is full of this topic, currently. We created balanced arguments discussing if we should stay in the European Union and held our own in class referendum. We then decided to post a letter and our balanced arguments to the Houses of Parliament addressed to both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on General Election day.
In response to our Brexit balanced arguments, that were sent to parliament, we have received not one but TWO letters from representatives of the Prime Minister. We were pleased to hear that our points were passed on to the Department for Exiting the European Union. We feel like we have really made an impact!
You can see these letter below.
BBC Newcastle Visit
As a hook to get us all thinking about writing a news report about Brexit, we decided to take a trip to see how the professionals presented the news and weather at BBC Newcastle. We had a fantastic time reading out fictional news stories, presenting the weather and learning about how green screens work! We definitely have some aspiring news presenters and journalists after our experience.
Stone Age Den Building
As part of our studies of the Stone Age, in History, we received a wonderful den building experience, delivered by Chris at Artforms Leeds. We discovered how those living in the Stone Age adapted to survive by building settlements. We aspired to work together as part of a team to construct a livable den in order to survive the cruel and unforgiving environment of Stone Age times.