Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 at New Hartley First School! 
Our whole school theme in Spring term is "Sustainability".
The time is NOW. Year 3 have become eco-warriors, this term, to help spread the sustainability message. We will be exploring plastic reduction, re-use and recycling in order to reduce the impact on our planet (looking closely at rivers). We will be making as many cross-curricular links as we can to become well-rounded citizens of the Earth!
"What humans do over the next 50 years will determine the fate of all life on our planet"
David Attenborough
  • Mr Matthew Milton


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.