Sweetheart Pin Cushions

Sweetheart Pin Cushions

During World War One, soldiers often made pin cushions to send home to their wives, sweethearts and mothers.  They used beads, sequins, felt and pre-printed panels of the soldiers’ regiments. We have made our own pin cushions by sewing felt shapes together and...
Feeling Worried?

Feeling Worried?

Year 3 have been talking about feeling worried.  We talked about what makes us feel worried and most importantly what to do if we have a worry.  We created our own ‘Nobody knows…’ poems to share some of the things that makes us worried.  We read...
The Dinosaur Rap

The Dinosaur Rap

As a class, we learned the refrain stanza (repeated verse) of ‘The Dinosaur Rap’.  Then, we worked in small groups to learn another stanza of the poem to preform.  Finally, we preformed the whole poem as a class.  We added a stamp/clamp rhythm, actions and...
Birtley Belgians

Birtley Belgians

Year 3 have been finding out about our fascinating local history.  During WW1, many Belgian refugees came to live in Birtley where they worked in the National Projectile factory making the much needed weapons.  We looked at how posters were used to persuade people to...
Y3 Visit Birtley Methodist Church

Y3 Visit Birtley Methodist Church

On Thursday 28th March Year 3 visited Birtley Methodist Church. We enjoyed learning about how Easter was celebrated in a Christian church. We found clues hidden inside coloured eggs to sequence and order events from the Easter story. We had fun exploring the church...
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