Year 3

Year 3 and Year 4 take on Monkton Stadium

Year 3 and Year 4 had a great time at Monkton Stadium today. They took part in several athletic activities from the long jump to 50m sprint, the 400m run and a javelin throw. Although it was a little cold and wet, we all had a great day. We are so proud of our children as they cheered on others from both our own school and other schools in the area. They really showed our true St James spirit.

Mrs Gofton and Mr Monaghan

Maths fun at the Beacon of Light

Year 3 had a great day at the Beacon of Light focusing on Maths. We looked at time, multiplication and division as well as addition and subtraction all in fun activities created by the Foundation of Light.

World Book Day

 A great day celebrating books and reading.

Year 3 Mythical creatures

Year 3 were set the task of creating their own Mythical creature as part of their homework.  The creatures created were very creative and incorporated a lot of what we have been looking at in class.

As you can see the children have worked very hard to create their creatures.

Mrs Gofton

Fun on the slopes

Year 3 and Year 4 had a great time at Silksworth Sports Complex for their summer trip. We had to complete lots of activities such as problem solving, orienteering and skiing but I think the best part of the day for everyone was the snow tubing (even the teachers had fun racing each other down the slopes!) Of course in true Mr Monaghan style he won the races.

Mrs Gofton and Mr Monaghan


Year 3 go to the Baltic

We had a fantastic day at Baltic with our artist. We looked at the different exhibitions and decided to use the Tyne Deck exhibition by Ryder and Yates as our inspiration for our artwork today. We looked at these architects vision in 1969 and discussed how we think Newcastle will change and what the buildings will look like in the future. We created some fantastic futuristic artwork using a range of materials and will continue with this piece of art in class.

Mrs Gofton

Eggstra fun in Year 3

We had a great morning creating our eggs for the Easter egg competition this morning there are lots of eggciting ideas and some wonderful designs. We can’t wait to see who will win!

Mrs Gofton


Easter Disco

We had a lot of fun at the Easter Disco. We danced and played games to win prizes. I think it is safe to say we all had a lot of fun!


Greek Masks

This week we created some Greek masks in Art after learning about Greek theatre. As you can see our masks are very dramatic and the reason for this is in Greek plays masks were exaggerated so that people at the back of the theatre could see the facial expressions. We hope you enjoy looking at them just as much as we enjoyed creating them!

Mrs Gofton

Exploding Science

During Healthy Week we wanted to investigate how much carbon dioxide is in fizzy drinks and whether or not we think it is good for our bodies.  We took part in a Mentos and Diet Cola experiment to test our theories. As you can see in the videos below it was an explosive lesson.