Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 9HE

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Hill View Junior Academy

Best for the children

Year 3



        Mr B Turnbull


      Miss A McKenna


    Mrs L Nell


    Mr D Wadsworth


Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome to Year 3, your very first year at Hill View Junior Academy and we are all so excited to have you with us. Year 3 is a year filled with fascinating topics and great experiences. You will be amazed by the Ancient Egyptians and even get a visit from a pharaoh before discovering everything you need to know about light and shadow. Whilst learning all about healthy eating we will get to visit the bungalow where we will design and make our very own healthy dishes! You will also become technical wizards in Year 3 as you get your very own iPad to use in a variety of different lessons to help show your learning. Things might be new to start with, but we are sure you will settle in quickly and begin a brilliant chapter of learning here at the juniors.

The Christmasaurus

In English this half term, year 3 have been exploring the Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. The children have investigated the characters, searched the book fantastic vocabulary and looked at some of the features Tom uses to interest the reader.

We then wrote our own version of the story and used our watercolour skills to illustrate. We hope that you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them!

Merry Christmas!

Ancient Egypt History Workshop

We had a brilliant Ancient Egyptian themed day delivered by Ari, the Egyptian embalmer. We learnt all about the mummification process, how to write in hieroglyphics, studied artefacts and even played some of the world’s oldest board games. It was a great day and helped to round off our Ancient Egyptians history topic.

Working Practically in Maths

Year 3 have been working hard in maths securing many new skills. Using the concrete resources and practical equipment helped many of the children to fully understand what they were doing. Counters, cubes and money all helped them achieve their learning objectives this week.


Backhouse Park Autumn Walk

Year 3 went on a recent walk to Backhouse Park to find all things autumnal. Whilst there we spotted squirrels and parakeets too! Our walk enabled us to write some excellent recounts in our English lessons. Here are some photographs of our action packed morning.