“Dream beautiful dreams, then work hard to make those dreams come true”

 

Dear Parents / Annwyl Rhieni,

Welcome to Year 3!!
We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer holiday and that you are ready for the busy year that lies ahead. Please find below some useful information that you will need:

PE Arrangements
P.E days for our class are on a Friday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor). Please ensure that appropriate P.E. kit is worn/brought to school on these days (navy jogging bottoms, white t-shirt and trainers).

Homework
Maths homework will be allocated to the children’s Active Learn account on a Friday. Mental maths books will be sent home weekly. Children will need to complete one test per week. Please ensure mental maths books are brought back into school on a Friday. Spelling is now distributed on a Thursday and test is on following Thursday.

sQuid Account
From September, there will be a new online payment system. All payments to school, e.g. for dinner money, trips, breakfast and after school clubs etc will need to be made via the sQuid system. If you haven’t already created your child’s online account, please do so using your child’s unique registration number and security code that was sent home. Please note, from September, the cost of school dinners will be £2.40 per day.

Snack
Please ensure that your child has a healthy snack and drink for morning snack time. Alternatively, we also provide a variety of fruit for the children to purchase at play time. This can be paid for on a daily basis at 20p or a weekly basis at £1.00. Children will be responsible for purchasing their own fruit from the Fruit Tuck Shop.

Water Bottles
We encourage children to bring water into class. Please ensure that water bottles are labelled with their name and is taken home on a daily basis to be cleaned.

The School Day
Children will be expected to line up in the junior yard before 8.50 a.m. and be collected from the infant yard at 3.20 p.m.

Reading
Your child will need to bring their book bag/reading books to school each day. We encourage independent reading every day, however we do aim to listen to each child read twice a week.

Class Dojo
Remember, we will be using class Dojo to keep you in the loop this year! We’ll share photos from class, important updates and wonderful moments. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up to class Dojo using the parent code you were given during the transition meeting.
Curriculum Information
During the autumn term, the topic we will be studying will be Ancient Egypt. Our aim is that pupil voice, which is at the core of our curriculum, will completely motivate and excite pupils to become independent learners.
We are very excited about our topic and I’m sure your children will share in our enthusiasm.

Spring Term: Light & Sound
Summer Term: The Rainforest

Finally, we look forward to a happy, fun and productive year with you and your children. Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and see either of us after school.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Murphy

Weekly Timetable

What's been happening in Year 3?
  • Welsh Music Day

    Friday 7th of February marked national Welsh Music day. Pontlliw pupils celebrated by listening to a range of Welsh artist and Welsh song, completing a variety of activities including folk dancing.

  • National Welsh Music Day 2020

    Year 3 have been listening to songs by Welsh artists such; as Feeder-Buck Rogers, Bonnie Tyler-I Need A Hero, Catatonia-International Velvet Catatonia and The Manic Street Preachers- Design For Life. They have created a song review their favourite song. 

  • Year 3 WRU Challenge

    Today Year 3 had to create Top Trump cards using J2e Data for the Welsh rugby teams.

  • Maths Year 3 Symmetry

    Today Year 3 have been taking part in various symmetry activities. Here are some images of their learning:

  • Seren and Sparc

    The Welsh Language Charter, a project to encourage the use of Welsh socially in primary schools in Wales, has welcomed two new characters. The two heroes on posters and badges will encourage children between 4 and 7 years old to use the Welsh language in the playground, at home and the classroom. As part of […]

  • Space Stories

    Last week Year 6 had been very busy developing their imaginative skills. They were set the task to write a diary in the form of a Space Story for a 6-7 year old audience. They also had to produce an illustration in relation to the story. Pupils also added a twist of Welsh Heritage and […]

  • Space Stories

    Last week Year 6 had been very busy developing their imaginative skills. They were set the task to write a diary in the form of a Space Story for a 6-7 year old audience. They also had to produce an illustration in relation to the story. Pupils also added a twist of Welsh Heritage and […]

  • Fraction Hunt

    Fraction hunt! This week Year 3 have been comparing and ordering fractions. They have achieved this by undertaking a number of practical, written, digital and independent tasks.

  • Last Violin Lesson

      Year 3 have undertaken 6 weeks of violin lessons! They have done a fantastic job and learnt some lovely new songs.

  • KS2 Christmas Concert – Youtube

    You can now find the recording of our KS2 Christmas Concert on YouTube using the following link: https://youtu.be/nom8_ikw6U0 https://youtu.be/nom8_ikw6U0

  • Maths Magic!

    This morning, 12 pupils from year 2 to 6 took part in a maths magic competition at Pontarddulais Comprehensive. They all played brilliantly well, with the year 3, 5 and 6 children reaching and semi-finals and year 6 making the grand final! Unfortunately they were just pipped to the post, but represented the school excellently. […]

  • Sêr Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week.

  • Road Safety Assembly

    This week is Road Safety week. Our Safety Soldiers pupil voice group contacted Charlie from the road safety team and he very kindly came in to take assembly for us today. We discussed possible dangers for pedestrians and drivers, and Charlie showed us how many accidents gave happened recently in our local area. The children […]

  • Aldi Kit for Schools.

    Unfortunately we have 70 spaces left to fill on our poster. We have filled a staggering 830 stickers! Wow, thats an outstanding amound spent in Aldi. The closing date to send the poster, is the 18th of November, to be in with a chance of winning the sports kit and the £20,000 draw. A massivve […]

  • Harvest Service 2019

    Today saw the whole school head to Pontlliw Village Hall for our annual Harvest Service. The children performed their individual songs brilliantly, led by the Year 6 pupils. The children made us extremely proud and showed just how talented a school we have. Da iawn!

  • Criw Cymraeg

    The Criw Cymraeg have been working hard to develop the ethos of Welsh in our school. This Year our focus is achieving the 100 targets for our Silver award.

  • Criw Cymraeg Develop Confidence

    In our pupil voice meeting this week our Criw played Kahoot to develop their Welsh knowledge and Welsh vocabulary.

  • Safety Soldiers Pupil Voice Group

    The Safety Soldiers pupil voice group met for the first time this academic year. The children voted for our chairperson, vice chairs, secretary and treasurer. In our next meeting we will set our aims for the year and discuss our plans for ensuring the safety of everyone in and around our school. We look forward […]

  • Aldi’s Kit for School

    Aldi’s Kit for Schools promotion is giving 20 primary schools the chance to win £20,000 to kick-start a health legacy for their school. What’s more, every school who enters by completing their Aldi’s Kit for Schools poster will also receive an exclusive school sports kit! Collect a sticker with every £30 spent in store and […]

  • Marshmallow and Spaghetti Towers in Year 3

    Yesterday we made spaghetti and marshmallow towers in class. This helped our team building skills in class.

  • Our Final 🌟

    Congratulations to our stars this week. We would all like to wish you a happy and safe Summer

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week.

  • Parental Digital Workshop

    As many of you will be aware, Digital Learning is now on an even platform with literacy and numeracy in schools with the introduction of the new curriculum. It was great therefore to see parents coming to see the Digital Dragons present some of the different ICT platforms that we currently use in school. Our […]

  • Year 3 Plantasia Trip

    The children thoroughly enjoyed their trip today to Plantasia, a fantastic way to end our topic – Rainforests. We spent the first part of the day being treated to a very interesting talk from a lady who had recently visited the Amazon Rainforest. She had some amazing stories to tell us about the tribal people […]

  • Year 3 Rainforest Fruit Art

    As part of our topic Rainforests, the children have enjoyed experimenting with some fruit themed art. The children were required to do a close observational drawing of a bowl of fruit paying close attention to detail. They began by sketching the bowl and mixed fruit then later adding detail such as shading, colour and lines. […]