“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 Tuesday (Outdoor) and a Friday (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 lists will be distributed on a Tuesday and the children will be tested the following Tuesday.

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 £2.25 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,

Mrs. Bennett & Miss. Frost

Weekly Timetable

What's been happening in Year 3?
  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week. 🌟

  • Mad Science Assembly

    On Wednesday, Mad Science visited our school to present a fantastic assembly to the children. They were shown lots of amazing experiments linked to air and forces. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed, and left feeling inspired to further their scientific knowledge through undertaking their own investigations and experiments!

  • Anti-Bullying Production ‘Bully’s Paradise’

    Today, the children in Years 2-6 enjoyed watching the Firehorse Production ‘Bully’s Paradise’. The play helped the children understand the difference between falling out and bullying. It also helped the children to identify ways to tackle bullying. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and we would like to thank Firehorse Productions for working with us […]

  • Supporting MS Society

    As a community we are proud of all we do. Pontlliw is a close community who support each other. Today the Buck presented £500 from a fundraiser, Bake Off competition, to the MS Society.

  • Year 3 Football & Fitness

    The boys and girls had a fantastic afternoon where they enjoyed developing their football skills to music. What a great way to keep fit – awesome job Year 3! 🙂

  • Year 3 Celebrate Valentine’s Day

    Love was certainly in the air on Thursday in Year 3! We had a lovely afternoon making heart shaped pizzas with heart shaped chicken, ham and pepperoni toppings. They looked delicious! I hope you enjoyed eating them boys and girls 🙂

  • Year 3 Techniquest Trip

    What an amazing time we all had at Techniquest today. As soon as we arrived, the children were eager to explore all of the interactive exhibits – and they weren’t disappointed. They began by watching an interactive show called ‘The Adventures of Dr. Isosceles’. Throughout the show they had to solve problems with Dr. Isoceles to […]

  • Year 3 Celebrate National Welsh Music Day

    What a fun day we have had in Year 3 celebrating National Welsh Music day. The children had the opportunity to listen to a variety of amazing welsh artists throughout the decades, which included Bonnie Tyler, Tom Jones, Feeder, Catatonia and the Manic Street Preachers. We discussed the musical elements of each song, such as […]

  • Year 3 Capacity

    This week, the children have enjoyed developing their understanding of capacity. They have taken part in a variety of activities which have included estimating, measuring, comparing and recording different capacities in millilitres and litres. Awesome work boys and girls!

  • Year 3 Celebrate Internet Safety

    This week, the children have taken part in a variety of activities in order to raise their awareness of internet safety. We talked about what we love about the internet and all of the wonderful opportunities it provides us. We also discussed what we can do to keep ourselves safe when using it. After our […]

  • Burning Energy Gyda Ynni Da

    On Friday 1st February we had an awesome ‘Welsh’ day – saving energy can be fun and keep you fit. We held our very own Eco School Party with this unique Pedal power experience. All the energy for the disco, was produced by pedaling bikes. It gave the pupils an understanding of the energy requirements […]

  • Year 3 Coding Skills

    Today, the Year 3’s were visited by Mr. Tavender, a computer science teacher from Pontarddulais Comprehensive school. He came in to work with the children to enhance their understanding of programming and coding. The children were introduced to ‘Scratch’ which is a programming language where children can programme and share interactive media such as stories, […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau i ser yr Wythnos

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau i ser yr wythnos.

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week. Llongyfatchiadau.

  • Year 3 Cricket

    Year 3 really enjoyed their cricket taster session today. They had the opportunity to learn and develop a number of new skills such as throwing, catching and batting. Da iawn boys and girls 😀

  • Year 3 Egypt Centre Trip

    What a fantastic day we have had visiting the Egypt Center. In the morning, the children explored the House of Life where they took part in two activities. Firstly, they were transported back in time to ‘scribal school’ where they learnt the basics of the Egyptian alphabet. As well as learning to write their name […]

  • Safety Soldiers Meeting

    This week the Safety Soldiers pupil voice group worked on gathering ideas for improving road safety outside our school. The children discussed the issues and how unsafe parking affects different people. They came up with some fantastic ways to improve road safety, and will be working on them in the coming weeks.

  • Magical Maths Team!

    Congratulations to our ‘Maths Magic’ team, who took part in our cluster Maths event in Pontardulais Comprehensive. Each team played their heart out, and showed that Pontlliw has great Mathematical skills. All of our year groups showed great team spirit and encouraged each other to do best they could. Our Year 5/6 team got though […]

  • Cacen Cymraeg

    Our after school Welsh club is a real hit. Lead by our Cymraeg Cwl pupils, each week is planned for and caters for a variety of different Welsh language patterns and activities. This week pupils decorated cakes in the colours of the Welsh flag, ensuring they ask for the ingredients in Welsh. Da iawn, dal […]

  • Year 3 Stadium Visit

    What a fantastic time the Year 3’s had visiting the Liberty Stadium today.  In the morning, the children took part in a healthy eating workshop where they found out lots of important information about different food groups and what types of food professional rugby players eat to keep themselves fit and healthy. After listening carefully […]

  • Having Fun in ‘Fun Club’.

    We have been having lots of fun in ‘Fun Club’. Our activities include: cooking, painting, crafts, football, iPads and Crome books, board games, and music and dancing. Just have a look at the photos to see how much fun we have.

  • Book Fair Success!

    A huge ‘Thank You’ to everybody who supported our Scholastic book fair this week. The total spent was £789.30, which means we will receive 60% commission on all purchases! This works out as £473.58 which we can spend on purchasing new reading material for the children. Diolch yn fawr everybody. Your support is greatly appreciated!

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our 🤩 this week

  • The Mummified Tomatoes!

    What an interesting afternoon we’ve had in Year 3! After being covered in salt for the last two weeks, the children were able to free their tomatoes this afternoon in order to make their observations. It was fascinating to see what the salt had done to the tomatoes and some of the weight differences recorded […]