“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?
  • Year 3 Halloween Fun

    Year 3 have had lots of fun today taking part in a range of Halloween activities and a fantastic class party! We spent the morning decorating some Halloween biscuits and undertaking some Halloween craft. Then, this afternoon we had lots of fun playing Pass the Ghost, Pin the Bolt on Frankenstein, Musical Statues and lots […]

  • Year 3 Make Egyptian Mummy Pizzas!

    This afternoon, the Year 3 children enjoyed making some Egyptian themed mummy pizzas. They began by carefully cutting their muffins in half which they used as their pizza base. After that, the children measured out how much tomato purée they would need and then proceeded to create their mummy pizzas using cheese to create a […]

  • Year 3 Celebrate Shwmae Day

    Shwmae! Today in Year 3, we have been celebrating ‘Shwmae Day’. We’ve really enjoyed celebrating and promoting the welsh language by taking part in a variety of activities. We used the chrome books to create posters about Egypt in Welsh. We completed a ‘Lliwio’r Llun’ about Cleopatra and wrote some sentences about her in Welsh. […]

  • What’s the time, Year 3?

    This week in maths, we have been consolidating our understanding of telling the time on a digital and analogue clock. Today, we used this knowledge to help us take part in a ‘time hunt’ where the children had to match a digital time on their sheet to an analogue clock which had been hidden in […]

  • Year 3 Mummify their Tomatoes 🍅

    What an interesting morning we’ve had in Year 3. After being covered in salt for the last week and a half, 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 […]

  • Mental Health Awareness in Year 3

    On Saturday, October 10th, it is World Mental Health Day. The Year 3’s marked this occasion in class today by discussing different ways we can help our minds be healthy. The children were so sensible in their discussions and were able to suggest some fantastic positive actions that could help us if we had sad […]

  • Geographical Features of Egypt Year 3

    This afternoon, the Year 3’s found out about the geographical features of Egypt. We discussed information such as climate, population and location then compared the similarities and differences with our own country, Wales. The children then enjoyed using the iPads to research some other interesting facts about Egypt and the River Nile. Awesome work boys […]

  • Year 3 become Egyptian Embalmers!

    What an exciting day we’ve had today with the Year 3 children becoming Egyptian embalmers! After learning all about the mummification process during our Science sessions, the children had the chance to put into practise what they had learnt by using a tomato. First, the children washed their tomato (dead body) and then carefully made […]

  • Virtual Class Assemblies.

    Moving with the times, each week a different class will lead a whole school assembly via Teams online. This week, it was Year 6 to kick us off with this new tradition. We spoke to the whole school about our virtual meeting with the Jersey pupils from last Friday. We also showed the whole school […]

  • Developing our Problem Solving Skills in Year 3

    Today, the Year 3’s have been working hard on developing their problem solving skills. They were encouraged to use our ‘Steps to Success’ display board which outlines sequential stages to guide them through the problem solving process. The children worked methodically through each step and used the ‘draw a diagram’ strategy to help them work […]

  • Keeping Safe Online in Year 3

    During our ICT lesson today, the children were introduced to the concept of online privacy and how to distinguish between information that is appropriate to give out and information that is better kept private. The children played an online game called ‘Privacy Pirates: Set Sail to Internet Island’ where they had to assemble a map […]

  • Learning about our Rights in Year 3

    Today, we learnt all about children’s rights. These are all the things that children need to grow up happy, healthy and safe. We began by looking at each article and discussing why each one was important. The children then considered which of the articles they thought were the most important in helping us to create […]

  • Developing our Number Bonds in Year 3

    This week in maths, we have been developing our understanding of Number Bonds. The children have completed a range of activities to help develop these skills, with their favourite being the game ‘Find My Number Bond Partner’. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing this game throughout the week and were eager to try and beat their […]

  • Developing our Reading Skills in Year 3

    This week, the children have been developing their reading techniques and have worked on strategies such as questioning, visualisation and prediction skills. We started the week by reading our class novel ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our Bath’ by Jeremy Strong. We began by looking closely at the front cover of the book and discussed what […]

  • Year 3 Are Curious!

    This year, I have introduced a Curiosity Cube to our classroom in order to promote curiosity, communication and exploration. Every Monday, an item will be placed in the Curiosity Cube for the children to discuss. They will be encouraged throughout the week to talk about what they can see, what they think it might be […]

  • Year 3 are Bucket Fillers!

    Today, we read the story “Have you filled a bucket today?” by Carol McCloud. It is a beautiful book which encourages positive behaviour by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and love. The idea is that we all carry an invisible […]

  • Keeping Our Language Alive.

    BBC Bitesize is an excellent tool for learning Welsh. I’ve included the link on this post to help develop the language in a fun way, for adults and children to help with learning Welsh as a second language. Diolch, Mrs Evans. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxkq3k7

  • A special message…

    Here’s a photo with a special message for our lovely children and families…

  • Mabinogion Welsh Tales

    Our KS2 pupils are in for a treat today. They will experience the very talented story teller from Big Foot Education Centre. The children will be told tales from the dark ages of the Welsh coast. They will also develop their drama skills as they take part and become part of the story.

  • Thank you to Brett Johns for coming in to school this afternoon to open and close our Sport Relief event.

  • Year 3 and Baby Chicks

    Year 3 Pupils has the opportunity to see and hold the chicks that are being cared for in Year 2. Here are some pictures:

  • Sportstatic for Sports Relief 🎾 🏀 ⚽️

    Today we are celebrating Sport Relief. We are working as a community to develop our skills and raise money for this amazing event. A huge Diolch to Blwyddyn 6 for stepping into their roles as teachers and leading sports stations this morning.

  • Year 3 World Book Day

    Year 3 have been taking part in World Book Day activities related to Roald Dahl. Here are some pictures of them working and their costumes:

  • Big Huge Thank You

    The Criw Cymraeg (Welsh Ambassadors) would kike to say a huge thank you to every one who supports our wonderful PTA. With your help, support and donations, we have been able to resources our teachers to develop the Welsh Language in Welsh lessons.