“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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
- 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. […]
- Year 3 Rose Experiment Underway!
In Science this term, we have been studying the transportation of water in plants. The children have learnt all about the importance of the roots and the stem and how they transport nutrients around the flower. To demonstrate this, we have set up a ‘Rose’ experiment to try and answer the question “Does temperature affect […]
- Year 3 Rainforest Fruit Tasting
This week, we have tickled our taste buds by tasting a variety of rainforest fruits. The children had the opportunity to try mango, passion fruit, dates, pineapple, papaya, avocado, coconut, grapefruit, lemon and lime! I was really impressed with the amount of fruit the children were willing to eat. Well done boys and girls, it […]
- Year 3 Gymnasts!
The children have been busy during our gymnastics session this week. They have practised their balancing, travelling, jumping and being able to work as a team! In small groups they choreographed a short sequence which they performed to their friends. The performances were peer assessed and they were given targets how to make them even […]
- Year 3 Sticks and Stones!
Thank you to P.C Parry who came in this week to do a ‘Sticks and Stones’ session with the Year 3 children. They discussed ways in which they can show care and consideration to others and how to be sensitive towards their feelings. The children listened very well and had lots of good ideas during […]
- Bont’s Best Books Cluster Event
Some of the children from Years 1-6 enjoyed representing their classes today in this year’s Bont’s Best Books afternoon in Pontarddulais Comprehensive School. They spoke confidently about the winning books in their classes, and enjoyed presenting some of the work they had done based on the books. Thank you to our class representatives, and a […]
- Drone Club 🚁
We had our first drone club this afternoon and it was awesome! Children from across KS2 enjoyed flying the drones around the yard and even racing each other’s drones across the playground. The children loved interacting with the machines and the technology that controls them. Next week they will learn how to code them and […]
- Year 3 Flower Dissection
The children have had lots of fun this week learning all about the different parts of a flower. They were shocked to learn that flowers all have male and female parts. After a long discussion, they had the opportunity to put on their rubber gloves and use tweezers and magnifying glasses to investigate further. They […]
- Healthy Heroes Workshop
Earlier this week, the Healthy Heroes took part in a variety of workshops aimed at highlighting local and global issues. They took part in a variety of team games which encouraged leadership and problem solving skills. They finished by creating an action plan designed to enable us to make a positive impact in our community. […]
- Healthy Heroes fitness fun
The Healthy Heroes pupil voice group had the opportunity to take part in a range of different sporting activities, such as curling and pool…
- Ser Yr Wythnos
Congratulations to our stars this week!
- Year 3 Explore the Chatterkid App
Today, we explored the Chatterkid app. First, the children researched a few fun facts about a rainforest animal of their choice then used the app to record the information they found. Lots of fun was had by all. Well done Year 3!
- Year 3 Indigenous Tribe Research
This afternoon, the children used the chrome books to research information about rainforest tribes. They were all really enthusiastic about the task and couldn’t believe that the largest tribe in the Amazon rainforest has over 20,000 members! Why don’t you ask them about another interesting fact that they found out today?
- Year 3 Super Symmetry!
This week for maths, the Year 3’s have been investigating symmetry in a range of 2D shapes. They have enjoyed the challenge of these tasks and in particular creating their own symmetrical shapes. Well done boys and girls!
- Year 3 Mental Health Awareness Week
This week in Year 3, we have been finding out about ways in which we can keep our minds and thoughts healthy. Over the week, we have taken part in 15 minutes ‘Mindfulness Moments’ where the children have had the opportunity to practice a mindfulness technique in order to help increase their ability to focus […]