Year 3

“Growth Statement”

Parents’ Evenings

Parent meetings will be held on 16th and 17th October. If you wish to make an appointment to discuss your child’s progress please use the form below. Please make one booking per pupil only. Parents who require two appointments should contact the school secretary. Duplicate appointments will be deleted.

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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?
  • Mindfulness Matters

    The children enjoyed their first mindfulness after school club. We have been doing yoga stretches, colouring, relaxation and breathing techniques.

  • Wake up, Wake up…

    The children were enthusiastic to start their morning with the help of The Body Coach. They were also thrilled to discover that the man himself, Joe Wicks, had retweeted our tweet yesterday, mentioning our participation in making UK a fitter and healthier planet!

  • KS2 Monday Morning Workout!

    This morning, the KS2 children were put through their paces by taking part in a live workout with Joe Wicks. Everyday this week, KS2 will be getting fit at 10am. What a way to wake us all up on a Monday morning! Da iawn boys and girls – awesome effort!

  • 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 […]

  • Year 3’s First Day in Juniors!

    The Year 3 children have had a wonderful first day in juniors. We have all enjoyed getting to know each other and are looking forward to finding out more about the Year 3 classroom and routine. It was lovely to see how happy and confident the children were throughout the day. Well done boys and […]

  • Year 3 Poison Dart Frogs

    For Design and Technology this term the children have been busy creating Poison Dart Frog beanbags! They have all thoroughly enjoyed this project from start to finish! They designed their frogs, wrote detailed instructions about how they were going to make them, made them and then evaluated them. I have been amazed at the children’s […]

  • Year 3 Paramedic Visit

    We had a special visit today from paramedics Steff and Tash, along with their ambulance. In PSE this term we have been learning about first aid and the DR ABC method and are so lucky to have had this opportunity this afternoon. The session was so informative and the children thoroughly enjoyed having their stats […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our ⭐️ this week.

  • Year 3 Animal Encounter

    What an exciting and informative session the children have had this morning meeting the wonderful animals from A & S Encounters. They had the opportunity to meet a baby tortoise, Poppy the Azara Aguti, Honey the Ring Tailed Coatimundi, Biscuit the Bearcat and Pako the Parrot. The children throughly enjoyed touching the animals and they […]

  • Year 3 Friendship Plates

    Following on from our lesson about what makes us special to our families, today we looked at our friendships. Each child had their own plate which was passed around the classroom for everyone to write down one positive word about that person. They agreed that these friendship plates would be so good to read if […]

  • Year 3 My Family

    We had a fantastic discussion this afternoon which was initially based on the question “what does the word ‘family’ mean to you?”. It was so interesting to hear the children’s responses and how mature and open minded their thinking was. We touched on every kind of different family… marriage, separation, divorce, fostering, adoption, brothers, sisters, […]

  • Year 3 Zentangles

    We have had a very relaxing afternoon in Year 3 creating chameleon zentangles. After discussing the art of using repetitive patterns the children have created some fantastic pieces of work. Da iawn!!

  • Year 3 Maths Explorers

    This morning the children were transformed into explorers. They were put into teams of four, given a magnifying glass and told to hunt for the rainforest word problems that had been placed around the classroom and in the corridor. Some of the problems were very tricky but they shows excellent team work and managed to […]

  • Year 3 Animal Masks

    This afternoon the Year 3 children have been very creative producing fantastic animal masks. We first discussed the variety of animals found in the rainforest, which ones were our favourite and why. Some of the children’s responses included the sloth, monkey, jaguar and snake! We then put on some calming rainforest music as the children […]

  • Year 3 Grrrreat Tiger Art!

    This afternoon the children have studied the french artist Henri Rousseau and looked at some of his jungle inspired paintings. We focused on Tiger in a Tropical Storm and talked about the colours and shapes used. The children then had the opportunity to create their own tiger pictures. Grrrrrrreat job boys and girls!

  • Terrific Tennis!

    Year 3/4 had a great day today at the Swansea Tennis Centre. They were taking part in a local tournament with nine other primary schools in Swansea. They won many of their matches showing great skill and determination. Well done boys and girls, you certainly are a credit to our school and we are all […]

  • Criw Cymraeg

    Tonight our Criw Cymraeg presented to our Governors regarding our progress to date for our Siarter Iaith. Diolch, Gaithersburg Gwych.

  • Year 3 Rainforest Music

    This afternoon the children transformed themselves into tribal members living in the Rainforest. Using materials that were available to them in our outdoor area they made their own musical instruments. Some of the children found stones to bang together, others used sticks and leaves. Working together in small groups they used their natural instruments to […]

  • Year 3 Rainbow Roses

    This week in science the children have been studying how flowers drink water. They learnt about the importance of the roots and the stem and how they transport nutrients around the flower. To demonstrate this we set up a rainbow experiment. With adult help the children cut the stem in half and put each half […]

  • Year 3 Friend or Foe

    Diolch to P.C Parry who came in to do a ‘friend or foe’ session with the year 3 children today. It really made the children think about whether we can tell if someone is friendly just by looking at them. The children listened very well and had lots of good ideas during the discussion.

  • Year 3 Dwr Cymru Workshop

    The children were lucky enough to take part in a Dwr Cymru workshop this afternoon. The activities were all based around saving water and not wasting it. We first learnt about the hippo bag which lives in the toilet! This bag can save a family of four up to 48 litres of water a day. […]

  • Year 3 Flower Dissection

    The children had lots of fun this afternoon 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 thoroughly […]

  • Darllen Gyda Ffrind

    This afternoon Blwyddyn 6 worked with Blwyddyn 3 to develop their Welsh reading and conversational skills. Da iawn plant. Gwaith Gwych.

  • Year 3 are “Bucket Fillers”!

    This week, we read the story “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud. It is a beautiful book which encourages positive behavior 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 bucket […]

  • Year 3 Rainforest Composers

    With a slight change in the music plan this afternoon due to the weather the children were transformed into magnificent composers. In small groups they were each given a musical instrument and asked to compose a piece of music, thinking about the number of beats and timing. After planning and rehearsal time the children had […]