Welcome to Year 3

My name is Mr Yendle and I have the pleasure of teaching the Year 3 class.

This term’s topic will be Active Planet. Our main focus will be on rivers in Wales and Great Britain, looking at the issue of flooding. We will also be coving water habitats in Science and will visit the Welsh Water site at Cilfynydd, where the children will undertake a river study looking at plants and animals. Also there will be a careers week where parents will be encouraged to come into school and describe their jobs and what it involves.

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We have had 2 lovely trips this year to Llancaich Fawr and Techniquest.

At Llancaiach Fawr we explored life in Stuart times and completed workshops on Sweet meats and Children’s lives. The highlight of the visit was making Plague posies.

During our visit to Techniquest we all enjoyed exploring and investigating the Science exhibitions. 

Year3-class-trip

Updated: Summer Term 2019

English
Through our topic, we will write about the impact of flooding discussing how people cope in the aftermath of such events. We will also create our own stories, look at stories from different cultures and a range of poetry. 

We will complete a range of comprehension exercises and continue to develop a range of punctuation and spelling patterns.

Mathematics
We will be solving problems involving money and time – duration and ordering.  We will be using Venn & Carroll diagrams, pictograms, tally charts and bar and bar-line graphs in our science and topic work. 

Through our daily maths activities we will also practise our number bonds to 100, the 3 and 4 times tables, doubling and halving and will revise different methods for addition, subtraction multiplication and division. 

Science
The topic is Water World, in which we will study plant and animal life around rivers and pond, looking at birds, fish, amphibians and their life cycles. 

Religious Education
The children will study how Ascension is celebrated in our church and stories from the Bible relating to forgiveness. 

Value of the half term
FORGIVENESS  AND RESPONSIBILITY. We will listen and respond to stories of forgiveness in the Bible and understand that for Christians, Jesus’ death on a cross is the ultimate revelation of God’s all forgiving love, and his sacrifice stands as a source of inspiration to forgive others, no matter what the cost. 

Responsibility – We will be exploring what this means in terms of taking responsibility for yourself and others in daily life and in a Christian context -being responsible for the things you say and the actions you take. This theme will be covered in Class and Whole School Worship and referred to in our everyday dealings with pupils.

 

Updated: Summer Term 2019

Cymraeg
The children will learn how to describe somebody using the third person, talk  and write about the family.

Geography
In our topic, we will study rivers in Wales and Great Britain and the effects of flooding around the world.  

Art 
The children will create a Waterlilies inspired oil pastille picture, a Georgia O’Keef inspired river drawing and river landscapes using Pointilism. 

DT
As part of our topic the children will design and make rafts that will allow people to escape a flood. 

Music
Exploring descriptive sounds about animals.

ICT
Developing the use of Multimedia and coding to create simple programs.

Updated: Summer Term 2019

Homework and spellings
Homework is also set on a Friday to be completed and brought in by the Thursday, so that the work can be marked. Dojo points are rewarded for completed homework.

Spellings are set on a Wednesday with the test the following Wednesday. 

Reading days will remain the same as last term. 

Other information

  • Please ensure your child has the full PE kit and it still fits. 
  • Science trip to Cilfynydd 15.5.19
  • Sports Day 19.6.19
 

What can you do to help?
Please hear your child read or read with them on a daily basis, whether it is a school book, library book, comic or on line games! Talk to them about what we have been studying in school and research the subjects with them to build up their knowledge and confidence. Tell the time with them regularly and give them opportunities to actually handle money – counting it out and working out the change.

We hope you find this information useful. Thank you in anticipation of your continued co-operation and support.  We would welcome anybody who has expertise in any of the areas that we are studying this term to come in and share your experiences with us!  In the meantime, if you have any queries/questions please do not hesitate to contact us at the school.

Diolch yn fawr,
Mr Yendle