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Dosbarth Porffor (Y3) - Miss Sheedy

Shwmae!

Croeso i Flwyddyn 3 Dosbarth Porffor!

Welcome to Year 3 Class Purple!

Our Class Teacher is Miss Sheedy, and we will be supported by Mrs Scammell.

Miss Brooks will be covering PPA.

 

Start and Finish Times

Our school day starts at 8.45am, and finishes at 3pm.

 

Snack and Lunch

Please provide a healthy snack for your children to enjoy during their morning break time.

All children currently need to bring a packed lunch to school until our new School Kitchen is complete. Please can children also bring a labelled water bottle to school that they can refill throughout the day. Please avoid fizzy drinks or energy drinks.

 

Physical Education / Addysg Grofforol

Our PE day this year is a Monday.  Please can all children come to school wearing their PE Kits and trainers every Monday.

 

We hope to get the children outside as much as possible for their PE sessions so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

 

 

Reading

Reading at home with your child is absolutely vital. Just 5-10 minutes a day can make a world of difference. Children will have access Collins eBooks which is an online tool that allows the teachers to share books for the children to read at home. If you are having trouble logging in, please let Miss Sheedy know. We will also be reading with each child in the class at least once a week.

It is really important to record any reading you do with your child at home in their reading records so we can get an insight in to how they have got on.  Please return the book to school when your child has finished reading it so we can re-allocate a new book.

 

Important Dates

Thursday 19th May - Outdoor Classroom Day

Friday 27th May - Jubilee Celebrations Day

Friday 27th May - Break up for Half Term

Monday 6th June - INSET Day

Tuesday 7th June - Pupils return to school

Wednesday 8th June - Year 3 Caerphilly Castle Trip

Thursday 23rd June - Year 3 Class Assembly

 

Topic 4 - Dragon's Den

Our final topic of this year is 'Dragon's Den'. We will be focusing on this topic from now until the end of the school year.  Over the coming weeks, we will be focusing on Castles in Wales and around the World, Monarchs and learning about Myths and Legends.  We look forward to visit a real life castle in June on our first school trip in a very long time!

We will then be moving on to a more 'enterprising' aspect of Dragon's Den towards the end of the topic.

The children will take part in a range of learning experiences and activities, both indoors and outdoors to explore this topic whilst covering all Areas of the Curriculum!

Speaking And Listening Activity Day

Topic 3 - A Fair World

The next topic we will be focusing on this year is 'A Fair World'. Over the following 8 weeks we will be looking into Fair Trade, learning out different countries around the World, sustainability, looking after our planet, and covering PSHE skills to ensure we are ethically informed citizens.  The children will take part in a range of learning experiences and activities, both indoors and outdoors to explore this topic whilst covering all Areas of the Curriculum!

World Book Day 2022!

St David’s Day Eisteddfod Preparations!

Dydd Miwsig Cymru!

Posting our letters!

Topic Stunning Start - Virtual Tour Around the World!

Topic 2- The Sky Above

Our next topic this year is 'The Sky Above'. Within this topic we will be learning all about Space and the Solar System, as well as focusing on different forces.  We will be looking at Welsh landscapes and different Welsh mountains, and we will also be learning about the different seasons and weathers / temperature changes.  Over the next 8 weeks, the children will be participating in a range of Learning Experiences across the curriculum that revolve around our topic.

‘The Sky Above’ Fabulous Finish - rocket launch!🚀

Writing letters in response to Dr Xargle to tell him about our planet and ask questions about his!

Topic 1- Heroes and Villains

Our first topic of Year 3 is Heroes and Villains. We will be spending the next 8 weeks learning all about Fictional Superheroes and Villains, Real Life Superheroes (such as Doctors, Nurses, Emergency Services and so on), Welsh Sporting Heroes, and the children's own heroes. The children will be participating in a range of Learning Experiences across the curriculum that revolve around our topic.

South Wales Fire & Rescue Team came to visit! It was amazing to meet a real-life superhero and hear all about the amazing work that they do!

Phonics and spelling in our outdoor classroom!

Diwrnod Shwmae! Shwmae Day!

The lights have gone out at Superhero HQ! They sent a letter asking for our help so we have been exploring electricity and circuits to light the bulb up!

We have been learning all about play scripts! We got into character and performed for our peers!

Green Screen Freeze Frames of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory! A wonderful story written by Welsh Hero - Roald Dahl!

Working hard on our Place Value and Addition skills!

Autumn has arrived! We went on an Autumn Hunt to mark the first day of this wonderful new season!

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