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Welcome to Year 3!

 

We have two Year 3 classes:

 

Class 9: Miss Kelly Williams and Mrs Rachel Thomas are the teachers

Class 10: Mrs Ruth Williams is the teacher, also Deputy Head 

 

Both classes are supported by a dedicated team of teaching assistants.

 

Check this page regularly for updates and don't forget to follow us on twitter for the latest news: @Y3HVCS

 

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Monday 24th February 2020, First Week Back!

 

We hope the children have enjoyed their first week back in school. Thank you to all of you who attended this week's Parents' Evenings. It was lovely to meet with you all and to tell you about the progress your children have made. We hope you enjoyed looking at your child's work. We know they were very excited to show it off to you!

 

Next week is Welsh Week so the children will be completing work based on a Welsh artist and they will also be completing work focusing on a legendary Welsh story. 

 

On Thursday it is World Book Day so the children can come to school dressed as their favourite book character and bring the book into school to show to the class.

 

Please can all children who haven't brought their PE kit back to school bring them in before our next PE lesson on Wednesday. Also, each child should be bringing to school a water bottle every day. We have got a water cooler for them to refill their water bottles but we no longer keep cups at the water cooler because of the risk of spreading bacteria.

 

Some children have brought some Top Trump templates home this weekend. They can create their own Dragon Top Trump card to add to our pack in school. The children know what to do with them!

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

Week 27th January - 31st January 2020

 

This week the children have been clearing the weeds in the spiritual garden. The children enjoyed getting muddy and they have enjoyed seeing the difference they have made so far to certain areas in the garden. The children will be planting bulbs in the spiritual garden soon. The children have written beautiful prayers, which will be laminated and put up in the spiritual garden. The children wrote about what they were thankful for and they also wrote one thing that they wanted to pray for. Some of the prayers brought us close to tears!

The children have been completing some more work on money in maths and they have been looking at similes in their topic work. They have also been working on the story of Abraham in RE, they have looked at animal adaptation in Science and they have been using familiar language patterns in Welsh. Another busy week! 

 

We know we have said this before, but it is really important that all children bring in their reading book, reading record and a water bottle into school every day.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team 

Forest School Clothes

 

The children have had a visit from the NSPCC this week. Hopefully they came home with the messages that they learnt from the assembly about speaking out and that no form of abuse is acceptable. The children were also told the number for Childline. As well as this assembly the children have completed work in Science, Welsh, PE, Guided Reading; they have written their own set of dragon instructions and we have been working on pounds and pence in Maths.

 

Some children have brought in some of the work that they have done from their homework tasks and what we have seen so far is fantastic. We have seen dragon masks, dragon models; we have heard dragon poems and we have heard dragon stories. Well done to those children who are completing their homework tasks.

 

On Wednesday 29th January, we will be completing work on the Spiritual garden. The children will need to come to school in clothes which are warm and also clothes that they do not mind getting dirty. They will need to bring a waterproof coat because we will be going outside even if it is raining. The children will need to bring in a change of footwear because the Spiritual garden is muddy and the footwear needs to come to school in a bag that is clearly labelled with their name. If the children have gardening gloves at home, please could they bring them in with them as the school only has a limited number of gardening gloves available. Thank you.

 

We hope you have had a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

 

 

The Roar of the Dragon Homework

 

The children will be bringing their homework books home today with the new homework tasks for this term. Some of the ideas for the homework tasks were given by the children themselves. The children can bring in their homework to show us after they've completed each task if they so wish, or they can bring it back in the last week before the Easter holidays. We look forward to seeing what the children produce.  

 

The children have had another busy week with multiplying and dividing by 3 and 4 in maths, they have completed 5 sessions of guided reading, they have performed and written instructions for 'How to trap a Dragon', they have written New Year's Resolutions for the classroom and at home, they have completed magnet investigations in Science and they have been busy throwing, catching and shooting in PE, plus a few more activities.

 

There are still a few children without PE kits in school, so please can these be brought in on Monday. Also, just another reminder that reading books, reading records and water bottles need to be brought to school every day.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

W/C Tuesday 7th January 2020, Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

 

Blwyddyn newydd dda to you all. We hope you had a fantastic Christmas. We all had a lovely time, but we were ready to come back to school to get back into a routine and step away from all of the leftover food!!

 

The children have come back to school this week ready to learn and they have finished excellent work already and have been really busy. We have completed a maths investigation and two Power Maths lessons. The children have done some self and peer assessment this week of their English story and their homework. We have completed five sessions of guided reading, a Welsh lesson, a PE lesson and the children have given us fantastic ideas for our Dragon topic and have already drawn some beautiful dragons.

 

We will be starting our Dragon topic next week. Homework books will be handed out next week too for the children to start the homework tasks for the term. Please can any homework books still at home be returned to school. 

 

PE kits need to be returned to school as soon as possible please as there are two PE lessons planned for next week.

 

Please can the children make sure that they bring into school their reading books, reading records and water bottles every day.

 

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all on Monday.

 

The Year 3 Team

Christmas Holiday Homework

 

During the holidays, your teachers would like you to:

 

  • Spend time with the people that you care about
  • Do the things that you enjoy
  • Eat food that you love
  • Watch your favourite programme or film
  • Make somebody laugh or smile
  • Do something nice for somebody else
  • Visit your favourite place
  • Play with your toys

 

And finally...

 

Come back to school ready to learn!

 

We would like to say a huge thank you for all of our Christmas cards and gifts. You have been really kind.

 

Just before we finish the post we would like to say that we were extremely proud of the children during the Christmas carol concert on Monday night. We thought their singing and their behaviour was excellent. Well done to all of you.

 

We wish you all a very merry christmas and a happy and healthy 2020. Enjoy the festivities and we will see you all on Tuesday 7th January 2020.

 

Many thanks for all of your help and support this year.

The Year 3 Team

Christmas Concert

 

The children have been doing a lot of rehearsing for the Christmas concert tomorrow night. 
The concert begins at 6pm in Saint Deiniol’s Church. The children will need to be at the Church by 5.45pm wearing their costume. The Church will be cold so the children will need to ensure that they have appropriate clothing on under their costume as they will not be able to wear their coat in Church. 
We look forward to seeing you all there. It will guarantee to get you in the Christmas mood!

 

The Year 3 Team

Christmas Stockings and Costumes

 

Thank you to everyone who was available to come and help with the Christmas stockings this week. The children have really enjoyed the design and technology project so far and everyone has been able to cut out their stocking and practise their blanket stitch. It will be on to sewing their actual stockings from Monday and then decorating them following their final design.

If anyone is free and able to help with the stockings next week, then the times we are doing them are listed below:

 

Monday afternoon - 1pm - 3pm

Tuesday morning - 9.10am - 12 midday

Tuesday afternoon - 1pm - 3pm

Friday morning - 9.10 - 12 midday

 

Any help given is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 

On Thursday, we will be asking the children to dress up in their nativity costume so that we can practise the scene that the children will be creating in Church. Please can all costumes be brought to school by Wednesday December 11th so that they are in school ready for Thursday.

 

Please can all children ensure that they have a PE kit in school because we have got PE lessons planned for next week. The children will be bringing the PE kits home on the last week of the half term for a wash and some of them need a wash now after the muddy conditions we have had!!

 

On Thursday afternoon next week we will be going to the panto and on Friday it is Christmas jumper day.

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

Homework for 2nd December 2019

 

We have had another busy week in Year 3 and we are looking forward to starting our Christmas topic next week. Just a reminder that Christmas stocking homework needs to be brought back to school on Monday please as the children will be looking at and using the homework on Monday afternoon. 

 

We sent a letter home yesterday asking for adult help to support the children with their cutting and sewing skills in order to make their Christmas stocking. If the letter did not make it home to you, the times that we need adult help are listed below. We appreciate that parents work and that you are very busy and we really do appreciate any time that you are able to give. 

 

Monday 2nd December - 1pm - 3pm

Tuesday 3rd December - 1pm - 3pm

Wednesday 4th December - 9.10am - 12 midday

Monday 9th December - 1pm - 3pm

Tuesday 10th December - 9.10am - 12.00 midday

Tuesday 10th December - 1pm - 3pm

Friday 13th December - 9.10am - 12.00 midday

 

If you can give any of your time and you did not receive a letter then please let the school office know when you can come in or send a note into school with your child. Many thanks in advance.

 

An email was also sent out yesterday asking for the children to wear a nativity costume for the Year 3 / 4 Christmas Carol Service. The children can choose which costume they would like to wear, e.g., they may want to dress as Mary, Joseph, the Kings, the shepherds or any of the other characters or animals that are present in the nativity story. We appreciate that Christmas is an expensive and busy time (we are all parents ourselves) so we do not expect you to go out and buy a brand new costume, the children can adapt some of the clothes that you have in your household, e.g., if your child wants to be an angel and they have a white dress at home, then they could make a head piece and that is their costume done. If your child has a dressing gown and you have a tea towel then that's your shepherd sorted!! Let your child use their imagination!

If you need any help with your child's costume or if you have any questions, please come and ask us. We would be delighted to help.

 

We hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

The Year 3 Team

 

 

Homework - 22nd November 2019

 

We sent out extra homework on Friday in preparation for our Design and Technology project. We will be making Christmas Stockings for the children to bring home in time to hang up for Christmas. For the homework, we would like the children to research Christmas stockings. The children can think about the size, shape and colour of Christmas stockings. They can research the history of the stocking and the types of materials used to make and decorate them. The children can write, draw or add pieces of material to their homework to show what they have researched. The homework has been kept loose because we will add their research to their Design and Technology folder. Homework is to be brought back to school on Monday 2nd December. Please can you ensure that the children's names are written somewhere on the homework.

 

We hope the children have been enjoying the homework tasks in their homework books. Some children have brought in what they have done so far to show us and the class and we have read some great poems and seen some excellent rockets. The children can bring their homework book in after each task that they have chosen to do, or they can bring their book in at the end of the half term. Please can the children try to do at least four of the tasks given before the end of the half term.

 

As well as the homework in their homework book, the most important piece of homework that the children can do is reading at home. The children will benefit greatly from regular practice at home and will also benefit from listening to a story being read to them as well. Please can the children read at least three times a week at home and it be recorded in their reading record. Reading books and reading records need to be brought into school every day.

 

During PE this week, a few of the children's shirts have been mixed up and misplaced. Please can you check your child's shirts to make sure that they have not brought the wrong shirt home! 

 

The children have been practising the songs for the Christmas concert and the songs are starting to sound great. The songs are on the website if the children do want to practise at home. We are sure you may have already heard the children singing the songs at home and may already know the words yourselves!! Please check the newsletter for the Christmas concert date and times and for any other dates that may concern you over the next few weeks. 

 

We will be sending a letter out this week asking for adult help concerning the making of the Christmas stockings. We have had Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles in class over the years helping the children to make their stockings. Even if you can only spare an hour, your help will be greatly appreciated!

 

We hope you have had a brilliant weekend.

See you all tomorrow.

Year 3 Team

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