Year 3

Hello and welcome to Year 3.


Hello and welcome to Year 3.

Each class is named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Robin Goch, this means ‘Robin Class’ in Welsh.


The people who work in our class are:

Mr Maddocks

Mrs Brown

Miss Dillon

Wednesday afternoons – Clare (drama)


Our week in school and things to remember:


We won’t have a fixed Forest Schools slot each week. We will however be going up as and when we can so children need suitable clothing for this.


PE kits need to be in school at all times and will be sent home at the end of each term.


What are we learning about this term?


Our topic for this term will be The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. This will link in to a lot of our lessons, especially our work in literacy, art and science. We hope to incorporate a school trip linked to the topic in this term and if we arrange anything then we will be sending letters home with all the details. In our science lessons we are going to be focusing on forces. This will include magnetism, friction, sound, light and also some investigations into iron.


Music, Welsh and sport will also play a large part in our weekly schedule with the children being encouraged and supported throughout.



Learning at home


Reading- In our class we change reading books depending on the group they are in. Children are encouraged to bring back their completed books on their specific morning ready to change it for a new book, we understand that as some children will be reading longer books now and may not change their reading books every week. Please write in your child’s yellow reading log to record when you have read with them at home, although we don’t always have chance to write a note back, we do check these books each week and children who have read at least three times receive extra dojos in class.

New spelling lists will also be sent home on a Friday. We practise these daily in school too.

Homework- throughout the Key Stage 2 we all send home take-away homework; more information about this will be sent along with the first set of challenges at the end of the week.


Friday 22nd February – school closes for half term

Monday 4th March – Friday 8th March Celebrating Wales Week – Eisteddfod competition entries to be brought into school by Thursday 7th

Friday 8th March – children invited to come to school in Welsh clothing

Wednesday 13th March – Hooked on Books Day – Nursery children are invited to bring their favourite bedtime story into school

Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March – Parents Evenings

Friday 12th April – school closes for Easter