Year 3

Year 3 News


Hello and welcome to Year 3.

This year each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Robin Goch, this means ‘Robin Class’ in Welsh.


Below we have included some information about our class and how we work. We are holding a drop in session on Thursday 14th September between 3:15pm- 4:15pm where we will be available to answer any of your questions.


The people who work in our class are:

Mr Maddocks

Mrs Brown

Wednesday afternoons – Mrs Martin and Clare (Drama)


Our week in school and things to remember:

Thursday- PE day; we suggest that the children keep their PE kits in school at all times though, just in case


What are we learning about this term?

Our topic for this term will be The Tudors. This will link in to a lot of our lessons, especially our work in literacy, art and history. This will also be an ideal time to develop our research skills using the school’s ICT facilities. 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 Earth. This will include rocks, fossils, volcanoes, living organisms and hopefully some very successful investigations and experiments!

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.

Important dates this term

Thursday 14th September- Drop in session for parents to meet the teacher (Years 1-6)

Wednesday 20th September- Famous Artist Day

Friday 22nd September- NSPCC on-line safety meeting for parents at 3:15pm- film and snacks for children

Friday 29th September- Healthy Living Day

Friday 6th October– Harvest festival at church- time tbc

Tuesday 17th October/Wednesday 18th October- Parents evening for all classes from 3:30pm

Wednesday 25th October- Autumn disco Infants 4:30-5:30pm; juniors 6pm- 7pm


Coffee mornings

Tuesday 24th October Year 5; Thursday 26th October Year 6

Tuesday 7th November Year 4; Thursday 9th November Year 3

Tuesday 14th November Year 1; Thursday 16th November Year 2


Friday 1st December- Christmas fair


Christmas Concerts

Monday 11th December- Nursery and Reception- Morning performance only

Tuesday 12th December- Year 1 and 2 afternoon and evening performance

Wednesday 13th December- Key Stage 2 performance (afternoon and evening)

Thursday 14th December- Key Stage 2 performance (evening)


If you would like to download a printable version of this information, please click the link below:

Year 3 Autumn term overview