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.


Below we have included some information about our class and how we work. We are holding a drop in session on Thursday 13th 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

Miss Dillon

Tuesday afternoons – Mrs Wooding


Our week in school and things to remember:


Forest Schools will be every Tuesday with Mrs Wooding and Mrs Brown. 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 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 13th September- Drop in session for parents to meet the teacher (Years 1-6)

Monday 15h October & Tuesday 16th October- Parents evening for all classes from 3:30pm

Thursday 25th October- Autumn disco

Friday 26th October – School closes for half term

Friday 30th November – Christmas Market

Week beginning 10th December – Christmas concerts

Friday 21st December – School closes for Christmas