Welcome to Year 3!
Year 3 Staff
Class Teachers: Mrs A. Underhill-Jones
Teaching Support: Mrs K. Rowan
Snack money is £1.50 per week, and should be paid via ParentPay before 8am on Monday
mornings. We are a healthy eating school and children can only eat fresh fruit
or fresh vegetables for their snack. We provide a wide variety of choice including apples,
oranges, bananas, melon, pineapple, plums, peaches, carrots sticks, when in season. We encourage
children to eat snack together. If you prefer you may send in fresh fruit or fresh vegetables
from home for their snack.
Children may bring a bottle of water to school to drink. We are happy to refill their bottles
for them during the day.
P.E.- P.E is on a Monday. Your child needs black shorts, house colour or white t-shirt
and trainers, labelled clearly with their name. They may also wear black jogging bottoms
and a school hoodie for outside P.E. On Mondays they should bring their kit to school to
change on site.
Reading - Reading books should be read every evening and returned to school every morning
as the children may have an opportunity to read their book in class either by themselves or
to an adult. Please complete the reading record in your child's book bag each time you listen
to them read. All books are sent home on Fridays and must be returned on Mondays.
Dinner money - Dinner money is to be paid in advance via ParentPay. Class teachers
can not take in dinner money.
Spellings - New spellings patterns will be practised in class each week but we will no longer
be having a weekly spelling test, we will be looking for pupils using these spelling patterns in
their daily work across the curriculum.
Year 3 are going swimming week commencing 3/6/19 and 10/6/19.
Context for Learning
Our topic for the summer term is a science based topic on chocolate. We will discover where chocolate originated, how it is made, and how it has evolved over time. We will use our art and design skills to create chocolate themed masterpieces, and develop our scientific knowledge when investigating the properties of chocolate.
During numeracy, we will be looking at fractions using blocks of chocolate, looking at weight and length of different chocolate bars and investigate money problems.
During Literacy, we will be looking at Roald Dahl and his famous stories. We will write a script for a TV/Radio advert and create slogans and catchphrases. We will also act out our own version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Mr Cunningham on Friday afternoons!
Our role play area will become an investigation station! - what can we find out this week?
Can I make slime? Can I make play dough? Can I make a waterproof chocolate wrapper?
We will use our outside area more now the days have become drier and we will plant some cocoa beans to see if we can grow our very own chocolate tree!
There will hopefully be a trip to a famous Chocolate factory too!
Click on the link below to see this term's homework grid. Children may do as many homework
tasks as they like and bring them into school to share with the class whenever a task has
Our school Christian Value for this half term is Creativity.
We will not be having a weekly spelling test on these but looking for pupils using the patterns correctly in their work across the curriculum.
https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm - Please see St David's CIW Primary School twitter feed for updates on what we are doing in class.
https://hwb.gov.wales/ - Children have their HWB logins so can access this resource from home.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - Great online games for curriculum areas
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - BBC Bitesize
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html - Lots of online games linked to different areas of the curriculum
https://www.learn-welsh.net/welshgames - Online Welsh games