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Croeso i Flwyddyn Tri!

Welcome to Year 3!

Meet The Teacher Presentation

Miss Morgan's Welcome Video 1

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Miss Morgan's Welcome Video 2

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Class Teacher: Miss Z Morgan

LSA: Miss K Stephens

Hello and welcome to a brand new school year at St David’s! I hope you have all had a memorable and rested summer holidays and are ready to come back to school this September with a bang! I am so very excited to start working with the children in Year 3; learning new topics, challenging and supporting them and making fantastic new memories. Everything you need to know to about this term is on the class page with some support that can be provided from home. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Please email year3@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk or ring the school office. 

There are so many exciting things planned for this year and I can’t wait to start a new adventure with the children in Year 3.

Tuesday 1st September – staff training day in preparation for the new academic year.

Wednesday 2nd September – children in years 1 – 6 will return to school.

 

 

Schoop school ID: 17699 (Please change the settings to receive Year 3 notifications)

Twtter: @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm

Office Number: 02920 734308

Email: year3@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk

Autumn Term 1 Topic: The Water Cycle

Our first topic is ‘THE WATER CYCLE’ with a real focus on where water comes from, what it can do and what we can do with it. The children will be learning about the process of The Water Cycle; learning and understanding new terms such as Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and Collection. We will be linking the theme of The Water Cycle into learning across all areas such as:

 

Mathematics and Numeracy – Collecting and recording data from various experiments based on The Water Cycle.

Literacy, Languages and Communications – Creating poetry around water and weather.

Science and Technology – Completing experiments around evaporation, condensation and the impact weather has on The Water Cycle.

Humanities – Looking at how The Water Cycle may be affected in different countries due to their climate and weather.

Health and Well-Being – Water safety and how water is important for us.

Expressive Arts – Learning about the process of The Water Cycle through songs and creating under water themed creatures through Art and Design.

Religious Education – How water appears in different biblical stories and the effect it has within them.

 

There will be regular updates on the children’s work on this page and our school Twitter page.

 

 

Homework

Weekly homework will be sent out each Friday in your child’s Homework Book and will be due back in the following Wednesday. Each week, children must complete either a piece of numeracy or literacy based homework which will be set for them. This will alternate week to week from literacy to numeracy. Weekly spellings will also be taught in class and given to the children to practice at home. All of this is laid out in the HOMEWORK PLANNER available on this page.

 

There will also be a termly HOMEWORK GRID sent out based on our topic of The Water Cycle. Children may do as many of these homework tasks as they like over the term. All of this is laid out in the HOMEWORK GRID available on this page.

 

Children are allowed to complete their homework in any format they would like as long as Miss Morgan can access it and see all the lovely work produced from home. For example, children may use Hwb, their Homework Book, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, posters, etc.

Reading

 

Reading is such a vital component of your child’s learning and will be used every day in class. We will take every opportunity to listen to your child’s reading, whether that be in Guided Group Reading, in different Areas of Learning or simply throughout the school day. Please try and support and encourage reading to take place at home as it is the perfect opportunity for your child’s skills to continue being developed. Children can read on their own, but please encourage them to read out loud and complete their reading record each time they read. Therefore, we kindly ask that your child’s reading book and diary are returned to school every day, so they are available to us if we need them and we can keep up to date with the fantastic reading and progress taking place at home. 

Weekly Routines

PE: P.E is on a Friday. Your child needs black shorts, house colour or white t-shirt and trainers. They may also wear black jogging bottoms and a school hoodie for outdoor activities. Please label all clothes clearly with their name. 

Snack: A healthy fruit snack is available for each child for £1.50 per week or £10.50 per term. Please pay via ParentPay before 8am on Monday mornings. All snacks must be paid for in advance. Alternatively, your child is very welcome to bring their own snack providing it is either fresh fruit or vegetables as we are a healthy eating school!

Children can bring in a water bottle to keep in class and drink throughout the day. We are more than happy to refill their bottles. Please ensure only plain water is in the bottle and they are labelled with your child's name.


Dinner Money: As a cashless school, dinner money is to be paid in advance via ParentPay.

VIP ‘Learner of the Week’

 

Year 3 Learner of the Week is:

 

For:

Christian Values

Our school Christian Value this term is Thankfulness
 

This term in school we will be focussing on the value Thankfulness. We will be hearing stories about being thankful from the Bible and examples from our daily lives. We hope that you will explore this value together at home too. 

Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their life. Christians know that their response to this provision should be one of thankfulness and praise.

Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Psalm 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Ephesians 5:20Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

What do we do in school in response to thankfulness?

 

  • We show our appreciation for pupil’s achievements by giving praise, stickers, Dojo awards and certificates to them.
  • We know that having food, clothes and lovely things is a blessing and not a right.
  • We show our thankfulness through our support to charities that help others who are not as fortunate as ourselves.
  • We give thanks to God through our hymns and our prayers.
  • We learn to be thankful for the skills of others and the ways in which they enrich our lives.
  • We say thank you to each other and know that saying thank you is important and polite.

Real PE

Real PE is a unique, child centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to include, challenge and support EVERY child.

Jasmine - your real learning platform, provides 1000s of hours of fun activities and challenges that will help you to keep your children and family fit and healthy in the coming months.

 

The website address is: home.jasmineactive.com 
Parent email: parent@stdavidsci-1.com
Password:  stdavidsci

 

Activities and Games to learn languages

 

https://www.languagenut.com/en-gb/

Language Nut is a great learning resource for practising Welsh, German and lots of other modern foreign languages!

All children should have brought home their login details, however if you need a reminder please contact year3@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk.

 

If children would like to further continue their language learning at home, you can download the app DUOLINGO on any smartphone or device for daily lessons in many languages such as Welsh, French, Spanish and more.

E-Safety

For information about supporting your child with using the internet safely, please click on the following link:

https://hwb.gov.wales/zones/online-safety/key-information/primary-learners/

Accessing Online Materials 

Year 3 Hwb

Please stay connected to the Hwb class that you joined in Year 2 as this will become renamed as the Year 3 Hwb class. 

To access the Year 3 portal, please visit this link and join our class: 

All children will need their HWB log in to access our Home Learning Online Classroom. Your child should have brought these home. 
 

Please email year3@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk if you cannot remember the password so I can send a reminder, or if the log in details are compromised so that I can reset the password. 

This Hwb class will be used for a mixture of home and school-based activities and will be used again if another unplanned school closure is required. 


All home learning can be completed in the green homework book.

Useful Links

 

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

 

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ - Corbett Maths - 5-a-day Challenges

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - White Rose Maths - Reasoning Challenges

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ - Read, Write, Inc Phonics

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/z3wpp39 - The Water Cycle on BBC Bitesize

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWb4KlM2vts – The Water Cycle Song on YouTube