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Year 3 - Usk

Welcome to Dosbarth Usk




The Year 3 team


Miss Cooper (Class Teacher)                       Mrs Adams (LSA)


Mr Norman (PPA Cover)




Schoop - 17699

Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm

Email - year3@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk 

Google classroom - tk5jfhr

If you have any questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact anyone in the year 3 team. We access the email daily to ensure we are easy to contact to solve any concerns.


If you would like some more details see the 'Meet the teacher' power point below.




Key dates for Autumn 1 


4th, 5th & 6th September– INSET Days, school closed for pupils
7th September– Children return to school
7th September – Generosity Values day
11th September – After School Clubs commence (Mondays) 
13th September– Meet the Teacher 3.30 pm and 4:00pm
26th September– European Languages Day Celebration
29th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning 9.15am
2nd October – Judaism Day - Whole School Celebration 
3rd October – Black History Month commences 
6th October – Rags to Riches Collection
23rd – 27th October – Scholastic Book Fayre
23rd and 24th October – Parents Evening 
23rd October – Hinduism Celebration Day
26th October – Individual and Sibling Photos
27th October – Last Day of term


Overview of the school day 

8.45- Children arrive and settle down to complete their Morning Activity / Register

9.15 – 9.30-Collective Worship 

9.30 – 10.15- Mathematics & Numeracy

10.15 – 10:30 -Snack / Break Time

10:30 – 12.00- Literacy, Language and communication

12.00 – 1.00-Lunch

1.00 – 1.30- Guided Group Reading

1.30 – 2.45-Missions (Topic/Science/RE/ICT)

2.45- Daily Mile

3.00- Daily Welsh/Languages Activities

3.15- Home Time


Please bring a bottle of water to school daily, clearly labelled with your name. Healthy snacks can be purchased from the snack trolley (ordered via ParentPay) or brought in from home. 


Please wear your PE kit to school on Fridays. Children should wear black shorts, house colour or white t-shirt and trainers, labelled clearly with their name. They may also wear black jogging bottoms when completing activities outdoors. 


Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child's name

Meet the teacher PPT


Our topic is invaders and settlers, focusing specifically on the Celts and the Romans. 

Language Literacy and Communication - Diary entries and Myths and Legends 

Humanities - The Romans and Celts journey 

STEM - Forces

Expressive arts - Designing a village




Daily reading  (20 minutes)

Weekly homework – Numeracy / Literacy alternated each week. Usually based on something we have learned that week. Set on Friday, due in on Wednesday. Please submit via Google Classroom.

Termly homework – grid on website. Choose at least one activity to complete by the end of each term – to present to the class. 




Children will complete spelling and grammar activities throughout the week as Early Morning Activities and during Literacy starters. These skills will be developed in work across the curriculum. 

Each week we will focus on different spelling patterns. These will be practised in class and brought home to practise for homework. 

We will not test children on spelling patterns weekly, but we will monitor and assess throughout the term.


Children will read to an adult in school at least once a week

Guided Group Reading - daily

Importance of reading aloud regularly at home and at school (We recommend at least 20 minutes per day)

Scheme readers – Children will be given appropriate level book to read. We aim to change this once a week (every Friday). 

Oxford Owl E-Books are free to use - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

The four purposes   

The four purposes are that all children and young people will be:

Ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.

Enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and work.

Ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.

Healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.


In Dosbarth Usk, we will support ourselves and each other in becoming Ambitious, Capable Learners; Enterprising, Creative Contributors; Ethical, informed citizens and Healthy, Confident Individuals. This will be achieved through collaboration and independent work both inside and outside our classroom.


101 experiences


We would like you to take part in our 101 Experiences challenge - 101 things for your child to experience during their time at St David’s C.I.W. Primary School. We would be delighted to see our children doing these activities outside of school, so please send in any evidence of each experience to year3@stdavidsciwprm.cardiff.sch.uk 

Each time a child achieves 5 experiences from the same category, they will get a sticker which shows the religious character which symbolises the associated purpose from the Four Purposes of the new curriculum.

Rights respecting school

Every half term we focus on different aspects of the UNRC rights of the child. This half term we will be focusing on articles 9, 10 and 25 (as shown below).


Value of the half term = Generosity

This half term we will be focusing on generosity as our christian value.


Year 3 have already started their work on generosity and have made a pledge to donate 1 piece of clothing from their home to a charity in Cardiff. We will be collecting clothing items on the last week of school (more details to come). 


Student shoutout 

Elias from year 3 has been practicing his generosity this week already! After shopping he saw a homeless man on the street and insisted to buy the man a meal, he went in and bought the man a meal for his tea. What a fantastic act of generosity Elias - Da Iawn!


Useful links

By clicking below, you can access a range of resources to continue learning at 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

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

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

hwb.gov.wales - collection of online tools provided to all schools in Wales by the Welsh Government

https://www.purplemash.com - award winning cross curricular website for  primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk Use this link to help with Online Reading