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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Class Teacher: Mrs A. Underhill-Jones


Intervention: Miss K. Stephens

PPA - Mr Joy and Mr Smith





A Parents Guide for using HWB Home Learning Classes

Health and Well-being links

Home Learning


Schoop - the school ID is 17699

Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm

Email: year3@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk


Accessing online materials:

Year 3 Hwb

To access the Year 3 portal, please visit this link and join our class: https://hwb.gov.wales/go/y77rqv 

All children will need their Hwb log in to access our Home Learning Portals. Your child should have brought these home in their homework books and I have emailed them all to you directly. 

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. 

All home learning can be done in the green homework book.
Please see further home learning links further down the page.
Please see spellings session below for spellings to do while home learning


Summer 2 Topic


Hello boys and girls!


After half term, our topic will be 'The secret garden'. Please email me or use Hwb discussion to share your ideas of what you would like to learn about during this topic. 


I can't wait to see what ideas you come up with

Mrs Underhill-Jones


St Davids CiW Primary School Virtual Horticultural Show


On Monday 13th July we will be having a virtual horticultural show. All entries will need to be sent to me by Friday 10th July (ready for judges)





The 'Diff Diaries' 



Share Your Lockdown Story


The coronavirus has rapidly changed life as we know it in Cardiff  and The ‘Diff Diaries will bring children and young people together for voices to be heard, stories to be told and experiences to be understood for generations to come. The ‘Diff Diaries will provide lots of opportunities to develop creative skills!


How to get involved:

·        Videos

·        Written Diaries

·        Collages


How to Enter

The project is open to children and young people aged 7-16 years old and parental consent will be required for all entries.  Entries can be submitted weekly via Hwb, and children and young people will need a Hwb email in order to enter ‘Diff Diaries. If you have forgotten your Hwb email please contact your school and if you need help with this please contact: cardiffcommitment@cardiff.gov.uk


To find out more information and how to submit an entry please visit:




The project will come to an end one month after all schools re-open for statutory education.


Highlights of the entries will be shared weekly via the Cardiff Council and Cardiff Commitment social media channels using the hashtag:


#TheDiffDiaries #DyddiaduronDiff


Message from Mrs Underhill-Jones 15/5/20

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Message from Mrs Underhill-Jones

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Home Learning



'Home learner of the week' in year 3 is Kaci-May Barber! You had such a fantastic Health and Wellbeing week. I am super impressed with your kindness diary and friendship potion! Well done!




     Charlie and the Chocolate factory




                      Context for Learning                 


For our topic this Summer half term, we will look at Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ as a stimulus to our learning. We will look at where in the world cocoa beans grow, the journey of a cocoa bean from pod to product and a day in the life of a cocoa farmer. We will look at the early origins of chocolate and how it was used in the Aztecs and the Maya. We will explore how the cocoa bean came to Europe and gained popularity over the centuries, and how the Cadbury family grew and developed their own brand of chocolate during the Victorian era.  Children will explore chocolate packaging, design a new chocolate bar wrapper and evaluate the designing and making process along with finding out how much chocolate to eat (or not to eat!) as part of a healthy diet and find out what the Fairtrade Foundation is.  In Literacy, we will explore the characters in the book ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ and how Roald Dahl uses language to portray their personalities. We will look at the settings in the book and create our own advertising campaign for a new chocolate bar.  In RE, we will look at the site and materials that the church is made of, understand and talk about the roles of people involved in the church and begin to understand that a church is characterised by its sacraments and ministry. In maths, we will take temperature readings using thermometers and interpret readings above and below 0°C. We will investigate 3D shapes and add and subtract totals of at least £2 in relation to multiples of 10 and 5 using correct notations on a number line.  In science, we will continue to look at electricity.





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 been completed.

                               Christian Values                                                    

Our school Christian Value for this term is Trust.

Trust is a really important value and must be earned. If we do not trust someone it is very hard to build a good friendship with them.

Think and talk about:

  • people who you know that are trustworthy
  • practical ways that we can show others that we are trustworthy
  • why it is important to be able to trust others when working together as a team

Home learning - Summer Term



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Offline Tasks 4/5/20 - 15/5/20

Week commencing 18/5/20

 Health and Wellbeing Week 2020


This week we are focussing on promoting our Health and Wellbeing. All week we will think about the character strengths and school values that can help us with our wellbeing. Here are some ideas for each day. Please add your own ideas and share via Twitter, email or Hwb.


You can complete as many as you like but please choose at least 2 or 3 a day.


Week commencing 11/5/20
Week commencing 4/5/20
Week commencing 27/4/20
Week Commencing 20/4/20

Important dates


Please see the document below with dates for the year.  I have highlighted important dates for Year 3.



New spelling 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. 




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.

Please see the link below for the Oxford Owl website.  The children can access ebooks and parents can access resources to help with reading at home.


To login to our class page please use the following:

Username: mrsunderhill-jones

password: year3




In year 3 we use joined up handwriting.  Here are some practice sheets below.



P.E is on a Friday afternoon and will be taken by Mr Smith.  Your child will need 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 activities. 




This term we will be learning some French as part of our language sessions. Please see the link below for Language Nut. I have put some practise games on our class page. Your child's username and password are in their homework books.







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 and carrots sticks when in season. 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.




Dinner money


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







Web links


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://plprimarystars.com/sign-in - Premier league Primary stars. Children to use their names as their username and Year 3 as the password when registering.  Children to use the code 38KLWF to join the class where I have put various curriculum games on. 


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://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Tourism/RhonddaHeritagePark/Home.aspx - Rhondda Heritage Park


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z73b4wx - Children working in the mines (video clip)


https://museum.wales/bigpit/ - Big Pit


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcfygk7 - KS2 History. Life in Celtic Britain


https://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/celts/ - BBC Wales - Iron age Celts


https://museum.wales/stfagans/ - St. Fagan's Museum of Welsh Life


https://museum.wales/roman/ - National Roman Legion Musum