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Year 3

Welcome to Year Three!
Croeso i Flwyddyn Tri!

Teachers: Mr D. Newbury,
 Miss C Williams and Mrs A Tiani-Tanzi

General information:

Remember your games kit on a Tuesday and Thursday (3WTT) and Monday and Tuesday (3N).
For Winter children should have trousers (jogging bottoms),  t-shirt and a warm outer layer, especially as the weather at the moment is so changeable.

Spelling test every Monday morning.

Children are to take their reading books and reading records home every night to practise and return them the next day. Please could parents record comments in the reading records and help your child to complete their book review section. 

Tuck Shop is available every day at first play. Please ONLY bring 20p to purchase a variety of fruit.

We encourage children to ask in Welsh using the phrase "Ga i........os gwelwch yn dda?

Our topic for this term is "Travel Agents". 

This project has a geography focus and teaches children about tourism and the impact this can have on people and places. At the heart of this project children learn how to write adverts and develop additional skills in the use of persuasive and descriptive language.


In this project the children will learn:

• To use geographical skills and vocabulary when finding information about destinations;

• About the climate, geographical features and location of a number

of holiday destinations;

• How to use maths skills in other areas of their work;

• What life is like for people who live in the destinations studied, and how this might contrast with the experiences of a tourist;

• To locate places on maps, atlases and globes with accuracy, and to calculate distances between destinations and their homes;

• How to present information visually and in writing using a range of media;

• How to plan visits, work out costs and use enterprise skills in a business environment.


Weekly overview of children's learning:

English: Topic related reading and writing


You can help by reading daily with your child and asking questions about the text:

Can you find two words to describe.....?

Can you think of word that means the same as.....?

Why did ...... say or do that?

Can you sequence the story?


Using apostrophes in order to show possession: Mr Skinner's jacket


ICT: Internet safety

We have been using the website in order to think about our online profiles, who we are engaging with online and how we can stay safe online.

Maths: Problem Solving
I can use my Big Maths knowledge and the RUCSAC method to answer a set of word problems.

 R  Read

 Underline/ Understand

 C  Calculate

 S Solve

 A Answer

 C Check,8,


Your child will bring home a sheet on a Friday explaining what they have been learning in maths that week. There will be an example of a question that you could ask to reinforce their learning in a 'real life' situation.

These do not need to be returned to school but it would be helpful if you could talk to your child about the methods and create new questions similar to the example. 
We are sure that if you ask your child, they will be able to explain/ teach you how to work out the answer using the Big Maths methods.

Cornerstones: Travel Agents
This is a geography based topic, looking at various places around the world and using the correct geographical terminology.


You could help your child by talking about places that you have travelled, either as a family or individuals. If you are able to send photographs of these places into school it would be helpful, with a little information about the place in order for your child to introduce it to the class.


This week we have been looking at:

  • Cardiff castle and Cardiff Bay as destinations for visitors and the amenities that they offer.
  • How to present our visitor places in a brochure after comparing them.


Spellings for the test 


The first week of the half term will be Parallel spelling test.

You could help your child with their spelling by practising key words from their reading books such as:

could, should, would, said, there, their and they're.


Please encourage your child to learn these words and any letter pattern that links them.

They should understand what each word means and be able to use it in a sentence.

Please look up the meaning of any unfamiliar or new words and record it for future use. 


Fun ways to practise my spellings:


Make a Pair game.

Make two sets of spelling cards. lace them face down  on the table. Turn two cards over at a time. If they match the player keeps the cards. The winner is the player with the most cards at the end. Question each player about how to spell the words tat they have uncovered. Maybe you have to be able to spelll the word before yoou are allowed to keep the pair.


Hide The Word (Kim's Game)

Lay all of the spellings out on the table and study them for a minute. Players then hide their eyes whilst someone removes a word. Playeers have to gues (and spell) the mising word.


Magnetic Letters

How many of your spellings can you spell on he fridge or radiator using magnetic letters?


Make a Wordsearch

Use your spelling words to  create a wordsearch. Give it to a friend to find the words.


Write a Story

How many  of your spelling words can you include in a story? Have you spelt other key words correctly? Could you use the spelling pattern to write a poem?

Welsh phrase of the week:





Dates for your diaries



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