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Class photos Monday 23rd May (Yr 2 Fri 27th May)


dragonfly logo iconYear 3

Year 2 to Year 3 Transition Powerpoint




Welcome to Year 3


Class Information
The class teachers are Mrs Doyle 3D, Mrs Vanstone and Mrs Frost  3VF.  PPA staff are Miss Palmer, Mrs Gamble and Mrs Begum.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs. Price,  Mrs Evans, Mrs Javed, Mrs Richards and Miss Shepherd.  They support class lessons and 1:1 pupil support throughout the week and provide interventions for groups.  


PE and Games - Friday
Year 3 pupils must come to school on a FRIDAY in their PE Kit - navy/black joggers, shorts or leggings and  navy/ white t-shirt and a school jumper for warmth.


Things to bring

- coat 

- small bag with your lunch

- snack (fruit/veg only)

- bottle of water with child's name

- no pencil case - pens, pencils etc.. will be provided

- any prescribed medication (with permission letters signed by parents) 

- glasses

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Homework may be set in Google Classroom.

Homework will consist of either maths, comprehension or  a piece of work related to our Scrumdiddlyumptious context. 



Spellings will be set in Google Classroom regularly.

Children will be given a list of words to learn, using a different No Nonsense strategy.



Reading books will be provided on Active Learn, online (Bug Club) and on Giglets.

The children have been shown how to access the books and how to read it, and answer the comprehension questions that accompany it. Children are welcome to bring in books from home to read in school, but they will need to be kept in their school bag. Please encourage your child to read at home as much as possible whether it be books, comics or even instruction manuals! From October 8th, we will be sending home reading books together with their Home Reading Record Book. Books will be swapped after a week at home and will be changed on an allocated day. Please could your child read aloud to you to assist with their expression, fluency and accuracy. can be pointed out. Each week, please could you write a comment about their reading. Could we ask for all green reading book bags be returned to school asap?


Maths Reinforcement
Your child can continue to develop the maths skills taught each week, by accessing their own 'Maths world' at Active Learn. Each child has been given a username and password. The school code is qlq7. Occasionally maths activities are allocated on Active learn to support and reinforce their learning.


Big Maths

Big Maths 'Clic', 'Safe' and 'Learn its' tests will take place weekly online in school. Parents/guardians are able to see progress and support needed from their child's login page. We would appreciate if children spend some time each week to go over their work.



To increase pupils’ confidence in communicating clearly in Welsh with a variety of audiences including teachers, peers and familiar adults in everyday situations.


Welsh you can use with your child at home

Beth ydy dy enw di? (What is your name?) answer: Tom ydw i (Tom ydy fy enw i)

Sut wyt ti’n teimlo? (How are you feeling?) answer: Dwi'n ____ achos ____

Sut mae’r tywydd heddiw? (what is the weather like today?) answer: Mae hi'n _____ (and extend using achos - because, ond -but, ac- and)

Snack Arrangements

If your child would like to bring in their own snack, please can you ensure it is a healthy snack e.g fruit or vegetables (no crisps, chocolate. biscuits or sweets) 


Drinks Bottles

Please provide your child with at least one full drinks bottle each day, this will be brought home for washing at the end of each day.


Our Cornerstones Context for Learning this term is called 'Mighty Metals'.

This is the overview of the topic.  Parent Overview Aut 2 Yr3.docx


Try some of these fun activities for our new Context for Learning Mighty Metals.

Mighty Metals-Home-learning-ideas-1.pdf

Topic vocabulary

display-words-colour (3).pdf

Can you research the meanings of some of these Mighty Metal words?

We will continue to learn to:

  • use good manners, respect the needs of others and show a responsible attitude.
  • listen carefully and respond to instructions correctly.
  • use the Internet and research books to carry out context based research in school and at home.
  • use a thesaurus to extend vocabulary.
  • recite 2,3,4, 6 and 8 and times table instantly and confidently.
  • use an I-pad effectively.
  • continue to write neatly using a handwriting pencil to produce joined script and underline with a ruler where appropriate.
  • extend writing by including adjectives, adverbs and more complex punctuation, as well as more complex sentences.
  • read more texts with expression, fluency and accuracy.
  • develop the skill of editing and re-drafting work in order to improve the standard.
  • become confident at applying literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.
  • continue to use our everyday Welsh vocabulary with 'Helpwr heddiw'.


We teach the children four main sentence types. These are called Alan Peat sentences and these help the children to develop their writing abilities. the four sentences are BOYS, 2ad, simile and 3-ed. 

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