Croeso i Flwyddyn 3!

September 2017

Dear parents,

Welcome back to a new year at Pen y Fro Primary School, I hope you and your family all had a wonderful summer holiday. The main topics we are covering this term are: Romans and the daily life of people in Roman times – this is our main topic throughout the term; light and shadow; magnets and springs.

Maths: Place value, addition & subtraction, multiplication & division. Properties of numbers, money, length and time. Frequency tables, bar charts and problem solving.

English: Narrative: setting and dialogue, poetry, fact and fiction and report writing.

ICT: e-mailing and word processing.

PE: Our weekly PE sessions will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday. Your child will require PE kit such as a T-shirt, tracksuit bottoms/ shorts and trainers to take part. Please can you also ensure that children have suitable clothing for our outdoor PE lessons.

A full list of all the topics covered this year is on the back of this letter for your convenience.


Forest school: Forest school will take place every other Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, due to limited space in the classroom we are unable to store forest school clothing in school for the whole term, therefore please ensure that your child only brings forest school clothing into school on the day of forest school. We also kindly ask that pupils only bring a book bag or small bag and a lunch box (if they are packed lunch) into school each day. It is a health and safety risk if there is an obstruction to the fire door in the classroom and it needs to be clear at all times.

Forest school dates for Autumn term: –








Other class routines include:

  • Spelling and mental maths tests will be carried out every Friday afternoon beginning on September 15th A list of weekly spelling words will be given out at the beginning of every term. Please ensure that your child prepares in advance for these tests.
  • Homework will be given out every Friday and is to be handed in on the following Wednesday. As part of the weekly homework, pupils are expected to create 5 sentences from their weekly spelling words (pupils can choose any 5 out of the 10 words from the weekly spelling list).
  • Recorder lessons- please see separate recorder letter.

Throughout the year I will be encouraging the children to become more and more independent in their reading and selection of appropriate books. Please could you try to ensure that your child reads at home as much as possible; it is advised that your child reads aloud and is listened to for about 10-15 minutes a night. This will help to develop their reading fluency and expression. It would also be appreciated if you could write a short comment in your child’s reading record if you have listened to them read.

I look forward to seeing you throughout the course of the term and please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any worries or concerns.

Kind regards,

Miss K. Williams

Year 3 Teacher.