September 2019

Croeso i Blwyddyn 3!

Dear parents,

Welcome back to a new school year at Pen y Fro Primary, I hope you 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, instruction writing and persuasive writing.
ICT: internet safety and word processing.
PE: Our weekly PE sessions will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday. 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.

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.

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 13th 2019. A list of weekly spelling words will be given out at the beginning of every half 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 their weekly spelling list).

Throughout the year I will be encouraging the children to become more independent in their reading and selection of appropriate books. Please ensure that your child has their book bag and ‘reading record’ in school every day. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and make a weekly comment in the record, these are really helpful. A discussion with your child about what he/ she has read can also help to check understanding.

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,
Mrs K Matthews
Year 3 Teacher.