This is the website for Year 3HCJ. We will try to keep this up-to-date, giving you all the relevant information you and your child needs throughout the year.
Introducing our new Topic: GLOBAL GOURMET
This project has a food design and technology focus and teaches
children about different food types from around the World, fair
trade and the importance of eating a healthy diet for well being. At
the heart of this project children will learn how to write formal and
informal letters and develop additional skills in writing to advertise
To link in with an activity for our R.E topic we need you to bring in a shoe box with your name on please.....
This term, your child will be working on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in number.
We will be working on stories with a familiar setting and suggested texts for wider reading that will enhance the enjoyment of this unit this are: Katie Morag books by Mairie Hedderwick, “The Shrimp” (Emily Smith), Judy Moody Books (Megan McDonald) and “School According to Humphrey” (Betty G. Birney).
The current Spring newsletter is available for download using the link at the bottom of this page.
Dates for your Diary:
To celebrate Sport Relief we will be holding our annual Cross Country competition on Thursday afternoon, March 22nd. Pupils will need their outdoor PE kit for this.
Letters have been sent out to parents regarding our smoothie making activity on Friday March 23rd. We'll be tasting some Chinese snacks after the Easter holidays too, so please do let us know whether your child can take part in this.
Outdoor P.E. is taking place each Wednesday at present but will go back to Thursday afternoons after the Easter holidays. Please check the school website for information on the required kit. We advise that they can bring their kit in on the Monday and keep it in their locker until Friday. Please no jewellery to be worn and hair to be tied back.
Please see the main calendar for more school events.
Monday - Bring P.E. kit in (to be kept in lockers)
- Spelling and Mental Maths Tests
1. Bring planners in
2. Reading book (which can be changed when a parent has signed the planner to say that the book has been completed)
3. Come prepared with all the correct equipment to help you with your lessons - pencil case with pencils, a green pen, glue stick, ruler etc.
4. Keep a pair of "outdoor" shoes in your locker for outdoor breaktimes and a carrier bag so that you can put them in if they are muddy.
Your child has three different types of homework
We expect your child to read each evening and their progress can be recorded in their planner. If a pupil reads 3 times during that week and an adult has signed to say they have been heard, the pupils will be given 3 raffle tickets. If they read 4 times each week, they will be given 4, reading 5 times will earn them 5 raffle tickets, and so on and so forth. The raffle tickets will be entered into a class raffle on the Friday to win one of Miss James's fabulous prizes (1/4 of a dolly mixture or something!) Pupils must read at least 3 times to qualify for raffle tickets though. Of course, house points are awarded for each time the pupils have read too!
2. Multiplication Tables
The children are currently practising and learning their 2,3, 5, 10s and 11s. These will be added to over the next few months. There will be a quiz every so often to check progress.
3. Learning weekly spellings
Spellings are tested and new lists are given out on a weekly basis which the pupils stick into their planners. Pupils can choose whether to learn 3,5 or 10 spellings depending on their ability and need to come prepared to be tested on them on test day. At the moment test day is a MONDAY.
Think you have learnt your spellings? Have a go at: writing them in different colours... practising writing them in your best handwriting...testing someone at home with them.... test yourself on the spellings ....use all words on your list to create a silly sentence or a nonsense poem....try spelling them backwards....write them in large writing.... write them in tiny writing.....HAVE FUN!!!
Running (lunchtime), Judo (after school)
Netball (after school)
Football/rugby (after school)
These are just a few of the clubs that we have here at Ysgol Pen y Bryn. There are many others such as chess, multi sports, learning a musical instrument, French club, book club, brass and string ensemble...
If you have any questions about the work that your child is doing or about how you can help them, please do ask! You could write a note in the planner or telephone to make an appointment.
Pop-in is on a Tuesday 3.30-3.45pm
Here's a useful website for parents who may like to help their child at home....