Year 3 Class Page
Teacher : Mr Roberts
Dear parents/ guardians,
Welcome back to Ysgol Sŵn Y Don. We hope you had a good summer break and your child is ready for a great year of learning. My name is Mr Roberts and I am the classroom teacher and Welsh co-ordinator at Ysgol Sŵn Y Don. We are very fortunate to have the wonderful and helpful Miss Hughes, supporting the children in class this year. This overview will give you an idea of what’s going on during the Autumn term.
Our theme this term is ‘Reality Vs Fantasy’:
This term Year 3 will learn to become confident, positive and ambitious learners as they enter into their new year group with curiosity and determination. They will learn to develop an inquisitive mind-set through exploring matters of fact and matters of fiction. We will use the stories of ‘The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe’ and ‘The Abominables’ to discover the different types of non-fiction writing, such as newspapers, adverts, brochures, reference books and biographies. As authors they will create fictional pieces of writing by using their imagination to write plays, stories and poems. As scientists they will further develop their understanding of real and mythical animals alike, whilst discovering new learning experiences on the seasonal changes of Autumn and Winter. As a result they will have a better understanding of the causes and effects on Global warming.
In turn Year 3 will become familiar with the work and influence of famous explorer Ranulph Fiennes. As mathematicians they will be learning to consolidate our times tables, written methods of addition and subtraction, measuring the length of objects, collecting and recording data and much more. In art the children will learn about different illustrators and local Welsh artists to help develop their creative skills. In geography children will learn how to use and make maps.
PE is on a Monday afternoon this term and the children will be focusing on developing their gymnastics and dance skills. Children will need to bring a school PE uniform which is a white t-shirt and a pair of navy shorts and a pair of plimsoles or trainers.
Book Bags: Please remember to provide your children with their book bags daily as they will be read to on a regular basis and their reading books will be changed and sent home with them.
With many thanks,
Mr Roberts, Year 3 class teacher
Penmaenrhos, Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, LL29 9LL