Welcome to Dosbarth Gwern
My name is Mrs Bird and I am your child's teacher in year 3. Mrs Hughes also teaches in the class on Tuesday afternoons and Fridays. Mrs Burton also works in class during the week.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or are unsure about anything.
Our topic this term is The Romans. We will be looking at their lifestyles, clothes, jobs, where the came from and what they left behind them.
Literacy and Numeracy
This term in Literacy we will be studying Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and also working on stories with a familiar setting, poems, recounts and reports.
In Numeracy we will be working on: 2/3 digit numbers, addition, subtraction, problem solving, 5,10,2,4,3 times tables, 3D shapes, doubling and halving, telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes on the analogue and digital clocks, money and measures.
I would be grateful if you could support your child by regularly practising multiplication tables and telling the time.
All children will be given 1 homework task every fortnight (on a Friday.) They will need to return this by the following Friday.
Children will continue to read Oxford reading tree books and will be heard regularly. Each child will take their reading book home every Friday. Please can they then be returned on a Monday. We hope that you will support reading by listening to your child regularly at home and helping them to select other reading material e.g. magazine/library books. All children will also have access to the school lending library where they can borrow and return books.
Every Tuesday all children will receive spelling words to learn for a test on the following Tuesday. Please help your child to learn these words and to also be able to use them in sentences.
A weekly tables test will be given again on a Tuesday. We will begin with the 2 and 5 times tables.
Setting very high expectations of behaviour and attitude towards school is a fundamental way to build your child’s confidence and self-esteem, we appreciate your continued support in helping us to achieve the very best for your child.
School starts promptly at 9.00am each day, with gates opening at 8.55am. Please make sure your child is on time.
At the end of the day children will be dismissed from class and will come out of school onto the junior yard. Children will also enter through these doors in the morning.
There is a tuck trolley available which sell a variety of fruit and vegetables daily. Items cost around 20-30p so pupils are allowed to bring money instead of their own fruit if they wish for morning break. If you still wish to send a piece of fruit with your child then you may.
Dinner money is £2.40 per day (£12 weekly). Please can it be put in an envelope with your child’s name and class on the front and be paid on Tuesday.
Please can we remind you to write your child’s name on all items of clothing jumpers, jackets, P.E. kits, etc.
Pupils will also need a P.E. kit consisting of shorts, t-shirt and trainers. This can be left in school on their peg in a bag marked with their name. P.E. is usually on a Tuesday however, due to shared hall times this does sometimes alter, so if PE kits are available on pegs this would be helpful.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or are unsure about anything.
Mrs.Bird, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Burton.