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Blwyddyn 3 - Miss Jarvis / Miss Hood

Croeso i Fflwyddyn 3!

Welcome to Year 3!


This year, our classes are:

Dosbarth Glas - Miss Jarvis

Dosbarth Coch - Miss Hood




The classes will be supported by Miss Annie, Miss Silver & Miss Annmarie. 

Year 3 PPA teachers will be Miss Perryman and Mrs MacFarlane.


Please make sure that you are connected to class dojo to ensure that you don't miss important dates and messages. If you need a new log in for this please let your child's class teacher know. 


Follow our Weekly learning on our Twitter Page @BrynHafodPrm 


Our School Day:

Start Time: 8:45am

Finish Time: 3:00pm


Doors open at 8:35, please ensure that you child is in school before 8:45 as learning starts at this time. If your child is late please take them to he main office.


Both classes enter through the KS2 hall entrance, and will be dismissed through the door on the year 3/4 playground. 


Reading & book bags

Reading at home is very important. Reading for just 10 minutes a day can make a BIG difference. Each week we will be sending reading books home for you to read with your child. Please comment on your child's reading ability in the yellow reading record book before sending the books back to school to be changed. We ask for reading books to be brought in on a Wednesday in order for books to be changed, before sending them out on a Friday. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask the class teacher. 



Each week your child will have a set of spellings to learn, whilst applying them to sentence writing and other aspects of learning within the area of Literacy, Language and Communication. Your child will be sent home with their new spellings for the following week each Friday. We kindly ask that you support your child to learn and practise using these spellings at home. The pupils will also have opportunities during the school day to practise their spellings, ahead of our class spelling test each Friday.


Physical Education / Addysg Grofforol

Both classes will have their PE lesson on a Tuesday. Children must come to school on a Tuesday wearing their PE kit. Please ensure all PE kit is labelled clearly.


Please wear the following items to school on a Tuesday:

  • T-Shirt / Crys-T
  • Shorts / Siorts
  • Trainers or daps / Esgidiau chwaraeon



As part of our Healthy Schools approach, if your child wishes to have snack, please ensure that your child brings fruit or vegetables for mid morning snack. 


Water / Dwr

Please provide your child with a bottle of water each day. They will have opportunities throughout the day to refill their own bottles. 

Autumn 1 - Inside Out!


Our first topic this year is called 'Inside Out'. This topic will have a health and wellbeing AOLE focus. We will look at our feelings and emotions, different ways to keep fit and the human body. 


Below is the homework grid for this topic. Children can complete as little or as many as they like. During the last week of each time we will share this home learning. 



Autumn 2 - Eureka! 


Our next topic this year is called 'Eureka'. This topic will have a Science and Technology AOLE focus. For our Stunning Start we will be completing a Science Investigation with the question 'can you make a welsh coracle boat that floats?' This experiment will have a floating and sinking focus. We will also be focusing on materials, light and sound, chemical reactions and circuits. 


Below is the homework grid and context overview for this topic :) 

Spring 1 - David Attenborough 


Our next topic this year is called 'David Attenborough' where we will be learning all about the world around us. We will begin our learning in Literacy by looking at setting descriptions of different habitats. We will be visiting different habitats virtually through a VR headset experience. After this we will be looking at life cycles of animals. In Numeracy, we will be focusing on 3D shapes and Time. 


Below is the homework grid  for this topic :) 

Spring 2 - Welsh Celts


To continue our learning our next topic is called 'Welsh Celts' which will have a 'humanities' AOLE focus. We will be looking at who the Celts were, sequencing key events and comparing their life to ours. In Maths we will be looking at Fractions, Weight and Capacity. 

As part of this topic, we will also be completing a range of St David's Day activities. Our learning around St David's Day will be celebrated during a school Eisteddfod. 


Below is the homework grid  for this topic :) 

Summer 1 - Coast and Country 


To continue our learning our next topic is called 'Coast and Country' which will have a 'humanities' AOLE focus. We will specifically be looking at Wales, with the beautiful Coast and Country Wales has to offer.

In Literacy we will be looking at leaflet writing and explanation texts. In Maths we will be looking at coding, directional language, negative numbers and coordinates. During our AOLE sessions we will start our learning by visiting both coast and country areas around Wales virtually during a VR headset experience.  We will then look at plotting places on a map of Wales and different mountain ranges around Wales. 


Below is the homework grid  for this topic :) 

Accessing Google Classroom at Home

To access Google classroom pupils can download a FREE app via the App store on an ipad or iphone and via the Google Play Store on Android devices. Pupils then need to sign in using the username and password

provided to them by the class teacher. 


To access google classroom on a laptop or PC pupils need to go to and sign in with their HWB details.


Forgotten your HWB details?  No problem, notify your class teacher and they can help you out.



Useful links for reading at home with your children: 


BBC I player is showing Julia Donaldson books as films. Children can watch and listen to these. 


Listening to stories.


Children can read a range of stories on this website. They are, unfortunately not in book form, but you can scroll down as you do on an internet page. 


An American website but some really good links for children who are learning to read.


This website allows you to access a range of E-books. 


This website allows you to read along to a range of different E-books.

Thank you for your continued support,


Please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff if you have any queries whatsoever. 


 Miss Jarvis & Miss Hood.