Year 3 / Blwyddyn 3

Page updated September 2020



From September 2020

Dosbarth Geirionydd – Miss Zoe Hother

Dosbarth Crafnant – Miss Amy Roberts

Teaching Assistant – Mr Andrew Sturdy

ALN Intervention – Mrs Pat Davies

PPA – Miss Lauren Lewis (Mrs Louise Owen is on Maternity Leave)



PE will be on Tuesdays.

Covid-19 Update: Please can your child come to school wearing their PE kit with a jumper and tracksuit bottoms/leggings to keep warm if the weather is bad. They will stay in their PE kits for the whole day. PE will start the week commencing September 14th.


Autumn Term 2020

Our main topic this term is ‘Myself’. We will be learning about different parts of the human body and how to live a healthy and balanced life.


  • Place value
  • Number bonds to 10, 20 and 100
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division

Maths homework will be set on Mangahigh (internet based). You will find a note and the log-in details in your child’s homework book when it has all been set up. is a fantastic website that helps your child to improve essential Mathematics skills.


Your child will be assigned times tables every week on the TTRockstars website. Please practise these times tables at home to support your child with their progress. We will be focusing on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables first and then the 3 and 4 times tables. The children will be asked the times tables in random order. TTRockstars is a fun and engaging website that will support your child with their learning and develop their confidence.

Log in details for Mangahigh, TTRockstars, Purple Mash and Google Classroom and further information can be found in your child’s homework book.


Please read with your child on a regular basis and record any reading in their Reading Record. Further details on this can be found in the initial letter that we sent home and in the first letter in your child’s homework book.

Weekly spellings will be sent home and can be found in the homework books. Again, please refer to initial letters sent home for further information on this.

This term we will be focusing on:

  • Writing clear sentences and extending them by using conjunctions e.g. because
  • Spelling the first 200 High Frequency words
  • Descriptive writing
  • Finding answers in the text by looking for keywords and picture clues
  • Correcting sentences
  • Speaking clearly in front of the class and listening to others’ ideas


We will be mainly focusing on:

  • Teeth
  • Bones
  • Healthy eating
  • The senses
  • Planning a fair test
  • Writing a clear prediction

Spring Term 18


In Maths we will be focusing on:

-2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables

-Doubling and halving e.g. Double 35

-Fractions e.g. Find ⅓ of 15

-Telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes (analogue and digital) e.g. quarter to 7 & 6:45pm

-Calculating durations of activities and how long it is to the next hour


  • To use different combinations of money to pay for items up to £2
  • To calculate change from £2
  • To order and compare items up to £10
  • To record money spent and saved


  • Length
  • Weight
  • Capacity
  • Perimeter
  • Area


  • Carroll diagrams
  • Venn diagrams
  • Bar graphs
  • Tally charts
  • Frequency tables

Information regarding Maths homework has been emailed home and can be found in your child’s homework book.


Please continue to help your child to learn the spelling rules given out every week. At the start of the Spring term, we will be focusing in particular on plural rules e.g. y-ies. Details can be found in your child’s homework book and on their Google Classroom page.

This term we will be focusing on:

  • Writing clear and correct sentences and extending them by using conjunctions e.g. because
  • Evaluation writing
  • Prediction writing
  • Instruction writing
  • Comprehension skills
  • Speaking clearly and confidently in front of others

In Science we will be focusing on ‘Light’.


Dinner Money Payment

The school meals, cooked and served in the School Canteen, follow our healthy eating food project guidelines. The present cost is £2.70 per day for Infants and Juniors.  All parents will receive Parent Pay details so that payment can be made on-line.