Year 3 and 4 / Blwyddyn 3 a 4
Page updated Sept 2023
Dosbarth Geirionydd – Miss Zoe Hother
Dosbarth Glaslyn – Mrs Sophie Durkin
Dosbarth Tegid – Mrs Sue-Ellen Jensen
Teacher – Mrs Amy Robertson
Teaching Assistants – Mr Andrew Sturdy & Mrs Pat Davies HLTA
PPA – Mrs Louise Davis-Owen
Welcome to our Year 3 & 4 page! Here you will find some useful information regarding our class topics, homework, online learning and our class routines. Parental support with all homework activities, revision for weekly spelling and times table tests and reading will be greatly appreciated.
Diolch yn fawr.
- All stationery (pens, pencils etc.), will be provided in class.
- A reading record and book bag will be provided.
- Every pupil will have their own box to store their belongings in (coat and lunch bag).
- Fruit Club – pupils in the fruit club will receive a whole piece of fruit every day, Monday – Friday. The cost is £1.50 per week payable via Parent Pay. Parents/carers can also pay in advance per term. The fruit will be distributed each morning by members of the School Council for each class. The School Councillors will have a list of the pupils that have paid for fruit. If your child is absent for any reason, they will receive additional fruit when they return to school. If you would like your child to be a member of the fruit club, please e-mail
Please ensure that:
- At least one labelled water bottle is provided every day (even if your child is having school dinners)
- All items of clothing, shoes and other belongings are labelled so that we can locate any lost property and return it to its owner.
P.E. lessons will be held on:
Glaslyn – Tuesday & Friday
Tegid – Wednesday & Friday
Geirionydd – Monday & Tuesday
Pupils to wear P.E. kit to school on the above days please. There are also ‘Fitness Friday’ sessions. Pupils are welcome to wear their P.E. kit on those days too.
OUR THEMES FOR THE YEAR
Autumn term – ‘Tales of Wales’ – starting with the story of Betsi Cadwaladr
Spring term – TBC
Summer term – TBC
ONLINE LEARNING AND HOMEWORK
Pupil login details can be found in the homework books. Helpful information regarding the online platforms that we use can be found on the Online Learning page on our website – https://www.ysgolcraigydon.cymru/online-learning/
SPELLING AND TIMES TABLES
Spelling and times tables tests/fun challenges will take place every Friday morning. A new spelling pattern and list of words will be shared in the homework books and on Seesaw every Monday. We will introduce the spelling patterns in class on Monday mornings and then ask the pupils to practise the words at home during the week. In order for us to prepare the spellings for the following Monday, please ensure that your child returns their homework book to school every Friday. Thank you.
Mathematics and Numeracy homework to support your childs’ learning in class will be assigned on Mangahigh (further details below).
We look forward to reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts (including Welsh texts) in class this year. Most reading will be done as a whole class/in small groups. Please aim to read on a regular basis with your child at home and to record any reading in the reading record provided. We ask all pupils to bring their book bag to school every day even if they haven’t finished their books. When your child is ready for a new reading book, they will need to place their book bag in the book changing area in class. We will be changing reading books on Mondays and Fridays.
During the school year your child might be assigned a project based piece of homework where they will have the opportunity to decide how they would like to present their work.
Year 3 and 4 pupils will be provided with login information for the following online learning platforms/websites:
Pupils are able to access a wide range of digital tools via their Hwb login e.g. Google Classroom. Google Classroom is an online class page that we use to share classroom tasks and useful website/video/document links. Through their Hwb account, the pupils can also download Office 365 and Minecraft for Education for free.
Purple Mash is a child-friendly online resource packed with fantastic activities that support and enhance all areas of the curriculum. We will regularly assign activities e.g. animation tasks to be completed in the classroom. The pupils are welcome to sign into Purple Mash at home to use the wide range of fantastic games and activities.
Maths homework will be assigned on Mangahigh and each activity will link to the skills that have been developed in class. In the first term we will mainly be focusing on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. As well as completing the assigned activities, your child can explore the interactive games that are available.
There are also many helpful Maths games available on Purple Mash and we regularly use a website called ‘Hit the Button’ to practise times tables, number bonds and doubling and halving.
We will assign specific times tables to practise on TTRockstars. Year 3 pupils will begin by looking at the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. Year 4 pupils will aim to move on to learning the 6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables. Times Tables Rock Stars is a fun and carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
Reading Eggs is an online resource that can help to boost reading skills in a fun and engaging way.
We will be using Seesaw to share weekly photo updates, important announcements and some examples of the fun activities that are taking place in our classes. Seesaw will also be a form of contact between teachers and parents/carers. Parents/carers that were connected last academic year, should be automatically connected for this academic year. If there are any issues then please contact reception through email and this will then be passed onto the relevant class teacher.
Helpful how-to guides for our online platforms are available here – https://www.ysgolcraigydon.cymru/online-learning/
School Dinners & Payment
The Government is now providing free school meals for ALL primary aged pupils. If you are on low income it is important for you to still make an application for Free School Meals for your children regardless of the universal provision because the Free School Meal Benefit eligibility makes other benefits available to you. You can apply online at Free School Meals in Conwy County Borough.
Thank you for taking the time to read our class page