Dosbarth Oren (Y3)


Dear Dobarth Oren parents and carers,                                              

Croeso/welcome to the Summer Term.

Well done! to the children who completed the research homework during the Easter Holiday ready for the start of our new topic ‘ Big Dip.’ The children are very interested in the development of the tadpoles that we have class.               This term we will be observing the life cycle of a frog and learning about the pond as a habitat and its’ inhabitants.

The diary dates for the Summer Term can be found in this week’s news letter.

If you missed the parent consultation evening last term please ring the office to make an appointment ASAP.

Reminders of class information:-

  • children should have a named PE kit in school at all times; preferably in a named draw- string bag. PE kit includes black shorts/ jogging bottoms for cold days; white tee-shirt and trainers or daps that can be fastened by your child. It is important that PE activities are undertaken in proper clothing and footwear.
  • homework books are handed out with new homework each Friday and the children are expected to hand in the completed work either on Monday to receive 3 Do Jo points or Tuesday – 2 Do Jo points or Wednesday – 1 Do Jo point

Please encourage your child to complete any test practice homework that is sent home in the next couple of weeks. This will help them to develop more confidence in answering questions written in the style of the test.

  • encourage your child to read regularly at home, question them about the text that they are reading  and visit Pontypool Library to choose new books.

Reading books can be changed in class on Fridays. All children who complete a weekly book review for the book or chapter/s of the book/s that they have read at home in one week will receive a sticker. When they have 6 stickers the children can choose a gift from the reading gift basket. How many gifts has your child received so far this year?

  • spellings are given out on a Friday ready for the weekly spelling test every Thursday morning.
  • the children practise 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables regularly in school and it will be beneficial for them to practise regularly at home.
  • encourage your child to tell the time on an analogue clock to the nearest 5 minutes and calculate how long it is to the next hour.  They should also be able to read hours and minutes on a 12 hour digital clock

             Best Wishes

             Mrs Jane Jones (Year 3 teacher, Deputy Head teacher)

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