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Blwyddyn 3/4

Welcome to Miss Davies' Class

Year 3/4

Criw Cymraeg Applications

If children are interested in joining our Criw Cymraeg they would need to write an explanation of why they would like to join. Grown ups can help children with their explanation if they get a little stuck with what to write. Applications need to be handed in to Mrs Martin by Friday 1st December.

Homework

Date given: Friday 17th November 2017

Return by: Friday 24th November 2017

 

Children have been given some maths homework this week.

Year 3 - Addition and/or subtraction (children are encouraged to use mental strategies to work out these questions but can use a written method if needed).

Year 4- Double and/or halving (children can choose a method to complete these questions. They have used both mental and partitioning strategies in class).

 

Homework

Date given: Friday 10th November 2017

Return by: Tuesday 14th November 2017

 

The children will be writing their own instruction texts next week in English. Their homework task this weekend is to gather some ideas on what instructions they would like to write about.

Year 3 will be creating an instruction poster. E.g. How to make a paper plane, How to build a lego house etc.

Year 4 will be writing instruction recipes. E.g. How to make a chocolate cake, How to make a banana milkshake etc.

Children are to complete their planning frame, making brief notes and bring it into school by Tuesday ready to write up their instructions in class.

Thursday  9th November 2017

A massive well done to all children in Dosbarth Miss Davies this week! The children presented their research confidently with fantastic powerpoints, posters and models! Miss Davies is very proud of them all and has learnt lots of new facts about the human body!

Homework

Oracy Project.

Date given: Monday 16th October 2017

Date to return: Tuesday 7th November 2017

 

Task: Children will have an oracy assessment the first week back after half-term for English. Children are asked to research and present information based on our topic Bones Blood and Gory Bits (The Human Body). Each child has been given an aspect to research.

 

The children can present in a variety of ways, there is no specific way they must present their information. Some ideas include:

  • A poster (children will then explain what they have researched).
  • A PowerPoint presentation.
  • Hwb
  • Pictures/Diagrams.

 

All children are to bring their presentations back on Tuesday 7th November ready to present that week.

 

If children would like to create a PowerPoint at home, these can be sent to the school's address then forwarded to Miss Davies. However children can also access PowerPoint through Hwb where they can save and access it on the school's computer.

 

If there are any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to come and see me before half term.

Update on Children's Reading:

  • We are lucky to have Mrs Jones who will be coming every Tuesday to read with the children. All children are encouraged to bring their book bags and reading records in on a Tuesday to read with Mrs Jones.
  • Children are encouraged to read at home with an adult. Please could adults record children's reading in their reading records.
  • Children have now been given their guided reading groups and are asked to bring in their book bags and reading records on specific days for Miss Davies to check and record in.

-  Monday: Group Coch 

- Tuesday: Group Glas

- Wednesday: Group Gwyrdd

- Thursday: Group Oren

- Friday: Group Melyn

Welcome!

 

I hope you have all had a wonderful Summer holiday and I would like to welcome you back to a new school year and a new class. I’m very excited to see you all.

 

The start of term is always very busy. So here are some helpful pieces of information:

 

  • PE will be Monday: Please ensure that P.E kits are in school every Monday. P.E kits will be taken home at the end of every Monday due to a lack of storage space. Children will have PE with Mr Llewellyn and he will dismiss the children from the ICT room which is just next door to Miss Davies.

  • Please ensure to bring in written consent if you wish for your child to be collected by another adult or parent.

  • Children will be asked to bring in their reading books and records on the days that they have guided reading with Miss Davies. These will be given to the children next week.

  • Please remember to write in children's reading records at home when they have read with an adult. Miss Davies will check them every week and comment in them too.

  • Children are also encouraged to bring a reading book of their choice in every day for silent reading during registration.

There are lots of fun and excited plans for our topic for Autumn Term which is ‘Bones, Blood and Gory Bits!’ This is a science focus on the human body however children will be developing their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills across the curriculum. This topic also links well with our Science topic of ‘Food and Exercise’.

 

Homework:

If homework is given out it will be given out on a Friday to be completed and returned by Wednesday. Please check our class page for information on homework when set.

Children will be starting to have times tables quizzes every other Friday and are encouraged to practise at home when possible.

Children will sometimes have spelling words to learn. These will be handed out on a Monday ready for a quiz on Friday.

 

Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any concerns regarding your child or if there are any queries.

Welcome Back!

I hope you have had a lovely Easter break and everyone is ready for another exciting and busy term. Here is some updated information:

 

  • Please ensure to continue to bring in written consent if you wish for your child to be collected by another adult or parent. 
  • There has been a change with reading this term. Children will be asked to bring in their reading books and records on the days that they have guided reading with Miss Davies. Please remember to write in children's reading records at home when they have read with an adult. 
  • Children are encouraged to bring in a reading book of their choice everyday for silent reading. 

 

There are lots of fun and excited plans for our topic for Summer Term which is ‘Travel Agents.’ This is a geography focus however children will be developing their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills across the curriculum. 

 

Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any concerns regarding your child or if there are any queries.

National Tests

Please visit the Learning Wales Website for example National Test papers.  There are three different tests.  These are Reading, Maths Procedures and Reasoning.  

Some reminders for after half term:

  • Can all reading books and records be brought into school every Tuesday please. If children are unable to have a chance to read with an adult on a Tuesday, books can stay in school ready to read on Wednesday. Children are encouraged to bring in a reading book of their choice to school everyday to read in guided reading sessions.
  • Children will continue to have mini times tables quizzes every other Friday. Children will be given specific tables to learn at home. The next mini quiz will be the first Friday back after half term (3rd March)
  • Children have been given the Welsh poem to learn for the St David's Day Eisteddfod. Children are encouraged to try and learn the poem without reading from the sheet. On the first Monday back the class will vote who they would like to represent their house for the Eisteddfod.

Half-Term Homework/Project.

Date given: Friday 10th February 2017

Date to return: Monday 27th February 2017

 

Task: Children will have an oracy assessment the first week back after half-term for English. Children are asked to research and present information based on an aspect of Celtic Life (each child has been given an aspect to research).

The children can present in a variety of ways, there is no specific way they have to present their information. Some ideas include:

  • A poster (children will then explain what they have researched).

  • A PowerPoint presentation.

  • Hwb

  • Pictures/Diagrams.

All children are to bring their presentations back on Monday 27th February ready to present that week.

 

If there are any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to come and see me before half term.

 

Friday 27th January 2017

Homework
English- We have been writing dialogue in class over the last few weeks. This week children have been given a comic strip from 'Bananaman' to change into dialogue. Children will need to remember to use:

  • Speech marks for spoken words.

  • Punctuation before closing the speech marks (, . ! ? )

  • Capital letters at the start of sentences.

  • Dialogue tags and a few synonyms for said (explained, shouted, gasped)

  • Some adverbs to explain how the character has spoken (quietly, loudly, anxiously)

  • Children can include some description if they wish.

Maths: Children have been given a short problem solving activity to do this week. Children will need to show all workings out.

All homework is to be completed in the new homework dairies please and returned by Wednesday 1st February.

 

Friday 20th January
Homework

Maths- Children have been allocated a game on Active Learn to complete this week for maths. If there is any trouble accessing the game please come and see me.
Handwriting- All children have been trying really hard with their handwriting over the past few weeks. They were given handwriting books at the start of the year in their homework files. Could they please copy the paragraph provided into their handwriting books or on lined paper if they have not got a book.
Times table practise - Could children please practise their times tables this week for a mini quiz next Friday. Children will have questions on the times tables they had for homework last week. This can be done orally at home or in their new homework diaries. Can all homework be completed and brought back into school by Wednesday 25th January please.

Homework Friday 2nd December - Abacus Online

 

In class this week we have been learning all about fractions. Unfortunately, Mr Probert could not find a pizza big enough to share between 28 children. However, the class have coped very well with what is often a tricky concept to get their heads around. Homework this week is Abacus Online. Hopefully, your child has been allocated a task to attempt, all to do with fractions. 

As a result of the homework being online, homework folders will not be going home this week. 

 

In addition to the Maths homework, your child will also have a copy of the words for our song for 9 lessons and carols. It is a modern, up beat carol called Christmas Calypso. We have started learning it in class but there are some tricky words that we need to practice. 

 

Many Thanks 

Mr Probert 

 

 

Homework 11th November

Homework this week is English/Literacy based. In class we have been focusing on instructional writing. For their homework, the children will have to write instructions to direct Tim around the village. 

There is also handwriting for the children to practice. 

Half Term

Well, what a half term we have had in Dosbarth Mr Probert. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your children. I would like you for the positive feedback from parents evening and areas of concern raised that I will look to deal with moving forward. 

 

Homework

Hopefully your child has taken home their new homework folder filled with work to carry out over the half term. In the folder your child should have a handwriting book, Maths homework, English homework and details about how to log into active learn online (for online Maths homework). If your child is in Year 3 then your child should also have a list of the high frequency words that your child is expected to be able to read and spell by the end of Year 3. If your child is in Year 4, then they should have a word mat with words that they are expected to know how to read and spell by the end of the year. 

 

After half term, your child will receive weekly handwriting and either Maths/English homework every Friday to be completed by the following Monday. 

 

Reading Records

After half term there will also be a change to when your child will need to bring their reading record into school.

If your child is in Year 3 then they will need to bring their book bag in on Tuesdays.

If your child is in Year 4 then they will need to bring their reading record in on Wednesdays. 

 

If your child needs to have their book changed then they can bring their reading record in any day and it will get changed but they may not read with an adult. 

Welcome to Dosbarth Year 3/4!

Croeso i ddosbarth Year3/4!

 

I hope you have all had a wonderful Summer holiday and I would just like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to a new school year and a new teacher.

 

The start of term is always very busy. So here are some helpful pieces of information!

 

PE will be Monday  - please ensure that P.E kits are in school every Monday. P.E kits will be taken home at the end of every Monday due to a lack of storage space.

 

A reading book needs to be brought in every day!

 

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During this term the class will be studying the topic 'The Bid Dip' which unfortunately does not involve rollercoasters. However, the children will be learning about the life cycles and features of creatures found in both freshwater ponds and saltwater rock pool habitats. As part of the topic the children will apply their skills and understanding by advertising the sale of 'homes' in 'their' pond or seashore rock pools.

 

In English, pupils will specifically be developing their story writing skills alongside our topic. The children will have the opportunity to write narrative stories set in imaginary worlds and develop additional skills in note making and use of descriptive language for describing settings.

 

In Science, the children will be identifying the characteristics of a specific animal - including habitat, life cycle, nutrition, movement and growth. We will also be learning how to collect scientific information and record it appropriately.

 

Our focus in RE this term will be Bible stories that reflect on our value for this term - Justice. Pupils will also be learning about festivals from both Christian and other religions.

 

I am really looking forward to meeting you all. Please feel free to make yourself known to me.

I am always available before and after school if you have an concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, what a busy few weeks it has been. You have all been working so hard that Mr Probert's hand is stuck in a pen grip from all the marking. You have blown me away with your amazing Maths skills, especially our work on shapes over the last two weeks. Today we have finished our newspaper reports on Noah and the Flood and they all look fantastic. In our topic work we have covered lots of areas already, including pond animals, habitats, food chains and a detailed look at the life cycle of a frog. Next we will be looking at the parts of a plant and carrying out an experiment to see the effect of light and water on a plants growth. 

 

Note for Parents.

 

First I must apologise for the delay in homework being set but I am glad to announce that starting tomorrow homework will be given out every Friday and expected to be completed by the following Monday


Spelling words will also be given out every Monday for your child to learn for a test on Friday. 

 

 

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