Welcome to Danescourt Primary School
Croeso i Ysgol Gynradd Danescourt

Additional Information

Hello, Year 3 parents and guardians!

Welcome to our webpage.  We have some useful information for you below:

PE and Games Lessons

Magnolia

PE (Indoor) is on a Monday.

Games (Outdoor) is on a Wednesday.

Maple and Mulberry

PE (Indoor) is on a Monday.

Games (Outdoor) is on a Wednesday.

P.E. KITS 

  • For indoor P.E - children will need shorts and a t-shirt (and suitable footwear if your child has a verruca).
  • For outdoor P.E - children will need clothing appropriate to weather conditions (sweatshirt or fleece and jogging bottoms if cold). Trainers (suitable and safe, not expensive) will also be needed.

HOMEWORK

  • Book bags are due in on a Thursday and will be taken home on a Friday, your comments about how your child has read during the week are always very valuable.
  • Spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and the children will be tested the following Wednesday.
  • Maths homework will be available on the interactive online platform ‘Active Learn’
  • Where applicable, other homework tasks will be given to support learning in the classroom

SNACK

  • Children can pay £1.50 a week for a healthy snack of fruit or vegetables from the fruit tuck shop. There are significant reductions if you choose to pay for the whole term. Please send snack money into school in an envelope with your child’s name clearly written on the front with class and amount. Alternatively children can bring in fruit or vegetables of their choice to be eaten during morning play
  • Water bottles can be brought into school, containing only fresh unflavoured water clearly labelled. Children are always allowed access to fresh drinking water throughout the day.

Classes Mulberry & Magnolia
Dosbarthiadau Mulberry a Magnolia

Class Mulberry - Miss C. Lawton

Class Magnolia - Mrs S. Pardoe & Mrs S. Davies

 

Our Context for Learning this half-term is called:

 

Sportswear Designers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language, Literacy and Communication

 

Oracy  -  We are presenting talks on a chosen topic to the rest of the class.

Writing  - We are studying Bill's New Frock as a text type. We are learning the following genres of writing:

·         Persuasion

·         Instructional

·         Explanation

Reading - We are reading a variety of texts linked to Sportswear Designers E.g. the life of diiferent sporitng hero, how the body works, sporitng event information texts.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Science- We will be expanding our science skills investigating how the body works.

DT- We will design different types of kits.

Music- Compose a piece of music with a sporting influence.

Geography- Sporting events linked to our capital city linked to persuasion texts.

 

 

 

Physical Development

PE and Games

PE- We will be developing our dance element. Composing and performing a series of linked movements to a famous sporting them alongside sporting positions.

 

Games

We are developing skills linke dto out upcoming Sports Day such as hurdling, shuttle relay and racing.

We will also continue to develop fitness, stamina and an awareness of liviing a healthy lifestyle linked to our current Context for Learning.

Mathematical Development

Mental maths - We will revise all of the skills taight this year including times table practice, adding several small numbers and subtracting within given numbers to 100. We will also practise mental methods for the four number operations.

Number:  We will be larnign to add and subtract using the column method.

We are also studying measurement, data handling and shape.

Mathematical Reasoning: We will be completing investigations, word problems and reasoning activities linked to our mathematical curriculum. Through our context for learning Sportswear Designers, we will be applying skills taught in mathematics. Our main focus will be applying what we know about data handling to create graphs linked with science.

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PSE, RE, Well-being, Cultural Diversity

PSE

The topic in 'You Can Do It' this half-term is  'Getting Along'. This has strong links with Thinking and in particular P4C.

We will also focus on:

Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship: Appreciation of the world, poverty, school life and environmental issues created by humans

Moral and Spiritual Development:
Personal values, honesty and integrity.

Preparing for lifelong learning: 

Children will learn to take increasing responsibility for their learning.

Well being

Weekly R Time nurture groups will continue.

RE

We will be focus on the symbolism of water within religion.

 

 

ICT

 

This half term we will be using 'Scratch' software to developing our digital competency with a particular focus on :

My Digital World.

Children will be learning how to Skype and write an email.

We will also cover how to stay safe online.

 

 

 

Creative Development

Art and Design: Cretae piece of artwork linked to water theme in RE.

 

 

Music: Create compositions linked to sporting events.

Children will study the main musical elements such as timbre, dynamics and pace and apply these with effect tot ehir compositions.

Welsh Language Development

Our current CfL is:

Anifeiliaid Anwes Pets

Fi a Fy Ffrindiau Me and My Friends

We will be:

  • Expressing a variety of preferences
  • Asking questions  
  • Extending sentences and responses using: ond, achos, achos mae'n
  • Increasing our vocabulary in order to write a series of dialogues
  • Reading Welsh story books in GGR