Year 3 - Miss Jeffreys

Y3J - 31st December 2019

This first term has been great, I have really enjoyed meeting all of the parents at Parent Evening in November and "chatting" to you via Class Dojo. Thank you for your support during the Autumn term and I look forward to the new year and the new term.

Our Spring term topic is ROMANS - always very popular with the children. We will be going on a trip to Caerleon to see the Roman amphitheatre, Baths and museum (details will be sent home about this during the first week back). We have our class assembly (deep breath, no nerves, we will be wonderful!) which is scheduled for 7th February at 2pm, so make sure to keep that date free in your diary as it will be an amazing spectacle and the children will shine. 

Our PE this term is dance and we will be focusing on traditional Welsh folk dance which we will then perform at the Eisteddfod in March. 

The children will be bringing home new spelling lists for the Spring term and I am very proud of the progress the children have made this past term, keep up the good work at home and we should be able to move up further at the end of the Spring term. Also we will be organising a Y3 Coding club as an after school activity, numbers will be limited to 20 and it will be 1st come 1st served, the consent forms will be sent out on the 1st day back on Tuesday. The rugby after school activity was very popular so we anticipate the Coding club to be just as popular.

Remember that if you need to discuss anything with me there are several options open to you - Class Dojo, telephone the school to make an appointment or come to see me after school. I will continue to post your photos on our Class Story page of Dojos so that just Y3J can see them but also we have a very active Twitter account that we really enjoy interacting with you on (@BGrovePrimary - its Birchgrove SWANSEA as there is a Birchgrove Primary in Cardiff too which lots of people get mixed up with).

Link to the Y3 Spring term newsletter                           and termly plan

Y3J - 1st October 2019

So we are now into Week 5 of the Autumn term and everything is going well, thank you to all of the parents who have signed up to the Class Dojo (there are just 3 still to sign up and we will have everyone on board). Last week we planted some beans to replicate the 4 different layers of the Rain forest and we have been keeping a Bean Diary to record our observations and measurements - but this week we nearly had a disaster! Due to the wind over the weekend we decided to move the beans inside as they were being blown over and lucky we did as this week after all of the extreme rainfall the shelter area outside our class (where the beans had been placed previously) became flooded! The beans would have floated away, never to be seen again! However, they are safe in the class due to our forward thinking and trying to protect them form the wind - plus the high level of water was put to good use as we made boats out of paper and had a competition to  see whose boat would float the furthest, so as you can see there is always a silver lining to everything in Y3J. 

Homework will be coming home this weekend for you to complete and return by next Friday - follow the link at the bottom of the page if you need another copy because the dog ate it!

Welcome to Y3J everybody!

It has been great to meet all of the children during the 1st week and we have had lots of fun getting to know where everything is and the routines of the class and year group. It's going to take a while before we are fully settled in, but we will get there! 

So far I have sent home the login details for the Class Dojo, the Y3 Autumn term newsletter and plan, your child's new Spelling words for the term and details of Y3 targets for Literacy and Maths. 

As you know, we have already booked a trip to the Ape and Monkey Sanctuary and the details are below. The trip is always a great success with the children (and myself), please return the consent forms and monies as soon as you can.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Y3 Parent Evening meeting on Wednesday 11th September at 5pm when we can all have a good chat about anything that is concerning you - in the meantime don't forget that Class Dojo is there for any message you want to send to me. 

Link to Y3 Autumn Term parent newsletter             and topic plan  

Information on Plantasia trip

  • Packed lunch is needed for all the children unless you are entitled to Free School Meals when a packed lunch will be provided.

  • We will be inside Plantasia all day and it can get quite warm in there so dress accordingly but in SCHOOL UNIFORM please.

  • No money is needed on the day of the trip.

  • Your child will need to carry their own bag so make sure it is manageable for them.

  • We will be arriving back at school by 3pm so will be coming out from school at the normal time at the end of the day.

  • I will be Tweeting photos and messages from our trip as the day goes on so keep an eye on Twitter that day. 

  • The trip's date is different from that on the consent letter - I have sent a DOJO out to all parents (that are signed up) to inform you of this change.