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Meet the Year 3 Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Rowlands - 3A

Hello, I’m Miss Rowlands! Most of you already know me from Reception but I am really looking forward to being in Year 3 this year, here is a little bit about me!

My favourite part of being in school is learning about lots of new things with my class! When I am not in school, I love taking my dog Honey for long walks in the countryside. I love spending time in the garden and have lots of plants and flowers that I look after, which aren’t always a success! I love anything to do with Disney and enjoy sitting down with some treats to watch a film - sweet and salted popcorn is the best. I love to travel and have been to lots of different places so I can’t wait for our Explorers of the Earth topic! When I was a little girl I always loved art lessons, I loved anything creative and spent lots of time in the craft areas in school. I like reading and have read the ‘Harry Potter’ books over and over. I always wanted to be like my teachers in school so I went to university to become a teacher myself. I was a student teacher in Mrs Pearce’s class and once I had graduated came straight into Tredegar Park Primary School! 

If I wasn’t a teacher I would have loved to have been a zoo keeper as I love animals. 

 

Miss Morgan - 3B 

Hello, I’m Miss Morgan! Here is a little bit about me!

On weekends I really enjoy going for long walks in the countryside with my husband Des and my son Joe. I love swimming and have done, ever since I was very young. I have been lucky enough to have visited quite a lot of countries but my favourite has to be Egypt. The pyramids were an awesome sight. I enjoy watching films with my family and when I have time I love to read a good book! I think David Walliams is a fabulous author and one of my favourite books is ‘Billionnaire Boy’. When I was younger I enjoyed music lessons and have always been a member of a choir. Even when I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher and would often line my teddies up and take the register! So I went straight from school to university and then started my first teaching job in London. Three years later I came back to Wales and started my job at our school! If I wasn’t a teacher I would want to be a vet as I love all kinds of animals. 

 

What will we be learning throughout the year?

 

Autumn Term - ‘Dig Deep’.

In this topic children will be investigating and carrying out lots of activities centred around dinosaurs, pirates and coal miners. We will be finding out about different dinosaurs and how they lived on our planet years ago! We’ll be having lots of fun and finding out fascinating facts so get ready to Dig Deep!

 

How can you help at home?

Take a visit to a local museum to see if they have any dinosaur artifacts! We know that the National Museum Cardiff have lots of amazing dinosaur artefacts that you could look at! A trip to your closest beach to look for some fossils would also be a great day out!

Also take a look at BBC iPlayer - Andys Dinosaur Adventures - these videos are great to learn about different dinosaurs and what they were like years ago! 

 

Immersion Day!

We had a fantastic immersion day to celebrate our new topic 'Dig Deep' and had so much fun! 

We excavated fossils, learnt a lot about different dinosaurs and even had the chance to take a photograph with a stegosaurus on the yard! 

 


 

Spring Term - ‘Explorers of the Earth’ 

In this topic we are going to become explorers and travel to different places around the world! If you could choose to travel anywhere on the Earth, where would you go? Let’s set out on our journey of discovery together. 

 

How can you help at home?

Talk to your children about different places you have visited and the places that you would like to go. What have you seen? What have you experienced? Find out where your families have been on holiday too!

You could even try some foods from different countries! What foods do you like? We could taste some of these in school!

 

Summer Term - ‘Our Sustainable World

Our Earth is so important and we need to look after it not just for us but for the future! This term will involve finding out about ways in which we can help to look after our planet. We will be doing a project on bees and their importance in the world and will also be designing a house of the future.

 

How can you help at home?

 

For this topic you could encourage your children to think about recycling when they are at home. What products can we recycle? How can we be more eco-friendly?

You could also visit the Sero: Zero-Waste Shop, Newport – Sero Zero Waste shop at Tredegar House to see what they are doing to reduce their plastic waste and also support a local business!

 

Our Class Book:

The Dinosaur’s Diary

In Year 3 we are currently reading ‘The Dinosaur’s Diary’ by Julia Donaldson.

Surviving and finding a safe place to lay her eggs is difficult for Hypsilophodon with dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex around. When she falls into a mysterious pool and finds herself on a modern farm there are still problems. Finally she finds a safe place to hatch her babies, but how can she keep thirteen baby dinosaurs safe and secret? 

We have completed lots of research about Julia Donaldson and have made some exciting predictions about what we think will happen!

 

What pupils say about being in Year 3.

  • We love our new classroom!
  • We were excited to work hard to get our pen licence.
  •  The days go so fast in Year 3! We have so much fun!

 

PE Days

Throughout the year children will take part in weekly PE sessions to keep themselves active and healthy. During these sessions children will practise their agility, ball skills, coordination and balance. We will also be working as part of a team during team games!

  • PE will be on a Thursday - please provide your child with a change of clothes suitable for the time of year. 
  • We also ask that any jewellery is removed before PE days. 

 

Now that you are in Year 3

 

 

  • Throughout the year you will be given the opportunity to apply for your pen licence. This is a really important achievement, one that you will be proud of! Keep practising your neat handwriting at home!
  • You can be a part of the School Council where you will help make important decisions for the school.
  • You can be a part of the Eco Council where you can help think of ideas of how we can be more environmentally friendly.
  • You can be a Digital Leader where you will be given the opportunity to be responsible for the iPads in your classroom and ICT equipment from around the school.

 

What can you do at home to help?

  • At the end of the day it is lovely to hear about all the exciting things that the children have been doing in school. Ask them to tell you about what they have found interesting or their favourite lesson that day. 
  • To help develop your child’s love of reading, why not share a book before bedtime or ask them to help while you read a younger sibling a bedtime story. Books are so important and need to be shared and enjoyed.

Extra Information

 

  • Please encourage your children to use Mathletics and Oxford Reading Buddy at home - these are fantastic resources for children to practise their mathematics and literacy skills.
  • Purple Mash is also a great tool to use at home with your children.
  • Hwb is another resource that can be used at home - you will find a range of educational apps to support your children's learning.  You will also find lots of information about the new Curriculum for Wales.
  • You can also visit the 'Connect' page on this website to find exciting activities that you could do at home. I'm sure the staff will love knowing you're watching their videos!

 

Communication at this time...

With the current situation, it is very tricky to talk to staff at the start or end of the day. 

 

If you would like to chat with us, we kindly request that you contact the school office on 01633 817161 or via email at tredegarpark.primary@newport.gov.uk. 

 

Messages will be given to us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

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