Welcome to Class 3
Welcome to Year 3's class page. Year 3 is an important year in your child's education because the children move from the Foundation Phase into a more formal KS2 National Curriculum setting. This year we will begin to work as Progress Steps and Year 3 is at the end of Progress Step 2. The children will continue to experience lots of fun, exciting and stimulating activities but they will be topic based.
Our Autumn term our topic is 'Is there anybody out there?'
This is a Space based topic.
Everyday your child is involved in a reading based activity group e.g. focused group reading, follow up activities, individual reading, reading games, book corner, listening to stories etc to develop a further understanding of their reading materials. These groups are rotated so that all children get the opportunity to develop their reading skills.
In Maths we will be following the Programme of Study for Maths in Wales and using Abacus and White Rose as resources. This scheme Abacus also provides exciting homework opportunities which compliment our class work and will aid with your child's learning. This is called Active Learn and each child will have a log-in for it. They will be able to access activities the class teacher sets for them, at home.
Mental Maths is very important and in Gladstone and we will practice timestables and mental maths daily, PLEASE PRACTISE THEM EVERY DAY FOR 15 MINUTES, this will greatly improve their daily maths work!
Please ask your children to show you our HWB site, they should all have log on details (if there is a problem please let us know so we can rectify asap).We will be using Google Classroom on Hwb to set all the children's home learning activities.
As with all internet related technology please ensure you properly inform your children about the potential dangers of the internet (we are continuously developing this at school also):-
1. Always ask a trusted adult for permission before you log on to the internet.
2. If you see something online which makes you feel uncomfortable, report to a trusted adult immediately.
3. Keep your log in details and personal information safe- don't tell anyone else!
4. Don't meet up with anyone you meet online, always tell an adult if someone asks you to meet up.
5. Don't post any images online which you may later regret, always ask a trusted adult first.
P.E. will take place on Thursday [PE] and Friday [Games] so please make sure that your child comes to school wearing their kit in school and that all jewellery is removed.
At the moment we are unable to send reading books home, but hope to have an online reading resource up soon. Please see the comprehension questions document below, there are also comprehension work sheets below to access, which will give you some example questions to ask as your child is reading to you.
We are very much looking forward to a very exciting term, if you would like to speak to us please either make an appointment with the office or email us and we will endeavour to help as best we can.
Mrs Rhys-Williams and Mrs Kearns
Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Below there are home learning and activities.
You will find all of these activities and resources in our google classroom in Google for Education on Hwb.
I'd love to see your videos on our class flip grid and evidence on seesaw.
Here are the links to some home learning resources Whilst I have looked at and used the links I can't guarantee they will run on all devices or on different hardware, we at Gladstone are not responsible for the content/method shown on the website links.
Hwb website - https://hwb.gov.wales/
I have put up step by step guidance to help if you are unsure how to use Hwb below.
I have also set a Flipgrid for you upload videos and communicate with each other!
There are instructions for this below also.
Abacus active learn - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
Maths games and activities
Espresso - https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso
Loads of resources and activities
Seesaw - https://web.seesaw.me
Upload any photos and work you have completed.
If you need help with anything please email me at
I am here whenever you need me Year 3!
There are also links below to different websites and resources under the different Area's of learning.