This year we have three teachers in Year 3/4. They are Miss Manchipp, Miss Humphreys and Mr Fisher. The classes are supported by our wonderful teaching assistants Mrs Daniels, Miss Squires, Miss S.Williams and Miss K.Williams. Led by the pupils, the three classes work closely together to ensure all children have exciting, engaging opportunities for learning.
'A Dream for a Druid'
We had an exciting, busy first term! We looked at the life of the Celts. To engage the pupils, they attended a trip to Castell Henllys where they had the opportunity to see first hand what life was like during the Iron Age. The pupils even had their face painted with Celtic war paint called woad! The trip encouraged the pupils to think about their own questions and helped them plan the rest of the term.
The pupils produced some fantastic, descriptive recounts from their trip to Castell Henllys. They also designed and made their own Celtic "torcs" out of clay and designed their own Celtic shields. The pupils wanted to find out lots more about the Celts and from their planning they found out where the Celts lived, what they ate and drank and what a "druid" was.
Spring Term -
'Come fly with me'
The pupils have got off to a "flying" start with their new topic. The pupils decided they wanted to learn about different countries around the world. We have been busy creating and interrogating databases. We have a fantastic role play area that the pupils designed and created which gives them the experience of being in an airport.
We are about to start our new geometry topic. We can't wait to start planning lots of fun activities. We are also going to start planning for our Enterprise Project 2019. Last year we made over £100 profit!
Welsh & Cwricwlwm Cymreig
This term we have held a 'Welsh Week' and have been celebrating all things Welsh! As well as our Saint David's Day celebration assembly, we have also had a whole-school Eisteddfod celebration whereby the children in Year 3/4 created their own poems inspired by Wales to compete class competitions. Llongyfarchiadau (congratulations!) to all the children for creating such fantastic and inspiring poems, especially the children who won first, second and third place in their class competitions! Furthermore, a big diolch to parents and children who put in so much time and effort towards their 'Welsh Money Box' and 'Dress the Leek' homework competition entries! They looked fantastic!
We cannot wait to get stuck into our new topic! We have lots of exciting things planned for this term, including a visit to a farm, visits from "Cae Tan", trips to Pizza Express and workshops from RSPB.
For this term's homework and to find out what we will be getting up to, please see the grids below.
Y3/4 Homework Club is every Thursday from 3:20 - 4:20. Homework Club allows the pupils to access the tools/materials/equipment required in order to complete their homework, such as computers or the internet.
If your child would like to attend Homework Club then please see your child's class teacher for a consent form.
We are using HWB on a daily basis in school. HWB allows the pupils to safely research topics, create databases, spreadsheets, surveys and much much more! Your child is able to access HWB at home; they may like to present their homework on HWB, play J2Blast or show you what they have been getting up to in school. If you need any support in helping your child access HWB at home then please come and see your child's class teacher. We will be more than willing to help.
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