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Welcome to Year 3 Class Page

Croeso i'r Blwyddyn 3


Teacher: Miss Boston

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lloyd

Monday 18th June - Friday 6th July

What a fantastic Friday we have had at Cardiff Bay Barrage, St Fagans Museum and Cardiff Castle. 

Tuesday 5th June - Friday 16th June


Wow, we have been busy bees this past fortnight! We started

Tuesday 5th June by telling each other all about our favourite day in the holidays. Then, we wrote a recount of our favourite day. A few days late, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Techniques so that we could learn about the food groups. We learnt about how chocolate is made. Some of us ate mealworms and tried delicious smoothies!


Please see Techniques album for more photographs.


On Monday 11th June, we had a visit from Marine Biologists called Stu and Lewis. They taught us that corals are among the most important animals in the ocean. We now know that the living part of coral is made up of tiny creatures called polyps. We also made our on corals using clay, tissue paper and tooth picks.

Please see Marine Biology album for more photographs.


Monday 1st May- Friday 11th May


After a week of testing our minds are more curious than ever. We have been writing about what the word curiosity means to us.

Monday 16th April – Friday 27th April


In Maths have been working hard to solve problems involving pairs of two digit numbers by partitioning. Mrs Lloyd’s group have been working with Smarties, elephants and pencils and using them to help solve problems by partitioning.


Here is a link to some of our favourite Number Rock maths song. Enjoy!


Enjoy your weekend and remember to complete your homework!

Monday 19th March- Friday 26Th March

After creating our own Easter baskets, we had a visit from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny was very generous and left us all Easter Eggs in our baskets. We were all very excited on our return to the classroom.


Some children made Easter Bonnets at home and showed them off at the Easter Raffle.

Monday 5th March- Friday 16Th March


What an action packed two weeks we have had. Below is a list of just some of the things we have done over the last two weeks:


-Visited Welsh Water Education Center and had fun in their workshops

-Had PE lessons coached by Cardiff City staff

-Had an experienced African drummer teach us how to play traditional instruments

- Dressed up for World Book Day and looked through books that are on sale in school

-Made paper airplanes as part of our topic (Flight Engineers)

- Made our own dreidel and followed instructions on how to play the dreidel game


Please check out the photograph album at the bottom of the page. A big well done to our Star Spellers!


Where's Wally? (Malek)

Monday 19th February- Friday 2nd March


Wow, what a busy couple of weeks it has been. We hope you enjoyed your two snow days.  Although you were not in school, we hope you learnt some of the following lessons:


  1. Physical Education (PE) – How to catch and throw snowballs
  2. Science- That you slide faster and further down bigger hills
  3. Maths- Reading temperatures
  4.  Art and DT- How to make snow angels and snowmen
  5. Language: Recalling and telling your snow day stories to friends and family
  6. Topic (Sportswear)- How to dress for the snow


We have had a fun couple of weeks rehearsing and preparing for St David’s Day. A big thank you to all of the children who completed their homework by making a  Welshman/ Welsh lady using recycled materials.

Monday 5th February Friday 17th February


The year 3 children have started an African Drumming workshop that will run for six weeks. We have been really enjoying this workshop and learning how to play traditional instruments. Year 3 have liked the excitement and energy of African Drumming and have said that they enjoyed learning to develop their rhythm.

Benefits of African Drumming include: Co-ordination,teamwork, building confidence, communication and developing creativity.



Click on the ‘Photograph Gallery’ at the bottom of this page to look at our African Drumming photographs.

Monday 22nd January- Friday 2nd February


In Year 3 we are lucky enough to be taking part in a six week scheme that is run by Cardiff City. The last two sessions have focused on developing our skills in literacy. We have enjoyed using adjectives to commentate on football video clips.


Mrs Lloyd and I would like to thank all of those children who have made a fantastic effort at increasing the number of books you are reading at home.



Just a reminder that Year 3's PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please could we remind you that it is essential for all pupils to wear appropriate kit for their PE lessons including sensible trainers and no jewellery is to be worn to ensure personal hygiene and safety.



Monday 8th January - Friday 19th January


Welcome back to Pencaerau. We hope you enjoyed your time off. It was so good to actually have some snow this year even if it was only a little bit. We are sure all the children (and parents) are glad to be back at school and ready to start learning lots of new and exciting things!


Our topic this term is:


Castles and Dragons

This project has a history focus and teaches children about aspects of the middle ages of Welsh history between 1063 and 1283, a period that is generally known as Medieval Times. In this project the children will learn about significant aspects of Welsh history. The project will explore lifestyles, homes and castles and their role in society. At the heart of this project children read, write and re-tell myths and legends and create their own stories in the same style. In this project the children will learn:.

The Magical Christmas Jigsaw


All the children have been working very hard over the last couple of weeks learning lots of songs, words and actions. This week, the children performed their Christmas Concert and they should all be very proud as they were fantastic!! They sang beautifully, spoke clearly and confidently with great acting! I'm sure all the parents that came to the concert would agree with how fantastic it was!

Well done Year 3! Da iawn Blwyddyn 3! 


I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! 




Class Assembly


Congratulations to Year 3 on their excellent class assembly which took place today (24th November).

After weeks of very hard work during rehearsals the children took to the stage and performed fantastically. They were brilliant at delivering their lines clearly and confidently! They sang the songs beautifully and enthusiastically! I'd like to thank all the parents for their support!


Da Iawn Blwyddyn 3, bendigedig!