Croeso i Dosbarth Criccieth.
Welcome to our class page. I hope you have all enjoyed your summer holidays and are excited for a new school year. This year we have lots of exciting topics I cannot wait to share with you.
This term we will be looking at the topic ‘I have a Golden ticket!’ based on the Roald Dahl book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ We will be exploring the origin of chocolate, who Willy Wonka is and how chocolate is made. This topic will address all areas within the Curriculum for Wales. We will be completing challenges in order to learn the most we can throughout this topic.
Please find all the relevant information regarding the week below:
Our class will have access to forest school every Thursday afternoon. Your child is expected to come into school on this day wearing weather appropriate clothing. Children can get muddy during these days so please ensure your child is wearing old clothes/overalls and wellies/old trainers. We will be going into Forest school whatever the weather!
PE takes place on a Tuesday afternoon. Please send your child into school on this day wearing their PE kit. Our school PE kit consists of a blue or white plain T-shirt, or the school logo T-shirt. Navy or black shorts/joggers and a navy or black jumper/hoodie. Trainers should also be worn on this day. If the weather is appropriate, we may do PE outside so please ensure your child is wearing something warm enough.
Reading books need to come into school on a daily basis. We are using reading logs to track reading in school and at home. We encourage as much reading as possible at home. Please ensure every home read is written down in their reading log. We aim to read with your child as often as possible in class as well.
Snack is available to children in Year 3/4 but must be paid for in advance using the ParentPay app! Can I politely remind you that as part of our healthy school’s policy, snack should be a piece of fruit or vegetables – not cereal bars/crisps/chocolates etc. If you want your child to have a school dinner, please pay via ParentPay and make the choices online beforehand. For more information, please follow this link: https://maesyllan-pri.wrexham.sch.uk/key-information/school-dinners/.
The children will have access to their water bottles during the day. As part of our healthy school policy please ensure their bottles are filled with just water – no juice/pop/ squash. It is fine for the children to have a different drink for their lunchtime and sometimes sugar free juice is a nice alternative!
The main homework for the children will be to read at home daily. It is proven that children’s reading is linked to future success and aspirations. The children will also be given weekly spelling books to bring home. The spelling books will go home on a Friday and the children will have a spelling test on the following Friday morning. Weekly spellings will be posted to dojo each Friday for children to practice at home as well as in school.
If you have any questions or queries, I am available to speak to on the door in the morning or afternoons or via Class Dojo between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 Monday to Friday. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to an exciting year within year 3/4,
Please click on the link below for the curriculum overview for this term: