Croeso i Ddosbarth Topaz
Croeso and Welcome to Topaz where every day is a new adventure. I am the class teacher, Miss Janik and I have been working in Education for 18 years. I am currently Language, Literacy and Communication Lead and have overall responsibility for Welsh. Mrs Noyes is my amazing Teaching Assistant this year and together we make sure that your child has a high standard of education and the right mix of engagement and enjoyment.
Outlined below is some useful information about Topaz class. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me. Topaz has a Twitter account where I post photos regularly of our activities. Please follow us on Twitter @year3_pps
Ymarfer Corff - P.E.
P.E and Games will take place on a Tuesday and your child will need a full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear for outdoor games sessions.
Ysgolion Goedwig - Forest Schools
Forest schools sessions will take place every Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure you have appropriate footwear and clothing!
Spelling and Times Table Challenges
You will be given spellings/tables to learn every Friday for a test the following week. Make sure you practise and learn them at home!
Reading - Darllen
Reading is so important in education and has a very high priority in year 3. In Topaz class we read every day. Reading is a mixture of several different types of reading strategies. Whole class guided reading sessions are when where we read a section together, as a class and analyse the text features in depth. Shared reading is when the class teacher (me!) reads a specific text to the class and we again, analyse the text features, punctuation, vocabulary and grammar. We also do daily guided reading in a small group which is similar to whole class guided reading but each group is at a level appropriate to their individual ability. Pupils also peer read to one another and in threes so they have the opportunity to practise reading to a small audience.Finally, we also do individual reading where we listen to pupils read on a 1-1 basis. Guided reading focuses on the actually teaching of reading so this is our main approach in school but all of the pieces of the reading jigsaw add together to make sure your child is being taught how to read and achieving their full potential. It is important that pupils read at home and that parents support their child in their reading journey. Please ensure that pupils always have their book bag in school every day.
We would encourage you to continue reading with your child as frequently as possible.
Autumn 1 - Dragons and Tales from Wales
Autumn 2 - Volcanoes
Spring 1 - Natural Disasters
Spring 2 - Cymru am Byth!
Summer 1 - Bones and Gory Bits
Summer 2 - Celts