Dosbarth Glas
Year 3/Year 4
Mrs Xiberras
Mrs Roberts


Pale blue shirt or school polo shirt, royal blue sweatshirt or cardigan, grey trousers, grey pinafore dress or grey skirt, grey/ white socks or tights, and black shoes.

Summer – dark plain cotton shorts and school polo shirt and black shoes or blue and white gingham dress.

To make it easier to find misplaced uniforms and belongings, PLEASE make sure that all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name; we are more likely to find lost property this way.

Uniform can be purchased from Ruggerbugs


PE kit (Including outdoor learning)
All children must wear suitable clothing to school for outdoor PE on Thursdays.

This will change to a Wednesday every 3rd week, but you will be notified via Class Dojo of any changes.

PE Kit Indoors (not yet) – black shorts, blue t-shirts.  No footwear is necessary unless your child has a verruca or athletes foot.  A note from parents explaining this is essential.

Outdoors – black shorts, blue t-shirts and trainers.

NO jewellery is allowed for PE lessons, please remove earrings before school (if children can do this themselves they may do so in class, but no adult help is permitted), watches will be removed before the lesson, to keep everyone safe.

We enjoy outdoor learning on Friday afternoons, which children will need to bring their own clothes for. You do not need to worry about buying special equipment, old clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy or wet will be fine.  For outdoor learning, we suggest wearing:

Joggers/ leggings/ trousers  with or without a waterproof layer

Sweatshirt and t-shirt

Waterproof coat

Wellies or old trainers (we will be in mud and rain , they will get messy!)

Hat and gloves for when the weather turns colder.


Any money brought into school should be in a labelled envelope.
This is more important now than ever to reduce the risk of cross contamination.


Reading/ phonics
Reading takes place every day in class.  Each morning time is used for practising reading books, please bring your reading book every day.Reading books should be brought to school everyday and taken home everyday. Pupils have the option of keeping them in school if they wish. In this case, they still need to read books you have at home or borrowed from your local library. Please encourage your child to read online and also read appropriate newspaper articles /magazines. Encourage them to read labels and signs, (including Welsh ones) when you’re out and about. Continue to practice keywords everyday.

In the afternoon we have Group Guided reading sessions when we will read other texts and complete a range of activities such as comprehension, true and false and shared reading.


Spellings are given every fortnight.  Each child will have a group list to use, they can take a paper copy or find the lists on Google Classroom.  The lists will have the date of the spelling test on them, so you know when this is happening.  Every time the children have a new spelling list, we have a spelling lesson in class, we read through the lists, look for sound patterns, improve our word understanding and explore the patterns in other words.  Please help your child to become confident at saying and spelling the words. This will help them so much when it comes to the test.


There will be a ‘Homework Menu’ available on Google Classroom and Class Dojo which will list homework activities to be completed and enjoyed at home. You can choose which activity you would like to complete each week, with the aim of completing all of them by half term.

If the activity is an art and craft one, please upload a photo onto Class Dojo for us to see.

Once a fortnight they will be sent home a ‘Beat that test’ for maths on a Tuesday. This is to practice at home as they will do the same one on that Friday and will hopefully ‘beat’ their previous score. Don’t worry if they don’t get them all right, (they don’t get long to do it, as it is about speeding up mental maths and is about getting better each time.)


How can you help at home?
There are lots of simple ways to help at home:

Talk, talk, talk! Ask them about their day and what they enjoyed / learnt. Talk about our topic and what they are looking forward to. Talk about the friends they have played with. The more talking you do, the better their vocabulary will become!

Play games such as ‘The Minister’s Cat’,  I spy, Snakes and Ladders, Connect 4, dominoes, snap, card games, jigsaw puzzles.

Practice - spelling, reading, handwriting, tables; repeating things really does help them ‘stick’.

Money - count your piggy bank savings, play shop and go to a real one and pay with real money, calculate the total and the change needed.

Time - look at different clock faces (clock face and digital, 12 and 24 hour), tell the time on the hour, half past, quarter past and quarter to, time how long until your cake is cooked, how long did you sleep? When will the bus arrive? When is my favourite programme on? Talk about and explore how digital clocks are different. How many digital clocks can you find around your home?

Beat that test - Practice this at home and try to beat your score when you repeat it in school!

Mathletics - Have fun using this at home.

Social Media and Communication

  • Class Dojo
  • New website
  • Twitter (@DerwendegSchool)
  • YouTube channel (Derwendeg Primary School)
  • Facebook page (@DerwendegPrimarySchool)

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