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Croeso i'r Dosbarth 3!

Welcome to Class 3.  
Teachers: Mrs Parsons

LSA: Mrs Ali


Please follow Class 3 on twitter @MrsParsonsSMTV to keep updated with what we are doing in class.


If you have any questions we are available at the end of the school day on the yard or please email me on


PE Days: Wednesday and Fridays (Please bring in PE kits in a bag on Monday and keep in school until Friday and they will be sent home)


Homework:  Reading and spelling will be sent home Friday and to be returned on Mondays.

Happy New Year

Mrs Ponting and I would like to wish all of Class 3 and their families a happy new year!  We hope you have all had a peaceful and happy holidays.  We cannot wait to get back to our learning and see you all on Monday 9th January 2023!  Mrs Parsons and Mrs Ponting.



My City, My Cardiff

During the Spring term our inquiry will be 'My City, My Cardiff'.  Our central idea is 'people are connected to the history of their location'.  Over the inquiry cycle children will be exploring their identify and culture, whilst sequencing events that have changed their location over time.  They will be working towards their performance of understanding of holding a history exhibit and preparing themselves for the tradition of the Eisteddfod.  

Finding out and Sorting Out

UN Right's of the Child

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the basis of all of UNICEF’s work. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.


Right's are things that every child should have or be able to do.  All children have the same rights.


Class 3 have chosen their 5 most important rights which we will focus on throughout the year.  They are:


Article 14

You have the right to practice your own religion, as long as you're not stopping people from enjoying their rights.​ 


Article 19

You have the right to be protected from being hurt or badly treated.


Article 22​

If you are a refugee, you have the same rights as any other child in the country.


Article 28

You have the right to an education.​


Article 24

You have the right to clean water, healthy food, a clean environment and good healthcare.​

Magnet Mayhem

Our first inquiry is called 'Magnet Mayhem' and we will be exploring forces.  Our central idea is that all objects can be moved by a force.



On our immersion day we explored a range of forces, developed our understanding of scientific vocabulary and had a visit from a Space Ambassador from Cardiff University Professor Paul Roche.  


We investigated forces through a range of activities.  We had a fantastic time! 





Going further!

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The children have explored our central idea on forces around us and are now up for a challenge!

Thinking Routines 

As part of our Inquiry we have been exploring the use of new thinking routines to extend our learning.  During Black History Month, we used the 'I see, I think, I wonder' thinking routine in small groups to explore the Women who shaped Nasa.



Over the last week the children have been exploring and evaluating a range of games, to make informed decisions on which games would be appropriate for astronauts to play in space.  The children then used the 'Compass Points' thinking routine in their groups to identify their own feelings and opinions towards the task they have been given.



Performance of Understanding

At the end of each Inquiry, there is a Performance of Understanding.   This is an opportunity for pupils to display their understanding in an authentic context. It will reflect the concepts and the journey of the Inquiry and allow pupils to share their learning.


For our Performance of Understanding for 'Magnet Mayhem' we invited parents in to play the children's games and to find out what the children have been learning about.