Millbank Primary School

Growing Together To Be Our Best

Dosbarth 3

Croeso i'r Blwyddyn Tri!


Welcome to Year Three's class page.  Throughout the year we will update the page celebrating the work and successes of class members.


Home Learning 9.1.24


Please log in to Google Classroom for information on tasks set for today's home learning.  There are also books available to read on Bug Club and tasks on Spelling and Grammar (both accessed via Active Learn, as is the Abacus maths).  Any queries, please email



For our Autumn topic, we delved into the world of Paddington!  We thought about what it meant to be part of a community, our needs/wants, explored the capital cities of Peru, Wales and England and also looked at landmarks of Cardiff and London.  We briefly explored WWII and how it might feel to arrive in a foreign country as an evacuee.

Through Paddington's love of marmalade sandwiches, we were able to use our algorithm knowledge to write a set of instructions so we could make some sandwiches in class!  We also looked at reversible and irreversible materials and had a go at making some cupcakes for our afternoon tea.

It wasn't all about the marmalade and cakes though - we did also learn about the different food groups, what a balanced plate looks like and why different foods are good (or indeed, not so good!) for us!


Spring term is all about The Tin Forest (by Helen Ward & Wayne Anderson).  We have already started by thinking about our environment/community and what it means to look after it.  Is it important to recycle?  What can we recycle?

Over the coming weeks, from a science perspective, we'll look at materials and their properties/uses, magnets and plant life.  With the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch coming up, we may also have a go at making some bird feeders to keep our feathered friends happy.

In literacy, we will revisit writing a newspaper report and look further at poetry.  We''ll also hone our skills on instruction writing and have a go at collaborating to create an explanation text.  It is also planned that chlidren will have an independent project (on something of their choice relating to the book) that they can create and present.

Maths will see us looking at time, collecting data, creating graphs and charts and interpreting their results.  We will also continue to embed times tables (2's, 10s, 5s, 3s and 4s).  In expressive arts, we plan on creating collages, using charcoal to create dramatic black and white images and look at the work of Rousseau.