Dosbarth MaenobyrMrs Moroney
Dosbarth Biwmares - Mrs Moore

 

When children enter Year 3 the focus is on further developing independant learning. Sometimes the transistion from the Foundation Phase outcome 5 to National Curriculum level 3 can be quite a steep learning path. Our skilled and experienced staff are able to guide and support the children in the change from infant to junior learners which is usually achieved by half term. Many parents have commented that this is evident when the Year 3 present the schools Harvest Festival.  

Our skills programme for Literacy and Numeracy is based on Read, Write Inc and Maths Makes Sense. The children have scheduled lessons in groups and whole class according to their level of attainment. In the context of the other subjects of the national curriculum your child will also have the opportunity to develop Learning Skills in Thinking, Communication, Number and ICT across the curriculum in all lessons. S/he will develop Personal and Social skills by working with partners, in groups and as part of a mixed class. Many lessons are enhanced by knowledge and understanding of the language and culture of Wales through the Curriculum Cymreig. Junior children will be introduced to aspects of Careers and the World of Work in some lessons.

Whole school themes have been devised to ensure the curriculum we offer is relevant, broad and balanced. This helps us to create a stimulating whole school ethos, which has proven to enhance the level of attainment achieved by the children. Our boys learning style is suited to this approach especially when we utilise emerging technologies such as animation, e-learning and appropriate use of apps.

Following the successful introduction of the home learning Maths scheme last school year, we are introducing the '11's Club' to improve standards in spelling this year. This club is based on the children improving their ability to read and spell the high frequency words. As with the Maths award scheme it is progressive, both schemes are commenced in Year 1 and continues at the child's pace. We are very grateful to parents who actively support these programmes. 

 

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