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Dosbarth 3 - Mrs Harrison-James

Hi Everyone!!                                                                                     13/7/20    Well we have arrived at our last home schooling week of this academic year.  We are looking forward to seeing some Year 3 children this week for their final 2 days back in school. We are so excited to see you!! 

I just want to say how proud I am of you all and all your hard work over the past 14 weeks.  I know it has been tough for some families especially with both parents working from home but I know you have all tried your best to keep up with everything. Well done to you all! 

I am so sad that we didn't get to finish the year together in school but I know that next year we are going to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and really push on from September. You are all wonderful children, I am so lucky to have had the chance to teach you, some of you I have taught before and some of you I will teach again soon.  Have a wonderful, restful summer holidays!  Look after yourself and your families and remember the important things in life!  Stay safe, take care and be kind!

Lots of love and cwtches,

Mrs Harrison-James and Mrs Blackwell


Hi Everyone!!                                                                                        6/7/20

I hope you have a great week this week!  I'll be seeing some of you in the Hub and really looking forward to seeing some of the Year 2 children!  I am super excited!!  Lot's of outdoor lessons this week so hopefully we will have some nice weather - fingers crossed!!

Have a lovely week everyone!

Love and cwtches,

Mrs Harrison-James & Mrs Blackwell



Hi Everyone!  I hope you have had a lovely weekend and are rested for the week ahead!  Where has all our hot weather gone?  Nevermind, the water is good for the plants! 

Well this is an exciting week as some of you are coming back to school!  We can't wait to see you and catch up with all you have been doing at home!  We still have home schooling running throughout the next three weeks so keep cracking on!  I am so impressed by all your hard work. I'm working at school most of this week, but please keep emailing me and stay in touch.  I might not get back to you straight away but I wilI try my best to reply asap as I love hearing from you all!

Have a great week!  Stay safe and be kind!

Lots of love and cwtches,

Mrs Harrison-James & Mrs Blackwell


Hi Everyone!!                                                                                   22/6/20

I hope you are all safe and well and looking after each other!  Here we are at Week 11 of home schooling!  And I know you are all working super hard and I am really proud.  Keep going even though sometimes you don't want to, keep at it!  You are making a big difference!! 

The school staff are all back in school this week, getting the school ready to see you all again and I can't wait to see you!  

This week we are learning about equality through our Black Lives Matter work. I hope you enjoy it.  Let me know if you need any help with anything and keep posting your Flipgrid videos, or come and chat on Teams - I'd love to see you!

Have a great week, stay safe and be kind!

Love and cwtches,

Mrs Harrison-James & Mrs Blackwell


Quick note from Mrs McCall - if the Embrace Our Differences powerpoint won't work for you, use the PDF version instead.  Some seem to be experiencing some problems downloading it.  Any problems give me a shout and I can email it to you directly smiley

Certificates for taking part in the Cardiff City (Bluebirds) Home Learning

Hi Everyone!!                                                  15/6/20

Here we are at week 10! Where did that time go? I hope you are all safe and well.  And I hope you are enjoying the stories I have sent you over the past few weeks.  This week is your choice so email me if you would like to see me read 'The Magic Finger' or 'George's Marvellous Medicine'.

Have a great week, stay safe and be kind!

Lots of love,

Mrs Harrison-James & Mrs Blackwell


Hi Everyone!                                                                                          8/6/20

Here we are at week 9 of home schooling!  I hope all is going well and that you have had a good weekend.  Remember to message me when you can and pop into to see us all in Teams.

Have a great week!

Love Mrs H-J and Mrs Blackwell 


Hi everyone!                                                                               1/6/20

I hope you have had a good half term!  We've had wonderful weather and I think it's going to continue for a while!  Try and take every opportunity to get outside and enjoy it, but safely of course!

Make sure you email me to let me know what you've been up to over the last week - I'd love to hear from you!

My email address is

Or you can email Mrs Blackwell at

Or you can contact me on Teams via your Hwb address.  Log into Hwb, click on Office 365 and scroll across to Teams, click on chat and you should see us all chatting in there.  I'm normally there from about 8.30am - come and chat!  You can also share videos on Flipgrid and see your friends videos, that's on Hwb too!

Did you enjoy the last two chapters of our book 'The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark'?  Check your Hwb inbox for all the story! Let me know what you thought of it!

Have a great week everyone!  Take care, stay safe and be kind!

Love Mrs Harrison-James & Mrs Blackwell



Wishing you all a happy and safe half term!!

Have a good rest, enjoy the weather and have lots of fun!!

Be kind!  

Lots of love and cwtches,

Mrs Harrison-James & Mrs Blackwell xxx

Hi Everyone!  Here we are at week 7.  Hope you are all well and staying safe.  I've had a few problems with Flipgrid last week so I've had to set up a new grid.  One last week of school work before half term!!!  Have a great week, and keep sending me your emails and messages on teams as I love to hear from you all!!!

Take care, stay safe and be kind,

Love Mrs H-J xxxxxxx

Hi Everyone!                                                                                    11/5/20

Here we are at week 6.  Hope you are all well and all enjoying the time with your families.  We set up Teams last week so click on to your Hwb account, click onto Office 365 and then you should see Teams on the right. Click on it and join the chat!!  I'm normally on it at some point during the day and I'm always there first thing to say 'Hi'.  It's a good way to keep in contact with your friends, sharing the things that you've been up to.  Also keep posting your videos on Flipgrid - I love seeing your lovely faces as I miss you all so much.  And remember if you or your parents need any help or want to show me your work or just what you've been doing then email me at   

How are the Friday Stories going?  Are you enjoying them?  I have a new hair dye this week so check out the next might see a change!!

Have a great week, stay safe and be kind,

Love Mrs H-J xxxxx

Hiya Everyone!                                                                 4/5/20

Hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend!  Here we are at week 5 and only 4 days this week as we have a Bank Holiday on Friday!  It looks like we have the nice weather back so all good! Well done for putting your videos on Flipgrid!  It's been lovely to see you all.  Keep emailing me - I love to hear from you all. And remember if you have any problems please let me know and I will help you the best I can.

Take care, and stay safe and have lot's of fun!

Love Mrs H-J xxxx

CLASS 3 WEEK 5 4/5/20

Morning All!                                                                                       27/4/20

How are you doing?  Here we are at week 4!  And it looks like the weather is changing a bit doesn't it?  Never mind it's a new week with lots of fun activities to complete. 

Please remember to email me at and let me know how you got on.  Or you could send me photos of your work if you can, I have had lots of lovely photos already and I can see you are all working super hard!  I knew you all would!  Well done!  If you have any problems or you think the work is too hard or too easy let me know too.  I love hearing from you!  Miss you all!  Take care, stay safe and be kind! 

See you all soon, love Mrs H-J xxx

Hi Everyone!

I hope you have had a restful holiday!  Back to home learning next week, see the link below. Also I've sent you weekly Friday stories - let me know what you think.  I need lots of help with learning ideas for our new summer term topic 'Where in the world?'  so email me with your ideas.  Enjoy your first week back and let me know how everything goes I really enjoy hearing from you all.

Take care, love Mrs H-J & Mrs Blackwell  xxx


Hi everyone!  I hope you've had a good week and have most importantly had fun with your family! I've sent you a story for the end of the week that I recorded earlier.  I hope it works!  I've sent it to your Hwb account.  Fingers crossed!! Anyway, enjoy the weekend, keep sending me lots of emails, keep safe and take care!

Love Mrs H-J xxx

Hello everyone!   26/3/20

Just a short message to say thank you so much for your emails today!  I love hearing from you and seeing all your lovely pictures of the fun you're having and all the work you are completing!  Keep them coming! I hope you are all enjoying this glorious weather!  I am going to share the joke of the day which was sent to me by Gwen and made us all laugh this morning! Here goes...

What bees make milk?

Boobees!!! smileyxxx   

Well done Gwen!  If you have a joke to share or a riddle ( I love a riddle!)  Email me and I'll share them on here!

Take care all, love Mrs H-J x

Hi everyone! 

Hope you've had another good day!  Mrs Blackwell wants to see how you're doing too so if you want to share some of your work with her or just tell her some of the things that your up to you can email her at:  yes

Keep safe! Mrs H-J x

Week 1 March 23rd

Hi everyone!  I hope you have all had a productive day and made the most of this beautiful weather!

Make sure you email me any work you've completed if you can as I am looking forward to hearing from you all. If you need any help with anything drop me an email too! smiley

Take care of yourselves and keep washing those hands!  Miss you all!

Love Mrs H-J x



Due to the current situation around COVID-19 pupils may be working some of the next term remotely.  In order to help parents and children with this we will be setting tasks to complete on their online platforms (such as Hwb and Purple Mash) and also sending some work home in a Home Learning Book.  Unfortunately we do not have the resources available at school to print out all of the work for every pupil in the school, so we will also be uploading some tasks and work to class pages.  Parents are not necessarily required to print all of this work at home, but if you can help your child read the work on the computer, they can write the answers or complete the tasks in their Home Learning Book.  Could you please ensure that anything printed off, or completed on separate sheets of paper, is stuck into their books.


We absolutely appreciate that this is going to be a difficult time for everyone, and will support parents and children as best we can remotely.  If you require further clarification about tasks set, pupils can email their class teacher using their Hwb email addresses.  We politely request that these email addresses are not used for any other reason, we will however be monitoring our email address to deal with any important enquiries.


Mrs Harrison-James:



30 Day Lego Challenge

Please find below a suggested daily routine, as requested by parents.  Of course this will need to modified to suit your own children and circumstances, but we hope it will help as a starting point.

Suggested Daily Routine

Join Joe for PE every day (Mon-Fri) at 9am

January 2020                   Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

Hope you have all had an exciting and restful holiday.  Welcome back to the Spring Term!  Just a few reminders:

Registration Time - The children are registered at 8.55am.  Please make sure your child is in class by 8.55am, also remind grandparents and child minders.

Reading Books - We try our best to hear the children read at least once a week, this means that reading books and records need to be in the children's bags everyday.

Spellings - Spellings are given out every Friday to be tested the following Thursday, please make sure your child has their spelling books.

Times table Tests - We will also be introducing times table tests this term.  Please help your child to learn their tables as it forms the foundation of all their future numeracy learning in KS2.  We recommend that children use this website to test themselves on their times tables:

PE kits - Our PE lessons are held every Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure the children have their kits on those days.

Homework Books - Please bring in the children's homework books asap so this term's jigsaw can be added.


We're looking forward to another fantastic term!

Best Wishes,

Mrs Harrison-James & Mrs Blackwell


FREE Online Learning Resources

Please find below a non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.



Our Autumn Trip to Cardiff Castle! We had a fantastic day! 22/10/19



Online learning - We have had a few glitches with out online learning but we have checked every username and password of every child and they are all working at school. If you have any other concerns, please contact us.  Many thanks x


Online Learning - The children have been given all their usernames and passwords for Hwb, Purple Mash, Abacus and Oxford Reading Buddy.  They have also been set extra learning on these sites.  Have a look at home and try some of the activities with your child!  You can also see what they have been learning about on Hwb! 

Have fun!  Mrs H-J x

18/9/19 - PE Reminder!

PE is every Tuesday and Thursday.  Please make sure your child has their house colour t-shirt or a white t-shirt plus black joggers/leggings or shorts.  Thanks, Mrs H-J

Welcome to Class 3!  2019/2020

Welcome to and welcome back to Class 3.  We hope you have had a restful and fun packed summer holiday!  Class 3 is a mixed class of Year 2 and Year 3 and you can be assured that your child will be taught according to their abilities and needs not their age group.  We will endeavour to ensure that your child is pushed and nurtured as much as possible so that they can reach their potential and beyond in Class 3.

This is just a quick letter to outline the expectations of your child in class. 

The School Day

School starts at 8.55am.  Please supervise your children on the top yard until the bell rings.  The children will then line up in their designated lines.  If your child is late or absent, please phone the office ASAP.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast is free to all children.  Children will be offered toast, cereal and a juice drink. When the children have finished their breakfast they are able to play with the games and toys available. 

It opens at 8.20am. Doors close at 8.40am.  Children are supervised throughout their time in breakfast club.  Breakfast is an extra service provided by the school and we expect only good behaviour from the children.

What to bring to school

Your child needs to bring a bottle filled with water only and a labelled piece of fruit and a book bag to take reading books home and any letters.  All teaching and learning resources/equipment are provided by the school so there is no need for pencil cases. 


‘Only my best is good enough for me’

We at Coychurch achieve very high standards and we have very high expectations of your child. Our lessons are planned to meet the needs of each child and they will be pushed and stretched at every opportunity.  Whatever their ability, we can assure you that they will be challenged so they truly reach their potential and beyond if possible.  We can only do this if your child tries their very best and shows good behaviour throughout the day.  The children will be rewarded with class dojos, certificates and stickers.

It is crucial at this stage in your child’s education that they attend school every day in order to achieve their very best. 


‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go.’ Dr Zeus.

Reading is the most important gift we can give to our children. It is the core skill to all our learning and it will continue to be to a core focus in Class 3.  Please hear your child read as often as possible and also read to them as often as possible. 

Many people think reading to their children is an infant activity but research shows us that if children are immersed in reading throughout the childhood they will be exposed to all sorts of different vocabulary, genres, experiences which will boost their imagination, listening, speaking and writing skills in class.  Men reading with and to children also make a big impact on boys and girls.  We will endeavour to hear the children read their personal reading books at least once a week.  We also have focussed guided reading lessons and also they have the opportunity to read throughout their lessons in the day.

P.E – Physical Development

PE will be taught on a Tuesday and a Thursday.  Please provide your child with a plain white t-shirt or their house colour t-shirt and black or navy shorts or joggers. You will be informed if the children need trainers the week before the lesson. 


Your child will be expected to read every night, practise spellings and times tables. They will also have a termly home learning sheet to complete plus termly projects and intervention work. Spellings and multiplication tables will be given out on a Friday to be learned through the week for a quick test on the following Thursday. 

Termly Overviews

Each term I will send out an overview of the Teaching and Learning in each subject area in Class 3.


We celebrate the children’s birthday in class but we do not allow birthday cakes/sweets etc… to share as we are a healthy school and also we have allergies to certain food in our class.

Class 3 Staff

Mrs Harrison-James – Class Teacher          

Mrs Blackwell – LSO                        

If you have any concerns or issues about any aspect of your child’s education here at Coychurch, please do not hesitate in contacting me or any staff member.


Best Wishes,

Mrs Harrison-James & Mrs Blackwell

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