3@Cradoc Pre-school

Welcome to 3@Cradoc (Acorn Class)

The first step in your child’s education is an important time for both you and your child.

3@Cradoc provides a unique playgroup experience that aims to provide a high standard of care and education.   3@Cradoc is linked with the Early Years Department at Cradoc School and we work together to ease the transition between Playgroup and School.   It is run under the management of Cradoc Primary School and registered and monitored by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).

3@Cradoc has planned activities in accordance with the Foundation Phase Framework.  Sessions are conducted in English with Welsh language development encouraged in all activities.

We place great emphasis, especially in the Early Years, on developing every child’s social and emotional skills.  We are very proud that this work has been identified as an “area of sector-leading practice” by Estyn during 2013.

From 5th April 2016 we extended our hours and are now open from 9 am  to 3.30 pm,  Monday to Friday during term time.  Children aged from 3 to 4 are welcome. 

This means that working with CoolKids@Cradoc, your child can receive wrap-around care from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 49 weeks of the year. 

Please contact the school on 01874 622555 for more details. 

For more details, please take a look at our Parent Handbook attached.

However, we would more than welcome a visit from you, to see how much the children enjoy their time at 3@Cradoc and how quickly they learn.



Oak Class

Welcome to Oak Class

This is where you find information about life in Oak Class.  Our class is Y5 and Y6 and Mr Aldridge is our teacher.

Oak Class Parent Information Spring 2017

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Using Scratch

We have been learning about computer programming in class.  To do this we have been using the programme SCRATCH.  I’ve attached a link for you if you wish to download free onto your computer.


We are experimenting with the Welsh Govenments new learning platform called Hwb+. This will become a collaboration page between teachers and children to build a resourceand information bank for each class and the school as a whole. Eventually you will have access to all of the key calendar dates through this site, be able to view and help cildren access their work, complete homework online, access children’s emails, store and retrieve all schoolwork from OneDrive and ultimately have access to office 365.



Maths Activities

Have a play on some of these maths websites to practise and sharpen your maths skills.

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Times Tables


Over the course of this year we will be really challenging the class on their knowledge of their times tables.

We are going right back to the 3’s for the next two weeks, then moving onto the 4’s, 6’s, 8’s, 9’s, 7’s finishing up with the 11’s and 12’s.

There will be weekly tests on a Wednesday based on the tables we are working on.

On a Monday mixed tables just to keep our brains active and thinking about all of the tables…

The questions are quick so practising is important.

Click on the image above for the tables poster.

Rugby Training

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Our Egyptian Masks

Here are a few examples of some of the hard work from our Design Technology topic this term.

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Literacy Activities

Apostrophes                   Their/there/they’re

Welcome back to Class 5

A HUGE welcome to class 5…

During the week the children will be developing their touch-typing skills.  If they have time at home and would like to practise more then please click on the link and log into the typing club portal.


Hazel Class

Welcome to Hazel Class

This is where you find information about life in Hazel Class.  Our class is Y2 and Y3.  Our class teachers are Mrs Samantha Harley and Miss Beth Roberts.

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Smart Crew E-Safety

We are learning about e-safety in class and these videos are really helpful.

Smart_CrewChapter 1 Smart_CrewChapter 2 Smart_CrewChapter 3
Smart_CrewChapter 4 Smart_CrewChapter 5

Touch Typing

In Hazel Class we know that a really good skill to learn is TOUCH TYPING.  You can have fun at home playing on BBC Dancemat by clicking this linkTouch_typing

Elm Class


Welcome to Elm Class

This is where you find information about life in Elm Class.

Our class is Reception and Year 1.  Mrs Hughes is our class teacher and Mrs Marsy Price is our learning support assistant.

Elm Class Parent Information Spring 2017

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Hector’s World E-safety

We have been learning about E-safety in class.

These cartoons helped us to understand how to help Hector to stay safe on the internet.


Cartoon 1


Cartoon 2


Cartoon 3


Cartoon 4


Cartoon 5


Cartoon 6


Maths Links

Below you will find some games and videos that you can play at home to help with maths topics.  This will build up over time and you can keep coming back to practice again and again if you want to.  Don’t forget to check out the FUNZONE too!

Read the time to the hour (and half hour if we are ready) on analogue clocks:



Organise and interpret information in a simple table. Interpret information from simple lists, tables, pictograms or block graphs:

Pictogram_Fishing Bar_charts Tally_Marks


Understand and use the properties of shapes: Know the names of more common 3-D and 2-D shapes:

Buried_treasure  What_shape_are_youLearn_about_shapes


Compare and order numbers to at least 100. To read and write numbers to at least 100:

Arrow_cards Max_in_the_forest Washing_line


Know by heart addition and subtraction facts for pairs of numbers that total 10
Begin to recognise that addition can be done in any order:


Friends_of_Ten Farmer_Pete Guess_my_number

To recognise coins of different values. To pay an exact sum using smaller coins up to 50p:

Igloo_shopping Coins Piggy_Bank


To use non-standard units to measure weight/mass. To understand the terms heavy and light:

Using_a_balance BBC_Mass_and_Measure Sesame_Street_Heavy_and_Light

To know by heart doubles for numbers up to at least 10 and the corresponding halves:

Monkey_bananas Dartboard_doubles Hit_the_button


To compare and order numbers to at least 20. To understand and use ordinal numbers up to at least 20th:

Guess_my_number (1) Ordering_caterpillars Ordinal_numbers_video


To count reliably up to 20 objects. To read and write numbers to at least 20:

Match_the_numbers_and_words Writing_Numbers_Rap_Video Roy_the_Zebra_order_word_numbers_to_20 Pelmanism_words_and_digits


Measuring and weighing

Have a go one some of these weighing activities that we’ve been looking at in school this term.

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The Wood Turner’s Visit

Lucille’s Dad came to school to talk to us about his work as a wood turner. He explained that he only uses hand tools and no power tools which use electricity.

First he showed us different leaves from his woodland and we tried to identify which tree they came from. We looked at some utensils that he had made and noticed the different colours in the wood.

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We watched carefully as he started to carve an object using different tools, we tried to guess what it would be! He explained that it was easy to carve as the tools were very sharp and had to be used correctly so that he didn’t hurt himself.



The object takes shape!


Then we see something we recognise – feathers! It’s going to be a bird !


Each slither of wood is carefully moved and woven together to make a wing and the bird is formed…..


He left us all with a feather bookmark to decorate and take home – THANK YOU MR. IRWIN, we had a great afternoon!



Share in our learning:

A Day in the Woods 1 A Day in the Woods 2
A Day in the Woods 3 Watch Club



Class 2 would like to thank Forrest Hogg for his visit to school to talk to them about his time in Madagascar. The children have been working on a story about a boy called Kabo in Botswana and are very interested in the African wildlife. Forrest showed the children some photographs and video footage from his visit. Everyone enjoyed his talk and had some thoughtful questions for him to answer. Forrest is an ex-pupil of Cradoc School and was able to share some memories of his time in school also.