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Welcome to Taff Fechan



Taff Fechan Team





                                                         Miss Lloyd                             Mrs Underhill-Jones                   Miss Rees     

                                                (LSA and PM Nursery leader)       (Teacher - Am Nursey)                     (LSA)



Schoop - the school ID is 17699

Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm

Email: nursery@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk

Google classroom code: kpdl2xy


Overview of the day


Important dates





Drop off times - 8.45am-8.55am

Pick up times - 11.45pm - 12pm


Drop off times - 12.45pm-12.50pm

Pick up times - 3pm - 3.15pm


8th April – Return to School Christian Value Celebration Day Trust 

15th April – Year 6 Cycle Proficiency Week 

25th April – Mother Rose Assembly Trust 

26th April - Children’s Race for Life 

2nd May – Rags to Riches 

3rd May – INSET Day School Closed to Pupils

6th May – Bank Holiday 

13th - 17th May – Christian Aid Week 

13th – 22nd May – Welsh Government National Tests Block 

23rd May – Eucharist Pentecost 9.30am 

22nd May – Nursery and Reception Family Worship 9.30am & coffee morning 

24th May – End of term 

27th May – 31st May – Half Term


Classroom routines



Please bring a bottle of water to school daily, clearly labelled with your child's name.  Healthy snacks can be purchased from the snack trolley or brought in from home.  Please only bring one piece of snack such as an apple, breadsticks or yoghurt pouch.



Please wear PE kit to school on Monday's. Children should wear black shorts, house colour or white t-shirt and trainers, labelled clearly with their name. They may also wear black jogging  bottoms when completing activities outdoors. 



Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child's name.


Spare clothes

Please ensure that your child has a spare set of clothes every day in their bag that includes a top, skirt or trousers, pants and socks or tights. Please can you also include wet wipes.


At the Beach in Wales




This term we will explore 'At the beach in Wales'.  We will look at the story 'The Night Pirates' by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright where we will follow a treasure map to see what we can find at the beach.  We will look at beaches in Wales and have a trip to Barry Island. In Science we will explore the properties of sand and water.  In numeracy we will look at ordinal numbers and look at combining two groups of objects to find how many altogether. We will also look at measuring by exploring volume with water.  We will continue to learn our RWI sounds and practice writing these in our books.  We will also start looking at blending letters together to make CVC words such as cat, mat, hat.  In Welsh we will look at numbers and 'Sut mae’r tywydd?' and in MFl we will look at 'La Spiaggia' (The Beach)


Pupil Voice - At St David's we encourage the children to engage in their own learning. If your child would like to learn about something linked to our topic, or if you have a lovely suggestion for an activity that could support this topic, please email Nursery@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk







Here you will find our Medium term inquiry planning.

Weekly planning will be available on our Google Classroom weekly.



Summer homework grid. Children may do as many homework tasks as they like and bring them into school to share with the class whenever a task has been completed. Weekly homework will be uploaded onto our Google classroom page on a Friday. Please return by Wednesday.



Four Purposes




In Taff Fechan, we will begin to support ourselves and each other in becoming:


  • Ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.
  • Enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and work.
  • Ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.
  • Healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.



          Christian Values                 



Our Christian Value for this half term is Trust



Trust is a really important value. It must be earned. If we do not trust someone it is very hard to build a good friendship with them.

Talk together about:

• people who you know that are trustworthy

• practical ways that we can show others that we are trustworthy

• why it is important to be able to trust others when working together as a team




Parent video: What is Read Write Inc Phonics

Uploaded by Ruth Miskin Training on 2019-09-12.

Parent video: How to say the sounds

Uploaded by Ruth Miskin Training on 2020-01-20.




This is an online resource where you child can learn new sounds, words and practise the skill of reading through storytelling and games.






This is an online resource where your child can read online books, play phonics and CVC word games as well as activity inspiration for practical activities inside and outside the house. The resource is free to use and has lots of advice for parents.

Username: mrsunderhilljones

Password: nursery




Phonics Play is an interactive game that we use in the classroom daily. There are lots of activities for CVC words- our favourite is Obb and Bob. When selecting activities please select Phase 2. 

(This activity needs flash player)

Username: march20









Oxford Owl has some lovely mathematics games, including shape, addition, subtraction and even time. They also have downloadable resources including worksheets and wonderful advice for parents.





Children will have opportunities to speak Welsh daily in school. We encourage the children to ask and answer questions using our 'Helper Heddiw'. We will begin by learning colours in Welsh, the weather and then about our feelings and asking 'Sut wyt ti?'

Here is a link to a video of the weather in Welsh song that we sing every day.

Sut mae'r tywydd heddiw (Addams family)

Uploaded by CSC Cymraeg on 2014-04-30.



As part of modern foreign languages (MFL) Taff Fechan will be learning Italian. We will learn colours and numbers. Below is a song to help us.


Impara i colori con gli amici pesciolini @Mela_Educational

Ti piacciono i pesciolini colorati? 😉 Iscriviti e seleziona l'icona a forma di campana per guardare nuovi video:https://www.youtube.com/c/MelaMusicTV Cerchi download gratis per i laboratori in classe? Guarda il blog di Mela Educational https://www.melamusic.it/blog Metodo educativo per i bambini ideale per insegnanti, mamme e papà!

Internet Safety




For information about supporting your child with using the internet safely, please click on the following link:





What is Jigsaw, the mindful approach to Health and Well-being, and how does it work?

Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn. Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSE programme for the whole primary school from ages 3-11.  The Jigsaw Programme also delivers Relationships and Sexuality Education. Ensuring it meets the requirements set out in the RSE Code for Phases 1 and 2. Life cycles and human reproduction will be taught in a sensitive manner, age related in all schools in Wales. This means that all learners must receive this education. There is no right to withdraw from RSE in the new curriculum.


Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:

• To build their capacity for learning

• To equip them for life


Jigsaw brings together PSE, Relationships and Sexuality Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed to support a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own stage of learning. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.






The Curriculum for Wales is now statutory requirement since September 2022 for all schools in Wales. It has a key role to play in helping children and young people navigate the world safely. Welsh Government wants education to help our children to develop as healthy, confident individuals, ready for the next chapter in their life after school. Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) encompasses the knowledge, skills, dispositions and values that will empower learners to:

• support their health and well-being

• develop healthy, safe and fulfilling relationships of all kinds, including those with family and friends, and in time, romantic and sexual relationships

• navigate and make sense of how relationships, sex, gender and sexuality shape their own and other people’s identities and lives

• understand and support their rights and those of others to enjoy equitable, safe, healthy and fulfilling relationships throughout their lives.





Healthy snacks are provided at £2 per week which can be paid for half termly via parent pay or please provide one piece of fresh fruit or vegetable for your child's snack every day. We are a healthy eating school so only provide a healthy snack such as an apple, banana, carrot sticks, oranges etc. Please note that grapes need to be sliced longways. Children may bring a bottle of water with their name clearly labelled to school to drink. We are happy to refill their bottles for them during the day. We will provide milk daily to the children who want it.

101 experiences




We would like you to take part in our 101 Experiences challenge - 101 things for your child to experience during their time at St David’s C.I.W. Primary School. We would be delighted to see our children doing these activities outside of school, so please send in any evidence of each experience to nursery@stdavidsciwprm.cardiff.sch.uk 

Each time a child achieves 5 experiences from the same category, they will get a sticker which shows the religious character which symbolises the associated purpose from the Four Purposes of the new curriculum. 

Active Travel




WOW is a pupil-led initiative where children self-report how they get to school every day using the interactive WOW Travel Tracker. If they travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they get rewarded with a badge. It's that easy!

Please support us on our Active Travel mission by encouraging your child to walk, cycle or scoot to school, or use our Park and Stride arrangements at Pentwyn Leisure Centre. This will help keep our bodies healthy and help reduce our carbon footprint.


Rights Respecting Schools



St David's CIW Primary School is proud to be a Rights Respecting School, which means we are a community where children's rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.


This term we will be focusing on Articles 24, 25, 27 and 33-36  from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 


Picture News



During our worship time on Mondays, we have been learning about current news, topics and events. Then we have been exploring the key questions linked to these further in class.



When discussing the Picture News, we have been challenging ourselves to use new, ambitious vocabulary to describe our feelings and opinions.


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