Welcome to Taff Fechan
Taff Fechan Team
Miss Lloyd Mrs Underhill-Jones Miss Rees
(LSA) (Teacher) (LSA)
Schoop - the school ID is 17699
Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm
Google classroom code: kpdl2xy
Drop off times - 8.45am-8.55am
Pick up times - 12pm
4th, 5th & 6th September– INSET Days, school closed for pupils
7th September– Children return to school
7th September – Generosity Values day
13th September– Meet the Teacher 3.30 pm and 4:00pm
25th September - Spectrum Wellbeing day years R, 2, 4, 6
26th September– European Languages Day Celebration
28th September – Harvest Eucharist with Mother Rose 9.30am
Food Bank Collection
Mad Science Assembly Whole School
29th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning 9.15am
2nd October – Judaism Day - Whole School Celebration
3rd October – Black History Month commences
6th October – Rags to Riches Collection
24th October – Autumn Disco PS1 & 2- 3.30-4.30pm, PS3 4.45-5.45pm
23rd – 27th October – Scholastic Book Fayre
23rd October – Parents Evening
24th October – Parents Evening
23rd October – Hinduism Celebration Day
26th October – Individual and Sibling Photos
27th October – Last Day of term
30th October – 3rdNovember – Half Term
6th November - Return to school
Compassion Values Day
Flu nurses on the yard to promote Immunisation
10th November – Remembrance Day worship & activities
13th November - Road Safety Week
14th November - Mother Rose Remembrance Service 9.30am
17th November – Christmas Shoe Box Collection for Operation Christmas Child
17th November – Children in Need Day
24th November – Parents coffee morning & SLT open forum 9.15- 10.30am
20th November – Anti Bullying Week
25th November – Bath (Adult only) Christmas Shopping Trip - Fundraising activity.
11th December – PS1 (Nursery and Reception) Concert 9.30am Grandparents
12th December - PS1 (Nursery and Reception) Concert 9.30am Parents PS2
15th December - Christmas Jumper Day & Christmas Fair 1-3.30pm
18th December - Whole School Eucharist 9.30am
19th December – Nursery New Starter Afternoon
20th December - Messy Christmas and Christmas Dinner
22 nd December - INSET -school closed for pupils
25th December – 5th January – Christmas Holidays
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.
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.
Congratulations to this week’s VIP in Taff Fechan. You have been a superstar coming to Nursery and Breakfast club this week!
Me and my Family Tree
This half term we will look at the topic 'Me and my Family Tree'. In this topic the children will look at their families and how we are all different and unique and they will look at how they have grown from a baby. In Science we will look at how we can look after our environment by recycling and in RVE we will look at Creation and think about the question: Why do we give thanks to God? We will also celebrate Harvest, Judaism day and Black History month. In Welsh we will look at 'Bore da' and 'Prynhawn Da' and in MFl we will begin to learn some Italian such as colours. In Maths, we will look at numbers to 10 along with learning the names of some 2d shapes. We will begin to learn the set 1 RWI phonics sounds, begin to develop our oracy skills and practice forming letters correctly in our Literacy sessions.
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 Mrs Underhill-Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autumn term 1 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.
Our Learning Gallery
In Taff Fechan, we will begin to support ourselves and each other in becoming:
Our Christian Value for this half term is Generosity
When we think of Generosity we usually think about being generous with money or possessions. However, we can also be generous with our time, our gifts and our abilities. Generous people often say that they receive much more than they give. Perhaps this is because when someone is generous to us, it makes us want to be generous in return. The opposite of being generous is being selfish. What type of person would you want to be a friend?
Please see the link below for support on how to use Google Classroom effectively.
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.
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.
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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.
P.E is on a Monday. Your child will need to come to school in their PE kit. PE kit consists of black shorts, house colour or white t-shirt and trainers, labelled clearly with their name. They may also wear black jogging bottoms and a school jumper for outside activities.
Real PE is a unique, child centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to include, challenge and support EVERY child.
Jasmine - your real learning platform, provides 1000s of hours of fun activities and challenges that will help you to keep your children and family fit and healthy in the coming months.
The website address is: https://app.realpe.co.uk/login
Your child has their own login details for Realpe
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.
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.
Languagenut is a wonderful online tool where children can access resources to support the development of their new language (Italian). Each child will have their own log in details where they can gain points for activities completed. Languagenut will also give you the correct pronunciation of words and phrases. You can learn alongside your child! These points will show a class ranking, school ranking, and even our school ranking compared to all schools around the world. Reception have access to Italian and Welsh! At St David's we love multilingual children. Have fun!!
Your child will have their own login details for Purple mash and Hwb
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 half term we will be focusing on Articles 9, 10 and 25 from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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. Here are some of the questions we have been discussing.
When discussing the Picture News, we have been challenging ourselves to use new, ambitious vocabulary to describe our feelings and opinions.
• Black skirt/pinafore dress/shorts/trousers
• White polo shirt either plain or with school logo
• Green sweatshirt or cardigan, either plain or with school logo (without a hood)
• Plain black knee length socks or black tights
• During the summer green and white checked dresses with plain white short or knee length socks
• Black shorts or trousers (no jogging bottoms)
• White polo shirt either plain or with school logo
• Green sweatshirt or cardigan, either plain or with school logo (without a hood)
• Plain black socks
Children need a change of clothes and footwear for P.E (for health and hygiene reasons) and a draw-string bag in which to keep the kit at school. All school uniform and P.E. kit must be labelled with your child’s name