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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

Email: nursery@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk

Google classroom code: kpdl2xy


New parents meeting - 12th July 2023

Important dates


Autumn 2023



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


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.




Congratulations to this week’s VIP in Taff Fechan. You have been a superstar coming to Nursery and Breakfast club this week!

Well done

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 nursery@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk. 




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

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 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.

Google For Education - Blended and Distance Learning at St David's CIW - YouTube



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.



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.

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!


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


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 half term we will be focusing on Articles 9, 10 and 25  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. 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.




Nursery Girls:

• 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


Nursery Boys:

• 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



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