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Welcome to Taff Fawr​​​​​



Meet The Teachers



                      Mrs Hughes          Mrs Stone       Miss Malgorzata     Miss Skinner

                     Class Teacher         Class LSA         Class LSA            Class LSA     

Important dates


Autumn Term 1 2021


6th September 2021- Children return to school


Drop off times - 8.30am-8.55am

Pick up times - 3.00pm- 3.15pm

New parents meeting 14/7/21


Schoop - The school ID is 17699

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

Email: reception@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk

Google classroom code: fz52mbl

Weekly Routine




Please bring your book bag to school every day, containing your reading book, sound

sheets or key words.


Please bring a bottle of water to school daily, clearly labelled with your name.


Healthy snacks can be purchased from the snack trolly or brought in from home.

Children will be offered toast in the morning and milk at snack times.



Please wear your PE kit to school on Tuesdays.



We encourage the children to become more independent in Reception and take care of their

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




(Please read further through this page for more information relating to PE and snack time)

Our Topic for this half term.


Me and My Family Tree



In this topic we will be focussing on ourselves and our families. We will talk about people who

care for us and look after us. We will think about how we can care for ourselves and keep

ourselves fit, healthy and happy! We will discuss similarities and differences between people

and how we may all be different, but how we are all equally as special! We will discuss our 

feelings and explore our senses through a variety of fun investigations!

If you would like to support your child's learning, please talk to them about their family

members. Maybe look at a photo album or draw pictures of your family. 

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 Hughes at





Indie Johnson


For learning lots of letter sounds and writing cvc words.




We are very proud of you!



Homework will be set every Friday via Google classroom. 


The Homework grid below offers some suggestions for practical activities that your child may

like to complete independently. These are linked to our current topic. Your child may like to 

show the class one activity that they have completed at the end of the half term. smiley

Hwb and Google Classroom


Your child will need to be a member of our Google Classroom, in order to access learning 

resources. The link below will take you to a video which gives you a step by step guide to

joining and using our Google classroom;



In the unexpected event of a school closure, you will find planning and activities on Google

classroom and on this class web page. 


Christian Values


Our Christian Value for this term is Generosity













We use a scheme called 'Read, Write, Inc' to teach your children to read and write. Above are

the letter sounds and a short rhyme which help the children to remember the correct letter

formation to use. It is extremely important that the children form letters correctly from the

start as habits are very difficult to change. Learning the correct letter formation is imperative

for 'joining' writing in later years. 


Please visit this link for parents, regarding the RWI scheme;



Please remember to use letter sounds when reading, rather than their names. This will help

the children to blend sounds when reading cvc words such as cat, dog etc. e.g say 'C', 'a', 't'-

cat. You may wish to encourage your child to learn their sounds through play. At St.Davids we

use 'Phonics Play' to also reinforce learning. To access the website please use the following;


Username: march2020

Password: home




We also use the Oxford Reading scheme. There are many free resources which you can access

using the 'Oxford Owl' website;


Username: stdavidsreception

Password: Reception123








The 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 about our

feelings and asking 'Sut wyt ti?'

Here is a link to a video which will help your child learn;


Modern Foreign Languages




As part of modern foreign languages (MFL) Taff Fawr will be learning Italian. We will be 

learning our colours and numbers.







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. Taff Fawr will have access to Italian and Welsh! At St David's we love multilingual

children. Have fun!!

Where to start Italian: We will be learning our different colours.


Other activities

Snap Game: This could be used with colours.

Feely Bag: Put different colours in a bag and pull different things out to name them. (Can you

beat your last score?)








As with writing, forming numbers correctly is extremely important. Above are some short

rhymes which will help your child remember the correct number formation in a fun way!


You can help your child at home by getting them to recognise and form numbers up to 10 

and by asking them to sort and count groups of objects up to 10. Look for numbers in your

environment, on doors, car reg etc. Have fun!



We often use the 'Topmarks' website to reinforce learning in school. There are lots of fun

interactive resources for the children to explore easily.


As with literacy, oxford owl has many wonderful resources to help support mathematics.



Our PE day is on Tuesday. Your child may wear their PE clothes to school on this day. 

They will need to wear their house coloured T-shirt, black shorts and trainers. On hot days

please ensure that your child also brings a hat to school and a large water bottle. In the

colder months the children may wear black tracksuit bottoms and a black hoody

Real PE




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.

Healthy Schools Initiative / Snack



St David's is a healthy school and we encourage all children to eat healthy food in their 

lunchboxes and at snack time. We provide snack for your children in school daily at a cost of

£2 per week / £14 per term. Please pay via parent pay. You are able to bring your own

healthy snacks to school. However using the snack trolly encourages the children to try new,

healthy foods and they will often choose to try new things, when seeing their friends doing

the same. 

Please ensure that your child has a labelled bottle in school daily, containing water only. We

have fresh drinking water fountains, where the children can refill their bottles. 

Please - NO sweets, chocolate and sugary drinks in lunchboxes.

Internet Safety




Children have regular access to computers and devices at home and in school. To keep them

safe, whilst using the internet,  we teach them the 'SMART' rules. You may wish to reinforce

these at home too. Have fun, stay safe!

Useful Web links to Support learning in Taff Fawr