Welcome to Taff Fawr
Meet The Teachers
Mrs Hughes Mrs Stone Miss Malgorzata Miss Skinner
Class Teacher Class LSA Class LSA Class LSA
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
Schoop - The school ID is 17699
Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm
Google classroom code: fz52mbl
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
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.
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.
Our Christian Value for this term is;
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;
We also use the Oxford Reading scheme. There are many free resources which you can access
using the 'Oxford Owl' website;
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.
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 hep 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 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
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.
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