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Year 1 - Rhymney

Class Teacher: Miss Adamson                          LSA: Miss Thomas


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Christian Value – Trust

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

15th April – Year 6 Cycle Proficiency Week

25th April – Mother Rose Assembly Trust

26 th April - Children’s Race for Life

2 nd May – Rags to Riches

3 rd May – INSET Day School Closed to Pupils

6 th May – Bank Holiday

13th-17th May – Christian Aid Week

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

23 rd May – Eucharist Pentecost 9.30am

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

24th May – End of term

27 th May – 31st May – Half Term

Healthy Snack

Snack Money and School Lunches Snack money for the next half term is £14, or weekly it costs £2. Please can all snack money be paid for in advance via parentpay. If you choose to purchase school snack, the payment must be made before the end of the day on the Friday before the next commencing week. Where snack is not paid for in advance, please can you provide your child with their own healthy snack.



Our current PE day is Wednesday. Your child must come to school with a t shirt in house colours and black shorts. They may wear black joggers/leggings as the weather gets colder. 


Please can all uniform (including PE kits) and items brought in from home (eg. water bottles and lunch boxes) be clearly labelled with the child's name and year group.




This term, our inquiry is "Around the World: Australia"!

Key question: Is Australia always hot and sunny?

We are kicking off with a Summer holiday immersion day, diving into our exploration of Australian culture and climate! Our journey will lead us to explore the effects of climate change in Australia and Wales.

 Pupil voice questions:

Where does Bluey live? Are there dolphins in Australia? Do Australians have their own language? Are there crocodiles? Are there kangaroos? What fish are there? Is there water and different lands?  Do sharks live in Australia? Is it sunny every day in Australia?  Is it boiling?  How do they celebrate Easter?  How many people are there?  Do creatures live in the rocks? 

Weekly planning will be available by Friday each week on Google Classroom (see code above).

You can find the termly inquiry planning below.

Compulsory weekly homework will be uploaded on Google Classroom by Friday each week, alternating between Maths and Literacy. These tasks will build upon the skills learnt during class time that week or prepare learners for the coming weeks activity. To access Google Classroom , you will need your child's HWB log in - please contact the Year 1 team if you are experiencing difficulties.

Each child has been sent an Oxford Reading Tree book and a reading record to read at home. Any comments on your child's readings can be written in the record back for Miss Adamson and Miss Thomas to read and support the child in school. Books and records must be returned to school daily and will be changed weekly.

Below is the Summer Term homework timetable. Please help your child to select one piece of homework which must be completed and presented to the class before the end of term. Keep an eye out here for the presentation date! 




The four purposes are that all children and young people will be:

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.

This half term our Christian value is: Trust.

Click here to learn more about trust.

This half term, Dosbarth Rhymney will be writing instructions! 

We will explore ordering instructions and using imperative verbs before applying this to our Around the World topic.

Read Write Inc is taught daily (Monday- Friday) across PS1 & 2. Children are grouped in according to their current ability. In each session we focus on identifying and learning Read Write Inc sounds; reading green and red words; and spelling green words. Groupings are assessed every half term. 

This term, our numeracy lessons will cover:


  • place value
  • partitioning
  • length and weight 
  • rotations

Place Value for Kids: Ones and Tens - Place Value Blocks | Math for 1st Grade | Kids Academy

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This term, we will be answering the question "Beth sy'n bod?" (What is the matter?)

Learn Welsh Games - https://www.learn-welsh.net/welshgames

S4C Education - https://www.s4c.cymru/en/education/tag/36/primary/


This term, we will give opinions using the sentence patterns 'J'aime ' and ' Je n'aime pas'.


J'aime les fruits - alain le lait (I like fruits)

J'aime les fruits © 2013 alain le lait music & animation

At St David's we promote the use of 'SMART' rules daily, as we know how important it is to stay safe online.

Please encourage your children to use these 'SMART' rules at home too. 

For more 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.


St David's is a healthy school and we encourage all children to eat healthy food in their  lunchboxes and at snack time.

Children will earn a point for their class for bringing in a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable for snack. These points will be added up each week and the class with the most points will be rewarded with extra playtime at the end of the week. Children can also earn an extra 5 points by bringing in a healthy lunchbox or eating all of their healthy school lunch, and stickers will be given out by Year 6 monitors. Please help to support us in our campaign to encourage children to eat healthily in school. 

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 and nothing that contains NUTS due to some children having severe allergic reactions. Thank you.

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 year1@stdavidsprm.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. 


WOW is a pupil led initiative where children self-report how they get to school every day using our interactive WOW tracker. If pupils travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they are rewarded with a WOW badge at the end of the month. 

Please support our mission by encouraging your child to travel sustainably to school or use our Park & Stride arrangement and park at Pentwyn Leisure Centre.

St David's C.I.W 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 are focussing on Articles 24,25,27,33-36.




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. So far this term, our questions have included:

  • Should local speed limits be lowered?
  • Can anyone break a world record?
  • How can we remember things that are important to us?

We encourage ourselves to use ambitious vocabulary when giving reasons for our opinions!


This term's club is Welsh Club, with Miss Adamson.

Clubs take place every Monday, 3.30-4.30.


To be added to a club's waiting list or to enquire about future clubs, please contact:


By clicking below, you can access a range of resources to continue learning at home.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/- Great online games for curriculum areas

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn - BBC Bitesize

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html - Lots of online games linked to different areas of the curriculum

https://www.learn-welsh.net/welshgames - Online Welsh games

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/ - Corbett Maths - 5-a-day Challenges

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - White Rose Maths - Reasoning Challenges

hwb.gov.wales - collection of online tools provided to all schools in Wales by the Welsh Government

https://www.purplemash.com - award winning cross curricular website for  primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way -  contact Miss Adamson for log-ins.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk - Ebooks following the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme. 

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