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 Mrs Foster           Miss Powell            Mrs Maunder              Mrs Adams 

 (Class Teacher)                        (Class Teacher)                     (Learning Support Assistant)           (Learning Support Assistant)

Schoop - The school ID is 17699

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

Email - year1@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk 

Google classroom code - tk5jfhr

Autumn Term 2021 


6th September 2021 - Children return to school


Drop off times - 8.30 a.m- 8.55 a.m

Pick up times - 3.00 p.m - 3.15 p.m


Please bring your book bag to school every day containing your reading book, sound sheets or key words. All books must be returned each Tuesday in preparation for them to be changed each Friday.



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 and milk in the morning.



Please wear your 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.





Our new topic for this term is called 'Old and New'. We will be exploring the exciting and fun aspects of both old and new, focusing on our key theme of humanities. 


It is important to us in Year 1 that we learn through practical and real life experiences. We look forward to brainstorming ideas for this topic with the children as we return in September. 

Please see attached the medium term plan for Autumn 1. Pupil voice is very important to us at St David's. We look forward to generating ideas together as a class for our new topic. 


All of our planning will be based around the six areas of learning and experience and the four core purposes.





This week's V.I.P is....

You are such a good role model. You have worked very hard this week and have completed wonderful pieces of work. Da iawn!


Homework will be placed on Google Classroom every Friday. Please submit all homework by the following Wednesday so we are able to look at your wonderful work and send this back to you. 


Below is a homework grid that you can use at home to complete some fun and independent activities linked to our current topic. Please don't hesitate to share any of your wonderful work with us. Diolch!




Our school Christian Value for this term is  Generosity.

Generosity is …

G iving something we value to someone else

E  ncouraging the best in each other

N ever selfish

E  njoying helping others

R  aising support for a good cause

O ffering what we can

S  haring our time and talents

I   nviting someone to join in

T  aking care of God’s creation for future generations

Y  ou first, me last.


The Languages, Literacy and Communication Area of Learning and Experience (Area) addresses fundamental aspects of human communication. It aims to support learning across the whole curriculum and to enable learners to gain knowledge and skills in Welsh, English and international languages as well as in literature.




At St David's we use a scheme called 'Read, Write, Inc' to teach children how to read and write. Below are the letter sounds we will use during our phonic sessions. 


Please visit this link for parents, regarding the RWI scheme:-



Phonics Play is a great website that can be used at home to practise reading skills. Sign up for free using this link below:-



Oxford Owl is a great online resource to use at home. Oxford Owl offers many free e-books that you can read at with your child. Please see the link below:-



This year we are going to be learning Italian. We will be learning key Italian phrases through fun songs and activities.


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.​​​​​​






The Welsh language is very important to us at St David's. We encourage both staff and children to use incidental Welsh both inside and outside of the classroom. We enjoy our daily Helpwr Heddiw sessions to support children in learning new phrases by playing fun Welsh games. 


Please see below for some fun resources you can use at home:-

Maths surrounds us and underpins so many aspects of our daily lives, such as architecture, art, music, money and engineering. And while it is creative and beautiful, both in its own right and in its applications, it is also essential for progress in other areas of learning and experience.

What is more, numeracy – the application of mathematics to solve problems in real-world contexts – plays a critical part in our everyday lives. It is imperative, therefore, that mathematics and numeracy experiences are as engaging, exciting and accessible as possible for learners, and that these experiences are geared towards ensuring that learners develop mathematical resilience.


Please see below for links to help support your child with their maths and numeracy skills at home:-




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.


Further parent information will follow.


We are very proud that St David's is a healthy school. We encourage all children to eat healthy during snack and lunch times. 


We are able to provide snack for your children in school at a daily cost of £2 per week / £14 per term. Please pay via Parent Pay.


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. 



We are very fortunate at St David's to have daily access to a range of different ICT devices. 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. 

Please see the link below for support on how to use Google Classroom effectively.