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Year 2 - Ely

Croeso i Dosbarth Ely!

The Ely Team



                 Miss Morgan                    Miss Barratt                        Mr Williams

                      Class Teacher                Classroom Assistant             Classroom Assistant (PM)


Schoop: ID is 17699

Twitter: @StDavidsCiWPrm

Email: year2@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk

Google Classroom: tk5jfhr

Key Dates

29th October – 6th November – Half Term

7th November - Return to school 

11th November – Rags to Riches

18th November - Road Safety Week

18th November – Christmas Shoe Box Collection for Operation Christmas Child

18th November – Children in Need Day

18th November – Parents coffee morning & SLT open forum 9.15- 10.30am

21st November – Anti Bullying Week

10th December - Adults Bath Christmas Market Trip

 12th December - PS2 Christmas Concert 1.30pm Grandparents 

13th December - PS2 Christmas Concert 1.30pm Parents 

14th December - PS2 Christmas Concert 9.30pm Parents 

20th December - PS2 Disco 3:30-4:30pm
21st December - Messy Christmas and Christmas Dinner

22nd December - Pantomime

23rd December - INSET -school closed for pupils

26th December – 8th January – Christmas

Classroom Routines


Please bring your book bag to school every day. Children will be reading in school daily and we will ensure your child's book is changed weekly. Please remember to do some reading at home every night. 



Please bring a bottle of water to school daily, clearly labelled with your name. Healthy snacks can be purchased from the snack trolley (ordered via ParentPay) or brought in from home. 



Please wear your PE kit to school on Thursday. 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. Miss Morgan will be teaching PE on Thursday afternoons either in the hall or outside (weather permitting).



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

After School Club

Throughout the Autumn term, Mr Williams will run the Year 2 Sports Club after school every Tuesday 3.25pm - 4.25pm (beginning Tuesday 13th September). Spaces are limited and on a first come first served basis. 

Please contact clubs@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk to find out if there are spaces to join, or to be added to the reserve list. 

There will be alternative clubs running in the spring and summer terms too.

Topic: Pricky Hay

Our topic for the Autumn Term B is Prickly Hay. In all areas of the curriculum, we will be learning about Christmas traditions and the traditional Nativity Story with a key focus on Expressive Art.




Pupil Voice is very important to us at St David's and as part of the New Curriculum. Just take a look at some of the interesting questions the class have already generated:

  • What is the whole nativity story?
  • How could we use animation to create our own stories?
  • How can we produce the best letters?
  • Why were the animals important in the nativity story?
  • How do other countries celebrate Christmas?
  • Why does Christmas matter to Christians?
  • How could we use the FANTASTICS again in our writing?

All our planning will be based around the Six Area of Learning Experience and the Four Core Purposes. Take a look at the Inquiry Planning for this half term, showing the pupils learning journey.


Christian Value

Perseverance means to keep trying, even when things get tough.

Jesus frequently encouraged his disciples to ‘endure patiently’ the difficulties and obstacles they encountered and to persevere in the face of adversity.
He himself trusted in God even when his enemies tried to stop his work and plotted his death. Please take time to look at our Home School Values sheet as this helps you to explore values and have fun together.

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.


Take a look at all the amazing work and experiences we have been doing in Dosbarth Ely!



Congratulations Olivia Diffey on becoming VIP!

For excellent understanding of the Hindu Creation Story. A great role model for all! Miss Morgan is so proud :) 


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. 


Each week, children will be asked to complete either a piece of numeracy or literacy

based homework which will alternate from week to week. There will also be a termly

homework grid sent out based on our topic. Children may do as many homework tasks as

they like over the course of the term. Please see below for this terms homework

grid. Children are allowed to complete their homework in whichever format they wish

to choose. E.g hwb, PowerPoint, on paper, videos etc. 


Weekly spellings and Phonics sounds will also be taught in class and given to the children to practise at home. 

The children will be rewarded for completing their homework by receiving dojos!


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!

Welsh Language

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 the classroom. We enjoy our daily Helpwr Heddiw sessions to support children in learning new phrases by playing fun Welsh games.

Here are just some of the phrases we will be covering this half term.

Modern Foreign Languages


This half term, we will be exploring French greeting phrases through fun games and activities.


Language Nut



Languagenut is a wonderful online tool where children can access resources to support the development of their new language. 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.​​​​​​

All children should have brought home their login details, however if you need a reminder please contact year2@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk.

Active Travel

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.

As Dosbarth Ely represent the school by leading our Eco initiatives, I encourage our class to work together to keep our bodies healthy and reduce our carbon footprint.

Online Safety

At St David's, we are extremely fortunate to have 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. 

For more information about supporting your child with using the internet safely, please click on the following link:


Healthy Schools Scheme

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.

For advice on how to make a healthy packed lunch, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes/

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 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 


Please practice phonics sounds at home with your child. Here are just some of the set sounds we will be looking at in class on a daily basis.


Useful Links


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.