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Year 2




                                                          Miss Sophie Barratt                      Miss Bethan Bowen                    

                                                                Class Support                                 Class Teacher                        



Schoop - the school ID is 17699

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

Email: year2@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk

Google classroom code: 

Christian Value – Trust

8th April – Return to School - Christian Value Celebration Day Trust

25th April – Mother Rose Assembly Trust

26th April - Children’s Race for Life

2nd May – Rags to Riches

3rd May – INSET Day School Closed to Pupils

6th May – Bank Holiday

13th - 17th May – Christian Aid Week

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

23rd May – Eucharist Pentecost 9.30am

27th May – 31st May – Half Term


Christian Value - Peace

3rd June – Return to School

12th June - Class Photographs

14th June – Sports Day

21st June – Reserve Sports Day

20th June - Mother Rose Whole School Assembly ‘Respect’

27th June – Year 1 and 2 Family Worship 9.30am

5th July – Reports out to parents

10th July – Outdoor Disco PS1 & 2- 3.30-4.30pm

15th July - Transition week

18th July - End of year Eucharist 9.30am

19th July - Last day of term


Around the World: Africa


Our topic for the Summer Term is 'Africa' where we will learn all about African culture and it's history. This topic has a specific focus on the Humanities and STEM AoLE, as we build our knowledge and confidence in understanding Africa's culture and heritage! Alongside this, we will have the opportunity to explore:

LLC - Non-chronological report and letter writing

Humanities - Life and times of Nelson Mandela, comparing job opportunities in Africa and the UK, Continents, flags, oceans, locating places on a map

STEM - Animal life cycles

Expressive Arts - African style dancing and music with a focus on tempo/dynamics/rhythm and timbre. African style art with a particular focus on texture, colour and pattern.

RVE - Gospel - What is the good news that Jesus brings?

Maths and Numeracy - Multiplication, division, time and revisiting sequencing and patterns in numbers, shapes; numbers up to 1000 in written form and number form.


See below for Medium Term Planning for our Summer topic of Around the World: Africa. 

Pupil voice is very important to us at St David's. We look forward to generating more ideas together as a class for our new topic. 

See below for some of the areas we will be exploring thanks to Pupil Voice questioning:


Check back soon for our medium term planning!


Pupil Voice Questions

How many countries are in Africa? What animals can you find in Africa? What are the biggest animals? What are African people like? What languages do they speak? What are schools like in African countries? How much water is in Africa? How are African people different to us? What type of deadly animals are there? How do they make their clothes? Who are the famous people in Africa? What music do they listen to? What type of art can be found in Africa? What does an African village look like?


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 based on our topic. Children may do as many homework tasks as they like over the course of the term. 

 Children are allowed to complete their homework in whichever format they wish to choose. E.g hwb, PowerPoint, on paper, videos etc. 


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.


Trust is a really important value.
It must be earned. If we do not trust someone it is very hard to build a good friendship with them. Talk together about:

  • people who you know that are trustworthy

  • practical ways that we can show others that we are trustworthy

  • why it is important to be able to trust others when working together as a team

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.




Please see below for links to helpful YouTube videos that benefit multiplication development:

This term we will be focusing on:

Q-"Beth wyt ti'n hoffi?"

A-"Dw i'n hoffi...."


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

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

This term we will be focusing on:


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.​​​​​​

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:



The Curriculum for Wales is now statutory requirement since September 2022 for all schools in Wales. It has a key role to play in helping children and young people navigate the world safely. Welsh Government wants education to help our children to develop as healthy, confident individuals, ready for the next chapter in their life after school. Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) encompasses the knowledge, skills, dispositions and values that will empower learners to:

• support their health and well-being

• develop healthy, safe and fulfilling relationships of all kinds, including those with family and friends, and in time, romantic and sexual relationships

• navigate and make sense of how relationships, sex, gender and sexuality shape their own and other people’s identities and lives

• understand and support their rights and those of others to enjoy equitable, safe, healthy and fulfilling relationships throughout their lives.

Healthy snacks are provided at £2 per week which can be paid for half termly via parent pay or please provide one piece of fresh fruit or vegetable for your child's snack every day. We are a healthy eating school so only provide a healthy snack such as an apple, banana, carrot sticks, oranges etc. Please note that grapes need to be sliced longways. Children may bring a bottle of water with their name clearly labelled to school to drink. We are happy to refill their bottles for them during the day. We will provide milk daily to the children who want it.

As a school we have created a list of 101 experiences we believe all children should have the opportunity to explore. These are linked to the 4 purposes of the Curriculum for Wales. Once you have completed an experience, send a photo to Mrs Kizman who will upload the experience to Seesaw. When you collect 5 of more experiences from each purpose you will be celebrated in our VIP assembly. Happy exploring!

As a school we are working hard to reduce our carbon footprint as part of our Eco schools awards. We record how we travel to school each day and gain badges and awards every month if we have met our target. Help us to travel safer and greener by walking, cycling or scooting to school! You could always park and stride or catch a bus.

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 16, 17 and 29  from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

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.


After school clubs run on a Monday afternoon 3:30-4:30.

Our current club for Dosbarth Ely is Fitness, run by Miss Bowen.

All clubs will run for a term and will change every term. If your child would like to take part in our after school club or be added to the waiting list please send an e-mail to clubs@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk

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.