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                                                Mrs Foster                     Mr Norman                   Miss Stephens

                          Class Teacher                            Class Teacher                  Learning Support Assistant

                                  (Monday & Tuesday)                (Wednesday to Friday)                       

 

Schoop - The school ID is 17699

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

Email - year4@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk 

Google classroom code - jhfggxb

                                                            

 

Autumn Term 1 2022

5th September - INSET Day (No children in school)

6th September - First day back for children

13th September – After School Clubs commence

14th September – Meet the Teacher 3.30 pm and 4:00pm

16th September – INSET Day school closed for pupils

26th September – European Languages Day Celebration

26th September – St Johns First Aid for Children

29th September – Flu Immunisations

30th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning

3rd October - Black History Celebration

6th October – Harvest Assembly & Food bank collection

18th October - PS3 Disco 4.45-5.45pm

20th- 27th October – Scholastic Book Fayre

24th October – Hinduism Celebration Day

24th October – Parents Evening Option 1

25th October – Parents Evening Option 2

25th October – Individual and Sibling Photos

28th October – Last Day of term

 

Reading

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. 

 

Snack

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. 

 

PE

Please wear your PE kit to school on Fridays. 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. Mr Smith will be teaching PE on Friday afternoons.

 

Uniform

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

 

Our topic for the first half of the Autumn term is called 'Bend and Flow'. In all areas of the curriculum, we will be learning all about our fascinating rivers with a key focus on Science and Technology. 

Check back here soon for our Medium Term Planning for our Autumn 1 topic of Bend and Flow.

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. 

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

 

 

              

Check back here soon to see some of the wonderful work

and the fascinating experiences we have had in our classroom

in each area of the curriculum.

Languages, Literacy and Communication

Expressive Arts

Mathematics & Numeracy

Health & Wellbeing

Humanities

Science & Technology

Religious Education

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

(Check back soon to see who our first V.I.P is!)

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 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!

 

 

Our Christian Value for this half term is Thankfulness.

Christians believe that God loves and cares for them in many different ways in all aspects of their life. They know their response to this provision should be one of thankfulness and praise. We will be using songs, hymn, bible stories etc to help the children realise the importance of saying and most importantly feeling thankful.

Please take time to look at our Home School Values sheet as this helps you to explore values and have fun together.

 

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:-

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

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

 

 

This half term we will be exploring some Spanish greeting phrases through fun games and activities.

 

Spanish Greetings and Introductions 

 

“Cómo te llamas” (What is your name?) 

“Me llamo...” (My name is...) 

“Donde vive?” (Where do you live?) 

“Vivo en...” (I live in...) 

"Cuantos años tienes?” (How old are you?) 

“Tengo … años” (I am … years old) 

 

 https://www.languagenut.com/en-gb/

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 year4@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk.

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:

https://hwb.gov.wales/zones/online-safety/key-information/primary-learners/

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/

 

 

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.

WOW is a pupil-led initiative where children self-report how they get to school every day using the interactive WOW Travel Tracker. If they travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they get rewarded with a badge. It's that easy!

Please support us on our Active Travel mission by encouraging your child to walk, cycle or scoot to school, or use our Park and Stride arrangements at Pentwyn Leisure Centre. This will help keep our bodies healthy and help reduce our carbon footprint.  

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. 

 

Throughout the Autumn term, Miss Powell will run the Year 4 Coding 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. 

 

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.