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Miss Price                       Mrs Maunder                       Mrs Vaisey 
(Class Teacher)                     (Class Support)                    (Class Support)   


Schoop - The school ID is 17699

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

Email - year4@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk 

Google classroom code - ctdxjic


4th, 5th & 6th September– INSET Days, school closed for pupils
7th September– Children return to school
7th September – Generosity Values day
11th September – After School Clubs commence (Mondays) 
13th September– Meet the Teacher 3.30 pm and 4:00pm
25th September - Spectrum Wellbeing day years R, 2, 4, 6 
26th September– European Languages Day Celebration
28th September – Harvest Eucharist with Mother Rose 9.30am
-Food Bank Collection 
-Mad Science Assembly Whole School
28th September – Aim High Literacy event Whitchurch High
29th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning 9.15am
2nd October – Judaism Day - Whole School Celebration 
3rd October – Black History Month commences 
6th October – Rags to Riches Collection
9th & 16th October - Spectrum Wellbeing day years R, 2, 4, 6 
12th October - Year 6 Family Worship Generosity 9.30am 
24th October – Autumn Disco PS1 & 2- 3.30-4.30pm, PS3 4.45-5.45pm
23rd – 27th October – Scholastic Book Fayre
23rd October – Parents Evening 
24th October – Parents Evening
23rd October – Hinduism Celebration Day
26th October – Individual and Sibling Photos
27th October – Last Day of term

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8.45- Children arrive and settle down to complete their Morning Activity / Register

9.15 – 9.30-Collective Worship

9.30 – 10.45- Literacy, Languages & Communication

10.45 – 11.00-Snack / Break Time

11.00 – 12.00- Mathematics & Numeracy

12.00 – 1.00-Lunch

1.00 – 1.30- Guided Group Reading

1.30 – 2.45-Missions (Topic/Science/RE/ICT)

2.45- Daily Mile

3.00- Daily Welsh Activities

3.15- Home Time


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. 


Oxford Owl Free E-Books

To access the free Oxford Owl e-books, please visit https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home and log in using the details below. 

Username: severnyear4
Password: severnyear4


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 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 mornings.


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


Children will complete spelling and grammar activities throughout the week as Early Morning Activities and during Literacy starters. These skills will be developed in work across the curriculum.

Each week we will focus on different spelling patterns. These will be practised in class and brought home to practise for homework.

We will not test children on spelling patterns weekly, but we will monitor and assess throughout the term.

Please use the Spelling Menu file below for ideas on how to have fun with learning spellings. 

Read Write Inc


Our topic for this term is 'Off With Her Head' where we will travel back in time to find out more about the terrible Tudors. This topic has a specific focus on the Humanities AoLE, as we explore how our past has shaped society. Within this context, we created a KWDL grid to give the children the opportunity to share their ideas about their learning. 

What we KNOW                 What we WANT to find out                 What would we like to DO              What have we LEARNT


Year 4 KWDL Grid


Here are just some of the examples of the things we have been getting up to in Year 4.
Check back here soon to see some more of the wonderful work and the fascinating experiences we have had in our classroom in each area of the curriculum.


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

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Languages, Literacy and Communication
Expressive Arts
Mathematics & Numeracy
Health & Wellbeing
Science & Technology

Languages, Literacy and Communication

Expressive Arts

Mathematics & Numeracy

Health & Wellbeing


Science & Technology

Religion, Values, Ethics



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 year4@stdavidsciwprm.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.


Congratulations to this week's VIP. 


Homework will be placed on Google Classroom every Friday. Please submit all homework by the following Tuesday 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!


Homework Grid (Autumn 1)

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Our Christian Value for this term is Generosity.

Generosity – A Christian value is to be conscious that God has created all people in His image. As a response, we show generosity to all.

"Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys." - Luke 12:33


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/

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 As part of International Languages, Severn will be learning Spanish. We will be learning about some 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)

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

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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.  

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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.

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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.
  For more information, on the content and nature of these statutory lessons, please click the file below:


When discussing the Picture News, we have been challenging ourselves to use new, ambitious vocabulary to describe our feelings and opinions.

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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.  

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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.