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Year 4 - Severn

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

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Schoop - The school ID is 17699

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

Email - year4@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk 

Google classroom code - ctdxjic

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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 

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19th February - Return to school

19th February - Whole School Value Day

22nd February – Mother Rose Forgiveness Assembly

1st March – Eisteddfod

7th March – World Book Day

11th March - Start of Ramadan.

11th March - Whole School Islam Celebration Day

11th March – 15th March STEM week

18th March – Easter Celebration Week

18th & 19th March – Parents Evening 3.30-5.30pm

21st March - Easter Eucharist 9.30am

20th March - Year 3 Forgiveness Family Worship 9.30am & coffee morning

22nd March - End of Term

Easter Holidays – 25th March - 5th April

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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. 

 

Spelling 

Children will practice their spellings for 15 minutes every day using their new spelling grids. These skills will be developed in work across the curriculum.The children will have a weekly spelling test every Monday morning. The new spellings will be sent out on Monday afternoon via google classroom. Each week we will focus on different spelling patterns. These will be practiced in class and brought home to practice for homework.

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 mornings.

 

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Our topic for Spring 2 is 'Ty Glo'(Coal House) where we will learn all about the the history of coal mining in Wales. This topic has a specific focus on the LLC and humanities AoLE.

LLC - Leaflet (Persuasive writing)

Humanities - History of coal mining and how its formed

STEM - Matter rocks and fossils

Expressive Arts - Exploring the artist Kyffin Williams

RVE - Sikhism and Salvation (Good Friday)

Maths and Numeracy - Multiplication, Division and Measurements

 

Within this context, we will create 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


                 

KWDL- Ty Glo-Coal House

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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.  
See below for Medium Term Planning for our Spring term topic: Ty Glo (Coal House)
 

 

 

 

Ty Glo Medium Term Planning

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Homework will be placed on Google Classroom every Friday. Each week, children will be asked to complete either a piece of numeracy or literacy based homework which will alternate from week to week. Please submit all homework by the following Wednesday so we are able to look at your wonderful work and send this back to you.  Weekly Spelling tests will commence every Monday morning and new spellings will be released Monday afternoons on Google Classroom.

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. 

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!

                       

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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.

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Our Christian Value for this term is Forgiveness 


 

John 1:9. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”.

Forgiveness PDF


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In Year 4, our Literacy sessions will develop a range of skills including: Writing, Reading and Oracy. Each session will feature the following:

- An engaging warm up (Cosolidating past skills or developing new skills)

- Concrete learning (Development of Literacy skills)

Throughout the week we will also have opportunities each day for 15 minutes of spelling practice. For more information please see our 'Homework' section.

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Through our daily guided group reading sessions, pupils have the opportunity to read with an adult, practice spellings, independent handwriting and reading tasks. 

Read Write Inc

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In Year 4, we aim to cover a range of skills in our Numeracy sessions, including: Number, Shape and Data. Each session will feature the following:

- Engaging warm-up (Range of Number work or introduction of new skills)

- Concrete learning (Development of Numeracy skills)

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

Times Tables

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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. 
This term we will be focusing on Chwaraeon-Sports

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 also have Mr Riley who will be helping us learn Spanish through music and song! This term we will be learning about Mythological creatures from Spain/Spanish speaking. 
 (Alebrijes, Cuelebre) 


www.languagenut.com
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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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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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:

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

Our Healthy schools competition will continue this term. Each week, the children's healthy snack tally is added up. The class with the most points earns an extra break on Fridays!

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/

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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 Miss Price 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!

 

101 Experiences

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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.
This half term we will be focusing on Articles 12 and 31  from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

 

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When discussing the Picture News, we have been challenging ourselves to use new, ambitious vocabulary to describe our feelings and opinions. We have been learning about current news, topics and events. We have been exploring the key questions linked to these further in class. See above some of the questions we have been discussing.

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

Mrs Vaisey will be running board game club this term for Dosbarth Severn. 

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

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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

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk Use this link to help with Online Reading

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.

hwb.gov.wales - collection of online tools provided to all schools in Wales by the Welsh Government