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Year 4

Croeso i Flwyddyn 4!
Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher: Miss B Bowen
Interventions: Miss K Stephens
PPA Cover & NQT Time: Mr D Smith and Mr Joy will cover 

Health & Well-being lessons on Friday afternoons. 
Mr Joy will also cover lessons on Wednesday afternoons.


If you have any queries or concerns, please let me know! You can contact me via email, telephone or at the beginning and end of the day when the children have been dismissed. 

Email: year4@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk


Schoop - the school ID is 17699

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

Email: year4@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk


Accessing online materials:

Year 4 Hwb

To access the Year 4 portal, please visit this link and join our class: https://hwb.gov.wales/go/8rcrie

All children will need their HWB log in to access our Home Learning Online Classroom. Your child should have brought these home. 

Please email year4@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk if you cannot remember the password so I can send a reminder, or if the log in details are compromised so that I can reset the password. 

All home learning can be completed in the green homework book.


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: missbowen4

Password: stdavidsyr4

Joe Wicks- Daily P.E

Here is the link to a daily P.E session at 9:00am for all children across the UK. Join in and start your day in a fun way!



The Maths Factor - Activities and Games (created by Carol Vorderman)


Unlock your maths confidence with Carol Vorderman's maths site for 4-11 year olds. 

"We will be making The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. We want to help you and your child as much as we can."

You will need to create an account but you can get free access during the school closure time.


Language Nut - Activities and Games to learn languages


Language Nut is a great learning resource for practising Welsh, German and lots of other modern foreign languages!

All children should have brought home their login details, however if you need a reminder please contact year4@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk.




A Parents Guide for using HWB Home Learning Classes


Home Learner of the Week!

Year 4's Home Learner of the Week is:  Alfie James!

For: working exceptionally hard each week in every task! You have blown me away with your enthusiasm and dedication to your learning! Gwaith da!


'Diff Diaries

Share Your Lockdown Story

The coronavirus has rapidly changed life as we know it in Cardiff  and The ‘Diff Diaries will bring children and young people together for voices to be heard, stories to be told and experiences to be understood for generations to come. The ‘Diff Diaries will provide lots of opportunities to develop creative skills!


How to get involved:

·        Videos

·        Written Diaries

·        Collages


How to Enter

The project is open to children and young people aged 7-16 years old and parental consent will be required for all entries.  Entries can be submitted weekly via Hwb, and children and young people will need a Hwb email in order to enter ‘Diff Diaries. If you have forgotten your Hwb email please contact your school and if you need help with this please contact: cardiffcommitment@cardiff.gov.uk


To find out more information and how to submit an entry please visit:



The project will come to an end one month after all schools re-open for statutory education.


Highlights of the entries will be shared weekly via the Cardiff Council and Cardiff Commitment social media channels using the hashtag:


#TheDiffDiaries #DyddiaduronDiff


St Davids CiW Primary School Virtual Horticultural Show


On Monday 13th July we will be having a virtual horticultural show. All entries will need to be sent to me by Friday 10th July (ready for judges).



'James and the Giant Peach'


Welcome to our Summer 1 term! Our topic this half term will have a focus on Roald Dahl’s book ‘James and the Giant Peach’. James and the Giant Peach was the first of Roald Dahl's well-known children's stories. One of the most popular titles and tells the story of James Henry Trotter and his horrible aunts - and how some magic crocodile tongues, a peach tree and a collection of interesting insects conspire to change his life. I have uploaded an audio version of the book onto our HWB classroom and this webpage, or if you have the book at home and you would prefer to read it, please do so!

In Literacy, we will be exploring the characters in the book, writing playscripts and creating a new set with props for your plays. We will also write a biography about Roald Dahl and then create our own autobiographies!

In Numeracy, we will learn how to read temperature using a thermometer, know how to use a compass to describe direction and extract and interpret data.

In Science we will continue to look at plants and growing vegetables and starting a new topic looking at insects and their habitats.

I will upload work daily on this webpage and on our HWB classroom. If you have any questions about work, please don’t hesitate to contact me! smiley 

Please see below for the mid-term planning for more information on this topic.


James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Read Aloud Chapters 1-6

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Read Aloud Chapters 7-10

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Read Aloud Chapters 11-16

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Read Aloud Chapters 17-22

James and the Giant Peach by Ronald Dahl Read Aloud Chapters 23-26

James and the Giant Peach Read Aloud by Roald Dahl Chapters 27-34

James and the Giant Peach By Roald Dahl Read Aloud Chapters 35-39

Online Learning

Health and Well-being Week 18.05.2020 - 22.05.2020

This week we are focussing on promoting our Health and Wellbeing. All week we will think about the character strengths and school values that can help us with our wellbeing. Here are some ideas for each day. Please add your own ideas and share via Twitter, email or Hwb.

You can complete as many as you like but please choose at least 2 or 3 a day.

Please could you follow the link below to complete the Health and Well-Being survey with your child.


Important Dates!

Please see the document below for the dates for this school year. I have highlighted the important dates specific for Year 4. 


Please see below for this terms homework. Weekly homework will be sent out each Friday in your child's Homework Book and will be due in the following Thursday. Each week, they will be asked to complete either a piece of Maths 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. Children are also allowed to complete their homework in whichever format they wish to choose. E.g hwb, PowerPoint, homework book, posters, etc. 

Weekly spellings will also be taught in class and given to the children to practise at home. The children will no longer be having a weekly spelling test, but we will be looking for pupils using these spelling patterns in their daily work across the curriculum.

The children will be rewarded for completing their homework by receiving dojos, which then contribute to house points and their chance to become VIP! 


Reading is an extremely important part of your child's learning. We will take every opportunity to try and listen to your child read throughout the week, therefore, we would kindly ask that you ensure your child's reading book and diary are returned to school and are available on a daily basis. Pupils will also take part in group guided reading sessions everyday, where we will look at specific reading skills. Please try and support your child in reading every evening, encouraging them to read aloud and to complete their reading record each time they read. Diolch yn fawr!



 Christian Values 

Our school Christian Value this term is Trust

This term in school we will be focussing on the value Trust. We will be hearing stories about courage from the Bible and examples from our daily lives. We hope that you will explore this value together at home too. 

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

Think and talk 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



Weekly Routines


P.E is on a Friday afternoon. Your child needs black shorts, house colour or white t-shirt and trainers, labelled clearly with their name. They may also wear black jogging bottoms and a school hoodie for outdoor activities. 


A healthy fruit snack is available for each child for £1.50 per week or £10.50 per term. Please pay via ParentPay before 8am on Monday mornings. All snacks must be paid for in advance. Alternatively your child is very welcome to bring their own snack providing it is either fresh fruit or vegetables as we are a healthy eating school!

Children can bring in a water bottle to keep in class and drink throughout the day. We are more than happy to refill their bottles. Please ensure only plain water is in the bottle and they are labelled with your child's name.

Dinner Money

As a cashless school, dinner money is to be paid in advance via ParentPay.