Class Teacher - Mr C Baker
Class LSA - Mrs G Fergusson
Get in touch:
Schoop - The school ID is 17699
Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm
Google Classroom Code: glgwf6i
Key Dates for Summer Term 2!
5th June – Return to School
9th June - Rags to Riches
9th June – Sports Day (PM)
13th June - Languages Trip
16th June – Reserve Sports Day (PM)
23rd June – Class Photos
29th June – Coffee morning and SLT open forum 9.15-10.30am
7th July - Summer Fair (PM)
7th July – Reports out to parents
13th July – Year 6 Leavers Assembly 9.30am & coffee morning
17th July – Transition week (Year 5s will become Year 6s with their new teacher)
21st July - Last day of term
24th July – INSET day school closed for pupils
Please bring a bottle of water to school daily, clearly labelled with your name. Healthy snacks can be purchased from the snack trolley or brought in from home. Children will be offered toast and milk in the morning.
Please wear your PE kit to school on PE days (Friday). 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.
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.
Our topic for Summer 2 is 'Tomorrow's World' where we will learn all about the cause and effect our pollution is having on the world, especially when it comes to our oceans. This topic has a specific focus on the Humanities AoLE, as we explore how our actions could make or break the future of our beautiful world. We will also be writing a persuasive letter to a local councillor, asking them to improve the sustainable measures within our local area.
See below for Medium Term Planning for our Summer 2 topic of Tomorrow's World.
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:
Please check back to see our fantastic questions during the first few weeks of term!
The Four Purposes
The four purposes are that all children and young people will be:
In Dosbarth Wye, we will support ourselves and each other in becoming Ambitious, Capable Learners; Enterprising, Creative Contributors; Ethical, informed citizens and Healthy, Confident Individuals. This will be achieved through collaboration and independent work both inside and outside our classroom.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, homework book, posters, etc.
Weekly spellings will also be taught in class and given to the children to practice at home.
The children will be rewarded for completing their homework by receiving dojos!
How to access Google Classroom - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3x-FaAbpc8
Our Christian Value for this Half Term is 'Respect'.
Respect – A Christian value is to be conscious that God has created all people in His image. As a response, we show respect to all.
"Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor." – 1 Peter 2:17
Through whole school worship, class worship, relationships and discussion, we use bible stories to provide examples of respect and also explicitly give examples of how children can show and recognise examples of respect within school. This includes recognising others in our prayers, listening to others when they are talking to us, valuing others ideas and understanding that others may have different opinions. Looking after school property and resources and thinking about how talk to others in a respectful way etc.
Languagenut is a fantastic 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 email@example.com.
Modern Foreign Languages
This year we are going to be learning Spanish. We will be learning key Spanish phrases through fun games and activities. As well as this we have Spanish sessions with Tim where we learn through music and song!
As well as Spanish, we will be continuing to learn Welsh each week. This term, our Welsh topic is 'Yn y Dref' which means 'In the Town'. We will learn key Welsh vocabulary associated with our local area and different shops/attractions, and be able to discuss our favourite places to visit and spend our time!
Once again Year 5 will be giving our V.I.P. awards each week throughout the Summer Term!
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:
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.
In Spring Term 1, Year 5 won the 'Proud Cloud' meaning we won the WOW! Trophy for most successful active journeys to school! Da Iawn pawb!
Rights Respecting Schools!
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, practiced, respected, protected and promoted.
This half term we will be focusing on Articles 13, 14, 15 and 16 from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
After School Clubs!
Throughout the Summer Term, Ms Morgan will be running film club for pupils in Year 5.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if there are spaces to join, or to be added to the reserve list.
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.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk Use this link to help with Online Reading