Croeso i Dosbarth Ogmore
Get in touch:
Schoop - The school ID is 17699
Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm
Google Classroom Code: glgwf6i
Overview of the school day.
8.45- 9.10 Children arrive and settle down to complete their spellings/ Registration
9.15 – 9.30- Collective Worship
9.30 – 10.45 - Literacy, Language and communication
10.45 – 11.00 -Snack / Break Time
11:00 – 12.00- Mathematics & Numeracy
12.00 – 1.00- Lunch
1.00 – 1.20 - Helpwr Heddiw
1.20 - 1.50 - Guided Group Reading
1.50 – 2.00- Daily Mile
2.00 - 3.00 - Afternoon session (Topic/Science/RE/ICT)
3.00- 3.15 - Get ready for home time/ class reading.
3.15- Home Time
Key Dates for Autumn Term 2
8th January – Children return to school
18th January – Mother Rose Whole School Assembly Courage
19th January - Rags to Riches
29th January - Chinese New Year Celebration PS1&2
2nd February – Mid Term Reports sent out to parents
5th February – Valentine Disco PS1 & 2- 3.30-4.30pm, PS3 4.45-5.45pm
5th February - Children’s Mental Health Awareness week
8th February – Year 4 Family worship 9.30am & coffee morning
9th February – Last day of term
12th – 16th February – Half Term
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.
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.
We are now running weekly spelling tests. These will take place each Monday morning, and will use the words the children have practiced in the previous week. Spellings will be posted on google classroom each week.
Our topic for the Spring term is 'Ty Glo'. We will look at the history of coal mining in Wales and the different job roles available at the time. We will look at the industrial revolution and how the coal was used and exported. We will be focusing in on coal mining disasters. This topic has a specific focus on the LLC AoLE, we will be working towards writing a tragedy story about the coal mines. Also this term we will be covering the following:
LLC - Story Writing
Humanities - Coal Mining Disasters in Wales and around the World
STEM - Properties of materials, renewable and nonrenewable energy and engineering project.
Expressive Arts - Exploring the artists Valerie Ganz
RVE - Islam
Maths and Numeracy - Fractions, Percentages and Algebra
Pupil voice questions.
Homework will be placed on Google Classroom every Friday. Please submit all homework by the following Wednesday.
Each week, children will be asked to complete either a piece of numeracy or literacy based homework which will alternate from week to week.
Below is a termly homework grid based on our topic. Children may do as many homework tasks as they like over the course of the term.
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!
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.
Our Christian Value for this Half Term is 'Courage'
In Year 6, 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.
Through our daily guided group reading sessions, pupils have the opportunity to read with an adult, practice spellings, reading comprehension, and Welsh tasks.
In Year 6, we aim to cover a range of skills in our Numeracy sessions, including: Number, Fractions, Algebra 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)
The Welsh language is very important at St David's. We encourage staff and children to use incidental Welsh inside and outside of the classroom. We do daily Helpwr Heddiw sessions to support children in learning new phrases for their Welsh topic.
As part of International Languages, we will be learning Spanish. This term we are lucky enough to have Mr Riley working with the class. They will learn Spanish through song and music.
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. All children should have brought home their login details, however if you need a reminder please contact email@example.com.
At St David's 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:
What is Jigsaw, the mindful approach to Health and Well-being, and how does it work?
Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn. Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSE programme for the whole primary school from ages 3-11. The Jigsaw Programme also delivers Relationships and Sexuality Education. Ensuring it meets the requirements set out in the RSE Code for Phases 1 and 2. Life cycles and human reproduction will be taught in a sensitive manner, age related in all schools in Wales. This means that all learners must receive this education. There is no right to withdraw from RSE in the new curriculum.
St David's is a healthy school and we encourage all children to eat healthy food in their lunchboxes and at snack time.
Children will earn a point for their class for bringing in a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable for snack. These points will be added up each week and the class with the most points will be rewarded with extra playtime at the end of the week. Children can also earn an extra 5 points by bringing in a healthy lunchbox or eating all of their healthy school lunch, and stickers will be given out by Year 6 monitors. Please help to support us in our campaign to encourage children to eat healthily in school.
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.
Please - NO sweets, chocolate and sugary drinks in lunchboxes and nothing that contains NUTS due to some children having severe allergic reactions. Thank you.
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
WOW is a pupil led initiative where children self-report how they get to school every day using our interactive WOW tracker. If pupils travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they are rewarded with a WOW badge at the end of the month.
Please support our mission by encouraging your child to travel sustainably to school or use our Park & Stride arrangement and park at Pentwyn Leisure Centre.
Rights Respecting School
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 are focussing on Articles 16, 17 and 29.