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Caerau Mrs Rees

WYTHNOS 6 - Week Beginning 18th July 2022

 

Wow, can you believe we have reached the last week in Year 4?!  It is crazy how fast the time has gone.  It has been such an amazing year and I have loved teaching each and every one of you.  It has been a pleasure getting to know you and watching your individual characters bloom and grow!  Thank you for making this year lots of fun!  I wish you all the best for your next school chapter in Year 5 - You are going to have a blast!

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

With the forecast looking to be extremely hot this week, pupils can continue to wear loose clothing that is in the school colours.  We ask that you please ensure sun cream is applied before school and your child comes to school with a refillable water bottle.

 

We have Fit For Fun on Wednesday this week NOT Tuesday.  Please ensure your child has a hat and sensible clothing for their PE session.

 

If your child did not return their reading book and diary to school last week as requested, could they please bring them in  by Tuesday at the latest this week?

 

At the beginning of the week, we are looking to give the children a nice cool treat. Please could you check the ingredients and let me know tomorrow morning, or the school office if your child is unable to have 1 of the following 2 freeze pops?

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sun safely.

See you tomorrow bright and early

Mrs Rees :o)

WYTHNOS 5 - Week Beginning 11th July

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Final spell check of the year

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit For Fun Festival

Please wear your house colour to school, with sports bottoms and trainers. Make sure you have an extra drink for the day and sun cream is applied.  Hats will also be needed.

 

Dydd Mercher

There will be NO homework uploaded as we are coming to the end of term and pupils' folders will need to be checked, moved and assigned to next year's class teacher.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank those that have engaged so fantastically in this year's home learning tasks.  It has been a pleasure to look at your work and watch you use the skills and knowledge back in class.  Keep it up in Year 5 everyone!

 

Dydd Gwener

Final learn its check

Move up day

 

The weather is set to be hot this week, therefore the children are able to wear cool clothing in the school colours. Please ensure sun cream is applied before your child attends school, and that they bring a hat and drink to school everyday.

 

Could all reading books and reading diaries be returned by Wednesday please?  These will be collected in and passed onto the next class, ready for Year 5.

 

Diolch

Mrs Rees :o)

WYTHNOS 4 - Week Beginning 4th July 2022

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Learn Its Check 1

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit For Fun - Please wear your PE kit to school

Fit For Fun after school club 3.30pm - 4.30pm

 

Dydd Mercher

Wellbeing Wednesday and Rights Wednesday

 

Dydd Iau

All reading books to be back in school to be changed

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check 2

 

Take a look at what we have been up to lately.  We have been having lots of fun and are looking forward to lots more over the next few weeks before the end of term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELSH DAY COMPETITIONS
CELF - ART

 

Well done to Dara for coming first

 

 

YSGRIFENNU - WRITING

Well done to Jasmine for coming first

 

 

LLAWYSGRIFEN - HANDWRITING

 

Well done to Penny for coming first

WYTHNOS 3 - WB 27th June 2022

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

No spell check today, spelling assessment will be undertaken

Puss In Boots Reading today

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit For Fun Lesson- Please wear PE kit to school

Fit For Fun after school club 3.30pm-4.30pm

Hansel and Gretel Reading today

 

Dydd Mercher

Gingerbread Man Reading today

 

Dydd Iau

Please return reading books to be changed today

Jack in The Beanstalk Reading today

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check

 

As we have returned to paper books for home learning, we will no longer be using the Oxford Reading Buddy online.  This means that your child's log in details will are no longer active.

 

Here's to another fun packed week Caerau, where we will be focusing on a project where we will be planning and creating a voice over for our chosen film.

 

Have a wonderful Sunday and see you bright and early tomorrow morning

Mrs Rees :o)

Wythnos 8 - Week Beginning 20th June

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth 

Language learning log task due

Fit 4 fun - please wear P.E kit

 

Dydd Mercher 

Wellbeing Wednesday 

Homework uploaded today

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its check

 

As the weather is heating up and we are spending more time working outside the classroom, it is really important that the children come to school with sun cream applied.  If they need to top up throughout the day, they may bring their own sun cream into school as long as they are able to apply it safely independently.  It would also be beneficial if they have a sun hat with them for use at break times as when working outdoors.  Please ensure your child has a refillable water bottle with them each day too.

 

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed family time together.

See you bright and early tomorrow morning

Mrs Rees :o)

WYTHNOS 7 - Week Beginning 13th June

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kit to school. 

Fit 4 Fun after school club - please see details below.

Home Learning task due in.

 

Dydd Mercher

Home learning task uploaded to J2 homework.

 

Global Day - The children will spend the day jetting off around the world to a range of different countries to learn about their landscapes, wildlife and culture.  The children will also learn about our online charity bank Lend With Care which we set up several years ago but due to COVID have been unable to use over the past few years.

Lendwithcare is a revolutionary way to help people in low-income countries to work their way out of poverty with dignity. Through Lendwithcare, we can lend as little as £15 to fund a small business. Once our money is repaid, we can choose to recycle our loan to support more low-income entrepreneurs, make a donation or withdraw our funds.

Lendwithcare is an initiative of poverty fighting charity, CARE International UK. They currently operate in eleven countries and you can find out more about how Lendwithcare works here.

 

100% of the money loaned through Lendwithcare goes to the low-income entrepreneurs you choose to support.

 

Global Day will see us relaunching this account with School Council discussing which entrepreneurs they feel need our support the most.  Keep an eye out on this page towards the end of the week to find out who we have chosen to lend our money to.

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its check

Non school uniform day, in exchange for a hamper item

School Summer Fete (3.30pm onwards)

 

Diolch

Mrs Rees :o)

Fit 4 Fun After School Club - Year 3 and 4

 

 

This half term, Years 3 and 4 are invited to take part in our Fit 4 Fun after school club with Liam.  The sessions will run on a Tuesday 3:30pm to 4.30pm.  If your child is interested, please click on the link below to secure their place and book directly with Fit4fun.

Fit4Fun After School Club Booking Form

 

Please not that ALL pupils will need to be collected at 4.30 and will NOT be able to walk home on their own.

 

WYTHNOS 6 - Week Beginning 6th June

 

CROESO NOL PAWB!

 

I hope you all had a wonderful half term and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine we had.  I have had a busy week with Eleri Fairy and have had lots of adventures.  I look forward to hearing all about the fun you had when we see each other tomorrow morning.

 

Can you believe this is your last 7 weeks in Year 4!  The year is flying by!  We have lots of fun and exciting experiences to enjoy before the school year ends.  I am looking forward to continuing our Speak Up topic and delving deeper into the wonderful world of film and digital media.

 

Take a look at some of the fun we had last term...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit For Fun - Please wear PE kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Home learning task uploaded to J2E Homework

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check

 

Here's to a busy and fun packed week Year 4.  Have a good evening and see you bright and early tomorrow morning.

 

Mrs Rees :o)

WYTHNOS 5 - Week Beginning 23rd May 2022

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit For Fun - Please wear PE kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Jubilee Day - Please wear red, white and blue.

Don't forget your plate of food for the whole school picnic.  This is as well as dinner so

please provide packed lunch if you are not school dinners.

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check

 

Farewell Miss Morriss

Unfortunately this week is Miss Morriss' last week with us.  In fact her last day will be Wednesday.  Miss Morriss has been with us for the past 10 weeks and it has been a pleasure to have her working with us as she carried out her final placement for her teaching degree.  Over the term, she has planned and delivered a wide range of engaging and exciting learning experiences for the pupils and she has become a valued member of Caerau.  She will be greatly missed.  I am sure you will join me in thanking Miss Morriss for her hard work and dedication and wish her every success for the future.

 

Here's to another great week Caerau, our last before half term.

Mrs Rees :o)

 

 

Jubilee Coffee Morning

 

We are having a coffee morning to celebrate the Jubilee.  

Why not pop in for a cuppa and a chat.

See below for details!

WYTHNOS 4 - Week Beginning 16th May

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Maths Homework due

Hansel and Gretel Reading

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit for Fun - Please wear PE kit to school

Gingerbread Man Reading

 

Dydd Mercher

Welsh home learning task on Hwb

Puss in Boots Reading

 

Dydd Iau

Jack in the Beanstalk Reading

Home reading books due in

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check

 

 

To celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee we will be having an afternoon tea party on Wednesday 25th May.  The children are invited to wear red, white and blue to school that day and we are asking that each child brings in a plate of food of their choice and a drink for the while school yard party in the afternoon.  Please could you send your child into school with a labelled plate of food that is covered and a drink on the day?

 

There will be some musical entertainment during the afternoon and we will be singing the following song as school together on the yard.  Could you please encourage your child to learn the lyrics at home.  We will be learning them at school too.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1-KnXJyIq8

 

Diolch yn  fawr

Mrs Rees :o)

 

 

 

WYTHNOS 3 - Week Beginning 9th May

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Puss in Boots and Jack in The Beanstalk Reading - Please bring in your reading diaries

 

Dydd Mawrth

PE - Please wear your PE kit to school

Language homework due

Hansel and Gretel Reading - Please bring in your reading diaries

 

Dydd Mercher

Maths homework on J2Homework

Gingerbreadman Reading - Please bring in your reading diaries

 

Dydd Iau

Reading books due back to change

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Test

 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the glorious weather we have had.  I look forward to listening to what adventures you got up to tomorrow.

 

Enjoy your Sunday evening and see you bight and early tomorrow morning

Mrs Rees :o)

WYTHNOS 2 - Week Beginning 2nd May

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

May Day Bank Holiday - No School

 

Dydd Mawrth

PE - Please wear your PE kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Language homework on J2Homework

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Test

 

DARLLEN

Your child came home on Friday with their new school reading book.  We are very pleased to be able to return to paper books for our school readers.  I listened to all children last week and assessed which level they should now be on.  It was lovely to see many moving up a level.  For those that have stayed on the same level, there is time to move up before the summer term ends.  If you read for at least 5 minutes every day this will improve, not only your fluency and expression, but also your comprehension.

 

Reading books will be changed every Friday and should be returned to school on a Thursday.  However, if your child finishes before a Thursday and wishes to change the book they are welcome to return it any day of the week. Can I please ask that you comment in your child's reading diary at least once during the week?  Your child is welcome to comment about their opinion on the book they have read but, I would like to have a comment from a parent/guardian about the child's fluency, expression and understanding of what they have read.

 

BIG SPELLING

Your child came home on Friday with their updated spelling list.  All children, unless told by me on Friday are to start at week 1 of the list they brought home.  Some may not have moved up a list as when assessed they still had gaps in the spelling rules that they may have previously learnt.  This is why we are asking all children to start at week 1 to ensure the children become more confident with those spelling patterns.

 

Spell Checks will take place every Monday morning, starting Monday 9th May.  There will be NO spell check this week, just spelling practise.

 

Here's to a fun packed week where we start delving into the wonderful world of digital film and media as we start our new topic Speak Up!

 

Have a lovely Sunday evening and see you tomorrow

Mrs Rees :o)

 

Croeso Nol pawb!  I hope you have had a wonderful Easter holiday and have enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  I am looking forward to hearing all about your adventures on Tuesday when you return to school.

 

This week we will be completing our presentations to end our All Creatures Great and Small topic.  We have our rainforest dioramas to finish before labelling them and then presenting them to the class as we talk about everything we have learnt about living things.

 

We will end the week with an exciting afternoon where we immerse ourselves into our new topic 'Speak Up' I wonder what this new topic could be about????

 

Wythnos 1 - Week Beginning 25th April 2022

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

INSET Day No school for pupils

 

Dydd Mawrth

Pupils return to school

Fit for Fun - Please wear PE kit to school today.

 

Dydd Gwener

Presentation morning

 

Big Spell

There will be no spell check this week as I will be reassessing all pupils to see if anyone needs to move up a list.  If your child moves, they will come home with their updated list by Friday.  If your child stays on the same list, they are to continue with the set of words they finished on last term.

 

Reading

I will be assessing the pupils individually this week so no Guided Reading will take place.  Can pupils please bring their reading diaries to school on Tuesday?  I will be updating Oxford Buddy once I have listened to all pupils.

 

Have a wonderful day tomorrow and I can not wait to see your smiling faces bright and early Tuesday morning to hear all about your Easter fun.

 

Mrs Rees :o)

 

 

 

RCT Schools Easter Recycling Competition

 

We are entering the RCT Easter recycling competition this year. Please can you collect all the foil, plastic and cardboard from any Easter eggs you have, save them and bring them into school at the start of the new term.

The school with the highest recycling to pupil ratio will win, with prizes on offer! The winning school will receive £300!

Please join us in the competition if you can and ask family and friends to help us too.

 

Happy Easter everyone,

Mrs Farrell and the Eco-Committee.

 

 

Summer Term Cricket at Miskin

 

 

Please see the poster advertising the summer term/holiday programmes at Miskin Manor Cricket Club.  

WYTHNOS 13 - Week Beginning 4th April

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Homework due in today

Fit For Fun - please wear PE kit today

 

Dydd Mercher

Rights Wednesday

Wellbeing Wednesday

 

Dydd Iau

Architect day - working with RIBA to create our fantasy village using our wonderful models.  We will be presenting our buildings to each other and a special visitor from the architects who are designing our new school.

 

Dydd Gwener

Swimming - Last session

Learn Its check

 

Can you believe this is the last week of the Spring Term?  What a fabulous term it has been and my goodness, you have all worked egg-stremely hard and certainly deserve a super Easter break.  I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for all the egg-cellent effort and enthusiasm you have put into this term's topic and the wonderful work you have produced.  You should be very proud of yourselves because I am a very proud teacher.  I am looking forward to starting our new topic after a well-deserved break.

 

Here's to a great last week of term.  See you tomorrow

Mrs Rees :o)

Dear Parents / Carers,

I am really pleased to be able to announce that Mrs Rees in Dosbarth Caerau is pregnant.  This is always exciting news to be able to share.

Mrs Rees has no plans to finish at present and will be in school after the Easter holidays.  However, as it is becoming increasingly noticeable, she wished to share her exciting news with the school community.

Depending on the advice from HR regarding Covid and pregnant workers, it is possible that Mrs Rees may be in school until May half term or even the summer holidays.

When Mrs Rees has made a decision, I will contact parents in Mrs Rees’s class to inform them of the plans for cover during Mrs Rees’s maternity leave.

Best wishes

Mr Davies

Newport County AFC Academy goalkeeper trials

 

An exctiting opportunity has arisen for your child to attend goalkeeping trials with Newport County AFC Academy, in partnership with South Wales Goalkeeping Centre (SWGK Centre).  The goalkeeper specific open trial recruitment event will take place on Wednesday 6th April 2022, for this season’s U6 to U16 age groups.

The trial times by age group will be as follows:

Current U6 to U9 – 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Current U10 to U12 – 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Current U13 to U16 – 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

If your child plays the position of goalkeeper and you are interested in attending the trials please click on the link and complete the form below by Sunday 3rd April 2022:

Please click on the link below to see the poster for details.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

WYTHNOS 12 - Week Beginning 28th March

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Learn Its Check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit for Fun - Please wear your PE kit to school today

Language home learning due

 

Dydd Mercher

Maths Home Learning tasks uploaded to J2Homework this afternoon

 

Dydd Iau

Architect Day 

The architects have asked if we can continue to gather items

ready for the building of our village.  If you have the following items at

home over the next week, please could you send them into school with your child:

* Cereal boxes

* Shoe boxes

* Tissue boxes

* Amazon boxes

* Kitchen roll tubes

 

Dydd Gwener

Swimming, pyjammas or short and t-shirt are needed alongside swimming

costumes today.  All children will be learning how to tread water whilst wearing clothes,

a key skill in water safety.

 

Have a lovely evening and see you bright and early tomorrow morning

Mrs Rees :o)

Wellbeing Wednesday - Friendship. We discussed what friendships mean to us and what qualities a good friend should have. In pairs we worked together to create a 'true friend' on our playground, filling them with words and pictures which represented these qualities. We also chatted to a friend to find out more about them and then created Venn Diagrams to show the similarities and differences between us.

Architect Project - We worked with Josh and Marie from Stride Treglown Architect and Design Company to find out what an architect does. We then become architects and started planning our own village. We had to think about who would live in our village and what buildings these people would need. Once we had a list of buildings, we started to design some in readiness for building next week.

Habitat Sorting Activity - We worked in groups to match a range of living things to descriptions and then decided on an appropriate habitat

Recycle unwanted clothes and raise funds for our school!

 

 

A quick reminder that we are still collecting clothing at school and donating to Dragon Bags, a company which is a free fundraising scheme that helps schools across Wales raise funds through textile recycling.  The money we raise from this scheme goes towards buying resources for use in the classroom and outdoors to enhance the learning experiences we offer our pupils.

 

How Does it Work?

Dragon Bag's aim is to help every single school throughout Wales achieve their fundraising goals as well as diverting textiles from landfill at the same time. Parents/Carers donate their unwanted clothing to school and it  is placed in one of our recycling bins.  We have one in the school hall and one in the staff car park.  Once the bins are full, we contact Dragon Bags and they come to collect our donations.  Once your clothes are loaded onto their van they start a journey that could take them to any corner of the world.  Different items will be more likely to end up in different climates; that old ski suit isn’t likely to be making its way to Africa any-time soon!  One thing all the clothes do have in common is that they are going to a place where they will provide affordable clothing to people who need it.

 

When the clothes are collected, the items are weighed and the school are issued with a receipt pf collection.  Once the final weight is agreed, the school receive the relevant funds within 5 days.  At present we get 35p/kg.

 

If you are thinking of having a clear out, please bring your unwanted clothes to school and we will take care of the rest.  Take a look below at the items Dragon Bags will accept.

 

 

There are some items they can not accept. Take a look below:

 

Any donations will be gratefully received.  We thank you in advance for your continued support.

Mrs Rees and Super Ambassadors

 

Gift Aid 

The PTA are looking to reclaim Gift Aid on school donations so that we have more money to spend on school projects and initiatives. 

 

In order to do this, we need to collect information for HMRC. To make this as simple as possible we have created a Microsoft Form to collate this information and would be really grateful if you could please complete.

 

All data collected is held in the Hwb servers and will only be used for this purpose.

Please click the link below to access this form:

Diolch

PTA

Wythnos 11 - Week Beginning 21st March 2022

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

World Downs Syndrome Day - Please wear odd socks

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit for Fun - Please wear your PE kit to school today

Welsh home learning due

 

Dydd Mercher

Language Home Learning tasks uploaded to J2Homework this afternoon

 

Dydd Iau

Architect Day 

We are very lucky to have been asked to take part in a STEM project with the architects involved in planning our new school building.  They will be working with us to create a very special project.  As part of the project we will work with the architects to learn about their job and the skills they need to carry out their role.  We will learn about measurement, size, perspective and much more.

 

The architects have asked if we can gather some resources to complete the project.  We will be creating something from junk modelling and there are a few items we will need.  If you have the following items at home over the next week, please could you send them into school with your child:

* Cereal boxes

* Shoe boxes

* Tissue boxes

* Amazon boxes

* Kitchen roll tubes

 

Your child will be bringing home a photograph consent form tomorrow.  The Royal Institute of British Architects would like to ask permission to take photographs of the group – which could include your child and their work. Photographs and recordings will be used for activities which might include, but are not limited to the purposes listed below:

*Website(s)

* Social media

* Educational resources

* Marketing and publicity materials

* Local and national press

* Corporate presentations

* Publications

 

Dydd Gwener

Swimming, please ensure swimming kit, towel and goggle (if required) are sent into school today.

 

Have a lovely evening and see you bright and early tomorrow morning rocking your odd socks.

Mrs Rees :o)

World Down Syndrome Day - Monday 21st March 2022

 

The #LotsOfSocks campaign exists to raise awareness about Down syndrome.

#LotsOfSocks help us to get people talking on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), celebrated each year on 21 March.

All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed - they might be mismatched socks or your craziest and most colourful socks, whatever takes your fancy and wear them to school next Monday!

If someone asks you about your socks you can tell them, "I'm wearing them to raise awareness of Down syndrome"

Get yourself informed so you can tell them about Down syndrome.

Be a part of the global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

WYTHNOS 10 - Week Beginning 14.03.22

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Homework due in today

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kit to school.

Parent Consultation appointments on School Cloud - Afternoon and Evening

 

Dydd Mercher

Homework uploaded onto Hwb

Parent Consultation appointments on School Cloud - Evening

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

Swimming - Please bring swimming kit, towel and goggles (if needed)

 

Plantasia Trip

We had a wonderful time on our trip last week and hopefully you have managed to see some of the fun we got up to on Twitter.  The children were a credit to you; they were great ambassadors for the school too.  I am looking forward to delving deeper into the wonderful world of rainforests and habitats over the next two weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend Caerau and managed to get out and about in between the showers.  Have a good evening and see you tomorrow morning.

Mrs Rees :o)

Rights Morning - 9th March

 

As part of our weekly rights session in KS2, we have decided that this week's articles will link to war and conflict.  With the ever increasing news coverage of the heart-breaking situation in Ukraine, and the increased number of questions coming from our pupils, we feel it is important to discuss what is happening.  Years 3 to 6 will take part in discussion activities and circle time sessions where their feelings and fears will be addressed. Obviously each session will be age appropriate dependent on the year group and the amount of information discussed will differ from years 3 to 6.

 

 

 

 

As a school, we feel it is important to address this matter but also offer support to the people of Ukraine.  We are therefore asking for a £1 donation to the charity UNICEF who we are working closely with as we continue on our rights journey.  UNICEF currently have an emergency Ukraine crisis appeal and are one of the many humanitarian charities calling for an immediate ceasefire.

 

How UNICEF is helping children in Ukraine?

They have been working tirelessly to keep children safe since this conflict began eight years ago and they are determined to remain in Ukraine to reach the most vulnerable children and families.

  • They are helping to provide families with access to clean water and healthy food.
  • They are delivering lifesaving supplies to support families who have been forced to flee and are working closely with local health facilities to ensure they have the vital supplies needed.
  • They are helping to make sure that child protection services continue.
  • They are working with our partners and the UNHCR to assess the refugee situation across neighbouring countries.
  • In neighbouring countries they are delivering Blue Dot safe spaces with our partners, which will provide care and support, information to families seeking refuge, psychosocial support, water and sanitation supplies, safe spaces for mothers and children, protection for unaccompanied and separated children and more.

 

We thank you for your continued support and appreciate any donations that are given.

Kind Regards

KS2 Staff

WYTHNOS 9 - Week Beginning 7th March

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check 

Learn Its Check 1

Homework due in today

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 fun - please wear P.E kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Well-being Wednesday

Home learning task uploaded to J2Homework

 

Dydd Iau

Trip to Plantasia - Please can all children wear their school uniform with sensible footwear?  A packed lunch, with a drink is required.  We will be leaving school promptly after registration, please endeavour to be in school on time today.

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check 2

Swimming - please bring swimming costume,  towel and goggles (if needed).

 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

See you tomorrow,

Mrs Rees :o)

Eisteddfod Activities - 28th February 2022 - We spent the morning singing songs and watching the infants perform dances and poems, and then during the afternoon we carried out a range of activities with a Welsh theme.

Well-Being Wednesday - 2nd March - We looked at aspirations and discussed the jobs we could be when we are older and why we wanted to be these. Lots of fun was had discussing our hopes and dreams for our future selves.

World Book Day 2022 - We carried out a book scavenger hunt, finding adverbs, similes and a range of different characters within the books in our class library.

WYTHNOS 8 - W.B 28th February 2022

 

 

Croeso Nol!  I hope you have all had a wonderful half term and enjoyed time with family and friends, recharging those batteries after a busy half term.  It was lovely to see the sun appear towards the end of the week so I am sure you have had lots of fun out and about.  I am looking forward to hearing all about your adventures tomorrow.

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Children can wear Welsh costumes/jerseys or Welsh coloured clothes into school today for our Eisteddfod. We will be singing our song in our houses to the school and completing Welsh themed activities in the afternoon. I hope you have all been practising it ready to perform.

 

Dydd Mawrth

PE - Please wear kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Homework will be uploaded to J2Homework

Rights and Wellbeing Wednesday

 

Dydd Iau

World Book Day - Please remember you are welcome to come to school dressed as your favourite character from your favourite book,  I can not wait to see who arrives in Caerau!

The children will have the opportunity to buy a book in our bring and buy fair in the afternoon.  If you have a book you no longer want and are willing to donate, please bring it to school tomorrow or Tuesday.

 

 

Dydd Gwener

Swimming - please remember to bring your swimming costume/trunks, towel and goggles if required.  A plastic bag would be useful to put the wet items into.  There is no time to shower and wash hair, so no shower gel or shampoo is required.

 

 

I am really pleased to let you know that Miss Morris will be returning to Caerau tomorrow morning.  She is very excited to see you all and to start working with you on the next part of our topic.  Miss Morris is a student teacher from University of England, Bristol and was with us before Christmas.  She thoroughly enjoyed her time in Year 4 and has told me she can not wait to start her next placement with you this week.

 

I am really looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning my little lovelies.  We have a busy week ahead but lots of fun to be had.

 

Mrs Rees :o)

 

 

 

 

School Closure 18/02/22 

 

We will be sharing suggested activities to work on at home tomorrow (18th February) during the closure day.  This work will be uploaded to J2Homework at 9am tomorrow morning.

 

If the activity is a practical one, please don’t feel you have to upload the activity, but if you would like to share your lovely work with us then upload a photo to your J2File.  

 

If you need to contact me during the day, I will be available between 9am and 3.30pm on J2Message which you will find on J2Easy.  I have gone through how to use this application with the children today and all children were confident how to find and use it.  Please do not email me, I will only be responding to messages sent through J2Message.  There is an option to send a direct message to myself (Mrs Rees) or you can message the whole class.  You will need to choose Caerau.

 

I hope you all stay safe and look forward to seeing you when we return to school after the holiday on 28th February. 

 

Have a wonderful half term.

WYTHNOS 6 - Week Beginning 14th February

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kits to school

Homework due in today

 

Dydd Mercher

J2 Homework - Welsh task

 

Dydd Gwener 

Swimming

Learn its

 

This week is Welsh week. We will be completing all our Welsh tasks for our Eisteddfod competitions.  I am looking forward to seeing your creative juices flowing as we delve into the wonderful world of Welsh art, poetry and song.

 

Mrs Rees :o)

WYTHNOS 4 - W.B 7th February 2022

 

Beth sy'n Digwydd yr Wythnos Hon?

Dydd Llun

Spell check.

Hansel and Gretel reading day - Please bring in reading diaries.

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 fun - Please wear P.E kit to school.

Gingerbread Man reading day - Please bring in reading diaries.

 

Dydd Mercher

J2 homework uploaded onto Hwb.

Puss in Boots reading day - Please bring in reading diaries.

 

Dydd Iau

Jack in the Beanstalk reading day - Please bring in reading diaries.

Learn Its check.

 

Dydd Gwener

INSET DAY - No school for pupils.

 

Dates for The Diary

Eisteddfod

We will be celebrating our Eisteddfod in school on Monday 28th February this year. Children can wear something Welsh, or wear clothing of the Welsh colours to school for this day.

 

World Book Day

World Book day will be celebrated in school on Thursday 3rd March. Children can come into school dressed as their favourite book character. Our PTA will also be running a 'Bring and Buy Book Fair'.   More information will be released about this shortly.

 

PTA are also hosting a Balloon Race. Please see the poster below for details. 

 

 

Here's to another fun packed week Year 4.

Have a lovely evening and see you tomorrow morning

Mrs Rees :o)

Wear Red for Wales and Velindre

As Wales will be playing their first Six Nations Match on Saturday 5th February, we have been invited to take part in a funday on Friday the 4th February.  Could your child wear a red top and tracksuit bottoms/leggings or their PE kit (if you don't have a red top) on Friday and bring in a donation of no more than £1 if you want to donate to the Velindre charity.  They can still wear their PE kit/red top even if you choose not to donate.  KS2 children will have the opportunity to join a zoom rugby themed HITT session during the afternoon.

 

Diolch for your support

WYTHNOS 4 - Week Beginning 31st January

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Hansel and Gretel to read

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Gingerbread Man to read

Fit for Fun - Pupils to wear PE kit to school today

 

Dydd Mercher

Puss In Boots to read

Literacy Homework will be uploaded to J2Homework 

 

Dydd Iau

Jack and The Beanstalk to read

 

Dydd Gwener 

Swimming

Learn Its Check

 

Swimming

Swimming with the local authority will begin this week, Friday 4th February. Years 3 and 4 will be going swimming every Friday for the remainder of the Spring Term. 

 

Please can pupils remember to bring the following to school each Friday for lessons:

Bathers (this should be a one piece swimming costume for girls and appropriate length shorts for boys)

A towel

- Goggles (if needed)

A bag (to put their wet clothing and towel in)

 

Pupils will not have time after lessons to wash hair and shower, so shower gel, shampoo or any other items are not needed.  

 

Please ensure all jewellery is also removed before the children come to school. 

 

Diolch

Mrs Rees :o)

WYTHNOS 3 - W.B 24th January

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Learn its Check 

 

Dydd Mawrth

Pupils to wear PE kit to school today

Homework due

 

Dydd Mercher

Inset Day for Staff - No school for pupils 

Numeracy Homework will be uploaded to J2Homework as normal this afternoon

 

Dydd Iau

Inset Day for Staff - No school for pupils 

 

Dydd Gwener 

Inset Day for Staff - No school for pupils

 

Reading Diaries/Bags 

Due to catching up with work from previous week, not all groups read last week so could ALL children bring their reading diaries into school on Monday for this week only. Thank you.

 

Mr Davies has uploaded an update on the main school blog page on revised drop off and pick up times.  Please head over for his latest information.

 

Although it is only a short week, I am looking forward to seeing you all in the morning for a busy couple of days! 

Mrs Rees :o)

Start of Term Newsletter - Spring 2022

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check 

Hansel and Gretel Reading - Please bring reading diaries today

Maths homework due - do not forget to mark against the answers uploaded

 

Dydd Mawrth

PE today, please wear kit to school,  including a jumper, zip jacket or hoodie as weather is on the cooler side this term.

Gingerbread Man Reading - Please bring reading diaries today

 

Dydd Mercher

Well-being and Rights Wednesday

Puss in Boots Reading - Please bring reading diaries today

 

Dydd Iau

Jack in The Beanstalk Reading - Please bring reading diaries today

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check

 

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend Year 4, I am very much looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning.  Thank you for your behaviour and hard work last week, you really have made me a proud teacher.

 

Mrs Rees :O)

SWIMMING UPDATE

 

The school has been sent an update from the RCT leisure manager today and unfortunately school swimming sessions have been temporarily suspended for this term.  Therefore, we will not be going swimming this Friday and pupils do not need to bring their swimming kits to school with them.  The situation will be reviewed at the end of the month when they are hoping to be in the position to resume the program.  We will keep you updated.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Rees :o)

WYTHNOS 1 - W.B 10th January 2021

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

No Spell Check today (see information below)

Hansel and Gretel Reading - Please bring reading diaries today

To start our new topic, we will be going on a walk of the local area during the morning.  This will be weather dependent, however, please make sure your child has sensible footwear on and a warm coat.

 

Dydd Mawrth

PE today, please wear kit to school,  including a jumper, zip jacket or hoodie as weather is on the cooler side this term.

Gingerbread Man Reading - Please bring reading diaries today

 

Dydd Mercher

Well-being Wednesday returns

Puss in Boots Reading - Please bring reading diaries today

 

Dydd Iau

Jack in The Beanstalk Reading - Please bring reading diaries today

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check

Swimming - Please remember swimsuit (no bikini, full swimsuits only) towel and goggles if needed. you may wish to send a plastic bag for your child to put their wet swimming clothes and towel in at the end of the session so that their school bags don't get too damp.  All jewellery to be removed before coming to school please.

 

 

Last week the pupils were re-assessed in their Big Spell and many have moved up lists.  There are a handful of pupils left to assess tomorrow and when they have been completed, new lists will be sent home.  We will start the spell checks a week tomorrow, Monday 17th January.

 

I was very proud of the way you returned to school last week Caerau, a big da iawn and diolch!  You cam back to school with an excellent work ethic and settled back into the classroom very well.

 

Going forward, we need to make sure that we keep the chatting to a minimum until outside on the yard, and when chatting in class we use our spy whisper voices so that the noise level doesn't get too loud.  Remember, we have some members of the class who find it difficult when the noise gets loud.

 

I am really looking forward to starting our new topic this week and delving into the wonderful world of all creatures great and small.

 

Have a lovely Sunday afternoon and see you bright and early tomorrow morning.

Mrs Rees :o)

 

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your families and I hope you are fit and well! I would like to start by saying a big thank you for your Christmas gifts, it was very kind of you and very much appreciated by myself and the other members of staff in  Caerau. We are very much looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. 

 

Mr Davies has updated the blog with our new staggered start and finish times and other information. Please look at the link below to read the updated regulations. 

Main Blog Page

 

Morning Drop Off
We will return to a more staggered approach to our morning drop off routines:

  • Drop off times for all learners with surnames A to L will be 8:50 to 09:00
  • Drop off times for all learners with surnames M to Z will be 09:00 to 09:10.

 

 

Afternoon Pick Up
We will continue with our organisation for the afternoon pick up with a few revisions but will staggered our afternoon pick up times.

 

  • Nursery Pick Up Times - 15:05
  • Pick up times for all other learners with surnames A to L will be 15:10 to 15:20
  • Pick up times for all other learners with surnames M to Z will be 15:20 to 15:30

 

(Please help us by collecting your child from school at the right time)

 

Swimming

This term years 3 and 4 will be attending weekly swimming sessions (starting Friday 14th January), for which they will need a swimming costume, towel and goggles if they usually wear them. 

 

See you tomorrow.  I am looking forward to hearing about all your news.

Mrs Rees :o)

 

Christmas Concert Video

 

Caerau's Christmas video will be shared in Caerau's J2E shared folder on Hwb tomorrow at 4pm.  We hope you enjoy.

 

Please consider the Christmas video in the same way as you would if taking a video in the school hall.  They are for personal use only, for you to enjoy as a parent/guardian/carer.  They should be watched in J2E and not downloaded.  They must not be shared on any form of social media. 

 

Many children and their parents do not consent to them being shared and we need to be mindful that we keep everyone safe online.  It is only by being supportive of everyone’s wishes, that we can continue to share in this way.

 

Thank you for your support in this matter.

‘Only by working together, can we achieve our aims.’

WYTHNOS 14 - Week Beginning 13th December

 

Wow! Can you believe we are about to start our last week of the Autumn term?  It is true what they say, time flies when you are having fun!  We have had an amazing first term in year 4 and you have all been working very hard.  I am extremely proud of everything you have achieved this term and you should be proud of yourselves.  It has been a pleasure to look at and mark your books over the last few weeks, you have produced some lovely pieces of work.  Just one more week and we will be finishing for a well deserved Christmas break!

 

Techniquest Trip

It is safe to say we all had a blast on Thursday on our first trip in 2 years.  It was such a lovely feeling to get on a coach as a whole class and arrive somewhere off site to spend the day together.  The children were very well behaved and great ambassadors for our school.  They spent the morning exploring the science exhibitions on offer.  The echo of laughter filled the room and it was such a lovely sound.  After dinner we were treated to an Elf and Safety workshop where we helped Santa's Chief Elf to decide which new inventions would be passed.  There were sparks, flames and bangs galore, we LOVED it!

 

Take a look at some of the fun we had...

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

      

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

BETH SY'N DIGWYDD YR WYTHNOS HON?

 

This week the pupils will be recording a small Vlog post about Christmas traditions around the world as an end to our topic.  Please see J2Homework for more information if you have not already seen it.

 

Dydd Llun

Jack in The Beanstalk Reading

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit for Fun - Please wear PE kit to school

Hansel and Gretel and Gingerbread Man Reading

 

Dydd Mercher

Grwp Pel-Droed Recording

Cinema afternoon as a thank you treat from us

 

Dydd Iau

Grwp Rygbi Recording

Puss in Boots Reading

 

Dydd Gwener

Grwp Pel Rhwyd Recording

Last day of school

 

Have a lovely Sunday and see you tomorrow for a fun packed week ahead.

Mrs Rees :o)

 

 

 

 

DISNEY RAFFLE

Tesco have kindly provided us with a Disney Christmas Hamper to raffle within school.  This week, the school council will be selling raffle tickets for 50p a strip.  If your child would like to purchase a strip of tickets, please send the money in to school by Friday 10th of December.  We will draw the raffle on Monday 13th of December.  

YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!!!

WYTHNOS 13 - Week Beginning 6th December 2021

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Hansel and Gretel Reading

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit For Fun - Please wear PE Kit to school

Gingerbread man Reading

 

Dydd Mercher

Puss in Boots Reading

 

Dydd Iau

Techniquest Trip - Pupils to wear school uniform and bring a packed lunch

 

Dydd Gwener

Jack in the Beanstalk Reading

Christmas Dinner Day - Please wear your Christmas Jumpers if you wish to

Recording Christmas concert piece - Please bring in costume/props (texts will be sent)

 

We are continuing our journey around the world delving into the Christmas traditions in many countries on our travels.  The children will be working in groups and independently to carry out a range of tasks that will include research, leaflet writing and elf daily routines.

 

Take a look at last week's fun...

 

On Monday a mysterious parcel arrived in Caerau with snowy footprints left beside it.  On the parcel lay a tag with a message to Year 4 from the big man himself, Father Christmas!  He has asked for our help.  He wants to know if Christmas is the same all over the world or whether there are different traditions in each country.  We spent the morning delving into the big bag of goodies left and discussed where in the world they came from.

 

We had fluffy hats from Russia, a sarong from Australia, metro timetables for Madrid and traditional Indian dress to name just a few things we looked at.  We also had a few sweet treats delivered which we are going to enjoy this Monday as we ran out of time last week.

   

 

 

 

We created ourselves as elves. Article 8 of UNCRC states that all children have a right to an identity and we decided to elf ourselves and look at how identities can change.

      

 

   

 

      

 

   

 

      

 

   

 

      

 

   

 

Following on from our elf activity we delved deeper into the wonderful world of identity during Rights Wednesday where we discussed how identity is not just about the way we look but about everything inside that makes us who we are.  The children discussed stereotypes and assumptions and the fact that Article 2 UNCRC states that ALL children should have all 42 rights.  This means that no matter where a child comes from, what they look like, who or where they live, they deserve to be treated the same and have the opportunity to have adults who do the best for them.

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

Here's to another fun packed week Caerau.  Have a wonderful Sunday and see you tomorrow morning bright and early, ready to learn.

Mrs Rees :o)

 

WYTHNOS 12 - Week Beginning 29th November

 

Wow!  What another fun packed week we had last week during our stay cation in the UK looking at Remembrance Day.  I am extremely proud of the effort shown by everyone.  We created leaflets about The Royal British Legion, followed step by step instructions to make clay poppies and looked at perimeter making Numicon characters and using our addition skills.  Take a look at the fun we had below...

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

      

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

This week we are starting the Christmas festivities as we jet off around the world to discover the traditions that take place during this magical time in many different countries.  We are going to be delving into many cultures, religions and beliefs to help the children become ethically informed citizens who know their rights and use what they know to find out more about the world.

 

There will be no specific Guided Reading sessions this week as I will be working with groups in a different way and we will be incorporating our reading sessions within different tasks throughout the week.  I ask instead, that all pupils bring their Reading Diaries in tomorrow so that I can award any reading dojos to those who have been practising their reading at home over the last week.

 

The children came home on Friday with their lines for the Christmas concert.  This year it will be a virtual concert and each class will be creating a short video for our a parents to enjoy.  Please could you spend this week helping your child learn their line/s.  There will be no homework this week so that they can dedicate the time to learn the words and the two songs we will introduce to them tomorrow.  In terms of costumes, I will let you know what is needed tomorrow afternoon.

 

Dydd Gwener

On Friday we will be having a non-uniform day organised by the PTA.  Please see the poster below for more information.

 

Here's to an amazing week of fun and laughter.  I can not wait to see where our travels take us and the adventures we will have.  You all worked hard on the noise level in class last week, please continue to do so this week.

 

Have a good evening my little lovelies and see you tomorrow morning

Mrs Rees :O)

WYTHNOS 11 - Week Beginning 22nd November

 

We had a great week last week celebrating Antibullying Week, Remembrance Day and Children in Need.  I was very proud of the discussions had during the week and the way the children listened to each other with empathy and compassion.  Take a look at some of the fun we had...

 

GARDEN OF KINDNESS

As a whole school, we are busy making things to create a beautiful Garden of kindness in the school hall.  Caerau were asked to create birds of all shapes and sizes.  We watched a tutorial giving us step by step instructions to make origami birds, and then turned paper plates into beautiful robins and colourful birds of paradise.

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD DIABETES DAY

Sunday 14th of November was World Diabetes Day which became an official United Nations Day in 2006.  It is marked every year on 14th November because this is the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922.  In class we found out about diabetes and how people are affected by it, and also watched videos to find out about the amazing work Diabetes UK do to support those with this illness.  We then designed blue nail creations to mark 100 years since insulin was discovered.

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIGHTS MORNING

On Wednesday mornings we spend the time discussing the rights of a child.  We have spent the last few weeks familiarising ourselves with the 42 UNCRC articles.  This week I was very impressed with how many the children have remembered and understood.  Ask your child what rights they remember.  I wonder which ones have stayed with them the most.  As part of Antibullying Week, we looked at the rights linked to a child's development.  We looked at the following:

* Article 8 - A right to an identity.

* Article 12 - A right to be listened to.

* Article 19 - A right to be protected from violence and abuse.

Article 23 - A right to special care and education if disabled.

* Article 24 - A right to healthy food and clean water.

 

The children worked in groups to discuss what they need to ensure they have all these rights. They filled an outline of one of their group with these things. The final pictures looked amazing. Take a look below...

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Hansel and Gretel Reading

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Gingerbread Man Reading

Fit For Fun - Please wear your PE Kits to school today

 

Dydd Mercher

Puss in Boots Reading

Well Being and Rights Wednesday

 

Dydd Iau

Jack in the Beanstalk Reading

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check

 

Here's to another fabulous week my little lovelies where we remain in the UK and look deeper into Remembrance and the work the Royal British Legion do.

 

Have a good evening and see you tomorrow morning

Mrs Rees :o)

WYTHNOS 10 - Week Beginning 15th November

 

I would like to take this opportunity to say DIOLCH to all the mums and dads I spoke to last week during our parent consultation evenings.  It was lovely to have the time to speak to you about your child's progress and have the opportunity to answer some of your questions.  Thank you for the lovely comments made and the honest feedback given.  Your continued support is gratefully received.

 

 

https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2021-one-kind-word

 

Anti-Bullying Week is an annual UK event which aims to raise awareness of bullying and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it.  At Penygawsi we understand the importance of raising awareness during this week and providing our pupils with the tools and strength needed if they ever find themselves being bullied.

 

This year the theme is ‘One Kind Word’, emphasising the positive impact a small gesture or comment can have on someone else’s day.  Odd Socks Day is held on 15th November to kick off Anti-Bullying Week. This day helps us to recognise that everyone is unique and different, and that we all need kindness and respect.  

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Odd Sock Day - pupils to wear odd socks to school

Spell Check

Hansel and Gretel Reading Day

 

Dydd Mawrth

Maths Homework due

Fit for Fun - Wear PE Kit to school

Gingerbread Man Reading Day

 

Dydd Mercher

Language Homework on J2E Homework

Royal British Legion Visitor

Class Christmas PTA Pictures (see below)

Puss in Boots Reading Day

 

Dydd Iau

Jack in the Beanstalk Reading Day

 

Dydd Gwener

Children In Need - Pupils to dress up as their favourite Hero and bring in £1 donation

 

Christmas Jumpers

We will be taking our annual Christmas photo on Wednesday 17th November. Please can your child bring in a Christmas jumper/top/dress to wear for the photo on this day? Please can you send them in a bag, clearly labelled with their name? The children are to wear their uniform to school and will put their Christmas items on for the photo, then take them straight off again to bring back home that day.

 

Here's to a fun packed week where we are jetting home to the UK to raise awareness of Remembrance Day, Antibullying Week and Children in Need.  A week of discussion and listening to one another with kindness and compassion.

 

 

 

Have a great Sunday my little lovelies and see you Monday morning when we will be celebrating all the wonderful differences we have in Caerau

Mrs Rees :o)

STARTING BLOCKS - Athletics Program

WYTHNOS 9 - Week Beginning 8th November

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Hansel and Gretel Reading

Spell Check

Language homework due on Hwb

 

Dydd Mawrth

Gingerbread Man Reading

Fit For Fun - Please wear your PE Kits to school today

Parent Consultation Meetings via School Cloud

 

Dydd Mercher

Puss in Boots Reading

Well Being and Rights Wednesday

Maths Homework uploaded to J2E Homework

Parent Consultation Meetings via School Cloud

 

Dydd Iau

Jack in the Beanstalk Reading

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check

 

As you may be aware, Children in Need is on Friday 19th November.  School Council and Super Ambassadors met last week to discuss how we can celebrate one of our most favourite days in the school calendar safely.  We have decided that the children will celebrate in their class bubbles but everyone will come to school dressed in the same theme.

 

This year, School Council have decided upon HEROES as our theme.  This means children can come dressed as their most treasured hero for the day.  If you do not have a costume at home or your child does not have a specific hero then they are welcome to come dressed in their pjs instead.  We will be asking for a £1 donation for this special charity.

 

 

Here's to another fun packed week ahead my little lovelies where we continue our work on the wonderful Hindu festival, Diwali.

 

Have a lovely Sunday everyone and see you Monday morning

Mrs Rees :o)

 

  

CLASS TRIP

 

As part of our science topic this term, we have planned and booked a trip to Techniquest for later this term.  We are very excited to be able to offer a trip to the pupils after such a challenging time last year.  We know the children are very much looking forward to it as much as we are.

 

The trip is booked for Thursday 9th December.  During the visit we will have time to explore the many science exhibitions that Techniquest has on offer, as well as taking part in one of their fabulous workshops. As we are visiting during December, we have chosen one of their Christmas themed science shows, Elf and Safety.

 

We will join the Elf and Safety team as they show us the very latest in elf technology to help prepare Santa for what will be his busiest Christmas yet.  As if jetting around the entire world in just one night wasn’t enough to expect, it turns out that the number of children who need a visit this year is higher than ever. If we don’t take some drastic action, we could have the world’s worst delivery crisis on our hands!  Now, it’s down to the elves to come up with new clever ideas to help meet this challenge. But wait… some of those inventions look a bit odd to us, are they sure they’re safe? We’re going to join the team and help the elves to test out their plans to save Christmas this year.

 

During the visit, the children will have the opportunity to develop not only their science skills, but their numeracy and literacy skills too.

 

We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £7.50 towards the cost of the trip.  The children will need to wear their school uniform and bring a packed lunch with them on the day.

 

As you may be aware, all school trip payments now take place online as this is the preferred method suggested by RCT local authority.  To pay your contribution to the trip, visit the following link.

http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/schoolpayments

 

We are asking that payments be paid by Wednesday 10th November, with the payment closing on Friday 12th November.  A letter will come home with your child on Monday and if you agree to them attending the trip, please complete the form at the bottom of the letter and returned to school by Friday 12th November.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Rees and Miss Morris

MATHOPOLY FUN

WYTHNOS 8 - Week Beginning 1st November

 

 

Hello my little lovelies!  I hope you have had a magical half term and enjoyed lots of time with friends and family.  I am looking forward to hearing all your news and listening to what adventures you have been up to whether it be about crisp autumn walks or spooky Halloween fun.

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Hansel and Gretel Reading Day - Reading Diary in School

 

Dydd Mawrth

PE - Please wear kit to school.

Gingerbread Man Reading Day - Reading Diary in School

 

Dydd Mercher

Language Homework on J2Homework

Puss in Boots Reading Day - Reading Diary in School

 

Dydd Iau

Jack in The Beanstalk Reading Day - Reading Diary in School

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its Check

 

Here's to another fun packed week Caerau where we find ourselves flying to our next destination.  This time we are off to India and delving into the wonderful celebrations of the Diwali festival.

 

Have a lovely Sunday and see you bright and early Monday morning.

Mrs Rees :o)

 

 

 

WYTHNOS 7 - Week Beginning 18th October 

 

Wow!  Can you believe we are in our final week of this half term?!  Time flies when you are having fun!  We have had a very buy half term Year 4 and you have been working extremely well, I am very proud of you!  I hope you have enjoyed the festivals we have visited so far because I have and I have learnt a lot about the traditions along with you.

 

Take a look at some of the fun we have had over the past few weeks...

 

DIWRNOD SHWMAE

 

Dragon Mindfulness Colouring

 

 

 

Wales Fact File Research

 

 

 

Welsh Reading Comprehension

 

 

 

 

 

Castle Building Using Minecraft Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELL BEING WEDNESDAY

 

Why My Friends Think I Am Amazing

 

 

 

 

I Am Amazing Self Portraits

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Partner Exercise Activities

 

 

 

 

 

RCT MUSIC

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Book Review Homework to be brought to school

Hansel and Gretel Reading Day - Reading Diary in School

 

Dydd Mawrth

PE - Please wear kit to school.

Gingerbread Man Reading Day - Reading Diary in School

 

Dydd Mercher

Maths Homework on J2Homework

Puss in Boots Reading Day - Reading Diary in School

 

Dydd Iau

Jack in The Beanstalk Reading Day - Reading Diary in School

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its check

Happy Half Term Everyone! :o)

 

Here's to another fun filled week my little lovelies where we will be delving deeper into the wonderful festival of Kwanzaa.

 

Have a super Sunday and see you Monday morning

Mrs Rees :o)

HARVEST FESTIVAL 2021

 

On  November 3rd, we will be holding our annual Harvest Festival.  It is going to be a little different this year and we will be delivering our Harvest items in our class bubbles virtually.  The pupils will enjoy the assembly from the comfort of their classrooms with each class celebrating in their own unique way.


In Britain, thanks have been given for successful harvests since pagan times. A Harvest festival is traditionally held on the Sunday near or of the Harvest Moon.  This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. The celebrations on this day usually include singing hymns, praying, and decorating churches with baskets of fruit and food in the festival known as Harvest Festival, Harvest Home or Harvest Thanksgiving.


At Penygawsi we believe Harvest is an important time of year, not only to give thanks to God for all the wonderful food we eat, but also to help others that are less fortunate than us. We feel a great way to do this is to support a very special local charity, The Food Bank.

 

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The Food Banks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis. We are asking that if possible the children consider donating an item of food to our Harvest table that will be decorated and displayed in the hall during the week of our virtual assembly.


After our virtual celebrations, the School Council and staff will work to package any donations to send them to the food bank ready for local families who will be so very grateful to receive them.

 

Below is a list of items that Food Bank believe their families are in most need of: 

  1. Milk (UHT)
  2. Cereal and Porridge Oats
  3. Tinned and Packet Soup
  4. Fruit Juice (UHT Carton)
  5. Pasta Sauces
  6. Rice
  7. Sponge pudding (tinned)
  8. Custard
  9. Tinned tomatoes
  10. Lentils
  11. Savoury Rice
  12. Noodles
  13. Pasta 'n' Sauce
  14. Couscous
  15. Tinned Vegetables
  16. Instant mash
  17. Tinned potatoes
  18. Tinned Meat
  19. Tinned Fish
  20. Tinned Fruit
  21. Jam
  22. Sugar
  23. Biscuits / snack bars
  24. Vegetable Oil
  25. Tea Bags
  26. Coffee
  27. Hot Chocolate 


We would be very grateful if you could bring any donations you would like to make to school by Monday 1st November 2021.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Super Ambassadors and School Council

WYTHNOS 6 - Week Beginning 11th October

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Hansel and Gretel reading day - reading diary in school

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit For Fun - Please wear your PE kit to school today.

Gingerbread Man reading day - reading diary in school

 

Dydd Mercher

Language Homework uploaded to J2Homework today

Puss in Boots reading day - reading diary in school

 

Dydd Iau

Jack In The Beanstalk reading day - reading diary in school

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its

Shwmae Day

 

 

The children have the choice to wear red, green and white instead of school uniform today to celebrate everything Welsh.  We will be immersing ourselves in the Welsh language today through a range of activities.

 

There will dojo points and prizes for those who speak Welsh to their friends in class and out on the yard.  Maybe you could try and start every conversation with something Welsh.  That could simply mean using 'Shwmae' (Hello) or 'Bore da' (Good morning) and 'Prynhawn da' (Good afternoon).

 

 

Here's to another fun packed week my little lovelies, where we will be delving through the keyhole of houses celebrating our next festival - Kwanzaa.  Africa, here we come!

 

Have a lovely Sunday and see you bright and early on Monday morning

Mrs Rees :O)

 

PUPIL VOICE

 

A big WELL DONE to everyone who stood up in front of the class to present why you should be chosen for our school committees.  It is not easy to stand in front of others and speak but you were all fantastic and what a difficult job it was for your class mates to choose only 2.

 

I am very pleased and proud to announce that this year's class representatives are.... Drum roll please...

 

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Mya and Robert

 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Freya and Cian

 

CRIW CYMRAEG

Eva and Sam

 

Morrisons 'Good to Grow' scheme.

 

 

 

We have been nominated to take part in the Morrisons 'Good to Grow' scheme. We can collect tokens which can be exchanged for gardening equipment for our school.

 

For every £10 you spend (in store or online), you will get a 'grow' token which can be donated to a school of your choice.  You need to download the MyMorrisons app to start collecting and to nominate the school you would like to donate your 'grow' tokens to.

 

This is a great opportunity to get some new gardening equipment for our school allotment, so please tell any family or friends who shop in Morrisons all about it! Diolch.

 

 

Wythnos 5 - Week Beginning 4th October

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Hansel and Gretel Reading

Spell Check

Language homework due on Hwb

School Committee Voting

 

Dydd Mawrth

Gingerbread Man Reading

School photographs - Please wear uniform to school NOT PE kits.

 

Dydd Mercher

Puss in Boots Reading

Maths Homework uploaded to J2E Homework

 

Dydd Iau

Jack in the Beanstalk Reading

 

 

COMMITTEE VOTING

As you may be aware, at Penygawsi we have several pupil voice committees, and each year the children vote for their class representatives.  During the voting process, the children have the opportunity to express why they would like to be part of their chosen committee.  Each class listen to those who are interested and then vote for their favourite candidates.  This year, we will be voting on Monday 4th October for this year's committee members.

 

The children can apply for more than one committee but can only be successful for one.  For each committee, one girl and one boy representative will be chosen.  The committees we will be voting for on Monday are as follows:

 

Criw Cymraeg

School Council

 

Curriculum Committee

Pob Lwc to those who want to apply!

Have a lovely Sunday my little lovelies and see you on Monday when we will be continuing our travels in the USA, learning more about Independence Day.

Mrs Rees :o)

 

Welsh Days of The Week

 

It has come to my attention that some of our parents are not familiar with the days of the week in Welsh.  I apologise for not using the English translation next to them but as a school we have had a push on using the Welsh language for many years now and are currently working towards earning our Silver Award in the Cymraeg Campus.  In order to achieve this, we are keen to have a visual Welsh ethos throughout the school.  It is for this reason I use the Welsh days of the week on this class page.

 

Please see below the translation for the days of the week for those who may need it.  I have also attached a lovely song video from Cyw which you may like to watch with your child.

 

Dydd Llun - Monday

Dydd Mawrth - Tuesday

Dydd Mercher - Wednesday

Dydd Iau - Thursday

Dydd Gwener - Friday

Dydd Sadwrn - Saturday

Dydd Sul - Sunday

 

Dyddiau'r Wythnos - Days of The Week

Wythnos 4 - Week Beginning 27th September

 

A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated to our MacMillan Coffee Morning on Friday.  Whether it was a cake donation or a monetary donation, we are very grateful.  As a school, we raised over £243 which is incredible.  This money will go towards helping MacMillan provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.  

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Maths Homework is due on Hwb

Hansel and Gretel reading day - reading diary in school

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit For Fun - Please wear your PE kit to school today.

Gingerbread Man reading day - reading diary in school

 

Dydd Mercher

Language Homework uploaded to J2Homework today

Puss in Boots reading day - reading diary in school

 

Dydd Iau

Jack In The Beanstalk reading day - reading diary in school

 

Here's to another fun packed week my little lovelies, where we will be delving through the keyhole of houses celebrating our next festival - Independence Day.  Off to the USA we go!

 

Have a lovely Sunday and see you bright and early on Monday morning

Mrs Rees :O)

 

Hwb Help Sheet

Wythnos 3 - Week Beginning 20th September

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spelling Test today. If your child gets 9 or 10 out of 10 they will move up to List 2.  If they get less than 9, they will need to repeat List 1.

Language homework due on Hwb.

 

Dydd Mawrth

Please wear your PE kit to school - Fit For Fun.

 

Dydd Mercher

Maths homework uploaded to J2Homework

 

A little reminder that we have become a paper less school when it comes to homework and all work will be uploaded and should be submitted through Hwb.  Therefore, we will not be sending home paper copies of the tasks set each week, unless your child has an issue with their Hwb account.

 

There is no need to print anything out as we would like the pupils to use J2Launch and the applications on there to complete the tasks set.  Every week, I will give suggestions of the specific app your child could use.

 

 

Your child came home on Friday with their updated username and password to log on to Oxford Reading Buddy.  During the first week of term, all pupils in KS2 undertook a reading assessment which looked at their reading fluency and comprehension.  From this the pupils have been regrouped and changes may have been made to the stage they are reading on Oxford Reading Buddy.

 

Please do not worry if your child is repeating a stage or has stayed on the same stage, this does not mean they have gone backwards but it means that they have not completed certain stages and it is beneficial that they do.

 

Unfortunately, we are unable to send paper books home at present, so please can you encourage your child to read books using Oxford Reading Buddy and any that you have at home?  When listening to your child read, we encourage you to make a comment in their reading diaries, which will be looked at when they are brought to school on your child's reading day.  If your child needs a new reading diary please let me know.

 

Please remember, your child listening to you read is just as important as you listening to them.  When you read, you are modelling expression, pauses and the pronunciation of more difficult words.  If you are the one doing the reading, ask your child a set of questions to determine their understanding of what they have listened to.

 

Your child will be told their reading groups tomorrow.  Please see below the Reading Group Days for this term.

Monday - Hansel and Gretel

Tuesday -  Gingerbread Man

Wednesday - Puss in Boots

Thursday - Jack in The Beanstalk

Friday Hansel and Gretel

 

 

So, something very exciting happened last week.  A magical keyhole appeared in the classroom with an envelope inside.  When we opened the envelope we found a letter from Welsh explorer Ash Dykes.  He has set Caerau a challenge to find out about the celebrations and traditions around the world.  Once we finished reading the letter, we discussed our ideas and then watched an interview with Ash himself; he really is one cool dude!

 

  

 

 

Ash Dykes Interview

 

Here's to another fun packed week Year 4.  I am looking forward to delving through the keyhole and finding out about the wonderful celebrations that take place in our first country of choice, China.

 

Have a lovely Sunday and see you Monday morning

Mrs Rees :o)

 

 

Autumn Term Newsletter

Wythnos 2 - W.B 13th September 2021

 

Wow, what a great first week back we had!  It was lovely to see the children's smiley faces on Monday and also see them still there on Friday afternoon.  They especially enjoyed our science investigations focused on forces.  We made predictions, talked about fair testing and carried out 2 enquiries looking at the height and material of ramps, and how this affects the distance a car travels.  Take a look at the photos below to see some of the fun we had.

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

  I hope the children enjoyed their first week in Caerau and are looking forward to another exciting week ahead. 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What Is Happening This Week?

 

Your child will come Monday with their new Big Spelling set list.  We carried out an assessment last week to see what list was needed for each child.  As it is a new term, we will be starting from List 1 of each set again.  So even if your child brings home the same set as before the summer, they need to start with List 1.  Revising words they have done previously will not harm them and in fact, will help them spell them without support in their independent writing.

 

Please support your child in learning these spellings throughout the week.  We suggest they spend at least 5 minutes a day practising each word, spelling them verbally, writing them down and also putting them into sentences so that they have a thorough understanding of the word.

 

Our spelling tests will take place every week on a Monday, with the children practising them daily during registration Tuesday to Friday.

 

Take a look at this tip sheet with some strategies for learning spellings.

Spelling Strategies Tip Sheet

 

Dydd Mawrth

Please wear PE kit to school today as you have Fit For Fun followed by your first Music session.

 

Dydd Mercher

Language homework will be uploaded to J2Homework today and is due back on Monday 20th September.

 

We have a busy week ahead Caerau, it is important that we remain focused and keep the chatting to a minimum.  Remember those indoor voices and let's try really hard to keep our bottoms on our seats this week!

 

 

 

Have a lovely Sunday evening and see you bright and early tomorrow morning my little lovelies.

Mrs Rees :o)

Wythnos 1 - Week Beginning 6th September

 

 

Welcome to Caerau's Class Page.  This is where you will find all the relevant information you will need for your child's class each week.  I aim to update this page before Sunday afternoon each week.  I will also update photos and information about the fun and exciting things we will be doing in class.

 

Hello from me!  I am Mrs Rees and I will be your child's class teacher this year.  I am really looking forward to working in Year 4 and getting to know your child, as well as yourselves over the next three terms.

 

We are very lucky to have Mrs Mallia with us this year.  She will be with us every day and there to support individual pupils within the class.

 

 

I hope you have had a wonderful summer and have enjoyed lots of time with family and friends.  After such a strange year, we all certainly deserved some fun and adventures.  I am looking forward to hearing all about what you have been up to and seeing you all on Monday. I hope you are all excited to return to school and ready for lots of fun while we start the next part of your learning journey.

 

Our first week will focus on you settling into Year 4 and giving me time to get to know you all.  We have our Class Charter to complete, looking at the Children's Rights we would like to focus on in our class this year, along with the rules we think we need to make Caerau the best class it can possibly be!

 

Every day, your child will need to bring: 

A packed lunch (if they are not having school dinner.)

A small, healthy snack in a sealed bag or container.

A bottle of water - NO squash or fizzy drinks please.

 

Lunch boxes will be kept on your child's peg in the cloakroom and the children will place their snack box and drink bottle in our class snack boxes when they come into class every morning. Please ensure all items are clearly labelled and if your child is having packed lunch, please can snacks be kept separate?

 

PE will be on a Tuesday (starting 7th September) and, for the moment, children will still come in to school wearing their PE kits. PE will be outside whenever possible so please choose kit appropriate to the weather e.g. tracksuit bottoms or shorts, jacket or hoodie where necessary.

 

This week looks like it could be very hot. Please ensure that your child has a sun hat and that sun cream is applied before coming into school every day. 

 

We will send out any further information and what we will be learning this term by the end of the first week.

 

Have a lovely Sunday, enjoying the glorious sunshine we have been promised.  Remember to get an early night, ready for our first day together on Monday.  I am looking forward to seeing you all again and starting our Year 4 journey together.

 

Diolch

Mrs Rees :o)

Academic Year 2021-2022

Today is your child's last day in Caerau, and my last day as their class teacher.

 

Honestly, I will miss your children very much, not just as individuals but more as the little community we have built together over the last year and the memories we have made.  Spring term took us by surprise when we entered back into Lockdown, but the children showed their maturity and resilience and continued to produce work to a very high standard, even though lessons were being taught online.  We have thrown our classroom door open and welcomed a number of pupils to our class community this year too, which has been lovely.

 

I am incredibly grateful for the support and patience you have shown me this year and I am thankful for trusting me to 'borrow' your children for a year and teach them.  We may have had another slightly different, rather disrupted school year, but your children are still the best and always will be!

 

You should all be very proud.

 

Thank you so much for all the cards, gifts and kind words.  It's not very often I am speechless, but I have been this week.  You are all so kind.

 

Have a wonderful, wonderful summer.

It's over and out for me! 

See you in September 

 

Mrs B

 

Well, we have made it to the last week!  I can't believe how fast the year has gone, but I can honestly say I have had a fantastic year with you children!

 

Monday - pupils to wear PE kit to school for a session with Fit4Fun.

 

Please see post below regarding Tesco Community Grant Scheme.

 

Diolch 

 

Mrs B

 

 

Tesco Community Grant Scheme

 

We wanted to let you know that our school is taking part in the Tesco token scheme and we are hoping to be successful again this year.  Can you ask all your friend and family to put their blue tokens in Penygawsi's slot please?  

 

Our slot is from 12th July 2021 until the 20th September 2021

 

The tesco stores are:

Cowbridge Express CF71 7AG

Talbot Green Extra CF72 8RB

Pontyclun Express CF72 9EE

 

We look forward to seeing if we win again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wythnos 13 - 5 July 2021

 

Well, its the penultimate week of the school calendar.  I can't quite believe it!  

 

On Monday, the pupils will be told who their class teacher is going to be next year and a text will be sent home before the end of the day.  The children will have an opportunity to meet their class teacher on Friday.  i am sure they can't wait!

 

As our end product for this topic, the pupils wanted to write their own campfire song and create a music video.  They have been working hard on these over the last few weeks and weather permitting, we are hoping to record them on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please can the pupils come to school in casual clothes on these days that will fit with their music video?  Once the videos are recorded, we will share them with you via j2e.

 

Pupils to wear PE kit to school on Friday.

 

Diolch 

 

Mrs B

Wythnos 12 - 28 June 2021

 

Well we are nearly there.  Last 3 weeks to go!

 

On Thursday the children are going to enjoy a fun afternoon with a quiz and a little treat.

 

PE clothes to be worn to school on Friday.

 

Diolch

Mrs B

Wythnos 11 - 21 June 2021

 

We had a great Sports Day last week.  It was so nice to see all the children competing and showing their resilience.  

All pupils to wear school uniform again as from tomorrow.  PE kit on Friday only, please.

 

On Friday we are also wearing red to school (please scroll down to see the poster).  Mr Thomas will be collecting any donations for Velindre at the gate and in Breakfast Club.

 

The weather looks a little unsettled this week.   Please ensure you have a thin rain coat in school daily in case it rains lightly during break and lunch time.

 

Diolch 

 

Mrs B

Wythnos 10 - 14 June 2021

 

Well the weather is looking beautiful for the week just in time for sports day.  Please can pupils wear their PE kit to school every day this week, as we will hold our sports day during the coolest time we can.  Unfortunately, we are unable to invite any spectators to the event, but I will try and take as many photos as possible to share with you on here.  Please ensure that your child has plenty of water in school with them this week, a sun hat and have applied sun cream before they attend school.

 

New homework will be updated on j2homework on Wednesday.

 

Diolch 

Mrs B

 

 

 

Yay, it looks like summer has arrived!  I hope you all had a lovely half term and managed to get out and about in the beautiful sun.  I can't wait to hear what you have been up to tomorrow morning.

 

Well, we are entering the last half term in Caerau.  How did that happen?  We have got the last push to go and lots of work to complete within the next 6 weeks, but I am really looking forward to it.

 

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure you have a water bottle in school with you daily as well as putting on your sun cream before you come to school.  British weather isn't the best, so please bring a coat if the weather forecast doesn't look great.  PE kit is to be worn to school every  Friday this half term.

 

See you in the morning.

Mrs B

Wythnos 7 - 24 May 2021

 

Where have the last 7 weeks gone?  I have loved being back in the classroom with my favourite little people.  We have loved getting stuck in to our topic 'Together Stronger' and have learnt lots of new skills already.  I am looking forward to watching the children transfer their poetry skills after half term, to write a comp fire song.  However, I think we are all ready for a short break now and to recharge our batteries for the final half term of they year.  Fingers crossed that the weather will improve and we can all manage to have a little bit of normality this holiday.

 

Monday

Homework should be completed and pupils need to comment in j2message what level they reached and their score.

 

Wednesday

New homework will be set - Language homework

 

Thursday

All pupils to wear PE kit to school

 

Friday

INSET day

 

Have a lovely half term all and I will see all the children back in school on Monday 7th of June.

 

Mrs B

 

 

Wythnos 6 - 17 May 2021

 

This week is a short week, as Friday is an INSET day, so there is no school for the pupils.

 

Please ensure that homework is uploaded to your j2e 'Homework 2020' folder by Monday morning.  New homework will be available online on Wednesday.  I am looking forward to seeing all your rhyming poems.

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

 

Mrs B

 

 

 

Wythnos 5 - 10 May 2021

 

This week we will be holding our parents' evenings.  Thank you to everyone who has booked an appointment.   Please remember to keep your telephone close by during the half hour time slot you have requested.  Appointments are 10 minutes and I will be adhering to these times as other parents will be waiting for their call.  I am looking forward to telling you all about what your child has been getting up to in school and how you can help support them at home.

 

Thank you for your patience with the homework last Wednesday.  I have been having awful trouble with my HWB account.  I have now managed to write in j2homework too.  All homework needs to be completed, self marked (the answers are in shared files) and uploaded to the Homework 2020 file by Sunday evening.  New homework will be set on Wednesday.

 

PE kit needs to be worn to school on Friday.

 

Reminder that Friday the 21st and 28th of May are INSET days.

 

Diolch 

Mrs B

 

 

 

I hope you have all enjoyed your May bank holiday weekend, even if the weather wasn't on our side.

 

Thank you to all the parents who have already booked their appointment for Parents Evening on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May.  If you haven't already done so, please can you book your slot by clicking on the link on the previous post.  Please remember to book in your child's name, as I don't know all the parents by their first names.

 

All homework tasks to be completed by tomorrow and a new task will be set on Wednesday.

 

PE session will take place on Friday, please wear your kit to school.  It is important that all pupils come to school in their PE kit, so they can take part in PE sessions safely.

 

Diolch

 

Mrs B

 

Summer Term Parent Evenings

Our parent evenings will be held on Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May. These will be via phone call with myself. I will contact you using the first contact telephone number we have in our school system. Please make sure your details are up to date and if you would like us to contact you on a different number, please let me know? Copy and paste the link below to make an appointment:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/caerau-parents-evening-tickets-152981133689

 

Diolch

Mrs B

Wythnos 3 - 26 April 2021

 

Next week is a a quiet week, so only a few things to note.

 

All pupils will need to wear PE kit to school on Tuesday and Friday next week.

 

Both Maths and Language homework must be completed by Monday.  New homework will be set on Wednesday.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

 

Mrs B

Wythnos 2 - 19 April 2021

 

Next week is Wales Outdoor Learning Week, so I am looking forward to getting outdooors with the children.  I have planned a lovely Science activity linked to our Science, but I desperately need 15 large plastic bottles by the beginning of the week.  If you or any family members have any spare, please can you bring them in to school.  I promise to put them all in recycling when we have finished with them.

 

Sponsored Read - If you are unable to pay your money in through paypal, please feel free to send the money in to school with your child in a sealed envelope which is clearly labelled.  I am so proud of the children who have completed the sponsored read and some of the pupils have read so many books.  Da iawn!

 

PE - All pupils to wear PE kit to school on Friday.

 

Literacy Homework - Must be completed by Monday 19th of April.  Maths homework will be set on Wednesday 21st of April on j2e.

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

 

Mrs B

Summer Term - Wythnos 1 - 12th April 2021

I hope you have all had a great Easter holidays and managed to relax and enjoy some family time.

 

Well, I can't quite believe we are entering the Summer term already.  This year has flown, but as the saying goes 'time flies when you are having fun!'  I am looking forward to getting stuck in to our new topic 'Together Stronger'.  The children have decided that they would like to learn about survival skills during this topic, through working together.  This could be fun!  At the end of the term, they are going to be writing, and recording their own campfire song and creating their own music video.  Keep your eyes peeled, as I will be sharing these with you at the end of the term.

 

On Monday the 12th of April, please can the children wear dark tracksuit bottoms/leggings and trainers to school, with their school uniform top.  They will also need a waterproof coat.  Fingers crossed that the weather will be kind to us, and we can kick start the topic down the forest.

 

PE days this term will be every Friday.  On a Friday pupils will need to wear their PE kit to school and bring a water bottle too.  They are going to be working together to play team games.

 

This term we will be combining all the new skills that we learnt during Distance Learning, with what we do best in class.  This means that your child will need to complete some Homework tasks at home before they can complete work in class.  They will find these on j2homeowrk.  Please can you support your child with completing these tasks.  The first task will be set on Monday.  They will need to have completed this before they can complete one of their afternoon tasks independently.  Thank you for your support.

 

I can't wait to see all the pupils on Monday morning, so we can catch up on what they have been getting up to over the Easter holidays, find out how they have been getting on with their sponsored read and start our new topic.  Drop off times and locations will remain the same as before Easter.

 

See you Monday morning.

 

Mrs B

Wythnos 12 - Wythnos olaf

Well, we have nearly made it.  It has been a very strange term, but we have learnt lots of new skills, and I am so glad we have managed to get back in the class together before the holidays.  

 

Please can pupils wear PE kit to school on Wednesday this week.  After Easter, we will have a set day.  I will send further information in the new term.

 

Easter Sponsored Read

                                                                                           

As part of our school vision to encourage the children to immerse themselves in reading for enjoyment, we have decided to do a Sponsored Read during the Easter break.  The money raised will help to fund the expansion of our school library,.  

At the end of the week, we will be sharing the Sponsor form and explanation of how to engage your child in the Readathon!! 

 

The documents will be shared via the J2e for your child's class on the HWB platform that we used during the Online Learning.  Paper copies are available if you need them, please let me know.   

 

You can choose how you would like to sponsor your child, either an amount per minute/hour/chapter/book or you could have fun trying to get a line or a house using the Bingo Reading Card that is also in the folder. 

 

The child who raises the most sponsorship money will receive a prize of a new book!!!

 

I hope you all have a lovely Easter holiday, and I hope the weather is kind to us all.  Have fun!

 

Mrs B

A great start to the week

 

It has been wonderful to see most of the children back in class over the last two days.  We had lots of nervous and anxious children at the beginning of both days, but after a long discussion and reassurance the children were all happy leaving school on both days.  They have assured me, that they are excited to come back tomorrow, to see the rest of the class.  It has been so lovely to see them, catch up, discuss how much they have grown and today we talked about happy dreams that we look forward to when we get back to 'normal'. 

 

Don't forget that PE kit needs to be worn to school tomorrow.  I can't wait to see you all in the morning.

Mrs Black.

Wythnos 11 - 15th of March

 

After 10 weeks of Distance Learning we are finally going to be back in the class with each other next week, and I can't wait!  I am looking forward to seeing all your happy faces and catching up with what you have been getting up to in Lockdown.  I am sure you will have lots of news to tell me.  

 

I want to say a HUGE thank you to both children and parents for all the hard work that has been completed in Lockdown since Christmas.  As a working mum of two, I know it's not easy.  I really appreciate the time and effort that you have put in to every piece of work that you have completed and this will definitely benefit the children when they return next week.  Thank you for all the kind emails I have received over the last few weeks, I really appreciate them too.  They have made me smile, some have even made me shed a few tears, but most of all they have made me a very proud teacher and I feel honoured to be your child's teacher.

 

Information has been sent out for the phased return next week.  In case you haven't see it, please see below:

Pupils with surname A - L on Monday (Arrive between 8.50am and 9.00am. Pick up between 3.10pm and 3.20pm)

Pupils with surname M - Z on Tuesday (Arrive between 9.00am and 9.10am. Pick up between 3.20pm and 3.30pm)

If you have a sibling in FP please enter/leave the school through the FP yard.  All other KS2 pupils to enter/leave via the KS2 side gate (via path)

All pupils will return to school using the same timings as above from Wednesday.

 

Next week, please can pupils attending on Monday and all pupils wear PE kit to school.  This is dark bottoms/leggings and hoody/jumper with a plain white tshirt and trainers.  Please ensure you have a water bottle too.

 

On Sunday 21st of March it is World Down Syndrome Day.  As a school, we always raise awareness of this day, and this year is no different.  On Friday 19th of March we are asking that all pupils come to school wearing 'lots of socks', crazy socks or maybe mismatched socks.  Let's get people talking about Down Syndrome! 

 

Please ensure that pupils have a coat in school with them every day and a substantial, healthy snack to eat at break time.

 

Enjoy your weekend and I can't wait to see you next week!

 

Mrs B

Wythnos 10 - 8 March 2021

 

Week 10 will be our last week of distance learning, due to the children returning to school from the 15th of March.  Mrs Harries will send further details on how this will happen later in the week.  Please keep an eye on the school website.

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

9.30 am - Wellbeing live session - announce the winning house for the Eisteddfod

2.00pm - Live language lesson

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

HUB children will need to wear PE kit to school and bring their water bottle so they can enjoy a session with Fit4Fun

2.00pm - Live Maths lesson

 

You will need paper and a pen for your live lesson, and please remember to join with both camera and microphone turned off.

 

See you Monday morning :0)

 

Mrs B

 

 

 

Wythnos 9 - 1 March 2021

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus Pawb!  We have a very busy week ahead with St David's Day celebrations, World Book Day and our Eisteddfod results.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to celebrate these fantastic days in school, but we will make the most of it and I have set some lovely activities for you to complete on St David's Day and World Book Day.  

 

On Monday our Wellbeing Live session will take place at 9am.  Our other Live sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday this week.  On Thursday morning we will meet for a story linked to our topic to start World Book Day off, and on Friday  afternoon I will be announcing the winners of the Eisteddfod competition.  I will send links for these live sessions during the week.  

 

Hub pupils - please remember that if you are in the HUB on Tuesday this week, you will need to wear your PE kit to school.

Diolch 

Mrs B

Spring 2021

This term our whole school topic is 'Love Where You Live'.  In our class, we have decided to look at the Welsh Coal Mines in greater depth, as part of this topic.  We will be finding our more about the coal mines in Wales, writing a persuasive leaflet to encourage people to visit a coal mine and designing and making a tram.  In Science, we will be looking at forces and how we can use a Newton meter to measure the force of a tram carrying different amounts of coal. Our Welsh topics are 'Salwch' (Illness) and 'Chwaraeon' (Sport).  We will continue to learn these skills through distance learning, but I am keeping everything crossed that we will return to school before Easter, so we can share the amazing work that has already been completed this term so far.

Helo a chroeso i Caerau!

Welcome to the new class page for Caerau.  This is where you will find new information about your child's class.  I will update the class page regularly and will post my weekly update, every Sunday on here from now on. I look forward to sharing all the exciting new updates, so you can find out more about what your child is getting up to in class.

Mrs Black

 

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