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Dosbarth St Tathan - Miss Evans

Shwmae and welcome to Dosbarth St Tathan's class page laugh

 

I am Miss Evans and I will be teaching the lovely year 5s and 6s this year.

 

Here is a little bit of information about me.
I love to keep fit, especially running and going to the gym!

In my spare time I also enjoy reading books and listening to music. As I was growing up my favourite author was Jacqueline Wilson - you will be sure to find some of her books now in the reading garden!

 

I hope you enjoy looking around our class page, where you will find lots of exciting and useful information laugh

 

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Class information

 

1) Homework is set every Monday on TEAMS. Children will have 1 week to complete this. They can choose whether they wish to complete their work on TEAMS or on paper, please ensure it is completed on time.

 

2) Your child will bring home their spellings every Monday, they will be required to practise them at home every night, ready for their test on Friday, please help support them in doing so.

 

3) Our PE days is a Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing appropriate PE kit on this day, each week. Be mindful of the weather and ensure your child is wearing a jacket, shorts, t-shirt, sun-cream etc based on the weather in the morning of the day.

 

4) As a healthy school, we provide a healthy snack for your child at the cost of £1 a week. If you would like your child to receive this, please pay £1 via ParentPay at the start of each week. 

Context (Spring 2024)

 

This term our topic is called 'Captivating Cardiff!'

 

We will be looking at some of the following as well as any ideas that have arisen through pupil voice - 

- Exploring the journey of the River Taff, Ely, Rumney 

- Garth Mountain 

- Caerphilly Mountains 

- The use of greenland 

- Coastal areas – Cardiff Bay 

 

Please take a look at the context overview on the right hand side of the page to explore what we will be looking at during the spring term! >

Language, Literacy and Communication

 

For the 1st half of spring term we will be focusing on  Elen's Island by Eloise Williams.

 

The focus will be 'instruction'. We will be developing this skill throughout the first half term of spring by producing some story writing, exploring instructional texts and understanding the features found in an instructional text.

 

For the 2nd half of spring term we will be looking at the Mabinogion. 

The Mabinogion is a collection of eleven stories from medieval Wales. It contains some of the oldest prose stories in British literature. It is an important part of Welsh heritage and contains many famous tales that have inspired writers such as J.R.R Tolkien and Alan Garner.

The stories were originally written in Middle Welsh- a language spoken in the 12th to 15th centuries in Wales. Since then they have been translated into different languages and made into a book - The Mabinogion. Some of the different texts we will be looking at include; Branwen and the cauldron of rebirth, Luned and the magic ring and The Three Graces.

 

Maths

 

Some of the Maths work we are doing this half term includes place value of 6 digit numbers, developing our reasoning skills and using all four mathematical operations. Chat with your children to see if they can tell you about how we multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 (including decimals! - we are getting so good at it!)

Humanities (RE) - Spring 2024

 

For our RE work this half term we will be focussing on the following topics -

 

1) Life Choices: Mission
Showing care and commitment – Explore 

The call to life and love within the community; marriage – Reveal 

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond 

 

2) Memorial Sacrifice

How memories are kept alive – Explore 

The Eucharist keeps the memory of Jesus’ sacrifice alive and present in a special way – Reveal 

Acquire the skills of assimilation celebration and application of the above – Respond 


3) Sacrifice

Giving or refusing to give; appreciating the cost of giving – Explore 

Lent, a time of giving in preparation for the celebration of the sacrifice of Jesus – Reveal 

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond 

 

 

 

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Cardiff, CF10 4AB

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