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This half term we have been exploring the question “Where in the world are we?” 
We have been learning about our Solar System and space. Also we have been studying forces such as gravity and how the work here and in space. 
We have been lucky to work with Professor Paul Roach from Cardiff University. He is an astrophysicist and has taught us so much and answered so many of our questions. Here are just some of the things we have been doing their term. 

As part of science week 2022, we have been studying climate and how things grow. We asked the question “Can you create a climate to allow things to grow.” We investigated green houses and biodomes like The Eden Project to help answer the question. Then we decided to build a biodomes of our own to find out. We used everyday materials to construct our biodomes and planted seeds in them. We’ll have to wait patiently for the results though! 

We are so proud to be part of the Churchill Way Canal project. Class 4 have been selected to create a comic story board panel that will be displayed on a wall near the development in the city centre. The art work is based around the history of the Glamorganshire Canal and how it helped Cardiff docks in the past. We have learnt a lot about the history of the clinal and how it was so important the the industry of Cardiff. We can’t wait to see our art on display when it is finished. 

Here is the art work created for the St David’s Day Eisteddfod competitions. We explored the work of welsh artist Rhiannon Roberts and used her work to inspire our own. 

Here are the winning entries. Well done class 4, your art work this year has been amazing! 😊😍

Welcome back to a new term. This term our context is called “Money, help or hindrance?” We will be exploring how we can help others by raising money and giving it to those in need. We will also be looking at the refugee crisis around the world and thinking of ways we can help. 

Here is our text map for this week and next week

Major John came to talk to our class about the charity work the Salvation Army does in Ty Goliath and around the world. It was inspiring to hear how much of a difference can be made to people’s lives by helping.

We had a great time learning about how Diwali is celebrated, we made lanterns and rangoli patterns and we made traditional sweets. Yum yum! 

Thursday 14th October

We have been learning about where our food comes from. Today we looked at how some farmers around the world are not paid fairly for their produce. We also explored the impact of Fairtrade. We used role play to help understand different points of view. We then shared our opinions with our friends. 


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Tuesday 12th October 

Class 4 have been developing their instructional writing today. We came up with a list of what we need to stay mentally healthy. Then we worked together to write clear instructions. Shared writing is a great way to learn from each other. 

We made dream catchers today. Charlie Mackesy reminds us to listen to our dreams more and our fears less. We think this is a great idea and our dream catchers will remind us of this. 

Monday October the 11th 

We brought a donation today to raise funds to restore the vandalised “My city, my shirt” mural in Butetown. We had extra football practice as a reward. We had great fun building our skills. It felt very good to do something for the community too. 


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We had a fantastic time on Friday afternoon making fruit pizzas. They were delicious! We have been focusing on writing instructions this week and this was a fun way to reinforce the literary features of instructions. Can you have a go at writing more instructions at home? Perhaps you could write a set telling us how to make your favourite food.

Here is a picture of the text map we are using this week

This week we have been working hard on our place value skill in maths. 

We had great fun making our own afternoon tea as part of our context. We also learned where the ingredients came from. We learnt that food travels all over the world to get to us. 

Welcome back to a new school year. It has been great to be back this last week. 

Our focus this half term is on health and well being. Or context is based around a book called 

'The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse'.

The book focuses on themes such as love, friendship and kindness.

We will be basing our work this half term on this book and the messages it gives us. 


Below is a copy of the book for you to read through. 

Below is a video of the story being read aloud for you to listen to. 

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse - Narrated by Tim Uffindell

Hear the beautiful story of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse read aloud.It is a beautiful book that has impacted so many people around the world."The...