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Welcome to Dosbarth Porffor 

Croeso i Dosbarth Porffor

 

Our Class Teacher is Ms James

Our Class Teaching Assistant is Mrs Beynon

 

 

Sensei Rob joins us on a Thursday for karate and the children go to Cardiff City House of Sports every Friday morning to play tennis and football

Summer Term 2018

Our Context for Learning this term is

 

Ain't No Mountain Higher Enough

Below is a taste of some of the work we will be covering in each curriculum area.

 

Language, Literacy &Communication

-Make a short film/vlog promoting the Brecon Beacons.

-Write a newspaper report 'Lost on Snowdon.'

-Hold discussions on views of preferred landscapes.

-Make a power-point presentation of a chosen environment.

 

Mathematics

- Record of inside and outside daily temperature and research temperature in mountain climates, tranfer information to tables and bar charts.

- Link directional movement to compass points and then use in context of treasure hunts and investigational trips.

-Use the Big Maths scheme of work to develop our numeracy skills.

 

Knowlegde and Understanding of the World

- Looking at a globe and maps to find out about places.

- Draw maps that include a key and symbols.

- Look at natural and human features of different localities.

- Compare different mountain ranges.

- Make a powerpoint presentation on preferred environment.

 

Creative Development

- Identify movements linked to water, streams rivers, sea etc.

- Share ideas of moods and feelings and show through dance.

Recognise and respond to sounds in music.

-  Use Music Express.

 

Physical Development

- Weekly Karate lessons with Sense Rob.

- Weekly football and tennis sessions at Cardiff City House of Sport

-  Dramatise 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' song

 

 

Personal and Social Development

- Weekly 'Friends Group'

-  Weekly Black Sheep transition work

- Friendships

-  Playing and working with others independently.

 

Trips

- Caerphilly Mountain

Brecon Beacon Visitor Centre 

Wales Millenium Centre and Thornhill Crematorium to look at the slate walls.

 

 

 

 

 

Today as part of our recycling work we decided that during our mile walk we would pick up litter. We were surprised how much litter we found. We sorted the rubbish into two bags:

Recyclable rubbish

Non-Recyclable rubbish

When we returned to class we compared the two bags, they had the same amount of litter.

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We are pleased to announce that two pupils from Dosbarth Porffor

have been appointed Head Boy and Head Girl.

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On the 2nd May 2018, Dosbarth Porffor went on an adventure to Storey Arms in the Brecon Beacons. Here are just a few of our photos to show you what exciting things we got up to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our New Topic for the Spring Term  is

May the Force be with You

We have been using standard units to estimate weight using 5g,10g and 100g weights

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We enjoyed going outside looking at things we can pull and push. 

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Our topic this term is 'War and Peace'

 

Our first job in Dobarth Porffor was to decide on our 'Class Rules'

 

 

We then enjoyed acting these rules out. Here are just a few.

 

No Fighting

Be good friends to each other

Always put your hand up to ask or answer a question

Re-cycle the paper

 

 

 

Two ladies from the Welsh National Opera came to work with us today. We enjoyed listening to them sing and we all loved singing along with them!

 

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We enjoyed our day in Barry Island. We came 2nd in the sand castle competition and we loved eating our chips and ice-cream.

 

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Our topic this term is World War 2. We have enjoyed making a time line and displaying it on our World War 2 board. We have also talked about 'Evacuation' and 'Rationing'
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As part of our World War 2 topic we visited the Firing Line at Cardiff Castle. We had the opportunity to dress up as evacuees and soldiers and we were able to see what it was like to be in a trench.  

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Today we have been learning about 'Christingles.' We learnt that Christingles means Christ of Light and it is a symbol of the Christian faith. We then enjoyed making our own Christingles.
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We learnt the orange represents the world. The candle reminds Christians of Jesus who they believe to be the light of the world. The red ribbon goes all round the 'world' and being the colour of blood, reminds Christians that Jesus died. The four cocktail sticks represents the four seasons and the sweets remind Christians of God's gifts to the world including kindness and love.

 

 

 

 

These are memories from last year 2016-2017

 

  • Welcome to Dosbarth Porffor!

 

Croeso i Dosbarth Porffor! 

 

 

  • How are you today?

 

Sut ydych chi heddiw? 

 

 

Academic year 2016/17- All of the children in Dosbarth Porffor are in Year 6. Mrs Naish, Mrs Elrayes and Mrs Beynon are the staff who work with the children in the classroom and Miss Price is the Speech and Language Therapist.

Our class:
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Dosbarth Porffor

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Spring Term 2017

This term our topic is Bore da! Bonjour!

We are finding out about the differences between life in Cardiff and Paris.

We are learning some Welsh and French words.

We have tasted Welsh and French foods.

We are also looking at art and sculpture in the 2 cities. We visited Cardiff Bay and found lots of different sculptures. We would like to visit Paris but it is a very long way!

Cardiff Bay Sculpture Walk

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Shopping for French and Welsh foods!

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We are learning to play Frere Jacques on the chime bars.
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Autumn Term 2016

We found out more about the life of a Victorian child by going back in time and having our own 'Victorian Day'.

We dressed up and used the same kind of equipment that the Victorian children would have used. We used chalk and slate boards, pen and ink, Victorian toys at playtime and an abacus. The teachers also dressed as Victorians and were very strict! We weren't allowed to speak welsh and if we didn't listen we (pretended) to have the cane! Lunch was a bowl of porridge.

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This term we will be learning about The Victorians and Our Body.

We have visited St Fagans and found out what it was like to be a pupil in the Victorian era! All of the children decided they would rather be at Meadowbank School!

We will be comparing the things children did in the past, to the way we live now. We will be looking at what the Victorians homes were like, their food, their clothes, schools and working conditions. We will be cooking Victorian recipes and dressing up in Victorian clothes.

 

We have also visited Techniquest and took part in a fantastic work shop. We will be finding out more about how our bodies work and how to keep fit and healthy.

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Visit to Techniquest

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See below for photos and memories from last year (2015-16)
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February 2016 - We have been learning about old/new houses and had a fantastic time at St. Fagan's looking at how the inside of houses has changed over time. 
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January 2016 - The pupils in Dosbarth Porffor have been learning about 'forces' with Ms James. Below is a 'forces dance' that they created together. Great effort guys!

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January 2016 - This week the pupils were lucky enough to have a long session with John the musician. The focus for the lesson was 'pitch'. The children were really interested in how our piano worked and John opened it up to show them. 
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December 2015 - During December the pupils worked very hard to learn their lines for the 'Children of the World' Christmas performance. They all did a FANTASTIC job as angels and their acting ability (apart from Mr. Beesley) was super!

 

On the last day of term the staff organised an elf hunt along the Taff Trail. As you can see from the pictures the children had loads of fun. 

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09/10/15 - Today we had our Harvest festival. We sang 'Autumn Days' and showed pictures of our fruit and vegetable art to the school.  

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11/09/15 - Yesterday we went to Pugh's Garden Centre to buy some bedding plants for our garden. We also had a quick look around the Aquarium. Today, we planted our plants and we think our garden looks great! frown
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04/09/15 - Today the pupils have been making Lego houses with a partner. They worked really well together and each got a ClassDojo point for excellent teamwork. 
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Here are some pictures of our classroom.