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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Playing and working with others independently.
- 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:
When we returned to class we compared the two bags, they had the same amount of litter.
We are pleased to announce that two pupils from Dosbarth Porffor
have been appointed Head Boy and Head Girl.
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 enjoyed going outside looking at things we can pull and push.
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.
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!
We enjoyed our day in Barry Island. We came 2nd in the sand castle competition and we loved eating our chips and ice-cream.
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.
These are memories from last year 2016-2017
Croeso i Dosbarth Porffor!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.