Berwyn

“Nothing is impossible…believe in yourself, you are halfway there!”

Croeso i Blwyddyn 3 & 4 – Dosbarth Berwyn.

Mr Jones is the Year 3 & 4 class teacher, with Mrs Thomas supporting pupils with their learning. On a Thursday afternoon Miss Edwards teaches the class RE and Digital Competency.

Our INSPIRE Topics

Our first topic this year is called ‘The Best Version of Myself!’ The main areas of learning for this topic are Health & Wellbeing and Science & Technology. The children will learn about healthy eating, healthy living, the amount of sugar in products, in addition to learning about teeth and their functions.  It is important to learn about how sugar affects our health and how we can be more responsible for looking after our dental health.

Our second topic this year is called ‘Home is where the Heart is’ – this topic is based on habitats and living things, making a comparison between different homes and living environments.  We will be using the novel ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl, as a stimulus to write creatively, basing our work on the story.

Homework

At Ysgol Sant Dunawd, we believe in a little and often and that practice makes progress! The children have weekly spellings to practise on Spelling Shed (to complete at least 5 games) and weekly times tables practice on Times Tables Rock Stars (at least 10 minutes). We also encourage the children to read a few pages of their reading book each night, aloud to an adult (they can also read on Oxford Owl). There will be a task set on My Maths on a Friday to be completed by the following Tuesday. This will sometimes be linked to the work completed in class that week or an introduction to new concepts to be taught the following week. Please click on ‘Useful Links’ for all links to the websites mentioned above.

Our Trips

Dosbarth Berwyn thoroughly enjoyed an educational visit to ‘Catalyst’ in Widnes.  The visitor centre provides stimulating science activities and learning experiences – in addition to exciting science workshops.  Our class learned about sugar and the impact it has on our health, alongside this we also carried out an investigation about how to look after our teeth and created out own toothpaste.  It was an exceptionally fun and exciting educational experience.

Did you know…? 

The class name ‘Berwyn’ is taken from the names of different mountains in Wales.  The Berwyn range (Welsh: Y Berwyn or Mynydd y Berwyn) is an isolated and sparsely populated area of moorland in the northeast of Wales, roughly bounded by Llangollen in the northeast, Corwen in the northwest, Bala in the southwest, and Oswestry in the southeast.



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