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To all parents and children in Dosbarth Gwern. Thank you for all your hard work in this very unusual year. Hope you all have a very relaxing, safe and fun filled holiday. Take care all  πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»β˜€οΈπŸŒˆβ€οΈπŸŽˆπŸ‘Œβ­οΈπŸ˜ƒ

What a lovely week it was seeing some children back in school. Please remember daily work is put here for all children. Please try to complete some of it.


To everyone who is returning to school this week a huge welcome back. I am really looking forward to seeing you all.

To all of Dosbarth Gwern daily work will continue be posted on our website and on Hwb Teams. Some Maths/English and some challenges to complete, I have sent everyone an email to which I would like you to complete and then return to me. (to make sure that you can all send and receive emails)

 If you have any problems at all please contact me on

Stay safe and keep well


Just a reminder to you all it's Father's Day on Sunday 21st June

 Can you make your father or anyone you'd like to give it to a card. Here are some ideas for you to copy or to use and adapt.








This week Oaklands Primary School is taking part in Cardiff City FC Foundation’s #BluebirdsFromHome Schools Festival. There will be daily tasks Monday through to Thursday broken down into three parts, one well-being lesson, one either in literacy or numeracy lesson and a physical activity challenge. Friday will be a fun day filled with physical activities as sadly we are all missing out on a Sports day this year. Cardiff City would  like to see your pictures share your experiences throughout the week by posting your child’s progress on social media tagging @CCFC_Foundation using the hashtag #BluebirdsFromHome. We would love to see all the family take part so don't forget to send your photos to us on teams or email them to me on Thank you and enjoy your week of fun filled work. 

I’ve had to renew my online borrowing of The Hodgeheg book so the new link for the next 13 days is (from 11/6/20) 

Happy reading 

Wednesday 20th May 2020


This Wednesday we will be holding a sports festival with a difference!  With us all being at home and away from school at the moment, it has been more difficult than usual to get active.  The Joy of Moving Festival is aimed at getting us all active and having fun along the way.  Have a read of the pack and join in the fun with your family this Wednesday 20th May. 


We would love to see some pictures of you taking part, send them to the class's Microsoft Teams page or e mail them to the usual school e mail address at


As well as physical activity, there are lots extra things you can do, such as completing word searches, designing posters and creating a workout timetable, there is even a competition where you can earn our school £500 of equipment!


You can use the suggested timetable in the pack as guidance to help plan your afternoon.  We will aim to start at 1pm with activities going through until 4pm. However, you can flex your start and end times to fully suit your family.


Remember you can find more information about each game and even videos to show you how to play at



We look forward to seeing the photos and video clips of you taking part.


Have fun, stay safe.





Bore da pawb,

Hope you all had a lovely long bank holiday weekend and had lots of fun :)




Hi all, I have just sent everyone an email to their hwb email addresses. Who will be the first to reply????? It would be lovely to hear from you πŸ‘πŸ»
To pick up your emails (follow the pics below)

log onto hwb , then click on the waffle sign, then office 365, then outlook and then your emails should be there πŸ˜ƒ any prob email me on 

It was lovely to catch up with you all and to hear about what you have been doing. Continue working hard with your online work, keep well and stay safe. Any problems please email me on

Friday 25th April


If anyone is having any problems please contact me on


Remember to try your spelling test today, and let me know how you did 😊


English Thinking about the speech marks that we looked at yesterday. Can you write a conversation between you and a member of your family, it can be about anything. It must be between two people. Remember to use speech marks at the beginning and end of each speech, you could ask and answer questions. Remember to use said, replied, asked etc


Maths  Today we are going to be adding and take away fractions. Do as many as you can.

Eg 1  + 2

     2      4

add the top numbers 1+2 first

Then add the bottom numbers

1  + 23

2      4     6


Other games/homework sheets are available on


Reading-There is also a choice of reading books on and questions associated with the texts.          


Enjoy your weekend, relax and have fun.  Let me know what you get up to 😊






A great competition to try. Share your entries with us, good luck πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ



For children who are on Read, write inc. please click on the below link to find lots of fun videos for you to take part in while learning your sounds and words.



Please remember if you are going to save your work online please save it into your named folder on ‘Files’ thank you 


Thursday 23rd April

English Here are some sentences which people have said in the story, can you put the speech marks in the correct places. (I have done the first one for you, it might help if you underline what the person says)


1. " Call up the Zuckermanns  ''   suggested Mrs Arable to Fern.

2. Your Uncle Homer sometimes raises a pig. Mrs Arable said.

3. How much money should I ask for him? Fern wanted to know.

4. Well said her father, he is a runt.

5. Fern phoned and got Aunty Edith, Hello Aunty Edith how are you?

Look out for speech marks when you are reading the text.


Maths  Today we are starting to look at fractions. They all have the same denominator (number at the bottom) Can you put numbers 1-5 in the correct order going from the smallest to the biggest one. Have a go.

1.  1    3    4   

    8   8    8   8

Other games/homework sheets are available on

Reading-There is also a choice of reading books on and questions associated with the texts.


As we are having such beautiful weather I thought we could make this sundial  to see if it tells the time. Share your pictures of your sundial.





If you’re bored with Joe Wicks lots of fab activities to have a try at and great at keepin you fit


Good morning Dosbarth Gwern 😊


Wednesday 23rd April

English  Carrying on with reading our story ‘Charlotte’s Web’ have you come across any words that you may not know the meaning of.

These words appear in ‘Charlotte’s Web’ using a dictionary or by looking online can you write a definition (what they mean) for them.

  1. Injustice                                                  4. gaze
  2. glutton                                                    5. adoringly
  3. promptly                                                                                                        

Can you find any other words from the text that you didn’t know the meaning of?

Maths    Today we’re going to try some adding and take away by counting on/back

If you need to, use 2 digit numbers instead of 3 digit numbers try

  1. 64+30=                     4.   49-20=
  2. 43+60=                     5.   66-40=
  3. 21+80=                     6.   84-70=

Again a 100 square could help you 

Otherwise Eg. 356 + 60=

Discuss how you can add 60 by adding the 50 then 10  (because 50+10=60) and its easier to work it out

so 356 + 50 = 406

then 406 + 10 = 416.

Have a go at some of the sums below


Other games/homework sheets are available on

Reading-There is also a choice of reading books on and questions associated with the texts.





Hi all,

Just a reminder there are lots of maths games and worksheets on

If you've forgotten your password and username just email me at


Good morning all, hope yesterday went ok. Just remember do what you can smiley


Tuesday 21st April

English The new book we are reading is ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E.W.White. Could you find out some information about the author, when and where he was born, died, Information about his family and his life. Has he written any other famous books? And anything else you can find out.

Maths Try these sums today, just like yesterday but also taking aways. If you want to do 2 digit numbers, try these…

  1. 24+6=
  2. 24+8=
  3. 73+4=
  4. 73+4=
  5. 46-2=
  6. 46-5=

Otherwise    Try some of these…

 Eg. 532 – 5 =  by doing 532 (– 2 – 3) = 527

using the fact that 2 + 3 = 5 and the fact that 3 + 7 = 10 so 30 – 3 = 27.



Other games/homework sheets are available on

Reading-There is also a choice of reading books on and questions associated with the texts.



Hi all, just to let you all know I’ve created a folder for everyone on Hwb in ‘Files ‘ with your name on. if you want to save your work online you can upload it into your folder. If you want to do it on paper that’s absolutely fine too.
Hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful weather tooβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ


Any problems please don’t hesitate to email me on or contact me on Hwb teams πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ


Hi everyone,

Welcome back Dosbarth Gwern after our Easter holidays which have definitely been very different this year.  Hope we are all well and the most important thing keeping safe and looking after each other. I hope you haven’t eaten toooooo many Easter eggs ….I know I have ☹

Each day I will be posting some work for us all to have a go at, mostly English and Maths and 2  challenges to try throughout the week. Please just do what you can either on hwb or on paper.

Any problems please do not hesitate to contact me. This is new for all of us and we are all learning. So just have a go 😊


Monday 20th April

English   This term our new book is Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White. Please could you try to read the new book, or/and watch the film. You can read the book for free on

Spelling words

Please put these words into sentences, using correct punctuation (capital letters to start a sentence, for names and places etc full stops, ask questions using a question mark ? you could use speech marks with ‘’ …’’ said ____ )

Group 1- make  cake  fake  bake  rake  sake

Group 2- see  me  bee  free

Group  3- snail  paid  tail  rain  paint  frail

Group 4- hear  dear  fear  rear  year  ear

Group 5- library  dictionary  salary  primary  ordinary  necessary

 (Remember to learn the words for a test at home on Friday)


Maths   Have a go at the addition sums below, it doesn’t matter if you don’t finish them. Just try your best. If you find adding 3 digits and 1 digit a little tricky try adding some 2 digit and 1 digit numbers....Use a 100 square to help you.

1. 48+5=                                    5. 57+7=

2. 37+9=                                    6. 68+4=

3. 28+6=    

4. 72+8=                                

 Some tips to help

think about adding to the nearest 10 first eg 487+5=   (So getting to 490 first =3)

then try to think that 3+2=5  

so add the 3 to 487 which makes 490

then add the remaining 2 which equals 492

Or if you can find an easier way do that.



Other games/homework sheets are available on

Reading-There is also a choice of reading books on and questions associated with the texts.



As we are all drawing rainbows right now to show we support our key workers, here’s one you could try....







Anyone fancy going to Folly Farm today????? You can just follow the link....



Update on Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White it is now available free online, just follow the link πŸ˜ƒ



A great idea...
A free service offered by RCT councils website. Go to the library part and click on ‘join the library’ you can then download books freely. So you never need to be without a book or magazine to read πŸ‘πŸ»



Here is a fabulous reward for you all (parents and children) for keeping well and staying safe at home. Please print off and share with friends and family.
Happy Easter 🐣 to you all xx



During the Summer term we will be reading and working on our new book Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White. Please could you try to read the book or/and watch the film. You can download the first few chapters for free
If you can do neither don’t worry as we will will be doing other work also.



Bore da, 

Just a reminder that you can download free Microsoft office including word, powerpoint etc onto your lstop or pc. From your child’s hwb account, just follow the instructions. 


Good morning everyone,  hope you are all keeping safe and well. 

Today would have been break up day, if we were in school as normal.
Enjoy your time together and keep safe.
I hope you all have a fabulous Easter and the Easter bunny visits you. Remember the true meaning behind Easter. You could research the Easter story and share a picture of it with us (on hwb teams)
Any problems with your online work and you can still contact me through out the holidays.
I’d still love to hear what you are getting up too, and share some pictures.

Happy Easter everyone 🐣 πŸŒ·πŸŒ»β˜€οΈπŸŒˆ πŸ₯š 🐣l



Bore da pawb. 
Hope everyone is keeping safe and well. 
How did you all do on last week’s spelling test?

Let me know  on ’Hwb teams’.

SPELLING WORDS for 30th March

group 1-please tea meat seat beat

group 2-tip zip lip pip

group 3-make cake name same late date

group 4-fire wire hire bonfire inspire conspire 

group 5-subway subzero submarine subdivide subtitle subside


All children can also write a sentence for each word using correct punctuation. 


Remember to keep up to date by logging onto ‘Hwb



Some useful reminders of online activities....
(as well as and

Hwb –
All pupils have Hwb login details and are used to using the site in school. Hwb gives them free access to Microsoft Office 365 and Minecraft Education Edition.
Other useful resources on Hwb include the J2e suite of resources.
J2blast – games to encourage learning times tables and develop spelling. They are able to challenge themselves or compete against others.
Various other J2e programmes help to develop coding skills, data skills and writing skills.
Encyclopaedia Britannica - provides a safe environm

Twinkl – lots of resources covering all curriculum areas and also wellbeing. Free access for parents if you go to and use the acess code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
English has lots of resources including ebooks. You need an email address to login and there is a designated parents area. has some lovely ideas to encourage story writing – creative writing prompts – that can be downloaded free. has lots of English activities. Search for English and KS2. The Communicating Ideas section shows you how to create effective posters, newspapers and comics.   Scholastics is offering a range of digital texts/books for use at home
Write a letter to an elderly person in your street/community who might not being seeing people at the moment.
Spend 5 minutes each day writing a diary every day


Maths has lots of online maths games and activities. Search Maths and KS2 to find suitable resources. has lots of interactive resources and is completely free at the moment. has a selection of free maths games on a variety of topics. has lots of great ideas.   Sum Dog is a maths programme that offers fun mental maths challenges 



• Design your own board game – remember to think of the rules to play.

 Can you invent something new? Perhaps a gadget orsomething to help people? Draw and label your design and write a description.

• Get building! Use LEGO, playing cards or something else! Lots of LEGO ideas on the 30 day LEGO Challenge downloadable free from



SPELLING WORDS  for 23rd March


(please do your own test on Fri) and let me know how u did. 
group 1-share, dare, scare, bare

group 2-paw, saw, law, raw

group 3-how, down, brown, cow, town, now

group 4- chew, new, blew, flew, drew, grew

group 5-superhero, superstar, supermarket, superhuman. superglue , supersonic 

You could also write a sentence for each word, remembering to use correct punctuation. 

Hi all, hope you’re all looking forward to working from home. It’ll be very different for you all, and your parents. Remember to have fun doing itπŸ˜€ I’ve set you all an assignment, or task on Hwb (just follow the instructions below to get onto hwb teams) . Based on your presentation homework. I’d like you to all create a piece of work based on the country you have chosen to find out about. I don’t mind how you present it on paper or on the computer. Enjoy researching more about your country πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ

Work packs have been made available for all children. Alongside these activities your children can also work on reading a variety of different books, reference books, magazines etc. Learning their times tables, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division sums and problems. Children can keep a diary recording each day events. Researching a person, country or animal and creating a scrap book, ibook (using book creator on an ipad) a pic collage etc. Handwriting practise ensuring correct letter formation and good presentation.

The children have been given usernames and passwords for their account on the active learn website. It is a great resource that helps them to revise and practice their maths skills that have been taught in class.

The aim is that they play different Maths games and earn themselves rewards. The games will be differentiated and set at your child's level. Could you please encourage your child to play these games on a regular basis.

All children have been given passwords and usernames for this website. It allows all children to access a variety of fiction and non-fiction books to read. It then allows the children's knowledge and understanding of the text to be enhanced through a variety of questions.


If you'd like to access links to enhance your child's learning at home you can use free Twinkl resources that are available to all parents. You simply have to create an account and use the code which is CVDTWINKLHELPS.


All children have also been provided with their HWB password and username which they can log onto to access a whole variety of work eg J2E, Microsoft word, powerpoint, EXCEL etc.

All children can 'chat' with me by following the instructions to in their word pack.

Login to your HWB.

Enter your username and password.

Click on the Office 365 app.

Click on 'Teams' tab.

You will see a group named 'Gwern', click on it and join the conversation.


Don't forget you can access a wealth of resources on BBC Bitesize KS2, BBC Primary, Topmarks, Brain Pop etc There are lots of very good websites available. 


Mrs Bird