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Dosbarth Helyg

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

As you may have heard to keep everyone safe we will be returning to distance learning this week.  We will be teaching live sessions daily and posting work to keep you learning so log into Teams or click the Distance Learning link above to join in. Keep in touch on Teams or by emailing me on 


Our new topic this term is "Water's Journey" and we will be exploring our locality, carrying out science investigations and developing our geography skills as well as continuing to improve our literacy, numeracy and creative skills. 


Click the "Black Gold" link to take a peek at some of the lovely work we have completed last term while you wait for us to share our fantastic work this term. 


Stay safe and keep in touch each day, 


from Miss Whitney xx


Croeso pawb i Dosbarth Helyg! Welcome to Dosbarth Helyg everyone! 


Here is some information that you might find useful to help you settle into your new class. 


Entry to our school site is through Maes Y Deri, or the Cwmaman Road entrance.  Exit is via the gate on Cardiff Road.  


 All children will enter the classroom in the mornings through our classroom door (opposite the cabin).

Please maintain a 2 metre distance at all times whilst on the yard and use the footprints to line up before coming into class. 

At the end of each day the children will be dismissed from our classroom door (opposite the cabin).  



We have individual resources for the children, so they will not need pencil cases. 

Pupils will need a coat as we will be accessing the outdoors whenever possible. 

Pupils may bring a water bottle, labelled with their name and packed lunch if they are not having a school lunch.  


School Dinners

We will be going to the dining hall, maintaining social distancing for our school dinners and these are available at a cost of £2.55 per day (£12.75 a week).  We would really appreciate your support in helping us by paying online for all dinners.  Please contact Mrs Archer in the office should you need more information about how to pay online. 


Fruit Tuck

There will be no tuck trolley at break times.  Pupils are able to bring fruit tuck to school and keep this in their bag/lunchbox.  



There will be a homework task every fortnight (on a Friday.) This will need to be returned the following Friday.  There will be a mixture of online tasks and book tasks. 

Home learning books will be sent home.  Some homework will be sent out via Microsoft Teams, and password details will also be sent home.  


Class work

 This term our topic is "Black Gold.” We will be learning about Victorian Aberaman.  We will also be learning about Welsh Myths and legends, in literacy and developing our Numeracy skills, including problem solving. 



Pupils will be given a reading book from our school reading scheme on a Friday, and this should be returned on a Monday.  I will also allocate reading tasks using Giglets, which is our online reading resource.  Please support your child by reading regularly with them and encouraging them to read other materials such as newspapers, magazines or library books. 


Spelling and Tables

Pupils will be given weekly spellings and tables to learn on a Monday and they will have a test on a Friday.  Please can you help your child to practise these for a few minutes each day. 



PE days will be on Tuesday and Thursday.  Pupils need to wear their PE kits to school e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings, a school red, polo shirt and trainers. Pupils need to remove all jewellery and watches for these sessions and those with long hair need to tie it up. 

  Please wear PE kit to school as there will be no changing at the moment.  



Please can I remind you that the school policy is a pair of studs and a watch and all other jewellery should be kept safely at home.  Thank you. 


If you have any questions or need to get in touch about anything, please feel free to contact me via email, 

Thank you 


Miss Whitney smiley