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Pontnewydd Primary School

Meithrin, Ysbrydoli, CyflawniNurture, Inspire, Achieve


Dosbarth Tongwynlais

Here you will find out about Miss Vaughan's Year 4 class, Dosbarth Tongwynlais.

Welcome to Blwyddyn 4!  This year your children will be taught by Miss Vaughan. This is our class page, you will find out everything we are doing each term on this webpage!


The whole school this term will be learning under the topic ‘Cynefin’ which means 'Belonging'. We will be looking at a whole range of issues across the different areas of learning. Our focus will mainly be on The Stuarts. We will be learning about The Great Fire of London, The Black Death and The English Civil War within this topic. In literacy our genre this term will be narrative- we will be studying The Lonely Bwbach and The Tin Forest. We can't wait for our showcase before Easter to show you everything we have been learning in Blwyddyn Pedwar!


Here are some important dates relating to our learning this term! Please check Class Dojo weekly to see some of your children's favourite learning from the week!


Mental Health Week. 7th-11th February 2022.

Internet Safety week- 14th- 18th February 2022.

Welsh Week- 1st- 4th March 2022.


“ Together we will embark on building a curriculum that embraces four key purposes, supporting children and young people. “

The children will learn about these through our four characters. The children will be taught to be like:

  • Ambitious Aled someone who is a capable learners ready to learn throughout their lives;
  • Enterprising Elen, someone who is a creative contributor, ready to play a full part in life and work;
  • Ethical Eleri, someone who is an informed citizen of Wales and the world; and

Healthy Harri, someone who is a confident individual, ready to lead fulfilling lives as a valued member of society.


PE days- Our PE day is on a Monday. Please can the children wear their PE kits to school on these days. PE kits should be appropriate clothing using suitable footwear. Every fortnight we undertake Expressive Arts and PE kit will be necessary on this day.


Reading books.
For reading, in school we follow a scheme called Accelerated Reader. The children use an online reading comprehension to find their level. The children then choose a book within that level to bring home to read. Reading books are to be returned on a daily basis. We teach reading in school every day and need their reading books.


Homework- google classroom

Homework will be given out on a Friday on google classroom. Spellings will also be given out Fridays and the children tested the following Friday. Below is a link to the HWB website where you can access J2easy, J2Blast and Google classroom. Pupils are aware of their details to access these areas to undertake learning at home.


FFAB 11-

Our pupils in Pontnewydd Primary School are undertaking a 'Fifty Fun Activities before 11' project which is recommended by The National Trust. We are completing many of these fantastic activities this year in Year 4. Take a look at some of the pictures below!


Any concerns or worries please contact me directly through the school, in person or via Class Dojo. Also for any updates please see our school website/twitter page and Class Dojo.


Yours sincerely,

Miss Vaughan - Class Teacher

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