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Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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    Welcome to

    St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
    Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

    We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

    Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

    Year 4

    Welcome to Year 4!

     

    All teachers will post information about their class to the 'Latest News'. Updates will also be sent via 'The School App'. Instructions on how to download our app, can be found under the 'Parents' tab. 

     

    Photos are displayed for each class in the 'Gallery'. These can be found under the 'Gallery' tab. Photos will be accompanied with a written description of what the children have been doing in class that week. 

     

    Contacting the School

     

    If you need to contact the school and your query is concerning your child’s work please contact your child’s class teacher by using their ‘My Space’ channel on Microsoft Teams for KS2 teachers (Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6) or j2message for Foundation Phase teachers (YR, Y1, Y2).

     

    If you need to speak to the Senior Management Team concerning any other matter, please email support@stjosephsprm.cardiff.sch.uk and your email will be responded to as soon as possible. Do not use the usual school email as this is not always manned if the office is closed

     

    Thank you for continued support during these difficult times.

     

    The four purposes of the new curriculum for Wales inform our teaching. Our learning experiences enable our pupils to be:

     

    • ambitious, capable learners who undertake research and evaluate critically what they find and are ready to learn throughout their lives
    • enterprising, creative contributors who give of their energy and skills so that other people will benefit and are ready to play a full part in life and work
    • ethical, informed citizens who show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet and are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world
    • healthy, confident individuals who have the skills and knowledge to manage everyday life as independently as they can and are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

     

    Literacy and Spellings

     

    We understand the importance of literacy skills and their use within the wider world.  As part of your child's literacy lessons, they will be learning to spell words relating to specific patterns each week in class.  

     

    The children will be tested on their spellings throughout the year. Spellings and test dates are shown at the bottom of the page. The children are expected to learn their spellings in preparation for each test. 

     

     

    PE

     

    PE will take place every Monday. Please make sure you bring your kit and suitable footwear. 

     

    Expectations

     

    Bug Club

    It is expected that the children use Bug Club to support to developing their reading skills at home. Books have been assigned to each child and can be accessed using under the 'Useful Links' section below. 

     

    School Code: q6wh

    Pupil Password: year4

     

    Mathletics

    Children also have access to Mathletics. which is an online learning resource which supports the development of mathematical skills at home. Children are expected to make use of this resource on an weekly basis and work their way through the challenges assigned to them. A link to the site can be found under the 'Useful Links' section below.  

     

    The link below lists all Mathletics curriculum activities associated with each Wales course, and demonstrates how these fit within the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Wales.

     

    Please work through each activity for your year group. There are 1000+ activities available to ensure you can continue to develop your mathematics skills at home. The school invests in Mathletics to provide all learners with access to relevant content that will reinforce their learning and challenge them to go to the next level.

     

    Course are supported with activities, eBooks, rich tasks and other resources. By fully engaging with all that Mathletics has to offer, no additional resources are required to develop your maths skills at home. We do however, recommend that children engage with past papers to familiarise themselves with the types of questions they may see in their tests.

     

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    Hwb

    At St. Joseph's R.C. Primary School, we use Hwb, which is a collection of online tools provided by the Welsh Government, to develop digital skills. Hwb also provides the children with access to Encyclopedia Britannica, should they need to carry out research at home. Tools which support the children in developing their maths, literacy and programming skills are also accessible via the site. 

     

    Elements of the ‘My St. Josephs’ umbrella, which was introduced in 2018, are completed using one of the tools available within Hwb.  The umbrella comprises of ‘My Virtues’, ‘My Targets’, ‘My Voice’, ‘My Way’ and ‘My Challenge’. These are known as the ‘5 MYs’ and every child’s learning journey in Key Stage 2 will be evidenced through these. 


    My Virtues’ and ‘My Targets’ are both completed independently by the children on Hwb, using Microsoft Teams. These are to be updated throughout the year as part of their homework.

     

    Microsoft Teams (accessed within Hwb and Office 365) is used as our main tool for developing digital skills and facilitating online collaboration within our school. Homework will often be set via the 'Assignments' tab. 

     

    A link to Hwb, can be found under the 'Useful Links' section below. 

     

    Useful Links

    Other Useful Information

    Spellings and Test Dates

    The children will be tested on their spellings every Monday throughout the year.

    The date of each test and the spellings they will be tested on are shown below in the table.

    The children are expected to learn their spellings in preparation for each test.

    21/09/20

    28/09/20

    05/10/20

    12/10/20

    19/10/20

    02/11/20

    09/11/20

    16/11/20

    23/11/20

    30/11/20

    07/12/20

    14/12/20

    04/12/20

    11/01/21

    18/01/21

    25/01/21

    high

    bright

    brighten

    fight

    flight

    frighten

    light

    lighten

    might

    night

    scrap

    scrape

    shrimp

    shrink

    shrug

    shred

    splash

    splice

    spring

    straight

    bubble

    scribble

    cuddle

    daddy

    middle

    muddle

    paddle

    puddle

    riddle

    saddle

    bible

    bundle

    candle

    dawdle

    handle

    Needle

    noodle

    poodle

    chuckle

    prickle

    cloud

    proud

    around

    found

    ground

    pound

    round

    sound

    surround

    wound

    bow

    allow

    brow

    cow

    how

    now

    Brown

    clown

    crown

    down

    claw

    draw

    flaw

    In-law

    law

    outlaw

    paw

    raw

    saw

    straw

    blew

    chew

    crew

    dew

    drew

    few

    flew

    grew

    Jew

    new

    her

    after

    paper

    water

    herb

    verb

    term

    stern

    verse

    under

    car

    far

    star

    hard

    card

    barge

    large

    dark

    mark

    market

    fir

    stir

    bird

    third

    girl

    swirl

    twirl

    firm

    chirp

    first

    for

    cord

    fork

    form

    deform

    storm

    born

    Corn

    morning

    torn

    disturb

    church

    murder

    murmur

    burn

    burnt

    return

    Saturn

    turn

    surprise

    back

    block

    bake

    brake

    broke

    chick

    choke

    click

    crack

    coke

    bedroom

    blackbird

    bonfire

    cloakroom

    clockwise

    cupboard

    database

    football

    goalkeeper

    goodnight

    Joystick

    outside

    paintbrush

    playground

    popcorn

    sandwich

    tablecloth

    upstairs

    waterproof

    weekend

    01/02/21

    08/02/21

    22/02/21

    01/03/21

    08/03/21

    15/03/21

    22/03/21

    12/04/21

    19/04/21

    26/04/21

    03/05/21

    10/05/21

    17/05/21

    24/05/21

    07/06/21

    14/06/21

    refill

    reform

    refresh

    refuse

    repay

    replace

    replay

    return

    reuse

    revisit

    disable

    disagree

    disarm

    disclose

    discover

    disease

    disgrace

    dislike

    disobey

    disorder

    unable

    unbeaten

    unblock

    uncover

    uncut

    undo

    unfair

    unfit

    unfold

    unhappy

    misbehave

    misdeal

    misfire

    mishear

    mislead

    misplace

    misread

    misspell

    mistake

    misunderstand

    bony

    flaky

    greasy

    lazy

    nosy

    prickly

    rosy

    scary

    shiny

    slimy

    blindly

    bravely

    correctly

    fairly

    hardly

    kindly

    lively

    lonely

    loudly

    proudly

    boastful

    careful

    faithful

    forgetful

    grateful

    handful

    harmful

    hateful

    helpful

    hopeful

    ageless

    careless

    endless

    fearless

    helpless

    homeless

    hopeless

    lifeless

    painless

    powerless

    brighter

    farmer

    faster

    fighter

    lighter

    neater

    prouder

    reader

    slower

    starter

    baker

    braver

    closer

    dancer

    driver

    larger

    later

    liner

    maker

    nicer

    brightest

    fastest

    kindest

    neatest

    slowest

    strongest

    weakest

    wildest

    bravest

    closest

    addresses

    angles

    bubbles

    churches

    diseases

    farmers

    flowers

    horses

    houses

    markets

    burning

    counting

    discovering

    disturbing

    drawing

    filtering

    frightening

    gleaming

    hurting

    murmuring

    crying

    drying

    frying

    prying

    trying

    applying

    denying

    hurrying

    marrying

    relying

    closing

    driving

    Hoping

    joking

    liking

    Lining

    making

    naming

    poking

    saving

    assorted

    battled

    crowded

    disobeyed

    displeased

    disturbed

    drowned

    flawed

    frightened

    marked

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