Friday 17th July 2020 will be an INSET Day. School will be closed to year groups reception - year 5. IMPORTANT : Hub childcare provision will also be closed on this day. Year 6 children are invited to attend a Leavers BBQ 11.00am - 1.00pm Thank you
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Llancarfan School"Gwneud ein gorau glas""The Best that we can be"

Welcome toLlancarfan School"Gwneud Ein Gorau Glas""The best that we can be"

Dosbarth Afonydd - Year 3 / Year 4


Croeso i Ddosbarth Afonydd.

Welcome to Rivers Class.



Academic Year 2019-2020

Autumn Term 2019. 


Wow! What a busy start to the year ! 


Our topic this half term is 'Grand Designs'.  We have been looking at all manner of inventions and inventions!   Comparing inventions with from past to modern inventions. We've been fascinated to find that some of things we take for granted such as iPhones are variations of inventions that came about last century! 


House keeping : 



All the children will be bringing home “Learning Logs”. These are open ended research activities for the children to complete over the following week Monday to Monday.  Activities will be Literacy and Topic based to further consolidate learning that is taking place in class.  Additional, differentiated Maths activities will be sent home when appropriate to support your child’s learning. 



Children will be issued with spelling lists for testing on the following Monday.  Whilst children will have opportunities to learn their spellings at school, it is important that they practise at home.


PE Kits

PE is scheduled for MondayThis term, we will focus on hockey skills and drills.


Please could you ensure your child brings full kit to school – including footwear. PE kit may be left on pegs in the cloakroom.



Could we ask that children bring their reading books to school daily.  Regular reading practice is essential for every child’s progress and we very much appreciate your support in this. As a reminder, we would expect your child to read at least 4/5 times per week. Your child will either have a reading scheme book and/or school library book to read from, or their own choice from home or a public library.


Please encourage your child to bring their Reading Record to school every day and please sign or comment on their progress.

Dosbarth Elm became scientific investigators during our topic on the Human Body. We explored the parts of the body, the life cycle of a human and the five senses.


During the week we undertook investigations using our senses. We used our taste, touch, smell and hearing to identify different objects.


We had lots of fun and enjoyed our week as scientific explorers!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas. My name is Mr Thomas and I will be the new teacher of class Elm. I am looking forward to my new role at Llancarfan Primary and working closely with the children and yourselves. I am a very keen sportsman and currently play for a semi-professional rugby team in the Welsh premiership.



If you have any further questions or would like to find out more information regarding aspects of school life, please do not hesitate to contact me at the end of the school day.



We are looking forward to starting out new topic called Superheroes! This project has an ICT focus and teaches children how to gather information from a range of sources and use a range of packages to draw, paint, animate and record sounds. At the heart of this project children will write narrative and fantasy stories using a comic and storyboard format and develop additional skills in the use of speech marks and captions.


In this project the children will learn to:


  • To use ICT to find and present information including film and animation;
  • To understand the features used by authors and cartoonists in comics and film to describe superheroes;
  • To identify healthy eating habits;
  • To read comic strips and dialogue fluently;
  • To design a comic strip and use it to tell a story;
  • To use music movement and musical instruments to express the characteristics of fictional characters;
  • To identify acceptable behaviour and give reasons for your choices;
  • To identify real life ‘superheroes’ and describe their lives.





The children have spelling groups and spelling books. They will be bringing their books home on a Monday and subsequently be tested the following Monday. These support our phonic patterns and specific sounds which are learnt weekly. Please encourage the children to write sentences using several of the spelling words, ensuring the children remember to use capital letters and full stops. These sentences can be written underneath their spelling words in the yellow books.


PE Kits


We have PE every Wednesday afternoon, with this term having a gymnastics focus. Please could you ensure children bring their kit to school (They can leave it on their pegs).




Could we ask that all children bring their reading books to school daily. The children take part in guided reading activities, peer reading and individual reading. Regular reading practise is essential for every child’s progress and we very much appreciate your support in this. Please sign or comment as to their progress at home!




All the children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack each day for break time could you please ensure that this is clearly labelled to avoid confusion. Fruit can be written on or in a labelled container.


Class Elm enjoying our Superhero Day!

Curriculum Overview

We investigated circuits. How can you light a bulb? Which materials conduct electricity? How can you make a home-made switch?

Ruth Adams, from Western Power Distribution, came into school to help us with our topic, It's Electric!' We asked her a lot of questions!

Working together to solve maths problems

First week of term - we have been sharing our holiday diaries.

Being creative - making our book-marks.

School Year 2016-2017

A Wonderful day at Caerleon!  The children coped brilliantly with the hot weather and really enjoyed all the activities. 

Olympic Champions!

Rockin' it with our class assembly!