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Learning today to shape tomorrow

Dysgu Heddiw Er Mwyn Llunio Yfory

Collen Year 4/5 - Miss Gough 2020-2021


Here are some photos from the different experiences we have had lately in Dosbarth Collen. The photos include: our trip to The Lakeside Boathouse, rugby with Coach Wayne, football with Emma and Becky, a fitness class with Kate Morgan and a trip to visit the Incredible Edible garden.

Sports Day 2021

Friday 18th June 2021.

What a fun filled sports day we had!!

Summer Term 2021

We are all so happy to be reunited in school again. This term our topic is 'Burps, bottoms and bile' and here is some of the fantastic learning that has taken place in Dosbarth Collen!

We started off our topic by carrying out a 'spit test' where we were learning the importance of saliva. We discovered that if we didn't have any saliva then our food would get stuck in our oesophagus and we would probably choke. 

We have spent a lot of time researching the different types of teeth that we have in our mouths. We found out that an adult can have up to 32 teeth but not all adults will due to not everybody getting wisdom teeth. We created a double-page spread on the different types of teeth. Have a look at some examples below which include lots of information are very eye-catching. 

We also spent time thinking about what teeth we use to eat different foods during our 'afternoon breakfast'. Next time you eat a meal have a think about the different roles your teeth play.

The children in Dosbarth Collen carried out an investigation into what effect different liquids have on our teeth. We put an egg into a jar filled with a liquid and left it for 5 days. The liquids we used were water, vinegar, coffee, orange juice, coke and milk. We used eggs because the shell of an egg is made up of similar minerals to the enamel on our teeth. Can the children in Dosbarth Collen tell you what they found out? 

Dosbarth Collen have an excellent understanding of how the digestive system works. We have spent a lot of time working on the different roles the parts of the digestive system play and used our new found knowledge to write a fantasy narrative about the journey food takes. Below are some examples of the wonderful stories written. Da iawn pawb!

Welcome back to Autumn Term 2.

This term our topic is Tremors. Keep coming back to see the exciting activities that we have been doing in class. 

Hello and welcome to Dosbarth Collen!

I am Miss Gough and I will be your teacher this year (you may remember me from last year) and we are very lucky to have Miss Brown supporting us again. After the sudden end to everyday school life last academic year I am looking forward to having the chance to teach you again and hear all about what you have been up to.

Our topic for September is 'Urban Pioneers'.We will be planning our activities and learning relating to this topic together in September. 

See you in September.

Miss Gough

Dosbarth Collen have come up with a range of ideas that they would like to learn about our new topic. 
Welcome to Dosbarth Ffawydden 2019-2020.

Here are some home learning ideas in preparation for our next topic 'Mighty Metals'.

Spring Term 2020
Hello and welcome back to another exciting term in Dosbarth Ffawydden. This half term our topic is 'Blue Abyss' where we will be focusing on the different oceans of the world, the layers of these oceans and the animals that can be found under the sea. We will also be busy fundraising ready for our class trip to Blue Planet Aquarium in Ellesmere Port on 11th February.

Blue Abyss topic web

Look how busy we have been this half term! We have created personification poems about the sea, written biographies about the life of Jacques Cousteau, worked in pairs to make fish and created beautiful under the sea artwork. We still have our trip left to come! 

Some examples of our personification poetry.

The Blue Planet Aquarium - 11th February 2020

Autumn Term 2019 
Welcome back to Dosbarth Ffawydden. We hope you are all looking forward to the school year ahead of you which will be filled with hard work and exciting activities. Our topic this term is Tribe where we will be focussing on the Welsh Celts.

Tribe topic web

St Fagans - On Wednesday 18th September we visited St Fagans museum in Cardiff. Have a look at the pictures below to see what we got up to!

Dosbarth Ffawydden

Welcome to Dosbarth Ffawydden.

Here we are - aren't we a fantastic group?


Summer Term 2019

Second Half 

Here are the spellings for this half term. The first check on spellings will be on Monday June 10th when we will test week one's words and introduce week 2.

This half term our topic will be Muck Mess and Mixtures.

We have already had lots of fun with activities outdoors today.

Ideas for extra fun and learning at home. This is Topic homework and you can choose what you would like to do and we will love sharing it in class.

Monday 3rd June 2019

To start off our new Muck, Mess and Mixtures learning journey we began reading Gerorge's Marvollous Medicine and then had a messy afternoon exploring lots of disgusting mixtures, it did get very messy but the children had so much fun😃

Watch out ! Cefnllys had a Robot Invasion. Huge thanks to Bridgend college for sharing this with us. We had a fantastic time.


Monday 17th June 2019

The children had a great afternoon designing and making their own pizza faces today 🍕🍕🍕 I hope they tasted as good as they looked. Tomorrow we will be labelling the pizza pictures using Skitch and giving the toppings alternative names as we have been looking at Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Recipes.' Watch this space!!! 

Wednesday 19th June 

What a fantastic day we’ve had up at the Elan Valley today. 

Our first session started with us making smelly potions, we collected and added items we found in the woods and gave them exciting names. We then made some clay animals and hid them in the woods and then learnt how to start our own camp fire🔥 and cooked some toast for our snack.

Our second session was a walk and Bug Hunt with Phil🕷🐛🐜  We collected lots of different bugs (and Phil named every single one of them) using nets and pots before finally setting them free!

Our final session was picnic time and a play in the park!! 

A really fantastic day was had by all and even the sun came out so we thought we best celebrate by having ice cream🍦🍦


Tuesday 7th May 2019

Today, as part of our new topic, ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers,’ we were visited by A & S Animal Encounters.

The children were lucky enough to meet ‘Sonic’ the Lesser Tenrec, from Madagascar, ‘Bumblebee,’ the 3 banded Armadilo, ‘Biscuit’ the Bearcat, ‘Frank’ the Possum and ‘Bobby’ and ‘George’ the Meerkats. The children had a fantastic afternoon meeting the animals and asking lots of questions😄

Here is the Dosbarth Ffawydden weekly Timetable.

Welcome to Spring 2019

This first half term our topic will be

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets


We have been building fortresses and trying to knock them down. We had lots of fun and made graphs to record our results.

How many blocks can we knock down?

 Then we made sugar cube towers and have a competition to see who could make the highest tower.

Sugar cubes

We went on a town walk to locate bridges and tunnels. It was a lovely sunny day and we saw lots of lovely spring flowers too. We didnt know there were so many different types of bridges in The Rock Park.
Dosbarth Ffawydden having fun with the bridge challenge.

Bridge Challenge