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Our trip to Cosmeston.- written by Dosbarth Cerien.

First we went with a Cosmeston guide and we went on a habitat walk. We were looking at the different habitats - woodland, grassland, lake and meadow. We found out about all the species of plants and animals that live there.There were lots of species of bugs in the meadow like bees, butterflies, dragonflies and caterpillars because there was a lot of food to eat. . The birds and bats came to the meadow to eat the bugs and then the birds of prey like the owl , kites, falcons  and hawks eat the smaller birds.

Next we went into the woodlands to build dens. We collaborated with our team to make a waterproof den and when we were done, the Cosmeston guide tested our den by throwing water over it..

It was an amazing day!

EXpressive arts week

Expressive arts week

The sun shone! The sky was blue and we turned the playground into Samba city! Gabalfa Primary School held its very own fiesta carnival this afternoon. We made masks, made instruments, made costumes, danced a samba and  learnt a samba drumming sequence and partied in the sunshine! Hope you enjoyed the week!


Our class assembly June 2018

This morning we welcomed our parents and family members back to our classroom after our World Cup inspired assembly which also talked about the importance of working as a team. We loved showing everyone all the fabulous work we've done over the year . We hope everyone enjoyed our very serious song at the end!! We did!!

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Rainforest Rangers Summer term 2018

This term our context for learning is Rainforest Rangers and we are heading to the tropical rainforest of the Amazon to find out more about this amazing part of the world and the animals and people who live there.

We have been deciding what we want to learn and we have already done lots of research and found ourt about the climate, the different animals that live there and the different habitats.

Henri Rousseau

Our art work is inspired by this French artist who loved painting jungles, but never actually visited one.

We've been mixing shades of green and observing the shapes of leaves to create our own jungle scenes . We used viewfinders to capture our favourite parts of his paintings and chose our own media to recreate them.

Dosbarth Cerien says..

Creoso / Welcome!smiley


We are a mixed Year 3 & 4 class made up of 28 children altogether. Our teacher is Mrs Sandford and we are also helped by Mr. Soden. During the week we move around classrooms and have lessons with Mrs Dawe and Mrs Wall . 

Catch us reading!

Reading books and homework will be sent home on a Friday and are expected to be returned to school the following Thursday at the latest! Please try to listen to us read and sign our reading books.


You can also read from the Bug Club selection online as your child will be allocated a suitable book for you all to enjoy!

Black Dog

Where is this house? Who, or what has made the enormous footprint in the snow?

We are using this book to create descriptions, both of the setting and the characters.

Please come and read our fantastic work.

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Marvellous magnets

We have started our science by investigating the properties of magnets. We knew they were attracted to metal, but are they attracted to ALL metals? 

Do magnets still work through water? Can a magnet still attract a paper clip through different materials? 

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Spring term...

This term we are thinking of travel. We will be looking at tourism at home and abroad and how we persuade people to visit different destinations.

If you would like to see what we've been doing, or speak to Mrs. Sandford, please arrange an appointment at the office.

If you are not buying snack from school at £1.50 a week and are bringing your own, please remember that we are a healthy school and your snack should be fruit! 

Pwill be on a Wednesday and Friday most weeks but please bring your PE kit in on a Monday and leave it in school all week if not all half term to make sure you always have it!

Also please bring a water bottle as its important to keep hydrated!


Jewellery - You are only allowed to wear stud earrings and a watch to school but please try not to wear these on a PE day as it can be dangerous.