Croeso i Ddosbarth Carneddau

Welcome to Dosbarth Carneddau

Blwyddyn 4 / Year 4

Athrawes Ddosbarth / Class Teacher – Mrs Kate Owen

Cymhorthydd Dosbarth / Teaching Assistant – Mrs Emma Fellows


Our Big Question this Summer term is:

 How have human beings changed the world?

This term we are going to be learning about the natural world, communities and living things and how they have been changed by time and human actions.   We will also be looking at how we can impact the world in a positive way by designing something that meets a human need or want.

We will be exploring this through Scientific enquiry, technology and design and looking at living things. 



Eurovision project

At the beginning of this term, we have had a cluster project all about the Eurovision song contest! Our school has been focusing our learning on France.

We some spent time revising our French skills through games; exploring counting, greetings and food in French.

We listened to different genres of music and the winners from the Eurovision song contest from 1956 to 2022.  The pupils also enjoyed researching all about La Zarra; we listened to her entry to the Eurovision song contest and shared our opinion on her song in English and French! 

Children have talked about their learning experiences, directing and interviewing each other for a podcast, available on Spotify. 

Our Big Question:

If I had a train ticket, where would I go?

 For Autumn term, our big question has a Humanities focus. Together, we will explore our local area, Wales and the wider world. 

We will focus on the landscape and history of our local community and travel across the globe following the children’s interests.

The pupils will also investigate the impact and sustainability of travel on the environment.

Our Well-Being day will take place on a Tuesday.





2021 – 2022

Our BIG Question this term is:

If I was a leader, what would I do?

Dosbarth Carneddau’s big question this term is ‘If I was a Leader, what would I do?’.  This has led to loads of fantastic ideas from the children about what we can learn. We have been learning about castles in North Wales, when they were built and who built them. In our big question we have a used a local context first, looking at Conwy castle and identifying features, we’re beginning to look at other castles in North Wales and then we will expand to look at different castles around the world. We are currently working on identify castles in North Wales on a map.

We have been learning about the Queen Elizabeth and some special laws and rules that she has and our next activity will be delving into how the royal corgis are cared for. We are discussing what an effective leader is and how we can be one, including looking at historical and fictional leaders that we may have heard of. Exciting times ahead for Dosbarth Carneddau as we look to develop ourselves into fantastic leaders in our own classroom.



Autumn term 2020

It’s been a very busy term in Year 4! Our topic this term was ‘Road Trip’, which involved learning all about USA and Wales. Our focus this term has been centered around geography and using lots of maps and geographical skills. 

Not only have we been busy with our topic work, but we’ve also mastered lots of new skills during our maths sessions, we have been learning all about Forces in Science and taking part in yoga sessions!

Here are some examples of all the fun and engaging tasks we have taken part in over the last term.


Learning about different forces in the park.
Learning how to use Column addition
Planning a trip along Route 66
Working on Route 66

Tymor y Gwanwyn 2020/

Spring term 2020

Our Typical day consists of Literacy and Numeracy sessions before lunchtime, followed by topic, science and PE during the afternoons.

Topic: Come fly with me!

Our topic this term has a humanities focus and teaches children all about
flying around the world and the history of flight. Pupils will be writing in a range of different genres such as instructions and explanation texts.
Pupils will also be developing their investigative skills by investigating different forces and how they work.


P.E. will take place on a Friday afternoon and all pupils are expected to participate.
Pupils will need:
A white t-shirt
Black shorts/jogging bottoms
Trainers or gym pumps

We have a new addition to our school this term! Meet Dyffi. The children thoroughly enjoy spending time with him in class. 


Tymor 2018/19

Our Typical day consists of Literacy and Numeracy sessions before lunchtime, followed by topic, science and PE during the afternoons.

Autumn Term 2018 – Healthy Humans
This term we will be focusing on how the body works and how we keep our body healthy. We will be learning about all the different organs in the human body, how they work, how exercise benefits the body, mindfulness and lots more exciting projects!
During science sessions, we will be planning and taking part in an investigation, investigating what happens to our pulse rate during different types of excerise.

Boat project week – WC 15th October 2018

The whole school are taking part in an exciting new project as we have recently bought a boat! During this week, the children took part in lots of engaging activities such as a visit to the beach, design and life jacket and many more!


fford dyffryn school with mountains in the background and a playground in the foreground