Croeso i Dosbarth Elidir 
Welcome to Dosbarth Elidir

Athrawes Dosbarth / Class Teacher – Mrs Gwenda Morgan



Castles and Dragons was our theme in the Summer term. We learnt about knights and what they wore. Their amour must be very heavy! We also learnt about stories and myths from Wales.
 We had a great day exploring Conwy Castle.
 The pupils also researched what life was like in medieval times.
During the summer term the pupils planted potatoes from the Potatoes for Schools scheme. A lot of numeracy skills were developed as well as cooking and tasting the produce when the potatoes were harvested.
We have had a very busy spring term in Dosbarth Elidir. Our theme at the beginning of the year was Sensoria, a science based topic, where the pupils have been learning about light and sound.
To start our topic we invited Mr Steve Boothby from Conwy’s Visual and Hearing Impaired Service, to talk about Louis Braille. We had a go at using a braille machine as well as trying to write our names in braille.
We have also looked at different light sources and explored shadows inside and outside of the classroom.
The pupils worked in groups to create a shadow puppet show. Can you guess who the characters are?
In our creative sessions the class experimented with colour, light and shade and created some wonderful palettes of colour. 
Do you know how noisy or quiet we are in school? The class investigated the noise levels using LogIT machines. We also recorded the levels of light in different areas of the school and created a graph to show the results.
After learning how to use the LogIT machines we then went on to plan an investigation into which materials would make the best curtains.
In January Year 3 and 4 also went on a residential trip to Glan Llyn. Both staff and pupils had an amazing time rock climbing, canoeing on Llyn Tegid, walking the high ropes course and orienteering around the grounds.

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