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Dosbarth Castell Caerphilly

Languages, Literacy & Communication.

We have been reading the book “Once” by Morris Gleitzman, about a Polish boy who escaped from an orphanage during the Second World War. We wrote a story about his journey in search of his parents.
We have also written non-chronological reports about how civilians kept safe on the home front during the Blitz, learning all about air raids, blackouts, air raid shelters and evacuation.

Mathematics & Numeracy

We have been learning about writing different sized numbers and adding & subtracting using a range of mental strategies. We have been learning to multiply numbers using the grid method and divide numbers by chunking along a number line.


We visited the Regimental museum for the Royal Welsh, to experience the WW2 workshop and find out what it was like to be a child living during the Second World War. We imagined what it would be like to be an evacuee and used Google Docs online to type a fictional letter from an evacuee. We also loved painting pictures of the London Blitz.