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Nursery & Infants News

  • Nursery Weekly News

    5 April 2019

    The nursery children are really excited to take part in the RHS wheelbarrow show with R6. We have named our wheelbarrow Going on a bear hunt. In cooking today we made delicious Easter cakes and we have also been on an Easter egg hunt. The nursery children would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter.…

  • Nursery and Infants Easter Bonnet Parade 2019

    5 April 2019

    A huge thank you to all the parents who made the Easter Bonnet Parade possible today. The hats were amazing and very creative. We had a sheep, a carrot, a sailing boat as well as lots of bunnies and chicks! Well done everyone.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    5 April 2019

    R5 have been learning to skip. They enjoyed jumping over the rope and even had a skipping race. The second activity involved balancing and bouncing the tennis ball using a racket. All the children improved their skills. R5 enjoyed parading around the hall to show the older children their Easter hats.…

  • Nursery Easter Bonnet Parade

    3 April 2019

    The nursery children had a very special day today as they took part in their first school Easter bonnet parade. The children all looked beautiful in their Easter bonnets and hats. Well done children!…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    1 April 2019

    The nursery children took part in their first assembly last Friday for Mother’s Day. All the mummies were invited. The children sang beautifully, showed their fabulous paintings, read a prayer and gave each mummy a gift. Well done nursery we are all very proud of you all!…

  • R6 Weekly News

    1 April 2019

    R6 have been enjoying the spring sunshine on the lawn. They are also getting ready for Easter with lots of crafts. They helped plant and decorate the wheelbarrow for the RHS. On Friday, they had a special visit from Petal Pink and learnt all about keeping hens.…

  • R7 News

    28 March 2019

    The children in R7 have been enjoying imaginative play and dressing up. They have been working hard to get things ready for Mother’s Day. The children took magnifying glasses to Forest School to look at plants, insects and feathers in detail. They watched a pair of pigeons collecting sticks to make their nest.…

  • R5 News

    27 March 2019

    R5 had a lovely walk today. We were learning how to cross the road safely on our way to the postbox. We were very lucky to meet the postman who showed us his van with all the letters and parcels inside. He showed the children his red postbag for delivering letters.…

  • R5 Road Safety Lesson

    26 March 2019

    Today R5 had a lesson in road safety. The children learnt to ‘Stop, Look, Listen and Think’. R5 used the zebra crossing and took turns to be the drivers. We are going for a walk tomorrow to practise our skills.…

  • R7 Swimming certificates

    26 March 2019

    Congratulations to R7. The children were presented with their swimming certificates in our assembly.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    23 March 2019

    The nursery children have had a lovely week of learning and fun! We have been looking at £1 and £2 coins in Abacus maths and the letter sound o in Jolly phonics. We ended the week with a Teddy bears picnic in school, we made delicious bear shaped biscuits in cooking for our picnic.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    23 March 2019

    R6 have enjoyed acting out stories from our English lessons using the puppet theatre. In Geography, the children have looked at what clothes to wear in different weather conditions. We have been looking at 3D shapes and investigating their properties in Maths.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    23 March 2019

    R5 found out about the work of the RNLI and the lifeboat crews. They tried on different safety equipment to be used at sea or on lakes.…

  • R5 News

    20 March 2019

    R5 are learning about ‘People Who Help Us’. They know that they must brush their teeth every morning and at bedtime. The children were firefighters on Wednesday and had great fun putting out the fires in the playground with the extinguishers they had made. The climbing frame became the fire station.…

  • R6 & R7 Trip to Techniquest, Cardiff Bay

    20 March 2019

    R6 and R7 enjoyed a trip to Techniquest on Tuesday, 19th March, where they took part in an interactive workshop. They had lots of fun with the exhibits.…

  • R6 Weekly Update

    16 March 2019

    The children went on a listening walk throughout the school. They recorded the different sounds that they heard. As part of our Geography topic on Weather,  we made weather wheels and recorded the weather twice daily. Together with the nursery, R6 have started preparing the wheelbarrow for the RHS competition at Easter.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    16 March 2019

    R7 pupils have been composing their own music using musical notation. They then performed their compositions to the class. On Friday, the R7 pupils went to St Cadoc’s to sing to the parishioners and had a lovely lunch provided by the Union of Catholic Mothers.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    16 March 2019

    The nursery children have been learning about 3D shapes in Abacus maths this week. We have made cube sandcastles, cube construction and cube-shaped dice. We also learnt the names of a cone and sphere. In Jolly phonics this week we are learning the letter sound g. Some of our friends have had their first reading books all about Kipper; Biff and Chip.…

  • Infants Sponsored Silence

    15 March 2019

    Congratulations to all the Infant children who completed their 15 minutes sponsored silence on Thursday, 14th March. The children are raising money for HCPT and SCIPS. We were very proud of how still and quiet the children kept, with just a few wriggles towards the end. Well done Infants!…

  • R5 Weekly News

    9 March 2019

    R5 enjoyed performing Days of the Week in Welsh in our Eisteddfod on Monday. We have been learning about the weather and seasons with the children choosing words from the board to write and illustrate.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    9 March 2019

    The nursery children have had a busy first week back. We took part in the Eisteddfod where we painted a picture of a daffodil and made a creative dragon. We also sang a Welsh song. On Pancake Day we all made pancakes and chose a topping. During our PE lessons this week we have been working on our tennis skills and in Forest School, we have begun planting spring flowers in Mrs Brown’s garden patch.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    9 March 2019

    On Monday we took part in the Eisteddfod. Some children played musical instruments and all the children sang a Welsh song and received certificates.  In Geography, we have been looking at weather symbols and forecasts. Following on from our trip to The Royal Mint the children have been investigating different coins.…

  • R6 and R7 Visit to The Royal Mint

    6 March 2019

    R7 and R6 visited The Royal Mint where they found out about the history of coin making in Britain and looked at how coins are made today. They all had a turn at striking their own 50p coin and looked at different coins from around the world that are made at The Royal Mint.…

  • R7 Eisteddfod 2019

    6 March 2019

    This year we had lots of musical performances on drums, ‘cello, violin, piano, guitar and singing. The children sang a song in a Welsh which they followed with a recitation of Brenda Williams’ poem, ‘St David’s Day’.  …

  • R6 Weekly News

    24 February 2019

    This week R6 completed our Maths/RE display. Noah’s Ark looks fantastic! In Forest School we looked for signs of Spring and found buds, primroses and daffodils. We have been looking at the different suits in a deck of cards and the children enjoyed sorting the cards on the carpet.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    24 February 2019

    The nursery children have been learning about the sound m this week. We have made marble pictures; played bingo using pictures with items beginning with the sound m, monkey masks and letter formation work. In cooking this week we have buttered our own bread and made choices on what spread to use, jam, honey or marmite.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    24 February 2019

    R7 pupils have been preparing for the coming of spring. They have read Wordsworth’s ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ and painted a background using watercolour paints. They then copied the poem in their best joined handwriting on the top. The children went to Forest School and decorated the trees. They have been looking at block graphs and pictographs and collecting data.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    24 February 2019

    R5 have been preparing for our Eisteddfod on Monday 4th March. The children know that the leek is a symbol of Wales and that Saint David is the patron saint. They tried to do their neatest copywriting for our competition. The children have also made a Welsh dragon using clay with a papier-mâché egg to hold the dragon.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    18 February 2019

    R6 enjoyed experimenting with fake snow this week. They added water and watched it expand and then wrote up their experiment and created pictures. As part of our maths topic on position, the children followed instructions using the Beebots. In RE we have been learning about Noah’s Ark and during free play, the children paired the animals ready for the journey.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    16 February 2019

    The nursery children have had a fun packed week. We made small cakes in cooking which were delicious. During PE this week we ran a mile with R5, the sun was shining and we all tried our best. In outdoor learning, we worked as a team and made a snowman using large blocks.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    16 February 2019

    R5 made ‘Bee my Valentine’ cards with a colourful bee picture and the children painted heart-shaped boxes as a Valentine’s gift. R5 have learnt about doubling in mathematics this week. We also read the story of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. R5 had great fun making their own Wild Thing. They did some amazing writing as they retold the story in the correct sequence.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    16 February 2019

    We have been preparing for our Eisteddfod in class. We have been colouring pictures of Welsh ladies, trying really hard with our handwriting and using watercolours to paint pictures of daffodils. Two more of our R7 pupils also read out their facts about Moses.…

  • Infant Safer Internet Day Prize Winners!

    16 February 2019

    Congratulations to the winners of our Safer Internet Day poster designs. The children received their awards in the Infant assembly this week.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    9 February 2019

    R7 pupils have been working on weight in Maths lessons. They have been using kg and g to weigh and compare objects. In ICT they have been continuing to use the Beebots to programme directions and turns.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    9 February 2019

    The nursery children have been learning about long and tall in their mathematics lessons this week. We worked as a team and made a long line. In our ICT lessons, we worked on our computer skills finding tall and long items and animals. The nursery children have also completed their clay magic porridge pots painting them gold and adding a sprinkle of magic using glitter.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    9 February 2019

    This week R5 have enjoyed learning about the Chinese New Year, making lanterns and trying to write with a paintbrush! In mathematics, they have been improving their subtraction and addition skills. The children also voted on which theory they preferred as to why the dinosaurs became extinct.…

  • Assembly News

    9 February 2019

    The Infant children are learning about bible stories. R5 particularly liked hearing about David and Goliath. In our morning assembly, R7 have been reading out facts about Moses which they researched. We will continue with the topic next week.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    9 February 2019

    The children enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year. They made lanterns, lucky money envelopes and a decoration. Our interactive Arctic was a lot of fun. The children investigated the features of the Arctic landscape and then, using the whiteboard, compared them with those of a hot country.…

  • New Year for the Nursery!

    5 February 2019

    The nursery children have had fun celebrating Chinese New Year. We have decorated pig biscuits, played with pigs in mud and joined the Infant department in a lantern parade!…

  • Chinese New Year in the Nursery and Infants

    5 February 2019

    Today the Nursery and Infant children celebrated Chinese New Year. The R7s had made a paper dragon and Henry lead our parade with a swirling fire stick, made from ribbon. All the children had made beautiful lanterns, R6 had created special ones for the Year of the Pig. We turned out the lights for Nursery to show their colourful lights.…

  • Nursery and Infants Snow Gallery – February 1st 2019

    2 February 2019

  • R5 Weekly News

    2 February 2019

    R5 had an amazing time playing in the snow on Friday morning. There was brilliant teamwork as the children made a snowman together. They had fun with snowballs, especially throwing them at the teachers. The children tried to do snow angels too. Earlier in the week, the children had dug for dinosaur bones as they role played palaeontologists.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    2 February 2019

    The nursery children have had a very exciting week. We have been listening to the story ‘The magic porridge pot’ in language and literacy this week. We made our own magic pots using clay; tasted porridge and in knowledge and understanding made exploding porridge Pots! We have also begun making lanterns ready for Chinese New Year and Friday we all had a fabulous time making snowmen on the school front lawn.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    2 February 2019

    The children worked together to make a class collage of Jack Frost. They decorated Jack Frost masks and wrote about him. On Friday the children enjoyed playing in the snow and making mini snowmen/reindeer.…

  • R6 News

    26 January 2019

    R6 have been learning about animals that live in The Arctic and have been adding to the Polar Display. On a frosty morning we played I-spy in Forest School. In our maths lesson we have been learning about ordinal numbers and ended our week playing maths games.…

  • R7 News

    26 January 2019

    R6 and R7 have been enjoying playing traditional games. They played ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’ and ‘In and Out the Dusty Bluebells’. R7 children have been investigating Forces in Science. They have been experimenting with different surfaces for racing toy cars. They have been making Chinese dragons in preparation for Chinese New Year and having fun doing gymnastics.…

  • R5 News

    26 January 2019

    Recently in PE the children have been working on their gymnastic skills. They have found different ways to travel across the mats, thinking about which part of their body is weight bearing. R5 particularly enjoyed making bridges and holding the position whilst their partner travelled underneath. We have also been looking at addition this week and have learnt about add and equals signs.…

  • R7 News

    19 January 2019

    R7 children made playdough. They weighed the ingredients and added food colouring. They used their playdough to experiment with forces and to make a snail race in order to discuss ordinal numbers. R7 pupils are preparing for Chinese New Year.…

  • R6 News

    19 January 2019

    We have been investigating materials that are transparent and opaque and recording our findings. R6 have started a new topic ‘The Arctic’ and have been learning about the Inuits and igloos. We had some wonderful well loved old toys for show-and-tell this week too.…

  • R5 News

    19 January 2019

    We have completed our topic of Traditional Tales this week by making castles. Inside the castle was the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk. The children enjoyed saying Fee Fi Fo Thumb in their role-play activities. We also made houses for the ‘Three Little Pigs’, using spaghetti, lollipop sticks and bricks.…

  • Nursery fun this week!

    19 January 2019

    The nursery children are really enjoying listening to the story The Princess and the pea in language and literacy. We have made pictures using 6 mattresses just like the princess and we were all little princes and princesses. We have each planted a pea and we are hoping that it will grow very tall!…

  • Nursery News

    12 January 2019

    The nursery children have settled back into school life. We have some new friends and we are all looking after them and welcoming them into our class. This week we have had lots of fun in forest school, we made cookies in Friday cooking and ate them in forest school and had a little picnic.…

  • R6 News

    12 January 2019

    Welcome back R6! We have been finishing our topic of light and dark by using our torches in Forest School to investigate how light penetrates different objects. The children are enjoying our new topic of toys and brought in their favourite toy for show and tell. They then painted their toy for a display.…

  • R7 News

    12 January 2019

    The children in R7 are finding out about China in Geography lessons and are preparing for Chinese New Year. This is the year of the pig. They went to Forest School and collected three items of different lengths and then measured them when they got back to class.…

  • R5 News

    12 January 2019

    R5 had a busy first week back. We have been using Mathletics on the computers. We learnt about Space and the first man on the moon. R5 had enormous fun making rockets. R5 have learnt about the properties of 2D shapes and used the shapes to create pictures for a wall display.…

  • Christmas in the Nursery!

    16 December 2018

    The Nursery children have had a wonderful week celebrating Christmas. They took part in the Nursery and Infant production of ‘Ralph the Reindeer’, all the children sang beautifully. Mrs Banks was so proud of everyone. On Wednesday we had Christmas jumper day and ate a delicious Christmas lunch. Thursday was party day.…

  • R7 News

    10 December 2018

    R7 pupils have been decorating the classroom and made some fantastic paper chains. Our paper chain was 26 metres long!…

  • Nursery Visit to Thornhill Farm

    5 December 2018

    The Nursery went on their annual trip to  Thornhill farm to buy their Christmas tree and visit the animals. We all really liked the big pig and the Alpacas. Farmer Phillips helped us choose our tree and it looks beautiful outside our classroom for everyone to see!…

  • R6 News

    3 December 2018

    R6 children were introduced to shadows and tracing. Each child used great skill in tracing an animal. We ended our Squirrels’ journey by completing speech bubbles for their adventure in the forest. On Friday, R6 attended St. Cadoc’s Church for a special lunch with members of the parish and they sang a number of songs before leaving.…

  • R5 News

    2 December 2018

    R5 have been trying on their costumes for the Tableau at Saint Cadoc’s church next Friday. The children were very excited and are looking forward to telling the story of the Nativity.…

  • Nursery News

    1 December 2018

    Nursery children have been making Christmas puddings in cooking this week. We are very busy getting ready for our production Ralph the reindeer. We have been learning all the songs and actions. The children are also having great fun in the Elves workshop helping Father Christmas make toys for all the girls and boys.…

  • R5 News

    23 November 2018

    R5 have been learning the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. The children made puppets using wooden spoons and a range of materials. They sorted objects in the classroom into big, medium and small. They were able to match the bears to the correct size bowls, beds and chairs. R5 also tasted porridge this week.…

  • Nursery News

    23 November 2018

    The nursery children are busy preparing for Christmas, making lots of wonderful crafts. We have been learning the sound t this week and finding out about 3d shapes in Abacus maths. We had lots of fun on Stickman day making Stick man using play dough and Stickman chocolate fingers. In cooking this week we have made gingerbread Christmas trees.…

  • R6 News

    23 November 2018

    The children have started preparing for Christmas by making Angels and creating Scratch Art pictures. They listened to the story of The Three Little Pigs and constructed a house for their own little pig and retold the story using puppets.…

  • R7 News

    18 November 2018

    In R7 we have been working with money and making different amounts using different coins. In Art lessons we have been making snowflakes to hang up in Forest School.…

  • Infants ‘Good Eggs’!

    18 November 2018

    Congratulations to our ‘Good Eggs ‘ from the Department. They were treated to a tea party with Mr Moody. Da Iawn!…

  • R6 News

    18 November 2018

    In Forest School we worked in groups building a home for a hedgehog. The children had to think about camouflage, the size of their hedgehog and protection from the elements. In Maths we have been learning about months of the year and seasons. The children put the months into the correct order.…

  • R6 News

    11 November 2018

    R6 children have been busy measuring lots of different items with paper clips and cubes and recording their findings. We recapped ‘counting on ‘with a board game. Today we made Poppies and prepared for our Remembrance Assembly.…

  • R5 News

    11 November 2018

    The children have greatly enjoyed playing on our new climbing frame. The slide is very popular and the children are testing out their strength on the monkey bars. R5 have celebrated Diwali this week, learning about the festival and painting fireworks pictures.…

  • Nursery News

    11 November 2018

    The nursery children have been learning the letter sound s this week. We have made snakes in the creative alphabet, had fun playing the Silly sock game, listening to Jolly phonics and writing correctly. In Abacus maths we have been working on our opposites, heavy and light. We made light as a feather bottles, heavy Christmas snowmen and learnt how to use a weighing scales.…

  • R5 News

    27 October 2018

    R5 have started their new topic of Traditional Tales and Rhymes. We made spiders to go with Incy Wincy Spider. The children also pretended to be weather forecasters, using weather symbols they had chosen. Visit to the New Theatre All the Nursery and Infant children watched a production of ‘Stick Man ‘.…

  • Nursery and Infant Harvest Festival

    27 October 2018

    The Nursery and Infant children celebrated their Harvest Festival on Friday. Father Brian was able to join us as we talked about sharing God’s gifts. Well done to the R7 and R6 children who did the readings, speaking with loud and clear voices. We sang two harvest hymns and the Nursery sang an autumn song about the colours of the leaves.…

  • R5 News

    27 October 2018

    This week R5 have made quills using their cutting skills and recapping the sound. The children also joined in with telling the story of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’, using our discovery bottles. We played ‘I spy’ and the children wrote their own ‘What am I ? clues for their favourite animals.…

  • More new from R6!

    23 October 2018

    In PE this week R6 have had lots of fun playing “ Chase the Honey Monster”. Then Grey Squirrel took Red Squirrel around the school grounds to show him some features of where he lived and some people who work there. We ended our week with a wonderful trip to “Stick Man” and created our very own stick people.…

  • Nursery News

    23 October 2018

    The nursery children have been exploring the features of Autumn this week. We made Leaf soup in the water play, painted using conkers, made Autumn trees using washing up brushes, had lots of fun with munchkin pumpkins in the explorer tray! We also learnt about biggest and smallest in Abacus maths.…

  • R6 News

    23 October 2018

    We have been very busy tidying up Forest School and The Wishing Tree. In English, we are learning how to use a dictionary. We also enjoyed freshly baked bread from the bakery in St Fagans, Yum!…

  • R7 news

    17 October 2018

    The R7s have been using conkers to measure the playground. They used 820 conkers to reach from the R7 classroom to the gate. They grouped the conkers into tens to make it easier to count. They then had fun playing Conkers on the lawn in the sunshine. There were lots of shouts of ‘Snags!’ and ‘Stamps!’ but all of the conkers remained intact!…

  • Nursery News

    13 October 2018

    The nursery children have had lots of fun this week. We have been listening to the story Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert in our language and literacy lessons and looking at the features of Autumn. The children discussed the different colours of Autumn leaves and made their own Leaf man. We explored foam coloured with Autumn colours and were so excited to paint using melted chocolate!…

  • R7 news

    10 October 2018

    R7 pupils have been practising using rulers and measuring in cm. They have been looking at similarities and differences and comparing hand, arm and foot sizes in Science lessons.…

  • Nursery News

    6 October 2018

    In Circle time this term the children are talking about happy, sad, cross and worried faces. This week the children tried to show how they were feeling making different faces to match different emotions. We all liked the happy faces! The children were all super excited to find our new Gruffalo house in forest school this week and we all enjoyed exploring.…

  • R6 News

    6 October 2018

    We have been back in Forest School with crayons and paper taking different bark rubbings and making wonderful pictures. We continued this in the classroom with leaf rubbings.…

  • R6 and R7 Parachute

    4 October 2018

    Key Stage 1 children had fun controlling a ball in the parachute and following instructions.…

  • R5 News

    4 October 2018

    R5 played parachute games in PE. They had to listen carefully for their number to run under the parachute and swap places. Their favourite game was making high clouds and thunderstorms. The children have also been practising writing their names. They had to match the letters on the pegs with their names.…

  • R7 News

    1 October 2018

    R7 pupils have been counting larger numbers by grouping in tens. They counted 533 conkers, 285 counters, 264 cubes and 336 pegs.…

  • Friday fun day in Nursery

    29 September 2018

    The nursery children have had a fun packed Friday. The day began with Noah’s Ark rainbow PE. The children practised their skills of going over and under the rainbow stripes, they tried hard with their throwing and catching skills using rainbow scarves. We made rainbow cakes in cooking and later began weeding our allotment ready for planting.…

  • R5 News

    29 September 2018

    R5 used smelly painty for their autumn leaves paintings. We had turmeric, ginger, aniseed, paprika and vanilla spices to smell.…

  • R6 News

    29 September 2018

    We have been enjoying the Autumn sunshine at Forest School, collecting leaves and looking for signs of Autumn. We did leaf printing and made an Autumn wreath using the leaves collected. On our topic of Homes, we made bricks out of play dough and built a small wall from Lego.…

  • R7 News

    29 September 2018

    R7 pupils have been looking at autumnal colours and are making autumn trees with photographs of their families. The children have also been having fun doing jigsaws. They have been watering the herbs in the R7 garden and some of the children have been playing word building games on the computer.…

  • R5 News

    27 September 2018

    The children in R5 have been learning about full and empty as part of their maths work on capacity. They had enormous fun in the water. When they made an octopus, the children were counting to eight as they threaded the beads. In PSHCE we made fish for our display.…

  • Nursery News

    27 September 2018

    The Nursery children have been listening to the story about Noah’s Ark. We have listened to songs, made Ark creative plates, made a new Noah’s Ark frieze, and worked on our ICT skills painting the Ark. We have been learning about 2D shapes in Abacus maths, printing and cutting and sticking.…

  • R7 at Forest School

    26 September 2018

    R7 pupils went to Forest School to watch the traffic at the mini roundabout. They did a ten-minute traffic survey which they will repeat at home so we can compare the results.…

  • Infant PE

    26 September 2018

    Key Stage 1 pupils have been practising their ball skills in PE. Some of them managed to catch and count all the way to 100!…

  • R6 News

    22 September 2018

    R6 have been investigating materials and textures in Forest School. The children have started to work together to decorate robots for our Robo-Maths display.…

  • Nursery News

    22 September 2018

    The Nursery children have had a busy week exploring colour in their new topic and finding out about cornflour and water in science. We had great fun in PE learning how to catch using balloons, we have been painting bread using food colouring and made pictures using pastels. A great week was had by all the children!…

  • R5 News

    22 September 2018

    R5 had a busy week exploring repeating patterns using wooden blocks and making pasta necklaces. The children are learning how to write their letters and started forming, c, o and a in the foam. They had great fun before moving onto their workbooks. We have been collecting and counting objects around our classroom too.…

  • R7 at Forest School

    19 September 2018

    R7 pupils went to Forest School to find different creatures. They recorded how many they found and will be plotting where they found them on a plan of Forest School.…

  • R7 and R6 PE

    19 September 2018

    Key Stage 1 pupils have been working in pairs across the age groups in PE. They have been experimenting with different movements and mirroring their partners.…

  • R6 News

    17 September 2018

    The children have settled well into the routine of R6. We have been busy getting to know each other. We used mirrors to draw self portraits and wrote our names in bubble writing. We explored our classroom looking for labels to introduce our new English topic.…

  • R7 News

    17 September 2018

    R7 pupils have been making Autumn pictures using paints, oil pastels and collage techniques. They made themselves exercise books using recycled materials and have been planting herbs outside the classroom. In Maths, they have been practising numbers to 100.…

  • Nursery News

    16 September 2018

    The Nursery children have settled very well into school life. We have been listening to the story of Chester and his kissing hand, making Chester masks and kissing hand biscuits in cooking. The children have been enjoying their PE lessons learning different movements and colours! We have two new Class captains who have been very busy helping our new friends settle.…

  • R5 News

    14 September 2018

    R5 have had a busy first week learning about their senses. They had to guess what was in the bag using their sense of touch. They made faces using play dough and we sang ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’. In PE the children had fun jumping and learning to throw and catch a ball.…

  • R6 End of Year Visit to Roath Park

    14 July 2018

    R6 visited Roath Park. We met Ranger Dave who took us through the Rainforest and we learnt how to identify edible plants and the importance of the Rainforest in our day to day life. The children enjoyed the nature trail and took rubbings of different features. After our picnic under the trees, we played eco games with R7.…

  • The Infants’ Beach Party and Disco!

    13 July 2018

  • R6 News

    7 July 2018

    R6 had a super Sports Day on Wednesday bringing with them a variety of good luck mascots. They enjoyed the team relays, sack races and the challenging egg and spoon race! The children finished off our plant topic by growing cress in designer pots.…

  • Nursery News

    1 July 2018

    The Nursery children have been learning the letter sound ‘y’ this week. We had lots of fun forming the letter ‘y’ using yellow foam and made mixing pictures using yellow paint. Two of the nursery children were chosen as the Headmaster’s Good Eggs and really enjoyed their afternoon tea with Mr Moody They particularly liked the chocolate cake.…

  • R5 visit to Bristol Zoo

    30 June 2018

    R5 had a fabulous time at Bristol zoo. They visited the butterfly house and saw some butterflies emerging from their cocoon. Bethan was very pleased when a butterfly landed on her. In the Africa workshop, the children held mealworms which were very wriggly. Oscar was very brave and stroked the snake.…

  • Nursery and Infants ‘Good Eggs’ tea

    30 June 2018

    Some of the Nursery and Infant children had afternoon tea with the Headmaster. The children had been nominated by staff for this special treat in recognition of their all-round effort and kindness to others. They enjoyed the sandwiches and thought the chocolate cake was delicious. The children liked the artwork in Mr Moody’s study which was created by some of the older pupils.…

  • R7 Leavers’ Service at St Cadoc’s Church

    26 June 2018

    Today we had a celebratory service for another happy and successful year in the Nursery and Infant school. R7 shared their memories of their first day. They read beautifully and we were very proud of all their achievements. Thank you to Mrs Rees, Mayor of Cardiff who presented the R7 children with their certificates.…

  • Sunny Mondays in R5

    25 June 2018

    R5 enjoying sand and water play, making the most of the sunshine.…

  • R5 News

    25 June 2018

    R5 have been learning about their senses. They identified sounds using their listening skills and played games such as Wake up Mr Bear and sleeping lions. The children painted a scene from ‘Handa’s Surprise’. They enjoyed tasting fruits from our basket which included figs and pineapples. We also spoke about our sense of touch and the children found materials to match the descriptions.…

  • R7 Transition Week – Day 5

    25 June 2018

    To complete their Transition Week, pupils in R7 and R8 made dens in Forest School and held a wonderful barbeque for parents!…

  • R7/R8 Transition Week

    23 June 2018

    What a fantastic week R7s and R8s had from 18th -22nd June. Our ‘Festivals’ theme was enjoyed by all – friendship bracelets, decorated ceramic wellies, homemade material bunting, musical instruments, funky sunglasses, dream catchers and an exciting day of Circus skills were created. The children had a ball! We were incredibly lucky to have fabulous weather all week and it culminated in a ‘Festival day’ on Friday 22nd, on the lawn with parents, staff and children enjoying den building and a super BBQ-picnic!…

  • R6 News

    22 June 2018

    The R6 children have been looking through holiday brochures and discussing where they would like to go. We chatted about how we book a holiday and made our own holiday posters. On Friday, we visited Barry Island beach with Nursery and had a wonderful time taking part in a treasure hunt, looking in rock pools and building sand castles.…

  • Nursery trip to Barry Island

    22 June 2018

    The nursery children went to the beach today with R6. The sun shone all morning and we all had a fantastic time. We went on a beach treasure hunt, explored in the rock pools, made sandcastles and watch the tide come in. We had the best time in the rock pools and even though we had our wellies on we got suitably wet!…

  • Nursery children learn about 3D shapes

    22 June 2018

    The nursery children have been exploring 3D shapes in Abacus maths this week. We made large cubes out of waffles in outdoor learning and made spheres using smaller blocks. The children worked as a team to make the large cubes. Great teamwork!  …

  • R7 Transition Week – Day 4

    21 June 2018

    Today, R7 and R8 pupils made colourful sunglasses during Transition Week.…

  • R7 Transition Week – Day 3, part 1

    21 June 2018

    As part of their Transition Week, R7 have been learning circus skills on the front lawn with pupils from R8.…

  • R7 Transition Week – Day 2

    19 June 2018

    The children have been making musical instruments in Transition Week. They used lentils, rice, kidney beans and corn to make maracas and different sized rubber bands for different pitched strings on guitars. Mrs R Cooper…

  • R7 Transition Week – Day 1

    19 June 2018

    The children tied elastic bands around the sheets, then measured 500ml of warm water and 250g of salt. They added more warm water and packets of dye. They mixed everything together before adding the sheets. Then they used fabric pens and crayons to decorate some more sheets. They tried really hard working in pairs to fold the sheets.…

  • R6 News

    19 June 2018

    It has been a wonderful week for R6 who have been rehearsing for their Father’s Day Assembly. Their performance was a credit to our wonderful children and their hard work. Meanwhile, in Forest School, we have looked at plants and looked at the trunk of the old beech tree.…

  • Judo success!

    18 June 2018

    Many congratulations to Iwan M from R7. Last week, after much hard work, he was awarded his purple belt in Judo. We look forward to one day seeing you at the Olympics!…

  • Nursery News

    17 June 2018

    The nursery children have had a very busy two weeks. We have been learning the sound z, making zigzag patterns in the playground and zig zag pictures. During language and literacy, we are reading The Enormous Turnip. We had fun rolling turnips in mathematics to see whose turnip reached the highest number.…

  • R7 News

    16 June 2018

    The R7s have been working on capacity. They enjoyed using the different containers to measure the water in litres and millilitres. In Science, they have been finding out about electricity and were able to make a complete circuit which made buzzers and bulbs work.…

  • R5 News

    16 June 2018

    R5 have been adding and subtracting with multiples of ten this week. They all worked very hard and their counting really improved. In Geography, we looked at pictures of Cardiff to discover what people need in a city. Later Connor and Bethan made a skyscraper, they realised that the base needed to be larger to stop it falling over.…

  • R6 Assembly

    16 June 2018

    On Friday morning R6 held a very special assembly for Father’s Day. They told us all about their Superhero daddies.…

  • R6 News

    9 June 2018

    Our first week back has been busy. To secure subtraction and addition we have been counting forwards and backwards in 5s. In English, the children designed a bicycle based on the poem “The Best Bike”. To expand our topic on Water, the children painted and named sailing ships. We hope you liked our rainbow hands which helped us celebrate Rainbow Day.…

  • R7 News

    9 June 2018

    The R7 children have been looking at ourselves in mirrors and drawing self portraits. They have also been looking at alphabetical texts and writing their own glossaries, along with looking at Ancient Egyptian writing and have used the online hieroglyphic typewriter to write their names.…

  • R7 Woodwind Demonstration with Miss Tanner

    9 June 2018

    Miss Tanner visited our assembly on Thursday. She showed the children the flute, the clarinet and the saxophone. The children had to guess if the instruments could play a higher or lower note. They learnt how the reed makes the sound and one child from each class had a try at blowing.…

  • R5 News

    9 June 2018

    R5 listened to the story of ‘Hairy Maclary’ this week. They each painted a new dog character and gave it a name. The children also had a set of rhyming words which they had to match up. This involved listening skills and spelling patterns. On Friday R5 wrote their own animal riddles and had fun trying to solve each other’s.…

  • Nursery and Infants Rainbow Day

    9 June 2018

    The Nursery and Infants enjoyed raising money towards the purchase of a wheelchair by dressing in the colours of the rainbow. The children made a rainbow of their handprints. Nursery made rainbow fruits and R5 painted rainbow pictures giving each colour a word associated with being happy. Thank you to everyone for their generosity, the children were very keen to shake the collection bucket!…

  • R7 Space Week

    26 May 2018

    R7 pupils have been investigating Space this week. They have been measuring pictures of the space shuttle, writing newspaper articles and reports on alien landings, making symmetrical pictures of space scenes using 2D shapes and writing space inspired music. The children also made aliens and spaceships using the construction toys.…

  • R5 News

    26 May 2018

    In our assemblies this week we have been listening to songs about space. It was a trip down memory lane for the staff with ‘Fly me to the moon’, ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Space Oddity’. The children enjoyed listening to the various pieces and learning about the planets. The children participated in a demonstration to understand how long it takes different planets to orbit the sun.…

  • Peter Rabbit day in Nursery

    26 May 2018

    The nursery children have really enjoyed learning all about Peter Rabbit and friends and listening to all the wonderful stories written by Beatrix Potter. We ended this half term having a Peter Rabbit day where the children came to school dressed as their favourite character. We had a class full of little bunnies and Mr McGregor came along to keep them all in order.…

  • R5, R6 and R7 visit to St Cadoc’s Church

    22 May 2018

    R5, R6 and R7 visited St Cadoc’s Church for the traditional May ceremony ‘The Crowning of Mary’. The procession was led by Talia, Nell and Henry with every child presenting a flower. R7 had written their own prayers to Mary which they read out beautifully. The prayers were very thoughtful and from the children’s hearts.…

  • R6 News

    22 May 2018

    This week R6 have started our topic of The Beach. We have made beautiful fish using a variety of techniques and looked at some sea creatures. Miss S Davies…

  • Nursery and Infant Royal Wedding Gallery

    19 May 2018

  • Royal Wedding Celebrations 2018

    18 May 2018

    The Nursery and Infant children have been having a lovely time celebrating the Royal Wedding! Here are some of the photos.  …

  • R7 News

    13 May 2018

    R7 kept a food diary for a week and then used that information to decide what is a healthy diet and what isn’t. The children are preparing for the Royal Wedding. They have been finding out about the different parts of the Union Flag and then painted their own.  …

  • Nursery News

    13 May 2018

    The nursery children have been learning the sound f this week. We have made wonderful fish bowls in creative alphabet, learnt how to write f correctly and used our listening skills during Jolly phonic lessons. We have been celebrating hedgehog week making own very own hedgehogs.…

  • R5 News

    13 May 2018

    We have been making bees using wool and newspaper for the wings. Babilia showed us some honeycomb too. Our maths topic is money. The children have been learning to recognise the different coins. They have counted the pennies and given a penny change.…

  • R6 News

    4 May 2018

    Using uni-fix blocks R6 have been comparing numbers and counting on. In geography, they were introduced to our ‘city’ grey squirrel and ‘country’ red squirrel and working in groups drew the sights of each location. Some amazing pictures were produced!…

  • Nursery News

    4 May 2018

    The nursery children have been listening to the story of Mrs Tiggywinkle this week and made Mrs Tiggywinkle hedgehog bread in cooking. We have also been learning about the sound l, making very glittery lollipops in the creative alphabet, and using the whiteboard to form our letter sound correctly. In PE this week we were all Superheroes, running very fast!…

  • News from R7

    4 May 2018

    R7 children have been looking at photos of each other and seeing how they have changed as they have got older. This is part of their Science topic, Health and Growth’. In Music lessons, they have used musical notation to write their own pieces of music which they performed to the class.…

  • A Visit from Mr Morgan

    4 May 2018

    On Friday, we were delighted to welcome Mr Morgan, (father of Iwan in R7). He talked to the Infant children about cycling from London to Paris in aid of Parkinson’s UK. The children looked at his bike and all the safety equipment, they thought the lights were very bright. Some of the children participated in a demonstration using batteries to show how a bigger battery meant they could move faster.…

  • R5 news

    4 May 2018

    R5 have been learning about life cycles this week in preparation for their visit to the pond. The children discovered how tadpoles grow into frogs. They were very proud of their pictures and explanations. The children linked the work on butterflies to mathematics as they tried to make their paintings symmetrical.…

  • This week in R7

    29 April 2018

    R7 pupils have been using globes, maps and atlases in Geography lessons. They have been practising using the index and grid references to locate countries and capital cities.…

  • This week in R6

    29 April 2018

    In PE we have used our passing and catching skills to work as a team to improve our fielding. In Geography we have been learning about the features of hot and cold places. The children used the whiteboard to place the correct feature into the correct landscape.…

  • Nursery fun this week

    29 April 2018

    The Nursery children have been making carrot cake in cooking this week. It tasted delicious! We have been practising our counting skills and recognition of numbers during our ICT weekly lesson. Mr McGregor’s garden is looking beautiful and we all worked as a team to paint the vegetables and both Peter and Benjamin Bunny for our new frieze.…

  • Nursery visit to Pugh’s Garden centre 

    29 April 2018

    The Nursery children spent a very exciting morning at the garden centre this week as part of our new topic In my little garden. The children planted a bean and took it home to put in their garden to watch the beanstalk grow. They also enjoyed getting messy in the mud kitchen.…

  • Nursery News

    22 April 2018

    This term our new topic is  In My Little Garden. During this term, the children are going to be listening to stories by Beatrix Potter and will become familiar with all her magical characters. We are really enjoying learning about Peter Rabbit and all his adventures. This week we have made Mr McGregors garden and had great fun painting our feet to add to our display, we also had fun dressing up as Peter and Friends.…

  • The latest from R6

    22 April 2018

    R6 have been enjoying the sunshine at Forest School taking photos of flowers and picking daisies and forget-me-nots which we laminated for our windows. We took our painting lesson outside and produced wonderful pictures of flowers that we had planted in September.…

  • News from R7

    22 April 2018

    R7 pupils went to Forest School to gather items from the floor that weigh 1kg. They looked at the copper beech tree and discussed what is happening to it and why.…

  • Latest from R5

    22 April 2018

    R5 have been learning about hedgehogs, writing lots of facts. On Friday the children made their own clay hedgehogs which they are later going to paint. In PE the children have been working on their jumping and travelling skills. Using the mats and benches, the children put together a movement sequence.…

  • Nursery News

    28 March 2018

    The nursery children have really enjoyed their Easter time activities. The children took part in the annual Nursery and Infant Easter bonnet parade. The children made some beautiful hats and enjoyed showing children from the Junior department their wonderful creations. We had great fun taking part in an Easter egg hunt and collected eggs and then shared them with our friends.…

  • Uniform for Nursery and Infants – Trinity Term

    28 March 2018

    To clarify a few queries, the children may return to school after Easter wearing their summer uniform. If it is still cold the winter uniform is quite acceptable and hopefully, May will bring some sunshine. The girls’ summer uniform is the college dress with a white cardigan and black shoes. The boys may wear short grey school trousers, a short sleeve shirt and black shoes.…

  • Latest from R5

    26 March 2018

    This week R5 read the story of ‘Peter Rabbit’. The children painted pictures of a farmyard animal, learning how to mix colours. They then wrote stories about their new characters using descriptive words.…

  • Easter Bonnet Parade

    26 March 2018

    Today the Nursery and Infant children participated in the annual Easter Bonnet Parade. We were amazed by their creations and imaginative designs.  We hope that you enjoyed making the hats with your child. The PE staff were asked to judge the hats and two children from each class won an Easter egg.…

  • Nursery News

    25 March 2018

    The nursery children had fun in their Welsh lessons this week with Mrs Burleton making Easter cards. During our PE lesson on Friday we took part in Sport relief activities, hoopla; throwing the bean bags into a hoop, goal shoot, and skateboard slalom. We also completed lots of running and jogging activities; we were all very tired!…

  • News from R6

    23 March 2018

    This week R6 children have been out and about looking for signs of Spring. We found buds about to bloom, Spring flowers and catkins. In Maths we worked in groups to estimate the weight of items and then carried out further investigations using scales to discover which items were heavier/lighter. Miss S Davies…

  • R7 News

    18 March 2018

    R7 pupils have been printing pictures of spring flowers using printing inks and polystyrene tiles. In Geography lessons, they have been finding out about grid references and co-ordinates and finding which way to go. They played a geography game in which they had to follow instructions. The R7s have been very fortunate to have the chance to work with the visiting ceramicist who is helping them to create a mosaic mural.…

  • Nursery News

    17 March 2018

    The nursery children have had a very busy week. We have been working hard learning about 3D shapes, cubes and spheres. During our PE session, we took part in a sponsored circuit training activity for our Lenten project. We completed lots of different activities and we were all suitably exhausted afterwards.…

  • Sleeping Beauty

    17 March 2018

    On Friday the Nursery and Infants visited the Millennium Theatre for a children’s introduction to the ballet. The children were enthralled by the scenery and costumes. They listened carefully as the story was explained and loved joining in with the miming actions. Their favourite dancers were the beautiful lilac fairy and the Wicked Fairy, who they were allowed to boo!…

  • News from R5

    17 March 2018

    R5 have been working very hard on their maths this week using their skills to add and subtract. Mason was very pleased to have solved these worded problems. Lola and Babilia finished off their shape work too.…

  • Sponsored Silence

    17 March 2018

    On Thursday R5, R6 and R7 completed their sponsored silence. The children were amazingly still and completely silent for fifteen minutes! We watched the seconds counting down and they silently encouraged each other. All the money raised will be split between HCPT and Parkinson’s UK. Each year your contributions help to send a local child on a respite visit to Lourdes.…

  • Mother’s Day in R7

    12 March 2018

    R7 pupils made Welsh lovespoons for their mums for Mother’s Day. They have been trying really hard with their sewing and made these beautiful cards for their mums too. Well done, R7, they look fantastic!…

  • Latest from R6

    12 March 2018

    R6 enjoyed dressing up in National Welsh costume for our Eisteddfod. The Welsh Castle completion winners were delighted to receive their certificates. Da Iawn! Miss Davies…

  • Nursery News

    10 March 2018

    The Nursery children are celebrating Mother’s Day with their very first assembly. All the mummies were invited and the children sang, showed their beautiful paintings and read a prayer. The children had planted their own daffodil plants and made lovely cards using handprints. Mrs Banks was very proud of all the Nursery children.…

  • This week in R7

    10 March 2018

    R7 pupils have been investigating 3D shapes. They have been counting the faces, edges and corners and naming the shapes. R7 pupils have been reading poems about food and looking at descriptive language and the structure of different poems. They mimed eating different food and their partner had to guess what food it was.…

  • The R7 Eisteddfod

    8 March 2018

    We celebrated our Eisteddfod a little later than planned due to the snow. On Monday each class sang songs and R7 also recited a poem that they had learnt about Wales. certificates were awarded for colouring competitions and handwriting. Nursery and R5 had a dragon collage competition. R6 painted Welsh castles.…

  • The week in R5!

    8 March 2018

    This week in R5 the children enjoyed wearing their welsh costumes to school to celebrate St David’s Day. We have been learning about different plants and what parts we can eat. The children also had fun sorting out vegetables into categories. Which ones grow in the ground and which ones grow above the ground.…

  • Nursery News

    16 February 2018

    The nursery children have been very busy. We have been learning all about Heavy and light in our Abacus maths activities, learning the sound ‘m’, having fun learning the names of different vegetables and celebrating Pancake day. We have also completed out language and literacy book Supertato and had fun retelling the story and counting Supertato potatoes to help our counting skills.…

  • Latest news from R6

    14 February 2018

    R6 have been learning that stories have a beginning, middle, and end. They have focused on The Gingerbread Man, telling the story with puppets and through role play. In Maths we have investigated 3D shapes and worked in teams to find these shapes in the classroom.…

  • Techniquest and Shrove Tuesday in the Nursery and Infants

    13 February 2018

    R6 and R7 visited Techniquest as part of their Science topics, Pushes and Pulls and Forces and Movement. The children were thrilled to try all the different experiments but their favourite was the water area. R5 and the Nursery had a joint activity making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. The children enjoyed mixing the batter and watching them cook.…

  • R7 News

    11 February 2018

    R7 pupils have been weighing using kg and g. They have been finding out about Scott of the Antarctic and made a timeline of his journey to the South Pole. They are continuing to use the Beebots to investigate turns and angles.…

  • R7 News

    8 February 2018

    R7 are working on clockwise and anti-clockwise turns in Maths. They are learning how to programme the Beebots incorporating turns and angles.…

  • News from R5

    7 February 2018

    R5 hatching dinosaur eggs and learning about melting.               The children have read the story “Where the wild things are”. They have sequenced pictures and designed their own Wild Thing. We also made Wild Things Rice Krispie cakes.…

  • R6 News

    4 February 2018

    This week R6 have been investigating things that move. We looked at various modes of transport and recorded our findings back in the classroom. In English, the children have been sorting words from ‘ The Oak Tree’ in alphabetical order using whiteboards and extending that work on laptops.…

  • This week in R7

    3 February 2018

    R7 have been investigating which are the best surfaces for toy cars. They tried six different surfaces and measured the distance the cars travelled. This is part of our Science topic, Forces. The children have also been finding out about China in Geography. We used the internet to find a clip of traditional Chinese music and a dragon dance.…

  • Nursery News

    2 February 2018

    The Nursery children have been learning all about the sound r this week, we have been making rain pictures, and learning the formation of the sound ‘r’. We have also been reading the story Supertato by Sue Hendrix and Paul Linnet. We have been making our very own Supertato and we are really looking forward to making Superhero vegetables next week.…

  • This week in the Nursery

    26 January 2018

    The nursery children have had a very busy week full of lots of learning experiences. We have been reading Oliver’s vegetables, learning the letter sound ‘h’ and learning all about the language of position in Mathematics. During PE we have been practising our balancing skills and on Friday we cooked pizzas in our cooking lesson and planted some Winter flowers in Outdoor Learning.…

  • R5 Visit to the National Museum of Wales

    24 January 2018

    R5 visited The National Museum of Wales where they learnt about dinosaur sounds, taking part in a musical workshop. The children also compared their teeth and feet size to those of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Yezen had a close encounter with a meat eater! The children discovered lots of fossils and dinosaur bones and they also learnt about volcanoes and earthquakes.…

  • Latest from R6 and R7

    20 January 2018

    R6 brought in a favourite toy to present to the class. We had some cuddly bears, plastic figures and a large remote controlled car from Ava that could do some sharp turns! All the children spoke beautifully and answered questions from their peers. R6 have also been learning about The Arctic, the animals that live there and the lives of The Inuits.…

  • ‘Fabulous Food’ in the Nursery!

    19 January 2018

    The nursery children are enjoying reading Oliver’s vegetables written by Vivian French in Language and Literacy this week. We have been listening to the story, painting pictures for our new frieze and made carrot soup in cooking on Friday. Mrs A Banks…

  • Latest news from R5

    13 January 2018

    R5 have had a lovely first week, learning about reflections and light source. The children looked closely at their faces in our giant mirror and created a self portrait using pastels. We have read the story of “The Gingerbread Man” and the children described the crafty Fox! The children also enjoyed making ginger biscuits.…

  • A Snowman at Sunset – Nursery and Infants Production – Dress Rehearsal

    13 December 2017

  • Latest news from R6

    6 December 2017

    R6 have been learning the value of coins. We ordered the coins practically and used the interactive whiteboard to play a coin recognition game.  The children then used what they had learned to order coins up to £2. We practiced writing the pound sign in front of the number.…

  • Nursery visits Thornhill Farm to buy a Christmas tree

    6 December 2017

    The Nursery children had a very special trip to the Thornhill Farm to buy their Christmas tree. We really enjoyed visiting all the animals and the children especially enjoyed the Alpacas joining in with our singing. The children chose a beautiful tree and watched  as the farmer prepared the tree to take back to school .…

  • The latest news from R7

    3 December 2017

    R7 created a display of Christmas jumpers along the washing line. The jumpers had to have a Christmas theme and the image had to be symmetrical! The children have been looking at the different continents and oceans in Geography lessons using globes and atlases. They enjoyed colouring in the countries. This week R7 have been learning about poetry with the children experimenting with alliteration when writing their own poems.…

  • Latest news from R5

    3 December 2017

    The children have had enormous fun this week making wooden spoon puppets as part of our work on ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. They tasted different flavoured porridges, some even liked the salty Scottish porridge! We made a graph of our choices too.…

  • Nursery News

    1 December 2017

    The nursery children are getting very excited preparing for Christmas. We took part in the annual Christmas Tableau and we all sang beautifully. In our Welsh lessons with Mrs Burleton we have been making Christmas cards and learning lots of new Welsh words; Baby Jesus – Baban Iesu, Mary – Mair, Joseph- Josef, manger- preseb, Shepherd – Bugeiliaid.…

  • Latest news from R7

    28 November 2017

    R7 have been looking at animals and plants in the local environment and have discussed camouflage. They had to look for toy animals that were hidden in Forest School and to discuss why some were easier to find than others. They have also been growing cress, lettuce and daffodils and watching the roots of a bulb as they grow down into the bottle.…

  • This week in Nursery

    27 November 2017

    The nursery children have been learning all about coins in Abacus maths this week. We have been counting and matching coins and  using the laptops to solve problems. We looked at the coins to find different numbers and were all very surprised to find the Queen on the back of each coin!…

  • R6 Months of the Year game

    19 November 2017

    R6 have been learning about days of the week, months of the year and seasons and enjoyed a fun circle time game. We also helped raise funds for Children in Need and Pudsey Bear with a cake sale and raffle.…

  • Children in Need

    18 November 2017

    The Nursery and Infant children have held a cake sale and raffle today for Children in Need The children said the cakes were delicious!…

  • Nursery Mathematics

    18 November 2017

    The Nursery children have been learning about the letter sound ‘C’ this week and their Abacus Maths topic has been 3D shapes. We have been making Mr Carrot and we had to use our thinking skills to follow instructions on how to make him.…

  • Nursery and Infant Children in Need Cake Sale

    17 November 2017

    Many congratulations to our Nursery and Infants who have raised a wonderful £138.16 from their BBC Children in Need Cake Sale!  …

  • Latest news from R7

    15 November 2017

    Using the PC to create a Nativity scene in an IT lesson. Making amounts up to £1 using different combinations of coins. Using the laptops for Maths…

  • Nursery News

    10 November 2017

    The Nursery children have been very busy this week reading The Gruffalo’s child by Julia Donaldson. We have been dressing up and making our new winter frieze using the story. We made a large Gruffalo who was taller than us!…

  • R5 News

    10 November 2017

    This week R5 were introduced to money. In addition to cutting and sticking the correct number of coins in the purse, the children played a counting game with real pennies. The children greatly enjoyed participating in the telling of the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. They even wrote some sentences using the laptops.…

  • Latest news from R7

    21 October 2017

    Kyran and Iwan have started guitar lessons and wanted to play to us. R6 and R7 had a great time at NIAC learning new tennis skills. R7 went to Forest School to collect four things, all different lengths. They then had to measure them and put them in order.…

  • Nursery News

    21 October 2017

    This week the nursery children have been learning the features of Autumn. The children had great fun in forest school making Leaf man using twigs and leaves, we even gave him some ears and beautiful hair. We have been printing using Autumn leaves, making Leaf soup in the water play and we have made food for the birds  which we hung on the trees in forest school.…

  • This week in R5

    21 October 2017

    The children of R5 have been looking at People Who Help Us this half term. This week we learnt all about the post man, ending with a trip to the local post box on Friday to post letters to our friends.    …

  • R6 Visit to St Fagans

    20 October 2017

    Tegan using the dolly to rinse the clothes. Megan turning the handle on the mangle…

  • The week in R7

    15 October 2017

    R7 pupils are measuring their arms, feet and hands using standard units of measurement. The children are following written instructions to make an octopus using a paper plate. They were very proud of the final products! Mrs R Cooper…

  • Nursery News

    14 October 2017

    The Nursery had lots of fun this week. We have been learning all about the sound I, tall and short, The Leaf man story, Autumn fun, making bread in cooking and celebrating a fourth birthday! What a very busy week! Mrs A Banks…

  • Latest News from R5

    14 October 2017

    The infants have been helping to raise money for charity this week by wearing our ‘Casuals for CAFOD’. In R5 we have been reading “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” and had such fun finding our class bear in forest school on Friday afternoon. R5 have also made bread by shaping their roll into the first letter of their name.…

  • Latest News from R7

    8 October 2017

    Here are photos of the children measuring their hand spans in cm for Science, making a timeline of the Great Fire of London, visiting the Book Fair and Natasha and Ieuan on Dictionary Day with their matching letters. Mrs R Cooper…

  • Latest News from the Nursery

    8 October 2017

    Nursery have had a very busy week! We completed our Hungry Caterpillar topic making Caterpillar hoops, and Caterpillar hats. The children thought it was very funny at home time surprising their mummies wearing their hats. We have been busy learning our letter sounds and on Friday had a fabulous time taking part in Dictionary day.…

  • Dictionary Day in the Nursery and Infants

    8 October 2017

    On Friday 6th October the children in the Infant & Nursery Department enjoyed dressing up for Dictionary Day. Nursery dressed as their favourite colour.         R5 as food. R6 as traditional toys. R7 as animals   Everyone made such an effort and a great day was had by all!…

  • Latest news from the Nursery

    2 October 2017

      The children in R5 enjoyed playing in the water and matching people to boats!         On Friday afternoon R5 enjoyed using the laptops and practising their word processing skills!  …

  • Nursery and Infant Macmillan coffee morning

    30 September 2017

    We would like to say a huge thank you to staff and sixth form pupils for supporting our charity coffee morning. The money raised so far is £260. Well done everyone!…

  • Maths fun in the Nursery

    29 September 2017

    During Abacus practical maths the Nursery have been learning all about 2d shapes including circles, squares and triangles, We  had fun in outside learning finding shapes and shape patterns. The children also made shape collages and worked as a team to make a big circle. Well done! Super maths!…

  • This week in R5

    24 September 2017

    R5 have been learning about the work of the emergency services. They learnt about all the different jobs the police do and made a police warrant card. On Wednesday they made stethoscopes and pretended to listen to each other’s heart beats. Mrs G Firth  …

  • This week in R7

    24 September 2017

    R7 are counting large numbers of conkers by grouping in 10s. (There are over 600 conkers altogether.) For Geography they are carrying out a traffic survey from the front grass to compare with the traffic outside their homes at the weekend. Mrs R Cooper…

  • This week in Nursery

    24 September 2017

    Nursery had a lovely time in forest school this week collecting Autumn leaves and making journey sticks. The children found an Oak tree and enjoyed looking at the shape of the leaves. The squirrels had collected all the acorns ready for the Winter. Mrs A Banks…

  • Latest news from R6

    21 September 2017

      Tegan was very excited to receive a letter from her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Tegan had sent the Queen a lovely drawing and an invitation.           R6 visited Forest School to identify and collect signs of the approaching autumn.…

  • Late Summer sunshine

    19 September 2017

    R6 enjoying the late summer sunshine as they worked outdoors. Miss S Davies  …

  • This week in R5

    18 September 2017

    This week, the reception class solved clues and found the tiger as part of their literacy work on “The Tiger Who Came To Tea”, recorded their voices on the Talking Tins and made jam sandwiches! Mrs G Firth…

  • Nursery PE 

    15 September 2017

    The nursery children are learning all about Megan and the baby dragon in PE The children have been crawling  through boxes, along benches and under flags just like Megan. We  had to collect some blue eggs. We are very excited to find out what is inside the eggs next week! Could it be a baby dragon?…

  • R7’s Weekly Roundup

    15 September 2017

    This week in R7… The children identified where they had been on holiday using a map of the world which is now on display in the classroom. R7 identified the trees in Forest School using their ‘Leafidials’. To promote quick fire mental skills R7 made a rainbow of hands showing the number bonds.…

  • R5 Planting, Building and Sorting!

    8 September 2017

    R5 planted tulip bulbs which we hope will flower in the springtime. They enjoyed building vehicles with our new construction set. The children have been sorting and ordering numbers on our washing line! Mrs Firth…

  • Nursery Language and Literacy

    6 September 2017

    The Nursery are enjoying their language and literacy book called Chester and the kissing hand. We have been making pictures, hats, hand prints and a Chester cake in cooking on Friday. We are having lots of fun!…

  • Nursery Class Captains

    6 September 2017

    This year our nursery class captains are Joseph and Hohoko. Mrs Jones Assistant Head came to visit nursery and present the children with their special badges. Well done to you both! Mrs A Banks…

  • Sports News

    30 June 2017

    Week Beginning 26th June 2017 Swimming News On Friday, eleven pupils from R10/11 represented St John’s College in the Sport Cardiff Swimming Gala Finals at the Cardiff International Pool. All pupils competed in the individual races which included 25 Front Crawl, 25m Backstroke and 25m Breaststroke. Nadia competed in the 25m Front Crawl final, Sam and Lucas competed in the 25m Breaststroke final and a huge congratulations to Harry who gained a bronze medal in the boys 25m Front Crawl final.…

  • R5 Visit to Bristol Zoo

    29 June 2017

    On Wednesday 28th June pupils from R5 paid a visit Bristol Zoo. It was a very wet day, but that did not prevent the children from being excited. We were lucky enough to see the seals being fed and showing off their latest tricks. We had an African workshop and Ava was very pleased that  she was brave enough to touch a snake.…

  • Transition Week

    28 June 2017

    ‘G’day mates’ was ringing out between the members of R7 and R8 last week in a very successful and enjoyable Transition week when they learnt about Australia and made lots of amazing creations with an Australian flavour! Amongst the activities enjoyed by all the children were cork hat making, glittery Australian flags, Barrier Reef mobiles, Fairy Penguins, fact files on the country and famous Australian landmarks and to round up the week, the children sang two well known Australian songs together and R8s played a fun game of ‘G’day Bob!’ A wonderful week and a great time was had by all.…

  • Nursery Lunch at St Cadoc’s

    27 June 2017

    The nursery joined the Catholic mothers at St Cadoc’s RC Church for lunch. We were treated to delicious sandwiches, strawberries and ice cream and cakes. The children had learnt a few songs which we thought we would make everyone sing along to – ‘Daisy, Daisy’, ‘You are my Sunshine’ and ‘If I were a butterfly’.…

  • Sports News

    23 June 2017

    Week Beginning 19th June 2017 Seren yr Wythnos/Star of the Week Our star of the week goes to Katie O’F of R9 who competed in an Irish dance competition at the weekend. Katie performed a total of six dances throughout the day resulting in her gaining a second place, four third places and came eighth overall out of thirty children.…

  • Cathedral Choir Sings Live on BBC Radio 4

    18 June 2017

    Click here to listen to the Sunday Worship broadcast on BBC iPlayer. Mr Dominic Neville: “Many congratulations to all our choristers and colleagues for their magnificent singing in the live broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 18 June 2017.  Our boys and girls sang a beautiful selection of music before an audience of 1.6 million and the repertoire for this special service on Father’s Day included music by William Byrd, the Magdalen Nuptial Mass by Dr David Neville and the premiere of a newly composed anthem by Director of Music, Mr Dominic Neville.” …

  • Sports News

    11 June 2017

    Week Beginning 5th June 2017 Netball Congratulations to the R10/11 pupils who achieved second place in the Sport Cardiff netball tournament. A fantastic achievement for the pupils of St John’s College. Miss Thomas Seren yr Wythnos/Star of the Week Our star of the week goes to Lilah Rafiq of R10 who competed in a street dance competition on Sunday with her dance group ‘space jam’.…

  • Nursery Trip to the Beach

    8 June 2017

    The nursery children had a wonderful trip to the beach yesterday. We went to Barry Island where we played with buckets and spades and made amazing sand castles, we went on a treasure hunt and looked in the rock pools looking for crabs. We finished the day with a delicious ice lolly.  …

  • Sports News

    26 May 2017

    Tennis News On Monday, six R9 and two R10 pupils represented St John’s College at the Cardiff Games Orange Tennis Tournament. The boys’ team played against Whitchurch, Treganna and Rhydypennau. The girls’ team played against Whitchurch, Treganna and Howell’s. Both teams won all their games against Treganna Primary School. All pupils displayed excellent team within their doubles matches.…

  • Sports News

    19 May 2017

    Week Beginning 15th May 2017 Swimming News On Thursday afternoon, ten R10/11 pupils represented St John’s College in the Cardiff Games Swimming competition. The school were competing against a number of schools in Cardiff and ended the competition in third place. All pupils displayed excellent teamwork during the relays and offered excellent support to the swimmers when racing.…

  • News from the Nursery

    19 May 2017

    The nursery children were thrilled to continue their topic ‘The Beach’ in forest school this week.  They collected lots of items and made a Rainbow Fish from twigs, leaves and stones, even adding buttercups to make his shiny scales.  The children were jumping for joy as the rain had stopped and they even had a game of hide and seek finding lots of fun places to hide.…

  • Sports News

    12 May 2017

    Welsh Baseball News On Tuesday afternoon the R13 girls competed in a Welsh Baseball fixture against Eastern. All of the girls loved playing the game and learnt new skills. The final score was 76-67 to Eastern. The opposing team had some very strong players. Ella and Lily had special mentions for displaying excellent fielding skills.…

  • Nursery Learn About ‘The Beach’

    11 May 2017

    The Nursery children are enjoying this term’s topic, The Beach. We have been learning about crabs, jelly fish, and sea creatures. This week in our PE lesson we had lots and lots of fun listening to under the sea music and using the parachute. Mrs Banks…

  • R5 Trip to Porthkerry Country Park

    10 May 2017

    R5 had an amazing day pond dipping and building shelters at Porthkerry Country Park. They found lots of tadpoles and caddisflies. The children were very excited by their discoveries. They enjoyed their adventures in the woods making a shelter to keep out any rain. Most of the children fell asleep on the way back, a sign of a very successful and busy day.…

  • Spring Concert

    8 May 2017

    On Friday 5 May, St John’s College Concert Orchestra and The Cathedral Choir were joined by Belgian choir, Musart, at The Metropolitan Cathedral and Cornerstone for the annual Spring Concert. In the first half, audiences enjoyed a programme of choral music from the Renaissance to the present day, featuring joint and individual performances by The Cathedral Choir and the visiting choir, Musart.…

  • Sports News

    5 May 2017

    Week Beginning 1st May 2017 Rounders News On Tuesday afternoon six pupils represented St John’s College at the Welsh Rounders Trials. The pupils selected were Maddy, Eilidh, Anais, Charlotte, Emily and Prarthana. All pupils played extremely well. Congratulations to Eilidh who was selected for the Welsh Rounders team. Seren yr Wythnos/Star of the Week Congratulations to Eilidh who has been selected for the Welsh rounders team.…

  • Sports News

    28 April 2017

    Week Beginning 24th April 2017 Netball News On Thursday afternoon the R12 Netball team were involved in a netball fixture against Whitchurch. All players played fantastically well and produced some excellent passages of play. Excellent goals were scored by Harshita and Carys. St John’s won the game seven goals to six.…

  • Nursery celebrate Easter with an Easter parade

    7 April 2017

    The nursery children really enjoyed taking part in the annual Nursery and Infant Easter parade. All the children looked very smart in their bonnets and were very excited to find that the Easter bunny had arrived and put eggs in their baskets which they had made. They also made Easter cards and lots of creative crafts, including Easter cooking and we even  went on an egg hunt in forest school.…

  • Nursery Children take part in RHS Flower Show Wheelbarrow Competition

    7 April 2017

    The nursery children have taken part in the Cardiff annual RHS Flower Show Wheelbarrow Competition. This year the theme was Welsh myths and legends. The nursery children produced their wheelbarrow on the theme of the Welsh flag. They made  a large white dragon and red dragon using   clothes  pegs. The children were very excited to plant red and white flowers in the wheelbarrow and were thrilled with the final result.…

  • Sports News

    7 April 2017

    Week Beginning 3rd April 2017 Hockey News Squad 1  V Squad 2 The action-packed Inter Hockey match on Monday night kicked off with an excellent showdown between both games.  Right from the start, it was clear that this was not going to be an easy game for either side. A spell of possession for the SJC squad 1, Tara broke away from the squad 2 defence, only to fire the shot wide.  …

  • Sports News

    31 March 2017

    Week Beginning 27th March 2017 Netball News On Tuesday afternoon the R13 netball team were involved in an exciting match against Kings Monkton. St John’s won both games with an 8-4 win and a 1-0 win. Congratulations to Charlotte and Nithya who were both chosen as player of the matches. Well done to all involved.…

  • Nursery Assembly

    30 March 2017

    The Nursery took part in their first assembly to celebrate Mother’s day. They sang songs; read prayers, painted pictures of their mummies, and told stories about spending time with mummy. Mrs Banks was very proud of all the children.…

  • Team VORTEX_ Live at Silverstone 29th & 30th March

    29 March 2017

    St John’s College Team Vortex_ are representing South Wales at the National Finals of F1 in Schools at Silverstone over the next two days. Their races are being streamed live: Pit interviews from 10am Knockout Stages from 11:30am Team updates are also available via their Twitter feed: @Vortex_F1School…

  • Comic Relief Bake Sale

    26 March 2017

    Another fantastic response from SJC at our Comic Relief Bake Sale and Bake Off fundraising day! I’d like to thank everyone for their kind donations and generous support.  We raised in excess of £400 on the cake sale alone. Well done to all our “Bake Off” Winners, your cakes were fabulous!…

  • Sports News

    24 March 2017

    Week Beginning 20th March 2017 Netball News On Monday afternoon eighteen R12 pupils played against Plasmawr. St John’s took the lead in the first quarter five goals to nil. The game was full of exciting interceptions and excellent passing. St John’s won the match fourteen goals to five. There were some excellent goals scored by Harshita, Elizabeth, Daniela and Carys.…

  • Cathedral Choir Concert – Handel Messiah

    23 March 2017

    Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir gave an outstanding performance of Parts 2 and 3 of Handel Messiah under the direction of Dominic Neville, with soloists from the choir and members of the St John’s College Concert Orchestra. Please click here to view the concert programme.…

  • Sports News

    17 March 2017

    Week beginning 13th March 2017 Netball News On Friday afternoon the R10/11 pupils competed in the Sport Cardiff East Netball Tournament. Harriet and Annabelle were chosen captain for the afternoon. Both teams played six matches against each other, St John Lloyd, Oakfield, Bro Eirwg A and B and Bryn Hafod. All players played extremely well.…

  • R7 Assembly

    12 March 2017

    R7 gave an assembly on the SEAL topic of bullying. They created posters and then spelled a message. We encourage all our children to talk about their little worries and they know we are here to help. Mrs Firth…

  • Sports News

    10 March 2017

    Week Beginning Monday 6 March 2017 Netball News On Thursday afternoon the R12 pupils played in the Year 7 County tournament. Harshita was the chosen captain for the afternoon and provided excellent motivation and encouragement prior to the start of each game. The girls competed against Whitchurch, Glantaf and St Teilo’s.…

  • Forthcoming Production of Twelfth Night – 8th & 9th March 2017

    7 March 2017

    For further details about Twelfth Night and to book tickets, please click here. Mr Goode…

  • Nursery News

    2 March 2017

    The Nursery have been listening to lots of stories and dressing up as the characters. Mrs Firth…