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Nursery & Infants News

  • R6 Weekly News

    7 December 2019

    We have had a busy week preparing for Christmas. We wrote our Advent Promises, Christmas cards and letters to Santa Claus. In science we investigated shadows and the children performed a shadow puppet show.…

  • Nursery News

    7 December 2019

    The nursery children are having a very busy time getting ready for Christmas. This week we went to visit Thornhill Farm to buy a Christmas tree, saw a production of The Ugly Duckling at the Sherman Theatre and visited St Cadoc’s church to take part in our annual Tableau service. We have also had fun cooking and making Christmas creative crafts.…

  • Infants Weekly News

    7 December 2019

    Thank you to all the parents and family who attended our annual Advent Service and Tableau at Saint Cadoc’s church. The children rose to the occasion with delightful singing and the R6 children read beautifully. Nursery charmed everyone with their ‘candlelight procession’. The R5 children, with help from Aaradhya, Jasmine and Kieran, created the Nativity scene with narration from Emily.…

  • Nursery Visit to Thornhill Farm

    3 December 2019

    The nursery children had an exciting morning visiting the Thornhill Farm to buy a Christmas tree. We saw the animals; donkeys, sheep, pigs, cows, chickens and alpacas. Farmer Phillips helped us choose our tree and we had fun singing Christmas songs on the bus back to school.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    1 December 2019

    Christmas fever has hit nursery with lots of exciting things to make and do. Rehearsal for The Landlords cat and The Tableau are going well and all our Christmas displays are up and look amazing! In cooking this week the children made Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer biscuits which tasted delicious!…

  • R5 Weekly News

    25 November 2019

    In R5 this week, we enjoyed printing the background for our Little Red Riding Hood display. We worked together to complete our jigsaw. In mathematics, we were comparing lengths and measuring with paper clips. We loved our science lesson watching the jelly dissolve and change from solid to liquid.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    23 November 2019

    The nursery children have been looking at 1p and 2p coins this week in our mathematics lessons. We have also been learning the letter sound t and had lots of fun cutting and sticking leaves on our trees in the creative alphabet. On Friday in cooking, we made snowmen pancakes and needed to use our listening skills to follow instructions.…

  • Infant ‘Good Eggs’ lunch

    23 November 2019

    Our ‘Good Eggs’ enjoyed lunch with the Headmaster this week. The children had many questions and liked finding out about his dog! It was very exciting to go onto the balcony too!…

  • R6 Weekly News

    18 November 2019

    In Mathematics, we have looked at 2D shapes and made some snowflakes using circles for our woodland display. The children enjoyed raising money for Pudsey and eating lots of cakes!…

  • R7 Weekly News

    16 November 2019

    R7 pupils have all been for autumn walks and collected signs of autumn. They have counted lots of conkers and had a conker tournament in the playground. The children dressed in spotty items of clothes and had a cake sale for Children in Need.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    16 November 2019

    The nursery children have had lots of fun learning about cones and cubes in Abacus maths. We made cone shaped penguins and cube shaped snowmen. We have also been learning the letter sound a and we are beginning to learn about the features of Winter, we even went skiing!…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    10 November 2019

    The nursery children have been learning about Diwali in RE this week. We have made lights and henna patterns using paint on hand cutouts. In Abacus maths this week we have been counting to 10 and in Jolly phonics learning the formation and sound of the letter s. On Friday we spent the morning on the allotment planting onions and leeks.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    10 November 2019

    R6 have had a lot of fun finishing The Twits display, writing about the story and typing descriptive words for the characters. In maths, we have started looking at 2D shapes and we made some colourful creations on the carpet.…

  • R7 Visit to the Old St Mellons War Memorial and weekly news

    10 November 2019

    R7 pupils visited the Old St Mellons War Memorial to pay their respects to the 35 men named on the Memorial. In class, they have been working with money and playing in the class shop. The children went to the front of the school to carry out a traffic survey.…

  • Nursery and Infant Green Day

    23 October 2019

    The children used pumpkin seeds, rice and pasta in bottles to make maracas. They used their maracas to play along to a song about tidying up and recycling.…

  • R7 Visit to Pugh’s Garden Centre

    23 October 2019

    R7 pupils visited Pugh’s Garden Centre in Radyr to find out about plants, bulbs and seeds. They planted some daffodil bulbs and some parsley seeds and will be caring for them in school. They have been collecting pumpkin seeds ready for Green Day.…

  • R7 Pumpkin Lanterns

    23 October 2019

    R7 pupils have been carving pumpkin lanterns. They scooped out the insides of the pumpkins and kept the seeds ready to use on Green Day. They used special carving tools to create some scary faces!…

  • Nursery at the Pumpkin Patch!

    17 October 2019

    The Nursery have had the most wonderful afternoon at The Pumpkin Patch picking pumpkins. We collected wheelbarrows and then went into the pumpkin patch to choose our very own pumpkins. There were lots of different shapes and sizes. We then had to look for the naughty toad who had hidden in the Patch!…

  • R5 Weekly News

    16 October 2019

    Last week R5 made bird feeders and we spoke about the birds that visit our gardens. In mathematics, we learnt about sequencing and the children took turns to order the numbers. A bowl of rice helped the children to form the letters in the correct direction before starting their workbooks. On Monday we played sensory games including identifying the object in our ‘feely bag’.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    12 October 2019

    R7 pupils have brought lots of items for the Harvest table. Some of them have been experimenting with cogs and wheels. In Maths they have been looking at time and the passing of the seasons, the months and days so have been making stained glass windows based on the seasons.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    12 October 2019

    The nursery children have been learning ‘The biggest and The smallest’ in Abacus maths this week. We looked at different sized fruit and vegetables and found out the watermelon and pumpkin were the biggest. In our PE lessons, we have been practising our football skills, walking slowly with the ball and learning how to stop a ball using our feet.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    12 October 2019

    We enjoyed a wonderful trip to Saint Fagans where the children experienced a wash day from the past and visited Gwalia Stores. In science, R6 used playdough to build a brick wall. In maths, we have been measuring with cubes, string and rulers. Today, the children had fun with interactive bingo.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    7 October 2019

    The children in R6 enjoyed learning the names of different types of buildings in Welsh. Using autumn leaves they made hedgehogs to display in the classroom. In Forest School, R6 used observation skills to complete an autumn I-spy.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    5 October 2019

    The nursery children have been exploring the features of Autumn this week. We had leaf soup in the water play, and munchkin pumpkins in the discovery tray., we also looked at different coloured leaves and which leaves were the same shape. We then made a graph. In cooking this week we chose a topping for our morning toast and spread our choice ourselves.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    5 October 2019

    R7 pupils have been practising counting in twos using cubes. They have completed Maths activities on the laptops and went to Forest School to count the different animals. The violin teachers came to give a demonstration to the pupils and hopefully to inspire future violinists. R6 and R7 pupils also visited the Scholastic Book Fair and some of the children have brought in food for our Harvest Festival.…

  • More R5 News

    3 October 2019

    We have continued our work on colours and patterns, making bracelets. We painted a rainbow and thought about how the colours made us feel.…

  • R5 News

    3 October 2019

    R5 used their sense of taste to work out the flavours. The children tasted sour lemon, salty crisps, fruity and sweet flavours. Chocolate was their favourite! In technology, the children were challenged to build a vehicle that moved. They had great fun joining the pieces together. In their workbooks, the children learnt about machines in the home.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    28 September 2019

    The Nursery children have been learning all about 2d shapes in their  Abacus maths topic this week. We made large shapes on the floor for a car track; circles, squares and triangles . We have also experimented with different colours using colour mixing bags. During our PE lessons, we have been working on under and over, balancing along benches and crawling under parachutes.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    27 September 2019

    Carrying on from our work on labels, the children made a plate of healthy food and labelled it. In Geography they worked together to draw the features of a town. In Mathematics R6 have been investigating numbers above 10. In P.E the children enjoyed moving in different ways by pretending to be different animals.…

  • R7 Visit to Cardiff Central Library

    27 September 2019

    The R7s visited Cardiff Central Library on Thursday and met the librarians. They wrote and performed their own poem and enjoyed free time looking at the books. In English lessons, they have been looking at the alphabet and arranging the letters in order using stampers, foam letters and pebbles.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    27 September 2019

    This week we have been working on our letter formations using playdough and paint bags before writing in our workbooks. In mathematics, we have been sequencing the digits from 0 to 10. We enjoyed making plasticine faces as part of our topic about ourselves. In PE we learnt how to balance along the beam and practised our jumping skills.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    20 September 2019

    The children in R7 went down to Forest School to make a tally of signs of autumn. They found a lot of spiders’ webs and berries on the trees. In PE, they were practising their ball skills with the R6 children and working on team-building activities.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    20 September 2019

    The nursery children have been exploring colours this week. We have been changing our topic corner into Rainbow land. In language and literacy this week we have been listening to the story The very Cranky bear and we made Cranky bear faces and paws! We have also been tasting bear porridge in cooking.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    20 September 2019

    In R6 this week we have been studying different building materials. The children drew the exterior of the classroom and labelled it. Continuing with our work on labels, the children investigated food packaging. At Forest School, R6 enjoyed bark rubbing.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    14 September 2019

    R7 pupils made the most of the nice weather and went to Forest School. They used leaf dials to identify the different leaves they found. At lunchtime they had fun dressing up and in Art, they made some great models of burning houses for our display on The Great Fire of London.…

  • More Weekly Nursery News

    13 September 2019

    The nursery children spent Friday afternoon at forest school. We had lots of fun in the Gruffalo house and climbing trees We then ate our Chester cookies!…

  • R6 Weekly News

    13 September 2019

    The children have settled well into R6 and we have had a busy week. We used wax crayons and watercolour wash to make our names. We started our English topic of “Labels and captions” by searching and recording labels within the classroom. At Forest School, we looked for early signs of autumn.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    13 September 2019

    The Nursery children have had a very busy week of learning. We have been listening to the story The kissing hand by Audrey Penn and have made Chester hats and Chester plate faces. We also made red kissing hands and heart-shaped biscuits. In PE this week we have been playing games relating to our topic Colours.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    13 September 2019

    The children have all settled very well into our busy days. We had fun making our fish for display in the classroom. We looked at Autumn trees and painted pictures as part of our work on colour. In PE we played lots of games learning to stop and use the space around us.…

  • Nursery News

    9 September 2019

    The Nursery children are settling into school life. We would like to welcome our new starters and returning children. This week we have been making a Starting school cake and we helped each other measuring and stirring the ingredients. We would like to congratulate two of our children on becoming our Class captains.…

  • Nursery ‘Sponsor a Turtle Nest’

    12 July 2019

    At the end of each academic year, staff buy children in their class a present. This term we have been learning about sea life and we have therefore decided to sponsor a turtle nest in Cyprus. Our nest is already set up and eggs were laid on the 3rd July. The species are Loggerhead turtles.…

  • Nursery End of Year news

    12 July 2019

    The nursery children had a fantastic end of year party, Dr Dolittle day. We all dressed up as an animal and played games, ate delicious party food and had a disco.…

  • R6 End of Year Activities

    12 July 2019

    Here are a few of the activities that R6 have been up to in the last couple of weeks. What a fun time we have had! Have a wonderful summer. See you in September!…

  • Nursery and Infant Dr Dolittle Themed Party Day

    11 July 2019

  • Nursery And Infant Picnic lunch

    6 July 2019

    The Nursery and Infant children spent a wonderful afternoon on the school playing fields. We visited the new pavilion before enjoying a picnic lunch. The children then participated in games of football and frisbee. They enjoyed playing parachute games and ‘duck, duck, goose’. It was lovely to see children from different classes playing so well together.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    6 July 2019

    The nursery children have had a wonderful day at the Infant and Nursery picnic at the school pavilion. We had fun playing football, parachute games, blowing bubbles and frisbee fun! To finish the day we all had a delicious ice cream.…

  • Infant Sport Day 2019

    4 July 2019

  • The Nursery prepare for their first Sports Day!

    3 July 2019

    The nursery children are getting ready for their first sports day this afternoon. They are all very excited!…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    28 June 2019

    The nursery children have been learning about starfish this week. We have learnt facts about starfish, made starfish using footprints, and made a creative starfish using lentils. Our letter sound this week is y and we made yachts. We were really happy when they all floated in the water play. To end the week we went to St.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    28 June 2019

    This week in R5 the children were learning about halves and whole ones in their mathematics lesson. They also made necklaces in the style of the Masi Mari people of Kenya as part of their project on Africa.…

  • R7/R8 Transition Week – Day 4

    27 June 2019

    Today, the children have been working on creating an underwater collage and jam jar underwater scenes.…

  • R7/R8 Transition Week

    24 June 2019

    Today the children were making an underwater collage and underwater monster glove puppets.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    22 June 2019

    The nursery children have really enjoyed turtle week. We have made a turtle using recycled materials, made turtle cookies in cooking and learnt the names of different turtles. We found out the largest turtle is called the Leatherback. We made a Leatherback turtle using wooden blocks and made him 2 metres long.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    22 June 2019

    The children have continued the topic of “At the beach” by making sandcastles and scratch art creatures for our display.…

  • R5 News

    17 June 2019

    R5 have been counting in tens during their mathematics lessons. They made cards for Father’s day and a ‘Best Dad’ award. They had fun playing in the sand with the farm animals.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    15 June 2019

    R6 have had a busy week preparing for our Father’s Day Assembly which was performed beautifully. They made moulds from the shells collected on our beach trip painting them in shades of blue. The children used travel brochures to make holiday posters and enjoyed making paper planes.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    15 June 2019

    The R7 children have been busy working on the computers this week. They have made a glossary of vocabulary relating to their History topic, Ancient Egypt and completed some English and Maths quizzes.…

  • R5 Weekly News

    8 June 2019

    R5 listened to the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and wrote instructions to explain how she planted a seed to eventually make bread. The children had a wonderful time making their own bread rolls which they took home for tea. We also looked at different parts of a plant to find foods which we can eat.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    8 June 2019

    Some of the children enjoyed constructing a fire engine using mobilo and measured it using our metre rulers. The children had a marvellous afternoon in Barry. They enjoyed beachcombing and looking in rock pools. The afternoon ended with the children making lots of sandcastles.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    8 June 2019

    The Nursery children have been learning about tall, long, short, full and empty in their Abacus mathematics lessons over the last few weeks. We made long lines in the playground using different construction toys and all worked as a team to complete the final product. We have been learning lots of facts about crabs and other sea creatures and we are enjoying using recycled materials to create a special sea frieze.…

  • Nursery Trip to Barry

    6 June 2019

    The nursery children spent the afternoon at the beach at Barry with R6 taking part in a treasure hunt and building sandcastles. We all had a fabulous afternoon finding shells and pebbles and splashing about in rock pools and at the edge of the sea!…

  • A Jolly, Wet Pirate Day!

    4 June 2019

    Despite the shocking rain today, R10 had a fantastic ‘Pirate Day’ at Port Eynon, learning about local smuggling legends and practising all manner of navigational skills. They played games using directions on the beach, learnt how to use a compass and worked collaboratively to find their way around. Armed with new skills but without their cutlasses, they had to follow instructions and compass directions to locate clues to find the lost treasure of John Lucas, an infamous Pirate from the very same village and whose fortunes built Port Eynon.…

  • R5 lunch with St Cadoc’s Parishioners

    26 May 2019

    Today R5 had lunch with some Parishioners at Saint Cadoc’s Church. The children were very spoilt having curly chips and ice cream as a special treat. Later the children explored the church and sang some of their favourite songs. We had a lovely time.…

  • R5 News

    26 May 2019

    We had some special visitors; Snowflake and her seven baby ducklings! The children watched the chicks splashing in the water and eating mealworms. They listened to their different chirping sounds and saw where their wings would grow. The children saw that the mummy duck had webbed feet. R5 children were given an owl pellet.…

  • R6 News

    26 May 2019

    Working in pairs, the children went on a scavenger hunt at Forest School. We had a special visit from Snowflake and her ducklings aged 1 week. We ended our topic Titanic with a team quiz. The team called Fred won with all questions answered correctly.…

  • R7 News

    26 May 2019

    R7 children have been finding out about electricity in Science lessons. They made electrical circuits to make light bulbs and buzzers work.…

  • R5 News

    26 May 2019

    We had a fantastic time in Forest school hunting for bugs. We found a snail shell, woodlice and a ladybird. The children learnt how to shake a tree to collect small insects and seeds. The children enjoyed digging for earthworms but unfortunately, they were too deep in the ground.…

  • Infant visit to St Cadoc’s church

    26 May 2019

    On Tuesday the Infants visited St Cadoc’s for a traditional service. The R7 children read extracts from the life of Our Lady and read out the prayers that they had written to Mary. We sang ‘Bring Flowers of the rarest’ as all the children processed up the aisle to crown the statue of Our Lady and place a flower in the basket.…

  • R6 News

    20 May 2019

    In Maths we have been looking at odds and evens. In Forest School, we worked with R7 to look at different flowers. Our Titanic display is well underway and as part of this topic, we looked at mackerel and painted our own fish.…

  • R6 and R7 at Forest School

    20 May 2019

    R6 and R7 children have been looking for and identifying spring flowers. They spent some time trying to find objects they could use to make a model of a person and kept a list of any litter they found.…

  • R7 News

    20 May 2019

    In R7 we have been working on our practical maths, problem-solving and reasoning skills.…

  • Nursery Weekly News

    18 May 2019

    The Nursery children have had lots of fun this week looking at sea creatures. We used magnifying glasses to look at mackerel fish and a sea bream. The fish had beautiful scales; fins and a tail to swim and little teeth. In our Abacus maths lessons, we have been learning the language of direction.…

  • R5 News

    18 May 2019

    R5 made tadpoles for our wall display. The children’s cutting skills are really improving. R5 have also been learning about symmetry in their mathematics lessons. The children also enjoyed creating their own symmetrical patterns with Lego and paint.…

  • Nursery and Infant Assembly

    18 May 2019

    In assembly this week we have been looking at the rosary. R7 helped to count the beads. Well done to Mary, Huw and Henry for leading our prayers.  The children listened to the stories of the appearances Mary made to the children in Fatima and to Saint Bernadette at Lourdes.…

  • New Play Equipment!

    16 May 2019

    We have some new additions to our play equipment in the Nursery and Infants. In the interests of Health and Safety, the staff had to test it out first!…

  • Nursery News

    13 May 2019

    The nursery children have been learning the letter sound f and exploring facts about jellyfish. We made jellyfish out of recycled plastic, made watermelon jellyfish in cooking and made a huge jellyfish in forest school. The children also had lots of fun climbing trees!…

  • R5 Weekly News

    10 May 2019

    R5 visited Porthkerry Country Park on Wednesday. Our first activity was pond dipping. The children used nets to catch tadpoles and water snails. They learnt how to handle these tiny creatures and returned them safely to the pond at the end. The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity and we were so pleased with how well they behaved.…

  • R5 Prepare for Sports Day!

    10 May 2019

    R5 have also begun their preparations for Sports Day. They are working on improving fitness and running in teams.…

  • R7 Weekly News

    10 May 2019

    R7 visited the Egypt Centre at Swansea University. They had fun preparing a body for mummification and found out about life in Ancient Egypt. In Maths they have been working on their problem solving and reasoning skills.…

  • R6 Weekly News

    10 May 2019

    This week we have continued our topic ‘Titanic’ with the children following step by step instructions to make a ship. They have been learning Titanic facts and in wet play have even made a large ship! In our poetry lesson, the children thoroughly enjoyed acting out the poem in groups.…

  • R6 & R7 News

    6 May 2019

    The Key Stage 1 pupils have put bug hotels and birdhouses in Forest School. They played boules on the lawn and had fun with the large construction toys.…

  • R5 News

    6 May 2019

    This week R5 have enjoyed using the bucket balances to find which is heavier and lighter. The children have also painted pond animals ready for our display and are looking forward to their visit to Porthkerry next week. We had some new threading activities and sea creatures in our independent learning area.…

  • R6 News

    6 May 2019

    Welcome back R6! We have introduced our new topic on water and have enjoyed talking about the collages made during the Easter holidays. The children made under the sea creatures for our display. We also planted some bedding plants for the summer.…

  • Nursery News

    6 May 2019

    The nursery children have settled back into school life after the Easter holidays. We all enjoyed listening to the adventures the children had and looking at the treasures they had found in their Easter treasure boxes. We have begun our new topic ‘The Beach’ where we are looking at sea creatures and the effect plastics are having on our seas.…

  • R7 Easter Egg Hunt and Lenten Promises

    5 April 2019

    R7 pupils went on an Easter Egg Hunt in Forest School. They had a go at making origami birds and have been investigating flags of the world. The R7 pupils kept their Lenten promises.…

  • 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.…