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News from May 2018

  • 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.…

  • R13 Shakespeare Workshop

    24 May 2018

    R13 were treated to a Shakespeare workshop today where they read a scene from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and analysed the characters and their behaviour. From there they were able to cast the characters. Finally, and I’m sure the most memorable part of the session, was when R13 were taught how to ‘fight’, stage combat style!…

  • Show Jumping and Dressage Success for Elys!

    24 May 2018

    Many congratulations to Elys M in R14 who competed at the Festival of the Horse BRC Championships on Friday 18th May. In the ‘Combined Training’ (dressage & show jumping) competition she achieved: Team Event – 2nd of out 24 Individual in Arena – 12th out of 50 Individual Combined Score– 70th out of 150 This result is even more remarkable given that there were some outstanding competitors in 24 teams from across the UK.…

  • 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.…

  • Heart Dissections in R14 Science

    22 May 2018

    During this term, R14 have been learning about blood and the circulatory system in line with the WJEC Biology specification. Pupils have recently had the opportunity to dissect pig’s hearts in order to see the structure inside and how the heart works. This was rewarding for the pupils as many had struggled to understand how the all the components work together in order for blood to be transported around the body.…

  • 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

  • Junior School and the Royal Wedding

    18 May 2018

    On Friday 18th May all of the Juniors took part in various activities to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan. The children took part in playground games including hopscotch, what’s the time Mr Wolf?, memory games, cake decorating and everyone’s favourite, the parachute. All houses took part, but when it came down to the last game, St David’s finished the victors.…

  • 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.  …

  • ‘Good Eggs’ Afternoon Tea

    18 May 2018

    The Headmaster’s Afternoon Tea for ‘good eggs’ is for pupils who have been nominated by their teachers for acts of kindness and good behaviour. Yesterday, Mr Moody was joined by Anlan, Nadia, Dilusha, Tomos, India, Christina, Arjun and Ashok. Well done for being such exemplary pupils.…

  • National Gold CREST Award

    16 May 2018

    The Engineering Education Scheme is an initiative that brings together schools and industrial companies so that ‘would be engineers’, or students that wish to sample this avenue of employment, can work on substantial projects, whilst receiving support from a working engineer. Teams of four to six students, usually from L6, work with one engineer on the completion of the whole project from ‘brief’ to report.…

  • Junior School Achievers’ Lunch

    15 May 2018

    Congratulations to our latest Junior School Achievers who are commended for their attainment, effort or for being excellent role models to others. They joined Mr Moody and Mrs Thompson for lunch in the Headmaster’s Study. The pupils were eager to tell Mr moody all about what they enjoy doing in, and out of school.…

  • R12 Geography Field Trips to Caswell Bay

    15 May 2018

    R12 had glorious weather in which to investigate coastal landforms at Caswell Bay, Swansea. They studied and took part in activities to understand how erosion shapes our coastline and how during storm events a storm beach can be created. R12 then had the opportunity to develop key geographical skills in measuring a transect and identifying the type of waves the beach receives.…

  • 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.…

  • R9 Assembly

    11 May 2018

    On Friday 11th May R9 celebrated a wonderful ‘Gratitude Assembly’ with their parents. The theme looked at being grateful and acknowledging the everyday things in life. There were four short plays which taught us about being thankful and to appreciate the things that people do for us. We also learnt how having a positive outlook can influence our attitude and can improve our overall happiness and resilience.…

  • Effort Lunch with Mr Moody

    6 May 2018

    In recognition of the outstanding effort made in their academic studies over the past term, a group of pupils from the Sixth Form down to R12 were invited to lunch with Headmaster, Mr Moody. Accompanying the tasty food was conversation about all manner of subjects. A good time was had by all.…

  • R9 Visit to Llancaiach Fawr Manor

    5 May 2018

    R9 pupils were excited to dress as Tudors for the day that they spent at Llancaiach Fawr Manor. They took part in three different workshops: a presentation on children’s lives in which they got to play some Tudor games; a workshop called Sweetmeats in which they found out about Tudor food and the extensive use of sugar before making some sweets of their own and lastly a re-enactment of a courtroom in which a fishmonger was tried for selling rotten fish that made people ill.…

  • 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.…

  • R10 Residential Trip

    3 May 2018

    R10s started their trip with a tour of the Principality Stadium in the heart of Cardiff. A visit to Techniquest was followed by settling into rooms at the Urdd Centre in Cardiff Bay. After this, a walk across the barrage to the Captain Scott display developed a hearty appetite for dinner.…

  • R11 Residential to Brenin Adventures

    2 May 2018

    R11 pupils travelled to the picturesque village of Llandinam on 2nd May for two nights.  They stayed in a beautiful manor house surrounded by countryside and had a fabulous time.  As well as having lots of fun, the children were given the opportunity to experience gorge walking, canoeing, raft building, orienteering, team building games,  bushcraft and shelter building.…