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News from June 2018

  • 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.…

  • R8G visit to Bryn Ivor Care Home

    16 June 2018

    R8G visited Bryn Ivor care home on 15th June. The pupils took turns to participate in a poetry workshop with two of the residents, one of whom has published some children’s poetry books. We also played board games with some of the other residents and we mustn’t forget the biscuits and cake!…

  • 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.…

  • R11 Parents’ Assembly

    12 June 2018

    On 24th May, R11 pupils performed ‘The Undertaker’s Apprentice’ in their final Junior parent assembly. They had spent previous weeks learning their lines and practising. Their efforts paid off with impressive acting skills displayed on the day and fantastic costumes too. R11 really made their parents and teachers proud.…

  • 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!…

  • R11 Reading Group

    9 June 2018

    Our keen and committed older readers once again tackled a very challenging and thought-provoking text ready for discussion at our latest meeting of the R11 Reading Group; this time choosing to look at Sally Nicholls’ multiple award-winning debut Ways to Live Forever. Presented as a scrapbook from the perspective of Sam, an 11-year-old suffering from a serious illness, the children found that, despite its subject, the novel’s warmth and humour stood out. …

  • R8 Walking with Romans

    7 June 2018

    Salve from R8 at Caerleon! We had an amazing day marching like Romans, charging like ferocious soldiers and cheering out the Gladiators in the amphitheatre. It was such an exciting day seeing the old Roman barracks, including their ‘latrines’, the baths where the soldiers and their families relaxed, swam and bathed and loads of real Roman artefacts in the Museum.…

  • R8 – Wonderful Weather

    5 June 2018

    As part of their Geography lessons, R8 have been learning about the weather and have recently visited Oxwich Bay, Swansea. The children were able to gain a first-hand experience of using weather instruments, predicting weather and carrying out several weather-related experiments. Charlotte particularly ‘enjoyed the water rockets’, which measured air pressure.…