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News from October 2018

  • 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.…

  • Estyn Awards Ceremony 2018

    27 October 2018

    Congratulations to all staff for being recognised by ESTYN for our excellence in the following categories: 1) Standards; 2) Wellbeing and attitudes to learning; 3) Care, support and guidance. Mrs Thompson and Mrs Jo Gordon-Smith attended the ceremony and proudly accepted this prestigious award on all our behalf from Meilyr Rowlands, Chief Inspector of Estyn and Kirsty Williams AM, Welsh Education Secretary…

  • 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.…

  • R11 Enterprise Day

    23 October 2018

    Our R11 pupils had a busy and fun day learning important skills in preparation for their Enterprise week. The children were lucky enough to listen to engaging talks about business from Mr Self and Mrs O’Flaherty. Mrs Crowley-Davies shared with us her artistic flair and we learnt about the importance and impact of logos.…

  • 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!…

  • R11 Trip to Cardiff Castle

    23 October 2018

    What a fantastic experience! R11 spent the day in Cardiff Castle learning about the Second World War. The tunnels in Cardiff Castle were used as air raid shelters during WW2. We were led to the tunnels by Rhydian who told us all about ARP wardens and how they kept the people of Britain safe during the war.…

  • 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!…

  • R10 Trip to Cylfyndd Waste Water Treatment Centre

    15 October 2018

    On 12th October R10 visited Cylfyndd Waste Water Treatment Centre. This trip reinforced their learning and understanding of how Welsh Water borrow water from the water cycle, clean it, use it and clean it again before returning the water to the environment. The pupils took part in numerous fun experiments to reinforce evaporation and condensation, a treasure hunt linked to saving water, some wet but extremely fun games about the water cycle and showed their excellent and impressive maths skills, by calculating how much water is wasted by leaving a tap to drip over a year.…

  • 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.…

  • R8 St Fagans Trip

    8 October 2018

    What a fantastic day! R8 were very excited about our trip to St Fagan’s to visit the Iron Age roundhouse. They were not disappointed when the first fact that they learnt was that the farmstead’s name, Bryn Eryr means the “Hill of the Eagle”. They were proud that they could answer several questions about the Celts but were curious to hear more about life as Celts.…

  • September Junior Book Club

    8 October 2018

    Precious and the Zebra Necklace Book Club Our younger Book Club members became private detectives in the wilds of Botswana in our first Book Club of the year – Precious and the Zebra Necklace by Alexander McCall Smith. Featuring the young Precious Remotswe from the authors globally best-selling No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency tackling one of her very first cases, the children were thrilled by this exotic, warm-hearted and brilliantly illustrated adventure.…

  • 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.…