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News from October 2019

  • 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!…

  • R14 and Sixth Form Trip to Legoland, Windsor

    17 October 2019

    The R14 GCSE Business pupils and A Level Business students enjoyed a fun and educational day at Legoland, Windsor. After a 3-hour coach journey, we attended a business seminar in which we learned about the Lego business model and history. This was followed by a practical activity where we built models of a new attraction for the resort.…

  • 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!…

  • R8 Trip to the Celtic Roundhouse at St Fagans

    16 October 2019

    We learnt so much on our trip to visit the Iron Age roundhouses in St Fagan’s.  R8 were fascinated by Taran, our Celtic guide. We enjoyed hearing about life as an Iron Age child. We all decided that life is much easier now! We were all able to touch a replica flint and the toys that children in the Iron Age would have played with.…

  • 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’.…

  • Junior School Council

    13 October 2019

    Well done to all pupils who applied to be Council members.  Many of our pupils applied, submitting an application with excellent ideas, a poster and a presentation to their form group.  The Form Tutors were very impressed by their confidence to stand up in front of their peers explaining their ideas and why they should be chosen as a representative on Council.…

  • R9 Cilfynydd Waterworks trip

    12 October 2019

    On 2nd October R9 had the opportunity to visit Cilfynydd Waterworks to reinforce the topics they are studying as part of their Geography lessons. The pupils looked at the cause and effect of global warming with a particular focus on flooding. In the afternoon the R9 looked at renewable energy sources and the challenges we all face in making our world more sustainable. …

  • 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.…

  • Junior Book Week 2019

    5 October 2019

    Once again the Junior School have had an enjoyable Book Week. They started with a Peer to Peer Reading session which involved the younger forms being paired up with older pupils. All the children listened in their pairs to each other reading, with older pupils giving helpful advice. It was lovely to observe these interactions and to hear the children exchanging views on the books they particularly like reading.…

  • R11 History Trip to Cardiff Castle

    5 October 2019

    R11 had a wonderful day experiencing life in the Second World War. An ARP Warden, Mark, spoke to the pupils about the war and everybody enjoyed hearing different stories. His lively presentation made for an interesting time. We were able to see many things such as rations portions, bombshells and radio sets.…

  • 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.…

  • R10 Trip to Kensuke’s Kingdom

    3 October 2019

    Men overboard! R10 found themselves shipwrecked on a distant shore yesterday, reliving the story of Michael in Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. They had time to reflect on what they may have experienced, arriving on an unknown island, learned many survival skills and had a fantastic time in doing so. We were so lucky with the weather after the recent deluges and made the most of the sunshine – what a wonderful learning experience!…