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News from November 2019

  • R8 Visit to the Brecon Beacons

    18 November 2019

    As part of their Geography studies, R8 visited Brecon Beacons National Park. During their visit, they were able to visit several locations during the day to see the effects tourists have on the environment. The children conducted their own litter survey at the base of Pen Y Fan, learnt about the local history and visited the mountain centre.…

  • 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!…

  • R10 Visit to Big Pit

    13 November 2019

    What a fantastic day in Big Pit! We were all welcomed at the Pit Head to receive our helmets and headlamps ( and to leave our contraband – fitbits and car keys!!) We then entered the ‘cage’ for the 90m journey down in the lift. We were all very excited about going down to the mine!…

  • R11 Enterprise Day

    13 November 2019

    Our R11 pupils had a busy and enjoyable day learning important skills in preparation for their Enterprise week. The children learnt about the importance of making items that are of high quality and the impact of a display to help showcase their products. We learnt about famous entrepreneurs and Mrs Crowley-Davies helped the children design fantastic logos for their teams.…

  • R9 Visit to Wastesavers

    12 November 2019

    On the 12th November, R9 pupils went to the Wastesavers Newport depot to reinforce their learning about recycling and the importance of dealing with waste correctly and responsibly.  A highlight of the visit was the viewing platform where the children can see and smell first-hand what happens to the materials that are sent to the recycling centre from our homes.…

  • 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.…

  • R12 Residential Visit to Llangrannog

    10 November 2019

    R12 pupils thoroughly enjoyed a fun-filled sunny three days in Llangrannog! On Wed morning, fifty nine R12 pupils departed St John’s for an exciting three days at Llangrannog. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the activities including bag jump, zip wire, muddy adventure course, skiing, tobogganing, quads, high ropes, trampolining, horse riding and the eagerly awaited disco!…

  • 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.…

  • R11 Reading Group

    10 November 2019

    R11 Reading Group encourages our keenest and most committed readers to explore challenging and thought-provoking new books and discuss them in-depth. Before half-term, we looked at ‘Once’ by Morris Gleitzman, a poignant and moving look at the Holocaust through the eyes of a ten-year-old Jewish boy in Poland in 1942. All who attended thoroughly enjoyed the book and got a lot from it, and their insight and maturity were hugely impressive.…

  • 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.…

  • R10 Visit to Cilfynydd Waterworks

    3 November 2019

    R10 went to Cilfynydd Waterworks to reinforce their topic of water being taught in their Geography lessons- in particular, they discovered how the waterworks cleans water, treats waste water and all about the water cycle. The pupils learnt via practical activities how we get clean water in our homes and the various processes wastewater goes through to be cleaned. …