The nursery children had a lovely day of Christmas fun in Gower Heritage Centre. They all sat together and sang Christmas songs with boys and girls from other schools and then the big man himself appeared….Santa! Santa went into his grotto to get all of the presents ready and the children went off to participate in Christmas activities. They made a Christmas calendar, watched a film in the world’s smallest cinema, had great fun watching a puppet show, played on tractors and in a soft play area, and even danced withTwinkle the Fairy. Some of the children even got to feed some of the animals that were there. The children were so good that they all received a present from Santa.
Year 5 have been making their chosen chariot design this afternoon and overcome some difficulties along the way. The afternoon culminated in a chariot race to put their designs to the test! Did they survive the gruelling race? Continue reading →
Year 5 have been learning about tenths and hundredths in mathematics this morning. We came up with a game to try and connect 3 decimal numbers to win! There were come very competitive games in the class. Some children didn’t want to go out for their break in order to finish the games.
We are in the design stage of our Roman Chariot creations today. Children are creating 4 possible options and choosing a final design based on speed, durability and reliability. We watched a small clip of Ben-Hur to inspire us and help us to understand what is required of a chariot in a gladiator race.
For the past few weeks, we have been improving our mental recall of the times tables in Year 5, using TT rockstars to make it fun! We are particularly enjoying the Christmas playlist at the moment. Can the children achieve Rockstar status?
As part of our Music lessons this term, pupils combined their creative skills with their knowledge of WW2. The children had free choice of any instrument and had to choose an event that happened during WW2. They then had to compose a piece of music, including the elements of rhythm and volume, that would emphasise the events.
They then performed to the rest of the class who provided feedback of two stars and a wish. Continue reading →
The children were set a challenge to develop a variety of skills on Friday.
1. Research a wartime recipe – ICT
2. Buy the ingredients and bring in the utensils. LNF
3. Follow the instructions. Literacy
4. Weigh and measure the ingredients. Numeracy
We then cooked the ingredients. While the food was cooking, pupils washed their dishes and cleared the hall.
Then came the most important part… pupils tasted their creations. (Some tastier than others)
Pupils were independent throughout and were absolutely fantastic! Continue reading →
Yesterday the Year 2 children visited Swansea museum and the Waterfront museum to find out more about Christmas traditions. Our topic this term has been ‘Glitter and Glow’, and we have enjoyed finding out about different celebrations.
In Swansea museum, we listened to stories which explained where different traditions began. We all enjoyed acting out the stories, and had a turn at playing with toys from long ago. In the afternoon we moved on to the Waterfront museum, where we learnt about Victorian Christmas traditions. We then enjoyed making some Victorian Christmas cards and pomanders. A fantastic time was had by all.