Monthly Archives: February 2018

Who Inspires You?

To develop our extended writing skills we will be focusing on creative writing during World Book Day with the guidance and advice from The Fonz. We will also be entering his competition of ‘Sparking the idea in 100 words’. Entries for each story idea will be read by Henry Winkler and the winner will be used as an inspiration to one of his new books.
We joined Mr Stonham’s class and 1000s of children across the world this afternoon with a Skype call to Henry Winkler, to listen to him talk about his Hank Zipzer books. We found out that Henry is dyslexic and was actually in the bottom 3% of his class while at school. Despite these difficulties he has succeeded by becoming a world famous actor and author! An amazing story. We listened to tips on how to write interesting and successful stories to help us improve our writing.

Clowning Around!

What great fun the nursery children have had today! As part of their ‘Roll up, Roll Up!’ circus theme, we had a clown day! The children took part in a range of clown themed activities which included making clown masks, making clown faces out of different 2D shapes and even painting their own faces to look like a clown. The children also painted the faces of some of the nursery ladies! Don’t they look lovely.

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Snow disruption

Dear Parents

As you are aware there is an amber snow warning for the whole of Wales tomorrow. Neath and Port Talbot and Bridgend councils have decided to close all their schools. However, Swansea council have not yet made this decision. This means, at the moment, we will be open tomorrow with a strong possibility that we will close early. Please check your parentmail and blogs to get up to date information. I will revise the situation tomorrow morning and send an update. All pupils will have an early lunch as the snow is due for 12 o’clock.

Thank you for your support with this.

Mrs Norman

The Fonz!

We joined 1000s of children across the world this afternoon with a Skype call to Henry Winkler, to listen to him talk about his Hank Zipzer books. We found out that Henry is dyslexic and was actually in the bottom 3% of his class while at school. Despite these difficulties he has succeeded by becoming a world famous actor and author! An amazing story. We listened to tips on how to write interesting and successful stories to help us improve our writing.
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Snow Search.

The nursery children were very excited when they came into school this morning as it had been snowing. By the time we were ready to go outside most of it had melted but the children decided to go on a snow search. They may not have found much snow but they found plenty of ice and had great fun too!

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Mark Making in Nursery.

Mark making is not only fun but forms a vital part of a child’s development. It helps to develop their physical and creative skills, and their imagination. It gives them an output to express their feelings and is also a stepping stone into writing. In nursery the children have been taking part in a range of different exciting mark making activities. They wrote in shaving foam, on cling film with whiteboard markers, outside with chalk and they even drew on paper underneath the table! The children made sure they were ready by doing their finger gym exercises first and by carrying out other finger strengthening activities. Well done nursery!

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Foundation Phase Code Club

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Today we launched our Foundation Phase Code Club. The children enjoyed learning to code using puzzle pieces, problem solving and some pupils even began debugging a range of codes. The children can’t wait to further develop their coding skills in next week’s club.

Year 6 Exploring Emotions

Today, Year 6 have been recognising and discussing feelings in their PSE lesson. They have been finding out about empathy and know that it is the ability to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes”.

They listened to a short story and then, in groups, discussed and recorded the different emotions each character felt before, during and after a problem. They later created an ’emotional dictionary’ including a wide range of emotions and similes.
Excellent participation by all. Da iawn Blwyddyn 6!

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A carousel of activities

We are carrying out some topic based independent learning this week in Year 5. We have a carousel of 3 activities:

Easter Story – Independent learning (R.E)
Kingdom of Benin – Supported learning (History)
Photosynthesis- Supported learning (Science)

Each group spends one lesson in the afternoon carrying out each activity until all 3 are completed. The children are enjoying the independence and the different tasks that are on offer.
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