Monthly Archives: October 2018

Caroline Lawrence – How to write a great story!

The wait was over for KS2 today as they finally got to meet, million selling author, Caroline Lawrence. She gave an overview of some of her amazing 35 books and then took us through the 7 stages of a great story! The children were engrossed in what she had to say and particularly loved the Roman ‘Poo Stick’ she presented! They also got to see and feel a Roman signature pad containing honey and a Roman belt pouch. She was then kind enough to stay behind after school and sign over 80 books for the children. The children learnt so much from this wonderful author and can’t wait to put these writing tips into practice. They also received a book each from her. I hope they enjoy them! They can find out more about the author at http://www.romanmysteries.com/

In the link below, the children can watch some of the presentation again (it does take a while to load!)

Caroline Lawrence

 

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Save Ioan!

What a traumatic week we have had in Year 1. The Evil Pea, from the story Supertato has been causing chaos in our classroom. He has now kidnapped our class mascot Ioan the Sheep. This morning, we have been busy using the persuasive skills that we have been developing in our language sessions to try and persuade the Evil Pea to return him. We’ve also been busy making posters and writing messages to the peas to stay away from our school!

We are hoping Ioan comes back  this afternoon….

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Investigating Instructions in Year 2

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This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed being instruction investigators. They learned all about bossy verbs and worked brilliantly on a range of activities. Firstly, we looked at bossy verbs in sentences and how they are used to give clear instructions. Then the children completed a concept sort activity, where they had to sort bossy verbs into four categories: directions, craft, cooking and exercise. We then realised that we had a problem in class; Caroline didn’t know how to make squash. So, the children worked in groups to give her clear, precise instructions using a range of bossy verbs and time connectives. Finally, the children enjoyed investigating instructional texts on Get Epic, looking for bossy verbs and other features of the genre. Next week we will be undertaking lots more activities linked to instruction texts… including making a very tasty treat which the children will be bringing home!

Diwrnod Shwmae yn Blwyddyn 2

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On Monday, the Year 2 children enjoyed celebrating Diwrnod Shwmae. The event aims to show that the Welsh language belongs to us all – fluent speakers, learners or those shy about their Welsh. The children made colourful Shwmae banners to promote the Welsh language, and enjoyed using Shwmae in their conversations throughout the week.

Natural Symmetrical Butterflies

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Year 2 have really enjoyed learning about lines of symmetry. The children then worked outside to apply their knowledge and skills by creating symmetrical butterflies using natural materials. The children could explain how to make their art work symmetrical, looking at position, colour and shape.

We are the Champions 🏆🥇➕➖➗✖️

After an intense week of competition, I’m extremely pleased to reveal that Year 5 have won the Swansea Sumdog Competition! It was a fantastic effort by all the pupils and they should be very proud of winning such a hotly contested competition. Well done to the 4 pupils from Year 5 and 6 who finished in the top 10 of the individual competition. Certificates will be handed out tomorrow! 👨‍🎓 👩‍🎓

Pel Droed gyda Urdd ⚽️

The team taking part in the Urdd football tournament today did themselves proud. After being drawn in a tough group, they won 1 game, drew 3 and lost just 1 of their 5 games. More importantly than that they were model sportmen and a credit to the school. Da iawn boys. Good luck to the girls tomorrow. Pob lwc i’r merch yfory!

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