Category Archives: AoLE Humanities

Colour Changing Cocktails.

Wow! What a busy week.

Reception have been learning all about the properties of Ice in our STEM week sessions. Just for fun the children chose different ice cubes made of juice and built their own ice towers in a cup. We then watched them melt!

We had some different results depending on the order of ice cubes…

look at the pictures to see the fun!

If you are interested in the activity to try at home search for the STEM website and look for Early years home works.
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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

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This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed reading The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. They worked well when thinking about adjectives to describe the seagulls in the story. The children then worked on developing questions to ask Hamish the cat, and thought of what Hamish would say in response to their questions. The children also undertook some fantastic research about lighthouses, and even enjoyed chalking their own lighthouse designs outdoors. The children are looking forward to more lighthouse keeper fun next week!

Keeping in touch 📱💻🇦🇺

We were extremely excited to have a Skype call with Mr. Vaughan this morning. He is currently in Australia and took some time out of his busy schedule of surfing and relaxing to talk to Year 5 and 6. He told us a bit about his travels this far and then children were able to ask him lots of interesting questions. After the call we discussed online communication and the advantages and disadvantages of each form of communication in turn.
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Diolch Movie Makers!

A big thank you to the Year 6 boys who have been running the after school club Movie Makers over the last term. They have done a fantastic job and everyone has enjoyed. After weeks of filming and editing, today the children got to watch their movies on the big screen! Another successful enterprise. Bendigedig!

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Pupil Voice Forum

Some of our School Council representatives recently attended a pupil voice forum at Cefn Hengoed Comprehensive School. The children had the opportunity to meet with pupils from other schools in Swansea, as well as representatives from various different organisations. The children listened to a variety of presentations and also had the chance to give their view about proposed changes to the structure of the Ethnic Minority Achievement Unit (EMAU).

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Year 2 Royal Wedding Party

What a fantastic day the children have had celebrating the forthcoming wedding of the Royals! This morning all of Foundation Phase had an outdoor party which was lots of fun! They then took part in some lovely activities including designing a wedding cake involving fractions, decorating their own cupcakes, designing a bouquet for Meghan using real petals and more! They all looked wonderful in their outfits. Take a look at some of the fun they had here.

 

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Year 1: Royal Wedding Party

Year 1 have had a fantastic day celebrating the upcoming Royal wedding. We enjoyed a party in the morning, with the rest of the Foundation Phase and then took part in a variety of games and activities later in the day, especially aimed at developing our problem solving skills and which required us to work as part of a team.
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Super Research Skills

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As part of our topic ‘Journey With Us Over Land, Sea, Air & Space’, the Year 2 children have enjoyed reading the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’ They enjoyed reading about various endangered animals wanting to get on a train to escape, as they were facing threat from humans in various ways. The children were shocked to discover ways in which humans harm animals, sometimes unintentionally. We discussed these issues as a class, and the children then decided to research the animals from the story.
They used their ICT skills brilliantly, using QR codes and Get Epic to find the answers to their questions. They also enjoyed using maps and atlases to locate the countries where the animals live.
Next week the children will begin to draft reports on their choice of endangered animals.

Dwr Cymru assembly

The children listened and took part in an informative assembly today from Dwr Cymru. They first learnt about the water cycle, then found out about everything that pollutes the rivers.

The focus was on saving water and the children were shocked to find out that if they brush their teeth twice a day and leave the tap on while doing so, they would waste thirty six litres of water!

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