Category Archives: AoLE Humanities

Shwmae!

For Nursery and Reception today, we found out what it means to be a friend. We played some circle time games encouraging us to find new, old, or different friends to work with.

We also had fun shouting SHWMAE! and making hats to show how proud we are.

Reception challenged themselves to say ‘Shwmae’ as many times as they could in 20 seconds, and played the ‘Shwmae’ game.

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Searching for Signs of Autumn

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This week the Year 2s enjoyed working outdoors to search for various signs of Autumn. Some were easy to find, whilst others were more challenging. They used different senses and recorded their findings. They enjoyed discussing what they found, and applied their previous learning showing confidence and enthusiasm. They are looking forward to more outdoor learning experiences next week. Gwaith ardderchog, Blwyddyn 2!

Transition Planning

This afternoon Year 6 have been taking a lead in their learning in preparation for their transition project in the Comprehensive in the Summer. The topic of the project is Health and Well-being. They need to plan under the headings: Physical, Mental and Social. The planning stage is underway and pupils are extremely excited.

We are off to Techniquest!

Reception are on their way… Bags packed and we are all ready for our adventure. We can’t wait to have some fun today learning ‘all about me’.

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The White Feather

Year 6 have had a wonderful day today. We have been to see ‘The White Feather’ produced by the outstanding Theatre Na’Nog, which was fantastic, retelling the horrific events of WW1 (in memory of 100 years next year).
In the afternoon, pupils developed their knowledge of the World Wars, taking part in activities in the old and new Swansea museums. Continue reading

Wonderful Woodland Animals!

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When introducing this term’s topic a few weeks ago, the Year 2 children shared lots of their own fantastic ideas about what they would like to learn about. Some children said that they would like to find out about different animals such as owls, foxes and hedgehogs. Today, the children enjoyed using the Arkive website to research these woodland animals. They were interested to learn about lots of other woodland animals too, including voles, stoats and badgers. The children are eager to continue their research tomorrow!

Yay! It’s Welly Wednesday!

Our first Welly Wednesday has caused a bit of a stir! We have been on a Bear Hunt!

The Nursery and Reception Children listened to the story performed by Michael Rosen and joined in….. Then the challenge was set! We needed to complete the morning challenges to become ‘Real Investigators’ ready for the big outdoor hunt next week.

Mrs Griffiths has lost her favourite bear, and needs the help of reception and nursery to find him…. I hope we have luck!

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Tree Detectives

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Today the Year 2 children were set a challenge. They were asked to find out which type of tree is there most of in Pontlliw park. We began by looking at leaf classification charts. We then discussed they ways in which they could gather their data. Then we went down to the park where the children worked brilliantly, discussing and comparing trees and gathering data carefully. Lots of the children wanted to know why leaves change colour in Autumn, so when we returned to school we discussed their findings before reading ‘Why Do Leaves Change Colour’ by Betsy Maestro. The children were fascinated, and are now keen to collect lots of leaves and tree seeds to bring to school for our investigation area. Tomorrow we will use Hwb to show our data in charts and tables. Ardderchog, Blwyddyn 2!

Traffic Survey

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This morning the Year 2s enjoyed participating in a traffic survey as part of their learning about road safety. They were amazed at how busy the road outside school is. We then analysed the data and next week the children will be creating bar charts and pie charts on Hwb to show what they found out. Gwaith da, Blwyddyn 2!

Traffic Light Biscuits and Road Designing

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As part of our road safety learning, this week the Year 2 children enjoyed making traffic light biscuits. They also enjoyed designing their own roads outdoors, which included important safety features such as zebra crossings and traffic lights.