Category Archives: AoLE Languages, Literacy and Communication

Sports Relief a Real Hit

Sports relief this morning was a hit. Ozzie Osprey also got stuck in with the sports this morning. The teachers highlight of the day however was winning 4-1 to the pupils… not that we were extremely competative at all!

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Sut mae’r tywydd heddiw?

Year 1 have been using the Ipad and green screen in school this week to create their own weather forecast videos in Welsh. Here are some snapshots of their fantastic creations, da iawn!
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Cymraeg am Skype!

We perform Welsh drilling for 10 minutes every day across the school to enhance our Welsh language skills across the curriculum. In Year 5, we have started to Skype a Carmarthenshire school once a week as one of our drilling sessions. It was great to see what we had in common with the Year 5 class at Richmond Park Primary. The children enjoyed talking Welsh and are already looking forward to next week’s session! Bendegedig pawb!
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Exploring Explanation Texts in Year 2

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This week the children have continued learning about the features of explanation texts. They worked collaboratively to sequence contents pages, and discussed the purpose of contents pages in non-fiction texts. Glossaries were also explored. The children sequenced technical words in alphabetical order, and then worked in groups to match definitions to the words. The children also wrote some fantastic explanations about the life cycle of a hen, and were able to use lots of features of the genre including sub-headings. Gwaith gwych, blwyddyn 2!

World Book Day in Reception!

What a wonderful day had by us all. The children looked terrific!

It was such a pleasure to watch all of the children show off their favourite books and characters, we had a Peter Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland and even Mr Stink!

The children enjoyed listening to the visiting author Helen Docherty, and had some lovely suggestions for the characters in her books. We also listened to Mrs Griffiths telling us her favourite book ‘The Twits’ and then decorated Mr Twits beard with lots of horrible food! Continue reading

Year 3 World Book Day

What a fantastic day we have had in Year 3 celebrating World Book Day. We have studied Roald Dahl and the children have completed lots of different activities. They spent time researching Roald Dahl’s life and have made a fact page about him on Hwb. Today we focussed on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and discussed how Roald Dahl’s wonderful descriptions help us to build very clear pictures of his characters in our minds. The children had a go at this by creating their own character name and completing a character profile – we had some interesting names including Margaret Tittletattle and Bernard Squareyes. The children were then transported to Willy Wonka’s invention room where they designed their very own sweet – this made us all hungry! The inventions included the everlasting time turner and the super duper gum shooter. Ardderchog!

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Author visit: Helen Docherty

Year 1 loved their visit from the author, Helen Docherty. She read us her story ‘The Snatchabook’ and the children followed her instructions to draw their own Snatchabook. She also read her book ‘You can never run out of love’. We thoroughly enjoyed our session, thank you Helen.
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Year 2 Celebrate World Book Day

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The Year 2 children have had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day. We have been focusing on the author Dr. Seuss. We enjoyed looking at rhyming words in his stories, exploring the Seussville website, and completing a problem solving activity based on the book ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’. The children also participated in an author workshop with Helen Docherty, where they completed some lovely activities based on her book ‘Abracazebra’. Fun has been had by all, and we are all feeling inspired to write our own stories!

World Book Day 2018

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Today the children eventually got to celebrate World Book Day! Everybody looked fabulous dressed up as story book characters. Thank you for the £1 contributions. The money raised will be used towards replenishing our school reading books. We had a wonderful assembly by the author Helen Docherty. She talked to us about how she became an author, and read some of her fantastic books. The Foundation Phase children enjoyed their workshops with Helen, and were really inspired to create their own stories and characters. Earlier in the week the Junior pupils worked on their creative writing skills with the poet Phil Bowen, and each class produced some excellent writing. Thank you to all the parents for the support with providing and making costumes for the children. We really appreciate your support.