Category Archives: FP Ambitious, Capable Learners

› set themselves high standards and seek and enjoy challenge
› are building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts
› are questioning and enjoy solving problems
› can communicate effectively in different forms and settings, using both Welsh and English
› can explain the ideas and concepts they are learning about
› can use number effectively in different contexts
› understand how to interpret data and apply mathematical concepts
› use digital technologies creatively to communicate, find and analyse information
› undertake research and evaluate critically what they find

The Evil Pea causes chaos…

What a traumatic week we have had in Year 1!
First of all, the Evil Pea caused havoc in the classroom by sellotaping vegetables and covering them in paint! So we made our very own Supertatoes to rescue the vegetables.
Then, our lovely class mascot, Ioan the Sheep, was kidnapped by the Evil Pea! Luckily, we have been learning all about persuasion in our language lessons, so decided to put our persuasive skills to the test and try and persuade the Evil Pea to return Ioan. We created videos using the Ipads, made posters which we put up around the school trying to persuade other classes to help us and we completed challenges, given to us by the Evil Pea, linked to our focus sound of the week. By 3pm, we had pretty much given up hope of ever seeing Ioan again, but then Mrs Norman arrived with a parcel for us…..our amazing persuasive skills had worked and the Evil Pea had sent Ioan back!!!! We were all so thrilled and can now have a relaxing, enjoyable weekend, knowing that our little friend, Ioan, is happy and safe. Well done Blwyddyn 1- amazing work this week. What a super team we are!!
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School Council

Our newly appointed school council and Super Ambassadors have had a couple of meetings already and they are very excited about the impact that they can make this year. They have some fantastic ideas and cannot wait to get started! What an enthusiastic group! We are looking forward to seeing what they get up to…

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Daily Mile is a hit!

Pupils have been taking part in the daily mile for almost two weeks and teachers have reported that it has been a success. Pupils are completing the mile quicker and their concentration skills have improved.
We decided to implement the mile at 2pm as the afternoon sessions were long and pupils concentration was proving a little challenge…but we now feel that the pupils are enthusiastic to get their work done in order to take part in the mile and feel refreshed coming back in to lessons. Continue reading

Stick Man.

The nursery and reception children had a super Welly Wednesday full of ‘Stick Man’ activities. Firstly the nursery children joined reception to hear the Stick man story, then they all went outside for some fabulous Stick man themed activities.

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Superkid!

Our book is ‘Superkid’ this week and in the story, he encounters some pirates, so we went on our own pirate scavenger hunt on our outdoor day this week. We found cannonballs (conkers!), a parrot’s feather, a captain’s hook (a twig/stick shaped like a hook!) and we even found a plank for people to walk!! We then made our own Superkid masks using items we found in the outdoors. We are all Superkids in Year 1!

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Saving the superheroes!

We have been using our superpowers to rescue some superheroes. The superheroes have got into a couple of tricky situations recently, starting with being trapped in ice! We had to work as a team to figure out the quickest and most effective way to save them. We had some fantastic ideas, such as using warm water instead of cold water, and we used a variety of different equipment too, so developing our problem solving skills and our fine/gross motor skills! The superheroes were then captured again, but were tied up this time. We had to use some quick thinking and our fine motor skills to unravel them and release them. I’m pleased to say that all of the superheroes were rescued…we certainly have our own superheroes in Year 1!

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Super ‘S’

The nursery class had lots of fun learning about their special sound this week. The special sound was ‘s’ so they sprinkled sand to make an s shape. They used the interactive whiteboard and the iPads to practise the correct formation of the letter and they rolled playdough into sausages and snipped them with scissors. They also made some super sandwiches. Lovely!

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We Love Welly Wednesday!

The nursery and reception children thoroughly enjoyed their first Welly Wednesday of the new school year. They listened to the story, ” We’re going on a Bear Hunt!” then they acted out all of the parts. They pretended to go through the swishy, swashy grass,  and squelch, squerch in the mud and then they splash, sploshed through the river. Then they all went outside and had great fun! We even had squash and biscuits with our teddy bears.

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Year 2s Bioblitz Session

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Today the year 2 children had a fantastic morning working outside with Sarah from the RSPB doing a Bioblitz. The children pulled on their wellies and went into the nature reserve to hunt for different animals in the environment. We found lots of creatures, including woodlice, worms, land hoppers and even newts! We recorded our results using tallying, developing our numeracy skills. Diolch to Sarah for a fantastic, interesting and fun-filled morning.