› 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 nursery and reception children have been on a bug hunt. They went into the nature area to see what creatures they could find. Don’t worry, they were very gentle with the bugs and put them back where they found them.
Today the nursery children have been very busy learning all about shapes. They cut out shapes and used them to make pictures, used magnetic shapes to build, threaded bolts through circular washers and nuts, and made different shape sandwiches. We even danced to the Mr Maker shape song!
Today the Year 2s enjoyed further developing their Welsh reading skills. They enjoyed learning the names of lots of different forms of transport in Welsh. The children then had to use their phonics and decoding skills to match read and match the names of the vehicles given to them. The children were also very interested to learn what different parts of the words mean, and how breaking some Welsh words down can give us a clue, such as Llong Danfor means Ship Under The Sea (submarine).
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).
The Year 1 children have been set the challenge of creating ships that can sail across an icy ocean, without sinking! The children investigated which materials would be best and then got to work building their ships.
Next, the children had to name their ships and, using their persuasive writing skills, create a poster to try and convince their peers to buy tickets for the maiden voyage. Today, the children will use their maths and problem solving skills to sell tickets and record how many tickets they have sold and profit made, however they need to think about how many tickets they sell as their ships will need to carry the passengers! There’s a lot to think about!
We are looking forward to sailing our ships later this week… Continue reading →
This week in science the children have been studying how flowers drink water. They learnt about the importance of the roots and the stem and how they transport nutrients around the flower. To demonstrate this we set up a rainbow experiment. With adult help the children cut the stem in half and put each half in a coloured beaker of water. We have been observing the roses over the past few days and even though the experiment didn’t quite go to plan, as only a few drops of colour were observed on the petals, the children thoroughly enjoyed the process. This is one we will definitely have to try again!