› connect and apply their knowledge and skills to create ideas and products
› think creatively to reframe and solve problems
› identify and grasp opportunities
› take measured risks
› lead and play different roles in teams effectively and responsibly
› express ideas and emotions through different media
› give of their energy and skills so that other people will benefit
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!! Continue reading →
This week, we have been reading the story ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’. Charlie’s underpants go missing and a yeti finds them. The children used the outdoors to create their very own Yetis. Their creations were amazing and all so original.
We then decided to go on a leaf hunt and try and find out which trees are near our outdoor area. It was surprising how many different types of leaves we found. The children have also continued their learning by bringing in leaves they have found outside of school and using the charts to find out which tree they come from. Ardderchog Blwyddyn 1! Continue reading →
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…
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!
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!
Today was our final day of the project – The Bells Of Santiago.
Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed egniting their creative sides. The banner is outstanding (even if I do say so myself). The banner will now be laminated and hung in the Waterfront Museum in preparation for the exepition in October. Continue reading →
Today, following on from yesterday’s creative lessons linked to the Bells of Santiago project, Keith, our local artist inspired us to begin to create a banner related to the fire. Our art work will be hung in the Waterfront museum as we perform our song on October the 4th.
Today was stage 1…
Vocabulary word wall related to the event, sketching images and cutting out stencils. Tomorrow we will use paint to add effects. We are so excited to see the finished product develop. Continue reading →
We are currently in progress of day two of our Bells of Santiago music creation project. The children have had the opportunity to listen to, sing, write and play music – piano and bells. Year 6 are thoroughly enjoying the project so far. Continue reading →
As part of our topic, “Out of this World!” the nursery children are learning all about space rockets, so we decided to make our own rocket out of cardboard and a lot of sellotape. The children used their fine motor skills to make astronaut tools out of nuts and bolts, then they decorated their rocket and Mrs Lewis and Mrs Rees helped them to assemble it. The children were very proud of the end result. We even made some chocolate moon rocks, yum!
Today Stacey Blythe came in to school to compose a song about the Bells of Santiago. We will be performing our song to the juniors tomorrow.
We will also be performing to the public and family at the Swansea Waterfront Museum on October 4th… Details to follow. Continue reading →