Category Archives: FP Ethical, Informed Citizens

› find, evaluate and use evidence in forming views
› engage with contemporary issues based upon their knowledge and values
› understand and exercise their human and democratic responsibilities and rights
› understand and consider the impact of their actions when making choices and acting
› are knowledgeable about their culture, community, society and the world, now and in the past
› respect the needs and rights of others, as a member of a diverse society
› show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet

Developing Our Research Skills

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This week the Year 2s have been further developing their research skills. Following on from last week’s sessions, the children have now each chosen their favourite endangered animal from the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’. They discussed the information that might be useful to include in a non-chronological report, and then further developed their research and note taking skills by working in groups to research their animals. Some very interesting facts were discovered, including the fact that a tiger’s wee smells like buttered popcorn!

Pupil Voice Forum

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).

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Year 3 Friend or Foe

Diolch to P.C Parry who came in to do a ‘friend or foe’ session with the year 3 children today. It really made the children think about whether we can tell if someone is friendly just by looking at them. The children listened very well and had lots of good ideas during the discussion.

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Year 1: Royal Wedding Party

Year 1 have had a fantastic day celebrating the upcoming Royal wedding. We enjoyed a party in the morning, with the rest of the Foundation Phase and then took part in a variety of games and activities later in the day, especially aimed at developing our problem solving skills and which required us to work as part of a team.
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Super Research Skills

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As part of our topic ‘Journey With Us Over Land, Sea, Air & Space’, the Year 2 children have enjoyed reading the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’ They enjoyed reading about various endangered animals wanting to get on a train to escape, as they were facing threat from humans in various ways. The children were shocked to discover ways in which humans harm animals, sometimes unintentionally. We discussed these issues as a class, and the children then decided to research the animals from the story.
They used their ICT skills brilliantly, using QR codes and Get Epic to find the answers to their questions. They also enjoyed using maps and atlases to locate the countries where the animals live.
Next week the children will begin to draft reports on their choice of endangered animals.

Year 3 Dwr Cymru Workshop

The children were lucky enough to take part in a Dwr Cymru workshop this afternoon. The activities were all based around saving water and not wasting it. We first learnt about the hippo bag which lives in the toilet! This bag can save a family of four up to 48 litres of water a day. The children then took part in water based challenges to see who could save the most water! They were so engaged and really enjoyed! Awesome teamwork Year 3!

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Dwr Cymru assembly

The children listened and took part in an informative assembly today from Dwr Cymru. They first learnt about the water cycle, then found out about everything that pollutes the rivers.

The focus was on saving water and the children were shocked to find out that if they brush their teeth twice a day and leave the tap on while doing so, they would waste thirty six litres of water!

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Siarter Iaith Competition

A chance to win a family holiday

30 businesses across three Welsh towns – Pwllheli, Swansea and Cowbridge – have placed a sticker featuring the Siarter Iaith mascots, Seren a Sbarc, in their windows. From Monday 30th April until Monday 7th May, we are asking primary school children and their families to seek out these stickers, take a photograph of one or more and share, along with the #SiarterIaith hashtag and their details, via the Cymraeg Facebook and Instragram pages, on Twitter @Cymraeg, or by emailing cymraeg@llyw.cymru, along with their details and where the stickers were found.

Each entry will go into a final draw where a name will be selected at random. The winner wins their choice of family break kindly provided by Yr Urdd – two nights away at Glan-llyn outdoor activity centre in Bala or Llangrannog activity centre. One child from each town will also receive a runner up prize.