› 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
This week the Year 2s have been learning about the Plague, finding out how hygiene and homes have changed over time. They used their Numeracy skills to create magic squares, as people believed that magic would keep the plague away from their homes. They worked well to find the missing numbers needed to complete their squares, before using a variety of materials to decorate their creations. Gwaith da, blwyddyn dau!
Today the Year 2 children were very excited because all of the class chicks have finally hatched! The children have worked in groups to decide on names for them all. They have been moved out of the incubator and are now in the brooding box. The children will be taking turns to feed and clean them over the next few days, and next week they will get to hold them (and they cannot wait for that!).
Today the Year 2 children finally received the eggs that they have waited for! As part of our topic ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine, we have been learning all about chicks and eggs. The children have been eagerly waiting for the eggs to arrive, and finally Farmer Nigel arrived with 10 chicken eggs for us to care for. We will be watching closely for signs of the chicks hatching over the next few days. We cannot wait to see first-hand the amazing process that we have been learning about this term.
Today the Year 2 children visited St. Fagan’s as part of our learning about the topic ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine’. We began by visiting Y Maestr school, where we learned about how school used to be over a hundred years ago. The children were very shocked by the punishments used, and how different the classrooms were. They decided that school nowadays is definitely better! We then had a walk around the village, stopping off at Gwalia stores and Y Siop Losin, where the children enjoyed being treated to some traditional sweets which they could take home as a memento of the day. We then went to visit Beti Bwt, who asked us to help her wash a huge pair of bloomers! The children enjoyed having hands-on experience of what washday used to be like a long time ago. They decided it was very hard work, and are thankful that we now have washing machines that do the hard work for us! We then had a look around the farm, where we saw pigs, chickens and sheep. The children were very excited to see some lambs that were only a few days old! We then had a look at houses throughout time. The children couldn’t believe that people used to use chamber pots, tin baths and how some toilets used to be in the back garden! Finally, it was time for lunch. The children certainly worked up an appetite with all the walking. I’m sure they will all sleep well tonight… and so will the staff! What a fantastic, informative and fun-filled day we had.
We looked at the Savannah climate today and studied how much rain falls throughout the year. We also looked at the temperatures through the dry and wet seasons. The children created line graphs to represent the data they had looked at. Finally we wrote a paragraph to explain our findings and pick out any surprising figures!
The nursery children have been celebrating St David’s Day today. They learned all about St David, make a lovely daffodil collage and even tasted some Welsh cakes. They dressed up in their Welsh costumes and rugby jerseys and sang a Welsh song in the school Eisteddfod. Don’t they look smart in their costumes!
Happy St. David’s Day from Year 1. The children look fantastic in their Welsh costumes and rugby/football tops. We have had a busy morning completing ‘Welsh’ challenges, such as building castles, making paper leeks, learning about St David on the computers and finding words in a wordsearch. Ardderchog Blwyddyn 1! We have also thoroughly our Eisteddfod and the children did a great job of reciting their Welsh poem. Continue reading →