› have secure values and are establishing their spiritual and ethical beliefs
› are building their mental and emotional well-being by developing confidence, resilience and empathy
› apply knowledge about the impact of diet and exercise on physical and mental health in their daily lives
› know how to find the information and support to keep safe and well
› take part in physical activity
› take measured decisions about lifestyle and manage risk
› have the confidence to participate in performance
› form positive relationships based upon trust and mutual respect
› face and overcome challenge
› have the skills and knowledge to manage everyday life as independently as they can
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 →
It was Elmer day in Welly Wednesday today. Elmer is a colourful patchwork elephant who discovers that it is good to be different. We listened to the story about Elmer, then we went outside to participate in a range of colourful activities. We made a patchwork pattern out of stickle bricks and blocks and even made a patchwork pattern out of biscuits and icing! We used our fine motor skills to stretch colourful elastic bands to see how many we could fit on a pinecone. We sponge painted Elmer pictures and we even painted bubble wrap and jumped on it to burst the bubbles and watch the paint splatter. What fun!
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…
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 →
What a wet and windy Wednesday it was today, so we had to do some of our activities indoors. We went on a walk in our nature area to collect some sticks, acorns and leaves, and we used the sticks when we made our salt dough hedgehogs. We also made some fabulous playdough faces on pumpkins and matched the correct number of sticks on the Stick man pictures. We did some super Stick man puzzles and looked for sticks in the sand.
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.
Today the year 2 children had lots of fun further developing their Welsh and physical skills. We began by watching the Welsh film ‘Mynd i’r parc’, during which the children had to listen to characters talking in Welsh about things they like to do in the park in the Autumn. They then listened carefully to the story Hywl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref before spending the afternoon further developing gross motor skills on the play equipment. The children confidently used their questioning and answering skills in Welsh to find out what their friends enjoy doing in the park. Next week the children will use the photographs that they took, and will use their wordprocessing skills, to create a class book based on the story they read.
Gwaith ffantasteg, blwyddyn dau!
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!
The nursery children had fun today. They started the morning by doing a little bit of dancing to wake themselves up, then they went outside to look for some cheeky little teddy bears that we had hidden in the yard. When the children used brushes to brush away the glittery sand on the tuff tray, there they were, lots of colourful little teddies! We even had time to make some delicious ‘teddy toast’ with bananas and raisins. What a treat!