Category Archives: Year 1

Sportrelief: Year 1

Year 1 have had a busy day today for Sportrelief. They loved using the balance bikes this morning and it was great to see some of them gain in confidence as they practised. Then, we joined Year 2 and the children completed various different challenges, which also helped develop numeracy skills as they timed themselves doing different exercises.
This afternoon, the children did a couple of laps around the village. They were amazing and I am so proud of how well they did. Ardderchog!!

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This is the second week of our year 6 entrepreneurs club ‘Attitude’. The group runs a variety of activities, this week the pupils got a chance to show off the dance moves with just dance… warming up for Sports Relief tomorrow.

Sut mae’r tywydd heddiw?

Year 1 have been using the Ipad and green screen in school this week to create their own weather forecast videos in Welsh. Here are some snapshots of their fantastic creations, da iawn!
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Author visit: Helen Docherty

Year 1 loved their visit from the author, Helen Docherty. She read us her story ‘The Snatchabook’ and the children followed her instructions to draw their own Snatchabook. She also read her book ‘You can never run out of love’. We thoroughly enjoyed our session, thank you Helen.
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Happy St. David’s Day from Year 1

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.
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Jac Abertawe

In preparation for our Eisteddfod, Year 1 have been learning about the story of Jac Abertawe, the dog who saved lots of people from the sea in Swansea. The children did some fantastic writing where they rewrote the story in their own words. I am so impressed with how much their writing has progressed and they are are so enthusiastic. Ardderchog!

Happy Chinese New Year…

Year 1 have ‘visited’ China this week. We have loved learning about how the Chinese celebrate their New Year and we have done lots of different activities and challenges this week linked to China. The children were fascinated by videos of Chinese New Year celebrations, in particular the dragon dancing.
A highlight of our week has definitely been food tasting. We started by breaking open fortune cookies and reading our fortune messages and then we enjoyed a banquet of different food, including rice, noodles, wontons, spring rolls, prawn crackers and prawn toast. The children developed their fine motor skills by using chopsticks and I was really impressed with the children’s willingness to try food that was new to them. The children also followed a Chinese custom by taking home red envelopes filled with treats.
The children have enjoyed practising speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin this week. We have learnt how to say Happy New Year in Mandarin Chinese and the children explored writing Chinese symbols. The children found another use for chopsticks too and have been using them to write Chinese symbols for numbers in sand and even writing their spelling words by painting their words using chopsticks!
We’ve also been very creative this week and the children have made Chinese drums using paper plates, Chinese lanterns and a Chinese dragon puppet. Some of the children have used our construction area to complete a challenge of building a Great Wall of China and thinking about how they would measure it. Ardderchog!

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Fun fruit shop

As we have been learning about Africa, we read the story Handa’s Surprise and the children used HWB to write shopping lists, containing the fruit that was taken by the animals, in Welsh. As we have also been practising our money skills this week, we had our own fruit shop in class where the children had the opportunity to ‘buy’ fruit from the story, but they had to make sure they had the right money to pay first! The children enjoyed buying (and eating!) lots of healthy treats…
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