What a fantastic first week to our new topic – Rainforests. The children have activated their prior knowledge, asked lots of interesting questions and had time on the chrome books to research. We have ended the week with a calming art session. With rainforest sounds playing in the background to create a calming environment, the children were able to work on their shading by drawing a selection of beautiful rainforest frogs. Year 3 are proving to be superb artists! Ardderchog!
We were lucky enough to have a visit from the chicks this afternoon, what a treat! The children were very gentle and all enjoyed having a little cuddle.
Year 5/6 completed their 6 months training period to help develop their health and well-being, fitness and concentration levels. They all took part in a variety of exercises and a bleep test. In the afternoon Year 4, 5 and 6 took part in an online survey to collect data about their day to day activities and diets. Continue reading
The children thoroughly enjoyed our maths session today. In teams, they had to find 40 Easter eggs around the school and work out the maths sum that was hidden inside. There were also 8 golden eggs to find which contained a secret message! The children couldn’t wait to get started and it was wonderful to witness their eagerness and enjoyment during the session. Once all of the eggs had been found and the sums had been worked out, we came back into class for a special Easter treat … CHOCOLATE! Well done boys and girls, you all definitely deserved that treat at the end! Amazing work Year 3 🙂
The children have been busy this half term working on their gymnastics skills. They have practised their balancing, travelling, jumping and being able to work as a team! In small groups they choreographed a short sequence which they performed to their friends. The performances were peer assessed and they were given targets how to make them even better for next time. Da iawn pawb!
Year 4 were treated to a visit by Mr Pearce, from the Swansea music service, who brought in a whole class set of pBuzz instruments to have a go at! We learnt how to buzz our lips, how to hold the instrument and change the slide to play different notes. We then learnt how to play along with a backing track for I Feel Good by James Brown.
The class thoroughly enjoyed the session and are looking forward to having another’s go soon!
Key stage 2 have had a fantastic morning participating in a rotation of activities. These included netball, hockey, hoolahooping and CrossFit. The children were able to practise a variety of skills and they all thoroughly enjoyed. A huge thank you to Owen from CrossFit and Gavin from Sports Development Swansea.
What an amazing time we all had at Techniquest today. As soon as we arrived, the children were eager to explore all of the interactive exhibits – and they weren’t disappointed. They began by watching a lively presentation about light in the science theatre, which they thoroughly enjoyed – they learnt so much! They were then able to take what they had learnt back onto the exhibition floor to continue their self-directed learning and discovery. What a wonderful opportunity for the children which allowed them to learn through investigation, discussion and collaboration. Well done Year 3, you were a credit to our school today.
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We looked at some amazing photographs this afternoon of the Northern Lights – looking at the colours and patterns that they produce in the sky. The children then had the opportunity to create their own pictures using chalk pastels for the night sky and then cut out black silhouettes of mountains, trees and animals to stick on. This looked so effective and the children should be so proud of the work they produced!