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!
We have had such a busy day today! We left the centre early this morning with our bags packed and set off on a walk around the coast and to rock climb, climb through caves and abseil. The children have achieved so much today and they are all feeling SO PROUD of themselves. The staff are also so proud of all they have achieved this week.
They have made memories to last a lifetime, developed independence and created their most memorable moments for the leavers assembly. What an excellent start to Year 6. Continue reading →
Today 28 Junior pupils took on the challenge to swim, bike and run in the name of Swansea Tri. The children were extremely excited but a little nervous. All pushed themselves to achieve the best race ever. The event was held at Penlan Sports Centre. We were so proud of each and every one of them; they certainly deserved their medals. Continue reading →
The nursery children ran their Race for Life today. After a warm up with Mrs Evans they were off, running as fast as their little legs would carry them. They were amazing and they were all rewarded with a medal. Da iawn nursery! I am so proud of you.
Rain stopped play today! But we celebrated our yearly Race for Life with an assembly discussing all about how we can support people with cancer. We even had special visitors come to the school to celebrate the event – Our Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, our chair of Governors and the Evening Post.
We will be running tomorrow for the race for life, hoping to collect sponsors for this amazing cause, so far we have raised £500. Thank you for your support. Continue reading →
This afternoon, linked to our topic, year 4/5 learnt how to hide clues around the school yard and orienteered their way to find the hidden clues related to parts of the body. They hunted for letters that spelt out organs from the body and also searched for hidden children using their maps and the newly learnt skills linked to coordinates.
Year 4/5 have had a fantastic day developing their PE skills and building strength…wow, children have SO much energy! We have played volleyball, rounders, rugby, team building, tug of war, blind trail and built sand castles. The perfect end to a busy week.
The nursery children have been raising money for Barnardos. They took part in ‘The Big Toddle’, which is a sponsored walk for the under 5s. With the help of the year 5 children, and some parents and grandparents, they walked nearly half a mile round and round the yard. It was a boiling hot day, so we finished off with a lovely picnic and a nice refreshing tip top. Well done nursery!
The nursery and reception children had great fun this week learning all about air and wind. We learned that air is all around us but we can’t feel it unless it moves, so we tried to think of ways to make it move. We listened to the story of the three little pigs where the big bad wolf used his breath to huff and puff and blow the house down. We used our breath to huff and puff and blow paint, to make a lovely blow painting picture. We washed dolls clothes and hung them on the line for the wind to blow them dry. We used squeezy bottles to blow air into the water to see if it would make bubbles. We made blow tubes from cardboard tubes and tissue paper, that we could blow into to see the effect on the coloured paper; very pretty! We made cloud pictures from cotton wool balls and we even ran really fast around the yard to see if we could feel any movement in the air.