Tag Archives: Physical Development

Year 3 Stories

The children in Year 3 put their handmade musical instruments to work today and created a sound story. The first job they had to do was figure out how they could fit the sound of their instrument into a story – did it sound like rain? or thunder? or a heartbeat? They worked extremely hard in their little groups and their imaginations soared! They then ‘performed’ their sound story to their friends. This afternoon we used their stories as a focus in our dance lesson. Staying in their groups they created and acted out a dance to tell their story! Ardderchog Year 3, I am an extremely proud teacher!!

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Elmer Day.

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!

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Climbing on the coast

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

Tremendous Triathletes.

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

Race For Life

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

An Orienteering Outing.

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.

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Nursery’s Big Toddle.

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!

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