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Learning Space Senedd Update

 

We’ve been working hard on the design and budget for our new creative, independent learning zone. New green screens are in place and all creative resources have been re-organised. We’ve budgeted for new resources and are busy working on displays to promote independent learning. Cross-curricular learning opportunities are being planned and we can’t wait to use our awesome new area!

Safety Senedd Update

We hope that our campaign to improve the parking situation outside school has worked. We have kept in contact with the police and will look into road safety again in the summer term.

At the moment we are working with the Curriculum Senedd on developing our outdoor areas. We have decided it would be safer to fence off our woodland area and we are discussing safety rules for when you are using the woodland. Classes are going to design panels to be put along the fence to brighten up the outside area. Mr Trowbridge will be putting the fence up over the Easter holidays. Thank you!

Digital Senedd Update

We’ve been working alongside Criw Cymraeg to develop the use of Welsh Apps in all classes.

Once again we led the organisation for Safer internet day on 11th February. All classes were provided with ideas to learn about how to remain safe online. We also led a whole school assembly to remind everyone of the importance of the SMART rules.

 

 

Senedd Communication

It’s coming to the end of the school year and is nearly our last Senedd. It’s been a fantastic year of blogging and we enjoyed choosing our own categories to blog about. We are now thinking of how to improve our Senedd group even more. Watch this space!

Senedd Communication

Song of the Week

Bad Guy by Billie Eilish

Chosen by Tia, Hallie, Hollie and Luke

Book Reviews

Up the Faraway Tree  by Enid Blyton. Reviewed by Emilia. 10/10. There is a collection of stories by Enid Bltyon. This is the last one and I have read all the others too. I love reading and this story is full of good illustrations and it’s about 2 girls and a boy who go up a faraway tree and find a magical land at the top!

Puppy Gets Stuck by Sue Mongredien. Reviewed by Freya. 10/10 because it has got a nice happy ending!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney. Reviewed by Keira. 10/10. This book is really funny and has an interesting story line. This book is most suitable for anyone over the age of 8 as sometimes there are some tricky words.

Website of the week

https://www.learn-welsh.net/welshgames

We had mixed reviews as some pupils found it harder to use than others. There are lots of different games to play to help your Welsh but some are quite difficult. 5/10. Reviewed by Emily, Sarah, Tobi and Mia-Anne

Pupil News

Vinny in Mrs Wallace’s class, Ashton and Aron in Ms Williams class and Malky in Mr Jenkins class all have won a trophy for all of your hard work when playing for Waunarlwydd RFC.

Lilly Barnes in Miss Horseman’s class got a certificate from the hairdressers!

Charlie Seager in Mr Jenkins’ class got a football trophy this week.

Dvid in Miss Tyrrell’s class had medals and trophies from football this week.

Riley in Mrs Evans / Mrs Thomas’ class got a medal for running one whole mile as well as coming first in a go cart race.

Roman in Mrs Evans / Mrs Thomas’ class got a huge trophy for football.

Congratulations to you all. We are very proud!

 

 

Senedd Communication

Book Review

Frankie’s Magic Football by Frank Lampard. Reviewed by Finley. 9.5/10 because I’ve read loads of this series and they are really funny.

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets. Reviewed by Lewis. 10/10 as it’s really interesting and funny.

The BFG by Roald Dahl. Reviewed by Harley. 9/10 as it’s easy to read and funny.

Charie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Reviewed by Alex. 9.5/10. It’s really funny when Augustus Gloop falls into the river but it is quite long.

Pupil News

Congratulations to:

Alex Blyth came 4th in Cardiff Triathon.

Ryan Blyth came 36th in the Cardiff triathlon.

Tobi Daniels, Sam Thomas, Ashton, Pietreposa, Aron Williams and Daniel Price had Swansea School Boys trials in rugby.

Chloe Morgan won a trophy in football.

Steffan O’Driscoll won trophies for the Gower Galaxy.

Song of the Week

Pice of your heart by Meduza.

Senedd Communication

Song of the Week

Chosen this week by Keira, Emilia and Freya. We have chosen ‘A Million Dreams’ from the Greatest Showman because it is inspirational song that encourages people to keep on trying. We hope you like it too!

Website of the week

Reviewed by Harley, Finley and Alex. We have played ‘Hit the Button’. We think it is a great website as it is fun and it helps you learn maths. You can choose different areas to practise as well as well as the level of difficulty. It helps you remember number facts quickly and so will help you when you are older. Why not give it a go?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Book Reviews

The Twits by Roald Dahl. I would give this book 10/10 because it is funny when they always prank each other. Reviewed by Tia

Matilda – by Roald Dahl. 8/10 as it’s an interesting story – by Hollie

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – A Novel in Cartoons. This book is easy to read, funny and has good pictures so I rate it 9/10 – By Luke

The Thirteen Story Treehouse – by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton 9/10. It’s really funny and I am enjoying reading it! – by Hallie

Pupil News

It’s been an amazing week of success in Waunarlwydd. Congratulations goes to:

The Year 5/6 netball team for winning their first match of the season 12 -11 against Llwynderw Primary School

The girls football team for winning the group stages of the Swansea girls football finals and only narrowly missing out on the final to come 3rd overall.

Steffan in Miss Horseman’s class – won a medal and 2 trophies in football

Milly  in Mr Evans’ class – 4th in a run and bike competition

Gracie in Mr Evans’ class – won a medal in the race for life

Noah in Mr Evans’ class – has won a rugby medals and a 200m badge fr swimming

Ryan in Mr Reid’s class – won a rugby trophy this week

Alex – Mr Jenkin’s class – competed in a duathlon

Chloe i Mrs Wallace’s class has won 2 football medals this week!

Finley in Mrs Wallace’s class competed in a football tournament for Gower Galaxy this week

Keira-Leigh in Ms William’s class won 4 trophies for Dance!!

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Pupil News:

Well, it’s been an amazing fortnight in Waunarlwydd. Last week, the boys football team played wonderfully well and beat Parkland Primary 6-1 in a thrilling match. On Thursday of last week the Year 6 netball team, who had already won the cluster schools netball tournament, came 3rd in the whole of the Swansea area. What an achievement!

This week,  the athletics team performed well in the indoor competition on Wednesday and also on Wednesday, the choir put on a superb performance and had the whole crowd clapping along when they performed. To top it off, the Year 4/5 football team came 2nd in the Gorseinon College football tournament, narrowly losing out 1-0 in the final match. Well done  in particular to Adam who scored 6 goals!!

Song of the Week:

Finley, Harley, Lewis and Alex have chosen the Welsh national anthem because it represents our country, especially after winning the grand slam!

Book Reviews:

The Ginger Stray Kitten by Holly Webb. I would give this book 10/10 as it’s exciting. I would recommend it for children around 9 years old because there are some challenging words – Emily

My Sister The Vampire  by Sienna Mercer – I would give this book 10/10 as it’s amazing . I’ve read it about 5 times because it’s a mystery but also full of adventure – Mia-Anne

A Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney. I would give this book 10/10 as it is very funny and it is suitable for readers 7 and older – Tobi

Animal Poems by Jennifer Curry. I would give this book 9.5 out of 10 as I love reading different poems, even the silly ones!! – Sarah

Website of the Week

We have been reviewing SpellBlast on J2, which can be accessed on Hwb. It was a fun way to practise spellings but you had to be quick so it was quite hard. We think the more you practise though, the better you will get!! – Luke, Hallie, Tia and Hollie

 

 

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Book Reviews:

Keira: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling. I have rated this book 9 out of 10.  It is really intriguing and interesting. It is written as a play script which makes it a little bit different. I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 8 as it is a little scary at times.

Emilia: The Naughtiest Girl Collection by Enid Blyton. I have rated this book 7 out of 10 as I’m enjoying but I haven’t finished it yet. I would recommend it to children over 8, both boys and girls.

Freya: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney. I have rated this book 9 out of 10 as it is really funny.

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Website of the week:

 

Times Table Rockstars (TTRS).

We rate this website 9 1/2 out of 10 because it is a fun way to learn your times tables. We especially like getting points to spend on accessories as well as the Rock Star names.

Reviewed this week by Tobi, Sarah, Mia-Anne and Emily.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/login