Friday February 22nd
Another great week at Waunarlwydd with classrooms full of ‘learning and laughter’.
This week Nursery have learnt all about insects. They moved like insects in gym and made insects on the come and make table. The biggest hit was Welly Wednesday, jumping in puddles in the rain! Reception have loved learning about pancake day and making and tasting pancakes. They have started ‘drawing club’ and drew the main character in ‘Mr. Wolf’s pancake. Odd and even numbers have been the number focus.
This week Year 1 have thought of amazing actions to help them retell the Supertato story which they are thoroughly enjoying performing in class. During their independent challenges, they sorted foods that come from plants or animals into a Venn Diagram and matched the Supertato addition and subtraction sums to the Evil Pea answers. In preparation for our ‘Cafe Cynefin’ the children have been busy making a list of items they will need and helped to write an email to local stores asking for donations. Year 2 have been learning about gender stereotypes and identifying emotions with ‘Spectrum’. In Maths they have enjoyed sharing, while they also enjoyed making nests and finding perfect locations in Forest School. Year 3 have really enjoyed looking at solids, liquids and gases. They even completed experiments on chemical reactions. In Maths they loved exploring capacity practically, by completing a can balance challenge.
Year 4 have started a new topic in maths and have been learning all about fractions. They have enjoyed writing sentences using prepositions and identifying features of play scripts ready to write their own. After learning all about Welsh artist Dorian Spencer Davies, the children chose an image to recreate and the artwork they have created is fantastic! Swimming has been the big hit in Year 5, while they also loved working on their football skills with Gower College in PE. Learning about Shabbat in RE was another high point. Year 6 have loved exploring the work of Dorian Spencer Davies, practising his style while copying his work. Another highlight has been exploring balancing, ways of travel and heights in gymnastics while there has been some awesome progress with rounding decimals in Maths.
Our Spring Disco raised a magnificent £1100 which is testament to all the hard work put in by our wonderful PTA and the magnificent support of our families. The PTA will be relaunching this term with newsletters and a page on our upcoming website keeping you informed of funds raised so far, purchases and current projects. Thanks to all involved!
Another big thank you to parents for supporting us through ‘My Child’s art’ Christmas purchases (70 orders). We have just received £176.89 in commission. Diolch pawb!
After School Clubs
After School clubs will resume next week. Due to the short term and parents’ evenings they will run for 3 weeks and the last club will be on Wednesday 13th March. Clubs on offer this term are: Netball -Years 5 and 6, Coding – Years 4, 5 and 6, Dance – Year 3 and 4, Cwl Cymru – Year 1 and 2. You will have received an online form to complete if your child wants to join a club. Please ask your child before completing.
Teacher / Parent meetings
During the weeks beginning 11th March and 18th March you will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss progress. You will be sent information on how to book appointments during the week beginning 4th March. Diolch!
Keeping safe online
Follow the link for clear advice and ‘App guides for families‘
Dates for the diary
(**Events involving specific classes will be sent out separately**)
Friday 1st March – St David’s Day (Children can wear Welsh clothes or colours)
Thursday 7th March – World Book Day
Friday 22nd March – Community Friday – If you can spare any time to work on projects to develop our school grounds, please get in touch. Diolch!
INSET DAYS – We can now confirm that the remaining 2 INSET Days of the year will be on: Monday 8th April and Monday 3rd June
Remember this is ‘OUR SCHOOL’ and, as always, if you have any queries or concerns, don’t hesitate in making contact!
Have a great weekend!
Mr Jamie Evans