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Friday January 26th

Another superb week at Waunarlwydd and it has been great to end it with the sun shining. We had a real treat to end the week with an epic ‘Trilingual’ assembly performed by our ‘example setters’ in Year 6. We hope parents and families enjoyed!

It has been nice to get back to Sound of the Week in Nursery, with lots of G week activities. They learnt The 3 Billy Goats Gruff and acted it out on Welly Wednesday, practised scoring goals in gym and built homes for the Gruffalo and his friends out of blocks. The Gingerbread man story was a big success as they all had a gingerbread man to eat during snack. This week Reception have been continuing their work on winter. They thought about winter through their senses and used Welsh words for winter clothes. They also celebrated Dydd Santes Dwynwen on Thursday, finding out about the story of Dwynwen and making cards. On Friday we took part in the RSPB Bird Watch, using binoculars to find birds in our grounds and count them. 

Highlight in Years 1, 2 and 3 was their fantastic immersion day for our topic ‘Truly Scrumptious’. They were busy making pizzas and sandwiches, learning about food hygiene and safety, making advertising posters and role playing how to serve in our ‘Cafe Cynefin’. Keep an eye out for your invite, parents and families!

Year 4 have enjoyed taking part in the RSPB bird watch and collecting litter to help the Eco committee gather data. They have also enjoyed developing their hockey skills further. Year 5 have enjoyed finding the etymology of words, talk 4 writing, bird watching and litter picking, a study of Andy Warhol’s art, swimming, researching a clockwork mouse, seeing how doughnuts were made and rugby with the Ospreys. Wow!

The clear highlight in Year 6 has been the preparations for their ‘Trilingual’ class assembly. The children have been incredible, planning the assembly independently, preparing resources and being all-round superstars.

A huge thanks to our PTA chair Lara Sturgess for her generosity and time this week. As part of the ‘Truly Scrumptious’ topic, Lara brought her Dinky Doughnut van into school and taught the children about food hygiene, safety and the production process. To top it off, Lara ensured that every child in the school (and some teachers) took away some doughnuts to taste. Diolch yn fawr Lara!!

Parent / Carer Feedback

At Waunarlwydd Primary School we are fully committed to supporting the children’s emotional and mental well-being and providing the best possible education and learning environment. This is ‘OUR’ school and, as parents or carers, we value your voice as crucial members of the school community. We would greatly appreciate as many parents/carers as possible taking the time to complete this short form to help us move forward as a school by identifying strengths to build on and possible areas to improve and develop.  Parent / Carer Feedback form

January Eco Update 

Before Christmas we elected an enthusiastic committee of Eco Warriors. We have elected our Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Communications officer. During January we are taking part in the RSPB big bird watch. We are gathering data on the number of birds and species in our school grounds. Leading on from this we will be making bird feeders to encourage variety of species and growth of numbers of birds. In addition we have made a leap forward in our pledge to reduce plastic consumption in Waunarlwydd Primary. We are moving from single small milk bottles to reusable cups. This means we will reduce our plastic from 500 small milk bottles every week!!!!! If you have any ideas to help our Eco cause, please get in touch.

Community Friday (9th February)

The weather affected our Autumn event but we are determined to attempt another Community Friday on 9th February. If you could spare time to work with staff and children, please let us know. Our current priorities are painting the yards, gardening and the next stage of clearing the woodland. If you feel that you could help in any way, it would be much appreciated. (Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits on offer)

Dates for the diary (**Events involving specific classes will be sent out separately**)

Tuesday 6th February – Safer Internet Day

Thursday 8th February – School Discos (Tickets available at the school office)

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

As always, if you have any queries or concerns, don’t hesitate in making contact!

Have a great weekend!

Mr Jamie Evans


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