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Friday February 2nd

Another great week at Waunarlwydd with loads of learning and laughter! A big well done to our netball team for the wonderful attitude and skills that were on show during the cluster netball festival this afternoon! As always there have been lots of highlights.

H week in the Nursery has been all about hands, hedgehogs, hoops,  hopping and lots more. They have been learning about habitats and built a home for a hedgehog on Welly Wednesday. The children have been trying to hop, playing games with hoops and thinking about what makes us ‘hapus’ and ‘drist’. The highlight of the week has been our new role play hair dressers where they have had great fun making appointments, washing, brushing and styling each others hair. Appointments available every morning! This week Reception have been thinking about birthdays and how we celebrate them. They have had fun playing birthday parties in the role play area and also explored mass and capacity, using balance scales to weigh toys in the classroom and filling different sized containers in the water tray.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle have been the important message in Year 1 this week. The children have been learning about what items can be recycled and have sorted rubbish into the correct bins. Another important message has been Healthy Eating, the children have learned about the Eat Well Plate and enjoyed saying a rap to go with each of the different food groups. Dwi’n hoffi and Dwi’n ddim yn hoffi (I like, I do not like) have been their sentence patterns in Welsh this week and they have loved recording themselves saying their food likes and dislikes. Year 2 have loved writing their own super fruit stories based on ‘Supertato’ and also learning about fair trade. They’ve been working hard preparing for next week’s class assembly. Year 3 have had a very creative week! They’ve been designing invitations for ‘Cafe Cynefin’ as well as thinking about what goes on food packaging before designing their own. 

Year 4 have enjoyed sketching portraits of the characters from their class book – Hugo Cabret. When learning how to play the PBone and PCornet, they have loved learning how to play more notes and accompany different songs. They sound so good! Year 5 have enjoyed solving tricky word problems in maths, writing a flowchart for a clockwork mouse, learning about the story of Moses in Judaism, learning about conductors & insulators, Ospreys rugby and, of course, swimming. Highlights in year 6 have included some wonderful explanation writing, developing their sketching skills linked to the characters of Hugo and fine tuning their netball skills. They have also showed off their independent skills when presenting their understanding of healthy relationships.

Parent / Carer Feedback

We’ve had an excellent response to our Parent/carer feedback form. Thanks for taking the time to complete, it’s provided us with further plans with regards to the strengths we can build on and areas to improve as a school. Remember, this is ‘OUR’ school and, as parents or carers, we value your voice as crucial members of the school community. If you haven’t already done so, we would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete this short form. It will close on Monday. Parent / Carer feedback form

Please DO NOT park on the zig zag lines outside school!

We are having reports of parents parking on the zig and zag lines outside school. Please remember that these are there to keep the children safe!

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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