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Friday March 1st

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! Happy St. David’s Day! After a stormy night, the sun came out for us to celebrate St David’s Day in style! It’s been a sea of red in school today, with our Eisteddfod the highlight showcasing the creative, musical and literary talent we have in our school. All the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed and a big thanks must go to Mrs Melen and ‘Criw Cymraeg’ for organising the day. It was a great way to end another fabulous week at Waunarlwydd Primary School.

A huge well done to our awesome girls football team. They took part in a cluster tournament on Thursday. not only did they finish the day unbeaten but, most importantly, they played with a smile and it was a pleasure to watch! Gwaith wych!

What a lovely week the Nursery have had, learning all about Wales. They painted dragons and daffodils, made daffodils out of playdough, listened to stories about dragons, made a flag and cooked welshcakes. They tasted Welsh cheese, laverbread, bara brith and pork and leek sausages. We were very proud of them on Friday, going into the hall for the Eisteddfod, sitting beautifully and singing ‘Sut mae’r tywydd heddiw?’ with their friends in Reception. It’s been a great Welsh week in Reception. children have talked about what makes us ‘proud to be Welsh’ and made posters, cooked Welsh cakes and learnt a new ‘Pwy wyt tin?’ song. They’ve also created beautiful artwork and tasted all sorts of different welsh foods.

Years 1, 2 and 3 were lucky enough to have the ‘size of Wales’ charity working with them about the importance of looking after the rainforest and reducing the use of palm oil. They have also loved their Welsh activities and learning Welsh songs for our Eisteddfod.

Year 4 have enjoyed their Design and Technology lessons, where they have been testing out different types of cams, putting their final design of their toys into place and learning how to measure and saw their wood. They’re very excited to start making their toys next week. They have also enjoyed acting out a scene from Hugo Cabret, ready to turn it into a playscript. We have some excellent actors in Year 4! Year 5 have enjoyed swimming, equivalent decimals & fractions, creating art in the style of Dorian Spencer Davies, planning cam toys, looking at camera angles for film and acting out scenes from Hugo. This week, Year 6 have been busy designing their cam toys for the Year 3 children. They have explored different cams, learnt how to use saws safely and created designs. The children finalised their Dorian Spencer Davies Eisteddfod art pieces, which showed a lot of skill. Year 6 are building up their knowledge of third person patterns in Welsh, ready to write about a friend or celebrity in the coming weeks. 

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**)

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day (dress as your favourite character or non-uniform)

Friday 15th March – Red Nose 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


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