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Friday March 8th

An awesome week at Waunarlwydd with a high point being ‘World Book Day’ on Thursday when the school was filled with an array of characters from all sorts of stories. The sun joined us to add to a wonderful day full of book related activities. The ‘Book swap’ was a great success and our ‘Senedd’ are keen to make it a monthly event. The week has ended superbly today with a very impressive assembly based on ‘Hugo’ presented by Mrs Wallace and Mrs Horseman’s class. I’m sure everyone in attendance enjoyed! There have been lots of other highlights this week.

The Nursery have been reading the story “Jack and the Beanstalk” this week. They jumped on giant numbered leaves to reach the giant’s castle, sorted magic beans to find the right number, made a colour graph of the different colour jelly beans in a packet and played cooking in the jelly. They jumped in hoops and jiggled through the tunnels on Welly Wednesday and finished the week by eating the jelly and ice cream they made themselves. This week in Reception children have been having fun thinking about stories for World Book Day. They have acted out different stories in Forest School, matched characters and their phrases to well known traditional tales and watched a performance of Little Red Riding Hood put on by the Nursery and Reception staff. They have also been thinking about what makes mothers special and have been finding different ways to make 10 using Numicon. 

Year 1 have been busy preparing for their Cafe Cynefin. They have made menus, a banner, bunting and have been working really hard with a partner to practise greeting their grown ups in Welsh. They are so excited and we know that you are in for a real treat. World Book Day costumes were amazing and the children loved having 4 stories in one day!  Highlights in Year 2 have also been preparing for Cafe cynefin making menus, preparing order forms and practicing our serving skills. They’ve even used a music package to create jingles and adverts for their cafe. While preparing Cafe Cynefin was also a big hit in Year 3, they particularly enjoyed using the green screen to record an advert using different persuasive techniques.

Year 4 have really enjoyed making toys with cam mechanisms in. They’ve sawn the wood, created the art work for the front of the toys and attached the cam mechanisms. They’re very excited to finish them off next week and show them to Year 1. In Literacy, they have been busy writing a playscript, ready to act out next week and begin the filming process. There are lots of talented actors in the class! Year 5 have continued to enjoy their swimming sessions with other highlights being decimals in maths, writing a playscript, planning their cam toys and World Book Day. Year 6 have been busy making the frames for the Year 3 cam toys. They have worked together, showing great teamwork and co-operation skills. In maths they have started looking at area and perimeter. They have been developing their digital competence skills while researching the 22 counties of Wales. Gwaith wych!

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 should receive information on how to book an appointment today.

Nursery Admissions and Toddler sessions

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 15th March – Comic Relief (Non-School uniform – donation buckets)

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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