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Friday April 19th

Another week of learning and laughter at Waunarlwydd. We’ve even had some sunshine, long may it continue! Staff and children have been very busy this week with lots of highlights. ‘L’ week in Nursery started with retelling the story “What the Ladybird Heard”, painting ladybirds and counting the spots on ladybirds. On Welly Wednesday they collected sticks to make long lines and cover the letters in their name. Gym was fun, balancing on ropes to make sure their friends ‘crossed the river’. The biggest hit though was using Beebot the robot, programming him to find his way on the farmyard map. Reception started the week by creating a recount of our trip to Singleton park on SeeSaw, sequencing photographs and using the vocabulary ‘first’, ‘next’, ‘then’ and ‘finally’. They thought about spring using their 5 senses, thinking about their trip to Singleton Park and Spring welly walk around the school. They have found out about living and non-living things and what makes living things different and had fun planting sunflower seeds. The children have also been playing number games, rolling a dice to jump on a number of steps until we reach 13.

Its been all about Spring in Year 1 this week.  The children have been fascinated watching our tadpoles and learning about the life cycle of a frog. We are also keeping an eye on our eggs that will soon be hatching into real chicks! Super wow words were used when the children wrote their Spring senses poems and they are experts now at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Year 2 loved making a diorama set as part of their design and technology project, ready to record our performances of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar.’ A huge thankyou for all the soil, seeds, plants and garden ornaments that have been donated to the class. The children have loved planting and decorating in our outdoor area. It’s been a busy week in Year 3 with some lovely work on fractions, team games in PE and research into places of worship. The highlight was their wonderful Spring poem. Da iawn!

Highlight in Year 4 this week has been making the ‘Endurance’ ship using a paper plate. They also enjoyed working on improving their fitness in PE by tracking how many of each activity could be completed in 1 minute. Year 5 have enjoyed perimeter in maths, football skills in PE, writing a letter of application to Ernest Shackleton and making paper plate artwork in the form of the Endurance ship.  Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed this week. They enjoyed their art tutorial based on ‘Endurance’ and in ‘Discovery time’ each child created and presented their own mottos. PE was also a hit, working on their ball skills ready for the introduction of cricket.

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Dates for the diary

24th – 26th April  – Year 6 Residential

Thursday 25th April – Earth Energy workshop (Y1, 2, 3)

Monday 29th April  – Cricket Engagement Wales (Years 1 to 6)

Monday 29th April – Year 5 triathlon Day at Gowerton Comp.

Thursday 9th May – Technocamps workshops (whole school)

Friday 10th May – Worthwhile Walk and fun day in Dunvant Park

27th to 31st May – HALF-TERM

Monday 3rd June – INSET DAY

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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