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Friday April 26th

It’s been great to have some sunshine this week and there’s been lots of learning and laughter outside. It’s been a little bit quieter this week with our amazing Year 6 pupils staying at Morfa Bay Adventure in Pendine. It was great to visit them and see how much they were enjoying. A big thanks to Ms Williams, Miss Shaw and Mrs Price for giving up their time to provide such a wonderful experience.

There have been lots of highlights this week. L week in Nursery has continued into a second week with a new story, “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch” and the children have been designing a healthy lunchbox for Mr Grinling. They have been making beautiful line pictures on the painting easel, on the i pads and outside with chalk. They made cracker ladybirds and became a human Beebot during gym. Reception have had fun finding out about the life cycle of a butterfly this week, drawing their own pictures to illustrate. During ‘Drawing Club’ they drew the main characters from the ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and learned some new and interesting vocabulary. They have had fun creating animations, using the JiT app to design a background and move a minibeast from across the screen. We have also used the story of the ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ to create our own number stories, adding and taking away up to 10.

After celebrating World Earth Day on Monday, and having a renewable energy session, Year 1 have been making promises about how they can look after the planet. We’re sure they will be asking you to turn the lights and taps off at home when they are not in use! The weather has been kind to us this week so the children have enjoyed planting sunflower seeds and helping the grown ups to tidy up the outdoor garden. Lastly they had a chick talk where they were able to have all their interesting questions answered, so they are now super excited for the long awaited arrival of the chicks, only 4-6 more days to go! Year 2 have had a special visitor in from Earth Energy where they learned all about clean energy sources such as wind and solar power. They made circuits using solar power cell as an alternative to batteries. They used solar energy to power up LED lights, buzzers and motors. The children have also been busy making material flowers and learning how to use a glue gun. They are working on a flower project to enter into Plantasia in Bloom. Wow! Another busy week in Year 3 with the children learning a topic story through Talk 4 Writing, ready to innovate and retell next week in a puppet show style theatre. They have also enjoyed using the work of Monet to recreate a scene of a beautiful garden as part of a class ‘jigsaw’.

Year 4 have had a really creative week. They have especially enjoyed creating their penguin collages and writing a wonderful polar themed poem. Year 5 have loved creating penguin collage art, playing dodgeball in PE, learning a text map all about polar bears using talk for writing and planning a science investigation around penguin huddling. Gwaith wych! No prizes for guessing the highlight in Year 6 this week. The children have had a wonderful time and been a credit to Waunarlwydd during their residential at Morfa Bay. The children that stayed at school have been outstanding mentors for the younger children.

We are working hard to develop our school grounds and would like to invite any willing parent/family volunteers to help. If you can give up an hour or so on any Friday to help with outdoor painting, planting and gardening, please get in touch. Tea, coffee, biscuits and huge thanks provided!

Criw Cymraeg update

‘Every lunchtime we are playing Welsh games with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in the yard. The favourite games at the moment are ‘Faint o’r Gloch Mr Blaidd’ and a ball game where they name animals in Welsh. The children are all really enjoying playing the games and using lots of Welsh.’ Criw Cymraeg

Online safety – Tips for parents

School Senedd – Waunarlwydd Core Values

Our Senedd have been working on our school core values of kindness, honesty, collaboration, positivity, respect and diversity. They have written a letter to parents (see below) asking for help with ideas or examples of these values.

Letter from Sennedd.pdf

We would be grateful if you could complete the form on the following link, diolch!

Dates for the diary

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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