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Friday June 14th

The weather hasn’t stopped us enjoying another wonderful week at Waunarlwydd. Two big congratulations to our sporting teams. On Tuesday our beach rugby squad enjoyed a great day on Swansea Bay where they played some great rugby and did themselves proud with their attitude. On Thursday it was the turn of our athletics team. In horrendous conditions, every pupil showed amazing resilience, competing with a smile on their faces. They should be very proud! Well done everyone!

We have got our fingers crossed that next week’s sports days will go ahead as planned but if the weather gets in the way, we will let you know as soon as possible and attempt to rearrange the dates. We have changed the format this year and, to help the smooth running, please can you follow the guidance below:

It was an exciting morning on Wednesday as morning Nursery went to the newly opened Waunarlwydd park. They had great fun playing on the equipment and with balls and frisbees on the grass. Everyone listened really well and they were a credit to the school. Afternoon Nursery have been loving the pizza parlour this week. We also welcomed our new friends who will be starting school in September. It was a lovely end to the week when everyone made a pizza to take home. Reception started the week by looking at the patterns on different animals then creating their own animal printing using paints to roll, print and stamp patterns as well as creating texture using different types of paper. P.E was outside this week and children practised kicking a ball into the goals, the egg and spoon race and moved in different ways to do laps of the yard. They then had fun learning about the Christian Creation Story, using props to show each day of creation. The week ended by listening to the story ‘A Little Respectful  Spot’ to find out how we can be respectful to people, places and things. 

This week Year 1 have learned about the 4 layers of the rainforest and its importance. During forest school they planted cress seeds, placed them in different positions around the classroom and made predictions about what might happen. They absolutely loved listening to the Creation story and were able to put the pictures in the correct order.  Year 2 have enjoyed learning about the artist Henri Rousseau. This week they have drawn pictures in the style of Rousseau taking inspiration from some of his rainforest and jungle work. They have also been exploring animal print and how it is used in different ways for camouflage.  Year 2 have enjoyed practising for sports day in preparation for next week. This week Year 3 have enjoyed beginning to make mini fact books in small groups about different types of animals. We’ve been working hard on researching facts and information and deciding how best to present it. We have also been practising for sports day next week which we are really looking forward to.

Year 4 have really enjoyed practising relay races, ready for sports day. They particularly liked the obstacle course! In Bandalong sessions, they’ve been busy preparing songs for their performances in July. Excellent playing of the trombones and cornets! Year 5 have loved preparing for their enterprise project, making clay beads. Other highlights have been using Canva and learning about angles in maths. It has been a busy sporting week for Year 6 with Beach rugby, athletics, sports day practice and our cricket PE lesson. In class, they have been learning about childhood in the Victorian period to help with their understanding of their leavers production, Oliver. Ms Williams is sure their families have been hearing the songs being sung around their homes.

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Dates for the diary

Tuesday June 18th – Nursery and Reception Sports Day (9.30 start)

Wednesday June 19th – Years 1, 2 and 3 Sports Day (13.30 start)

Thursday June 20th – Year 4, 5 and 6 Sports Day (13.30 start)

Wednesday July 3rd – PTA Summer Fair

Friday 12th July – Whole School Beach trip **Change of date**

Thursday July 11th – Meet your new teacher

Week beginning 8th July – Year 6 transition week

Remember this is ‘OUR SCHOOL’ and, as always, if you have any queries or concerns, don’t hesitate in making contact!

Have a wonderful weekend! See you on Monday! 

Mr Jamie Evans


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