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Friday May 26th

We’ve come to the end of another half-term and we’ve ended it in great style with our Queen’s Jubilee celebrations! The sun has shone and we’ve all had a great day! Let’s hope for more sunshine over the half-term break! Thank you for your continued support over the latest half-term! The Queen’s Jubilee wasn’t the only reason for excitement this week as the children have enjoyed a fun-filled week full of learning and laughter!

It was the turn of years 3,4,5 and 6 to enjoy a fabulous visit from the mid and west wales fire brigade on Wednesday. A massive thanks to John Bates and his team for giving the children such a wonderful experience – although a couple of teachers didn’t enjoy the soaking they got from the hose quite as much as the children! We were reminded of the importance of smoke alarms at home! If you would like a Home Fire Safety Check (including free smoke alarms if needed) call 03706060699.

The morning Nursery had a lovely treat on Tuesday when they went for a surprise visit to Waunarlwydd Park for P week. They had great fun playing on the equipment and with the balls and frisbees, and enjoyed a biscuit before coming back to school. Afternoon Nursery loved listening to Nursery songs and rhymes with the highlight being a fun carpet session on Wednesday, singing and dancing to lots of traditional songs. ‘See the Bunnies Sleeping’ is definitely our favourite!

Continuing their Spiders topic this week, Reception have become authors, writing their own versions of ‘The Very Busy Spider’ and recording them using the iMovie app. They have also been busy planting sunflower seeds and plants for their outdoor area.

Miss Tyrrell’s class have thoroughly enjoyed planning the jubilee party by making bunting, flags and crowns. There have been some wonderful observational drawings of the Queen and they designed some wonderful crowns using 2D shapes as jewels. Mrs Horseman and Mrs Wallace’s class have welcomed Mrs Wallace back with open arms and thoroughly enjoyed making their jubilee crowns, flags and bunting. 

Highlights in year 2 include making their own minibeast fact books with a front cover, glossary and blurb. Finding out fun facts about spiders was also a big hit! Year 3 have continued their ‘What a wonderful world’ topic and have thoroughly enjoyed creating posters including facts about different continents. Another big hit has been the start of their papier mache globe project.

It’s been another busy week in Year 4 with the children completing their dioramas for their animation work. They have also looked at patterns in number and their times tables facts. We have read welsh stories and also learnt about the names of clothes, colours and the weather.

A clear favourite for Year 5 and 6 this week was the fire engine visit and squirting the hose (mostly at their teachers). The children have also enjoyed their slot drillio using blooket and quizlet! 

A huge congratulations to Milly Harris, Jamie Lloyd, Brooke Whalley and Rian Williams on their selection for the Swansea Schoolgirls rugby team! Well done girls, great effort!

We have been overwhelmed with more donations of plants and seeds to develop our outdoor areas. A big thanks to Lara Sturgess, Ameen and Emma (Victoria Rd shop), Pontarddulais garden centre, Aled and Tina (Big Day Productions) and Country stores. Much appreciated!

Dates for the diary

Friday June 24th – INSET DAY

Monday June 27th – INSET DAY

**Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June – Provisional dates for sports days

Thursday July 7th – Provisional date for pupil/parent workshops.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate in getting in touch!

Have a wonderful half-term break! Let’s hope the sunshine stays!

See you all on Monday June 6th!

Mr Jamie Evans

Deputy Headteacher

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