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Friday December 2nd

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Waunarlwydd with the start of our concert rehearsals (you’re in for a treat) and decorations all round. A big thanks to the team at ALDI Gorseinon for donating 3 Christmas trees to the school. We are all excited for the long awaited return of our Christmas Fair next week, we hope you can make it!

Elsewhere, there has been lots to get excited about with the week ending with 2 days of rugby coaching sessions delivered by Joe and Tom from Waunarlwydd rugby club. A huge thanks to both for the time and effort they put in to ensure all the children enjoyed the experience!

There have been lots of other highlights across the school this week! I had the pleasure of joining Nursery on their trip to the farm this week. A massive thanks to Ella’s mum Danielle and farmer Paul for ensuring that the children (and staff) enjoyed a wonderful time learning about life on the farm! Reception have been having fun practising writing simple words in our phonics sessions. Using Numicon, we have been making up lots of number stories about some of the children in class, adding together 2 numbers up to 10. They had gym outside this week with a fun mini obstacle course, jumping, hopping and running as well as giant skittles! They ended the week with excitement as Archie the Elf arrived with a box full of decorations for class which they put up together whilst listening to Christmas music!

Mrs Wallace and Mrs Howells’ class have been using their imagination to think of different uses for a stick (just like how stick man was used). They were very inventive and thought of a toilet plunger, hair curlers and a candle! They enjoyed acting it out and taking pictures of it. Of course, the high point was decorating our class Christmas tree and opening our Julia Donaldson advent calendar! Miss Tyrrell’s class have been developing their skills when using the JIT program to create pictures. They selected a colour, used the fill tool, changed the brush size and chose from a selection of pictures. They have also been very creative when using clay to make Diva lamps for the Christmas Fair. What an exciting week in Mrs Evans and Mrs Thomas’ class with the highlights being their rugby skills session, telling the time games, their Stickman challenges and, of course, concert practice! Mr Reid’s class thoroughly enjoyed their fantastic George’s Marvellous Medicine retelling using super writing skills while their amazing step by step BFG drawings were another big hit!

Mr Jenkins class have loved learning about ‘The Trapper’ this week and hearing all about the lives of children during Victorian times, while they also loved finishing their incredible craft ready for the Christmas fair. In Year 5 and 6, the children loved exploring the water cycle in many different science experiments. They watched clouds form in a jar and saw how it rained using shaving foam!  Dance music this week has been pumping through our classrooms and the children have started rehearsing Cinderella Rockerfella this week. They are working so hard and doing themselves proud!

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Dates for the calendar

Wednesday 7th December – Christmas Fair

Thursday 8th December – Christmas Jumper Day

Tuesday 13th December – Nursery / Reception concert (morning), Year 1, 2 and 3 concert (afternoon)

Wednesday 14th December – Year 4, 5 and 6 concert (afternoon), Year 1, 2 and 3 concert (evening)

Thursday 15th December – Year 4, 5 and 6 concert (evening)

Tuesday 20th December – Special visitor

Wednesday 21st December – Christmas Party Day

Thursday 22nd December – Christmas Lunch

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

Have a great weekend!

Mr Jamie Evans

Deputy Headteacher

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