Friday May 12th
It’s great to see the sun shining at the end of another week at Waunarlwydd full of highlights. It’s been ‘M’ week in nursery. The highlight was visiting ‘The Farmers’ in Waunarlwydd where the children bought their own toast and drinks using their own money. There has also been lots of creative craft in both morning and afternoon nursery with junk modelling and painting in the style of ‘Mondrian’ using just 4 colours. Making monsters has also been a big hit with the children. Reception have started learning through their ‘Marvellous Me’ topic. Using a mirror they have looked at their eye colours to complete a class pictogram. Looking at faces, they created self portraits in different ways, firstly by looking in a mirror and using pastels and also using half a black and white photo of themselves and drawing the other half. In writing, children completed a basic fact file. The children have absolutely loved getting the wall bars out in gym this week to practice climbing and swinging.
Caterpillars and butterflies have been the topic in Miss Tyrrell’s class this week. The children attempted recount writing of the life cycle of a butterfly independently, as well as butterfly maths addition. Beautiful symmetrical butterflies were made by the children during their creative challenge. The trip to Swansea Museum to look at life before electricity had them all problem solving as it proved very tricky to match everyday objects to the ones used long ago. Mrs Wallace and Mrs Howell’s class loved seeing their caterpillars start forming into a chrysalis. They’re so excited to see them turn into butterflies! Year 1 loved going to Swansea Museum to learn all about electricity. Mrs Evans and Mrs Thomas’ class have loved looking after their caterpillars. They are getting ready to spin their chrysalis. They have also enjoyed learning about money in Maths and practising their pbuzz songs, the favourite at the moment is ‘I feel good!’ Finding out about the history of smuggling on Gower and acting out the story of William Hawkins Athur have been the highlights in Mr Reid’s class while the children have also loved using Popplet on the Ipads to generate and share ideas for their class assembly.
Mr Jenkins’ class have been busy making adverts to develop their skills in persuasive writing. They have also enjoyed learning more about angles and have started making an amazing symbol of Wales ‘The Red Dragon’ in 3d mouldable materials. Year 5 and 6 have been writing non-chronological reports on their imaginary creatures based on their book, ‘The Arrival’. Some very creative ideas included! In maths, children have enjoyed looking at shape – drawing angles and shapes accurately. Although loud and slightly out of time, children have loved learning to play the recorder in music.
Our Enterprise team have been hard at work preparing their wonderful products based on promoting positivity. They will be selling their products at a market in Castle Gardens on June 16th! Pop down if you get a chance!
Digital advice for parents
Dates for the diary
Monday June 5th – RSE information session for parents (16.00 to 17.00) at Gowerton Comprehensive School
WB June 19th – Sports Days (details to follow next week)
Friday June 30th – INSET DAY
Week beginning 3rd July – Parent workshops (details to follow next week)
Friday 14th July – Whole School Beach trip
Monday July 24th – INSET DAY
(Information about events specific to classes or cohorts will be sent out separately)
Have a great weekend!
Mr Jamie Evans