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Friday May 19th

Another great week of learning and laughing in Waunarlwydd! N week in Nursery has been all about numbers and Numicon. Morning nursery searched for numbers and Numicon in the right order and built towers numbered 1-10 on Welly Wednesday. It was very exciting on Thursday when they were able to go back into the woods for the first time for gym. After playing lots of number games they enjoyed throwing the leaves and jumping off the new logs. Both Nursery sessions have been practising their fine motor skills, threading pasta and cereal to make a necklace to take home. Reception have continued with their Marvellous Me topic, this week learning names for body parts in Welsh and using Welsh in our new hospital role play area. Children talked about favourite hobbies and have started listening to favourite songs, discussing why they like them and listening for the voice, instruments, whether it is fast or slow and loud or quiet. It was fun taking selfies and using the tools on SeeSaw to doodle on them! We have also talked about money, what it is for and how we use it and then had fun in the pretend toy shop paying for items up to 10p.

Miss Tyrrell’s class have been learning all about frogs this week. They have followed instructions to create some superb drawings of frogs, completed the life cycle and written sentences as part of their independent challenges. The maths focus this week has been making ‘groups of’ and adding equal groups. Mrs Wallace and Mrs Howells’ class are keeping a close eye on their caterpillars, now they have turned into a chrysalis. They have transferred them to the butterfly house, ready for when the butterflies push their way out of their cocoons! Children are so excited to see it happen! They have also enjoyed finding out more about wildlife at the start of their ‘On safari’ topic and wrote fantastic fact files all about the animals. Mrs Evans and Mrs Thomas’ class have enjoyed researching facts about lions as part of their sensational safari topic. Another highlight has been creating some beautiful silhouette safari art work and learning to tell the time. Children have also planted lots of different flowers to attract pollinators to their outdoor area. The pirate theme has continued in Mr Reid’s class this week with the children using a playscript and props to act out a smuggling scene. They have also enjoyed describing a pirate in Welsh using See Saw.

Mr Jenkins’ class have been learning about the Water Cycle and how we use water and keep it clean. Another hit has been writing their super adverts to sell their games and next week they will begin filming them using the imovie app. Y5 and 6 have enjoyed PE this week – rounders season has begun! In maths, the children have been working with co-ordinates, plotting shapes in all four quadrants. Art this week has been based on ‘The Arrival’. The children drew pencil sketches of important items in their homes. Great week!

Cluster RSE Parents meeting

All parents/carers are invited to a meeting at Gowerton Comprehensive School on Monday 5th June @4pm.  During the meeting, Jennifer Harding – Richards (Advisor for RSE and RVE) will be giving an overview of the RSE legislation and share the RSE code, guidance and expectations for schools (information leaflet).  In order to prepare for the event and answer any questions, please can you complete the following form, if you are attending, by Friday 26th May – Diolch. Form for parents’ RSE meeting

Help our Woodland!

Our woodland has been out of bounds for several months while the council have been completing essential work taking a large number of trees down from our woodland area. We are now in a position to further develop this wonderful space for our children. We are looking for volunteers with strimmers, hedge clippers or simply a pair of gardening gloves to help us clear the areas which have become overgrown. If you are interested in giving up a couple of hours of your time to help us, please get in touch and we will put together a working party. Diolch!

Kicks Sessions 2022/23

If you’re interested in finding out about FREE fun football sessions in the area, including girls only sessions, click on the following link for more information.

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

Tuesday 20th June – Nursery sports day (time to be confirmed), Reception Sports Day (time to be confirmed)

Wednesday 21st June – Year 4, 5 and 6 Sports Day (13.30)

Thursday 22nd June – Year 1,2 and 3 Sports Day (14.00)

Friday June 30th – INSET DAY

Monday 3rd July – Nursery and Reception Parent workshops (9.15)

Mrs Evans/Mrs Thomas’ and Mr Reid’s class Parent workshops (13.15)

Tuesday 4th July – Miss Tyrrell’s and Mrs wallace/Mrs Howells’ class Parent Workshops (9.15)

Mr Jenkins’ class Parent workshops (13.15)

Wednesday 5th July – Year 5 and 6 Parent workshops (13.15)

Thursday July 6th – Summer Fair

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

Deputy Headteacher

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