Friday October 6th
Another week full of highlights at Waunarlwydd! A big thanks to our friends at St Barnabus for hosting another wonderful Harvest visit for us! It was an exciting start to B week for the Nursery children when they had a visit from baby Mali. They learnt all about what a baby needs and were lucky enough to watch Mali having a bath. They have been doing lots of things with bears and listened to “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” before they used the story as a basis for learning about the number 3 in the woods. Their first time in the hall for gym was great fun, aiming with beanbags and throwing and catching balloons. This week Reception have loved learning their sounds with Fred the Frog and were amazing at matching objects in maths. Children loved their trip to St Barnabus and enjoyed talking about their favourite fruits and vegetables.
What a lovely time Year 1 had when they visited St Barnabas to sing their Harvest songs. Then, when back in class they thought of super wow words to make their Harvest Prayers more interesting. Saying 1 more and 1 less of a number has been the focus in maths this week. It’s been a week full of Science experiments in years 2 and 3 linked to their learning all about the Fire of London. These first hand experiences of Science in action provided the children with great opportunities to show off their predicting skills.
Year 4 have loved learning about rationing this week and have also been learning the Lambeth Walk dance. Very impressive! Year 5 have enjoyed looking at addition and subtraction in maths, making predictions in science, learning about rationing and conducting their own research, retelling a story in literacy and learning the lindy hop dance. Swimming was once again a big hit in Year 6 with the children showing great improvements. They’ve also loved their first French lesson and showed super resilience when tackling long multiplication. Gwaith wych!
Parent / Teacher meetings to discuss your child’s progress will be held during the fortnight beginning Monday 16th October. You will receive a text message next week to let you know that you can book an appointment through SQUID. Diolch!
The first PTA event of the year will take place on Thursday 26th October with an Autumn disco. Details below. All funds raised will go directly to supporting the children!
We have celebrated Harvest this week and we’d like to say a huge thanks for all your donations which we will be delivering to Matthew’s House! Diolch pawb!
**We can now confirm that Friday 22nd December and Monday January 8th are INSET days. Children will break up for Christmas on Thursday 21st December and return in the Spring term on Tuesday 9th January.**
Dates for the Diary
(**Events involving specific classes will be sent out separately**)
Friday 13th October – SHWMAE Day (all children can wear Welsh colours)
Monday 16th October – Thursday 26th October – Teacher/Parent meetings
Thursday 26th October – PTA Autumn Discos
Friday 10th November – Remembrance Day in school
WB 13th November – Anti Bullying Week
Friday 17th November – Children in Need
Thursday 7th December – Christmas Fair
Friday 8th December – Christmas Jumper Day
Tuesday 12th December – Nursery and Reception Concert (morning), Year 1, 2 and 3 concert (afternoon)
Wednesday 13th December – Year 4, 5, 6 Concert (afternoon), Year 1, 2, 3 Concert (evening)
Thursday 14th December – Year 4, 5, 6 Concert (evening)
Friday December 22nd – INSET DAY
Monday January 8th – INSET DAY
As always, if you have any queries or concerns, don’t hesitate in making contact!
Have a great weekend!
Mr Jamie Evans