Friday 24th November
Another fantastic week at Waunarlwydd, with the children continuing to make us all proud every day. It was great to welcome parents and carers from Year 4, 5 and 6 into school on Wednesday for some wonderful singing and a WWII workshop led by the children. We will be holding several events similar to this throughout the year.
Christmas Concert Tickets
You should have received a letter to claim your initial allocation of tickets. Please could the form and money be returned by Friday 1st December. Remaining tickets will go on general sale on Tuesday 5th December at 3pm.
Loads of highlights again this week. Nursery loved learning new rhymes and they enjoyed singing some on a large scale during Welly Wednesday. They wore elephant masks and performed ‘One Elephant went out to Play’ and jumped off the logs in the woods pretending to be the speckled frogs. They made ‘5 Little Speckled Frogs’ pictures to take home and found it very funny having their feet painted to make footprints. The new fire station role play is a bit hit. Reception have been learning all about the colours of the rainbow. They have been painting rainbows, joining up numbers to make a rainbow and using the ipads to take photographs of objects around the room to match all of the colours of the rainbow. They have been talking about the properties of squares and circles using vocabulary such as ’round’, ‘straight’, ‘edges’ and ‘corners’, sorted shapes into different hoops and made some shape pictures using circles and triangles. We have also used language such as ‘on’, ‘under’, ‘beside’ and ‘in between’ to describe the position of a teddy and to give instructions to our friends.
The highlight of the week for year 1 has got to be the visit to the fire station where the children witnessed a real-life emergency call-out! They asked some very thoughtful questions as well as impressing the fireman with their excellent vocabulary. The sun shone for them during their autumn walk through Singleton Park where they enjoyed looking for signs of autumn. In class, they have been very busy putting the finishing touches to their amazing 3d models of houses from The Great Fire of London. Year 2 also loved their brilliant trip to the fire station learning about the equipment the fire fighters use. It was very exciting when there was a real life emergency and the fire crew were called out to at the end of our visit. We then had lunch in the park and a beautiful autumn walk. Year 3 loved their school trip where they found out about how fire engines work and even saw the firefighters leave on an active call! Back in class the children have learnt how sound is made from vibrations and made predictions about our slinky sound science experiment. Then they all had a go at hearing how a metal slinky makes secret laser sounds!
Year 4 really loved taking part in the parents workshop, showing their parents all of the WWII activities they have been doing this term. They are also enjoying learning the songs ready for the Christmas concert- ‘Aladdin Trouble’. Year 5 have enjoyed practising for the Christmas panto, finding the etymology of words and starting to plan an additional chapter for Goodnight Mister Tom. On top of this they loved the parents’ workshop, adding and subtracting fractions and finishing their work on propaganda. WoW! Year 6 loved sharing their learning with their parents and carers this week – singing, cooking and learning. As always, swimming is a highlight – although may be not next week as they have to swim in clothes! Year 6 have also taken the challenge of multiplying AND dividing by fractions in their stride. This week, the children have been busy planning a story based on ‘Carrie’s War’, our class story. Ms Williams can’t wait to read them.
Dates for the Diary
(**Events involving specific classes will be sent out separately**)
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)
WB 20th November – Book Fair in School
Wednesday 13th December – Year 4, 5, 6 Concert (afternoon), Year 1, 2, 3 Concert (evening)
Thursday 14th December – Year 4, 5, 6 Concert (evening)
Thursday December 21st – Christmas Dinner Day
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