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Friday 19th November

What a great way to end another week! Children in Need Day has been a success and we’ve had some wonderful costumes around the school from princesses and superheroes to sports stars! The children have thoroughly enjoyed and we thank you for your kind donations to an amazing cause. We’ll count up donations and let you know the total raised next week.

There have been lots of other highlights this week! Nursery have been giving Crufts a run for their money with their incredible dog show and the children loved bringing in their own fluffy companion. They made a Dalmatian dog to take home, drew a portrait of their dog, completed an obstacle course, had a yummy dog bone biscuit and everyone won a certificate. One of the best bits was when all the dogs hid in the classroom when the children were having a snack. Dragons arrived in Reception this week! The children enjoyed listening to the story of Herb the Vegetarian Dragon and thinking of words to describe the two dragons, Herb and Meathook. They have been really creative and made some fantastic shape dragons. Miss Tyrrell’s class also loved listening to their new story about Herb the dragon and enjoyed giving reasons for the big decision. Should Herb join Meathooks gang and eat Knights and Princesses or not? They also demonstrated excellent listening skills when following instructions on how to draw Herb the dragon. The children were also very excited to decorate their Diva lamps. Mrs Horseman and Mrs Tucker’s class have thoroughly enjoyed their first week learning about the Great Fire of London. Children enjoyed generating their own questions about the Great Fire of London and have started making awesome Tudor houses. Another highlight has been problem solving with money. Great work! Mrs Evans and Mrs Thomas’ class have enjoyed discussing the qualities that make them such good friends to each other and making friendship cards promoting the message ‘Be Kind.’ Another big hit has been completing their Diva pots and cracking Children in Need codes and word problems.

Year 3’s highlights have included designing an amazing sea monster and describing it using super similes. Following on from learning about pirate illnesses – the children have loved finding out what might have happened to a pirate’s teeth on board a ship, and why we should look after our teeth, by completing an egg shell experiment in Science. Year 4 have enjoyed learning to use different methods to multiply and how we can use powerful similes to add to descriptions. They have also enjoyed writing simple sentences, about what they have done, in Welsh. Other high points have been completing the mapping of their ideal villages using keys and finishing their giant creations, which they can’t wait to make into a Top Trumps game next week. It’s been a busy week in Year 5 and 6 as they continue to work alongside Action for Children and the Ospreys on the ‘Bouncing Back’ initiative. Children have also enjoyed beginning their time change stories with some outstanding writing skills on display. Another highlight has been their Tudor ship sail investigation using hairdryers. Awesome work all round!
Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 23rd November –  We will be taking part in ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’. The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Wednesday November 24th – Nasal flu vaccinations (Consent forms must be returned)

As the weeks pass by and December draws nearer, we would like to assure you that, although we are unable to hold a concert due to restrictions, we have lots planned to ensure that Christmas is a special time for the wonderful children of Waunarlwydd School! Some dates for the diary:

Thursday 9th December – Christmas Dinner Day

Friday 10th December – Christmas Jumper Day

Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th – Christmas Party and Disco days

INSET DAYS – Monday 6th December and Friday 17th December (Children’s last day of term is Thursday 16th December) Tuesday 4th January (Children return to school on Wednesday 5th January)

As always thanks for your ongoing support and, if you have any queries or concerns, don’t hesitate in getting in touch with us!

Have  a great weekend!

Mr Jamie Evans (Deputy Headteacher)

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