Notes from the Head

29th May 2016

It has been an exciting week in school, laced with so many competitions. The Handwriting Competition, 'Name the Dog' and the 'Number of Sweets' competitions organsied by our School council. The Festival of Youth Sport, Cheerleading competition went well by all accounts. The children, Miss Roberts and Mrs Daly all returned to school looking thrilled. The children's costumes and hair looked super so a big thanks to Mrs Daly for all she did to help the children rehearse, sort out the costumes and hair too.

 

The adults in school were really impressed by the handwriting of all the children during this week's competition and found having to choose an overall 'best' was an impossible task. In Year 4,5 & 6 I had to look back in the books at the whole year's work to find the overall winner. 

 

However as Mrs John said everyone was a winner! We had delighted whoops as the children were awarded their pen licence, we also had a Year 3 who has now been awarded a pen licence-wow! Well done to everyone! I promised that I would upload some examples of the writing, haven't forgotten and will do this in my next blog.

 

Sadly we had to cancel Croeso Pawb on Friday as Mrs Wright was poorly. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope she takes some time to rest. We hope to hold Croeso Pawb in June.

 

Mrs Wright and the members of the WI and Women's Institute work so hard for the children, The work produced in textiles is beautiful and everyone in school loves the Croeso Pawb. 

 

Please note there will be no Textile Club after half term. We hope to resume the textile Club in September. All other clubs will resume week beginning 13th June.

 

Governors and staff are delighted to have had official notification that we have made 'strong progress' following our Estyn inspection. The team praised the School leadership team including the highly committed team of governors on the carefully planned programmes of initiatives, collaborative work with other schools and level of challenge which have had a positive impact and raised expectations throughout the school. 

 

I would like to personally say a great, big thank you to every governor, volunteer, member of staff, parent and most of all every single child for making Ysgol Nannerch a truly great village school. It is a wonderful place to be, I feel so fortunate and privileged to be working with such a fantastic team of people.

 

Have a good break, enjoy some time with your families and I look forward to the events we have planned for the next half term ahead.

News from our classes:

Mrs Pierce & Ms Lewis’s Class: Gwydion

This week was exciting because we were all keen to take part in the Handwriting Competition. We hoped to earn our pen licence...and we did! We now have to get used to writing in pen, a new challenge.

 

We enjoyed taking part in the two competitions arranged by the School Council this week. It was fun guessing the dog's name and how many sweets were in the jar. Harley was just eight sweets off the total so won a HUGE jar of sweets. I think he has enough sweets to keep him quiet for days! 

 

We have started to explore the themes of holidays in Welsh, so will be able to talk about the places we visit and things we do over half term using our Welsh skills when we return to school. 

 

We worked on our school action plans on Friday. We have three main committees who are working hard to improve our school: The Toilet Committee, The Good Food Gang and The Playground Committee.

 

The Playground Committee are responsible for the Playtime Buddies, encouraging children to use Welsh at playtime, playtime games and equipment and keeping the outside of the school looking nice with flowers and tubs.

 

The Good Food gang work to make sure we are eating healthily and have good manners. They are organising a special 'smoothie snack' on a Friday.

 

The Toilet Committee work to make sure the toilets are looked after and decorated in a 'fun' way. The toilet committee are keen to have the girls toilets painted in an 'under the sea' theme.

 

The School Council oversee the different committees. It is fun having time to make posters and plan fund raising events. On the 16th June the School Council are holding a Bring & Buy, so remember to bring your unwanted toys, games and books.

 

We made £65.40 in our competitions today, and still have some money to come in from the IOUs (I owe you). We are going to use the money to ask Mr Banks to paint the girls toilets in the summer. We would like an under the sea theme, with fish and mermaids!

 

On Wednesday we worked in teams on a challenge to make a bridge out of paper that would hold a toy car. We had a budget which we had to work within. It was good fun and also challenging working together especially when we all had different ideas. Our homework is to find out about bridges, to draw or take photographs of bridges and to find out about different types of bridge. We will be making our own model bridges in DT in the next few weeks.

Key dates

6th June - PC Marc police liaison

7th June - Yrs 5 & 6 trip to Wepre Park

 

9th & 10th June - Cycling workshop Year 5 & 6

14th & 21st June - Yr 5 rounders training

22nd June - Yr 5 & 6 rounders competition

 

23rd June - Going Up Day

Yr 2 & 3 Theatre Clwyd 'To Dream Again'

 

24th June - Training day - school closed

27th June - Yrs 4, 5 & 6 Theatre Clwyd 'To Dream Again'

 

29th June Sports Day -1pm

7th July - Yr 1 & 2 Jambori

 

15th July - Leavers service

 

20th July - End of Term

Mrs John's class: Branwen

 

Pizza all round this week! Not only did cookery club make pizza but our class did too! We measured and mixed the ingredients

to make the pizza dough. We watched it rise before spreading, grating and sprinkling our pizza toppings. We shared our pizzas

out with Nursery in the afternoon and they were so yummy!

 

We had birthday fun in Forest School, where Sam was judging the birthday cake competition in mud kitchen! There were some

beautifully crafted mud cakes with carefully made decorations using flowers and leaves. Sam carefully wrote a running order

list of the competition entries and winners! Thanks Sam and hope you had a lovely birthday.

 

I would like to say how proud I am of my class, especially with their handwriting! We had the handwriting competition this week and

the standard is so high. Pupils have really taken this initiative on board and are not only trying hard in class time, but also at home.

 

A huge thanks to all my fabulous class and their parents for all their support and hard work!

 

Have a lovely half term break and I will look forward to seeing you all on Monday 6th June.

 

Miss Robert’s Class: Owain

 

It is the end of another half term! Only one more left before we are all moving up a year! It has been a jam packed start to summer. The weather has been great and the children and I have enjoyed getting outside and learning outside of the classroom! Here's to more of that after half term!

 

This week we finally completed our final copy of our letters letters to Florence. They have been carefully placed into an envelope, sealed, addressed and posted to France! We will all now await a reply (hopefully!). 

 

In our Science work we have been learning about electricity. Firstly we looked at what electricity is, the children were able to sort different items into a table to show which need electricity to work and which do not need electricity to work. We also considered the dangers of electricity and how we can stay safe. The children made some super safety posters! I'm sure they will have some top safety tips for you all if you ask!

 

In Language we have made our own story boards, using Alice In Wonderland as our inspiration. The children have each created a unique, eventful and exciting story board! We are all looking forward to writing it up in the new half term. 

 

This week in Maths we have been working with number patterns. The children enjoy this a lot and completed some great work. Remember to keep practicing your 2, 3, (4s in year 3), 5 and 10 times tables. This will help you spot patterns easily.

 

On Wednesday, there was another whole school handwriting competition.  Recently the children have been really trying hard with their handwriting and it is paying off.  The standard was high and it was wonderful to see how much the children had progressed since their last handwriting competition. There will be another competition before the summer, so keep practicing!

 

On Thursday Year three and four set off to Deeside with Mrs Daly and I to take part in the tenth and final Flintshire Festival of Youth Sport. Their cheerleading did us proud. They have been working very hard with Mrs Daly to learn their routine and it was great to see them performing so well and being part of a wonderful festival. 

Meanwhile, Year 2 were lucky enough to practise lots of their Welsh with Ms Lewis! They also used their design and technology skills to learn about and make a stable structure. The were very creative and the results were great!

 

Finally the week ended with an exciting Friday. We completed reading Fantastic Mr Fox which the children thoroughly enjoyed and had a mini marble treat in the morning. 

 

There is no homework over half term however My Maths has been made available again to complete if you have not yet done so. 

The children in Miss Roberts' groups have new spellings to learn. 

There is also a competition set by the Toilet Committee to design a poster in the theme of 'aliens' or 'under the sea' to show how we should look after the toilets in school.

 

I hope you all enjoy your half term and have a chance to rest and recuperate! Stay safe and we will see you for the final half term before the summer holiday break!

 

 

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23rd May 2016

Last week was jam packed with excitement, a diverse week which included a host of visitors to school, trips out of school, working with local schools, theatre performance and debate!

On Monday the Year 6 met up with their peers from Cilcain, Lixwm and Caerwys to hear about the role of the Welsh Government.  During the visit we met with our brand new Assembly Member, Hannah Blythyn who was recently elected to stand for Delyn.   We met up with Hannah later in the week at the Welsh Government Senedd in Cardiff.  We were fortunate to have the opportunity to observe the speech of the newly re-elected First Minister Carwyn Jones.  It was interesting to note how all the rules of debate were broken during the address by some of the politicians in the Senedd! 

 

Thanks to our own School Council who are working hard to take forward their agreed actions.  Thanks also to Mrs. Jude Perks who has agreed to support the children and help them realise their ambitions for the school.  The School Council are organising a number of activities to raise funds, during Friday’s Croeso Pawb they will be running a few competitions.  The children have also set a date for a Bring & Buy…look out for the posters!

 

Well done to Years 2 & 3 for their wonderful performance at the Dancefest.  I caught sight of the video of the rehearsals; it looked amazing, and made me smile, wonderful ideas for the choreography and super timing everyone.  Da iawn pawb!!

 

This week is the whole school handwriting competition- very best of luck to all!

News from our classes:

Mrs Pierce & Ms Lewis’s Class: Gwydion

 

There were more tests for Year 4 this week as they took their CATs (Cognitive Abilities Tests).  The children all agreed the tests were far more enjoyable than the Welsh National Tests; we are pleased all the tests are now complete.

 

On Tuesday Jo and Teresa came in to work with us so we could become ‘Dementia Champions’.  We talked about the brain; we impressed everyone with our knowledge of the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, amygdale and insular.

 

Jo and Teresa explained that having dementia is a bit like storing your memories in a tall bookcase, with our earliest memories at the bottom.  As the bookcase wobbles the top memories fall off, however even though some memories become lost the feelings associated with those memories remain.  It was a lovely way of explaining what happens.  Teresa has dementia, she says it’s important to be calm and understanding with people who are losing their memories.

 

Year 6 went to Cardiff on Wednesday; it was a very early start. The Year 6 made lots of new friends and had a great time visiting the sights such as Dr. Who, which was a little bit scary, Cardiff Castle which is full of history, and the Millennium Stadium which is huge!!!

 

The children were a delight to be with; we all had a great time and arrived back home tired and happy.

 

Whilst Year 6 were away the Year 5 had an opportunity to work on their stories.  They created storymaps of a favourite European story to help reinforce the structure of a story.

Key dates

23rd May- Bikeability Course (Years 5&6)

 

26th May - Festival of Sport

 

27th May - Croeso Pawb - join us in the church at 2.30pm

 

27th May - 6th June - Half Term

 

6th June - PC Marc police liaison

 

9th & 10th June - Cycling workshop Year 5 & 6

 

23rd June - Going Up Day

 

24th June - Training day - school closed

 

29th June Sports Day -1pm

 

15th July - Leavers service

 

20th July - End of Term

NEW Dance Flintshire DanceFest 16 Pre performance film

Miss Robert’s Class: Owain

 

Firstly, I would like to say how proud I am of the children on their Dancefest performance. They have worked hard over the past few week to learn and perfect their dance and were very pleased to show just what they had achieved. It was a delight to see the smiles on their faces as they walked off stage, most whispering "I want to do that again!"

Earlier in the day the children travelled to Theatre Clwyd to rehearse the dance. The children were amazed at how bright the lights were and how little you could see in front of the stage! Despite this, they held their nerve and did a super job. 

Also this week, the children have continued to work hard in class. In Mathematics they have been gathering data about year 2 and 3's favourite 'treat' food. They were able to create a tally and represent their findings in a pictogram. 

Following this the children confidently extracted information from another pictogram which was provided. They were able to find the answers to different questions by looking at the pictogram. 

 

In language the children have been working on planning their story. There were some wonderful main characters created for last week's homework! Da iawn. We have now created all of the other characters in the story and planned the setting. Next week we will begin the writing!

In topic the children have spent time reading each other's letters, editing and redrafting. We are now happy and are ready to complete our final copy and send the replies to Florence in France!

 

Thursday afternoon was a bit of a treat! Year 2 and Miss Roberts were invited to meet and work with the children in Ysgol Gellifor. This was a great opportunity to meet new people. The children got along fabulously and went on a Numeracy Trail. Luckily the weather held off and we were able to work all around the school. 

Meanwhile the Year 3 children and Mrs Whitehead were busy working of their DT skills in forest school. They were trying to make a replica three legged table from the Mad Hatter's tea party. They discussed what 'stable' means and planned how they would be able to make a three legged, stable table! There were some good attempts and lots of learning along the way. 

Next week Year 2 will have their go as Year 3 will be out competing in the Cheer Leading competition. 

This week the children each have a new My Maths homework to be completed by Wednesday. New spellings have been handed out for Miss Robert and Mrs Daly's groups.

 

Mrs John's class: Branwen

 

We have extended our learning this week in Numeracy. We have had three challenges to complete on our understanding of what a half is and how this can link to symmetry. Pupils had to design a symmetrical picture on the computer using 2-publish and they had to cut this in half. These pictures were laminated and we muddled up everyone's symmetrical halves to play a matching game. Pupils had to paint and draw symmetrical pictures and find the middle point of their pictures. Da iawn pawb!

Our stories are developing nicely and pupils are really focusing on their key word spellings. The handwriting competition is next week (starting 23rd May) so good luck everyone!

In P.E we have been warming our bodies up whilst playing a mental maths game outside, pupils love this and it is a fabulous way of keeping Numeracy fun and active! We have been sending and receiving beanbags with a partner and our catching skills are really improving. We need to work on our throwing technique  this coming week!

Orla led our Forest School focused task this week and she demonstrated threading using pine needles and leaves. We decided this would be helpful in 'making our muscles strong in our hands' so our handwriting is going to be so good next week. Thanks Orla!

 

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15th May 2016

It has been a full week of meetings for me this week which has meant I haven’t been around school as much as I would  like, I do miss being with the children.  In the education world this is the time of year when assessments of our children’s progress are made.  We are busy assessing the children’s progress in their learning, personal and social development over the Autumn and Spring Terms.  This information will be collated and shared with parents, governors, the Local Education Authority and Welsh Government.

 

Year 6 teachers of all schools in Wales are busy preparing pupil profiles, which evidences the progress made against the Welsh National Curriculum, The Literacy and Numeracy Framework and the Foundation Phase Outcomes. Here in Nannerch we will formally meet to share and agree the ‘standards’ in our pupil profiles with teaching colleagues from all local primary schools which ‘feed’ the Alun Secondary School, staff from the Alun School and local authority officers.

 

The children from Years 2 to 6 continued with their Welsh National Tests this week, having a test is certainly not our favourite way to spend the morning however we can now look forward to continuing our learning through the whole school topic themes.  I am enjoying seeing the children’s involvement in their learning, there is a lovely ‘buzz’ in the school and the classroom walls are looking bright and colourful with examples of their work.

 

We have another busy week ahead, fortunately for me this involves being with the children!  On Monday Year 6 will meet the local Assmbley Member who represents us in the Welsh Government.  This is in preparation for our trip to Cardiff later in the week, when we will be visiting the Senedd to find out how our Government works here in Wales.  Whilst in Cardiff we will also visit the folk museum at St. Fagans, the Millennium Stadium, Dr Who Exhibition and many other places.  The Year 6 are very excited.  Joining us on the trip will be our friends from Lixwm, Cilcain and Caerwys.

 

We were delighted to have visitors in school this week which included Sarah an officer with the Fire & Rescue Service and Revd Sue our Bishops’s Visitor who joined us for assembly this week.  Revd Sue was impressed with the children’s ability to reflect and think about events in our lives and how we can work together to ‘be the best we can be’.

 

Next week is our Dancefest,  I wish all our Year 2 & 3 the very best of luck in their performance.

Key dates

 

18th May - Dancefest, Year 2&3

 

18th - 20th May- Year 6 Cardiff

 

23rd May- Bikeability Course (Years 5&6)

 

26th May - Festival of Sport

 

27th May - Croeso Pawb - join us in the church at 2.30pm

 

27th May - 6th June - Half Term

 

6th June - PC Marc police liaison

 

9th & 10th June - Cycling workshop Year 5 & 6

 

23rd June - Going Up Day

 

24th June - Training day - school closed

 

29th June Sports Day -1pm

 

15th July - Leavers service

 

20th July - End of Term

News from our classes:

Mrs Pierce & Ms Lewis’s Class: Gwydion

 

We are continuing to learn and find out more about Europe, collating the information and data into a range of graphs and charts, writing reports and fact files about the different countries.

 

We are continuing to explore narrative and are reading the shared book ‘River Boy’.  In the story Jess and her family have taken granddad back to the place where he grew up as a child.  Jess has found the river which is such an important theme in the story.  Whilst listening to the story we all enjoy drawing and writing in our ‘happiness books’.

 

We have begun to look at how a character’s problems move a story forward.  We looked at examples from books by other authors and after reading extracts identified the different points of view of each of the main characters.  Year 6 changed the narrative from third into first person.

 

Our homework this week is to have a go writing our own story, we have two weeks.  Some of us have already started our stories.  We are very excited as our story can be about anything we wish…however it must be set on an island.

 

All of us were excited to complete our Welsh letters to our peers in Mountain Lane.  We are using both present and past tense in our writing. It is exciting to receive a letter we hope the class in Buckley enjoy reading our letters as much as we have enjoyed receiving and reading theirs.

Miss Robert’s Class: Owain

 

This week has been another busy one! The children have been working really hard and have completed the national reading and numeracy tests. Well done all!

 

In our Mathematics work, we have been looking at problem solving. We worked together to find out what it was we had to do. That was the challenging part! Then we were able to solve the problems.

 

Recently we have been using our lovely outside area a lot to complete different literacy and numeracy challenges. The children are thoroughly enjoying choosing different activities to do outside. This has given them the opportunity to use and consolidate lots of the skills which they have learnt in class.

 

Throughout the week, we have been planning our letter to Florence. The children have been considering the features of persuasive writing in order to make sure their letter is very convincing! Next week we will edit our writing and complete the draft of our letter.

 

There was a special treat on Wednesday afternoon! Year Two visited a local school to watch the Fflic a Fflac roadshow with Mrs John's class. They all came back with big smiles and had enjoyed themselves. That afternoon Year 3 teamed together to mind map and begin to plan a tea party for after half term! They have some wonderful ideas and I am looking forward to the tea party already!

 

We had a visitor from the fire services this week. The children heard a presentation all about fire safety. They had lots of questions and learned some valuable information. I am sure they will be reminding you to check your fire alarm is working well!

 

Our DanceFest performance is quickly approaching and we have been practicing hard to make sure that we are ready for you all to watch! We will be performing on Wednesday evening. A letter has gone home with all the details which you need. Please ensure that all Year 3 outfits are in school on Monday, ready for our dress rehearsal. I hope you all have your tickets and you will be able to support us. I'm sure it will be a fantastic evening!

 

This week homework has been sent out. This is to help the children with their language work next week. Also, new spellings have been sent for Miss Roberts' groups and Mrs Daly's group.

 

 

 

 

Mrs John's class: Branwen

 

A lovely week enjoying the sunshine, making cruise ships in the large blocks outside and travelling to treasure island in the sand! Forest school is as always loved by pupils, being outside creating and making mud pies, flower arrangements, working together as teams and lying down in the grass playing sleepy lions whilst it was raining.

 

We have enjoyed retelling Billy's Bucket this week and we have begun writing our stories. Reception have really done themselves

proud, I am so impressed with the quality of their writing and the effort that is going into their emergent writing process.  

 

Pupils handwriting and presentation is really improving and I think we are all nearly ready for our handwriting competition in 2 weeks

time!

 

We have been continuing to learn what a half means this week and next week pupils have requested pizza making so we can cut them in

half before eating them!

 

The Fflic a Fflac show was great fun at Ysgol Y Waen, we went with 4 other local primary schools and enjoyed the welsh puppets showing us the Welsh language. It was very visual and familiar to the pupils as this continued and enhanced our Welsh curriculum.

 

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What we are learning this term

7th May 2016

On behalf of all in Ysgol Nannerch I offer heartfelt condolences to the

family of Jonathon Yeardley, we hold you in our prayers.

 

 

 

This week brought the return of  Estyn, who were looking to see the

progress made towards the recommendations made during our last inspection.

The whole school, especially the children made the team very welcome and the children spoke with enthusiasm about their learning.  We look forward to reading the report which will be published in the next few weeks.

 

On Monday the Years 2,3,4,5 & 6 sat their National Reading Test. The children seemed at ease with the process, there will be Numeracy tests on Monday and Tuesday of next week.  The results of the tests will be reported back to parents at the end of the term. The tests are diagnostic and will assist the teachers in their assessment of the children's learning, enabling informed decisions to be made about what the focus for teaching and learning should be.

 

We have a busy week ahead of us with the National Tests, our children in Reception and Year 1 will be visiting one of our local schools on Wednesday to watch a 'Flic a Flac' performance.  Then on Thursday the Fire & Rescue team will be visiting school to give a presentation to the Years 2 - 6.

 

The rehearsals for both the Dancefest and Cheerleading are going well,  I am impressed by how well the children are retaining and remembering the routines.  The Dancefest will take place on Wednesday 18th May at Theatre Clwyd, we request that the children arrive at the theatre for 5.30pm.  The Cheerleading will take place the following week on Thursday 26th May at Deeside Leisure Centre during the school day (this is a schools only event).

 

We had a great time on Friday as the Years 4,5 & 6 shared with the school their exercises for developing writing stamina and tips for holding a pencil correctly.  It was delightful to see the children working together, preparing for their handwriting competition which will be held on 26th May.

 

The whole school are very keen to have a pen licence!

 

The website www.teachhandwriting.co.uk  has some great tips for teachingchildren the correct grip and joins.

Key dates

3rd -10th May Welsh National Testing period for Years 2,3,4,5 & 6

 

11th May - Reception & Year 1 - to Ysgol y Waun, Gwernaffield 'Flic aFlac'.

 

18th May - Dancefest, Year 2&3

 

18th - 20th May- Year 6 Cardiff

 

23rd May- Bikeability Course (Years 5&6)

 

26th May - Festival of Sport

 

27th May - Croeso Pawb - join us in the church at 2.30pm

 

27th May - 6th June - Half Term

 

6th June - PC Marc police liaison

 

9th & 10th June - Cycling workshop Year 5 & 6

 

23rd June - Going Up Day

 

24th June - Training day - school closed

 

29th June Sports Day -1pm

 

15th July - Leavers service

 

20th July - End of Term

News from our classes:

Mrs Pierce & Ms Lewis’s Class: Gwydion

 

It has been a short week with the Bank Holiday, we returned to school to sit our Reading Test, we didn't really enjoy this change to our routine however we felt quite grown up sitting at separate tables with no talking!

 

This week we enjoyed hearing the story of the Pied Piper, we learnt about some of the origins of the story.  The theme was on stories this week as we began to generate ideas for our own stories.  We sat in the outdoors and used all our senses to begin to write a few opening sentences which would draw the reader into a story.

Here are some examples of our work:

 

He made a fire and looked up at the pink clouds and the light blue sky as it turned to night.  He could feel the heat of the fire. Suddenly he knew, he knew it was time to go.

by Harry S. and Morgan

 

She lay down on the soft, green grass and looked up at the clouds. She could see clouds in all shapes and sizes, she felt the sun warming up her body and a breeze on her face.  Suddenly she knew. She knew it was time to go.

By Hannah, Daisy, Evie

 

We also began our new class book, 'River Boy'.  It is a very sad story

which the blurb says will change the reader.  We wrote descriptions of the main character Jess as we  listened to the story.  She is strong willed and determined person who is very close to her Grandad, but her Grandad is very ill.  We are looking forward to hearing more of the story.

 

We had a great end to the week with lolly ices for snack and a chance to be outside in the lovely weather.  No homework this week, however it would be a good idea to practise for next weeks test by going on 'My Maths'!

Miss Robert’s Class: Owain

 

Well what a busy, jam-packed, but exciting week! 

The children have been fantastic, they made us all proud as we have had many visitors in school. 

 

The children received a letter and a video from a French child called Florence on Thursday.  Florence asked us to help her decide whether to go on holiday to Llandudno or Nannerch.

 

The children used a Venn diagram to sort out what is in each place and compared it to the list of things which Florence likes to do on holiday. We were then able to make our decision. 

 

We have begun listing reasons of why our choice is the best! Next week we will focus on persuasive writing to write a letter of reply to Florence. 

 

In Mathematics we have been solving all the problems in Wonderland. The children made a new dress for Alice, measuring accurately to make sure that it would fit.  We were also able to use our careful measuring to draw a super-size key hole which we could fit through. We used times tables to increase a magical cheesecake recipe so that we can feed everyone in our (future) tea party.

 

Our Language work is based on our class book, Alice In Wonderland. This week we looked at Lewis Carroll's choice of words and how effective they are. We banned the word 'said' from class!! This encouraged the children to think of lots of different words and how they can be used to add more details. 

 

In PE we have begun practising our athletics for Sports Day. It's been a beautiful warm week, Friday afternoon was delightful on the school field with all of the children enjoying their activities. 

 

The children have new spellings this week. There is no homework, however they could practise their maths using the games on My Maths. 

 

 

 

 

Mrs John's class: Branwen

 

Pupils were an absolute credit to our wonderful school and their parents this week when Estyn visited. Pupils were confident in their learning and answered some challenging questions. Bendigedig pawb!

 

We have had a lot of fun this week, using our boats to experiment with in our topic lesson. Pupils had to decide whether polluted water would have an impact on the way boats sail. We had fun testing our boats between clean water and dirty water full of rubbish. Pupils decided rubbish should go in the bin and not be dropped. Pupils have also made their own boats this week, there are some wonderful designs and very proud children!

 

Outside we have had a car wash set up which was initiated by the pupils themselves when they decided we used water for washing cars and bikes. We also used Iris' beautiful painting outside to encourage pupils to make a giant boat to travel to Treasure Island.

Thank you Iris!

 

In Numeracy pupils were learning how to estimate and they had a challenge to complete from the character Billy in our story. Billy asked the pupils to estimate how many buckets of water it would take to fill up his paddling pool! Pupils worked well to record their estimates and actual answers. We put our own buckets to good use to complete this challenge. Some pupils discovered that they needed half a bucket of water and this led onto a new skill of writing a 'half'. We will continue what a half means next week!

 

No homework this week, only handwriting ready for our competition in a couple of weeks.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

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What we are learning this term

A request from Nannerch Community Council

 

 

The passing place on School Lane is being used as a parking space by some people. This is making it difficult for cars to get through when a car is coming from the opposite direction.

 

Please be considerate when visiting school and mindful of the health and safety of our school members and local residents.

There is disabled parking at the school with a safe drop off zone. For additional support please contact in advance of your visit

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