Notes from the Head:
Welcome back to a new term and a New Year! It was lovely seeing happy children, eager to share their Christmas experiences on Tuesday morning. It’s been a very busy and productive first week back.
On Monday, the training day, some staff went to Bryn Gwalia to meet with local schools for collaborative training. Here we discussed Mantle of the Expert, an exciting education approach which aims to make the children’s learning purposeful by setting classes an assignment which is commissioned by a client! It encourages children to work as a team, assign responsibilities and generate tasks and activities themselves to fulfil the assignment.
This term all classes have their very own commission, to create content to the iBeacon Digital Trial of Nannerch. The school has had a buzz all week as the children got to work gathering and compiling information!
We are looking forward to our iBeacon Digital Trail Event next Wednesday in school. Between 2pm and 6pm we welcome you all to come and share anything you think may be of interest. We will have large scanners set up to take copies of any photographs or articles and some of the children will be ready to interview willing volunteers! Refreshments will be available and we hope to see you there!
Next week swimming sessions start again for Key Stage 2 pupils. For the next 6 Tuesday mornings we will visit Holywell Leisure Centre.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Acting Deputy Headteacher
News from our Classes
Mrs Pierce's Class: Gwydion
Welcome back to a new year,
The first day we came back we looked Jacks profile in welsh,we asked questions about Jack and had to answer them in welsh. In maths we did mystery angles, using our knowledge of straight lines and right angles to work out missing angles. Some of us looked at types of angles.
On Wednesday morning more welsh with more asking questions. We also looked back at last term and thought about the 4 purposes and how much they worked together. Some of us have started making dragons. We cut out material ready to sew next week. In the afternoon we watched our treat film with cakes, popcorn, fruit and juice. The film was Christopher Robin.
On Thursday we did the I beacon project (Digital Trail) with Jo and Lorna. We found out facts about Nannerch for the project. We were able to put some work in to the programme and we all had a go at recording and using the editing software with Lorna, all ready to show everyone next Wednesday.
On Friday morning we did posters for the I beacon project and carried on with our dragons. In the afternoon we did P.E. and worked in our committees.
By Rowan and Callum M
Miss Roberts Class: Owain
Welcome to 2019! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break.
In Year 3 and 4 we will continue to have blog entries from the children.
To start the year off Osian and Tommy will share the news from this week!
This week we have been very busy, we have planed our topic. Our topic is Wales in the 1800s. Miss Roberts did not just tell us the topic she made an anagram which we had to solve. We then thought about the things we wanted to learn about. They are the Old Mill, the Nannerch railway station, the emergency services, what era it was!
We have an iBeacon challenge! We had to do a jigsaw to find out which 2 places we're learning about, our places we are learning about are the Old Mill and the Nannerch train station.
In maths Miss Roberts gave us a row of symbols and we had to do the next 5 symbols in the sequence. There were 15 questions.
We watched James and the Giant Peach film after finishing the book. We wrote a book review, we all found the book funny. Then we compared the book to the movie.
We did a Christmas story board about our Christmas break. It took quite a while, some people are still finishing off. We all added to drama or a disaster to our Christmas, but they were all solved in the end!
Thanks for reading.
Mrs John's class: Branwen
Happy New Year.
We would like to welcome Alys and Gwyn who joined us in Nursery and Erin who has joined Reception.
This week we have been to St Michaels and all Angels church to look at the inside of the church building, we completed an observation quiz on what we saw, what we have found out, and what we already knew. We looked at the physical aspects of the church and have switched the focus to the spiritual aspect… What is a church? How can the church help us?
The children enjoyed exploring and looking at lots of different 3D shapes. Mrs Pradel brought in her guitar and we have been singing shape songs.
We took part in a gratitude circle, taking it in turns to share what we are grateful for. We have written a prayer of gratitude, giving thanks for all the wonderful things in our lives.
A very busy first week back.