8th September 2018

Notes from the Head:

Welcome back to a new school year! It was lovely seeing happy smiling faces on Tuesday and it’s been a very productive first week back.

On the training day we met as a staff to work on the 4 purposes from the new curriculum which comes into schools in 2020. This training enabled us to familiarise ourselves with the statements in which will become the centre of our pupils life in school. The 4 purposes are as follows: Ambitious Capable Learners Enterprising Contributors Ethical informed citizens Healthy Confident individuals

To enable pupils to grow in their own independence and learning it is vital that they are empowered and given the opportunities. The Eco week has been planned to enable our pupils to plan their own project where Numeracy and Literacy skills naturally come into force with the 4 purposes entwining their work. We look forward to sharing more with you next week!

Thank you to everyone who has collected recycled products over the summer holiday and who has offered to help us paint next week. We have had some wonderful donations of plants and a lovely planter which we can’t wait to use!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Mrs John

Acting Headteacher



News from our Classes

Mrs Pierce's Class: Gwydion

We are now in Year 5 and 6! On our first day we created Golden Rules posters. We talked about being good friends and good listeners. We decided how we learn well and stay safe in school.

On Wednesday we read a book called Hot Air, it was cheeky and everyone enjoyed it. It was about global warming. We compared it to a book full of photographs. In the afternoon we took photos of outside then in groups decided what we wanted to make better.

Thursday, we played Beat the Teacher, we had to make bigger numbers, it was fun. We made our action plan for next week.

On Friday we did maths then we talked about what it is to be welsh. In the afternoon we did PE. It's been a fun week.

By Magnus and Peter

Miss Roberts Class: Owain

Well, another school year has began! It has been a lovely week settling into our new class. 

Year 3 and 4 have had a great week, they have worked well and had fun. I'm sure we will have a fantastic year together! 

Over this week and next, it is Eco Week. The children have been researching, planning, measuring and designing new projects for the space outside our classroom. After some initial settling in activities, including Maths of the Day and reminding ourselves of our school values and Golden Rules, the children have been very busy! 

Every child in Year 3 and 4 has plotted their vision on a map of our outdoor area and added symbols with a key. 

I have been very impressed with their creativity, organisation and efficiency. What a super start to the year! 

Some of plans include a seating area made from pallets, stools made from tyres and plants in tin can pots! It will certainly be an exciting week! Thank you to the parents who have already volunteered some time next week to help us. It is gratefully appreciated. 

We can't wait for next week, it will be all systems go!

Mrs John's class: Branwen

A lovely first week back after our long summer holiday! We have enjoyed seeing our friends again and chatting about all of our adventures.

We chatted to each other about our summer news before recording it in our new books. In Maths Reception are learning Numicon numbers to 10 and recognising the Numicon shapes.

Yr 1 have been playing number bond games to see which numbers add up to 10. Yr 2 have been using their 2 times table and having fun playing Maths games. Da iawn pawb!

On Tuesday we had a parcel delivered to our class. We were so excited and when we opened it we found a bear called Errol the Eco Bear! He wrote us a letter asking us to make our outside look pretty.

We have had so much fun researching and deciding on ideas which we can do next week to improve our school.

We have given Mrs John a large shopping list and we can’t wait to get stuck in!

Old own clothes next week and if possible wellies/waterproofs, thank you!

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