Headteacher’s Blog 18th November 2021

The weeks are flying by and Ysgol Nannerch continues to be an exciting place to work and learn. Well done to the staffwho work so hard to ensure that our learners have such worthwhile and positive experiences.

A big thank you also to our families -you are so good at using your skills to support us. Playground committee wanted to improve our outdoor environment they sent a message to our families and had a fantastic response. A large number of bedding plants have been donated. We have also had a parent donate time and equipment to support this. The children have really enjoyed taking responsibility for replanting all of the planters, they are doing a fantastic job alongside Mrs Barlow and Mrs John.

Dosbarth Branwen have been superstars again this week. They have been doing lots of great work for Mrs John and Miss Mac. I had the pleasure of working with Year 1 earlier in the week - looking at Capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and a full stop at the end of it. I was verycomplimentary to Mrs John afterwards about their achievement in reading the sentences and using all their skills to work out all the sentences. Miss Mac took over for the work with Year 2 and they did a brilliant job of writing their own sentences.

Within Maths we have had a focus on Time. Reception learners have been thinking about ‘o clock’, they have been making clocks and sequencing time. Year 1 and 2 have been completing similar activities and then their work has been extended to include half past.

Learners have created some lovely Leafman pictures. They have made fruit vehicles that have a wow factor. Within Religion, Values and Ethics we have had the story of Moses. I love the Moses baskets that you made!

A very busy week as they have also completed an investigation on forces – push or pull, and increasing and decreasing the force.

Dosbarth Nant Ddraig have also been working hard in class writing to themselves in the future. Their focus has been climate change with an emphasis on COP26 and the importance of the issues being discussed. I saw some lovely work in class and was able to give out some Headteacher’s stickers.

They have been celebrating Interfaith week by creating their own prayers, they had some lovely messages and wishes of hope and peace for the future.

They have been writing postcards as Michael, the main character from Kensuke’s kingdom. Their theme of Time continues within Maths, and have been estimating and measuring time with increasing accuracy.

The artist in residence Liam popped in during the week to deliver the wonderful artwork he had created with the pupils. Our challenge now is to work out where it can be best displayed.

Cookery club and film night have been a big hit this week. The banana muffins were a great success. I didn’t have to take too much time persuading Mr Samuels to help out with film night too! A fun end to a good week.