Headteacher’s Blog 8th October 2021

Another brilliant week. Ysgol Nannerch continues to be an exciting place to work and learn.

We have very enthusiastic learners who enjoy being in schooland have been enjoying all the additional activities.

A big thank you once again to all the staff as you have managed everything with a big smile.

Thank you to everyone for supporting our Young Minds fundraiser. Everyone looked fantastic in School today. Yellow isn’t a colour I normally choose to wear but everyone looks so bright and smiley today and is enjoying wearing it. We have raised £103.30 which is a brilliant total. Well done Flynn and William who had the original idea. You also inspired Ysgol Nercwys to do the same. I am not sure of the total there yet.

It was all all about the filming this week! Thank you to Jo Danson for arranging the project and involving Nannerch pupils which will promote the North East Wales Digital Trail. Our Junior pupils loved the experience, some interviewed whilst some showed off areas of the Church, Memorial, The Old Mill and school. Well done everyone, I can’t wait to see the film!

Mr Samuels enjoyed his visit to Nercwys, this provided him with opportunity to see teaching and learning in another setting. Mr Samuels and Mrs Foster will be able to share ideas and resources and support one another.

I have been telling him how we used to bring the pupils together. Everyone is looking forward to doing this when we are allowed. Mrs Foster is always so envious of the facilities here.

We have had the artists working with us as a follow up to the Tremeirchion tree planting visit. We have had a fantastic time felting and weaving. They were really focussing on using local materials to create the Artwork.

We look forward to seeing the finished product when it is being exhibited. This work will be displayed alongside the work of other schools as part of the Offa’s Dyke celebrations. This display will be in Knighton initially and then Loggerheads. Hopefully we can have a chance to visit when it is taken to Loggerheads.

The early years pupils loved their work on number and shape recognition. They really enjoyed making shapes and following a maze.

Foundation Phase pupils have also been working hard developing their post card writing. once their final drafts are finished they will be posting them next week. How exciting! In Maths pupils in Year 1 have been estimating ‘guessing’ how many. Year 2 have been extending their knowledge of place value using tens and ones beyond the value of 20. Reception have been working hard recognising Numicon values to 10 and writing numbers to 5.

The Bible story, Noah’s Ark was enjoyed and pupils drew some beautiful illustrations of Noah, his animals and a rainbow. This was followed by singing, I can see a rainbow. Foundation Phase harvested their apples from the orchard and followed a recipe to make stewed apples. The whole school smelt wonderful and apparently they tasted just as good!

It was wonderful to go to Church for a Harvest. We had a great time singing ‘My God is a Great Big God’ - well done to Erin and Callum who successfully led us through the actions.

Many thanks to the Rev Daniel for leading such a lovely service. The children left their gifts for the Foodbank. Many thanks to Callum and Dharma for suggesting this.

Isobelle from NRC (Nannerch Room Committee) has a lovely Harvest competition planned for next week so watch this space! Have a lovely weekend.