I hope you all had a lovely summer. It has been super to see everyone looking smart in their school uniforms. We had so many smiles when everyone came back to see their friends. A big well done to our new Nursery pupils who settled wonderfully in school this week, and to Reception pupils who are still smiling but looking a little tired today as this is their first full weeks in school. A big welcome to Dougie and his family who has joined Year 1. Year 3 look very settled in their new class already. It was lovely to see everyone so happy and engaged. It was even better when Parents were telling me that they were happy in school on the Tuesday morning, any concerns or worries had disappeared.
The Early Years pupils look so happy and settled in the afternoons. Mrs Whitehead and Mrs Barlow have created a warm nurturing environment for them and they are loving their time. They have been so busy some of them have been a little tired in the afternoons and we have been glad of the quiet reading area as some have needed a little nap.
We had a visit from ITV Wales on Tuesday. They love visiting our school as it is such a warm welcoming environment. We were really proud of our learners as always, they were welcoming and enthusiastic.
What a lovely class they definitely made Mrs John smile on the first day they have been such a delight to teach. Mrs John and Mrs Biddle have transformed the classroom so that it is a lovely welcoming environment. We can see their topic of ‘Out of this World’ taking shape and inspiring learners in their work. They quickly re-established all their classroom routines within literacy, numeracy and helpwr heddiw.
One of their first tasks was to create a Jamboard which was to show their prior knowledge and also their questions they have for the topic ahead.
Their first topic story this week was all about 'Flapdoodles' and pupils have had a lot of fun designing and creating their own Flapdoodles!
Pupils have been brilliant remembering their class rules and have played together with compassion and trust. We are incredibly proud of everyone this week!
Dosbarth Nant Ddraig
The children have had a lovely week back. It's been such a pleasure to see the year 3s settling in so well and their friends taking that step up.
Miss Roberts has been very busy welcoming them back. They have spent time thinking about and creating Golden Goals - aims that they have to make this a fun, exciting, and successful year. The children studied the UN Rights of a Child, and showed fantastic understanding of the why they are important worldwide as well as how we can incorporate the ideas in the classroom.
Mr Hills tells me he is extremely impressed by the enthusiasm and skills shown by the children during their Welsh lessons. It is nice to hear so many of the children are full of energy in developing their language skills and growing their cultural ties.
In P.E., the children are starting the year by looking at different team sports, and how it is vital to work as a unit utilising each other's skills. Mr Hills has told me how he has seen this being used in the classroom too with the children being wonderful in helping and challenging each other to develop
We had some very sad news about the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. We celebrated her tireless devotion to the nation. We shared our memories of her and the significant events that marked her life and ours as a Nation. Our learners demonstrated lots of Compassion towards one another and an excellent knowledge of the events within the Queen’s lifetime. As Church bells were being rung across the Country at lunchtime we visited the Church in Nannerch. The learners were wonderfully respectful of the solemnity of the occasion. Everyone took turns in ringing the Church bell. I think this will be a memory they will never forget.