Headteacher’s Blog June 25th 2021

Another exciting week as we move closer towards the Summer.

Mrs John and I have watched six candidates teach the Key Stage 2 Class. We have both really enjoyed the experience. A big well done to the pupils who have worked hard in the lessons. We look forward to the interviews on Monday.

Our first lesson was a Literacy lesson about connectives with lots of ICT to support the learning. Pupils had most fun with the dice app whilst playing the connective board game.

We then went revisited our ‘Out of this World ‘topic and designed our own space themed top trump cards. We used lots of key skills and Welsh in this lesson.

On Tuesday we were medal winning Olympians for our Cinquain poems. There were lots of visuals to support this lesson, the learnersproduced some high-quality work. They did a brilliant job of clapping out syllables to ensure they met the mathematical challenge whilst crafting their language. Excellent poems were produced by the end of the lesson.

I think lots of our parents have already heard about the worm charming lesson. This was fantastic for Wellbeing and full of Numeracy problems to solve. Such a shame the Nannerch worms weren’t as well behaved as the pupils.

Wednesday we were planning a visit to Tokyo for the Olympics. We had very successful pairings across the Year groups. There were some fantastic mathematical discussions in class. Mrs Pierce was told all about it afterwards by her pupils!

On Thursday we went to Pandora, a fictional earth type moon in a distant planetary system. The learning was focused on descriptive writing.

To add to the excitement Year 3 and 4 were launching their rockets on Friday afternoon. They had a wonderful time with lots of enjoyment to end the week. Excellent key skills being developed ~ Da iawn Miss Roberts!

I haven’t seen as much of Foundation phase this week but I have heard all about their Forest Schools activity. Whenever we go to Greenwood Forest my son insists I join him on the Barefoot trail. Mrs John created her own with a ‘I’m in Foundation Phase get me out of here’ afternoon. Some pupils loved the chance to walk a trail of meal worms, jelly, long swishy grass, bird seed, slimy water and a slip n’ slide! Everyone had a fantastic afternoon, even the ones who decided they were happy to observe.

I think everyone has been enjoying the Euros as we had some superstar penalty takers. They were brilliant! Such a shame they can’t be there to take a penalty for Wales on Saturday evening. Watch out Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey we have lots of young talent in Nannerch.

The highlight of the week was definitely the visit to the Park for Foundation Phase and the Skateboarding session for Key Stage 2.