Notes from the Head 24th May

Another exciting week at Ysgol Nannerch. The School Improvement Advisor visited both Nannerch and Nercwys on Monday to monitor Numeracy. She was really pleased with standards in both settings which is a massive compliment to the pupils and staff. We really need to celebrate that.

On Tuesday Year 2 and above from both settings went to St Asaph Cathedral. This was a good opportunity for joint working and to share the cost of the coach!

The pupils really enjoyed the experience and activities and mixing with their friends at Nercwys.

The volunteers at the Cathedral, many ex-teachers, were fantastic with the pupils. They learnt about the story of St Kentigen and the Fish. They enrolled as novice monks and created some lovely music on the hand bells.

The volunteers and staff at the Cathedral were extremely impressed at how well behaved all the pupils were. I was really proud of them all.

The juniors had a fantastic time at Pen y Cloddiau. A big thank you to all the volunteers who went with them. The weather was also kind, if a little windy. I heard about Ollie enjoying rolling in the heather, and Megan with sheep poo in her socks!

Foundation Phase were making sure they weren’t outdone, creating a sea aquarium by weaving on the railings and they are going to create fish out of beads.

They have re-planted all the wellie boots and I look forward to seeing all the plants start to bloom. They will make the classroom look very cheerful. They are enjoying the story of Billy’s Bucket. Mrs John had created a very artistic story map and the children have used this model to plan their own. They are now in the process of writing their stories.

Mrs Biddle has a knack of making sure I see anything that stands out in school. I have definitely come to school to learn, and I loved Lilly’s very professional presentation on Diatoms – which are single celled algae. I have also seen Alice’s experiment on Osmosis. She created an experiment using beakers of dye using kitchen roll/blotting paper to do some colour mixing. I loved the detailed explanations that accompanied it on ‘Channel Alice’. Callum also shared how he could create clean water using a complex filter process. Definitely some Science graduates for the future!

We are going to celebrate the Nantlwys Federation in St Asaph Cathedral on the 10th June at 1.30pm. Nursery to Yr6 from both schools will attend and travel by coach. Parents, Carers and Grandparents are welcome to join us for this special event. Letters will go out the first day back after half term.

Croeso Pawb on the 5th June, all welcome to join us at 2.30pm in church.

We also have Sports Day at 1pm on the 12th June.

Can I take the opportunity to wish everyone an enjoyable and restful half term.