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Waun Fach Miss Morris

DIOLCH YN FAWR

Well we have come to the end of Year 3. It has been an absolute pleasure working with both you and your children over this past year. They are all a credit to you! We have made some lovely memories and had a fun-filled busy year with lots of enjoyable learning and experiences.

I will miss you all but wish you all the best for Year 4.

Diolch yn fawr for my lovely cards and gifts, they certainly are very much appreciated! 

I hope you all have a lovely summer,

Miss Morris

Fit for Fun Holiday Club

If you are interested in Fit for Fun local holiday clubs, please click on the link below.

 

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WEEK BEGINNING 18.7.22

Wow I cannot quite believe we are into the last week of year 3! I have had an amazing year, getting to know you all and watching you blossom. It has been a pleasure to teach you and I wish you all the best in year 4.

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon? 

Dydd Llun

Sadly we have had to postpone the mambos trip. Due to the amber weather warning for extreme heat, we feel that the children won’t be able to make the most of the facilities on offer safely. We will rebook for September and let you know the date as soon as possible. We hope you understand why we have made this difficult decision.

 

Dydd Mawrth 

Fit 4 Fun - please wear p.e kit

 

Dydd Gwener 

Last day of school 

 

With the forecast looking to be extremely hot this week, pupils can continue to wear loose clothing (school colours), please ensure you have applied sun cream on before school and your child comes to school with a refillable water bottle please. 

 

At the beginning of the week, we are looking to give the children a nice cool treat. Please could you check the ingredients and let me know tomorrow morning, or school office if your child is unable to have 1 of the following 2 freeze pops.

 

 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and kept cool.

Diolch,

Miss Morris 

Week Beginning 11th July 2022

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Final spell check of the year

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 fun sports session - Please wear your house colour to school, with sports bottoms and trainers. 

 

Dydd Gwener

Final learn its check

Move up day

 

The weather is set to be hot this week. Please ensure your child is wearing sun cream, brings a hat and drink to school everyday.

Could all bookbags also be returned this week, as these will be collected in and passed onto the next class, ready for Year 4. 

Finally, if there are any helpers who are available on Monday 18th July to come with us on our school trip, please could you let me know tomorrow as we are in need of adult helpers. The trip is from 9:30 am until approx 1pm.

 

Diolch, 

Miss Morris

Week Beginning 4.7.22

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun 

Spell Check 

 

Dydd Mawrth 

Fit 4 fun - Please wear P.E kit to school 

Fit 4 Fun after school club 

Home learning task due in today

 

Dydd Mercher 

New learning log uploaded today 

 

Dydd Gwener 

Learn its check

School trip letters and payment to be in by today please

 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

See you tomorrow,

 

Miss Morris

Mambos School Trip + Upbeat Wales Drumming Letter

Week Beginning 27th June 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check 

 

Dydd Mawrth 

Fit 4 fun - please wear P.E kit to school.

Fit 4 fun after school club

 

Dydd Mercher 

Homework due in today.

New learning log to be uploaded today.

 

Dydd Gwener 

Learn its check

 

Oxford Reading Buddy.

Due to returning to Reading books, the School subscription for Oxford Reading Buddy has now ended and you will no longer be able to access the resources via the website.

 

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

See you tomorrow,

 

Miss Morris

Week Beginning 20.6.22

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth 

Fit 4 fun - please wear P.E kit

Permission slip for tennis to be returned by today

 

Dydd Mercher 

Wellbeing Wednesday 

Homework uploaded today

 

Dydd Iau

Tennis - please wear sports clothes and shoes today, and bring a drink 

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

 

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. See you tomorrow,

Miss Morris 

Week Beginning 13th June 2022

Dydd Llun

Spell check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kit to school. 

Fit 4 fun after school club - please see details below.

Learning task due in.

Upbeat Wales - African drumming session

 

Dydd Mercher

Global Day

Home learning task uploaded to J2 homework.

 

Dydd Iau

Cross country competition - after school. I have uploaded the letter with all details below. Please note if you would like your child to attend you would need to collect them from school at 3pm and take them to Gwaunmeisgyn school.

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

Non school uniform day, in exchange for a hamper item (Please see poster below for details).

School summer fete (after school)

 

Fit 4 Fun After School Club - Year 3 and 4

This half term, Years 3 and 4 are invited to take part in our Fit 4 Fun after school club with Liam.  The sessions will run on a Tuesday 3:30pm to 4.30pm.  If your child is interested, please click on the link below to secure their place and book directly with Fit4fun.

Fit4Fun After School Club Booking Form

Please not that ALL pupils will need to be collected at 4.30 and will NOT be able to walk home on their own.

 

Non School Uniform Day

Please not that ALL pupils will need to be collected at 4.30 and will NOT be able to walk home on their own.

 

Cross Country

Dear parents/carers,

On Thursday the 16th of June there will be a Cross Country competition held at Gwaunmesigyn Primary School. The field will be open from 3.30pm onwards for the children who wish to participate. Please complete the form for permission. On the day of the race please make sure your child has appropriate footwear and clothing for running outdoors. The weather can be very unpredictable so please ensure they have a spare jumper for after the race and water to drink throughout. We invite all parents to watch the races however please stay away from the race track. The races will start at 3.45 - 3.50. Nick will do a warm up with all the children if your child wishes to do so (if not please make sure your child has warmed up correctly). The children will then be shown the course before they run it. A few adults will be at the finishing line handing out the tokens of the places. The tokens will then be given to an adult who will write down the results. The races will be as follows 1st race - Year 3+4 Girls Year 3+4 Boys Year 5+6 Girls Year 5+6 Boys Points will be given to the top 3 pupils from each race. 3rd- 2 points 2nd- 5 points 1st - 10 points A winning cup will be given to the school who has the most points at the end of all the races in the league.

Thank you Nick Clement

Director of Chi Education

www.chieducation.co.uk

 

Diolch, 

Miss Morris

 

Week Beginning 6.6.22

I hope you all had a lovely half term and gave recharged batteries for our final term in Year 3!

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

Dydd Llun

Spell check

 

Dydd Mawrth 

Fit 4 fun - Please wear P.E kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher 

Home learning task uploaded to J2homework

 

Dydd Gwener 

Learn its check 

 

Diolch,

Miss Morris 

Week Beginning 23rd May 2022

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

Dydd Llun

Spell check

Homework due in

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 fun - Please wear P.E kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

PTA Coffee morning

Jubilee celebrations - Please wear red/white/blue colours to school. Please could you bring a small plate of food and a drink (clearly labelled with your name on) for our afternoon tea party.

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

Last day of school before half term.

 

I cannot believe we have completed another half term, and will be going into our last half term of year 3! I hope you all have a lovely school break.

 

Diolch, 

Miss Morris

Jubilee Coffee Morning

 

We are having a coffee morning to celebrate the Jubilee.  

Why not pop in for a cuppa and a chat.

See below for details!

Week Beginning 15th May 2022

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Homework due in

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kit

 

Dydd Mercher

Wellbeing Wednesday

New home learning task uploaded

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its

 

Wow! What a busy fortnight we have had celebrating The Holi Festival. 

Over the last two weeks, we have learnt lots about the festival of colour and the story behind the festival. 

As you can see, we had so much fun in the colour run, experiencing what it would be like to take part in the festival.

 

 

We researched tie dye methods and chose which one we wanted to try and recreate. 

 

Finally, we made some coloured pancakes to taste a snack that is eaten within the celebrations. We used lots of maths skills to weigh and measure out the ingredients before cooking.

 

This week we will be staying local, within the UK and learning about The Queen Jubilee. On Wednesday 25th May, all children are invited to join in the celebrations of The Queen Jubilee in an afternoon tea party. Please could pupils wear red, white and blue colours and bring a plate of food (for themselves only) along with a drink, to enjoy our whole school celebration. 

 

Diolch, 

Miss Morris

Week Beginning 9/5/22

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Tie dye activity - please send in a plain, white t-shirt by today for this activity.

 

Colour run - We will be recreating an Indian Holi festival outside. The adults will throw paint powder with the opportunity for the children to run through. This will mirror a traditional Holi festival. We will be aiming to throw the powder below shoulder height, but they are more than welcome to bring sunglasses or swimming goggles to protect their eyes.
Please look at the following link to have an idea of what the children will be doing.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7NZEtivn0s
Please bring a spare set of old clothes and shoes in a carrier bag. These clothes will most certainly get covered in paint powder! The paint powder is non-toxic and specifically designed for this purpose, but we cannot guarantee that the colour will come out so please wear really old clothes and shoes. Please complete the form to give permission for you child to participate, using this link.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ug4_TzS3ZEGUCRtgHRR5kwkf8PBAa5FNjSm6UZPkWD5UNEZQVE9LRFk5N0NRVFFLRzgxM00yMEE0Ny4u

 

Dydd Iau

Pancake cooking activity -

We are planning to make pancakes to experience snacks that are eaten during the Holi Festival. The school will supply the range of food. Please complete the online form, checking that the ingredients are suitable/not suitable for your child.  The ingredients are listed in the questionnaire. Once completed, please submit the form.

The link is

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ug4_TzS3ZEGUCRtgHRR5kwkf8PBAa5FNjSm6UZPkWD5UMFRIM0EzTUFVWDNJTzhVQThWWDBFMjlKWi4u

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

 

Reading

The children will now be coming home with a reading book weekly, iunstead of fortnightly. Please could you make a comment in your child's reading diary when you have listened to them read. 

 

Wow, what another busy week ahead we have. Early night is definitely needed tonight!! See you tomorrow, 

 

Miss Morris

Week Beginning 3rd May

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Mawrth

P.E - please wear P.E kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Wellbeing Wednesday 

Spell Check

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

 

Reading/Spelling

The children should have all come home with their spelling lists and reading books last week. I am so pleased with their progress and proud of the outcomes of our assessments last week! The groupings for reading have been altered slightly. This will help the children by having some peers in their group from last time for comfort and confidence but also challenge them to read amongst new peers too. The reading days for each group are:

 

Monday - George's marvellous medicine

Tuesday - Harry Potter 

Wednesday - Matilda 

Thursday - Charlotte's Web 

Friday - Charlie and the chocolate factory 

 

The Green Man Festival

We had a blast at our festival on Friday, and the children's behaviour was commented on by the numerous visitors we had, which was a delight to hear! Da iawn, pawb!

 

This week, we will be looking at 'Holi - The Festival of Colour'.

 

I hope you've had a lovely long weekend.

See you tomorrow,

 

Miss Morris 

Circus Skills Workshop

 

As part of our topic this term, we have managed to secure a booking with a circus practitioner who will be coming into school to undertake a circus skills workshop with the children. On Friday the children will have the opportunity to participate in a circus skills workshop. They will have a practise skills session in the morning and in the afternoon they will be participating with the circus skills trainer. The cost of this will be £3. Please use the link below to pay, by Friday 29th April. 

If you have any problems please come and see me as soon as possible. 

 

www.rctcbc.gov.uk/schoolpayments 

 

Please ensure you also complete the food activity consent form before tomorrow, and let us know about face painting before Friday. 

 

Apologies for the short notice. 

 

Diolch, 

 

Miss Morris

 

 

Week Beginning 25.4.22

 

Croeso Nol! I hope you have all had a fun-filled school holidays and enjoyed the well deserved break! I look forward to hearing all about your adventures when you come back on Tuesday.

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon? 

 

Dydd Llun 

Inset Day - School is closed for pupils 

 

Dydd Mawrth 

Pupils return to school

Fut 4 fun - please wear P.E kit to school

Please can ALL children bring their book bag into school today.

 

Dydd Mercher 

Well-being Wednesday 

 

Dydd Iau

Learn its check 

We will be making some foods for our festival tomorrow - please can you let me know of any allergies before today. The foods we will be using are:

- Rice krispies

- White chocolate 

- Food Colouring 

- Tortilla wraps 

- Spreadable cheese

- Cucumber

 

Dydd Gwener

Green Man Festival - please wear anything green to school today. We will be holding our own festival in school with live music, snacks, different activity stations and circus activities throughout the afternoon. There will also be a face painting area. Please could you let us know if your child is NOT allowed face painting.

 

This term our topic is Expressive Arts focus, with music and dance being the main lead. Our theme is Feel the Beat and we will be venturing off around the world again! This time we will be learning all about the different carnivals and festivals that take place, looking at dances, music and celebrations. We will begin with a local festival that takes place annually in Brecon, The GreenMan Festival.

 

There will not be a Spell Check test this week, as we will be carrying out big spell assessments for the start of the next term. I will also be assessing the children's reading throughout the week. Therefore, reading days will not be needed for this week only. 

All children will come home with a reading book and their spelling list (new ones if needed) by the end of the week.

 

I am excited to Feel the Beat, and get creative with you this term! 

 

See you Tuesday,

 

Miss Morris 

 

 

RCT Schools Easter Recycling Competition

 

We are entering the RCT Easter recycling competition this year. Please can you collect all the foil, plastic and cardboard from any Easter eggs you have, save them and bring them into school at the start of the new term.

The school with the highest recycling to pupil ratio will win, with prizes on offer! The winning school will receive £300!

Please join us in the competition if you can and ask family and friends to help us too.

 

Happy Easter everyone,

Mrs Farrell and the Eco-Committee.

 

 

Summer Term Cricket at Miskin

 

 

Please see the poster advertising the summer term/holiday programmes at Miskin Manor Cricket Club.  

Week Beginning 4th April 2022

 

Wow, can you believe it is the last week of yet another term already!! 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Homework due in today

 

Dydd Mercher

Wellbeing Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kit to school

 

Dydd Iau

Architect day - working with RIBA to complete a model village using our models

 

Dydd Gwener

Swimming

Learn its check

Last day of term. 

 

 

Last week we had a very busy week indeed!!

Rights Morning:

As part of our Rights Morning last week, we held a class debate. Article 12 states that we all have a right to be listened to and taken seriously. Therefore, we listened to each other carefully, took on board their opinions and views then expressed our own arguments (both fore and against each other.)

It was very interesting to hear their views, and see how some children were swayed by their peers viewpoints, to change their own. However, it was equally lovely to see the children who appreciated the opposite views to theirs, but still stood their ground and rooted for their own beliefs as to whether sports should be competitive and celebrate winners, or be non-competitive and celebrate everyone's achievements for taking part. 

 

 

Wellbeing Wednesday

Meet the teams:

 

Last week's wellbeing focus was about team work and working together as a team. Firstly, each team worked together to decide on a team name. 

They then were set a challenge - The Human Knot Challenge. This focussed on all members of the team having an equal part to play to complete the task, but also needed clear communication with each other to untie themselves without letting go of each others hands. There was a lot of tangles, twists and turns but even more laughter and enjoyment!! It was a joy to watch the children working together.

 

 

The last challenge was to complete a non-verbal task. Each child had an unknown colour placed on their forehead and had to find all other peers with the same colour as them, without any verbal communication. I was super impressed with how well everybody worked, supporting each other and working extremely hard together.

 

RIBA project with architects:

We have been extremely lucky to take part in a schools programme with RIBA and their architects. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the task of designing and constructing a building to form a model village. The creations are fantastic so far!

 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend, and I look forward to another fun-filled week, before a well-deserved 2 weeks off for lots of chocolate and family fun!

I wish you all a Happy Easter and hope you have an enjoyable school holiday.

 

Diolch,

Miss Morris

Newport County AFC Academy goalkeeper trials

 

An exctiting opportunity has arisen for your child to attend goalkeeping trials with Newport County AFC Academy, in partnership with South Wales Goalkeeping Centre (SWGK Centre).  The goalkeeper specific open trial recruitment event will take place on Wednesday 6th April 2022, for this season’s U6 to U16 age groups.

The trial times by age group will be as follows:

Current U6 to U9 – 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Current U10 to U12 – 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Current U13 to U16 – 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

If your child plays the position of goalkeeper and you are interested in attending the trials please click on the link and complete the form below by Sunday 3rd April 2022:

You will be responsible for transporting your child to the venue and staying with them for the trials.

 

Please click on the link below to see the poster for details.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Week Beginning 28th March 2022

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell check

Homework due in today

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit for Fun - Please wear P.E kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

J2 homework will be uploaded today

 

Dydd Iau

Architect Day - We will be working with RIBA all day today to begin creating our models that we planned and discussed last week. Please send in any delivery boxes/cereal boxes/kitchen roll tubes/shoe boxes/tissue boxes into school to use today.

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

Swimming - Please bring in either pyjamas or shorts and t-shirt as well as your swimming costume today. You will need this as part of your swimming lesson. 

 

I hope you have all enjoyed another glorious weekend in the sunshine.

 

See you tomorrow, 

 

Miss Morris

Recycle unwanted clothes and raise funds for our school!

 

 

A quick reminder that we are still collecting clothing at school and donating to Dragon Bags, a company which is a free fundraising scheme that helps schools across Wales raise funds through textile recycling.  The money we raise from this scheme goes towards buying resources for use in the classroom and outdoors to enhance the learning experiences we offer our pupils.

 

How Does it Work?

Dragon Bag's aim is to help every single school throughout Wales achieve their fundraising goals as well as diverting textiles from landfill at the same time. Parents/Carers donate their unwanted clothing to school and it  is placed in one of our recycling bins.  We have one in the school hall and one in the staff car park.  Once the bins are full, we contact Dragon Bags and they come to collect our donations.  Once your clothes are loaded onto their van they start a journey that could take them to any corner of the world.  Different items will be more likely to end up in different climates; that old ski suit isn’t likely to be making its way to Africa any-time soon!  One thing all the clothes do have in common is that they are going to a place where they will provide affordable clothing to people who need it.

 

When the clothes are collected, the items are weighed and the school are issued with a receipt pf collection.  Once the final weight is agreed, the school receive the relevant funds within 5 days.  At present we get 35p/kg.

 

If you are thinking of having a clear out, please bring your unwanted clothes to school and we will take care of the rest.  Take a look below at the items Dragon Bags will accept.

 

There are some items they can not accept. Take a look below:

 

Any donations will be gratefully received. 

We thank you in advance for your continued support.

Mrs Rees and Super Ambassadors

Gift Aid 

The PTA are looking to reclaim Gift Aid on school donations so that we have more money to spend on school projects and initiatives. 

 

In order to do this, we need to collect information for HMRC. To make this as simple as possible we have created a Microsoft Form to collate this information and would be really grateful if you could please complete.

 

All data collected is held in the Hwb servers and will only be used for this purpose.

Please click the link below to access this form:

Diolch

PTA

Week Beginning 21st March

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Wear odd/wacky socks to raise awareness for Down Syndrome day.

Spell Check

Homework due in today

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit for Fun - Wear P.E kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Homework uploaded onto J2Homework

 

Dydd Iau

We will be taking part in an exciting project with Royal Institute of British Architects’ National Schools Programme. You child will bring a permission letter home tomorrow for permission to have their photographs taken and published on different platforms (the letter details specifically where they will be used). This needs to be returned to school by Thursday at the latest please.

We will have architects coming into school for the next few Thursdays to work with us about architects, their job roles and skills. We will then be designing buildings to create a model village using junk modelling. Therefore, please could you send into school any cardboard delivery boxes, cereal boxes, kitchen roll tubes or shoe boxes you may have. These will be used next Thursday (31st) when we will begin our building tasks. 

 

Dydd Gwener

Swimming - Please bring swimming costume, towel and goggles (if needed)

Learn its check

 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed this glorious weather!

See you tomorrow, 

Miss Morris

World Down Syndrome Day - Monday 21st March 2022

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The #LotsOfSocks campaign exists to raise awareness about Down syndrome.

#LotsOfSocks help us to get people talking on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), celebrated each year on 21 March.

All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed - they might be mismatched socks or your craziest and most colourful socks, whatever takes your fancy and wear them to school next Monday!

If someone asks you about your socks you can tell them, "I'm wearing them to raise awareness of Down syndrome"

Get yourself informed so you can tell them about Down syndrome.

Be a part of the global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

Week Beginning 14/03/22

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Homework due in today

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kit to school.

Parent Consultation appointments on School Cloud - Afternoon and Evening

 

Dydd Mercher

Homework uploaded onto Hwb

Parent Consultation appointments on School Cloud - Evening

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

Swimming - Please bring swimming kit, towel and goggles (if needed)

 

Plantasia

 

As you may have seen on Twitter, we had a fantastic time at Plantasia on our trip last week. We learnt so much about animals and their habitats within the rainforest. I am excited to explore the rainforest even further with you this week.

 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, despite the miserable weather!

Miss Morris

Rights Morning - 9th March

 

As part of our weekly rights session in KS2, we have decided that this week's articles will link to war and conflict.  With the ever increasing news coverage of the heart-breaking situation in Ukraine, and the increased number of questions coming from our pupils, we feel it is important to discuss what is happening.  Years 3 to 6 will take part in discussion activities and circle time sessions where their feelings and fears will be addressed. Obviously each session will be age appropriate dependent on the year group and the amount of information discussed will differ from years 3 to 6.

 

 

 

 

As a school, we feel it is important to address this matter but also offer support to the people of Ukraine.  We are therefore asking for a £1 donation to the charity UNICEF who we are working closely with as we continue on our rights journey.  UNICEF currently have an emergency Ukraine crisis appeal and are one of the many humanitarian charities calling for an immediate ceasefire.

 

How UNICEF is helping children in Ukraine?

They have been working tirelessly to keep children safe since this conflict began eight years ago and they are determined to remain in Ukraine to reach the most vulnerable children and families.

  • They are helping to provide families with access to clean water and healthy food.
  • They are delivering lifesaving supplies to support families who have been forced to flee and are working closely with local health facilities to ensure they have the vital supplies needed.
  • They are helping to make sure that child protection services continue.
  • They are working with our partners and the UNHCR to assess the refugee situation across neighbouring countries.
  • In neighbouring countries they are delivering Blue Dot safe spaces with our partners, which will provide care and support, information to families seeking refuge, psychosocial support, water and sanitation supplies, safe spaces for mothers and children, protection for unaccompanied and separated children and more.

 

We thank you for your continued support and appreciate any donations that are given.

Kind Regards

KS2 Staff

Week Beginning 7.3.22

The children were fantastic in our Eisteddfod and sang beautifully. We had a busy week with Welsh activities and World Book day!

 

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check 

Homework due in today

George's Marvellous Medicine reading 

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 fun - please wear P.E kit to school

Harry Potter reading 

 

Dydd Mercher

Matilda reading

 

Dydd Iau

Trip to Plantasia - children need to wear school uniform with sensible footwear, and bring a packed lunch, with a drink. Gates open at 8.50am, please ensure you are on time as we need to be leaving as close to 9am as possible.

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

Swimming - please bring swimming costume,  towel and goggles (if needed).

Charlotte's Web & Charlie and the chocolate factory reading today

 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. See you tomorrow,

 

Miss Morris 

Plantasia Tropical Zoo Trip Letter

Week Beginning 28th February 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check.

Children can wear Welsh costumes/jerseys or Welsh coloured clothes into school today for our Eisteddfod. We will be singing our song in our houses to the school and completing Welsh themed activities. I hope you have all been practising it ready to perform.

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit4Fun - Wear P.E kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher

J2homework uploaded today.

 

Dydd Iau

World Book Day - Children can come to school dressed as their favourite character today. Please see details below about our Bring and Buy Book Fair.

 

Dydd Gwener

Swimming

Learn its check.

 

I hope you all had an enjoyable half term and feel refreshed ready to for the next half term ahead. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow for our Eisteddfod, and hearing all about your half term news.

 

Miss Morris

Bring and Buy Book Fair

School Closure 18/02/22 

 

We will be sharing suggested activities to work on at home tomorrow during the closure day.  This work will be uploaded to J2Homework at 9am tomorrow morning.

 

If the activity is a practical one, please don’t feel you have to upload the activity, but if you would like to share your lovely work with us then upload a photo to your J2File.  

 

If you need to contact me during the day, I will be available between 9am and 3.30pm on J2Message which you will find on J2Easy.  I have gone through how to use this application with the children today and all children were confident how to find and use it.  Please do not email me, I will only be responding to messages sent through J2Message.  There is an option to send a direct message to myself or you can message the whole class.  You will need to choose Waun Fach.

 

I hope you all stay safe and I look forward to seeing you when we return to school after the holiday on 28th February. 

 

Have a wonderful half term.

 

Miss Morris

Week Beginning 14.2.22

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Homework due in today

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kits to school

 

Dydd Mercher

J2 Homework - Welsh task

 

Dydd Gwener 

Swimming

Learn its

Last day of term.

 

This week is Welsh week. We will be completing all our Welsh tasks for our Eisteddfod competitions.  I am looking forward to getting creative within our art, songs and poems with you.

 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Morris.

Week Beginning 7th February 2022

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

Dydd Llun

Spell check.

Homework due in today.

George's Marvellous Medicine reading day - Please bring in reading bags/diaries.

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 fun - Please wear P.E kit to school.

Harry Potter reading day - Please bring in reading bags/diaries.

Safer Internet Day

 

Dydd Mercher

J2 homework uploaded onto Hwb.

Matilda reading day - Please bring in reading bags/diaries.

 

Dydd Iau

Charlotte's Web reading day - Please bring in reading bags/diaries.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory reading today also, due to INSET Friday - Please bring in reading bags/diaries.

Learn Its check.

 

Dydd Gwener

INSET DAY - No school for pupils.

 

Information about upcoming events

Eisteddfod

We will be celebrating our Eisteddfod in school on Monday 28th February this year. Children can wear something Welsh, or wear clothing of the Welsh colours to school for this. 

 

World Book Day

World Book day will be celebrated in school on Thursday 3rd March. Children can come into school dressed as their favourite book character. Our PTA will also be running a 'Bring and Buy Book Fair'. More information will be released about this shortly.

 

PTA are also hosting a Balloon Race. Please see the poster below for details. 

 

 

Hope you have had a lovely weekend.

See you tomorrow, 

Miss Morris

 

Wear Red for Wales and Velindre

As Wales will be playing their first Six Nations Match on Saturday 5th February, we have been invited to take part in a funday on Friday the 4th February.  Could your child wear a red top and tracksuit bottoms/leggings or their PE kit (if you don't have a red top) on Friday and bring in a donation of no more than £1 if you want to donate to the Velindre charity.  They can still wear their PE kit/red top even if you choose not to donate.  KS2 children will have the opportunity to join a zoom rugby themed HITT session during the afternoon.

 

Diolch for your support

Week Beginning 31st January 2022

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

George's Marvellous Medicine reading

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 fun - Please wear P.E kit to school

Harry Potter reading

 

Dydd Mercher

Wellbeing Wednesday

Matilda reading

J2 homework will be uploaded

 

Dydd Iau

Charlotte's Web reading

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its

Swimming

(I have added the information again below for this)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory reading.

 

Swimming

As mentioned in a previous post, swimming lessons will be starting with the authority and we will be able to attend lessons at Llantrisant Leisure Centre.  

Year 3 and 4 swimming lessons will take place every Friday, throughout the spring term. 

 

Please can pupils remember to bring the following to school each Friday for lessons:

Bathers (this should be a one piece swimming costume for girls and appropriate length shorts for boys)

A towel

- Goggles (if needed)

A bag 

 

Pupils will not have time after lessons to wash hair and shower, so shower gel, shampoo or any other items are not needed.  

Please ensure all jewellery is also removed before the children come to school. 

 

This week we will be looking at life cycles, and writing about living things within Kenning poems.

See you tomorrow, 

Miss Morris

Swimming Update

 

I am pleased to inform you that we have been informed that swimming will resume this term. We will start swimming next Friday 4th February. 

Thank you, 

Miss Morris

Week Beginning 24th January

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Homework due in 

 

Dydd Mawrth

Learn its Check

 

Dydd Mercher

Inset Day - No school for pupils 

J2 Homework will be uploaded today 

 

Dydd Iau

Inset Day - No school for pupils 

 

Dydd Gwener 

Inset Day - No school for pupils

 

Reading Diaries/Bags 

Due to the 3 Inset Days this week, please could ALL children bring their reading diaries/bags into school on Monday for this week only. Thank you.

 

Please check the main school blog page for the new updated times and latest information.

 

I look forward to seeing you in the morning for a short but busy week! 

 

Miss Morris :)

Week Beginning 17/01/22

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Homework due in today. 

George's Marvellous Medicine reading day - Please bring reading diaries/bags to school.

 

Dydd Mawrth

Harry Potter reading day - Please bring reading diaries/bags to school.

P.E - Please wear P.E kit to school. 

 

Dydd Mercher

Wellbeing Wednesday

Matilda reading day - Please bring reading diaries/bags to school.

 

Dydd Iau

Charlotte's Web reading day - Please bring reading diaries/bags to school.

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory reading day - Please bring reading diaries/bags to school.

 

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a new week to learn about movement and respiration as part of our living things topic. 

See you tomorrow, 

 

Miss Morris :) 

Year 3 Spring Term Newsletter

UPDATE: SWIMMING 

 

Unfortunately, we received an email from RCT today to notify us that swimming has been temporarily suspended due to the current pandemic situation. Therefore there will be NO SWIMMING this Friday. A review is being held at the end of January and we will notify you as soon as we know when the program can resume.

Many thanks,

Miss Morris

 

 

Week Beginning 10th January 2021

 

It was so lovely to see most of the children last week and hear all about their holiday fun. We clearly all missed each other and certainly enjoyed being back in each others company again. 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

* NO Spell Check (Please see below for information)

* Local area walk - This will be weather dependent but please ensure children have a warm, waterproof coat and suitable footwear on.

* George's Marvellous Medicine readingPlease can the children bring their reading diaries into school today.

 

Dydd Mawrth

* Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kits to school

Harry Potter readingPlease can the children bring their reading diaries into school today.

 

Dydd Mercher

* Wellbeing Wednesday

Matilda readingPlease can the children bring their reading diaries into school today.

 

Dydd Iau

Charlottes web reading Please can the children bring their reading diaries into school today.

 

Dydd Gwener

* Swimming - please see below for information

* Learn its check

* Charlie and the Chocolate factory reading - Please can the children bring their reading diaries into school today.

 

Spell Check

Last week the children were reassessed in their spelling lists, ready for the new term ahead. They all did fantastic and tried their very best. I will be going through their results and the new lists (for those that have moved on) with them in the morning before sending home their new spelling lists tomorrow. The first spell check will take place on Monday 17th January, giving the children their usual week to learn and practise their lists. All children will be learning one spelling list a week, regardless of their score results this time. 

 

Swimming

As mentioned in my previous post, swimming lessons will be starting with the authority and we will be able to attend lessons at Llantrisant Leisure Centre.  

Year 3 and 4 swimming lessons will take place every Friday, starting 14th January, throughout the spring term. 

 

Please can pupils remember to bring the following to school each Friday for lessons:

Bathers (this should be a one piece swimming costume for girls and appropriate length shorts for boys)

A towel

- Goggles (if needed)

- A bag 

 

Pupils will not have time after lessons to wash hair and shower, so shower gel, shampoo or any other items are not needed.  

Please ensure all jewellery is also removed before the children come to school. 

 

I hope you have all had an enjoyable weekend and I look forward to seeing you all in the morning, ready to begin our new topic, 'All Creatures Great and Small'.

 

Miss Morris

 

 

Happy New Year!

Welcome back,

Firstly I would like to thank each of you for the beautiful Christmas gifts I received; I was blown away by your kindness. Thank you so much, they were greatly appreciated!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones and are keeping fit and well! I am looking forward to seeing you all again tomorrow and hearing about all the enjoyment you had during the holidays. 

 

Mr Davies has updated the blog with our new staggered start and finish times and other information. Please look at the link below to read the updated regulations. 

Main Blog Page

 

Morning Drop Off
We will return to a more staggered approach to our morning drop off routines.

 

Drop off times for all learners with surnames A to L will be 8:50 to 09:00

 

Drop off times for all learners with surnames M to Z will be 09:00 to 09:10.

 

Afternoon Pick Up
We will continue with our organisation for the afternoon pick up with a few revisions but will staggered our afternoon pick up times.

 

Nursery Pick Up Times - 15:05

 

Pick up times for all other learners with surnames A to L will be 15:10 to 15:20

 

 Pick up times for all other learners with surnames M to Z will be 15:20 to 15:30

 

(Please help us by collecting your child from school at the right time).

 

Swimming

This term years 3 and 4 will be attending weekly swimming sessions (starting Friday 14th January), for which they will need a swimming costume. 

 

I hope you enjoy your last day, and get an early night ready for a fun-filled 1st day back at school.

 

Miss Morris :)

 

 

Christmas Show

 

Please consider the Christmas video in the same way as you would if taking a video in the school hall. 

They are for personal use only, for you to enjoy as a parent/guardian/carer.  They should be watched in J2E and not downloaded.

They must not be shared on any form of social media. 

Many children and their parents do not consent to them being shared and we need to be mindful that we keep everyone safe online.

It is only by being supportive of everyone’s wishes that we can continue to share in this way.

Thank you support in this matter.

 

‘Only by working together, can we achieve our aims.’

Week Beginning 12th December 

 

I cannot believe we are into our final week of term! The children have settled really well into Year 3, and we have had a fantastic term of fun learning together. They sure deserve a fun-filled festive break after all their achievements over the past few months. It has been a pleasure to work with each and every one of them :)

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Wythnos Hon?

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit for Fun - Please wear P.E kits to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Cinema afternoon as a Christmas treat from us teachers

 

Dydd Gwener

Last day of school

 

This week will be filled with lots of festive fun, and we will be recording a Vlog as our end product of Christmas around the world. Please see J2Homework for more information. 

 

Thank you for your continued support over the term. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas.

Diolch yn fawr iawn,

 

Miss Morris

 

 

DISNEY RAFFLE

Tesco have kindly provided us with a Disney Christmas Hamper to raffle within school.  This week, the school council will be selling raffle tickets for 50p a strip.  If your child would like to purchase a strip of tickets, please send the money in to school by Friday 10th of December.  We will draw the raffle on Monday 13th of December.  

YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!!!

Week Beginning 6th December 2021

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check.

J2 homework due in.

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kits to school.

 

Dydd Iau

Techniquest trip - Children will need to wear school uniform and bring a packed lunch.

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its

Christmas dinner day - Children can wear a festive jumper if they wish.

 

The children absolutely loved our journey around the world to see how other countries celebrate Christmas last week. We were left with a mystery bag, that we explored first before beginning our research to find out the different country's tradition. 

 

 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend, and are ready to continue with our travels and learning of the various traditions and celebrations of Christmas.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

 

See you tomorrow,

 

Miss Morris :) 

Week Beginning 29/11/2021

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Homework due in today

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear P.E kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Language homework

 

Dydd Gwener

Non Uniform Day - Please see details on the poster below. 

 

 

The children who have chosen to have a speaking part within our Christmas production came home with their words on Friday. Please could you help them to learn these words at home, whenever possible. We are very excited to be performing a virtual mini show this year!

 

This week we are going to begin our Christmas festivities, by jetting off around the world to find out what traditions and celebrations take place in a range of different countries. 

 

I look forward to beginning our festive fun with you, tomorrow!

 

Miss Morris :) 

Week Beginning 22.11.21

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit 4 Fun - please wear P.E kits to school

 

Dydd Mercher

Rights Morning & Wellbeing Wednesday 

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its 

 

Thank you so much for all your donations last week! We raised over £200 for Children in Need! The children had so much fun completing a variety of activities throughout the day. 

 

I hope you have all had a super Sunday in the sunshine! I look forward to seeing you tomorrow to continue with our travels in the UK for Remembrance Day.

 

Miss Morris 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

It was so lovely to meet you all last week, and discuss the children's progress. Your support is appreciated, as always. 

 

Dydd Llun

Please wear odd socks to school

Spell check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit for Fun - Please wear P.E kits

 

Dydd Mercher

Language Homework on J2E Homework

Royal British Legion Visitor

Class Christmas PTA Pictures (see below)

 

 

Dydd Gwener

Children In Need - Pupils to dress up as their favourite Hero and bring in £1 donation

 

https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2021-one-kind-word

 

Anti-Bullying Week is an annual UK event which aims to raise awareness of bullying and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it.  At Penygawsi we understand the importance of raising awareness during this week and providing our pupils with the tools and strength needed if they ever find themselves being bullied.

This year the theme is ‘One Kind Word’, emphasising the positive impact a small gesture or comment can have on someone else’s day.  Odd Socks Day is held on 15th November to kick off Anti-Bullying Week. This day helps us to recognise that everyone is unique and different, and that we all need kindness and respect.

 

Christmas Jumpers

We will be taking our annual Christmas photo on Wednesday 17th November. Please can your child bring in a Christmas jumper/top/dress to wear for the photo on this day? Please can you send them in a bag, clearly labelled with their name? The children are to wear their uniform to school and will put their Christmas items on for the photo, then take them straight off again to bring back home that day.

 

Here's to a fun packed week where we are jetting home to the UK to raise awareness of Remembrance Day, Antibullying Week and Children in Need.

 

See you tomorrow, 

 

Miss Morris :)

 

 

Week Beginning 8th November

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

J2 Homework due in

 

Dydd Mawrth

Parents evening consultations via School Cloud

Fit 4 Fun - P.E kits to be worn into school

 

Dydd Mercher

Parents evening consultations via School Cloud

Well - being Wednesday, and Children's Rights day

Homework to be uploaded to J2Homework

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its check

 

Poppy Appeal

From Monday 8th November, the school council will be selling poppies and other merchandise to raise money for the British Legion at break time every day. Please see our twitter feed for further information.

 

Children in Need

As you may be aware, Children in Need is on Friday 19th November.  School Council and Super Ambassadors met last week to discuss how we can celebrate one of our most favourite days in the school calendar safely.  We have decided that the children will celebrate in their class bubbles but everyone will come to school dressed in the same theme.

 

This year, School Council have decided upon HEROES as our theme.  This means children can come dressed as their most treasured hero for the day.  If you do not have a costume at home or your child does not have a specific hero then they are welcome to come dressed in their pjs instead.  We will be asking for a £1 donation for this special charity.

 

 I hope you have had a lovely weekend, enjoying the fireworks displayed that we discussed last week. Early night tonight ready for another fun-filled, busy week of Diwali celebrations. 

 

See you tomorrow, 

Miss Morris

Starting Blocs

 

Starting Blocks is a fun, exciting program to introduce children to the sport of athletics

CLASS TRIP

 

As part of our science topic this term, we have planned and booked a trip to Techniquest for later this term.  We are very excited to be able to offer a trip to the pupils after such a challenging time last year.  We know the children are very much looking forward to it as much as we are.

 

The trip is booked for Thursday 9th December.  During the visit we will have time to explore the many science exhibitions that Techniquest has on offer, as well as taking part in one of their fabulous workshops. As we are visiting during December, we have chosen one of their Christmas themed science shows, Elf and Safety.

 

We will join the Elf and Safety team as they show us the very latest in elf technology to help prepare Santa for what will be his busiest Christmas yet.  As if jetting around the entire world in just one night wasn’t enough to expect, it turns out that the number of children who need a visit this year is higher than ever. If we don’t take some drastic action, we could have the world’s worst delivery crisis on our hands!  Now, it’s down to the elves to come up with new clever ideas to help meet this challenge. But wait… some of those inventions look a bit odd to us, are they sure they’re safe? We’re going to join the team and help the elves to test out their plans to save Christmas this year.

 

During the visit, the children will have the opportunity to develop not only their science skills, but their numeracy and literacy skills too.

 

We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £7.50 towards the cost of the trip.  The children will need to wear their school uniform and bring a packed lunch with them on the day.

 

As you may be aware, all school trip payments now take place online as this is the preferred method suggested by RCT local authority.  To pay your contribution to the trip, visit the following link.

http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/schoolpayments

 

We are asking that payments be paid by Wednesday 10th November, with the payment closing on Friday 12th November.  A letter will come home with your child on Monday and if you agree to them attending the trip, please complete the form at the bottom of the letter and returned to school by Friday 12th November.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Rees and Miss Morris

Week Beginning 1st November 2021

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term, spending time with families and friends. I look forward to hearing all about your week tomorrow.

This week we are moving onto our next destination and learning all about Diwali.

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

Dydd Llun

* Spell Check,

* Parents evening appointments go live,

* If you wish to donate to the food bank for Harvest, can they be brought in today please?

 

Dydd Mawrth 

* Fit 4 Fun - P.E kits to be worn to school 

 

Dydd Mercher 

* Homework uploaded onto J2Homework,

* Harvest assembly - Our class will be performing 'The singing vegetables' in our school assembly.

 

Dydd Gwener

* Learn its check.

 

I hope you are as excited as me for a busy but fun filled Christmas term!

 

Miss Morris

 

Week Beginning 18.10.21

 

Wow! We are into the last week of half term already!! It has been a pleasure delving through the keyhole and travelling around the world learning about the traditions with the children! 

We have learnt a lot about the celebrations, and worked very hard all term.

 

  • We had great fun working with our peers to complete Maths addition and subtractions.

 

  • We became musicians and played to Kwanzaa music.

 

  • We have explored missions independently.

 

  • Celebrated World Mental Health, and Shwmae Day.

 

  • But most of all we have had lots of fun and settled well into Year 3.

 

This week: 

 

Dydd Llun

Homework due in today.

Spell Check.

 

Dydd Mawrth 

Fit for fun - please wear P.E kits to school.

 

Dydd Mercher

J2 Homework uploaded today.

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn its.

Last day of term.

 

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL 2021

 

On  November 3rd, we will be holding our annual Harvest Festival.  It is going to be a little different this year and we will be delivering our Harvest items in our class bubbles virtually.  The pupils will enjoy the assembly from the comfort of their classrooms with each class celebrating in their own unique way.


In Britain, thanks have been given for successful harvests since pagan times. A Harvest festival is traditionally held on the Sunday near or of the Harvest Moon.  This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. The celebrations on this day usually include singing hymns, praying, and decorating churches with baskets of fruit and food in the festival known as Harvest Festival, Harvest Home or Harvest Thanksgiving.


At Penygawsi we believe Harvest is an important time of year, not only to give thanks to God for all the wonderful food we eat, but also to help others that are less fortunate than us. We feel a great way to do this is to support a very special local charity, The Food Bank.

 

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The Food Banks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis. We are asking that if possible the children consider donating an item of food to our Harvest table that will be decorated and displayed in the hall during the week of our virtual assembly.


After our virtual celebrations, the School Council and staff will work to package any donations to send them to the food bank ready for local families who will be so very grateful to receive them.

 

Below is a list of items that Food Bank believe their families are in most need of: 

  1. Milk (UHT)
  2. Cereal and Porridge Oats
  3. Tinned and Packet Soup
  4. Fruit Juice (UHT Carton)
  5. Pasta Sauces
  6. Rice
  7. Sponge pudding (tinned)
  8. Custard
  9. Tinned tomatoes
  10. Lentils
  11. Savoury Rice
  12. Noodles
  13. Pasta 'n' Sauce
  14. Couscous
  15. Tinned Vegetables
  16. Instant mash
  17. Tinned potatoes
  18. Tinned Meat
  19. Tinned Fish
  20. Tinned Fruit
  21. Jam
  22. Sugar
  23. Biscuits / snack bars
  24. Vegetable Oil
  25. Tea Bags
  26. Coffee
  27. Hot Chocolate 


We would be very grateful if you could bring any donations you would like to make to school by Monday 1st November 2021.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Super Ambassadors and School Council

 

Week Beginning 11th October

 

Dydd Llun

Spell check

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit for fun - Please wear P.E kits in to school today.

 

Dydd Mercher

J2 Homework uploaded.

Wellbeing Wednesday - As it is World Mental Health Day today, we will be promoting the wellbeing and mental health of our children by engaging in a Wellbeing Wednesday, throughout the school. Pupils will be participating in a range of enjoyable activities that supports their wellbeing. 

 

Dydd Gwener

Learn Its.

Shwmae Day - Pupils have the choice to wear red, green or white clothes to school today, instead of their uniform to celebrate Shwmae day. We will be undertaking a variety of fun-filled activities to promote our Welsh language and culture. 

 

Pupil Voice

This week we held the elections for the current committees. As you can see from the pictures, there were a lot of candidates who applied for the positions. Each of the children did exceptionally well to get up in front of the class and give a speech. I am proud of them all for their efforts!

 

After a difficult vote, we eventually came to the final decision. Our chosen leaders are:

 

School Council - Erin & Max

 

Criw Cymraeg - George & Caitlin

 

Curriculum Committee - Thomas & Isabelle

 

Through The Keyhole

We have had lots of fun learning about the countries and their celebrations so far, and the children have amazed me with their enthusiasm. I am so impressed with how many children have chosen to continue researching independently at home, becoming ambitious, capable learners who are using their own initiative to extend their own learning!!

Bendigedig Blwyddyn 3!!

 

This week we are back on our travels to Africa. I am looking forward to learning all about the Kwanzaa celebrations together.

See you tomorrow for our next venture, 

 

Miss Morris

Morrisons 'Good to Grow' scheme.

 

 

 

We have been nominated to take part in the Morrisons 'Good to Grow' scheme. We can collect tokens which can be exchanged for gardening equipment for our school.

 

For every £10 you spend (in store or online), you will get a 'grow' token which can be donated to a school of your choice.  You need to download the MyMorrisons app to start collecting and to nominate the school you would like to donate your 'grow' tokens to.

 

This is a great opportunity to get some new gardening equipment for our school allotment, so please tell any family or friends who shop in Morrisons all about it! Diolch.

 

 

 

W.B. 4th October 2021

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Class Elections

Homework to be in today

 

Dydd Mawrth

School photos

SCHOOL UNIFORM to be worn to school today. Please bring P.E kits in a bag to change into.

 

Dydd Mercher

J2homework set today.

 

Class Elections

The children were told last week that there were class elections taking place on Monday. We discussed the different roles available, and the voting process that will be happening. Over the weekend, the children were asked to have a think about the different committees, and whether they would like to be a representative. The children who would like to represent any of the committees will be given the opportunity to share with their peers why they would be the best person and should be voted for. Children can apply for more than 1 council, but can only be chosen for 1 role overall. 

There will be 2 children voted by their peers for each committee.

 

The roles on offer for them to join are:

  • School Council - This involves making decisions on behalf of the school.
  • Curriculum Cymraeg - This involves promoting Welsh in school.
  • Curriculum Committee - This involves leading the new curriculum.

 

Please could you discuss with your child whether they would be interested in any of the above and prepare them to have some reasons why they would make a good representative to share with their peers on Monday. Best of luck to anyone that is applying!

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you tomorrow to continue on our USA journey.

Miss Morris :)

Week Beginning 27th September 2021

 

We have had a great fortnight learning all about The Moon Festival, but this week we are diving back though the keyhole to find out about a new celebration. We will be travelling from China to the USA, to learn all about Independence Day. 

 

Whats happening this week?

Dydd Llun

Spell Check

Reading day for George's Marvellous Medicine group

 

Dydd Mawrth

P.E kits to be worn today for Fit for fun session

Reading day for Harry Potter group

 

Dydd Mercher

Reading day for Matilda group

 

Dydd Iau

Reading day for Charlotte's Web group

 

Dydd Gwener

Reading day for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory group

 

I hope you have all had a fun-filled weekend, and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow for the next journey of our travels. 

 

Miss Morris :)

 

Week Beginning 20.09.2021

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit for fun - Please wear P.E kits to school.

 

Dydd Mercher

Maths homework will be uploaded onto Hwb today.

 

Reading

Your child has completed a reading assessment that has assessed their reading skills and understanding. These results have given a level for where your child's reading is currently at, which has been matched on their Oxford Reading Buddy accounts. Please do not worry if your child is revisiting a level, this does not mean they have gone backwards. It means they need to complete other reading skills for this level, such as vocabulary and comprehension. As well as reading to you, it is also important for your child to listen to you read to them. This allows you to model reading with expression, pausing for punctuation and opportunities for them to hear pronunciation of new vocabulary.

Unfortunately, we are unable to send home reading books at the moment. Therefore, reading at home will be online. All children were given a new copy of their Oxford Reading Buddy log in details last week. Please let me know if you have not received these, or having any trouble logging on.

 

Through the Keyhole

 

This week the children came into class to a surprise delivery! Ash Dykes, a famous Welsh explorer, left us a keyhole with a letter inside asking us to complete a class challenge. We will be completing his challenge this term, within our topic.

This week we will be focusing on writing a letter, to reply to Ash and accept his challenge. This was one of the children's suggestions from our discussion of ideas. 

 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow, for an exciting fun-filled week!

Miss Morris

 

Week 2 - W.B 13/09/21

It was a great pleasure to welcome all the children into Year 3 last week. We had a great week getting to know each other, create class rules and carry out a Science investigation too! The children were a delight and seemed to have lots of fun on their first week in KS2.

This week we will be carrying out spelling tests, reading, language, Maths and begin our new topic Through the Keyhole. 

 

Reading will be online, on Oxford Reading Buddy. We will also be reading a variety of books in class, daily.

 

Dydd Llun

Your child will come home with their new spelling word list.  We carried out an assessment last week to see what list was needed for each child.  As it is a new term, we will be starting from List 1 of each set again.  So even if your child brings home the same set as before the summer, they need to start with List 1.  Revising words they have done previously will not harm them and in fact, will help them spell them without support in their independent writing.

 

Please support your child in learning these spellings throughout the week.  We suggest they spend at least 5 minutes a day practising each word, spelling them verbally, writing them down and also putting them into sentences so that they have a thorough understanding of the word.

Our spelling tests will take place every Friday, with the children practising them daily during registration Monday to Thursday.

 

Take a look at this tip sheet with some strategies for learning spellings.

Spelling Strategies Tip Sheet

 

Dydd Mawrth

Please wear your PE kit to school today as it is our Fit for Fun session in the morning. 

 

Dydd Mercher

Language homework will be uploaded to J2Homework today (it will be due back in on Monday 20th September).

 

Dydd Gwener

Spell check.  Your child will be told to move up to the next list if they get 9 or 10 words out of 10 correct.  If your child gets less than 9 words correct, they need to remain on the same list until they do.

 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend, and got plenty of rest ready to work hard this week. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow, 

 

Miss Morris

Welcome to Waun Fach

Academic Year 2021-2022

THANK YOU!!

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed teaching at Penygawsi this term and I’m sad to be leaving. Your children have been wonderful and will shine in year 4 I’m sure. Thanks for all my lovely gifts and cards, I really appreciate it! 
Have a wonderful summer.
 
From Miss Jones 

Final Portraits

WB 12.7.21 

 

Happy Sunday! 

 

I can’t believe we’re heading into the last week of school before the summer holidays. It’s been an odd school year and it’s finally coming to an end. I wanted to pop on here to thank each and every child and parent in Waun Fach for the past couple of weeks. Even though I’ve not spent too long with the class, I have throughly enjoyed getting to know the children and learning all about their funny ways. I’ve created great relationships with all 26 children and I will truly miss them. Your children are such a credit to you and they have definitely made both myself and Miss Mallia proud during the summer term. Unfortunately I won’t be returning to Penygawsi in September as I have a new job elsewhere, but I wish them all the best as they move into year 4 - I know they’ll thrive and shine! 

 

Few messages for this week: 

Monday: 

  • PE as normal 

 

Wednesday: 

  • The children have chosen a ‘picnic party’ to end the school year. Due to COVID restrictions, we felt the safest way to do this was. The children can bring a party-style packed lunch and we’ll eat it outside on party plates with some fun and games. Even though it will be ‘party-style’ with plenty of treats, please make sure it’s also substantial (sandwiches, pizza, sausage rolls etc) as it is the children’s lunch. Children can also wear normal clothes on this day! 
  • A letter should have been sent out regarding this on Friday.

 

I’m going to take lots of pictures of our last week, that I’ll post on our class page. 

 

I’ll also be posting pictures of the children’s final portraits this week. 

 

See you tomorrow,

 

Miss Jones

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WB 5th July 2021 

 

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend! 

 

Tomorrow the children will find out their class teacher for next year and a text will be sent to parents at the end of the school day. On Friday the children will have the opportunity to meet their new teacher! 
 

 

It’s come to my attention that the homework I set on J2homework won’t open for some reason (my apologies). Instead the children can practice all their times tables in preparation for year 4 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). I want them to become as familiar as possible with them. 
 

See you tomorrow! 
 

Miss Jones

WB 28.6.21 

 

We’re nearly there, only 3 weeks left of term! 
 

Another fun week in Waun Fach filled with capacity and volume in maths, persuasive poster creation in literacy and plenty of topic. 
 

Thursday afternoon we’ll be having a KS2 quiz with a little treat for the children. I’m looking forward to it! 
 

Have a lovely week,

Miss Jones 

WB 21.6.21

Good evening,

 

I hope you've all had a lovely and well-rested weekend.

This week we'll be continuing with our topic 'Together Stronger', alongside literacy and maths. Can all children please remember to bring in a photograph of the person they have chosen to create a portrait of for their final piece by Tuesday morning so we can make a start. If you are having trouble printing, please let me know and I can arrange for it to be printed in school. 

 

School uniform to be worn as normal this week, except for PE on Monday.

 

The weather is looking unsettled this week so please bring in a rain coat in case.

 

On Friday we invite the children to wear something red for Velindre and The Welsh Blood Service (see poster below). Mr Thomas will be taking donations in breakfast club and on the school gate in the morning. 

 

See you tomorrow!

Miss Jones

 

 

 

                                                       

Noswaith dda,

I have uploaded homework onto J2Homework. Homework remains the same as before half term, it will be set on a Wednesday. However I understand that the children are busy with extra-curricular activities and the weather is nice, therefore I have decided to change the homework deadline from a Monday to the following Wednesday. This way the children have a full week to complete it.

Diolch, Miss Jones.

Good Evening, 

 

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather. I can’t believe we are in the final term of what has been another odd year in school. As Mrs James has left, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your child’s class teacher for the summer term. I’m looking forward to getting to know them all and I’m sure we’ll have an enjoyable last few weeks in year 3.

 

The children will continue to have PE with ‘Fit for Fun’ every Monday, so please wear PE kit to school on this day. As the weather is getting warmer, please try and ensure your child brings a water bottle and a hat to school each day, along with sun cream application in the mornings before school.

 

This term we’ll be continuing with our Expressive Arts topic ‘Together Stronger’ as we work towards our final portraiture piece. The children have chosen to draw/ paint a key worker or somebody who has helped them through the pandemic. Can all children please bring in a photograph of this person this week so we can make a start.

 

Remember Sports Day is Wednesday morning! I’ll be taking plenty of pictures so you don’t miss out.

 

Homework will continue to be set on a Wednesday and due on the following Monday. There is currently homework set on J2E, however I have extended the deadline to Wednesday this week, due to the delay in everything getting set up.

 

If you have any questions / concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or talk to me at the start / end of the school day (my gate duty is Tuesday).

 

Diolch,

Miss Jones

Thank You

A huge thank you for all the wonderful cards and gifts that I have received. I really appreciate all your kind words and well wishes. Your children have been a pleasure to teach and I will miss them dearly.

Good bye from me after 18 years teaching in Penygawsi. Have a lovely half term break.

 

Mrs James.

 

Week 7 Wb 24/5/21

This week we have another short week with an inset day on Friday again. 

 

PE is on Monday and PC Davies is coming in on Monday morning to talk to us about internet safety.

 

This is the last time that I will write on the website because this is my last week in school. It has been a pleasure to have taught your children this year and the resilience they have shown during this very difficult year has been a credit to you all. Thank you for all of your support, I really appreciate it.

 

The children will meet their new Teacher this week. Miss Jones will be in class all week working with us and will have a thorough handover this week. This will be a great opportunity for her to get to know everyone whilst I am still in school.

 

I wish you all the very best, have a lovely half term holiday. It is a well deserved break for everyone.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs James.

 

Working on time- Photos from last week.

Week 6 Wb 17/5/21

This week is a short one because we have an inset day on Friday.

 

Home learning is on j2homework.

 

This week we will be working on mosaic patterns, time in maths and writing our scene descriptions.

Thank you for all the lovely phone conversations with parents' evening last week. It was so lovely to chat to you all about your child's progress. If you did not answer your phone last week and missed your child's parent evening chat I will catch up with you this week.

 

Thanks,

 

Mrs James.

Do you follow us on Twitter? We are @Penygawsipri and you can see all of our wonderful tweets from the home page on our website. Please follow us and comment and like our photographs and tweets.

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Last week we used pastels and learned how to develop blending, shading and line work. It was so different to working in pencil. The children have chosen which mediums they wish to explore over the next few weeks in preparation of their final piece that they will create next term. Pastel work was messy, fun and very popular.

 

Some wonderful work again and the children are loving the creative time they are having in class. Their finished work is fabulous!

Mrs James.

 

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Over the past few weeks we have been working on developing our drawing skills and this set of work shows our original portraits that have been quartered and then one quarter has been reworked with our new skills. I think the improvement is brilliant and you can really see development of skills in the top left corner of each original drawing.

A drawing of Omar where the top left quarter has been reworked.The top left quarter of the original drawing has been reworked to include more line and shading detail.

The top left quarter has been reworked to add more line and tone detail. The difference in the eye is really good.

 

In order to develop these skills independently we have had an independent creative mission in class. This is some of the work that has been produced.

 

Well done to everyone,

Mrs James.

 

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A football opportunity for girls.

The FAW Trust are restarting the ‘Huddle’ girls football sessions at Bryncelynnog Comprehensive 3G. The sessions are for girls ages 5 to 12 and will be running every Thursday, 5-6pm starting from the 13th of May. Places must be pre-booked but sessions are still free of charge.

 

Mrs James.

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Week 4 WB 3rd of May 2021.

I hope you have enjoyed the extra day off with the bank holiday this weekend.

 

Thank you if you have booked a parent evening appointment. If you have yet to do so could you see the link below on the previous post.

 

This week we are continuing our work on fractions, descriptive writing, looking at muscles and joints and personal and social education working on relationships. This weeks home learning is adding research to our Human Body Google slides presentation on the human skeleton and practising putting fractions on a number line.

Thank you,

 

Mrs James.

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Spring Term Parents' Evening.

Please click on the link above to book your appointment for Waun Fach Year 3 Spring Term Parents' Evening with Mrs James.

 

Tickets go live at 9am on Eventbrite on Friday Morning and will not be available before this time.

YOU MUST ADD YOUR CHILD'S NAME WHEN BOOKING THE TICKET PLEASE.

 

Thank you,

Mrs James.

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Penygawsi Eco and Outdoor Learning Maths- Fraction Wall.

Week 2

Today we continued with our Penygawsi Eco themed and Outdoor Learning week and made a fraction wall in maths. We used sticks as a natural resource. We worked in groups of 3 and found this a bit challenging as some of the children couldn't decide who was doing what role and that they all had to join in with the maths and not just collect the sticks! On reflection we decided to try the activity again tomorrow and have a timer for a shorter amount of time. The children said that they would allocate roles and devise a plan before they start. Fingers crossed we will see an improvement. Failure is an option if it means that we learn from the opportunity and it helps us to further develop our skills. On the plus side we really enjoyed the sunshine and are loving learning outside.

Please will all parents complete the survey on blended learning. Click on the link below.

 

Thanks,

 

Mrs James.

Week 2. Creating a Character for Descriptive Writing.

It is outdoor leaning week this week and we started off with some language work outside. We also took on an Eco stance and decided to use materials from the natural environment instead of using man made materials to create our character for descriptive writing. We worked in pairs and created together. The pairs had to discuss a character profile and think about lots of information about its life. This was to give it an identity. We had fun and there were lots of interesting things discussed. We will use this to help us write some description.

Week 2 WB 19/4/21

Everyone has settled back really well from our first week although we were all very tired on Friday. 

 

This week is outdoor learning week and the children need suitable footwear and a coat for working outdoors. The weather does look as though it is going to be fine so fingers crossed the sun will shine on us.

 

 

This week we are going to continue our work on the human body and will be looking more into senses/organs and their functions. We will be continuing to learn new skills on google slides and working on our presentations. The art skills we are learning this week will cover line, tone and shape. In Language we are working on descriptive writing and maths work is fractions and problem solving. 

 

A reminder that PE kit is to be worn on Monday please.

 

Spelling information- When the children returned to school after the lockdown they were reassessed on spelling using the Big Spell assessment. Judging on their scores, I placed them on the relevant list that the assessment criteria suggested, regardless of the list that they moved on to during their time working at home. The children were tested on a variety of words from a variety of lists. It is their ability to be able to recall the spellings to use in their writing that is is important. It is not just about learning for the test and moving through the lists but how they recall and spell a variety of words in their work. Every child was given a copy of their new list to take home. If you need another copy then please email me. 

 

Home learning for this week is on fractions. Take a look at j2e5 on Wednesday.

 

Thank you for your support,

 

Mrs James.

 

 

 

Week 1 Starting off with portraiture.

We thoroughly enjoyed starting off with portraiture this week. We wanted to see what we could do independently. We produced pencil portraits of our fellow classmates and then discussed what we needed to do to improve. Next week we will learn about line, tone, shape and texture and practise using these skills on our work. I think you'll agree that the children did a great job indeed!

Week 1 Where do these organs go?

Today Waun Fach have been learning all about the human organs and where they think they are placed in the human body. We realised that we have a great deal to learn. This was a fun activity and we can't wait to learn more.

Week 1 WB 12/4/21

Together Stronger

This term our Summer Term theme is Together Stronger. We have devised our plan and are going to look at who the important people in our lives are that have supported us throughout the Covid pandemic. We have been inspired by the artwork of others during this time and plan to make art to represent these people. We will look at portraiture and will learn the skills to produce a portrait of someone in our family or local community. We will be learning a variety of art skills. The artwork will be displayed in a virtual gallery at the end of term.

 

Reminder that PE kit needs to be worn on a Monday. Home learning is to begin to make a presentation on the organs of the human body on google slides. Take a look on j2e5 on Wednesday.

 

Blended Learning in Waun Fach.

 

Blended learning: an approach to learning that combines face-to-face, distance, digital and online learning experiences.

The face-to-face learning that takes place should complement the other aspects by using the strengths of each mode of delivery- Face-to-face learning and distance learning should complement each other and be driven by a single curriculum. It should be underpinned by good quality teaching- Blended Learning Guidance CSC June 2020.

This term we are going to be using a blended learning approach. The feedback, engagement and work produced during the online learning was incredible and I was so pleased with how everyone dealt with it. 

 

We want to take on some of those strategies and good practice and put them into our day to day learning at home and school. As a parent you can help me with this- I would like you to encourage and support your child with their home learning as you usually do but not to correct the work for them but to encourage them to edit their work by themselves.

 

The home learning will not always need to be finished as we will work on these skills and the work started at home, in class.

 

Think of it as one continuous cycle of work. In the afternoons we will be organising our time into bubbles, missions and independent work. Children work in a bubble (not a covid one) but a bubble with their teacher where I focus on and teach new skills. This could be working on and finishing the task set for home learning for example. In missions the children will work independently on differentiated tasks to practise the skills the have learned and the independent task is working independently.

 

I am going to send home a survey to see how you feel about blended learning. Please make every effort to complete it and tell me your thoughts. 

 

Thanks for your support,

 

Mrs James.

Happy Easter!

Enjoy the Easter holidays. You all deserve a nice rest and break. I hope the Easter bunny visits.

 

Mrs James.

WB 22nd of March 2021- Week 12 

The last week of Term and our Topic.

 

 

It is hard to believe that it is the last week of term. It has been great to get together before we finish for the Easter holidays. We have a very busy week ahead of us so make sure you are ready to work hard. We need to finish our work for our topic and plan the next one too!

 

Monday- PE Kits need to be worn today for Fit4Fun please. PE will now be every Monday.

 

This week...

Language: Continue work on Limericks. Writing up information for the website.

Maths: Fractions work- recognising a third, finding a third, unit fractions, non unit fractions.

Well-Being: Reintroduce the worry box in class and Mrs Hawkes worry box. Talking about negative emotions.

ICT: Creating our website on google sites- adding a logo, images and text (considering text style, colour, font and webpage look).

Science: Potting on seedlings ready for sale.

 

 

Easter Sponsored Read

 

As part of our school vision to encourage the children to immerse themselves in reading for enjoyment, we have decided to do a Sponsored Read during the Easter break.  The money raised will help to fund the expansion of our school library,.  

At the end of the week, we will be sharing the Sponsor form and explanation of how to engage your child in the Readathon!! 

 

The documents will be shared via the J2e platform for your child's class on Hwb that we used during the Online Learning.  Paper copies are available if you need them, please let me know.   

 

You can choose how you would like to sponsor your child, either an amount per minute/hour/chapter/book or you could have fun trying to get a line or a house using the Bingo Reading Card that is also in the folder. 

 

The child who raises the most sponsorship money will receive a prize of a new book!!! 

 

 

See you on Monday,

Mrs James.

 

 

Wb 15th of March 2021 Week 11.

I'm soooooo excited to have you all back in school this week, in our classroom all working together. I can't wait!!

 

Thank you to everyone for working so hard over the past 10 weeks of lockdown. I am so proud of you all, and your families for supporting you. Thank you so much for you wonderful feedback and support. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your emails. Miss Webb will be joining us over the next two week, she is a student teacher and we must make her feel welcome in our class.

 

This week will be challenging and exciting as we get used to a different routine. We also must make sure that we look after each other as things will be different to what we are used to. 

 

In case you haven't seen the news letters, this is how we are going to work the week. 

 

Pupils with surname A - L on Monday (Arrive between 8.50am and 9.00am. Pick up between 3.10pm and 3.20pm)

Pupils with surname M - Z on Tuesday (Arrive between 9.00am and 9.10am. Pick up between 3.20pm and 3.30pm)

If you have a sibling in FP please enter/leave the school through the FP yard.  All other KS2 pupils to enter/leave via the KS2 side gate (via path)

All pupils will return to school using the same timings as above from Wednesday.

 

Monday.

A-L surname children.

Well-being work - completing the Perma (Mi Space) questionnaires.

Maths - Fractions, recognising half. 

Language- Big Spell assessments, guided reading and letter writing assessment.

Raffle tickets for Easter to be given out and returned by Thursday please.

 

Tuesday.

M-Z surname children.

Well-being work - completing the Perma (Mi Space) questionnaires.

Maths - Fractions, recognising half. 

Language- Big Spell assessments, guided reading and letter writing assessment.

Raffle tickets for Easter to be given out and returned by Thursday please.

 

Wednesday.

All children in (adhere to the timings above relating to surname).

PE Kits need to be worn to school- Navy tracksuit and white T shirt with trainers- Fit4Fun.

Please can all the children bring in their seedlings that they have been growing at home.

Well-being work- Flipgrid, How I feel about returning to school.

Maths- Finding Half.

Language- Guided reading, Haiku and Kenning assessments.

ICT- Digital Creativity, Introduction to google education and creating a google site.

Home Learning - find a joke for Red Nose Day on Friday. Write it down and bring it to school.

 

Thursday.

Maths- Recognising a quarter.

Language- Limericks, guided reading.

ICT - Digital Creativity- begin to create a website, taking images.

Well-being- Circle time, How are we all doing?

 

Friday.

Wear lots of sock or mismatched socks to school for World Down Syndrome Day.

Tell a joke for Red Nose Day.

Maths-Find a quarter.

Language- Limericks, guided reading.

ICT- Uploading images to a website.

Well-being- Tell a joke for Red Nose Day Teams Meet with other KS2 classes.

 

There are two websites below for you to look at regarding World Down Syndrome Day and Red Nose day.

 

See you all tomorrow :0)

Mrs James.

 

 

 

Monday 8th of March 2021 Week 10.

Shwmae pawb,

 

Language. Learning how to write a limerick.

Maths length and perimeter.

Topic Updating your seed diary, science investigation and looking at developing our digital media skills.

 

Monday- Well being meetings online at 9am and 10am.

Maths catch up lesson at 2pm - Recap Measurement in mm.

 

Tuesday -Hub Children wear PE kit to school, Live lesson at 2pm.

 

Thursday/Friday- Mrs James in school with Hub children.

Thanks,

Mrs James.

 

 

Friday Maths Live lesson at 9.30am.

 

 

 

World Book Day March 4th 2021.

The theme for World Book Day 2021 is 'Share a Story.' We are going to share a story at home with your family. I would like you to find your favourite book ever, the one that you love to read over and over. I would like you to Flipgrid your book. Record yourself reading it or some of it and tell people all about the book and why you love it. Encourage others to read your book. 

You can also build a reading den at home and with your parent's permission Facetime/whatsapp video call a family and read to them too. You could share a story with a sibling too.

I look forward to viewing your flipgrid videos and I can't wait to find out which books are your favourite. Find the information for World Book day in our shared file on Hwb. Please tweet your world book day adventures and tag us in it @penygawsipri

 

Enjoy it!

Mrs James.

  

Week 9 Week beginning the 1st of March 2021.

 

 

This week we are celebrating St David's Day on Monday and during our live well-being meetings. Group 1 at 9am and Group 2 at 10am.

The group lists are posted in j2message.

 

I will be offering a Maths recap group session at 2pm Monday for those of you that need it. We can discuss this on Monday.

 

Tuesday am- children who attend the hub need to wear PE kit as they will be with Mitch in the morning. The rest of you also have a PE challenge to start too. More details in our shared file from Mr Thomas who is promoting the scheme.

 

We have a live language session at 2pm in the afternoon. Mics and cameras off for this one. You will need paper and pencil and we are looking at Kenning Poems.

 

In maths this week we will be looking at length, equivalent lengths and if we have time a recap on perimeter.

 

We will be finishing our Science topic for this term this week. Please can you all make sure that you order seeds and plant them in pots/trays and take good care of them. We will be offering them for sale soon!

 

We will also be looking at creating a digital platform so that people can order the seedlings that they wish to buy. This work will start this week. 

 

Friday we will meet at 2pm on a live session where I will announce our Eisteddfod winners for the class. I can't wait to see what you have all done. If you still need time to finish then please make sure that the work is shared with me by Friday as I am judging everything this week, if you haven't shared it then I will look in your folders for it- don't worry.

 

We have a Student Teacher- Miss Webb who will be joining us during our live sessions and in class if we return soon. I have told her how wonderful you all are. 

 

Once again, please do what you can with the online learning. Do NOT get stressed if you only manage to do a little bit of work because your parents are busy. I don't want you worrying about it. Try and get some of the language and maths done.

 

See you all soon,

Mrs James.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Term 2021

As you all are aware our topic this term is 'Love Where You Live' and we have decided as a class to help our local community by learning all about plants and planting seeds to sell to those who live around us and to help people grow food in their gardens. This is a STEM project which concentrates on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We have been learning about seed germination and plant growth, we will be devising a suitable online platform to show what we have grown and for people to order our plants, we need to think about sustainable containers to put our seedlings in and we have been working on our money skills and using data so that we can account for what we have and what we sell.

I know that you have all been thoroughly enjoying this topic so far and I cannot wait to see your successful planting over the next few weeks. It has not been easy doing all of this remotely but you have all worked so hard and it has been wonderful to see.

Diolch,

Mrs James.

Welcome to year 3 new class page.

Welcome to our brand new class page for Waun Fach, Year 3. You will find all our up to date information here instead of on our blog page. We are excited to start using our school website for future communication and we hope you will visit it regularly to keep up to date. 

Thanks,

Mrs James.

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