OUR SCHOOL Welcome back from your Christmas break. We hope Santa came to all the children and everyone had fun! Here’s what’s happening this term in the Foundation Phase. ‘Our School’ is the topic for this term and we are looking at past and present times, comparing what we have now to what was here many years ago. If you have any pictures or information you would like to share, then please feel free to bring them in. We will start by writing leaflets on Gwernymynydd after collecting the information we need. We will use Ipads to search for our school on Google Earth and find other areas local to us. The children are also learning how to estimate and measure and will be exploring our school building and grounds for opportunities to use their measuring skills. This information will be collected and put into graphs. The children will also explore the park area we have near the school and may have chance to design their own park. Next half term the children will work with our Hafod federation school to compare their school life with ours and have chance meet some of the children they will communicate with. We look forward to seeing what they find out! We also have new digital equipment which we will be testing out this term. They are called ‘Sphero’s’ and are controlled by the Ipad. Watch out on Twitter and the website for any pictures and updates. How can you help? Read books with your children and comment in their Reading Record books. Encourage the children to talk about what they have learnt in school and find out what they enjoyed.
CHILDREN'S READING RECORD Tuesday Children will read to a member of staff and a comment will be written in their Reading Records. The Book and Reading Record will be sent home the same day. Please read and share this book with your child and write a comment in the Reading Record. Please ensure they are brought back by Friday. Friday The children will read a new book at school and bring it home. This book will stay at home over the weekend and is to be returned on Tuesday.
Nursery Painted the school building in their own way! Aren't they good?
Reception, Year 1 and 2 looked at a Welsh Artist to re-create a local landmark. Da iawn pawb!