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Rowan Class - Mrs L Smith - Year 5

Returning to School - June 29th
I just wanted to say how delighted I was to see your lovely faces this week - you are amazing young people and you should be very proud of yourselves as I know I am ! I came home after seeing you with a huge smile upon my face- and that was because of you ! Thank you for your enthusiasm - even Ivan managed a smile by the end, despite being tired ! It is really hard returning to school in small groups as you need to concentrate - but you were all brilliant so keep this up !

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MESSAGE TO PARENTS AND LEARNERS - MAY 7TH 2020
Dear Rowan class,
Good morning ! I apologise for the lack of blogs recently but I have been into the school hub working. It has shown me how difficult even older children find it to stay 2 metres away from each other so please remember to stay in, stay safe and when we do return to school, please remember to stay 2 metres apart !

Fantastic learning so far this week from Klaudia, Sukaina, Ethan and Erika and well done to the pupils who have completed MyMaths learning. the work on angles and triangles this week sets you up for your year 6 learning next year so please please, try to complete some of your learning this week. You do not have to complete all of it but, as a rule, you should try to complete MyMaths, Giglets and 2 Google Classroom tasks every day if you want to continue to make progress.

Most of all, I want you to be safe, happy and kind. A quote for the day :

You get what you work for, not what you wish for.

I will not be blogging tomorrow but please enjoy VE Day and be sure to celebrate it in a safe way.
Mrs Smith

MESSAGE TO LEARNERS AND PARENTS - MAY 4TH 2020
Good morning !
This week our topic is 'All Creatures Great and Small'. The letter explaining where all your tasks are is on the school website, there is an amazing task to design a roller coaster for an ant this week and some super art tasks to be completed so just pop into classroom and have a look. Please mail me if you have any difficulties, whatsoever, I am in regular contact with some parents and this just make our situation easier - I am here and will respond !
What am I grateful for today?
1. fresh air
2. being able to go for a short walk
3. my family

So, this week, a challenge- try to complete a 500 piece jigsaw- fabulous for memory and concentration skills ! A new challenge though - can you make a slideshow using Google Slides of all you have been doing this week and share it with me? You may have been learning a new skill that is completely unrelated to our topic - I'd love to hear about it ! Have you learnt to bake a cake? sew? iron? use the washing machine? make your bed?

My stars of the week last week ( their work has been added to the Fanrtastic Work Slideshow ) are Erika and Ethan. However, huge congratulations to Summer, Jayden, Rayan, Ethan and Emily for logging onto Nessy and using it.

Have a great day !
Mrs Smith

MESSAGE TO LEARNERS AND PARENTS - MAY 1ST 2020
Good morning,
Today I am grateful for
1. my family
2. A safe place to live
3. Coronation Street
What are you grateful for?
Thank you to the parents who are mailing me to ask about problems with any work and thank you to all the parents ( I know there are many of you) who are struggling to encourage your children to work hard. there are 4 places where work has been set for your children - Giglets, MyMaths, Google Classroom and Purple Mash. Please continue to try to encourage your children to do 1 task from each of these 4 places each day- 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon - so that they are maintaining a sense of routine in their lives.

There are, of course, many other things your child could learn to do - for example, sew a button onto a shirt, iron or change a light bulb- and these are also useful life skills to learn. One of the hardest skills to learn is the skill of concentrating and focussing on a task and completing jigsaws are brilliant for developing this skill. So, here is a challenge for you, can you complete a 500 piece jigsaw next week? You cannot complete this in 1 day as concentrating is a skill that should be practised in short bursts of 30 mins or so, please complete a small part of the jigsaw every day so that it is complete by the end of next week and then send me a picture ! It must be 500 pieces or more- good luck !
Finally, today , I leave you with a quote:
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
saty safe,
Mrs Smith

MESSAGE TO LEARNERS AND PARENTS - APRIL 30TH 2020

Morning Rowan Class !

Congratulations to Colonel Tom Moore - 100 today ! What an inspiration to his country, how many of us can say we have fought in a World War and are still fighting fo their country today at the age of 100? I am in awe !

I thought I would ask you to post something today in honour of Colonel Tom Moore - it could be a 'Happy Birthday' message using slides or a voice recorning, a poster or make him a card !

I would also like to ask every one of you to poston here or g mail me 3 things you are thankful or grateful for EVERY day, so here's mine...... I am grateful that
1. I can eat chocolate
2. I can walk around my garden
3. My family are safe and with me

I look forward to seeing what you are grateful for this evening !
Stay safe,
Mrs S

20-04-20 Rowan Class Maesglas Home Learning


MESSAGE TO PARENTS AND LEARNERS APRIL 27TH
Good morning !
This week we will be learning about the Egyptians, it is so exciting ! There are marvellous activities in Google Classroom just waiting for you. Last week, I started recording pupils who are actually looking at Google Classroom for their tasks and those who complete tasks- huge well done to Jayden, Erika, Ethan and Summer ! I can see that Summer has been onto Nessy and that a few of you hsve used MyMaths. Minan and Hla, I replied to your Giglets messages but would love to see some work now ! I added work to the Fantastic Work Powerpoint last week too and Mr Smith was so impressed with the names he saw on it. Well Done !
Learning happens with hard work, it does not happen by itself and other people cannot learn for you so let's really work hard this week !

Stay safe,
Mrs Smith


MESSAGE TO LEARNERS AND PARENTS APRIL 24TH
Hello lovelies,

Thank you Erika, Jayden and Ethan for your learning yesterday and thank you to those of you who have visited MyMaths, Nessy (Summer and Rayan)  and Giglets. Summer you have been working so hard  and Ethan,Erika, Kara and Jayden - what can I say? you are absolute stars and deserve to do so well in your education !
 I am sending out small 'Well Done!' suprprises to those of you who are sending me such magnificent work. I have let Mr Smith know and I have shown him this Powerpoint attached too. I made a Powerpoint of your fabulous work with examples of work that has been sent to me and I will be adding slides to this every time I get work - will your name appear on a slide soon? Let's hope so !
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PRESENTATION:
So, another day, more sunshine, another opportunity to continue your learning, let's do it!


Mrs Smith

MESSAGE TO LEARNERS AND PARENTS - APRIL 23RD

Dear Rowan Class,

Well........ I have managed to help my neighbour give the parrots their medicine and I am busy marking your marvellous work. Please remember to share it using twitter and #Rowanmps as Mr Smith will see it then , he is always watching Twitter to spot your magnificent learning !

I am going to open a Powerpoint and post in on both Classroom and Docs showcasing some of your amazing work so look out for it !

Stay safe and continue to learn, your learning is so important and you can do it at home, just use the resources and follow the instructions on Classroom. If there are any problems please g mail me as I love hearing from you !

Mrs Smith

MESSAGE TO LEARNERS AND PARENTS - APRIL 21ST 2020
Morning Rowan Class !
What an eventful few days I have had ! My next door neighbour has a lovely Amazonian parrott called Rossi. A dog got into her house and bit Rossi on his foot so I have to help her give him his medicine ! She holds him in her arms and opens his beak and I have to squeeze the syringe to get the antibiotics down his throat !
A huge thanks to the pupils that sent work in yesterday - Ethan, your work is stunning. Erike, Ivan and Keisha- so is yours, it is marked and will be sent back to you today ! I am so [proud of you all.
Keep learning so that you will all be ready for Year 6.
Mrs Smith
Stay safe and remember - sharing is caring - so send me all your learning !



MESSAGE TO LEARNERS AND PARENTS - APRIL 20TH 2020
Another beautiful day for learning all about the rainforests of the World. please keep the work coming in, so far I have had over 50 pieces of work and they really do brighten my days !
I have had work from Ethan, Erika, Ivan, Sukaina, Minan, Kylah, Jayden and more, I  am really proud of you all !

Have fun,
Mrs Smith

Year 5 Rowan Class Easter Activities 2020


This week's learning  ( March 30th - April 3rd) can be found by clicking on the link here   https://classroom.google.com/w/MjM5Mzk4MjI3OTRa/t/all
Message to Parents and Learners April 3rd 2020
Hello everyone,
Well. it has been two weeks of online learning now, but can you honestly say you have done two weeks of learning?
I know this is hard, but let's remember that you should still be learning. Routine, music and exercise will help you through this. 
Huge Well done to yesterday's stars, I received your learning, have marked it and g mailed it back to you with next step comments:
Klaudia
Erika
Ethan
David Walliams is reading his books on his website at 10:30am and if you google virtual tours of zoos, you can visit a zoo online and find out about the animals.
Carry on learning, stay safe and stay in,
Mrs Smith
Message to Parents and Learners April 2nd 2020
Good morning all, a gorgeous day to learn!

 It has been lovely talking to so many of you on the phone this week ! Just hearing your voices has made me smile so much . HUGE Well done to Ethan - the film you sent me was outstanding ! Another HUGE well done to Erika for completoing her work and Taren, I received the first parts of your work yesterday ! I hope you are all opening your g mails to see my responses, I am marking them and giving you advice on how to improve ! Open my mails and open the document and you will see my comments in yellow ! If you call your classmates, please share the news that they must sign into Google and then they go to the school website, Rowan Class Page to access their learneing ! Jayden and Kylah, don't stop learning, keep the work coming to me ! Getting into a routine will help you to get through this . Sukaina, Tino, Zoe, Ava- please send me some work !

 Let's not forget that you cannot stop learning, this should not be a time where you stay in looking at screens all day ! Don't get bored, do your online learning instead !
Stay in and stafy safe,
Mrs Smith

Message to Parents and Learners April 1st 2020
Good morning everyone ! It is colder today, isn't it !Only  5 degrees, just imagine if it got colder still, who can tell me  a temperature colder than 5 degrees? What if the temperature dropped by 10 degrees, what would the temperature be then?
I am glad some of you have started to complete your home learning, I received your work yesterday and you will get it back and marked today !  Yesterday's superstars who completed their learning were:
Jayden
Kylah
Ethan
Erika
Well done to you all ! Ethan, I loved the pictures of your Science experiment, I thought you would enjoy that one and your writing, Erika, was great. Kylah- well done for trying the Group 3 Maths,
Ethan- almost all correct on the quiz, try the previous days quiz on the daily letter too !
Don't forget to use Giglets and MyMaths- I check these every day ! Also, remeber to check you mail too ! I will send you things from time to time !

Rowan Class - here is a challenge - for April 1st. Can you send me a film of anything you like , a film of you reading your book for a few minutes, a film of you talking about what you have been doing, or make a film using your toys! I would just love to see your faces and hear your voices ! 


You cannot imagine  how much I am missing your cheery faces, but we will all follow the rules and if we stay in and stay safe, we will see each other soon ! 
Stay in and stay safe,
Mrs Smith
Message to Parents and Learners Tuesday March 31st


Good morning, another glorious sunny day for us all to enjoy !

Please remember to stay in and stay safe today, no-one should be outside unless it ois essential.
Please remember that this is not a holiday, it is still school time and time for learning, we cannot let our brains get rusty !
Huge well done today to Kylah for completing some Maths yesterday and Jayden, who completes his learning every day.
Here are the clues to today's pupils, who am I talking about?:
1. This pupil tells the truth about having sweets when he shouldnt and is asked about them !
2. This pupil has the neatest handwriting in the class.
3. This pupil likes to work on his own.
4. This pupil sits on his chair like a monkey.
5. This pupil is great at welsh.

Go to the link at t the top to access this week's learning and don't forget David Walliams is on at 10:30 every day reading his books !

Stay in and stay safe !
Mrs S

Message to Learners and Parents Monday 30th March 2020
Good morning everyone,
I hope you are safe and well. Huge thanks and congratulations to Jayden again for completing work last week and a massive well done to the following people for continuing their learning at home b y using Nessy. I receive an e mail every Sunday so I can see how many minutes each one of you has spent on Nessy:
Jayden ( 220 mins )
Rayan ( 73 mins)
Emily ( 32 mins)
Ivan ( 53 mins)
This hard work will pay off !

This week's learning can be found by clicking on the link below this message. Please contact me if there is any problem getting onto it at all. I hope the French lessons are going well and  you are using Giglets and MyMaths. I have added tasks to MyMaths and will send out a list of Giglet books that you should be reading tomorrow.

 I thought we would try a quiz today, please e mail me the answers on lsmith@maesglasprimaryschool.org
Which children in our class are known for these qualities, I think of you all and am missing you so I have tried to think of one of your outstanding qualities- who are these people?
1. This pupil is ALWAYS smiling and loves a hug
2.The one who always says ' Hope you have a good evening Mrs Smith' every evening as they leave school
3 The Queen of random capital letters
4. This person is amazing at ignoring distractions
5. Helpful and will do anything to get out of work

Look out for another five tomorrow and stay safe !
Mrs S


Y5 Home Learning 30.03.20



 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - HOME LEARNING
At this difficult time, let's all stay safe and follow the guidance set out for us.
 I post daily messages onto Google Classroom and I have been setting at least three tasks every day. Parents- I have sent every child their passwords using g mail on Google so when they log onto Gogle with their Google Username and password, they can see the mail I have sent. 
I know, as a parent myself, that I would not want my child's learning to suffer at this time so if you wish to support your child and they cannot access their learning, please contact me and I will send you picture instructions on how to access it.  lsmith@maesglasprimaryschool.org

Mental health and wellbeing is very important to us all so I suggest a structured routine to your day, children. It would be a really bad idea to let the children look at screens all day so let's try to get into a routine:-

9am- Joe Wicks Youtube channel - workout for kids ( its free)
9:30- homework - Literacy
10:30- screen time
11:00- homework- Maths
12:00- Lunchtime
1:00- walk around your garden or sit in your garden and read a book
1:30- complete another homework task- set daily on Google Classroom
2:30- Sit out in your garden and read
3:00- screen time
4:00-Tea time?

Also why not try to get into a routine of sensible bedtimes- 8:30p.m. is a sensible time to go to bed, this does not mean lying in bed with a screen, it is lying in bed to go to sleep.

Just a few thoughts to help you guys. Look out for today's task on Classroom.

I am missing you all so much, children but hope you stay safe.




CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - MARCH 26th
What a lovely day to sit in the garden and do your learning ! I thought we might try to learn french so I am going to send links to Youtube to learn some basic French ! I have completed PE with Joe Wicks and hope you have too. Remeber to tidy your bedroom and offer to do a chore around the house today. Too much screen time is a really bad idea. I am now posting tasks, so enjoy and remember there is a copy for everyone so you can just type in your answers and you can share it with me . Well done to Jayden, his mum has been in contact and has made sure he completed some of his home learning even though there were teething problems. Katie stuck at it and I have received Jaydens home learning. So proud of you Jayden !
Here are today's tasks ( Thursday, March 26th):-
 LiteracyOpen a Google Doc and write 1 paragraph on this theme:-

Imagine you are a famous football or sports player walking onto the pitch for the first time in your first game. Write what you are thinking and describe what it is like.

Example:-
Wow, I can't believe this is happening. Me ! Playing for Leesd United ! My whole life has lead up to this moment, all taht training and all that hard work has paid off. My hands are sweating and I can feel droplets of swaet as they trickle down my back like a gentlyy flowing brook. The crowd appluase is deafening, it sounds like a herd of elephants racing across the plains of Africa. I can hear the players behind me shouting messages to try to stay calm and to play well. This is making me more nervous. My heart is pounding violently, almost as if it is about to burst through my chest and I smile weakly at everyone. What if I play badly? What if I let everyone down? At last, my feet hit the pitch and I find myself walking on the same ground as the great John Charles, can this really be true? 
 Maths Warm up Task
There is a copy for every single child in classroom so you can write on your copy and hand it in using the Cl;assroom app or share with me, as Jayden has done, Great work Jayden ! The group that usually go out with Mrs Pettican should try Group 3 work below.
Google Docs
 
 Maths Main lessonClick on the link top get the lesson explained, watch it carefully then try the worksheet below

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/


Click here to get the worksheet that goes with the lesson, download it and complete by writing the answers on a Google Doc and share with me.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-4/Y4-Spring-Block-4-WO1-Recognise-tenths-and-hundredths-2019.pdf 
French Learn French ! Click on this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkff4xjkWjE
Amusez bien ! 
 ArtWeaving
 Get twigs and create a weaving frame as shown in the guide below. Use string to wrap around the frame and then weave with flowers and grfasses you find on your daily walk or in your garden ! Look at the Guide below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9lUuNK2HyI

Then collect grasses and flowers and get weaving ! Take a picture and add to the document below with your name ! Click below and a bue hyperlink will show up beneath, click on that and you will see the document.....

Alternatively, you can click here to go to Google Classroom to find all of the tasks set daily:-

Parents, please remeber that Giglets and MyMaths tasks have also been set, click here to find out how to access them. Pupils have been mailed with their passwords via gmail. Please contact me if there is any problem.
For parents - how to check your child is accessing Giglets and MyMaths

Hwly fawr ac au revoir !


HOME LEARNING MARCH 27TH
Good morning angels,
What a beautiful day again, perfect for home learning in the garden ! I hope you are loving PE with Joe as much as we are here? It's a fantastic way to start the day ! Last night I attended a virtual choir session, what an experience ! I could see everyone in choir on the screen and we could hear each other too. I'd love to hear your adventures- why not keep a diary and share with me? It would almost feel like being in school, when you usually come straight to me to tell me your news ! I am missing you but hope you are staying indoors, safe and sound.
If you enjoyed the French video yesterday , there is more today !Look below.....

Look out for today's Home Learning on Docs or below,. Don't forget to go onto Giglets and MyMaths too.
Stay safe,
Mrs S
 Literacy  Enjoy this , record answers on paper and take a picture to gmail to me or complete on Docs and share with me
There is a copy for eveyone, just remember to click the Hand in button after completing it.
 Maths Warm up Copy for everyone, just write on it and share with me !
 Main Maths Lesson There is a copy of the worksheet for everyone, remember to click the Hand In button after completion and watch the teaching video carefully !
Teaching Video: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/      watch Lesson 3
Worksheet below
 Task 3 Find a stick that is half as long as another twig or stick, prove it !
 Science This was to be our last mini project, we will do this in school too, it is great fun. Try it ! Click on the links:
http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/how-to-make-a-volcano/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b_gltKtERY&disable_polymer=true
 French https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyHIcOX4FaE


Croeso i'r Dosbarth Rowan 
Welcome to Rowan Class (2019-20)
Meet the Team !
Mrs Smith, Mrs Probert and  Ms Pettican

                    

Tymor y Gwanwyn 2020

Spring Term 2020


TOPIC PROJECT LAUNCH- Monday 20th January 2020



This term we will be focusing on the following skills:
Adding and subtracting
Estimating and checking

Volume

Coordinates
Making 3D models

Drawing 2D shapes

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Number patterns
Negative numbers

Perimeter
Time
Multiplication
Pie charts
Angles
Symmetry

 

 

ICT

Pupils will be learning coding and modelling

 

This term we will be embarking on an exciting Science project on Space. We will be launching it with a visit from the fantastic company ‘Astro Cymru’ who will complete activities exploring astronaut training and they will leave us with a challenge of a rocket launch. Aspects covered will include: investigating Mars, discovering how craters are formed, planetary orbits and volcanoes. 

 

Cymraeg

Throughout this term pupils will be completing Eisteddfod activities ready for St. David’s Day. 


Home Learning

Home Learning will be given out every Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday. Please ensure the children maintain the high standards of presentation and layout that they produce in class. Home Learning can be found by clicking here.Home Learning is an important in developing good habits for life, thank you for your support in this.

Water Bottles

Please could pupils bring in a water bottle, filled with water every day, as this will improve their concentration and learning. 

Attendance is so important, we have discussed why it is important and all pupils understand the importance of developing good bedtime and school routines. In supporting us, please could you make every effort to ensure your child develops these good routines and comes to school every day. There are many awards for attendance this year, pupils are awarded 2 raffle tickets each at the end of a full week in school and these are entered into a termly raffle where a child wins a tablet. In addition to this, pupils could win a  £10 voucher every half term, pupils could also earn class parties with popcorn and a movie for good attendance.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting myself via the school office.

 Many thanks,

Mrs Smith, Mrs Probert and Miss Pettican





Croeso i'r Dosbarth Rowan 
Welcome to Rowan Class (2019-20)
Autumn Term/Tymor y Hydref 2019
Meet the Team !
Mrs Smith, Mrs Probert and  Ms Pettican
                    
                              Mrs Probert                                 Miss Pettican                            Mrs Smith

Our project title for the Autumn Term will be announced shortly. As part of our project launch day we will be engaging in fun activities related to our topic. This term in Science we will learn about the human body in our project titled ‘Body and Bugs!’ whilst in Art we will study and create artists such as Lowri and Kandinsky. RE will examine inspirational people who put faith into action, whilst in ICT we will look at coding and  Communication, learning how to set up pages when word processing. In Music, we will follow the Charanga music scheme. In Mathematics, we will learn to read and write 6 digit numbers, add, subtract and multiply. we will also learn to draw line graphs and interpret them as well as investigating the symmetry of 2d shapes. We will be using text to write diaries, reports and a persuasive letter and we will work on developing reading and comprehension skills. The main thread of our learning will focus on Diversity and World in Union, this will take us on an amazing journey throughout a range of areas of learning. 

If you are not yet doing so, we would recommend you follow us on Twitter (@RowanMPS). Throughout the week children’s learning is celebrated through Twitter using the #RowanMPS  hash tag. 


Please remember that school uniform must be worn at all times:

  • White Shirt and Tie 

  •  Green V-neck Sweatshirt or Cardigan

  • Navy Trousers / Skirt / Dress / Navy Tights

  • Green and White Gingham Dress / Navy Shorts (optional for Summer Term)

  • Black Shoes


We thank you for your support in ensuring the children look so smart! 


Our PE days are Mondays (Outdoor PE) and Wednesday( Indoor PE) . We would strongly recommend bringing PE kits on a Monday and taking them home on a Friday. Please be reminded that PE kit is made up of:

  • PE Kit Indoor: Black  shorts / White Round-Neck T-shirt

  • PE Kit Outdoor: Green Hooded Sweatshirt / Black Jogging Bottoms or shorts / Trainers


Home Learning will be given out every Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday. Please ensure the children maintain the high standards of presentation and layout that they produce in class. Home Learning can be found by clicking here.Home Learning is an important in developing good habits for life, thank you for your support in this.

Please could pupils bring in a water bottle, filled with water every day, as this will improve their concentration and learning. 

Attendance is so important, we have discussed why it is important and all pupils understand the importance of developing good bedtime and school routines. In supporting us, please could you make every effort to ensure your child develops these good routines and comes to school every day. There are many awards for attendance this year, pupils are awarded 2 raffle tickets each at the end of a full week in school and these are entered into a termly raffle where a child wins a tablet. In addition to this, pupils could win a  £10 voucher every half term, pupils could also earn class parties with popcorn and a movie for good attendance.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting myself via the school office.

 Many thanks,

Mrs Smith, Mrs Probert and Miss Pettican



























Our topic this term is 'Wonderful Wales' with a focus on Welsh National Parks. 
Summer 1 in Science-The Water Cycle
Thursday 2nd May: GREEN DAY
IMPORTANT DATE:  Wednesday 19th June    YEAR 5 JFS TRANSITION DAY AND CONCERT

Green Day
We had a fantastic day with lots of fun activities: making musical instruments out of recycled materials, planting flowers and vegetables, litter pick and making an eco quiz.


Fantastic write ups of our fun day!

SCIENCE-The Water Cycle!!! We drew and labelled diagrams in Welsh

SCIENCE-We write an explanation text about 'The Water Cycle'. These pupils chose to present their writing using 'google docs.'


Spring Term/Tymor y Gwanwyn


                                     
     

                  

Exciting activities in the Spring Term
Spring 1- Gilwern Dates- Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th February

Spring 2- Japanese taiko drumming

Spring Term Topic-Explorers and Expeditions

These are the pupils ideas about what they wanted to learn/do.

Every Monday afternoon, for 6 weeks, we are luckily to be learning 'safe cycling'.

Welsh

This term we are learning the past tense. Ble est ti? Where did you go? Es i..... I went... Beth wnest ti? What did you do? Chwaraeais i..... I played... Bwytais i.... I ate Yfais i..... I drank... Prynais...... I bought Beth welaist ti? What did you see? Beth gest ti? What did you have? Ces i... I had... Sut oedd y tywydd? How was the weather? Roedd yn..... It was.... bwrw glaw-raining oer-cold stormus-stormy



Autumn Term/Tymor yr Hydref

The children will have a year of exciting activities, including: Gilwern, swimming and John Frost High School transition activities. Letters will follow shortly to give you more information about the activities.
Swimming-  5th November-23rd November  (Every day for 3 weeks from 10:30-12:20)
Gilwern Dates- Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th February
    Teaching/Learning
    Maths and Literacy will be taught in the morning and topic work and Science will be taught in the afternoon. Much of the curriculum will be taught by a ‘themed’ approach. Our topic until Christmas is ‘Industrial Wales’.  Year 5/6 will have the opportunity visit Big Pit on Monday 22nd October. We are lucky enough to have Miss Pettican supporting the learning in the class 2 afternoons a week. In Science the children will be learning about healthy living and forces.
   READING, SPELLING AND HOMEWORK
   Your child will be listened to read twice a week in a guided reading group. The children can change their individual reading books whenever they need to. Maths homework and project work will also be given.
  PE
  PE is Thursday afternoon. The children will need black shorts and a white t-shirt. (Only 1 session per week as   we have 3 weeks of intensive swimming this term) Children will need a swimming costume and goggles (girls will need a cap)

World War 1 assembly and workshop


Tachwedd 5/5th November
We are reading a book in Welsh this week.
These are the language patterns we will be using.
Edrychwch ar y clawr      Look at the cover
Beth ydy’r teitl?          What is the title?
 … ydy’r teitl             The title is…
Pwy ydy’r awdur?             Who is the author?
… ydy’r awdur             The author is…
Pa fath o lyfr?                What kind of book?






Healthy Living Week



We made Victoria Sponge cakes.

      
 
     

Welcome to Class 7 (2017-18)

Summer Term (1)
TOPIC: Wales and Welsh National Parks

PE
Monday afternoon-Games
Friday afternoon-Dance (Haka)

SCIENCE: How do survive on an expedition?
Investigations and experiments: What materials would make a natural water filter? What food would be best to take on an expedition?, What material would be be best for a shelter?


Spring Term
Gilwern Dates- Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th February
PE: Gymnastics Friday afternoon
Topic: Fire and Ice-Iceland
Science: insulation, reversible and irreversible changes, electricity circuits

Class Assembly: 9:30 Thursday 15th March Come and see all our fantastic work e.g. gymnastics, Fire and Ice paintings, Gilwern pictures and lots more!

Class 7 Webpics Slideshow Gilwern 2018




We enjoyed making challenging reasoning sums for each other.



Autumn Term

The children will have a year of exciting activities, including: Gilwern, swimming and John Frost High School transition activities. Letters will follow shortly to give you more information about these activities.

Gilwern Dates- Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th February

Swimming-Every Wednesday until Christmas


Teaching/Learning

Maths and Literacy will be taught in the morning and topic work and Science will be taught in the afternoon. Much of the curriculum will be taught by a ‘themed’ approach. Our this term is ‘Fire and Ice’.

We are lucky enough to have Miss Vaughan supporting the learning in the class.

In Science the children will be learning about healthy living and forces.


READING, SPELLING AND HOMEWORK

Your child will be listened to read twice a week in a guided reading group. The children can change their individual reading books whenever they need to. Maths homework and project work will also be given.


PE

PE is Wednesday afternoon. Children will need a swimming costume and  googles (girls will need a cap) The children will also need black shorts and a white t-shirt.


SCHOOL AND CLASS REWARDS

This year, we will be continuing to use ‘Class dojos’ to promote positive behaviour.





Science-The Great Egg Drop Class 7











Wearing RED for SRTRC Day!


 







Class 7 Archive below!
See some of the fun we have had in previous years!
Spring Term 2017
Teaching/Learning
Maths and Literacy will continue to be taught in the morning and topic work and Science will be taught in the afternoon. Much of the curriculum will be taught by a ‘themed’ approach. Our topic until Easter is ‘Botswana’. We are lucky enough to have Miss Vaughan (LSA) to support the children everyday. In Science, the children are involved in a Duffryn cluster project, which involves learning about the world around us with practical activities.

PE

PE days will continue  to be on a Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon. The children will need black shorts and a white t-shirt. The children will be outside (games skills), so will need a track suit and trainers. Earrings cannot be worn for PE.

SCHOOL AND CLASS REWARDS

Thank you for your continued support dealing with any issues that have arisen in the last term.

 Gilwern
Dates- Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th February

It is a wonderful opportunity for the children to participate in. It is usually the highlight of their memories of school. It is also an excellent way to ensure coverage of ‘outdoor and adventurous activities’ in the National Curriculum.

          
                                             
       

We have been tested which material would be the best insulator of heat if you feel in cold water. They wanted to test chocolate spread. Probably because they wanted to eat it afterwards!

                  
                                        NCPCC Number Day
We made board games, IT games and multi skills games,  which have been good fun to play.
                  

                   

     
  





Autumn Term (2)

Antony Jinman is the 12th man to visit both the South and North Pole in the UK. He gave a presentation about his expeditions and let the children try on his polar gear.

     

                                We are not just having a great time. We are learning about friction.



What better way is there to learn about air resistance than making a parachute!



We enjoyed our project on Industrial Wales. The highlight for most of the children was the visit to Big Pit.


Welcome to Class 8 2016/17

Autumn 1

Big Pit 2016


 The children will have a year of exciting activities, including: Gilwern, swimming and safe cycling. 
Gilwern Dates- Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th February
Swimming Dates- (11:00-12:00) 31/10/15 to 18/11/15
Trip to Big Pit Tuesday 4th October

Teaching/Learning
Maths and Literacy will be taught in the morning and topic work and Science will be taught in the afternoon. Much of the curriculum will be taught by a ‘themed’ approach. Our topic until Christmas is ‘Industrial Wales’. Year 5 and 6, will be using the library as an Enhanced Provision Room, with challenge tasks and activities to consolidate the children’s learning from the previous week. We are also lucky enough to have Miss Pettican (LSA) to support the children everyday. In Science, the children will be learning about the human body. On Thursday, Mrs Roberts will be teaching the class all day. 

PE
PE days are Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon.



We run/walk a mile every Thursday morning!