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We were so lucky to have a special visitor come to talk to us all about Primates today! Thank you Tracie McKinney from The University of South Wales,

We were so lucky to have a special visitor come to talk to us all about Primates today! Thank you Tracie McKinney from The University of South Wales,  1
We were so lucky to have a special visitor come to talk to us all about Primates today! Thank you Tracie McKinney from The University of South Wales,  2

30 Day Wild!

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We are really enjoying this challenge and are learning lots of new skills along the way.

Thank you Miss Tia!

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Exploring our role play, we took the photographs ourselves.

Exploring our role play, we took the photographs ourselves. 1
Exploring our role play, we took the photographs ourselves. 2
Exploring our role play, we took the photographs ourselves. 3
Exploring our role play, we took the photographs ourselves. 4
Exploring our role play, we took the photographs ourselves. 5
Exploring our role play, we took the photographs ourselves. 6

Show and Tell

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Daily Mile!

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A busy week in class

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A busy week in class 15

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Learning about Australia and making our posters!

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Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill

Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 1 We had a fantastic time visiting the Mayor.
Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 2 We enjoyed learning all about the Chamber.
Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 3 We were treated to refreshments!
Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 4 We explored the different rooms.
Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 5 We learnt lots!
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Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 7
Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 8 Thank you from Cwmlai Blue Class
Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 9 We had our dinner in the school gardens.
Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 10 It was very nice!
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Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 12 Photos by the flowers.
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Our Visit To Meet The Mayor, Mr Steve Powderhill 14 Afternoon tea to complete a lovely day.

PE - Circuit Training

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PE - Circuit Training 2

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Mini Films

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Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had!

Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 1
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 2
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 3
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 4
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 5
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 6
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 7
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 8
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 9
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 10
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 11
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 12
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 13
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 14
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 15
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 16
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 17
Spring Disco, Easter craft, cooking & cards! What a busy time we have had! 18

Thinking Thursday in Year 2

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Capacity! The children enjoyed experiementing with the different bottles they brought into school for homework. They also loved making fruit punch today!

Capacity! The children enjoyed experiementing with the different bottles they brought into school for homework. They also loved making fruit punch today! 1
Capacity! The children enjoyed experiementing with the different bottles they brought into school for homework. They also loved making fruit punch today! 2
Capacity! The children enjoyed experiementing with the different bottles they brought into school for homework. They also loved making fruit punch today! 3
Capacity! The children enjoyed experiementing with the different bottles they brought into school for homework. They also loved making fruit punch today! 4

Maths

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Please help us support the Air Ambulance Charity. We are now collecting stamps. Thanks

Please help us support the Air Ambulance Charity. We are now collecting stamps. Thanks 1

World Book Day 2019. A super effort from the children and staff. Thank you all.

World Book Day 2019. A super effort from the children and staff. Thank you all. 1
World Book Day 2019. A super effort from the children and staff. Thank you all. 2
World Book Day 2019. A super effort from the children and staff. Thank you all. 3
World Book Day 2019. A super effort from the children and staff. Thank you all. 4
World Book Day 2019. A super effort from the children and staff. Thank you all. 5
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Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed the half term holiday, the children were really excited to share their news on Monday! We have had a busy few days back in school and are looking forward to our World Book Day celebrations tomorrow and our Eisteddfod Friday. 

 

Thank you also for the beautiful Welsh Heritage Homework which the children presented to the class today. It was lovely to hear how inspired and proud they are of the heroic ladies in their families.

 

Miss Jones X

ICT with Year 6 helping us today!

ICT with Year 6 helping us today! 1

Congratulations!

Congratulations! 1

Disney, Disney, Disney!

Disney, Disney, Disney! 1
Disney, Disney, Disney! 2
Disney, Disney, Disney! 3

We have been using dictionaries!

We have been using dictionaries! 1
We have been using dictionaries! 2
We have been using dictionaries! 3

Dear Parents,

Next week we will be moving onto multiplication! We already count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s in class so please could you continue to work on this at home. We will also be working on the 3 and 4 times table. Below are some of the songs we will be using to aid our learning – I thought they may be useful to you! You should be able to view them if you copy and paste the link. (Written in Blue) If you are unable to do this please go onto www.youtube.com and type the names of the songs which are written in red on here.

 

2 Times Table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C4EN7mFHCk&index=2&t=0s&list=PLaSZ7kwwxKqXpdLA0hIA9fa8RVmRC32pv

2 Times Table Song (Cover of Can’t Stop The Feeling! By Justin Timberlake)

 

3 Times Table –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XzfQUXqiYY

Three Times Table Song (Cover of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars)

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE3D_ALYPOg

3 Times Table Song - Fun & Easy to Learn Multiplication!

 

4 Times Table –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QU_E0u-tP4

4 Times Table Song (Cover of I’m Still Standing by Taron Egerton)

 

Have a great weekend!

Miss Jones

Some Disney Characters and toys which the children brought in and talked about today. Thank you!

Some Disney Characters and toys which the children brought in and talked about today.  Thank you! 1

We are enjoying our Disney topic. If you have any photographs, stories or even Disney characters that you'd like to show please bring them in for the day.

We are enjoying our Disney topic. If you have any photographs, stories or even Disney characters that you'd like to show please bring them in for the day. 1

Safer Internet Day - We have learnt a lot today!

Safer Internet Day - We have learnt a lot today! 1

Today we have been learning about clockwise and anti clockwise movements. It was fun!

Today we have been learning about clockwise and anti clockwise movements. It was fun! 1

We love to read!

We love to read! 1

Our Big Garden Birdwatch

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It's time to measure!

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We have been using our homework to help us with our Walt Disney reports.

We have been using our homework to help us with our Walt Disney reports. 1

We have been preparing for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and will take part by recording our findings on Monday. This week we have been making our own bird feeders ready for the big event!

We have been preparing for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and will take part by recording our findings on Monday.  This week we have been making our own bird feeders ready for the big event! 1
We have been preparing for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and will take part by recording our findings on Monday.  This week we have been making our own bird feeders ready for the big event! 2

A busy day working together!

A busy day working together! 1

PE Time!

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Working together and having fun!

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Working together and having fun! 3
Working together and having fun! 4
Working together and having fun! 5
Working together and having fun! 6
Working together and having fun! 7
Working together and having fun! 8
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Father Christmas came to Cwmlai!

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This week we have been working hard to find out about diversity. We then wrote a poem and made a short film! We will be sending our poems to the Premier League Writing Stars 2018: Diversity Poetry Competition. What do you think of these?

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Thank you for the support at our Enterprise Evening tonight!

                                  Miss Jones

Christmas Jumpers

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What a treat!

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Job done! We've loved our Christmas Concert performances and would like to thank everyone who has been to see us! We really appreciate your support. Merry Christmas!

Job done! We've loved our Christmas Concert performances and would like to thank everyone who has been to see us! We really appreciate your support. Merry Christmas! 1

We really enjoyed our Christmas Experience at St Albans Church this morning.

We really enjoyed our Christmas Experience at St Albans Church this morning. 1
We really enjoyed our Christmas Experience at St Albans Church this morning. 2
We really enjoyed our Christmas Experience at St Albans Church this morning. 3
We really enjoyed our Christmas Experience at St Albans Church this morning. 4

Working with Year 6 for maths!

Working with Year 6 for maths! 1
Working with Year 6 for maths! 2

We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys.

We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys. 1
We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys. 2
We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys. 3
We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys. 4
We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys. 5
We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys. 6
We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys. 7
We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys. 8
We've been learning about money! We made our own price lists for our favourite toys. 9
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Thank you!

So far our class has raised £216 from our dance! We are very grateful!

Thank you all

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Thank you all for your donations we really appreciate it. We had lots of fun this morning.

Work of the Week. Well done!

Work of the Week. Well done! 1

Look what we made for Remembrance! We also sprinkled some poppy seeds

Look what we made for Remembrance! We also sprinkled some poppy seeds 1
Look what we made for Remembrance! We also sprinkled some poppy seeds 2
Look what we made for Remembrance! We also sprinkled some poppy seeds 3
Look what we made for Remembrance! We also sprinkled some poppy seeds 4
Look what we made for Remembrance! We also sprinkled some poppy seeds 5
Look what we made for Remembrance! We also sprinkled some poppy seeds 6

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Sponsored Dance!

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Sponsored Dance! 3
Sponsored Dance! 4
Sponsored Dance! 5

Our 'This is me' Wall

Our 'This is me' Wall 1

We really enjoyed our Harvest bread! Delicious!

We really enjoyed our Harvest bread! Delicious! 1
We really enjoyed our Harvest bread! Delicious! 2
We really enjoyed our Harvest bread! Delicious! 3
We really enjoyed our Harvest bread! Delicious! 4

Harvest Posters - We had a competition today to design a Harvest poster. The children's work was completed independently and two winning posters were chosen by Mrs Evans and Miss Rowles who had a difficult time picking! Well Done Girls

Harvest Posters - We had a competition today to design a Harvest poster. The children's work was completed independently and two winning posters were chosen by Mrs Evans and Miss Rowles who had a difficult time picking! Well Done Girls 1
Harvest Posters - We had a competition today to design a Harvest poster. The children's work was completed independently and two winning posters were chosen by Mrs Evans and Miss Rowles who had a difficult time picking! Well Done Girls 2
Harvest Posters - We had a competition today to design a Harvest poster. The children's work was completed independently and two winning posters were chosen by Mrs Evans and Miss Rowles who had a difficult time picking! Well Done Girls 3
Harvest Posters - We had a competition today to design a Harvest poster. The children's work was completed independently and two winning posters were chosen by Mrs Evans and Miss Rowles who had a difficult time picking! Well Done Girls 4

Phonics

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Autumn leaves are falling down

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Signs and sounds of Autumn

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**Important from the PTA for the Aviva grant**

Can we ask all parents, family, friends - everyone! To vote for us please:

We've entered the Aviva Community Fund to ask for £10,000 for IT equipment for the school - a class set of Chromebooks and an ActivPanel interactive board.


Voting opens today (Tuesday 23rd) at 9am - if you could spare a few minutes to vote for Cwmlai Primary School IT Improvement on the link below it would be massively appreciated! And if your family, friends, neighbours and anyone you've ever known could too, that would be amazing!
Only the projects with the highest votes go through into the final round of considerations and the school could really do with some new equipment.

Voting closes on 20th November, so don't delay!!


https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-1375?fbclid=IwAR0MZuSIsFPzUrcYUV-p0K6mkXvzOu7jFmJ0QtH0Wczp4zEtQkSSsu9NnuQ

 

You might have to copy and paste the above address, rather than just clicking on it.


Thank you!
Cwmlai PTA and all Cwmlai Primary Staff

Work of the Week - Well Done Boys!

Work of the Week - Well Done Boys! 1

Please note:some of the maths games which I have allocated this evening for the weekend may not work on tablets. If you have access to a laptop or desktop they should work on there.  I’ve put a variety of games onto the pupil accounts so they can practice over the weekend and next week.

Thanks,

Miss Jones

Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had!

Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 1
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 2
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 3
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 4
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 5
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 6
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 7
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 8
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 9
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 10
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 11
Team work makes the dream work.....the task this afternoon was very enjoyable for the children and the adults. We saw super teamwork which resulted in fantastic presentations. The children were allocated a habitat in their groups and needed to think of all the animals that would live there, writing them on the paper. What a good time we had! 12

Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors.

Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 1
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 2
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 3
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 4
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 5
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 6
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 7
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 8
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 9
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 10
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 11
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 12
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 13
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 14
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 15
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 16
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 17
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 18
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 19
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 20
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 21
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 22
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 23
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 24
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 25
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 26
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 27
Our science lesson today involved us investigating the uses of different materials. We took charge of the IPad to photograph what we found outdoors. 28

We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning!

We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 1
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 2
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 3
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 4
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 5
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 6
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 7
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 8
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 9
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 10
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 11
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 12
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 13
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 14
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 15
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 16
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 17
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 18
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 19
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 20
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 21
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 22
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 23
We wrote what we remembered from the talk and made posters. What a fantastic morning! 24

This morning we had a visit from fire fighters! We found the talk very interesting and could remember lots of information.

This morning we had a visit from fire fighters! We found the talk very interesting and could remember lots of information. 1
This morning we had a visit from fire fighters! We found the talk very interesting and could remember lots of information. 2
This morning we had a visit from fire fighters! We found the talk very interesting and could remember lots of information. 3
This morning we had a visit from fire fighters! We found the talk very interesting and could remember lots of information. 4
This morning we had a visit from fire fighters! We found the talk very interesting and could remember lots of information. 5

Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well

Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 1
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 2
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 3
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 4
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 5
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 6
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 7
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 8
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 9
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 10
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 11
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 12
Look at our lovely Welsh posters. We made flags as well 13

Work of the Week

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We created habitats for woodland creatures. A ladybird came to visit one!

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We collected leaves and started printing this week. We will continue this next week.

We collected leaves and started printing this week. We will continue this next week. 1
We collected leaves and started printing this week. We will continue this next week. 2
We collected leaves and started printing this week. We will continue this next week. 3
We collected leaves and started printing this week. We will continue this next week. 4
We collected leaves and started printing this week. We will continue this next week. 5
We collected leaves and started printing this week. We will continue this next week. 6

Team work! Groups to discuss and write why we need a house!

Team work! Groups to discuss and write why we need a house! 1
Team work! Groups to discuss and write why we need a house! 2
Team work! Groups to discuss and write why we need a house! 3
Team work! Groups to discuss and write why we need a house! 4

A 2D shape hunt this week

A 2D shape hunt this week 1
A 2D shape hunt this week 2
A 2D shape hunt this week 3
A 2D shape hunt this week 4

PE - Creating houses for the three little pigs

PE - Creating houses for the three little pigs 1
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Painting! We made our own stencils to create our Banksy style paintings.

Painting! We made our own stencils to create our Banksy style paintings. 1
Painting! We made our own stencils to create our Banksy style paintings. 2
Painting! We made our own stencils to create our Banksy style paintings. 3
Painting! We made our own stencils to create our Banksy style paintings. 4
Painting! We made our own stencils to create our Banksy style paintings. 5

Our outdoor lesson today - we were exploring the woodland habitats in our school grounds.

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Congratulations Girls!

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A busy week in class

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Walk Around The Block

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A visitor came to talk about Tonyrefail now and then!

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Reading

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ICT

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Maths, maths, maths!

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Exploring our construction area

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Day One, Week One!

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Welcome to Dosbarth Glas

 

Welcome to Year 2! We have an exciting year ahead and I hope your child is looking forward to it as much as I am! Please keep checking the class page and twitter for updates, photographs and information related to our class.

 

 Miss Jones

 

Some important information:

PE lessons are held on Friday morning - please ensure your child has a kit they are able to leave in school. Remember to write the child's name on each item of clothing including the kit bag. Kits will be sent home each half term.

 

Tuck Shop - children will have the opportunity to buy fruit each day - if you would like your child to do this please make sure they have a wallet in school - this will be sent home each Friday to top up ready for the following week.

 

Homework - this will be sent home every Friday and will need to be returned the following Monday.

 

Spellings - your child will have spellings each week - these will be stuck into their homework books or if they don't return their book it will be put in their book bag each Friday.

 

Reading Books - please listen to your child read over the weekends and comment in the yellow book provided. Books sent home each Friday to be returned Monday.                                                                

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information from PTA on Spring discos:

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19/03/2018:

 

School will be open as normal today. The school site has been assessed and the yard mostly cleared. Please take your

time and stay safe as some of the pavements on the way to school are icy. No late marks will be given - just please arrive safely.

WEATHER UPDATE - FOR THURSDAY 1ST MARCH

We had an e mail from the Local Authority at 2.10 this afternoon which goes as follows;-

 

We would also recommend that you use the following statement when sending a text to parents or posting this information on social media/school websites:

 

“Based on current Met Office forecasts of severe winter weather, which is expected to have a significant impact from tomorrow, Thursday 1 March and in to the weekend, the local authority has advised us to close the school tomorrow, Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March. An update will be provided over the weekend in respect of Monday, 5 March.”

 

Therefore based on the above information Cwmlai Primary will be closed tomorrow

We will keep in touch via text.

We had a visit from a real dragon!

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Dragons do exist!

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Castles, knights and dragons.

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Dragon Tales!

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Official opening of Castell Cwmlai. Thank you to Sir Llewelyn The Great and his beautiful princess

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Investigating waterproof/non waterproof materials

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We've had lots of fun investigating waterproof materials!

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Wind power for our boat race!

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Float or sink?

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Harvest - The Little Red Hen

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Having fun Investigating capacity

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Look at all the fun activities we have been doing the past few weeks. We are certainly enjoying our time in reception class.

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Amazing adventure with a Fire Engine today! Thank you to the crew of Gilfach Goch Fire Station for helping us.

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Thank you Mr Forsyth for helping us learn about water safety

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Water!

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Sports Day 2017

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Easter fun.

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Thank you Cwmlai PTA for our Easter eggs. We had lots of fun looking for the matching numbered egg shells.

 

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt - Thankyou PTA we had lots of fun!

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Celebrating World Book Day 2017

 

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World Book Day 2017

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Celebrating National No Smoking Day by creating a chain to break the smoking habit!

  

Thank you Steve for an amazing dinosaur experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harry's lost his dinosaurs! Can we help him find them? 

 

 

 Dydd Gwyl Dewi

 

 

 

 

 

St David's Day

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We explained and demonstrated how to brush our teeth!

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We helped John to sort his holiday clothes!

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Christmas Jumper Day

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Christmas Concert Stars!

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Reception Christmas Concert 2016

 

 

 

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3 Wise Men bumping up and down on a camel!

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Fantastic concert Reception. Well done everyone.

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Please could we have the children's Christmas Concert costumes in class by Wednesday 30th November. If you haven't had your concert tickets yet please send your slip and money into the class teacher! Thanks

A very busy week in Reception! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owl Babies

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Lexi re-telling the story from her book!
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We enjoy learning outdoors!

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Mrs. Hicks came to help us in the garden!

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Autumn leaves are falling down!

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Owen the Brave!

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Thank you Falconry UK. We had an amazing time today with the birds of prey. 

 

Our visit from Falconry UK

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Looking for 3d shapes around our environment.

 

 

 

 

Reminder: Parents meetings this week.  If you are unsure of your appointment time please see the class teacher.

Searching for 2D shapes outdoors!

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We have been learning about shadows!

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Measuring sticks in our nature area.

A sad star......in our nature area......in the middle of the day? 

Just to remind you, school photographs are Tuesday 20th September. Thanks

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We have been busy in Reception! Take a look at our photographs to see what we have been doing!  More photographs to follow!

Welcome to the Reception Class Page!

Thank you for looking at our class page!  The children have had a lovely first week and have settled into Reception!  We will be updating our page as the weeks progress so you can find lots of information and see what we have been learning about!

 

Some important information:

Homework books will be sent home on a Wednesday and must be returned to school on a Monday. 

 

Our Physical Education days are Tuesday and Thursdays – children won’t need to bring a sports kit.  

 

Apple Money is £1.00 a week and can be given to the class teachers.

 

Please keep checking our page for updates, newsletters and photographs!

 

Thankyou,

Reception Team

Trip to Margam Park on Thursday 23rd June 2016. A successful day enjoyed by both pupils and staff!

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Reception Open Afternoon

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Parents invitation to our concert and open afternoon, Wed, 22nd June at 1.30pm in the school hall. We look forward to seeing you there.

Creating Mr Potato Cress Heads...

In our PE lessons in this term we have been learning about gymnastics. We have really enjoyed exploring the apparatus and have thought of lots of different ways of moving on and off the benches and boxes!

We have been buying sunflower seeds from Mrs Jones and planting them!

    

Assembling our greenhouse! 

 

We also planted some flowers, a strawberry plant and another type of plant. Can you guess what it is. 

 

 

 

 

 

Reception have been very busy lately, digging and weeding the vegetable patch. We have now planted our peas, beans, carrots, radish and spring onions and hope to see them start growing soon! 

 

We're going on a bug hunt, we're gonna catch a teeny tiny one, what a beautiful day. We're not scared.........uh oh! !

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An exciting, surprise visit from Ranger Paul and his friends!

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Welcome back to school after the Easter holidays. We hope the Easter bunny visited you during the holidays and left lots of Easter eggs!

Spring has arrived and it was lovely to read about your Spring findings in your homework books. Well done to you all.

Our topic this half term is Teeny Tiny Things. This topic has a Knowledge and Understanding of the World focus and enables children to explore details of both the natural and man-made world, using a range of methods and resources to observe things carefully.  

In this topic the children will learn about how to look for tiny details with care and concentration,  to see intricate patterns on both natural and man-

made objects and to learn about living things that are tiny. Lots of fun to be had in our outdoor environment! 

 

 

 

Happy Easter!

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What a busy term we have had! Here are some of the things we have been up to...

          

 

          

 

          

We hope you have all had a lovely half term! Back to school on Monday. Please remember the homework - to create a piece of Welsh work for our Eisteddfod.  See you all on Monday!

Miss Horrigan and Mrs Roberts

 

 

Trip to Cardiff Castle

 

We had a super day on our trip.  The children were a real credit to Cwmlai.  They were extremely well behaved, excited to explore the castle and asked lots of questions.  To quote Iyanto "It's great without our Mammy's. It's epic!".

 

Trip to Cardiff Castle

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Trip to Cardiff Castle 2 A visit to the education centre.
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Trip to Cardiff Castle 5 Trying on costumes.
Trip to Cardiff Castle 6 A visit to the Keep!
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Trip to Cardiff Castle 8 Meeting the birds of prey
Trip to Cardiff Castle 9 Ready for the tour of the castle
Trip to Cardiff Castle 10 Inside the castle
Trip to Cardiff Castle 11 In the nursery
Trip to Cardiff Castle 12 In the Great Hall
Trip to Cardiff Castle 13 Inside the Library
Trip to Cardiff Castle 14 Eating lunch!
Trip to Cardiff Castle 15 Meeting a real knight!!!

Dragons do exist! 

We were very lucky today to have a visit from Viv, a real dragon! A special thank you to Lloyd's mum and nan for bringing Viv and her locusts into school. All the children, Miss Horrigan, Mrs Scott and Mrs Rees were very brave in holding Viv. Mrs Roberts took the photos!!! smiley

Our class trip to Cardiff Castle.

 

Just a reminder that our class trip is on Wednesday, 3rd February. All outstanding monies and consent forms to be returned by Friday, 29th January please. 

Thank you,

Reception Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've been exploring the artwork of Paul Klee this week, especially his painting 'Castle and Sun'. There are lots of 2d shapes in his work and we decided to construct our very own 2d Castles and Sun.

Thank you Miss Horrigan for sharing your new puppy with us.

 

What a surprise!  A visit from a very sad knight in shining armour.  Mike the Knight was looking for his friend, Dewi the Dragon.  He wanted to know if we'd seen him around the school. Well, we had found a suitcase containing strange and weird objects in our nature area.  Did it belong to Dewi?  Yes it did!  We decided to help Mike by writing 'Missing' posters describing Dewi and placing them around the school for everyone to see.  If you see Dewi the Dragon, please let Reception children know.

Hi all and welcome back from the holidays.  We hope you had a very enjoyable Christmas and that Santa brought you all the presents you asked for.  A very special thank you to all our parents for our lovely Christmas presents too.

Our new topic this term is called 'Dragon Tales'.  A very exciting topic that will help children explore the historical, traditional and fantasy world of castles including the lives of people who,lived and worked in them during the Middle Ages.  Indeed, we had a visit from Mike the Knight today who had lost his dragon and was feeling rather sad!  It so happens that yesterday we found a map of the nature area in our class with an 'x' marks the spot on it!.  Where had it come from, who had put it there and what it was for we did not know. We decided to follow the map and found a suitcase in the nature area containing strange and weird objects that might belong to a dragon so we promised to help Mike look for him.  We are now very busy in class producing our very own maps of where we found the suitcase and writing 'Missing' posters for everyone in the school to look for Dewi (photos to follow).  If you see Dewi, please let us know.  Just ask the children for a description of him!

 

In this project the children will also learn about -

  • Different types of castles and their features
  • Significant castles of Wales
  • Maps and plans
  • The lives of people in the past
  • Similarities and differences between castles and the homes in which they live, and 
  • hopefully a visit to Cardiff Castle!

 

More details to follow soon.

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Water, water everywhere, underground and in the air! ....... Reception children were given a challenge from Mr Gumpy! To build a boat big enough and strong enough to carry himself, the children and all the animals without it sinking.  Did they live up to the challenge?

 

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Welcome to Dosbarth Aur!

The reception children have settled well in their new class and have been enthusiastically exploring the different areas of the classroom.

 We hope you find this page helpful keeping you up to date with what is happening in our class!  Don't forget you can also follow us on Twitter @cwmlai.  Any tweets related to our class will have the hashtag #ReceptionAur.

We look forward to an exciting year!

Miss Horrigan and Mrs Roberts.

 

Easter bonnets and egg rolling competition.

 

 

What an 'eggstravaganza' day today!  First we had fun hunting for letters to spell 'Easter egg' with the PTA providing every child with an Easter egg. Thank you Mrs Royle, Mrs Scott and Mrs Williams.  Next we held our egg rolling competition and well done to Scarlet for winning. The children were a little reluctant to part with their well designed hard boiled eggs but luckily the science workshop on Wednesday taught us about bacteria and so the eggs went in the bin, much to the children's sadness! This was followed with our Easter bonnet parade and I must say congratulations to the parents for making fantastic Easter bonnets.  They looked superb and the children were very proud of them. Happy Easter to you all, enjoy the holidays and thank you again for your support this term,

Mrs Roberts, Mrs J. and Mrs Jones                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

we've had a very busy week in Reception Aur! On Wednesday we watched a workshop delivered by The Food Standard Agency. Huw, Pugh and Blod helped us learn all about the 4 C's - cleaning, cooking, chilling and cross-contamination.  An excellent workshop which the children thoroughly enjoyed. We are all now super science sleuths thanks to Huw, Pugh and Blod. 

 

 

We've had great fun over the last 2 weeks looking at 2d and 3d shapes.  We started by making a mouse out of a circular piece of paper and transformed it into a conical 3d shape.  Clever!  The best time by far was had looking for 3d shapes in the environment.  Just look what shapes we found! Thank you to the parents for helping to support your child  learn the names and recognise these shapes.

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A massive thank you to all you parents who turned up for our Open Afternoon.  I hope you enjoyed the concert as much as the children did.  Lots of them have asked to do it again!  I'm sure you will agree that the children were amazing, as were the staff, and I would also like to say thank you to those parents who 'dressed up' in support.

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Quite a few parents have asked for suggested websites that they can go on at home with their child, for Literacy and Numeracy, to take their learning further.

We have put together a suggested list of suitable websites for Reception age pupils.

We are not suggesting that they HAVE to use these websites – but that they are fabulous websites to use if they would like to.

If one week, no homework is sent home, please feel free to explore these websites in the place of homework and report your feedback in the homework books.

 

Numeracy:

http://uk.ixl.com/math/reception

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

 

Literacy

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/fun-ideas

www.lettersandsounds.com

www.phonicsplay.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml

 

Enjoy!

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