**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!!
You might have to copy and paste the above address, rather than just clicking on it.
Cwmlai PTA and all Cwmlai Primary Staff
The children have had a busy and hardworking term.
Our topic is 'What's for dinner?' we have been tasting and evaluating chocolate and next week we will be tasting food from around the world. In maths we have been busy finding fractions of shape and number. Homework this term has been excellent, well done everybody :) Lots of children have received homework certificates.
Have a safe, fun and happy half-term!
Welcome back to the last Half-Term of the year. We will be continuing to investigate The Body.
The children are really enjoying this topic and want to say a big thank you to our visitors, Ava's friend the doctor and Jacob's auntie the Physiotherapist.
We learnt such a lot from them. We enjoyed finding out about our skeleton and enjoyed working in groups to make a skeleton.
We are having a focus on keeping fit and healthy as part of our topic. We are trying to '' keep healthy, fit and well.''
We are looking forward to our summer trip to the Mountain View Ranch where we will be exploring and learning outside. Keep an eye out for the letter.
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.
This term our P.E is on a Wednesday. Your child does not need a kit on a Friday.
Our homework will continue to come home on a Tuesday and will need to be back on the following Monday.
Spelling tests will be on a Monday.
Our topic this term is called 'Natural Disasters'. Last week the children made a volcano and watched it erupt after adding some vital ingredients. There was a lot of excitement.
We are also finding out about Re-cycling and our environment.
Thank you for your continued support with spellings, reading and homework.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and looking forward to our new year at school.
Congratulations Dosbarth Gwyrdd.
We had a very successful Enterprise Fete last week. Well done to all the children who worked very hard. We definitely have a few 'Alan Sugar' characters in our class. A big thank you to all the parents who sent things in, came and bought! We were very pleased to have won the class competition! Llongyfarchiadau!
Look out for the Cwmlai Christmas Fete on Wednesday 6th December. There will be a letter shortly with more information.
What a busy term we've had so far. Lovely to see everyone well - settled into their new class.
Well done for some excellent homework and spelling results.
We've really enjoyed our Roman topic. The Celtic Roundhouses we made are superb.
We all enjoyed a brilliant trip to St Fagan's yesterday. Luckily the downpour coincided with our visit to the Roundhouse. We now looking forward to the run up to Christmas and the concerts.
Next week is healthy eating and fitness week!
Put your best foot forward and keep fit!
We are planning a trip to Cardiff Bay to tie in with our topic. We have been comparing tourism in and around Cardiff and that in other places in the world. We hope to go on a short boat trip and a little land train. Please look out for a letter.
**Days in Dosbarth Gwyrdd**
Monday- Swimmimg kits and Homework/ Reading book to be returned.
Tuesday- spelling Test/ Homework and spelling books to go home
Wednesday - PE Kit required
Friday - Reading Books to come home.
Please remember how important daily reading is.
Many thanks for your great support this year so far. Remember if you have any problems or anything bothering you, pop in! Am available most mornings and after school.
Our topic this term is called Travel Agents. We will be looking at travel and life around the world. We are also looking at transport. The class really enjoyed listening to Ben's Dad, Mr Roberts telling us about planes and engines. The class were very interested.
Our topic is global gourmet! We all got a chance to hold a Lambs heart! It felt all boney not like what we thought it would feel like!
In Maths we have been practising doubling and halving.
In English we have been looking at them at diary writing and reading Anne Frank's diary.
We have been mixing paint colours to make skin colours.
We are working very hard!
By Aoibheann and Ben
Our New School Council Representatives.
Our two new representatives are..
Aoibheann and Joshua.
Welcome to Year 3. We are looking forward to having lots of fun times. I am Mrs Stancombe and am your child's teacher. Please come and see me if you have any concerns or would like a chat. I am available most evenings straight after school or before school begins.
Our topic this term is Global Gourmet and we'll be learning about foods from all around the world and healthy eating. We will be investigating our bodies and how to keep them healthy. We'll also be carrying out a lot of investigations on our senses.
Our trip to Tesco.
As part of our Healthy Eating topic we had a fantastic trip to Tesco in Talbot Green. We had a good look round the bakery and the warehouse and even managed to go to the Staffroom and sample some lovely food. Enjoy our pictures...
A reminder that our swimming lessons will be starting this term. They will last until the end of the Summer Term and will take place on a Monday each week.
Your child will be having lunch as per normal, either a school dinner or a packed lunch. They will need to bring in a swimming bag which includes a swimming costume for the girls or some trunks for the boys and a towel. They may like to bring a brush or comb. They will need goggles. The girls may like to like to bring in a swimming cap. They are instructed by professional instructors and will be put into groups during the first session according to ability. I will be there to make sure everyone is alright and that there are no problems.
Good luck with learning our Welsh poems for our Eisteddfod when we return to school after the Half -Term break. Hopefully by now you will be word perfect!
Have a little listen to how it's meant to be done to get a few tips...
Dosbarth Gwyrdd are continuing with our fabulous Roman topic after the holidays. Watch out for our two trips which will be coming up shortly. One is in St Fagan's where we'll be shown around the Celtic Roundhouse by a guide. The other trip will be in the Carleon Roman Museum. This is an interesting day where
we will be involved in a workshop and the children will have this extraordinary era of History brought alive. We are also lucky enough to be visited by a local actress who will be a Roman for the day.. Watch this space!
We have been focusing on the life of the Roman soldier. We have also learnt a lot about Vesuvius and life in Pompeii. Our Literacy book this term has been 'Escape from Pompeii' by. Christina Balit. We have based much of our Literacy around this topic. We enjoyed re-telling the story in small groups and then putting each group together in a little performance. Here is one of our groups. Sit back and enjoy!
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Our class really enjoyed their Victorian day. We all had a Victorian name for the day. We had a Drill session, some Victorian handwriting and then did some Victorian Maths. The children sat with their chairs in rows, worked in silence and knew that there was a cane and a Dunce's hat in the corner of the classroom. Despite all this we had a lot of fun!
During our Victorian topic we visited St. Fagan's and visited the school room where we were taught as Victorian children. We studied the work of Victorian artist, William Morris and did some lovely paintings in the style of the artist.
Dosbarth Gwyrdd thoroughly enjoyed their walk through time!
There are some useful websites to look at to help with the tests. We have been doing plenty of practice in school but these websites may be useful
We will be investigating the tourist attraction of Cardiff Bay. Dates for our next trip will soon be sent home.