Welcome to Mrs McDonald's class page.
Croeso i dudalen dosbarth Mrs McDonald!
Croeso i Dymor yr Hydref
This term, our topic is
This is me / Dyma fi.
We will be learning about Beddau's history, and how the village developed and grew after the Cwm Colliery opened in 1914.
How did it feel to work in the coal mines of Wales? How has the coal industry changed over the years? Why was the Welsh valleys coal called "Black Gold?" We'll be exploring these questions and more in our topic, and also investigating how the coal industry impacted the towns and valleys of Wales. Pupils will also investigate forces, and design and create pulley systems to replicate the mine wheels.
Pupil voice will play an important part when planning our topic, so that our class is eager to make good progress and develop their skills.
An industrious afternoon building pull systems and learning how to create 3D shapes.
The summer term is well under way and the beach is calling!
Here are some of the activity ideas we have come up with for this term.
DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY WEEK
We've been learning to sew!!!
Welcome to the Autumn Term!
Croeso i Dymor Yr Hydref
Welcome back everybody! It's great to have you all back in school this term, we have really missed you.
Our school topic for the Autumn Term is "What Matters To Me" and our emphasis in Upper Key Stage 2 is "Our World Matters." We will be focusing on the environment and the challenges facing our planet. Pupils will learn about issues such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and the conservation of endangered animals. We will be learning how WE can make a difference, and how we can lessen our impact on the environment. We value the pupils' thoughts and ideas, and they are actively involved when planning lessons and activities. They take responsibility for making choices about what, and how they learn and explore.
Extra Useful Info:
P.E. - Thursday.
Pupils are not currently able to bring P.E. kit into school, but we encourage them to wear appropriate sports kit to school on a Thursday. Our lessons will be outside when the weather permits, so please ensure your child is wearing trainers and joggers/leggings.
Pupils are encouraged to take reading books home daily to read to a parent or guardian. Regular reading improves vocabulary and language skills, helps to improve concentration and also teaches children about the world around them. Please take 5 mins to listen to your child read whenever you can. It really will make a difference.
Queries or Concerns
Please contact me on my email address firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any queries or concerns you need to discuss.
The Big Anti Bullying Assembly 2020
We participated in The Big Anti Bullying Assembly today. Afterwards, the children discussed the importance of respecting each other's rights and needs, and also how important it is to celebrate their own uniqueness. They created some fab posters which demonstrated what they'd learnt.