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Welcome to Llwyncrwn Primary School

Dosbarth Elder- Mrs Greig

Welcome to Mrs Greig's class page!

 

TASTER SESSION FOR PLAYING SQUASH

We have been talking about how important it is to take regular exercise to keep ourselves healthy.  We know that it is great if you can find an activity that you really enjoy.  Today the children had a chance to try out Squash with Mark from Llantrisant Leisure Centre.  They all had a great time!

'TO PLANT A GARDEN IS TO BELIEVE IN TOMORROW'

We have made a start with our planting!  We have planted Sweet Peas, Nasturtiums and Lettuce.  We decided to carry out a simple investigation!  Some people think it is best to soak sweet pea seeds before they are planted, so we soaked half of our seeds before planting.  The others were planted without soaking.  We found that the soaked ones emerged a day earlier - not a huge difference!  We will keep you updated with how our seedlings do!

 

DIGITAL SKILLS 

AND

OUTSIDE LEARNING

We are SO very lucky at Llwyncrwn to have such amazing grounds to explore and learn in.  We have made a good start on our new topic and have all agreed that being outdoors really helps us to feel good.  We have also started to think about our environment - in the school and further afield.  We have decided we would like to grow some plants which we hope will flower and add some colour around the school.  Before we start this, we thought it would be a good idea to see what we already have!  The children really enjoyed finding plants and using an App on the IPADS to identify them.  We agree with the saying -

'There's no such thing as a weed, just a plant in the wrong place!'

We all thought the dandelions were very bright and cheery.laugh

HERE COMES SUMMER!

This term looks likely to be a very busy term. We have lots of different things going on including a Theatre group visit and a celebration for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Our topic is - IECHYD DA! - with a focus on Health & Wellbeing.  We have already made a great start by discussing what we do to help us to feel good.  We were lucky enough to spend some time with Gwen, a Therapy Dog who visits our school regularly.  We have also been learning outside as much as possible.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE

Handwriting competition

OUTDOOR LEARNING WEEK

PE & MATHS

DOGS TRUST ASSEMBLY

We heard a lot of very useful advice during our Dogs Trust Assembly.

LLWYNCRWN WELLBEING WEEK

FORCES FITNESS DAY

As part of the Llwyncrwn Week of Wellbeing activities, Dosbarth Birch & Dosbarth Elder joined forces wink for FORCES FITNESS!  We had amazing weather - warm but not too hot - and an absolutely brilliant time.  The children thoroughly enjoyed ALL the activities and Paul, our instructor, was particularly impressed by their 'team thinking skills'.  So many important skills needed to be used including co-operation and problem solving and on top of that IT WAS GREAT FUN!!!  Have a look at our photos and see!  I'm sure you will agree that we have FANTASTIC FACILITIES AT LLWYNCRWN AND BRILLIANT OPPORTUNITIES!

 

Science & Technology

The children have really enjoyed creating working electrical circuits.  This week they had a challenge - to create an alien's face and make the eyes light up!  They had a lot of fun making these faces, and they certainly did light up!

‘CAN YOU MAKE AN ALIEN WITH EYES THAT LIGHT UP?’ YES INDEED WE CAN!

Design & Technology

The children have enjoyed working with different tools this week to create something special to take home.  We hope you love their creations!

CHOOSING THE APPROPRIATE TOOL FOR THE JOB

BLUE & YELLOW COMIC RELIEF DAY IN AID OF UKRAINE

 

It was lovely to see the weather behaving for our blue and yellow day today - we had a beautiful, bright blue sky and a sparkly, yellow sun. So ... we painted our doves of peace in the colours of the Ukraine flag -  outside.  The sunshine definitely makes you smile!  laugh

 

JUST DANCE WITH DOSBARTH BIRCH

WORLD BOOK DAY

THURSDAY 3RD MARCH 2022

 

We had a lovely time in class today, celebrating World Book Day.  The children had lots of opportunity to choose different books to read and share with their friends to encourage them to develop a love of reading and books.  Some children brought books to swap and some children brought their favourite book to school to show. They enjoyed my two favourite books that I used to read to my daughters - Sarah Bulldog and Molly's Supper.  Happy memories!laugh

BOOK SWAP

FAVOURITE BOOKS

TECHNIQUEST VISIT

WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH

We had a fantastic day out at Techniquest with Dosbarth Birch.  It was great to get 'out of school' after such a long time.  The children had a brilliant time 'exploring' which tied in really nicely to our current topic - 'Let's Explore'.  Check out Dosbarth Birch's class page too for more photos.

DYDD GWYL DEWI HAPUS

TISIV'S   REQUEST!

Tisiv asked us to carry out an investigation into FRICTION, so we did!

GROWING TOGETHER

LET’S SEE WHAT WE CAN GROW FROM TINY SEEDS!

Welsh Folk Dancing

We had a really lovely time dancing with Dosbarth Birch this afternoon.

Many thanks to DJ Connie on the 'decks'!

Jac y Do

Did we have a visit from 'Outer Space'?

It was just an ordinary Friday afternoon at Llwyncrwn until ... we thought we saw some flashing lights in the sky? So... we thought -

LET'S EXPLORE!

We can't be sure but we think we might have had a visit from some aliens from Outer Space.  Have a look at our photos and see what you think!

 

AND FINALLY… WE HEARD FROM TISIV!!!

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

YEAR OF THE TIGER

After learning about how the Chinese New Year is celebrated across the world and hearing the story of the twelve animal years, we all practised our cutting skills to create spiral dragons.

Bonjour mes amis!

We had a lovely introduction to a new language - French - on Friday afternoon. The children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoyed exchanging greetings in French. Maybe they’ve tried some at home?!

LET'S EXPLORE - IMMERSION DAY

PHOTOS

Have a look at all our photos from Monday!  Don't forget to look at Dosbarth Birch's page too because we were working in both the classrooms!

 

 

ERR … ARE YOU OK?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

WELCOME TO 2022

A very 'Happy New Year to you all!  Let's hope 2022 is a great, healthy year for everyone!

Spring Term 2022

We have already had a great start to our Spring term.  Yesterday, we launched our new Science & Technology topic - LET'S EXPLORE - with a Science & Technology immersion day.  This was a great success.  Our class rotated with Dosbarth Birch working on 8 different activities involving Science problem solving, thinking skills, design skills and engineering.  The children were great at working collaboratively and independent of adult support.  

Check back here and on Dosbarth Birch's page later in the week for photos of all our activities.

 

 

 

NADOLIG LLAWEN

ODDI WRTH

DOSBARTH ELDER!

We wish you all a very

Merry Christmas and hope that 2022 will be kind to everyone when it arrives.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY 2021

We had a fantastic joint Christmas party with Mr Morgan's class this year.  We had dancing and lots of traditional party games.  We played Musical Statues, Find a Corner, Pass the Parcel and Musical Bumps.  We had a short break in our classes when we had our party food, then the  afternoon seemed to fly by!  The children all said they had a great time.

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

2021

It was lovely to see all the children looking so festive, merry and bright in school today!  We have had a lovely day in school and after a busy term, we are all getting ready for a well-deserved break!  Have a look at our class photos and don't forget to check out our Christmas Performance video at the bottom of the Class Pages in the menu.

 

 


Which rock is the hardest?

Well, let’s do a ‘Scratch Test’ and find out!

Visit to Tynant Woods

 

What a beautiful, crisp November day we had for our walk through Tynant Woods!  We had a fantastic morning looking for evidence of the coal industry from many years ago but also learning about caring for our local environment. 

We owe Julie and Carys a massive thank you for their expertise and giving up their own time to spend with our classes.

If you go

into the woods today...

We didn't bump into any bears having a picnic but we did meet these lovely pigs!

Not everyone enjoyed the healthy farmyard smell though!

CHILDREN IN NEED WORKOUT

What a great start to this special Friday! 

We joined up with Mr Morgan's class to take part in the Joe Wicke's Children in Need workout. 

Not just a workout though! 

We had to answer questions in a quiz to decide on the correct move to make.

It was great fun and got us all energised for the day ahead.

 

 

EXPLORING ROCKS

Lots of interested scientists in the classroom today - using magnifiers to explore a variety of rock samples. Lots of great vocabulary to describe their properties - rough, smooth, hard, soft, crumbly, solid etc!

Well done everyone!