OUR HAPPY CLASS
Here we are
planting an oak tree that Mrs Challinor grew from a tiny acorn.
The children have really enjoyed learning about the Titanic.
Mrs Challinor allowed the children to design and make their own Titanic and they were VERY enthusiastic.
Look at these amazing ocean liners.
We are very proud of how hard the children work.
We hope you have room for them.
We have had a lovely time learning about France, Italy and Spain.
When we learned about France we painted Monet’s Waterlillies and made a lillypad.
We enjoyed making the Leaning Tower of Pisa when we learned about Italy.
We enjoyed making International Week T-shirts.
The Peace Garden
Our lovely friend Mr Harrington sent us some seeds. We took some home but planted others in the school Peace Garden.
Dosbarth Elder have worked hard to make the garden look nice and we have given them a helping hand.
We like making cards and keeping in touch with Mr Harrington.
I am sure that he enjoys receiving cards as much as the children enjoy making them.
We are very proud of them and their enthusiasm to keep in touch with such a lovely gentleman.
Contact Bubble Sports Day
We had a great time this morning having our own little sports day.
Thank you Mrs Arnold for organising it.
Here are some pictures of the lovely activities.
We had a lovely day out today saying goodbye to our fabulous friends Billy and Benjamin.
The weather was glorious and the children were amazing! They make us proud every day and when we are "out and about" they NEVER let us down.
This trip has been a long time coming! It did feel a little strange being on the minibus again but you will see from the photos we had a really lovely day.
After such a hard year of being unable to leave school, Billy and Benjamin will have been able to make some very happy memories today and we wish them lots of luck in their new schools.
Come back and visit us and always stay in touch. We will miss you very much.
Here we are planting seeds sent to us by our lovely friend Mr John Harrington.
A few months ago we were very lucky to have the opportunity to make a lovely gentleman happy on his special 90th birthday in lockdown.
We have stayed in touch and last week after seeing our pictures he very kindly sent us some seeds to plant.
We decided to make the most of the warm weather go outside to plant the seeds. Here we are in our school peace garden.
We really enjoyed ourselves and here are the pictures.
Thank you Mr Harrington it was very kind of you to think of us and we love staying in touch with you.
Outdoor Learning Week
We really enjoyed looking for different materials in our school grounds.
This is what we found!
Summer Term 2021
Welcome back to a new term where things are beginning to feel a little safer.
As we returned to school after February half term I feel that we are now ready to settle down and work hard until the end of the school year.
All the hard work that you did when you had school at home has meant that you are all settled into routine and working as hard as you did a year ago before this nasty virus came.
I am very proud of you all every day and look forward to enjoying a whole term in school without any disruptions.
So let's have some fun, learn lots and just enjoy being in school.
Here are some photos of us enjoying being outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
In our class we spend a lot of time talking about our feelings and well-being. Being outdoors makes us feel happy and gets our brains ready to work when we go back to the classroom.
We are lucky that we have such lovely school grounds to enjoy.
NEW YEAR LOCKDOWN
It is such a shame that we were not able to return to school after Christmas but we have to stay at home to stay safe.
As with the spring and summer lockdown you are all making me so proud and happy because of all the hard work that you are doing.
I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to all the parents for everything you have done and are continuing to do, to support your children with school at home.
Google Classroom and Google Meet is something new. I know not all of you have the confidence to use it and that is fine but for those who do use it you have learned very quickly and are doing really well with IT.
Seeing photos and videos of you and the work that you have done really makes my day. Please continue to send them until we can be in school together again.
The most important thing to say is please stay at home and stay safe so that we can all be together again.
Here are some of the photos that you have sent me over the last few weeks. If I have missed any I am sorry but if you want to send me more I can put them on here at any time.
You are the BEST children ever and I am the LUCKIEST teacher ever.
I can't wait until we are back together in school but until then keep up the good work you are doing BRILLIANTLY!
WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER
Don't forget this saying-
Let your smile change the world but don't let the world change your smile.
I was pleased to be sent this lovely work that the children have done with Mr Morgan and Mrs Challinor while I'm at home self isolating.
I am always very proud of the effort that they put into the activities and work set.
WELL DONE to you all, your work is lovely and you send a good message out to everyone about being kind to each other!
As we always say
It's NICE to be NICE!
Children in Need
We have had a lovely fun day today for Children in Need.
We started the day having a DANCE-A-THON with Mrs Heaven's class and it was just great!
We also spent a lot of time talking about Children in Need, thinking about
Acts of Kindness
and how our actions can make other people feel good.
In the afternoon we did some Pudsey Popat and all the children worked really hard.
The fun part of the afternoon was making a Pudsey mask and book mark.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR DONATIONS
Outdoor Learning Day
We had a lovely day today enjoying some autumn sunshine and looking for our class tree.
We also collected leaves to make hedgehog pictures which will be displayed on here when they are done.
We didn't find our tree today but we are not going to stop looking!
Here are some photos of our little activity this morning.
It's the last week of a long but happy and productive term. Our new children have settled in really well and we are now a big happy school family as opposed to a medium sized happy school family.
We had some fabulous discussions today to find out what the children understood about well-being and they were amazing.
Here is a photo of their ideas. I will post more throughout the week. I'm sure it is going to be a good one to end the first half of the autumn term.
Nine Children Doing Something Nice
When we heard that a lovely gentleman was going to be 90 in October and due to the nasty virus he wouldn't be able to celebrate with his family and friends we decided that we should try and make this big and special birthday EXTRA special.
We thought it would be nice if we all made him a birthday card to open on his special day.
We did some research and did a GOOGLE search to look at some 90th birthday card designs. We all chose one that we liked and made a card for Mr Harrington.
It was a mini project for us and one that we really enjoyed. I was overwhelmed by the children's enthusiasm to make an elderly gentleman happy. I am so proud of your lovely children for showing so much empathy and kindness during these unusual times when nobody can celebrate and enjoy family time together.
Here are the photos of the process from planning to posting.
Working hard on the designs
I am so proud of the effort that all the children put into making these lovely cards I am sure as parents you are too.
Due to COVID and to keep the children safe I decided that it was best that I go to my local Post Office to buy the stamps. Unfortunately I forgot my mask. It was a good job my husband was with me and gave me his hankie to keep me safe!
Here we are on our way to the local Post
Office in Beddau to post the cards.
The children were very excited to post their cards to the lovely Mr Harrington.
You may have noticed that our lovely friend Mason isn't in the photographs. Unfortunately he has to self isolate for 14 days but he finished his card at home then he and his Mam posted the card from his home village.
Happy 90th Birthday
Have a great day!
With very best wishes from
All the children and staff in the Speech & Language Class
Seren Yr Wythnos
Here he is, our first star of the week and what a star he is! He is the youngest in our class and is trying so hard with his all of work. However he has been given this award for trying SO hard with his talking. Well done Corbyn you really are a star.
Autumn Term 2020
Well we have had a lovely start to the new term. We were very lucky to be reunited as a class at the end of the summer term and settle back into the new routines of a very unusual school life.
We give a warm welcome to our new friends who have joined our class. They have all settled really well and our class is now busy and full energy and enthusiasm to learn.
We are basing our learning on the topic
What Matters To Me
The children have embraced the work and we have some lovely work in books and some excellent craft work ready to be displayed in our classroom.
Look out for some pictures in the near future of the activities that we have got planned.
We are trying to make school as 'normal' as possible in these very unusual times, sticking to routines but above all ensuring that the children stay safe. They are excellent at following the rules and never need reminding about distance and sanitising. Mrs Challinor and I are very proud of them all!
Use the home school books as much as you need to contact us but you can also use email and I will reply as soon as I can.
We are all looking forward to a healthy and happy term and so far the children are showing us that they are willing and ready to learn.
Watch this space for pictures of our activities.
With best wishes
Mrs Swain & Mrs Challinor
I am very excited to be saying
To all my lovely children.
It's been a long time coming and I cant wait to be reunited with you all.
See you in the morning.
Outdoor Learning Day
What a fab photo of Harley-Joe and his brother enjoying the outdoors today, it looks like they had lots of fun. Thank you for sending the photo and taking part in exploring and enjoying being outdoors today.
This is a lovely photo of Mason happily exploring the outdoors today. We are very lucky to live in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains that let us experience the wonders of nature on our doorsteps. Thank you to Mason and his mam for taking part in the special activity today.
Here are some lovely pictures of Thomas enjoying being outdoors today. He really has been exploring nature. Good boy Thomas and thank you Mrs Longley for doing such lovely things with Thomas.
Half Term Holiday Is Almost Here
Thank you all so much for the video that you sent us last week. It was fantastic and even though we don't need reminding, it showed us how wonderful and special you all are!!
Thank you again for everything you have done over the past 8 weeks. Your help and support is greatly appreciated every day.
Have a great week and don't forget to close your home school on Friday afternoon and enjoy chilling with your lovely children. You all deserve a holiday so make sure to have a break and have fun!!
Hopefully we'll all be back together soon but in the meantime please take care and stay safe.
With best wishes from us all in the Speech & Language Class
Summer Term 2020
I know it is a very difficult time for everyone but I want to say that I am so proud of all my children and very appreciative of all the hard work that you as parents are putting into teaching and helping your child learn at home.
It's really lovely to have so much contact with you be it emails, videos, photographs or post. It would be so much nicer to be in school but for the time being we will have to do our best and continue working hard together to ensure the children thrive as best they can.
As we didn't finish our mini topic on the Titanic maybe you could help your child do some simple research and look at some of the resources on Youtube and Twinkl. We have looked at some and the children really enjoyed learning the facts about the ship through videos and powerpoints. I always put "for children" after every search which will ensure the materials are child friendly and easy for them to understand and enjoy.
Stay in touch, stay safe and stay happy. I found a lovely quote last week which said
"Let your smile change the world
don't let the world change your smile"
There will be an end to this and we will get back to school eventually but until then we have to make the most of the situation. Sending you all my very best wishes in these uncertain times.
If you take a look back at our photos you will see the fun that we had planting these daffodils in the autumn term. We put the pots in the peace garden and were very happy last week to see how much they had grown. We decided that they could be an early Mother's Day present
Autumn Term 2019
This term we are learning about clothes. The children are enjoying the topic and we are embracing the Curriculum for Wales by listening to the pupil voice. We made a deviation from my planning and have enjoyed some lovely work from the storybook
Aliens Love Underpants
Take a look at some of the activities we have enjoyed so far.
Autumn Walk in Ponty Park and Lunch in the Prince's Cafe