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Learning Experiences

World Book Day - Thursday 5th March 2020

 

Today we celebrated World Book Day with a range of fun activities! In Literacy this week we have been studying the book 'The Darkest of Days' By Gareth F. Williams. The story is about a young boy living in Senghennydd, whose family were victims of the tragic mining disaster on 14th October 1914. It is a harrowing tale of disaster and survival with the children showing maturity when studying such a sensitive issue.  Following our study of the story the children were tasked to write non-chronological reports on the events of the disaster.

We then spent the afternoon completing a range of creative activities including drawing our favourite book covers for the display in our reading corner. 

Thank you to all the children who made an effort to dress up in celebration of this day - we were incredibly impressed with the detail of their costumes! 

Please visit our gallery to see photos of our costumes and work :) 

Open Your Eyes Week - 11th-15th November 2019

 

Year 6 have been fortunate enough to participate in Open Your Eyes Week this year, the week consists of daily workshops and talks from a range of companies with the aim of inspiring the children to pursue a career in a field they perhaps didn't know there was. 

The engagement and participation of our pupils has been second to none and I think it's safe to safe their eyes have been opened to the range of jobs available to them in the future!

 

They have received talks from:

  • Viridor Waste and Energy
  • Principality
  • Glamorgan Cricket Club
  • Cardiff Blues
  • Eversheds and Sutherland
  • Price Waterhouse Cooper
  • Wales Air Ambulance
  • Dwr Cyrmu 
  • Objective Matrix
  • Celf Creative 

 

Please visit our gallery section to view all of the photos!

Show Racism The Red Card - October

 

Year 6 took part in a work shop provided by the Cardiff City Foundation.  Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity. It  was established in January 1996, thanks in part to a donation by then Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop.

 

Children gave very sensible and mature answers and listened intently.  One of our pupils gave such incredible answers that they even got invited to the next Cardiff City home game where they were a mascot!  

 

More information about Show Racism the Red Card can be found at https://www.theredcard.org/ourstory  and pictures can be found in our gallery.

Gardening week

 

With outdoor learning gardens being a focus this year we kicked off the topic with an eventful themed week.  Lessons were based around the topic and children wrote instructions on how to build bug palaces and designed their own gardens (working within a budget) in numeracy.  The week was capped off with a visit to forest school where children took it in turns to help create the year 6 bug palace 'Starbugs'. 

 

Pictures of the children's wonderful work can be found in our gallery

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