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Friday, 29 April 2016

Eco-School Award

Congratulations to all the pupils on the Eco-Committee both this year and last year who have helped the School to achieve the third renewal of our Eco-School Platinum award flag!
We are one of very few Schools to have got this far in the project and the continued work we do in the outdoor environment, the garden, the woodland and pond as well as helping out in our local area and community helped us to achieve this excellent award.

Well done to everyone involved!



National Test week

Next week (Tuesday 3rd May - Friday 6th May) is the Welsh National test week for pupils in Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. The pupils will sit three National tests on Reading, Procedural Numeracy and Reasoning Numeracy. It is very important that the pupils are in School on time during this week. Any pupils who are absent during this week will still have to sit the tests at another time.
Thank you for your continued co-operation.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Mari Griffiths BBC Radio 2 500 Words !!

Mari Griffiths  BBC Radio 2 500 Words 
Congratulations! 'The Boy' by Mari Griffiths Year 6 is through to the next stage of 500 WORDS!
 They received  over 123,400 entries and this story has been picked - as one of just 4,500 - to go to the Reading Agency for the second round of judging.

Well done and good luck! We will know in early May to let you know if The Boy has been shortlisted for the Final 50.

Here is Mari's Amazing  Story 

The Boy
 A young boy , sat among the debris,  face cupped  in his hands. A shiver went down his spine. He stumbled weakly to his feet , glimpsed at his mud crusted, shaking hands. He stode across the burnt floorboards and collapsed ceilings  and  walked purposefully towards the foyer.
  He knew he was responsible for what had happened. He had tried reciting a calm meditation in his head, when one of them said something heartless about his mother; flames of anger seared up  beneath his skin . He had collapsed to the ground, weak, his energy spent, due to the explosion.
  Having regained his vitality, he was  now breathing in a controlled, calm manner. He turned his head to see a, tall, blonde, frightened woman,  speaking into a telephone. She caught sight of him and retreated. slamming the door behind her.
  He reached the doorway to see an officer emerging from the police car. He looked the boy up and down but let him pass without a word.
  He jogged to the bicycle racks, and mounted his  bike . He glanced over his shoulder to see the teacher scurrying towards the officer, anxiety etched all over her face. He cycled for his life towards the forest.
 
   As he trampled across the dark, dingy forest floor , leaves and twigs crunched beneath his feet. He peered cautiously over his shoulder, and noticed a blazing, radiant light, spotting the dark night like a single star. However, this ‘star’ was not in the sky, it was tailing him! Torchlight! He sped up, feeling a surge of adrenaline . They were  closing in on him. His identity had blown.
  As he dodged from tree to tree, the light overwhelmed him. He was  surrounded ! He heard  muffled sirens on the highway, the high pitched squeak of vans rumbling across the forest floor. Snipers and rifles were upon him. Dogs barked aggressively. He cowered in terror! He was outnumbered.
  His intention was never to hurt people. He suddenly began to feel incredibly hot. He clenched his knees, helpless at his raging inner warmth.
  Suddenly, a tornado-like vortex exploded around him, he scrambled to his feet.The  flashlight went out.
  Frantically, he ran through the forest, then stopped to rest by  a lake. He cupped the freshwater in his palms and swilled  his dirty, sweaty face. He crouched, hovering over the water and glimpsed at his rippling reflection..
  He made his way towards the station,through the torrential rain. A gust of wind blew a million droplets of rain across his face.  The train pulled in, and he boarded with a sigh.
   As he searched for  a free seat, he heard weeping. He scanned the carriage and recognized a middle-aged woman walking towards him. His mother! He  flung his arms around her delicate, small body. He, too, began to cry. He felt his mother’s warm salty tears drop onto his chestnut brown hair, he thought, the horror was over, and he was safe. For now…

By Mari Griffiths.


Thursday, 24 March 2016

24 competition

Today was the semi-final and final of our 24 competition.
You have to make 24 by using all four numbers on the card once. You can use a mixture of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Lots of the children from year 2 to year 6 entered and the semi-final came down to Gabrielle and Harri from year 5 and Chloe and Ieuan from year 6. In a very tense and close final Ieaun won the trophy by winning three cards to two, with Harri in second place.
The children then challenged the staff and won 15 cards to 6!



 Our 24 champion - Ieuan from year 6

 

Happy Easter

Well done to all the children in Foundation Phase for producing such fantastic decorative Easter bonnets. Everyone loved seeing how much the effort the children had put in to their designs as they paraded around the hall today in front of the whole school.


 

 We hope you all have a lovely, happy and safe Easter holiday break.
See you back in School on the 11th April for a busy Summer Term.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Year 2 Chi Dragon project!

Over the course of this half term Year 2 have been busy taking part in a cluster project all about Minecraft, learning how to use different IT tools to create castles, books, photo collages, presentations, using green screening and using augmented reality and QR codes!

 
 Today was their chance to share what they had learnt with the other schools in the cluster at Y Pant comprehensive school. We are so proud of their fantastic work and Mr Jones and all of Year 2 have contributed to a superb project. Below are a few photographs from today. Check out the Year 2 blog page for more information on their incredible project.



 The presentation team from Year 2 ready to present their classes work to the visitors.




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Monday, 21 March 2016

Easter egg packaging recycling


As you eat your lovely chocolate eggs over the Easter holidays keep your packaging and bring it to School on the first week back so that we can become the Easter Egg Recycling champions!
This includes all the plastic, foil and cardboard boxes that make up your Easter treats.