We started our Voice 21 project which develops oracy skills. We created our discussion guidelines and had a structured discussion about ' What makes a good leader?'.
In our P4C session this week, we discussed women's rights as it was international women's day.
Happy St David's Day! Our amazing children celebrated by making 3D models and traditional welsh meals. Congratulations to all the competition winners!
We had an amazing workshop from West End in Schools about The Tempest. The children thoroughly enjoyed acting out parts from the play.
We took part in a drama workshop with Kinetic School of Performing Arts. Our year 6 children had three workshops with Spectrum which focused on healthy relationships. We started to prepare our poems about Wales ready for St David's Day after half term.
A big well done to the boys for getting their grade 1 in piano. They played for us during our merit assembly. We completed an experiment to see which conditions make water evaporate the fastest. Lastly, we had some children that went to the Cardiff City Stadium, Chapter Arts and Cyncoed Campus to take part in the Doris project where they explained their coding project to other schools from different countries.
This week, we wrote an email as if we were Zoe from our class book 'Floodland'. The children then used Outlook to send it to their friend ready for peer assessment.
Also, a big congratulations to the boys on their grade 1 piano certificates.
We celebrated Mass on Thursday afternoon linked to our topic 'Sources'. A big thank you to Father Jose and the parents who attended.
We also did lots of rolls and balances in our PE lesson.
This week, the children have worked very hard to create pointillism artwork of a landscape based on the Welsh artist, Gwilym Prichard.
In our PE lessons, we had a lot of fun trying the different rolls in gymnastics.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Science investigation where we used a Newton meter to measure the force required to pull a shoe over different surfaces. This showed which surfaces had the most friction.
Another great day down Glamorgan cricket for our Year 6 children. It's always a very enjoyable day with history lessons and a practical lesson as well. We look forward to going back soon!
A very exciting week as some of our children. We had the opportunity to go to the Cymru World Cup Send Off at the Cardiff City Stadium for their first World Cup in 64 years.
Our Year 5 children also had a fun day at Glamorgan Cricket learning all about the history of the sport and taking part in a tournament against another school.
Another busy week in St Dwynwen. We started creating our own dance in PE. We also had PC Cadwallader in to do some very important lessons with the Year 6 children.
In Maths, we have learned how to round to the nearest 10, 100, and 1000 using a number line. We also compared negative numbers. In English, we started our class book 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' and used the front cover and blurb to write any observations or questions we have before we started reading. Context, we rounded the refugee data to the nearest 1000 and used this to create a bar chart on paper and on Excel. In RE, we completed our topic about Loving and started preparing for our class assembly.
Both St Dwynwen and St Tydfil thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Cardiff Castle where we learned all about WW2.
In Maths, we used a place value grid to multiply any number by 10, 100 or 1000. In English, we planned and wrote a set of instructions about how to look after a pet. The children used their DCF skills to create a Microsoft Sway with clear instructions about how to look after their pet. In Context, we used a scale on a map to calculate the distance refugees have travelled to other countries around Ukraine. They then converted the distances from km to miles. Lastly, In RE, we learned about how different artists showed the story of the Prodigal Son. We compared the key features of each painting.