Have a lovely half-term holiday J11. Fwynheuwch eich gwyliau hanner tymor. Are any of you going anywhere nice? Thank you for all your hard work so far this term. Diolch am eich gwaith caled iawn yn ystod y tymor. I'll look forward to seeing you after half term. Keep safe and well. Remember, you return to school on Tuesday 4th November. Monday 3rd November is an INSET day for teachers. Best wishes, Mr. Evans
This afternoon we held our fantastic World War Two Tea Party for our family and friends as well as our special visitors from Pwll Primary School. Parti Ail Rhyfel Y Byd bendigedig! Our invited guests seemed to enjoy this occasion as much as we did. We spent the morning busily preparing for the afternoon's party. Some of us were hard at work making spam and jam sandwiches using only rationed ingredients! Others enjoyed decorating cupcakes with red, white and blue icing on a Union Jack theme. A team of us worked together to make the bunting to decorate our school hall. Time passed swiftly and before we knew it, it was time to decorate the hall and to set up the tables and chairs for our guests. We set out the teacups and arranged the sandwiches and cakes on the tables. We were all set for the afternoon's party!
Our Amazing Poppy Dancers!
By two o' clock our family and friends had arrived and there was a palpable atmosphere of excitement in the hall. Aaron and Kayleigh, our Head Boy and Head Girl, welcomed everyone to our World War Two party. They explained how we had all enjoyed studying World War Two this term in our 'Blitz' topic. They told our special guests that we would like to share with them some of the things we have learnt throughout our topic work. We began with two rousing wartime songs sung as a round - 'Pack Up Your Troubles' and 'It's a Long Way To Tipperary'. The pupils from Pwll Primary joined us to sing these songs and many of our guests joined in too.
Reading Aloud our Echo Poems
J10 shared with our guests some of the work we have been doing in our topic lessons. One group told us some of the facts they had found out about the Swansea Blitz during their research activities. Jaya and Alex read aloud the diary entries they had written from David's point of view based on the events of Michael Morpurgo's 'Friend or Foe' wartime novel. Next it was J11's turn. Some of the girls performed their 'poppy dance' for the audience using red ribbons and scarves as props. The audience were impressed by their movements and lifts and the girls received warm appplause at the end of their performance. Next some of us read aloud our 'Echo Poems' about the Swansea Blitz, building up layers of imagery of a city blitzed by the Luftwaffe. To finish, J12 gave an interesting presentation about the Black Out, explaining what this was and how/why people had to black out their homes. They then went on to talk to our guests about our Blackout experiments in Science where we investigated which Black Out panel blocked out most light from the storerooms. Our guests seemed to enjoy listening to what we had to say and were impressed by how much we all knew about the Second World War.
Enjoying our Cakes!
Now came the moment we'd all been waiting for - the food and refreshments! We all helped to look after our family and friends, serving them spam and jam sandwiches, delicious cakes decorated in red, white and blue, and cups of hot, sweet tea. Everyone seemed to have a lovely time and the hall was filled with the sound of friendly chatter and laughter. We were thrilled that some of our guests had dressed up in 1940s costumes. Harrison's Gran, for example, had a 1940s hairstyle under a silk handkerchief as well as stockings drawn onto her legs with pen. She looked fantastic! Rhydian's Dad and brother came dressed in their navy/cadet uniforms complete with their impressive medals. Connor's Nan looked amazing in her glamorous 1940 s costume and Brynley's Mum came dressed as a land girl. Thank you to everyone who embraced the spirit of our World War Two tea party and came dressed in period costume. We really appreciate it.
Looking after our guests.
Our World War Two Tea Party ended with a rousing rendition of the classic Vera Lynne wartime song, 'We'll Meet Again'. Everyone clapped and cheered at the end of the song. We had all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. It was a lovely opportunity to share with our family and friends some of the work we have been doing in school during our first half term in Year 6. Many of us went home early with our mums, dads, grandparents and friends. We will look back fondly on our World War Two Tea Party. It is something that will stay with us for some time to come.
Our Class Assembly - Ein Gwasanaeth Dosbarth. Our class assembly on the theme of 'The Centenary of World War One' went well today and our parents, relatives and friends really enjoyed it. Many of them found the assembly emotionally moving as we told the story of those who sacrificed their lives for us during World War One through drama, music and dance. Our assembly focused on the horror of life in the trenches and the symbolism of the poppy. It prompted us to think about how we can learn the lessons of the past, working together for peace whilst never forgetting the courage and sacrifice of those who fought in World War One.
Our Amazing Poppy Dancers.
The assembly told the story of four children who discover a box of World War One artefacts in their grandfather's attic. Their grandfather tells them all about the Great War. We met six soldiers who told us all about life facing the enemy in the trenches. Our amazing poppy dancers told the story, through dance, of how poppies grew even in the midst of all the mud and destruction - a symbol of remembrance and hope.
Private Peaceful in the trenches.
We performed an extract from 'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo where Tommo and his brother lie injured in a trench and watch in terror as their friends face their deaths. We also gave facts and information about World War One such as the shocking fact that 16 million people lost their lives during the conflict. During the assembly, everyone had an opportunity to look at many images of World War One. Thanks to our parents and carers for supporting us in learning our lines and for providing us with costumes. Diolch yn fawr i chi gyd.
Today Year 6 spent the day at Bryntirion Comprehensive School and thoroughly enjoyed their 'Taster Day'. We all arrived at school this morning looking forward to the exciting day ahead. We walked with our teachers from Llangewydd up to Bryntirion Comprehensive School where we were met in the Senior Hall by Mr. Brain the Headteacher, Mrs. Jenkins the Deputy Headteacher, as well as other members of staff who will be teaching us next year. We were welcomed to the school and put into groups.
Some of our past pupils were really helpful and kind.
Throughout the day, each group followed a timetable where we had an opportunity to get a 'taster' of some of the school subjects we will be studying next year when we are in Year 7! Some of Llangewydd's past pupils including Osian, Caitlin G, William B, Charlotte and Siona, helped us throughout the day and were so kind and friendly to us. We also enjoyed meeting some of the teachers who will be teaching us. We moved around the school from block to block in order to get to our lessons and this gave us a chance to have a good look around.
In our groups in the Junior Hall.
We enjoyed lessons such as English, French, Maths, RE, Art and Geography. In French, for example, we learnt how to count in French up to ten! The school kindly provided us with lunch and we ended the day with a special concert where some talented Bryntirion musicians performed for us. We all thoroughly enjoyed the taster day and are now looking forward to taking the next big step of our learning journey when we ourselves become pupils at Bryntirion next September.
Congratulations to these members of our class who have been appointed as this year's House Captains and Vice House Captains. Llongyfarchiadau iddyn nhw. We are proud of them and know that they will do a great job leading and encouraging members of their house to earn house points throughout the school year. Each of them took the time to complete an application form for the important role and also talked to their house members about their qualities. The house members then voted for the people they thought would do the best job as House Captains. Aaron is House Captain of Red House/Ty Coch. Paige is House Captain of Gold House/Ty Aur with Denise and Rhys as Vice Captains. Seren and Cerys are House Captains of Green House/Ty Gwyrdd. Brynley is Vice House Captain of Blue House/Ty Glas. We wish them all well as they begin their new, exciting roles which will include encouraging others to earn house points through hard work and good behaviour, as well as taking a leading role in special events such as our Eisteddfod and Sports Day.
The stimulus for our first 'Learning Log' task was - 'Evacuee.' Mr. Evans was very impressed by the high standard of many of the learning logs and by the amount of hard work and effort that had been put into them. The task was interpreted in many creative ways. Some of you, for example, researched and presented facts about evacuees/evacuation in the form of a factfile. Others presented their work in genres such as diary entries, letters and poems. Most learning logs were presented to a high standard with neat handwriting, suitable layout, lovely illustrations and effective use of photographs and replica artefacts.
Last week we worked in groups to make our very own black out panels to black out the window in our class storeroom. Our challenge was to design and make a black out panel to black out as much light as possible from the storeroom. We had to ensure that our panel was made out of recyclable materials. In our groups, we helped each other to measure the dimensions of the storeroom window. We then had to measure accurately to make sure that our finished panels would fit the window without letting light in around the edges. Next we carefully measured and drew out the cardboard rectangle we would need to fit the window pane. We cut out our black out panel. Some groups then decided to cover the cardboard with black bin bags. Another group covered the cardboard rectangle with newspaper before painting it black. One group made two panels which they attached together with a buffer slotted in between the two panels. We had some very creative ideas. We had to co-operate as a group, working together to complete our task.
Putting up the Black Out panel.
Today we planned and carried out a fair test in Science to investigate which group's Black Out panel blocked out most light from the class storeroom window. One group at a time, we took our black out panels into the storeroom. Two members of the group held up the black-out panel against the window pane,ensuring that as much light as possible was blocked out. The other members of the group made sure that the storeroom door was closed tightly so that dark conditions were created. To ensure that the test was fair, the only variable we changed each time was the black-out panel. Other variables such as the window, the storeroom conditions, the people holding up the panel, and the time of day stayed the same.
Using the data logger/light sensor to measure the light in LUX.
Once the Black Out panel was up and the storeroom door was shut, we could use the computer and the data logger's light sensor to measure in LUX how much light was let into the storeroom by each group's black out panel. Whilst testing, we took three readings for each black out panel and then calculated the average amount of light in LUX. We recorded our results in a table.
Blacking Out the storeroom.
Our investigation results were as follows:
Group 1's Black Out Panel 0.9 LUX (made out of cardboard and black bags) Group 2's Black Out Panel 0.85 LUX (made out of cardboard painted with black paint) Group 3's Black Out Panel 0.82 LUX (made out of cardboard, crepe paper and bin bags) Group 4's Black Out Panel 0.81 LUX (made out of cardboard and black bags) Group 5's Black Out Panel 0.80 LUX (made out of card, covered in newspaper and painted black) Group 6's Black Out Panel 0.83 LUX (made out of card, bin bags and sellotape) We looked closely at our results. Group 5's black out panel blocked out most light from the storeroom. We concluded that this panel had probably blocked out more light than the other panels as it had more/thicker layers than the other panels. In the gallery below, you can see our groups with our black out panels made out of recycled materials.
Bike or Scooter to School! Reidio beic neu sgwter i'r ysgol. Why not keep fit, active and healthy by walking, riding a bike or scootering to school? It's a great way to keep fit and to ease congestion from cars on the roads around our school. Your bikes and scooters will be locked up safely in the school's bicycle shelter. Why not give it a go? Even Mr. Evans is trying to cycle to school once a week! If he can do it, you definitely can. Go on, give it a try.
In Welsh this half term our topic is 'Gwyliau' - 'Holidays'. We have been learning how to use different Welsh language patterns to discuss our holidays - where we went, with whom, for how long, how we travelled, what we saw and did................ We have been learning how to use the past tense in Welsh.
Asking our friends about their holidays.
A Holiday Survey - Holiadur ‘Gwyliau’
We carried out a survey in Welsh. We travelled around the classroom interviewing our friends about their holidays. We asked and answered questions in Welsh, using the past tense with confidence e.g 'Ble est ti ar dy wyliau?', 'Pryd?', 'Am faint?, 'Gyda pwy?.............. We noted down our friends' answers on a grid and then reported back our survey results to the class.
Playing the 'Gwyliau' board game.
We have enjoyed using the NGfL unit ‘Gwyliau’ to practise our language patterns and to develop our vocabulary. We have played the games - dragging and dropping Welsh sentences into the correct places. We have also used the unit to listen to Welsh speakers talking about their holidays. Our next step is to work on writing and performing our own dialogues about holidays. We have enjoyed using the NGfL unit ‘Gwyliau’ to practise reading sentence patterns, information and dialogues about holidays. We have read Welsh text about holidays including Tom and Lisa’s dialogues about holidays. Today we have used the NGfL unit to read all about Lisa’s holiday to France. We understood the Welsh sentence patterns and vocabulary in the text well. We were also able to change the sentences to say different things about Lisa’s holiday.
Chwarae y gem 'Camau'
Today we played the Welsh game ‘Camau’ (Steps) to practise using extended sentences in the past tense to describe our holidays. The Helpwyr Heddiw asked the question 'Ble est ti ar dy wyliau y llynedd?' and chose a pupil with their hand up to answer the question. If they answer the question with a simple sentence (e.g 'Es i i Ffrainc'), they may move one step. If they answer the question in detail with a more extended sentence (e.g Y llynedd, es i i Siapan gyda fy nheulu am fis. Es i mewn awyren. Gwelais i'r twr Tokyo. Bwytais i sushi achos mae'n flasus iawn. Roedd hi'n heulog bob dydd), they may move up to four or five steps. The number of steps a pupil moves depends upon the quality of their answer and whether they use extended sentences. As the player takes their steps around the classroom, they touch whoever they pass and they must then sit down and are out of the game. The last player standing wins the game.
Dear Parents / Carers, J11 invite you to their class assembly on the theme of ‘World War One’ in the school hall at 10.30am on Monday 20th October. We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you for your support in helping the children to learn their lines and putting together a costume for the assembly. We look forward to seeing you next week. Yours sincerely, Mr. D. Evans and J11
Friend or Foe? – Drama Activity In English, we have been reading Michael Morpurgo's exciting Second World War novel, 'Friend or Foe'. In a dramatic Chapter Five, David is rescued from drowning in the rapids of a moorland river by a missing German bomber pilot. Now he faces a dilemma - does he help the German pilot who saved his life or report him to the authorities who are searching for him?
Listening to Advice.
We made a 'Conscience Alley' by forming two lines. One line had to persuade David to help the German pilots who had saved his life. The other line had to persuade David to inform the authorities about the missing pilots. Each member of the line had to call out their advice to David as he passed them.
Will 'David' help a friend or report a foe?
Olly and Rosie took turns to play the character of David and had to empathise with him. As they walked through the alley we called out our ideas and advice about what ‘David’ should do in his dilemma – help a friend or report a foe? By the time ‘David’ reached the end of the Conscience Alley, having listened to all the advice, he had to explain what he had decided to do and give reasons for his choice.
Yn mwynhau darllen y stori. Enjoying reading the story
We have been enjoying shared reading of Michael Morpurgo’s Second World War novel ‘Friend or Foe’ - the story of two friends, David and Tucky, who are evacuated to Devon from London. Some of us read the characters’ dialogue and some of us read the narrative. In our shared reading sessions, we have been discussing the novel’s plot, setting, characters and themes.
'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo.
We have also analysed Morpurgo’s language style and use of VCOP - Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation. Can you think of a 'WOW' word to replace the underlined word from Morpurgo's text below?: 'The boys devoured the red tomato soup.' Can you think of an effective opener for this sentence? '________________ the splintered door slammed open and a bearded man blustered into the village hall.'
Yn Y Gadair Boeth. In the Hotseat.
We took part in a 'hotseating' activity where someone in the hotseat adopted the role of a character from the novel ‘Friend or Foe’. Hywel adopted the persona of Tucky. He had to empathise with this character, speaking in role and thinking about the novel’s events from Tucky's point of view. We aimed to ask ‘Tucky’ open questions to which he could give extended answers.
Davey and his injured friend, Charlie, in the trenches.
Today we enjoyed our trip to the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea to see Theatr na Nog's wartime production - 'The White Feather.' A young boy, Davey Jones, dreams of escaping the humdrum reality of life in Swansea as World War One rages. Theatr na Nog's brilliant play told the story of how Davey signs up for war, believing that it will bring excitement and make his family proud of him. He leaves behind his family, friends and his shell-shocked older brother, Rhys. The reality of war is far from what Davey imagined and, on a fateful night during the dreadful battle for Manetz Wood in July 1916, his life passes before his eyes as he stands confronted by a German soldier in a muddy, bomb crater. The production used the words of the World War One poets as well as Welsh folk music to tell the tale of family, love and loss.
Davey signs up to fight. Receiving the King's Shilling.
ChrisIt was an emotional experience watching the dramatic scenes of the play where Davey and his friend, Charlie, faced the horrors of life in the frontline trenches - up to their knees in mud as rats scurry by. The play was full of suspense and drama as the skyline was lit up with fiery explosions.
Davey's brother, Rhys, knows the horrors of war.
Theatr na nog's play helped us to empathise with the lives of ordinary people living through extraordinary times - World War One. This experience of live theatre enthralled and enthused us all with its great characters and action-packed plot. In the play, Davey's brother and sister, Rhys and Rose, try to dissuade him from signing up for war but he is determined. After signing up and receiving the King's Shilling, Davey trains to be a front line soldier before travelling to France to face the German on the frontline scarred by barbed wire.
A dilemma unfolds during the play as Davey and Charlie are confronted by the enemy - a German doctor called Jurgen. He gives injured Charlie medical attention that saves his life. As David fights in the trenches, he picks up a single white feather; a feather that signals that someone is watching over him. David, though, is not as lucky as Charlie and faces certain death at the hands of the enemy.
The theatre company consisted of only four actors but each of them played several roles. Chris, for example, played the roles of Charlie and the brothers' father!! The play had many emotional moments such as when Rose tried to stop her fourteen year old brother signing up.
At the end of the play 'The White Feather,' the four actors held a question and answer session where we had an opportunity to ask them questions about the play and about the process of staging the performance. We asked some interesting questions such as "Did you have to do a lot of research before acting in the play?", "How long did it take to prepare and rehearse the play?", "Which characters did the actors most enjoy playing?", "How were the white feathers released?".......
After eating our lunch at the theatre, we headed to Swansea Museum where we were met by Mr. Andrews, the education officer. He talked to us about the background to World War One and told us many interesting facts such as how 20 million people had been killed by the end of the war! We had an opportunity to go into a World War One frontline trench! We also operated a radio, used the semaphore signalling system, dressed up in period costume and looked at World War One artefacts.
Later we headed across to the National Maritime Museum for a brilliant workshop based on World War One. We did a carousel of activities where we moved from one station to another, each with a different wartime theme. One activity, for example, involved handling wartime household artefacts. Other activities focused on 'Weapons War', 'Food in the Trenches' and 'The Smells of the Front Line'. We even had an opportunity to put on gas masks as well as to handle bullet shells, ammunition and a hand grenade! Yikes!
At the museums we had an opportunity to take part in so many hands-on activities linked to World War One! We enjoyed dressing up in authentic 1910s fashion. We even had a chance to hold World War One weapons. We explored a radio shelter and followed a trail around the museum exhibits. We went into a frontline trench and really got a sense of how frightening it would have been to face the enemy over the parapet. Some of us solved clues by looking at wartime propaganda posters. We also enjoyed playing wartime games such as battleships.
Before we knew it, it was time to get back on the bus to return to school! We had all had a fantastic day and had learnt so much about World War One. Thanks to all at Theatr Na Nog, Swansea Museum and the National Maritime Museum for an inspirational day of learning. Diolch yn fawr iawn am ddiwrnod gyffrous.
Today we began making our very own black out panels to black out the window in our class storeroom as part of a Science experiment. Our challenge was to work in small groups to design and make a black out panel to black out as much light as possible from the storeroom. We had to ensure that our panel was made out of recyclable materials. In our groups, we helped each other to measure the dimensions of the storeroom window. We had to measure accurately to make sure that our finished panels would fit the window without letting light in around the edges. Next we carefully measured and drew out the cardboard rectangle we would need to fit the window pane. We cut out our black out panel. Some groups then decided to cover the cardboard with black bin bags. Another group covered the cardboard rectangle with newspaper before painting it black. One group made two panels which they attached together with a buffer slotted in between the two panels. We had some very creative ideas. We had to co-operate as a group, working together to complete our task.
Next week we will plan and carry out a fair test in Science to investigate which group's Black Out panel blocks out most light from the class storeroom window. We are looking forward to using the data logger to measure in LUX how much light is let into the storeroom by each group's black out panel.
Today we enjoyed playing a Welsh board game about holidays - 'GemGwyliau'. We played the dice game in twos or threes to help us practise talking in Welsh about our holidays. We had to use the past tense to explain where we went on holiday, when we went on holiday, with whom we went on holiday and how we travelled.
Playing the Welsh board game 'Holidays'
We tried not to speak English at all! - Dim ond Gymraeg! We used phrases such as: Taflwch y dis - Throw the dice. Dy droi di - Your turn. Symudwch y cownter - Move the counter
Finding our partners playing the luggage label game.
We also played 'The Holiday Game' - 'Y Gem Gwyliau'. Half the class had luggage labels with a sentence starter linked to a picture of a particular holiday destination e.g 'Y llynedd, es i i........'. The other half of the class had the luggage labels with the second part of the sentences e.g 'Efrog Newydd. Gwelais i'r Statue of Liberty.' When the Helpwyr Heddiw said, "Ffeindiwch eich partner", we had to travel around the classroom asking everyone we met "Ble est ti ar dy wyliau?" until we met up with the person who had the matching part of our sentences.
Here is a photgraph of Paige's Great Nan, Rose Newman, who was a member of the Land Army during World War Two. Land girls such as Rose played such an important role during the war in keeping Britain's farms running when food supplies were short and many of the farmers had gone away to war. Thanks to Paige and her family for sharing these precious photographs with us. In the wedding photograph below you can see Paige's great grandparents who married in August 1942 during the war.
Percy Price - Jaya's Great Grandfather.
This is Percy Price - Jaya's great grandfather, born on Christmas Eve, 1921. He joined the Royal Enniskillen Regiment and was injured in Sicily by the Germans when a stick grenade blew up, causing severe injuries to his face. Two of Percy's friends were killed by the blast. Percy spent the next eleven years having operations on his face. Also Jaya's Great Great Grandfather served in the First World War. Thank you to Jaya and her family for sharing Percy's story with us. We would love to hear from anyone else whose family members lived through World War Two.
Today we enjoyed playing a Welsh board game about holidays - 'GemGwyliau'. We played the dice game in twos or threes to help us practise talking in Welsh about our holidays. We had to use the past tense to explain where we went on holiday, when we went on holiday, with whom we went on holiday and how we travelled.
Pwy sy'n ennill? Who is winning?
We tried not to speak English at all! - Dim ond Cymraeg! We used phrases such as: Taflwch y dis - Throw the dice. Dy droi di - Your turn. Symudwch y cownter - Move the counter We asked each other questions such as: Ble est ti ar dy wyliau yn ystod y gwyliau'r Haf? Gyda pwy est t? Am faint est ti? Sut est ti?
Our topic this half term is 'Blitz' - based on the events of World War Two. We have enjoyed learning about events in Wales (1939-1945) such as the Blitz, evacuation, rationing and the Black Out. Many of us have chatted to our family and friends about World War Two and we have enjoyed listening to their wartime tales and experiences. Paige, for example, brought in photographs of her great grandmother in her Land Army uniform and told us all about how she used to work on Britain's farms when the men went away to war. Jack also brought photographs of his great grandfather in his wartime uniform. Brynley brought in an impressive anti-aircraft shell and we were all amazed at how big it was!
We have decided to hold a special World War Two tea party and we would love to welcome to our school any family, friends, relatives and neighbours who have wartime memories and experiences to share. This week, we have been busy designing and making our World War Two Tea Party invitations. Details about our tea party are as follows: Date: Thursday 23rd October. Time: 2 o'clock. Venue: Llangewydd Junior School Hall. Dress Code: 1940s fashion (optional) We look forward to seeing you there where you will enjoy cups of tea or coffee as well as wartime cakes and vegetable soup (using only rationed ingredients of course!). At this event, we will share with you what we have learnt about WW2 and will entertain you with some morale-boosting, patriotic wartime songs. We hope you enjoy looking at our gallery of WW2 tea party invitations.
Evacuee The stimulus for your first 'Learning Log' task is - 'Evacuee'. You can interpret this task in your own way. Some of you, for example, may do some research and present facts about evacuees/evacuation in different formats e.g as a factfile, as a bullet-pointed list of key facts.......... Others may prefer to present their work in the form of a diary entry, poem or newspaper report. Some of you may be lucky enough to have an opportunity to interview a member of your family who was evacuated during World War Two. It really is up to you how you present the 'Learning Log' task. It is your opportunity to be creative!
This 'Learning Log' task is due to be handed in on Friday 3rd October. This gives you two weeks to plan and complete the task. Please don't leave it until the night before!!! There will be an opportunity to look at and respond to each other's 'Learning Logs' in class.
Whatever you decide, here are a few simple rules to follow:Always present your work neatly. Take pride in your handwriting and presentation. Aim to punctuate your work accurately with full stops, capital letters etc. and try your best to spell words accurately. You cannot use more than a double page spread for each 'Learning Log' task although you can be creative in maximising your use of space e.g through use of fold-out flaps, extension sections...... When carrying out research, please do not simply print or copy out material from the Internet. Always use your own words when completing tasks.
We also help the Year 3 children to build up the sounds of words they are unsure of. We praise and encourage our reading buddies with kind words. We all enjoy reading with our Year 3 partners and hope that we can help them to become confident, fluent and enthusiastic readers just like us.
Reading Buddies - Ffrindiau Darllen Every Friday afternoon, we enjoy 'Reading Buddies' with the children from Mr. Smith's class, J2. We each have a reading buddy whom we help, encourage and support with their reading. We take turns to read our books to each other and talk about the story, characters and themes.
Llongyfarchiadau i Aaron, ein prifbachgen newydd. Congratulations to J11's very own Aaron Jones who is Llangewydd's new Head Boy! After a series of gruelling interviews where candidates were asked some searching questions by the School Council, Aaron became our new Head Boy after receiving most votes from the members of the interview panel. Well done Aaron. We are proud of you. We look forward to seeing what plans you have to improve school life at Llangewydd. We wish Aaron well in his exciting new role.
Mrs. Davies said, "It was so difficult to choose a Head Boy as all the candidates who were interviewed were so impressive. They had put so much thought and effort into completing their application forms and the quality of their answers when interviewed by the School Council was outstanding." As a result of the high calibre of all the candidates, Mrs. Davies has decided to create a leadership team who will help her to improve school life at Llangewydd and will be vital in driving forward ideas for improving our school. Well done to Cai, Harrison, Alex and Evan who will support Aaron in encouraging all pupils at our school to fulfil their potential - achieving high standards of work and behaviour. These boys will take turns to be the Deputy Head Boy throughout the year.
What book are you reading at the moment? Pa lyfr wyt ti'n darllen ar hyn o bryd? Mr. Evans has just finished reading the book 'The Fortune Hunter' by Daisy Goodwin. It is a terrific story set in a world of country houses during the Victorian period. 'The Fortune Hunter' is a real page turner and Mr. Evans couldn't put it down. What books are you enjoying at the moment? Pa lyfrau wyt ti'n mwynhau ar hyn o bryd? Let us know by posting a comment below. Tell us what book you are reading and a little bit about it (without giving too much away!).
We are enjoying our class novel 'The Machine Gunners' by Robert Westall where Chas MacGill, the central character, finds a German machine gun in a plane wreck. The police are looking for the missing machine gun and Chas and his friends are hiding it. Will they use it and what will the consequences be? In our English classes, we are all enjoying reading the novel 'Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo about two evacuees - Tucky and David -and their new life at Hamleigh Farm with Mr. Reynolds.