Spring Term 2022
We’ve had a very busy term already here in Blwyddyn Pedwar!
We have been learning all about The Tudors this term, and have taken a keen interest in discovering all there is to know about Henry VIII and his six wives. The children have done some brilliant research and have written some amazing biographies about Henry and his life. We were lucky enough to have had a visit from two ladies at Keystone Heritage who delivered a hands on Tudor workshop in school. The children had lots of fun taking part in the range of activities, as I’m sure you can see from the photos!
The children also took part in a series of ‘Meta Cub’ HIIT training sessions earlier this term. The sessions had a different theme each week, from an animal theme to different sports themes, the children worked up a sweat and got very much involved in working out!
We took part in World Book Day celebrations earlier this term too and had the privilege of taking part in a virtual author visit with Hannah Gold, the author of the novel ‘The Last Bear.’ The children got to ask lots of questions and loved hearing all about Hannah’s inspiration for her story. We ended our day perfectly, with a ‘onesie themed’ chilled out reading session.
The children have been busy in Forest School and have enjoyed pruning and sorting the area ready for Summertime. We took some time during Outdoor Learning week to weed and replant the raised beds and cut back all of the overgrown winter brambles. In the colder sessions, the children got to work making a fire to help keep us warm. We even toasted marshmallows to eat, yum!
As always, at the start of March we celebrated St. David’s Day with our yearly school Eisteddfod. The children came to school dressed in red and we sang the Welsh National Anthem on mass! As part of their Half Term homework project, the children were challenged to create a piece of artwork to enter into our Junior Eisteddfod competition – this year’s theme was ‘Mor a Mynydd’ or ‘Summit to the Sea.’ The judges were blown away with the level of artwork this year, making the adjudicating process a tricky one indeed! Da iawn to everyone to entered, as you can see from the photos – the children did a brilliant job. ?
We have been lucky to have secured a number of visits from our friend Will at Techno Camps at Glyndwr University. He has taught the children how to use the Scratch coding programme and they have loved learning to create and play their own games. Will also took a session teaching us all about how forces work in rockets, the children even had the opportunity to create their own mini rockets. We fired them out of Will’s rocket launcher machine and even turned them into rocket cars! A very fun and noisy session indeed!
Our half termly Christian Value has been ‘Justice’ – a very apt and topical thing to be thinking about. As a school, we thought it would be brilliant to donate some money to the Ukraine Appeal, so children came into school wearing their yellow and blue clothes and made a donation.
An extremely kind and thoughtful little girl in our class even asked her friends to make a donation, instead of buying her presents for her birthday this year – she raised a whopping £100 which was added to our school total! ?
We are looking forward to the Summer Term when we will be thinking about our new topic of ‘Incredible Journeys’ – I’m excited to hear the children’s ideas as to where our topic will lead!