15:30 – 16:00 Year 3-4 classes with Mr Evans & Mr Jenkins
16:30 – 17:00 Year 5-6 classes with Mr Reid, Ms Williams and Mrs Wallace.
Wednesday 13th September
16:00 – 16:30 Year 1 & Year 2 with Miss Tyrrell, Mrs Evans/Mrs Thomas & Miss Horseman
All the rain and sun over the holidays have combined to help make everything grow in our outdoor classrooms, and our pumpkins in particular are proving a success. Thanks to Mr Trowbridge's efforts we have 6 new planters to fill this autumn. All contributions for these will be gratefully received.
Before we sign off for Easter, I want to bring a competition to your attention. KS2 pupils are invited to enter a Dylan Thomas-inspired competition in celebration of International Dylan Thomas Day. Entry is free and all of the details can be found here:
We successfully submitted a bid to be part of this exciting initiative and as a result secured an arts residency for our pupils. The residency focused upon a new artwork in situ, providing an opportunity for pupils to experience an exciting new piece of contemporary art. Our children worked with local artist, David Marchant, collecting ideas and information to inspire and develop their own work in response to what they saw and experienced.
You will have seen some of the finished work as part of our Summer Exhibition but from this week the work is now being exhibited at Swansea's Grand Theatre. Mr Reid took along some Y4 pupils to the opening of this exhibition on Wednesday. They were thrilled to see their work on display for everyone to enjoy and also had time to explore the work created by others in the project too. You will have seen some of the photos from the visit on our Twitter feed but if you want to see a little more, the exhibition is housed at the Grand Theatre between now and October 15th.
We had a visit from Ospreys player, Nicky Smith, this week too, as part of our participation in the 'Ospreys in the Community' programme. The initiatve aims to develop pupils' key learning skills and our KS2 pupils put their oracy and thinking skills to good use, interviewing Mr Smith about his role within the team, expectations and his training schedule. Their questions yielded some good answers!