All of the pupils at Gladestry had a great week last week in preparation for the King’s coronation. They designed their own coronation bunting to decorate the classroom for our celebration, created finger painted British flags to wave and even drew some beautiful portraits of King Charles to display on our windows! We then invited our adults in to celebrate with us on Friday where we enjoyed tea and cakes and sang our coronation songs. Bendigedig Dosbarth 1 and 2!
Dosbarth 1 have enjoyed starting their new topic ‘journeys’ this term. To start our topic, we have been learning about the difference between human and physical features. We went for a welly walk around Gladestry to see what features we could spot. The children recognised lots of different features and took some great photographs. We have worked really hard to sort our photographs and we have now started to compare our local area to Brecon as a much bigger town. Da iawn, Dosbarth 1!
Dosbarth 1 have been learning all about the Easter story and what happened on the days leading up to Easter Sunday. We have created our own suncatcher crosses as part of our Easter window display – they are looking beautiful today in the sunshine!
On Wednesday, Class 1 brought in their own favourite books to share with the rest of the children in school. We found out lots of new exciting facts and read some new stories too! We were very lucky to engage in a live session with Julia Donalson and Axel Scheffler and we had a go at drawing some of the characters from their books. We designed our own monster as the gruffalo had decided to retire!
To celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week, the children in Dosbarth 1 and 2 have ‘Dressed to Express’ by coming to school as what they would like to be when they are older. We have had an excellent day filled with fun activities to find out more about our friends and talk about how we are similar and different. We worked in groups to learn a new dance, complete some team games outside, create a puzzle piece all about ourselves and play connect bingo. What a brilliant way to end our week!
Class 1 were very lucky to have a visit from PC Viv this morning. We learnt all about how to keep ourselves safe at home, and what we can do if we are ever feeling unsafe. We listened to a story which helped us to think about how we can stay away from danger and protect ourselves in different situations. We also learnt about the different adults that can help us and how we can talk to them. Diolch PC Viv!
In class 1, we have enjoyed being outside in the winter weather being able to practise writing our letters, names and different words in the snow. This was a very fun way to do our phonics – even if our fingers were feeling tingly after from the cold snow and ice!
On Monday, Class 2 walked up to Gladestry Church to view the beautiful stained glass windows. We read the information to learn about the different stories that the windows told and we had a go at sketching some of the windows too. These gave us some brilliant ideas to go back and create our own stained glass windows at school!
We held 2 minutes silence in our Remembrance Assembly and discussed why we wear poppies. To show our respects, we painted poppies on our classroom windows and made poppy mobiles using recycled materials.