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.
This afternoon we made Dragon eyes. Our inspiration was from all of the Dragons we saw on our School Trip at ‘King Arthur’s Labrinth’. We made different types of eyes, some were spotty, bumpy, round and scaly. We enjoyed rolling, pinching, smoothing, stabbing and patting the clay to make the dragon eyes.
Bishop John came into Gladestry school to meet everyone. He came into Class 1 to talk about what he does as a Bishop. He showed us his ring and cross necklace, we passed the items around to each other carefully. We asked him lots of questions and found out lots about him and the Diocese.
We went on a Welly Walk to Gladestry Church Peace Garden. We used our senses to identify things we could smell, see, touch and hear. After we worked in groups to collect natural materials and create a picture of an animal of our choice (we made a giraffe, bird’s nest and bird). We decided to collect red, brown and green leaves to bring back to school to create a dragon like the one we saw at King Arthur’s Labrinth.
Gladestry School pupils went on a School Trip to King Arthur’s Labyrinth in Machynlleth. We travelled together on the big coach and enjoyed lots of exciting activities. We walked and sailed by boat through the caves to listen about Kind Arthur’s story, it was dark! We went to the gift shop and paid for our items and travelled through the spooky maze to find the dragons, we saw lots of them!
We are looking forward to writing about our trip when we come back to school.
We have been digging up our carrots that we planted earlier in the year, ready for an afternoon of cooking. We each pulled up a carrot and compared the different sizes.
We peeled, chopped and grated our vegetables up carefully before cooking it all together.
At the end of the day, we really enjoyed tasting our yummy carrot soup all together!