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We have found out what our Spring Topic is and Year 3 and 4 had so much fun doing so! During our Outdoor Learning session we took part in a hunt that led us around the school grounds to find symbols which gave us a code. It was quite challenging to crack the code but luckily there was another clue which allowed us to work out what our new Topic is all about. The clue was a suitcase full of fossilised, prehistoric, mythical, extinct, endangered, domestic, wild and captive...Fantastic Beasts!
The children used so many different skills when they conducted an investigation about what happens to different objects at room temperature. The objects were ice, ice cream, candle wax, butter and chocolate.
They discussed how we needed to make sure that our investigation would be fair and made some very interesting predictions about what they thought would happen to the objects. They then made careful observations at selected intervals of time.
The pupils then wrote conclusions about why they think that the chocolate and wax didn’t change but the ice, ice cream and butter all changed form and melted in different ways.
Atlantis the Lost City
Year 4 have really been enjoying learning all about the legend of Atlantis. We’ve had lots of discussions, took time to research the different theories and explored pieces of art work linked to the legend. The children then created their own art work based on what they thought Atlantis could look like. How amazing do they look?
Christmas Tree Decorations
The children have spent time creating stunning snowflakes. They are proud that they are all individual and unique! We then had a Tree Decorating Service where each class puts their handmade decorations onto the school Christmas tree and it looks incredibly festive!
Christmas Fayre Stalls
Over the last couple of weeks Year 4 have been very busy in their financial Maths lessons. They have been working out what resources they would need in order to make their own wrapping paper and gift tags and which shops would sell the most cost effective options.
The children then designed and printed their own paper and gift tags and we had some very keen helpers who sold the creations during the Christmas Fayre!
We were so pleased with how well our wrapping paper and gift tags sold and when we counted up the money we worked out that we made a profit of £58.56!
Da iawn Blywddyn 4 😄
So now we’re just left with the exciting task of working out what we can use our class fund for!
Message from Miss Hughes:
I just want to say a big thank you to every pupil that was able to give up some of their time to help out and an even bigger thank you to the boys who spent their own time making a Pompom stall! I am very proud of you all! 😁
National Takeover Day 2019
Once again, the school had another really successful Takeover day, where the older pupils took on different roles across the school. The Year 6 teachers and teaching assistants planned a brilliant day for our class. They taught the children all about the '5 ways to Well-being' and it's fair to say that everyone had a great time!
Children in Need
The children spent some time learning all about how Children in Need supports and raises money for different causes around the UK. They made posters to highlight these causes. It was lovely to see how empathetic and caring the children were.
Harvest Festival 2019
Firstly we’d like to say DIOLCH YN FAWR to everyone who kindly donated towards the charity Water Aid which was chosen by the KS2 pupils for our harvest collection this year. In their Dŵr Topic, pupils have been learning about where water comes from and the fact that some people in the world don’t have clean, running water so it was lovely that the children wanted to help make a difference and donate towards the charity.
Pupils from Year 6 all the way down to Reception took part in a fantastic Harvest Festival celebration at St. Mary’s Church. Year 4 followed the water theme and performed a poem called ‘Once Upon a Raindrop’ by James Carter which is a poem that they had studied in their English lessons. The children enjoyed learning how to use performance techniques to change their voices, add sound effects, repetition and emphasis so that they could really bring the poem to life.
You sounded fantastic Blwyddyn 4, da iawn i chi! 😄
Tales from Wales
This year Northop Hall pupils had another brilliant afternoon singing along and joining in with the actors to retell traditional Welsh myths and legends.
When the children planned their new Topic at the start of the year, one of their activity suggestions was to ask an expert to come into school to talk to us about water.
Well, we were very lucky to have a visit from Arfona Evans who works for Dŵr Cymru. We had a fantastic assembly and classroom workshop where we found out all about the water cycle, how we get clean water and how to create a functioning water system within a budget. We had such a great learning experience and now we’ve got even more questions and things that we’d like to learn about during our Topic.
Diolch yn fawr i Dŵr Cymru!
The votes have been cast and I am very proud of every pupil that put themselves forward and stood in front of the class to speak. The standard of the speeches were fantastic this year and it was an extremely close vote.
Here are the Year 4 School Council representatives that were elected by the class, well done to you both!
Key Stage 2 have launched their first Topic of the year with a SPLASH!
The children had an immersion day where they had the opportunity to get soggy and explore water in all its glory. We had so much fun! There were paddling pools, sponges, nets, pipes, tubes, guttering, hoses, pistols and many more bits and pieces. The hands on experiences encouraged the children to become inquisitive and create a huge list of questions that will lead our learning for the Term ahead.
Thank you to all of the adults who kept the event a surprise for the pupils and sent in items that we could use!
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