We have some photos of the leavers service & awards assembly and of the Foundation Phase super hero picnic. We had a lovely visit from the local Librarian Sarah who told all the children about the Mythical Maze this year's Summer Reading Challenge. Class 4 added photos of another trip to Brecon.
Our MP Kevin Brennan came in to take our buddies up to Westminster as part of this years Send My Friend to School Campaign. Year 6 had an amazing time at the White Water centre both on the surf machine and the rafts.. There are some smashing shots of the building work at the Clarke Street site. Brian the snail popped in to say "Hello" and the ducks said "Goodbye"! Class 5 added some more photos of their pneumatic monsters. there are some photos of Millbank got talent.
After several months of caring for them pupils released the salmon fry into the river Taff. Class Six had a great week getting ready for their Enterprise Week. This culminated in a sale on Friday. Pupils visited the Connected Communities Festival. Juniors did some great work in a puppet making workshop.
We are all excited to see the ducks hatch out, and the children have been doing some smashing work.There are some snaps of the children doing work on the "Wales We Want" project. Then the community event. They have taken even more photos as part of national insect week. Class 2 added some photos of the Buginham Palace. You can see the snaps tweeted from Llangrannog weekend here. Funky Dragon called in to see us and listen to the children's views as part of their work.
Class 4 had a lovely time as part of their trip to Porthkerry County Park and continuing Forest Schools work. Class 2 added some photos of their work on animal habitats. There was a little more independent learning on insects and habitats. We hope to add some photos for Sports Day and Class One Assembly as soon as we can get them.
Class 3 gave us a fantastic assembly about staying Happy & Healthy. Mr Peter from Kenya told us about the class assemblies at the AMAF school. We have some snaps of our annual fun run. The children have again been taking some great photos of the wildlife in our garden as part of our celebrations for Wales Biodiversity Week.
Class 2 had a lovely visit from PC Sara and Tarian the Dragon to tell them all about keeping safe and what to do in an emergency. There are some photos of our bug hunt in the school. Green Gang added some more photos at their meeting. We had another assembly about our buddies as part of the Campaign for Global Education.
Class 2 had a fun time at Pizza Express learning about cooking. Class 6 had a great time when Boots visited. Class 4 added some photos of their red kite paintings. Class 1 added a few snaps of them working on their Families. Mrs Penfold-Smith told us all about this year's SEND MY FRIEND TO SCHOOL campaign. We have some snaps of the foodbank donations, and the #BringBackOurGirls photos.
We have some snaps of the snail race, A few of the infant trip to Noah's Ark Fam and Zoo, as part of their work learning about animals. Class 2 had a tiger come to tea. Making dragonflies, and then making cress and grass heads from recycled bottles.
Whilst we miss all the wildlife in the pond and our garden the children found some caterpillars and some ladybirds in the playground, They made some animal masks from old 4 pint HDPE milk bottles. Class 2 had some fun out in the park. There are some more photos of the children looking at the Salmon as they continue to grow. The termly overviews have been added foe each class in their web galleries.
There are some photos of everyone having fun keeping fit and then chatting with Olympic athlete Rob Mitchel as part of the Sports for Champions. Two pupils interview Ffion from Meningitis Now about the work of this important charity and Viral meningitis week.
We all enjoyed a visit from Ivor Goodsite who told us all about safety on building sites. The Architect and main contractors who are refurbishing our school came along to answer our questions too. The Infants had their Easter Bonnet Parade, wow there were some fantastic creations. Year 2 visited Tesco to learn about where our food comes from. We also had a visit from Designed to smile to look after our teeth.
There are some photos of the Centenary tree planting at Trelai Park here. Class six did some great work on questions about the memorial screen. A few more of the Salmon and Class one's visit to Tesco. There are also a few of the children having their teeth varnished.
We had a special day to remember our friend Ashton and help raise funds and campaign on Meningitis. The children came up with some great ideas. Class 3 grew some cress as part of Waste Week. All the children have been looking at the salmon and doing some amazing work. Class One made some lovely Mothers day cards using Fairtrade chocolate. There were lots of great work as part of Waste week with children planting spuds in Fairtrade coconut compost and old Fairtrade coffee grounds!
As part of World Happiness Day we asked pupils what made them happy. Reception class had some more Road Safety Messages. There were some photos of Millie and the world cup and Rio 2014 mascot when it visited Cardiff. We also had the Waitrose Weekend article. Pupils have been taking care of the Salmon.
Juniors had a fun visit to Techniquest and using their knowledge of space from Science week are now Space Cadets level III. They explored all the exhibits and had a great day. The Salmon eggs arrived and we are caring for them. Some of the School Council, Ambassadors and other groups went on a training session to encourage pupil participation. There was some smashing work.
Class 6 Dance team performed at the Sherman Theatre as part of the Cardiff & Vales Schools dance association.
We had a busy week back after half term with the final week of Fairtrade Fortnight. On Pancake day we made some funny Fairtrade fruit faces on the pancakes to get our five a day. We leant about this years Stick with Foncho theme. We thought about how we can stop food waste and made some banana bread for parents. We made a giant smiley face from Fairtrade bananas.
World book day is an important event for every school, we all dressed up as our favourite book or comic character and reminded ourselves about just how much fun reading is. There was some super science learning as part of Astronomy week, and a book and science quiz.
We had a great St David's day celebration albeit a little early before half term. Pupils helped at the launch of the "The Wales we want" national conversation at the Millennium Centre with Hollywood actor Michael Sheen. They celebrated St Valentine's Day by showing that they have a big heart and support Fairtrade. The children enjoyed the visit from the lambs and learning all about the changes as they grow. Pupils celebrated Safer Internet Day again by looking at Safer Internet TV and having a presentation from other pupils. We have some photos of the construction work starting at Millbank Primary site.
We all enjoyed our UNICEF day for Change and Miss Allen told us all about this year's theme of "Schools for All" in which we look at the children missing out in education. The infants had a visit from Lieutenant Lynch who told them all about the Royal Navy and the different types of transport they have.
Class 2 gave us a lovely assembly on Chinese New years day and the whole school came in Red and Chinese costumes. We all had a lovely time and learnt a lot. Green Gang planted some seeds.
As part of St Dwynwen's day pupils in reception showed that they really understood love and caring by using Fairtrade ingredients in their heart shaped Welsh cakes. Just to show they want to look after hearts they used a healthy low fat version. They put the recipe in a lovely red box with a card to take home.
Class 5 and 6 have been enjoying the Ukelele, on Fridays and have made some great songs. Class One has been really busy with lots of photos in their gallery. They took part in the Big School bird watch again and you can see the photos in the online Echo. Green gang and the infants have been making some simple bird feeders, they used various designs and types to make sure that the birds have got a good healthy meal. They also took part in a traffic survey. and have been sorting vehicles as part of their maths lesson.
We recycle so much we even recycle the joy of presents on Christmas with our Toy Swap.
Our Ambassadors and school Council went to the Pierhead building to learn about Children's Rights in Wales and even got to question the Minister in a real debate."why were children in posher parts of the city expected to live 10 years longer than us!" strong stuff!
We have added a few snaps and some video of the infant Christmas Nativity and the Carol Service at St Davids Church too Only the rehearsal for now we'll add more if you send them.. There are a few snaps of class 5's assembly here too. DO NOT FORGET IF YOU HAVE ANY NICE PHOTOS SEND THEM IN TO SHARE.
Our JRSO's had arranged for every pupil to have a Hi-Vis vest as part of their work on road safety. Earlier they had organised their own beep beep road safety day for the infants too. There are a few snaps of Children in Need Day and all the lovely fund raising activities. We had to move the visit from the Children's Commissioner video conference on International Day of the child to the S4C offices but we all enjoyed the webinar. The infants visited Cardiff national museum to explore the dinosaur exhibits as part of their work.
We had the answers to the interview questions from the DFID in Kenya. Pupils did some lovely work to celebrate Global handwashing day again this year. There are some photos of the juniors at Caerleon and class two organising their own Christening at St Davids.
We had a visit from the Fire Service the infants organised their own dinosaur exhibition. Pictures from Kenya will be added here. There are some photos of Class 4's wonderful harvest festival service and a visit from the dentist.
Reception enjoyed their visit to Trelai park, and we had a visit from our friend Ian at Cardiff Foodbank. We got a few shots of dance club. As part of World school milk day some pupils made a strawberry milkshake and smoothies. there are some photos of the infants brushing their teeth. The librarian came in to present medals & certificates for the Summer Reading Challenge.
We have some snaps of the election day and announcement of results when Eluned Morgan (Baroness Morgan of Ely) came in to announce the results & tell us a bit about Democracy. We have some snaps of school council, and some of our Super Ambassadors. She also helped us make some of the peace flowers from recycled school milk bottles. We also did some work to promote Eye Health Week and another quick litterpick as part of Keep Wales Tidy Week.
We put a few snaps of Class 4 reading their Flat Stanley Books, Peace day videos, Roald Dahl Day dressing up and having fun.The juniors had a visit from two Archeologists and class 3 pupils made some cheap healthy fish cakes full of goodness whilst looking at reducing food waste wow! Pupils have been making some little videos as part of their peace day work. We got some snaps of Miss Allen handing out water bottles to every pupil.
We have some snaps of the reception class enjoying their first week in school. A few snaps of children enjoying lunch and exploring and recording the creatures in our garden. Pupils also had a go at making fruit smoothies as part of zero food waste week. Also some of y6 receiving a letter from the government about Global education
there are a few snaps of class 5 enjoying their work on electric circuits.