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Penclawdd Primary School

Penclawdd Primary School

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Autumn 2023

Autumn 2

Well, what a busy term we have had! 
Just look at all the learning that’s been going on! ……..

Our Topic ‘Cynefin’ 

We have been learning about human and physical features. We looked at a photograph of our area that was 123 years old! We were able to identify the human and physical properties and make comparisons between Penclawdd 123 years ago and today! We also used local maps to help us find OS symbols and created a key of our own . 

Penclawdd Model Village

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We invited our families In to see our model village . We have been busy designing and making some businesses from Penclawdd!

Penclawdd Model Village

πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ Our trip to see Santa at Dan yr Ogaf caves πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸ‘

Our Train Ride πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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Our Train Trip!

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Christianity, Christmas and Advent 

We learnt about Christianity and the meaning of the Advent wreath . Then we made our own Christingles to remind us about the Christian beliefs. 

Digital Skills

Keyboard and programming skills 🀩

Science and Technology 

We have learnt about the properties of different materials and investigated some of these properties .

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning about Place Value. We have been working with numbers and number lines . We have been looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and have been making repeating patterns using these. We have started to explore addition and subtraction through money and have been having great fun practising these skills in our GG’s role play area. 

 

Literacy, Language and Communication 
We have been learning how to write a persuasive letter and a Recount text . We wrote a recount about our trip to the cinema to see Puss in Boots. We have also been busy practising our tricky words during our morning skills sessions. 

Health and Well-being 

We have been developing our balance, coordination and ball skills in PE and enjoyed using what we had learnt to control a ball around a circuit ⚽️

Health and Well Being 
 

Expressive Arts 

We love our music lessons with Mrs Atwell, where we have been creating our own music in groups.

…..and we even took part in a Talent Show for Children in Need. We were very proud that the overall winner was from our class! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈ

Remembrance Day 

 

We learnt about the importance of this special day and the meaning of the

Poppy. We collected leaves during Forest school and painted them to resemble poppies. 

🌳🌳Forest School🌳🌳

We love spending time in our Forest Area 

 

 

Autumn 1

Welcome to the Sea Lion Class. We kick started our topic β€˜Cynefin’ , all about where we live, with a visit to The Gower Heritage Centre.

We learnt about some of the legends of Gower and used watercolours to paint the Whiteford Lighthouse .

We finished our trip with a really fun duck race! πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯

We have learnt about maps, map symbols, human and physical features and completed lots of missions !