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After a very shaky start, we are finally well on the way to developing our second Forest School site! Last year we were awarded a grant from Bron Afon Housing Association to fund an outdoor shelter and other materials needed to create an area for outdoor learning.

This term Year 6 have been learning about World War 2, and we recently became evacuees for the day. We got to experience what life could have been like for an evacuee during the war. We arrived at school dressed head to toe in evacuee clothes, including our identity cards and gas mask bags with our name tags on them.

Dosbarth Coch, Dosbarth Gwyrdd and Dosbarth Glas have had a ‘ROARSOME TIME’ this week with Dinosaur Day! The pupils across the three reception classes have discussed the things they would like to learn about over the next few weeks and one of common themes was DINOSAURS!

On Wednesday 14th April, we went litter picking around the Elgam Green Area, and collected 4 bags full of rubbish.   Before we started we put our green hi-vis jackets on and got our litter pickers and also wore boots so that we wouldn’t get stung. We had to wear our coats because it looked as if it was going to rain as the sky was turning dark.

We are really excited to tell everyone about the exciting things we have been doing to celebrate Easter! This week we have been completing all things Easter! We started the week by looking at money and paying for items.

Red Nose Day

Wow! Another excellent response by all children and staff, and a huge thank you to parents for their continued support in all school activities. Things were a little different for us this year, but we all managed to accommodate the situation safely and effectively, and had plenty of fun along the way!

Both children and staff dressed up in red today to celebrate and raise money for Comic Relief. We started the day off with a photoshoot and then the fun began. There was lots of fun and laughter on this special day which was appropriate to the theme of the charity. The favourite activity was making an edible red nose using red icing, sprinkles and a biscuit.

Just a quick update from the Eco council! We wanted to let you know that, even though it’s been difficult getting together through these tough times, we have still been meeting and making sure we have been keeping up the good work being Eco Warriors.

Welsh Week

There were plenty of smiles, laughter and warm hearts as the Foundation Phase children celebrated their return to school with a successful 'Welsh Week!' Normally the children would take part in a Whole School Eisteddfod however, working in their class bubbles didn't stop our children showing off their wonderful welsh skills!

Croeso! There was plenty happening on this very special day in Nursery. The children greeted each other in welsh, we asked questions – Sut wyt ti? Sut Mae’r tywydd?, and we sang some simple welsh songs.

Nursery children were very excited to show staff the fantastic costumes they were wearing, however they weren’t all happy to see that Mrs Crew had disappeared and a Spinosaurus was greeting them at the door!!

Today, children from years 4, 5 and 6 travelled to Cwmbran Stadium to take part in the Torfaen Sports Development 'all girls' five-a-side football festival.  Supported by County in the Community, Torfaen Leisure Trust and local football clubs...