Mrs King's Class 2023 - 2024
Our Visit to Rhondda Heritage Park Museum
Humanities / LLC - Looking at Evidence
In class we have been developing our thinking skills. We have been looking at artefacts from the past, discussing them in small groups and trying to find out what they can tell us about the past. We have also been creating sensible questions using Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
LLC - Sign Language
We have recently started to learn sign language.
So far we have learnt simple greetings, colours and animals.
We can practise our skills in class and at home because there are help videos on ouy Google Classroom page on Hwb.
We are looking forward to developing our skills.
Health & Wellbeing - Outdoor P.E.
In our outdoor P.E. lessons we have been improving our ball skills. We have been practising a variety of different passes and then developing our catching skills in small group games.
Mrs King's Class 2022 - 2023
Oral Health Videos
As part of our Oral Health Project with Ponty High School, we have made videos to promote good oral health. Please take a look.
Please take a look at our lovely Artwork on the theme of 'Pollination'.
Our wildflowers and bees are inspired by The Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trust.
Visit by Beverley Humphreys
What a fantastic morning we had when famous opera singer and BBC radio presenter (and ex pupil) Beverley Humphreys came to visit us!
Beverley spoke about her life which started in Hurford Street in Maes-y-Coed. One of our pupils, Junior, actually lives in the house where Beverley was born.
Beverley spoke about the many countries where she'd been invited to sing and answered lots and lots of questions from the pupils.
Beverley performed two songs for us and talked about how opera is a story told through songs. She also explained how music and songs can give us different feelings.
At the end of the session, Beverley was kind enough to sign autographs for the children.
Performance By Beverley Humphreys
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
We visited St. David's Hall in Cardiff to see the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform the Ten Pieces. We thought it was fantastic to see all the instruments of the orchestra and hear the amazing sound they made.
We found out that feelings can be communicated through music. We also found out that music can be used to tell a story.
Our favourite part was when the orchestra played 'The Firebird' by Igor Stravinsky and we saw an actual firebird flying over us, flapping it's wings.
Violin Certificates for Year 3
In our special assembly, all of year three were presented with certificates of achievement for their violin playing.
Well done for working so hard. By the last lesson you were able to play a little tune. Bendigedig!
Thank you to RCT Music Service for providing these free sessions.
Diwrnod Seren a Sbarc
Today we wore red, white or green for Diwrnod Seren a Sbarc, organised by Mrs Pocock. In class we drew our own Seren a Sbarc characters, read Welsh books and acted out short conversations in Welsh.
Fix it Friday
For Fix it Friday this week we were writing and cracking secret codes using Morse Code. This links with our topic 'Communication is Key'.
We are all creating secret messages for pupils in Mrs Cogbill's class to crack and they have been writing secret codes for us to solve.
Year Three Violin Lessons
Year three pupils have started having violin lessons every Tuesday with Miss Sutton from the RCT Music Service. These sessions will carry on for six weeks.
Everyone is trying hard learning about tempo, rhythm and the different strings on the violin.
Look at our Lovely Display!
Well done to everyone who completed this half term hometask.
Can you guess the characters?
Today we made the most of the sunshine and did our fitness session outside.
After our warm up, we worked in groups to try different exercises. Some of these were shuttle runs, lunges, wall throws, tricep dips and star jumps. This session is linked to the work we are doing on keeping our minds, heart and muscles healthy.
Symbols of Easter
A big thank you to St John's Church, Graig for lending us resources to help us find out more about the Christian symbolism of Easter.
Strictly Folk Dancing
In P.E. we have been doing a bit of folk dancing. The name of our dance is called 'Cylch y Cymry' which is a Welsh folk dance composed in 1958 to welcome visitors to the European Games in Wales.
We practised the skills and built up towards doing the full dance.
Here are a few short video clips of us hard at work.
For this years Eisteddfod our class learned to recite the poem 'Ble Wyt Ti'n Byw?' and we learned the song 'Deinosaur'.
We performed on the stage, in our houses - Crwys (red), Gwyndaf (green) and Trefin (yellow).
Leading up to the Eisteddfod we wrote stories on a magical theme.
We drew portraits of famous Welsh people and showed our best handwriting.
The handwriting and Art work was judged by staff from the top block and these were the winners:
1st - Tommy
2nd - Leo
3rd - Grace
H/C - Siena
H/C - Matyas
1st - Sienna
2nd - Evie
3rd - Matyas
H/C - Tommy
H/C - Megan
World Book Day
World Book Day 2023
Visit to Pontypridd Library
Yesterday we had an enjoyable visit to Pontypridd Library.
We took part in a crafting session, making daffodils for a lovely display in the library. This will be on display for all to see during half term.
Then we were allowed to have a look at the children's books and read them with our friends. Finally we listened carefully to a story about Alan the bear.
We would like to thank Hywel and Donna for welcoming us.
There are lots of free activities available for children at the library during half term.
This week everyone in class will be bringing home more information about this.
We have been doing a bit of problem solving linked to our topic.
Our challenge was to work collaboratively in a group to put together a human skeleton. Some of the bones were quite easy to place correctly, while others proved to be a little more tricky.
Then we had to try to label the bones correctly. For help we used a great online resource about 'Systems in the Human Body'.
Dance / Fitness - Extreme Sport
This term some of our dance and fitness lessons have been linked to extreme sports such as kayaking, rock climbing, snowboarding, windsurfing and skydiving.
We have been creating movements individually, then working in pairs and groups to make our own dance sequences linked to extreme sports.
Please have a look at our photos and videos.
First Aid Day
On Thursday we had a fantastic day learning all about first aid and life saving skills with paramedics from 121 Medics.
We were able to practise doing CPR as well as putting each other into the recovery position. Some of us even practised on Mrs King!
We learned about what is inside a first aid box and started to make posters and leaflets about how important it is to know some first aid skills. We even allowed to have a good look inside the ambulance!
This all links with the work we are doing in class about the body and it has helped us understand more about the role of a paramedic. I wonder if anyone in our class will become a paramedic in the future?
Chinese New Year
We made and decorated a Chinese dragon ready for our Chinese dragon dance.
Miss Lei our Mandarin tutor taught us some moves and we did our dragon dance around the hall, to music.
Chinese New Year
On Friday we took part in some activities linked to Chinese New Year.
We started the day by taking part in a live online lesson. It showed us how to cook some delicious food that is popular during Chinese New Year celebrations.
Later we listened to stories and songs online, as well as learning how to make origami animals.
Visit from Santa
Just before we finished for the Christmas holidays, we had a visit from Father Christmas. He couldn't believe how quiet and well behaved we all were. Mrs King couldn't believe it either!
Supporting Wales in the World Cup
Children in Need 2022
For Children in Need in November we wore spotty clothes or pyjamas to raise money for this very good cause.
When the donations were counted, we raised well over £300. Well done to everyone!
Here are some photos from the day.
Football Relief Day
Before half term we took part in a penalty shoot out in the top block.
The speed of our shots was recorded and a gold certificate was given to the fastest boy and girl. Well done to Brody and Seren who were our winners.
Also well done to everybody who took part and took home a red certificate.
Please have a look at our photos.
Before half term we had lots of fun learning with Lisa from Experimental Science.
Our workshop was called Fab Physics and our photos and videos show some of the experiments we experienced.
Visit to South Wales Aviation Museum
This week Year 3/4 had a wonderful day at the South Wales Aviation Museum at St Athans, where we were able to climb onboard different aircraft of all shapes and sizes.
On one aeroplane we fastened our seatbelts and took part in the onboard safety instructions, as well as listening to information from the captain.
We were able to sit in and explore a wide variety of aircraft large and small. We were also allowed to use the aircraft controls and press all the buttons, which we loved.
Please have a look at our photos showing our experience throughout our busy day.
Just a little reminder about Giglets. Before October half term the children were given their passwords to take home to access a site called Giglets. On this site will be an array of books for you to read to your child and/or for them to read themselves. The school have purchased this and is free for you to use. If you have lost or are having any difficulties using the site please contact your child's teacher.
Mrs King's Class 2021 - 2022
Sun Safety Videos
We worked together in groups and had lots of fun.
Some of the year six girls helped us record using the iPad.
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Sun Safety Videos
We have been working in groups to create a sun safety video.
We looked at videos online and discussed the important information we needed to include.
Then we made a list of the success criteria.
We are enjoying working in teams.
Our videos will follow shortly.
On Monday we celebrated Earth Day. We found out about different things we can do to help care for our environment and in doing so, help look after the earth.
We then created lovely colourful posters to remind everyone of this important message.
Please look at our lovely posters in the slide show below.
Celebrating Earth Day 2022
As well as creating posters for Earth Day, we started planting seeds to grow a variety of flowers, salad leaves and lettuce.
More photos will follow shortly.
Visit to St Catherine's Church in Pontypridd
Today we visited St Catherine's Church in Pontypridd.
When we arrived we were greeted by Trish Tazzini-Lloyd who spoke to us about why people go to church. Then she took us around inside the church and explained different features and what they are used for.
We learned lots of information which we will use in class when we create information leaflets about the church.
We would like to say a big thank you to Trish Tazzini-Lloyd and St Catherine's for welcoming us today.
Eisteddfod Creative Competition
Here are the children in Year 3 who entered our Eisteddfod Creative Competition. They all did so well with their lovely models, paintings, drawings and collages.
The winners were Carter Davies (1st), Eleanor Ford (2nd) and Siena Palmer (3rd).
Well done to everyone for using your creative skills during the half term holiday and a big thank you to parents and grandparents who helped when needed.
Every child has had a special certificate and stars on their chart and all entries will be put on display in the hall for everyone to enjoy.
Eisteddfod Creative Competition
World Book Day 2022
In Year 3 we had lots of fun celebrating World Book Day today.
It was lovely to see the children dressed as characters from their favourite books or dressed in their pyjamas ready for a bedtime story.
In class we talked to each other about who we were dressed up as and showed the books and cuddly toys we had brought in from home.
Next Mrs King read her favourite story, 'The Day the Crayons Quit'which made us laugh.
Later we started to make some bright and colourful leaflets about World Book Day.
Here are some photos from our day.