What a perfect way to start our new and exciting topic, Pharaohs! We visited Swansea University’s Egyptian Center and we thoroughly enjoyed as we delved deep into the topic in a fun and interesting way. We can’t wait to discover more as we have already learnt how the Egyptians weighed hearts, how they dressed and how they measured.
Year 5 & 6
We’ve had a great half term! We continued to delve deeper into our topic, ‘Frozen Kingdom’ and we have written wonderful stories. We were then able to write brilliant dialogues to progress our stories further. We also completed our book of the term, ‘The Ice Monster’ by David Walliams and we have thoroughly enjoyed reading it!
This term we celebrated ‘Welsh Week’ and year 5 and 6 were able to recreate one of Valerie Ganz’s pieces. They created wonderful sketches of welsh miners. They also were able to write a poem on their chosen subject and presented their poem to the class.
This term we have had lots of exciting days, such as: our federated netball and football tournament, Easter bingo, Red Nose Day, Wizards league, fire safety talks, first aid training and our Afan Argoed trip.
Please continue to keep up to date with what is going on in class with Class Dojo and SeeSaw.Lots of information is also on the school website which is updated regularly. I hope you have a wonderful Easter break!
Miss E. Thomas
What an amazing week we had at ‘Rock UK’ for our residential. All the children really enjoyed their fun packed week!
We started the week off completing trust exercises where the children were blind folded and had to be directed down a steep hill and could only listen to their partners voice to guide them.
Then we were able to go into the ‘Summit Center’s’ man made cave to find our way out through squeezing through and crawling through the small holes.
On Wednesday we had an amazing time kayaking which all children really enjoyed, even though some lost their balance and ended up in the water!!
We also did abseiling and went on a fantastic aerial adventure course which really tested some of our fears.
Year 5&6 went on a wonderful night walk and a beautiful walk down to the lakes.
An amazing experience for the children! We all can’t wait for next year already!
We had a fantastic time in St Fagans with Glyncorrwg Primary and Pen Afan Primary! Our topic this term is ‘Revolution’ which is all about the Victorians. We were able to walk around St Fagans to see all of the houses and buildings through the eras and especially the buildings during the Victorian era. We were taken back in time as we were able to role play in the Victorian school to find out what school was like compared to now. I think we preferred school today!
Goodbye and good luck to our wonderful year 6 children as they leave to move onto the next stage of their lives.
The children put on a fantastic end of year Leavers Assembly and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
To watch their leaver’s video, visit our You Tube channel and search ‘Cymer Afan Leavers 2018.’ The video features every child in the school.
This half term has been very busy practising for the National Tests where all children tried their absolute best! We have been so proud of them as they have worked so hard all year.
Rather than starting a new topic, we have had an exciting two weeks of science, ‘SCIENCE FORTNIGHT!’ We have completed exciting and fun investigations where children have completed them in small groups. The investigations have been: finding out how different liquids change in water, how our voices change through different materials, how fast ice melts in salt, how old we are on different planets and how air pressure works with water and paper. We have really enjoyed discovering science through a different method and through group work.
Year 5 & 6 have also celebrated the royal wedding, attended a Writers’ Day at Swansea University and have completed lots of story writing. Everyone is excited for our next topic, ‘The World Cup!’
We hope everyone has a lovely half term! Don’t forget to keep up to date with what is going on in class with ‘SeeSaw’ and ‘Class Dojo.’
Year 5 & 6 – Stargazers
This half term has been very interesting! We have delved deeper into our topic of space and have discovered lots more! We have completed science investigations on why planets have craters, wrote a newspaper report and a poem on the first moon landing and discovered lots about the moon. We went on a fantastic trip to Techniquest where we all left there as ‘Space Cadets’. Our talk on space was very interesting and interactive.
Year 5&6 also participated in ‘Writers’ Day’ at Cymer Comprehensive, wizards league netball and rugby matches, St David’s Day, cycling, Easter parade/bingo and fire safety talks. This term we are very lucky to have ukulele lessons too!
We hope you have a wonderful half term and Easter! Over half term, please can children try their best to use the practise papers that are being sent home to build their confidence for the May tests. They will all do brilliantly but with a bit more practise their confidence will grow.