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Blwyddyn 5 loved their visit from 'Animal Zone UK' this week. Our year 5 DigiDudes have made a video telling us all about it.

Why is it important to wear Poppies?

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Blwyddyn 5 have been discussing why they think it is important to wear Poppies.

                                                       Beast Creator 



Returning to school after the half term break was made so much better when Year 5 found out their new topic. This half of the term they will be looking at various mini beasts and arthropods and will be designing their own creature. They were really excited when they heard that they would be doing this topic and are on best behaviour in the hope that they will get a visit from Dave at Animal Zone with his collection of creepy crawlies!!

5B's Harvest Assembly


5B really hit the happy spot with their fabulous assembly this morning. The pupils all spoke and delivered their lines perfectly. As for the singing - Wow! We were treated to 3 different songs as well as facts about how different countries celebrate Harvest. Da iawn pawb you should all be very proud of yourselves!


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                                              Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds Talk 



Today Year 5 were very lucky to have a visit from Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds. OBE. As a member of the world-renowned Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, Rosie spoke openly to the pupils about her disability and her passion for art. 


She received an OBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List in 2015, “For Services to the Equality and Rights of Disabled People.”  Rosie has an insatiable passion for empowering disabled people.  Working with local, regional, national and international educational, public, private, charity and community groups she has promoted equality and diversity through her charity work, as a school governor, disability equality trainer, motivational speaker and mentor. 


Rosie’s work has also been on show at exhibitions throughout Wales organised by Disability Arts Cymru, and at national events organised by the MFPA. The children even had a go at writing their names using their mouths. Why don't you ask your child to demonstrate what they learnt today. 


If you would like to read more about Rosie's work, you can visit her page by clicking here


Diolch yn fawr Rosie! 


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Circuit lesson was in full swing for Year 5 children. Both classes completed a course of high intensity exercises to get their hearts beating.  Ask your child if they have seen an improvement in their fitness and persistence during P.E lessons. They even had Mr Dhingsa take part in doing the 'plank'!



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RE - Explain Everything


Blwyddyn 5 were tasked to draw an apple. When they showed them they noticed how they had all done something different even though they were asked to draw the same thing. This will help them in their lesson as they are looking at how different artists interpret Jesus.


Cross Country 2019


Our year 5 and 6 pupils had an absolutely fantastic morning at the Cross Country event. Here is snippet of a video they have made all about it. The completed video is available to view here:

Welsh Artist Keynote


Year 5 created a flow map in their thinking books on a chosen Welsh Artist. Now they are recreating their flow maps on the iPads using Keynote. 

                                                     Cardiff Museum 



Year 5 had a fantastic day visiting Cardiff Museum to explore one of Europe's finest art collections. Come and take a look with us.


There are five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe's best collections of Impressionist art at Cardiff Museum. Some of the paintings that are on show there include Monet and Renoir. 


The children were lucky to be able to view the Artes Mundi Exhibition . Artes Mundi is an internationally focused arts organisation based in Wales. It identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with what it means to live in the world now, from a social, economic and political point of view, and how art can engage with society in meaningful and useful ways.  After viewing the paintings we took some time to sketch some of the work these famous Artists are well known for.


As you can see, Year 5 have been really lucky to have has this experience all in one day and even managed to squeeze in a trip to see the Mammoths. What a fabulous day!!


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                                                      Picasso Art 



How clever are Year 5 children? They have been busy , creatively drawing their own Picasso style portraits which have been influenced by the Cubism period. Pablo Picasso is probably the most important figure of 20th century, in terms of art, and art movements that occurred over this period. With his use of color, shape and geometrical figures, and his unique approach to the illustration  of images, Picasso changed the direction of art for generations to come.  

                                              Keith Haring Digital Art 


Year 5 are currently busy with their 'Oriel' topic and wanted to give you a sneak peek at what they have created using the iPad using the app 'Sketches'.  The type of design is influenced by artist Keith Haring who was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. 


They will be creating some more masterpieces over the next few weeks by other famous artists, using a variety of materials and techniques. As you can see there are some talented children in Year 5!!


Fabulous work Blwyddyn 5! 


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                                         Team Building with Fred the Worm



 Year 5 had great fun using gummy sweets during their team building activity. They used Polo mints, sweet laces and a paper clips to thread 'Fred the Worm' through the Polo mint, however there was a catch!! The children had to thread the worm using only the paper clips and not touch them.  It's a lot harder than it sounds...Try it!! 


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