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April and early May activities! Chat about Global Warming and Climate Change As part of our Eco activities and Healthy School programme, Becky Foulkes was invited from ‘Maint Cymru’ to speak to us and raise awareness about what is happening around the world causing climate change. She taught us about how to reduce energy use and the importance of thinking about the scientific developments and ways we can reduce our own energy use. She told us that one rugby pitch size of rainforest is cut down every hour. Animals are losing their homes and need-less trees are being cut. “The trees were being cut to make farms and houses. This isn’t a good thing as there’s so many birds building nests in the trees” said Guto from Year 5. “Wasting energy and using electric is making the world get warmer and losing the Artic and Antartic which are melting. Because of this the level of the sea is getting higher meaning more of our country and Europe are flooding” said Erin and Fflur from Year 5. Road Signs Finally, Kacie Docker (year 2)’s poster design that won the competition of designing a road sign has materialised. 6 of her signs will be placed to remind drivers and transport passing to drive slowly past the school. The Community Council have contributed towards the finance of the signs and their members will be in charge of putting up the signs outside the school. Coding Workshop Following Seren’s group (year 6 and 6) success last summer creating an animated programme about Branwen, KS2 spent the day making computer games with the teacher Martin Nelmes who is a Science Lecturer at Aberystwyth University. The pupils really enjoyed making games on the ‘Scratch’ programmes with ‘sprites’ moving. ”The workshop was really interesting and I’ve created my own game” said Seren who loved using her computer skills. “I like coding and I created a moving cat that had a man trying to catch it” said Deio from Year 3. Road Safety Year 1 have completed the “Kerbcraft” course about how to cross the road carefully. Helen Roberts from Betws y Coed joined us weekly throughout the last two terms. For their good work, Harri, Elsi and Ela all were given a luminous orange bag which will be appropriate for everyone to see them if they walk in the dark with plenty of goodies inside! Staff at London Marathon Congratulations to Miss Meinir Hughes and her mum Jane Hughes for completing the London Marathon on a very hot day on 22nd April! The school raised £420 towards the charity helping lung cancer and the two runners raised a huge total of £10,000. Playground Club Thanks to all the parents for volunteering in our Playground Club again on a Tuesday from 3.30p.m. until 4.30p.m. for the rest of the term By the parents helping us with Miss Beca, we can enjoy playing without much risk. Reception and Year 1 are really enjoying bike riding lessons on a Tuesday evening! Cooking Club Year 3-6 have been cooking a healthy vegetable salad and pasta for their supper with Mrs Ann Jones and Aunty Mags. “I really liked chopping the red, green and yellow peppers and the onion before putting them in the oven, then adding them to the pasta. It tasted really nice!” said Mared. Weekly Gardening Club As the weather improves our gardening club will be starting in May. Walk to the Giler Most of the Reception to Year 6 and their parents went on a walking trip at 5 o clock on Wednesday, 2nd May. We went towards Ty’n Pwll, past Ysgubor Isaf and past Ty’n Wern towards Carreg y Blaidd. The Hiraethog path goes towards the Giler but it was too went underneath so we went along the fields. We saw the beautiful views of the Eryri mountains from the public footpath by Bryn Gwyn. We could see Snowdon and it’s friends! We went then towards Giler Farm and met Edgar Lloyd there. We walked through the yard towards the famous ‘Giler’ house. We saw the date 1624 above the porch which reminded us of the history of Rhys Fawr and Dr Elis Prys. It was four and a half miles so we were all tired by the time we passed Hendre Brys and the chapel on the way back to school. Mared Jones National Tests The national tests have started since May 2nd with every child from Year 2-6 sitting two Maths papers, one English and one Welsh paper. Good luck to everyone. These are now for the purpose of assessing and tracking pupils and there’s talk they will be used to measure progress in the next two years!

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April and early May activities! Chat about Global Warming and Climate Change As part of our Eco activities and Healthy School programme, Becky Foulkes was invited from ‘Maint Cymru’ to speak to us and raise awareness about what is happening around the world causing climate change. She taught us about how to reduce energy use and the importance of thinking about the scientific developments and ways we can reduce our own energy use. She told us that one rugby pitch size of rainforest is cut down every hour. Animals are losing their homes and need-less trees are being cut. “The trees were being cut to make farms and houses. This isn’t a good thing as there’s so many birds building nests in the trees” said Guto from Year 5. “Wasting energy and using electric is making the world get warmer and losing the Artic and Antartic which are melting. Because of this the level of the sea is getting higher meaning more of our country and Europe are flooding” said Erin and Fflur from Year 5. Road Signs Finally, Kacie Docker (year 2)’s poster design that won the competition of designing a road sign has materialised. 6 of her signs will be placed to remind drivers and transport passing to drive slowly past the school. The Community Council have contributed towards the finance of the signs and their members will be in charge of putting up the signs outside the school. Coding Workshop Following Seren’s group (year 6 and 6) success last summer creating an animated programme about Branwen, KS2 spent the day making computer games with the teacher Martin Nelmes who is a Science Lecturer at Aberystwyth University. The pupils really enjoyed making games on the ‘Scratch’ programmes with ‘sprites’ moving. ”The workshop was really interesting and I’ve created my own game” said Seren who loved using her computer skills. “I like coding and I created a moving cat that had a man trying to catch it” said Deio from Year 3. Road Safety Year 1 have completed the “Kerbcraft” course about how to cross the road carefully. Helen Roberts from Betws y Coed joined us weekly throughout the last two terms. For their good work, Harri, Elsi and Ela all were given a luminous orange bag which will be appropriate for everyone to see them if they walk in the dark with plenty of goodies inside! Staff at London Marathon Congratulations to Miss Meinir Hughes and her mum Jane Hughes for completing the London Marathon on a very hot day on 22nd April! The school raised £420 towards the charity helping lung cancer and the two runners raised a huge total of £10,000. Playground Club Thanks to all the parents for volunteering in our Playground Club again on a Tuesday from 3.30p.m. until 4.30p.m. for the rest of the term By the parents helping us with Miss Beca, we can enjoy playing without much risk. Reception and Year 1 are really enjoying bike riding lessons on a Tuesday evening! Cooking Club Year 3-6 have been cooking a healthy vegetable salad and pasta for their supper with Mrs Ann Jones and Aunty Mags. “I really liked chopping the red, green and yellow peppers and the onion before putting them in the oven, then adding them to the pasta. It tasted really nice!” said Mared. Weekly Gardening Club As the weather improves our gardening club will be starting in May. Walk to the Giler Most of the Reception to Year 6 and their parents went on a walking trip at 5 o clock on Wednesday, 2nd May. We went towards Ty’n Pwll, past Ysgubor Isaf and past Ty’n Wern towards Carreg y Blaidd. The Hiraethog path goes towards the Giler but it was too went underneath so we went along the fields. We saw the beautiful views of the Eryri mountains from the public footpath by Bryn Gwyn. We could see Snowdon and it’s friends! We went then towards Giler Farm and met Edgar Lloyd there. We walked through the yard towards the famous ‘Giler’ house. We saw the date 1624 above the porch which reminded us of the history of Rhys Fawr and Dr Elis Prys. It was four and a half miles so we were all tired by the time we passed Hendre Brys and the chapel on the way back to school. Mared Jones National Tests The national tests have started since May 2nd with every child from Year 2-6 sitting two Maths papers, one English and one Welsh paper. Good luck to everyone. These are now for the purpose of assessing and tracking pupils and there’s talk they will be used to measure progress in the next two years!

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