We’ve had a fun week here at Coastlands. Action-packed and full of exciting learning.
Safer Internet Day
On Tuesday it was Safer Internet day and the children enjoyed creating posters and videos around this years theme of “Connect with respect on the internet”. Our Digital Leaders provided lots of ideas and inspiration from their meeting with other schools from within the Milford Haven family. One of the most exciting things we’ve been up to this week is creating our own videos to promote the idea of connecting respectfully online. We will be selecting our winning entries from the school on Monday, and this will be entered along with other entries from schools across the Milford Haven family.
The winning entry will be publicised across our cluster. Best of luck to everybody who enters!
A Busy Wednesday
On Wednesday of this week, we started our Welsh Music Day (Dydd Miwsig Cymru) celebrations early. We welcomed Bethan Rhiannon, who joined us from the company Upbeat Music. As part of a Small and Rural School Grant that the school has received this year, we have been able to fund some exciting, additional music opportunities. This the perfect time to use one of them. Bethan is a member of the band Calan, and demonstrated a variety of traditional Welsh musical instruments as well as performing some clog dancing. The children were able to join in an interactive way as well. Have a look at our Twitter Feed to see some of the video and pictures.
On Wednesday, we were also joined by some teachers from other schools in the Milford Haven area. Mr Hopkin, one of the Assistant Heads at Milford Haven Comprehensive, has set up a project for teachers from each of the schools in the area to go and see best practice across the cluster. They will then share this back with headteachers from each of the schools. A big thank you to Miss Thomas, who arranged the tours of the classes, to speak with pupils and to join us in our Welsh assembly on Wednesday.
Then to Thursday!
This seems to be turning into quite a diary this week, but everyday has held its own excitement. On Thursday, Class Two went on a visit to Llewellin Farm. As part of our transport based theme, the children were able to look at a variety of farm vehicles. The children had a very enjoyable time applying their numeracy skills to some challenges when at the farm. Huge thanks to Mr and Mrs Llewellin for organising this.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we welcomed Catrin Philip, Welsh Adviser for the local authority, who led Welsh training for LSAs and supported with in-class Welsh as well. It was lovely to hear positive comments about the improvements that is going on around one of our Estyn recommendations of improving Welsh at school.
On Friday we had our celebration assembly and celebrated the achievements of learners across the school. We also celebrated the attendance of Year 5, who have been in school 100% of the time this week. They are going to choose their treat, and we will post up what they chose next week.
We also had our mini Welsh disco, celebrating Welsh music and Welsh language music artists. It was a random bit of fun to finish the week!
We head now in to the last week fo the half term. Next week you’ll have our electronic Newsletter and some important letters about upcoming dates and events.