The Hawks visited Tredegar Library today and we were lucky enough to meet a man from Tredegar who had an evacuee from World War 2 living with him during the war. He talked about the evacuees story and also offered lots of information about what life was like during the war. We looked around the museum too.
The Cool Crocodiles strolled their way down to Tredegar library this morning to hear a fascinating talk by Peter Morgan Jones of Tredegar. Peter lived in Sirhowy during World War 2 and his family took in an evacuee. Peter kindly gave his time up to talk to the children this morning about his experiences and the experiences of the evacuee, whom Peter now refers to as his 'brother.'
Following the talk, the children had time to explore the WW2 artifacts in the museum and spent time learning about the organisation of the library.
A fantastic morning had by all.
"I've learnt so much today." Dylan
"I'm going to go back to the library after school." Harry
Our group went canoeing today. I was in a canoe with Harry and Josh L. First we had to put our buoyancy aids on, and then we drove to the canal. We got in our canoes -my canoe was called Titanic. (I hoped we didn't crash!)
We paddled down the canal to a bridge where we did some challenges. I found it quite easy to canoe because Josh was really helping me. We learnt how to turn around in the canoe and go forwards.
We found a forest a have dinner in. We cooked marshmallows on the fire! YUM!
We canoed back to the mini-bus.
I would give this day 10/10. It was phenomenal!
Dylan H and Morgan M here!! We all worked as a team today, we went hill walking. We saw lots of stuff like mushrooms, ferns and wild ponies. The puffball mushrooms exploded and all seeds came out. We saw a dam (a huge wall keeping water in one place) it was 156ft tall and it was 1790ft above sea level. We saw icicles and it was damp. Many people fell over, as we lost the path and there was lots of hay. We found it difficult to get our feet out. We learnt that to go down a hill safely we need to walk sideways so we don't fall over. We saw lots of sheep bones, such as skulls. It went really cold as we stopped for lunch as we weren't moving. Miss showed us an emergency blanket- like a tent to show us how it would keep us warm in an emergency. The hot chocolate warmed us up. I would give the day 8/10.
Today was a fabulous day here at
Hilston Park. First of all we all went down to the dining room and prepared our
packed lunches for the day. Although most of us were awake some still looked
like they were half asleep and destroyed from last night’s ghost’s story at
10pm. (Spooky!!!) We were all excited for today's amazing activities!
I was in group B with my friends Libby and Laurie. We all climbed the
climbing wall after a couple of attempts. Then we went down to the cellar to put our
kits and back. (E.g. helmets.) After that we came to a door that said NO ENTRY
and our instructor Dan walked out with bows and arrows. They looked so cool! We
marched to the archery range. Dan showed us how to hold the bow, how we put the
arrow on the bow and how we aim and shoot.
We all had
tried it out and some of us were really good. Libby was so good she kept on
getting a bullseye, then I was getting the hang of it. Dan split us into two teams,
I was in the second team. When we was all good at it we had a contest. First I was
really bad at the start then I got better and got the high score but on the
last round Harry H beat me by two points. Miss Lewis came third.
We have all arrived at Hilston and are having a great time. Today we played team building games and fired rockets. It was great. Tea was lovely too!! (As always)
The children are now playing games, which is nice to see, as they are all talking to each other.
Got to go now - want to do our work in the classroom before I'm a celebrity starts.
See you all soon.
This week in school we are raising awareness of the effects of bullying. Ewan Hatherall, Dylan Prendergast and Holly Jenkins made this short video using poems they had written. We hope you enjoy it. Miss Lewis
Kelis Davis said “I thought Sam Parry was excellent! I’m now inspired to be a rugby player. I loved every part of the day.”
Miss Lewis said “It was organised brilliantly. I could enjoy my day without worrying about the children’s behaviour as Mr.James and Mr.Sage had great control. I loved every part of the day! I would recommend the day to all other schools too. I think our children need good role models and local welsh people to inspire them.”
Dylan Prendergast said “Mr.Sage was excellent at the running skills and it was good fun.”
Cory Colling said “I had a great day with Mr James because we learnt a lot and he was really really funny. It made my day.”
Lowri said “Sam Parry said lot of thing like exercise, eat a lot and he got me into rugby. Now I might join myself. I had a great time.”
Tyrhys Lewis said “I loved the stadium and I can’t wait to watch the match! Sam Parry was so cool. Some people say he looked like me!”
Harli Green said “My favourite part of the day was seeing the stadium and how polite every one was who worked there.”
Courtney Edwards said “My favourite part of the day was all of it!”
Ewan Hatherall said “It inspired me re-join rugby and try to be a rugby player.”
Kai Morgan said “I like meeting Sam Parry, he was a good player. My favourite part was when Mr Sage showed us the skills that rugby players do when they train”.
Hello and Welcome to the new school year. Firstly I would like to say thank you to all the parents of 'The Hawks' for sending all the children in school uniform. It really does make a difference.
Congratulations to our Head boy and Head girl - Jack Wilson and Libby Hubbard and to out Deputy Heads Tyrhys Lewis and Harli Green.
Yesterday 'The Hawks' were lucky enough to visit the Newport Dragons training ground, Rodney Parade, Newport. There we met 2 rugby players, Dan Way and Sam Parry. We interviewed Sam Parry and found out why he loved rugby. We were taken around the ground, and filled with interesting facts by Phil James, the Dragons Educational officer, who was fantastic and made the day very enjoyable. I've never seen the children so mesmerised (well not since Mr Twaite left!). Mike Sage the Dragons Community manager carried out a skills session with the children and talked to us about the fitness of rugby players. We found out that Sam Parry could bench press over 200kg. That was more than me and Miss Whatley at the same time. Wow. The children have been given free tickets to watch the Dragons on Friday and we cannot wait! This event was sponsored by Tata Steel. Anyway here's some pictures from our day.
An absolutely fab assembly. Proud of every single one of you. You make my job the best job in the world. May have been your last class assembly but we've got the leavers assembly to plan for now. Good times :-)
Class 6 visited the British Gas Training Academy this week where they were told how to be energy efficient. They all behaved fantastically and we all enjoyed the day. (Best part being the dinner)
The children were set a challenge to design and create a new energy efficient device. They all presented their inventions and the best group took home prizes.
Well done to all class 6.
We had a great day on World Book Day. We had a whole school assembly where we listened to Miss Lewis' favourite book from when she was younger. We then went back to class and created biographies on our favourite authors. In the afternoon we even did some welsh reading before completing our readathon. The children who dressed as their favourite book characters looked great, taught by Where's Wally. Here they all are.
Thank you to all the parents who came to the open day. It was great to see you working with your children and bringing out the best in them. I know they enjoyed showing you their work and working alongside you.
We celebrated St Davids Day on March 1st. It was great to see all the children dressed in welsh outfts. Well done to the year 6 children who read their fabulous welsh books out that they had written themselves - Meici, Josh, Lauren, Chloe and Morgan B.
Well done to Lauren and Joshua winners of the year 6 handwriting competition.
Well done to Megan runner up in the year 6 poetry competition.
Congratulations to Morgan B who won the year 6 poetry competition. He was crowned the 'bard' and he read his poem and wore the crown all day long. The work of the winners will be on display at Bedwelty House.
Don't forget World Book Day this Thursday 7th March. Dress up as your favourite book character.
Well done to Miss Whatley and the netball team for participating at the Netball Tournament on Tuesday. Everyone played well in all matches and you did the school proud.
A special thank you to Meici's mum and dad for buying Miss Whatley a hot chocolate.
On Monday the Food Standards Agency came into school to and performed a play for us. Each class then became 'Science Sleuths' and participated in class workshops to solve a mystery. All children enjoyed the day.
Ask your child if they can tell you the 4 C's when preparing and cooking food which keep us safe from getting food poisoning.
Well done to class 7 for a FANTASTIC, AWESOME assembly. I am proud of every single one of you. Thank you to the parents for your support also. I am still walking around singing the songs of Funky 5, Final 5, Times up and 4Ever!
Here is a video ... Hope you enjoy it!!