Tymor yr Haf 2018

Dosbarth Derbyn – Summer Term 2018

Our topic for this term is ‘Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails’. We will be basing our work around well-known nursery rhymes and minibeasts.  

We have a busy term ahead with the school Eisteddfod, our class assembly, sports day and a class trip all planned! More information to follow.

Mrs Cook and Mrs Gwilt

Storytelling Workshop Hydref 2017

We’ve had a fantastic day learning storytelling techniques with Michael. We drafted and edited our fantastic story about the street girl, Flora. We can’t wait to use the ideas in our own story writing.



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Autumn Term 2017 Tymor Hydref 2017

Welcome back to a new year in Year 6! 

This term our topic is ‘Roll Out The Red Carpet’. This topic is all about Kings and Queens, life in Tudor times and film making!

To start the Autumn Term, we have been focusing on the book ‘The BFG’ as part of a whole school project. We have created ‘Dream Jar’ poetry and written incredible character descriptions about The BFG.


We have also used the book as inspiration for Rich Tasks. We’ve used our numeracy skills to design our own Giant Country and to draw and measure life sized giants!

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Autumn 2017

Our topic this term is……………’Scrumdiddlyumptious’.


As a part of out Roald Dahl project, the children have been reading ‘James and the Giant Peach’.




Year 5 and 6 have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to take part in a tag rugby after school club, run by a professional coach from Luctonians. They have all really enjoyed the sessions.


Here’s what the children have to say about it:

“I enjoyed the chance to be active!”

“It’s a great opportunity to work as a team.”

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Dragon Catching June 2017 Mehefin 2017

IMG_6577Due to the recent soaring temperatures, there has been an increase in the number of speckled egg shells found all around Wales. 5P and 6J have been busy planning how to catch the culprits and have tried to get their hands on a real life baby dragon!


We began by planning suitable traps and locations to catch the dragon in. Following this, we used our literacy skills to write instructions for other people who would like to recreate our traps.

We had great fun setting our traps and night vision camera to try to catch a glimpse of the creature.


This project has given us the opportunity to use our numeracy skills to work out how to care for the dragon and to learn all about adaptation for environments. We are now busy working on green screen news reports.

UPDATE: Take a look at our display of our fantastic work!


Election Fever Mehefin 2017 June 2017

To help us learn more about the General Election, 6J have been busy creating their own political parties for a school election. The winning party has £250 to spend on resources or  activities for the school. They have worked incredibly hard thinking of sensible ideas and ensuring that they are in budget! It’s now up to the rest of the school to vote for their favourite party.

Friday Update: The winners were announced this morning. After a very tense and close race, ‘Presteigne School Science Geeks’ won by a narrow margin!

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Hay Festival May 2017

Hay Festival May 2017

5P and 6J had a fantastic time at the Hay Festival (despite the hot weather and the long wait for the bus!) We enjoyed watching three fantastic shows by Scientist Steve Mould, Cartoonist Gary Northfield and Writer Emma Carroll.

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Autumn Term 2017

Our topic this term is……………’Scrumdiddlyumptious’


As a part of our Roald Dahl project, the children have been reading ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’.


Dosbarth 3P have been busy outside this afternoon weeding the pond area for Green Day. We had great fun getting muddy and pulling up some tough weeds!

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Well done to Dosbarth 3P today for a lovely class assembly about water. They all did a brilliant job! We hope you all enjoyed it and learnt something new about water.



Da iawn pawb!

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