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Hope you are all well during this bizarre time.  Remember that not all learning takes place online or on paper.  Trying helping out around the house and in the garden. Actually look at what is growing in your garden...make observational drawings of what you find.  Look at the birds, I bet you never have before!  Remember that this time will be over soon enough and you will (hopefully) never have this opportunity again)  How about asking if you can stay up and look at the stars?  Take this opportunity to do things you wouldn't normally do.


Otherwise we can HIGHLY recommend the BBC Bitesize stuff!


We hope you stay well. Keeping physically active while you are at home is important-and fun!

Try to keep up your Welsh vocabulary and sentence patterns too!

Take care, Mrs Routledge

New resources from energy officer with 5 tasks that can be attempted over time

Lets learn probabiity

Learn about the basics of probability in a Minecraft world.

Lets learn fractions

An quick recap of what fractions are set in a Minecraft world.

Let's learn transformation

Learn about translation, reflection and rotation in the 1, 2 and 4 quadrants all within a Minecraft world.

Minecraft Maths... print out this booklet to help you with basic (and not so basic) algebra!

PE-staying healthy and active

Access Activelearn here:

Learn Its test for you to practice

Level 6 CLIC Tests!!

CLIC test practice sheets with QR Codes

Harris Burdick Pictures

We learnt about our British Parliament system and how to debate.

What issues do we need to consider when using technology? Preparing for Safer Internet Day 2020

Time travel with students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

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Our I, Robot topic continued with a visit from Cardiff Met.

We were delighted to welcome Carwyn Thomas from the National Video Gaming Orchestra of Wales to our class to talk about the wonderful world of gaming music.

We have designed, made, edited and improved our video game vlogs on iMovie.

Our video game vlog Azraq and Saqibul

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We have learnt some basic first aid with New Directions.

As part of our topic 'I,Robot', we have been using Lego Wedo and 2code to learn how to write simple codes. We have been practising using Garageband in preparation for making our own music.

We visited the Arcade Vaults to learn more about the history of gaming. We played on Pong, the original game, and the BBC Micro, one fo Mrs P's favourite computers.

Square numbers... creating our Towers of terror!

Bullying - don’t do it. What is it? Why? How can we stop it?

Learning the Thriller dance in preparation for our disco!

All our performers did us proud during Gabalfa’s Got Talent.

Working collaboratively on Purplemash to find out about significant people from the 1980s.

We have been learning the basics of algorithms using Kodable.

As part of our study of the 1950s we interviewed special guests who lived through that time.

We prepared cakes and biscuits 
In PE we enjoyed Games with football skills and hockey skills

PE : hockey, football, Robot dancing, fun!!

Planting bulbs with local rotary group for Polio Awareness Day

What a wonderful world! We can make a difference!

Making biscuits to sell for Children in Need and making music with WCMD

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