Today our class dressed up as different coloured animals and made up our own story based on Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see?
In our class we saw two brown bears, a pink pig, a blue horse, a few black cats, some brown dogs, some white dogs, two purple cats, a brown hedgehog, a brown horse, a yellow duck, two grey mice, a stripy zebra, a green lizard and even a black penguin!
We enjoyed having our parents in to read with us too!
We all had a wonderful time visiting Saint David’s Hall to watch the Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Philharmonic Orchestra performing The Planets.
The lady told us about the different instruments and taught a us about getting timings right. We had to do a few “exercises” to see if we could keep in time.
Then we met some of the musicians who talked about the different planets and played short pieces that we needed to listen out for during the performance.
We really enjoyed listening to the music!
We invited our grown ups to take part in our RWI session. The day they came we were learning about k.
We thought of lots of words beginning with k then we needed to learn how to write it properly. It was definitely the hardest letter we have learned so far!
Mrs Williams thought it would be a good idea to give the grown ups a whiteboard to practice on we thought they did a good job. We practiced writing it in our books and needed to remember it’s a tall letter! Mrs Williams was proud of our efforts 😃
Yesterday we found out how bread is made at the Braces Bread factory. We saw the wheat which gets turned into grain and then flour.
Lexi and Caian helped to make a loaf of bread.
First they put on white coats and hairnets then they washed their hands very carefully to get rid of any germs.
They put flour into the bowl then added yeast, a pinch of salt and warm water. They had to mix it together and it was very sticky!
They kneeded the dough and folded it to add air.
When the dough was ready they put it in a cardboard tin and after a short time we could see it getting bigger.
Mrs Williams asked Miss Balfour if she would keep an eye on the bread as it cooked later that morning. It smelled delicious!
Before we went home we all tasted the bread Lexi and Caian had made and it was lovely!
The very kind man from Braces gave us all a big loaf of bread and an activity pack to take home. We were very lucky
We went to see the Blacksmith. It was very dark in his workshop. He showed us how he had to use a bellows to keep the fire going so that he could melt the metal to make the horseshoes. It was very hot and very dusty work!
Here is the photographers shop. The pictures and the cameras looked very different to today. Lots of us would take photographs on a phone or tablet.
The photographs weren’t coloured and the people were wearing clothes which were very different to ours.
We went into the Gwalia Stores. Mrs Williams told us that there were no big supermarkets like Asda and Tesco but lots of small village shops selling many different things. We saw lots of tinned foods and crackers and biscuits that were weighed into brown paper bags. There was a huge cheese which had to be cut and weighed then wrapped in brown paper to take home.
There were no bathrooms in houses long ago. When the men came in from working at the mines they bathed in a tin bath in front of the fire. The women would heat the water in big kettles on the fire and fill up the baths.
This lady was baking bread in a huge coal oven. It looked like very hard work and she looked very tired!
We visited Rhyd y Car cottages and saw how homes changed over the years from 1800 to the 1950s.
In the early cottages there were no lights. Candles were used. Big irons were warmed on the fire and there were no washing machines or tumble driers!
We even saw a toilet in the garden and there was newspaper hanging on the door. We couldn’t believe it when Mrs Williams told us that they used this instead of toilet paper! We were very glad we live today.
We made made fruit kebabs.
There was lots of fruit to chose from.
We talked about the importance of healthy eating.
We made paper plates showing healthy foods.
We played a healthy eating game where we had to describe the fruits and vegetables and count them. It was good fun!
Eveyone is looking forward to next week…
Today Dosbarth Melyn and Dosbarth Gwyrdd held a carnival parade and celebration.
We danced and played instruments as we paraded near the skate park wearing our head dresses and colourful clothes. When we got back to school we had hot dogs and a drink and Jesse’s mum had made fabulous cakes for us! Thank you Mrs Gough!
We had our faces painted and then the ice cream man came!
What a great afternoon to end our Carnival topic!