Tuesday, 14 April 2015

News Update... End of Spring Term 2015
Lots of exciting things happened at the end of Spring Term that we wanted to make sure that you know about...

Science Week
Science Week was again a fantastic success throughout the school. There was a focus on the environment and ecology. Children learned how properties of different materials are used for different purposes and how many can be recycled to make new things. How chemical changes take places and can be reversible or irreversible. Children explored how to make things pop, fizz and bang... including making volcanoes! A great week was had by everyone, and children are more aware of our need to protect this amazing planet we live on. Special thanks to Dr Claire Price who visited the school to explore elements of Forensic Science with Year 5.

At the end of  Science week... Children at Abercanaid were treated to an out of this world experience!
The Partial Eclipse of the Sun took place at about 9.30am on the 20th March. The children at Abercanaid know that looking at the sun is very dangerous and so were very excited to be able to watch our very own Abercanaid Eclipse streamed live from an Ipad on the infant yard to an Apple TV in the hall.  It was a great whole school assembly!

Abercanaid School Mates: Disco
Our new Parents Group "Abercanaid School Mates" have held their first fundraising event. An Easter Disco was held on the last Wednesday of term at the Cricket Club in Pentrebach. Tickets sold out very quickly and the event was a huge success. Money raised will be used to provide new football and rugby team kits, also for new yard equipment for playtimes. 
A HUGE THANK YOU - to everyone who helped organise or supported this event!

On the last Thrusday of term the Junior Department visited The Roman Ruins and Museum at Caerleon. Children and Staff had a great day exploring the Amphitheatre, Barrack and Roman Baths. They were able to dress up as Romans and experience Roman school life. A fantastic day out, and packed with information for our history topic.

Easter Bonnet Parade
Nursery Children donned their Easter Bonnets for our annual parade around Abercanaid. The standard of bonnets and caps was again very high. Thanks to all parents for working with their children to make their hats!