It's November already and we can't quite believe that 2017 is passing so quickly. This year, we have been involved in an increasing number of Designer Projects.
Our Designer Projects have grown in popularity since 2016, with forward bookings in place until July 2019. Each project involves 'Embedded CPD/CLPL' for the staff involved, as well as a series of linked learning experiences for the children over a 2-week period. A project website is developed and updated daily, a photo-book produced and a family engagement event organised and led by the children involved.
We must say 'thank you' to David Lewis (Headteacher), the staff, children and families of Aberbargoed Primary School for being the pioneers of these type of projects. It was been a pleasure working alongside you all.
We were fortunate enough to spend a day on Skomer Island (Pembrokeshire) last week. It was an amazing experience and we would highly recommend a trip there if you visit the area or live nearby. The wardens and volunteer staff are incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and available to answer any questions and point out the best places to see certain wildlife.
If you can make use of our short video in your school/setting, please feel free to download it. The puffin landed right next to us - a real treat as 20,000 of the 22,000 puffins on the island had decided to migrate the day before we arrived!
For more information about Skomer Island and the The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, visit this website. http://www.welshwildlife.org/skomer-skokholm/skomer/
If you would like to read more about our visit Skomer Island and have a look at some of our photos, please visit our 'A Peak A Week' page.
"Today I dived head first into introducing group roles to the P5 class. They had not encountered them before. I had to devise Gaelic titles/terms that were suitable and meaningful…
We genuinely love to keep in touch with people that we meet during our events and on our travels. Recently we received an email describing the moment that a P5 class in a Gaelic Medium school were introduced to Team Roles and asked to use them to support their collaborative working.
Thank you to Marion Macleod from Bun Sgoil Taobh na Pàirce (Edinburgh) for permission to share the Gaelic terminology she uses for 'Team Roles'.
Recorder - neach clàraidh
Time keeper - neach na h-ùine
Quality checker - neach ìre na h-obrach
Facilitator - neach brosnachaidh
Resources - neach stuth
Reporter - neach-labhairt
We know that Marion would love to hear from anyone else, especially if you are working in a Gaelic Medium setting.
So, please keep the emails coming… :-)
Free Resource for Schools and Education Settings.
We have created a webpage that contains information about the resource, a slideshow and the PDF that can be downloaded.
Please contact us if you decide to download/use the resource - a contact facility is available on the webpage.
Please share the link with anyone who may be interested.