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Mountain Lane School

Dosbarth 9 - Mrs Wilkie  

Welcome to Class 9              Croeso i Ddosbarth 9

Tymor y Gwanwyn/ Spring Term

Our exciting Spring Term topic of 'Dazzling Disney' is well under way! Class 9 have been enjoying researching the life of Walt Disney and writing a biography about him. They have also been sketching and researching Disney characters, as well as singing and dancing to Disney songs. We have been using the 'Mantle of the Expert' approach to teaching and learning this term - the children have been working as Disney 'Imagineers', designing a new Disney park for the U.K, taking environmental aspects into account. They began by researching aspects of other Disney parks around the world. Here are some photos:

Recently, we had a few snowy days. The children enjoyed playing in the snow during their lunchtime break. We decided it would be nice to have a class photograph in the snow!

In science, the children have been making electrical circuits and learning how to draw circuit diagrams. In particular, they had great fun getting the buzzers to work - that was a noisy afternoon! 

Tymor yr Hydref/Autumn Term

Positive Energy - Our New Autumn Term Topic
Positive Energy - Our New Autumn Term Topic

 

The new school year has got off to a flying start with a new Autumn Term Topic - Positive Energy! The children have already been most enthusiastic in putting forward their own ideas and suggestions for activities and investigations linked to our topic. Diolch, pawb!

 

English - Autumn Poetry
English - Autumn Poetry

In English we will be embracing the changing of the seasons and using our creative minds to write Autumn Poetry.

Our Autumn Term novel - Ice Palace by Robert Swindells
Our Autumn Term novel - Ice Palace by Robert Swindells

The children thoroughly enjoyed reading the gripping novel 'Ice Palace' by Robert Swindells and we used it as a stimulus for descriptive writing. The children wrote their own versions of the opening of the story. This is a photo of our shared writing (everyone has contributed to this!) where you can see that similes, alliteration and sense impressions have been highlighted. The children were inspired to write their own descriptive writing and the the results were most impressive! Da iawn, pawb! 

The children enjoyed doing a Shadow Investigation. We were lucky to have a perfect sunny day with little cloud for producing shadows! The children went outside every hour of the day and drew around the shadows formed by a chess piece. Later on in the week, they produced a line graph of the results. Here are some photos of the shadow investigation.