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Malpas Church in Wales Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd yr Eglwys yng Nghymru, Malpas

Educating Minds, Educating Hearts

CHANGE OF VENUE - Summer Barbecue will now be held at Malpas Cricket Club, Bettws Lane on Friday 5th July 2019; 5.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. The event is associated with the school, but will be organised and run by the PTA. The event is free to enter, however, the PTA would be grateful for any donations. Disco, Barbecue, Raffle, Face Paints, Glitter Tattoos, Photobooth, Tuck Shop and much more. More information to follow next week. N.B. As the venue holds an alcohol license, alcohol taken to the event is strictly forbidden. Any parent seen with their own alcohol will be asked to leave. The middle green is not to be walked on at any time.This area is used for professional matches and will be coned/roped off.


In the Autumn Term we will be becoming ambitious, capable learners as we explore the Age of the Welsh Princes. We will investigate the events that led to the Battle of Hastings and explore historical sources in order to determine what life was like at the time. We will visit Cardiff Castle and take part in Medieval workshops that will give us the opportunity to be 'hands - on' learners. Our project links in with our school pantomime that is inspired by the life of Rhys ap Gruffydd. He was one of the most successful and powerful Welsh princes. He actually held a festival at his castle that is now thought to be the first ever Eisteddfod! The pantomime, though rooted in our Humanities project, is also full of comedy, music, dance and drama! We will have plenty of opportunities to develop the Expressive Arts this term!


We were given the opportunity to put forward suggestions for our new topic A Million Dreams … for the World We’re Going to Make. We decided to base the project around the exciting developments in our local area. We were particularly interested in the changes that have taken place at Cardiff Bay over recent years. We will explore Cardiff Bay on our school visit, where we be given the opportunity to learn about local tourist attractions, sustainability and land use. We will use our research to help us plan a presentation about the area to deliver to our class. We will also work towards being enterprising, creative contributors when we explore new possibilities for a new area of an up-and-coming city.


As a church school, we particularly enjoy a broad and exciting RE programme. This year, Year 6 will enjoy a set of lessons delivered by a visiting Bible Explorer tutor. We will also learn about the traditions and symbols of the major world religions.