Year 4 went on a trip to Brecon Cathedral and Heritage Centre.

The children took part in a Tudor Workshop which included:

  1. weaving
  2. calligraphy
  3. a lunchtime Tudor Banquet
  4. time spent identifying Tudor objects
  5. time spent playing Tudor games.  

And if that wasn’t enough, we even went on a tour around Brecon Cathedral where

we saw even more Tudor artifacts! We all had a fantastic time… it is certainly a day we will all remember.


















Friends Halloween Bingo

Tonight there were a lot of spooky visitors to the Friends Halloween Bingo.  Wonderful to see how much effort they put into the brilliant costumes.  Here are some of them – beware you have been warned!





Week commencing 19th October

We have a very important week coming up in school.  We are going to be carrying out a variety of assessments to track and monitor progress of the children, throughout the school year.


We are going to be carrying out different assessments in Maths, Literacy and Second language Welsh.  The children will then have the results of the assessments fed back to them and suggested ways to move forward.  This will also be fed back to parents at parents evening.


Curriculum Area

Assessment tasks


Speaking and listening task

Reading Paper

Written task

Second Language Welsh

Speaking and listening task

Comprehension task

Written task


Maths investigation task

Rugby World Cup 2015 comes to Builth Wells

On Friday, 2nd October 2015 after a week of finding out more about the countries of the Rugby World Cup, the whole school took to the streets of Builth Wells.  The children were keen to show their family and friends how they were dressed up in the style of their country or the colours of the flag for that country.  Here are some images of the event.  Everyone had a brilliant time and those watching have also said how pleased they were to catch the children on their walkabout. We raised a huge £280 from all the kind donations in support of Macmillan Cancer.

Week begining 12th October

During this week we will be covering fractions in Mathematics.  We will begin to look at the different parts of a fraction and discuss what they mean.  We will then be linking the different values of a fraction, using a fraction wall.  This will help the children to identify equivalent fractions.  It will also help to identify fractions that have greater values.

Hopefully by the end of the week, we will be able to calculate values of different fractions.


A concern from this week has been the times tables.  It is clear that this needs to be a target moving forward.  Your support is greatly appreciated here.  Many thanks.


In Literacy we are going to be covering newspaper reports.  We are going to be identifying the different features of newspaper articles.  We will begin to identify the different features.  Moving on to trying to write a newspaper report from an incident that took place in WW2.

A huge thank you to the children for their excellent biography pieces of homework.  They were all an absolute pleasure to read.



We will be consolidating learning in science this week.  We have learnt about many different forces.  Understanding will be monitored here.  The children are going to be producing a leaflet that meets the needs of a particular audience.


We also have an Art competition to complete next week for Remembrance Day.  Any ideas you have to help your child would be fantastic.  I will also look for some suggestions.


Please can all parents continue to support reading at home!  It is important that your child reads regularly.  We listen to the children read at least once a week in school and I check and sign the reading records on a regular basis.  Again thanks for your support.