Mrs Woods’ Year 3 class have had lots of fun this week applying their numeracy skills. They were given the challenge of building a monster from coloured unifix blocks. Each coloured block had a monetary value which was set out on a sheet, they had to calculate each block and make sure not to spend over £5. Here is one example of a scary unifix monster as you can see there are lots of working outs and the grand total comes to £3.64.
Each class enjoyed thinking of a money raising stall to run in the fair. We had lots of different ideas again this year, all proving very popular. The Upper Junior classes had a variety of stalls including snowball throwing competition, chocolate lollipops and tombola. The Lower Junior classes had a lucky dip, chocolate treat stall and name the bear. A new addition to the festivities this year were two visiting reindeer and Santa making a welcome appearance. The children were thrilled to have photos with them even in the awful weather conditions.
Thank you to everyone that came and supported our Christmas Fair this year.
From all the staff at Mount Street Junior School we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Year 3 and 4 classes took it in turns to visit the Brecon War Museum this week. On arrival they were met by Mrs Holcroft who was ready to start the children’s evacuee experience. After a chat about World War 2 the children entered the drama room which was sectioned into different areas. They moved around the room in groups enjoying the Parlour, The shop and the Air Raid Wardens office. The children got the opportunity to dress up in war time clothes which helped them really get into their parts. After lunch the children went outside and entered the air raid shelter 6 at a time. Again they had a full experience and imagined how cramped and dark it would have been. I think its safe to say all the children and staff had a fantastic time.
On Monday 11th November 2019 the we remembered those who gave their lives during war. The Remembrance service at The Plough Chapel was led by pupils where we shared our understanding, thoughts and feelings with the congregation.
The Plough chapel was adorned with poppies. Each of us had the opportunity to create
a poppy in memory of a hero who lost his or her life during past and present wars. The poppies were made from recycled bottles. The bottom of each bottle was transformed into a beautiful poppy which added to the atmosphere in the chapel. It was a very moving service for all and was lovely to receive the following comment after the service:
“I have just attended your memorial service in the Plough Chapel. I served for 30 years in The Royal Air Force and took part in many Remembrance parades and services during my career. Today’s led by the children was the most moving I can remember.
Huge congratulations to staff and most of all the children.”
Everyone had a fantastic day celebrating harvest here at Mount Street.
We had a brilliant range of fruit models with some amazing creativity. Listening to the very informative presentations from each of the pupils was delightful, a lot of hard work had gone into making the models.
Each child was given the choice whether they would like to take their models home or use them to help create the soup and salad.
We all then spent the day reusing our fruit and vegetables and making them into delicious soup and fruit salad.
The Lower Juniors focused on chopping the vegetables for the soup whilst the Upper Juniors took on the challenge of fruit salad as part of our Science and Technology learning.
Thank you to everyone who donated food for Brecon Foodbank. It was wonderful to see generosity from across the school. Diolch yn fawr iwan!
Mount Street Junior School skills day was another success with the children enjoying their two choices. Back by popular demand was the cooking option, with 98 children choosing to cook up a tasty treat. On the menu was Apple crumble. Mrs Davies had thought of everything and there were different options to accompany the tasty stewed apple. Here are a few photos of a very enjoyable day.
What a great start to our Broneirion adventures!
After singing our way to Mid Wales on the mini busses we were welcomed by our instructors Matt, Jo and Chris who gave us a tour of the amazing building. After lunch we split into our activity groups and had a go at our first activities. Zorb body balls and team problem solving challenges. I think it is safe to say everybody enjoyed and there were definitely some people who were better at staying on their feet during the zorb balls.
We are looking forward to seeing what we are going to be doing tomorrow!