Coffee Morning for Macmillan's Cancer Support

20170929_135558On Friday the 29th of September, we here at Cedewain showed our support for the Macmillan charity once again by participating in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. We had a brilliant turn out and an ever better variety of cakes. The senior pupils did a great job with the help of staff at setting everything up in the top school.

We here at Ysgol Cedewain raised in the region of £200.

The Cedewain Times : Edition One

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The team behind the Cedewain Times, has had a busy couple of weeks and has published their first edition of the school’s newspaper. The newspaper is filled with information of what has been happening in the school in the previous half term. They look forward to your continued support.

If you wish to subscribe you can get a copy both via email or via paper copy for £1 per copy.

Advertising spots are available.

Dyfi 2 visit to Grandma's Garden

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Dyfi 2 enjoyed a visit to Grandma’s garden at Plas Dolguog Hotel, Machynlleth. Grandma’s garden is a sensory garden with wheelchair access and suitable for all. The staff were very welcoming and provided a relaxed atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

Pupil Deprivation Grant 2016/2017

Ysgol Cedewain’s Pupil Deprivation Grant for 2016/2017 allocation has been confirmed at £35,469.00   As you may be aware this is a grant that is given to Schools in order to assist and invest in pupils who are in receipt of free school meals.

In-line with our School Improvement Plan we will be investing our PDG grant allocation for 2016 / 2017 as follows;

£20,469.00         Staff to provide additional classroom support

£10,000.00          Investment into our outdoor play facilities

£5,000.00            Ongoing staff training courses

Neil Jones

Resource & Finance Manager

H4 Science

As part of our Science topic, H4 have been getting friendly with our class skeleton “Henry” to find out about all the bones in our bodies. 

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News

See the Rainbow, Not the Rain…

Siwan Head, one of our parents, recently gave an interview to the BBC Wales Cymru Fyw website as part of Autism Awareness week.

Article (Welsh) click HERE

Article (English)  See the Rainbow, Not the Rain Article

Video (Welsh) click HERE

 

Zumba Sessions

  • 13 April 2016

Parents and pupils of Ysgol Cedewain! There is a Zumba dance session running between 16:00 and 17:00 on Monday 18/04 and 25/04. The session is being run by Lorraine Sharp. The cost of the session is £3.50 per session paid up front. Please wear suitable, flexible clothing and bring some water with you

 

H3 at Techniquest

We visited Techniquest Glyndwr on Friday 18th March – a very successful and interesting trip to explore science in action.

 

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D of E Plas Cae Crwn Care Home

The pupils began by helping with the routine cleaning etc.  but soon took over the running of the bingo sessions.  This proved to be very successful and popular with the residents.

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H2 Kite Centre

After a successful creative dance project H2 visited a kite feeding centre

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Where the class were able to see the kites being fed and enjoyed the day taking in the surroundings after a nature walk

The children saw the kites in their natural environment and habitat . This was linked to the curriculum planning, literacy and numeracy framework as well as the global citizenship.

A great day was had by all.

 

Golf Day 2016

On 29th of April Montgomery Cricket Club will be holding a Golf day and are requesting ‘sponsor a hole’.  The proceeds will be going to The ‘Friends of Cedewain’ charity.  If you would like to sponsor a hole, the cricket club are accepting cheques made out to ‘Montgomery Cricket Club’ Cheques may be given in to school.

Many thanks for your support!  

 

Urdd Art & Craft

We have had some fantastic results from the Urdd Art & Craft in the Newtown area!  Our pupils have put a lot of effort into their projects which has resulted in amazing achievement in the following areas:

2D Creative Work

1st, 2nd & 3rd – Jonathan H

3D Creative Work

1st – Jonathan H

2nd – Daniel H

3D Group Work

1st Grwp

Reuben

Daniel

Jonathan

 

 

Easter Bingo

Wednesday 16 March at 6.00pm, why not pop along to Ysgol Cedewain and have a game of Chocolate Bingo! Lots of chocolate prizes to be won, all proceeds will go to ‘The Friends of Cedewain’ Hope to see you there!

 

H2 Theatre Hafren Performance

Aaron and Chloe’s class had been studying the fauna of mid-Wales and were particularly interested in Red Kites. They all went on a trip down the Elan valley and visited feeding sites. They watched the kites, noticing how they moved. They researched the life of a kite.  As they found out more and more about the kites they brought their knowledge to their creative dance sessions with Heidi Wilson and began to develop a dance that revealed their understanding and love of these amazing birds.

This is part of the class performance at Theatre Hafren on January 27th 2016. This was the culmination of an Arts Council Wales funded project in which 8 classes from Ysgol Cedewain were taught parts of the National Curriculum, Literacy and Numeracy through the medium of creative movement.

 

U3’s Lupus Coffee Morning

Class U3 presented the North Wales Lupus Group with £50, raised during a coffee morning held last year in aid of Lupus as a part of their ASDAN qualification. 

Please click HERE to see the North Wales Lupus Group’s letter of thanks.

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Dance Project

Why DANCE?

Through our work with Touch Trust we very much recognise the transformative power of creative movement and music for individuals with learning difficulties. This comes about through its importance in the delivery of our primary objective, the wellbeing of our pupils, out of which comes improved mental and physical health which improves learning outcomes.

The inspiration for our Arts Council Wales funded pilot dance project last year, and its extension this year and into the future, was a national ‘Get On With Science’ (GOWS) initiative with which we were involved. This investigated the science behind music and we engaged a dance practitioner for a 1 day workshop.  This involved a crossover of dance and science curricula. ( See website link to GOWS – Fire in my heart) Our pupils, particularly those with the severest of disabilities, responded so well to this that it got us thinking about how we could incorporate creative dance into the delivery of other areas of the curriculum. Last year our pilot project delivered PSE, Literacy and Numeracy through creative movement / dance and was hugely successful on many levels. ( See power-point – Dance 2013-14) The rest of Wales is now following our lead with a Welsh Government backed National Plan for Creative Learning!

The main purpose of this year’s dance  project is to delivery literacy, numeracy,  PSE and humanities, and to enhance the self-esteem of our pupils.  We hope that through the medium of creative movement our learners will develop improved communication skills, learn about other cultures (particularly how they express their identity through movement), and that participation in a public performance that they have created themselves will bring about a rise in self-esteem.

This project will be an integral part of the delivery of the curriculum to those pupils involved, teaching pupils in and through dance using creative movement to reinforce learning across the curriculum.  As the project progresses we will post pictures of our dancers in action.

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GOWS ‘Fire in My Heart’

 

Bunsen's Corner

Bunsen took to the streets of Newtown on carnival day in July to begin to tell the town about the need for a new build for Cedewain. Everyone in school makes the best use of the buildings and the extensive grounds but we do lack facilities to deliver 21st century curriculum to such a wide range of pupils.
Another serious concern is the distance pupils are required to walk or be pushed outdoors between different buildings for different activities. All very fine on a warm summers day but hazardous in cold and bad weather.
Please take every opportunity to raise Bunsens concerns if you meet your local town or county councillor, MP or Welsh Assembly member. Together we need to raise the profile of  Ysgol Cedewain. It is a fantastic school and if we manage to secure a new build just imagine how much better it will be ……….
Join with us to help Bunsen get a new cave!!