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Kwik Cricket Tournament

posted 3 Jul 2017, 05:54 by Claire Bradford

A team of Year 5, 6 and 7 pupils participated in the South Powys Kwik Cricket tournament at Brecon Cricket Club. There were 24 teams from across the county. Penmaes faced some very stiff competition with confidence and every player did themselves proud. Some of the pupils wrote about the day:

On Wednesday we went to the cricket pitch. 6 people from Hazel, 5 people from Rowan and 1 from Beech.  We played against teams from other schools in a tournament.  

We had a very busy day playing three matches in the morning, then we had lunch, then we played another three matches in the afternoon. We won our last match!

At the end of the day we felt really tired, but good and happy! We really enjoyed it and lots of us would like to do it again!


Artists at Work

posted 28 Apr 2017, 09:03 by Claire Bradford   [ updated 16 May 2017, 02:32 by Scott Robinson ]

Pupils in Penmaes have come back refreshed from the Easter break and ready to learn!

In Hazel class we are beginning a new topic on Welsh artists.  We began by looking at some work by Welsh artists made over the last 100 years.

We then began to explore some of the artistic elements that we might want to use to make our own artwork even better.  This week we have been trying out different kinds of lines we could use in our art, and exploring how to use different tones to bring drawings and paintings to life. 

Here we are, hard at work!


Look out for our original masterpieces later this term!

Active Learning Movie makers

posted 5 Apr 2017, 07:43 by Claire Bradford   [ updated 16 May 2017, 02:32 by Scott Robinson ]

This half term, the ICT Active Learning option group have been very busy creating their own animations using the Stop Motion app on the iPad.

The pupils had to invent a story, and make their characters and backgrounds. Once these were in place, they had to take lots of pictures, each with their characters in a slightly different position.  With the photos taken, the pupils then decided on background music and sound effects, and chose the speed of their movie in number of frames per second.

If you would like to watch these movies, click on the image with a child's name to view their film.



Mikey Episode 1

Mikey Episode 2

Mikey Episode 3


Joe and Henry


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