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Wales Presentation

  1. 1. Croeso i Gymru Welcome to Wales
  2. 2. United Kingdom Ireland Scotland England
  3. 3. • Population of Wales in 2011: 3 million • Capital of Wales: Cardiff • Language: Welsh and English (19% of people speak Welsh in Wales.)
  4. 4. Senedd Wales has not been politically independent since 1282, when it was conquered by King Edward I of England. We were ruled directly from London In 1999 we saw the first elections to the National Assembly of Wales.
  5. 5. The patron Saint o Wales is Saint David and we celebrate St Davids day o 1st March. The harp is regarded as the national instrument of Wales. The harp has been used through the ages as an accompaniment to folk-singing and dancing and as a solo instrument. Rugby Union: our national sport. Few things can inspire more Welsh pride than a full house at the Millennium Stadium. Singing the National anthem at the rugby has even been said to be characteristically Welsh.
  6. 6. According to legend, St David advised the Britons on the eve of a battle with the Saxons, to wear leeks in their caps so as to easily distinguish friend from foe. This helped to secure a great victory. Today Welsh people around the world wear leeks on St David's Day. It is also a surviving tradition that soldiers in the Welsh regiments eat a raw leek on St David’s Day. The Welsh for leek (the original national emblem) is Cenhinen, while the Welsh for daffodil is Cenhinen Pedr. Over the years they became confused until the daffodil was adopted as a second emblem of Wales.
  7. 7. • We pride ourselves on supplying some of the finest produce. • Our landscape reflects freshness, quality and variety.
  8. 8. Traditional Favourites: • Laver bread:not actually bread at all but seaweed, is often fried into crisp patties with eggs, bacon and fresh cockles for a traditional Welsh breakfast.
  9. 9. h hic w ith: s r a B tes a ad), a r e Ba sla n led br ticky ed tra ck r e ul s othe sp derf sm n wo tcake i fru utter. in b We lsh a ty C pe ak e : c oo of s sto ked o cone vena to p grid dl e .
  10. 10. • Swansea second largest city in Wales • Population 240,000 • During its 19th-century industrial heyday, Swansea was a key centre of the copper industry
  11. 11. • Established in 1949. • There are currently 515 pupils at the school. • The school provides for Year 1 to 6 as well as Reception and Nursery Classes. • English is the main language spoken at home by about 90% of the pupils with Welsh being the main language of the others. • Every pupil is expected to be fluent in both Welsh and English by the time they are 11 years old.
  12. 12. The School’s Aims and Objectives ‘Our aim is to create opportunities to urge every pupil to develop academically, morally, spiritually and aesthetically for our students to grow to be healthy, self sustained individuals who are balanced and integrated members of a mutli-cultural society’
  13. 13. School and classroom visits are very important. Theatre companies and performers are regular visitors to the School. We believe that first hand experiences are among the most powerful tools of teaching. Every effort is made to incorporate such activities into the School’s schemes of work to reinforce and extend the learning.
  14. 14. Year 3 – Year 6 7 – 11 years old
  15. 15. • Learners plan for their own learning. It allows children to creatively develop ideas, to become more confident as collaborators and contributors, and is producing astonishing results in primary schools. • By giving wings to children’s curiosity and allowing teachers to be more creative and flexible in the classroom, areas highlighted in the new curricula, it stimulates autonomous learning and enables children to make connections across the learning landscape.
  16. 16. • The Foundation Phase is a new curriculum for 3 to 7year-olds. • Children are given more opportunities to explore the world around them and understand how things work by taking part in practical activities that are relevant to their developmental stage. • The Foundation Phase places great emphasis on children learning by doing. Young children will be given more opportunities to gain first hand experiences through play and active involvement rather than by completing exercises in books .
  17. 17. • Personal and Social Development, Well Being and Cultural Diversity • Language, Literacy and Communication Skills. • Mathematical Development • Knowledge and Understanding of the World • Physical Development • Creative Development
  18. 18. • Demolition is due to start on the school in the next few months • Hopefully new school by September 2015