Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Today we held an art exhibition in our school hall.
Thanks to all the children for contributing their work; to the staff for their patience while the work was being undertaken; to Mrs. Davies, our subject leader for art for organising the event; to Mr. Russell for his ideas, framing the exhibits and displaying them. Thank you parents, grans, grandads and family members for your support. Your attendance made the event very special for the children. I am very proud to say that we have some very talented artists in Gelli. Well done everybody. llongyfarchiadau bawb.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
It has become a tradition for pupils at Gelli Primary School to visit the Millennium Stadium to watch the autumn international fixture between Wales and Canada. Ten staff members and 42 pupils left Gelli at 5. p.m. We walked through the crowd arm in arm to our seats. We sang Cwm Rhondda and Delilah with the crowd, cheered the Welsh team and even did a Mexican wave when the game was stopped for an injury. We had a great time and represented the school with pride. We got home at about 10.40 p.m. tired but having seen our country win.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This week the Early years and Key Stage 1 children will make their annual visit to see Father Christmas. This year Santa has come to the Rhondda Heritage Park museum and our Nursery and Reception children will visit him on Thursday 27th with Year 1 and 2 visiting him a day later on Friday 28th. You will already have received a letter from your class teacher giving you details of the itinerary and the cost of the trip. Please will you make sure that payment for the trip is received as soon as possible.
The children have produced some stunning art and we know you will be proud when you see their beautiful pictures professionally framed and mounted on display stands.
The Visual Arts play a big part in the life of the school and is an area that every child can enjoy and play a full part in. The Art Curriculum encourages display, so having their art framed and displayed will be a big occasion for them. Someone special to show it to will add a lovely finishing touch for them so make a space in your diary for this special event!
These original framed works of art can be purchased by the artist’s family for £6 each.
If you would like to purchase your child’s picture but cannot come to the exhibition, just send the money in an envelope and we will look after delivery.
The exhibition will not be an annual event, so do come along, bring your camera, bring family and friends and with your help we can make it an occasion to remember for everyone.