Class updates

Every term/ half term we will look to update our classes page with the latest from each class.

Primary

Updates expected autumn 2016

Dee

It has been a very positive, eventful and productive start to the Autumn Term for our group. We have taken part in the Forest School’s Programme, learning out teaming work and following instructions in the outdoors. We have been part of TNT Thursday where we have enjoyed a number of activities in Pembrey Country Park and have followed up these two activities in out literacy lessons working on the key text purposes.
During Tutor time and Amser Actif we have begun to study the Entry pathways programme in Personal and Social Education. We have visited the local job centre in Carmarthen and discussed our pathways to our future careers, the Library in Carmarthen to learn how to access information and other activities to work on developing our social skills. We are a sporty group and we are proud to say that we came up with the idea to start a school rugby team. We created posters to advertise this, spoke to all the classes using persuasion and set a weekly training programme.
We hope to raise money in the future and organise games with other schools. We are looking forward to our future and planning the next steps and goals. We are interested in a wide range of careers, from farming, to jobs involving sports education and animal care and hope to gain experience of these in the coming weeks.
We have welcomed a new pupil to our group and have tried to support him in his new start.

Ely

Since the start of the Autumn term, the group of staff and pupils that are associated with Ely have begun building a team ethos that the pupils have all engaged with so far this term. We all enjoy our lessons together and have started evidencing all these activities on our class display board behind the door in the ICT room. Hopefully friendships within the class will continue to develop. Having a blend of Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils within the group allow for some pupils to act as role models for their younger peers.

Gwendraeth

Our fantastic Gwendraeth team has six pupils in total. The group consists of, one Year Seven pupil, three Year Eight pupils and two Year Nine pupils. This wide age range is catered for with teaching and learning provision, which is tailored to the needs of the individual. Personalised learning ensures every member of the group works to their potential and feels supported and confident in the classroom.

Class tutors Mathew Evans and Louise Morgan offer classroom and pastoral support throughout the school day.

The Gwendraeth guys are building their dreams and through a wide range of learning experiences they are able to make choices about their future careers. Plumbers, carpenters, game designers and a member of the armed forces have been mentioned. Favourite subjects are; Art Science ICT

What makes school tick for Gwendraeth?
Leo – “I love art and going on trips”
Brandon – “making things”
Steffan – “working with the teachers”
Justin – “My favourite thing about Rhydygors is that there are nice teachers”.
Ossian – “I like fishing in the evening when it’s quiet”

“I am delighted to be able to spend time with the great guys in Gwendraeth. Our tutor team is growing and building into a strong supportive unit. Mr Mathew Evans is a very important part of our team and helps our group in all subjects to feel confident and engaged. The Gwendraeth team begins each day with breakfast and a chat around the table. This gives everyone time to share their thoughts and it also offers a positive start to the day. Gwendraeth are looking forward to the tutor group visits this term, which includes popping into Pets at Home and Many Tears Rescue Centre. We have quite a few birthdays to celebrate this term too, including Leo, Steffan, Mrs Morgan and Justin. Special birthday treats are planned.
During this year I am really excited to see our Gwendraeth guys grow in confidence and continue to believe in their dreams. Mr. Evans and I are very proud to be part of this journey. Dream Big Gwendraeth! We would also like to send our best wishes to Mrs. Brennen for a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming her back to team Gwendraeth in the near future.
Louise Morgan Autumn Term 2016

Ogmore

It has been a very positive, eventful and productive start to the Autumn Term for our group. We have taken part in the Forest School’s Programme, learning about team work and following instructions in the outdoors. We have been part of TNT Thursday where we have enjoyed a number of activities in Pembrey Country Park and have followed up these two activities in our literacy lessons working on the key text purposes.

During Tutor time and Amser Actif we have begun to study the Entry pathways programme in Personal and Social Education. We have visited the local job centre in Carmarthen and the Library in Carmarthen to learn how to access information about work and further developed our social skills. We are a sporty group and we are proud to say that we came up with the idea to start a school rugby team. We created posters to advertise this, spoke to all the classes using persuasion and set a weekly training programme.

We hope to raise money in the future and organise games with other schools. We are looking forward to the future and planning our next steps. We are interested in a wide range of careers; from farming, to sports education and animal care and we hope to gain experience of these in the coming weeks.

Severn

Updates expected autumn 2016

Cothi

This is one of the senior classes at Rhydygors – the year 11 group. The tutor group is made up of 4 students currently. So far it’s been a great start to the new school year. Luke and Bradley are enjoying their small animal care lessons; Britany has opted for a music course and Cameron is studying hair and beauty at a local college.

As their form tutor I feel honoured to be part of the learning experience of such a lovely group of young people. I wish them all success during the rest of their time at Rhydygors and in the future.

Towy

Towy is a mixture of Year 10 and Year 11 pupils. The Form has been specially designed to fit the groups learning styles. Each day this group goes out and about on our school’s Vocational Curriculum. So far it has been amazing. Kyle has even completed his NVQ Level 2 award in Engineering! Each of the boys in this group really enjoys going out each day and working on Vocational Skills like building, engineering and Coasteering. Kieran has shown a real interest in the MultiSkills course, Leon shows a talent for the Adventurous Activities and Ricky has really come out of his shell and is giving each and every thing we throw in his direction a go!

I am so proud of the way the boys are working as a team. They have been really flexible and have adapted to a lot of new situations. It is also great to see the way they show support and understanding for other pupils, who are perhaps not so confident, when they join the group on different days.

I have high hopes for Towy. They are an absolute pleasure to be around and I am really enjoying being their Form Tutor. If they keep up the positive attitude and hard work they are going to achieve some great qualifications this year. Keep up the hard work boys!