Our FAQ is being developed as an outcome of…
- Our Joint School Council meeting
- School Councillors have begun collecting questions
- Staff meeting
- Mr Golding visiting classes
How big will our playgrounds be?
During the building phase those at the LLanilltud Fawr Site will have temporary playground spaces made by the builders and those at the Eagleswell site will have full use of the extensive grounds. In our new school each Foundation phase class will have it’s own outdoor area, we will have several hard playground areas, an enclosed football/basketball court, timber trails, open green and planted areas. In addition to all this we will have access to the Llantwit Learning Community facilities that are available across the whole site.
Will we have more PE equipment?
Firstly, we need to find out what we already have. After this we need to work with the children to investigate what we would like and then we can start planning what equipment we need to get.
What colour will the classrooms be?
We don’t know yet but will make sure they are bright and stimulating learning environments.
Can we have after school and breakfast clubs?
Yes. We will have both breakfast and after-school clubs during the build and wen we move into our new building.
Will the school dinners be nice?
Yes. It is important that Mr Golding keeps working with the School Council so that they can discuss the things they would like to change, develop and improve. This doesn’t necessarily need to be about school dinners but is important for lots of aspects of our new school.
Can we have a rugby team? Where will we play?
Definitely. We can train in our own playgrounds, use the LLC pitches when available and hopefully attend tournaments at other schools and sites too.
Will there be a First Aid person?
Yes. There are a number of adults who are currently trained in First Aid and Mr Golding would also like to ensure that children have opportunities to be involved in appropriate First Aid training themselves too.
Will we still see our friends?
Yes. Even if you are not with all your friends in your new class you will have many opportunities to meet up with them during the day. This may includes breaks, lunch, group activities, joint class learning, clubs and trips.
How many children in each class?
We will have a no more than 30 children in each class. This means we have space for 60 in each year group.
Will we have teachers we haven’t met before?
Yes and no. Yes you could have teachers that you may not have met yet but there will be chances to meet your new teacher and get to know them a little better during this Summer term, before you move classes for September.
Will the way we are taught change?
Many of the ways you learn already will be the same and I am sure that there will also be some new and exciting activities and ways of learning ahead.
Can we have new computers?
Yes. We don’t know what they will be yet but we will be looking to develop technology in our new school. We won’t have a computer suite but every class will have access to technology so that it can be integrated into all of your learning.
Will the year groups be mixed up?
Yes. We will be mixing the children from both schools into new classes. We will try our very best to ensure that you have a balance of old friends in your new class as well as those who will become your new friends.
Will we have more Art equipment?
Yes. It is important that we give all children the right resources and opportunities to be creative (not just in Art but in Music, Dance and other art forms too) and learn both thought creativity and learn about creativity. There is a new curriculum being developed for Wales and it looks very likely that it will have a large focus on learning with and through ‘The Arts’.
Please keep following our FAQ as it will be added to when new questions arise. Diolch.