LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
“PUPILS 52 boys and girls, aged 4-11 A teeny-tiny school with just over 50 pupils in three classes – but golly, it’s a good one. A mother emails: ‘When I looked around Llangrove, the children were coming in from break and one handed me a flower on her way past, which was pretty compelling.’ Llangrove is a largeish village (one pub, one school), 15 minutes north of Monmouth in a glorious valley. Deputy head Sarah Dean is, says a mother, ‘lovely and very down to earth’, and there are two ‘fantastic’ male teachers. There’s great focus on good manners (pupil behaviour was rated Outstanding by Ofsted), and strong links with the church and the local community. We’re impressed with the IT provision – lots of laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Pupils praise the after-school sports clubs, swimming lessons in Monmouth in the summer, theatre trips to Hereford and an annual whole-school expedition – one year they went to Barry Island, which must have been a whole lot of fun.”

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Hay Festival

Hay Festival

AHAYYear 3 and Oak Class had a great day yesterday enjoying the first day of the 30th Hay Festival. Our day started with a talk & scientific explanations from ‘How to be a Scientist’ by Steve Mould (scientist and TV presenter). We then spent an hour with Ali Sparkes, who read extracts from her new book ‘Thunder Struck’. Our final session was with poet John Dougherty with a theme of ‘Dinosaurs & Dinner Ladies’. The hour long session was a mixture of poetry and songs being streamed live across 200 schools in Wales.

“I liked the science experiments.” ~ Will & Riley

“It was really fun & enjoyable.” ~ Charlotte

“I liked seeing and listening to the authors.” ~ Lily

“The poet was my favourite; he was really good and was great on the guitar too.” ~ Romerleigh

“I liked the part when the scientist electrocuted a pickle and made it glow yellow – I didn’t think it would do that!” – Katie

“My favourite part was when the scientist made us see a black and white photo in colour!” ~ William

“The scientist’s optical illusions were my favourite.” ~ Bea

“I liked Ali Sparkes…she made me want to read her book.” ~ Sarah

“Ali Sparkes made me laugh.” ~ Mary Grace

She made some funny noises.” ~Isla

“She held up signs like ‘Wild Applause’  … it made me laugh!” ~ Felicity

“The poet was really funny.” ~ Elliot

“It was all really interesting.” ~ Sam