Parkland Primary SchoolYsgol Gynradd Parkland

Together we Thrive / Ffynnu gyda’n gilydd

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Higher Phase

Welcome to Higher Phase


As the oldest learners at Parkland, we are expected to be role models for others by always showing the school values and striving to be the best learners we can be.

This year has been extremely busy as always!


We started our year exploring how the world around us works as part of our context May the Force Be With You. Our learning focused on Science & Technology, applying investigations about forces to help us create our very own marble runs. We wrote detailed explanations on how to run a ‘Teacher Please Machine’, publishing our work using ICT, and worked hard on our knowledge of the four operations in numeracy lessons. One of our highlights was learning to play the Star Wars theme tune on the glockenspiels and ukuleles!



By Spring Term we improved our oracy skills by holding class debates and learning about issues that matter to us in our school, community, and around the world as part of the Near and Far context. We discussed the effects of matters such as racism or gender inequality, but we also learned about Welsh women and people of colour who inspired us. Maths was all about data. Also, our class novel Journey to Jo’Burg was fantastic!


This term we are learning all about World War II through the context of Abertawe ar Dân. We have become confident learners who can research historical sources to present information about key people, places, and events throughout the war in timelines and fact files. After analyzing the key features of M Secret War Diary we created our diaries in highly creative ways. We have become better sportspeople by playing team games in football and hockey lessons. Soon we will be applying our sketching skills to create artwork inspired by the Swansea ‘Three Night Blitz’.