Welcome to our Gallery! Croeso i'r Galeri Take a look at some of our exciting activities!
2018 - 2019
Launch of Siarter Iaith: Year 6 creating a mural of Cardiff Bay with the help of Welsh artist Rhiannon Roberts. What a wonderful way to launch our Siarter Iaith! Mae Blwyddyn 6 yn Mwynhau gweithio gyda'r arlunydd Rhiannon Roberts heddiw!
Launch of Siarter Iaith: Tudor workshop with Year 4 pupils. Gweithdy Cerddorol ar y thema tuduriaid ym Mlwyddyn 4
Year 3 visited the Roman Legionary Museum and the amphitheatre in Caerleon as part of their studies of the Romans.
Children in Eco Club, run by Miss Bodman and Miss Hawkins, made sea-creatures out of plastic. The animals they chose are all in serious danger from the plastic-filled sea in which they live.
Our School Council visited Cardiff Bay and toured the Welsh Assembly building. They learnt about the process of electing AM's and the powers of the Assembly, before taking part in a debate in the old debating chamber before meeting Julie Morgan AM in the Senedd.
Year 4 pupils enjoyed a performance of original Tudor music played on a variety of recorders. They learnt about the different types of recorder, and how they were used by Henry VIII himself!
Our Eco Committee and Eco Club have been busy sorting lost property to send to Africa. Da iawn!
Year 5 visit to St. Fagans Museum of Welsh Life, experiencing life in a Victorian school.
We are very proud of Abi in Year 6, here seen competing in the All Scotland Irish Dance Competition (one of five annual international Irish Dance competitions with dancers from across the world.). Abi came 6th in the preliminary championship. Llongyfarchiadau i Abigail am ddod yn 6ed mewn cystadleuaeth ddawnsio.
Pupils in Miss Murray's class enjoying Italian Club: greeting each other in Italian, and learning to count to ten.
Year 3 took part in an interactive workshop as part of their studies of the Romans.
Members of the School Council accompanied Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Watkins to the MacMillan Coffee Morning organised by Julie Morgan AM.
Year 5 pupils taking part in Welsh Government research into the creation of a new online e-portfolio with Robin Nash and Tim Blass. Da iawn blant!
A fantastic performance from our football team in their first match of this year - against Coryton Primary.
Year 5 pupils learning vital First Aid skills.
Many thanks to Birchgrove Carpets (Jayden and Joel's Dad) for sponsoring our new resources about internet safety.
We are very proud of Kanon, shown here meeting Simon Weston, the Falklands War veteran. Da iawn Kanon!
Year 2 Superhero Immersion Day, which included making Bath Bombs, and exploring the senses.
Year 4 pupils explored the life of Jesus and Christianity in the interactive Life Exhibition.
Some of our Year 5 tennis fans enjoying a trip to Wimbledon.
Year 5 den-building and orienteering during their 'survival challenge' in Craig-y-Nos Country Park.
Our Criw Cymraeg pupils toured Caldicot Castle, where they were entertained by a traditional harpist and storyteller.
The Digital Leaders visited the Harry Potter Studios and became witches and wizards for the day.
Members of our Eco Committee represented Whitchurch Primary School at the One Planet Workshop in County Hall.
Year 5 at the Whitchurch High School Tag Rugby Festival. Everyone played well and had great fun!
Year 6 Residential to Llangrannog - Part 4
Year 6 Residential to Llangrannog - Part 3
Year 6 Residential to Llangrannog - Part 2
Year 6 Residential to Llangrannog - Part 1
Amy had never had her hair cut, and a special assembly was held when she had it cut short. She donated the remaining length to the Little Princess Trust. Da Iawn Amy - we are all very proud of you!
RIBI President Dennis Spiller visited Whitchurch Primary School on 7th June and met the 2017/2018 RotaKids. They were presented with a certificate for their achievements this year. President Spiller also helped the Rotakids plant a tree in the Peace Garden.
Year 4 Call of the Wild Residential (Group B: Wednesday - Friday).
Year 5 at a tag rugby festival in Cardiff Arms Park, where they posed for a photograph with the European Challenge Cup, won by Cardiff Blues in Bilbao.
Year 4 Call of the Wild Residential (Group A, Monday - Wednesday).
Stem Week: 21st -25th May 2018. A big thank you to Reid Lifting Limited for their engaging workshop in Year 4.
Author Jael Pleasance-Jones visited Mrs. Jones' class (Year 4), and gave a reading of her book, 'The Tale of Harry Pugford'. The children loved it, and can't wait for her next book to be published.
Year 6 tennis players at the County Championships. Our mixed team made it to the finals, and finished as runners up.
'Thank you' to Asda in Coryton, and all the parents who voted for Whitchurch Primary School in Asda's Community Project.
Reception children visited Cefn Mably, where they met some of the animals found on a farm.
Year 3 pupils visited Cog Moors Water Treatment Works, where they undertook activities including pond-dipping, a minibeast hunt, a waterpipe challenge and classifying using microscopes.
Year 1 pupils dressed as pirates and mermaids to launch this term's topic, 'Land Ahoy!'
Congratulations to the 275 pupils (38.9% of the school) who achieved 100% attendance over the Spring Term.
Grandparents' Day: we invited grandparents to a Fair Trade coffee morning during World Book Day. They listened to the school choir, and visited their grandchildren in the classrooms.
World Book Day 2018: this was postponed because of the heavy snow early in March, so we celebrated it on the last day of term. Children dressed as book characters and brought favourite books to share with their classmates.
Our Musical Evening showcased the talents of some of our young musicians.
Four pupils represented Whitchurch Primary School at the Welsh Primary School Championships, held in Bishop Hedley School in Merthyr Tydfil.
Year 4 visited the International Centre for Birds of Prey to further their studies of Flight Engineering.
A fantastic result for Whitchurch Primary, second overall in the English Speaking Union Primary School Public Speaking Competition, with Ruben named as Best Speaker and Henry as Best Questioner. Congratulations boys!
Welsh Netball Cardiff and Vale Champions. Congratulations!
Congratulations to our Rugby squads: our Girls' Team won the Urdd Tag Rugby tournament, winning the final by five tries to four; and Whitchurch Primary was also the winner of the Urdd 7's, beating Rhiwbeina Primary by six tries to none in the final.
Our St. David's Day Eisteddfod took place a few days late this year, as heavy snow meant that the school was closed on 1st March! It was a wonderful day, with many happy memories, and the children dressed in Welsh National costume or red rugby or football shirts. William was the winning Bard in Foundation Phase, and Evie was chaired the Key Stage 2 Bard for her wonderful re-telling of the story of Gelert from the point of view of the baby.
Year 4 took part in a lego Robotics workshop during a visit to Techniquest.
Our Year 6 rugby won every match in a rugby festival at Llanedeyrn Primary School. A fantastic performance from all: everyone scored at least one try!
Two of our pupils joined Mr. Jones in representing Whitchurch Primary School in a photograph with Sam Warburton andthe Whitchurch cluster of schools to celebrate the £3,883 raised by the 'Wear Red for Wales and Velindre' campaign. Whitchurch Primary School raised £714.00! Thank you to everyone for your support.
Urdd Cardiff and Vale Netball Champions 2018!
Whitchurch Rotakids have been raising money for Purple 4 Polio, which aims to eradicate polio worldwide. They have planted 2300 purple crocus corms in the school grounds, raised £120.00 by selling books and toys at the Christmas Fair, and sold purple crocus lapel pins during February, collecting £302.00. This will be increased to £906.00 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and will vaccinate 2718 children for life and help to end this crippling disease.
Our Digital Leaders visited Bletchley Park, where they toured the mansion and huts where the Enigma code was broken. They saw Alan Turing's 'Bombe' and many of his belongings - including his teddy bear! They took part in a code-breaking workshop in which they worked out the positions of enemy submarines and plotted their coordinates on the world map. All the children tried out the Enigma machine themselves!
Congratulations to our Girls' Football Team, winners of the Urdd Cardiff and Vale Football Tournament.
Congratulations to the 259 pupils who achieved 100% attendance during the Autumn Term - this represents over 38% of the school!
Three of our RotaKids attended the Rotary Breakfast Club annual Christmas update and chocolate quiz. Our President received his chain of office and gave an update on the work of Whitchurch Primary RotaKids this term.
Whitchurch Primary School Football Team reached the Cardiff City South Wales finals.
Congratulations to our Year 5 Rugby players, who reached the semi-finals of a tag rugby tournament, playing against other Yea 6 teams.
Three teams of Whitchurch Primary School pupils took part in the annual Schools Chess Day in Cardiff City Football Stadium.
Year 1 pupils have been studying Music and the Orchestra, and enjoyed a performance by members of the Welsh National Orchestra (including Mr. Sayers and Mrs. Shewan). Elizabeth, a third year Music student from Cardiff University, and an ex-pupil, gave a demonstration on her violin, and took requests. They also enjoyed a workshop from members of the Welsh National Opera.
Year 6 participated in a 'Crucial Crew' workshop, learning about a wide range of safety issues and services within the community.
Our Choir was invited to participate in a live broadcast of massed school choirs throughout Britain for 'Children in Need'. What a wonderful performance of 'Somewhere over the Rainbow!'
Year 4 took part in a Musical Film Production Day, and starred in their own production of 'Matilda', using greenscreen.
Planting the Rotakids' Crocus Garden - part of their 'purple4polio' initiative. Thank you to all the parents and pupils who helped plant the crocus bulbs.
Children in Need 2017: well done to the Year 6 boys who organised a 'Silly Sleepwear' football match, with all proceeds donated to Children in Need.
Year 4 visited Tretower Court and Castle, and learnt about daily life in Tudor times.
Year 5 visited Cadbury World to further their studies of Victorian working conditions.
The second meeting of this year's Rotakids is underway, and plans are afoot!
Year 5 pupils enjoyed studying Victorian life at St. Fagans Museum of Welsh Life.
Members of the School Council were asked to rate 'Britain's tastiest hot dogs', provided by Martin Matthews of 'Empire Dogs'. The verdict was a resounding 10/10, and a recommendation that they be served in the school canteen.
Year 3 enjoyed their trip to the Roman Legionary Museum in Caerleon.
School trip to London: we boarded the London Eye and had a tour of the Palace of Westminster and a workshop on democracy and voting. We met Cardiff North MP, Anna McMorrin. We finished the day with a walk to Downing Street and Buckingham Palace, and had tea in St. James' Park.
South Wales Cricket semi-finalists!
Some of our Year 4 tennis players enjoyed a wonderful day at Wimbledon.
Year 5 Survival Challenge in Craig-y-Nos Country Park.
The Year 6 Digital Leaders visit the Harry Potter Studios.
Llangrannog Residential for Year 6 Pupils 2017.
Congratulations to our Boys' Tennis Team - Cardiff Games Champions 2017!
Year 4 Call of the Wild Residential 2017
Congratulations to Poppy Stickler, British Compulsory Level 2 GymnasticsChampion!
Rugby Success! Congratulations to Fraser, Owen, Seren and Sophie, who have been selected for the Cardiff Schools Under 11's Rugby Squad.
Year 4 Tudor Banquet.
Congratulations to our Netball Team, Cardiff and Vale County Champions 2017.
Miss Fry's class took part in a Shakespeare workshop, acting out scenes from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Year 4 visited Tretower Court and Castle as part of their studies of the Tudors, and experienced life as Tudor servants.
Year 6 pupils have been taking part in Cycling Proficiency.
MacMillan Coffee Morning arranged by the RotaKids, which raised £300.00 for Cancer Support. Further details can be found in the RotaKids section of the website, under 'Community'.
Fantastic success for Bruna, Sean and Oscar at the Primary School Public Speaking Competition 2017! They won first place with their topic of 'There should be a difference between hospital care on weekdays and weekends', and were presented with their prize by Lady Susan Inkin, Vice-Chair of the English Speaking Union.
Pupils from Whitchurch Primary School participated in a Public Speaking Workshop held in Howells School on 7th March. Three pupils have been selected to represent the school in a Public Speaking competition next week.
Reception children enjoyed a tour of Cardiff Castle and a 'Castles and Courts' workshop, as part of their studies of Dragons and Castles.
We were delighted to welcome visitors from Turkey, along with Councillor Sarah Merry, to share best practice.
Congratulations to our Netball team, winners of the Sport Cardiff Regional Event. They now go through to the Cardiff and Vale County finals.
Lia Baldwin was presented with the Diabetes UK Cymru Volunteer Inspire Award for Outstanding Young Person. Congratulations, Lia!
Ellison in Year 6 won the Under 11's title in the Junior Welsh Chess Championships, and Fraser in Year 5 came joint second!
Some of our young musicians entertained the W.R.V.S. at the Earl Haig Club.
World Book Day 2017
Year 1 pupils enjoyed a Fairy Tale Day.
Mr. Jones took two teams of Year 5 pupils to the Primary Five football tournament.
Year 3 had a visit from the ambulance service, and learnt about first aid. Mr. Clarke was carried off on a stretcher!
The Year 6 Digital Leaders visited Bletchley Park in January 2017, where they took part in an interactive code-breaking workshop, and were given a guided tour of the site. They learnt how the Enigma codes worked, and how they were ultimately cracked, using the Bombe developed by Alan Turing. Highlights included sending coded messages using the Enigma machine, visiting Alan Turing's office in Hut 8.....and seeing Alan Turing's teddy bear!
Members of our Chess Team visited the London Chess Classic in December 2016. They won three gold medals, four silver, three bronze and the overall School's Cup. Team Captain Ellison was selected to make the first move for the Grand Masters Tournament in front of the television cameras. Congratulations on a wonderful achievement!
Members of the Welsh National Orchestra visited Year 1, as part of this term's Music topic. Thank you to Mr. Sayers, one of our parents, for organising the visit.
Some of our musicians paid a Christmas visit to Heol Don as part of our Intergenerational Project.
Italian Club, run by Miss Murray and Miss Davies, introduces the Italian language to children through a variety of fun activities.
Mr. Lomax and three of our Rotakids were invited to the Rotary Cardiff Breakfast meeting, where they spoke about what they have done this term, and what they plan to organise next year.
Whitchurch Primary RotaKids assembled an emergency Shelter in Hall 2, and organised a fundraising Silly Socks Day in aid of ShelterBox. Enough money was raised to fund a Shelter - thanks to everyone for their donations. There are more photographs of our RotaKids and their activities in the Community Section of our website.
Mrs. Griffin and members of the School Council and Eco Committee meeting representatives from the Welsh Government and the Organisation for Economic and Cultural Development.
Year 4 visited the International Centre for Birds of Prey to further their studies of Flight Engineers.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Week in Whitchurch Primary School.
Year 3 trip to Caerleon to study the Romans, November 2016
Year 1 children enjoyed participating in an African Drumming Workshop.
Year 5 pupils visited Cadbury World as part of their studies of the Victorians.
Mr. Lomax with Mrs. Mary Davies and this year's School Rotakids.
Year 5 children experiencing life in a Victorian school during a visit to St. Fagans Museum of Welsh Life.
Mrs. Griffin receiving a cardiac defibrillator, kindly donated to Whitchurch Primary School by Carl Thomas from St. David's Shopping Centre.
Year 4 pupils enjoying their Robot Rampage workshop.
Pupils and staff of Whitchurch Primary School celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday on 13th September 2016.