Information Technology School


Experiencing problems with Xpressions messaging app

Ask parents with the notifications issue with Xpressions to try logging-out of the app as described below and then remove the app and install it again on their mobile device making sure they accept the group permissions during installation, this should help with the push notifications issue – we have a guide for this issue on our Parents support site at the link:

To log-out tap on the 3 bars at the top-left of the screen then tap on Settings and on the next screen tap on ‘Remove my Xpressions Account’ and then on Logout. Once logged-out and the app is installed please log-in again.



Year 4 Homework 19.04.18

Year 4 Homework 19.04.18:

  • To create an online quiz using j2Vote on Hwb – use j2Vote to create a quiz for your friend about food – further details are in the homework book.

By 24.04.18

Diolch / Thank you


Year 4 Homework 01.02.18

Year 4 Homework 01.02.18:

  • To continue to learn the recitation piece for the Eisteddfod.
  • To learn the spelling words for Tuesday’s spelling test (06.02.18)
  • To create a presentation about a Welsh castle (in Welsh) – further information below – by 13.02.18

As part of our theme ‘Castles and Dragons’ we are looking at aspects of Welsh castles.

We are keen for you to prepare a presentation on Welsh Castles to the class.  Before you can complete any presentation, you need to research and collate information. We would then like you to prepare a 2-3 minute presentation on a Welsh castle. The presentation can be a power point presentation, Key note or any other form that may be appropriate. Remember- the focus is on your presentation skills so practice beforehand and keep it simple! It will need to be completed and presented in Welsh!

Success criteria for the task

  • Research work (safe use of the internet*)
  • To use graphs, images and drawings that may be appropriate.
  • To justify your choices (Express your opinion)
  • Speak clearly and confidently
  • To use correct grammar and vocabulary.

What to include?

  • Date castle was built/ Historical period
  • Who built the castle?/ Who lived there?
  • Castle’s location?
  • Type of castle? (Motte and Bailey/ Concentric/ Stone Keep Castle)?
  • Features- Moat/ Portcullis/ Walls/ Turrets/ Draw Bridge/ Dungeon
  • What materials were used to build the castle?
  • Anything else?

Useful websites for you

BBC- History- Castles


How to present and save the work

– Why not save /upload your PPoint to your HWB page?

– Why not e-mail it to your Hwb e-mail?

– Print it ahead of time ready to undertake your presentation

*Safe use of the Internet

Remember to ask permission before using the internet and use the suggested websites above. For more information on e-safety, please visit the following page on our school website

Thank you and enjoy!





Filming and creating resources for Safer Internet Day 2018

South West Grid for Learning working with our Digital Leaders and some of our Year 6 pupils,  to create a film and resources in preparation for Safer Internet Day, on February 6th, 2018

Ffilmio- DDRhyFD 2018/ SID 2018


Homework- Safer Internet Day Competition 2018

Homework- E-Safety 

Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018 Competition 

By 24/11/17 

Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018 will take place on 6 February 2018 with the slogan ‘Create, connect and share respect’. 

SID is a global celebration of the opportunities the internet has to offer and a day to open a conversation about how the internet can affect everyone, from children and young people to older generations. 

What does the competition in 2018 involve? 

The Welsh Government SID competition in 2018 asks children and young people to explore how being online makes you feel in one of four categories: 

  • word 
  • film 
  • music 
  • art 

Your entry must be an original creation from beginning to end. Entries can be in either Welsh, English or both. 
Competition ideas 

Be as imaginative, inventive, original and open as you want – and try to show with a poem, a short film, a piece of music or a painting of how you may sometimes feel when you are gaming, talking to friends online or watching a video. Here are some ideas for each type of entry: 

Word – This could be a poem or a short story. (Maximum word count: 500 words) 

Film – An eager Spielberg? This can be an animation, something you filmed on your phone or a movie you have made with your friends. (Maximum time limit: 5 minutes) 

Music – An aspiring Adele? You can write and perform a song, your own piece of music or do a rap. (Maximum time limit: 5 minutes) 

Art – A passionate Picasso? You can submit a drawing, sketch, collage or comic strip that you have created. 

Entries will be judged by our digital leaders.