Tre Uchaf Primary School
Parents’ Newsletter 28th May 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
Today we finish for half term and your children are more than ready for a break. Most of your children have worked very hard this half term to catch up on time lost due to school closure and I am very proud of the effort they and their teachers have put in.
Monday 7th June is an INSET Day during which staff will be developing a new format for reports which we hope you will find informative and easier to understand. Staff will also be working on the school environment so that both indoor and outdoor areas support all the exciting learning opportunities we have planned for the final half term of this difficult year.
We know that the children need lots of things to look forward to in school at the end of this challenging year and we are busy planning to do what we can to make up for those experiences they have missed out on due to covid restrictions. Some school trips have already been planned and plans for arts and sporting events are underway.
There will be outdoor class photographs taken on Wednesday 9th June. Please send your children to school in school uniform on that day, even if it is their gym day. May I remind you that gym days are not a ‘non-uniform day’! Children must wear their school jumper over their gym t-shirt and comfortable leggings or joggers. preferably in black or grey.
School Car Park
I need to remind you again that children should not be riding their bikes and scooters across the school car park or in the yards at the beginning and end of the school day. This is very dangerous for them and for families arriving in school.
We have experienced some tampering with staff cars and are currently investigating this by adjusting our CCTV cameras so that we can see who is doing this. If you have any information about this would you please let us know.
Homework and Reading
Many children are completing their homework every single week and reading regularly and I would like to say well done to those children and their families for their commitment to this. However, we have too many children persistently failing to do this. I know how busy everyone is but may I remind you that the children need to be supported in this more than ever before as they prepare to move on to their next class. Our year 6 children in particular need to develop good habits of organisation in readiness for comprehensive school where homework expectations will be much higher.
Today we are appointing a new deputy head teacher! This will be a new member of staff and we will inform you all about this as soon as possible. I am confident that our governors will do you proud and make a good appointment.
May I wish you and your children a happy half term break and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Tuesday 8th June.
C M Hewitt