Newsletter week ending 21.10.21

Newsletter week ending 21st October

Dear Parents/carers,

Many thanks for your continued support over this very busy first half term, I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone! The children have had a fun and spooktacular day today raising some money for the PTA so a big thank you to everyone who got involved in dressing up or paying to wear non-school uniform. Lots of children were so keen on the dressing up they forgot to bring in a £1 today but I’m sure the PTA will happily collect the remaining pounds after half term if you wish to donate.  Diolch yn fawr iawn!

Inset Day

There will be an INSET day for staff training tomorrow on Friday 22nd October so there will be no school for the children. We will welcome the children back to school on Monday 1st November.

Year 6 Residential

A residential has been provisionally booked for our year 6 pupils in March 2022. A letter with further details has been sent home with the children today. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Civil, Mrs S Davies or Mrs Havard on 893682. Many places have closed or remain closed since Covid struck so it has been a challenge for Mrs Havard finding somewhere that will accommodate our children. Morfa Bay looks fantastic and I’m sure the children will have an amazing time!

After school clubs

The staff will be sending out consent forms for the children to attend after school clubs next half term. It is really important that if children sign up to a club, they attend every session.  Clubs on offer next term will be;

Clwb Cymraeg Year 1 and 2

Story Club Year 1 and 2

Netball Year 5 and 6

Active citizens Year 5 and 6

Makaton Year 3 and 4

A big thank you to the staff who have offered to run these clubs. Don’t forget we also have our paid After School Kids’ club available from Monday- Thursday for Reception- Year6.  This as a very reasonably priced childcare option for working parents or a chance for children to meet up with their friends in a relaxed and safe way! Contact the school office to book children in and enquire about payment.

Numeracy and play sessions for nursery pupils

Mrs Glass will be organising maths sessions for our nursery parents every Tuesday after half term from 9am-11.20am. The nursery children will be joining their parents for part of the morning which they will love!

This will be a great opportunity to get to know other parents but also learn about the ways we teach maths to our youngest pupils. The sessions are free and will include a cuppa and a biscuit! Come along to our parent and family room at 9am every Tuesday. See Mrs Glass for more details!

Family Learning

We will be organising family learning activities every Tuesday afternoon to help support our parents and carers who have asked for help and advice. Some suggestions so far include;

  • managing behaviour at home
  • basic first aid
  • cooking healthy meals
  • keeping children active etc.

These sessions will be very informal and are a chance for you to get to know different staff and parents in school. These are free sessions and will be very informal. Come along and have a chat on a Tuesday afternoon from 1pm-3pm in the parent and family room.

Water Bottles

All children will need to bring a sports water bottle to school which they can refill from our water coolers. The majority of children already do this but there are a small minority who don’t. We would normally give cups to children to drink water during the day but after covid we stopped doing this to avoid any sort of transmission of germs. If you don’t have a sports water bottle at home, please can I ask you to purchase one for your child. They are relatively cheap to buy from most supermarkets. Children will continue to be given a drink as part of their hot lunch in the dinner hall but they do become thirsty after playtimes on the yard! As you know water is good for their brain development and we encourage the children to keep hydrated throughout the day. Thank you!

Dates for your diary

Parent telephone consultations week commencing Monday 8th November. Your child’s class teacher will be in touch with a link to make an appointment.

Year 6 Open evening at Penyrheol Comprehensive-Wednesday 10th November 6pm-8pm

Week commencing 15th November- Year 6 to attend Cycle safe training. More details to follow.

Children in need day- Friday 19th November. Year 6 will be organising fun and games for the school to enjoy. More details to follow.

Monday 6th December- Flu vaccination programme.

End of Autumn Term- Friday 17th December

Events after half term

Monday 1st November – New Curriculum Launch Week

The children will be learning about the four core purposes of the new curriculum and designing new characters to our school that help us to remember what they are. New pupil voice groups linked with the four core purposes will be set up and the children will be encouraged to participate and get involved in school life through the groups. The staff will be planning activities around the language of the four purposes and exploring what they mean with the children.

Education welfare officer will be visiting school regarding lateness and unauthorised absences.

Wednesday 3rd November

A selection of Year 6 children will be attending a science event in Penyrheol Comprehensive.

Thursday 4th November

Violins

Year 1 Stringalong

Friday 5th November

Year 4- Swimming

I hope you all have a relaxing half-term break and we’ll see you on Monday 1st November!

Kind regards

Mrs Davies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter w/c 18.10.21

 

 

Newsletter Week Beginning 18th October

Shwmae!

We have had a lovely Shwmae day in school today. The children have been taking part in lots of Welsh activities including singing, drama, artwork and games. The atmosphere in school has been wonderful so a big thank you for sending your children into school wearing red, white and green it has certainly added to the fun and games! Llongafarchiadau to all the Welsh speakers who were spotted by members of staff speaking Welsh throughout the day. A big thank you to Miss Morgan and Mrs Lodwig for organising it-diolch yn fawr!

Spooky Day!

On Thursday 21st October we will be holding a spooky day in school. The children are welcome to dress up if they wish but can I ask that you don’t send in masks, broomsticks or other props. If they would like to donate £1 for not wearing school uniform they can, and all donations will go to the PTA.

Parent Panel

There will be a parent panel meeting on Monday with me at 9am so please come along for a chat, a coffee, a piece of cake or  biscuit. This is a very informal chat to share your views of our school and suggest improvements. We will need to remain 2 metres distanced in our gym. It’ll be lovely to see you and everyone’s welcome!

Inset Day

There will be an INSET day for staff training on Friday 22nd October.

New children

A warm welcome to our new children who have joined our school. We have welcomed five lovely new children since September and I am pleased to say they have settled in really well.  Our children have been a credit to you and have welcomed them with open arms. It is a pleasure to see their kind and friendly nature show through when visitors come in to look around. I am very proud of them all!

If you have any toddlers who haven’t registered with us yet, please put their name down in the school office so we can plan ahead for the next few years. We would love to be able to have an afternoon nursery from January but we need some more little ones to start. If you know anyone who has a child due to turn 3 in the next few months, please contact the school office.

Swansea Parent Carer Forum Survey

If you haven’t completed this survey yet, please do so over the next few days. It is for parents who have children with additional learning needs.Many Thanks.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe731UwEs7_whE5gV0POOyYdkobswEO5umoOEVmeF7SLkJA2g/viewform

The survey can be completed over the telephone by calling 01792 439440 or dropping an email at info@swanseapcf.org with your telephone number and you will be called back.

Squid Game

Lots of children are playing Squid Game in school. This is a Netflix series with a violent nature aimed at 15-year-olds and above. Parents have mentioned that it’s mentioned on ‘Roblox’ and ‘Fortnite’ so please be vigilant. If you need any help and support around online safety please contact me on 01792 893682.

Active Journeys

A big thank you to Mr Civil and the two children who represented our school during the Toolkit launch on Wednesday at Penyrheol Primary. We are very excited to be starting this programme and look forward to developing our outdoor areas to encourage cycling and scooting! Watch this space. There is a link on our Twitter feed that will tell you more about it.

Dates for your diary

Spooky day- 21st October.

INSET day- Friday 22nd October

Half Term – Monday 25th– Friday 29th October

Parent telephone consultations week commencing Monday 8th November. Your child’s class teacher will be in touch with a link to make an appointment.

Year 6 Open evening at Penyrheol Comprehensive-Wednesday 10th November 6pm-8pm

End of Autumn Term Friday 17th December

Events this week

Monday 18th October

9am- Coffee and cake! Parent panel meeting in the parent and family room. Parents and carers, please come along and meet me for a chat about school life and how we can make our school even better than it is now. Coffee and cake will be free!!

Wednesday 20th October

Visit from the education Welfare Officer who will be looking at attendance and lateness across the school.

Thursday21st October- Spooky Day

Violins

String along with Year 1

Friday 22nd October

INSET DAY and last day of term.

Monday November 1st– New Curriculum Launch Week

We will be learning about the four core purposes and hopefully introducing characters to our school that will help us to remember what they are. We will also set up new pupil voice groups linked with the four core purposes that will encourage the children to take an active role in school life. We are very excited about this week! More details will follow over the coming weeks.

Many thanks for your continued support over the first half term, I can’t believe how quickly it has gone. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Kind regards

Mrs Davies

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Shw mae Day!

Friday 13th October is Shw mae day. We will be celebrating our Welshness in class  and would like the children to wear something red white or green!

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Newsletter 11.10.21

 

Dear Parents/ carers,

Newsletter Week Beginning 11th October

I am pleased to tell you that Positive Covid cases in our school still remain low. We are still taking a cautious approach but please can I ask you to keep following the one-way system around the school grounds and keep 2metres distanced when on the school grounds.

Please remember, if your child has any of the 3 main symptoms, please keep them at home and book a PCR test. You will need to keep your child at home until they have a negative test or the isolation period is over. This website has further information.

https://gov.wales/coronavirus

If your child has a positive test result over the weekend or early Monday morning, please put POSITIVE in the subject box and email  their name and class to

treuchaf.primaryschool@swansea-edunet.gov.uk

 

NO Nuts!

We have several children in our school with a severe nut allergy. It is really important that you do not send nuts or Nutella into school in packed lunches or as part of snack. We want to make sure ALL our children are safe and hope you understand the need to make this rule.

Rising 3’s

We are hoping to start a rising 3’s afternoon nursery class in January. If you have any children that turn 3 between now and 31st August 2022 please contact the school office to put their name down on the Nursery list. Spread the word!

Swansea Parent Carer Forum Survey

You may be aware that the LEA have been running their first ever annual survey of Parent Carers (parents with children who are disabled or have additional needs) in Swansea. The purpose of the survey is to learn more about the lives and experiences of Swansea parent carers so they can better understand what is important to them and reflect that in their work and priorities.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe731UwEs7_whE5gV0POOyYdkobswEO5umoOEVmeF7SLkJA2g/viewform

We would be really grateful if you could fill in this survey so they can better understand what is important to them and reflect that in their work and priorities. This may include parents of pupils with statements of educational need and/or diagnostic pathways.

Key information:

  • This survey is for Swansea based parent carers only
  • To recognise how valuable parent carers time is and as a token of our appreciation we are able to enter survey takers into a prize draw for a chance to win gift vouchers of £50, £25 or £10.
  • The survey can be completed over the telephone by calling 01792 439440 or dropping us an email at info@swanseapcf.org with their telephone number and they will call you back.

Extra Bank Holiday- Reminder

Next year we have an extra bank holiday thanks to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The bank holiday falls in our May half term so Penyrheol cluster of schools have decided on Friday 29th April as our extra day off. Please put it in your diary!

LEA and community governors

The governing body have 2 vacancies for an LEA  and a community governor to join our governing body. If you work for City and County of Swansea or interested in finding out more about this role please contact me on 893682.

Dates for your diary

INSET day- Friday 22nd October

Half Term – Monday 25th– Friday 29th October

Parent telephone consultations  week commencing Monday 8th November.

Year 6 Open evening at Penyrheol Comprehensive-Wednesday 10th November 6pm-8pm

End of Autumn Term Friday 17th December

Events this week

Wednesday 13th October

Two selected Year 6 children will be attending the Active journeys toolkit launch at Pen-yr-heol Primary.

Thursday 7th October

Violins

String along-Year 1

Friday 8th October

Year 4 swimming

Monday 18th October

9am- Coffee and cake! Parent panel meeting in the parent and family room. Parents and carers, please come along and meet me for a chat about school life and how we can make our school even better than it is now. Coffee and cake will be free!!

Many thanks for your continued support. Have a great weekend!

Mrs Davies

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Newsletter 4.10.21

Dear Parents/ carers,

Newsletter Week Beginning 4th October

I am pleased to tell you that Positive Covid cases in our school remain low. Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we continue to take a cautious approach. Please can I ask you to keep following the one-way system around the school grounds.

Please remember, if your child has any of the 3 main symptoms, please keep them at home and book a PCR test. You will need to keep your child at home until they have a negative test or the isolation period is over. This website has further information.

https://gov.wales/coronavirus

If your child has a positive test result over the weekend or early Monday morning, please put POSITIVE in the subject box and email  their name and class to

treuchaf.primaryschool@swansea-edunet.gov.uk

 

A BIG THANK YOU for all the donations for the SOs Shelter Cymru foodbank. I was amazed by what we have collected. The items will be collected on Monday morning so if you did forget and would like to donate please bring it in on Monday.

Photographs

The children looked very smart for their school photographs today. I know some of you were disappointed that we didn’t do sibling photographs but we are following guidelines. If later on in the school  year things have settled I will invite the photographer in again for sibling photos. Watch this space!

Extra Bank Holiday

Next year we have an extra bank holiday thanks to the Queen’s celebrations. The bank holiday falls in our May half term so Swansea LEA have asked each cluster of schools to decide on an extra day off in term time so the children (and staff) don’t miss out. The Pen-yr-heol cluster have decided that we will have our extra day off on Friday 29th April and tag it on to Mayday weekend.

LEA governor

The governing body have a vacancy for an LEA governor to join our governing body. If you work for City and County of Swansea and would like more information, please contact me on 893682.

Active Journeys

The children had a fab day on Wednesday learning to ride their scooters safely. We will be working with Roger from ‘Active journeys’ over the next few months to encourage children to ride and scoot to school safely.

Dates for your diary

INSET day- Friday 22nd October

Half Term – Monday 25th– Friday 29th October

Year 6 Open evening at Pen-yr-heol Comprehensive-Wednesday 10th November 6pm-8pm

End of Autumn Term Friday 17th December

Events this week

Wednesday 6th October

Year 2 visit to Caerphilly castle

Thursday 7th October

Violins

String along-Year 1

Friday 8th October

Year 4 swimming

Many thanks for your continued support and if you have any suggestions about how we can improve our school, please let me know. Have a great weekend!

Mrs Davies

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School meals

We have a new dinner menu which starts on Monday. Click here for the menu and scroll to the bottom of the page

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Newsletter 27.9.21

Dear Parents/ carers,

Newsletter Week Beginning 27th September

I am pleased to tell you that Positive Covid cases in our school are low despite them rising in our school community. Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we continue to take a cautious approach.

https://portalcovidcymru.co.uk/map.html

Again if your child has any of the 3 main symptoms, please keep them at home and book a PCR test. You will need to keep your child at home until they have a negative test or the isolation period is over. TTP will advise you on this. If you are unsure, please telephone us in school and we will help to answer any questions you may have.

https://gov.wales/coronavirus

I will continue to put any Covid related updates on the school website under the news section so please check there regularly.

Please can I remind you that children should be wearing clean uniform to school every day to stop the spread. This is really important!

If your child has a positive test result over the weekend or early Monday morning, please put POSITIVE in the subject box and email  their name and class to

treuchaf.primaryschool@swansea-edunet.gov.uk

Dates for your diary

Harvest celebration – Thursday 30th September

School Photographs- Friday 1st October

INSET day- Friday 22nd October

Half Term – Monday 25th– Friday 29th October

Year 6 Open evening at Pen-yr-heol Comprehensive-Wednesday 10th November 6pm-8pm

End of Autumn Term Friday 17th December

Swansea City Boot Room

We are collecting football boots and astroturf trainers for the Swansea City Boot Room project. If your child has grown out of any football boots please donate them to this good cause by putting them in the plastic box just outside the foyer. There are many families that have been extremely grateful for these over the last few months.

Schoop

There are still lots of families who don’t have access to schoop and are missing out on vital messages. Please download the schoop app if you haven’t already, to receive regular updates on your phone. Many thanks!

Squid

Please make sure if your child is having school dinners their Squid account is topped up. If you don’t have a squid account, please contact Mrs Seager in the school office who will be able to assist you.

 

Events this week- Harvest

Wednesday 29th September- Active journeys launch day!

Children from Reception, Year 1 and Year2 to bring scooters in today.

All children will be involved in ‘Active journeys’ through assemblies and other activities throughout the day.

Thursday 30th September- Harvest Assembly

Earlier this year, one of our children did a great job raising awareness of the charity ‘SOS Cymru Wales’ and we would like to continue to support them by donating our harvest collection this year. Please could you donate items suitable for ‘SOS Shelter Cymru’ clients, some of which will have limited resources, including a kettle and maybe a microwave to use in a shared area. Any foods that can be used with limited resources would be really useful. We will quarantine the items safely before they get collected.

Suggested items include; Long life milk, cereal, packet noodles, tins, packets of rice, pasta, pasta sauce, tinned soup, squash, tinned meat, tuna, tinned vegetables, packets of pasta and sauce, tea bags etc.

Thank you in advance!

Violins- Please can children learning to play the violin bring make sure it is in school on Thursday.

Year 1- String along!

Friday 1st October- SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH DAY!

Year 4 Swimming- Please can all Year 4 children bring a swimming kit (Year 4 children will have their photograph taken before they go swimming!)

Wednesday 6th October

Year 2 visit to Caerphilly castle

 

Many thanks for your continued support and have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Davies

 

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COVID UPDATE

Dear Parents/ Carers

I am slightly concerned with the rising Covid cases in the school community this weekend so from tomorrow we will need to be extra careful. Can I please ask you to be extremely vigilant with your child’s health and if they don’t seem right please take them for a PCR test as a precaution.

I have heard of numerous cases of children showing none of the 3 main symptoms, instead having a runny nose, feeling sick and very tired but then having a positive Covid result. As I’m sure you are all aware, Covid cases in Swansea are rising and we have vulnerable children, staff and families within our school. It is SO important that we each play a part in keeping our community safe.

Sorry for the serious message on a Sunday evening. I just want our children, staff and families to be safe.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.

 

Stay safe!

 

Mrs Davies

 

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Weekly Newsletter

Dear Parents/ carers,

Newsletter Week Beginning 20th September

Thank you for attending the parent meetings this week with your child’s class teacher and following the Covid safe rules. Feedback from many of you has been really positive so a big thank you for coming along but remembering to stay safe whilst in the building.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding if we’ve telephoned you to collect your child this week, especially if they are showing Covid symptoms. We are taking a cautious approach and hopefully this will help to stop the spread in our local community. At the moment cases are very low in our school and I’d like to keep it that way for as long as possible!

If your child has any of the 3 main symptoms, please keep them at home and book a PCR test. You will need to keep your child at home until they have a negative test or the isolation period is over. TTP will advise you on this. If you are unsure, please telephone us in school and we will help to answer any questions you may have.

https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Dates for your diary

School Photographs- Friday 1st October

INSET day- Friday 22nd October

Half Term – Monday 25th– Friday 29th October

Year 6 Open evening at Pen-yr-heol Comprehensive-Wednesday 10th November 6pm-8pm

End of Autumn Term Friday 17th December

The following dates are provisional due to government guidelines changing if cases of Covid rise. Hopefully we will be in a position to have a concert and a pantomime this year-fingers crossed!

Foundation Phase concert December 7th at 1.30pm

December 8th 9.30am Foundation Phase concert including our nursery pupils

December 14th– Key Stage 2 panto

Parents Evenings

Parents evening will be the week commencing Monday 8th November. After the positive feedback from parents last year, we have decided to do this by telephone call. More details about this will follow over the coming weeks. Hopefully, in Spring term we will be able to invite you into class to look at the children’s books and have a face to face appointment with the class teacher.

As you know, I will always make myself available to discuss any concerns you may have, preferably by phone but I’m always out on one of the yards every morning.

Morrison’s ‘It’s good to grow’

We are collecting the Morrison’s’ It’s good to grow’ vouchers for gardening equipment. If you have any vouchers from your shopping, please put them in the box in the foyer. Many Thanks

School uniform

We have a large selection of unwanted uniform that has very kindly been washed and ironed by one of our lovely teaching assistants. We will put these items on a rail in front of the main foyer from Monday morning. If you would like any of the items on the rail, please help yourself, we would rather it be used by the children than sitting in a box in a cupboard! There will be an honesty box next to the rail if you would like to make a small donation but don’t feel like you have to!

Schoop

Please download the schoop app if you haven’t already, to receive regular updates on your phone of any school information. We will be using this form of communication more over the next few months. It’s particularly useful for Year 5 and 6 parents who don’t have access to class dojo. It also has a tool that you can use to inform us of any absence without having to ring the school office. Many thanks to those of you who have used this feature already, its much quicker!

Events this week

Monday 20th September

Year 2 meeting at 3pm

Tuesday 21st September

Year 6 visit to 1940’s museum

Thursday 23rd September

Violins- Please make sure your child brings their violin to school every Thursday

Year 1 – String along Music workshop

Friday 24th September

Year 4 Swimming- Please can all Year 4 children bring a swimming kit

Tuesday 28th September

JSTF coffee morning

Mrs Pugh will finalise a date for ISTF coffee morning over the next week and let parents know via class dojo.

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Mrs Davies

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Newsletter 10.9.21

Dear Parents/ carers,

Newsletter Week Beginning 13th September

It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school with slight relaxation of the rules and regulations, which we have all followed over the last 18months. The children have settled well and I’m pleased to say they ALL look super smart in their school uniform. Reception are all in school today after a staggered week and have made a great start to the term. Our new little nursery class look tiny but so grown up! Thank you for making sure they have the correct uniform and have what they need. Just like you, I’m also a busy parent of two boys and I know it’s no mean feat to get what they need in the right place on the right day!

Thank you again for your patience and understanding when we’ve had new guidance to follow, particularly with testing and isolation. I am so grateful to you for your compliance and understanding with new rules and TTP processes. If you are unsure about anything, please look at the website below or contact Mrs Seager in the school office.

https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Now we are starting to open up our school activities further and I would ask you to read the following information carefully so that you know what to expect in the weeks ahead.

Breakfast Club.

As you should know, Breakfast Club has opened up again for children from Nursery to Year 6. We are still keeping the Foundation phase pupils separate to  KS2 pupils as much as possible and so KS2 will have their breakfast club in the gym and Foundation phase children will be in the hall. You don’t need to book the children in but they will need to continue to sanitise on entry to school. We do need to keep the rooms fully ventilated so it might get chilly when the weather changes.

Breakfast is still toast or fruit and a bottle of water and will be served from 8.20am. As before, children can arrive before this time (from 8am) but will be charged £1 to cover additional costs.

School Dinners

Hot school dinners are continuing and children from Foundation phase will eat in the dinner hall from 11.45am. It is then cleaned before KS2 children come in at 12.25. Please ensure you have put money on your sQuid account as this is the only way you can pay. We have a weekly list of children entitled to free school meals. Please check with Mrs Seager in the school office if you think you might be entitled to claim free school meals. The menu for the meals can be found here.

https://www.swansea.gov.uk/primaryschoolmeals

Snack

Foundation phase pupils are welcome to bring in £1 per week for fruit. We have a selection of Gower-grown fruit delivered from our local greengrocer- Shepherds. You are more than welcome to provide your own fruit snack but please can I remind you that it is fruit only. Some children have brought in yoghurts, biscuits, pepperami and fruit winders. These items would need to be eaten at lunchtime as part of their packed lunch if they bring them to school.

Drinks

Please also continue to send in a named water bottle for your child which they can refill throughout the day.

Kids Club

After school Kids club has also started again on Monday but you will need to book your children into club in the usual way. Strict procedures will still be in place to keep your children safe and to ensure we maintain hand hygiene at all times.

Information about your child’s new class!

Pre-covid we would normally invite you in to meet your child’s new class teacher to find out all the important information you need. This would normally be held with the children in their new classroom. For obvious reasons, we can’t do this in the usual way. However, we feel it’s important for you to meet your child’s class teacher to ensure a smooth transition to their new class. Next week, we will hold a socially distanced and safe meeting for parents who would like to meet their child’s class teacher.

There are some rules you will need to follow and we completely understand if you wish to receive the information by letter. To attend the meeting safely only one parent per child can attend. You will need to wear a mask and sanitise on your way in to school. You will meet the teacher in the hall and will remain seated in a socially distanced way and not move seats. The doors and windows will be open to ensure the hall is well ventilated.  You will need to wear your mask throughout the meeting and the children will remain in their classroom with me. At 3.30pm I will bring the children to the hall and then you will leave in a socially distanced way following the one-way system.

The meetings will be held on different nights so that there will be no more than 25 people in our large hall. Year 3, Nursery and Reception have already had a meeting outside in Summer Term so we will NOT be holding a meeting for parents of children in these classes. You will need to arrange for siblings to be looked after as we won’t be allowing other children in the hall at this time. I understand that this might be difficult which is why we will also provide the information by email or letter home. The meetings will take place as follows:

Monday 13th September 3pm- 3.30pm          Year 5

Tuesday 14th September 3pm-3,30pm           Year 4

Wednesday 15th September 3pm-3.30pm      Year 6

Thursday 16th September 3pm-3,30pm           Year 1

Monday 20th September 3pm-3.30pm          Year 2

Again, if you would prefer to have the information by letter or email please let us know. If you have any questions for Mrs Mead Yr3, Mrs Glass Nursery and Miss Trotman Reception, please ask via class dojo in the usual way.

Children in ISTF and JSTF will have a socially distanced coffee morning once we have worked out how to do this safely and with minimum risk to the children, staff and parents. More information will follow.

Parents Evenings

Parents’ evenings will be after half term and will be via telephone call just like last year. More information will follow later on this term.

As you know, I will always make myself available to discuss any concerns you may have, preferably by phone but I’m always in one of the yards in the morning before school.

PE KITS

The children will wear their PE kit to school on their PE day. Staff will inform you of this in the meeting or via class dojo if you haven’t already been told.

PE kit consists of trainers, a plain white round neck t-shirt OR a plain house colour t-shirt with the school logo, black shorts, black leggings or black tracksuit bottoms. Please do not send the children into school wearing a football kit, rugby kit, crop top, and brightly coloured leggings or a t-shirt with a slogan or sports brand. I have a selection of plain white t-shirts in my office for those children who may forget!

Rainbow Room and Thrive Hive

We have a duty of care for ALL children in our school. At times children become distressed or upset about things that might have happened at home, in the yard or in school. The staff who work in the Thrive Hive or the Rainbow Room focus on children’s well-being. They have been trained and are very experienced. If children need support for something linked to their well-being they might spend some time with Mrs Bessent or Miss Kelshaw. This could be anything from a 2-minute chat to reassure them or a 20-minute session once a week. Please always know that we have the children’s best interest at heart and we want them to succeed. If your child wants to share good news or is particularly proud of their work, they might also pop in to see Miss Kelshaw or Mrs Bessent.

Please be reassured we will always inform you if the children need further support because working with you, together as part of a team, will always get the best outcome. Please give me a ring if you have any questions.

Events this week

Monday 13th September

Year 5 meeting at 3pm

Tuesday 14th September

AM- Roman Visitor to Year 4

PM- Celtic Visitor to Year 3

Year 4 class meeting at 3pm

Wednesday 15th September

Year 6 Parent meeting at 3pm

Thursday 16th September

Year 1 Parent meeting at 3pm

Friday 17th September

Year 4 Swimming- Please can all Year 4 children bring a swimming kit

Monday 20th September

Year 2 Parent meeting at 3pm

Tuesday 21st September

Year 6 visit to 1940’s museum.

Year 2 visit to Loughor Castle

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Kind Regards

Mrs L Davies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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