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Newsletter 15.7.22

Dear Parent/ Carer

What a busy week! I would like to start by saying a HUGE well done to all our children for performing in this week’s concerts. The Foundation Phase pupils performed ‘Hats off’ brilliantly. Some of our youngest children they haven’t performed to an audience of that size before so they did extremely well. Our KS2 children did an amazing job entertaining us with a musical medley on a very warm evening. Thank you once again to the staff  and children for working so hard to get everything in place at the end of a very busy term. Thank you to parents for providing costumes, purchasing tickets and buying a raffle ticket. We have made almost £500 that will go towards our new playground equipment.

Four Year 6 pupils represented our school on Thursday in the Brangwyn Hall for the School Enterprise Final. We are all very proud of the children and Kev Johns was delighted with his gift of a recycled plastic keyring especially made by our pupils. Thank you to the Year 6 staff for supporting the children with this fantastic project.

 Next week we will hold sports days however these dates and times may need to be altered if we receive advice from the local authority regarding the extreme weather that has been forecast for Monday. Please keep an eye on class dojo and our website for any last-minute changes. If we do have to postpone any events, we will hold these in September!

 Water safety has featured heavily in the news recently. We live very close to Loughor Estuary so this week we will focus on water safety in classes, particularly as we go into the summer holiday. The advice from the local authority is:

• Stop and think: Is it a safe place to swim and do you know the dangers?

 • Stay together: Always go with someone else

• Float: If you get into trouble in the water, float to live until you feel calm

 • Call 999 or 112: If you see someone else in trouble in the water

Chris Cousens Water Safety Wales Chair says, “We believe that one drowning is one too many and the impact of losing a young person to drowning cannot be underestimated. “More young people will be visiting the sea, rivers, reservoirs, lakes, and other open water locations in the coming weeks as the weather improves, and schools break for summer holidays. The water is still cold enough to trigger cold water shock, the body’s natural reaction to cold water which can cause panic and gasping.”

 Sea, rivers, lakes and other open water can look calm and inviting, but open water can be very different from a swimming pool. The water is usually moving, and waves, currents and flow can make swimming difficult. It is important to know the depth of the water and what may be under the surface.  

If you require any further advice, the following links have more information.

https://rnli.org/youth-education/education-resources

https://swimwales.org/pages/nofio-ysgol-40

Our Education Welfare Officer has sent letters to parents of children whose attendance we are concerned about. We are still concerned about children not attending school on their birthday. Please work with us to ensure all children are in school when they can be.

Your child’s annual school report will be sent out on Monday. Please make an appointment with your child’s class teacher if you wish to discuss anything. I am sure you will appreciate the time and effort staff put into these to make each report personal to your child.

 I will be sending out a Microsoft form for feedback over the coming week so if you have any suggestions or comments please do not hesitate to let us know. Many thanks for your continued support.

Our Busy Bee after-school club (paid) will be starting in September for a trial period of one month in the first instance. A booking link will be sent to you via class dojo before the end of term to give us an idea of numbers. The sessions will need to be paid for in advance.

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs L Davies

Events this week

Monday 18th July at 9.30am STF sports day followed by a coffee morning (Weather permitting)

18th July Afternoon nursery sports day 1pm (Weather permitting)

19th July Year 6 leavers assembly at 9.30am. Year 6 parents are invited to come along to the school gym.

19th July Sports day for year 1 and 2 at 1.30pm (Weather permitting)

20th July Morning nursery and Reception sports day  9.30am ( Weather permitting)

20th July Year 3 and 4 sports day 11am

20th July Year 5/6 sports day 1.30pm

21st July Toy morning and class parties. See class teacher for more information.

21st July- LAST DAY OF TERM

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Newsletter

Newsletter 8.7.22

Attendance- This week’s attendance is      91%        The best attending class is Year 4 again!

Dear parent/ carer,

Our year 6 children represented our school extremely well during their taster days in both Penyrheol  and Morriston Comprehensive schools this week. I am pleased to say they made an excellent first impression. Well done Year 6! There are just 9 days in primary school for this lovely year 6 class and we hope they continue to enjoy these final days with us.

We have had a wonderful week in school practicing for the concerts this week. I’m looking forward to seeing the children in their costumes ready to entertain you with singing, dancing and some acting. Our Key Stage 2 children will be performing on Wednesday evening at 6pm so please make sure you have purchased your tickets from Mrs Seager in the school office. We will not be taking any payment at the door this year however, there will be a raffle!

Our foundation Phase pupils have been busy learning their songs ready for Thursday afternoon. We have decided that there will be two tickets per family as there is just one performance. Please purchase your tickets from your child’s class teacher, as we will not be taking any payments at the door apart from the raffle.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Jones for organising the Greg Rees Tournament on  Wednesday. We had over 100 children from 4 different schools in Swansea taking part in football, netball, and rugby games. Mr Civil and Miss Trotman did a sterling job coaching the rugby and netball teams throughout the day. Tre Uchaf came second overall but the children who represented our school did an amazing job. We are very proud of you; well done to all involved!

Our Education Welfare Officer visited the school this week to look at our school’s attendance. She is particularly concerned about those children whose attendance falls under 85%. A letter has now been sent to raise our concerns with you. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me particularly if you feel you require help and support.

After school clubs have now stopped for Sumer term. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who have given up their time to run a wonderful range of after-school activities that have enriched our learning provision. Clubs will be back in Autumn Term so if you have any ideas or suggestions please let us know!

Our Busy Bee after-school club (paid) will be starting in September for a trial period of one month in the first instance. A booking link will be sent to you before the end of the term to give us an idea of numbers. The sessions will need to be paid for in advance.

Thank you to those parents who have topped up their SQUID accounts to pay for school dinners. Please make sure you don’t go into arrears and check your account every Sunday so there is enough money for the week ahead. Please provide a packed lunch if required.

On Tuesday, staff and governors met to discuss our shared vision for Tre Uchaf as we move into the new Curriculum for Wales. The children will be discussing this with me next week and we will share it with you in September. You gave us a great insight into your opinions of what’s important to you as parents and carers so thank you for all your suggestions, it is much appreciated.

Please remember my door is always open to you if I can help in any way. Pop in to see me before or after school or ring Mrs Seager in the office to make an appointment. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Mrs L  Davies

11th July Afternoon nursery visit to Estuary- Foreshore Park

12th Morning nursery trip to Blackpill

13th July Foundation Phase visit to Aberavon beach

13th July Enterprise final

13th July New children to visit school Year 2

13th July Key stage 2 Summer concert 6pm

14th July Key stage 2 visit to Pembrey beach

14th July 1.30pm Reception/ Year 1 and Year 2 Summer singalong  

15th July Year 6 leavers party in Limitless

15th July STF Football tournament 

18th July Afternoon nursery sports day 1pm

19th July Year 6  assembly at 9.30am

19th July Sports day for years 1 and 2 at 1.30pm

20th July Morning  nursery and Reception sports day  (am)

20th July Year 3 and 4 sports day 11am-12 20th July Year 5/6 sports day 1.30pm

21st July Class parties and last day of term

22nd July INSET DAY- No school for children

Monday 5th September is an INSET DAY

Tuesday  6th September school starts for most pupils.

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Newsletter

Newsletter 1.7.22

Attendance- This week’s attendance is          89%             The best attending class is Year 4

Dear parent/ carer,

I cannot believe that we have just 3 weeks left of this busy summer term. There are many events going on over the next few weeks so please keep checking the school website, class dojo and twitter @treuchafprimary to keep up to date on any last minute changes. It is lovely to hear the children singing and getting ready for the Foundation Phase Summer singalong and the KS2 concert. This year there will be two tickets available per family for each show. These will be available from your child’s class teacher from next week and will cost £2 per ticket. Please send in payment in an envelope with your child’s name.

Yesterday, Mrs Alison Williams our school improvement advisor visited school and listened to learners, looked at the children’s books, displays and the whole school provision. Your children spoke about our school with confidence, enthusiasm and warmth. They are a credit to you and you should be very proud of them.

On Monday and Tuesday next week, Year 6 will have their taster days at their chosen comprehensive school. For those children attending Penyrheol, they will need to wear their school uniform on Monday and their school PE kit on Tuesday with their school hoodie. On Tuesday morning the children from morning nursery up to Year 5, will spend time with their new class teacher.  The children and staff are quite excited!

From Friday 8th July, after-school clubs will stop for Summer term. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who have given up their time to run a wonderful range of after school activities that have enriched our learning provision. We’ve had basketball, makaton, active citizens and cycling to name a few.  Clubs will be back in Autumn Term so watch this space.

Our Busy Bee after-school club (paid) will be starting in September for a trial period of one month in the first instance. A booking in link will be sent to you before the end of term to give us an idea of numbers. The sessions will need to be paid for in advance. More information to follow.

Please check your SQUID account and make sure your child has enough credit for school dinners for the time left in school. Parents cannot go into arrears so please can you check every Sunday to ensure there is enough money for the week ahead. Please provide a packed lunch if required.

Calon ADHD is a project group that provide free afterschool activities for children in our local area. They arrange activities such as basketball, boxing, football and scooter sessions. For more information, please contact calonadhdproject@gmail.com

Please remember my door is always open to you if I can help in any way. Pop in to see me before or after school or ring Mrs Seager in the office to make an appointment. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Mrs L  Davies

JULY

4th/ 5th July Year 6 taster day

5th July Children to meet new class teachers

Transition event for ISTF/ JSTF

6th July Greg Rees Sports tournament

7th July Year 2 parent meeting at 2.30pm in Year 3 to discuss the transition to KS2

8th July Year 2 Library visit

11th July Afternoon nursery visit to Estuary- Foreshore Park

12th Morning nursery trip to Blackpill

13th July Foundation Phase visit to Aberavon beach

13th July Enterprise final

13th July New children to visit school Year 2

Key stage 2 Summer concert 6pm (Tickets on sale soon)

14th July Key stage 2 visit to the beach

14th July 1.30pm Reception/ Year 1 and Year 2 Summer singalong (Tickets on sale soon)

15th July Year 6 leavers party in Limitless

15th July STF Football tournament 

18th July Afternoon nursery sports day 1pm

19th July Year 6 leaver assembly

19th July Sports day for year 1 and 2 at 1.30pm

20th July Morning  nursery and Reception sports day  (am)

20th July Year 3 and 4 sports day 11am-12 20th July Year 5/6 sports day 1.30pm

21st July Class parties and last day of term

22nd July INSET DAY- No school for children

Monday 25th July- 9th August  Food and Fun Summer Play scheme  in the gym. This is for children who have returned consent forms.

Monday 5th September INSET DAY

Tuesday  6th September School starts for most pupils.

Nursery, new ISTF and Reception children will have a staggered start date. Please see individual letters later on this term.

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Newsletter 24.6.22

Attendance- This week’s attendance is 89.1%

The best attending class is Year 2

Dear parent/ carer,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all 88 families who responded to our parent questionnaire. The results have been overwhelmingly positive and the suggestions are great. We will definitely put our school newsletter on class dojo as well as the website and from September every class will have class dojo as a way of communicating with staff. Our caretaker, Nigel, has welcomed the suggestions with regards to rubbish and debris and he will ensure that our grounds remain as clear as possible. Perhaps we should hold a ground force day every term for any volunteers who would like to lend a hand!  All other suggestions will be discussed with the staff over the next few weeks but I would urge the one parent who felt that their child was being bullied please contact me as soon as possible so I can deal with this matter directly.

We have just 8 places left for the Food and Fun Summer play scheme which is running for 12 days at the start of the holidays. This is open to KS2 children. If you require any further information, please get in touch with Miss Kelshaw or Miss Sidaway.

I would like to say congratulations to our Year 6 class who have taken part in an enterprise project this term. They attended a market day at Castle Gardens yesterday with other schools across Swansea. I invested £63 of our school budget into their project and I am pleased to report our money has already been returned with interest! The children will be selling their keyrings over the next few weeks and they are hoping to see a huge profit-watch this space! The children were extremely well behaved and an absolute credit to themselves, you and the staff. Well done Year 6!

As promised, our after school club will return for September for a trial period of one month in the first instance. As you know from recent newsletters, we were unable to sustain the club with only 1 or two children attending each night. For this to succeed you will need to book your children in regularly and pay in advance. If people don’t use it I can’t guarantee it will be kept open because our school will lose money. Our school budget is tight and I can’t put money into this if people aren’t going to use it. There will be a parent meeting for new reception children over the next few weeks so please can the nursery parents who requested it let me know your plans so I have an idea of numbers.

Our Year 6 children will be visiting Penyrheol Comprehensive School over the next few weeks. Your child should have brought home a consent form. Please follow the instructions on the letter to ensure your child has their thumbprint taken to allow them to access the hot meals from the school dinner hall.

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

Kind regards

Mrs Davies

What’s on this week

Monday 27th June

Year 2 to visit the allotments at the New Lodge

Rights respecting schools- Active citizens to work with Y Future

Tuesday 28th June

Education welfare visit regarding attendance

Wednesday 29th June

Year 6 Transition orchestra to  Penyrheol  has been cancelled

Thursday 30th June

Violins

Friday 1st July

Year 3 Swimming

Seren yr wythnos assembly

DIARY DATES FOR SUMMER TERM 2022

JUNE

30th June Penyrheol comprehensive Summer concert 7pm-8.30

JULY

4th/ 5th July Year 6 taster day

6th July Greg Rees Sports tournament

8th July Year 2 Library visit

11th July Afternoon nursery visit to Estuary- Foreshore Park

12th Morning nursery trip to Blackpill

13th July Foundation Phase visit to Aberavon beach

13th July Key stage 2 Summer concert 6pm (Tickets on sale soon)

14th July Key stage 2 visit to beach

14th July 1.30pm Reception/ Year 1 and Year 2 Summer singalong (Tickets on sale soon)

15th July Year 6 leavers party in Limitless

15th July STF Football tournament

18th July Afternoon nursery sports day 1pm

19th July Year 6 leavers assembly

19th July Sports day for year 1 and 2 at 1.30pm

20th July Morning  nursery and Reception sports day  (am)

20th July Year 3 and 4 sports day 11am-12

20th July Year 5/6 sports day 1.30pm

21st July Class parties and last day of term

22nd July INSET DAY- No school for children

Monday 25th July- 9th August  Food and Fun Summer Playscheme  in the gym. This is for children who have returned consent forms.

Monday 5th September INSET DAY

Tuesday  6th September School starts  for most pupils.

Nursery, new ISTF and Reception children will have a staggered start date. Please see individual letters later on this term.

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Newsletter

17.6.22

Newsletter 17.6.22

Attendance- This week’s attendance is 91.8%

The best attending class this week is Year 6

Dear Parent/ carer,

The summer term is moving along very quickly and we seem to have a lot to fit in during the next 5 weeks! Fingers crossed for lovely weather so we can make the most of our beautiful grounds and enormous field. We are looking forward to sports day, the Greg Rees tournament, Summer singalongs and maybe even a Summer fayre. If you are interested in helping the PTA put on a Summer fayre please let me know.

Thank you for returning your child’s application form for the ‘Food and Fun’ summer playscheme. Miss Kelshaw and Miss Sidaway will be able to answer any questions you may have so pop in and see them in breakfast club in the morning. The playscheme will commence on Monday 25th July for 12 days from 9am-1pm and will be open to KS2 children initially however if there are available spaces we will open to our younger pupils.

Our Year 6 children represented our school brilliantly on Monday during the question and answer session event with the staff and pupils from Penyrheol Comprehensive school. The Children showed respect, kindness and made a very good impression. Well done Year 6!

There are several visits and school trips over the next few weeks so if your child accesses free school meals please indicate on the consent form if you would like to access a free school packed lunch. Sometimes this food goes to waste if they are ordered and not needed so please let the class teacher know if you’d like one.

Attendance letters have been sent to those children who have lower than average attendance. Whilst we understand that some children have been more poorly than others particularly when we had regular covid cases, we also know that some children are not in school because it’s their birthday. This is not a reason to be absent! Children quite enjoy coming to school on their birthday and love to have a fuss on their special day. We have also been informed that some children are ’faking’ illness to avoid PE days, national tests, swimming and/or if they have had a quarrel with their friends. These are not acceptable reasons to be absent from school. As you know, we are here to help. If you need help and support regarding school attendance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Davies

What’s on this week

Monday

Rights respecting schools visit to meet with Active citizens

Thursday

Year 1 trip to the park

Enterprise Final for Year 6

Violins

String along Year 3

Friday

Rugby and netball tournament in Trallwn Primary school

DIARY DATES FOR SUMMER TERM 2022

JUNE

24th June Year 6 Rugby/ Netball competition in Trallwn school

30th June Penyrheol comprehensive Summer concert 7pm-8.30

JULY

4th and 5th July- Year 6 TASTER DAY IN PENYRHEOL

6th July Greg Rees Sports tournament

13th July Foundation Phase visit to Aberavon beach

13th July Key stage 2 Summer concert 6pm

14th July Key stage 2 visit to beach

14th July 1.30pm Reception/ Year 1 and Year 2 Summer singalong

15th July Year 6 leavers party in Limitless

19th July Year 6 leavers assembly

19th July Sports day for STF classes 11-12 Date changed

19th July Sports day for year 1 and 2 at 1.30pm

20th July Morning  nursery and reception sports day 9.30-10.30

20th July Year 3 and 4 sports day 11am-12

20th July Year 5/6 sports day 1.30pm

21st July Class parties and last day of term

22nd July INSET DAY- No school for children

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Newsletter 13.6.22

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Newsletter13.6.22

Attendance- This week’s attendance is 89.3%

The best attending classes are Year 4 and JSTF

Dear parent/ carer

The children have thoroughly enjoyed Health and wellbeing week and the atmosphere around school has been positive and energetic. The Zumba sessions were popular with staff and children so we are going to start a Zumba after school club on a Wednesday so watch this space!

Thank you for completing the short survey about sports day. From the responses we received, it is clear that paired classes have been slightly more popular than separate individual classes so we will be arranging our sports days according to this. See the dates for the diary below.

Please make sure SQUID payments are up to date because there isn’t a facility to go ‘overdrawn’. All meals will need to be paid for in advance. Many thanks.

Our Food and Fun Summer play scheme is running for 12 days at the start of the holidays. This is open to 40 children in KS2 initially. If we have further spaces available we will open it up to foundation phase pupils. Letters have been sent out and it is first come first served due to the limited number of spaces available. If you require any further information, please get in touch with Miss Kelshaw or Miss Sidaway.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Davies

Events coming up

Monday 13th June

Year 6 Question and answer session with Year 8 pupils from Penyrheol comprehensive

Tuesday 14th June

Education welfare visit regarding attendance

Class photographs

Year 5 visit to Oriel science project

Wednesday 15th June

Best of me workshop

Thursday 16th June

Year 3 to Folly farm

Violins

Friday 17th June

JSTF Swimming

DIARY DATES FOR SUMMER TERM 2022

JUNE

23rd June Year 6 Enterprise Final

24th June Year 6 Rugby/ Netball competition in Trallwn school

29th June Transition Orchestra to Penyrheol comprehensive

30th June Penyrheol comprehensive Summer concert 7pm-8.30

JULY

6th July Greg Rees Sports tournament

13th July Foundation Phase visit to Aberavon beach

13th July Key stage 2 Summer concert 6pm

14th July Key stage 2 visit to beach

14th July 1.30pm Reception/ Year 1 and Year 2 Summer singalong

15th July Year 6 leavers party in Limitless

19th July Year 6 leavers assembly

19th July Sports day for STF classes 11-12

19th July Sports day for year 1 and 2 at 1.30pm

20th July Morning  nursery and reception sports day 9.30-10.30

20th July Year 3 and 4 sports day 11am-12

20th July Year 5/6 sports day 1.30pm

21st July Class parties and last day of term

22nd July INSET DAY- No school for children

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Newsletter 27.5.22

Attendance- This week’s attendance is 85.7%

The best attending class is Year 3

Dear parent/ carer

The children have thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Jubilee Celebrations’ this week and we even had a visit from HRH during the Jubilee picnic lunch yesterday, what a treat.  The atmosphere around school has been electric and the Tre Uchaf’s Got Talent Show today was a tearjerker. Huge congratulations to those children who reached the final and what a final it was! The judges had the most difficult job and were in tears after some of the acts so I am relieved I didn’t have to choose the winner. I have no idea how Simon Cowell does this week in week out! Congratulations to The purple Stripes who were our winners, Cameron who came second, Jake was third and Whitney and Morgan fourth- amazing!

The Treuchaf Bake-off was won this year by Year 3 who were delighted. It tasted even better than it looked. Thank you to Mrs Havard, Mrs Dixie, and the Jubilee committee who planned the events this week. The standard of work from the children, which is currently on display in the corridor, was superb.

Thank you for completing the short survey about sports day. We have had a mixed response so far between those parents who would like separate class sports days and those who would like us to be together on the field. More information about dates and times will be shared after half term. If you haven’t submitted a response please click on the link here or copy and paste it into your browser. Many thanks.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ug4_TzS3ZEGUCRtgHRR5kyw0Hyh0uNdIlTaTvVPw3EJUM0FVQklTSjUwQjczRTZDWDg3VENGVzlCOS4u

Thank you to those parents who attended our parent workshop on Tuesday about children’s anxiety and worries. The response has been fantastic. Please come along to the next and final session if you can on Tuesday 7th June at 2pm in the school hall.

Llwchwr Town Council and Friends of Parc Williams will be holding a Community Jubilee Picnic 12-17:30 on Sunday 5th June.  The event is free and there will be entertainment and competitions. Please bring a picnic and enjoy our park!  

Competitions include; Children’s fancy dress, Best Jubilee Hat or Crown, and Best set of 6 decorated cupcakes.

Entertainment includes lots of  Music, Games, Circus Skills, Displays, Loughor Town Band, Disney Characters [Mr & Mrs Mouse, Buzz & Woody]. Loughor lifeboat will be visiting and the Hatch will be open for tea/coffee/ soft drinks.  There will also be homemade cakes for sale.

Details can be found on Friends of Parc Williams Facebook Page or Llwchwr Town Council web page http://www.LlwchwrTownCouncil.gov.uk

PARKING IS VERY LIMITED SO PLEASE TRY TO GET TO THE PARK ON FOOT IF YOU CAN.

A few things to remind you about over the coming weeks…

INSET Days

Monday June 6th and Friday 22nd July. Please put the dates in your diary and spread the word!

Absences

Please telephone the school office on 01792 893682 and select option 1 to leave a message if your child is absent. We understand that some children are more poorly than others are however; we have a duty to inform you if attendance is particularly low. I met with EWO this week who has asked to send the standard letters to those children who are below 80%. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are worried or if you need help and support to improve your child’s attendance..

Tiddly Tots

Our Tiddly Tots parent and Toddler group is growing! It was lovely to see new faces this morning so we have decided to extend the time from 9am-10.30. Pop in between this time on a Friday for a cuppa and a chat! This is a great chance to speak to other parents and prepare your little ones for school! We look forward to seeing you after half term.

I hope you all have a relaxing half term and we will see you back in school on TUESDAY 7th JUNE.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Davies

Events coming up- Health and well being week

Tuesday 7th June

Year 2 Botanical gardens visit

CAMHS In reach parent session- Worries 2pm-3pm. Please come along and find out more!

Wednesday 8th June

Year 5 taster day in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

Thursday 9th June

Violins

Friday 10th June

Year 2 library visit

Monday 13th June

Year 6 Question and answer session with Year 8 pupils from Penyrheol comprehensive

Tuesday 14th June

Education welfare visit regarding attendance

Class photographs

Year 5 visit to Oriel science project

Wednesday 15th June

Best of me workshop

Thursday 16th June

Year 3 to Folly farm

Violins

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Newsletter 20.5.22

Attendance- This week’s attendance is 89.5%

The best attending class is JSTF.

Dear parent/ carer

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the parents and carers who attended the curriculum design meeting in the school hall on Wednesday. It was lovely to see so many enthusiastic people keen to improve the lives of our children. It was a common sense discussion and the representatives paid considerable thought to the needs of the children in our school. We will review the curriculum again during Autumn term and look forward to welcoming other parents and carers who might have missed this opportunity. If you were unable to attend but would like to share thoughts and ideas please email the school or telephone me on 01792893682.

Thank you to the parents who have sent in outgrown school uniform, which we have recycled for our younger children. We have a rail at the front of our school entrance with a selection of uniform to choose if you need it. We understand the cost of living has increased and this is a good way to reduce, re-use and recycle. If your child has grown out of polo shirts, school dresses, skirts and jumpers that are still in good condition, please hand them into your child’s class teacher or the office. This project is helping our school community in many ways.

Thank you to Mr Civil for arranging for DR BIKE to attend school today. There were a few repairs made and a few prescriptions for recommendations! Thank you to Roger from SUStrans and Mr Ricketts our parent governor for supporting the event and getting stuck in!

A few things to remind you about over the coming weeks…

INSET Days

Monday June 6th and Friday 22nd July. Please put the dates in your diary and spread the word!

DON’T FORGET!!!
Learn how to manage your child’s worries in a supportive manner that fosters emotional resilience for your child. The workshop offers an opportunity to understand the science behind worry while providing practical strategies to manage worry in the home and for life outside of school. Look inside the worry cycle, understand the physical feelings of worries and how to manage them, and explore when extra support may be needed. Come along to the school on 24th May and 7th June between 2pm-3pm. We look forward to seeing you.

Absences

Please telephone the school office on 01792 893682 and select option 1 to leave a message. Mrs Seager checks these messages at 9am every day but if a message hasn’t been received you will be telephoned to ask for a reason. As you know, we have a duty of care for all children in our school. If your child is absent, we need to know where they are.

Platinum Jubilee Week

During the next fortnight, the children will be working on a project about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. An event we will never see again! The children will be researching the commonwealth, finding out about the different countries, researching historical facts, investigating Buckingham Palace etc.

We will be enjoying a BIG Lunch/ garden party on the school field at lunchtime on Thursday 26th May. They can dress as a king/queen/princess/prince or wear something red, white and/or blue.

Auditions for TreUchaf’s Royal variety show in the style of TreUchaf’s Got talent will be Monday and Thursday next week and the grand final on Friday afternoon.

Tiddly Tots

It was lovely to get back to some normality last week and welcome some new tots to our parent and toddler group. We have decided to extend the time from 9am-10.30 so pop in between this time on a Friday for a cuppa and a chat! This is a great chance to speak to other parents and prepare your little ones for school! We look forward to seeing you.

Personalised tests

Children from Year2 to Year 6 will be participating in online tests over the next few weeks. These are available online using Hwb and are nothing to worry about! There are practice questions on Hwb so if the children log into their HWB account it will appear on the front page. These familiarisation questions are a great opportunity for you to talk through the style of questioning but they may not be pitched at the right stage for your child.  Have a go with them but please do not worry. There will be no pressure from us at all and it’ll just be another way for us to look at their progress in maths and reading.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Davies

Events this week

Monday 23rd Jubilee Week!

KS2 Auditions 1pm

Cricket club

Tuesday 24th May

CAMHS In reach parent session- Worries 2pm-3pm. Please come along and find out more!

Governor meeting

Year 6 transition group to Gorseinon to work with the cluster.

Wednesday 25th May

Reception- height, weight and vision screening

Thursday 26th May

Jubilee picnic and parade- Children can dress as a royal prince, princess, king , queen or wear red, white or blue. Bring a picnic lunch inspired by an afternoon tea to enjoy on the school field at lunchtime. This will be instead of lunch so if your child has a free school meal and you’d like to order a picnic lunch, please inform your class teacher on Monday.

Year 5/ 6 football match in Meadow View

Friday 27th May

Swansea City FC working with Year 5

The final of TreUchaf’s Got Talent

Monday 6th June

INSET DAY

Tuesday 7th June

CAMHS In Reach workshop- worries

Year 2 visit to Botanical gardens

Wednesday 8th June

Year 5 Taster morning in Penyrheol 9.30-1pm

Friday 10th June

Year 2 to visit the library

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School Menu

This is the new menu for Summer term

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

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Newsletter

Newsletter 13.5.22

Dear parent/ carer

Thank you for supporting our ‘Walking Bus’ today. Our older children were wonderful role models and set a fantastic example of remaining safe on the road. We did not anticipate such a large number of children so next week we will make sure we have additional staff to help Mr Civil and Miss Trotman on Friday!

Unfortunately, I have noticed that standards are slipping with school uniform and many children are turning up to school in different coloured sports hoodies and jumpers rather than their school sweaters. Many of our girls are starting to wear false nails and want to wear fancy headwear such as large bows and scarves in their hair. Please help to support our message to the children and ensure all children wear the correct clothing. When the children leave our school to go to comprehensive school the expectation will be to conform to school uniform rules, so helping them to adopt these skills now will help them in the future. Thank you for your support.

I would like to thank the parents who have sent in outgrown school uniforms, which we have recycled for our younger children. We have a rail at the front of our school entrance with a selection of uniform to choose from if you need it. We understand the cost of living has increased and this is a good way to reduce, re-use and recycle. If your child has grown out of polo shirts, school dresses, skirts, and jumpers that are still in good condition, please hand them into your child’s class teacher or the office. This project is helping our school community in many ways-thank you!

A few things to remind you about over the coming weeks…

INSET Days

Monday June 6th and Friday 22nd July. Please put the dates in your diary and spread the word!

CAMHS

Two-session parent workshop on supporting your child with their worries. 
Learn how to manage your child’s worries in a supportive manner that fosters emotional resilience for your child. The workshop offers an opportunity to understand the science behind worry while providing practical strategies to manage worry in the home and for life outside of school. Look inside the worry cycle, understand physical feelings of worries and how to manage them, and explore when extra support may be needed. Come along to the school on 24th May and 7th June between 2pm-3pm. We look forward to seeing you.

Class of 2023 Hoodies

We have “Class of 2023” school hoodies in the office for Year 5 to try on for size, ready for next year. We have red, yellow, green, blue and grey to choose from this year. If you would like to order a hoodie for delivery in July, please complete the form and send in payment to the school office. The last date for orders will be June 24th.

Curriculum for Tre Uchaf Parent Event

From September 2022, our school will be embarking on a journey towards a new curriculum for Wales. Whilst the teaching staff and children have all shared their ideas about what our curriculum should look like in Tre Uchaf, it should also be acknowledged that you as parents and carers will also have your own ideas and suggestions about what our children should experience.  As you know, we are a positive and inclusive school and I want to hear your thoughts and suggestions about what you think our children need to achieve or experience during their time with us.

Attendance

Please telephone the school office on 01792 893682 to inform us if your child is absent for any reason. When you phone, our lovely children with a cheerful message will greet you and then prompt you to select option 1 to leave a message. Mrs Seager checks these messages at 9am every day but if a message hasn’t been received you will be telephoned to ask for a reason. As you know, we have a duty of care for all children in our school. If your child is absent, we need to know where they are.

Term-time holidays

We understand that the disruptions over the last few years have meant that many families have had their holidays postponed and cancelled and some of these have been re-arranged for the coming months. We understand the importance of spending time together with family and know the cost of taking holidays during the school holidays is expensive. However, we are unable to authorise holidays during term time. If your child’s attendance is very good and above 95% this won’t be a problem, however for those children who have lower attendance a 2 week holiday can have a big impact on their learning. Please be aware of this when you book your next holiday. If you would like to discuss your child’s attendance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Summer play scheme- Food and Fun!

We are delighted to tell you our school has been selected to host a FREE Summer play scheme for 10 days in the Summer holidays.  It will be held in our school gym building from 9am until 1pm from 25th July. We have to limit the places to 40 children per day due to staffing levels. Children in Years 2,3,4 and 5 (this academic year) will be offered a place and it will be on a first come first-served basis. Letters and information will follow over the coming weeks but to secure a place you MUST complete a booking form. Once the 40 places are full, registration will close.

Nuts

We have several children and a member of staff with a nut allergy so please do not send any products with nuts into school. This includes Nutella!

Platinum Jubilee Week

During the next fortnight, the children will be working on a project about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. An event we will never see again! The children will be researching the commonwealth, finding out about the different countries, researching historical facts, investigating Buckingham Palace etc.  Each class will inform you of the events going on but the whole school will be enjoying a BIG Lunch/ garden party on the school field on Thursday 26th May. They can dress as a royal or wear something red, white and/or blue.

During the week commencing 23rd May the children can audition for TreUchaf’s Royal variety show in the style of TreUchaf’s Got talent. More information to follow. Our Pupil Voice Groups have been incredibly busy arranging meetings to decide what other activities we can do. Suggestions have included, dressing your pet as a royal, a Victoria sponge bake-off, designing a hat for the Queen etc. We will send out more information over the next week-watch this space!

Tiddly Tots

It was lovely to get back to some normality and welcome some new tots to our parent and toddler group on a Friday morning. Please come along if you have a 0-3year old. This is a great chance to speak to other parents and prepare your little ones for school! It is in the school hall from 9am-10am on a Friday morning (term time only). We look forward to seeing you.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Davies

Events this week

Monday 16th May

2.50pm Netball game in Cadle Primary School

Tuesday 17th May

Child led assembly- Here to help!

Wednesday 18th May

Year 4 visit to Mumbles

Year 2 Enterprise project- smoothies!

1.30- Parents and our new curriculum

Thursday 19th May

Year 6 MAT event in Penyrheol 2pm-3pm

Violins

Year 3 String along

Friday 20th May

Tiddly tots parent group from 9am- 10am in the school hall

Swansea City Fc to work with Year 5

Reception ballet

Year 2 Street dance

Tuesday 24th May

CAMHS In reach parent session- Worries 2pm-3pm

Governor meeting

Wednesday 25th May

Cricket Competition Gorseinon CC

Reception height weight vision screening

Year 6 Transition council meeting in Penyrheol Comprehensive

Thursday 26th May

Jubilee picnic- Children can dress as a royal or wear red white or blue. Bring a picnic lunch inspired by an afternoon tea to enjoy on the school field.

Year 5/ 6 football match in Meadow View

Friday 27th May

Swansea City FC working with Year 5

The final of TreUchaf’s Got Talent

Monday 6th June

INSET DAY

Tuesday 7th June Online tests for Year 2-Year 6

CAMHS In Reach workshop- worries

Year 2 visit to Botanical gardens

Wednesday 8th June

Year 5 Taster morning in Penyrheol 9.30-1pm

Friday 10th June

Year 2 to visit the library

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