Newsletter Week Beginning 6th September

Attendance- Whole school 92.5%

Well done to our attendance cup winners this week. Year 5 with an amazing 100%. Llongyfarchiadau!

Croeso nol- welcome back! The children have settled back into school well and I am pleased to say they ALL look super smart in their school uniform.  A huge thank you to the parents who donated school uniform that their children had grown out of, this is greatly appreciated by many of our families who have used our swap shop at the main foyer. Diolch yn fawr!

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is open for children from Nursery to Year 6. We are still keeping the Foundation phase pupils separate to the KS2 pupils as much as possible and so KS2 will have their breakfast club in the gym. Foundation phase children are currently in the hall. Breakfast is still toast or fruit and a bottle of water and is served from 8.20am. Children can arrive before this time (from 8am) but will be charged £1 to cover additional costs.

Free school meals for Reception pupils.

School dinners are free for Reception pupils at the moment and will be rolled out to Years 1 and 2 in the near future. More information to follow. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Seager in the school office.

For those parents who pay for school dinners, please ensure you have put money on your sQuid account as this is the only way you can pay.  The meals need to be paid for in advance and cannot go into arrears. If you don’t have a SQUID account set up yet, please contact Mrs Seager who will happily help you. The menu for the meals can be found here.


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 green grocer, Shepherds. You are more than welcome to provide your own fruit snack for your child; however can I remind you that it should be 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.


We have several children in school with severe nut allergies. Children are not permitted to bring nuts to school as part of snack or packed lunch. Children who handle nut products and then play with toys or equipment are a serious risk to those children with an allergy. Please do not send any nut products into school. Many thanks for your co-operation in this matter.


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

Buzzy Bee Kids Club

This has also started again on Tuesday but you will need to book your children in using the booking link below or by telephoning the school office. These sessions are £10 per child per session  and they start at 3pm-4.45pm. We will be running this club until October half term in the first instance.

Information about your child’s new class!

Next week, we will hold a meet the teacher event after school. Children in Year 3 and Reception have already met Mr Jones and Miss Trotman at the end of the Summer Term so this will be for all other classes. You will have the chance to meet the teacher, ask questions, see the classroom and meet other parents. Please log into class dojo for more information.

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

Parents Evenings

Parents evening will be during the week commencing 14th November. We will let you know if this will be a phone call or a face-to face appointment later in the term.

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 the yard in the morning before school.


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. 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 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.


Over the next few weeks we will be asking your opinion about homework. Please chat to your child’s class teacher about homework and your opinions around it during your meet the teacher session.

Events next week

Theme of the week – Rules and responsibilities

Monday 12th September

3.10pm Meet the teacher for Years 1 and 6

Tuesday 13th September

3.10pm Meet the teacher for Years 2 and 5

Wednesday 14th September

Cricket Wales working with KS2 children (Please can all children  in Years 3-6 wear trainers on Wednesday)

Meet the teacher for Year 4

Thursday 15th September

Technocamps to work with Year 5

Violins and string instrument tuition from Mrs Holt

Friday 17th September

Year 4 swimming

Week commencing Monday 19th September “ASPIRATIONS WEEK”

If you would like to come into school this week to talk about your job with a class, please let me or your child’s class teacher know. The children are always keen to hear about jobs they could do in the future and this is a great way to raise their aspirations around jobs for the future and the world of work. You don’t need to have a fancy job, we just want to broaden the children’s experiences so if you have a spare half an hour please let us know. We will give you a very warm welcome and a cuppa!

Friday 23rd September

Year 5 to work with Swansea University.

Future events

Friday 28th October- Spooky Day

Monday 31st October until Friday 4th November- Half term

8th November- Science challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

9th November -Penyrheol  Comprehensive school Open evening from 6pm-8pm Year 6 parents are invited

Week commencing 14th November- Parents evening

16th November -Maths Challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

1st December-  PTA Christmas Fayre (All help greatly appreciated)

7th December- Nasal Flu Vaccines

14th and 15th December- Foundation phase Christmas Concert

16th December- Nursery Christmas Concert

20th December- KS2 Christmas concert

22nd December- Christmas parties and last day of school for the children.

23rd December- INSET day

Thank you all for your continued support and I hope you all have a great weekend!

Kind Regards

Mrs L Davies

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