Newsletter Week Beginning 19th September
Attendance- Whole school 93.5%
Well done to our attendance cup winners this week. Mrs Pugh’s class (ISTF) had 100% attendance.
Theme of the week next week; Aspirations
The children in reception have been in school for full days this week although by Friday we had a few tired boys and girls! They have settled into full-time school easily and Miss Trotman and the reception staff are impressed with how well they are doing. Da iawn Reception!
If you would like to come to school to talk about your job please let us 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!
Our older children have been busy this week, taking part in a range of engaging experiences linked to their new topics, and also had fun with the coaches from cricket Wales. They will be working with us every Wednesday over the next few weeks so don’t forget to wear trainers on a Wednesday! Behaviour was excellent and the coaches were pleased with the progress just in one lesson. Ardderchog!
Please make sure you complete the permissions form sent out on class dojo so that the children can visit areas of interest in the locality linked to their new topics. You will need to complete it for each child you have in our school even if you agree to everything. Many thanks to the 90 parents who have completed it already.
I hope you all enjoyed meeting your child’s class teacher this week. We had a lovely turnout and the parents who I spoke to after the meetings all said they found it extremely helpful. Remember to sign up to class dojo so teachers can contact you with quick messages and you’ll be able to contact them if needed. Please can I ask you to remember that teachers will respond between the hours of 8am and 5pm but during school hours, they are teaching your children so you may not get a response straight away. In an emergency or if you need to pass on an urgent message, please telephone Mrs Seager in the school office.
Buzzy Bee Kids Club
As you know, we have decided to start the after school Buzz club again for this first half term however numbers are very small. If this continues we will not be in a position to keep it going after October half term and parents will need to find alternative after-school provision. Please telephone the school office to book your child in to the sessions.
The children will wear their PE kit to school on their PE day. PE kit consists of trainers, a plain white round neck t-shirt OR a plain house colour t-shirt with or without 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!
Please check your child’s hair regularly. It is inevitable that when young children play together there will be times they might pass on head lice. This is a common problem! Please help to keep on top of any head lice problems by regularly combing hair with conditioner and using a treatment if necessary. Please tie long hair up in a ponytail to reduce the chances of hair near other children. Many thanks for your continued support.
Our Christmas Fayre is 1st December and we need your help! If you can spare some time to help our very small PTA to pick up drinks and sweets from the warehouse, source raffle prizes, help on stalls etc. please contact or give your details to Mrs Havard in Year 2 or Mrs Pompa in Year 4. A PTA meeting will be later this month so keep checking the newsletter for more information!
End of the day routines
Our priority when dismissing our youngest children at the end of the school day is ensuring they are safe and go straight to parents/ carers from the door. Please can I ask you to wait until all children have gone out to their parents/ carers before engaging in a conversation with the class teacher. We know sometimes it’s a quick message but it can be difficult to listen to messages from parents when 28 children are all waiting in the cloakroom. We have to keep the children safe so I ask you to wait until the end. I am sure you won’t mind waiting a few minutes until the children have been safely reunited with their grown up!
Thank you all for your continued support and I hope you all have a relaxing bank holiday weekend. We will see you on Tuesday!
Mrs L Davies
Next week- Aspirations week
Monday 19th September
Tuesday 20th September
Children return to school
Wednesday 21st September
Cricket Wales working with KS2 children
Year 2 visit to Kidwelly castle
Year 1 visit to the farm
Thursday 22nd September- Election day!
Year 4 visit to the Loughor Estuary
Violins and string instrument tuition from Mrs Holt
Ospreys working with STF
Friday 23rd September
Year 4 swimming
Swansea University working with Year 5
Wednesday 28th September- School Photographs
Friday 3oth September- Harvest Assembly
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