Newsletter 28.10.22

Belong- Believe- Be the Best you can be!

Newsletter Week ending 28th October

Whole school Attendance – 87.2%

Well done to our attendance cup winners this week – NURSERY with 97.5%

Theme of the week will be Peace and Remembrance

Dear Parents and carers,

What a busy half-term we have had! The children have had a great start to this academic year with lots of engaging visits linked to their class topics, swimming lessons, new sports including cricket, music lessons including string and brass, class assemblies, aspirations week, watching shows, attending football tournaments, library visits etc. It’s no wonder that the children are a little tired and getting ready for a well-earned rest next week; They deserve it!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for getting back to normal and providing our children with memorable events and fantastic lessons. I’ve been really impressed with the school council who have been able to give me a commentary on the activities they’ve enjoyed and learnt from the most. The school council will be writing their own pupil power plan over the next half term and will share it with you via the newsletter. Watch this space!

Next term, Mrs Mead our Year 1 class teacher will be leaving to have a baby and I am delighted to tell you that Mrs Hall will be covering her maternity leave. Mrs Hall knows the children already and will spend some time in Year 1 alongside Mrs Mead and the year 1 team during the next few weeks. I am sure the transition between the two teachers will work well. Welcome back Mrs Hall!

Our Beee Ethical pupil voice group led our assembly on Tuesday. They would like all children and parents to complete the Ambitions for Wales survey from the children’s commissioner. This is the link.

I would really like to start our parent focus group again because your opinions matter to us in school. We want to actively seek your views and strengthen our partnerships. Please complete the link below to indicate when would be the best time to meet.

Parents’ evening will be a mixture of face-to-face appointments or a telephone call this term. When we asked parents using the questionnaire there was an even split so we have decided to offer either a face-to-face meeting or a call, whichever is easier for you. Appointments will be 10 minutes. I would kindly request that children who have separated parents to arrange to attend the appointment together or one person attend and feedback to the other parent. If there is a reason why this cannot happen please contact me at school to discuss it. The staff are preparing an appointment list and will send the link on class dojo before Tuesday 8th November. I will also be available during that week to discuss anything school related.

Thank you all for your continued support and have a SPOOKTACULAR week!

Kind regards

Mrs L Davies

Future events

Monday 7th November

New Gower College Student to start

Tuesday 8th November

School council meeting to write the Pupil Power Plan

EWO to visit to monitor attendance

Year 6 to Science MAT Challenge

Wednesday 9th November

Family Learning for year 1 and reception children and parents

Year 6 Open evening at Penyrheol 6pm-8pm

Thursday 10th November

9am Year 6 class assembly

PC L Anthony to visit year 5 and 6 to present a workshop- Drugs- It’s your choice!


Stringalong Year 3

2B Enterprising and to work with Year 2

Friday 11th November

Tiddly Tots

Year 4 swimming

New Interest Groups including Let’s do outdoors!

6pm Lantern workshop in the welfare hall

Future events

Week commencing 14th November- Parents evening

14th November JSTF to visit the library

15th November Police workshop with Year 3- Sticks and stones and Reception- People who help us

16th November -Maths Challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

16th November Cricket Wales workshop

17th November- ADHD awareness assembly

17th November- Year 3 Class assembly9am

18th December- Year 5/6 football tournament

30th November at 2.15pm Year 5 Class assembly

1st December Year 1 Class assemblyat 9am and PTA Christmas Fayre (All help greatly appreciated)

5th December- INSET DAY

7th December- Nasal Flu Vaccines and STF Football

8th December – Elf the Musical

14th pm and 15th December am – Foundation phase Christmas Concert

16th December- Nursery Christmas Concert

21st December- KS2 Christmas concert Time to be confirmed after half term

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

23rd December- INSET day

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