Newsletter 31.3.23

Belong- Believe- Be the best you can be!

Newsletter week ending 31sth March

Theme next week: Citizenship

Welsh phrase of the fortnight: Pasg Hapus! Happy Easter!

Best Attending class: Year 2

Whole school attendance is 87.2%. We really need to do better than this and aim for 95%!

The Big Wheel and Walk to School week

Thank you to all families who have supported our Big walk and Wheel to school this last fortnight. We reached 49 children, a baby and a couple of parents. Diolch yn fawr!

Newyddion  a Criw Cymraeg,

Over the last few weeks, we have been meeting regularly to improve the use of Welsh in our school. We have been making labels in Welsh for all children to read around their classrooms and welcome posters on the doors. Every two weeks we have a new Welsh phrase to learn in assembly and we are trying to explain to the children the benefits of learning Welsh.




Congratulations to Kacey, Elynor and Brooke who are our 100% attenders since September 2022 and received a big Easter egg in assembly to say well done! We also have 23 children who have 100% attendance for the whole of Spring Term. And they also received an Easter Egg today. Ardderchog pawb! I wonder if any more children will have 100% attendance for Summer term. Hopefully we can beat 23; let’s go for it!

A huge thank you to our ‘Enterprising bees’ who have organised the Easter raffle this week. They raised over £239.50.


We have 2 INSET Days planned for Monday 5th June and Monday 24th July. Please put these dates in your diary!

 World Autism Acceptance Week

Thank you to all the staff and children who wore their Onesies or pyjamas to school on Wednesday. We have many children with ASD and the school support around these events means a lot to our pupils. Thank you for your support!

Parent’s evening

Our Parent’s evening will be Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th April. These will be face-to face appointments as promised back in Autumn Term. Hopefully you have been able to arrange an appointment with your child’s class teacher. Please can I ask you to stick to just 10 minutes per meeting and be mindful of the parents who are also waiting to speak to the teacher. If you have recently attended a more detailed PCR during Spring Term then you won’t need to make an additional appointment at this time. I’m also aware that many of you have had a substantial ALN meeting with Miss Smith and the class teacher this term, so again you will not need to book an additional appointment because progress and learning has already been discussed at length.

We will arrange a crèche for the children which will be based in the ISTF classroom and I will be available in the school hall.

Please be prepared to answer my online parent questionnaire. I will have chrome books available and it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes. Your feedback is important to us as a school and helps school staff to plan for the future. If you would prefer to complete this at home, this is the link:

After school clubs

Due to Parent’s evening, all clubs will be cancelled for the first week after the Easter holidays.

Football News

Well done to our Year 6 team who were up against some strong competition in the tournament yesterday. They came joint 3rd in their group and met Swansea City legend, Angel Rangel! Mr Jones will arrange more matches during Summer Term. Watch this space!

Family Learning

Don’t forget family learning afternoons on a Wednesday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm. Parents and carers of children in reception, Year1 and Year 2 can attend free of charge!

School Governor

We are still searching for a community/ LEA/ Parent Governor to be part of our very successful Governing Body. This is a volunteer position and would suit someone who could be available for evening meetings every half term and to be part of a committee either involving finance, premises or curriculum. Please contact me or the Chair of Governors, Rachel Rees if you’d like any further information.

Residential for next year’s Year 5

We have provisionally booked a 2 night stay at the Urdd Centre in Cardiff Bay for the children going in to Year 5 next year. This will be during March 2024. The cost is likely to be approx. £150 including bus, accommodation and plenty of activities to keep them entertained. This year’s Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed the experience and all thought a two-night stay would be better. They had to fit in a lot during the day so we have enquired about extending it to an extra day. More information about this will follow from Mrs Edwards after Easter.

Health visitor drop in sessions

We are delighted to tell you that our local health visitors Rhian and Brogan will  be offering drop in sessions every Thursday morning starting on the 20th April. They can help with toileting toddlers, behaviour strategies, speech and language support or here to listen. They will be based in our school hall so if you’d like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01792 893682 or speak to any member of staff.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

 The Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer for our school is Mrs Louise Davies, the Headteacher. In her absence the Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Stephanie Edwards. The Governor with responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding is Mrs Rachel Rees, the Chair of Governors.

School Development Plan 2022-23

This year we are working on the following targets:

Implement and embed a whole school approach to emotional and mental well-being
Developing key skills across the curriculum including literacy, numeracy and digital competence
Developing our assessment procedures so children know how to improve their work
Develop our own Tre Uchaf Curriculum including new guidance on Relationships and Sexual Education (RSE) and Religion, Values and Ethics ( RVE).

Diary Dates

Monday 17th April

Back to school

Tuesday 18th April

Year 4 Gymnastics

Year 6 Trumpet classes

Trampolines to be delivered

Wednesday 19th April

STF class assembly at 2pm

Active journeys event for staff training

Thursday 20th April

Health visitor drop in sessions to start in the school hall from 8.45-11.30. Pop in and meet with Rhian and Brogan for a chat about any issues.

School council meeting


Friday 21st April

2B Enterprising to work with Year 4

Year 6 Swimming

Tiddly Tots parent and toddler group

Pupil of the month assembly

Interest Groups

Future Events

24th April

Playground Pals to have Emotion coaching training

28th April

Rugby Sevens event for Year 6

Monday 1st May- Bank holiday

School closed

Wednesday 3rd May

Celf a Coronation Fayre

Thursday 4th May

PTA Coronation Disco

Monday 8th May

Additional Bank Holiday for the King’s Coronation

Thursday May 11th 

Class photos

Wednesday 17th May

STF Football Tournament

Year 5 visit to Big Pit

Thursday 18th May

Year 3 visit to Techniquest

Monday 5th June INSET Day

School closed to pupils

Friday 9th June

Welsh Whisperer event in Penyrheol Comprehensive

Monday 12th June

Year 5 Transition taster mornings this week (Dates to be confirmed)

Primary Partners week in The Grand Theatre (Exact date is yet to be confirmed)

Tuesday13th/Wednesday 14th June  

Sports day

(Exact date to be confirmed once we know when Primary Partners event takes place)

Thursday 22nd June

PTA Summer fayre

Monday and Tuesday 3rd and 4th July

Year 6 Transition days to Comprehensive

Wednesday 5th July

STF Football event- All day

Monday 10th July

Work experience pupils from Year 10 to visit school

Thursday 13th July

Cluster Enterprise Final Year 6

Monday 17th July

Annual Reports sent  to parents

Wednesday 19th July

Year 6 Leaving Assembly. (Time to be confirmed)

Thursday 20th July

Provisional date for Year 6 Leaving event

Friday 21st July

Last day in school for pupils

Monday 24th July

INSET DAY for Staff Training. School closed to children

Tuesday 25th July

Food and Fun Summer play scheme starts!

I hope you all have a fantastic Easter holiday and I’ll see you on 17th April.

Pasg Hapus pawb!

Mrs Davies

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