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Newsletter week ending 19th May 2023

Theme next week: Creativity

Welsh phrase of the fortnight: Sut wyt ti?

Best Attending classes: Year 5 93%

Whole school attendance is down to 89%

Newyddion  a Criw Cymraeg,

On May 18th the Criw delivered an assembly all about ‘Negys Ewyllys Da’ which is an annual celebration by the Urdd with their Peace and Goodwill Message. This year the theme is Anti-racism. You can see the anti racism tiles on show near our garden at the front of the school. Diolch yn fawr pawb!

We are always looking for new members to join our Criw so if you are free on Mondays after school, please ask Mrs Havard for a consent form. 


Criw Cymraeg

Loughor Town Band

The band visited our school on Friday morning to play for our Year 2 children as part of their topic ‘Beat, bBand and Boogie’. The members of the band were so impressed with our children and the quality of questions they asked that they’ve emailed me to tell me. Well done Year 2, you should be very proud of yourselves.  A big thanks you to Mrs Havard and Mrs Clark for organising this lovely event!

Packed Lunches

We have noticed a decline in the amount of healthy foods in lunchboxes over the last few months and today a child had a blue chuppa chupp lollipop in their box as part of their lunch. Please can I remind you that sweets, fizzy drinks, energy drinks and high amounts of chocolate biscuits and cakes are not allowed.

One small chocolate biscuit along with sandwiches or a wrap, pasta or a salad with some fruit is absolutely fine however this week a child had a chocolate mini roll, penguin bar, 4 custard creams, grab bag of crisps and a bag of minstrels. This is a vast amount of sugar for one lunchbox and I am sure you will all agree that we want our children to physically fit and healthy.

If you would like advice on healthy lunchboxes or help in supporting children who are fussy eaters, please come along to see our school health visitor on Thursday morning. She will also offer advice on screen time, behaviour boundaries and saying no to children, bedtime routines, toileting and sleep. Both Rhian and Brogan are very supportive and approachable and you’ll be made to feel very welcome!

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!


Thank you to those parents and carers who are respecting our car park rules and keeping our children safe. Please report any cars or vans that are parked illegally on the pavements or double yellow lines.

The Pengry Road carpark is available if the car park is full. It’s a short walk away at the bottom of heol cae Ty Newydd. Diolch yn fawr iawn!

The school website

Please check out our school website for weekly newsletters and pictures on twitter. Our twitter handle is @treuchafprimary but to see the pictures, you don’t need to have twitter just look at the bottom of our website.

The school website will be upgraded to a more modern format so if you have any suggestions of what you need me to include, please let me know.

This week in assembly the children have been shown a link on the school website so they can tell me important news. This will then be sent through to my phone as a notification and I can catch up with them the next day at school. This is a safe place for them to tell me about something exciting going on in their lives or if something is worrying them and they want to talk. It’s accessible through the Pupils tab and the top of the box as a link

Things I want my headteacher to know…

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.


Please can you make sure SQUID payments are topped up every week. It’ll avoid Mrs Seager calling you to nag you to top up! Many thanks.

World Bee Day

Buzz our school mascot designed by Mayer in Year 6 is a big part of our school life. Buzz’s missions are evident around the learning provision and you’ll also see the symbol in the children’s books when they bring them home. The ‘Beee Citizzzzens’ made a bee hunt today for the children to find out facts about bees and their use. A huge thank you to Mr Smith and our pupil voice group for organising this for the children.

Breakfast club

Our KS2 children have had the option of using our Art room over in the gym building for quieter activities in the morning. If your KS2 child would prefer the quietness of the art room, please see Mrs Tench in the morning. Breakfast times are 8am-8.40am. A £1 charge is payable from 8am-8.20am. If you come along after 8.20am breakfast club is free!

After school clubs




Criw Cymraeg/

Clwb Cymraeg


Board Games


Bronze Ambassadors


3D printing and coding

Diary Dates

Monday 22nd May

2pm Year 2 Express event in class. Parents and carers of year 2 pupils welcome!

Candidates for the ALNCO role will be visiting school for a look around.

Tuesday 23rd May

Reception to visit the library

Active travel ambassadors to The Senedd

Year 6 Trumpet classes

Wednesday 24th May

PC Laura Anthony to run workshops with Years 3,4 5 and 6 all day. Anti-social behaviour, grooming and friend or foe will be explored in an age appropriate way.

Thursday 25th May

 Health Visitor drop in session. Come along and chat to Rhian and Brogan about screen time, baby massage, toilet training, behaviour and sleep routines.

Reception to visit Brynteg farm


3D Printing club

Friday 19h May

Year 6 Swimming

Tiddly Tots parent and toddler group

Seren yr wythnos

Interest Groups

Future EventsBlackgates - Important dates

Monday 5th June INSET Day

School closed to pupils

Thursday 8th June

Crucial Crew

Friday 9th June

Welsh Whisperer event in Penyrheol Comprehensive

Monday 12th June

School nurse to talk about nutrition, sleep, fluid intake and sugar content to Ks2 children

Primary Partners week in The Grand Theatre rehearsals

Tuesday13th June

FP/ KS2 Sports day

STF to visit Brangwyn Hall

Wednesday 14th June  

 Grand Theatre Performance Year 6

Thursday 15th June

Year 5 taster day to Penyrheol. Please see the letter from Mr Benney regarding  the day.

Friday 16th June

Nursery Sports day

Monday 19th June

Welsh Athlete to visit school for the day

Wednesday 21st June

Greg Rees Tournament

Thursday 22nd June

PTA Summer fayre

Friday 23rd June

Year 6 Transition to comprehensive workshop with CAMHS outreach team

27th June

STF sports day and picnic

30th June

JSTF Swimming

Monday and Tuesday 3rd and 4th July

Year 6 Transition days to Comprehensive

Wednesday 5th July

STF Football event

1.30pm Summer singalong FP

6th July

6 a side football transition event for Year 6

Friday 7th July

Nursery Summer Singalong 10.30am

Monday 10th July

Work experience pupils from Year 10 to visit school

Thursday 13th July

Cluster Enterprise Final Year 6

Friday 14th July

Nursery Summer trip

Monday 17th July

Annual Reports sent  to parents

Wednesday 19th July

Year 6 Leaving Assembly. (Time to be confirmed)

Friday 21st July

Last day in school for pupils

Monday 24th July

INSET DAY for Staff Training.

25th July

Food and Fun Summer play scheme starts!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Davies

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