Newsletter 26.5.23

Newsletter week ending 26th May

Theme next week: Being a good citizen

Welsh phrase of the fortnight: Beth sy’n bod? What’s the matter?

Best Attending classes: Year 5 for the third week in a row with 93%

Whole school attendance is down to 85.9%

Newyddion  a Criw Cymraeg,

This half term classes are sending out their Welsh mascots for children to take home and write about. Uncle Bryn, Ffion Myfanwy and ffrindiau are off on their travels. If you child has been chosen to take them home, please take good care of them!


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Our Reception class visited Brynteg Farm and had a magical day yesterday. The children haven’t stopped talking about it today and were so excited to tell me about the chicken on Mrs Hartup’s head. I wish I was there to see that!

Our wellbeing target on our school improvement plan is developing well and the Active Travel and Rights Respecting school aspect has almost been achieved! We were delighted to share our active travel progress with staff from other schools who have just started the Active Travel scheme. Diolch to Mr Civil for hosting this event.

Year 2 entertained their families on Monday afternoon with their performances for the ‘Beat Band and Boogie show’. I can’t wait for TreUchaf’s Got Talent this year so you can show the school your talents. Ardderchog pawb!

Our Year 6 pupils went to a the Penyrheol Transition council event on Thursday and represented our school brilliantly. Pupil voice plays a huge part in our school and ensuring we listen to learners to make improvements has been fundamental to our success. Our pupils always speak positively about Tre Uchaf and are always respectful. I am a very proud headteacher!

Police / School beat workshops

This week our school’s liaison officer PC Laura Anthony visited school to lead workshops for our Years 3,4,5 and 6 children. Topics explored included grooming, friend or foe, anti-social behaviour and internet safety.

Family Learning

Don’t forget family learning afternoons on a Wednesday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm. This week they had a Teddy bears outing which looked like great fun! Parents and carers of children in reception, Year1 and Year 2 can attend free of charge!

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

After school clubs




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Board Games


Bronze Ambassadors


Clwb Cymraeg

3D printing and coding

School Uniform

Hopefully this sunny weather is here to stay so with that in mind I thought it would be best to clear up any confusion around Summer uniform.

AcceptableGarments not acceptable
Black or grey shorts
White or red polo shirt or plain t-shirt
Red and white gingham summer dress
Sandals with socks covering toes Trainers
Sunhats Sunglasses    
Flip flops
Sandals without socks
Denim hotpants
Very short cycling shorts which expose body parts that others don’t want to see
Crop top t-shirts
Vest tops or strappy tops that expose shoulders
Hoop earrings
Multi-coloured t-shirts with large branding or slogans

St David’s Close Car park

The residents of St David’s close have asked me to remind you that the small carpark at the back of the school is for residents only. Some families are parking there and have damaged cars by letting their children swing the car door open banging into the car parked next to them. This has resulted in 2 cars being scratched and damaged this week. Please ensure children are safe and open doors carefully while respecting other people’s property. Many thanks for your understanding in this matter.

Next year’s Year 6 class of 24 hoodies

The jade green leavers hoodies will be available online from 1st June via Sew and Sew. The children chose a beautiful shade of green, da iawn pawb! There is an option to pay in instalments if that’s easier but please remember they are not to be worn until the children are in Year 6 in September.

I hope you all have a lovely week off and we’ll see you bright and early on Tuesday 6th June.

Mrs Davies

Diary Dates

Monday 5th June

INSET DAY- School closed to pupils

Tuesday 6th June

Trumpet lessons for Year 6

KS2 Singing ( Summer show)

Wednesday 7th June

School council meeting

Rights Respecting School afternoon with buddy classes

Year 6 and Year 2

Year 5 and Year 1

Year 4 and Reception

Year 3 and ISTF

JSTF pupils will work alongside their year groups.

RRS sharing assembly 2.30pm

Thursday 8th June

Crucial Crew

Criw Iiath Assembly


3D Printing club

Friday 9th June

Year 3Swimming

Welsh whisperer transition event

Tiddly Tots parent and toddler group

Pupil of the month Assembly

Interest Groups

Interviews for ALNco role

Future Events

Monday 12th June

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

Primary Partners rehearsals

Tuesday13th June

10.30 FP sports day

1.30 KS2 Sports day

STF to visit Brangwyn Hall at 10am

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 starts

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

9am 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

Tuesday 11th July

FP trip to Aberavon beach

Thursday 13th July

Cluster Enterprise Final Year 6

Nursery parents to meet with Reception staff

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)

Thursday 20th July

KS2 trip to Pembrey

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! More information will follow after half term. Thank you to Miss Sidaway for organising.

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