Newsletter 16.6.23

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Newsletter week ending 16th June 2023

Theme next week: Health and well-being fortnight

Welsh phrase of the fortnight: Wyt ti’n iawn?

Best Attending classes: Year 5 again….Well done Year 5!

Whole school attendance is back up to 93%

Good attendance

Attendance throughout the school is above 93% this week which is definitely on our way to the recommended 95%. Thank you to everyone who attends regularly and is on time. The chart above shows how important punctuality is so please can we all make every effort to get to school by 8.50am at the latest! We can do it!

What another busy week especially for our Year 6 children who have performed on stage at the Grand theatre and also taken part in the Enterprise challenge at Castle Gardens- Ardderchog pawb!!

This fortnight we have been raising the awareness of how important health and well-being is to everyone in our school community. This is why sports day is so early this year. The staff have also planned visits from Paralympian David Smith and Welsh footballer Lily Woodham who will be joining us for an inspirational assembly on Monday. Thank you to those of you who helped to raise sponsor money for the circuits session on Monday, it’s much appreciated!

The children have experienced basketball, ballet, kickboxing and boccia this week and more activities are planned this following week so please can all children wear trainers to school every day until Friday.

The weather has been very kind to us again this week but we are still very mindful of spending too much time in the sun. Please can you ensure your child brings a sun hat to school, sunglasses if they have them, a refillable drinks bottle for regular water top ups and they’ll need to wear sun cream  every day. Please apply before they come to school. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the sun and cover shoulders with a t-shirt. Shorts or summer dresses are also recommended for this weather.

Our Sports day on Tuesday went really well. Some parents have suggested the PTA run a drinks/ ice lolly stall which is a great idea. If you have any other great suggestions to improve our events, please let me know. I can be found on either playground each morning  from 8.35am or give me a call on 01792 893682.

Family Learning

Don’t forget family learning afternoons on a Wednesday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm. This week we didn’t have anyone in the sessions which is a shame as this is fully funded. We are thinking of changing it to a morning session from September. The sessions are open to families of children in Reception, Year1 and Year 2.

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

Next year’s Year 6 class of 24 hoodies

The jade green leavers hoodies are now available online. Please use the following link…


Last week the school  governors appointed a new ALNCO, Sian Galsworthy, who will take over from Miss Smith in September. She is very knowledgeable and friendly and will be in school over the next few weeks getting to know our children, their families and the ALN systems we have in place. I am sure you will give her a very warm Tre Uchaf welcome!

After school clubs

Please complete a consent form to attend the clubs on offer.




Criw Cymraeg

** NEW Tea and Talk with Mrs Davies**


Board Games


Bronze Ambassadors


Clwb Cymraeg

3D printing and coding

Cost of living crisis

Poverty proofing the curriculum has been an area which our Bee Citizzzens discussed in the last Rights conference last term. As always we like you to be part of any plans we make so there will be a parent focus group over the next few weeks to discuss ways we can help keep costs down. Please come along and contribute or come and listen to other people’s suggestions.

Greg Rees Tournament

Our netball, football and rugby teams will be representing Tre Uchaf in our annual Greg Rees Tournament on Wednesday. Please come along and support your children on the school field on Wednesday from 10am- 2pm if you can.

Summer shows

There will be one Foundation Phase Summer show on Wednesday 5th July at 1.30pm and one KS2 show at 4pm on Wednesday 12th July. The KS2 show will be at 4pm so we will keep the children in school that day and give them a hotdog and a drink as a teatime snack before the show starts. More details will follow over the next few weeks. Tickets will be on sale in the office from Monday 26th June for £1 each and will be limited to 2 tickets per family in the first instance.

The nursery singalong on Friday 7th July will be in the school hall. More information will follow in the next few weeks!

Holiday request forms

As you know we can’t authorise holidays during term time however in order to ensure our learners are safe we do require you to fill in a holiday request form which will tell us where the children are and how long they’ll be away for. This is to make sure you don’t have phone calls from our attendance officer, Mrs Seager. These are available from the school office from Monday. Please complete it prior to any holidays.

Many thanks.

Mrs Davies

Diary Dates

Monday 19th June

Welsh Athlete to visit school for the day. Please return your sponsor forms by ASAP

Netball match against Cadle Primary School

Tuesday 20th June

STF class to Pen y Bryn Summer fayre

Wednesday 21st June

Greg Rees Tournament

Thursday 22nd June

PTA Summer fayre at 3pm in the FP playground- weather permitting! Please contact Mrs Havard or Mrs Pompa if you can help out on Wednesday.

Friday 23rd June

Year 6 Transition to comprehensive workshop with CAMHS outreach team

26th June

Reception Hearing test

27th June

STF sports day and picnic

28th June

Transition orchestra to Penyrheol (Trumpets/ violins/ cellists)

29th June

Cynefin project Year 5 to Oystermouth castle for this special cluster event

Year 4 to Pinopolis

Bee Citizzzens to meet with past pupils to discuss rights of the child

30th June

JSTF Swimming starts

Monday and Tuesday 3rd and 4th July

Year 6 Transition days to Comprehensive

4th July

Class swap and children find out their new teachers and support staff teams.

Wednesday 5th July

STF Football event

1.30pm Summer singalong FP

6th July

Health visitor drop in session 8.30-11am

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

JSTF to Pen y Bryn Summer show

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.


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