Newsletter 30.6.23

Newsletter week ending 30th June

Theme next week: Moving on

Welsh phrase of the fortnight: Longyfarchiadau

Best Attending classes: JSTF 100%

Whole school attendance is 91%.  This is improving week on week! Well done everyone.

After school clubs


Chess Mrs Edwards

Maths Mr Smith

Criw Cymraeg Mrs Havard

Clwb Cymraeg Miss Morgan

Netball Miss Trotman


Board Games Miss Murray Cancelled due to staff training

Wednesday  for this week only due to staff training

***NEW RUGBY*** Year 11 past pupils and Mrs Tench


Bronze Ambassadors Mrs Lodwig

Cycling Mr Civil

No 3D printing and coding this week

Thank you

Well done everyone! We raised £624.48 from our Summer Fayre. The school council have been discussing what they’d like to buy with the money so if you or your child have any ideas please let them know before the next school council meeting on Tuesday.

Oystermouth Castle

Our Year 5 pupils represented Tre Uchaf in a cluster project with local schools researching the Battle of Llwchwr. Their exhibition showed real life models of weapons used in the Norman era.  I am very proud of them for representing us so brilliantly. Please look at our Twitter @treuchafprimary for photographs of the day.

Dog Mess

Thank you to the parents who have made some suggestions about keeping our field dog mess free! I will look into the options suggested and keep you posted! This week we have had to pick dog mess up from the path that runs alongside the car park. There is a £1000 fine for not picking up after dogs and that area is monitored by CCTV.

Scooters and bikes

Active travel to school is a huge part of school improvement plan this year so we encourage children to scoot or cycle to school safely. The majority of children know the rules and once they reach the gate they walk their bike or scooter to the bike shelter in the KS2 playground. However, some of our younger pupils are riding them around the FP playground before school, falling off or bumping into people so please can I ask you to remind the children to park their bike or scooter before school.

Penyrheol Summer Show

On Thursday evening, Mr Smith and I had the pleasure of watching our year 6 orchestra and past pupils perform as part of the Penyrheol Summer Show. To watch our children play the trumpet and violin in front of a packed audience made me feel incredibly proud. The determination and perseverance you’ve shown has paid off and you should be very proud of yourselves year 6. I hope this will inspire our younger pupils to learn to play a musical instrument in the future. So many of our past pupils are continuing their expressive arts journey and it is wonderful to see the friendships formed along the way.

FP new playground equipment

You might have noticed that our new playground structure is being installed over the next few weeks so hopefully this will be ready before the Summer holidays. We are delighted about this especially as it’s taken so long! Once it’s been signed off by the LEA as being safe to use, we will need to come up with some safety rules for playing on it particularly before and after school when staff are not there to supervise risky play. I will talk to the children about this and let you know what our safety squad decide!

Football training

Football training with Jacob from Gower College and one of our parent governors will start in September on a Wednesday after school from 3pm-4pm. Thank you to Mrs Broome, our parent governor, for volunteering to support us with this. Mr Jones will continue to organise matches for the team and hopefully we’ll be able to borrow a minibus to transport the children to matches around Swansea. A big thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.

Miss Emmeline Morgan (STF) will be organising a girls’ football team from September. More information will follow!

Foundation Phase Summer Show

In order to keep our children safe there will be just one entry point for Wednesday’s show. Please can I ask all parents and carers to enter school via the main school entrance and bring tickets with you. These are available from the school office for £1.  The main gate will be locked until 1.15pm and once the children are all safely in the school building after lunchtime, we will let everyone else in. The North Road and St David’s close gates will be opened after the show when the children leave.

Please can I remind you not to post pictures of other children on social media due to some children being subject to a court order that prevents them and their school from being recognised. Many thanks for your continued support with this.

Next year 2023-24

The children will be finding out who their new teachers and teaching assistants will be during the transition morning next Tuesday. There will be an opportunity for Nursery parents to meet with Miss Trotman in a planned meeting for those children who will be moving to full time school on Thursday13th July at 11am.

For those children who will be moving from Year 2 to Year 3, there will be a meeting for parents to meet with the class teacher on Tuesday 11th July at 2.30pm.

Nutella and nuts

Please can I remind you that children shouldn’t bring nuts to school because we have staff and children with a nut allergy.

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!

The sessions will be moved to a morning session in September so hopefully more people will come along.

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.

Governing body meeting

On Tuesday we will hold our annual school development plan review with staff and governors. The governors meet with the school council before the meeting to get their opinion about what has worked well and what needs improving. If you have any suggestions about improving what we do in school, please speak to one of our governing body before Tuesday.

Rachel Rees- Chair of Governors
Sarah Broome, Sarah Robinson and Dave Ricketts- Parent Governors
Claire Havard and Julie Phipps -Staff Governors
Claire Wilkinson and Dai Walters LEA/ Community Governors

Many thanks for your continued support. Have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Davies

Diary Dates

Future Events

Monday and Tuesday 3rd and 4th July

Year 6 Transition days to Comprehensive

Year 4 to work with Bumbles of Honeywood

 Tuesday 4th July

Whole school transition morning (moving to next class0

FP Dress rehearsal

School council meeting with governors

Governors and staff development review meeting

Wednesday 5th July

STF Football event

1.30pm Summer show Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 families.

2 Tickets per family

CAAMHS outreach sessions for families

6th July

6 a side football transition event for Year 6

Health visitor drop in session

Pop in and have a cuppa with Rhian and Brogan. They are here to help you with anything from unwanted behaviours, eating healthily, screen time, toilet training and getting rid of a dummy!

Postponed from last week…3pm Past pupils to meet with Bee Citizens group for Rights respecting discussion with Mr Smith

Friday 7th July

Nursery Summer Singalong 10.30am

Monday 10th July

Work experience pupils from Year 10 to visit school

Wednesday 12th July

KS2 Summer show at 4pm (Tickets available from the office)

Friday 14th July

Nursery Summer trip

Monday 17th July

Annual Reports sent  to parents

Wednesday 19th July

Year 6 Leaving Assembly 1.30pm

Friday 21st July

Last day in school for pupils, Miss Smith, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Hall.

Monday 24th July

INSET DAY for Staff Training.

25th July

Food and Fun Summer play scheme starts! Please collect a consent form and more information from Miss Sidaway. These sessions are FREE for children in current Years 1,2,3,4 and 5!!!

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