Newsletter 2.12.22

Belong- Believe- Be the Best you can be!

Newsletter Week ending 2nd December

Dear parents and carers,

Thank you for supporting our PTA Christmas fayre this week. I am delighted to tell you that we have raised £970 including the £200 raised from the coloured hampers. This is an amazing achievement considering the current financial climate. Diolch yn fawr iawn i chi! Please remember that our school uniform swap shop is always available at the front of the school entrance for anyone needing some school uniform.

Both Year 1 and Year 5 have expressed their recent school topics with their families by showing their work during their class assemblies. Both classes did brilliantly but I must say that our Year 1 children were superb considering this was their first class assembly in front of a live audience. Well done to the year 1 and 5 staff and children! Our children in the STF, reception and Year 4 classes will present their class assemblies in the Spring and Summer terms. Dates to follow.

Don’t forget we have an INSET day tomorrow so the staff are able to receive training in cognitive behaviour techniques, welsh and ICT. All are linked to our current school development plan. We will see you bright and early on Tuesday morning!

Warm wishes to you all on this very cold day!

Mrs Davies

Future events

5th December- INSET DAY

6th December

7th December- Nasal Flu Vaccines and STF Football tournament

Arts and crafts club to start with Mrs M Davies.  Please pick up a consent form from the ISTF

8th December – Elf the Musical and Christmas jumper day!

13th December Foundation Phase dress rehearsal

14th at 1.30pm and 15th December 9.30am – Foundation phase Christmas Concert

16th December at 9.30am- Nursery Christmas Concert

20th December KS2 Dress rehearsal

21st December- KS2 Christmas concert 1.15pm

22nd December- The staff will be performing a Christmas panto in the morning and Christmas parties in the afternoon.

Last day of school for the children.

23rd December- INSET day

Monday 9th January -All children return to school.

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Newsletter 28.10.22

Belong- Believe- Be the Best you can be!

Newsletter Week ending 28th October

Whole school Attendance – 87.2%

Well done to our attendance cup winners this week – NURSERY with 97.5%

Theme of the week will be Peace and Remembrance

Dear Parents and carers,

What a busy half-term we have had! The children have had a great start to this academic year with lots of engaging visits linked to their class topics, swimming lessons, new sports including cricket, music lessons including string and brass, class assemblies, aspirations week, watching shows, attending football tournaments, library visits etc. It’s no wonder that the children are a little tired and getting ready for a well-earned rest next week; They deserve it!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for getting back to normal and providing our children with memorable events and fantastic lessons. I’ve been really impressed with the school council who have been able to give me a commentary on the activities they’ve enjoyed and learnt from the most. The school council will be writing their own pupil power plan over the next half term and will share it with you via the newsletter. Watch this space!

Next term, Mrs Mead our Year 1 class teacher will be leaving to have a baby and I am delighted to tell you that Mrs Hall will be covering her maternity leave. Mrs Hall knows the children already and will spend some time in Year 1 alongside Mrs Mead and the year 1 team during the next few weeks. I am sure the transition between the two teachers will work well. Welcome back Mrs Hall!

Our Beee Ethical pupil voice group led our assembly on Tuesday. They would like all children and parents to complete the Ambitions for Wales survey from the children’s commissioner. This is the link.

I would really like to start our parent focus group again because your opinions matter to us in school. We want to actively seek your views and strengthen our partnerships. Please complete the link below to indicate when would be the best time to meet.

https://forms.office.com/r/GfvpYGzXfk

Parents’ evening will be a mixture of face-to-face appointments or a telephone call this term. When we asked parents using the questionnaire there was an even split so we have decided to offer either a face-to-face meeting or a call, whichever is easier for you. Appointments will be 10 minutes. I would kindly request that children who have separated parents to arrange to attend the appointment together or one person attend and feedback to the other parent. If there is a reason why this cannot happen please contact me at school to discuss it. The staff are preparing an appointment list and will send the link on class dojo before Tuesday 8th November. I will also be available during that week to discuss anything school related.

Thank you all for your continued support and have a SPOOKTACULAR week!

Kind regards

Mrs L Davies

Future events

Monday 7th November

New Gower College Student to start

Tuesday 8th November

School council meeting to write the Pupil Power Plan

EWO to visit to monitor attendance

Year 6 to Science MAT Challenge

Wednesday 9th November

Family Learning for year 1 and reception children and parents

Year 6 Open evening at Penyrheol 6pm-8pm

Thursday 10th November

9am Year 6 class assembly

PC L Anthony to visit year 5 and 6 to present a workshop- Drugs- It’s your choice!

Violins

Stringalong Year 3

2B Enterprising and Swansea.com to work with Year 2

Friday 11th November

Tiddly Tots

Year 4 swimming

New Interest Groups including Let’s do outdoors!

6pm Lantern workshop in the welfare hall

Future events

Week commencing 14th November- Parents evening

14th November JSTF to visit the library

15th November Police workshop with Year 3- Sticks and stones and Reception- People who help us

16th November -Maths Challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

16th November Cricket Wales workshop

17th November- ADHD awareness assembly

17th November- Year 3 Class assembly9am

18th December- Year 5/6 football tournament

30th November at 2.15pm Year 5 Class assembly

1st December Year 1 Class assemblyat 9am and PTA Christmas Fayre (All help greatly appreciated)

5th December- INSET DAY

7th December- Nasal Flu Vaccines and STF Football

8th December – Elf the Musical

14th pm and 15th December am – Foundation phase Christmas Concert

16th December- Nursery Christmas Concert

21st December- KS2 Christmas concert Time to be confirmed after half term

22nd December- Christmas parties and last day of school for the children.

23rd December- INSET day

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Newsletter Week ending 8th October

Attendance- Whole school – 92.9%

Well done to our attendance cup winners this week- Year 3

Theme of the week; Black History Month

Dear Parents and carers,

Please accept my apologies for sending you the weekly newsletter late this week. We have had another busy week in school as you can probably see on our Twitter page @treuchafprimary and the time has flown by! 

I am delighted to tell you that last week two of our Year 6 pupils, Rhys and Elliot, represented our school at a celebrating diversity and anti-racism conference at the Swansea.com stadium. So to share their new skills and experiences they have asked to organise some workshops for our Years 4,5 and 6 children on Thursday this week. We look forward to learning more about diversity in school.

Our family learning group on a Wednesday afternoon is still available for all parents, carers and grandparents of children in reception and year 1. Please come along if you can between 1pm and 3pm every Wednesday. You can come along every week or drop in when you’re free. I can assure you a warm welcome awaits! I am pleased to say that our Tiddly Tots playgroup is growing in numbers and we have many toddlers getting ready for nursery. If you have a child or young baby and you haven’t registered for a nursery yet, please speak to Mrs Seager in the school office to secure your place.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have any parents for our PTA meeting on Tuesday afternoon. This is such a shame, as we would love to work together with you to raise funds to develop our playgrounds. We completely understand that parents are busy and at work but if you were not able to make it on Tuesday but would like to lend a hand, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thursday will be an outdoor day for our foundation phase pupils. They can wear old clothes to school as they’ll be spending the whole day outside doing lots of different jobs such as painting, woodland crafts, sweeping and getting ready for winter. Please be prepared for clothes covered in paint and dirt!

On Friday, we will be celebrating Shw Mae Day! This is a celebration of the welsh language and Mrs Havard and the staff will be preparing some Welsh themed events. The children can wear something red white or green to school on this day. Luckily for us, our uniform is red so wearing that will be absolutely fine too!

I need to let you know that the school dinner menu has changed and the allergen list is slightly different. If your child has a nut allergy or any allergy in fact, please make sure you check out the new ingredients. I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that school is a nut free zone due to several children and a member of staff with a nut allergy. Please ensure Nutella is eaten at home and do not send in any nut products for lunchtime. Many thanks for your continued support.

Finally, we are delighted to inform you that the Gorseinon and Loghor Lantern Parade is back this year! There are workshops in the community on 11th, 12th and the 18th and 19th November in the Loughor welfare hall and Ty Newydd.  This is a fabulous event encouraging all families to make a lantern. Please get involved if you can. The parade will start at 6.30pm on Thursday 24th November. More details to follow.

Thank you all for your continued support and I hope you all had a relaxing weekend.

Best wishes

Mrs L Davies

Next week-

12th October

Family learning 1pm

13th October

Outdoor day- FP

Celebrating diversity workshops for Years 4/5 and 6

Year ¾ football tournament

Violins

Stringalong –Year 3

14th October

Shw mae day!

Year 4 swimming

Tiddly Tots

Seren yr wythnos assembly

Future events

Thursday 20th October -Year 2 class assembly 9am

Tuesday 25th October

Year 4 to visit the library

Wednesday 26th October-Years 3 and 5 to Taliesin for a science workshop

Thursday 27th October- Police workshop on anti-social behaviour (Years 5/6)

Friday 28th October- Spooky Day

Monday 31st October until Friday 4th November- Half term

8th November- Science challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

9th November -Penyrheol Comprehensive school Open evening from 6pm-8pm Year 6 parents are invited

Week commencing 14th November- Parents evening

16th November -Maths Challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

1st December- PTA Christmas Fayre (All help greatly appreciated)

5th December- INSET DAY

7th December- Nasal Flu Vaccines

14th and 15th December- Foundation phase Christmas Concert

16th December- Nursery Christmas Concert

20th December- KS2 Christmas concert

22nd December- Christmas parties and last day of school for the children.

23rd December- INSET day

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Newsletter Week Beginning 26th September

Attendance- Whole school 94%

Well done to our attendance cup winners this week.

Theme of the week next week; Harvest and giving thanks

Dear Parents and carers,

There has been a wonderfully positive and upbeat atmosphere in school this week due to our annual ‘Aspirations week’. A huge thank you to the parents for coming in to talk about their job and also the staff and governors who have arranged visitors or have spoken to the children themselves about their role before becoming a teacher or teaching assistant. I hope that we have inspired many children to be ambitious about the future. Please have a look at our twitter (@treuchafprimary) or the school website to see the photographs.

On Friday 30th September, we will hold our annual harvest assembly in the school hall. This is for pupils only. Please could you help us to collect for our local foodbank by giving your child a food item to donate?

Suggestions include:

Pasta

Cereal

Squash

Tins of soup, beans, meat, curry etc

Pasta sauce

Rice

We understand times are difficult particularly with energy prices rising so there is no pressure to donate something but even a tin of beans can go a long way to those in need. The school council will deliver these to the foodbank over the next week.

Buzzy Bee Kids Club

Unfortunately, numbers are very low. There have been times this week when we have just one pupil using this service yet we are paying two members of staff. After speaking with the staff and our school accountant, we are no longer in a position where we can keep this going without it having a big impact on our school budget. Regrettably, this will now finish on September 30th.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents of the 5 children who have supported the provision and also the parents who have contacted me to inform us that they have made alternative arrangements.

PTA Meeting- Tuesday 4th October at 2.15pm

Please come along to the meeting to discuss our Christmas fayre. If you can spare a little time to help our very small PTA to pick up drinks and sweets from the warehouse, source raffle prizes, help on stalls etc. please join us in the school hall on Tuesday 4th October at 215pm.

Thank you all for your continued support and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes

Mrs L Davies

Next week- Harvest

Monday 26th September

Tuesday 27th September

Pupil voice elections

Aspirations visitor to meet Year 6

Wednesday 28th September

School Photographs

1pm until 3pm Family Learning for Reception and Year 1 parents/ carers or grandparents.

Thursday 29th September

Pupil voice results of elections

Violins and string instrument tuition from Mrs Holt

Ospreys working with STF

Friday 30th September

Year 4 swimming

Harvest Assembly

10.50 Harvest singalong/ meeting with nursery parents

Future events

Tuesday 4th October PTA Meeting

Friday 28th October- Spooky Day

Monday 31st October until Friday 4th November- Half term

8th November- Science challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

9th November -Penyrheol Comprehensive school Open evening from 6pm-8pm Year 6 parents are invited

Week commencing 14th November- Parents evening

16th November -Maths Challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

1st December-  PTA Christmas Fayre (All help greatly appreciated)

7th December- Nasal Flu Vaccines

14th and 15th December- Foundation phase Christmas Concert

16th December- Nursery Christmas Concert

20th December- KS2 Christmas concert

22nd December- Christmas parties and last day of school for the children.

23rd December- INSET day

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Newsletter Week Beginning 19th September

Attendance- Whole school 93.5%

Well done to our attendance cup winners this week. Mrs Pugh’s class (ISTF) had 100% attendance.

Theme of the week next week; Aspirations

The children in reception have been in school for full days this week although by Friday we had a few tired boys and girls! They have settled into full-time school easily and Miss Trotman and the reception staff are impressed with how well they are doing. Da iawn Reception!

If you would like to come to school to talk about your job please let us know. The children are always keen to hear about jobs they could do in the future and this is a great way to raise their aspirations around jobs for the future and the world of work. You don’t need to have a fancy job, we just want to broaden the children’s experiences so if you have a spare half an hour please let us know. We will give you a very warm welcome!

 Our older children have been busy this week, taking part in a range of engaging experiences linked to their new topics, and also had fun with the coaches from cricket Wales. They will be working with us every Wednesday over the next few weeks so don’t forget to wear trainers on a Wednesday! Behaviour was excellent and the coaches were pleased with the progress just in one lesson. Ardderchog!

Please make sure you complete the permissions form sent out on class dojo so that the children can visit areas of interest in the locality linked to their new topics. You will need to complete it for each child you have in our school even if you agree to everything. Many thanks to the 90 parents who have completed it already.

I hope you all enjoyed meeting your child’s class teacher this week. We had a lovely turnout and the parents who I spoke to after the meetings all said they found it extremely helpful. Remember to sign up to class dojo so teachers can contact you with quick messages and you’ll be able to contact them if needed. Please can I ask you to remember that teachers will respond between the hours of 8am and 5pm but during school hours, they are teaching your children so you may not get a response straight away.  In an emergency or if you need to pass on an urgent message, please telephone Mrs Seager in the school office.

Buzzy Bee Kids Club

 As you know, we have decided to start the after school Buzz club again for this first half term however numbers are very small. If this continues we will not be in a position to keep it going after October half term and parents will need to find alternative after-school provision. Please telephone the school office to book your child in to the sessions.

PE KITS

The children will wear their PE kit to school on their PE day. PE kit consists of trainers, a plain white round neck t-shirt OR a plain house colour t-shirt with or without the school logo, black shorts, black leggings or black tracksuit bottoms. Please do not send the children into school wearing a football kit, rugby kit, crop top and brightly coloured leggings or a t-shirt with a slogan or sports brand. I have a selection of plain white t-shirts in my office for those children who may forget!

Head lice

Please check your child’s hair regularly. It is inevitable that when young children play together there will be times they might pass on head lice. This is a common problem! Please help to keep on top of any head lice problems by regularly combing hair with conditioner and using a treatment if necessary. Please tie long hair up in a ponytail to reduce the chances of hair near other children. Many thanks for your continued support.

Help needed!

Our Christmas Fayre is 1st December and we need your help! If you can spare some time to help our very small PTA to pick up drinks and sweets from the warehouse, source raffle prizes, help on stalls etc. please contact  or give your details to Mrs Havard in Year 2 or Mrs Pompa in Year 4. A PTA meeting will be later this month so keep checking the newsletter for more information!

End of the day routines

Our priority when dismissing our youngest children  at the end of the school day is ensuring they are safe and go straight to parents/ carers from the door. Please can I ask you to wait until all children have gone out to their parents/ carers before engaging in a conversation with the class teacher. We know sometimes it’s a quick message but it can be difficult to listen to messages from parents when 28 children are all waiting in the cloakroom. We have to keep the children safe so I ask you to wait until the end. I am sure you won’t mind waiting a few minutes until the children have been safely reunited with their grown up!

Thank you all for your continued support and I hope you all have a relaxing bank holiday weekend. We will see you on Tuesday!

Mrs L Davies

Next week- Aspirations week

Monday 19th September

Bank holiday

Tuesday 20th September

Children return to school

Wednesday 21st September

Cricket Wales working with KS2 children

Year 2 visit to Kidwelly castle

Year 1 visit to the farm

Thursday 22nd September- Election day!

Year 4 visit to the Loughor Estuary

Violins and string instrument tuition from Mrs Holt

Ospreys working with STF

Friday 23rd September

Year 4 swimming

Swansea University working with Year 5

Future events

Wednesday 28th September- School Photographs

Friday 3oth September- Harvest Assembly

Friday 28th October- Spooky Day

Monday 31st October until Friday 4th November- Half term

8th November- Science challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

9th November -Penyrheol  Comprehensive school Open evening from 6pm-8pm Year 6 parents are invited

Week commencing 14th November- Parents evening

16th November -Maths Challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

1st December-  PTA Christmas Fayre (All help greatly appreciated)

7th December- Nasal Flu Vaccines

14th and 15th December- Foundation phase Christmas Concert

16th December- Nursery Christmas Concert

20th December- KS2 Christmas concert

22nd December- Christmas parties and last day of school for the children.

23rd December- INSET day

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Newsletter Week Beginning 6th September

Attendance- Whole school 92.5%

Well done to our attendance cup winners this week. Year 5 with an amazing 100%. Llongyfarchiadau!

Croeso nol- welcome back! The children have settled back into school well and I am pleased to say they ALL look super smart in their school uniform.  A huge thank you to the parents who donated school uniform that their children had grown out of, this is greatly appreciated by many of our families who have used our swap shop at the main foyer. Diolch yn fawr!

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is open for children from Nursery to Year 6. We are still keeping the Foundation phase pupils separate to the KS2 pupils as much as possible and so KS2 will have their breakfast club in the gym. Foundation phase children are currently in the hall. Breakfast is still toast or fruit and a bottle of water and is served from 8.20am. Children can arrive before this time (from 8am) but will be charged £1 to cover additional costs.

Free school meals for Reception pupils.

School dinners are free for Reception pupils at the moment and will be rolled out to Years 1 and 2 in the near future. More information to follow. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Seager in the school office.

For those parents who pay for school dinners, please ensure you have put money on your sQuid account as this is the only way you can pay.  The meals need to be paid for in advance and cannot go into arrears. If you don’t have a SQUID account set up yet, please contact Mrs Seager who will happily help you. The menu for the meals can be found here.

https://www.swansea.gov.uk/primaryschoolmeals

Snack

Foundation phase pupils are welcome to bring in £1 per week for fruit. We have a selection of Gower grown fruit delivered from our local green grocer, Shepherds. You are more than welcome to provide your own fruit snack for your child; however can I remind you that it should be fruit only. Some children have brought in yoghurts, biscuits, pepperami and fruit winders. These items would need to be eaten at lunchtime as part of their packed lunch if they bring them to school.

NUTS

We have several children in school with severe nut allergies. Children are not permitted to bring nuts to school as part of snack or packed lunch. Children who handle nut products and then play with toys or equipment are a serious risk to those children with an allergy. Please do not send any nut products into school. Many thanks for your co-operation in this matter.

Drinks

Please also continue to send in a named water bottle for your child which they can refill throughout the day using our water filling stations.

Buzzy Bee Kids Club

This has also started again on Tuesday but you will need to book your children in using the booking link below or by telephoning the school office. These sessions are £10 per child per session  and they start at 3pm-4.45pm. We will be running this club until October half term in the first instance.

Information about your child’s new class!

Next week, we will hold a meet the teacher event after school. Children in Year 3 and Reception have already met Mr Jones and Miss Trotman at the end of the Summer Term so this will be for all other classes. You will have the chance to meet the teacher, ask questions, see the classroom and meet other parents. Please log into class dojo for more information.

If you would prefer to have the information by letter or email please let us know. If you have any questions for Mr Jones Yr3 and Miss Trotman in Reception, please ask via class dojo in the usual way.

Parents Evenings

Parents evening will be during the week commencing 14th November. We will let you know if this will be a phone call or a face-to face appointment later in the term.

As you know, I will always make myself available to discuss any concerns you may have, preferably by phone but I’m always out on the yard in the morning before school.

PE KITS

The children will wear their PE kit to school on their PE day. Staff will inform you of this in the meeting or via class dojo if you haven’t already been told.

PE kit consists of trainers, a plain white round neck t-shirt OR a plain house colour t-shirt with the school logo, black shorts, black leggings or black tracksuit bottoms. Please do not send the children into school wearing a football kit, rugby kit, crop top and brightly coloured leggings or a t-shirt with a slogan or sports brand. I have a selection of plain white t-shirts in my office for those children who may forget!

Rainbow Room and Thrive Hive

We have a duty of care for ALL children in our school. At times children become distressed or upset about things that might have happened at home, in the yard or in school. The staff who work in the Thrive Hive or the Rainbow Room focus on children’s well-being. They have been trained and are very experienced. If children need support for something linked to their well-being they might spend some time with Mrs Bessent. This could be anything from a 2-minute chat to reassure them or a 20-minute session once a week. Please always know that we have the children’s best interest at heart and we want them to succeed. If your child wants to share good news or is particularly proud of their work, they might also pop in to see Mrs Bessent.

Please be reassured we will always inform you if the children need further support because working with you, together as part of a team, will always get the best outcome. Please give me a ring if you have any questions.

Homework

Over the next few weeks we will be asking your opinion about homework. Please chat to your child’s class teacher about homework and your opinions around it during your meet the teacher session.

Events next week

Theme of the week – Rules and responsibilities

Monday 12th September

3.10pm Meet the teacher for Years 1 and 6

Tuesday 13th September

3.10pm Meet the teacher for Years 2 and 5

Wednesday 14th September

Cricket Wales working with KS2 children (Please can all children  in Years 3-6 wear trainers on Wednesday)

Meet the teacher for Year 4

Thursday 15th September

Technocamps to work with Year 5

Violins and string instrument tuition from Mrs Holt

Friday 17th September

Year 4 swimming

Week commencing Monday 19th September “ASPIRATIONS WEEK”

If you would like to come into school this week to talk about your job with a class, please let me or your child’s class teacher know. The children are always keen to hear about jobs they could do in the future and this is a great way to raise their aspirations around jobs for the future and the world of work. You don’t need to have a fancy job, we just want to broaden the children’s experiences so if you have a spare half an hour please let us know. We will give you a very warm welcome and a cuppa!

Friday 23rd September

Year 5 to work with Swansea University.

Future events

Friday 28th October- Spooky Day

Monday 31st October until Friday 4th November- Half term

8th November- Science challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

9th November -Penyrheol  Comprehensive school Open evening from 6pm-8pm Year 6 parents are invited

Week commencing 14th November- Parents evening

16th November -Maths Challenge in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

1st December-  PTA Christmas Fayre (All help greatly appreciated)

7th December- Nasal Flu Vaccines

14th and 15th December- Foundation phase Christmas Concert

16th December- Nursery Christmas Concert

20th December- KS2 Christmas concert

22nd December- Christmas parties and last day of school for the children.

23rd December- INSET day

Thank you all for your continued support and I hope you all have a great weekend!

Kind Regards

Mrs L Davies

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Newsletter 15.7.22

Dear Parent/ Carer

What a busy week! I would like to start by saying a HUGE well done to all our children for performing in this week’s concerts. The Foundation Phase pupils performed ‘Hats off’ brilliantly. Some of our youngest children they haven’t performed to an audience of that size before so they did extremely well. Our KS2 children did an amazing job entertaining us with a musical medley on a very warm evening. Thank you once again to the staff  and children for working so hard to get everything in place at the end of a very busy term. Thank you to parents for providing costumes, purchasing tickets and buying a raffle ticket. We have made almost £500 that will go towards our new playground equipment.

Four Year 6 pupils represented our school on Thursday in the Brangwyn Hall for the School Enterprise Final. We are all very proud of the children and Kev Johns was delighted with his gift of a recycled plastic keyring especially made by our pupils. Thank you to the Year 6 staff for supporting the children with this fantastic project.

 Next week we will hold sports days however these dates and times may need to be altered if we receive advice from the local authority regarding the extreme weather that has been forecast for Monday. Please keep an eye on class dojo and our website for any last-minute changes. If we do have to postpone any events, we will hold these in September!

 Water safety has featured heavily in the news recently. We live very close to Loughor Estuary so this week we will focus on water safety in classes, particularly as we go into the summer holiday. The advice from the local authority is:

• Stop and think: Is it a safe place to swim and do you know the dangers?

 • Stay together: Always go with someone else

• Float: If you get into trouble in the water, float to live until you feel calm

 • Call 999 or 112: If you see someone else in trouble in the water

Chris Cousens Water Safety Wales Chair says, “We believe that one drowning is one too many and the impact of losing a young person to drowning cannot be underestimated. “More young people will be visiting the sea, rivers, reservoirs, lakes, and other open water locations in the coming weeks as the weather improves, and schools break for summer holidays. The water is still cold enough to trigger cold water shock, the body’s natural reaction to cold water which can cause panic and gasping.”

 Sea, rivers, lakes and other open water can look calm and inviting, but open water can be very different from a swimming pool. The water is usually moving, and waves, currents and flow can make swimming difficult. It is important to know the depth of the water and what may be under the surface.  

If you require any further advice, the following links have more information.

https://rnli.org/youth-education/education-resources

https://swimwales.org/pages/nofio-ysgol-40

Our Education Welfare Officer has sent letters to parents of children whose attendance we are concerned about. We are still concerned about children not attending school on their birthday. Please work with us to ensure all children are in school when they can be.

Your child’s annual school report will be sent out on Monday. Please make an appointment with your child’s class teacher if you wish to discuss anything. I am sure you will appreciate the time and effort staff put into these to make each report personal to your child.

 I will be sending out a Microsoft form for feedback over the coming week so if you have any suggestions or comments please do not hesitate to let us know. Many thanks for your continued support.

Our Busy Bee after-school club (paid) will be starting in September for a trial period of one month in the first instance. A booking link will be sent to you via class dojo before the end of term to give us an idea of numbers. The sessions will need to be paid for in advance.

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend!

Best wishes

Mrs L Davies

Events this week

Monday 18th July at 9.30am STF sports day followed by a coffee morning (Weather permitting)

18th July Afternoon nursery sports day 1pm (Weather permitting)

19th July Year 6 leavers assembly at 9.30am. Year 6 parents are invited to come along to the school gym.

19th July Sports day for year 1 and 2 at 1.30pm (Weather permitting)

20th July Morning nursery and Reception sports day  9.30am ( Weather permitting)

20th July Year 3 and 4 sports day 11am

20th July Year 5/6 sports day 1.30pm

21st July Toy morning and class parties. See class teacher for more information.

21st July- LAST DAY OF TERM

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Newsletter 8.7.22

Attendance- This week’s attendance is      91%        The best attending class is Year 4 again!

Dear parent/ carer,

Our year 6 children represented our school extremely well during their taster days in both Penyrheol  and Morriston Comprehensive schools this week. I am pleased to say they made an excellent first impression. Well done Year 6! There are just 9 days in primary school for this lovely year 6 class and we hope they continue to enjoy these final days with us.

We have had a wonderful week in school practicing for the concerts this week. I’m looking forward to seeing the children in their costumes ready to entertain you with singing, dancing and some acting. Our Key Stage 2 children will be performing on Wednesday evening at 6pm so please make sure you have purchased your tickets from Mrs Seager in the school office. We will not be taking any payment at the door this year however, there will be a raffle!

Our foundation Phase pupils have been busy learning their songs ready for Thursday afternoon. We have decided that there will be two tickets per family as there is just one performance. Please purchase your tickets from your child’s class teacher, as we will not be taking any payments at the door apart from the raffle.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Jones for organising the Greg Rees Tournament on  Wednesday. We had over 100 children from 4 different schools in Swansea taking part in football, netball, and rugby games. Mr Civil and Miss Trotman did a sterling job coaching the rugby and netball teams throughout the day. Tre Uchaf came second overall but the children who represented our school did an amazing job. We are very proud of you; well done to all involved!

Our Education Welfare Officer visited the school this week to look at our school’s attendance. She is particularly concerned about those children whose attendance falls under 85%. A letter has now been sent to raise our concerns with you. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me particularly if you feel you require help and support.

After school clubs have now stopped for Sumer term. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who have given up their time to run a wonderful range of after-school activities that have enriched our learning provision. Clubs will be back in Autumn Term so if you have any ideas or suggestions please let us know!

Our Busy Bee after-school club (paid) will be starting in September for a trial period of one month in the first instance. A booking link will be sent to you before the end of the term to give us an idea of numbers. The sessions will need to be paid for in advance.

Thank you to those parents who have topped up their SQUID accounts to pay for school dinners. Please make sure you don’t go into arrears and check your account every Sunday so there is enough money for the week ahead. Please provide a packed lunch if required.

On Tuesday, staff and governors met to discuss our shared vision for Tre Uchaf as we move into the new Curriculum for Wales. The children will be discussing this with me next week and we will share it with you in September. You gave us a great insight into your opinions of what’s important to you as parents and carers so thank you for all your suggestions, it is much appreciated.

Please remember my door is always open to you if I can help in any way. Pop in to see me before or after school or ring Mrs Seager in the office to make an appointment. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Mrs L  Davies

11th July Afternoon nursery visit to Estuary- Foreshore Park

12th Morning nursery trip to Blackpill

13th July Foundation Phase visit to Aberavon beach

13th July Enterprise final

13th July New children to visit school Year 2

13th July Key stage 2 Summer concert 6pm

14th July Key stage 2 visit to Pembrey beach

14th July 1.30pm Reception/ Year 1 and Year 2 Summer singalong  

15th July Year 6 leavers party in Limitless

15th July STF Football tournament 

18th July Afternoon nursery sports day 1pm

19th July Year 6  assembly at 9.30am

19th July Sports day for years 1 and 2 at 1.30pm

20th July Morning  nursery and Reception sports day  (am)

20th July Year 3 and 4 sports day 11am-12 20th July Year 5/6 sports day 1.30pm

21st July Class parties and last day of term

22nd July INSET DAY- No school for children

Monday 5th September is an INSET DAY

Tuesday  6th September school starts for most pupils.

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