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Newsletter

                 Belong- Believe- Be the best you can be!

Newsletter 22.9.23

Theme: Harvest

Welsh phrase of the fortnight: Ga i help os gwelwch yn dda?

Attendance overall: 85.9% which is unusually low

Best attending class: Dosbarth Sea Holly- Yr 6 with 96.1%

INSET Days (Staff training)

We have an INSET day on Friday 29th September, Monday 4th December, Friday 9th February and Friday 22nd March.

School will be closed to pupils on these days.

Clubs

Coding and Welsh club are cancelled for the next 2 Mondays due to after school staff training. Basketball club will continue as normal!

ActivityDayStaff Member
Scratch and coding KS2MondayMrs Edwards
Clwb Cymraeg FP and KS2MondayMrs Havard
BasketballMondayMr Walker
KS2 ChoirTuesdayMr Smith
Girls Football training KS2TuesdayMrs Morris
Board games KS2WednesdayMiss Murray
Boys Football training for KS2WednesdayMrs Broome, Joe and Mrs Tench
Bronze Ambassadors ( Sports) Ks2ThursdayMrs Lodwig and Mrs Davies
Art and craft Yr 1 and 2ThursdayMrs S Rees
Rugby Years 5/6TBCMrs Tench and past pupils

Staff news

Mrs Pugh has named her baby boy, Finley Evan Pugh.  She will pop into school to see the children during the next few weeks but both mum and baby are doing very well.

Harvest

Next week we will be celebrating the Harvest festival. We would like to ask you to donate some tins, packets of pasta or any cupboard items that would be useful for the foodbank. There will be a drop off point in the hall for any families that wish to donate. The school council will be delivering the goods to the local foodbank at St Catherine’s church next Thursday.

Pupil voice elections

On Wednesday the children in Years 2-6  have selected and voted for the children in their class to represent them for each of our 4 pupil voice groups. I am delighted to tell you that the following pupils have been elected and will take an active role in leading learning and representing school during the next academic year.

Healthy Bees Luca Isla M and Isla P Blake and Matilda Macie and Melody Jayden and Nadia JB and RhysEnterprising Bees Naomi and Isabella Cristiano and Harry Diane and Taya-Rose Sienna and Isla DC Nylah and Mayer Codi
Beee Citizennns Mason G Emilie Evelyn and Declan Lily and Lexi Bertie and Ioan Mya and AvayahLearning Bees Desteni Ashton and Amelie Nancy and Jackson Eli Q and Peyton Ffion and Kara Theo and Oliver

St David’s Close carpark

This afternoon we have had several calls from residents of St David’s Close who are disgruntled due to parents parking in the residents only car park. Please can I ask you to be respectful of our neighbours, some of whom are quite elderly and rely on their space to be accessible when they return home. One car has had some damage on their door due to a parent parking too close.

School Uniform

Please can I remind you that only one pair of stud earrings are allowed as part of our school uniform policy. Children should not be wearing hooped earrings as these are a health and safety issue. We kindly ask you to keep these for the weekends!

Please label all school uniform particularly jumpers, cardigans, coats and lunch bags. These items tend to be misplaced more than others and for us to return them to their rightful owner, it’s much easier if they have a name on them. Many thanks.

Parent Governor

The governing body are seeking a member of the school community to represent parents in governing body meetings which take place twice a term. You will also be required to attend short sub-committee groups every term. Please pop in and see me if you have any questions. The governors take an active role in school and are very welcoming. We are particularly interested in any parents who may have a HR or finance background.

NO Tiddly Tots next week due to staff training

A huge thank you to Amy and Anastasia, two of our lovely parents who are now organising Tiddly Tots. It was wonderful to see lots of new faces again this week. Please come along or spread the word. It’s a great opportunity to meet other families in school and helps the children settle into school easily. It’s open on Friday 9-11 and for children 0-3years old.  Please remember that there will be no Tiddly Tots next week due to staff training.

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.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Davies

Diary Dates

INSET Dates

1st September

29th September

4th December

9th February

22nd March

1 other TBC

Monday 25th September

EWO will be visiting school to check attendance.  Children with less than 80% attendance are at risk of being fined by the local authority.

3pm Basketball club

Coding club cancelled

Welsh club cancelled

3pm Staff training

Tuesday 26th September

Dosbarth Sea Holly recycling project

Dosbarth Hyacinth to Gorseinon library

Wednesday 27th September

9am -11am Family learning for Reception children

Swansea University to work with Dosbarth Tulips

1.30pm a small group of Year 5/6 children to visit DT dept in Penyrheol comprehensive school.

Thursday 28th September

Year 6 swimming

Harvest assembly

Violins

Seren yr wythnos assembly

Friday 29th September

INSET Day- School closed to children

Future Dates

Monday 2nd October

School photographs-

Siblings are more than welcome to come along to the school gym from 8.45am if you’d like a group photo

Dosbarth daffodil -Year 2 trip to Kidwelly castle. (The children will have their photographs taken before they go!)

3rd October

2.30pm Premier of the class films in Dosbarth Sunflowers, Daffodils and Bluebells

4th October

2.30pm Premier of class films for Dosbarth Aster, Hyacinth, Tulips and Sea Holly.

5th October

Spectrum project working with Dosbarth Daffodil

Year 5/6 football competition girls team

6th October

Boys football competition

Thursday 26th October

PTA event -Halloween/ Spooky disco

Friday 27th October

Last day of term.

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Newsletter

Newsletter 4.9.23

Theme: Getting to know you/ New beginnings

Welsh phrase of the fortnight: Pwy wyt ti?

Welcome back! Croeso nol!

A very warm welcome to all the new children and their families who have joined the nursery or other classes in our wonderful school. I do hope your children will be very happy here with us.  And a big welcome back, we missed you, to all the other children. School has been strange without our previous Year 6 but I know that our current Year 6s will step up, take responsibility and become fantastic role models to our younger children. They will be applying for monitoring/ prefect jobs next week and look superb in their Year 6 hoodies. They chose the jade green and I must say what an excellent choice that was!

Staff news

Mrs Pugh will be leaving on Friday 15th to start her maternity leave because Baby Pugh is due very soon!

Congratulations to Mrs Dixie and her husband who is expecting her fourth child later this term. We will let you know as soon as we appoint someone to take over.

Three of our staff got married during the holidays so congratulations to Mrs Twist (nee Trotman), Mrs Morris, (nee Morgan) and Mrs Cram (nee Sidaway). We wish you all a long and happy marriage filled with plenty of love and laughter.

Consent form

Every year we give an online consent form regarding use of data, consent for photographs, medical information etc. This takes Mrs Seager a lot of time to ensure that everyone completes it and she normally is still chasing consent forms in October and sometimes November. This year we ask you to inform us if anything has changed so if you have a new address, phone number, allergy, medical information or no longer consent to your child being photographed please inform Mrs Seager by email or telephone. Our school email address is  treuchaf.primaryschool@swansea-edunet.gov.uk and our school telephone number is 01792 893682. We hope this will be more efficient however we are relying on you to inform us of any changes. All new children will need to complete the full online form which should have been sent to you this week.

School Uniform

Please can I remind you that only stud earrings are allowed as part of our school uniform policy. Children should not be wearing hooped earrings as these are a health and safety issue. We kindly ask you to keep these for the weekends!

Please label all school uniform particularly jumpers, cardigans, coats and lunch bags. These items tend to be misplaced more than others and for us to return them to their rightful owner, it’s much easier if they have a name on them. Many thanks.

Food and fun

The food and fun summer enrichment programme was successful again this year. Thank you to those families who supported the programme and the staff for organising the events. Hopefully we will be able to run it again next year and include reception children depending on staffing levels. Feedback so far has been highly positive but if you have any suggestions to improve it please let me know or come along to the next parent focus group on Thursday 21st September at 9am. All welcome!

Class names

This year the classes will be known as class names rather than year groups and STF. We have decided on flowers as this works well with our bee theme! So from today our classes will be known as;

Nursery/ Reception Daisy

Year 1 Bluebell

STF Sunflower

Year 2 Daffodil

Year 3 Aster

Year 4 Hyacinth

Year 5 Tulip

Year 6 Sea Holly

New website

We will be launching our new school website very soon so watch this space. We hope it’ll be easier to navigate on mobile phones and will be more accessible to all.

After school clubs

I am delighted to tell you that our after school clubs will start in the next fortnight. Please can children collect a consent form from the staff member organising the club. So far we have;

ActivityDayStaff Member
Scratch and coding KS2MondayMrs Edwards
Clwb Cymraeg FP and KS2MondayMrs Havard
KS2 ChoirTuesdayMr Smith
Girls Football training KS2TuesdayMrs Morris
Board games KS2WednesdayMiss Murray
Boys Football training for KS2TBCTBC
Rugby Years 5/6TBCMrs Tench and past pupils
Bronze Ambassadors ( Sports) Ks2ThursdayMrs Lodwig
Netball Years 5/6TBCMrs Twist
3d Printing club KS2TBCMr Jones
Art and craftTBCTBC

Walking Bus

The walking bus will return after October half term. Please watch this space!

Tiddly Tots

A huge thank you to Amy and Anastasia, two of our lovely parents who are now organising Tiddly Tots. It was wonderful to see lots of new faces this week. Please come along or spread the word. It’s a great opportunity to meet other families in school and helps the children settle into school easily. It’s open on Friday 9-11 and for children 0-3years old.

Reminder of playground rules decided by the children.

  • No climbing up the slide in case someone comes down too quickly
  • Wait your turn and no pushing on the steps
  • No pushing anyone when using the bridge
  • If people push and shove they should have 1 warning and if they don’t improve their behaviour they aren’t allowed to use it for the rest of the playtime
  • No jumping off from the top
  • Climb where it’s safe to do so
  • No little stones to be moved from the wigwam are to the slide
  • Adults should be watching to help little children to be safe (Supervised at all times)
  • NO using the playground before school (Some older children were worried the little children might not want to get off and come into school!!)
  • Always be careful when using it to avoid people hurting themselves

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.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Davies

Diary Dates

INSET Dates

1st September

29th September

4th December

9th February

22nd March

1 other TBC

Thursday 14th September

Year 6 swimming

Violins

Film in a fortnight sharing event

Friday 15th September

Tiddly Tots

Seren yr wythnos assembly

Future Dates

w/c 18th September

School council elections

18th September

Year 4 trip to Copper jack

20th September

STF Community Day

Thursday 21st September

9am Parent focus group

Year 2 trip to Kidwelly castle

25th September

9am Education welfare officer to visit school about lateness and attendance

1pm Selected Yr 5/6 pupils to Penyrheol comp for DT project

26th September

Year 4 to library

Year 6 recycling project

27th September

Family learning starts at 9am-11.30 in the hall

Thursday 28th September

Harvest Assembly

Friday 29th September

INSET Day (School closed for staff training)

Thursday 26th October

Halloween/ Spooky disco

Friday 27th October

Last day of term.

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