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Newsletter 27.5.22

Attendance- This week’s attendance is 85.7%

The best attending class is Year 3

Dear parent/ carer

The children have thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Jubilee Celebrations’ this week and we even had a visit from HRH during the Jubilee picnic lunch yesterday, what a treat.  The atmosphere around school has been electric and the Tre Uchaf’s Got Talent Show today was a tearjerker. Huge congratulations to those children who reached the final and what a final it was! The judges had the most difficult job and were in tears after some of the acts so I am relieved I didn’t have to choose the winner. I have no idea how Simon Cowell does this week in week out! Congratulations to The purple Stripes who were our winners, Cameron who came second, Jake was third and Whitney and Morgan fourth- amazing!

The Treuchaf Bake-off was won this year by Year 3 who were delighted. It tasted even better than it looked. Thank you to Mrs Havard, Mrs Dixie, and the Jubilee committee who planned the events this week. The standard of work from the children, which is currently on display in the corridor, was superb.

Thank you for completing the short survey about sports day. We have had a mixed response so far between those parents who would like separate class sports days and those who would like us to be together on the field. More information about dates and times will be shared after half term. If you haven’t submitted a response please click on the link here or copy and paste it into your browser. Many thanks.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ug4_TzS3ZEGUCRtgHRR5kyw0Hyh0uNdIlTaTvVPw3EJUM0FVQklTSjUwQjczRTZDWDg3VENGVzlCOS4u

Thank you to those parents who attended our parent workshop on Tuesday about children’s anxiety and worries. The response has been fantastic. Please come along to the next and final session if you can on Tuesday 7th June at 2pm in the school hall.

Llwchwr Town Council and Friends of Parc Williams will be holding a Community Jubilee Picnic 12-17:30 on Sunday 5th June.  The event is free and there will be entertainment and competitions. Please bring a picnic and enjoy our park!  

Competitions include; Children’s fancy dress, Best Jubilee Hat or Crown, and Best set of 6 decorated cupcakes.

Entertainment includes lots of  Music, Games, Circus Skills, Displays, Loughor Town Band, Disney Characters [Mr & Mrs Mouse, Buzz & Woody]. Loughor lifeboat will be visiting and the Hatch will be open for tea/coffee/ soft drinks.  There will also be homemade cakes for sale.

Details can be found on Friends of Parc Williams Facebook Page or Llwchwr Town Council web page http://www.LlwchwrTownCouncil.gov.uk

PARKING IS VERY LIMITED SO PLEASE TRY TO GET TO THE PARK ON FOOT IF YOU CAN.

A few things to remind you about over the coming weeks…

INSET Days

Monday June 6th and Friday 22nd July. Please put the dates in your diary and spread the word!

Absences

Please telephone the school office on 01792 893682 and select option 1 to leave a message if your child is absent. We understand that some children are more poorly than others are however; we have a duty to inform you if attendance is particularly low. I met with EWO this week who has asked to send the standard letters to those children who are below 80%. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are worried or if you need help and support to improve your child’s attendance..

Tiddly Tots

Our Tiddly Tots parent and Toddler group is growing! It was lovely to see new faces this morning so we have decided to extend the time from 9am-10.30. Pop in between this time on a Friday for a cuppa and a chat! This is a great chance to speak to other parents and prepare your little ones for school! We look forward to seeing you after half term.

I hope you all have a relaxing half term and we will see you back in school on TUESDAY 7th JUNE.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Davies

Events coming up- Health and well being week

Tuesday 7th June

Year 2 Botanical gardens visit

CAMHS In reach parent session- Worries 2pm-3pm. Please come along and find out more!

Wednesday 8th June

Year 5 taster day in Penyrheol Comprehensive school

Thursday 9th June

Violins

Friday 10th June

Year 2 library visit

Monday 13th June

Year 6 Question and answer session with Year 8 pupils from Penyrheol comprehensive

Tuesday 14th June

Education welfare visit regarding attendance

Class photographs

Year 5 visit to Oriel science project

Wednesday 15th June

Best of me workshop

Thursday 16th June

Year 3 to Folly farm

Violins

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Newsletter 20.5.22

Attendance- This week’s attendance is 89.5%

The best attending class is JSTF.

Dear parent/ carer

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the parents and carers who attended the curriculum design meeting in the school hall on Wednesday. It was lovely to see so many enthusiastic people keen to improve the lives of our children. It was a common sense discussion and the representatives paid considerable thought to the needs of the children in our school. We will review the curriculum again during Autumn term and look forward to welcoming other parents and carers who might have missed this opportunity. If you were unable to attend but would like to share thoughts and ideas please email the school or telephone me on 01792893682.

Thank you to the parents who have sent in outgrown school uniform, which we have recycled for our younger children. We have a rail at the front of our school entrance with a selection of uniform to choose if you need it. We understand the cost of living has increased and this is a good way to reduce, re-use and recycle. If your child has grown out of polo shirts, school dresses, skirts and jumpers that are still in good condition, please hand them into your child’s class teacher or the office. This project is helping our school community in many ways.

Thank you to Mr Civil for arranging for DR BIKE to attend school today. There were a few repairs made and a few prescriptions for recommendations! Thank you to Roger from SUStrans and Mr Ricketts our parent governor for supporting the event and getting stuck in!

A few things to remind you about over the coming weeks…

INSET Days

Monday June 6th and Friday 22nd July. Please put the dates in your diary and spread the word!

DON’T FORGET!!!
Learn how to manage your child’s worries in a supportive manner that fosters emotional resilience for your child. The workshop offers an opportunity to understand the science behind worry while providing practical strategies to manage worry in the home and for life outside of school. Look inside the worry cycle, understand the physical feelings of worries and how to manage them, and explore when extra support may be needed. Come along to the school on 24th May and 7th June between 2pm-3pm. We look forward to seeing you.

Absences

Please telephone the school office on 01792 893682 and select option 1 to leave a message. Mrs Seager checks these messages at 9am every day but if a message hasn’t been received you will be telephoned to ask for a reason. As you know, we have a duty of care for all children in our school. If your child is absent, we need to know where they are.

Platinum Jubilee Week

During the next fortnight, the children will be working on a project about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. An event we will never see again! The children will be researching the commonwealth, finding out about the different countries, researching historical facts, investigating Buckingham Palace etc.

We will be enjoying a BIG Lunch/ garden party on the school field at lunchtime on Thursday 26th May. They can dress as a king/queen/princess/prince or wear something red, white and/or blue.

Auditions for TreUchaf’s Royal variety show in the style of TreUchaf’s Got talent will be Monday and Thursday next week and the grand final on Friday afternoon.

Tiddly Tots

It was lovely to get back to some normality last week and welcome some new tots to our parent and toddler group. We have decided to extend the time from 9am-10.30 so pop in between this time on a Friday for a cuppa and a chat! This is a great chance to speak to other parents and prepare your little ones for school! We look forward to seeing you.

Personalised tests

Children from Year2 to Year 6 will be participating in online tests over the next few weeks. These are available online using Hwb and are nothing to worry about! There are practice questions on Hwb so if the children log into their HWB account it will appear on the front page. These familiarisation questions are a great opportunity for you to talk through the style of questioning but they may not be pitched at the right stage for your child.  Have a go with them but please do not worry. There will be no pressure from us at all and it’ll just be another way for us to look at their progress in maths and reading.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Davies

Events this week

Monday 23rd Jubilee Week!

KS2 Auditions 1pm

Cricket club

Tuesday 24th May

CAMHS In reach parent session- Worries 2pm-3pm. Please come along and find out more!

Governor meeting

Year 6 transition group to Gorseinon to work with the cluster.

Wednesday 25th May

Reception- height, weight and vision screening

Thursday 26th May

Jubilee picnic and parade- Children can dress as a royal prince, princess, king , queen or wear red, white or blue. Bring a picnic lunch inspired by an afternoon tea to enjoy on the school field at lunchtime. This will be instead of lunch so if your child has a free school meal and you’d like to order a picnic lunch, please inform your class teacher on Monday.

Year 5/ 6 football match in Meadow View

Friday 27th May

Swansea City FC working with Year 5

The final of TreUchaf’s Got Talent

Monday 6th June

INSET DAY

Tuesday 7th June

CAMHS In Reach workshop- worries

Year 2 visit to Botanical gardens

Wednesday 8th June

Year 5 Taster morning in Penyrheol 9.30-1pm

Friday 10th June

Year 2 to visit the library

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School Menu

This is the new menu for Summer term

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

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Newsletter 13.5.22

Dear parent/ carer

Thank you for supporting our ‘Walking Bus’ today. Our older children were wonderful role models and set a fantastic example of remaining safe on the road. We did not anticipate such a large number of children so next week we will make sure we have additional staff to help Mr Civil and Miss Trotman on Friday!

Unfortunately, I have noticed that standards are slipping with school uniform and many children are turning up to school in different coloured sports hoodies and jumpers rather than their school sweaters. Many of our girls are starting to wear false nails and want to wear fancy headwear such as large bows and scarves in their hair. Please help to support our message to the children and ensure all children wear the correct clothing. When the children leave our school to go to comprehensive school the expectation will be to conform to school uniform rules, so helping them to adopt these skills now will help them in the future. Thank you for your support.

I would like to thank the parents who have sent in outgrown school uniforms, which we have recycled for our younger children. We have a rail at the front of our school entrance with a selection of uniform to choose from if you need it. We understand the cost of living has increased and this is a good way to reduce, re-use and recycle. If your child has grown out of polo shirts, school dresses, skirts, and jumpers that are still in good condition, please hand them into your child’s class teacher or the office. This project is helping our school community in many ways-thank you!

A few things to remind you about over the coming weeks…

INSET Days

Monday June 6th and Friday 22nd July. Please put the dates in your diary and spread the word!

CAMHS

Two-session parent workshop on supporting your child with their worries. 
Learn how to manage your child’s worries in a supportive manner that fosters emotional resilience for your child. The workshop offers an opportunity to understand the science behind worry while providing practical strategies to manage worry in the home and for life outside of school. Look inside the worry cycle, understand physical feelings of worries and how to manage them, and explore when extra support may be needed. Come along to the school on 24th May and 7th June between 2pm-3pm. We look forward to seeing you.

Class of 2023 Hoodies

We have “Class of 2023” school hoodies in the office for Year 5 to try on for size, ready for next year. We have red, yellow, green, blue and grey to choose from this year. If you would like to order a hoodie for delivery in July, please complete the form and send in payment to the school office. The last date for orders will be June 24th.

Curriculum for Tre Uchaf Parent Event

From September 2022, our school will be embarking on a journey towards a new curriculum for Wales. Whilst the teaching staff and children have all shared their ideas about what our curriculum should look like in Tre Uchaf, it should also be acknowledged that you as parents and carers will also have your own ideas and suggestions about what our children should experience.  As you know, we are a positive and inclusive school and I want to hear your thoughts and suggestions about what you think our children need to achieve or experience during their time with us.

Attendance

Please telephone the school office on 01792 893682 to inform us if your child is absent for any reason. When you phone, our lovely children with a cheerful message will greet you and then prompt you to select option 1 to leave a message. Mrs Seager checks these messages at 9am every day but if a message hasn’t been received you will be telephoned to ask for a reason. As you know, we have a duty of care for all children in our school. If your child is absent, we need to know where they are.

Term-time holidays

We understand that the disruptions over the last few years have meant that many families have had their holidays postponed and cancelled and some of these have been re-arranged for the coming months. We understand the importance of spending time together with family and know the cost of taking holidays during the school holidays is expensive. However, we are unable to authorise holidays during term time. If your child’s attendance is very good and above 95% this won’t be a problem, however for those children who have lower attendance a 2 week holiday can have a big impact on their learning. Please be aware of this when you book your next holiday. If you would like to discuss your child’s attendance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Summer play scheme- Food and Fun!

We are delighted to tell you our school has been selected to host a FREE Summer play scheme for 10 days in the Summer holidays.  It will be held in our school gym building from 9am until 1pm from 25th July. We have to limit the places to 40 children per day due to staffing levels. Children in Years 2,3,4 and 5 (this academic year) will be offered a place and it will be on a first come first-served basis. Letters and information will follow over the coming weeks but to secure a place you MUST complete a booking form. Once the 40 places are full, registration will close.

Nuts

We have several children and a member of staff with a nut allergy so please do not send any products with nuts into school. This includes Nutella!

Platinum Jubilee Week

During the next fortnight, the children will be working on a project about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. An event we will never see again! The children will be researching the commonwealth, finding out about the different countries, researching historical facts, investigating Buckingham Palace etc.  Each class will inform you of the events going on but the whole school will be enjoying a BIG Lunch/ garden party on the school field on Thursday 26th May. They can dress as a royal or wear something red, white and/or blue.

During the week commencing 23rd May the children can audition for TreUchaf’s Royal variety show in the style of TreUchaf’s Got talent. More information to follow. Our Pupil Voice Groups have been incredibly busy arranging meetings to decide what other activities we can do. Suggestions have included, dressing your pet as a royal, a Victoria sponge bake-off, designing a hat for the Queen etc. We will send out more information over the next week-watch this space!

Tiddly Tots

It was lovely to get back to some normality and welcome some new tots to our parent and toddler group on a Friday morning. Please come along if you have a 0-3year old. This is a great chance to speak to other parents and prepare your little ones for school! It is in the school hall from 9am-10am on a Friday morning (term time only). We look forward to seeing you.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Davies

Events this week

Monday 16th May

2.50pm Netball game in Cadle Primary School

Tuesday 17th May

Child led assembly- Here to help!

Wednesday 18th May

Year 4 visit to Mumbles

Year 2 Enterprise project- smoothies!

1.30- Parents and our new curriculum

Thursday 19th May

Year 6 MAT event in Penyrheol 2pm-3pm

Violins

Year 3 String along

Friday 20th May

Tiddly tots parent group from 9am- 10am in the school hall

Swansea City Fc to work with Year 5

Reception ballet

Year 2 Street dance

Tuesday 24th May

CAMHS In reach parent session- Worries 2pm-3pm

Governor meeting

Wednesday 25th May

Cricket Competition Gorseinon CC

Reception height weight vision screening

Year 6 Transition council meeting in Penyrheol Comprehensive

Thursday 26th May

Jubilee picnic- Children can dress as a royal or wear red white or blue. Bring a picnic lunch inspired by an afternoon tea to enjoy on the school field.

Year 5/ 6 football match in Meadow View

Friday 27th May

Swansea City FC working with Year 5

The final of TreUchaf’s Got Talent

Monday 6th June

INSET DAY

Tuesday 7th June Online tests for Year 2-Year 6

CAMHS In Reach workshop- worries

Year 2 visit to Botanical gardens

Wednesday 8th June

Year 5 Taster morning in Penyrheol 9.30-1pm

Friday 10th June

Year 2 to visit the library

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Newsletter

9.5.22

Dear parent/ carer

Our healthy and confident bees would like to bring back the walking bus and would like to encourage more children to walk to school. Therefore, with this in mind, Mr Civil will be starting our walking bus from the Pengry Road Working men’s club at 8.30am every Wednesday morning. If your children would like to get involved please meet at the Pengry Road club car park to join in.

Our reception children have experienced ballet, our year 2 children have been joining in with Street dance, and year 3 have started learning to play the violin in string-along. Interest groups have involved scooter skills, sewing, forest fun, gardening, and Swansea City Football club has been working with our Year 5 children so the school has been very busy this week! Well done to all our ambitious and capable learners.

A few things to remind you about over the coming weeks…

INSET Days

Monday, June 6th and Friday 22nd July are now staff training days. Please put the dates in your diary and spread the word!

CAMHS School In-reach Team are offering a two-session parent workshop on supporting your child with their worries. 


Learn how to manage your child’s worries in a supportive manner that fosters emotional resilience for your child. The workshop offers an opportunity to understand the science behind worry while providing practical strategies to manage worry in the home and for life outside of school. Look inside the worry cycle, understand the physical feelings of worries and how to manage them, and explore when extra support may be needed. Come along to the school on 24th May and 7th June between 2pm-3pm. We look forward to seeing you.

Class of 2023 Hoodies

The year 5 children have been asking me about the “Class of 2023”  hoodies for the next academic year. This seems to be an exciting event for the children! After discussions with the year 5 class and JSTF children, we have decided that the selection of colours will not be as wide this year and we will be sticking to just 5 colours to choose from. Order forms and sample sizes will be available over the next few weeks for parents.

Curriculum for Tre Uchaf Parent Event

From September 2022, our school will be embarking on a journey towards a new curriculum for Wales. Whilst the teaching staff and children have all shared their ideas about what our curriculum should look like in Tre Uchaf, it should also be acknowledged that you as parents and carers will also have your own ideas and suggestions about what our children should experience.  Everyone is welcome to attend but I am also particularly interested in encouraging parents and carers who may belong to underrepresented groups such as BAME parents, parents in the LGBT community, parents of children with additional learning needs and parents who have children who speak English as a second language. As you know, we are a positive and inclusive school and I want to hear your thoughts and suggestions about what you think our children need to achieve or experience during their time with us.

Come along to the school hall on Wednesday 18th May at 1.30pm to discuss the new curriculum and have a cup of coffee and a slice of cake!

After school clubs

I am delighted to tell you that after-school clubs are back on for the Summer term. The children will receive a letter for consent to attend and information regarding times and days etc.

Football matches against other schools will be ongoing throughout the summer term with Mr Jones.

Monday

Cricket from 3pm-4pm on the school field Years 4,5 and 6  with Mrs Davies

Netball in the gym for  Years 5 and 6 with Miss Trotman

Active citizens for Year 5 and 6 with Mr Smith

Clwb Cymraeg with Mrs Havard and Miss Morgan in the  Year 4 classroom

Advanced Makaton with Mrs Pugh Year 3,4,5 and 6

Tuesday

Beginner Makaton with Miss Hughes in ISTF class Years 1,2 and 3

Dance with Miss Legg in the gym

Wednesday

Basketball from 3pm-3.50pm in the gym with Mr Walker (Years 4,5 and 6)

Thursday

Coding Club with Mrs Edwards in Year 2 with Years 2,3 and 4

Cycling club with Mr Civil- limited numbers due to health and safety. (Years 4,5 and 6)

Friday

Art and craft with Mrs Hall (Years 1 and 2)

Please collect information letter and consent forms from the teacher organising the club and collect the children on time. A big thank you to the staff who are giving up their time to host these for our children.

Mrs Davies

Events this week

Tuesday 10th May

Pupil Voice meeting with Mrs Davies

Staff training on Thrive

Wednesday 11th May

Food and fun training day  for staff working in the Summer playscheme

Thursday 12th May

Year 5 to Awel y mor nursing home to sing for the residents

Violins

Year 3 String along

Year 5 Gymnastics with Afan Gym

Year 6 to MAT science event in Penyrheol

New parents to visit- Year 3 and Reception

Friday 13th May

Tiddly tots parent group from 9am- 10am in the school hall

Swimming

Penyrheol Comprehensive staff to visit

Swansea City Fc to work with Year 5

Reception ballet

Year 2 Street dance

Monday 16th May

2.50pm Netball game in Cadle Primary School

Wednesday 18th May

1.30pm Curriculum for TreUchaf Parent event in the school hall

Thursday 19th May

Violins

Year 3 Stringalong

Year 6 MAT event in Penyrheol

Monday May 23rd  “Jubilee Week” More information to follow

Tuesday 24th May

CAMHS In reach parent session- Worries 2pm-3pm

Governor meeting

Wednesday 25th May

Cricket Competition Gorseinon CC

Reception height weight vision screening

Year 6 Transition council meeting in Penyrheol Comprehensive

Thursday 26th May

Year 5/ 6 football match in Meadow View

Friday 27th May

Tiddly Tots 9am-10am

Swansea City FC working with Year 5

Reception ballet

Year 2 Street dance

Monday 6th June

INSET DAY

Tuesday 7th June Online personalised tests for Year 2-Year 6 (Please do not worry about these)

CAMHS In-Reach workshop “Worries”

Year 2 visit to Botanical gardens

Wednesday 8th June

Year 5 Taster morning in Penyrheol 9.30-1pm

Friday 10th June

Year 2 to visit the library

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Worries

Come along to the parent sessions on Tuesday 24th May at 2pm and Tuesday 7th June at 2pm. The workshop will be supported by Jez Jones.

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Newsletter 3.5.22

Newsletter 3.5.22

Dear Parent / carer

I hope you all had a relaxing, extra-long bank holiday weekend. We were very lucky with the weather so I hope you all made the most of the sunshine and managed to enjoy the outdoors. This half of the summer term is relatively short so we will be making the most out of every opportunity and fitting in as many authentic learning experiences as possible.

INSET Days

We have two remaining INSET days this academic year- Monday June 6th and Friday 22nd July, have now been allocated to staff training. Please put the dates in your diary and spread the word!

CAMHS School In-reach is offering a two-session parent workshop on supporting your child with their worries. 
Learn how to manage your child’s worries in a supportive manner that fosters emotional resilience in your child. The workshop offers an opportunity to understand the science behind worry while providing practical strategies to manage worry in the home and for life outside of school. Look inside the worry cycle, understand the physical feelings of worries and how to manage them, and explore when extra support may be needed. Come along to the school on 24th May and 7th June between 2pm-3pm

Year 6 party

The Year 6 leavers’ party will be on Friday 15th July. Your child should have received a letter with the information and a payment plan. Please contact the school office or Lisa Davies (Joseph’s mum) for more information.

Year 5 hoodies

The year 5 children have been asking me about the leaver’s hoodies for next year. This seems to be an exciting time for the children! After discussions with the year 5 class and JSTF children, we have decided that the selection of colours will not be as wide this year and we will be sticking to just 5 colours to choose from. Order forms and sample sizes will be available over the next few weeks for parents. More information will follow before half term.

New curriculum parent event

From September 2022, our school will be embarking on a journey towards a new curriculum for Tre Uchaf. Whilst the teaching staff and children have all shared their ideas about what our curriculum should look like in our school, it should also be acknowledged that you as parents and carers will also have your own ideas and suggestions about what our children should experience.  Everyone is welcome to attend but I am also particularly interested in encouraging parents and carers who may belong to underrepresented groups such as BAME parents, parents in the LGBT community, parents of children with additional learning needs and parents who have children who speak English as a second language. As you know, we are a positive and inclusive school and I want to hear your thoughts and suggestions about what you think our children need to achieve or experience before leaving us at the end of Year 6. Come along to the school hall on Wednesday 18th May at 1.30pm to discuss the new curriculum and have a cup of coffee and a slice of cake!

After school clubs

I am delighted to tell you that after-school clubs are back on for the Summer term. The children will receive a letter for consent to attend and information regarding times and days etc. Please collect a letter from your child’s class teacher or staff member organising the group.

Football matches against other schools will be ongoing throughout the summer term with Mr Jones.

Monday

Cricket from 3pm-4pm on the school field Years 4,5 and 6  with Mrs Davies

Netball in the gym  for  Years 5 and 6 with Miss Trotman

Active citizens for Year 5 and 6 with Mr Smith

Clwb Cymraeg with Mrs Havard and Miss Morgan in the  Year 4 classroom

Advanced Makaton with Mrs Pugh Year 3,4,5 and 6

Tuesday

Beginner Makaton with Miss Hughes in ISTF class Years 1,2 and 3

Dance with Miss Legg in the gym

Wednesday

Basketball from 3pm-3.50pm in the gym with Mr Walker (Years 4,5 and 6)

Thursday

Coding Club with Mrs Edwards in Year 2 with Years 2,3 and 4

Cycling club with Mr Civil- limited numbers due to health and safety. (Years 4,5 and 6)

Friday

Art and craft with Mrs Hall (Years 1 and 2)

A big thank you to the staff who are giving up their time to host these activities for our children.

Mrs Davies

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Newsletter- 8.4.22

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Newsletter 8.4.22

Dear Parent / carer

Happy Easter-Pasg Hapus!

The children have had a great week learning about Easter traditions and making cards and gifts for family and friends. The Easter raffle yesterday raised over £230 and I would like to say a big thank you to Benjamin and Aimee who have been busy selling tickets on behalf of our enterprising group- Diolch yn fawr iawn! Thank you for supporting the children by buying a ticket or donating an egg, it is much appreciated. I must also comment on how thoughtful our children are because several of the children’s tickets came out more than once and they were happy to let someone else have a go. This has made me an extremely proud headteacher.

The standard of Easter bonnets during the parade today and the creativity of our children shown through the decorate an egg competition was second to none. I felt sorry for Mrs Seager, our mystery judge, she had the most difficult job in the school!

Bank holiday

Don’t forget school will be closed on Friday 29th April for the extra Queen’s platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday that falls in the May half term.

Afternoon nursery

The afternoon nursery will start after Easter from 12.50pm until 3.05pm. Please spread the word and share this information with anyone who is yet to secure a place. These sessions are for children who have just turned three and will have another year of nursery from September. Mrs Lauren Hall will be the afternoon nursery teacher.

I hope you all have an enjoyable Easter holiday and we’ll see you back in school on Monday 25th April.

Stay safe

Mrs Davies

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Newsletter

1.4.22

Newsletter 1.4.22

Dear Parent / carer

Thank you for all your support on Wednesday for our ‘Onesie Wednesday’ to raise awareness of Autism during World Autism Awareness Week. We raised over £100 for the Swansea branch of the National Autistic Society. Huge congratulations to Isla who won the signed Swansea City football!

Easter Fun!

Our foundation phase children have been invited to create an Easter bonnet or an Easter hat for our parade on Friday. There will be a prize for each class and a mystery judge has been appointed! Our key stage 2 children have also been asked to decorate a hard boiled egg for a competition too. There will be a prize for each class.  Pob lwc!

Easter raffle

Thank you for your generous donations of eggs for our Easter raffle on Thursday. A big thank you to Benjamin and Aimee who’ve been very busy selling tickets this week. The tickets cost 50p each or £1 for 3.

Thank you

I would like to say a big thank you to St Vincent de Paul church who has kindly donated Easter food parcels for families in need. If you feel that you would benefit from one of these parcels or know someone who might need it, please get in touch via the school office or pop into school. Please speak to me or a member of staff if we can support you in any way.

Bank holiday

Don’t forget school will be closed on Friday 29th April for the extra Queen’s platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday that falls in the May half term.

Absences

Please could you inform Mrs Seager if your child is absent from school? We have an online form if you use schoop or you can use class dojo if that’s easier. We will be making phone calls to those families who don’t inform us on the first day. I will be meeting with the education welfare officer on Tuesday to discuss unexplained absences and she will visit any families who are keeping children home from school for no reason. We will be sending home a report of your child’s attendance so far this year. If you wish to discuss it please telephone the school office to make an appointment.

Parents’ evening

There are still quite a few parents who haven’t yet made a telephone appointment to discuss pupil progress. I will make telephone calls this week to discuss this with you. Hopefully, we will be able to find a mutually convenient time to chat about your child.

Afternoon nursery

The afternoon nursery will start after Easter. Please spread the word and share this information with anyone who is yet to secure a place.

Start time

Thank you for responding to the change of start time in the morning. The doors now close at 8.50 and not 8.55 am. Please do not send your child in before 8.40 in the morning unless they are going to breakfast club. All children should be supervised before the doors open at 8.40am.

Goodbye and good luck!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Miss Walker a fond farewell. She will be leaving on Wednesday and taking up a new position in another school. I’m sure you will all join me and wish her the best of luck for the future.

I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend!

Mrs Davies

Dates for the diary

Friday 1st April

Year 6 swimming

Transition council meeting in Penyrheol (Year 6)

Monday 4th April

Easter raffle tickets on sale

Wednesday 6th April

Pentagon play to visit to speak to the children about playground designs

Miss Walker’s last day

Thursday 7th April

Easter raffle

Friday 8th April

Easter bonnet parade and decorate an egg competition

Year 6 swimming

Last day of the term

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Covid update- March 27th 2022

Local authority advice on control measures for risk infection in schools remains until the end of term.

Following this week’s meeting of the local Incident Management Team schools are advised to remain at HIGH on the Welsh Government’s Framework until the end of term. As soon as we have a further update from the Welsh Government, especially on the wearing of face masks, twice weekly-testing and the current self-isolation period following a positive test, we will write to you again. Control measures in schools will remain the same until after Easter, at least.

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