Day: 8th March 2019

Newsletter 08/03/2019

Wow,  what a busy week, with lots of activities to celebrate our Welsh Week.

On Tuesday we had our St David’s Day Concert with various classes performing, and the Chairing of the Bard ceremony, Llongyfarchiadau Alexia! This was repeated on Wednesday for the parents to watch, and we would like to  thank you for your support, we had a queue stretching all the way to the shelter, and hurriedly had to organise extra chairs for you all.

The winners of last years flag competition saw their designs incorporated into one design which is proudly flying from our flagpole.


We had lots of entries for the Welsh Week Competition, which will be judged next week, so still time for any late entries.

Mrs Bruce-Lloyd who is one of our Parent Governors came into Y1/2 and cooked Welsh Cakes for the three classes and staff,  they were delicious. (Culinary skills are not a requirement for being a Parent Governor, but are an added bonus 🙂 )

Nursery & Reception practised their Welsh Folk Dancing Skills,  Y3/4 had a Twmpath, and Year 5/6 had a visit by local artist Emma Cownie,

Some our Eco Warriors were interviewed by The Wave and met Jamie who presents the afternoon show. They were excellent ambassadors for the school, and will also feature in their Women of Steel promotional voice clips which will be aired at a later date.

Next week we will be supporting Comic Relief, children (and staff) are invited to dress up as their favourite hero, and donate £1.00 to the Charity. There will also be a talent show in the afternoon, and  games stalls, so if the children would like to bring in an extra £1.00 to play the games they are more than welcome.

Attendance – Congratulations to LFPR with 97.4%, and to Y5/6M with 99.3% attendance this week. Da iawn!

Fruit – Just a little reminder that if you would like your child to have fruit this half term, please pay £6.00 on sQuid.

Y5/6 Residential Trip. Any outstanding amount must be paid by the 15th March.

Children late for school – We have a number of parents/pupils who are frequently late and arrive after school started. This causes disruption to the office staff, the class teacher, the class, and any assemblies/concerts or school trips, and can be a cause of  anxiety for the child. School starts at 8.50am, and children should either be in the Free Breakfast Club, or in the yard by 8.40am ready for the start of school. Please remember that Foundation Phase Children (Nursery to Y2) should be accompanied by a parent whilst they are in the yard before school starts. If your child arrives after the register has closed they will be classified as having unauthorised absence. If their attendance drops to under 90% you may be liable to a penalty notice.

After School Clubs next Week  –

Monday – Cross County Competition, please see Dojo for more information

Wednesday – Cross Country

Thursday –  Football Club

Pupil Voice -On Tuesday 26th March Wednesday 27th March we will be having some a Pupil Voice Event, where parents and governors are invited to come in and have an update on what the various Pupil Voice Groups have been doing, and what they have got planned. The event will be at 2.30pm and again at 5.30pm. There will be presentations from the

  • Learning Detectives
  • Digital Leaders
  • Sports Ambassadors
  • Criw Cymraeg
  • Eco Council
  • Enterprise Troopers
  • Well Being Warriors
  • Sennedd

We hope that you will be able to join us.

Healthy Lunchbox

The Welsh Government has produced a leaflet for parents and carers which gives advice and suggestions on what foods to include in a nutritious packed lunch, based on the Eatwell Guide. The leaflet also gives money-saving tips and guidelines on choosing healthy options for your children.


Please see the leaflet here