Month: July 2018

Newsletter 20/07/18

A big thank you to our Eco Club who did a litter pick in and around school this week, assisted by Cllr. Irene Mann. They collected 3 bags of litter, and are so enthused that they want to do a Beach Litter Pick next!

School Dinners – The price of a school dinner is increasing to £2.30 from September. Please remember we will be going cashless for school dinner payments from September, so please sign up for sQuid, or ask at the office for a payment card.

Attendance – Congratulations to Y1/2H with 96.2% and to Y3/4N with 98% attendance this week.

Congratulations to the children who achieved 100% attendance this year, they have been treated with a trip to Brynmill Coffee House, and had cake and  milkshakes, smoothies or hot chocolate. They have all promised to get 100% next year, so we can have more cake!

Open afternoon – we have our open afternoon on Monday, where parents are invited to come and have a look at their child’s work. Entry is from 2.00pm to 3.10pm, and if you are attending you can take your child home after 2.30pm (( please remember to sign them out at the school office).

Last Day of Term – On Tuesday it is Toy Day, and non school uniform day. Children are invited to dress up or dress down, and bring in £1.00 which will go towards much needed school resources.

Advance Notice – Y5 & Y6 will be going to Theatr Na Nog’s performance of The White Feather on the 19th September. The cost will be approximately £10.00, but we have applied for a grant, and if successful it will be less, we will let you know as soon as we have the price confirmed.

Leaver’s Mugs – Please can the Y6 children return the misprinted Leaver’s Mugs. Replacements are on their way, and we will arrange to get them to you in September.

Goodbye – A few goodbyes

– to Miss Pardoe and Miss John who will be leaving us for pastures new, good luck in your new jobs.

– to our wonderful Year 6’s, we will miss you, good luck in secondary school.

– to the children leaving to go back to their home country, we hope you have enjoyed your time in Wales.

– to the children moving to new schools, thank you for being a part of our school, we hope you settle in well.

Mrs Nicholas causes a storm!

Good luck to Mrs Nicholas in her cricket endeavours. For those that don’t know, Mrs Nicholas  was the first Welsh player to appear in the Kia Super League , and she was a key contributor to Western Storm’s 2017 success.

On the back of that, the children in Year 3/4 had a taster session with Cricket Wales this afternoon, which they really enjoyed!

Good luck Mrs Nicholas in this years tournament – would you like a leaf on the achievement tree??!

E Safety Concern

We have had an increasing number of comments from parents telling us that a few children in Year 5 and 6 are using WhatsApp irresponsibly outside of the school day. This is taking a considerable amount of school time to deal with the fallout from incidents. Whilst we are duty bound to pass on any offensive material that is shared with us, our role is not to police the use of Social Media amongst pupils outside school.
The school asserts the following guidance:

WhatsApp’s age has recently been upgraded to 16.

Pupils should NOT be adding contacts and creating groups for the purposes of sharing offensive posts with pupils.

Passing on offensive material is considered legally to be on a par with initiating it.

Making multiple groups/ multiple Admins is inadvisable at best.

Should parents feel that their child is emotionally responsible enough to use apps such as WhatsApp despite being considerably underage, we advise that you discuss this with your child and agree boundaries.

Please be assured that your child’s emotional well being is important to us and we are keen to work in partnership with parents on a range of E Safety concerns. With this in mind please follow this link for further guidance.

Thank you
Mr Davies

Newsletter 13/07/18

End of Term –  Term finishes on Tuesday 24th July at 3.20pm.

Attendance – Congratulations to LFPM with 97.3% attendance, and to Y3/4J with 98.3% attendance this week. Last week’s winners were Y1/2H with 96.2% and Y3/4J  97.9%.

Congratulations to Y5/6D who won this term’s attendance prize with 96.6%, and had a lovely morning playing Footgolf.

A Uniform Grant is available to next year’s Reception, and next year’s Year 7 children if they are entitled to Free School Meals, please contact the school office for more information.

Last week’s Golden Table -Iona, Bronnie, Bayan, Namping, Eila, Logan, Tegan, Estelle, Isha, Saara, Joanna

This week’s Golden Table – Jago, Zak, Atikah, Maggie, Maraim, Trot, Zahraa, Abbey, Isaac

Reminder – If you are taking your child out of school for a holiday,  please complete an absence notification form in advance.

Leavers. Our Y6 Leavers concert is on Wednesday, starting about 9.15, and continuing until there are no dry eyes in the house!

Open Afternoon, Our open afternoon is on Monday 23rd July,  parent’s are invited to come and and have a look at their child’s work.

Toy Day is On Tuesday 24th, children can bring in a favourite toy, but please note, we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss or damage, please do not send in a toy with lots of small parts, and please make sure an electronic equipment is fully charged as we are plug in any chargers.

Thank you to Jade Joseph for nominating us for a free assembly and workshop on global citizenship, we are looking forward to it.

Thank you to everyone who supported our Enterprise Fair, sorry we ran out of everything!

Eco – Club – Our Eco Club will be doing a litter pick in and around the school on Monday.

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