January 2014

NEWSLETTER

Happy New Year! Welcome back to the new school term.

 THANK YOU

A very big thank you for your support and generosity at the Christmas Concerts we raised £530 which will be used to subsidise our educational visits this term.

The PTFA raised funds at the Christmas Fair and Concert raffles which will be used to fund playground markings and outdoor play equipment for the children.

 

CONGRATULATIONS – to the school netball team who played against Peterston Primary School winning 5:4. The team train on a Wednesday evening at St Richard Gwyn sports hall.

 

VALUES

Our values for this half term are UN Convention of Children’s Rights.

 

FAMILY EUCHARIST

All are welcome to attend St Mary’s Church on Sunday 2nd February at 10.30am for a family Eucharist Service.  There will be coffee afterwards at the Church hall.

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

Our parents’ evenings will take place on Thursday 13th February and Thursday 20th February between 4pm and 6pm. The children are invited to show you their books before or after you meet with the teachers who will all be in the school hall. Refreshments will also be available in the hall.  We are trialing a new on line booking system for our parents evenings and trust you will find it easy to use and have the convenience of booking your own time slot.  You need to access https://gwenfo.parentseveningsystem.co.ukand this is now live for you to book your appointment with your child’s teacher.  You will then receive an email confirming your date and time.  If you have any problems with booking at all, please do not hesitate to ring school.

PE Kit

The teachers would like to remind all children to have their full PE kit in school every week, the kit may be left at school for the week. The children will need navy shorts, navy joggers, house colour t shirt, trainers and sweatshirt.  No football or rugby tops please!

Please remember to label all clothes and shoes coming into school.

WEBSITE

Parent information sheets have been added to our website, you will be able to access all the information you need to support the children in their classroom topics.

Spelling lists and homework activities can also be found on the website.

COMMUNICATION

Most of our communications are through email and text; please let us know if you have changed your email address or mobile phone number.

LOST PROPERTY

There is a growing amount of unnamed lost property! If you are missing any school uniform please check the lost property box which is located in the link corridor outside years 5 and 6.

UNIFORM

As we encourage the children to go outside as often as possible please ensure that the children have a waterproof coat / jacket with a hood in school everyday.

Extreme haircuts including shaved patterns are not within our uniform policy. Please could the girls refrain from wearing nail varnish to school.

 

BIRTHDAY CAKES

If children bring in a birthday cake to share with their class, please may we request individual cakes rather than a whole cake which needs to be cut and distributed.  Many thanks for your cooperation.

SNACKS

Children may bring in a fruit snack for morning break from Monday to Thursday, this can be fresh or dried fruit. Crisps can be brought on a Friday if you wish.

GAMING

It has come to our attention that children are playing console games unsuitable for their age.  Please be guided by the age censorship on the games.

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs of the KS2 concert are available on our website thank you to Miss Sara Pratt for her time and skill in producing the photographs.

 

SOUNDTRACK

The soundtrack of the concert is available on YouTube – thank you to Maisy’s grandad for producing the soundtrack.

 

DVD

The DVD will be available at the end of January for £5 per copy, thank you to Jamie Roberts’ father for filming the concert.

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY

School starts promptly at 8:50am please make sure children are in the playground by 8:45am. If a family holiday is unavoidable during term time please complete the request form on our website. 10 days may be authorised however it is included in the overall absence total.

 

ST  DAVID’S DAY

St David’s day celebrations and our Eisteddfod will take place on Friday 7th March, the children may dress in traditional Welsh costumes, rugby or football shirts.

Details of the home competition will be available on the website before the half term holiday.

WORLD BOOK DAY

World book day will be celebrated on Thursday 6th March, children may dress up as their favourite book character – don’t forget to bring the book to school too! There will be prizes for the best costumes in each class.

FEBRUARY HALF TERM

We finish for the February half term break at end of school on Friday 21st February and return to school on Monday 3rd March.