Friday 19th March
Message from Miss Rutledge
What a wonderful return to school it has been this week! I can’t begin to tell you how lovely it has been to see our Key Stage 2 pupils return to school. They have enjoyed returning to the class routine, catching up with their peers and staff and working brilliantly receiving face to face learning. I’ve been so impressed with how everyone has adapted.
Thank you Parents, you’ve done a great job with home learning. I must also mention Staff who have worked tirelessly with home learning and to ensure a safe, happy and smooth return to school. Thank you all!
Huge thanks to our school community for following our school guidance and wearing masks on the school site, as the week has progressed the entry and exit to school has improved significantly. We continue to follow Welsh Government guidelines and are updating our risk assessments regularly to reduce any transmission of COVID-19.
Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully enjoy the sunshine.
RAISING FUNDS FOR SCHOOLS IN – UGANDA – YEAR 4
The charity we work with to link with our partner school in Uganda (Namunsi Primary School, Mbale) are trying to raise some funds to support their work with schools in Uganda. The pandemic has been particularly challenging there, as it has been here, so the patrons of the charity are walking the distance from Pontypridd to Uganda.
In school, we will be supporting this with Year 4 being sponsored to walk a million steps in a day in the coming weeks (look out for more information on this, to follow!). PONT would be really grateful for any donations, either now through the link in the document below, or when Year 4 complete their challenge.
LAST DAY OF TERM – FRIDAY 26TH MARCH
School re-opens on Monday 12th April 2021
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
May Day – Monday 3rd May School Closed
Voting Day Thursday 6th May – School closed to pupils
Inset Day Friday 28th May – School closed to pupils
Inset Day Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th July – School closed to pupils
Lateral Flow testing
Lateral Flow Testing for staff has now been introduced, please be aware that this could impact on possible class closures at short notice. In the event of a member of staff testing positive a class bubble will need to be closed and pupils and staff will need to isolate. This will be communicated with you via text to parents in the first instance and followed up with a letter from school regarding the situation.
It is essential that any pupil, teacher or staff member who have COVID-19 symptoms, or who share a household with someone who has symptoms, does not attend the school / setting and follows the self-isolation guidance and access a test.
THE MAIN SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19:-
a high temperature: this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough: this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste: this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.