Friday 26th February
The sun has been shining this week as we see our youngest pupils return to school. Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are very quickly getting back into the swing of school life. Key Stage 2 are continuing to do an outstanding job with home learning, we are extremely proud of our whole school community. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for working with us throughout these difficult times. As soon as I receive any information about the return to school for our Key Stage 2 pupils I will send updated details.
Thank you for following our return to school guidance when dropping off and collecting children from school. Everyone has been wearing masks, social distancing and making sure their children don’t use the play equipment before and after school. We appreciate your support and are looking forward to a happy and successful term.
Please take care of yourselves and stay safe.
Miss Fiona Rutledge
Eisteddfod Foundation Phase – Monday 1st March
On Monday 1st March we will be celebrating our Eisteddfod in style. Foundation Phase pupils are asked to come to school wearing Welsh National costume, the costume from their country of origin or their house colours. We plan to hold a virtual Eisteddfod for our Foundation Phase pupils to celebrate their work over half term.
Eisteddfod Key Stage 2 – Monday 1st March
There will also be a virtual assembly for Key Stage 2 pupils at 2.00pm on Monday 1st March, please dress up in Welsh National costume, the costume from their country of origin or their house colours. Look out for the link to join on your google classroom. We look forward to finding out who will be the Bard of the Eisteddfod!
CHARTWELLS – SCHOOL MEALS PROVIDED FROM – MONDAY 1ST MARCH
Please book your childs meal via Parentpay.
THANKS TO THE PTA – WALKING TO THE NORTH POLE EVENT LAST DECEMBER
Thank you to everyone who sponsored our MP children to the North Pole in December. The class to raise the most sponsorship was Reception Miss Curtis – well done, the class raised £356.50
For the children who haven’t received their certificate & medal, these will be given out when you return to school.
SMOKE FREE SCHOOL GROUNDS – 1st March 2021 (from Public Health Wales)
You may be aware that there are new laws being introduced across Wales on 1st March, which build on the smoking ban introduced in 2007. The new laws will cover spaces where children and young people spend their time – such as school grounds and public playgrounds, as well as the outdoor areas of children’s daycare and childminding settings. Hospital grounds will also be part of the new legislation.
Parental consultations Spring Term – We usually would be inviting parents to a consultation this term to discuss their child’s work. Once we know where we are with returning to school we will schedule these consultations via telephone. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the class teacher or the school office. Further information to follow next week.
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.