Dear Parent,

The Nursery and Year 3/4 concerts were great and I am so proud of all of the children! Thank you for supporting your child at these concerts.

This is a busy week and will be lots of fun!

Today we had the first of our Year 5/6 concerts and again the standard was really high! Well done!

Tomorrow is the final of our Y5/6 Concerts at 2.00pm.

Please remember that no child under Nursery age is permitted to attend the concerts. This is to ensure that your child can have a fair chance of performing without being disturbed by other babies or toddlers.

The Nursery Christmas Party is also tomorrow (Tuesday).  There will only be a morning session for all Nursery children and Nursery will be closed in the afternoon.

Wednesday is our School Party Day. Children have already brought home letters about party food but please don’t feel that you have to send a large amount in because we always have more than enough to share.

We will have discos in the morning and Mr Parker (DJ Sandman) has very kindly offered to provide these for us free of charge. In addition, Mr Barber (M and N Inflatables) has offered to provide us with a Nursery inflatable again. I am very grateful to them for their continued support for the school.

On Party Day, we ask children to wear their best party clothes to school in the morning and there is no charge for this.

On Thursday we have our usual Talent Shows and pupils have already been taking part in heats for entry to these.

On Friday morning at 10.00am we have our Early Years’ Christingle Service at Havelock Street Church and the Choir will be joining us for that.

We break up from school on Friday for the Christmas Holidays and school resumes on Monday 6th January 2020.



Thank you for your continued support with attendance.

At the Governing Body meeting last week, the decision was taken to stop authorising any term time absence from the start of the new term in January 2020. This means that any request for a holiday will be refused and may result in a fixed penalty fine. Our updated Attendance Policy will be uploaded to our website as soon as possible if you wish to see it.

We currently have a number of children away from school with a sickness bug and we will understand if your child is not able to come to school if they have sickness. The most recent advice from the Aneurin Bevan Health Board is that children do not return to school until 48 hours after their last bout of sickness. This measure is important to limit the spread of any infection.

Please also continue to remind your child about good hygiene and regular hand-washing before eating food and after using the bathroom.


School Dinners

Please pay any arrears outstanding as soon as possible but by the end of term at the very latest. This money is owed to Chartwell’s Catering and not the school.


Christmas Fayre

Our final total, including money from the sale of items last week, is £1345.65 gross and £1247.31 net

Thank you very much indeed!


Food items/children’s sweets

We are collecting food items and sweets for the food bank for Christmas. If you would like to send something in we would be most grateful.



We welcomed back Mrs Hayes today, who has returned to us after a period of time on maternity leave. Miss Lucas, who provided cover for her in this time, will be finishing on Friday.

Mr Pugsley, who has been providing cover in the Year 5  class will also be leaving us on Friday. He will, however, be returning on an occasional basis in the first week or so to help with our Lego League competition work. His class will be taken by Miss Lara Howells who is currently working at Malpas Park Primary School and I am sure that she will settle very well.

I’d like to thank both Miss Lucas and Mr Pugsley for their hard work during their time with us and also wish them both the very best of luck in the future.

Finally, I’d like to thank all of you for your continued support!

Have a really lovely Christmas and a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year!


Yours sincerely,


H Vaughan