Dear Parent/Carer,

Thank you for supporting our Casual Day in aid of school funds. We raised a total of £136.20

This is the second week in our Welsh Fortnight when we are dong lots of activities in preparation for our St David’s Day Eisteddfod next Monday (2nd March).

Today Year 1 and 2 pupils are visited the Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagans and found out about life in Wales in Victorian times.

Year 6 pupils have had a play today – Dragon Tales-  from Phillip Michell of Skirrid Mountain Productions and it was based on traditional Welsh tales. The play was then followed by a series of drama and literacy workshops.

On Thursday from 9.00-10.00am, we have our next Family Learning session for any parents who want to find out about how Maths is taught in Key Stage Two classes – What’s Maths All About?

This week is part of Fairtrade Fortnight and on Friday, the Eco Team team are organising a Green Day. Children are asked to wear an item of green clothing or hairband etc and bring in 50p for their eco projects. Children will also be doing an Eco class writing activity.

The ‘Caffi Cymraeg’ next Monday afternoon will also use Fairtrade food items (no charge).

On Friday we will be visited by documentary film-maker Jack Henry who has been commissioned to produce a film about Newport’s Chartist history and the pilot Chartist graphic novel workshops that we took part in. He will be chatting to some pupils.


Our Eisteddfod take place next Monday 2nd March and children are doing activities ready for this. An Eisteddfod is a very traditional Welsh cultural competition with art, drama, poetry, music and writing activities. The best writer in Year 6 is crowned the Bard.

Children have already started to bring in their Welsh lovespoons for the craft competition and each entrant earns five points their house. Thank you for supporting us with this. The last day is Friday 28th February.

Next Monday, children are invited to wear their house colours:

Red – Wye
Green – Ebbw
Yellow – Usk
Blue – Severn

Or, they can also wear club uniforms such as Brownies, Cubs, Judo, Taekwando etc. (There is no charge for this.)


Eco Tip
Always recycle any plastic containers for kitchen or garden storage.


The school average attendance for the week before half term was 93.1%

Thank you for your understanding over the new holiday policy.


Breakfast Club
All children registered for Breakfast Club received a letter last half term explaining that if it is easier for you, we will accept a half termly voluntary contribution of £30.00 towards the extra time provided by the school beyond normal Breakfast Club hours. Any cheques should be made payable to Newport City Council. We are unable to accept an electronic payment to this account.


Outstanding Dinner Money
Please pay off all outstanding dinner money. If your child’s account is not in credit, then Chartwells may not provide a meal for them and you will asked to bring in a packed lunch for them.


Diary Dates
Future Parent dates are:

 Parental Consultations:   Tuesday 10th March – 3.45-7.00pm

                                            Wednesday 11th March – 3.45-5.30pm


Mon 2.3 20 –        ‘Caffi Cymraeg’ – Welsh Café with Criw Cymraeg 2.45pm (Free Fairtrade refreshments)

Thurs 5.3.20 –       Reading with Your Child (Foundation Phase) 9.00-10.00am

Reading with Your Child (Key Stage 2) 2.25-3.15pm

Thurs 26.3.20 –     Foundation Phase Writing – (Catch up from previously postponed session)


In addition, we will also be running the first of a termly Governor Catch-up sessions to meet our Parent Governors and they will be attended by at least two Parent Governors for any session. The first one is on Tuesday 17th March from 3.00- 3.45pm. Please join us if you are able to for a coffee and a chat.

The Welsh Government has confirmed the term dates for the 2021-22 school year and these are shown below.


Term Start Half Term Starts Half Term Ends Term Ends
Autumn Thurs 2nd Sept 2021 Mon 25th Oct 2021 Fri 29th Oct 2021 Fri 17th Dec 2021
Spring Tues 4th Jan 2022 Mon 21st Feb 2022 Fri 25th Feb 2022 Fri 8th Apr 2022
Summer Mon 25th Apr 2022 Mon 30th May 2022 Fri 3rd Jun 2022 Fri 22nd July 2022


Yours sincerely,


H Vaughan