Dear Parent/Carer,

We had a great Eisteddfod last Monday and it was really lovely to see all the work that children have been producing in class and at home in readiness for it. There was an especially creative selection of Welsh love spoons produced. Thank you for supporting your child with this at home.

Well done to our Year 6 Bard, Isaac Kalter for his re-styling of the story of Ceridwen, a legendary Welsh character.

The winning house was Wye and all House and Vice Captains did an exemplary job in collating the points throughout the Eisteddfod. Diolch and well done to everyone for great behaviour also!

Thank you very much also to those parents who joined us for the ‘Caffi Cymraeg’ in the afternoon with our Criw Cymraeg!

Our Y6 pupils went on their annual residential visit to Manor Park in Herefordshire last week and they had a great time doing lots of things like canoeing and a night-time walk in the dark. Thank you to Miss Watkins, Mrs Jarrett and Mrs Fowler, who are accompanied them.

We have a had lovely day for World Book Day with dressing up, lots of book activities in class and also a competition draw for book cover designs. Staff also swapped classes to read stories. The winners of the draw were Rafe Rehman and Fatima Idrees. All children took home a World Book Day voucher which can be taken to WH Smiths or Waterstones, to exchange for a free book.

Family Learning sessions last week were for Foundation Phase and Key Stage two parents were ‘Reading to Your child’.

Thank you to those parents who attended. I hope that you found the sessions helpful.

The third week of our Y5 Swimming course takes place this week and children are making great progress.

We are joined on Thursday by Alan Hyland, a retired Science lecturer, who is running a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) workshops with Key Stage 2 classes. This is part of series of visits that he will be making during the year.

The School Council have suggested that we do a Sports Kit/ Club Kit Day on Friday to raise money for Sport Relief. Children are asked to bring in £1.00 if they are able to for this charity.


Thank you to Mrs Jo Baron, our Educational Welfare Officer, who joined us for our Early Bird assembly today.

Last week the school average attendance for the week before last was 94% and last week it was 93.8%

Well done!

Congratulations to our Early Bird winners in the half termly draw who were Hana Uddin in Reception and Fatima Idrees. (Coinicidentally again)

Breakfast Club
A few parents have responded our request to provide voluntary contributions towards the additional Breakfast Club morning time. Thank you. Please contribute towards the extra care time if you are able to because this half term is our final trial period. Please remember that you are welcome to send in a contribution for the remaining four weeks in advance if you would like to and this would amount to £20.00 (£1.00 per day).

Parental Consultations
These take place on
Tuesday 10th March – 3.45-7.00pm
Wednesday 11th March – 3.45-5.30pm

All parents have been allocated a ten minute appointment time. Please respect this time limit so that all parents have an equal chance. If you need a longer time to discuss a particular issue, then it is always possible to arrange a separate appointment.

A children’s DVD will be running in the Nursery if you have no babysitters for the evening.

Volunteers from the Cwtsh library at The Handpost will be in school for the Tuesday Consultations so please take the time to see them in the middle hall.

Additionally, Miss Sweet will also have a table in the middle hall and will have some information for you about the new Curriculum for Wales.

Miss Howell is ill, unfortunately, and so will be unable to be in school on Tuesday or Wednesday for Consultations. If you would like to see your child’s books they will be left out for you and we will rearrange the appointments as soon as we are able to, next week.

We also have had to make two classroom changes to class 3J and 4P as a result of having damaged ceilings. Parental Consultations for these classes will take place in the following rooms:

Class 3J – The ICT room near the canteen
Class 4S – The Library near the main office

Future Courses and Meetings
Tuesday 17.3.20 – Governor Catch-up Sessions to meet our Parent Governors (Coffee and biscuits) – 3.00-3.45pm

Thurs 26.3.20 – Family Learning – Foundation Phase Writing – (Catch up from previously postponed session) – 9.00-10.00am

I thought that it might be helpful to share some information about our communication with the Civic Centre and Public Health Wales about the Coronavirus.

All schools in Wales have been issued with information about the Coronavirus and we have also been in contact with Public Health Wales on a few occasions when we have had particular enquiries. They are operating a telephone helpline and have provided us with a link which you might find helpful. The information on there is updated regularly and is the most current link available.

Government advice on travel can also be found on:

In school we are reminding children about the need to wash their hands thoroughly whilst singing two verses of Happy Birthday and they have practised this. In addition, we are taking extra cleaning precautions and are monitoring the situation daily.

Please help by reminding your child frequently of the need to wash hands regularly and carefully with soap.

We will keep you updated with any special information that you need to have about Coronavirus via Schoop or our newsletter and if you know of any parents who have not signed up, please encourage them to do so.

Thank you.


Yours sincerely,

H Vaughan