April 12th 2019 Ebrill 12fed

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
Well here we are at the end of another term full of endeavor and the end of a term that marks a full year at the new site. A lot has happened in that time! I’ll take this opportunity to thank everyone for their efforts over the term; pupils and staff alike, the PTA and to parents for their support and engagement. Let’s hope the good weather holds!

Wel dyma ni ar ddiwedd tymor arall llawn ymdrech a diwedd tymor sy’n nodi blwyddyn lawn ar y safle newydd. Mae llawer wedi digwydd yn y cyfnod hwnnw! Cymeraf y cyfle hwn i ddiolch i bawb am eu hymdrechion dros y tymor; disgyblion a staff, y CRhA ac i rieni am eu cefnogaeth a’u hymgysylltiad. Gobeithio y bydd y tywydd da yn parhau!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Creative Project – Year 5 worked with Year 4 on animations and tree growth this week. In sessions with Year 6, they showed pupils how to use creative apps on Purple Mash called 2sequence and 2quiz.

Parents’ Evening – I’m sure you found this week’s parental consultations of benefit.

Urdd Art Competition – As previously mentioned, our pupils are invited to take part in the Urdd Art Competition. They will need to be members to compete and sent in all entries to school, clearly labelled by 9am on the first morning after the Easter break. I attached a copy of the syllabus to the newsletter email last week.

Vale of Clwyd Gala – The County Gala takes place on Tuesday 30th May. Good luck to our swimming squad!

Darren Millar Visit – It was a pleasure to welcome Assembly Member for Clwyd West, Darren Millar to the school this week. He took a look round the site, had a chat with staff and pupils, while also congratulating one and all on our Estyn success.

Year 5 Theatre Clwyd Trip – On Tuesday May 30th, Year 5 will attend a performance and drama workshop at Theatre Clwyd. It is based on the Jacqueline Wilson novel ‘Wave me Goodbye,’ set in World War 2.

Maths Challenge
– The annual Year 5 Maths Challenge at Ruthin School takes place on Friday, May 3rd. It is an inter-school competition in which we have always enjoyed taking part. Good luck to our two teams!

Year 2 Family Service – Year 2 will deliver their Family Service on Friday May 3rd. Parents and relatives are of course welcome at 9am.

Year 1 Library Visit – As part of their Roald Dahl topic, Year 1 had a lovely morning visiting the library for a special storytime. Oompa Loompa was the colourful character reading! They also visited The Candy Shack, to watch candy floss and popcorn being made and had their packed lunches in the park.

Cricket Sessions – Years 5 and 6 enjoyed their Cricket Wales sessions with Rob Ward this week, developing lots of skills.

May Day Bank Holiday – This takes place on the second Monday back after Easter. May 6th.

Manchester Visit – All places have now been filled. We look forward to this trip on June 13-14th.

National Tests – The test window for the Reading and Numeracy Reasoning tests are May 7th-14th. The Procedural Maths test are now to be taken online and children will sit their test after the half term break.

Year 3 Shadow Investigations – Year 3 have been measuring, comparing and creating shadows in their outdoor Science work.

Wonderland Workshop – Poppy very much enjoyed her workshop in Denbigh as her reward for winning the smoothie competition. She was given a special insight into the forthcoming performance here at the school in the Summer term.

PTA Newsletter – See this publication for information on forthcoming activities and news. The Easter Fair was a big success so huge thanks all round!

Ruthin Forward Easter Hunt – See twitter for news on a Ruthin Forward Easter activity.

Twitter – Lots of extra news again on twitter this week, so please take a look.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Oliver, Seren, Jade, Megan, Benjamin, Constance, RubyA, DanielB and Emily. Swimming certificates went to LillyH and Jenson. Nate received 4 swimming medals, Seren and Alys gym certificates and Daniel a purple Ju Jitsu belt. Well done all!

Music Lessons – Could all music payments be settled via Parent Pay please.

Giggles Shortlisting – We were delighted to hear that Giggles has been shortlisted for an Early Years Setting of the Year award. Well deserved and good luck!

Lottie the Bell Exhibition – Take a look in the craft centre at the exhibition of the Lottie the Bell competition, where you can vote for your favourite winning design.

Defibrilator Box – Our new box has been located outside the main entrance. Thank you to Tomos and Julie for all their support. Thank you also to the Town Council for donating the box following Jessica’s appeal to them for funding.

Fundraising Page – Following Jos and Emma’s danceathon, Jos has set up a funding page. https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/rhos-street-school

Art Club – Art Club certificates were shared today with special awards to Sian and Daniel for their efforts. Well done to all. The poster for the next block of 10 weeks is attached to the newsletter email and twitter. Payment can be made in two instalments if you wish.