Chwefror 9fed / February 9th

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

As the half-term holiday draws near It’s great to be able to reflect on a positive, productive period here at Rhos St. There has been so much going on, in and out of school, and as our thoughts move tentatively to the return of longer days and, fingers crossed, warmer and drier weather we can look forward to lots more exciting activities and events as the year unfolds. I hope you all have a great half-term and I look forward to welcoming everyone back on the 19th.

Music Lessons
Music lesson payments are on ParentPay. Please can parents and carers make payment, via the app, for any current, or outstanding, music lessons. Thank you.

Year 4 Family Service
We were treated to a fantastic family service by the children of Yr. 4 on Thursday morning. They gave a wonderful performance, showcasing this term’s thematic work on How Things Work. We learned all about the contribution of Welsh scientists artist explorers and sportsmen and women as well as all the incredible inventions that have come out of Wales. There was some lovely singing, as well as a display of fabulous funky dancing! A huge thank you to all the Yr. 4 children for their hard work, to Mrs. Lewis and her team for preparing the children so well and to parents, carers, family and friends who came along to support us on such an inhospitable day.

Yr. 3 First Experiences in Music Session
Yr. 3 had the fantastic opportunity yesterday to work with Denbighshire Music Cooperative (DMC), as part of their first experiences in music sessions, learning how to play the recorder. I was taken right back to my early teaching career to hear the dulcet tones of 26 recorders in ‘perfect harmony’ (the bleeding from my ears has mostly stopped now). The children had a fantastic time and there will be more music sessions from DMC in the future.

Cornel Gymraeg: Dydd Miwsig Cymru -Welsh Language Music Day
We had a real treat yesterday, as part of Welsh language music day – Dyyd Miwsig Cymru as local band: Tew Tew Tennau came along to play for the whole school. They performed some well-known classics as well as some of their own songs, with a mix of English and Welsh lyrics, as well as providing a question-and-answer session at the end. The children had a fantastic time and were inspired by the live performance. Many thanks to the always brilliant Rhos St PTA for kindly funding the performance.

Weekly Wellbeing
A slight change in tone this week in our weekly-wellbeing section with a cartoon form the brilliant Bill Watterson which certainly sums up how I feel most of the time.

Safer-Internet Day
The 2024 edition of Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday, 6 February 2024. This special celebration, which takes place in February of each year, aims to raise awareness of a safer and better internet for all, and especially for children and young people. At Rhos St we have spent the week working on activities that develop children’s understanding on how we can enjoy the incredible things that the internet provides, while keeping ourselves safe from some of its more negative aspects. Services this week have focussed on important ways to keep ourselves safe online and work in classes has been around age-appropriate ways to enjoy our digital world safely.

This week’s brilliant achievers are: Carter, Logan, Jake, Daisy, Kitti, Stanley, Poppy, Megan, Auraya, Bertie, Nancy, All of Yr. 4, Linden, Bethany and Zakk.
Mayah and Poppy shared their dance trophies. Well done to our brilliant achievers.