July 3rd 2020 Gorffennaf 3ydd

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
What a sincere pleasure it’s been this week to welcome back so many familiar faces. The pupils may be taller and their hair either grown much longer or buzzed much shorter, but it was fabulous to see their smiling faces. I think many of them had butterflies as they arrived, but everybody left with a spring in their step and many even went as far as saying they wanted to return the next day! It was also great to catch up with parents. More than anything it was a relief to see that everybody seemed to be in a good place, which from my point of view was and is the primary purpose and aim of these sessions – making sure everybody was ok.

My sincere thanks to everybody for their cooperation and support in making sure everything was safe and organized. It really was appreciated and we can at least look forward to the final fortnight, knowing that everybody is on board. Hopefully, by then we will have an idea of what to prepare for, when the new academic year starts in September.

Yours sincerely,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Wellbeing Activities – There were some lovely activities in class and none more so than in Year 4, where the children got to feed their worries to Bob the Monster. What a great way to get things off your chest!

Reminders for Next Week – Could all pupils ensure they bring a couple of snacks and a water bottle on their allocated day with teachers. This includes Key Worker pupils for their educational session. Please make sure hats, sun cream and coats are worn depending on the weather.

Childcare Arrangements – Key Worker provision continues until the end of term. When I am informed of arrangements for the holidays, I will be in touch.

End of Year Reports – End of Year reports have been sent out to Nursery and Reception parents plus siblings yesterday. Year 1 and 2 reports will go out today with Juniors’ going out early next week.

Academic Year Dates 2020-21 – I have attached the finalised academic dates for next year.

Jay’s Bike Ride – A special mention for Jay in Year 1 and his charity fundraising for Chester Zoo. His aim was to cycle 30 miles and raise £300 for the zoo. He has now completed the bike ride and has raised an amazing £400! What a fantastic effort!

Giggles – Please see the attached image regarding details for Giggles, which will be reopening in September.

Dinner Money – As we close accounts for the year, I’d be grateful if you could check your Parentpay accounts to ensure that all dinner money debts have been settled.

Year 6 Hoodies – We will be holding a brief, socially distanced ceremony to present Year 6 with their hoodies at the school as a way of goodbye. This will take place at 2pm on Monday July 13th at the front of the school. I know this is a difficult thing to ask, but in order to make the event as safe as possible, it would be preferred if only one parent accompanies each child. A Google Classroom task will be set up for pupils to confirm attendance.