June 22nd / Mehefin 22ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
With a week gone at the World Cup, I hope each class has been following the teams they’ve been given to keep an eye on. There’s a real sense of industry and activity at the moment with trips, visits and projects being tackled aplenty. One notable project, is one all classes are preparing in advance of the Summer Fayre, sorting out a stall as part of their financial management work.
Gyda wythnos wedi mynd yng Nghwpan y Byd, gobeithio bod pawb yn dilyn y timau y maent wedi cael i gadw llygad arnynt. Mae yna ymdeimlad o ddiwydiant a gweithgarwch yma ar hyn o bryd, gyda theithiau, ymweliadau a phrosiectau yn cael cymryd lle. Un prosiect nodedig yw un mae pob dosbarth yn paratoi, cyn y Ffair Haf, i drefnu stondin fel rhan o’u gwaith rheoli ariannol.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Girls’ Football Festival – Our two girls’ teams had an enjoyable and busy morning at the Football Festival in Denbigh. We are very grateful to Chester Football Club for their input and support today as well as over recent weeks. They’ve given girls’ football at the school a real boost.

Year 1 Family Service – A huge thank you to Year 1 for a fabulous Family Service this morning. They performed to a standard beyond their years. Thank you to parents and relatives for their support this morning in a packed hall and also of course to Miss Bevan and to Becky for their work preparing the pupils.

Cross Country – We have received the Cross Country results and were able to present Christian with his silver medal for coming 2nd in the Year 5 and 6 boys’ race. He ran a great race and was unlucky to be pipped to the post. Well done also to our Year 3 and 4 boys and the Year 5 and 6 girls for coming 3rd in their category.

Active Travel Project – A big thank you to Gwen from Sustrans who led a day of scooter activities for all classes this week. It was very pleasing to see such a huge numbers of scooters and bikes outside the school that had been brought in by the pupils.

Achievers – Students of the Week, were all of Reception, All of Class 1, Emilie, Beau, Theo, Grace, Milly, Tyler and Laura. Welsh awards went to Teddy and Georgia. Swimming certificates were awarded to Daniel, Charlie, Alys and Jenson. Xander, also received his grade 5 cornet certificate. Well done to all of them!

Reception Class Trip – The Reception Class had a fabulous time down at the park yesterday. I’m sure they’ll have some great memories of their day out.

PTA Summer Fair & T-Shirt Monday – Any help with the Summer Fair next Friday would be appreciated. The t-shirt day has now been moved to Monday, where pupils are asked to donate chocolate for the tombola. The Fair will now begin at 3.30pm. See twitter for a poster.

Sports Day – Sports Day has been rescheduled for Tuesday. There will be tea and coffee served. As the school is promoting all things eco-friendly, you are welcome to bring your own cups/mugs. The Infants’ event will be held in the morning with the Juniors’ event in the afternoon.

Sympathies – Some members of our school community have suffered a tragic bereavement and we send our heartfelt condolences. You may wish to visit https://www.gofundme.com/help-us-give-mark-the-send-off

Ruthin Festival – See twitter for the poster regarding the children’s concert, in which we have a number of pupils taking part. It takes place on Thursday next week from 7pm. I will provide more specific times nearer to the event.

After School Football – The girls football club, as of this week has moved to a Thursday. £1 per session.

Year 3 Trip – I hope Year 3 have had a fabulous day in Bodfari today. I’m sure there will be photos on twitter soon.

Lost in Art – On Monday, some Year 5 pupils will take part in a Lost in Art workshop, following up the activity last week, in which they were trained to become Dementia Friends.

Ysgol Rhewl – Ysgol Rhewl are holding a goodbye event which is also celebrating their Centenary. A poster with details has been posted to our twitter account.

Year 6 Leavers’ Party – Year 6 parents have organised and will be running a special farewell party for our leavers at the end of term. A poster including all details has been posted to our twitter account.

Year 3 Creative Project – The creative project with Elizabeth Jones had a very strong ICT theme this week, as the pupils made animations using clay. They were very creative and very sophisticated, using stop motion skills. Before the Summer all the other classes will spend a morning with Elizabeth as she co-constructs a special piece of art that will grace the reception area.

Year 2 Transition – I called in on Year 2 yesterday, to see how they were enjoying their transition sessions with Miss Davies, in advance of their move into the Juniors in September. They looked very much at home and I think they will be fine next year!

Reception Family Service – The Reception Class will hold their Family Service next Thursday morning at 9am. Parents and relatives are of course welcome.

Year 6 PE Transition – Year 6 will attend a transition PE afternoon at Brynhyfryd next Thursday afternoon. We will walk them there over lunchtime, but could all children be picked up from Brynhyfryd at the end of the day please.

Year 4 Ruthin Festival Performance – On Friday afternoon next week, Year 4 will attend a special show about Owain Glyndwr in Awelon, as part of the Ruthin Festival activities.

Leavers’ Blessing – Also on Friday afternoon, Year 6 will attend St. Peter’s Church for the Leavers’ Blessing. Parents and relatives are also welcome. It starts at 1.30pm.

Tempest Photos – Could all orders for the Year 6 photo, please be sent in by Monday.

Nant BH – Current Year 5 pupils have now been offered the remaining places for the trip to Nant BH after the Summer. Please visit Parent Pay to pay the deposit if you wish your child to attend.

PTA Leaflet – Sent home, is a leaflet regarding purchasing name stickers for uniform and items belonging to your child. Any purchases will win the PTA commission so please quote the number provided on any orders you may make.

Y Bedol – Every month, we submit news and photos to Welsh medium local paper ‘Y Bedol’. Take a look at this month’s edition for some great pieces of Welsh writing from our Upper Juniors.

PTA Class Photos – Attached, you will find details of how to order class photos that have been taken by the PTA.

Music Lessons – A letter will be sent home next week, asking for you to indicate if you wish your child to receive music lessons in the 2018-19 academic year.

Giggles – Take a look at twitter for some great pictures of our Gigglers in a floating and sinking activity.