June 25th 2021 Mehefin 25ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

What is it they say about London buses? Well, in relation to outdoor works on and next to the site, the same principle applies here, as we not only have the new housing estate being built and the accompanying traffic lights, but also have seen the installation of our new play equipment begin. Finally and also most importantly, work has finally started on providing our Infant pupils with a yard. After such a prolonged period battling behind the scenes for this to happen, it’s something that we’re extremely relieved to witness. I remember clear as day, raising the issue with Karen Evans then Head of Education in Denbighshire when she visited the brand new site on the Monday before we opened back in April 2018 and highlighted the deficiencies in our outdoor areas. It’s been a long frustrating wait for staff, Governors, parents and pupils to see this addressed, with all playing their part to make this happen. There have been many obstacles, delays and red tape, but the Local Authority are delivering on their promise and our pupils will benefit greatly. Like me, I’m sure you will all be very much looking forward to its completion.

Move a Marathon – Thank you for your contributions last Friday to our fundraising efforts. A total of over £200 was raised.

Euro 2020 Day – Today, we had a special Euro 2020 themed day, with pupils dressed in red to back Wales in the last 16 match tomorrow v. Denmark. In our online assembly, we sang Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau and I introduced a special activity for the pupils to take part in at home. They’ve been given a planning sheet to design a Euro 2020 football themed outdoor art creation, a little like the one they were asked to complete during lockdown in the natural materials activity. They can use any materials they want to make their outdoor creation and then photos of their work can be emailed or tweeted to the school. I’ll organise a small prize for every entry. Could all photographs be sent by a week on Monday please?

Registration for Music Lessons – Please see the attached letter, regarding registering interest in music lessons with the Denbighshire Music Cooperative for the next academic year 2021-22.

PTA Photos – I have emailed details and sent home an order form for you to make your orders for PTA photographs. Please send them in an envelope and you will receive the photos by email after the deadline of July 9th

PTA Raffle – Raffle tickets have been sent home this week for the PTA Summer Raffle and we’d be grateful if they could be sold and the money returned. More tickets available in the office. There will be some great prizes!
Vaccination Posters from BCUHB – I have also attached some information from the health board regarding vaccinations. They are attached to the email.

Helping Your Child at Home – Last week, information was sent via email regarding a free online course available to all parents at the school, offering guidance and training on how to help your child to learn at home. In order to access the course for free, the code you will need to enter at the checkout is as follows: Denbighshire-05-2021 A video from Mike Gershon, the course creator and presenter, gives further information on the content and explains
its benefits. The video can be accessed via this link – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EdU9fW_eOdIwOXlIzTLWZ7g3s5kqdQMp/view?usp=sharing

Transition – Thank you to staff from Ysgol Brynhyfryd for visiting to speak to our Year 6 pupils about the transition to Secondary School ahead of them. Year 2 also had a lovely transition session with Miss Davies which was held with Year 2 outdoors yesterday, to prepare them for life in the Juniors.

Traffic Lights – You will be now be aware that there are three-way traffic lights on the main road outside the school site, due to works by Welsh Water for the new houses. This is causing significant congestion, so please bear this in mind at pick-up and drop-off time. If you are able to walk instead of travel by car to the site, then this would be helpful and appreciated. I am told a two way system on the approach road will be replacing it soon and have been reassured the traffic system is being monitored going forward.

Thank You Miss Pugh – A big thank you to our departing student Miss Pugh. Best wishes for the future after a fine placement.

Students of the Week – Congratulations to Toby, Madalyn, Billy, Sylvia, Harri, Teddy, Isaac, Lucas, CharlieG, Isla, Rayne, Lola, Theo, Amelie, Leala, Charles, Jacob, LiamG, Jensen, Izzy, EmilyD, Joe and Nate.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth