June 28th 2019 Mehefin 28ain

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
We reach the end of June and it seems that Summer has finally arrived. We enjoyed great weather for our Sports Day and hopefully the sun and blue skies carry on into the weekend and beyond. We have but three weeks left of this academic year and those last days will be packed with activities.

Rydym bron wedi cyrraedd Gorffennaf ac mae’n ymddangos bod yr Haf wedi cyrraedd o’r diwedd. Fe wnaethom fwynhau tywydd gwych ar gyfer ein Mabolgampau a gobeithio y bydd yr haul a’r awyr las yn parhau dros y penwythnos a thu hwnt. Mae gennym ond tair wythnos ar ôl o’r flwyddyn academaidd hon a bydd y dyddiau olaf hynny yn llawn gweithgareddau.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Sports Day – Both the Infants’ and Juniors Sports Day were lovely occasions and the pupils enthusiastically competed, gave their all and the community enjoyed watching in the glorious sunshine. Thank you to the pupils for their efforts, to the staff for organising and to the PTA for providing refreshments. Congratulations to the red and yellow teams for their respective victories. Thank you all for your support!

Scarecrow Award – In the Carnival last weekend, our Mary Poppins Scarecrow was awarded 2nd place by the Mayor! Congratulations to Leanne, Shanny and the pupils.

School Uniform Exchange – If you have good quality uniform you wish to pass on and donate to this scheme, then please drop off at the office. Many thanks.

Year 6 Transition Sessions – Thank you to Janine Gardner who has run some transition sessions here at the school for our Year 6 pupils. The pupils also enjoyed a special afternoon of PE at Brynhyfryd this week and will spend a day there next Friday

Year 6 PSE Talk – On the morning of Wednesday, July 3rd, as part of the Personal and Social Education programme of study, School Nurse Deborah Davies will visit, to give a talk to our Year 6 pupils on the theme of Keeping Clean and Growing Up. If you require any further information, please see Mr Davis.

Global Café – On Thursday, the children will be having an environmental global citizenship conference. The pupils will visit each others’ classes to share activities and their project work. They are invited to come to school in their own clothes for £1 and can also bring a little money to spend on various stalls the classes will be running. I’m sure it will be a successful activity.

Year 3 Dangerpoint – Year 3 were praised for their good behaviour on this week’s trip to Dangerpoint.

Meeting for new Nursery parents – On Monday, parents of our new Nursery intake for September will visit to hear about what’s in store for their child here at Rhos Street.

Year 3 Tesco visit – Year 3 will visit Tesco next week as part of their Global Café work.

Whole School Transition Morning – Next Friday, will see all our classes move up to their new September classes for the morning.

Nursery and Giggles’ Family Service – It was a delight to see our Nursery and Giggles pupils entertain us this morning. They were fabulous! Huge thanks to them and to Eleri, Kelly and team, plus Anna and her team in Giggles.

Summer Fair – On behalf of the PTA, we thank those who supported the Summer Fair, especially the parents and staff who helped on the day. We made over £650 profit. I’d also like to extend my appreciation for the ongoing work of the PTA committee. Thanks to Lucy, Jayne, Jenny, Sarah and the team!

Raffle Prizes – Unclaimed from the Summer Fair. Pink 66-70, Yellow 146-150. Please pop into the office.

Year 6 Leavers Blessing – Year 6 attended St. Peter’s Church this afternoon,
along with other local schools for the annual Leavers’ Blessing.

PTA Quiz – On Friday July 5th at 7pm, there will be a PTA Quiz at the Feathers. See twitter and last week’s newsletter for the poster.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Scarlet, Eva-May, Cadie, Llinos, Beau, Casey, Will and Eve. A Welsh award went to Gabby, a Race for Life medal to Ruby and Ju-jitsu cetificates and belts to TylerW and Leo. Well done all.

Summer Reading Challenge – ‘Space Chase’ is the theme for this Summer and I hope we can count on your support again in helping your child complete this Summer’s Reading Challenge. Further details will be sent home following a school visit from the Library Service.

Diary Dates
July 1st – Meeting for New Nursery parents
July 2nd – Year 3 visit to tesco
July 3rd – Year 6 Growing Up Talk
July 4th – Rhos Street/Pen Barras Official Opening
July 4th – Global Café
July 5th – Transition Day – Year 6 and classes move up
July 5th – PTA Quiz 7pm Feathers
July 11th – Year 1 and 2 Trip
July 11th – Year 6 Trip
July 12th – Reports Sent Home
July 12th – Musicians’ Showcase 3.30pm
July 15th – Reception trip to the park
July 17th – Year 6 Leavers Service 1.30pm
July 18th – Reading Challenge presentation
July 19th – End of Term