June 29th / Mehefin 29ain

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
It promises to be a very Summery Fair this week and I hope everybody has a fantastic time. It begins at 3.30 on Friday until 5pm. The children have been busy, extending their financial management projects, fitting the preparation of a stall once again into their busy schedule. It is a very worthwhile exercise which gives the handling of money real purpose.

Mae’n mynd i fod yn Ffair Haf heulog iawn. Mae’n dechrau am 3.30yh tan 5yh. Mae’r plant yn brysur gyda’u prosiectau rheoli cyllid ac mae’n weithgaredd gwerthfawr iawn sy’n rhoi pwrpas real wrth ddelio gyda arian.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Sports Day – We had a successful first Sports Day at the new site. Both events were concluded swiftly in the baking heat and the children gave their all, supported one another and behaved well. It was great to see so many of the school community enjoying the sunshine. Thank you to all the staff for facilitating the smooth running of the event, to the PTA for the refreshments and to Tomos for the generator. The Blue Team were victorious in the Foundation Phase and the Red Team in the Junior event. Well done to everybody. I doubt there will ever be a hotter Sports Day!

Llangollen Trip – On Tuesday, Years 1 and 2 visit Llangollen’s Eisteddfod. They set off at 8.45am, so please ensure the children are in school by then. They will return at 3.30pm and require a packed lunch, lots of drinks, a hat, sun cream applied and no more than £5 spending money. The Arts Council of Wales grant has helped fund this activity.

Reception Family Service – We had a marvellous Family Service from the Reception Class who shared their love of books and literary characters with enthusiasm, charm and good humour. They certainly wowed the parents and relatives present and looked magnificent in their costumes. Thanks to Mrs Bourne and her staff for their hard work preparing the children.

Lost in Art – Year 5 pupils had a very worthwhile experience at the Craft Centre in The Lost in Art project where pupils get to work on art projects in conjunction with people suffering from dementia. They have all been trained to be Friends of Dementia and we are grateful of the opportunity to be involved in a fabulous community project like this.

Outdoor Learning – Since we have been able to take advantage of the outdoor classroom at our new facilities, the Foundation Phase pupils are having some wonderful experiences outdoors.

Music Showcase – On Friday, July 13th, we will hold a Music Showcase straight after school, for our musicians who have lessons on site. Our Rock Choir will also sing a few numbers and we warmly welcome parents to enjoy the many talents among our pupils.

Parking – If you are parking in residential areas when you drop off your children, please park thoughtfully and help us keep relations positive with our new neighbours. Many thanks.

Year 3 and 4 Football – On Wednesday next week, Year 3 and 4 pupils take part in a World Cup themed tournament in Chester, run by our partners Chester FC. Could parents of those selected please confirm if they are available to help with transport. Please refer to the letter sent home.

Year 6 Transition – Year 6 have been to Brynhyfryd this week for a PE afternoon as part of transition arrangements with the Secondary School.

Art Project – Next week will see all full time classes work with Elizabeth Jones as she concludes her successful creative art project for this academic year.

Meeting for new Nursery Parents – We welcome new members to the school community this week. Parents of our 30 new Nursery pupils joining us in September, visit on Monday for their first meeting.

Transition Day – Next Friday is Transition Day, so for the morning, the pupils will visit their new classes for the next academic year.

Music Tuition Payment and Lessons Next Year – Please see the attached letter regarding music lessons for 2018-19. Also, parents of pupils having lessons this year should refer to the letters sent home which specify the exact amount needed to be paid on Parent Pay for music lessons.