Mai 12fed / May 12th

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

The weeks seem to be flying by at a terrifying rate at the moment as we hurtle towards half-term. Lots going on again this week and plenty of plans laid for the rest of the summer term, don’t’ blink or you’ll miss it.

Wildlife Day
Following the amazing effort by Mia Kell and her team of Wildlife Savers I am incredibly proud to announce that Rhos St’s Wildlife Day raised an impressive £267.07 for the World Wildlife Fund. The Wildlife Savers raffle tickets were given out this afternoon and will be drawn on Monday.

Nigel the Nurture Bear
Today was the day that we finally got to name our Nurture Bear, donated by school governor Pat Astbury to live in our Nurture Room and be a comforting companion to all the brilliant activities that take place in there. The winning name was drawn in this morning’s service and from this day forth our Nurture Bear will go by the name of the, fairly old-school, but alliteratively pleasing, name of Nigel. Well done to Emily in the Yr. 6 class who selected the name Nigel.

Yr. 1 Family Service
We were treated to a family-service tour de force on Thursday morning with the Yr. 1 family service all about inspiring people. The children looked fantastic in their costumes, spoke, sang and acted wonderfully. Many thanks to all the parents. carers, family and friends who came along to support the children. It’s the Reception class’s turn next Friday, we can’t wait.

Dates for the Diary
Monday 15th May – Kick It Sports
Tuesday 16th May – Yr. 3 Swimming
Thursday 18th May – Chester Football
Friday 19th May Reception Class Family Service
Monday 22nd May – Kick It Sports
Yr. 3 India Talk
Tuesday 23rd May – Yr. 3 Swimming
Thursday 25th May Chester Football
Tuesday 30th May – Kick-It Sports Half-Term Club 9.00am – 2.00pm
Monday 5th June – Staff Training Day
Tuesday 6th June – Yr. 3 Swimming
Monday 12th June Kick-It Sports Yrs. R – 6
Tuesday 13th June- Yr. 3 Swimming
Monday 19th June – Kick-It Sports Yrs. R – 6
Tuesday 20th June – PC Llinos (Police liaison officer) Yrs. N. R & 6
Wednesday 21st June – New Yr. 3 Transition Session
Yr. 6 Ysgol Brynhyfryd Sports Afternoon
Thursday 22nd June – Yrs. 3 & 4 Trip to Xplore Wrexham
Monday 26th June – Kick-It Sports Yrs. R – 6
Tuesday 27th June – Sports Day – Foundation Learners am / Juniors pm
Wednesday 28th June – New Yr. 3 Transition Session
Thursday 29th June – Yr. 6 Dangerpoint visit
Monday 3rd July – Kick-It Sports Yrs. R – 6
Tuesday 4th July – Reserve Sports Day – Foundation Learners am / Juniors pm
Wednesday 5th July – Stay and Play – New Nursery Class Transition Event 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 6th July – Summer Fair
Wednesday 12th July – Yr. 6 Leavers’ Service 2.00pm – 3.15pm
Thursday 13th July – Yr. 6 Bikeabiity Day 1
Friday 14th July – Yr. 6 Bikeability Day 2
Wednesday 19th July – End of Term

Additional dates will be added when confirmed.

Radical Reading
As part of our work on developing reading in the school we are asking pupils to send in pictures of themselves reading in unusual or ‘radical’ situations. We are also asking parents, governors and staff to take their own ‘Radical Reading’ pictures to form a display in school encouraging reading for pleasure. Mrs. Bourne is leading a whole-school initiative on encouraging reading for pleasure and this is the first of many, exciting, reading-based activities to come. Please can all Radical-Reading pictures be sent to:

This week’s brilliant achievers are: William, Chester, Nancy, Caden-James, Darcie, Lilly, Amelia, Melissa, Cain, Mia and all of the Yr. 1 Class. A special Kindness certificate was awarded to Eliza. Raph, Fleur, Arlo, Eliza and Wren shared their Mersey-Race medals and Fletcher shared his Cardiff-Competition football medal.
The winners of the PTA Crown Competition were: Lucas, Dylan, Amelia, Daisy, Cadie, Emily, Isabella, Ayla, Isabella, Charles, Romeo, Daniel, Isla and Grace. Jessica treated us all to a lovely violin solo. Well done to all our fab achievers!

Yours sincerely /Yn gywir

Andrew Davis, Headteacher / Pennaeth