Mai 13eg / May 13th 2022

Mai 13eg / May 13th 2022
Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

The summer term is now in full swing and there is definitely a buzz of activity emanating from every classroom. Secret plans for school trips are being laid and everyone is looking forward to doing some of those fun things that we have been denied in recent years.

Music Provision
This term’s music fees are now on Parent Pay and I would ask that they could be paid as soon as is possible please. Could I also request that any outstanding fees from previous term’s music sessions be paid up to date. Many thanks.

Upcycled Display
The whole school have worked brilliantly together collecting plastic lids which have been expertly upcycled by many children, under the expert guidance of our resident artistic consultant Leanne Caton. The finished artwork is a bright, colourful and uplifting landscape created completely from upcycled materials and has been placed at the entry to KS2, brightening up every journey down the corridor. Many thanks also to Tony Dallolio for installing it for us – a real team effort. Many thanks to everyone who collected plastic caps and to all of the children and staff that worked towards its completion.

School Trips
With the alignment of school Covid-19 regulations with other sectors we are able to begin to think about school trips for this summer term. You should be receiving a letter soon regarding your child’s school visit. We are extremely mindful about the pressure on many families at the moment, in light of the cost-of-living crisis and have made every effort to keep the cost of school trips to an absolute minimum. The donation we ask for, towards the cost of school trips, is a voluntary contribution, but I would highlight that some trips or visits may not be able to go ahead if the level of contribution does not cover the costs of the planned excursion. We are looking forward to some brilliant summer-term adventures!

Swimming Lessons
It was great to see Yr. 5 heading off to Ysgol Brynhyfryd on Monday to restart swimming sessions. We are being offered a swimming session every two weeks until the end of term and have decided to focus on Yrs. 5 and 6 for this year, due to the limited number of sessions available. We are all hoping that swimming sessions will return to normal in September and the junior classes will be able to take advantage of the many benefits and opportunities opened up by school swimming sessions.

Platinum Eco-Schools Award
A massive thank you to Mrs. Davies for collating the vast quantity of eco evidence needed for our recent Eco-Schools Award assessment. We are very passionate as a school about the environment and are very proud of the rich vein of environmental awareness and practice that goes on across so many areas of the school. This ongoing approach has been rewarded by the school receiving the Platinum Eco-Schools Award! The great news was shared in service this morning with the Eco Council proudly showing off the flag and plaque.

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
For the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Thursday 26th of May we are giving pupils the option of coming in a 1950s / Kings, Queens, Princess themed outfit, should they wish to. I can’t decide if I’m coming in my Princess Belle Princess Ariel outfit – decisions, decisions…

Our dazzling achievers this week are: Ellie, Amelia, Auraya, Madalyn, Eliza, Lilly, Daisy-Jane, Darcie, Maddison, Nimrod, Amelie, Oscar, Joe, Jacob, Leighton, Jay, Grace, Luca and Tiffany. Well done to all of them!
Maya achieved a Merit in her Initial-Grade Piano Award, Layla performed her first piano recital at the English Presbyterian Church and Elsie showed off her gymnastic rosettes and medals. What a talented bunch!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Andrew Davis
Headteacher / Pennaeth