May 24th 2019 Mai 24ain

Dear Parents & Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,
We reach the final half term break of the academic year and scratch our heads wondering where the time has gone. Year 6 have only 7 weeks left with us and looking at the diary, those final weeks will be a rollercoaster of activities! Have a great week!

Rydym wedi cyrraedd gwyliau hanner tymor olaf y flwyddyn academaidd ac yn crafu ein pennau yn rhyfeddu lle mae’r amser wedi mynd. Dim ond 7 wythnos sydd gan Flwyddyn 6 ar ôl gyda ni ac wrth edrych ar y dyddiadur, bydd yr wythnosau olaf hynny yn dreigl o weithgareddau! Gobeithio y cewch wythnos wych!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 4 Roman Trip – Year 4 had a great time on their visit to the Dewa Centre yesterday. See Twitter for more photos.

Ice Cream Tuesday – This summer treat starts once again after half term in the school canteen.

Year 2 Transition Arrangements
– The annual transition project for our Year 2 pupils takes place after half term. There will be a session for parents on Friday, 21st June at 9.15am.

Water Safety Initiative – On Wednesday 5th June, we will be holding a ‘Wear Purple’ own clothes day to help raise funds for a water safety organisation being set up by the Bartley family in memory of their son and brother Mark, who tragically drowned last year on that date. Please support us by wearing your own clothes for the day, particularly anything purple, as this was Mark’s favourite colour. We are asking for a donation of £1 towards the water safety organisation. There is also a competition attached for Rhos St pupils to design characters which would be used on the water safety organisation’s website. Many thanks for your generous support.

Play in a Day – Year 5 enjoyed their Play in a Day activity as they learned, rehearsed and performed a play based on Macbeth in a single day.

Creative Project Video – Our Creative Project with Elizabeth Jones has been highly successful and a fabulous video posted online, shot and edited by Victor Pennington, clearly highlights how and why. Please follow the link to see it.

Road Safety Conference – Our Road Safety Officers will attend the annual conference on the Tuesday we return.

Living Classroom Visits – Classes 2, 3 and 4 visited the Living Classroom this week. Years 2 and 4 spent their time industriously planting and Year 3 did some pond dipping, planted parsley seeds, watered the plants and fed the birds. Dragonflies were spotted – they took a liking to the hi-vis vests!

Year 6 Mock Trial – Year 6 will go to the Old Courthouse in Denbigh on Friday June 7th to take part in a mock trial.

Welsh Cycling – Take a look at twitter for details of special cycling activities in conjunction with the Welsh Time Trial and Road Race on St. Peter’s Square on the 8th and 9th June.

Scarecrow Competition – Take a look at twitter for details of the annual Scarecrow Competition. The closing date is early June.

Achievers – Students of the Week were Henry, Sol, Jay, Emi-lee, Maizie, Dean, SerenB and RubyM. Badminton certificates and awards went to Indi (most-improved) and Declan (player of the year) as well as Nate and AlexG. Certficates for dance went to Seren Haf, martial arts to Max, gym to Holly and Emi-lee, swimming to Maya and Nate. Isaac had a medal for a Chester Half Marathon activity. Football awards went to Theo (most improved) Fletcher (manager’s player) Nate, DanielCJ, Isaac and Elliott. Ella-May received a digital leaders badge as she designed the logo.

Ruthin Festival – See Twitter for details of the Ruthin Festival line-up.

Sport Zone – Also on Twitter are details of the Leisure Services Sports Zone activities over half term.

Criw Cymraeg – Our Criw Cymraeg presented some yard games they are introducing during playtime after half term. Diolch yn fawr.

PC Llinos – Our police liaison officer willvisit to speak to Year 6 about online safety after the half term break.

Urdd Eisteddfod – Good luck to the dialogue, Emma on flute and Xander on the cornet as they compete nationally in the Eisteddfod in Cardiff on Monday and Tuesday. Their perfromances are of really high quality.

Diary Dates
Mon 3rd June – School Reopens
Mon 3rd June – Size of Wales Workshops
Tue 4th June – Road Safety Conference for officers
Wed 5th June – Own Clothes day for Water Safety
Wed 5th June – PC Llinos, Year 6
Thu 6th June – Year 2 Transition sessions start
Fri 7th June – Mock Trial, Denbigh, Year 6
Sat 8th June – Ruthin Town Football Tournament
Tue 11th June – Year 5 Transition Event Brynhyfryd
Thu/Fri 13-14th June – Year 5/6 Manchester Trip
Tue 18th June – Vale of Clwyd Sports
Wed 19th June – PC Linos, Years 3/4
Thu 20th June – Reception Class Family Service 9am
Fri 21st June – Year 2 Transition – Parents’ sessiom
Fri 21st June – Summer Fair
Sat 22nd June – Ruthin Carnival
Mon 24th June – Sports Day
Tue 25th June – Reserve Sports Day
Wed 26th June – Year 6 Brynhyfryd Sports Afternoon

Best Wishes Mr Rouse – Our student teacher Mr. Rouse has been working with Year 6 and his placement with them comes to an end today. We thank him for his work and wish him every good fortune in what we are sure will be a successful teaching career.