Newsletter Chwefror 11ydd / February 11th 2022

Chwefror 11ydd / February 11th 2022
Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

Another really positive week draws to a close. Time is flying by and I can’t believe that it is only a week until half term. School has been a hive of activity with lots of work raising awareness for Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 as well as preparations for out in-school Eisteddfod on St David’s Day.

Garden Area
We are making really positive steps forward with our garden-area project. A polytunnel has been ordered and the children have been busy with their designs for what they would like to see in the garden area. Donations of tools or child-sized waterproofs would be very greatly received.

I have been made aware of some school jumpers going missing, despite being named. Please could I ask that jumpers are checked to see if the missing items have been accidental taken home and that they be returned if this is the case. Many thanks for your help and support.

PE Kit
Please could PE kit worn in school, as much as possible, be black shorts / jogging bottoms, white t-shirt and a school jumper. We encourage this simple PE kit as it reduces the need to purchase expensive sports clothing and protects pupils from some of the possible negative issues related to sports branding.

Tesco Tokens
We have applied to the Tesco Blue Token scheme in support of our garden area. So if you find yourself in Tesco, picking up ‘essential’ supplies (white or red), please give us a thought and direct your token appropriately.

Wear what you Love
The PTA are planning to hold a Wear What you Love day on Friday 18th of February. Children can come in clothes that they love and bring a donation of £1 towards PTA funds.

Children’s’ Mental Health Week
There has been lots of work going on all around school this week based upon Children’s Mental Health Week. The issues, which can sometimes be difficult, have been dealt with in a sensitive and considerate manner with many of the children engaging in fun activities designed to raise the awareness without causing distress.

Healthy Snacks
As a healthy school I would like offer a gentle reminder that snacks brought in to school by pupils should be, as much as possible, fruit. I am aware that some children have a preference for different things, but would ask that any break time snacks be what would be considered ‘healthy’, rather than the crisps and chocolate bars that have made an occasional appearance of late. I would also ask that, due to some children having a severe allergy to nuts that, although a healthy snack option, nuts are not brought in to school as the consequences from an anaphylactic reaction could be severe.

Safer Internet Day
Our assembly today was all about keeping safe online and followed this year’s Safer Internet Day theme of All Fun and Games. We learned all about the importance of talking to a trusted adult if any experience online makes children feel ‘sad or bad’ and the importance of treating friends online with the same respect that is given in ‘real life’.

Pentrecllyncymmer / Nant B.H
Please could any payments due for the Penrellyncymmer or Nant B.H trips be paid as soon as possible. Many thanks.


Today’s achievers are:

Louie, Abi, Drago, Thea, Sophie, Isla, Penny, Skye, Charlie R, Jack, Maisie, Eva, Jay, Ella, Lilly-Mae, Riley, Milo, Emily and Emily J well done to them all!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Andrew Davis, Headteacher / Pennaeth