November 6th 2020 Tachwedd 6ed

Dear Parents and Carers / Annwyl Rieni a Gwarchodwyr,

With the US Election, Bonfire Night, plus Wales coming out of lockdown as England enters theirs, it’s been a very apt time to hold ‘Have Your Say’ week as we consider the implications our votes have on the people that govern us. Activities and discussions have taken place in class and my online assembly focused on Wales, Britain and America’s systems of allowing its people to have a say, make a difference and engage with current affairs. Personally, it’s astounded me that my youngest son, who usually talks of nothing but football, Tik Tok, Fortnight and YouTube came to me last night and asked if all the postal votes in Pennsylvania had been counted yet, so there is certainly interest! We live in historic times and I hope the pupils appreciate that fact and will look back, remember and tell their own children about it in years to come.

Gydag Etholiad yr Unol Daleithiau, Noson Tân Gwyllt, a Chymru yn dod allan o ‘lockdown’ wrth i Loegr gychwyn un eu hun, mae hi wedi bod yn amser addas iawn i gynnal wythnos ‘Have Your Say.’ Mae gweithgareddau a thrafodaethau wedi digwydd yn y dosbarth ac roedd fy ngwasanaeth ar-lein yn canolbwyntio ar systemau Cymru, Prydain ac America o ganiatáu i’w phobl ddweud eu dweud. Yn bersonol, mae wedi fy synnu bod fy mab fy hun sydd fel arfer yn siarad pêl-droed, Tik Tok, Fortnight a YouTube wedi dod ataf neithiwr os gofyn a oedd yr holl bleidleisiau post yn Pennsylvania wedi’u cyfrif eto! Rydym yn byw mewn cyfnod hanesyddol a gobeithio bod y disgyblion yn gwerthfawrogi’r ffaith honno ac y byddant yn edrych yn ôl, yn cofio ac yn dweud wrth eu plant eu hunain amdani.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Nursery Registrations for Reception Class – Some Parents of Nursery pupils still need to register their child for next September’s Reception Class. Please complete your applications if you are yet to do so.

Ventilation – As part of our measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 in school, we are required to keep windows and external doors open to increase ventilation. This, as the weather gets colder, impacts on the temperature of the building, so I would recommend an additional layer on the pupils in order for them to stay warm while we try to keep everybody safe. We will endeavour to strike a sensible balance between temperature and ventilation.

Children in Need – A Covid-safe Children in Need day will be held next Friday. Please see the poster attached to the email for details.

Remembrance – Next week is Remembrance Week. The poppies and other items will be available in exchange for a donation to The British Legion. There will be class activities as well as two minutes’ silence held at 11am on Wednesday.

Harvest Donations – Thanks again for your Harvest food donations. They were handed over to Ruthin Food Bank this week and their representatives were very grateful.

Students of the Week – Our Students of the Week were, Theo, Oliver, Daisy, Chima, Eva, Charlea, Lucas, Maisie, Alex, Henry, Romeo, Seren, Jay, IsabellaT, IsabellaW, Ben, Miley and Toby.