We break up for the Autumn Half Term on Friday October 22nd. Pupils return to school on Monday November 1st.
This has been a busy half term – we have welcomed new pupils to Class 1 and it has been lovely to see them settle in and become part of our school community.
During the term we have been able to reinstate many of the internal school activities that were not possible last academic year.
We have introduced a house point system linked to Class Dojo points – our House Captains report on the results weekly. So far this term Brynach and Non have each had two weekly wins and Dewi one week. Dewi, however remain ahead on overall points.
Pupils in Classes 1,2 and 3 have enjoyed outdoor ‘Foraging Friday’ sessions each week
Older pupils have enjoyed taking on roles of reading buddies and playground buddies – these roles encourage them to work with our younger pupils in a supportive capacity. This is an important part of our school ethos and we have enjoyed seeing the positive benefits this has for all pupils.
We have also appointed Digital Leaders, members of Eco Club, JRSOs, Faith Ambassadors, Maths Mentors and Super Ambassadors.
Criw Cymraeg and Mini- Criw have begun to plan a programme of activities for the year – they started by producing materials for Shwmae Day.
The School Council have been elected and have met with Mrs Thomas – we look forward to hearing about their plans.
Older pupils have formed a fund-raising committee – unfortunately their first planned event has had to be postponed but we look forward to setting a new date for the disco after half term. Thank you to everyone who provided donations for this event.
Pupils in Year 6 had the opportunity to complete the Safer Cycling Award working with the Pembrokeshire Road Safety Team. All 20 pupils who took part passed their final tests.
We have been able to welcome visitors to school, both ‘real’ and ‘virtual’.
The Palisander Recorder Groups performed for older pupils as part of Fishguard Music Festival.
Fireman Lee worked with Classes 3 and 4 and PCSO Carwyn and PC Llewellyn have both visited school.
We have also set up our link with the local foodbank – thanks to your generous donations we have been able to deliver over 100 kilos of donations this half term. Older pupils have also had the opportunity to visit the foodbank.
Please note the Foodbank is accessible to anyone in need – you do not need a referral. They also provide a listening ear, and if needed, signpost people to agencies that can help resolve longer-term problems. The food bank is based in Bethel Chapel and is open on Thursdays between 11am and 2pm
If you are contacted by TTP please follow their advice.
Please could we ask that you continue to monitor your child for any of the three key symptoms of Covid 19. If they are displaying any of them please do not send your child to school and arrange a PCR test for them immediately. You can book a PCR test online through the NHS website at gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. Anyone else in your household with any of these three key symptoms should also isolate and take a PCR test.
Please click on this link to read the Governing Body Annual Report to Parents
October 22nd Half Term
November 1st Pupils return to school
School Photographer (individual photos and sibling groups for pupils in school only)
November 12th Children in Need Day – Non-school uniform day with donations to Children In Need
November 26th INSET Day
The Welsh Government have asked Local Authorities to engage with schools with regard to walking and cycling in their area. They are asking that you complete the survey linked below. Please note that no information that could identify individual pupils will be collected in this survey.
The closing date for the survey is Monday 8th November.
Primary School survey
As we prepare to begin our holiday, I would like to thank parents, pupils and staff for the way they have worked together during this term
We should take pride in all we have achieved as a school community.
Your children have adapted brilliantly to all of the changes that we have made here to ensure that the school environment is as Covid-secure as possible and have worked productively with their teachers over the past term, making very pleasing progress indeed.
We have been extremely fortunate in being able to keep school open until the final week of term.
Our new pupils have settled in well and quickly became part of our community.
School staff have faced new and difficult challenges and have continued to provide a stable, safe and caring community for our learners.
Although we haven’t been able to welcome you into the school building as we do under normal circumstances you have continued to support the school in many ways. We hope, at some point in 2021 we will be able to resume all the community events that are normally an integral part of our school life.
Our fund-raising raffle raised an amazing £593.50 – thank you for your donations of chocolate and money and supporting us by buying tickets. This money will be used to provide additional resources for all pupils in the school.
Please read the attached PCC document which explains arrangements for January. If you are eligible to use the key worker provision mentioned in the document, please use this booking form shared on Class Dojo
If these arrangements change in any way, we will let you know via ClassDojo.
If your child, or any member of your household has Covid-19 symptoms during the holiday period please continue to request a test by phoning 119 or using the online portal https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test.
If your child has a positive Covid test result over the holiday period please email your child’s name, year group and school to firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that the self-isolation period is now 10 days.
On behalf of the staff I would like to wish all families a restful and relaxing break.
We were recently fortunate enough to be able to secure funding for equipment for Class 1 and 2 to participate in the First Lego League Discover Playmakers season. This event aims to develop early STEM education through play.
The pupils were delighted when the Lego sets we will need to join in the programme arrived recently and can’t wait to get started in the new year.