Diolch am y…….

Just a small flavour of how we celebrated Harvest this year. Lovely poems, songs and presentations from across school. Full performance from your child’s class is on Seesaw 🍂 Diolch for your generosity in donations for Wrexham Foodbank.

Keeping safe at Halloween and Bonfire Night

We have been asked to share the following message by North Wales Police, School Beat Cymru, ensuring that we all act responsibly and keep each other safe:

For Halloween

  • We ask everyone to think how they cankeep everyone safe this Halloween and not spread Coronavirus.
  • Traditional trick or treating is not allowed. 
  • Halloween parties in either your home or at another venue are not allowed.
  •  Do not to meet anyone indoors that you don’t live with and do not meet up with your friends either indoors or outdoors.
  • Celebrate at home instead of going out and about.

For Bonfire Night

  • There will be no organised public bonfires or firework displays this year.
  • No visitors are allowed into your garden. If a firework display in your garden turns into a party at your house, you are putting everyone at risk of catching the Coronavirus.   The adults who look after you will be breaking the law.
  • REMEMBER it is illegal to buy Fireworks under the age of 18 – your parents/carers could be prosecuted.
  • You shouldn’t set off fireworks in a park or other public open space.  All local authorities in Wales have banned this.
  • Setting off fireworks in the street is anti-social.  It can be a fire risk and is against the law. 

Staying safe and not adding extra pressure to the emergency services will be important.


In addition to the above the School Community Police Officer team have created two vlogs to support the above messaging.  Please follow the link below to view: https://schoolbeat.cymru/en/news/halloween-2020/

Poppy Appeal 2020

On behalf of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal we have in stock a limited number of items for sale with all money raised going to the RBL. Please see the attached photos for details.
Due to the requirements for social distancing we have had to review how to pass the items over; normally our Year 6 pupils would visit the classrooms and collect the donations in exchange for the items available. This year we can only accept on-line payments through SchoolMoney; all donations sent in this way, will be paid to the Poppy Appeal from our account.
To reserve any of the items on sale, please email the school office at [email protected] and put POPPY in the subject line. We will dispatch the items to your named child; if you have siblings in school then please place a family order rather than two or three individual orders.
Once we have your reservation, we will add your order to SchoolMoney and then you will get a message through via text and email to inform you that payment can now be made. Once paid we will then dispatch your required items to the named pupil. A list of the available items and suggested donation price follows. If there is a choice of colour available that you would prefer, we will try our best to accommodate but an alternative colour may be sent due to stock availability.
Knitted poppy in red (military), white (peace) or purple (animals) – £1.00 Paper poppy – 50p Rubber poppy wristbands in blue, white or turquoise – 50p Zip pulls – 50p Reflective poppy – 50p 6 inch Snap band ruler – £1.00 Poppy Pencil – 50p 6 inch plastic ruler – £1.00 Pencil sharpener – 50p Pack of 4 coloured pencils 9cm – 50p Wooden Remembrance cross – £1.00 Poppy eraser – 50p
Please ensure that you:

  • type POPPY in the subject line of the email
  • add the child name and year group 
  • enter the item description, colour if available, quantity required and total cost
  • remember to pay on SchoolMoney when you receive the email/text confirming your reservation

We will then send the items ordered out with your child. Orders paid by this Friday 23rd October 10.00am will be sent home on Friday and any orders sent in and paid afterwards will be sent home on Friday 6th November. 
On Remembrance Day Wednesday 11th November your child may wear their poppy to school on their uniform but please ensure that you pin the poppy on securely; we will not be able to pin any poppies onto uniform. All other items purchased are for home and not to be brought back into school due to the current situation and the requirement to mitigate any option for virus transmission.
Further details on the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal 2020 can be found on their website https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal
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Poppy Appeal | Armed Forces Charity | Royal British Legion Every poppy makes a difference to the lives of our Armed Forces community. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, we are working hard with our members, staff, volunteers and partners to create a range of ways for people to get involved in this year’s Poppy Appeal. www.britishlegion.org.uk




Coronavirus Circuit Break

You may well be aware that Welsh Government have announced a circuit break with a series of restrictive measures to come into force at 6pm on Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9th November.
Primary schools in Wrexham will close for half term on Friday 23 October as planned and RE-OPEN on Monday 2nd November after half term. Secondary schools will re-open after half term for children in Years 7 & 8, and for students taking exams. Children in other year groups at high school and colleges will be provided with learning at home.
FAQs about how the circuit breaker affects different parts of life can be found at https://gov.wales/coronavirus-circuit-break-frequently-asked-questions#section-53257

Do schools know anything about a WG circuit breaker?

There has been much speculation in the media about what plans Welsh Government have for a national ‘circuit breaker or fire break’ and what this would mean for schools. Please be reassured if any plans / decisions made by WG affect schools, we will communicate this to you as soon as we are informed.  As we have said in the past six months on a number of occasions, schools often find things out at the same time as parents through the media though.
Nearly all parents have signed up to Class Seesaw and Family Seesaw through the information we have already sent home. If you have not yet done this, we ask that you sign up by Monday and test out that you can see your child’s work on Class Seesaw AND Family Seesaw. If you have any problems with this, please do not hesitate to contact school.
Enjoy the weekend and look after yourselves.

Support for cyberbullying

Be Internet Legend on Parent Zone this week are offering parents the opportunity to join digital drop-ins for advice and support each day. 
There is lots of information on parentzone.org.uk 
Click on the live tips and tricks section on the home page. 

Helpful Information for Parents

An email has been sent with some information about a few questions that we have been asked in the last couple of weeks. Hopefully this might help if you have been wondering about any of these things. Please don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any other questions, we will do our best to help.

World Mental Health Day

Tomorrow, 10th October is World Mental Health Day. Looking after ourselves and each other has never been more important.  There is an array of information on https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health and we have a page on our school website https://www.barkerslaneprimary.co.uk/support-safeguarding/ with lots of information which may help someone that you know.
Lockdown fatigue, frustration or anxiety are likely to touch nearly every one us before this year is out. If we can all remember to spread kindness, act with dignity and respect the views of others – we can support each other. Look after yourselves and those around you.