Diary Dates

Please see the diary dates for this term which have been sent home / emailed today.
Please keep an eye on the school website as these dates can be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please note that there has been a change to term dates in July. School will now close to pupils at the end of the day on Thursday 16th July due to additional staff training day issued by Welsh Government to prepare school staff for changes to the curriculum in Wales.

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Newyddion Criw Cymraeg

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda. Our ‘Gair Yr Wythnos’ – ‘Word of the Week’ is Ble mae…? (Where is…?) This month we will also be practising Ionawr (January). There is now a Criw Cymraeg page on the school website in the Pupils section. We have put a picture of three Apps we are using at school. Amie and Evan our Blwyddyn 6 Criw Cymraeg pupils have reviewed the Apps and here is their low-down on them: Cyw Tiwb – on this app you can watch Welsh programmes from Cyw, S4Cs service for young children. We think the programmes suit age 0-6 years. Programmes include Bing, Fireman Sam, Thomas and Friends and Paw Patrol. Cyfri gyda Cyw – on this app you can practise how to count to 10 in Welsh and read and write numbers and play counting games. We think it’s suitable for age 4+ years. Brawddegau Ail Iaith – this is an app for Junior aged children. You need to click on words in the correct order to make a sentence. You win points for beating the timer and for making correct sentences. We hope you might consider putting these Apps on your devices at home so you can have as much fun using them as we are having at school. Diolch.

Diary dates for this term & Parents’ Review Meetings

A number of dates have been added to our electronic calendar on the website and school app, however we still have a few events to finalise. Therefore we will send an email and paper copy of dates next week to reduce duplication of photocopying.
Please could any Reception parents not booked in for review meetings with Mrs Langford next week, make an appointment on the school website. Diolch yn fawr.
Parents’ Review Meetings for Nursery and Y1-Y6 pupils will take place on 11th and 13th February. A timetable will be opened on the school website to make bookings on 20th January.
If you have not yet accessed the SchoolMoney payment system, we would be grateful if you could do so as soon as possible to enable us to rectify any glitches in the system. If you have not received an email / text message about SchoolMoney, please contact the office. Diolch. 

Head Lice Check

Unfortunately we have had a few reports of head lice in school. Could all parents please check their children and take any necessary action to eradicate any head lice found?
If everyone takes action at the same time it does lessen the opportunity for the head lice to continue breeding and transferring between the children.
NHS advice is that lice and nits can be removed by wet combing. You should try this method first.

You can buy a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb) online or from pharmacies to remove head lice and nits.

There may be instructions on the pack, but usually you:

  • wash hair with ordinary shampoo
  • apply lots of conditioner (any conditioner will do)
  • comb the whole head of hair, from the roots to the ends

It usually takes about 10 minutes to comb short hair, and 20 to 30 minutes for long, frizzy or curly hair.

Do wet combing on days 1, 5, 9 and 13 to catch any newly hatched head lice. Check again that everyone’s hair is free of lice on day 17.

Thank you for your assistance and consideration.

Newyddion Criw Cymraeg

We have been busy practising our ‘Gair Yr Wythnos’ – ‘Word of the Week’. Over the last few weeks, we have chosen ‘Rhagfyr’ (December), ‘dim problem’ (no problem), ‘iawn’ (OK), ‘Ga i..?’ (Can I / Can I have..?) and ‘Nadolig Llawen’ (Merry Christmas). Llongyfarchiadau to our latest Siaradwyr Cymraeg Yr Wythnos (Welsh Talkers of the Week): Daniel, Sophie, Kai, Imogen, Dylan, Ella a Ffion. We are very proud of you all. The Criw Cymraeg have been busy finding out about and learning how to use exciting Welsh Apps. They have shown each class how to use the Apps that are suitable for their age group. Evan and Amie from Blwyddyn 6 have made videos to tell you all about them and are hoping that these Apps may be put on any devices the children may be lucky enough to get for Christmas. Diolch for supporting us with our Cymraeg at Ysgol Lon Barcas. Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.

Harry Potter Drawing Competition

Please see this fantastic opportunity for any budding artists….
Wrexham Library Network have launched a Harry Potter drawing competition over the Christmas holiday with an opportunity to win tickets to the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Musical Picture Book’ and The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra on Sunday 19th January 2020, 3.30pm at the William Aston Hall, complete with a Harry Potter themed light, sound and music event from 2pm in the foyer by Techniquest Glyndwr.
Imagine your own instrument and draw a picture of Harry Potter playing it.
There are 6 Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) tickets worth £25 each up for grabs – 2 for each of the age group categories – Under 7, 7 to 11 and 12 to 16.
The closing date for the competition is Monday 6th January. Entries need to be taken directly to the local library (not school). Please remember to put name, age and a contact number on your entry. Winners will be announced by the Library Network on Friday 10th January and winning entries will be displayed at the concert.

Pob lwc!

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