Diary Dates

Please find new diary dates below. We will also update the calendar on our app over half term.
On additional date that has been omitted is a special ‘Rugby Six Nations’ lunch on Friday 13th March. The usual menu will be replaced with a ‘Turbo Try Box’ consisting of battered chicken or a quorn wrap, fries and beans with a shortbread biscuit.
We wish all of the children and our families a happy half term.

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Public Health Update

As a school we have received further information from Welsh Government regarding Coronavirus (2019-nCov). Given the evolving situation, Directors of Education have been asked to advise schools to regularly check the Public Health Wales website for the latest advice.
There is a FAQ section on the website which you may want to peruse. We will keep you informed of any information as required.
The relevant link is: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/novel-coronavirus/

Information from Public Health Wales

The school nursing team have provided the following information for schools after receiving a number of calls with concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. Public Health Wales are monitoring the situation and reassure the public that usual hygiene practices for slowing the spread of any germs are to carry tissues, and use them to catch coughs or sneezes.  The tissue should then be put in the bin, and to kill the germs, wash hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel. 

Newyddion Criw Cymraeg

We have had a busy few weeks practising our ‘Gair Yr Wythnos’ – ‘Word of the Week’. We have chosen tro fi / tro ti (my turn / your turn) and Dw i eisiau (I want). This week we are going to focus on Chwefror (February) and Dw i’n hoffi (I like). We are also celebrating Dydd Miwsig Cymraeg 2020 (Welsh Music Day 2020). Please see the attached letter from our Criw Cymraeg.

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PTA Film Club

All of the children are invited to join us at PTA Film Club on Wednesday 26th February. A letter has been emailed home with details about this. You can book  a place for your child through the new online SchoolMoney system. A text/email will be sent to you. If your child does not want to attend, please ignore this and do not worry, the item will be removed from the account on 24th February. If you do wish your child to participate, a place needs to be booked and paid for by 9am Monday 24th February. Diolch yn fawr.

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.