We hope that you are well and have managed to enjoy some of this lovely weather that we have been having. Please see the letter below from Mrs Edwards. It contains information about school reports. Diolch yn fawr.
We hope that you are managing this situation that we still find ourselves in. This week is Mental Health Awareness week and accordingly there are links on the sheet below to various websites offering advice to young and old. For that species that is called The Teenager there are links to help you (and them) survive each other including some motivating ideas to improve their abilities, interests and prospects.
Next week is what under normal circumstances would be half term. Please do not consider travelling to the beaches or countryside; the police are stopping vehicles and asking for reasons of travel. If you want to view different countries or go on amusement rides please have a look at previous links that have been uploaded.
Take care, stay safe and hopefully we will be back together before too long.
Please find letter below from Mrs Edwards.
As next week would have been a half term holiday, there will be no distance learning plans next week. Hopefully the children can enjoy a break and you too as families. Please contact teachers through Seesaw if you need to do so by Thursday 21st May or after 1st June.
School will continue to be open for childcare over the break for parents who have already made their booking as previously requested.
The Welsh Government and the Children’s Commissioner for Wales want to hear how young people have felt about staying home to keep safe over these weeks and about any effect it has had on them.
Please encourage you child to take part in the survey. There is also support to discuss this with young children.
The short survey can be found at: https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/coronavirusandme/
Closing date: 27th May 2020
Although restrictions in place in Wales remain unchanged. As you may be aware Welsh Government have have published their ‘traffic light road map’ today, sharing how Wales could exit the coronavirus loackdown. This can be found at https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-05/unlocking-our-society-and-economy-continuing-the-conversation.pdf
Following this at 2pm, Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education published the ‘decision framework for the next phase in education’. No dates or final plans are contained in the document. The Minister clearly states that plans are complex and that Welsh Government are taking advice from a wide range of expertise. She states that it is a working document for wider feedback from all stakeholders, including children themselves. The plan can be read at: https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-05/decision-framework-next-phase-education-childcare_0.pdf
The Minister has also published a short video on WG twitter feed https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1261282256905216000
As soon as we have any further information to share with you, rest assured we will do. Stay safe.
Dear parents, children and friends of the school
We are now reaching the end of week 8 of these current arrangements and we hope that you are all keeping well and managing the situation. The staff enjoy hearing about the children and what they are doing. Hopefully you will find some enjoyable and/or interesting websites from the links we post on the attached pdf sheet. Last week we sent you far a field with the elephants and hippos in Africa and the zoos and aquarium in America; could we travel any further? Sit back, hold tight and head into space as you join NASA and the astronauts. If you want to stay closer to home there are links to cameras showing wild birds, their habitats and nests.
I have found some freebies including water saving devices for the house & garden and also audio books for adults and children to stream – sit back and relax. If you or the children are feeling creative there are art and drawing workshops to enjoy including Disney masterclasses. Competitions, quizzes and prizes are available from The Book Trust and Ty Pawb are looking for creative types to record their lockdown experiences for a new exhibition.
Hopefully there is something there for you to enjoy or just try something new and unknown.
Hope you all have a good weekend and the sun shines for us.