Wrexham Music Festival – Easter 2019

Does your child play a musical instrument or would they like the opportunity to sing in front of a live audience?  

The closing date for applications to take part in the NEW Wrexham Music Festival is on Friday March 22nd 2019.   

Wrexham Music Festival will be taking place during the first week of the Easter holiday, is a collaboration between Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, Wrexham Glyndwr University and Ty Pawb. The festival is an opportunity to showcase local musical talent and offers school pupils and students aged under 19 an opportunity across 6 classes of instrumentation – Keyboard (piano), Brass, Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Guitar and Percussion – to perform in front of a live audience in Ty Pawb.   

There is a poster, further information and an application form below for anyone interested. 

Further information can be obtained by sending an email to wrexhammusicfestival2019@gmail.com

Elias Ackerley, a category finalist in the 2018 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, will be presenting a recital in the FREE to attend Live Music Showcase lunchtime concert on the Thursday (April 18th), and when he will be joined by fellow students from Chethams in Manchester.   We will be inviting them, and a few other local young musicians, to share about the importance of music in their lives and how it inspires them during this recital.

The organisers would like to encourage you to support this initiative and in encouraging young people in their musicianship, being part of this exciting new development in Wrexham.  Thank you.

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Tesco Tokens and Important Information about Upcoming Events

The letter below includes information about our Eisteddfod, a presentation for parents and our upcoming celebration of welsh songs.   There is further information below about changes to additional learning needs provision in Wales and a current Welsh Government consultation which parents are invited to respond to by 22nd March 2019 if you so wish.    

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pdf icon AwarenessLettertoParents.pdf
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E-Safety Advice – MOMO

A few children have raised concerns or worries about ‘MOMO’ which has been linked with a range of social media including Youtube Kids.   Our school police liaison officer has provided the information on the link below for parents.   Even if your child has not raised this as a concern, the ‘top tips for parents’ are very good practice for when your child is accessing the internet.   

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WCBC Proposal to Increase Capacity at Barker’s Lane

You may have seen in the press last evening, that on 12th March, the Local Authority will be presenting the report based on the consultation to increase capacity at Barker’s Lane that they undertook in the Autumn Term.   As soon as any information is provided to the school about any next steps we will forward this on to parents.        

Diary Dates & Governor’s Report to Parents

Please find an update of diary dates for next half term below. This has also been sent home as a paper copy for any parents who like to keep it by a calendar at home.   Please also find below, the Governor’s Report to Parents for 2017-18. The first link is to the full report and the second to a summary.   We hope that the children and yourselves as families have a good half term. School re-opens on Monday 4th March.    

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Health & Safety

It has been brought to our attention that the plastic whiteboard rubbers used in some of our junior classes have a piece of sharp metal inside to weight them. To a number of our older children, this has sparked curiosity and has appeared to be a piece of ‘cool metal’ and not been immediately reported to an adult. <?xml:namespace prefix = “o” ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

As soon as we have been aware of this, the items have been removed and made safe and a complaint has been made to the supplier.

We have talked to the children about everyday objects and how when they are broken can become unsafe, therefore this should always be reported to an adult, whether it is an item at home or an item in school.

We would be very grateful if you could reinforce this message at home, if disposing of broken items safely is something that you have not already discussed with your child.

Please be reassured that the whiteboard rubbers have been removed from any classrooms that were using them, we have raised this issue with the supplier and we are seeking a replacement from the company.

Many thanks for your support.


PTA Picture Competition – Where in Wrexham?

Plas Coch, Wrexham have very kindly donated some pictures to Barker’s Lane PTA which are displayed at the back of the school hall. The PTA have launched a competition to win one of the pictures for an entry fee of £1. All proceeds will go towards PTA funds.
You can have a look at the pictures at the back of the school hall and pick up an entry form whilst at Parents’ Evening this week or take some time to do some research over the half term with your child and enter. Some of the pictures are very easily recognisable and some will hopefully have you intrigued and puzzled!
To access the competition online, please paste the following into your browser: goo.gl/forms/pot8xULZh7tQB3EM2
The closing date for the competition is Friday 8th March NOON. Pob lwc!

Y4 School Swimming Sessions

Water safety and swimming lessons for Year 4 children will commence on Thursday 7th March until Thursday 4th April 2019 then again from Thursday 2nd May until Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Please note, there will be no swimming on Thursday 21st March or Thursday 11th April, therefore the full course is a total of 8 sessions).

They will need to bring their trunks / one piece costume / towel and children with long hair MUST have it tied up in a bun or wear a cap. (No bikinis / tankinis please or long shorts).  As part of their safety training they also require a long sleeved top and bottoms (long pyjamas are ideal) at each session. <?xml:namespace prefix = “o” ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />


Jewellery must be removed before school, this includes earrings.


Further details regarding transport etc will be sent home as a paper copy today. Please return the pro-forma which will be attached to school by Tuesday 5th March. Many thanks.