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Ysgol Gynradd Penygawsi

Primary School

Craig Y Llyn Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 18/07/22

 

This week is going to be extremely hot in school, please ensure that your child is wearing loose clothing (school colours), has applied sun cream before coming to school and has a refillable bottle with them every day.  We will be keeping the children in the shade throughout the week as much as possible.

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

SCHOOL TRIP POSTPONED - Unfortunately due to the amber weather warning for extreme heat, we have had to postpone the school trip until the autumn term.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

PE Kit to be worn to school for Fit4Fun (a change of days this week)

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Last day in school

 

 

At the beginning of the week we intend of giving every child a small treat to help cool them down.  If your child has an allergy, please can you check that it is safe for them to have one of the tip tops below.  If they are unable to, please speak to your class teacher or send admin an email tomorrow morning.

 

 

WOW, you have completed Year 2! What a busy year we have had. I have absolutely loved teaching you and getting to know you all. We have created many memories and had some fantastic experiences. You have made me so proud with how much progress you have made. I wish you all the best in Year 3! Keep up the hard work!

 

Have a wonderful Summer! Stay Safe!

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

 

Week beginning 11/07/22

 

Please can you make sure all permission slips for our school trip have been handed in to the office by Monday.

Dydd Llun/Monday

Final Spell Check

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun Festival - please wear your PE kit to school and make sure your child has sun cream on!

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Move up day - Your child will be spending the morning with their new teacher (Miss Morris) in Year 3. 

 

Please can all book bags be returned as they will be handed over to Miss Morris ready for Year 3!

 

Only 2 weeks left, I cannot believe how quick this year has gone!

 

Enjoy your Sunday!

 

Mrs Payne

Week beginning 04/07/22

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school

Well-being Wednesday

New homework uploaded to J2E

 

A huge thank you for the amount of support you gave to your children with their presentations. I was impressed and so proud of how well they spoke in front of an audience.

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

Mambos School Trip + Upbeat Wales Drumming Letter

Week Beginning 27/06/22

 

For the next fortnight we will be focusing on 'Rio' and the carnivals which are held in Brazil. We will be creating musical instruments, learning how to samba dance and making head pieces. 

Please can you help us collect kitchen roll tubes!

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun- Please wear PE kit to school

Today the children will be presenting about their passions. Please see the homework link for further information. The children are aware this is happening as I explained to them in detail what they could prepare.

 

Oxford Reading Buddy.

As we have returned to paper reading books, the School subscription for Oxford Reading Buddy has now ended and you will no longer be able to access the resources via the website.

 

See you in the morning!

 

Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 20/06/22

 

Dydd Llun - Monday

Spell check 

 

Dydd Mercher - Wednesday

PE kit needed for Fit4Fun

New homework set in j2e in HWB

 

This will be our last week focusing on Africa. The children are currently creating music to represent animals movement. This will be show cased in our class to celebrate the children's work at the end of the week!

 

See you tomorrow!

 

Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 13/06/22

 

 

Dydd Llun - Monday

Year 2 Big Spell check 

 

Dydd Mawrth - Tuesday

African drumming session in school

 

Dydd Mercher - Wednesday

Global Day – activities in class

PE - Fit 4 Fun

 

Dydd Gwener - Friday

School summer fete at 3.30pm on the school yard.  Please see poster below.

 

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 06/06/22

 

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Big Spelling test

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday 

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school

Well-being Wednesday

 

I can't believe this is our final term in Year 2. Let's make it the best!

 

Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 23/05/22

 

 

We are celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee on Wednesday 25th May. Our class have been learning Jubilee songs, Morris dancing and marching to a beat in preparation to perform to the rest of the school. We would like the children to wear red, white and blue for the day, not their PE kit. They will also need a small plate of party food for themselves and an extra drink for our afternoon tea together. Can you make sure the plate of food is covered, nothing needs to go in the fridge and your child’s name is on it please.

 

Dydd Llun

Spell check

 

Dydd Mercher

Jubilee Coffee Morning

Jubilee Celebrations in the afternoon

 

Dydd Gwener

Last day of term

 

Enjoy your week off and get ready for your last half term in Year 2! It has flown by!

 

Mrs Payne

 

Jubilee Coffee Morning

 

We are having a coffee morning to celebrate the Jubilee.  

Why not pop in for a cuppa and a chat.

See below for details!

Week beginning 16/05/22

 

Another fantastic fortnight celebrating the Holi Festival. Check out what we have been up to!

 

 

 

 

The next fortnight we will be learning all about the Queen's Jubilee. On  Wednesday 25th May we will be having a whole school celebration. The children can wear red, white or blue clothes to school (not the usual PE kit). We kindly ask you to bring in a plate of food and a drink for your child only, as in the afternoon we will be having an Afternoon Tea style party on the playground with the whole school. 

 

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Big Spell test

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school

Maths home learning task

 

Diolch 

Mrs Payne

Week beginning 09/05/22

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun

 

 

 

Tie dye activity 

Colour Run

 

We will be recreating an Indian Holi festival outside. The adults will throw paint powder with the opportunity for the children to run through. This will mirror a traditional Holi festival. We will be aiming to throw the powder below shoulder height, but they are more than welcome to bring sunglasses or swimming goggles to protect their eyes.

Please bring a spare set of old clothes and shoes in a carrier bag. These clothes will most certainly get covered in paint powder! The paint powder is non-toxic and specifically designed for this purpose, but we cannot guarantee that the colour will come out so please wear really old clothes and shoes. Please complete the form that was text to you to give permission for you child to participate.


Dydd Gwener/ Friday

Pancake cooking task - please ensure you complete the allergy form in order for your child to participate.

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

Week beginning 03/05/22

 

What a crazy first week back we have had in Year 2. Thank you for supporting us with all the children's ideas and for allowing them to come true with all your contributions and help. We have been busy producing our reusable bags. I am looking forward to spotting them out and about in our community. 

 

 

This week we launched our new topic 'Feel the Beat'. The children prepared digital VIP passes, cooked their own food for the Snack Station, they created a key floor plan for other pupils to use and designed their own decorations. On Friday the children loved learning new circus tricks and performing them to their peers during the festival. They had the opportunity to watch pupils from Bryn Celynnog perform on the stage area, they created festival headbands, created their own music, ate and had lots of fun!

Check out our Twitter page to see a Reel of how the Greenman Festival went!

 

 

 

 

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear PE kit to school

New Maths Home Learning Task

 

Last week the festival took over and I was unable to re-test all the children on their spelling list. I promise you will receive new lists tomorrow! There will be no SPELLING TEST this week. 

 

Polite Reminder: Please can you bring in a plain white t-shirt for the tie dying activity this week!

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

 

Circus Skills Workshop

 

On Friday the children will have the opportunity to participate in a circus skills workshop. They will have a practise skills session in the morning and in the afternoon they will be participating with the circus skills trainer during the festival. The cost of this is £3. You should have received a link today to pay for the workshop online. If you have any problems please come and see me as soon as possible. 

 

Please ensure you complete the food activity consent form before tomorrow.

 

Cooking Consent Form

 

On Friday we will also be having a Face Painting stall. If you do not want your child to access this area please inform me tomorrow. 

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

WELCOME BACK!

 

I hope you had a lovely Easter break and you enjoyed the sun and were able to spend time with your family. I can't wait to see you all and catch up!

 

Selling Our Fabric Bags


The children really enjoyed our ‘Save the Planet’ topic. To complete the topic we will be selling the fabric bags you ordered this week. The children worked so hard throughout the topic and have really gained an insight to the damage that rubbish is doing to our planet. They are also able to talk about ways that we can help. The bags they designed look great and we hope to see them being used around Llantrisant! We are so proud of what they have achieved.
We will be selling our bags under the shelter outside our class after school during the first week back. The children will be selling them to you in groups and on different days, please see timetable below. 
You will be able to come on to the yard just after 3pm to come to our shop and to look at some of the great artwork of sea creatures the children produced earlier on in the term inspired by ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ using recycled materials from home.

 

Tuesday
Whale (Olivia, Arthur, Austin, Tereze) 
Clownfish (Erin, Sophia, Elsie – Joy)

 

Wednesday
Seahorse (Henry, Maddie, Ava.D) 
Dolphin (Ava.R, Florence, Emilia, Joel)

 

Thursday
Eels (Macsen, Dylan.m, Lewis, Harry.H)  
Turtles (Jac, Paige, Hazel, Charlotte)

 

Friday
Sharks (Harry.O, Heidi, Harrison, Dylan.D) 
Jellyfish (Tal, Megan, Kieran, Freya)


Summer Term


Our new topic for the summer term is called ‘Feel the Beat’. It is based on the Expressive Arts part of the curriculum and we will be looking at the elements of music and dance.

Over the term we will be investigating different festivals and carnivals from around the world; why they are celebrated and how they are celebrated.

We will be starting in Wales this week and will be answering the question ‘What is a festival and what happens there?’ by looking at the ‘Green Man’ festival that takes place every August in Brecon.

On Friday we will be holding a festival on the school yard with some live music, a circus skills visitor and stalls set up with activities. Please wear something green or ‘festival’ themed clothes to school on Friday.

We will also be making some ‘green’ themed food to eat during the festival that will include the following ingredients – please inform us before Thursday if there are any allergies or if you do not wish for your child to take part in the cooking sessions. 
Ingredients – white chocolate, rice krispies, golden syrup, green food colouring, white bread, butter, creamed cheese, cucumber.

 

W/B 25/04/22

Dydd Mawrth
First day back today.
Fabric bag shop – 3.10pm on yard for children listed above.
Please bring in any Easter egg packaging for the RCTS schools competition.

 

Dydd Mercher
PE – please wear kit to school.
Big Spell assessments – new lists sent out if needed – first Big Spell check to take place on Tuesday 3rd May.
Aspiration Visit from a footballer
Fabric bag shop – 3.10pm on yard for children listed above.

 

Dydd Iau
Cooking activities in class – see above for more information. Please inform us of any allergies.
Fabric bag shop – 3.10pm on yard for children listed above.

 

Dydd Gwener
Penygawsi’s ‘Green Man’ festival – please wear something green to school if you have it, otherwise ‘festival’ themed clothes. See above for more information.
Fabric bag shop – 3.10pm on yard for children listed above.

 

 

Advanced notice – During the fortnight beginning 2/5/22 we will be looking at tie-dye and we ask that the children bring in a white t-shirt that they will be able to tie-dye and then bring back home. 

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne
 

 

 

 

 

RCT Schools Easter Recycling Competition

 

We are entering the RCT Easter recycling competition this year. Please can you collect all the foil, plastic and cardboard from any Easter eggs you have, save them and bring them into school at the start of the new term.

The school with the highest recycling to pupil ratio will win, with prizes on offer! The winning school will receive £300!

Please join us in the competition if you can and ask family and friends to help us too.

 

Happy Easter everyone,

Mrs Farrell and the Eco-Committee.

 

Summer Term Cricket at Miskin

 

 

Please see the poster advertising the summer term/holiday programmes at Miskin Manor Cricket Club.  

Week beginning 04/04/22

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear PE kit to school

Wellbeing Wednesday - Easter focus

 

Dydd Iau/ Thursday

Rescheduled Biffa Visit

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

Last day of term

 

Can you believe we have completed another term? It has flown by! The children have really impressed me with how much enthusiasm they have show through out and I am pleased to say we have some fantastic Eco-Warriors in Penygawsi. After half term, the children will set up a shop on the playground where you can buy their reusable bags. The children have been working in small groups this term designing, testing and creating their product. Two groups will sell their bags each afternoon, allowing each child to participate. I will create a timetable and share this with you before we return back to school. 

 

Thank you for being so supportive and helping us collect lots of materials along the way. It is hugely appreciated!

Have a wonderful Easter!

 

Mrs Payne

Newport County AFC Academy goalkeeper trials

 

An exctiting opportunity has arisen for your child to attend goalkeeping trials with Newport County AFC Academy, in partnership with South Wales Goalkeeping Centre (SWGK Centre).  The goalkeeper specific open trial recruitment event will take place on Wednesday 6th April 2022, for this season’s U6 to U16 age groups.

The trial times by age group will be as follows:

Current U6 to U9 – 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Current U10 to U12 – 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Current U13 to U16 – 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

If your child plays the position of goalkeeper and you are interested in attending the trials please click on the link and complete the form below by Sunday 3rd April 2022:

You will be responsible for transporting your child to the venue and staying with them for the trials.

 

Please click on the link below to see the poster for details.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

WC: 28/3/22

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Year 2 - Audio Screening

Spell check!

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

Well-Being Wednesday 

New Maths home-school task shared on j2homework.

 

Dydd Iau/ Thursday

Biffa Bin Lorry Visit

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

Recycle unwanted clothes and raise funds for our school!

 

 

A quick reminder that we are still collecting clothing at school and donating to Dragon Bags, a company which is a free fundraising scheme that helps schools across Wales raise funds through textile recycling.  The money we raise from this scheme goes towards buying resources for use in the classroom and outdoors to enhance the learning experiences we offer our pupils.

 

How Does it Work?

Dragon Bag's aim is to help every single school throughout Wales achieve their fundraising goals as well as diverting textiles from landfill at the same time. Parents/Carers donate their unwanted clothing to school and it  is placed in one of our recycling bins.  We have one in the school hall and one in the staff car park.  Once the bins are full, we contact Dragon Bags and they come to collect our donations.  Once your clothes are loaded onto their van they start a journey that could take them to any corner of the world.  Different items will be more likely to end up in different climates; that old ski suit isn’t likely to be making its way to Africa any-time soon!  One thing all the clothes do have in common is that they are going to a place where they will provide affordable clothing to people who need it.

 

When the clothes are collected, the items are weighed and the school are issued with a receipt pf collection.  Once the final weight is agreed, the school receive the relevant funds within 5 days.  At present we get 35p/kg.

 

If you are thinking of having a clear out, please bring your unwanted clothes to school and we will take care of the rest.  Take a look below at the items Dragon Bags will accept.

 

 

There are some items they can not accept. Take a look below:

 

 

Any donations will be gratefully received. 

We thank you in advance for your continued support.

Mrs Rees and Super Ambassadors

The PTA are looking to reclaim Gift Aid on school donations so that we have more money to spend on school projects and initiatives. 

 

In order to do this, we need to collect information for HMRC. To make this as simple as possible we have created a Microsoft Form to collate this information and would be really grateful if you could please complete.

 

All data collected is held in the Hwb servers and will only be used for this purpose.

Please click the link below to access this form:

Diolch

PTA

WC: 21/3/22

Dydd Llun Monday

Down Syndrome Awareness Day - Please can children wear their craziest socks or odd socks to school today?

Spell check!

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

Well-Being Wednesday 

New literacy home-school task shared on j2homework.

 

For our next art project we will need old CD's please can you help us collect these again?

 

As you know our learning and topic is driven by the pupils questions and ideas. Through our topic 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!' the children have wanted to make a difference to our planet and have thought of many ways of how to reduce the pollution in our community. They have decided they want to make and create a 'bag for life'. Over the next 3 weeks the children will be working in groups to create the best 'bag for life'. They are currently testing out the best stitching designs in order to make the strongest bag. We are wondering how many people would buy their bags. Please can you complete the survey so we know how many resources we need to purchase.

 

https://forms.office.com/r/3VxL5ZJQs2

 

Diolch!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Mrs Payne

World Down Syndrome Day - Monday 21st March 2022

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The #LotsOfSocks campaign exists to raise awareness about Down syndrome.

#LotsOfSocks help us to get people talking on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), celebrated each year on 21 March.

All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed - they might be mismatched socks or your craziest and most colourful socks, whatever takes your fancy and wear them to school next Monday!

If someone asks you about your socks you can tell them, "I'm wearing them to raise awareness of Down syndrome"

Get yourself informed so you can tell them about Down syndrome.

Be a part of the global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

WC: 14/03/22

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Spell Check

 

Dydd Mawrth/ Tuesday

Parent Evening via School Cloud

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

Parent Evening via School Cloud

New home-school task shared on j2homework.

 

Diolch 

Mrs Payne

WC: 07/03/22

 

Look at what we have been up to this week!

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Parent Consultation appointments will go live at 12pm on School Cloud.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit to school

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

See you tomorrow! 

Mrs Payne

WC: 28-02-22

Dydd Llun/ Monday

School Eisteddfod. Please wear a Welsh costume, a Welsh sports top or something red to school today. The children will be performing their song for the school and taking part in some lovely Welsh activities in the afternoon.

Spelling Test in the afternoon.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear PE kit to school.

Well-being/Rights Wednesday.

New Maths home-school task shared on j2homework.

 

Dydd Iau/ Thursday

World Book Day. Children are invited to dress as a character from a favourite story. 

We will also be holding a 'Bring and Buy Book Fair'. Please see below for further details.

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. See you in the morning!

Mrs Payne

School Closure 18/02/22 

 

We have shared some suggested activities to work on at home today. Please see J2Homework for more information.  

 

Please don’t feel you have to upload the activities you have completed today but if you would like to share your lovely work with us then upload a photo to your J2File.  

 

I will be available between 9am and 3.30pm on J2Message which you will find on J2E if you need to contact us. We used this messaging app during the lockdowns - Click on J2Message on J2E and choose Craig y Llyn. There is an option to send a direct message to myself or you can message the whole class.  We have been asked to only respond to messages sent through J2Message and not email. 

 

We hope you all stay safe and we look forward to seeing you when we return to school after the holiday on 28th February. 

 

Have a lovely half term holidays,

 

 

Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 14/02/22

 

This week we are having a WELSH themed week. We will be completing a lot of work for our school Eisteddfod competition such as art, handwriting and instructional writing. They will be learning the Craig y Llyn song to perform at our Eisteddfod, this will also be their home learning task for this week. On Wednesday the children will be following their own recipes that they have written and making welsh cakes. If your child has any specific allergies please let me know before Wednesday! We will be using self raising flour, caster sugar, eggs, currants and butter. 

Dydd Llyn/Monday

Spelling Test

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear PE kit.

Well-being/Rights Wednesday - Baking welsh cakes

New home-school oracy task shared on j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

Last day of term!

 

Another half term completed! Da iawn Craig y Llyn, I am very proud of you! School will start back on Monday 28th February. Don't forget to wear your welsh costumes. Have a lovely break!

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

 

 

Week beginning 07/02/22

 

 

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Spelling Test

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear PE kit.

Well-being/Rights Wednesday - This week the focus will be 'Internet Safety'.

New home-school maths task shared on j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

INSET day. School closed for pupils.

 

Some information on upcoming events

We will be celebrating St David’s day with our Eisteddfod on Monday 28th February. Please wear welsh costume, a welsh sports top or anything red to school on this day.

 

World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March. You can choose to dress up as your favourite book character on this day if you would like. The PTA will be running a ‘Bring and Buy Book Fair’ on this day, more information to follow.

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

 

 

 

Recycled Art

 

 

Please can you help us collect some of the items that you want to use for your group recycled art projects for next week.Here are some of the items you have thought you would like to use:

  • Newspapers
  • Milk and bottle lids
  • Straws
  • Sweet/chocolate wrappers
  • Foil
  • Cling film
  • Plastic bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • String
  • Cupcake cases
  • Egg boxes
  • Ring pull

 

Or anything you find or have used and think will look appealing for display work. Before you bin it, have a look and see if it would be suitable for school?

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

PLEASE HELP US COLLECT

 

Can you help us collect 2 litre pop bottles for next week's creative task!

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

Wear Red for Wales and Velindre

As Wales will be playing their first Six Nations Match on Saturday 5th February, we have been invited to take part in a funday on Friday the 4th February.  Could your child wear a red top and tracksuit bottoms/leggings or their PE kit (if you don't have a red top) on Friday and bring in a donation of no more than £1 if you want to donate to the Velindre charity.  They can still wear their PE kit/red top even if you choose not to donate.  KS2 children will have the opportunity to join a zoom rugby themed HITT session during the afternoon.

 

Diolch for your support

Week Beginning 31.01.22

Here are some pictures to see what we have been learning in school!

Well-being Wednesday

 

 

 

Dydd Llun / Monday

Spelling Test

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Wellbeing Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - wear PE kit to school.

J2E Home School Learning Task - Literacy focus

 

See you in the morning!

Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 24.01.22

 

Dydd Llun / Monday

Spelling Test

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Inset Day

New Maths home-school task shared on j2homework.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday 

Inset Day

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

Inset Day

 

Have a lovely weekend. See you on Monday!

Mrs Payne

Week beginning 17/01/22

What a great first week back we have had in Year 2. I am sure the children have been telling you all about how we started our topic, ' Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!'. On Tuesday we began with our 'great school litter pick', they wanted to launch our topic by collecting all the rubbish from our school grounds. We then sorted it into a range of categories and recycled it properly! We weighed all the different materials and could not believe how much we found!

Each week the children have asked if they could make something independently out of recycled materials. However we will need your help! This week they would like to make a bird feeder out of margarine tubs. If you have any spare ones at home, please could your child bring them in. Thank you!

 

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Spelling test

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Virtual Workshop with Bryn Pica

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun

Rights/Well-Being Wednesday.

New language home-school task shared on j2homework.

 

See you all tomorrow.

Mrs Payne

Year 2 January Newsletter

Week Beginning: 10-1-22

 

On Friday, I assessed all the children on their Big Spelling sheet. Some children have stayed on the same list, if they have they will be carrying on from the same point from last year. Other children have moved to a new list so they will be starting on the first set of words. Every child was sent home with their new list on Friday. If they didn't make it home, please let me know and I can get you another copy!

This week the reading books will start coming home again, if you haven't already brought your book bags in please make sure you do tomorrow. Every child knows their reading day which their books will need to be returned every week. Please make sure you read these with your children as it will really help with their progress overall.

 

Dydd Llun / Monday

There will be no spelling test today.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun - wear PE kit to school.

Rights/Well-Being Wednesday.

New home-school task shared on j2homework.

 

As part of our new topic the children have asked to litter pick our school grounds! We are hoping to go out on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child wears a waterproof coat to school on those days.

Thanks for all your support!

 

Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 06/01/21

 

 

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your families and I hope you are feeling well! Thank you so much for our Christmas gifts, it was very kind of you. I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. 

Mr Davies has updated the blog with our new staggered start and finish times and other information. Please look at the link below to read the updated regulations. 

Main Blog Page

 

Morning Drop Off

We will return to a more staggered approach to our morning drop off routines.
 

Drop off times for all learners with surnames A to L will be 8:50 to 09:00

 

Drop off times for all learners with surnames M to Z will be 09:00 to 09:10.

 

Afternoon Pick Up

We will continue with our organisation for the afternoon pick up with a few revisions but will staggered our afternoon pick up times.

 

                   Nursery Pick Up Times - 15:05

 

Pick up times for all other learners with surnames A to L will be 15:10 to 15:20

 

 Pick up times for all other learners with surnames M to Z will be 15:20 to 15:30

 

(Please help us by collecting your child from school at the right time)

 

Have a lovely evening! See you in the morning!

 

Mrs Payne

 

 

 

Christmas Concert Video

 

Today we are sharing our Christmas story telling video with you. This will be in a shared folder on Hwb. 

Please consider the Christmas video in the same way as you would if taking a video in the school hall. They are for personal use only, for you to enjoy as a parent/guardian/carer.  They should be watched in J2E and not downloaded. They must not be shared on any form of social media.  

 

Many children and their parents do not consent to them being shared and we need to be mindful that we keep everyone safe online. It is only by being supportive of everyone’s wishes, that we can continue to share in this way.

 

Thank you support in this matter.

‘Only by working together, can we achieve our aims.’

What a fantastic first term we have had in Year 2. The children have really impressed me with how much they have matured over the past 3 months and I am so pleased to see the progress they are making. I am very proud of them and they have definitely made you proud! We have been working hard this past week putting a storytelling video together for you to watch at home with your families. I will be sharing this on Hwb with you this week so please keep an eye out!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

 

Week Beginning 13/12/21

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Spelling Test

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Trip to Ebenezer Church. We will be back in time for lunch!

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday 

Well-Being Wednesday. 

Hook to our new topic.

 

Dydd Gwener / Friday

Christmas Party - please can children wear party clothes to school and bring a small plate of food for themselves which is covered and clearly labelled (please don’t send food that needs to be chilled or heated)

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

DISNEY RAFFLE

 

Tesco have kindly provided us with a Disney Christmas Hamper to raffle within school.  This week, the school council will be selling raffle tickets for 50p a strip.  If your child would like to purchase a strip of tickets, please send the money in to school by Friday 10th of December.  We will draw the raffle on Monday 13th of December.  

YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!!!

Week Beginning 6/12/21

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Spelling Test

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday 

Well-Being Wednesday. 

Fit 4 Fun - wear kit to school

 

Dydd Gwener / Friday

Christmas jumper day.

Christmas dinner.

 

On Friday 17th December we will be having a Christmas party- please can the children wear party clothes to school and bring a small plate of food which is covered and clearly labelled (please don’t send food that needs to be chilled or heated)

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

Week beginning 29/11/21

 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spelling test

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday 

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school

Well-Being Wednesday

New home-school task shared on j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener / Friday

Non-uniform day. 

 

On Tuesday 14th December we will be going to the Ebenezer Church in Talbot Green to attend their special event called Christmas Wrapped Up. I will be looking for 3 volunteers to support us on our local visit. We will be leaving at 9:15 and we will be back for lunch at 11:45. If you are interested in supporting us please can you let me know at the school gate!

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 22/11/21

 

Thank you for making such a great effort for dressing up on Friday for Children in Need. We raised a fantastic amount of £223.50. You should be so proud of yourselves!

Here are some snapshots of what we have been doing over the past couple of weeks!

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun / Monday

Home-school task to be completed.

Spelling Test

Kerbcraft visit to teach us all about Road Safety - Part 1 of 3

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday 

New home school task - Maths focus.

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school

Well-Being Wednesday

Kerbcraft visit - Part 2 of 3.

 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, see you in the morning!

 

Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 15/11/21

 

Apologies, for no homework this week, due to family circumstances I have been off work and have been unable to upload the homework. I will ensure there is homework this Wednesday for the children. 

 

Diolch to all who attended our virtual Parents Evening, it was great to meet you properly and have a discussion about your child's progress! 

 

I hope the children enjoyed our Dinohire visit! I can't wait to hear how it went and their experience with the dinosaurs!

 

Anti-Bullying Week

 

Anti-Bullying Week is an annual UK event which aims to raise awareness of bullying and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it.  At Penygawsi we understand the importance of raising awareness during this week and providing our pupils with the tools and strength needed if they ever find themselves being bullied.

 

This year the theme is ‘One Kind Word’, emphasising the positive impact a small gesture or comment can have on someone else’s day.  Odd Socks Day is held on 15th November to kick off Anti-Bullying Week. This day helps us to recognise that everyone is unique and different, and that we all need kindness and respect. 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun / Monday

Spelling test

Please wear odd socks to school to support Anti-bullying week

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday 

Fit 4 Fun- wear PE kit to school

Well-Being Wednesday 
New home school task shared on j2homework.

PTA class photos - please bring in a Christmas item or jumper to put on for the photo. Please do not wear to school - bring in a bag!

 

Dydd Gwener / Friday

Children in Need - fancy dress (Heroes or Pyjama's) £1 donation

 

Have a lovely Sunday!

 

Diolch 

Mrs Payne

On Wednesday 17th November we will be taking class Christmas photos.  Please can your child bring a Christmas item on this day to wear for the photo?  It might be a Christmas jumper/dress/t-shirt/accessory etc.

Please put it in a bag and label the item and bag with your child's name.

They will be putting the item on for the photo and then changing back into their school uniform straight afterwards.


Diolch  

Mrs Payne

 

Week Beginning 08/11/21

 

Poppy Appeal 

From Monday 8th November, the School Council will be selling poppies and other merchandise to raise money for the British Legion at break time every day. Please see our Twitter feed for further information.

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun / Monday

Spelling Test

Home school task to be completed by today.

 

Dydd Mawrth/ Tuesday 

Parents Evening via School Cloud.

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday 

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

Well-Being Wednesday 

Parents Evening via School Cloud

New Maths home learning task shared on j2homework.

 

Dydd Iau / Thursday

Dinohire - School Visit

 

Children in Need - Friday 19th November

After meeting with the School Council last week, they have decided upon a HERO theme for Children in Need this year. Please can your child dress as their hero for the day? Alternatively they have the option to wear pyjamas to school instead. 

 

Have a lovely Sunday!

 

Mrs Payne

Week beginning 01/11/12

I hope you have had a lovely week off relaxing and enjoyed spending time with your families. I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday!

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

This week we are celebrating Diwali. We will be writing a story about Rama and Sita, making diva lamps and making our own Chapati. If you do not wish for your child to try this please can you send a message to the office or notify me at the school gates.

 

Dydd Llun / Monday

Spelling Test

Please can Harvest donations for the food bank be brought in to school today.

Final day to place your school photo orders.

Parents Evening appointments go live.

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday

Harvest celebration. The children will be performing 'It's Harvest Time' in our special school assembly.

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear PE kit to school.

New home learning task.

 

Dydd Iau/ Thursday

We will be joining a virtual experience with Cardiff Museum and participating in a Sound of the Dinosaurs workshop.

 

Have a lovely Sunday celebrating Halloween. See you in the morning!

Mrs Payne

This December, St Fagans National Museum of History will be holding a special virtual Christmas event for the whole family to enjoy. Please click the link below for further information.

Week beginning 18/10/21

 

What a fantastic first half term we have had in Year 2. It is great to see the children becoming more independent and taking ownership of their learning. They have all settled into their new routines and it is lovely to see so many happy faces in the mornings!

Here are some things we have been doing over the past fortnight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun / Monday

Spell Check  

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday 

Fit 4 Fun in the morning. Please wear PE kit to school.

New Maths Task shared on j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

Last day of school - return on the 1st November

 

See you tomorrow!

Mrs Payne

 

Harvest

 

On  November 3rd, we will be holding our annual Harvest Festival.  The pupils will be participating in a special harvest assembly.


In Britain, thanks have been given for successful harvests since pagan times. A Harvest festival is traditionally held on the Sunday near or of the Harvest Moon.  This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. The celebrations on this day usually include singing hymns, praying, and decorating churches with baskets of fruit and food in the festival known as Harvest Festival, Harvest Home or Harvest Thanksgiving.


At Penygawsi we believe Harvest is an important time of year, not only to give thanks to God for all the wonderful food we eat, but also to help others that are less fortunate than us. We feel a great way to do this is to support a very special local charity, The Food Bank.

 

 

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The Food Banks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis. We are asking that if possible the children consider donating an item of food to our Harvest table that will be decorated and displayed in the hall during the week of our virtual assembly.


After our virtual celebrations, the School Council and staff will work to package any donations to send them to the food bank ready for local families who will be so very grateful to receive them.

Below is a list of items that Food Bank believe their families are in most need of: 

  1. Milk (UHT)
  2. Cereal and Porridge Oats
  3. Tinned and Packet Soup
  4. Fruit Juice (UHT Carton)
  5. Pasta Sauces
  6. Rice
  7. Sponge pudding (tinned)
  8. Custard
  9. Tinned tomatoes
  10. Lentils
  11. Savoury Rice
  12. Noodles
  13. Pasta 'n' Sauce
  14. Couscous
  15. Tinned Vegetables
  16. Instant mash
  17. Tinned potatoes
  18. Tinned Meat
  19. Tinned Fish
  20. Tinned Fruit
  21. Jam
  22. Sugar
  23. Biscuits / snack bars
  24. Vegetable Oil
  25. Tea Bags
  26. Coffee
  27. Hot Chocolate 


We would be very grateful if you could bring any donations you would like to make to school by Monday 1st November 2021.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Super Ambassadors and School Council

Dinosaurs Visiting Penygawsi!

 

We have launched our new topic this term, Through the Keyhole, and the children are really enjoying learning all about dinosaurs. To enhance the children’s learning we have organised for them to take part in a Dinohire  Workshop where they will get to meet real life sized dinosaur figures and learn all about dinosaur fossils from Ranger Chris. This will really help with their oracy and writing skills this term as they will be designing, describing and creating their own dinosaur in co-operative groups. This workshop will take place in school on Thursday 11th November. We kindly ask for a contribution of £7.50 for the workshop, to cover the cost. Please follow the link below to pay online. Please search in the Filtered Category for Penygawsi Primary School and then look for Year 2 Dinosaur Workshop.

 

Year 2 Dinosaur Workshop Payment

 

I have also booked a virtual tour of Cardiff Museum where we will be taking part in a live music dinosaur lesson. This will be a free session after half term.

 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs Payne

Week Beginning 11/10/21

 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun / Monday

Spell Check - Just to recap, your child will be tested by their spelling partner. Every child has been partnered with somebody who is on the same level list as them in order to read them appropriately. I always mark the test with your child and discuss any spellings they have wrong or if they have moved on to the next list. It is their responsibility to tell you what list they are on. 

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday - Well-Being Wednesday

Fit 4 Fun in the morning. Please wear PE kit to school.

To celebrate World Mental Health Day, we will be having a Well-Being Wednesday in school. 

New Language Task shared on j2homework.

 

Dydd Iau / Thursday

Whole school flu vaccine

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday  - Shwmae Day

Pupils have the choice to wear something red, green and/or white instead of school uniform on this day, to celebrate Shwmae Day. We have lots of Welsh themed activities in class for the children to enjoy. Can you encourage your child to start every conversation in welsh, for example 'Bore Da - Good Morning, Sut wyt ti? How are you?

 

Please watch out for information about a school visitor I have organised to come in after half term.

 

See you tomorrow. 

Mrs Payne

Morrisons 'Good to Grow' scheme.

 

 

 

We have been nominated to take part in the Morrisons 'Good to Grow' scheme. We can collect tokens which can be exchanged for gardening equipment for our school.

 

For every £10 you spend (in store or online), you will get a 'grow' token which can be donated to a school of your choice.  You need to download the MyMorrisons app to start collecting and to nominate the school you would like to donate your 'grow' tokens to.

 

This is a great opportunity to get some new gardening equipment for our school allotment, so please tell any family or friends who shop in Morrisons all about it! Diolch.

 

 

Week Beginning 04/10/21

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun / Monday 

Class council elections

Home-school task to be completed. 

Big Spell Test - I have told every child what list they will be tested on throughout the week and they have an opportunity every morning for 10 minutes to practise their list.

 

Dydd Mawrth / Tuesday 

School photos

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday 

Please wear PE kit to school for Fit 4 Fun!

New Maths home-school task shared on j2homework.

 

Reading

Here are the reading groups. The children know which dinosaur they are.

 

Monday T.Rex

Tuesday Triceratops

Wednesday Diplodocus

Thursday Stegosaurus

Friday Brontosaurus

 

 

Class Elections

 

The children have been told that they can now have the opportunity to be voted in class to be the representative for a council group in school. There will be 2 children voted by their peers for each group.

 

The councils on offer for them to join are:

  • School Council (Making decisions on behalf of the school)
  • Curriculum Cymraeg (Promoting Welsh in the school environment)
  • Curriculum Committee (Leading the new curriculum)

 

On Monday the children who want to be voted for a group will have the opportunity to stand up and say why they would be the best person for the job. Please can you practise this with them over the weekend.

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

Week beginning 27/09/21

 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Llun / Monday 

Home-school task to be completed. 

Big Spell Test - All children will be tested on List 1. If they have 9 or 10 out of 10 they will move to List 2. It will be your child's responsibility to tell you.

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday 

Please wear PE kit to school for Fit 4 Fun!

New Literacy home-school task shared on j2homework.

 

Reading

All the children have been told a reading day. The day your child brought their new reading book home last week is the day they need to return it each week. Your child will have a paper book every week that they can read at home to you and I would like you to make a comment in their reading diary. 

 

A huge thank you for your kind donations on Friday. As a school, we raised £243 for this fantastic charity, da iawn pawb!

 

See you all tomorrow 

Diolch

 

Mrs Payne

20/09/21

 

Bore da, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I am very sorry there has been issues with you accessing the children's homework. I attached it on a Publisher document which I didn't realise that it isn't accessible for everyone. Moving forward this will not happen and I will ensure the work is on a word document. If you would like a paper copy for this week's work, please just ask me on Monday. I have also attached another copy of the newsletter, just in case we have the same issue you opening the document. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

 

Starting from Monday your child will come home with a paper book this week and that will be the day it needs to be returned. This will be a 2 week cycle. The second week I would like you to access Oxford Reading Buddy. I will be sending home logins this week. 

 

Every child was sent home with a spelling list last week, if your copy has not made it home, please ask for another copy. We will be all starting on List 1. The test will be next Monday on the 27th!

 

Flu pack came home on Friday, please return slips.

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday

 

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear your PE kit to school.

Maths homework task set on Hwb.

 

PLEASE HELP US! We are creating a Jurassic Park world in our Tuff Spot this week, by request from the children. If you find any leaves or stones on your way to school, please can you pick them up. We can wash them and then this will help for setting our land for the dinosaurs. I am also looking for pebbles to order our numbers this week in our sand area?

 

Diolch!

 

See you tomorrow. 

Mrs Payne

 

Year 2 Autumn Newsletter

15/09/21

 

What a lovely start to the week we have had in Year 2. We came to school on Monday to find a letter addressed to us. Check out what we have found!

 

 

 

 

 

Big Spell

 

A lot of you have already started the Big Spell programme in school. We have carried out an assessment to check where each child is at. Today your child will come home with a new spelling list. Some children will be staying on the same list which is not a problem at all however we have sent you a new copy. Even if your child was halfway through the spelling list sheet, we are now putting every child on List 1 so we can all start at the same point. Your child will have an opportunity to practise their list every morning in school for 10 minutes and the spelling test will be on a Monday (starting the 27th Sept) .  If your child has 9 or 10 out of 10 they will be able to move to the next list. If not they will stay on the same list until they achieve that score. It will be your child's responsibility to inform you on their marks. They will be marking their list with an adult so will be told the same day.

 

Newsletter

 

Please find attached the Autumn Newsletter.

Year 2 Autumn Newsletter

Any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

 

Diolch

Mrs Payne

 

W/C : 13-9-21

 

Da iawn to all the children in Craig y Llyn, you had a fantastic week settling into our new classroom and are beginning to follow our class rules that you made. Remember to keep using your indoor voice. 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

What's Happening This Week?

 

Dydd Mercher / Wednesday

We will be starting our home-learning tasks this week. You will need to access the tasks through j2Homework on Hwb. Please complete the task by Monday 20th September. If you have forgotten your login details please just ask and I will make sure your child will have them to come home with.

Fit 4 Fun - please wear your PE kit to school. 

 

This week I will be listening to your child read and will be giving them a designated day that they will need to bring their books to school. More information will follow. 

I will also be uploading a copy of the newsletter to keep you informed of this terms learning. 

Hope you have had a lovely weekend. See you in the morning.

 

Mrs Payne

Welcome back to your new class - Craig y Llyn. It was lovely to meet most of the children before the end of term and spend some time getting to know them.  I am really looking forward to the year ahead. 

 

Meet the Team

 

Mrs Payne

Mrs Evans

Mrs Kidley


As last year’s drop off and collection routine worked so successfully, we will be sticking to the same procedure.


Drop off between 8.50am - 9.00am
 (8:50 – 8:55 A- L surnames and 8:55 to 9:00 M-Z surnames) 
Pick up between 3.20pm - 3.30pm
 (3:20 – 3:25 A- L surnames and 3:25 to 3:30 M-Z surnames)


Children will need a drink and a healthy snack everyday.  Please ensure they are labelled and that snacks are nut free.  All clothing should also be labelled to avoid confusion. 


Children will not need to bring PE kit into school for their pegs.  Our PE day will be a Wednesday and pupils are expected to come to school dressed in their PE kit.  They will need plain navy shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, a white T-shirt, a navy jacket/hoody and trainers.  Please can your child bring in a labelled pair of wellies. These can be left on their peg all year, unless you need them. 


I aim to update the blog on a Sunday evening with any new information about the week.  If there is any urgent information I'll let you know via text message.  Please check the main page for general school information and important dates for the term.


This week will be about settling into our new classroom, getting to know each other, looking at our class rules and creating our class charter.  
This week looks like it could be very hot. Please ensure that your child has a sun hat and that sun cream is applied before coming into school.


Have a lovely Sunday and I will see you all tomorrow!


Mrs Payne
 

Academic Year 2021-2022

On behalf of Mrs Evans and I, thank you for all of the lovely cards and gifts. We've had a fantastic year teaching your children. They have worked so, so hard, in the strangest and most challenging of times and we are so proud of them. 

 

Mrs Vowles has also asked me to say thank you on her behalf for the well wishes and gift she received. She was very grateful.

 

Have a wonderful summer everyone! 

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt 

 

WC. 12th July

I can't believe we have reached the final week of term!  Despite it being a strange and challenging year, you have all worked extremely hard and we've had a fantastic time in year 2! Now it's time to enjoy one final week, before we take some time to switch off and relax for summer.  

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please wear PE kit to school.

 

Our school is taking part in the Tesco Community Grant Scheme again.  Please can you ask your family and friends to put their blue tokens in the Penygawsi box?  Our slot will start on July 12th in Pontyclun, Talbot Green and Cowbridge stores.  

 

Here's to one last week in year 2!

See you all tomorrow

Miss Parfitt

Week 5 - WC. 5th July

 

Hi everyone,

Here is the update for the week.

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Learning log task uploaded to Hwb.

Reading books due in - As we are nearing the end of term, no more reading books will be sent home.  Please use Oxford Reading Buddy to practise over the next few weeks, and of course keep reading your books at home too.  

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

PE - Please wear kit to school.

 

Two weeks left... we are nearly there!  

 

See you tomorrow

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

School Traffic Survey

 

Our school is working in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (RCTCBC) and WEPCO (the design and delivery partner) on a school travel plan. A school travel plan is a range of measures that aim to achieve the following objectives: 

  • Increase levels of walking, cycling and public transport use; 
  • Improve road safety; 
  • Reduce traffic and pollution; 
  • Improve levels of health and fitness; and 
  • Raise awareness of road safety, health and environmental issues. 

 

An important part of developing the travel plan is understanding how and why everyone travels to school in the way they do. 

 

The survey is now open and you're invited to have your say! Please note that a separate link is provided for pupils, staff and parents and each survey should take between 5-10 minutes to complete. By gaining a better understanding of your current travel patterns and choices, we can work towards a more sustainable future and ensure that each individual voice is heard during the design process.  Please click on the link below and support your child in completing the survey. 

 

Pupils' Survey

https://ovearup.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/penygawsi-primary-school-travel-survey-pupils 

Wythnos 4 - WC. 28th June

 

Afternoon all,

 

We had a lovely day on Tuesday, with a visit from the Fire Service.  Take a look at the photos below.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the update for the week:
 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Please upload homework to Hwb.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

A new learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

PE - please wear outdoor PE kit.

 

 

On Friday we will have our Foundation Phase picnic, a thank you to the children for all of their hard work this year and a way to finish off the school year.  Although it's been a very strange year, the children have worked so hard and we are proud of all they have achieved.  We will enjoy some games and food as part of our picnic.  

Please send your child to school with a labelled plate of snacks that DO NOT need refrigerating or need to be kept cool.  Please can I also ask that, as always, do not include any nuts.  The school will provide a small treat too.  

We will spend the afternoon outdoors playing games, so please remember hats and suncream if the weather is nice.  We will still have PE in the morning, so please wear kit to school.

 

The weather is very changeable at the moment, please remember to bring a jumper/cardigan to school.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

Wythnos 3 - WC. 21st June

 

Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.  We had a fantastic time at our Class Bubble Sport's Day last week, and everyone gave 100% effort.  We had a lot of fun!  Here are some photos if you didn't see them on our Twitter page.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the update for this week:

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Please return book bags.

Please upload homework to j2files.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

We have an exciting visit from the Fire Service today.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will go on to Hwb.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Book bags will be sent home with new books.

No PE today.

 

Diolch

See you all tomorrow.

Miss Parfitt

Wythnos 2 - WC. 14th June

 

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend in the sun.

 

Here is an update for this week:

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.
Please upload learning log task.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Sports Day

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

There will be no PE today, as we have Sports Day earlier in the week.

 

 

 

We aim to have Sports Day on Tuesday morning, but if the weather isn't good, we will have to change the day.  For this reason, please can pupils come to school in PE kit all week.  Although we won't be having parents in school to watch our Sports Day this year, we will take lots of photos and videos for you to enjoy at home.  

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2 Week 1 - WC. 7th June 2021

 

Evening All,


I hope everyone has had a wonderful half term and enjoyed the beautiful weather we are having!  I can't wait to hear about all the fun you've had.  I can't quite believe that we are in to the final half term before the summer holidays!  How quick has the year gone by?  I'm sure we will make our last half term the best one!  We will continue to work on our topic, 'Together Stronger' as we work towards our final art piece.  There is lots of learning and fun to be had before we finish for the school year. 

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Homework to be completed on Hwb.

Please return book bags and diaries.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will go live on j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

PE - please wear outdoor kit.

New reading books will be sent home.

 

Just a reminder...

As you are probably aware, we collect unwanted clothing for Dragon Bags in our school.  If you are sorting through your clothes for summer and have any unwanted items at home, please send them in to raise money for the school.  

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

 

 

WC. 24th May - Summer Week 7


Half term has come around once again - how time flies when we're having fun! We've made a great start to the summer term, getting stuck into our new topic and learning lots of new skills.  Please see the update below for all the things you need to know about this week.

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Please return reading books and diaries.

Learning log task to be completed on Hwb.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be set on J2Homework.


Dydd Iau/Thursday

Reading bags will be returned with new books - please return on the Monday after half term.

Please can pupils wear PE kit today for this week only, since we are not in school on Friday.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

INSET day and the end of this half term.

 

Have a lovely half term and I will see you all back in school on the 7th June.

Miss Parfitt

 

WC. 17th May - Summer Week 6 

 

Prynhawn da,

Here is the update for the week.

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Homework due on Hwb.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be put onto j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

INSET Day. No school for pupils.

 

Please can I ask that children continue to bring coats to school at the moment.  Unless the rain is heavy, we will continue to spend break times outdoors and complete our outdoor learning activities.  I wouldn't want the children to get wet.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

WC. 10th May 2021 Summer Week 5

 

Prynhawn da all, I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  Here is the update for this week.

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Please return book bags and reading diaries.

Homework to be uploaded onto j2e.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Parent's Evening phone calls.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

A new learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

Parent's Evening phone calls.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

Parent's Evening phone calls.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

PE - please wear kit.

Book bags will be returned.

 

I look forward to speaking to you all this week during parent's evening appointments.

 

Enjoy your evening.

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

WC. 4th May 2021 - Summer Week 4

 

Wow, May already!  I hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday, despite the typical weather!

Here is the update for this week:

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Peer spell check.

Please upload homework to j2e.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task to be put on j2homework - maths focus.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

PE - please wear kit to school.

 

See you all tomorrow. Diolch.

Miss Parfitt

 

Parents' evening appointments are now live!
Please click here to book your slot.

 

The dates are Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th or Thursday 13th May and appointments will be via telephone.  I will use the first contact number on our system to call.  Please ensure your details are up to date with the office.  If you wish for me to contact you on a different number, please let me know.

 

I look forward to speaking to you all soon.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Miss Parfitt

Wythnos 3 - WC. 26th April 2021

 

Afternoon all, we had a lovely week getting outdoors for Outdoor Learning Week last week.  Here is the update for this week.

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Peer spell check.

Please return reading books and diaries.  Please remember to put them in reading bags if you have them at home.  

Completed homework to be uploaded on Hwb.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

No PE this week.  Please wear uniform to school.

Reading books will be sent home.

 

 

To keep up to date with important school dates, please sign up to the calendar on the main page. 

 

See you tomorrow.

Miss Parfitt

 

 

 

 

Week 2 - WC. 19th April 2021

 

Evening all,

We had a great first week back last week, getting stuck in to our new topic, 'Together Stronger'.  

 

Here is the update for this week:

Dydd Llun/Monday

Homework completed on Hwb.

Spell check - Please focus on one spelling list at a time.  Pupils will need to complete a spell check on each list and told they can move on in class before starting the next list.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

PE - please wear outdoor PE kit.

Book bags do not need to be returned this week.  

 

We have another fun-filled week ahead in Craig-y-Llyn!  This week is Outdoor Learning Week so we will be outdoors as much as possible, whilst we continue to explore our new topic.  

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

Croeso nol! 

I hope you have all had a wonderful and restful half term.  Can you believe that we are about to begin the final term of year 2?!  We have a lovely term planned, with lots of fun learning and activities ahead.  Our topic for this term is called 'Together Stronger' and on the last day of term, the children thought of lots of fantastic ideas of what they want to learn.  

 

Here is the information you will need for this week:

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Please return book bags and diaries.  A polite reminder to please sign the reading diaries or I will assume that you need to keep the books a little longer.

Spell check.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Homework task will be put onto j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

PE - please wear kit to school.

 

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone back in class tomorrow and can't wait to get started on our final term of hard work and learning! 

 

See you in the morning.

Miss Parfitt 

 

 

Wythnos 5 - WC. 22nd March 2021


Well, we have made it to the end of term and what a strange one it has been! We have loved being back in the classroom over the last few weeks and the children have been fantastic.  They should be very proud of everything they have achieved this term, particularly with the challenges faced going back to distance learning at the start of spring term.  Da iawn, pawb!

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Please return reading bags with books and diaries.

Please bring an empty milk bottle to school for our class project.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Reading bags will be returned.

Please wear PE kit to school.

 

Snack

Please can you send only one small healthy snack to school with your child for break time.  Because of the pandemic, we have had to rearrange our break and lunch times which means that our lunch is currently earlier and closer to morning break.  When lunch was later, a larger snack was needed, but now a small snack will be sufficient.  Some children take a long time to eat all of their snack, which means they are leaving it or having less time on the yard at playtime, which we want them to fully enjoy.  Thank you.

 

Easter Sponsored Read.

As part of our school vision to encourage the children to immerse themselves in reading for enjoyment, we have decided to do a Sponsored Read during the Easter break.  The money raised will help to fund the expansion of our school library,.  

At the end of the week, we will be sharing the Sponsor form and explanation of how to engage your child in the Readathon!! 

The documents will be shared via the J2e for your child's class on the HWB platform that we used during the Online Learning.  Paper copies are available if you need them, please let me know.   

 

You can choose how you would like to sponsor your child, either an amount per minute/hour/chapter/book or you could have fun trying to get a line or a house using the Bingo Reading Card that is also in the folder. 

 

The child who raises the most sponsorship money will receive a prize of a new book! Have fun!

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

Wythnos 4 - WC. 15th March 2021

 

Prynhawn da all,

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and had an enjoyable Mother's Day.  The children were so proud of the cards they made for you last week, and they could hardly wait to give them to you.  I hope you liked them!  

 

Here is the update for this week:

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

No need to return reading books this week.

Today your child will come home with Easter raffle tickets.  Please can these be returned by Thursday 18th March?  The PTA apologise for the quick turnaround, but they have been waiting for tickets to arrive.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please can children wear PE kit to school today?  

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

On Sunday 21st of March it is World Down Syndrome Day.  As a school, we always raise awareness of this day, and this year is no different.  On Friday 19th of March we are asking that all pupils come to school wearing 'lots of socks', crazy socks or maybe mismatched socks.  Let's get people talking about Down Syndrome!

 

Outdoor clothing

If your child does not have a pair of wellies, please can you send them into school this week?  Please put your child's name in each welly.  We will be completing lots of outdoor activities over the next few weeks. 

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

 

Wythnos 3 - WC. 8th March 2021

 

We had a fantastic week last week, enjoying our first full week back together as a whole class and celebrating St. David's Day and World Book Day.

 

Here is the information you need for this week:

Dydd Llun/Monday

Please return reading books and diaries in book bags.

Peer spell check.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Reading books will be returned.

 

A gentle reminder to bring a snack and bottle of water to school everyday.  Also, the weather is going to be cold again this week, so please can all children wear a jumper or cardigan to school incase they get cold in class, and a coat for outdoors.  

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

1st March 2021

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! Happy Saint David's Day! 

We have a busy week ahead of us, with Saint David's Day celebrations and World Book Day this week.  

We were so pleased to see everyone last week and hear all about your days at home.  We had a lovely few days, getting ourselves back into the school day.  Mrs Evans and I were proud of how the children came in and got straight back into their routines.  They were so pleased to see their friends and there were big smiles all around :)

 

Here is the information for this week:

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Today is Saint David's Day.  We will have a celebration in class during the afternoon.  Please wear your Welsh clothing (costumes, tops, or something red or green) to school today.  

During the afternoon we will have a food tasting session, tasting Welsh cakes, bara brith, cheese.  Please let me know on the gate in the morning if you do not want your child taking part or have any concerns.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

World Book Day - we will complete a carousel of activities in the afternoon to celebrate.  We are not dressing up this year, so please come in school uniform as normal.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

PE - please wear kit to school.  

 

Spellings

Your child was sent home with a spelling list in their reading bags on Friday.  This may be the spelling list he/she moved on to during distance learning or a new list.  We reassessed spellings last week so this is the most up to date list they will need to work on.  If it is the same list as you have been practising at home already, please can you remove the note attached and send it back in on Monday with your child's name and spelling list and number on it.  This way I will know which list they are working on to practise in school.  If your child received a different list, please start on number 1.  We will restart peer spell tests on Monday 8th March.  

 

Reading

We understand that weekends can be very busy and there's not always time to read your book, so we have changed the way we send home and return books.  On Friday, your child brought home 2 reading books.  Please keep these books to practise for the week, and return them the following Monday 8th March.  They will then bring another 2 books home on the Friday.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

Croeso Craig y Llyn!

 

Welcome to our new class page for Craig y Llyn, Year 2.  This is where you will find information and updates about our class, instead of our blog page.  We will update the page regularly and post our weekly update here from now on.  We are excited to start using our website and we hope you visit it regularly, to see all of our fantastic learning and keep up to date with exciting news for Craig y Llyn.  

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

Spring term 2021

Out topic this term is 'Love Where You Live'.  This topic will be a STEM project (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and we will focus on creating an end product, turning ourselves into researchers, designers and engineers to make our very own bird houses!  We will carry out investigations in science and use the skills we have been working on in maths to create our finished product.  We will also continue to write in the form of leaflets and instructional writing to instruct others on how to build a bird house like ours. 

We look forward to getting started!

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