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Ysgol Gynradd Penygawsi

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Eryri Mrs Evans

FIT4FUN Holiday Club Information

 

Our Summer Holiday Clubs First 5 weeks of school holidays Tuesday's Llantwit Fardre Sports Center 9.00-3.00pm Weds & Thursdays Y Pant Pontyclun Outside on Astro pitch 9.00 - 2.30pm Ages 5-11 Please book on the link

LAST WEEK OF TERM!!

 

Well I can't believe we only have one week left at Penygawsi, let's make it the best!!

I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you that came to see the Production on Thursday evening.  The children performed their little hearts out and I am proud of each anjd every one of them.

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. 

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 (see the ingredients of both types).  If they are unable to, please could you send a note in with your child or send admin an email tomorrow morning.

 

 

 

 

Dydd Mercher

1:45pm - Year 6 sports activities (parents welcome to watch) and afterwards a water fight- Children to wear PE kit and bring a watergun to school.

 

Dydd Iau 

9am - Leavers assembly (Parents welcome to watch)

 

Dydd Gwener

Last day of term and primary school for Year 6 pupils.

 

I have had the best time teaching Year 6 this year, the pupils have been a credit to us during offsite visits and a credit to you in the way they have behaved throughout the whole year.  I'm sure that it will be an emotional week for us all as we come to the end of a chapter.  We just need to remember the fun that we have had together.  I wish them every success in their new adventures and hope they all come back to tell us their fun and exciting stories in the future.  

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 11th July

Wow what a week we had!! The Prom was amazing, I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Maund and the PTA for helping us to organise the most perfect evening that we could have asked for.  I would also like to say that the children were extremely well-behaved and that they are a credit to you.  We had the best time!!

 

Now for another exciting week of all things Alice!!  The tickets are being made by the children in Year 4, the children will bring them home on Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Dydd Llun

Dress rehearsal - please could you make sure that all costumes are in tomorrow for us to do a full dress rehearsal.

 

Dydd Mawrth

KS2 Sports Activities on the yard.  Please could children wear their house colour (t-shirt) and PE bottoms?

 

Dydd Iau

6pm - Alice the Musical Production.

 

Dydd Gwener

All classes moving up day.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

 

Week commencing 4th July

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

Well we are in for an exciting week this week!! PROM NIGHT is very close now!!!

Just to confirm it will be 7pm til 9pm.

 

I want to say a huge congratulations to the children who took part on the Cross Country event on Thursday, you are a credit to us and your families, Da iawn!!

 

The weather is warming up again this week so can the children have sun cream applied before coming to school, wear a hat if needed and make sure they have a refillable drinks bottle.

 

Please could the children bring their production outfits to school ASAP as we are hoping to do a dress rehearsal this week. Any problems please let me know.

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit4Fun - Wear PE kit to school.  

 

Dydd Mercher 

Bryncelynnog Sports Day transition 

 

Dydd Iau

Bryncelynnog welsh and Spanish teacher in school

7pm - 9pm Prom

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

 

Week Commencing 27th June

 

Beth sy'n digwydd yr wythnos hon?

 

We are another week closer to the end of term and the children's time with us at Penygawsi.  We are going to make it the best few weeks and make sure that we enjoy every minute.  

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit4Fun - PE kits to be worn to school.

 

Dydd Mercher

Bryncelynnog teacher coming to school to discuss reading.

 

Dydd Iau

1:30 - 3:30 - Bryncelynnog Well-being sessions (at Penygawsi).

 

Please note that we are no longer using Oxford Reading Buddy we are sending reading books home or the children are reading their own books if they are off the scheme.

 

Diolch 

Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 20th June

 

Diolch to everyone who supported the Summer Fayre, it was a great success and enjoyed by all!!

 

Dydd Llun

Learning Log task completed

 

Dydd Mawrth

Fit4Fun - PE kits to be worn

9:30 - 2:30 Bryncelynnog Transition Taster Lessons- Please could children wear their school uniform and bring a packed lunch.

Evening Cricket trip - Children need to be at the school for 5:10 for the bus to leave at 5:15.

We will return to school at about 9:45pm

 

Dydd Mercher

9:30 - 12:30 - Y Pant Transition PE Session - Please could children wear their school sports kit, wear sun cream and bring a drink with them. No jewellery to be worn.

 

Dydd Iau

11:00 - 13:00 - Bryncelynnog Well-being sessions (at Penygawsi School)

 

I will continue to keep you all updated with what is happening using this page.

Please see below the poster for the Prom (Yikes it will be here before we know it!!! Get you glad rags to the ready!!)

Diolch 

Mrs Evans

Cross Country

 

Please see the attachment below for details on the cross country race that will take place this Thursday, 16th June.  

 

If your child would like to attend, parents/guardians will need to pick them up from school to take them as this is not a school event.  The letter states that gates open at 3.30pm for a 3.45pm start, so children can be picked up to attend the event at 3pm.

 

Diolch

Week commencing 13th June

 

I am posting the information for next week earlier than usual as we will be away until Sunday evening.  

 

Please remember we will keep in touch with you throughout the weekend using parent text and this page and Twitter for photos of your children having a great time.

 

As we look forward to another fun packed week (probably using match sticks to keep our eyes open), this is what we ahve in store:

 

Dydd Llun

 

School nurse in PM

 

Dydd Mawrth

 

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit

 

Dydd Mercher

 

Global Day - The children will move around the KS2 classes and experience activties linked to other countries.

 

All raffle tickets need to be returned to school by today please.

 

Dydd Iau

 

Bryncelynnog Wellbeing Lead in to speak to children who will be starting in September.

 

Dydd Gwener

 

Summer Fete

 

Non-uniform day - please see poster below.

Diolch 

 

Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 6th June

 

I hope you have had a restful break and recharged ready for a fun-packed seven weeks as we head to the end of the school year.

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

 

Bryncelynnog pupils out for transition.  If you haven't completed the permission form online please do so otherwise we will not be able to allow your child to go on th visit o Bryncelynnog.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

 

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Iau/ Thursday

 

Y Pant Year 7 Head in to speak to pupils

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

 

Residential trip to Liddington - We will keep you updated by text, class page and Twitter, so please keep checking throughout the weekend. We will be leaving at 1:30pm.  Children to bring a packed lunch to school, if a school meal is required please let me know ASAP by phoning as we will need to schedule an early lunch with the kitchen.  You should have received the Power-point that we used in the meeting along with a permission for medication to be given to your child by a member of staff, if required please make sure this is completed and returned to school ASAP.

 

I think we will have very excited children this week!!

 

Diolch 

Mrs Evans

 

 

 

 

 

Week commencing 23rd May

 

I can't believe how fast this half term has gone by!!

We have another busy week ahead:

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

 

9:30 - 12:30 Y Pant children to visit Y Pant

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

 

Fit4Fun - PE kit to be worn to school

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

 

Jublee celebration - chidren to wear red/white/blue and bring a plate of food to school for the afternoon tea picnic

PTA coffee morning (see previous post)

5:15pm - Liddington meeting in school hall for parents

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

School nurse

Last day of term

 

Have a great week off.  I am looking forward to our last seven weeks packed full to the brim with amazing experiences to end a fantastic year.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

 

 

 

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 Commencing 16th May

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spelling

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task on J2e

 

On  Wednesday 25th May we will be having a whole school celebration for the Queen's Jubilee. The children can wear red, white or blue clothes to school We will be having an afternoon tea party in the afternoon so, could your child please bring a plate of food and a drink. We are hoping this will be on the school yard with the whole school.

 

A reminder to anyone who would like a hoody for Liddington, please click on the link in last week's post to order as soon as possible. 

 

Please could all children bring their reading books to school tomorrow even if it is not their day to read. 

 

Diolch 

Mrs Evans

Leavers/Liddington Hoodies

 

Plase click on the link to access the information and order form for the Leavers/Liddington Hoody.  The children have agreed that the hoody looks very smart.

Week commencing 9th May

 

I hope you have all enjoyed the lovely weather during the weekend.

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Coding workshop in school

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task on J2e

PM - Bryncelynnog Headteacher in for transition.

 

 

Please keep a check on the class page for the link to order Leavers/Liddington Hoodies.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

 

 

 

Week Commencing 3rd May

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please wear PE kit to school.

For children going to the Football Tournament please wear a top under the kit so that it can be handed to other players during the tournament.

Spell check.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday 

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Our lunch will be at 1:00pm from tomorrow so please bring a snack as the children are used to going to lunch ay 12:15pm.

 

See you all in the morning

 

Mrs Evans

Welcome Back - It's Summer Term!!!

 

I hope you have all had a lovely break and are feeling ready to enjoy anothere fun packed term!!  The time has gone by so fast and I am looking forward to spending the summer term with you all.

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - Please wear PE kit to school.

See link below for Fit4Fun after school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

This week we will complete our presentations to end our 'Wonderful World' topic and will end the week with an exciting afternoon to begin our next topic, 'Speak Up!'.  I wonder what this could be about?

 

Spelling

We will assess spellings this week and new spelling lists will be given if they are needed.  

I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow and catching up with you.

 

Fit4Fun After School

Fit4fun after school activities will continue from Tuesday 26th April 2022 until half-term for Year 5 and 6.  If you would like your child to attend please click on the link below to register and pay.

 

 

 

 

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 commencing 4th April

We are now at the end of term I can't believe where the time has gone!!  It is amazing to think that Year 6 only have 1 term left at Penygawsi.  It is sure to be a busy week this week and a very busy Summer term ahead, with lots of exciting things planned.  We have had great fun learning about Forces, Planets and Natural Disasters.  Have a great Easter holidays and be sure to recharge your batteries ready for the busy busy Summer Term.

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Trip to Glmaorgan Cricket - Remember to wear sports bottoms and trainers with school top. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water to drink.  Also make sure to have a waterproof jacket as there is a risk of rain.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4fun - PE kit to be worn

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New homework on J2e.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Last day of term

 

Diolch yn fawr for your hard work and support!!

Mrs Evans

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

Week commencing 28th March

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - Please wear outdoor PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

School trip

If you have not already done so, please can you return the permission slip for the trip to Glamorgan Cricket for Monday 4th April.

 

Residential trip

I think most of you have completed a permission form for the change of residential trip, but if you haven't done so yet please could you do so as soon as possible.

 

 Diolch 

Mrs Evans

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

Information about Llangrannog Residential Trip

 

Please click on the link below to read the update letter on our trip to LLangrannog.  I have also included the link to the letter that we have received from Urdd.  You will be able to click on the link to have a look at the website of the new venue.

I will give the children paper copies of the letter tomorrow for you to complete the slip and return to school as soon as possible.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Gift Aid 

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. 21st March

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Wear lots of socks for World Down Syndrome Day - Please see post below.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - Please wear outdoor PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Learning log task on J2e.

 

School trip

I sent home on Friday a letter regarding our school trip.  We are lucky enough to be able to book a visit to Glamorgan Cricket at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.  We will be taking a look at the cricket grounds and looking at team skills and leadership.  Please see the link below if you haven't received the letter.  

 

  

 

Diolch 

Mrs Evans

World Down Syndrome Day - Monday 21st March 2022

 

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.

Week commencing 14th March

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Learning task hand in/completed

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Parent meetings on School Cloud AM
Parent meetings after school on School Cloud.

Fit4Fun - please wear outdoor PE kit.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

Parent meetings after school on School Cloud.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Rights Morning - 9th March

 

As part of our weekly rights session in KS2, we have decided that this week's articles will link to war and conflict.  With the ever increasing news coverage of the heart-breaking situation in Ukraine, and the increased number of questions coming from our pupils, we feel it is important to discuss what is happening.  Years 3 to 6 will take part in discussion activities and circle time sessions where their feelings and fears will be addressed. Obviously each session will be age appropriate dependent on the year group and the amount of information discussed will differ from years 3 to 6.

 

 

 

 

As a school, we feel it is important to address this matter but also offer support to the people of Ukraine.  We are therefore asking for a £1 donation to the charity UNICEF who we are working closely with as we continue on our rights journey.  UNICEF currently have an emergency Ukraine crisis appeal and are one of the many humanitarian charities calling for an immediate ceasefire.

 

How UNICEF is helping children in Ukraine?

They have been working tirelessly to keep children safe since this conflict began eight years ago and they are determined to remain in Ukraine to reach the most vulnerable children and families.

  • They are helping to provide families with access to clean water and healthy food.
  • They are delivering lifesaving supplies to support families who have been forced to flee and are working closely with local health facilities to ensure they have the vital supplies needed.
  • They are helping to make sure that child protection services continue.
  • They are working with our partners and the UNHCR to assess the refugee situation across neighbouring countries.
  • In neighbouring countries they are delivering Blue Dot safe spaces with our partners, which will provide care and support, information to families seeking refuge, psychosocial support, water and sanitation supplies, safe spaces for mothers and children, protection for unaccompanied and separated children and more.

 

We thank you for your continued support and appreciate any donations that are given.

Kind Regards

KS2 Staff

Week Commencing 7th March

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

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

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

 

 

 

We had a great day having fun for World Book Day.  The children looked amazing.

 

I am still in the process of booking a school trip.  I will update you as soon as I get the booking confirmed.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Fit 4 Fun After School Club

 

Hi all,

 

Fit 4 Fun are continuing to run their after school session for year 5 and year 6 pupils this half term.    Please click here to book.  Sessions run every Tuesday from 3.30pm - 4.30pm.  

 

Diolch
Miss Parfitt and Mrs Evans

Wc. 28th February

 

Prynhawn da all, I hope everyone has had a lovely half term break and that you are all refreshed and ready to begin our second half of spring term.  

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Eisteddfod celebration - pupils can choose to wear Welsh outfits/rugby jerseys/Welsh colours.  We will be performing our poem to the school, singing lots of Welsh songs and enjoying Welsh activities throughout the week.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - Please wear outdoor PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

World Book Day - pupils can choose to dress up as their favourite character from a book.

'Bring and Buy' Book Fair - please see details below.

You are able to bring a book (good condition) into school that you have read and no longer want for another child to purchase.  You can bring them into school throughout the week and they will be on sale on Thursday.

See you all bright and early in the morning.

 

Mrs Evans

School Closure 18/02/22 

 

We will be sharing suggested activities to work on at home tomorrow during the closure day.  This work will be uploaded to J2Homework at 9am tomorrow morning.

 

If the activity is a practical one, please don’t feel you have to upload the activity, but if you would like to share your lovely work with us then upload a photo to your J2File.  

 

If you need to contact me during the day, I will be available between 9am and 3.30pm on J2Message which you will find on J2Easy.  I have gone through how to use this application with the children today and all children were confident how to find and use it.  Please do not email me, I will only be responding to messages sent through J2Message.  There is an option to send a direct message to myself or you can message the whole class.  You will need to choose Eryri.

 

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

 

Have a wonderful half term.

WC. 14th February 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Peer Spell check.

Please return Learning Log Task.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit 4 Fun - Please wear PE kit.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be put onto j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

End of term.

 

 

Reminder of 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

Mes Evans

Week Commencing 7th February

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Peer Spell Check

Learning Log Task Completed

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4fun - wear PE kits

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New Learning Log Task

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

INSET

 

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.

 

Why not take part in out Virtual Balloon Race - See below for details

 

 

Diolch 

Mrs Evans

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

Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 31st January

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - Please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Wellbeing Wednesday.

New language learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

We will be creating a model of a 3D Solar System this week so if you have any old newspapers at home please can you bring them in to school?

 

Diolch

 

See you bright and early in the morning

 

Mrs Evans

WC. 24th January

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

Please note the new times for arriving in the morning and collecting at the end of the day.

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check

Forces presentations 

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

INSET day - no school for pupils.

New Maths learning log task will be uploaded to j2e.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

INSET day - no school for pupils.


Dydd Gwener/Friday

INSET day - no school for pupils.

 

See you in the morning

Mrs Evans

After school Fit4fun

 

Fit4fun after school activities will continue from Tuesday 25th January 2022 until Easter for Year 5 and 6.  If you would like your child to attend please click on the link below to register and pay.

 

https://bookwhen.com/fit4fun

 

Diolch

 

Mrs Evans

WC. 17th January

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Return Learning Log task - Division.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please wear PE kit to school.  

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New language learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

To start our new topic we have looked at 'Forces' and how they affect everyday life.  We watched the film Apollo 11 on Friday and will be writing a film review as part of our language genre.

We will be starting our exciting journey into Space this week!!!  

 

See you tomorrow.

Diolch

 

Mrs Evans

Spring Term Newsletter

School trip to Techniquest

 

As you may have already heard from your child this afternoon, unfortunately we have had to postpone our school trip to Techniquest on Friday.  We hope to rearrange another date with them for sometime in the near future.  We appreciate that many of you have already paid for the trip.  Please be assured that Mrs Cox has made a list of families who have already done so, and the money will be held for when we have secured a new date.  If you have any questions, please contact the office.

 

Diolch yn fawr

Miss Parfitt and Mrs Evans.

WC. 10th January

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon? 

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check will start next Monday (17th)

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit to school.  If it's dry, this session will take place outside so wear layers if possible.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Wellbeing Wednesday.

Learning log task will be put onto j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Class trip to Techniquest.  Please see the post below for information and link to payment.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Week 1

 

I hope you have all had a restful break and managed to stay safe and well.

Mrs Huxtable and I would like to thank you for your kind gifts we very much appreciated them.  Also thank you all for your continued support through these difficult times.

 

Mr Davies has updated the blog with our new staggered start and finish times and other information.

 

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)

 

All children who have been given permission to walk hope will be re;eased at 15:30.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back into the classroom tomorrow morning.  We have more fun and exciting activities for the coming term.

To start us off we have planned a school trip for Friday 14th January to attend Techniquest in Cardiff Bay to a Theatre Show called 'Out of This World'.  We will also be able to explore the exciting exhibits to suuport our learning ths term.  You will need to wear school uniform and bring a packed lunch.  We kindly ask you for a contribution of £7.50 towards the cost of the trip.  Please click on the link below and enter Penygawsi Primary into the filter and find Year 5 and 6 Techniquest trip to make your payment.

 

 

 

 

 

See you all in the morning!! smiley

 

Diolch 

Mrs Evans

Christmas Performance

 

 

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.’

 

Diolch

 

Mrs Evans

Noswaith dda,

Well we are fast approaching the Christmas holidays.  What a term it has been!!!  We have had a difficult start to Year 6 but, the children have taken it all in their stride.  They have worked so hard and had a lot of fun whilst learning this term.  The children are a credit to you all with the mature way in which they have conducted themselves.  Thank you to you all for your support throughout the journey so far.

 

You all deserve a break and to enjoy the festivities.  Here is what is happening this week:

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Peer spell check

Swimming - please bring swimming kit

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - Wear PE kit to school

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

Cinema afternnon as a treat from us

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Last day of term

 

See you all in the morning, I'm looking forward to seeing how your Anderson Shelters turn out!!

 

Mrs Evans

 

 

 

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 Commencing 6th December

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Swimming - please bring your swimmimg kit as well as a pair of shorts and t-shirt that you can wear in the swimming pool.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - wear your PE kit to school

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New Learning Log activity

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Christmas dinner day - you may wear a Christmas jumper

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 29th November

 

I hope you have all had a good weekend.  This is what is happening this week:

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Peer spell check

Swimming - Bring swimming kit

 

Dydd Mawrth/ Tuesday

Fit4Fun - PE kits to be worn to school

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Language Home learning task

Rights Tuesday/Wellbeing Wednesday

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Dress Down Day - see poster below

Diolch

 

Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 22nd November 

 

I hope you are having a lovely weekend, it is lovely to see the sun today!!

What a fantastic week we had in Eryri last week.  The children are enjoying understanding their Rights on a Wednesday morning and doing well-being activtities on a Wednesday afternoon.

We had a lovely treat on Thursday, developing our drama skills with Ben from Divergent drama.  Keep an eye out on J2e as I will share some of the videos with you.

 

The week ahead:

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Peer spell check

Swimming - swim kit needed

Remember to complete the questionnaire on Forms

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - wear PE kit

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Rights morning

Well-being Wednesday

 

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

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

 

Week Commencing 15th November

 

I can't believe how fast the weeks are flying by.  

It was lovely to speak to parents last week and catch up on how your child is settling into Year 6.

 

It Anti-Bullying Week this week - the theme is One Kind Word.

https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2021-one-kind-word

 

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.

We have another busy week ahead:

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Peer spell check

Swimming

Anti-bullying wear odd socks

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Wear PE kit for Fit4fun

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Class Christmas photos - Bring a Christmas Jumper/Accessory to school for the class photo

Well-being Wednesday - Royal British Legion Visitor

The Anti-bullying theme 'One Kind Word' fits very well into our activities as we are creating a Garden Of Kindness display in the school hall.  We will be making the flowers for our display during the afternoon session.

 

Dydd Iau/ Thursday

Divergent Drama Workshop

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Children In Need - Dress up as your Super-hero or hero or wear a pair of pyjamas.  Please bring £1 donation.

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I'll see you in class in the morning.

 

Diolch

 

Mrs Evans

Christmas Jumper Photos

 

Hi please could your child bring their Christmas jumper or accessory (in a bag) in to school on Wednesday 17th November as the PTA will be taking a class photo. A photo will be taken with and without Christmas jumpers.  Please can you write your child's name on the label on the jumper to avoid any confusion.

 

Many thanks

 

Mrs Evans

Educational visit

 

We have been fortunate enough to secure an educational visit from a group called 'Divergent' for the children on Thursday 18th November at school.  They will work with years 5 and 6 in our class bubbles. 

The aim of the workshop is to enhance pupils drama and Oracy skills and will link to our World War 2 topic.  This will support us with the end product of our topic, which will see us showcase our Oracy skills as we plan to act out one area of World War 2 that we have researched this term.

 

We kindly ask for a contribution of £5 to cover the cost of the workshop, which should be paid online.

Follow click on the link below to make a payment.  Please search in the 'Filter' box for Penygawsi Primary School and then choose 'Year 5 and Year 6 Workshop' which is on the second page.  The link will close on Wednesday 17th November.

 

Year 5 and 6 World War 2 Workshop Payment

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Parfitt and Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 8th November

 

We had a great first week back after half-term.  I am looking forward to the next 6 weeks taking us up to the Christmas holidays.  We will be focusing on activities in readiness for our end product which is creating a drama/roleplay linked to WW2.  Keep a look out for news about a drama workshop which will be coming into school soon.

 

This week:

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check

Swimming

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - PE kits to be worn

Video link parent meetings

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PM - Y Pant transition

Video link parent meetings

Homework - J2e

 

Children In Need - 2021

 

As you may be aware, Children in Need is on Friday 19th November.  School Council and Super Ambassadors met last week to discuss how we can celebrate one of our most favourite days in the school calendar safely.  We have decided that the children will celebrate in their class bubbles but everyone will come to school dressed in the same theme.

 

This year, School Council have decided upon HEROES as our theme.  This means children can come dressed as their most treasured hero for the day.  If you do not have a costume at home or your child does not have a specific hero then they are welcome to come dressed in their pjs instead.  We will be asking for a £1 donation for this special charity.

 

I am looking forward to meeting with parents on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

Starting Blocks - Atletics Program

Week commencing 1st November

 

I hope you have all had a great half-term and arelooking forward to returning to school tomorrow.  I can't wait to see your smiling faces in the morning.  We have a fun packed exciting 7 weeks leading us to the Christmas holidays.

 

The week ahead:

 

Dydd Llun/Monday 

Spell check

Swimming

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - PE kits to be worn.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Harvest Festival - please see post below

Homework - J2e

 

I look forward to seeing you all in the morning.

 

Diolch 

Mrs Evans

 

Fit 4 Fun after school club

 

If you would like to take part in the Fit 4 Fun after school club after half term please click on the link here: https://bookwhen.com/fit4fun 

A reminder that the club takes place on a Tuesday, from 3.30-4.30pm.  The block will last for five weeks.

 

If you wish your child to walk home from school alone after this session you will need to provide written consent. 

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt and Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 18th October

 

Prynhawn Da

 

I am so looking forward to being back in the classroom tomorrow.  It has been while since I have seen the lovely faces greeting me in the mornings, I have missed them so much.  Even though I haven't been in school I have been in touch with Mrs Boat and Mr Thomas, who have praised the children.  I have heard that they have been amazing and worked very hard hard during my absence.  I would like to say a huge thank you to parents for your patience and support.

  

Here is some information for the week ahead:

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check

Swimming

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kits to school

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Homework set

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Learn Its

Last day of half term.

 

I am so excited to be back in the classroom again and looking forward to a fun week.

 

Enjoy the rest of the day.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

 

 

 

Harvest Festival 2021

On  November 3rd, we will be holding our annual Harvest Festival.  It is going to be a little different this year and we will be delivering our Harvest items in our class bubbles virtually.  The pupils will enjoy the assembly from the comfort of their classrooms with each class celebrating in their own unique way.


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

Llangrannog Camp May 2022

Llangrannog Trip up date 

After such a good response, we can confirm that he trip to Llangrannog next year will go ahead.

 

A letter is attached requesting a deposit needed by the Urdd to secure our places.  

 

The online payment system will be live on Friday

 

http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/schoolpayments

 

A link to a form is also here if you find it easier to complete and submit or you can use the letter above.

 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ug4_TzS3ZEGUCRtgHRR5kwkf8PBAa5FNjSm6UZPkWD5UMTI2REFZNU1RQUFOWjA5N1BWVFlCWkU2RC4u

 

Thank you 

 

Mr Davies

Swimming

 

Prynhawn da, 

As the children may have already come home and told you, swimming lessons are starting back up with the authority and we will be able to once again attend lessons from next week at Llantrisant Leisure Centre.  

Year 5 and 6 swimming lessons will take place every Monday, starting 11th October, throughout the autumn term. 

 

Please can pupils remember to bring the following to school each Monday for lessons:

- Bathers (this should be a one piece swimming costume for girls and appropriate length shorts for boys)

- A towel

- Goggles

Just a reminder that pupils will not have time after lessons to wash hair and shower, so shower gel, shampoo or any other items are not needed.  

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt and Mrs Evans

  

Year 6 Update 7th October

Llangrannog Trip for Year 6 in May 2022

Urdd Camp

It seems such a long time ago that some of our pupils spent an exciting weekend in Llangrannog.  However, we have good new!  We now have the opportunity to take our Year 6 pupils to Llangrannog next year.  The dates are for the weekend of 20th to 22nd May 2022. We estimate the cost to be between £160.00 and £180.00 per child.  

 

The price is inclusive of meals, lodgings, transport, membership and activities. It is a great opportunity for the children to experience an overnight stay with school. The children are encouraged to speak Welsh and will also hear a great deal of Welsh being spoken. There is a fun packed timetable organised for the weekend which can includes activities such as: archery, swimming, dry slope skiing, quad biking, high ropes, climbing, horse riding, tobogganing and dancing! You can find out more information on the below website;

 

 http://www.urdd.cymru/en/residential-centres/llangrannog/things-do/our-activities/

 

Before we fully commit to the trip and request a non-refundable deposit of £50.00, we would like to establish how many children would be interested in this trip.

Please would you complete the attached form and return by Monday indicating if your child would like to attend the trip or use this link to complete an online form.

 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ug4_TzS3ZEGUCRtgHRR5kwkf8PBAa5FNjSm6UZPkWD5UMVJHMkhOVlFFSzBZWU4yR043WENEMk41OC4u

 

Llangrannog Letter

 

 

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.

 

 

Fit4Fun after school club

 

Pupils in years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to take part in an after school Fit4Fun Football Club.

The club will take place on Tuesday's, with the first session beginning on Tuesday 12th October, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.  

If you would like to take part please book using the link below.  There will be a 2 week block available leading up to half term, followed by an additional 5 week block leading up to the Christmas break.  You can attend sessions both before and after half term if you wish, but you will need to book the sessions separately.

 

Click here to book.

 

Diolch

Week commencing 13th September

 

Good evening I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.  We had a great first week back getting to know one another.  We discussed the Children's Rights and the rules that we need to follow.  The children also ordered different events and movements that have happened in the past on  a timeline.  There was also lots of discussion about what they would like to learn in the different areas of learning linking to our theme 'Through The Keyhole'.

 

The children should have brought a letter home for you to apply for their secondary school place.  If you haven't received this please let me know.

 

We have assessed the children's spelling so they should have brought their list home to practice.  We will be starting on list 1.

 

Dydd Mawrth

Wear PE kit to school for Fit4Fun session.

 

Dydd Mercher

Language homework will be set and needs to be completed by Monday 20th September.

 

I am looking forward to another great week.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Academic Year 2021-2022

Croeso i Dosbarth Eryri!!!!

Welcome to your new class Eryri - Year 6.

It was lovely spending some time getting to know the children at the end of last term.  

 

Year 6 Crew

Captain Mrs Evans

 

                                              

Ahoy shipmates I am Mrs Evans and I will captain our Year 6 cruise for your final year at Penygawsi.  I am looking forward to the adventures we will be having aboard the Eryri Cruise Liner.  The forecast at the moment is for calm seas with plenty of fun whilst learning the new skills that are on the horizon.

Accompanying us on our journey will be skipper 1:

 

Mrs Huxtable

Mrs Huxtable will skipper Year 6 every day.  To complete the crew on board our cruise liner will be skipper 2:

 

Mrs Ross

Mrs Ross will be on board for some sessions during the week.

I hope you have all had a restful summer and are ready to return for your final year at Penygawsi.  I am excited to get to know you all and embark on an exciting adventure together.

 

Our first week will focus on you settling into Year 6 and for us to get to know each other.  We have will be looking at our class rules and the class charter.

 

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 (no squash or fizzy drinks) and a healthy snack everyday.

 

PE will be on a Tuesday (starting 7th September) and, for the moment, children will still come in to school wearing their PE kits. PE will be outside whenever possible so please choose kit appropriate to the weather e.g. tracksuit bottoms or shorts, jacket or hoodie where necessary.

 

The forecast for this week is looking to be quite sunny, please ensure that your child has a sun hat and that sun cream is applied before coming into school every day.  However, to allow for adequate ventilation in class, we will have all windows and doors open throughout the day, so please make sure that suitable clothing is worn as it can get chilly as the weather gets cooler.

 

I will aim to update this page with information for the week ahead on a Sunday.  All dates for the calendar are on the main page of the website.

 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, see you all tomorrow!!laugh

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

 

Water Fight 2021

 

The children had a fun afternoon in the sun!!!

As usual they were amazing and it was a real pleasure to have so much fun with them.

I have some photos below for you all to enjoy.

 

I am looking forward to our last day tomorrow!!!

 

Diolch

 

Mrs Evans

End of year fun with water

 

The Year 6 children will be having fun with water on Thursday afternoon.  Please could they bring a water pistol or sensible device in to school.  Could swimwear be worn underneath a T-Shirt and shorts and a change of clothes to be worn home, children will also need to bring a towel.  Apply sun cream as the day is set to be a warm one.

 

Diolch 

Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 12th July

I have uploaded the Prom photos to J2e, please let me know if you are unable to see them.

There will be more uploaded as we go through the week.  I will share the Leavers Assembly with you later in the week along with the song.

 

It is with mixed emotions that I write the final Eryri post for Year 6 this evening.  Firstly I must say I am so proud of the children for their maturity, kindness and sheer grit for getting through a tough year without any complaints.  It has been a real pleasure being on the journey with them and sharing such a unique experience.  We have developed in our own way and found a new way of learning and communicating with each other through the Online Learning Experience. Huge thanks to all of the families for supporting the children throughout the year as they would not be where they are now without us all working together.

 

The children are ready to take on the new challenges that Secondary School will pose and I am confident that they will rise to each and every one on them.  I would love for them to keep in touch to let us know how they are doing.

 

I would like to thank you all for you kind gifts that I received at the end of the Prom on Thursday, I was very overwhelmed.

 

I am looking forward to spending our last week together!!

 

Please see the Tesco Community Grant Scheme Post below.

 

Pob Lwc Blwyddyn 6!!!!

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

Tesco Community Grant Scheme

 

We wanted to let you know that our school is taking part in the Tesco token scheme and we are hoping to be successful again this year.  Can you ask all your friend and family to put their blue tokens in Penygawsi's slot please?  

 

Our slot is from 12th July 2021 until the 20th September 2021

 

The tesco stores are:

Cowbridge Express CF71 7AG

Talbot Green Extra CF72 8RB

Pontyclun Express CF72 9EE

 

We look forward to seeing if we win again!

  

We had the most amazing 2021 Prom evening.  The children looked fantastic, seeing the glamorous girls and the boys all suited and booted,  felt like I was in the middle of a television award ceremony. Not to mention the Fast and Furious themed arrivals, it really was a star studded prom to remember.  I will be sharing the photos with the class on J2e for you all to look at. 

I would like to say a massive thank you to our fantastic PTA who made the evening so special.  They went above and beyond for us to have the best evening.  Thank you to Mrs Mallin for the beautiful cakes.

 

Your children really are a credit to you, their behaviour and enthusiasm is outstanding.

 

I would like to say a huge thank you for the gifts that I received yesterday.  They are amazing!!!

 

Many thanks to you all.

 

Mrs Evans

 

Week commencing 5th July 

Please see below for information about the Prom.

 

 

 

Prom Information

Hi all we are getting very close to the big event of the year.  I want to update you all with the plans for the evening.

Key mitigating measures

You must not attend if you have any of the three main symptoms of COVID-19;

  • new persistent cough
  • fever
  • loss of taste or smell

You should instead self-isolate and arrange a COVID-19 test. We will ensure we will follow all other guidelines as we have outlined in a risk assessment that has been written for this occasion.

Mobile Phones

We will not be permitting the use of mobile phones in school during the Prom.  We will take plenty of photos of the children during the evening and will share them with you afterwards.  So there will be no need for the use of phones.

Dropping Off

Please could you drop your child off at the bottom of the driveway by the main gates at 6pm as it will be safer to limit the amount of people on site.  Could you also collect from the same place at 8pm. There will no cars allowed up the drive during the evening.  Any pre-booked transport (Limos etc) will need to drop off at the bottom of the drive as well.

We will be recording the leavers song this week so please be in every day and bring clothes for the song with you every day.

 

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 

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Maths Club

Please note that there will be no more Maths club this year.  Thank you to all that children that have attended over the last half term.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

It's Prom Time!!!!

 

Please see below the details for the upcoming event of the year The Penygawsi Prom for class 2021 and use the following Paypal account  pta25@hwbcymru.net to order your tickets now!!

 

Week Commencing 28th June

 

Thank you for the photographs!!  

We will be having a fun afternoon quiz on Thursday.  Please remember that on Friday morning there will be transition for the children going to Bryncelynnog.  Please ensure that school uniform is worn.  PE kits will be needed for Tuesday.  

 

Here are some photos of the sports day, we had a fantastic day!!

Transition Information For Bryncelynnog pupils.

Week commencing 21st June

 

I hope you have had a good weekend.  Well another fast week I can't believe how fast we are approaching the end of term.  I am hoping to start filming the leavers assembly this week so please could your child bring their outfits to school. P.E. kits to be worn on Tuesday as usual.  Please see poster below for information about 'Wear red for Wales Day' on Friday.  Please remember the virtual meeting on Monday and Tuesday for children going to Bryncelynnog in September.  The links are on the previous post.

Bryncelynnog Virtual Parent Meetings Information

 

This is a message from Bryncelynnog about the upcoming virtual meeting for parents.

 

As promised, we are holding two virtual meetings for parents of Year 6 children who are transferring to Bryn Celynnog.  These are scheduled for Monday 21st June and Tuesday 22nd June from 5-6pm.  

 

The second meeting is exactly the same as the first  -  we are simply running the Tuesday meeting in case parents are busy on Monday.

 

The links to the two transition events are below:

Monday 21st June:           https://tinyurl.com/y4z3jeme

Tuesday 22nd June:          https://tinyurl.com/2eparbwh

 

Diolch

 

Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 14th June

 

Wow what lovely weather we are having!!  Please could children wear their PE kits to school on Tuesday for PE, but they MUST bring their uniform to school in a bag to change into for the transition afternoon? Please remember that those going to Y Pant will need to be collected from Y Pant at the end of the school day.  Transport to take them for 2 o'clock is provided.

We are hoping to do sports day this week so could PE kits also be worn on Wednesday as well?

Unfortunately we are unable to invite spectators for the sports, but I will take photographs to post on here later in the week.

Please could all children bring a drink to school every day and apply sun cream before school as we will be outdoors.

I am still sorting out the leavers book so if you still haven't sent some nursery photos of your child, please do so ASAP as we will be sending them off soon.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Week commencing 7th June

 

I hope you have all had a restful half-term and enjoyed the lovely weather.  I can't believe that we are only weeks away from saying goodbye to Year 6.  It is going to be a busy, but fun half-term as there is a lot of fun things to get through in a short space of time.

 

If you haven't already done so please check out the letter that explains the plans for transition for both Bryncelynnog and Y Pant.

 

Also, if you want to purchase a hoodie please order ASAP.

 

Please keep checking our class page for updates on the Prom and anything else that is happening as we go through the next few weeks.

 

I am currently sorting out photos for the leavers book so if you haven't emailed a photo of your child starting school, please do so ASAP as I need to get them off to the printer.

 

Just a reminder that PE kits need to be worn to school on Tuesday, make sure that you have a drink as the weather is getting warmer.  You may also want to apply sun cream before school.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Please click on the link below for information regarding the transition arrangements.

Week Commencing 24th May

 

Hope you are all well.

Please remember that we have another INSET day on Friday this week.

 

PE will be on Tuesday as usual.

There is a link on J2homework for your child to record their response to my Flipgrid linked to Volume.  There will be activities linked to this during the afternoons this week.

 

We are nearly to the end of another half term.  I am enjoying being back in the classroom with the children, who are a credit to you all.  It has flown by!! 

We said goodbye to Miss Williams (Student Teacher) on Thursday, she will be greatly missed.  We all wish her good luck for the future, I am sure she will return to say hello again before the end of the Summer Term.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

 

Week commencing 17th May

 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  Just a reminder that we have an INSET day on Friday, so only four days this week.  

PE will be on Tuesday as usual.

 

Enjoy your evening

Diolch 

 

Mrs Evans 

 

Week commencing 10th May

 

Our parent evening appointments will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.  Thank you for booking an appointment.  Please can you have your phone ready for the time that you have selected,  The appointment is for a duration of ten minutes, I will have to adhere to the allocated time as it will delay other calls.  

 

Many thanks to those of you that have emailed photographs of your child throughout their time in Penygawsi.  They are so cute, some of them haven't changed at all.  If you haven't sent any to me yet, please could you do so as soon as possible so that I can organise them for the leavers book.

 

PE will be on Tuesday, please could children wear the school PE kit which is a white T-Shirt and navy shorts.

 

I am enjoying listening to the children presenting something that is of interest to them.

 

I am looking forward to another fun and fast week.

 

Diolch

 

Mrs Evans

If you are interested in your child participating in the girls football training you will need to book ASAP as it is on a first come first served basis.  It is free of charge.

Football for girls

Week commencing 4th May

I hope you have had a lovely Bank holiday weekend.

Parent meetings will be held week on the 11th, 12th and 13th May.  Please can you click on the link on the previous post to book your appointment.  Appointments are available in half hour block and will be a maximum of 10 minutes.  

 

PE kits will need to ne worn on Tuesday 4th May.

 

Please remember to email any photos that you may have of the children from Nursery or any that you think would be nice to include in the leavers book,

 

Diolch

 

Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 26th April 

 

Good Evening,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend, I think we've been spoilt with the sunshine!!

We will continue with outdoor learning in the afternoons from Wednesday.  So, please ensure your child has a jacket in school as rain has been forecast.

 

P.E. kit will be needed for tomorrow instead of Tuesday this week. 

 

Please ensure that you have read the email about the talk on Tuesday afternoon.  You need to contact the office if you DO NOT want your child to be a part of this talk.

 

I am gathering photographs for the Year 6 Leavers Book so please could you email a photo of your child's first day or anytime in Nursery and any photos that you think will be good to include in the book.  I would love to have some whole class school photos if any of you have them.  If you are unable to email them to me, you could sent them in to school and I will scan them and return them straight to you.

 

I am looking forward to another lovely week ahead.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

Good evening,

 

I hope you are all well, I just wanted to remind you to check your emails as we have given information about a talk that will be happening on Tuesday 27th April.  If you would not like your child to be included in this session you will need to let us know.

 

Also I am starting Maths Club from next Thursday 29th April.  It will be from 3:30pm until 4:30pm.  If your child would like to attend and you have already completed a consent form I do not need you to complete another form.  I will need to know if you give consent for them to walk home alone afterwards otherwise you will need to collect them at 4:30pm.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans  

Week commencing 19th April

 

Good evening,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.  We will be writing stories from a historical setting, so I have chosen our first setting to be the Aberfan Disaster.  I know the children have been asking questions at home.  Due to the current restrictions we will be unable to take a trip to the area but, if you are looking for somewhere to go over the next few weeks you may want to take a trip yourselves. 

If you have sponsor money to hand in, please do so ASAP.  You can send it in to school if you don't have a PayPal account. 

I am looking forward to another lovely week of learning.  We will be going outdoors for a science lesson towards the end of the week so please make sure the children have appropriate footwear.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

Summer Term 2021

 

Wow I can't believe that we are in the last term of 2021.  I know that this is an important term for Year 6 as they reach the end of primary school and prepare for their new adventure towards secondary school and beyond.  To say that I am so proud of the children with what they are accomplishing through these difficult times is an understatement.  They are amazing young people who I am enjoying being with on our journey.

 

I hope you have all have a lovely break and looking forward to the rest of our journey to the end of primary school.  Our new theme this term is 'Together Stronger' and the children have decided that they would like to make a 'Stop Motion Movie' for the end product of our topic which we are all excited about.  We will keep you informed and share the end product with you as the term progresses.

 

Please could the children wear PE kits to school every Tuesday as this will be their PE day.

 

I will keep you informed as the term progresses.

 

Many thanks for your support to date

 

Mrs Evans

 

Week commencing 22nd March

 

Well we are finally in the last week of a very unusual term.  I am so glad that the Easter Holidays are in sight now, for us to have a break and re-charge our batteries.  I am so proud of the children for returning to school with enthusiasm and eager to continue with their learning.  They are a credit to you all!!

Please could the pupils wear PE kit on Tuesday as they will have PE with Fit4fun in the afternoon.  It would be a good idea for them to bring a drink of water as well.

 

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!!! 

I hope you all have an amazing Easter break!!

 

Diolch 

Mrs Evans

 

 

                                                                                                                                                      

                           

Week commencing 15th March - Croeso nol blwyddyn 6

Wow we will finally be back in the classroom this week after 10 weeks of Distance Learning.  I am so looking forward to seeing you all and hearing your lockdown stories.  

 

It has been a massive learning curve for us all and I want thank you for bearing with me with the technology. I am proud of the way you have taken on the online learning and risen to all of the challenges that have come along the way.  You really are inspiring young people, as you have continued to move your learning forward during difficult times.

 

Information has been sent out for the phased return next week.  In case you haven't see it, please see below:

Pupils with surname A - L on Monday (Arrive between 8.50am and 9.00am. Pick up between 3.10pm and 3.20pm)

Pupils with surname M - Z on Tuesday (Arrive between 9.00am and 9.10am. Pick up between 3.20pm and 3.30pm)

If you have a sibling in FP please enter/leave the school through the FP yard.  All other KS2 pupils to enter/leave via the KS2 side gate (via path)

All pupils will return to school using the same timings as above from Wednesday.

 

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!

 

The PTA have organised an Easter Raffle this year and the children will be given tickets to sell on Monday/Tuesday. Apologies for the short notice but can we have them returned by Thursday.

Many Thanks.

 

Please ensure that pupils have a coat in school with them every day and a substantial, healthy snack to eat at break time.

 

I can't wait to see you all this week!!

Mrs Evans

Week Commencing 8th March

 

This will be the last week of online learning as we will be returning to school on the 15th March.  Mrs Harries will give further information about the way in which this will happen later on in the week.  Please keep a close eye on the school website.

 

Our live well-being session will be on Monday morning at the usual time of 10am.  Please keep an eye on your email for the dates of the other two live lessons for this week.  I will be announcing the winning house for the Eisteddfod competitions.

 

If you are in the Hub on Tuesday, please remember to wear your PE kit to school and a drink of water.

 

I look forward to seeing you in the morning!!

 

Mrs Evans

Week commencing 1st March

Another busy week for us we will be celebrating St David's Day and World Book Day followed by our Eisteddfod results being shared in our Live Session on Friday afternoon.  This will be done remotely for KS2 as we are still learning from home but, I am sure we will still have fun and enjoy the week.  

 

Our Live well-being meeting will be on Monday at 10am as usual.  I will be wearing my red rugby top proudly for the day, maybe you will join me by wearing something red as well. Our other live meetings will take place at 10am on Tuesday morning for language and Friday afternoon at 2pm for the announcement of our Eisteddfod winners.

 

If you are in the Hub on Tuesday, please remember to wear your PE kit to school.

 

Have a lovely week and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning.

 

Diolch

Mrs Evans

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the new class page for Eryri.

This is where you will find the class information.  I will post all updates on a regular basis and give information for the week ahead here every Sunday.

Mrs Evans

 

Spring 2021 - Love Where You Live

This term our topic is based around 'Love Where You Live'.  We have decided to make use of our lovely grounds in school and grow our on vegetables and plants in the outdoor allotment area. We will be writing a Balanced Argument about whether we need to eat fruit and vegetables every day.  We will be researching the best produce to grow in the Spring and the best conditions for planting.  In Science we are looking at plants and undertaking investigations about the best conditions for germination.  In Maths we will look at measuring accurately.  Our Welsh topic is Hamdden and we are learning future and past tense sentence patterns to vary our writing.

 

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