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Ysgol Gynradd Penygawsi

Primary School

Tryfan Miss Parfitt

WC. 18th July

 

I can't quite believe that this is the final week of term in year 5 before we get to enjoy the summer holidays.  It has been an absolute pleasure to be your class teacher this year.  Each and every one of you have worked so hard, and I am incredibly proud of you all.  I know you will all be fantastic in year 6, so take the summer to relax and have fun, before you begin your next journey in your final year at Penygawsi!

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Fit 4 Fun is on Wednesday this week.  Please wear PE kit to school.

If you still have any reading books at home, please return them by Tuesday.

 

As the hot weather is going to continue this week, pupils can wear loose clothing that is in the school colours.  Please ensure suncream is applied, sun hats are worn and that your child has a refillable bottle.

 

At the beginning of the week, we would like to give the children a nice cold treat to cool them down.  Please can you check the ingredients on the images below and let myself or the school office know if your child is unable to have one of the following Freeze Pops?

 

 

 

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

WC. 11th July

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check - this will be the final one of the year.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Key Stage 2 sports activities - please can children wear their house colours and PE bottoms.  Please can you remember a drink and a hat.  Please remember to apply suncream.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't already done so.


Dydd Gwener/Friday

Moving up day - pupils will meet their new teacher.

 

Reading books

Please can all reading books and diaries be returned by Wednesday?  These will be collected and kept safe until year 6 in September.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

WC. 4th July

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't already done so.


Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

Please return reading books if you have finished reading.


Dydd Gwener/Friday

New reading books will be sent home.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

WC. 27th June

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't already done so.


Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

Please return reading books if you have finished reading - please note that we are no longer using Oxford Reading Buddy as we have returned to paper books.


Dydd Gwener/Friday

New reading books will be sent home.

Class visit to Bryn Celynnog - AM only.  Returning to school at 11am.  Please see the letter attached below.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

WC. 20th June

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't already done so.

School trip to watch the cricket in the evening.


Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

Please return reading books if you have finished reading.


Dydd Gwener/Friday

New reading books will be sent home.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

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

 

WC. 13th June

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

School nurse visiting girls only - PM.


Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't already done so.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be put onto j2homework.

World Global Day - Children will rotate classes and have the opportunity to complete activities linked to different countries and cultures.  

Please return raffle tickets to school by today.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

Please return reading books if you have finished them - just a reminder to ask your adults to comment in your diary too.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Summer School Fete - non school uniform day.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

WC. 6th June

Croeso Nol Pawb!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful half term.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and hearing all about your adventures!  

Can you believe this is our final half term in year 5?  The year has flown by!  We have a busy and fun 7 weeks ahead, as we continue with our 'Speak Up' topic and enjoy the summer term.

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't already.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

A new learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Darllen/Reading

Reading books were sent home before half term, along with a new reading diary.  Please try and read a little bit everyday, it makes a huge difference, improving your fluency, expression and comprehension skills.

Reading books will be changed on a Friday, but will need to be returned to school on the Thursday.  However, if your child completes their book before Thursday and wishes to change it sooner, this can be done any day of the week. 

Please can I kindly ask that you write a comment in the reading diary about your child's fluency, expression and understanding of the text?  A lot of the children have asked if they can write in the diary themselves.  This is fine and I love to read comments from the children about what they have read but, if they wish to do this, please can this be as well as a comment from parent/guardian, not instead of?  

 

Diolch yn fawr

Miss Parfitt

 

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!

Jubilee Party

 

On  Wednesday 25th May we will be having a whole school  Jubilee celebration. The children can wear red, white or blue clothes to school. 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. 

WC. 3rd May

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please wear PE kit to school.

Spell check.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday 

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Darllen/Reading

We are pleased that we will be sending reading books home again.  Pupils will each come home with a reading book by Friday.  I will update this page next weekend to let you know the procedure for returning books. 

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

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.

WC. 25th April

 

Croeso nol pawb!  I hope you have all had a fantastic Easter break and are refreshed and ready to begin our final term in year 5!  I can't believe we have reached the summer term already.  We have a busy but exciting term ahead.  

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - Please wear PE kit to 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

There will be no spell check this week as I will reassess lists.  If you need to move on, I will send your updated list home by Friday, but if you don't have an updated list, please continue on the same one.

 

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow and hearing your Easter news.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  

WC. 4th April

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Class trip to Sophia Gardens - please wear school uniform on top with school PE kit bottoms and trainers.  Please remember a packed lunch as we will not be back in time for dinner.  You will also need a drink and a waterproof jacket in case of rain.

Spell check.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't already done so.


Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

A new learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday
Last day of term.

 

Can you believe that this is the final week of spring term?  It has absolutely flown by!  It has been a busy term and now it's time for a well deserved break over the Easter period.  This week will be busy but, hopefully, a lot of fun too, before we take some time to enjoy half term.


Thank you for working so hard this term and always giving 100% effort and also to parents for your continued support.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

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. 28th March

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't already done so.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear outdoor PE kit.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

If you haven't yet returned permission slips for our class trip, please can you bring them in tomorrow?

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

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

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 on the link below to access the form:

Diolch 

PTA

WC. 21st March

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Please complete online learning task if you haven't already.

Lots of Socks day for World Down Syndrome Day - Please see post below.

 

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

On Friday, I sent home a letter regarding our school trip.  Although unable to rebook Techniquest, we have been able to secure an exciting trip that focuses on wellbeing and sport.  If you haven't yet received the letter because you were off school on Friday, there is a copy linked below for you to read and I will give you a copy tomorrow to take home.  

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

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. 14th March

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

 

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

Miss Parfitt

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

WC. 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.

 

Just to keep you all informed, I am currently working on rearranging our school trip and hope to have some further information for you ASAP.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

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 completing Welsh activities throughout the afternoon.

 

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.

 

See you all tomorrow.

Miss Parfitt

Bring and Buy Book Fair - 3rd March 2022

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 Tryfan.

 

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

Spell check.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't already done so.

 

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.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

WC. 7th February 

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't already done so.

 

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

INSET day - no school for pupils.

 

Some information on upcoming events

 

We will celebrate St. David's Day with our annual Eisteddfod on Monday 28th February this year.  Pupils can wear something Welsh to school on this day for our celebration, which could be Welsh colour clothing, Welsh jersey etc.  

 

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

 

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

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

WC. 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 learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.


Diolch.

See you all tomorrow.

Miss Parfitt

WC. 24th January

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check

Please complete homework on j2e.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

INSET day - no school for pupils.

New 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 all tomorrow.

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

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

 

Miss Parfitt

WC. 17th January

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't yet done so.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please wear PE kit to school.  

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

We made a great start to the new term last week, and although disappointed that we couldn't go on our trip to Techniquest, we made the most of the week and had a lot of fun.  This week we will begin our journey to space!  

 

Enjoy your evening.  See you tomorrow.

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

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

Pupils completed their spelling assessment last week and should have brought home new lists if they were needed.  If your child did not have a new list, please continue on the list you were working on before Christmas.  We will begin spell checks again next Monday, 17th January.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit to school.  If it's dry, this session will take place outside.  Please bring a warm jumper/jacket to put over your kit.  Layers are always useful.

 

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
Miss Parfitt

 

 

 

Croeso nol!  

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are all relaxed and ready to begin a new term.  Thank you for the generous Christmas gifts, it was very kind of you.  

Mr Davies has updated the blog with our new staggered start and end times, so please check these before you come to school tomorrow. 

 

We have an exciting and busy term ahead and I can't wait to get stuck in!

 

We have planned a school trip to begin our topic.  We will be going to Techniquest on Friday 14th January.  You will need to wear school uniform as normal and bring a packed lunch.  To cover the cost of the bus and the visit we kindly ask for a contribution of £7.50.  As you know, payments are now all made online so please follow the link below, enter Penygawsi Primary into the filter and find Year 5 and 6 Techniquest trip. Thank you.

Techniquest trip payment

 

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

Christmas shows

 

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.’

 

WC. 13th December

 

I can't believe that this is the final week of autumn term!  It has whizzed by and we've had so much fun along the way.  Everyone has settled into year 5 and worked extremely hard this term.  I hope that you too are proud of what you have already achieved.  Now it's time for a well deserved break, enjoy the festivities and wait for Father Christmas!

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Swimming

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - Please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

Cinema afternoon as a treat from us.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Final day of term.

 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  See you all tomorrow to start a festive week of fun!

Miss Parfitt

 

 

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!!!!!

WC. 6th December

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check

Swimming - please can pupils bring a pair of shorts and a t-shirt as well as their swim kit today.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

A new learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Christmas dinner day - please wear your Christmas jumpers.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

WC. 29th November

 

Beth Sy'n Digwydd Yr Wythnos Hon?

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Please complete learning log task if you haven't yet done so.

Swimming.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun session - please wear kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

WC. 22nd November

 

Prynhawn da,

Here is the update for the week ahead:

Dydd Llun/Monday
Spell check.

Please return learning log task today or tomorrow.  Remember to bring this one to school.

Swimming - please bring kit.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear kit.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Wellbeing Wednesday.

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

We are beginning to think about Christmas.  We have entered a competition that requires us to make a Christmas tree decoration using recycled materials.  If anyone has a jigsaw that they no longer need and would be happy to donate to our project, please can you send it in at the start of the week?  Thank you!

 

Thank you all for your donations towards Children in Need last week!  We raised a fantastic £223.50 and had a great day of fun!  The children looked amazing!  Take a look at our Twitter page for photos.

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

 

WC. 15th November

 

Evening all, I hope you've all enjoyed your weekend.

 

We have a busy and exciting week ahead of us in Tryfan!  Here is the update.

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check. 

Please complete learning log task.

Swimming - please bring kit.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Music service.

Fit4Fun - please wear kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

We are lucky enough to have a member of The Royal British Legion to be joining us today.

Please bring Christmas jumpers for photos - see post below for more information.

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Iau/Thursday

Divergent acting group will be joining us for a class visit.  Please see below for more information.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Children in Need - Pupils to dress up as favourite hero or in PJ's and bring a £1 donation.

 

Anti-Bullying Week

 

Anti-Bullying Week is an annual event that raises awareness of bullying, and one that we in Penygawsi feel is important to be highlighted. This year's theme is 'One Kind Word' and recognises the difference that one kind comment or gesture can make on someone's day.


To begin Anti-Bullying Week, Odd Socks Day is on Monday 15th September.  Please can pupils wear odd socks to school on this day to help us celebrate our differences, recognise that everyone is unique and to remind us that everyone needs to be treated with kindness and respect.

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

On Wednesday 17th November we will be taking class Christmas photos.  Please can your child bring a Christmas jumper or accessory in a bag on this day to wear for the photo?  Please label the item with the child's name.


Diolch  

Miss Parfitt

Educational visit - 18th November

 

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.

 

Year 5 and 6 World War 2 Workshop Payment

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Parfitt and Mrs Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

WC. 8th November

 

Evening all,

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the fireworks on Friday night.  Here is the update for this week:

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Swimming.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - Please wear PE kit to school.

Parent meetings via School Cloud.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Parent meetings via School Cloud.

New learning log task will be put onto j2homework.

 

Poppy Appeal

From Monday 8th November, School Council will be selling poppies and other merchandise to raise money for the Royal British Legion at breaktime every day.  Please see our Twitter page for more information.

 

 

Children in Need is on Friday 19th November.  Our School Council and Super Ambassadors met last week to discuss how we can safely celebrate the occasion this year.  It was decided that we will celebrate in class bubbles but with a whole school theme.

 

This year, School Council have decided that our theme will be heroes.  This means pupils can come to school dress as their favourite hero for the day.  This might be a super hero or a real life hero.  If you don't have a costume at home or you haven't got a hero in mind, pupils can come to school dressed in their pyjama's instead.  We kindly ask for a donation of £1 to go towards the charity.

 

Diolch
Miss Parfitt

WC. 1st November

 

Welcome back everyone!  I hope you've all had a lovely half term and are refreshed and ready to come back to school tomorrow.  I always love this half term as we lead up to Christmas!  

 

Here is the update for this week:

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Swimming.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit4Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Harvest festival - please see post below.  

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2e.

 

See you all tomorrow
Diolch
Miss Parfitt

 

 

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

 

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

 

WC. 18th October

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Swimming.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

A new learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

Final day of term.  

 

Half term has come around so quickly!  We've made a fantastic start to year 5 and you have all worked super hard.  Enjoy your week off and have a well deserved rest before another busy half term begins as we prepare for Christmas!

 

See you tomorrow

Miss Parfitt

 

 

WC. 11th October

Prynhawn da,

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend.  Here is the update for the week:
 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

Swimming - please see the previous post for information.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Fit 4 Fun - please wear PE kit to school.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

 

 

Shwmae day - pupils have the choice to wear red, green and white instead of school uniform today as we celebrate everything Welsh.  

 

Diolch.  See you tomorrow.

Miss Parfitt

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

  

 


 

 

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

Wythnos 5 - WC. 4th October

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

School photographs.

Fit 4 Fun session.  Please wear school uniform to school and bring PE kit in a bag for this week only, due to photos.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task to put on j2homework.

 

Committee voting

This week, pupils will have the opportunity to choose their class representatives for our pupil voice groups.  We have done this for several years in Penygawsi and the children always enjoy taking part.  During the process of choosing our class representatives, pupils who want to have a go express why they would like be part of their chosen committee and the class then conduct a vote.  Pupils can apply for several committees but can only be chosen for one.  This year, voting will take place on Monday 4th October.  

 

The committees for this year are:
Criw Cymraeg

School council

Curriculum committee.

 

Pob lwc to those applying!

 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.  I will see you all tomorrow.


Diolch
Miss Parfitt

WC. 27th September

Good evening all, here is the update for this week.


Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please wear PE kit to school for Fit4Fun session.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

New learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.

 

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. See you in the morning.

Miss Parfitt

WC. 20th September

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Spell check.  If your child gets 9 or 10 out of 10/14 or 15 out of 15, they move on to the next list.  If they have less than 9 or 14, they will need to repeat the list for the following week.

Language homework due on Hwb.

 

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please wear PE kit to school.


Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

A new learning log task will be put onto j2homework.

 

Reading

During the first week of term, all pupils in KS2 were assessed on their reading comprehension and fluency.  Pupils have since been grouped and their level corrected on Oxford Reading Buddy. 

Unfortunately, we are still unable to send books home, but please continue to access reading books online using the Reading Buddy website, as well as reading any books you have at home.  On Friday, your child was given a reminder of their log in information to bring home.  If you did not receive log in information and can not access the site, please can you let me know?  
 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

Please click the link for our class newsletter.

Spellings

Everyone has now been assessed and given a spelling list to bring home today.  This might be the same list as your child had in the summer term of year 4, or it might be a new list. 

If it is the same list, please continue from the set of spellings they ended the term on in year 4.  

If it is a new list, please start from Set 1.

 

Spell checks will take place every week on a Monday, starting next week, 20th September.  Please support your child learning their spellings throughout the week at home.  To have a thorough understanding of the words, your child should work on the following: reading each word, knowing the meaning of each word, spelling on paper, spelling verbally and putting each word into sentences. 

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

Wythnos 2 - 13th September

 

Evening all,

We had a great first week in Tryfan, getting to know each other and setting ourselves up for the year ahead!  We created our class charter, enjoyed a wellbeing Wednesday, considered what it means to be a leader and worked on our team building skills.  

 

Here is the information you will need for this week:

Dydd Mawrth/Tuesday

Please wear PE kit to school.  You will have your Fit For Fun session and your first music session today.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

The first learning log task will be uploaded to j2homework.  Homework will be set and completed in the same way as it was last year, using the Hwb platform.  Completed learning log tasks should be uploaded by the following Monday, 20th September.

 

Spellings

Last week we completed our spelling assessments and your child will come home with a spelling list at the start of this week.  I will update this page with further information on spellings once I have given lists out. Please check the page when you have received the list.  

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

Croeso nol! 


Welcome to Tryfan's class page.  This is where you will find the information you need about class each week.  I will update every Sunday evening with any updates.

 

Hello from me, Miss Parfitt.  Here I am this weekend with my new alpaca friend, Bryn!   I am looking forward to teaching year 5 this year and getting to know everyone. 

 

 

I hope everyone has had a lovely summer and made lots of memories with family and friends.  I can't wait to hear about how you've all spent your summer break.  I hope you are all looking forward to coming back to school tomorrow.  I can't wait to get stuck in and have some fun as we start the next part of your journey.

 

Everyday your child will need to bring:

- A healthy snack for break time (please remember, no nuts!)

- A bottle of water.  Please no squash or fizzy drinks.

- A packed lunch, if not having school dinners.

 

Please clearly label all items of clothing and bottles/snack bottles.

 

PE will be on a Tuesday and will start this week (7th September).  Please can your child wear PE kit to school every Tuesday, like they did last year?  

 

I will send out further information about our topic and plans for the autumn term later this week.

 

Enjoy your Sunday evening and I will see everyone bright and early tomorrow morning!

 

Diolch

Miss Parfitt

 

 

Academic Year 2021-2022

W/C 12th July

 

After a long, challenging year, we have finally made it to the final week of term! It has been a fantastic year and you have all worked extremely hard. It has been a real pleasure teaching you all and I am sure that we will have lots of fun in our last week, before you can relax and enjoy your well earned break over the summer.

 

This week there will be no Fit4Fun on Tuesday as I will be with you but we will still get out and do some PE in the morning so come in to school wearing your PE kit as usual.

 

Diolch

 

Mr Thomas

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!

W/C 5th July

 

We had lots of fun last week with a quiz and a treat on Thursday afternoon!

 

 

On Monday, the pupils will be told who their class teacher is going to be next year and a text will be sent home before the end of the day.  The children will have an opportunity to meet their new class teacher on Friday. 

 

Please remember PE kits as usual on Tuesday. Make sure that you bring a raincoat too as the weather isn't looking too good this week.

 

Diolch,

 

Mr Thomas

W/C 21st June

 

We had a fantastic Sports Day last week! It was great to see the children enjoying some time outdoors in the sunshine competing and cheering each other on.

 

This week, we are back in school uniform as normal. You will need PE kit on Tuesday for Fit4Fun.

 

On Friday we are wearing red to school.  I will be collecting any donations for Velindre at the gate and in Breakfast Club so have them ready for me as you come in to school.

 

 

Diolch,

 

Mr Thomas

W/C 14th June

 

The weather is looking lovely for most of the week ahead so please ensure that your child has plenty of water in school with them this week, a sun hat and have applied sun cream before they attend school.

 

Can children wear PE kit on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. We are hoping to do sports day on Wednesday (weather permitting).  Unfortunately we are unable to invite spectators for the sports, but I will take photographs to post on here later in the week.

 

Try to complete your homework by Tuesday for me and I will post new homework on Wednesday.

 

Diolch,

 

Mr Thomas

W/C 7th June

 

Welcome back everyone, I hope that you all had a brilliant half term and made the most of the nice weather we have been having.

 

Please remember to complete your homework task on Google Classroom so that I can add your responses to your end of year reports.

 

You will still need to come to school in your PE kit on a Tuesday. As the weather gets warmer, please remember to bring a water bottle to school with you and apply suncream before school if needed.

 

Diolch,

 

Mr Thomas

W/C 24th May

 

We have another short week coming up with another INSET day on Friday.

 

The answers for this week's homework are in our shared folder for you to self-assess your work. New homework will be set on Wednesday.

 

Please remember to wear P.E kit to school again on Tuesday for your P.E session.

 

Diolch,

 

Mr Thomas

W/C 17th May

 

We have a short week this week as Friday will be an INSET day.

 

Homework is on Google Classroom as discussed in class and should be handed in by Tuesday.

 

Please remember to wear P.E kit to school again on Tuesday for your P.E session.

 

Diolch,

 

Mr Thomas

W/C 10th May

 

Our parent evening appointments will be held this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Thank you for booking an appointment.  Please can you have your phone ready for the time that you have booked.  The appointment will last for a maximum of 10 minutes. I will have to adhere to the allocated time as other parents will be waiting for their calls.

 

Please remember to wear PE kit to school on Tuesday.

 

Diolch,

 

Mr Thomas

Girls Football

 

Summer Term Parent Evenings

 

Our parent evenings will be held on Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May. These will be via phone call. You will be contacted using the first contact telephone number we have in our school system. Please make sure that your details are up to date and if you would like me to contact you on a different number, please let me know. Copy and paste the link below to make an appointment from midday today (30/4/21) :

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tryfan-summer-term-parent-evening-tickets-152089278125

W/C 26th April

 

This week we are continuing our theme of climate change and will be writing our letters to Mark Drakeford, demanding action to tackle climate change here in Wales.

 

We are beginning to look to the future and the children would like to design and then create a model 'house for the future' using recyclable materials. However, to do this we will need your help. If you have any spare cardboard boxes, clean plastic bottles etc, could they please be sent in with your child to ensure that we have enough resources available for our models. Any spare materials will be recycled here in school.

 

Remember P.E kit will be needed again on Tuesday and should be worn to school.

 

Homework will be shared with the children again this Wednesday.

 

Diolch,

 

Mr Thomas

 

 

 

 

Welcome back everyone! I hope that you all had a brilliant Easter and made the most of the nice weather we have had these past few weeks. Hopefully you have had plenty of rest and are all ready to begin Summer term.

 

This term our new topic is 'Together Stronger'. The children have decided that they would like to find out about how groups of people have come together to prove stronger as a collective.  We will try and learn from these success stories to see how we can become 'Together Stronger' as a group.

 

With a focus on expressive arts this term, the children wanted to go down the route of film and digital media for their end product. They wanted to create a short film to share their findings. They will write a script, record and edit videos and audio, produce posters and infographics and get creative by adding effects to their video. We will share our end product with you at the end of the Summer term.

 

Please could children continue to wear PE kit to school on a Tuesday for our PE sessions with Mitch.

 

I look forward to seeing you all in the morning to find out how your Easter holidays were and to see how you have been getting on with your sponsored read. Remember, drop off times and locations will remain the same as before Easter.

 

See you all in the morning,

 

Mr Thomas

W/C 22nd March

 

With Easter just around the corner, we are finally in the last week of term!

 

A reminder that this week we will be doing PE on Tuesday morning so please come in to school wearing your PE kit and a water bottle.

 

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!

 

Diolch,

 

Mr Thomas

  

 

 

We had lots of fun in Dosbarth Tryfan on Friday, wearing mismatch socks to support World Down Syndrome Day and sharing jokes with Blwyddyn 3 for Comic Relief.

 

 

Good evening everyone. The time has finally come to return to school after 10 weeks of distance learning. I am looking forward to meeting you all properly and will see some of you tomorrow, some Tuesday and then we will all be back in together from Wednesday. 

 

Thank you for all of your hard work that you have submitted since January and for adapting to distance learning so well. A big thank you also to your families at home who have supported you so well while they have had so much on themselves these past few months.

 

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.

 

See you all soon,

 

Mr Thomas

 W/C 8th March

 

This will be our final week of distance learning due to us returning to school next week from the 15th March.  Mrs Harries will send out more information on how this will happen later in the week, so keep an eye on the school website.

 

This week we will continue our work with fractions but we will be moving on to ordering them, both fractions smaller than 1 and improper fractions. In language we will be starting a new genre where we will be learning about stories from different cultures.

 

Monday

9.30am -Wellbeing live session where we will announce the winning house for the Eisteddfod

 

Tuesday

11.30am - Live maths lesson on Teams

Hub children, remember to wear your PE kit in today for your PE session with Mitch.

 

Thursday

11.30am - Live language lesson on Teams

 

I look forward to catching up with you in the morning,

 

Mr Thomas

 

Spring Term - Love Where You Live

 

 

This term our topic is 'Love Where You Live'.  We will be looking at plants and how they grow as well as trying to grow our own when we return to school. We will be writing diary entries based on the area where we live and after half term, will be studying stories from different cultures.  We are going to set up an investigation to find out the best conditions for germination to take place and will be carrying this out both in school and at home.   In Maths we will look at measuring, fractions, decimals and percentages. In Welsh this term we will be studying 'Y Dref' where we will use a variety of sentence patterns to describe our town.

 

 

 

Welcome to our new class page for Dosbarth Tryfan.  Here you will find information about your child's class, rather than the blog which was used previously. We will share updates of our learning, so that you can see what we have been doing in class as well as any important news that needs to be shared.

 

Diolch,

 

Mr Thomas, Mrs Ross & Miss Mountstephen

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