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Ysgol Gynradd Penygawsi

Primary School

Y Felin Wynt Miss Vowles

We would all like to say a massive thank you for all of our wonderful cards and gifts, we really appreciate it!! Thank you for all your support this year, it has been a pleasure to teach your children and watch them grow. We wish you all the best in Reception and we hope you have lovely Summer holidays. Stay safe.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles, Miss Stagg, Mrs Bull, Mrs Evans & Mrs Rowley

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 18/7/22

Our last week together!! I am so proud of each and every one of you, You have all tried so hard and have grown into wonderful pupils, I can’t believe it’s the end so this week we will be celebrating what a fantastic year we have had together😊

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
Well-being Wednesday

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

Last day.

 

 

It looks like it’s going to be a hot week so please ensure you have applied sun cream to your child prior to coming to school and they have a hat and a bottle of water. Please can your child wear loose clothing (school colours) to school in order to keep them as cool as possible!

 

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

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

Art Gallery

We will be putting the children’s canvases outside for you to see on Friday 15th July at 3pm. The children are so excited for you to see them and they are very proud of their end product.

Part of the learning is to understand that art has a value.  To support us in achieving this part of the learning, we would be grateful if you could give a small donation towards the canvases.

The children will then feel that they have sold their canvas art work, giving that extra value in the process.

 Diolch

Miss Vowles

 

 

Polite notice whilst waiting to collect older siblings please ensure you are supervising your child at all times as there has been a few incidents reported.

Diolch

Miss Vowles

 

 

School Trip to Role Up Play Village 

 

  

Week Beginning 11/7/22

I can’t believe we have only got 2 weeks left together!!! Time is flying by; we have got lots of fun activities planned to enjoy our last couple of weeks. We have finished our topic “Splash of Colour” and what a fun messy topic it has been. We have put together a little video for you to watch.

 

Nursery End Product Video

 

What’s happening this week?

This week our topic theme is going to be “Summer”.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Fit 4 Fun Festival -Please can the children wear their PE kits to school on this day.

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-NO PE TODAY- Uniform to be worn.

- Moving up Morning- the children will be spending the morning in Reception and meeting their new teacher (Miss Chau). Pre-Nursery will be staying with myself and meeting some of their new friends that will be joining us in September.

 

 

Hot Weather!!!!

Please ensure you have applied sun cream to your child prior to coming to school and they have a hat and a bottle of water.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week Beginning 4/7/22

Wow! We had a very colourful week last week and had lots of fun experimenting new techniques.

 

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

This week we are going to become artists and create our end product. We will be using the techniques we learnt last week.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-School trip to Role Up Play Village ( we are still looking for one more parent helper please?)

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE

- Forest Friday

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

Week Beginning 27/6/22

What’s happening this week?

We have completed all the colours of the rainbow and learnt lots of new skills, the next two weeks we are going to be focusing on the artist Jackson Pollock and experimenting different techniques to create our end product.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE – Kits to be worn to school.

- Forest Friday

 

Please ensure your child has a hat and water bottle in school and you apply sun cream before they come.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week Beginning 20/6/22

What’s happening this week?

Our focus colour this week is Blue.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn 

- Forest Friday

 

 

Sun cream

During June and July we need to think about sun protection. Please can you apply 'all day' protection sun cream on your child before they arrive to school. If further application is needed, we can reapply using the sun creams provided in the school. Please can you fill in the online permission form for your consent.

 

Here is the link:

https://forms.office.com/r/5pXKUvzjES

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

 

 

Global Day!

We looked at three countries – Africa, China, and Australia. We learnt about Chinese food, Australian animals and traditional African patterns and then created our own. We looked at the colours in the flag copied them. 

 

Week Beginning 13/6/22

It was lovely having you all back this week and hearing what you have been up too in the holidays!

What’s happening this week?

Our focus colour this week is Purple

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning – Global Day activities in class

-Well-being Wednesday

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-NO PE TODAY!

-Summer Fete at 3.30pm on the school yard.

Please see the poster below for more information.

 

 

 

Polite reminder please can you not allow your child to bring teddies, toys, or fidgets to school in their bags or coat pockets as we have had lots of upset children and disagreements over them and I am worried they will get lost or broken.

 

School Trip

I am still waiting on a couple of permission slip letters, please can I have them back in ASAP.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

Week Beginning 6/6/22

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely week off and are ready for our last 7 weeks together of the academic year. I cannot believe how fast time has gone, lets make the most of the last few weeks and have lots of fun.

 

What’s happening this week?

Our focus colour this week is Orange, we will be looking at healthy eating.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn  

- Forest Friday

 

 

Pori Drwy Stori

Please send back the feedback postcards and challenge cards in their plastic zip bags

 

Sun cream

As we go into Summer hopefully the weather will start warming up, please can we ask that you apply sun cream to your child prior to coming to school. If it is really hot then we would reapply at lunch time but will need your permission to do so. There is going to be a Microsoft Form sent out to you shortly for permission. The sun cream will be provided by the school and the brand will be stated on the form. Please provide your child with a sun hat also.

 

School Trip

A letter was sent home before half term regarding our school trip.  We are lucky enough to be able to book a visit to Role Up Play Village.  This term we have been focusing on Aspirations during Well-being Wednesday.  Please see the link below if you haven't received the letter. 

Please can you return the permission slip ASAP and the payment link closes on Friday 10th June.

www.rctcbc.gov.uk/schoolpayments

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

Class page will be updated Monday. 

 

Polite notice please send your child's permission slip in ASAP.

 

Diolch 

 

Miss Vowles

Week Beginning 23/5/22

 

What’s happening this week?

Our focus colour this week is Green, we will be working outside a lot so please ensure your child has a waterproof coat every day. We will be using Natural materials to help us with our learning.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-PTA Coffee morning

Whole school Jubilee - Please can the children wear blue, red or white colours to school and bring a small plate of food and drink (labelled with their names) for the afternoon.

 

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn  

- Forest Friday

-Last day we return to school on Monday 6th June.

 

 

Pori Drwy Stori

Week 4 - Please can you complete all the challenge cards and the feedback postcard.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

 

Jubilee Coffee Morning

 

We are having a coffee morning to celebrate the Jubilee.  

Why not pop in for a cuppa and a chat.

See below for details!

Week Beginning 16/5/22

We have enjoyed learning about the rainbow, red and yellow so far. Here are some pic-collages of what we have been getting up to.

   

 

 

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

Our focus colour this week is Pink, we are going to be looking at love, friendship and kindness.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn  

- Forest Friday

 

 

Pori Drwy Stori

Week 3- Read through the story and ask your child to join in and help you. Use the Dress the Hero and Finger Puppets at home. 

 

Polite reminder, please ensure all uniform is labelled as we have had a few jumpers/cardigans go missing. Can you also check you have the correct clothing at home?

 

Jubilee Day

On Wednesday 25th May we will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, on this day please can the children wear red, white and blue to school on this day.  We will be holding an afternoon tea so all pupils will need to bring a small plate of party food with them to school on this day and a drink.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 9/5/22

 

What’s happening this week?

Our focus colour this week is Yellow.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn  

- Forest Friday

 

 

Pori Drwy Stori

Week 2- Look through the book together, look at the pictures and discuss them first and then read the book. 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

Week Beginning 1/5/22

What’s happening this week?

This week our focus colour is going to be red.

 

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Bank Holiday

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday: Please send the children to school in old clothes as we will be getting messy! Can you also send a set of uniform with them in a bag so they can get changed after having lots of fun! Please ensure the bag and uniform is clearly labelled

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn  

- Forest Friday

 

 

Pori Drwy Stori

Week 1- This week you have your first activity- Please can you familiarize yourself with the pack.

 

Pick up

Pick up time has slightly changed. All Nursery children are to be picked up at 3:15pm.

Please see the newsletter for more information 

Ysgol Gynradd Penygawsi Primary School News Blog

 

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to one of us.

Diolch

Miss Vowles 😊

 

 

 

Pori Drwy Stori 

Week 1- 2/5/22- Can you look through the pack with your child

Week 2- 9/5/22- Look through the book together, look at the pictures and discuss them first and then read the book. 

Week 3- 16/5/22-  Read through the story and ask your child to join in and help you. Use the Dress the Hero and Finger Puppets at home. 

Week 4- 23/5/22 - Please can you complete all the challenge cards and the feedback postcard. 

Week 5- Half Term 

Week 6- Please send back the feedback postcards and challenge cards in their plastic zip bags.

 

Diolch:)

Week Beginning 25/4/22

Welcome back, I hope you all had a fun Easter break and was lucky enough to have lots of chocolate of the Easter Bunny!! I can’t wait to hear what you have all been up too. I hope you have recharged your batteries ready for a super busy term! We have got lots of fun activities planned.

 

This term our Topic is called Splash of Colour. Expressive Art’s is the focus area of learning, we will be looking at the colours of the rainbow and delving deeper into each colour. Each week we will focus on one colour. We will be learning new art skills and using lots of different materials to create our final masterpiece.

 

“Every Child is an Artist” – Pablo Picasso.

 

What’s happening this week?

This week we are going to start our topic. We will be looking at the rainbow and all the different colours within it. We will be having a new friend join us as we had to say goodbye to Timmy the Turtle. I wonder who it could be? Keep a look out in the class to see if he has camouflaged himself.

 

Dydd Llun/ Monday

Inset Day

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday – Please can you send your child to school dressed in their favourite colour.

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn  

- Forest Friday

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

Diolch

Miss Vowles:) 

Lamb Visit 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Week Beginning 4/4/22

What’s happening this week?

We will be making Easter nests, creating Easter chick pictures, going on an Easter egg hunt and learning all about signs of spring.

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday – Easter cooking activity

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn  

- Forest Friday – Easter Egg Hunt

 

 

Pori Drwy Stori
Dear Parent / Carer Your child is taking part in the Pori Drwy Stori Nursery programme. The aim of the programme is to develop your child’s speaking and listening skills and to give you the opportunity to be more involved in your child’s learning. The first part of the programme was ‘It’s time to rhyme’. The second part of the programme is ‘Book Talk’ Sharing books with your child is a great way to develop language skills, build confidence and to spend special time with your child. Reading with your child for just ten minutes a day can make a real difference as they start school. Your child will receive one picture book for you to share together. They will also receive some Book Talk activities and a question card to help you talk about the book with your child, and some fun challenges to complete at home. Cuddling up and reading quietly together is great. But reading doesn’t always have to be quiet! Talking about the books you read can really help your child with their speaking and listening skills. It will also help their reading and writing skills when they start school. On the Pori Drwy Stori website you will find information and support to help you share the book with your child. You can listen to the book being read in Welsh here: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/poridrwystori[1]nursery-book-talk

 

We will start the next part of Pori Drwy Stori after Easter. I will update you weekly on what you need to do. 

 

I just want to a say a huge thank you for all your support this term, we hope you all have a lovely break and we will see you back on Monday 25th April.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

Week Beginning 28/3/22

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday – We will be becoming fire fighters!!

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn 

- Forest Friday 

 

 

Pori Drwy Stori
Please send your child’s folders back in ASAP as we need to re-fill them and send them back out.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

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 the link below to access this form:

Diolch

PTA

Week Beginning 21/3/22

What’s happening this week?
This week we will be designing and creating a recycled product in our groups, discussing what we think is safe and unsafe, making a wormery out of recycled materials.

Dydd Llun/ Monday

World Down Syndrome Day, 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.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn  

 

 

Pori Drwy Stori
Please can you fill out the feedback forms and place it into the children's plastic files and return to school Monday 21st March. Please ensure the plastic files are clearly labelled with your child’s name as we will be re-filling them and sending them back home.

 

 

Read, Write, Inc.

This week we will be starting the Read, Write, Inc programme. In nursery we focus on learning Set 1 sounds. We aim to learn three sounds a week, our first sounds will be M, A, S.

 Click on the link below which will take you to a website which has videos for you watch to help you have a better understanding of RWI.

Parent guide to Read Write Inc. Phonics | Oxford Owl

 

 

Recycled Materials

This week we are going to be making a recycled product in our groups, the children have been researching what they can make and are going to decide on a product together. Please can you send in materials from the list below.

  • Plastic bags
  • Kitchen roll
  • Jars
  • Plastic bottles
  • Milk bottles
  • Jar lids
  • Bottle lids
  • Lolly Sticks
  • Straws
  • Plastic pots, e.g Yoghurt pots etc
  • Anything else you think could be useful.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

 

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.

 

Week Beginning 14/3/22

What’s happening this week?

 

Dydd Mawrth/ Tuesday

  • Parent’s consultations via School Cloud

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday

-Parent’s consultations via School Cloud

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits

Polite reminder- They will need to wear  black/navy shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, a white t-shirt/polo shirt, a hoody /zipped jacket and a pair of trainers.  NO jewellery is to be worn, so please can this be taken off prior to coming to school

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

 

Week Beginning 7/3/22

Wow! What a busy first week back, we celebrated St. David’s Day, World Book Day and started our topic Plastic Pollution. Here are some Pic-collages of what we have been up too.

  

 

  

 

 

What’s happening this week?
This week we will be learning about what rubbish we can recycle, creating a logo for the bins and finding 2D and 3D shapes within the rubbish.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits

Polite reminder- They will need to wear  black/navy shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, a white t-shirt/polo shirt, a hoody /zipped jacket and a pair of trainers.  NO jewellery is to be worn, so please can this be taken off prior to coming to school

 

 

Please ensure the children only bring water in their bottle, no juice or squash please as we are a healthy school.

 

Parent's Evening 2022

Appointments will go live on Monday 7th March at 12pm. Please seen the main blog for more information. Pre-Nursery have been given a letter with information regarding the arrangements for them. 

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

 

Week Beginning 28/2/22

          I hope you all had a lovely half term and are ready to come back to school, I can’t wait to hear what you have all been up to! Hopefully the weather will start improving so we can spend more time outdoors.

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Llun/ Monday

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

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday

 

Dydd Iau

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

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

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn  

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

World Book Day Information

Hwb Help Sheet

School Closure 18/02/22

Please see below for some suggested activities to work on at home today.

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

 

Activity 1
Number Hunt- Can you go on a number hunt around your home and see if you can find numbers? You could take pictures of the numbers you have found.

Numbers up to 3
Numbers up to 5
Numbers up to 10

 

 

 

Activity 2
Writing your Name- Can you practise writing your name? You can use different materials to practise e.g., sand, salt, playdoh, paint, white board, paper etc. You may want to overwrite your name or you can copy.

   

 

 

If you need any help with logging into HWB and using J2E please see the document above this post.

 

 

Thanks for all your support this half term, we hope you have a lovely break and we will see you back on Monday 28th February.

Diolch

Nursery Team 😊

Week Beginning 14/2/22

We have been creating our own sea creatures using digital paint, I have put them in the window for you to have a look! The children are very proud of them.

 

What’s happening this week?
This week we will be focusing on learning the song Mr Hapus Ydw i for our Eisteddfod, practicing writing our name, creating a piece of art and baking Welsh cakes.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Wednesday (we will be baking Welsh cakes, if your child has any allergies that we are not aware of, please can you let us know ASAP?

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Kits to be worn  

-Last day of term

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Pori Drwy Stori

 

Dear Parent / Carer,  This term your child will be taking part in the Pori Drwy Stori Nursery programme. The aim of the programme is to develop your child’s speaking and listening skills and to give you the opportunity to be more involved in your child’s learning. The first part of the programme is ‘It’s time to rhyme!’ Rhymes help children understand how language works. Sharing rhymes and songs helps children to learn the different sounds in a language, to feel its rhythm and to have fun with words. These things will really help your child to talk, read and write. You are encouraged to join in at home and get the whole family involved in learning the rhymes. You don’t need any musical talent or even to be in tune - just have fun learning together! We’ll let you know which of the rhymes we’ll be learning each week. You’ll get a copy of each rhyme and there are videos of the Welsh and English rhymes on the Pori Drwy Stori website to help you and your child learn and enjoy the rhymes together: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/poridrwystori-nursery-listen-to-the-rhymes Happy rhyming!

 

Week 1- Five Little Ducks

Week 2- Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Week 3- Old Mcdonald Had a Farm 

Week 4- Little Miss Muffet 

Week 5- This Is The Way We Brush Our Teeth

 

There are Welsh Nursery Rhymes for each week in the pack if you feel confident to learn them also! We will be learning the Nursery Rhyme of the week in class , Please can you fill out the feedback forms and place it into the children's plastic files and we will collect them back in altogether on the week beginning 14th March. 

Please click on the power point below for more information.

Parent Power Point

 

If you have any questions please ask.

Diolch 

Miss Vowles 

 

 

Week Beginning 7/2/22

We had a great week learning all about Chinese New Year, take a look at the pictures to see what we have been up to.

 

 

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

This week our story is the Tiddler, we will be using the iPad to create a picture of a fish, discussing and re-telling the story and also learning how to stay safe online.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning (Internet Safety)

-Well-being Afternoon  


 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

Inset Day

 

 

 

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.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

 

Wear Red for Wales and Velindre

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

 

Diolch for your support

Week Beginning 31/1/22

 

 

What’s happening this week?

We will be learning all about the Chinese New Year celebration, which will include tasting some traditional Chinese food. If your child has any allergies that we are not aware of, please can you let us know ASAP? We will also be creating our very own dragon and so we can perform a traditional dragon dance. 

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Afternoon  


 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

We will be ending the week with a Chinese New Year celebration. Please can pupils wear something red to school on this day instead of PE kits? 

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Enjoy your sunny Sunday!!

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week Beginning 24/1/22

 

What’s happening this week?
This week we will be reading the story Sharing a Shell and discussing why it is important to be kind and share, we will be reciting numbers and finishing off our fish tanks.

 

Dydd Llun/Monday

Please return All about me Profiles (Pre-Nursery)

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Inset Day  


 

Dydd Iau/ Thursday

-Inset Day

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-Inset Day

 

Please see new timings below:
Morning Drop Off.

In the morning, pupils can be dropped off between 08:50 and 09:00.

For Key Stage 2, pupils will continue to be dropped off at the side gate with the staff welcoming them.

For the Foundation Phase, pupils can be dropped off in the same place as they are now, but between 08:50 and 09:00. The staff will be there to welcome them.

Nursery pupils can be dropped off at their classroom door between 08:50 and 09:00

The expectation is that all pupils will be in school by 9am. Both Foundation Phase and KS2 gates will be locked at 09:00.

Afternoon Pick Up.

In the afternoon, pupils can be collected between 15:20 and 15:30.

The same locations and organisation will be in place as they are now. Gates will be opened at 15:20.

Nursery pupils can continue to be collected at 15:00.

 

 

Pre-Nursery

This week we will be following the rest of the school with their times, as it is going to be their first full week at Nursery!

Every child will attend Nursery for the full day to begin with however, if we do not think they are ready we will call you to decide on a shorter day with times.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week Beginning 17/1/22

We had a great week learning all about Winter!

   

 

   

What’s happening this week?
This week we are going to be starting our topic, the first half term we will be looking at animals who live under the sea and how they move. Next half term we will be focusing on plastic pollution, what it does to the animals and how we can help!!

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Afternoon  


 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-Forest Friday

- PE

 

 

- Pupils with no siblings in school to be picked up between 3.00pm and 3.05pm.

- All pupils with surnames A-L your drop off time is between 8.50am and 9.00am and your pick up time is between 3.10pm and 3.20pm.

-All pupils with surnames M-Z your drop off time is between 9.00am and 9.10am and your pick up time is between 3.20pm and 3.30pm.

 

 

 

Pre-Nursery

What a fantastic week the children have had at Nursery. They have all settled well into the Nursery routines and have enjoyed exploring their new classroom.

Times
This week the children will be in school 9.00am until 1pm. The children will be staying for lunch. They will go into the main dining hall to eat it, we will be there to support them this week alongside the lunchtime supervisors. This will take place at 11.30am.

Here is the menu.

School Dinner Menu

The dinner will cost £2.55 per day. On Friday you were given a unique number which allows you to pay for these online. However, if you wish to bring in a packed lunch that is also fine. The children will need to tell us each day what option they are going for.

 

All about me Profile

This week your child will bring home a blank ‘All about me profile’ to complete with your support.  Please complete the sheet together (parents to scribe for younger children) and return the sheet to your class teacher.

All About Me Profiles

We believe that all about me profiles are the foundation of personalisation, and can lead to positive change for people, whatever their age or circumstances. They provide us with an at-a-glance way of knowing what really matters to our pupils, that can be taken with them as they move through the school and may come into contact with other teachers or services.

What is a All About Me Profile?

A All About Me Profile captures all the important information about a child on a single sheet of paper under three simple headings: what people appreciate about me, what’s important to me and how best to support me.

How can they help us to support your child better?

All About Me Profiles are deceptively simple, and in this simplicity lies their strength. They help us to support people better by:

·         Helping us build better relationships by truly understanding what really matters to the child in their life and the way they are supported.

·         Providing a record that can move with the child as they transition from class to class or use with outside agencies that may need to work with your child.

·         Being regularly updated to reflect people’s changing circumstances and aspirations

·         When children have All About Me Profiles, the class teacher feels like they get to know the child at a deeper level.

·         All staff working with your child will have a better understanding of their needs and how they can be supported.

 

What to do next?

·         Please complete the profile with your child.  Younger children will need you to scribe.

·         In the box “How I want to be supported”, please record how you would support your child at home with any additional needs e.g. if your child is colour blind you may write “please refrain from using red pen on the board as I am unable to see it.”

·         Your child’s class teacher will be adding to this box over the next few weeks too.

Please return by Monday 24th January.

 

Help!! We are creating our own fish tanks if you have any spare shoe boxes please can you send them in.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week Beginning 10/1/22

It was lovely to see you all Thursday and Friday and to hear about your Christmas news! Da iawn Y Felin Wynt for welcoming our new starters and helping them settle.

 

What’s happening this week?


This week we are going to be learning all about Winter, we will be going on a Winter hunt, making stickmen and doing ice science experiments.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Rights Morning

-Well-being Afternoon  


 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-Forest Friday

- PE

 

 

- Pupils with no siblings in school to be picked up between 3.00pm and 3.05pm.

- All pupils with surnames A-L your drop off time is between 8.50am and 9.00am and your pick up time is between 3.10pm and 3.20pm.

-All pupils with surnames M-Z your drop off time is between 9.00am and 9.10am and your pick up time is between 3.20pm and 3.30pm.

 

 

 

Pre-Nursery

Times
This week the children will be in school 9.00am until 11am.

 

Wellies
Please can wellies be brought into school by 14/1/22, They will be taking part in forest Friday activities the following week.

 

Letters
Please can you ensure all information is returned as I am still waiting on a couple of photo permission, once they are in I will be able to post some pictures of your little ones having fun!

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

 

Welcome Back Y Felin Wynt
Week beginning 3/1/22

 

Prynhawn Da, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and managed to spend time with your families. I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow and welcoming our new friends who are starting with us.

 

We have planned lots of exciting activities for us to do this half term. Our Topic this term is called 'Energy, Movement and Sustainability. 

 

This week we are focusing on settling you back and getting to know the other children. We will be doing lots of circle time so we can tell each other our Christmas news and playing team building games.

 

Please click on the link below for information regarding the return to school.

Parent's Newsletter January 5th 2022

 

- Pupils with no siblings in school to be picked up between 3.00pm and 3.05pm.

- All pupils with surnames A-L your drop off time is between 8.50am and 9.00am and your pick up time is between 3.10pm and 3.20pm.

-All pupils with surnames M-Z your drop off time is between 9.00am and 9.10am and your pick up time is between 3.20pm and 3.30pm.

 

Polite reminders

-We will be outdoors as much as possible, so please make sure your child has a warm coat and is dressed appropriately.

Please can your child bring a healthy snack to school. Please can it be clearly labelled and placed in a container or bag, to prevent other children touching it directly. Even if the snack is a banana, it will need to be put into a sealed food bag with a name on it.  Outside the classroom there will be a labelled snack and water bottle box. Before you enter the class, please place your items in the correct box. There will be 4 boxes: Owls, Squirrels, Hedgehogs and Foxes (Pre-Nursery)

-Please can your child bring in a spare set of clothes. These can be left on their peg. Please can you make sure all items of clothing are clearly labelled.

- PE will be starting back Friday 14th January. Please wear PE kits to school and ensure no jewellery is worn. They will need to wear plain black/navy leggings or tracksuit bottoms, a white t-shirt, a navy jacket/hoody and trainers. On our PE day, please can children wear trainers with Velcro/easy fastenings to help them when they are taking them on and off. We are encouraging the children to be as independent as possible.

 

This class page will be updated at the end of every week so please can you check it regularly for updates.

 

What’s happening this week?
 

Dydd Iau/ Thursday

-First day back

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-No PE today

- We will be doing Forest Friday so please ensure your child has a warm coat.

 

Pre- Nursery

We are so excited to welcome your children into our classroom, they are going to have so much fun! I am really looking forward to getting to know you and your child throughout the year.

Here is some important information for you!

Times
This week and next week the children will be in school 9.00am until 11am.

Snack
Please can your child bring their own healthy snack to school. Please can it be clearly labelled and placed in a container or bag, to prevent other children touching it directly. Even if the snack is a banana, it will need to be put into a sealed food bag with a name on it. Before the children eat their snack, they will be washing their hands ready to collect it and eat it at a table.  Outside the classroom there will be a labelled snack and water bottle box. Before you enter the class, please place your items in the correct box. There will be 4 boxes; to help the children with this system we have named our groups your children will be in the foxes’ group so please help them look for this image.

                 

Snack Example

 

The children will also be offered milk during snack time. If you do not want your child to drink this, please can you specify at the door.

Spare Clothes & Wellies
Please can your child bring in a spare set of clothes and a pair of wellies. These can be left on their peg. Please can you make sure all items of clothing and the wellies are clearly labelled. 

Letters
Please can you ensure the contact information and permission slips are returned to the school office as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Enjoy your last day off, see you tomorrow!

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Hi all, I am aware some of you have been having trouble accessing the Christmas Concert, please make sure when you log in for the first time you accept HWB’s terms and conditions in order for you to be added to a class. I have added the ones who wasn’t in Y Felin Wynt’s folder so you should be able to see the concert now. If you are still having trouble please come and see me at the end of the day!

 

I just wanted to say a massive thank you from all of the staff in Nursery for our wonderful Christmas presents, we really appreciate it. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and stay safe.,

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Diolch

Miss Vowles and Team

I have shared our Christmas Concert with you on J2E. 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 

Miss Vowles 

Week Beginning 13/12/21

 We had a fantastic time on our first school trip the children behaved fantastically and were absolutely brilliant, I am so proud of them. The staff at Rhondda Heritage were blown away and said we were the best school they have ever had! Da Iawn boys and girls! Here are some pictures of what we have been up to this week.

School Trip 

 

 

Santa Came to visit us at school!

 

Christmas Jumper Day/ Christmas Dinner

 

What’s happening this week?
We will be having a Christmas party, Making Reindeer food and finishing our Christmas crafts.

 

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

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Virtual Christmas Concert will be shared via J2E. You will need to sign in with your child’s login to see it, any problems come and speak to one of us.


 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-Last day of school

 

I can't believe how fast this term has gone! we have had lots of fun and made lots of new friends. I want to save a huge well done to the children as they have settled so well and massive thank you for all your support. 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

DISNEY RAFFLE

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

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

Week Beginning 6/12/21

Twinkle has been getting up to mischief in our classroom, the children have been working together as a team to create a trap to catch the big bad wolf, we created Christmas headbands and recorded our virtual Christmas concert we are so excited for you to see it! Get your popcorn ready it’s a right Christmas cracker.

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?
We will be getting into the festive spirit, we will be making our Christmas crafts, visiting Santa and having Christmas dinner!!

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Nursery Christmas Trip to visit Santa at Rhondda Heritage Park.


 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-Christmas Dinner Day

- Christmas Jumper Day

 

On Tuesday 14th December we will be having a Christmas party- please can the children wear party clothes to school and bring a small plate of food which is covered and clearly labelled (please don’t send food that needs to be chilled or heated)

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week Beginning 29/11/21

We had a fun week in class, we designed and created our gingerbread men! Matched pictures into pairs, we did a science experiment on the gingerbread men and made a start to creating our Christmas crafts.

 

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?
On Friday Ozzie introduced our last traditional tale- it is Little Red Riding Hood!! We will be focusing on TEAMWORK this week and what it looks like, we will be working in our groups to create an object to trap the big bad wolf. We have come up with some great ideas! Please can you send in any recycled materials that we could use please:
- Kitchen roll tube
-Milk cartons
-Cereal boxes
-Cardboard boxes
-Yoghurt pots

 

Dydd Llun/ Monday

-Christmas PJ’s/PJ’s to be brought into school, please ensure they are clearly labelled

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Well-being Wednesday

 

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-Non uniform day


- Record our virtual Christmas Concert

 

HELP!! We will be turning our roleplay area into an ELF WORKSHOP; please can you help us fill the boxes with resources. If you have any spare items e.g.,
-Bows
-Ribbon
-Gift Tags
- Christmas Stickers
-Wrapping Paper

We would be very grateful!!

 

We will be having a little visitor come and join us on Wednesday but shhh don’t tell your little ones it’s going to be a surprise! His name is Twinkle, I wonder what mischief he will get up to in our class. (Elf on the Shelf)

 

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week Beginning 22/11/21

We had a great week celebrating Anti-Bullying we had lots of discussions about being a good friend, We tested how strong materials are and predicted if the big bad wolf could blow them down, We made clouds on well-being Wednesday for the garden of kindness display and had lots of fun on Friday for Children in Need.

 

    

 

 

What’s happening this week?
On Friday Ozzie introduced our new story!! It is The Gingerbread Man.

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Well-being Wednesday.

 

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-PE Please wear PE kit to school.

- Forest Friday Please ensure your child has a warm coat.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

Week Beginning 15/11/2

It was lovely speaking to you all during our parent consultations this week to discuss how your children have settled into Nursery, I would just like to say thank you again for your continued support and as always if you have any questions or concerns please come and speak to  me on the door!
 

We have really enjoyed the story The Three Little Pigs this week, we have been writing letters to mummy pig, exploring different materials, and building a house for The Three Little Pigs. We have been learning about children’s rights and had lots of giggles during our Well-being Wednesday!

  

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

Anti-Bullying Week

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

 

This year the theme is ‘One Kind Word’, emphasising the positive impact a small gesture or comment can have on someone else’s day.  The week will begin on 15th November with 'odd socks day'. This day helps us to recognise that everyone is unique and different, and that we all need kindness and respect.

 

 

Dydd Llun/Monday
-Please can your child wear odd socks to school to support the start of Anti-Bullying week.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
-Well-being Wednesday
-PTA Christmas Jumper Photos- Please bring them in a separate labelled bag.

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

-No PE or FOREST FRIDAY as we will be dressing up for CHILDREN IN NEED. 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.

 

Virtual Christmas Concert

This year our Christmas concert will be virtual, we will be recording it and will share it with you at the start of December. Our concert is called ‘Once upon a Christmas Eve’. We have made a start on learning our songs and the children are very excited!! Please can you send a pair of Christmas PJ’s (or normal PJ’s if you haven’t got Christmas ones) into school by 29th November.

 

Please note as of the week commencing 22/11/21 we will be changing the day we complete our outdoor activity so instead of Welly Wednesday it will be changed to Forest Friday.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles

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. The Christmas jumper will be sent home at the end of the day.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles 

Week Beginning 8/11/21

We had a great week learning all about Diwali and bonfire night, we made Diya lamps, listen to the story of Rama and Sita and worked together in our groups to create a fire work picture.

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

This week Ozzie has brought us another traditional story it’s The Three Little Pigs. We discussed what we could learn and make linking to the story, we decided to make houses out of different materials and see which ones the strongest. I wonder if we are as strong as the big bad wolf? We are going to test if they will blow down.


Dydd Mawrth/ Tuesday
Parent’s Evening via School Cloud

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday
Parent’s Evening via School Cloud

Welly Wednesday-Please ensure your child has a coat in school on this day.
 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

PE kit to be worn today

 

 



Children In Need

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.

 

 

Starting Blocks is a fun, exciting program to introduce children to the sport of athletics.

 



Poppy Appeal

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

 

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week Beginning 1/11/21

I hope you all had a lovely half term and have recharged your batteries ready for a fun but busy lead up to Christmas! We have lots of fun activities planned.

 

What’s happening this week?

This week we are learning all about Diwali and Bonfire night!


Dydd Llun/ Monday
-Permission slip for Nursery Christmas Trip due back in.
- Orders for school photographs to be returned.
- Autumn Material Bags to be returned.
-Harvest Donations to be brought in.
- Parent’s Evening Appointments will go live.

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

-Welly Wednesday-Please ensure your child has a coat in school on this day.
-The children will be taking part in a special Harvest Assembly.

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

PE Kit to be worn to school

 

Polite reminder- Please can you ensure if your child needs cutlery for their snack or packed lunch, please can you pack it in their bag.
 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

Nursery Christmas Trip

We will be visiting Santa at The Rhondda Heritage Park. We will be exploring Santa’s Toy Mine, meeting Santa himself and receiving a gift from him! A permission slip has been sent home. The trip will take place on Wednesday 8th December. We kindly ask for a contribution of £7.50 for the trip, to cover the cost. Please follow the link below to pay online. Please search in the filtered category for Penygawsi Primary School and then look for Nursery Trip to Rhondda Heritage Park . The online link closes on 31/10/21 and the slips need to be returned by 1/11/21.

 

 

Nursery Christmas Trip

 

 

Thanks for your continued support.

Miss Vowles

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

Week Beginning 18/10/21

This week we have be sorting objects into soft or hard, we made our very own Colour Monsters for Mental Health Day and created Welsh pictures for Shwmae Day!

 

  

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Welly Wednesday-Please ensure your child has a coat in school on this day.

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

PE Kit to be worn to school

 

Please can you send your child’s All about me profile back in.

 

Diolch for all your support this half term and a huge well done to the children as they have settled into Nursery and our routines so well. We are so proud of them, I hope you all have a lovely half term and we are looking forward to welcoming you back on Monday 1st November.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

 

 

 

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


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


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

 

 

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


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

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

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


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

 

Thank you for your continued support

Super Ambassadors and School Council

Week Beginning 11/10/21

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Llun/Monday
All about me profiles due back in.

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Welly Wednesday-Please ensure your child has a coat in school on this day.

Well-being Wednesday to celebrate World Mental Health Day

 

Dydd Iau/ Thursday

Nasal Flu Vaccine

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

No PE kit today!!
Shwmae Day, pupils have a choice to come to school wearing Welsh colours- green, red or white instead of school uniform.

 

We are still waiting on a couple of HWB permission slips to be sent back can you send them in ASAP please.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

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.

 

 

Hwb Help Guide

Week Beginning 4/10/21

Another great week in Nursery!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

On Friday Ozzie the Owl left us a book with porridge as our clue it was Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This is going to be our focus story for the next 2 weeks. This week we will be making porridge, counting bears, sorting the bears into small, medium, and large. Playing games and talking about why it is important to share and take turns.

 

Dydd Mawrth/ Tuesday

School Photos

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Welly Wednesday-Please ensure your child has a coat in school on this day.

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

PE- Please can they wear their PE kit to school. They will need to wear:  black/navy shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, a white t-shirt/polo shirt, a hoody /zipped jacket and a pair of trainers.  NO jewellery is to be worn, so please can this be taken off prior to coming to school.

 

Just a polite reminder, please ensure your child brings a healthy snack into school for break time. This can be fruit, vegetables, yoghurt, crackers or rice cakes. If they bring in an unhealthy snack, your child will be unable to eat them and they will be told to put them in their bags to take home. Please ensure the children only have water (no squash please).

 

Your child was given their unique Hwb login a couple of weeks ago. Can you practise logging in and have a go at using some of the programmes on there especially J2E as we will be using this in the near future for virtual events and tasks.

Click on the link above for the HWB help guide.   

 

 

 

We will be sending out a blank ‘All About Me Profile’ to complete with your support.  Please complete the sheet together (parents to scribe for younger children) and return the sheet to your class teacher.

All About Me Profiles

We believe that all about me profiles are the foundation of personalisation, and can lead to positive change for people, whatever their age or circumstances. They provide us with an at-a-glance way of knowing what really matters to our pupils, that can be taken with them as they move through the school and may come into contact with other teachers or services.

What is a All About Me Profile?

A All About Me Profile captures all the important information about a child on a single sheet of paper under three simple headings: what people appreciate about me, what’s important to me and how best to support me.

 

How can they help us to support your child better?

All About Me Profiles are deceptively simple, and in this simplicity lies their strength. They help us to support people better by:

·         Helping us build better relationships by truly understanding what really matters to the child in their life and the way they are supported.

·         Providing a record that can move with the child as they transition from class to class or use with outside agencies that may need to work with your child.

·         Being regularly updated to reflect people’s changing circumstances and aspirations

·         When children have a All About Me Profile, the class teacher feels like they get to know the child at a deeper level.

·         All staff working with your child will have a better understanding of their needs and how they can be supported.

 

What to do next?

·         Please complete the profile with your child.  Younger children will need you to scribe.

·         In the box “How I want to be supported”, please record how you would support your child at home with any additional needs e.g. if your child is colour blind you may write “please refrain from using red pen on the board as I am unable to see it.”

·         Your child’s class teacher will be adding to this box over the next few weeks too.

Please return the completed All About Me Profile by Monday 11th October.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week Beginning 27/9/21

We had a surprise letter with our first task! We had to follow the clues until we found a box and inside was Ozzie the Owl!! He will be helping us learn over the next term and making sure we are trying our best as well as bringing us some special treats. He delivered 6 tuff trays, in each tray was a different traditional tale and we had to guess which one it was!

 

 

 

 

Whats happening this week?

We will be looking at different books and discussing which one is our favourite, exploring 2D shapes and creating a new castle for the giant, following instructions in PE and collecting leaves during welly Wednesday to make a giant beanstalk.

 

Dydd Mercher/ Wednesday

Welly Wednesday-Please ensure your child has a coat in school on this day.

 

Dydd Gwener/ Friday

PE- Please can they wear their PE kit to school. They will need to wear:  black/navy shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, a white t-shirt/polo shirt, a hoody /zipped jacket and a pair of trainers.  NO jewellery is to be worn, so please can this be taken off prior to coming to school

 

Seren yr Wythnos

We are starting Star of the week this week. Each week we will have a focus for the children to follow and a star with their name gets added to the box if they are following the focus. On a Friday we will pick a star out of the box and whoevers name is picked out will have a medal to bring home and their face will be added to the Seren yr Wythnos display board.

 

 

Check out what we have been up....

 

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week Beginning 20/9/21

Wow well done Y Felin Wynt! You have been doing a fantastic job following our class rules, learning routines, and making new friends. It has been lovely to watch the children grow more confident and see their little characters coming out.

This week we will be following the rest of the school with their times, as it is going to be their first full week at Nursery!

Drop off
A-L surnames: 8.50am-8.55am
M-Z surnames: 8.55am-9.00am

 

Pick up
(children without siblings)
3.00pm

 

Pick up
(children with siblings)
A-L surnames: 3.20pm- 3.25pm
M-Z surnames: 3.25pm-3.30pm

Your child will have the opportunity to attend Nursery for the full day to begin with however, if we do not think they are ready we will speak to you to decide on a shorter day with times.

 

This week we will be starting our Welly Wednesday adventures. The children will wear their school uniform as normal to school, however they will change their shoes to their wellies. We are still waiting for some of the children to bring in their wellies. Please make sure they are in school by Monday! Please ensure they always have a coat in school during this day.

 

This week we will be starting our new topic ‘Through the Keyhole’. This topic will take us to Christmas and we will be focusing on our history skills. We will be having a very exciting day Monday with a surprise!

 

Please can I ask that snack is separate from packed lunch to stop confusion for the children. If your child is having school dinners, can you practice using cutlery in the house to help the children eat their food independently. (Knife and fork for dinner and a spoon for dessert)

 

HWB LOGINS- I sent out your child’s unique username and password for their Hwb account, please keep them safe! These will be used in the near future to support your child’s learning online.

 

Flu Vaccine letters- Please can the permission slip be returned by the end of next week.

 

I am still waiting on some permission slips and data forms please can I have them back ASAP!

 

Check out what we have been up to…

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week beginning 13/9/21.

We had a fantastic first week in Nursery. They have all settled well into the Nursery routines and have enjoyed exploring their new classroom.

We would normally post photos weekly to show you what they have been up to, however we are still waiting on photo permission slips to be returned. Keep looking out to spot your little one learning in school!

 

This week the children will be attending Nursery until 1pm.

Lunch
This week the children will be staying for lunch. They will go into the main dining hall to eat it. We will be there to support them this week alongside the lunchtime supervisors. This will take place at 11.30am.

Here is the menu. (We are on week 1)

The dinner will cost £2.55 per day. You have all been given a unique number which allows you to pay for these online. However if you wish to bring in a packed lunch that is also fine. The children will need to tell us each day what option they are going for.

If your child is packed lunch, please can they bring a separate lunch bag as they will be putting this on our trolley. See example below.

 

Spare Clothes & Wellies
Please can your child bring in a spare set of clothes and a pair of wellies. These can be left on their peg until October half term. Please can you make sure all items of clothing and the wellies are clearly labelled.

 

Snack
Please can you carry on teaching your child to place their snack and water bottles in the correct box before entering class.
If you are not sure what group your child is in please ask. Please ensure if you child has grapes for snack that they have been cut in half vertically. 

 

Letters
Please can all permission slips/data sheets be sent back in ASAP.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

Welcome to our Nursery at Penygawsi Primary School!

Welcome! I hope you all had a lovely summer holidays and are looking forward to coming back to school and an even bigger welcome to our new starters, this is the beginning of a very exciting journey. I am so excited to welcome you all and cannot wait for you all to meet one another. This year will be filled with new friendships, going on adventures and having lots of fun! Our classroom is a fun, engaging, safe and comfortable place for your child and we strive to give your child the best start on their learning journey!

 

Communication

At the end of every week I aim to update our class page with any information regarding the following week, any updates and pictures of your child learning and playing. Please check it weekly so you don’t miss out on important information. I will be on the door drop off and pick up so please don’t hesitate to speak to me if you have any questions.

 

Staff

Miss Vowles


Mrs Rowley


Mrs Evans


Miss Stagg

 

 

Snack

Please can your child bring their own healthy snack to school. Please can it be clearly labelled and placed in a container or bag, to prevent other children touching it directly. Even if the snack is a banana, it will need to be put into a sealed food bag with a name on it. Before the children eat their snack they will be washing their hands ready to collect it and eat it at a table.  Outside the classroom there will be a labelled snack box and water bottle box. Before the children enter the class please place your items in the correct box. I will be splitting the children into 3 groups- Hedgehogs, Squirrels and Owls. I will send home a slip stating which group your child is in on the first day back. For the first day please can you leave them in their bag.

The children will also be offered milk during snack time. If you do not want your child to drink this, please can you specify at the door.

 

 

 

Spare clothes & Wellies

Please can your child bring in a spare set of clothes and a pair of wellies. These can be left on their peg until October half term. Please can you make sure all items of clothing and the wellies are clearly labelled.

 

Times

Full time NurseryDrop 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) Nursery times when full time 8.50am – 9.00am until 3.00pm (Parents of siblings will be informed individually of pick times in the first week.)

New starters- (All week) 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-11.00am

Dropping your child off during the first few weeks will be very busy and emotional. We would highly appreciate it if you could drop off your child and leave promptly. We expect lots of tears, however from many years of experience, we find it allows us to settle the children quickly.

If your child is extremely unsettled, we will always contact you so please don’t panic!

 

Letters

Please can you ensure that the contact information and permission slips are returned to the school office as soon as possible.

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak to me or call the office on 01443 237834.

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

Academic Year 2021-2022

 

 

We had a brilliant last week in school, one of our sunflowers has bloomed!! I will be taking them home to look after and will keep you posted, Billy the Bee even visited us. We had so much fun in our disco and enjoyed a cupcake and sweets to finish off the day.

 

 

 

 

Scan the QR code below to watch us singing "I'm a little sunflower"

 

 

Myself, Mrs Vowles and Mrs Huxtable would like to say a massive thank you for all of our wonderful gifts and also a thank you for all of your support this year.

 

We hope you all have a lovely Summer holidays, hopefully this beautiful weather will stay! Enjoy some time with family and friends.

 

Take care and stay safe!

 

 Diolch

Miss Vowles and The Nursery Team😊

Week beginning 12/7/21.

I cannot believe it’s our last week all together in Nursery before the summer holidays. We have had the most amazing year in Y Felin Wynt it hasn’t been a normal one, but we have certainly made the most of it and created lots of special memories! We have loved building relationships with your children and will truly miss them. A very big thank you for all your support this year. We wish the Nursery children all the best in Reception with Mrs Dollman and I cannot wait to welcome back the Pre-Nursery children in September.

 

Mrs Vowles will be retiring at the end of term, I am sure we will all be sad to see her leave Penygawsi Primary School after 17 years!! She has supported all of the children and made a massive impact to their lives.  I am sure she is going to enjoy the next chapter of her life and spend lots of time with her grandson. Diolch Mrs Vowles for all of your help. 

 

What’s happening this week?

This week we are going to be having lots of fun, playing games outside and making the most of our last week together!! We will be finishing off our plant pots and sending them home and making mini beast crowns to wear to our Ugly Bug Ball. I can’t wait to see how much taller our sunflowers have grown I wonder if any have flowered.

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE and Welly Wednesday.

Dydd Gwener/Friday
We have decided to have an Ugly Bug Ball to celebrate how fantastic we have all been this year. We will be having a disco and a little treat. Please can your child wear party/normal clothes to school on Friday.

 

This week we will be spending a lot of time outdoors, therefore can all children wear PE kit to school this week.

 

As a school we are taking part in the Tesco Community Grant Scheme again. Please could you ask all your family and friends to put their blue tokens in Penygawsi’s slot please. Our slot starts on 12th July and will be at the Tesco stores in Cowbridge, Talbot Green and Pontyclun.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles and The Nursery Team😊

 

 

 

 

Hi Y Felin Wynt, I hope everyone is all ok and staying safe. I have emailed N2 children’s end of year reports and sent a text with the password. N1 children will not be receiving reports as explained in parent’s evening as they will have theirs next year! I have also emailed N1 children’s Hwb details.

If you have any trouble opening the documents please let me know.

Diolch

Miss Vowles

 

 

Distance Learning

Bore da Y Felin Wynt, our focus theme this week is ‘Summer’ Again, these are suggested activities so please don’t feel any pressure to complete all activities or upload any pictures.

 

Scan the QR code below to show your child a video of me explaining the week. 

 

Focus Story
‘You Can’t Take an Elephant on Holiday’.

 Scan the QR code below to listen to the story. 

 

 

Can you talk about the story? You could pause the video at different points and talk more about what you can see in the pictures? Talk about what might happen next. What was your favourite part of the story?

 

Sounds
We have been learning our RWI sounds. I have attached an image of the sounds. Can you please go through the sounds with your child? Once you know which sounds your child knows you could play a game of sound detectives and ask them to find something around the house that begins with … You could take your sound hunt outside in your back garden to see what else you can find.

You could show your child an object and ask them to identify the initial sound.

 

 

Writing
Can you practice writing/mark making your child’s name, sounds they can recognise and numbers up to 5. Here are some ideas below-

  

 

 

 

Numeracy

This week we are focusing on counting objects up to 5 reliably. You can challenge your child further if you want too. Here are some ideas-

  

 

 

Number Rhymes

5 Little Monkeys- Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed | Part 2 | Nursery Rhymes | by LittleBabyBum! - Bing video

5 Little Ducks- Five Little Ducks 2 More Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs - CoComelon - Bing video

 

 

Number games

Learning to Count up to 15 with Teddy Numbers Interactive Maths Game (topmarks.co.uk)

Learn to Count up to 10 with Underwater Counting Maths Game (topmarks.co.uk)

Ladybird Spots - Counting, Matching and Ordering game (topmarks.co.uk)

 

 

 

Creative

Can you create a summer craft here are some ideas or you could use your imagination?

Ice cream-

  

 

Bumble Bee-

    

Sun-

  

Fine Motor

Can you make an ice cream out of playdoh? Use an ice cream scoop or mould, squeeze and stretch to create the correct shape.

 

Yoga

Join Jamie on Cosmic Kids with Summertime Yoga. Cosmic Kids is great activity for young children combining yoga and mindfulness in a fun and simple way.  You will need to clear a bit of space on your carpet and wear some comfy clothes. 

Summertime Kids Yoga! β˜€οΈ | Cosmic Kids - Bing video

 

Welly Wednesday
I know how much you’re going to miss Welly Wednesday, so I have included an activity for you to do.

Can you make a paint brush out of natural materials?

 

 

Welsh
Can you practice asking ‘Sut Wyt Ti?’ How are you?

Practice singing Mr Hapus Ydw I

Scan the QR code to listen to the song.

 

Music

Please can you learn this song with your child as I will be recording them when we come back to school. The tune is “I’m a little tea pot”

 

I’m a little sunflower

I’m a little sunflower, I’m a seed.

Soil and sun and water is what I need.

First I grow roots, then a stem and leaves.

Last my flower will make new seeds.

 

 

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

E-mail / E-bost : admin.Penygawsiprimary@rctcbc.gov.uk

Ffon/Tel:  01443 237834

 

Take care and stay safe!

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles

 

 

Week beginning 5/7/21.

We had so much fun in our Foundation Phase picnic!

    

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?
This week we will be distance learning due to the class isolating. I will upload all the tasks tomorrow with all the information you need for the week. These are suggested activities and there is no expectation to complete them all or upload any photos. Please don't put any extra pressure on yourself, children are young and learning through play and talk is just what they need. 

 

Pre Nursery 
We are currently setting up HWB accounts for your child and will get the logins and passwords sent out. 

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Stay safe!

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Parent/Carer Letter Confirmed LFT Case

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. 

 

Pupils 

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

Week beginning 28/6/21.

I can’t believe how fast the weeks are flying by! 3 weeks until the end of term. We have lots of fun activities planned to finish our year, Billy the bee has kindly brought more plants for us to look after, and our sunflowers are growing super tall now!! Hopefully, they will bloom before the end of term.

 

What’s happening this week?

This week we will be painting our very own plant pots and getting creative. We will be creating numbers out of natural materials and having a fun afternoon on Friday.

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Welly Wednesday.
PE kits to be worn to school.

Dydd Gwener/Friday
Please can children wear their PE kits to school as we will be having our Foundation Phase picnic afternoon to celebrate how fantastic the children have been this year. We are enormously proud of them all. Please send your child into school with a labelled paper plate of snacks that do NOT need refrigerating. The school will be providing a small treat for them too. We will play fun games outside in our bubbles. Please ensure they bring a hat with them, and sunscreen is applied before school.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week beginning 21/6/21.

We had so much fun taking part in sports day, check out the pictures in the post below.

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Welly Wednesday.

PE kits to be worn to school.

Dydd Gwener/Friday

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Nursery Sports Day 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 14/6/21.

We had a busy week in school this week, practicing for sports day! We also made a big graph and talked about which is our favourite flower and favourite hobby. Our favourite part was making flower pretzels.

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

This week is our Sports Day. We are aiming to do it Monday morning depending on the weather. Therefore, please send your children in their sports kit all week.

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

Welly Wednesday.

 

We have a fun week planned we will be taking part in sports day, talking about how we have changed and what we would like to be when we grow up. Doing a science experiment and predicting will the flowers change colour.

 

 

Polite reminder can you please label all your child’s belongings.

 

Please can you ensure you apply sun cream before your child comes to school and brings a hat.

 

Can you please send in a baby photo of your child between the ages 0-2yrs by WEDNESDAY as we will be using them to discuss how we have changed. 

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

 

Week beginning 7/6/21.

Wow, I can’t believe we are going into the last 6 weeks, I hope you all had a lovely week off, enjoying the sunshine! We was so lucky with the weather. I can’t wait to hear what you have all been up too.

 

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE kits to be worn to school.

Welly Wednesday.

 

We have got a busy fun term planned to finish our topic ‘Together Stronger’

This week we will be planting our sunflowers into bigger pots and putting them outside. We will be researching plant pots and looking at different allotments.

 

Please can you ensure you apply sun cream before your child comes to school and brings a hat.

 

Just a reminder...

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

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week beginning 24/5/21.

I can’t believe how fast the weeks are going. Thank you so much for your support this half term, I hope the sun is shining for you to enjoy some family time together and recharge your batteries. Have a lovely half term and I will welcome the children back to school on Monday 7th June.

 

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE kits to be worn to school.

Welly Wednesday.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

INSET DAY

 

This week we are going to make our own paint brushes out of natural materials, PSE to discuss fair/unfair situations and research flowerpots.

 

Just a polite reminder, please ensure your child brings a healthy snack into school for snack time. This can be fruit, vegetables, yoghurt, crackers, or rice cakes. If they bring in an unhealthy snack, your child will be unable to eat them, and they will be told to put them in their bags to take home. 

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week beginning 17/5/21.

 

We picked lots of flowers this week and learnt about what happens when we freeze them. We tied them to the fence and watched them melt throughout the day! We also practised our fine motor skills and threaded the flowers through the holes. We loved the activity so much we decided to make our own to bring home!

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE kits to be worn to school.

Welly Wednesday- Please ensure your child has a warm coat.

 

Dydd Gwener/Friday

INSET DAY

 

This week we will be looking at different seed packets and the different coloured flowers and then designing our own seed packet. Looking at butterflies and symmetry and finding the initial sound to match the picture.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week beginning 10/5/21.

We had a fantastic week in school and managed to dodge the rain for Welly Wednesday to create our mini beast hotels.

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE kits to be worn to school.

Welly Wednesday- Please ensure your child has a warm coat.

PARENT’S EVENING PHONECALLS

 

Dydd Iau/ Thursday
PARENT’S EVENING PHONECALLS

 

Parent Evening Phone calls

Thank you to everyone who has booked appointments I look forward to speaking to you to discuss how your child is getting on/settling in school. Can I please ask that you have your phone close by during your 30 minutes slot and stick to the 10-minutes as I will have other parent’s waiting for their call.

 

This week we will be learning lots about bees. We will be making bee bombs and talking about why it is important to grow flowers and re-create habitats to help bring back the bees.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week beginning 3/5/21.

We had a great week in class; we have decorated plant pots and planted our cress seeds. (we can’t wait to watch the cress grow) As our topic this term is together stronger, we will be giving our plant pots we created to a friend to take home.

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Llun/Monday

BANK HOLIDAY

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE kits to be worn to school.

Welly Wednesday- Please ensure your child has a warm coat.

 

This week we are sorting pictures into 3 categories, designing a home for a mini beast, and creating our very own  mini beast home during welly Wednesday.

 

Parent’s Evening

The link for Parent’s Evening is below. Thanks to those who have booked a time slot I look forward to speaking to you. I will use the first contact number on our system to call.  Please ensure your details are up to date with the office.  If you wish for me to contact you on a different number, please let me know.

 

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

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

 

 

 

Parent's Evening

 

Please click the link below to choose your timeslot for your Parents Evening phone call.

Please make sure you book it under your child's name.

Diolch

Miss Vowles 

Y FELIN WYNT PARENT'S EVENING

Week beginning 26/4/21

Y Felin Wynt enjoyed our outdoor learning week. We filled our planters with compost and planted our flower seeds. During Welly Wednesday we found different flowers in our school grounds.

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE kits to be worn to school.

Welly Wednesday- Please ensure your child has a warm coat.

 

This week we are learning about 2D shapes, labelling our 2D shape flower, creating a sunflower picture using our handprints.

Sun cream

In Nursery the children have access to the outdoor provision all day. When the sun is shining, we want to make most of the warm weather. However, we must ensure the children are protected. Please can you apply sun cream to your child before they come into school and ensure they have a hat with them. 

 

A massive thank you to those who have donated resources for our garden centre,

 

Pre-Nursery

Can you please send in the One-page profile as soon as possible.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

 

Week beginning 19/4/21.

We had a very exciting week in school, we planted our sunflower seeds, we are so excited to watch them grow!!! We had a visit from Billy the Bee and he kindly left us a letter with four planters for us to plant lots of bright colourful flowers. The children have settled back into school fantastically. Here are a few photos from this week:

 

 

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE kits to be worn to school.

Welly Wednesday- Please ensure your child has a warm coat.

This week is ‘National outdoors week’ so we will be doing lots of outdoor activities and filling our planters with compost and planting our seeds, we will be ordering numbers and learning about the 7 days of creation.

 

We are still looking for resources for our Garden Centre Roleplay if you could kindly donate something that would be kindly appreciated.

 

Pre-Nursery

On Friday I sent home a One-Page profile can you fill it out and send it back into school by 21/4/21 here is some information:

Please complete the sheet together (parents to scribe for younger children) and return the sheet to your class teacher.

One Page Profiles

We believe that one-page profiles are the foundation of personalisation, and can lead to positive change for people, whatever their age or circumstances. They provide us with an at-a-glance way of knowing what really matters to our pupils, that can be taken with them as they move through the school and may come into contact with other teachers or services.

What is a One Page Profile?

A One Page Profile captures all the important information about a child on a single sheet of paper under three simple headings: what people appreciate about me, what’s important to me and how best to support me.

 

How can they help us to support your child better?

One Page Profiles are deceptively simple, and in this simplicity lies their strength. They help us to support people better by:

·         Helping us build better relationships by truly understanding what really matters to the child in their life and the way they are supported.

·         Providing a record that can move with the child as they transition from class to class or use with outside agencies that may need to work with your child.

·         Being regularly updated to reflect people’s changing circumstances and aspirations.

·         When children have One Page Profiles, the class teacher feels like they get to know the child at a deeper level.

·         All staff working with your child will have a better understanding of their needs and how they can be supported.

 

What to do next?

·         Please complete the profile with your child.  Younger children will need you to scribe.

·         In the box “How I want to be supported”, please record how you would support your child at home with any additional needs e.g., if your child is colour blind you may write “please refrain from using red pen on the board as I am unable to see it.”

·         Your child’s class teacher will be adding to this box over the next few weeks too.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week beginning 12/4/21.

I hope you all had a lovely half term and recharged your batteries ready for a busy term. We have been lucky with the beautiful sunny weather! I am looking forward to welcoming you back tomorrow.

Our Summer Topic is “Together Stronger”. This term we will be learning all about plants and growth. We will be working in groups to grow our very own Sunflowers and designing a Plant pot!

This week we will be learning about the Lifecycle of a Sunflower, labelling parts of a sunflower, counting petals on flowers, and planting our Sunflower seeds.

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday-Welly Wednesday: all children will take part in Welly Wednesday as of 14/4/21. If your child does not have wellies in school can you please bring a pair in before Wednesday and please make sure they are clearly labelled.

PE: (all children to wear PE kits to school) Ensure no jewellery is worn. They will need to wear plain black/navy leggings or tracksuit bottoms, a white t-shirt, a navy jacket/hoody and trainers. On our PE day, please can children wear trainers with Velcro/easy fastenings to help them when they are taking them on and off. We are encouraging the children to be as independent as possible. Some children find putting shoes and socks on quite tricky, please can you help them to practise at home? Can you please make sure their PE kit is clearly labelled.

 

Garden Centre Roleplay

We will be changing our Roleplay area into a Garden Centre, we will need lots of resources if you have any of the following that you could possibly donate that would be greatly appreciated.

Seeds
Small pots
Medium Pots
Large pots
Topsoil/ Compost
Gardening tools
Watering cans
Flowers
Gardening magazines
or anything you think could be suitable?

 

Lunchboxes

If your child is sandwiches and brings a lunch box could I please ask that it comes in a zipped bag with a handle. This will help the children carry their lunchboxes over to the school hall. This will avoid the children dropping them and food spillages. We have a new stand in our cloakroom. This is where we will put our lunchboxes in the morning, so they don’t need to come in the rucksack. I know some of your children have the compartment lunchboxes they are fine but can they be put inside a zipped bag please.
Here are some ideas.

           

 

 

Pre-Nursery

Times
Can you please all follow the pick-up times given before half-term. We will be observing your child this week and will let you know Friday if the times will change.

 

Children starting after Easter

We are so excited to welcome your children into our classroom, They are going to have so much fun! I am really looking forward to getting to know you and your child throughout the year.

Here is some important information for you!

Times
This week the children will be in school 9.15am until 11am all week.

Snack
Please can your child bring their own healthy snack to school. Please can it be clearly labelled and placed in a container or bag, to prevent other children touching it directly. Even if the snack is a banana, it will need to be put into a sealed food bag with a name on it. Before the children eat their snack, they will be washing their hands ready to collect it and eat it at a table.  Outside the classroom there will be a labelled snack and water bottle box. Before you enter the class please place your items in the correct box. There will be 3 boxes: 1 for A-L surnames, 1 for M to Z surnames and Pre-Nursery. To help the children with this system we have named our groups your children will be in the polar bears so help them look for this image.

Snack Example

 

The children will also be offered milk during snack time. If you do not want your child to drink this, please can you specify at the door.

Spare Clothes & Wellies
Please can your child bring in a spare set of clothes and a pair of wellies. These can be left on their peg. Please can you make sure all items of clothing and the wellies are clearly labelled. 

Letters
Please can you ensure that the contact information and permission slips are returned to the school office as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding your child please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

Diolch

Miss Vowles

Week beginning 22/3/21.

We had a super fun packed week planning and designing our fruit kebabs. Investigating which fruit will sink and which will float, and we went on a scavenger hunt for our welly Wednesday. We had a fun day Friday listening to funny jokes for Red Nose Day and we wore odd socks to raise awareness for Down Syndrome!

 Here are some photos from our week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE kits to be worn to school (Not Pre-Nursery). Welly Wednesday- Please ensure your child has a warm coat.

This week we are learning all about signs of spring, Reading the Easter story, making an Easter craft, practicing our letter formation and lots more! But most importantly we are finally making our fruit kebabs!! We are so excited.

 

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!!!

 

 

Pre-Nursery
 We will be starting Welly Wednesday after half term, can you please send a pair of wellies into school this week and make sure they are labelled clearly.

 Here are some photos of your children learning and playing in school:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polite notice- Can you please pay for your child’s school dinners in advance.

 

Bendigedig Y Felin Wynt, you have worked so hard over the past few weeks. You have all settled back into class routines and have welcomed our new friends into class and made some lovely friendships. We are all very proud of you. Enjoy your half term, relax and recharge your batteries and we will see you back at school on Monday 12th April.

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week beginning 15/3/21

 

We have had a busy week focusing on The Hungry Caterpillar story and sorting healthy and unhealthy food, discussing food we like and dis-like and sequencing the story. You have all tried so hard this week, I am so proud of you all settling back into school.

 

What’s happening this week?

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE kits to be worn to school (Not Pre-Nursery). Welly Wednesday- Please ensure your child has a warm coat.

 

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! 

 

Your child will come home with an Easter Raffle tickets today.  Please can these be returned to school by Thursday 18th March?  Sorry for quick turn a round. Apologies from PTA but they have been waiting for the tickets to arrive.

 

This week we are planning and designing our fruit kebabs for us to make the week after. We will be investigating and predicting which fruit will sink and which fruit will float. Learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly and comparing and size ordering fruit.

 

Pre-Nursery
Well done boys and girls you have completed your second week! You are all learning our class rules, routines and coming into school brilliantly.

 I am waiting on a couple more photo permission slips so can I have them in this week please? I will then post some pictures of your children having fun and learning in school.

Times

For drop off can you all follow the surname times as of the week commencing -
 All pupils with surnames A-L 8.50am and 9.00am

All pupils with surnames M-Z 9.00am and 9.10am 

For pick up I have spoken to you all individually so follow the time given please. We will be reviewing your child’s time after Easter.

Please can you carry on teaching your child to place their snack and water bottles in the correct box before entering class.

Reminder- Can you please make sure your child’s belongings are clearly labelled.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Week beginning 8/3/21.

 

 

Prynhawn Da, wow what a busy week we have had! We celebrated St. David’s Day, we started our topic, and we found a note from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to go on a hunt. He left a trail of fruit as our clues; He had left us a present with a letter attached to it!!! We started back PE and Welly Wednesday. On Thursday we celebrated World book day our focus story was Supertato and most importantly we had new friends join our classroom. Da iawn girls and boys you have all settled back fantastically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s happening this week?

 

Dydd Mercher/Wednesday

PE kits to be worn to school (Not Pre-Nursery). Welly Wednesday- Please ensure your child has a warm coat.

 

This week we are sorting healthy and unhealthy foods and why it is important to keep fit and healthy. We will be discussing food we like and dislike. We will be retelling the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and ordering what food he ate 1st, 2nd, 3rd, last and lots more fun activities.

 

To reduce the amount of 'traffic' at the front of the school. We ask all parents to collect your children from Nursery between 3:00pm and 3:10pm if they have no siblings in school.

 

Pre-Nursery
What a fantastic week the children have had at Nursery. They have all settled well into the Nursery routines and have enjoyed exploring their new classroom and meeting their new friends.

We would normally post photos weekly to show you what they have been up to, however we are still waiting on photo permission slips to be returned. Keep looking out to spot your little one learning in school!

Times
This week the children will be in school 9.00am until 1.00pm all week.

Lunch
This week the children will be staying for lunch. They will go into the main dining hall to eat it. This will take place at 11.45am.
Here is the menu we are on Week 2

 

The dinner will cost £2.55 per day. Over the next week you will be given a unique number which allows you to pay for these online. However, if you wish to bring in a packed lunch that is also fine. The children will need to tell us each day what option they are going for.

Letters
Please can you ensure that the contact information and permission slips are returned to the school office as soon as possible.

 

If you have any questions regarding your child, please don't hesitate to speak to one of us.

 

Diolch

Miss Vowles😊

Spring 2021

This term our topic is 'Love Where You Live'. In our class we have decided to focus on healthy food and why it is important to keep fit and eat healthy. This will be a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Project which will see us become top researchers and designers. The Hungry Caterpillar has sent us a letter asking if we can help him plan and make healthy fruit kebabs. We will be researching local shops in Llantrisant so we know where to buy our ingredients from and doing lots of sorting activities e.g. Healthy food and Un-healthy food. We will be writing a list of healthy foods and a list of ingredients we need for our fruit kebab. In science we will be using different fruits to see if they change in shape when stretched, squashed, bent and twisted, and when heated or cooled. As our focus story will be The Very Hungry Caterpillar the children will be looking at the life-cycle of a caterpillar and designing what they think their butterfly will look like after eating healthy food. In maths we will be Comparing, sorting and ordering two fruits in terms of size, weight or capacity by direct observation. 

Welcome!

Welcome to our new class page for Y Felin Wynt. This is where you will find new information about your child’s class. I will update this class page regularly and I will be putting the weekly update on here every Sunday instead of the blog. I am excited to start using our new website so you can see what your child is getting up to in class.

Thanks,
Miss Vowles

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