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NON-UNIFORM DAY
Don’t forget that we will be having a non-uniform day next Friday – dress in your sports kit and train with Miss Eaton! Any donations for the NSPCC would be very welcome but not necessary, and will go towards supporting Miss Eaton’s fundraising efforts when she runs the London Marathon on April 28th.
NATIONAL ASSESSMENTS
Pupils from Y2–Y6 will be undertaking national numeracy and reading tests between 7th and 14th May. This year, Reading tests and Numerical Reasoning tests will continue to be paper-based. The Numerical Procedural test will be an online personalised assessment. This online test is a tailored assessment of each pupil’s individual skills with questions being levelled based on the response of previous answers. Marking is automatic and feedback is available to schools the day after the test has taken place. Once all assessments have been completed, we will inform parents of how to access their child’s feedback
More information on the online Numerical Procedural tests is available at:
http://learning.gov.wales/docs/learningwales/publications/181130-faq-parents-personalised-assessments-en.pdf
SCHOOL TRANSPORT
Please find attached information from the Vale of Glamorgan regarding the future funding of school transport. The Vale would welcome the views of parents via the questionnaire.CONGRATULATIONS!
On the 11th March, Ffion J from Year 3 took part in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Junior Harp recital at St David’s Hall along with 26 other Junior harpists. Conducted by Mrs Eluned Henry, they played a total of three pieces on stage in front of parents and onlookers. The performance was given great accolade by all present on the evening and after many weeks of rehearsals, everything fell into place on the night!
YEAR 3 INTERNATIONAL CAFÉ
The children in Year 3 are delighted to announce that their recent International Café raised £188.07. They have decided to spend some of their profit on a topic-related treat and so we have arranged for Rudy from the Artisan Pizza company to visit the Year 3 classes next Thursday, 11th April.The children have decided to donate their remaining profit to charity. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came along to support this event.

NEW MENU
Please see attached the new lunch menu which will commence after the Easter Break.

BATTERY RECYCLING COMPETITION
Miss Price and the school’s ECO Council have entered a competition to win £2000 worth of equipment for the school if we collect the most used batteries!

Next week your child will come home with a mini battery collection box – please put any used AA, AAA, C and D batteries in it and we will remind you when to bring them in. Pass the word to family and friends too! The competition closes on 3rd June.

CLASSROOM REFURBISHMENT
Y2 parents Mr Palfrey and Ms Quinn have very kindly volunteered to paint Mr Jarvis’s classroom during the Easter Holidays on 17th and 18th April. If anyone from across the school would like to assist them, please contact Mrs Waddington, the Deputy Head, for further details.

JUNIOR BAKE OFF
The television production company Love Productions, who make programmes such as The Great British Bake Off and The Great British Sewing Bee are looking for talented young bakers between 9 -15 years old to take part in the 5th series of ‘Junior Bake Off’.

Filming would take place from late July 2019, but applications close on Monday 6th May 2019. Please see the attached flyer for contact details.

ATTENDANCE FOR THE WEEK
Our whole-school attendance figure for this week is 95.0%, below our school target of 96.4%.

Individual class figures were as follows:
DG 93.7%
SH 99.3%
AB/SR 84.8%
CH 96.0%
DJ 96.3%

HB 92.4%
LS/AM 98.8%
CP 98.4%
CDW 93.2%
JBz 100.0%
MP 93.6%
KM 96.4%
CMM 93.6%

So Miss Harries’ R/Y1 class are this week’s winners in the Foundation Phase – well done! In KS2, Mr Blasizza’s Y5 pupils had a fantastic 100% attendance this week. Both classes will have extra play next week and another sticker on the graph…..

PTA NEWS
THE GREAT SULLY EASTER TRAIL
The weather is looking slightly better for Sunday, so we are looking forward to seeing those who have bought a ticket at this fun family event.
Please arrive between 2pm and 3pm to start – teams will leave Jubilee Hall at timed intervals and everyone will need to be back at the hall for 4.15pm for the results at 4.45pm (the trail takes about an hour to complete). If you do have to wait for your start time, there will be plenty of things to keep the children busy including biscuit decorating and Easter themed crafts, lucky dip, cake & sweet treats stalls and teas, coffees and hot chocolate!
If anyone in your team has a food intolerance, please can you notify Katie by text 24 hours before on 07813690125.

Easter Discos
Both discos are going ahead, don’t forget there are prizes for
Best Easter Hat ….Infants
Best Decorated Egg (not real egg) ……Juniors
Remember there are ratios for the disco, your child must have an adult who is responsible for them at the disco, in the following ratio
infants 1:4
juniors 1:6
The last chance to buy tickets will be Tuesday morning and tickets will not be available on the door.

Spring Festival BBQ 10th May 5pm – 8pm Ticket price £2 per adult, children free
Our annual Spring BBQ is set to be a great night, we have live music from the local band ‘Creatures of Habit’, bouncy castles, face painting, food, a licensed bar and much more…….. and all this great entertainment on our school grounds!

We do need some help for our raffle, we are asking each year group to make a themed hamper, so if every child can bring in an item we would be very grateful. We hope to make up eight fabulous hamper so please take a look at the list below to see what your child’s year group is donating:

Nursery Tea & Coffee Break
Reception Rainy Day
Year 1 Arts & Craft
Year 2 Pamper Hamper
Year 3 Great British Bake Off
Year 4 A Taste of The World
Year 5 Snack Time
Year 6 Chocolate Delight

SUMMER FAYRE ADVERTISING BROCHURE
The Summer Fayre advertising brochure is a great way to promote your business. As previously it will be an A5 full colour booklet, but this year it is going to be slightly different in that we will send it home with every child, it will not be a ticket for the fayre and so all parents will get a copy.

Fleur Riggs has put the brochure together for the PTA for many years and does a marvellous job. The brochure is a great way to get funds into the school and promote your business at the same time so if you would like more information please email Fleur
Fleurriggs@gmail.com

CIRCUS SALES
The circus sales have certainly gone off with a bang and we have sold more than half the seats already so don’t miss out on this great show!

The PTA would like to thank Councillor Lino Scaglioni and Isis-Print for the fantastic posters and flyers they have produced for the circus at no cost to the PTA – these posters have certainly done a fantastic job in marketing our event.

MOTHERS’ DAY SALE
Thank you for all your donations to the Mothers’ Day Sale and for sending the children in with money. The children really enjoyed choosing a gift for their mum and we made an incredible £740 profit!

PTA ADVANCE DATES
Save the dates for the following PTA events:
Sunday 7th April – Great Sully Easter Trail
Wednesday 10th April – Easter Disco
Friday 10th May – Spring BBQ
Friday 24th May – Sponsored Bounce
Wednesday 5th June – Sports Day Cake sale –
Friday 14th June – Father’s Day Sale
Saturday 6th July – The Greatest Summer Fair yet!

SCHOOL DATES FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING 01/04/2019
11/04/19 – Y6 to ‘Big Bang Fair’ at St Athan, details on ParentPay
12/04/19 – Non-uniform day, wear sports kit

ADVANCE DATES
We will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible for all events, but please be aware that these dates could change nearer the time. * denotes an event added this week.

30/04/19 – Class photos and Y6 individual photos
05/06/19 – Sports Day, FP in morning, KS2 in afternoon
13-17/05/19 – Y6 Residential Trip
03/06/19 – INSET Day
12/06/19 – Reserve Sports Day, FP in morning, KS2 in afternoon

DETAILS OF ALL TRIPS WILL BE SENT VIA PARENTPAY