ATTENDANCE FOR THE YEAR
The winners of the attendance treat in the Foundation Phase were Mr Jarvis’s Y2 class, and in KS2, Miss Martin’s Y6 class came out on top. Well done to both classes.
We will clear the graph this week and start afresh in September. Who will come out on top next year?
Please could any Y6 leavers who have school-owned instruments please return them before the end of term. Thank you!
RELIEF MIDDAY SUPERVISORS
If anyone would like to be a relief midday supervisor from September, please contact the school office.
We would be very grateful if any parent or grandparent would be able to help us freshen up the school with a lick of paint over the summer holidays. The school will be open for the first week and the last two weeks of the holidays.
Please contact the school office if you are able to help.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals, take a look at the Vale of Glamorgan Council website under living/schools/school_meals/Free School Meals. If you do qualify, please apply as directed during the summer, ready for September.
ONE WAY SYSTEMS
Please remember the one-way systems in place during drop-off and pick-up times. We would ask that you drive down Burnham Avenue from South Road and then along Smithies Avenue from the school. At the other side of the school, please drive down Minehead Avenue and then continue around the loop rather than trying to turn around.
While these are voluntary, if we all co-operate it makes life so much easier and less dangerous for everyone!
SCHOOL FUNDING IN WALES
Please follow this link to access the WAG report into school funding, published yesterday:
LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO…….?
Windsor LTC (Larkwood Avenue) is running a Nature Valley Big Tennis Weekend Open Day this Saturday 13th July, with free children’s activities from the coaches and a follow-up offer to keep playing tennis. Session times and a booking link can be found on https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/PenarthWindsor/Events, with any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTIVITIES IN THE VALE
Please see attached the ‘Active August’ leaflet compiled by the Vale’s Healthy Living Team to provide parents with low cost / no cost ideas to undertake during the school holidays.
With the summer coming up the Cardiff Blues are running a number of rugby camps for children. Take a look at the attached flyer for further details.
THANKS TO THE PTA
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the PTA for all their efforts and hard work throughout the year and to also thank everyone who supported our school Fete on Saturday. I think you will all agree when I say ‘a good time was had by all’. Monies raised throughout the year by the PTA will be spent on further equipping our school with resources which will support the learning opportunities of all our pupils. Examples of resources to be purchased are:
- Wooden outdoor equipment including a sandpit, acting stage with backdrop, large balance scales, building blocks, storage boxes and seating.
- Prams, bicycles, scooters, sand/ water toys, small world figures, calculators, electrical circuits, media equipment and seating for the sides of the stage in order for all children to be seen and heard during concerts.
Finally we would like to give a special thank you to Michaela and James Redford who have worked tirelessly over the past several years organising and running numerous successful events for which we are immensely grateful.
Thank you to Parents, Teachers and all the volunteers who helped support the Summer Fayre & Circus to make it such a great success. In total the event made over £7,600 for the school!
For the year the PTA has raised a record-breaking £14,500 for the school which is well in excess of our £10,000 target.
We will be having a playground sale next week to clear some of the PTA Sweets, Drinks and gift stock. Find us in the Junior playground from 3.20pm, next Monday to Thursday.
SCHOOL DATES FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING 15/07/2019
17/07/19 – Y6 Leavers’ Concert, 9.30am
17/07/19 – Y5 to Cosmeston, please return permission slip
18/07/19 – Y6 Day Out, details on ParentPay
19/07/19 – Last day of summer term for pupils
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.
02/09/19 – INSET day
03/09/19 – Tuesday. First day of autumn term for pupils
04/11/19 – INSET day
16/12/19 – INSET day
14/02/20 – INSET day
08/05/20 – Friday, May Day Holiday
20/07/20 – INSET day
DETAILS OF ALL TRIPS WILL BE SENT VIA PARENTPAY