We have had a busy week in school setting up our brand new Llais groups! The aim of these groups is to give all pupils from Years 2 to 6 the opportunity to have a ‘voice’ in the day-to-day running of the school, the planning of future events and the development of our approach to the New Curriculum. We plan for these groups to meet on a regular basis. Our groups are: Criw Cymraeg; Well-Being Warriors; Curriculum Cadets; International Links; Eco Council; Sully Senedd; Values and Rights of a Child; Well-Being Warriors; E-Safety and Digital Leaders and Community Cadets. Further details about each group will be included on the school website.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO IMPROVE YOUR DIET?
BBC1’s hit show ‘Eat Well For Less?’ is back and looking for households to take part! If you are interested, further details are attached to this newsletter.
FAMILY INFORMATION SERVICE NEWS
Please find attached the latest newsletter from the Family Information Service who provide valuable advice and fun events for families in the Vale.
Our next book fair will take place before and after school, 8.45am to 9.15am and 3.15pm until 3.45pm, from the morning of Monday 14th October and finishing on the morning of Friday 18th October.
We need volunteers to enable the Book Fair to run, so if you are able to offer some help we will be very grateful. Please contact the school office if you are able to assist us, even one session would be fantastic.
Please can we remind you not to allow your children to play on the Timber Trail, or any other school equipment, out of school hours for both safety and insurance reasons. Thank you for your co-operation.
Children from Y2 to Y6 are invited to take music lessons in school. They have been enjoying demonstrations from the various teachers this week, so if your child has been inspired to learn an instrument, contact details are below:
Brass: Shirley Howman tel 07801 277627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodwind & singing: Lydia Savory tel 07445 359403 or email email@example.com (Y3 and up)
Violin: Louisa Rich tel 07984 644299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For lessons in guitar, drums, harp and keyboard, please register on the music service website:
Certain instruments are available to borrow from school on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Mad Science club has proved incredibly popular, and two clubs will run simultaneously from October.
If your child has not been able to obtain a place for these sessions, Mad Science will be running more in the spring term. There are already children on this list so if you want to be sure of a place, please register using the details below:
01792 348205 | W: https://southwales.madscience.org
BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT
British Food Fortnight starts on Monday, to raise awareness of how great British food is and to promote local produce. Here is a link to the website http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/ where parents and pupils can see how to get involved through different activities.
Now that everyone has settled in, we are starting our attendance graph again. The best attendees thus far this term are Mrs Boyle’s Y1 class in the foundation phase, and Miss Eaton’s Y3 class in KS2. These two classes will get the inaugural stickers on this year’s graph!
REMEMBER—A DAY MISSED CAN IMPACT ON YOUR CHILD’S PROGRESS IN SCHOOL
We were delighted to see so many parents at our recent PTA AGM held at the Sully Conservatives Club. We said a fond farewell to Mrs Redford who has worked tirelessly as Chair of the PTA and elected a new PTA committee for the current academic year.
Mrs Katie Armitage will take up the role of PTA Chair for this year with Mrs Lucy Kettlety acting as Vice Chair. The Secretary role will be shared by Mrs Paula Davies-Ball and Mrs Vicky Judd.
However we are still looking for a new Treasurer. Mr James Redford has kindly agreed to remain in the post for a short time while a new Treasurer is sought from our parent body and he will be happy to support a period of transition and provide any mentoring required. This role involves paying-in money raised from any events, keeping careful accounts of any monies in and out of the PTA account along with other financial roles. If you are interested in this role please speak to the school office who will pass your information onto the Chair of the PTA.
The PTA made a fantastic £15,319 profit in the last academic year. To date we have donated almost £10,000 to the school going towards various projects namely outdoor learning equipment, four new chrome books and reading books, to name but a few and not forgetting that we are saving for improvements to our school hall.
The minutes from the AGM will be posted shortly on the PTA section of the school website. Please take the time to read them for further information.
****WANTED**** does anyone have a UV light we could borrow please?
Apologies for mentioning Christmas already but we will be sending out blank templates for Christmas cards within the next week or two. The earlier we submit the children’s designs and place orders, the bigger the discount for parents who wish to purchase them. Please take the time to help your child design a masterpiece for grandparents, family and friends to enjoy!
Dates for your diary:
22/23/24 October 2019 Halloween sweets and treats sale.
6th November 2019 Autumn ‘Rave’(Disco) more details to follow.
18th December – Christmas Movie night
Bath Christmas Market date tbc
Christmas Plays costume/Christmas Jumper sale date tbc
More details to follow
SCHOOL DATES FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING 23/09/2019
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.
01/10/19 – Parent Forum, 2.15pm in the staffroom. All welcome.
09/10/19 – Y6 Transition Morning. Details on ParentPay
11/10/19 – Harvest Festival, see above
15/10/19 – Open Afternoon, 1.30pm to 3.00pm, details to follow
16/10/19 – Open Afternoon, 1.30pm to 3.00pm, details to follow
17/10/19 – Individual and sibling photos
22/10/19 – Parents Evening, appointments to follow
23/10/19 – Parents Evening, appointments to follow
*25/10/19 – Y5 to Techniquest, details to folllow
28/10/19 – 01/11/19 – Half-term holiday
04/11/19 – INSET day
16/12/19 – INSET day
14/02/20 – INSET day
28/04/19 – 05/05/19 – Testing Period
08/05/20 – Friday, May Day Holiday
20/07/20 – INSET day
DETAILS OF ALL TRIPS WILL BE SENT VIA PARENTPAY