Fortnightly Newsletter


Fortnightly Newsletter Friday 16th March 2018

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                Friday 16th March 2018/Dydd Gwener 16eg Mawrth 2018

                   Give the best, expect the best. Rhoi’r gorau, disgwyl y gorau

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After School Clubs

Week commencing 19th March

Monday Knitting with Mrs Davies for years 2 to 6

Thursday – Theatre Train at CILCAIN for year 3 to 6

Week commencing 9th April

Monday Knitting with Mrs Davies for years 2 to 6

Tuesday – National Tests Practice for years 2 to 6 with Miss Jones, Miss Cumston & Mrs Spooner

Thursday – Theatre Train at CILCAIN for year 3 to 6


National Tests Homework After School Club with years 2 to 6

The first few Tuesday After School Club will be an opportunity for years 2 to 6 to practice the Welsh National Tests.  This will give them the opportunity to gain confidence when sitting the tests from the 2nd to the 9th May.



Homework is set for the children to reinforce their learning. We operate a Dojo reward system, which results in the winning class having a treat of their choice. Not completing homework is one of the reasons for losing Dojo’s. This not only affects the individual child but the overall class totals for each of the three classes.  Currently the older children are falling quite behind and missing out.  Please help and encourage your child to complete their homework.


Parents Evening

Parents Evening is on Tuesday 20th March. Appointments are five minutes at a time, please try and keep to this to save other parents having a long wait!  If you have not made an appointment and would like to see your child’s teacher, please contact school as soon as possible and we will try and accommodate you.


Theatre Train After School Club

For those who take part in the Theatre Train After School Club, the session that was cancelled on the 15th March will now take place after Easter for free.  The club will continue until Thursday 17th May and there will be a total of two sessions free, replacing the Club cancelled due to the snow and as above. 

The session next week, 22nd March and the one on the 12th April will be at CILCAIN school.


School Meals

As you know, school meals are to be paid for, on School Gateway, in advance or on the day that the meal is taken.  Any dinner debt is charged directly to the school budget. To protect the school and to save you getting into further difficulties no meals will be permitted to be taken over the limit of £25.00.  Please send in a packed lunch from home if you are unable to clear this amount.  Please do come and talk to us if you are experiencing any problems.



World Book Day & Easter Party Lunch – Thursday 22nd March.

The School Council will be holding World Book Day on Thursday next week.  The day will be devoted to enjoying books.  There will be a dressing up competition were pupils can dress up as their favourite book character.  Please do not go to any expense buying costumes.  We look forward to seeing your own creations. Heather, the cook is providing a party lunch at the cost of £2.15. Please log on to School Gateway to choose your child’s choice of sandwich filling and pay in the usual way, on the dinner money request.


Early Entitlement Nursery Easter 2018

This runs Monday to Thursday from 8.55am to 11.25am and is FREE of charge.  Children whose birthday falls between 9th January and 9th April can join from 9th April.  Please contact school for further details.


Breakfast Club

The charge for a full week is £5 or £1 per day if you wish to arrive between 8.00am and 8.15am. The charge for the half term Monday 9th April to Thursday 22nd Wednesday 23rd May is 31 days £31.00 for the half term.  Please pay online via School Gateway stating the days clearly that the payment is for or you may, for Breakfast Club only, send the money in an envelope, clearly labelled with child’s name and days you wish to use the club and hand this to Mrs Lewis/Mrs Bellis on first entry. Please pay on a Monday for the coming week.   Please make sure you arrive before 8.30an in order to eat breakfast.


Foundation Phase Snack – Nursery to Year 2

We do ask that snack money is paid at the beginning of the term as it makes it difficult to provide a healthy snack for the children if payment is not made promptly. 

This will be £6.20 (Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & 2) and £4.80 for Early Entitlement for the term – Monday 9th April to Wednesday 23rd May.  Please note that this includes Year 2.