September 14th 2018

Dear Parents and Carers

I have just returned from three wonderful days with Year 6 at Kilvrough on the Gower Peninsula. The children are having a fantastic time. They have been caving, body boarding and climbing and abseiling. Their team work has been great and they have persevered and showed great determination when challenging themselves out of their comfort zones. They are all exhausted from the activity and I am sure will be glad to sleep in their own beds tonight, with the satisfaction that they have had some amazing and most memorable experiences. My sincere thanks go to the four members of staff who have worked tirelessly to provide such great care of the group; Miss Jenkins, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Knowles and Mrs Smith. I know for sure they are definitely looking forward to a full night’s sleep!

ETA this evening is 7pm. I will let you know via Parent Mail if there is a significant variation from this.

School Lunches
Next week will be the last week that we are offering baguettes on the menu. Once the spring / summer returns we will reintroduce.

New Lunchtime Supervisor
We are delighted to welcome a new lunchtime supervisor to our team. Ms Claire Smiles will be joining us next week and we look forward to working with her.

Open Afternoon
Next Friday we will hold an open afternoon at 3pm where you are invited to come to your child’s class, meet the teacher and see what he or she has been up to during the first few weeks at school.

Piano Lessons
Mrs McArdell has spaces for piano lessons on a Monday during school time. Please contact her if your child is interested:
07970497787 or email

Parent Volunteers
We are looking for some volunteers to help out with our library, either existing volunteers or new. If you are interested please contact Mr McPherson via the school office. If you are new to volunteering at our school you will need to go through our vetting process but the office staff will be able to provide you with a volunteer pack with further information.

Food Allergies and Intolerances
If your child has a food allergy or intolerance please could you let us know by printing off and completing the special diet/allergy form on our website in the “school lunches” section under the “Parents” drop-down tab. These forms need to be updated annually. If your child’s allergy is already known to us, and you have not updated the information since our lunchtime provider moved to “Caterlink” please ensure that you have completed and returned the form to us as soon as possible.

Tuck shop
Tuck shop started today with a selection of healthy snacks which your children enjoy. We would not be able to run the tuck shop without the fabulous parent volunteers who give up 2 or 3 hours of their time on a Friday morning, led by Mrs Nic Evans, Mum of Bronwyn and Cecily who does an excellent job co-ordinating the rota each term. If you feel you could offer a few Friday mornings this academic year to help get the tuck shop trolleys ready and take them round to classes at break time, please speak to Mrs Burnett for further details. Thank you.

100 Club
Last week the PTA sent out invitations to join the 100 Club. If you would like to take part please return all your paper work and payment before the end of next week.

Via Pupil Post
Letter for Year 6 Re Open Evenings for Secondary Schools
Via Parent Mail

Next Week
Clubs begin
Wednesday Reading Workshops for Reception Parents 2.15pm and 5.30pm
Friday Year 6 Assembly 2.30pm
Friday Open Afternoon 3pm

Have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely

Katherine Spencer