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Penclawdd Primary School

Penclawdd Primary School

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Headteacher Weekly blog

Dear Parents and Carers,


Well the sun is still shining- albeit it`s a little cold!! How wonderful is it to see all the beautiful daffodils the children planted in autumn happily dancing around our grounds. Thanks to all the parents/carers for taking the time to catch up with class teachers over the last 2 weeks. We are sure that it was great to hear about your child's progress.

We are also very grateful to parents for completing the questionnaire on home work/home-school links sent via Seesaw last week. Your views are important and valued. Mrs Percival is collating all the responses and will share the findings shortly. 

Mrs Garcia is the staff lead for the Friends of Penclawdd (PTA). She will be sending an update next week regarding future events/activities to support the school.


COVID-19 updates

As you are aware there have been a number of recent changes to Covid guidance, but with schools remaining at HIGH on the Welsh Government’s framework this has led to some conflicts between both sets of advice. 

With the rules of isolation moving from “must” to “should”, this is now the responsibility of the parents. If your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, they should self-isolate and take a lateral flow test (LFT) . If your child tests positive on any COVID-19 test (PCR or LFT), they should self-isolate for 5 full days.  Day 1 is the day after the symptoms started or the day of the test, if you do not have symptoms (whichever is earlier).  A lateral flow test (LFT) should be taken on day 5. 

We will keep you informed of any further changes for schools after the Easter break.


🗝Last week`s key events🗝

British Science week - STEM

What a week full of fun, exploration and investigation. All classes from N-Y6 participated in a range of exciting investigations. We linked up with STEM Explorers HQ, the 3 Engineers and Swansea University Science for Schools Scheme .Mrs Rees and our Science Sparks shared our vision for Science - see pics below.


Y6 and Circus eruption

We`d like to say a HUGE thanks to our parent Governor Karen Rushby , who as part of her role in CE, organised this cluster project. Y6 have absolutely loved it. We can`t wait for next week, as all the Y6 classes from the NGP cluster schools have an outdoor finale session at Gowerton comprehensive next week. Click here to see the skills!


📣Weekly headlines📣

🥕🥦🍅Veg Power 🥕🥦🍅

Our last veg is PEAS! The children have been great at trying all the different vegetables - click here to see!  Thanks to our Healthy Heroes, Reggie the Veggie and Julie and the Kitchen staff for supporting this campaign. Our Healthy Heroes will continue to promote good choices.


🗞Community 🗞 


Fundraising for Ukraine 

On Friday March 25th we had a non-school uniform day for staff and pupils. We raised an INCREDIBLE £166. 83. The monies raised have been sent to the `Disaster Emergency Committee`. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.


Comic Relief (Friday 18th March)

The NGFH have now received all our generous donations. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. Thanks for your kindness. See pics below. 


Easter week at Penclawdd - w/c 4th April


  • 7th April R-Y6 visit to Tabernacle for an Easter Assembly/Service with Open the Book. 
  • Nursery -Year 2 design a bonnet and we will have a bonnet parade - ( info sent via Seesaw)
  • Year 3 -Year 6 decorate an egg/design an egg scene - all entries to be in by Monday ( see poster via seesaw)


🥇U16`s  Champion in Judo🥇

We are extremely proud of AW who fought in the Dragon Academy Judo Open on Saturday and took the Bronze medal in the Under 16 category!  Three cheers for AW!  Outstanding! See pic below!


Green peace campaign TV advert -What really happens to our plastic? Join The Big Plastic Count 2022 ( TV star - please click here to see the advert - we politely remind all parents to supervise pupils accessing YouTube )

Well done to Cennedy - what a star ! The Eco Wombles are now on the case and we will be taking part in the Big Plastic Count.


📣Fundraising 📣


Penclawdd Primary tea towel

In order to raise much needed funds for our school, our children from Reception to Year 6 have all contributed to design a tea towel. The children are delighted with the result!

If you are interested in purchasing a tea towel for £5, please complete the form when you receive it.


Our School Lottery - please support us, if you can.

There is currently the chance to win a £500 bike voucher (pic below) - see here for our lotto details.

The next drawer is 2nd April. Thanks for your support.

Next draw prizes

£25,000.00 JACKPOT

£11.70 Guaranteed Prize (this will go up as tickets are sold)


📣Remaining INSET days📣


Friday April 8th 2022 

Friday July 8th 2022


Extra Bank Holiday for the Queens Jubilee is on Friday April 29th 2022


💫Staff well-being

As a school we really value our hard working staff. On a weekly basis our staff can win a small treat. We are celebrating two winners : Mrs D and Mrs Smith. They were thrilled!


Thanks for your support. 

Mrs R-M x