Headteacher weekly blog
Right of the Month - Article 29 : The right to be the best you can be
Value of the month - RESPONSIBILTY
Dear Parents /Guardians,
We had a great week of topic fun!
Y4/5 visited Big Pit (virtually) for their new topic `Pits and Ponies`. They dressed up as miners and even had a go at baking bread!
Y6 explored Mexico! Hola amigos !
Look at these shining stars , who made their own `Disco Dough` video!!!
LA Covid updates
While Covid restrictions are being reduced in Wales, schools are still being advised to operate under the high alert in schools and governed by a stringent risk assessment. Like you I am sure, we too are looking forward to a Spring and Summer of some normality. However, in the meantime, we are still following our guidance and must be vigilant for Covid symptoms in school. Thanks for your support.
Ventilation in schools
In accordance with guidance from the LA/WG , we follow our risk assessment, as agreed by our Governing Body . We need to ensure that we have appropriate ventilation in place re Covid-19. Replacing internal classroom air with fresh air from outside remains a key requirement in the control of Covid-19, as well as other viruses such as colds and flu.Last week we had a particularly cold spell, so I checked the temperature daily in all classes - which I continue to do. And all temperatures , in all classes, were appropriate. However, we don`t want any child to feel too cold, so we do open/close windows in a controlled manner. We also ask that you please provide your child with extra layers if they do feel the cold. If you have any concerns regarding ventilation, please don`t hesitate to contact me.
As you know , we have lost a lot of income from not being able to hold our fab school/community events. We will be facing many financial challenges in the months to come, so if you could support us through entering our lottery, donating to our non-school uniform day, class raffles etc it would help us greatly. Please ask your family and friends to support us too. Thanks for all your ongoing support.
Our School Lottery
Thanks so much to one of our lovely parents who last week kindly donated their winnings , we are very grateful . For more information on our lottery click here.
NON- School uniform day
Our next fundraising day is this Friday January 28th. Please support us if you can , by donating a £1. All monies raised are for resources/ equipment for the children.
Power down day - 2nd February 2022
Please see the letter from our Eco Wombles!
Admission of new Nursery Pupils
The admission processes for nursery are now dealt with at school level. If you know of any new families who wish their child to come to Penclawdd, please tell them to contact Mrs Beynon, in the school office so we can help with this process.
School uniform grant
The grant is now available for children who are currently entitled to free school meals and in these year groups in September 2021: Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 . It is £125 per learner. Applications can be made from 13 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 and take up to 7 days to process. Please click here for more information.
Wipeout school uniform
We are now working with Wipeout creations in CKs Penclawdd to sell our school uniform. Please click here to see our available uniform. Currently, Year 6 hoodies are sourced from a different supplier.
We are so proud of these pupils for representing our school in high level teams (see pics below)
Iestyn and Harrison Y6 - School Boys Rugby
Ella and Halle Y6 for a fantastic 8-0 win for our U11 girls in the quarter finals of the English Cup against Wokingham! Bring on the semi finals ⚽️⚽️⚽️ 🦢
As a school we really value our hard working staff. One a weekly basis our staff can win a small treat. Last weeks winner was Mrs Thompson . We hope she enjoyed her lovely surprise.
School calendar - on the website
Please click here for all the dates you need! This is updated regularly.
Have a great week!
Mrs R-M x