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Headteacher Weekly School Blog

Dear Parents and Carers,

💕Happy Valentine’s Day 💕


Last week was very busy and full of exciting learning. The good news it that we had a quieter week regarding Covid! Let`s hope this week is the same!

Don`t forget it is INSET day on Friday 18th February and then it is half term from Monday 21st February - Friday 25th February.  Staff and pupils are back on Monday 28th February.


Remaining INSET days


Friday April 8th 2022 - new date added 

Friday July 8th 2022


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


🗝Last week`s key events🗝


💛Children`s Mental Health Week 💛

 From Nursery to Year 6 each class participated in some excellent thought provoking activities. Classes took part in online live sessions that included the themes of mindfulness and emotions. Nursery explored which important people are needed in their support balloon.Click here 


💻Safer Internet Day 

This annual event is an integral part of our e-safety and all classes participate in key activities appropriate to their year group. Our Digital Wizards planned an assembly for us to watch. Classes explored important themes about keeping us safe online , like how to create safe user names and passwords.

Click here 


📣Weekly headlines📣


🦠Covid updates 

We are awaiting information from Swansea Local Authority in relation to the WG update on Friday, to support any changes after the half-term break. After half term the end of the school day will revert back to our usual home time of  3.10pm.


💡Pupil Voice plans 💡


🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Welsh Week/ Wythnos Gymraeg🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Our Criw Cyrmaeg have planned a fun filled week of wonderful Welsh activities (see image below), which will culminate in our celebration of St. David`s Day on Tuesday March 1st. We will share lots if photos and videos via Seesaw and our Twitter.


🤍❤️💚St David`s Day/Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant 🤍❤️💚

Please see the poster below.


Fair Trade fortnight (Monday 21st February-March 6th) 

This week our Eco Wombles will be leading an assembly and setting a home learning competition.


Eco drinks bottle - see image 

 I'm delighted to have my own personal Penclawdd Primary School Water Bottle. The Eco Wombles are promoting the bottles to raise money for our school and of course they are environmentally friendly.  Thanks for your orders to date! Please contact Mrs Beynon ASAP for any orders.



Battery recycling - see image 

Please send your old batteries in , as the Eco Wombles are recycling them in our special themed bin !



🥕🥦🍅Veg Power 🥕🥦🍅

Led by our Healthy Heroes and Reggie the Veggie, supported by Julie and the Kitchen staff our campaign will start straight after half term until the end of March. Each week for lunch there will be a veg of the week accompanying meals or as a taster  : 

28/2 - 🥕 

7/3 - peppers

14/3 -🥦


28/3 - peas 


Sickness /diarrhoea - Reminder 
The last 2 weeks we have had a few children return to school not following the 48 hour rule , after having an upset tummy. Please can I remind parents this is Public Health Wales guidance and is there to prevent a bug/virus spreading in the class and throughout the school. 
Diarrhoea and/or vomiting - Length of Time an individual is to be kept away from School:  48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting. Thanks for your support with this. 


🗞Community 🗞 

After half term we will be collecting non-perishable food items /toiletries for our North Gower Food Hub. We`d welcome any small donations. 


👑The Queen`s  Platinum Jubilee 👑

 Swansea Neath and Port Talbot Police division, in partnership with the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, Louise Fleet organised a competition for schools to celebrate the Queens green canopy and the 2022 Platinum Jubilee.

Our Local Police Officers PC Brown and PCSO Davies were blown away by the talented artists we have in Penclawdd , as all children in Reception to Year 6 took part (see images). The Officers had such a tough job and so chose a top 3 in all classes and then judged the best picture , from Seren in Year 6 . Seren`s picture will now be forwarded to the Community Safety Department at Neath Police Station for a booklet that will be published by South Wales Police in May 2022.One booklet will also  presented to The Queen. We are really excited that The Lord Lieutenant (or a deputy lieutenant) will then visit the school  to Seren in Y6, who was judges the winner. Well done Seren.


💫Staff well-being

As a school we really value our hard working staff. On a weekly basis our staff can win a small treat. Last weeks winner was Shireen , our wonderful breakfast/lunch supervisor . She was thrilled! 


Thanks for your support. 

Mrs R-M x