‘Big Pedal’ 25th March – 5th April

As part of our ‘Active Journeys’ programme, we have decided to take part in the ‘Sustrans Big Pedal’ initiative again this year. This encourages the children to actively travel to school either by walking, cycling or scooting. Over the next two weeks we will counting how many walks, cycles and scoots each class achieves and comparing them to other schools taking part in the area. We hope all children will participate where possible and support their classes.

PTA Easter Raffle

Raffle tickets were sent home with the children last week and unfortunately they stated Summer Fair and not Easter Raffle. Could you please help us by selling these, at the cost of £1.00 per sheet? Please write your name and number on each individual ticket. Tickets and money to be returned by Monday 8th April. The raffle will be drawn in school on the 12th April.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

National Tests 2019

This year, the Welsh Government have changed how some tests are administered. The Numeracy Procedural Test is now an online, personalised test and schools can administer these at different times of the year. We have decided to administer this test for all pupils over the next two weeks. The Numeracy Reasoning Test and Reading Test will still take place during the stated testing period in May.

Deputy Headteacher

Unfortunately, Mrs Richards will be leaving us earlier than planned to take up a headship position in Newport. She will be finishing at Easter and we are currently discussing options with governors to cover the deputy headteacher’s role in the interim before Miss Bodenham returns in July.

Diary Dates

 

15th – 27th April Easter Holidays
6th May May Bank Holiday
7th-14th May National Tests
27th-31st May Half-Term Holiday
22nd July INSET Day 5 – School closed to pupils
23rd July – 30th August Summer Holidays

 

PTA Rugby Event – Friday 15th March

The PTA has rescheduled the rugby event from last term which is set to be an enjoyable day with fun activities. The PTA has already purchased rugby balls for the children to enjoy rugby sessions during the day. Children are asked to wear sportswear to school on this day and bring £1 to fund the event.

Operation Encompass

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Gwent Police Force. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to 9am on the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident. Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, will use the information that has been shared, in confidence, in order to support any children who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Speech and Language Therapy

The local Speech and Language Therapy team in Gwent/Aneurin Bevan have recently set up social media accounts to share tips and ideas to support children and young people’s speech, language and communication skills.

Like on Facebook: ABUHB Children’s Speech and Language Therapy

Follow on Twitter: ABUHB_Speech

Diary Dates

 

Friday 15th March PTA Rugby Day
Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March Parent Consultations
15th – 27th April Easter Holidays
6th May May Bank Holiday
7th-14th May National Tests
27th-31st May Half-Term Holiday
22nd July INSET Day 5 – School closed to pupils
23rd July – 30th August Summer Holidays

Half-Term

Thank you for your continued support this term. A reminder that Friday 22nd February is an INSET day for staff and therefore school will be closed to pupils on this day. Children return to school on Monday 4th March. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable half-term break.