Flu Immunisation – Friday 30 November

Your child’s nasal flu spray will be offered in school on Friday 30th November 2018.

A consent form and information pack is being sent home with your child today. Please complete and return to school as soon as possible.

If you have any further questions please contact the School Immunisation Team directly on 01633 618038.

If you require further information about the flu vaccination please visit: http://www.beatflu.org

Facebook: School Immunisation Team ABUHB

 

Baby News

We are delighted to announce the news that Miss Storey has given birth to a beautiful baby boy. Baby Evan was born during half-term and weighed in at a helathy 7lb 14oz. We would like to send our congratulations to Miss Storey and family and are looking forward to meeting her gorgeous new bundle soon.

Green Class

As Miss Storey has now started her maternity leave, Mr Nisbett will be teaching in Green Class until she returns. Mr Nisbett teaches regularly at Bedwas and has spent a considerable amount of time with Miss Storey in recent weeks which has ensured a smooth transition for the children.

‘Be Bright Be Seen’ Day – Friday 23rd November

We are continuing with our Active Journeys again this year and so we will be holding another ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ day on Friday 23rd November where all pupils are encouraged to wear their brightest/most reflective clothing to promote safety when walking/cycling to and from school. During our ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ day the children will also receive a PSE lesson linked to the topic.

Diary Dates

 

15th November 5pm Federation Meeting for Parents
21st November Y5/6 Football/Netball Tournament (selected pupils)
10th December Morning – Y3/4 Carol Service (further details to follow)

Afternoon – Y5/6 Carol Service (further details to follow)

11th December Morning – Y5/6 Carol Service (further details to follow)

Afternoon – Y3/4 Carol Service (further details to follow)

17th December PTA Quiz Night (further details to follow)
  PTA Family Christmas Celebration (further details to follow)
21st December Trip to Pantomime (further details to follow)
Christmas Holiday Monday 24th December – Friday 4th January
7th January INSET Day 3 – School closed to pupils
22nd February   INSET Day 4 – School closed to pupils
22nd July INSET Day 5 – School closed to pupils

 

Welcome Back

We hope you all had an enjoyable half-term. Yet again, we have been impressed with how quickly the children have settled back into the school routine and are clearly ready for the busy term ahead!

Please see the diary dates below for important events over the coming weeks. We will update you with exact details and times of concerts and special events as soon as possible. The Christmas Carol Services will be held in the school hall at the start of the school day or at the end of the day in order to try and make them more convenient for parents and carers. There will be two services for each for both lower and upper school with the choice of a morning or afternoon session. We hope that this will help.

School Improvement

During the first half-term, staff from both schools joined together to receive a range of in-service training and development.

INSET Day 1 was spent reviewing and evaluating school policies and procedures and collaboratively writing our joint School Development Plan.

INSET Day 2 was focused on receiving updates regarding the new ALN (Additional Learning Needs) reforms in Wales and developing strategies within school to ensure we consistently meet the needs of all of our pupils. Staff also received training on Precision Teaching from the Caerphilly Educational Psychology Service and teachers discussed the new professional standards and undertook a self-evaluation of their current practice.

If you would like further information regarding our school development plan, please do not hesitate to contact the school for information on our five priorities this academic year.

Yellow Class

We have had to temporarily move Yellow Class out of their room because of an issue with the floor. We are waiting for Building Consultancy to attend the school to work on a plan to rectify the problem. After 133 years the floor is in need of some repairs!

PE Kits

A reminder that all pupils require a full PE kit which should be kept in school for the half term. The PE kit is a white t-shirt, dark shorts (jogging bottoms may be worn for outdoor PE) and a pair of daps or trainers.

Diary Dates

 

15th November 5pm Federation Meeting for Parents
21st November Y5/6 Football/Netball Tournament (selected pupils)
10th December Morning – Y3/4 Carol Service (further details to follow)

Afternoon – Y5/6 Carol Service (further details to follow)

11th December Morning – Y5/6 Carol Service (further details to follow)

Afternoon – Y3/4 Carol Service (further details to follow)

17th December PTA Quiz Night (further details to follow)
  PTA Family Christmas Celebration (further details to follow)
21st December Trip to Pantomime (further details to follow)
Christmas Holiday Monday 24th December – Friday 4th January
7th January INSET Day 3 – School closed to pupils
22nd February   INSET Day 4 – School closed to pupils
22nd July INSET Day 5 – School closed to pupils

Harvest

Pupils at both schools joined together for a lovely Harvest celebration this week. Thank you for all your generous food donations which have now been distributed to the local food bank.

PTA

Thank you for supporting the various PTA events this term. The PTA works very hard to raise important funds for our school and we would like to thank all of the PTA volunteers for their hard work. The next half-term will be a busy one! We will update the diary dates as soon as Christmas events are confirmed.

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