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.

Eisteddfod Competition

For Eisteddfod this year we would like children to write a story or poem inspired by a picture (www.pobble365.com/strange-town). We ask children try to link their ideas to Wales. This could be done through their use of character, location or even links to well-known Welsh stories.

A reminder as well that our Eisteddfod will be held Tuesday 5th March. We invite your children to dress up. Pupils may wear traditional Welsh costume or a costume inspired by aspects of national importance.

British Heart Foundation

On Wednesday, the British Heart Foundation visited our school and led an assembly on the importance of looking after your heart. Year 5 and year 6 had the opportunity of learning how to give CPR.

PTA – Mufti Day

Children are invited to wear non-uniform to school on Friday 8th March. Children are asked to donate toiletries, chocolates or candles in readiness for the PTA craft day.

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Diary Dates

 

22nd February INSET Day 4 – School closed to pupils
25th February – 1st March Half-Term Holiday
Tuesday 5th March St David’s Day Celebrations
Friday 8th March PTA – non uniform day (donation of toiletries, chocolates or candles)
Monday 11th March Year 6 Trip to Wings to Fly
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

 

Inclement Weather

Many thanks for your understanding during the recent period of inclement weather. As always, the health and safety of our pupils, parents and staff is our priority and all closure decisions are based on risk assessments of the school site and surrounding areas.

Y6 Trip to Crucial Crew

On Monday 18th February, Year 6 pupils will attend a Crucial Crew event in Blackwood. Here they will attend many different PSE linked workshop sessions delivered by a range of professionals from a range of partner organisations, agencies and charities. Pupils will require a packed lunch on this day but will return to school by 3:30pm. Please see letter attached for further details.

Welsh Heritage Weeks

We will be celebrating our Welsh heritage during the weeks of 18th February and 4th March. During these weeks, children will have opportunities to explore many aspects of Welsh heritage and we invite them to dress up for an Eisteddfod on Tuesday 5th March. Pupils may wear traditional welsh costume or a costume inspired by aspects of national importance.

INSET Day

A reminder that Friday 22nd February is an INSET day for staff and therefore school will be closed to pupils on this day. We return from the half-term break on Monday 4th March.

Diary Dates

 

18th February Yr 6 Trip to Crucial Crew
22nd February INSET Day 4 – School closed to pupils
25th February – 1st March Half-Term Holiday
Tuesday 5th March St David’s Day Celebrations
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

Photograph/Video Consent Form

Please could parents/carers return the completed Photograph/Video Consent Form sent home with your child two weeks ago.  If you have not received the form please contact Mrs Luff in the office who will send a copy home.  Thank you.

Sport Caerphilly’s Sport Camps – Half Term

Sport Caerphilly’s sport camps are available throughout February half term for children age 7-12.

Football fanatics can attend a Sport Caerphilly football camp on any of the following days:

Centre for Sporting Excellence – 25th, 26th, 28th February and 1st March

  • Risca Leisure Centre – 26th, 27th or 28th February
  • Heolddu Leisure Centre – 25th February or 1st March

Netball camps will also take place throughout half term on the following days:

  • Risca Leisure Centre – 26th February
  • Caerphilly Leisure Centre – 27th February
  • Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre – 28th February

All sports camps cost £10.20 per day and will run from 9am until 3pm. To book a space or for more information please contact your chosen leisure centre.