Dear Parent/Carer,
We all share in the sense of loss felt by everyone about the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. We send our heartfelt condolences to her children, grand-children, great-grandchildren and her wider family.

We are now in a period of official state mourning. During this time, we will remember HM Queen Elizabeth and her family in prayers during our whole school assemblies and will light a candle. We will also be opening a Book of Condolence, which pupils may sign.

Newport Cathedral and The Riverfront both have Books of Condolence, which you are welcome to sign. If, however, you wish to pop into school at the end of the day to sign the book of Condolence, then please do so.

I’ll send a Schoop message once the book has arrived and is open.

We will be taking some Y6 pupils later this week to the Civic Centre to sign the Newport City Book of Condolence but, because we are limited with numbers, we will do a draw to allow all Y6 pupils an equal chance. We’re not sure yet what day that will be. We’re waiting to hear.

You will be interested to know that last Friday all pupils went into the yards to hear the bells from Newport Cathedral and also St Mary’s RC Church on Stow Hill. On Friday afternoon we held a special assembly reflecting on Queen Elizabeth’s family and also had a minute’s silence by candlelight.

The State Funeral will take place on Monday 19th September. This will be an official Bank Holiday and the school and nursery will be closed for the day.

The official period of mourning will continue for seven days after the funeral. As a result, the opening of the Cadog Hall, scheduled for Friday 23rd of September has had to be postponed. Jayne Bryant, MS, had kindly agreed to open the hall for us and so we will arrange a new time when she, and the Leader of Newport City Council, will be able to attend.

This Week

Class Topic letters were sent out today for you to keep handy. They include information about the RSE areas being covered this term, with a major focus on the quality of friendships and our four core values which are:


Tomorrow, pupils in Year 3/4 classes are visiting Margam Park, near Swansea, as part of their class topic work this term.
Meetings for Y6 parents about the Manor Park visit next year, take place on Thursday after school, and parents have had a separate letter about this.

Diary Dates

You will receive a Diary Dates sheet on Friday, once any remaining trips have been finalized.
It’s lovely that we are back to normal and can take classes on trips now. We always try to subsidize costs whenever we can and have extended payment schemes so that we can make trips as manageable as possible. Please let us know at any time if you need to chat about a trip.
Year 6 visited the grounds of Tredegar House last Friday morning and had a great time learning lots about the trees, orchards and grounds. They were a credit to you with their behaviour.

Breakfast Club

We have a number of spaces available in Breakfast Club. If you’d like to request a place for your child, please contact the office. If your child is currently registered but you no longer require a place, please let us know.
Available places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Reception and Nursery

Our new Reception pupils had their first day today and have made us so proud! They’ve settled so well as have our new Nursery Rising Three pupils!
Well done to them and to all new pupils who have joined us this term.
Everyone had made such a great start back. We’re so impressed and happy!

Very kind regards,
HL Vaughan