Dear Parent,

I hope that you’ve had a really lovely Easter break!

The week started with our half termly Early Bird assembly for regular and punctual attendance. Well done to every child who went home today with one of our attendance fridge magnets. 😊

Congratulations also to Adeposi (Year 5) and Sakshita (Reception) who won the half termly Early Bird draw and each had a £5.00 gift card. 😊

Nearly everyone is doing so well with getting children to school on time, but if your child has been arriving after the classes have gone, please help to ensure that they are not missing out on the early start learning activities by bringing your child early enough to come in with their class when the door is open. This also relieves pressure on the office and means that dinner numbers can be phoned through quickly.

We have some places in Breakfast Club, so if you need a place, please ask your child’s class teacher for a form.

It accepts children from 8.15-8.25am and children go straight to class from there.

Today also, a group of children in Year 5/6 went to the official opening of the new railway bridge at the train station, which links Queensway with Devon Place. The bridge was opened by Lee Waters MS, Cllr Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council and also the Mayor of Newport, Cllr Martin Kelloway. Children from Crindau, St Mary’s and Ringland Primary Schools then walked over the bridge together with our children.

We were invited by Mr Terry Davies, Community Manager for Griffiths Construction, who managed the bridge project. A few weeks before we broke up, we took part in a bridge design competition organised by them.

After judging, the winner was Tyra Smidt and runners up were Raina Islam and Rhys Tamalong. Mr Griffiths will be coming to an assembly soon to present the prizes from Griffiths Construction.

There are some Immersion Days taking place tomorrow to start off our topic work this term:
Reception classes – Into the Deep
Year 1 classes – Let’s Explore!
Year 3/4 Classes – Bee Friendly Day
These will be lots of fun and great learning opportunities!

Message from Newport City Homes and Angharad Evans (Tin Shed Theatre)
Tin Shed Theatre Co and Newport City Homes are pleased to announce their new collaboration Meet the Neighbours, launching at The Place, 9-10 Bridge Street, Newport on the Thursday 20th of April, 6-8pm. (The Old Post Office building.)

What is ‘Meet the Neighbours’?
Meet the Neighbours” is a place for public consultation, signposting and creative collaboration towards a safer, connected & cohesive Newport city centre.

A brand new, village hall style network that seeks to socially connect the new and old residents of Newport City Centre. The project will launch with an initial series of open public sessions, signposting ‘The Place’ as the new, city centre social hub.

With FREE refreshments and interactive activities it is open to those living locally.

The launch event will be hosted by Newport’s finest creative practitioners & local social business with a chance to put faces to names, find out what’s on and meet new people.

After the official pilot launch, the project will host a further series of workshops and sessions, free and available for residents to join. So watch this space for more info!

This project is funded by Newport City Homes Community benefit funds.

We hope to see you there.

Angharad Evans (Producer of Participation)
Tin Shed Theatre Co.

The Pantry will be open from 3.15-3.45pm on Thursday in the Family Room near the Nursery entrance. Our supplies from the Raven House Food Bank have stopped now because they are struggling to have enough food to spare, but we will continue to support anyone who needs crisis food. We can also help you with a formal referral to the Raven House Food Bank in Stow Park Church, which is now part of the national Trussell Trust organisation.

We are still supported by the congregation of Newport Cathedral and they have been successful in obtaining a grant from the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) to provide basic food stuffs until the summer of 2024. We are extremely grateful to Newport Cathedral and its congregation for working so closely in partnership with us and supporting our #stwoolosfamily with love and concern.

I’m grateful also to staff and Governors who also contribute to our food supplies when they are able to.

A message from Mrs Hayes and the Eco Team
Eco Tip – Sunday the 22nd of April is Earth Day. Earth Day is very important to help raise awareness about
climate change. There is lots of information and things to consider on this website about how you can help support our planet:

Next Week
Our Diary Dates will come out next Monday.

On Wednesday morning on the 26th April we will be having our Eid Assembly taken by children in Years 3 and 4 and in the afternoon, we will have our Eid Party for everyone.

Many congratulations if you are celebrating Eid this weekend, after your period of fasting.

Eid Mubarak!

Very kind regards,
H L Vaughan