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Celebrating achievement for all in a caring environment

ST WOOLOS PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 24.6.19

Dear Parent/Carer,

I’m sending out paper copies of our newsletter until the end of term while we continue to try to sign everyone up to the school text service Schoop.

I realise that several of you may not have known about events because you haven’t had a paper copy of the Diary Dates sheet, so this has been sent also. I know that many of you put it on your fridge etc so your requests about this have been helpful. However, from September onwards, no newsletters will be sent out automatically but will be available by request from the office.

Wellbeing Week last week, which focused on wellbeing and mental health, was great! As well as a range of wellbeing and mindfulness activities in class, and also whole-school fruit testing samples, we also had a really exciting Activity Day on Friday. Pupils did a range of mixed age-group activities such as dog handling, making positivity clouds, making hand cream in jars, making glitter thought shakers, biscuit making, line drawing and many others. 

Our Sports Day took place on Thursday and we were really lucky with the weather! It was lovely to have so many parents and grandparents joining us. Well done to House and Vice-Captains who worked so very hard throughout the day helping with the organisation and thank you also to parents who helped us with line judging or giving out stickers. Thanks also to coaches Ioan and Lloyd from SportsXtra and Matt Martin from NewportLive.

Thank you also to those parents who joined us on Friday for our Wellbeing Café and who helped us with our Wellbeing Scale that we are developing.

Look out for photos on our Twitter to find out more about this week’s events @StWoolosPrimary.  Thank you to staff also, for committing themselves so well to these events.

I’m aware that the Foundation Sports session was a little rushed because of the numbers of pupils to get though races so next year, these sports will be held separately, in the morning, to allow more time for the children to race and do activities.

Our Green Day in aid of Size of Wales and outside equipment, raised £104.70. which will be split between the two.

Today, pupils in Year 5 had a presentation from the Race Council Cymru about the Windrush Generation.

Tuesday is Tombola Tuesday. Children can wear their own clothes in return for bringing in an item for the Summer Fayre.

Class items are:

Class 6W, Class 5/6CM and Class 5MM – Tins/Foodstuffs/Biscuits – for the Tombola

Class 4J, 3/4B and Class 3P – Toiletries (shower/bath gel etc)  – for the Tombola

Class 2MS, Class 1/2D, Class 1H – Wrapped Sweets/Chocolate Bars/Lollies – for the ‘Bags of fun’

Class RD and Class RS – Pencils/Pens/Small toys – for the ‘Bags of fun’

Nursery – Bought or homemade cakes for the cake stall. (Homemade ones on Friday)

Also, other confirmed offers of samosas, cakes etc from other classes, can be brought in on Friday as well.

Raffle tickets are on sale in school every break time for 50p per strip.

It’s a busy day because lots of events are happening:

A bee keeper called Claire Cowper, is visiting children in Year 3/4 classes as part of their Bee Friendly project. (You can follow then on @SWPSBeeFriendly)

Pupils in RD are visiting Glenmore Residential Home in the morning. These visits are going really well and both pupils and residents have gained much from them so far.

Mrs Couch is also holding two separate Parent Meetings on Tuesday from 9.00-9.45am or 5.00-5.45pm for parents to find out about the new Successful Futures Curriculum and what it means for your child.

The second of our Nursery Family Learning Workshops continues on Wednesday and will run with from 9.15-12.30pm and 12.45-2.00pm. Please join us for this if you can.

Children in Year 3/4 classes are holding a Bee Friendly parent event on Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm onwards, and parents of children in those classes have been sent a separate invitation about this.

We will be taking part in a very exciting summer project with the Cwtsh Community Library and Arts Centre on Stow Hill and as part of this, the community artist Andy O’Rourke (who has worked with the school previously), will be running Art Workshops on Thursday for children in Year 5.

Our Summer Fayre takes place on Friday and will start at 3.45pm.

Parents are asked to queue up either outside the main front gate or outside the top yard gate in North Street. Once adults have dismissed their classes and have got to the yard, the gates will be opened for the Fayre to start.

The raffle will be drawn at 5.00pm. Thank you if you have already donated a prize for us. Thank you also to parents who have offered to help. If you haven’t had a call, please come in at the times you offered, unless you hear otherwise.

Dinner Money Arrears

Unfortunately, I have to remind parents again to pay off any outstanding dinner money and ensure that accounts are in credit before ordering any more meals. If you have an issue with paying off dinner money, please arrange to come in and see me. If Parentpay accounts are not in credit, Chartwells may be unable to provide any further meals.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Week

This will take place next week. If you have a job in these fields and would be willing to talk about it to a class, please let us know.

Also, we plan to have a ‘Taking Apart’ session after school next week. Please would you send in to us any old or broken electrical items such as toasters so that we can take them apart? Thank you!

Yours sincerely,

H Vaughan

Headteacher