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Celebrating achievement for all in a caring environment

ST WOOLOS PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 3.12.18

Dear Parent/Carer,

What a tremendous Christmas Fayre on Friday! Thank you so much for attending and for supporting this so well beforehand either by coming in to sort and prepare items or by bringing in food, toiletries and raffle prizes. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Benjamin for kindly donating the large snowman to be used in a raffle for the Enterprise Shop and the Fayre. Thank you also to parents who approached local businesses for sponsorship.

We’ve raised a gross total of about £1100.00, all of which will be used for items for the children and to pay for Christmas activities.

Thank you very much to these additional Enterprise Shop sponsors whom I forgot to mention last week, I’m sorry:

  • Boswell’s Coffee Shop
  • Cardiff Golf Centre
  • Charter Housing

Well done to the Football team for their great effort playing against Mount Pleasant Primary School last Tuesday! The final score was a 1-1 draw. Congratulations to Phillip Vu, who was Man of the Match and saved many goals while he was goal keeper!

The choir will be singing at The Dolman Theatre on Tuesday afternoon for a ‘Tea for Two’ performance.

We are holding Parental Consultations on Tuesday 4th December (3.45-5.30pm) and on Thursday 6th December (3.45pm -7.00pm) for children in Mrs Parry and Mrs Jones’ classes. They will be taken by Mrs Hassell and Miss Pretty.

As usual, a children’s DVD will be running in the Nursery if you have no-one to babysit and need to bring your child with you, so that you can look through your child’s books beforehand.

At these consultations, you will be given a copy of our updated Home Learning Policy. This will be especially interesting for you to read this year because it contains some information from our POW! Thinking Group, who have worked with pupils to help decide a new direction for Home Learning in response to the new curriculum.

On Wednesday, children who have been learning to play the Glockenspiel or Xylophone are doing a little concert for children in school and a parent performance at 3pm.

On Thursday morning we have the Reception Dress Rehearsal. Later in the morning, we will have an Enterprise final sale with all items, including sticker books which have been donated, selling for 50p.

The Y3/4 Multi-Sports club, taken by Students from the University of South Wales, continues this Thursday after school.

  The Reception Nativity is on Friday 7th December at 10.00am.

Please remember that, as in previous years, no child under Nursery age is permitted to attend the concerts. This is to ensure that your child can have a fair chance of performing without being disturbed by other babies or toddlers.

If you have no-one to babysit, there will be an opportunity for you to attend a dress rehearsal the day before, where there will be staff available to show you to another room if your baby cries.

Please see your child’s class teacher to ask about this.

   Concerts

Please note the following dates for concerts. Miss Spray and Mrs Couch are organizing the tickets and have contacted you separately.

  • Wed 5th DecemberYear 1/ 2 Concert – 10.00am 
  • Fri 7th DecemberReception Nativity – 10.00am
  • Mon 10th December – Choir concert in aid of MIND at Newport Cathedral at 7.00pm
  • Weds 12th December Nursery Concert 10.30am (Morning and afternoon togetherno afternoon Nursery)
  • Thurs 13th DecemberLower Junior Concert (Y3/4) – 2.00pm
  • Fri 14TH December – Lower Junior Concert (Y3/4) – 2.00pm (Plus community guests)
  • Sat 15th December – Choir concert in aid of the Night Shelter and the Cwtsh at Newport Cathedral -7.00pm
  • Mon 17th December – Upper Junior Carol Concert – 2.00pm

Saturday 8th December Afternoon Tea

This Saturday 8th December at 2.30 – 4.00pm, some ex pupils (in Year 11 at The John Frost School) are holding a coffee afternoon in school to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Care Unit at Ystrad Mynach. The children are doing this in support of Miss Bishop who is currently being treated for breast cancer. Please come and support them.

Wrap Up Newport

We are supporting Mr Khan, whose daughter Zoya attends our Nursery, in his work with Wrap Up Newport. They are collecting old, unwanted coats and giving them to charities that support the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence. If you have a spare adult/child’s coat to       donate, please bring it to the collection box by the main office.

Attendance

Our attendance is currently standing at 93.7%

Eco Tip

Please try to buy loose fruit and vegetables to avoid extra plastic packaging. 

Unclaimed Raffle Prize

Yellow ticket 26-30 – prize remains unclaimed. Please contact the office if this is your ticket.

Yours sincerely,

H Vaughan

Headteacher