Can you lend a hand?
Saturday Feb 11th 9-12am
Wear your old clothes and help us tackle a range of jobs around the school
From weeding and planting to painting and building equipment.
We would love your help. Bring the family!
Please let Miss Starke or Mrs Hazelton know if you can help.
It is very hard to believe that we have now completed a full term in school!
The children all deserve to be congratulated on their wonderful Christmas performances – parents and grandparents really were incredibly well entertained in both the Infant and Junior concerts. We really must say a very big thank you to Mrs Sian Jones, who actually wrote and produced the KS2 performance – Mrs Jones is a truly talented lady.
The Infant children thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas trip to the Sherman Theatre to see “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. Junior pupils went to see “The Borrowers”, which they equally enjoyed.
Our school choir really did perform beautifully in the Community Carol Service in St Mary’s Church. Thank you to our school choir, to parents for their continued support and again, to Mrs Jones.
Thanks must also go to our PFTA who give tirelessly of their time throughout the year; their hard work in organising the door entries and raffles during our Christmas concert season has been greatly appreciated.
We would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and all good wishes for 2017!
It feels as if Christmas is upon us already in school – with the Christmas concert practices in full flow! Indeed, you may have heard some strains of Christmas music if you have been walking past school.
We had a super Children in Need day – the children dressed up in spots and enjoyed a cake sale and a raffle. The staff also had a Bake Off competition!
Vicar Jon came visit Year 1 in school: they were delighted to show the work they had completed as a follow up to the church visit. Activities undertaken included: making stained glass windows, writing prayers and using the Paint computer programme to draw pictures of the church.
The response to The Children In Need Shoebox Appeal was fantastic and we would like to say a very big thank you to all our parents and children were so kindly gave so many donations.
We have held a Book Fayre this week – as always, it has been very well received. School receives a percentage of the profits to spend on books which is always wonderful – and we have great fun choosing our new books. Thanks must go to Mrs Edwards who has run the Book Fayre and our Year 6 volunteers who have ably assisted.
We now look forward to the run up to Christmas and the exciting activities and trips we have planned for December.
It’s hard to believe that we have already completed a half term! It has been a very busy and productive time, with the Infant Department being transformed through all the building work – Year 1 and the Nursery have a super new classrooms, which is incredibly exciting for us all.
The children have been absolutely brilliant throughout the construction and have conducted themselves in such a sensible and mature manner! We really could not have asked for more – so a massive well done to all our pupils!
Reception parents have been treated to a nursery rhyme recitation to celebrate the end of their nursery rhyme topic- many thanks to Miss Williams, Mrs Brown and Mrs Morris and well done, Reception! Year 2 have led the Harvest Festival service – a big thank you to Mrs James and Mr Rhys – and Year 2, of course!
Year 1 visited St Mary’s Church – they were welcomed by Vicar Jon who then enthralled them with a wonderful talk and demonstration (using child models!) of clerical apparel. The children were also highly entertained by the font and getting splashed with water!
A massive well done to all our children for their entries into the Scarecrow Festival and congratulation on winning a prize.
A happy half term break to all – before we know it, we will soon be back, practising for our Christmas concerts!
The children have settled back well into school after the summer holidays and have all been incredibly helpful and patient during the period of building work – a massive thank you to them all!
Our new Reception children have all settled in very well and it is lovely to see them all looking so happy and smart in their new uniforms! Our Nursery class opened on Monday and, by all accounts, a fun time was had by all! We look forward to seeing the children grow and develop during their time with us in Gwenfo.
Year 6 had a thoroughly enjoyable session at Beach Teach. The children have also been engaging in Dance taster sessions – with a new after school Dance Club starting very soon.
We are looking forward to the coming year and the exciting times, opportunities and challenges ahead.
We can’t believe that it is nearly half term… and how quickly the time is going! We have had a very busy first half summer term :
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their swimming sessions and all did very well indeed. Years 1, 3 and 5 have all led worship on a Friday morning; it is always such a special time for the children when their family members are invited to join us for their assemblies.
As part of Year 1 and 2’s Mini Zoo topic, 2 shepherds visited school, with their sheep! A wonderful time was had by all – and the children unanimously decided to adopt a sheep! It won’t be living in school (you will be glad to hear!) but nevertheless, close links will be established!
We were very proud of our netball teams for playing so well in the recent Irene Butcher netball tournament. A massive thank you must go to Mrs Plevey for the time she freely gives to coach netball and organise matches.
Years 2 to 6 have recently sat the national numeracy and literacy tests; we are extremely proud of the sensible and calm way in which they all approached the tests.
We enjoyed a wonderful assembly, led by our visitor, Steve Harris, in which the children were treated to a little magic as well. It is always fascinating to watch!
Before we know it, we will be back for the last half term, which promises to be busy, action packed and fun!