Glasllwch Primary School • Melbourne Way • Newport • NP20 3RH / 01633 266398 / glasllwch.primary@newport.gov.uk

March 2015 Newsletter

Annwyl Rhieni,

Dear Parents,

The year is flying by and we can hardly believe we are in the middle of March and heading towards the summer term. The children have continued to work hard and have had a variety of experiences and opportunities to develop their skills within a creative learning environment. Here is an update of recent events in school.

Eisteddfod

On Friday 27th February we held our St. David’s Day Eisteddfod. The children came to school in a variety of Welsh costumes and we celebrated with music, drama, poetry recitals and songs. We had a super afternoon. The children sparkled in their performances and the hall looked stunning, decorated with the children’s competition entries. Well done children!

Recent Trips

Last week Year 3 visited the new Youth Hostel in Cardiff. The day was spent rock climbing and cooking! The children made their own pizzas to take home as well as being treated to a fabulous buffet lunch.

Year 6 spent a day at Cardiff Castle as part of their World War II project. They took part in a ‘Life on the Home Front’ workshop as well as enjoying an educational tour.

Earlier this week Year 5 went to Big Pit Mining Museum. The children went on the Underground Tour and took part in the ‘Servants of the Empire’ workshop, all about daily life in the Victorian Era.

Well done to all the children on their exemplary behaviour whilst out and about on trips!

World Book Day

Last week we celebrated World Book Day in school. The children who dressed up as their favourite characters from a book looked absolutely fantastic. We had some amazing characters in school. The books the children made were absolutely brilliant. Prizes were given out in a special celebration assembly. Well done to everyone who took part.

Nursery Update

We are delighted with the building progress being made with our nursery. The builders are on schedule and over the next few weeks we should see the building taking shape. Thank you to those of you who have donated games and equipment for the nursery. I know many of you are keeping equipment at home for us because of the shortage of space in school. It really is hugely appreciated.

PTA

A BIG THANK YOU to the PTA for organising and running the recent magic night and cinema nights. They were all a huge success. Next week the PTA will be giving all the children a tube of smarties to take part in ‘The Smartie Challenge’. We are asking the children to eat the smarties, fill the empty tube with coins and return it to school by Friday 27th March. The class who raises the most money will be rewarded with a treat supplied by the PTA. Good luck everyone! Information about the next big event, The PTA Ladies Night on Friday 17th April, will be sent out shortly.

We’re Eggspecting!

The Reception children have put six chickens’ eggs in the incubator and are eagerly awaiting Tuesday 17th March when they are due to hatch. How eggciting!

SuperStars

SuperStars are in school for the first week of the Easter holidays running their Easter holiday camp. Their Easter camp will run from Monday 30th March – Thursday 2nd April. Letters have already been sent out or you can go to their website www.super-stars.org.uk. for further information.

Minecraft Club

My Little Pad Limited, the company who run Minecraft club, are offering two holiday club days during the Easter break. They will be in school on Tuesday 31st March and Thursday 2nd April. More information will be sent out nearer the time.

Trips and Permission Slips

When we send notification of trips out with permission slips attached, it is vital that the permission slips are completed and returned to school as soon as possible. Without signed permission, children will not be taken out of school. Thank you!

Wear your own clothes day

On Friday 20th March we are asking the children to come to school in their own clothes and bring £1 each to raise money for past pupil Anisah Mohammed to take part in Africamp. Anisah has been selected to travel to Nairobi in Kenya in July to work with orphaned and deprived children living in the local community. She will be travelling and working with the charity ‘Moving Mountains’ to provide support for children now and in the future. Anisah needs to raise £2500 to contribute towards the charity and allow her to travel to each destination. During her time in Kenya she will be helping to build foundations for school buildings and classrooms in which the orphaned children will receive an education. Next Monday Anisah is coming to talk to the children in assembly about her forthcoming trip. Following her trip she has promised to return to school to tell us all about it and to show us some of her photographs. Good luck from all of us!

Easter Activities

On Friday 27th March we will be having an Easter Fun Afternoon! We are asking the children to design and make a ‘Funky Easter Hat’ and we will be having a Funky Hat Parade!        

Thank you in anticipation of your continued support and co-operation. We value the partnership we have between home and school. It is vital if children are to flourish and to reach their full potential. We really are very proud of our school and of all our children.

C.M.Jackson

Head Teacher

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