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

September Newsletter

Annwyl Rhieni,
Dear Parents,

Welcome back to school after the summer holidays. The children have settled quickly back into the routines of school life and we are all looking forward to a busy and exciting autumn term. A special welcome to our new parents and to all the new children who
have joined us this year. The reception children are really coping well with their new school and we look forward to working in partnership with you.

Curriculum Letters.

Curriculum letters have already been uploaded onto our school website in the online office and on class pages. These will inform you of the topics your children will be studying in each subject this term. They will involve the children in their own learning and give them an opportunity to have a say in what they will be studying, how they will be studying and how they will be recording their findings. We hope you will find them useful in supporting your children in their studies at home. If any parents would like a paper copy please ask your child’s teacher.

Preparation, Planning and Assessment. (P.P.A.)

All teaching staff are legally required to have time during the school week for preparation, planning and assessment. During this time our exceptional HLTA’s (Higher Level Teaching Assistants) will be working with the children.

Safety.

Please! Please! Do not double park or park too close to the school gates when dropping children off or picking them up. This really does cause us great concern as the safety of the children is at risk. As the car park is very small and crowded, parents are asked NOT to pull up the drive.

Jewellery Reminder!

Can I remind you that for safety reasons the policy of the school is that children are allowed a watch and stud earrings only. Also, children are responsible for their own jewellery and for taking it on and off for P.E. and games. All jewellery must be removed for these sessions.

Uniform.

We are very proud of our school uniform and all the children look very smart in it. Please can you make sure that items are clearly labelled with your child’s name so that we can avoid confusion and help the children not to lose anything. Please can you ensure that the children wear sensible school shoes so that they are able to run around and play safely at break – times. No trainers are to be worn to school; the children can bring them to school to change into for sporting activities and football days. As autumn is upon us and no doubt it will soon start to get colder, please make sure your child wears a coat to school.

PE and Games.

Please can you ensure that your child has his / her PE kit in school on the designated days. If your child does not have their kit with them, for health and safety reasons, they will be unable to participate in the physical activity part of the session. On these occasions your child will be bringing a letter home as a reminder for next time.
Thank you for your support in this.

Healthy Eating.

We continue to be a Healthy School and are delighted with the positive effect this is having on the children. Don’t forget to send your child in with water in a clear bottle with a sports cap, clearly labelled with their name, so they can drink regularly throughout the day. We have a water cooler located in the upper junior area so the children can refill their bottles throughout the day. Thank you once again for your continued support.

P.T.A.

Glasllwch has an excellent Parent Teachers Association who work very hard to organise events to raise money for our children. All parents are automatically members of the P.T.A. Our first event of the year is our annual family disco and BBQ on Friday 26th September. This is usually a super evening so please come along and support us. More information will be sent out by the P.T.A. and posted on our website. The Annual General
Meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th October at 7pm in the school hall. New members are always very welcome, so come along and join us

Music Tuition.

We are delighted that we have so many children receiving peripatetic music lessons in school. Lessons have already started! It is important that the children remember to bring their instruments and music in every week.

Parents in school.

The partnership between home and school is vital if children are to flourish and reach their full potential. We value the support we receive from parents and encourage your active participation in the full life of the school.
If any parents are willing to come into school to assist in the classrooms please let the teachers know. For safety reasons we will need to carry out police checks on any parents helping out in school. The beginning of each day is a vital time for both
staff and children. It is vital that children are in school and ready to start lessons by 9am. Children who are late will be missing valuable learning time. Please can we ask you to assist us by encouraging the children to come into school independently. If you need to see a teacher, and it is not urgent, please can you arrange a convenient time.
Thank you in anticipation of your continued support and co-operation. We look forward to a productive term ahead in which we will continue to strive towards our vision of being a ‘Centre of Excellence’ and to encourage everyone to reach for the stars.

C. M. Jackson
Headteacher.

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