Parent/carer information newsletter – March 29th 2019

National Tests

National Tests for Year 2 -6 pupils will take place between the 7th May – !4th May 2019. Please try to avoid any absences on these dates. There are 3 tests: Reading, Maths Procedural and Maths Reasoning. The Maths Procedural Test will be completed online this year for the first time.

Pupils can only take the online test if you have returned the permission slip for them to access Hwb online. Please ensure these are returned by next week for pupils to practice the online tests.

Date Test Year Group
Tuesday 7th May Maths Procedural Y2
Wednesday 8th May Maths Procedural Y4
Wednesday 8th May Maths Reasoning Y5
Wednesday 8th May Reading Y2, 3, 6
Thursday 9th May Maths Reasoning Y4,6
Thursday 9th May Maths Procedural Y5
Friday 10th May Maths Reasoning Y3
Friday 10th May Reading Y4, 5
Friday 10th May Maths Procedural Y6
Monday 13th May Maths Reasoning Y2
Monday 13th May Maths Procedural Y3


For further information on the national Tests, follow the link below:


Each week in Celebration Assembly, we celebrate the classes with highest attendance. From next week, the class with the best attendance will be allowed to wear Mufty the following Friday.

Rights Respecting School

We are thrilled to tell you that we are working towards becoming a Unicef Rights Respecting School.

Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.


The School Council will provide further information for parents and carers.



Year 1 Family Connect Programme

Thank you to the Y1 parents/carers who have attended the Family Connect Programme this term. Session 3 took place today and sessions will continue for the rest of the term.

Session 4 Friday 5th April 1:05pm
Session 5 Friday 3rd May 1:05pm
Session 6 Friday 10th May 1:05pm
Session 7 Friday 17th May 1:05pm


Dates for diary – whole school events

Event Date
Easter Disco (PTA event) Tuesday 9th April, FP – 3.15-4.15pm and KS2 – 4.30-5.45pm    £3 entry
End of Spring Term Friday 12th April 1:15pm


Easter Duck Race

Following last year’s successful duck race, we will be organising another race before the end of the term. Ducks can be bought in school for £1 and we will let you know more details of the race nearer to the time.

Speech and Language service

The local Speech and Language Therapy team in Gwent/ Aneurin Bevan have recently set up social media accounts to share tips and ideas to support children and young people’s speech, language and communication skills.

For further information follow:

 ABUHB Children’s Speech and Language Therapy on Facebook

 ABUHB_Speech on Twitter


Parking in school car park

There continues to be a small number of parents/carers  who are still parking in the school car park when children are being dropped off in the morning for school and nursery. Please be reminded that parents/carers are not authorised to park in the car park. The car park is for staff and visitors only.