Parent/carer information newsletter – May 17th 2019

National Tests

National tests in Reading and Maths Reasoning have now  been completed. This year, the Maths Procedural tests are online and pupils access these through the Hwb network. These tests didn’t have to be taken during the test period. These will be completed in the next few weeks during classtime. Classes will have to sit these tests at different times due to the ICT needed.

Pupils must have returned the permission slip for them to access Hwb online for tests and resources.

Attendance  -class of the week

Each week in Celebration Assembly, we celebrate the classes with highest attendance. The best attending class this week is Dosbarth Rhossili, Dosbarth Tresaith and Dosbarth Abersoch they can wear non-uniform next Thursday 23rd May instead of Friday. Next Friday 24th May will be a Mufti day for the whole school as it is the end of half term.

New Curriculum for Wales

The draft curriculum for Wales 2022 is now available and a guide to the new curriculum is available  online on

This guidance contains information on the structure and components of Curriculum for Wales 2022, the approach to progression, and how the curriculum must be inclusive for all learners.

Parent/carer engagement sessions

This term, these sessions have replaced the class assembly. We would welcome your feedback in order to plan parental events next  year. Some of you have expressed your opinions to staff. Please complete the slip at the end of this letter when you have attended the event for your child.

Dates for Diary

There are extra dates added below. Please check as some dates have been changed.

Event Date
Dosbarth Poppit Sands Reading Cafe Friday 17th May, 2:30pm
Dosbarth Ogmore Parent/carer event – ‘Number, Number Everywhere’ Wednesday 22nd May
Dosbarth Barafundle Parent/carer event – ‘Water Workshop’ Sale Friday 24th May
End of half term – Mufty Day (£1 donation) Friday 24th May, normal time
New half term Monday 3rd June
Y5/6 residential visit – Adventure Wales Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th June
Dosbarth Aberdovey Parent/carer event – Coding Thursday 23rd May
Dosbarth Amroth Parent/Carer event – ‘Funky Fun Fruit Fillers Friday 7th June
Dosbarth Rhossili – Y6 performance at the Congress Theatre ‘What Matters’ Wednesday 12th June 6pm
Dosbarth Rhossili Parent/Carer event – Health and Wellbeing Friday 14th June
Whole school sponsored event for British Heart Foundation – Skipathon CHANGE OF DATE

Sponsor forms will be sent home in advance.

Friday 21st June
Dosbarth Absersoch Parent/carer event Friday 21st June
Dosbarth Pwll Du Parent/Carer event –CHANGE OF DATE Thursday 4th July 2pm
Foundation Phase Sports Day Thursday 4th July am
Key Stage 2 Sports Day Friday 5th July  –

 Y3/4 am / Y5/6 pm

Foundation Phase Sports Day RESERVE (in case of inclement weather conditions) Thursday 11th July am
Key Stage 2 Sports Day RESERVE (in case of inclement weather conditions) Thursday 12th July

Y3/4 am / Y5/6 pm

Y6 Leavers’ Concert Wednesday 17th July 2pm
End of term Thursday 18th July 1:15pm