Parent/carer Information – Thursday 7th Jun

Annwyl Rieni

This half term is already a busy one with our Estyn inspection taking place this week.
On 13th June, we have meetings for our new intake of reception pupils and for the first time ever, nursery pupils. We are delighted to welcome Mrs Caroline Baker to join our team as teacher in charge of the nursery. Mrs Baker is currently Assistant Headteacher at Brynteg Nursery School which will close this summer.
Our new nursery in September 2018 will be based in the current reception class. This means that most classes will be moving into different or new classes by September.

The extension is due for completion in July and we look forward to holding an open day to show parents, carers, governors and the community, our brand new teaching and learning space. This includes four new classrooms for KS2 pupils and a library and KS2 area. We are very excited for the extended school to be complete and to once again have our yard space and lovely grounds in use including the woodland area.

Closure of Victoria Primary School
We are welcoming a small group of pupils who are joining us from Victoria Primary School in September. Our pupils have already written letters and visited Victoria School but our building works have prevented any visits to Cwmffrwdoer. We will be welcoming them in the next few weeks with parents/carers and a transition event has been planned for some pupils in Pontypool Active Living Centre later this term.
Classes for September 2018

The organisation of classes for September is currently underway. As soon as classes are confirmed, I will let you know.

Class assemblies: to share work carried out this term will take place throughout this month:

Class/Year Date
Dosbarth Melyn/Y2 Friday 15th June
Dosbarth  Porffor/Y5 Friday 29th June
Dosbarth  Coch/Y1 Wednesday 20th  June
Dosbarth  Gwyrdd/Y4 Thursday 21st June
Dosbarth  Oren/Y3 Friday 22nd  June

Please note change of date for Y5 class assembly.

Sports Day

As we are without a sports field for the second year running with the building works in progress, our sports day events will be limited again this year.

Class/Year Date
Y3/4 Tuesday 19th June  10am
Y5/6 Tuesday 19th June 1:30pm
Foundation Phase – R, Y1, Y2 Wednesday 20th  June 1:30pm

Residential Visit to Tregoyd House PGL Centre


Next Wednesday, 13th June, Year 5 and 6 pupils will leave for their residential trip and return to school on Friday.

Mrs Brettell, Mr Wharton and Miss Morgan will be accompanying pupils. Qualified staff will be leading all activities in the centre.

Mrs Brettell has shared all relevant information in a parent /carer meeting. A reminder checklist will be sent home tomorrow.


Girls’ Kwik Cricket Tournament

On Monday 11th June, a group of KS2 pupils will be taking part in this Torfaen event at Panteg House. Supporters are welcome.


Abersychan Brass Band

We are thrilled to welcome the Brass Band from Abersychan School to perform for the school on Tuesday morning.


Mini Olympics

Y4 pupils will take part in a Mini Olympics event at George Street Primary School with other schools within Torfaen on Friday 15th June.


Junior Lego League Competition

Miss Davies will take a group of pupils from Y2-Y4 who attend her after school club to take part in the Junior Lego League Competition where they will be building and programming a robot.


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