Parent/Carer Newsletter 27th September

Family Breakfast

It was lovely to see so many of you this morning for our first family breakfast. Thank you for coming on such a wet morning! We will be holding another family breakfast next half term on Friday 29th November.


Meet The Teacher

Thank you to those who came to meet teachers last week. Hopefully you now have all the information you need for your children’s new class.


After School Clubs

All after school clubs have started this week. If children are registered for a club, they will not be authorised to leave school at the end of the day that the club is run. The teacher who is running the club must be notified in advance of your child’s absence from the club.

Club Leader Day
Bookworms (Y2 pupils) Mrs Jarman Monday
Forest Schools (Y1 pupils) Mrs Baker Wednesday
Lego League – Y3-5 (children will be invited) Miss Davies Monday
Sports Club Mr Wharton Wednesday
Choir – Y2-6 Mrs Cornwell Monday
Eco Club Mrs Jones Thursday
Criw Cymraeg Y2-6 Mrs Howells Tuesday lunchtime (no permission needed)
Digital Leaders Mr Phillips Wednesday
Film Club Miss Brown Thursday
Jigsaw Club Mrs Brettell Thursday
Rugby Mr Phillips Monday
Digital Leaders Mr Phillips Lunchtime (no permission needed)


Positions of responsibility in Year 6

Congratulations to our new Head Boy Frazer Probert and Head Girl Seren Green. Votes were extremely close and as a result, we have two Deputy Head Boys, Charlie Eley and Cian Sims and two Deputy Head Girls, Georgia and Olivia Taylor.

We also have new Sports Ambassadors, House Captains, Prefects and Monitors from Year 6. Well done to all!


Macmillan Coffee afternoon – Change of Date

Please note that we have changed the date of our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon from Friday 11th October to Monday 14th October at 2:30pm due to staff training.


Heddlu Bach

We are thrilled to be part of the Mini Police initiative in Wales. The scheme gives pupils who are interested in becoming mini police officers an opportunity to help make a difference within their community and to educate their fellow pupils.

This scheme will also give them a voice to feedback what matters most to them and they can help influence those around them in a positive way. Pupils nominated themselves if they wanted to get involved and completed application forms and will take part in an interview process.

The mini police officers will have their own branded Heddlu Bach uniform.

Caffi Cymraeg

Parents/carers will be invited in to classes from Y2-Y5 over the next two terms to enjoy a drink/snack and learn some Welsh in relaxed surroundings. Our ‘Criw Cymraeg’ will lead these events and we look forward to you joining us.

The first ‘Caffi Cymraeg’ will be for Dosbarth Pwll Du (Year 3/4).

 All dates for Caffi Cymraeg will be on next week’s newsletter.


Parking in school car park

Some parents and carers are parking in the school car park. May I remind you that the car park is for staff and visitors only. The school buses drop children off in the car park and unauthorised vehicles cause a danger to pupils.


Please see below for dates for the autumn term. These will be updated as the term progresses:

Event Date
Family Breakfast Club Friday 27th September 8:30am
Dosbarth Rhossili visit to Egypt Centre Friday 11th October
Macmillan Coffee afternoon Monday 14th October 2:30pm
PTA disco Tuesday 15th October

FP – straight after school until 4:15pm

KS2 – 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Wear Red Day to support Show Racism the Red Card. Friday 18th October
Parent Teacher Consultations (PTCs) Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd October
Harvest festival Friday 25th October
School Photographer – all pupils (and younger siblings) Wednesday 23rd October from 8:30am
Caffi Cymraeg for Dosbarth Pwll Du (Y3/4)

Parents/carers invited in to enjoy a drink/snack and learn some Welsh in relaxed surrroundings!

Wednesday 23rd October 2:30pm.



End of half term Friday 25th October
New half term Monday 4th November
Choir to visit Ty Ceirios Nursing Home Friday 8th November 2pm
Marvellous Maths Day

An opportunity for you to see how maths is taught in Cwmffrwdoer in line with new curriculum.

Thursday 14th November

Parents/carers invited in:

FP – 9:15 – 10am

KS2 – 2 – 3pm

Family Breakfast Friday 29th November 8:30am
Choir to visit Ty Ceirios Nursing Home Thursday 12th December 2pm
End of Autumn term Friday 20th December 1:15pm


Dates of Christmas concerts are currently being organised. These dates will be shared with you by early October.

Nursery Applications

The application process for places at our school nursery for 2019 is open until 7th October. Forms are available from school or Torfaen Council. If you know anyone with a child nearing nursery age, please let them know. Mrs Baker is happy to meet parents/carers of prospective pupils and show them around nursery.


Aldi Stickers for School

Thank you for your support this last week in collecting vouchers from Aldi.

Every school that enters by completing the Aldi’s Kit for Schools poster will also receive an exclusive school sports kit and a chance to win £20,000. Stickers can be collected with every £30 spent in an Aldi store.