Parent/Carer Newsletter 4th October

Heddlu Bach

 Pupils who wanted to become mini police officers as part of our Heddlu Bach initiative were interviewed this week by Peter Walker of Gwent Police and Mrs Phillips and Mrs Jones. 

Peter was so impressed by the children that they have all been appointed. The mini police officers will have their own branded Heddlu Bach uniform and will have this presented to them over the next two weeks. Parents/carers will be invited into for this presentation as soon as a date is confirmed.

Caffi Cymraeg

Parents/carers will be invited into 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) on Wednesday 23rd October at 2:30pm. The remaining dates are:

Class Date
Dosbarth Aberdovey Y4/5 Wednesday 27th November 2019 2:30pm
Dosbarth Abersoch Y5 Wednesday 15th January 2019 2:30pm
Dosbarth Tresaith Y3 Wednesday 5th February 2020 2:30pm
Dosbarth Barafundle Y2 Wednesday 11 March 2020 2:30pm


Lateness in school

Children can arrive at school from 8:50am when there are staff on duty but they must be on site by 8:55am ready to go into school for registration at 9am. If children are not in school for registration, they are missing the start of the school day and disrupt their own and others’ learning by arriving late. Please make every effort to ensure your children are in school on time.

Parking in school car park

Some parents and carers continue to park in the school car park despite previous reminders. 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.

Marvellous Maths Day – Thursday 14th November

Parents/carers are invited into classes to see how maths is taught in Cwmffrwdoer in line with the new curriculum for Wales.

In FP classes (reception to Year 2, nursery is not included), you can visit classes from 9:15am-10am. In Key Stage 2 classes, parents/carers are invited into classes from 2pm-3pm.

Christmas Concerts

There will be one performance for nursery, two performances for Foundation Phase (includes Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) and one performance each for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6.

There will be four tickets available for the nursery and KS2 concerts and two available for each FP concert (four in total).

The concert dates are included below for your diary. More information will come from teachers at a later date.


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

Event Date
Dosbarth Rhossili visit to Egypt Centre Friday 11th October
Macmillan Coffee afternoon Monday 14th October 2:30pm
PTA disco

Nursey children can attend the FP disco if accompanied by an adult.

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
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.



Harvest Service Thursday 24th October 10:30am (pupils and staff only)
School closed for INSET 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
Whole school Mufti Day – food donations for Christmas Raffle hamper instead of £1 Friday 29th November
Choir to visit Ty Ceirios Nursing Home Thursday 12th December 2pm
FP Christmas performance (reception, Y1, Y2) Tuesday 10th December 9:30am
FP Christmas performance (reception, Y1, Y2) Wednesday 11th December 9:30am
Nursery Christmas performance Thursday 12th December 9:30am
Year 3/4 Christmas Performance – dress rehearsal Friday 13th December  9:30am
Year 3/4 Christmas Performance Friday 13th December 1:30pm
Year 5/6 Christmas Performance – dress rehearsal Tuesday 17th December 9:30am
Year 5/6 Christmas Performance Tuesday 17th December 1:30pm
End of Autumn term Friday 20th December 1:15pm


Nursery Applications – deadline 7th October

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.


Nursery Newsletters

Mrs Baker’s newsletters which are specifically for nursery will be uploaded onto the school website alongside whole school newsletters from next week.


Aldi Stickers for School

Thank you for your support this last week in collecting vouchers from Aldi. We have already filled one poster sticker chart.

Please continue to send the stickers into school.

Goodbye Mr Watkins

Mr Watkins is leaving the Cwmffrwdoer team next week for a new job opportunity. We will miss Mr Watkins but wish him the very best in his new challenge.