Parent/Carer Newsletter 5th October

Reminder: INSET day – Friday 12th October

School is closed to pupils next Friday, 12th October as there is a training day for all staff.


Positions of responsibility in Year 6

Well done to Y6 pupils who applied for positions of responsibility.

Rigorous application process which included application form, presentation and interview. All pupils in school voted for their choices. We are very proud of all children who applied.

We have now appointed Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy/Girl as well as Chairpersons of School Council, Eco-Committee, Equalities Group and Sports Ambassadors. The process for appointing all members of the different groups is now underway.

House captains from Y6 have also been appointed.

Prefects have been appointed in Year 6 to carry out a range of monitoring roles.

Digital Leaders and Criw Cymraeg will be selected by the end of this half term.


Diary Dates

Please see below for dates for the Autumn term Theses will be updated as the term progresses.

Event Date
INSET – closed to pupils Friday 12th October
School photographs Monday 15th October from 8:30am
Parent Teacher Consultations (PTCs) Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th October
Wear Red for Racism Day – see below Friday, 19th October
Harvest festival Thursday 25th  October
End of half term Friday 26th October
New half term Monday 5th November
Pantomime trip – Y1-Y6 Wednesday 19th December
End of Autumn term Friday 21st December 1:15pm


Wear Red for Racism Day – Friday 19th October.

Show Racism the Red Card promote a national day of action which we are taking part in by asking all pupils and staff to wear red and donate £1 to help facilitate the delivery of anti-racism education. Every penny raised during WRD enables the campaign to work with young people across the UK to challenge racism in society.

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival will be held at Ebeneezer Chapel. Unfortunately we cannot invite parents/carers along due to our numbers of children. It will take place in the school day.

All donations of food will be collected by Eastern Valley Food Bank in Pontypool. We are pleased to be able to support this invaluable community service once again.

Christmas Concerts

Dates of Christmas concerts are currently being organised and they will be confirmed by next week.  

Appeal for volunteers and books!

We are appealing for any parents/carers/grandparents to come into school and listen to readers. If you are able to spare anytime to be a class volunteer, please either see the class teacher or let me know by email.

A recent book audit has identified that many of our school reading books haven’t been returned to school. Please have a good look at home to see if you have any school books.

We would be very grateful for donations of any good quality books suitable for 3-14 year old children.

After School Clubs

A reminder of all clubs running this term. Clubs will change next term.

Club Leader Day
Grub Club – Y1 Mrs Jarman Thursday
Lego League – Y3-5 Miss Davies Monday
Sports Club – Y5/6 Mr Wharton Wednesday
Choir – Y2-6 Mrs Cornwell Thursday
Eco Club Mrs Jones Thursday
Film Club – KS2 Mrs Howells Wednesday
Digital Leaders Mr Phillips Wednesday
Criw Cymraeg Y2-6 Miss Jones/Miss Hart Monday
Board Games Mrs Brettell Thursday


Lost school items

Unfortunately a few parents/carers have reported lost school items which is very frustrating, especially early into the term. The items that are currently missing include jumpers and bags which are labelled. We will always do our best to locate any items reported as missing from school but on this occasion, items haven’t yet turned up. Please check if your child has brought any items home that don’t belong to them which is so easy to do.

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