Parent/Carer newsletter – March 6th 2020

Dear parents/carers

FAMILY BREAKFAST – Friday 6th March

Our next family breakfast club is this week, Friday 6th March from 8:30am. There is a £1 cost for any adult attending. Please come along to enjoy breakfast with your children.

Cwmffrwdoer Eisteddfod

Pupils, staff and governors enjoyed our eisteddfod on Monday. Thank you for your support, the children all looked great in their Welsh clothes/colours!

Castles House were the overall 2020 Eisteddfod winners this year.

Groups of pupils will be taking part in Pontypool Eisteddfod next week. Children will receive separate letters for this.


Thank you to the majority of our parents who ensure children come to school appropriately dressed. A polite reminder that we expect all children to wear school uniform; this includes black/dark school shoes/trainers. For safety reasons we ask that children only wear stud earrings and that no other jewellery is worn. We also ask that smart watches are not worn to school.

Come and join us for Creative Arts in all classes! – Tuesday 31/3/20 morning

Please add this date to your diaries. Classes will be opening their doors to parents and governors to show how creative arts are taught in line with the new curriculum in Wales.

More information will be shared nearer to the date.

Class Attendance Weekly Winners – Dosbarth Barafundle Y2

Each week the winning class can wear mufty the following Friday. This week Dosbarth Barafundle are jointly in the lead with Dosbarth Tresaith as well! Both classes will have their mufty day on Friday 6th March.

CLASS ATTENDANCE THIS WEEK Dosbarth Pebble  nursery 92% Dosbarth Poppit Sands – reception 93.2% Dosbarth Ogmore Y1 94% Dosbarth Barafundle –Y2 97.1%
Dosbarth Tresaith -Y3 94.8%   Dosbarth Pwll Du Y3/4 94.1% Dosbarth Aberdovey – Y4/5 94.6% Dosbarth Abersoch – Y5/6 93.5% Dosbarth Rhossilli – Y6 94.2%

Calendar dates for spring term

These will be updated as the term progresses. Please check each week for new events.

Class Date
Family Breakfast Friday 6th March 2020
Families Connect coffee afternoon for reception parents/carers Friday 6th March 2020
SCHOOL CLOSES at 12pm – STAFF INSET Monday 9th March 2020 School closes at 12pm
Pontypool Eisteddfod Foundation Phase At Pontypool Active Living Centre (PALC) Tuesday 10th March 2020
Pontypool Eisteddfod Key Stage 2 At Pontypool Active Living Centre (PALC) Wednesday 11th March 2020
Caffi Cymraeg – Dosbarth Barafundle Y2 PARENT EVENT Wednesday 11th March 2020
Sports Relief Red Nose Day Details to follow from Sports Ambassadors and School Council. Friday 13th March 2020
Families Connect coffee afternoon for reception parents/carers Friday 13th March 2020 Friday 20th March 2020 Friday 27th March 2020
Creative Arts Open sessions Tuesday 31st March 2020 am
PTA Easter Disco Details to follow Tuesday 31st March 2020
End of spring term Mufty day £1 donation Friday 3rd April 2020, 1:15pm
INSET day for staff (school closed for pupils) Monday 20th April 2020
Start of summer term for pupils Tuesday 21st April 2020

REMINDER: School closed for INSET – Monday 9/3/20 PM

Please note there is staff training planned for the afternoon on Monday 9th March 2020.

School will close at 12pm. Pupils will have lunch before they finish school.