Newsletter Friday 12th July 2019

What an amazing week of learning at Barry Island Primary School. Year 5 have had an incredible time in West Wales overcoming fears and showing resilience. They took over the beach and explored the beauty of the West Wales beaches and have been lucky enough to experience kayaking, climbing, and abseiling. In the evenings they entertained each other around the campfire allowing their individual personalities to shine. A super way to create confident contributors in the outside classroom.

Dosbarth Mesen had a busy week too.  The older children – Class of 2019, Graduated and enjoyed showing their parents the learning they have been doing all year round. The parents and staff were incredibly proud of ALL the children. They then shared a superb meal with thanks to our cook, Joy.  The younger children held their first show and see to celebrate their learning with their grown ups.  They sang songs in English and Welsh before moving on to developing Creative Skills, Digital Competence, Mathematical skills and Language skills. A busy and enjoyable day for all!

 

Dosbarth Cerios enjoyed a day at the beach exploring rock pools, wave hopping and buying ice-creams. The children were extremly well behaved and did their parents proud.

 

Year 2 took to the seas and put on an incredible performance outside about Jake and his “Fantatsical Sandcastle”.  A stunning performance without a doubt.

 

Year 4 held their summer performance and wowed eveyone with their powerful singing as they travelled around the world.

 

Next week is our final week this academic year.   Year 6 are busy preparing for their Leavers Assembly and year 2 are looking forward to going to Noah’s Ark Zoo in Bristol.  The Nursery Team are going to the beach with parents and carers to enjoy their very first trip together.

 

Please remember sports day on Monday 5th July at Maslin Park.  Foundation Phase (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2) start at 10am.  KS2 (Year 3, 4, 5, 6) will start at 1.30pm.

 

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e-cadets Reminder:

Remember to keep all information private on the internet – no names and address to be shared.

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Dates for the Diary

 Sports Day

Monday 15thJuly

Foundation Phase (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2) start at 10am. KS2 (Year 3, 4, 5, 6) will start at 1.30pm.

 Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Tuesday 16thJuly 1:30pm

1.15pm for refreshments

 Nursery Beach Trip

Tuesday 16thJuly

See Learning Train for Details

 

Year 1 & 2 Noah’s Ark Trip

Thursday 18thJuly 8.30am

 INSET DAY

Monday 2ndSeptember 2019

School Starts Tuesday 3rdSeptember for children

 

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READER OF THE WEEK

 Derw – Cai

 Bedwen – Brandon

 Celyn – Kuba

 Helygen – Esmee

 Onnen – Honey

 Hywen – Maiyah

 Ceirios – Xander

 Mesen – Ethan and Sophie W 

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Star Of  The Week

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BIPS Attendance Award

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Newsletter, Friday 21st June 2019

Another incredibly busy week across our lovely school! Here are some snippets…

The Dosbarth Derw ‘Breconeers’ had some incredible outdoor learning experiences on their summer residential trip. The children were really taken out of their comfort zones and challenged with gorge walking, raft building, kayaking, abseiling and much, much more! Miss Davies and the teaching team were so impressed by the children’s determination and resilience, showing a real desire to have a go! Da iawn pawb!

Our Coding Club are taking part in an inter-schools competition where they have to apply their programming skills to create an online game on the theme of ‘Be Safe, Be Seen.’ Pob lwc.

Dosbarth Helygen visited the St Fagans National History Museum to shoot some footage and collect digital photographs for their ‘Toll House’ project. The children had a wonderful day and were a credit to their school and families.

Dosbarth Bedwen have been applying their numeracy skills to their new topic work, Scream Machine. The children have been creating databases of rollercoaster key features in both digital and non-digital forms.

Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6 are busy rehearsing for their wonderful summer performances. The children are so excited to showcase their talent to their families. Please see Diary Dates for details.

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Star of The Week

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Newsletter, Friday 7th June 2019

Croeso nol! Welcome back!  We hope you’ve had a safe and happy Whitsun Holiday and are ready for an exciting final learning journey in Summer Term 2.

This week, Dosbarth Bedwen & Dosbarth Celyn attended the Eureka Robotics Awards Ceremony at Cardiff Met University. The children were challenged to create a short imovie to present their design ideas for a brand new ‘concierge’ robot to be launched at the Cardiff National Museum of Wales. We are so proud of the childrens’ entries which played to an audience in the main lecture theatre. Longyfarchiadau to ‘Team Bolts’ in year 5 who were judged to be the winners! The children also experienced amazing technology workshops and had a grand tour of the University – a truly inspirational experience!

Tales of Wales theatre also visited this week with their exciting re-tellings of Welsh folk tales, and encouraging children to discover their own Tales of Wales. All classes enjoyed the experience and their challenge now is to be inspired to have a go at writing their own amazing tales. Go for it!

Reminder – Photography Club Competition!

Please take a photograph showing an example of Framing, Leading Lines or Rule of Thirds.

They have made a film to explain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDOl8FkPVaU

Bring your photograph to school with your name and class name by Wednesday 12thJune.

(You could enter a few photographs or put together a Pic Collage!)

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e – Safety

 e-cadets Reminder:

Remember to keep a healthy balance between technology time and quality time with friends and family.

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Welsh: Please practice the days of the week in Welsh:

Dydd Llun Monday
Dydd Mawrth Tuesday
Dydd Mercher Wednesday
Dydd Iau Thursday
Dydd Gwener Friday
Dydd Sadwrn Saturday
Dydd Sul Sunday

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‘Thunk of the Week’

What makes a good memory?

 

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Notice Board

 SAFETY REMINDER:

As we move into summer term, please be vigilant with regards to sunscreen protection, drinks and hats for the children in periods of warm weather.

Also, in the interests of the safety of the children, we would ask that appropriate footwear is worn to school. ‘Open toe’ footwear such as flip-flops and sandals are not suitable for school activities. Diolch

 PTA:

 Class Copper Challenge

Week commencing Monday 10thJune, to coincide with the start of ‘My Money Week’, we are running a competition to see which class can collect the most old £1 coins and coppers (1p & 2p). The challenge will be to try and fill a milk bottle and will run until the end of June. The fullest bottle will win a prize – go for it! Diolch.

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Dates for the Diary

Show & See Bedwen

27thJune 2019, 2pm

 Y1 & Y2 Miskin Mill trip

27TH& 28THJune

 Year 6 Summer Performance

28thJune 1:30pm

 Whitmore High Transition Week

1stJuly – 4THJuly

(For Y6 children attending in September)

 St Richard Gwyn Event

Spirituality & RE

9:30am on 2ndJuly for Y6 children attending in September)

 New Nursery Open Day

1:30pm on 2ndJuly

 Year 5 summer residential trip

July 9th– 12th2019

 Year 6 summer residential trip

June 17th– 20th2019

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READER OF THE WEEK! 

Derw – Cooper

 Bedwen – Noah

 Celyn – Oliver G

 Helygen – Zachary

 Onnen – Daisy

Hywen – Harry

 Ceirios – Sam

 Mesen – Macsen & Jack G

 

Star of The Week

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Newsletter, Thursday 23rd May 2019

This week was our ‘Creative Week’, here are a few snippets…

Dosbarth Mesen had India as their focus and made Rangoli patterns, decorated footprints of Lakshmi the Indian goddess of happiness and painted tiger designs!

Dosbarth Cerios loved learning about Japan, making blossom tree lanterns & fans, learning traditional umbrella dances, origami and even tried painting The Great Wave by Hokusai!

Dosbarth Hywen plotted the flight route from Cardiff to Australia using maps! They’ve also designed & made their own aboriginal art, symbols and researched the ‘Dreamtime’.

Dosbarth Onnen face-timed Mrs Chukas’ sister in Australia to find out what life was like down Under!

Dosbarth Helygen studied the Masai Mara of Kenya and created wonderful masks, beadwork and paintings.

Dosbarth Celyn studied the culture & celebrations of China and have made lanterns, dragon puppets, willow patterns and printing and celebrated with a Dragon Dance performance.

Dosbarth Bedwen have been learning & performing the Haka, creating Maori artwork, jewellery & symbols and designing their own Tiki masks.

Dosbarth Derw enjoyed exploring Greek culture, creating phaistos discs, and designed their own pottery vases inspired by Greek signs and symbols.

Don’t forget our lunchbox challenge next term to reduce single use plastic and the crisp packet challenge!

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e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder:

Remember to keep a healthy balance between technology time and quality time with friends and family.

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‘Thunk of the Week’

What makes a good memory?

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Welsh

Pwy ydych chi’n byw?

FP: Dw I’n byw gyda teulu.

KS2: Dw I’n byw gyda mam, dad, chwaer, brawd a ci o’r enw Bella

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Dates for the Diary

 Inset Day – School Closed:

Friday 24thMay

 Return to School

Mon 3rdJune

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

 Y1 & Y2 Miskin Mill trip

27TH& 28THJune

 Year 5 summer residential trip

July 9th– 12th2019

 Year 6 summer residential trip

June 17th– 20th2019

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REMINDER: NO CLUBS FIRST WEEK BACK

Photography Club:

Photography Club has worked hard to organise a photography competition!

Please take a photograph showing an example of Framing, Leading Lines or Rule of Thirds.

They have made a film to explain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDOl8FkPVaU

Bring your photograph to school with your name and class name by Wednesday 5thJune.

(You could enter a few photographs or put together a Pic Collage)

“Talk, Learn Do”

On the 7th Junethere will be a course for parents about teaching their children about money, called Talk, Learn, Do. If you’d like to take part please let Sarah Goodman now ASAP, spaces are limited! It will run from 9.15 til 11.15 in the Cafe.

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READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw – Grace

 Bedwen – Misia

 Celyn – Evie

 Helygen – Ayaan

 Onnen – Honey

 Hywen – Seren

 Ceirios – Henley

 Mesen – Sienna & Maisi

 

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Creative Week 2019

tA big ‘thank you’ to the Art Champions at Barry island Primary School for organising and presenting their exciting photography competition to the rest of the school.

The challenge is to take a photograph showing an example of Framing, Leading Lines or Rule of Thirds. They have made a film which explains more and can be found by going to BipsTv on the school website.

The Art Champions are looking forward to looking at the photographs taken by the children, teachers and parents and awarding some certificates.

Photographs need to be in school by Wednesday 5th June.

This week the Art Champions also visited each class and gave information about what will be happening in Creative Week 2019.

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Well done Art Champions. Thank you for your hard work preparing your presentations.

I know the children and teachers will have a great time next week.

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” Albert Einstein

Newsletter, Friday 10th May 2019

Another very busy week across our wonderful school! Here are some snippets …

The children have worked incredibly hard at their National Tests this week and the teaching team are so proud of their determination and effort. Please remember to make every effort to ensure your child attends school again next week for completion of the National Tests (see Diary Dates for details).

Dosbarth Mesen held their WOW day this week, in preparation for our Creative Week learning journey. Their country focus was India and they spent the day immersed in a rich variety of activities linked to the Indian culture. They were dressed in traditional Indian costume, used green screen technology to visit the Taj Mahal, made Indian elephants and even tasted some traditional Indian cuisine!

Year 4 & Year 5 are busy working on their Eureka Robotics projects, working with Cardiff met University to research the technology of robotics and design their own robot specification to be used as a concierge at Cardiff Museum!

The week commencing 20thMay is our ‘Creative Week’. Just a reminder that we would be very grateful for any kind donations of unwanted ‘creative materials’ which could support the project eg, paper plates, pasta tubes, etc.

A reminder about the PTA’s exciting ‘Harry Potter Experience’ family event 15thMay 3:15pm. The children can dress up as their favourite character. There is a small charge for some of the games and refreshments, but also loads of free activities! Please see the Notice Board for full details. Diolch.

e-cadets Reminder:

Remember to keep a healthy balance between technology time and quality time with friends and family.

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‘Thunk of the Week’

Can video games be art?

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Welsh

Beth wyt ti’n fwynhau?

KS2: Dw I’n mwynhau mynd I’r parc gyda ffrindiau achos maen hwyl

FP: Dw I’n mwynhau mynd I’r parc

Dates for the Diary

 Inset Day – School Closed:

Friday 24thMay

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Hywen: 17thMay 2019

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

 PTA Harry Potter Event

 15thMay 2019; 3:15 to 6pm

 Year 5 summer residential trip

July 9th– 12th2019

 Year 6 summer residential trip

June 17th– 20th2019

National Tests Dates:

7th May to 14thMay – requests for holidays during these dates will not be authorised by the school.

 

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READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw – Rhys

 Bedwen – Sianna

 Celyn – Sam A

 Helygen – Sophie

 Onnen – Callum S

 Hywen – kAYDN

 Ceirios – Aiden

 Mesen – Sophie E & Aurora

 

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Star of The Week

 

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BIPS Attendance Award

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