Newsletter, Friday 13th October 2017

We have had a very exciting #DigitalLearningWeek at Barry Island Primary School. We have learnt to code, used Sonic Pi and generally immersed ourselves in emerging technologies. Please take a look at our twitter page for pictures of our children enjoying the week @atbarryisland. Diolch to the Digital Leaders and eCadets @ecadets who helped Mrs Evans.

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Punctuality

 Please ensure your child arrives in time to start the day at 8:55 am. Give them the best possible start to the day by ensuring they are; on time, well fed and ready to be their best!

Year 5 and 6 Trip to Broadhaven. Deposits of £20 are now being taken. Please ensure you pay your deposit to the class teacher or pay via Parent Pay. Diolch!

Fruit will no longer be supplied to Year 3 and 4. Please ensure your child brings a healthy snack to school if they are in Key Stage 2. Foundation phase will continue as usual.

NO CLUBS

Please be aware that there will be no clubs next week (Monday 16th – Friday 20th October) due to parent consultations.

Parent consultations will take place next week between 3 and 5 PM. Please see the class teacher for your allocated appointment. If your appointment does not suit, the class teacher will endeavour to meet at a more convenient time/day.

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Competition Time! Design     an e-safety poster celebrating what we have learnt about technology and coding in our school. The winner will be made into a canvas

 

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Welsh Phrase

Beth sy’n bod ar Dewi?

Mae coes tost gyda Dewi/fe/ hi. Mae Ffliw ar Dewi

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Thunk of the Week

Why is the sky blue?

 

Free School Meals.

Please find below a link for advice and guidance to find out if your children may be entitled to free school meals.

 

http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/schools/school_meals/Free-School-Meals.aspx

 

Please call into the school office for confidential assistance, if you require any help accessing the information.

 

PTA

The PTA has arranged a Halloween costume swap in the Cafe on 13th October. Any old/unwanted costumes that are be donated will be sold for 50p.

We will also be setting up a Christmas jumper and Christmas costumes sale! Dates to be confirmed.

Please hand in any of these items to Miss Goodman or the reception desk.

 

Savings Club

Savings Club has started in the Café on Friday mornings. New members are welcome to come along and save for trips, pocket money and more with the Credit union. Meet at 8:45 am. Further information can be obtained from Miss Goodman.

 

Dates for the Diary

 Monday 16th – Friday 20th October – NO CLUBS

 Monday 16th – Friday 20th October – Parent Consultations 3-5 PM

10.10 am 20th Nov – 1st Dec

Year 5 Swimming

10.10 am – 29th Jan – 16th Feb 

Year 4 Swimming

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BAA Award – Da iawn Dosbarth Helygen and Dosbarth Onnen for great attendance figures again. Keep up the excellent effort at coming to school to learn.

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Newsletter, Friday 6th October 2017

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the families that donated to our Harvest Festival collection. We have received a wide variety of foods that will be shared amongst our community by the Children of Barry Island Primary School. Those who need it most will gratefully receive the food. Diolch!

Punctuality

Please ensure your child arrives in time to start the day at 8:55 am. Give them the best possible start to the day by ensuring they are; on time, well fed and ready to be their best!

 

Congratulations to Dosbarth Hywen and Dosbarth Onnen who had 99% attendance this week – Bendigedig!! Dosbarth Helygen had an outstanding 100% attendance – Bendigedig eto.

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 The Year 5 & 6 annual adventure trip to West Wales will be going ahead in July 2018. We are inviting parents to start the payment plan this month. We will be requesting £20 a month from parents in order to pay the total cost by the time we depart in July.

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 ECadets from across the school will be hosting an assembly to ensure we are staying safe online in school and at home. They will also be launching the start of our Digital learning Week (next week). Each class will participate in a range of activities aimed at making us more ‘tech-tastic’.

Year 5 has been busy planning an art project to brighten up the corridors. Children have been exploring their favourite books and creating models to build our new suspended ceiling. We can’t wait to see the final result!a1w2coff

 

Last week we held our annual MacMillan coffee morning. Parents and staff came together to support a very worthy cause. We are delighted to announce we raised £100. Thanks for your on going support! #Community.

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e – Safety

Remember to keep personal information private and always tell your parents when you speak with someone new online.

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Welsh Phrase

Wyt ti’n hapus?

Ydw, dw I’n hapus. Nag ydw, dw I ddim yn hapus achos dw I’n wedi blino

 

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Thunk of the Week

Why is Halloween called ‘Halloween’?

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Dates for the Diary

 Friday 6th October

2:55 pm in the café

Year 5 and 6 Residential Trip meeting

Friday 13th October

2:45 pm in the café

Year 4 Residential Trip meeting

10.10 am 20th Nov – 1st Dec

Year 5 Swimming

10.10 am – 29th Jan – 16th Feb 

Year 4 Swimming

 Free School Meals.

Please find below a link for advice and guidance to find out if your children may be entitled to free school meals.

http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/schools/school_meals/Free-School-Meals.aspx

Please call into the school office for confidential assistance, if you require any help accessing the information.

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PTA

The PTA has arranged a Halloween costume swap in the Cafe on 13th October. Any old/unwanted costumes that are be donated will be sold for 50p.

We will also be setting up an Xmas jumpers and Christmas costumes sale! Dates to be confirmed,

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Please hand in any of these items to Miss Goodman or the reception desk.

 Savings Club

Savings Club has started in the Café on Friday mornings. New members are welcome to come along and save for trips, pocket money and more with the Credit union. Meet at 8:45 am. Further information can be obtained from Miss Goodman.

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Newsletter, Friday 29th September 2017

Mr Smith has welcomed visitors from Techniquest this week. Pupils in Key Stage 2 participated in a range of reasoning and numeracy challenges. They enjoyed using the Techniquest kit and managed to follow the RUCSAC method to complete the tasks. The behavior of all children was exceptional – da iawn, pawb!

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Attendance and Punctuality

Being on time is the best way to ease a child into the school day and set them up for success. Help your child start the day the right way by ensuring they are in school to start at 8:55 am.

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The Year 5 & 6 annual adventure trip to West Wales will be going ahead in July 2018. We would like to invite parents to a meeting and speak with staff on Friday 6th October in the cafe at 2:55pm. Diolch!

 

Savings Club has started in the Café on Friday mornings. New members are welcome to come along and save for trips, pocket money and more with the Credit union. Meet at 8:45 am. Further information can be obtained from Miss Goodman.

 

We would like to say a big thank you to those that helped us support MacMillan during today’s coffee morning hosted at Barry Island Primary School. All donations were kindly received. We would like to say a big thanks to Miss Goodman and Miss Treweek for arranging the fundraiser.

Year 5 have been working with the Virtual Reality headsets this week. Our friends at Penybont primary school visited and walked us through the new features available in virtual reality exciting ties ahead!

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e – Safety

Remember to keep  personal information private and always tell your parents when you speak with someone new online.

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Welsh Phrase

Wyt ti’n hapus?

Ydw, dw I’n hapus. Nag ydw, dw I ddim yn hapus achos dw I’n wedi blino

 

Dates for the Diary

Friday 29th September

2:00 pm in the café

Macmillan coffee afternoon

 2nd October – 6th October

Year 6 Swimming

10.10 am 20th Nov – 1st Dec

Year 5 Swimming

10.10 am – 29th Jan – 16th Feb 

Year 4 Swimming

 Friday October 6th

Year 5 and 6 Broadhaven trip – Parent meeting- Café – 2:55 pm

Free School Meals.

Please find below a link for advice and guidance to find out if your children may be entitled to free school meals.

http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/schools/school_meals/Free-School-Meals.aspx

Please call into the school office for confidential assistance, if you require any help accessing the information.

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Harvest Festival

It’s that time of year again where our fabulous community come together to celebrate Harvest Festival.

We welcome contributions of packaged (in-date) food that will be shared amongst the elderly in our community.

 

READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw – Nia Mallari

Bedwen – Tristan Smith

Celyn – Lok Hay Tin

Helygen – Ayce Clode

Onnen – Jake Everitt

Hywen – Isabella McCafferty

Ceirios – Jake Stephens

Mesen – Isla Berry & Aiden Goring

 

Star of The Week

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Dosbarth Onnen and Dosbarth Celyn are this weeks stars for attending school the most.  Bendigedig.

 

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Newsletter, Friday 22nd September 2017

This year the school is continuing to focus on Reading to excite all learners. The School Council will be working with Mrs Nunn to review current library books. They will be creating a ‘wish list’ ready for the school to purchase additional resources. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home. If you would like any advice to help, please follow this link- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/parents/ten-tips-on-hearing-your-child-read.

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Birthdays are always a special occasion! The school would like to wish Father Kevin from All Saints Church a Happy 60th Birthday.

Savings Club has started in the Café on Friday mornings. New members are welcome to come along and save for trips, pocket money and more with the Credit union. Meet at 8:45 am. Further information can be obtained from Miss Goodman.

Next Friday is the MacMillan coffee morning hosted at Barry Island Primary School 2pm in the cafe. Donations of cakes are kindly accepted. Please see Miss Goodman or Miss Treweek. Thanks for your support.

We would like to congratulate ex pupil, Saxon Arthur-Dyer for winning the Barry Comp cross country competition in his first year of comp. Da iawn, Saxon!

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e – Safety

Remember to keep personal information private and always tell your parents when you speak with someone new online.

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Welsh Phrase

Sut wyt ti heddiw?

Dw I’n dda iawn diolch/fendigedeg/ofnadwy/ wedi blino?

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Dates for the Diary

Friday 29th September

2:00 pm in the café

Macmillan coffee afternoon

 2nd October – 6th October

Year 6 Swimming

10.10am 20th Nov – 1st Dec

Year 5 Swimming

10.10am – 29th Jan – 16th Feb 

Year 4 Swimming

Free School Meals.

Please find below a link for advice and guidance to find out if your children may be entitled to free school meals.

http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/schools/school_meals/Free-School-Meals.aspx

Please call into the school office for confidential assistance, if you require any help accessing the information.

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PTA

There will be a PTA meeting hosted in the café next Friday morning. New members welcome. Please see Alex Gadd for more information.

 

Reader Of The Week

 

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Star Of The Week

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Newsletter, Friday 15th September 2017

We have enjoyed a fantastic week at Barry Island Primary School. Children have been busy exploring their new topics and settling in to their new classrooms.

Dosbarth Bedwen have enjoyed their WOW day this week for Heroes and Villains. Our class book is Stormbreaker and the children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as spies and completing secret missions around the school. Thankfully, no one go caught!\

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Dosbarth Hywen and Onnen have been busy exploring Barry Island as part of their adventurer topic. Children and staff dressed up and had lots of fun learning about our local area. Thanks for all the excellent effort with costumes!

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Thanks to everyone that attended the Meet the Teacher event yesterday. We hope that you were able to gather key information for the year ahead. Please remember, if you aren’t able to phone or come to school in person you can read information on Schoop, the blog, the newsletter, Facebook and Twitter. Diolch!

 Savings Club has started in the Café on Friday mornings. New members are welcome to come along and save for trips, pocket money and more with the Credit union. Meet at 8:45 am. Further information can be obtained from Miss Goodman.

Dosbarth Derw have returned from Wizarding Preparatory School! This years trip to Braeside saw a Harry Potter themed week. Children had a wonderful time and their behaviour was superb!

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e – Safety

Remember that children should not use social media unless they are of the correct age

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Welsh Phrase

Pwy wyt ti?   Dewi ydw i.

Beth ydy dy enw di?   Dewi ydw i.welsh

Thunk of the Week

If no one hears a tree fall, did it make a noise?

 

Dates for the Diary

September:

  Friday 29th September

   2:00 pm in the café Macmillan coffee afternoon

Free School Meals.

Family Fridays 

Please find below a link for advice and guidance to find out if your children may be entitled to free school meals.

http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/schools/school_meals/Free-School-Meals.aspx

Please call into the school office for confidential assistance, if you require any help accessing the information.

Friday Courses will be starting up again with Miss Goodman in the Café. Please speak to Miss Goodman or Miss Treweek for more information.

 

Reader of The Week

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Star Of The Week

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Newsletter, Friday 8th September 2017

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Welcome back! What a wowderful week we have had at Barry Island Primary School. Children (and teachers) have settled in well and are making new friends. Please follow our twitter account and join our Facebook page for important information and to see what wonderful lessons your children have had this week. @atbarryislandfbicon

The school newsletter, important class announcements and school trips are all being shared via our Schoop app. Please download the app for free on android or apple devices. Enter the school code 6618 and follow your child’s class. Diolch!

 

We would like to say a huge thanks to Mr Goodfellow for his work on the school over the summer. The classrooms have been redecorated and we are all very pleased with the outcome.

Meet the Teacher

We will invite all parents and guardians in to class at the end of the school day on Thursday 14th September (next Thursday).

 Class teachers will be giving you key information for the year ahead in a short presentation.

 Please, come along and find out about trips, methods of communication, snack costs, PE day and more.

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We ask that all parents and children do their very best to be on time and attend school every day! If your child is going to be absent ring before 10 am. Don’t forget the class with the best attendance win prizes! #BAA #winning.ecadet-henry

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Remember that children should not use social media unless they are of the correct age.ecadet

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Welsh Phrase

Pwy wyt ti?

Beth ydy dy enw di?w6thunk

Thunk of the Week

If I wrote a piece of music down but never played it, is it music?DiaryDates

Dates for the Diary

September:

 Monday 11th – Wednesday13th

Year 6 Braeside Trip

 Thursday 14th

Meet the Teacher/ Year Ahead Info 3:15 pm

 

Star Of The Week

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Reader Of The Week

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Newsletter, Friday 7th July 2017

This week saw the 2017 Barry Island Sport’s Day. Children gave their ‘Barry Island best’ as Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 were challenged to test their skills (in the egg and spoon race), speed (in the sprint) and endurance (in the obstacle and long distance races!). Our whole community came together and celebrated our childrens best efforts. Llongyfarchiadau to the winning house, The Blues!

Dosbarth Derw have been enjoying visits to their selected comprehensive school’s this week. Children have been experiencing Key Stage 3 timetables and meeting form classes to ensure a smooth transition from primary to secondary school. Our children were commended for their excellent behaviour! Da iawn, Dosbarth Derw.

Dosbarth Onnen delivered a brilliant performance in the Summer performance. ‘Jake’s FANTASTICAL Sandcastle’ took us into the ocean as our children shared catchy songs and showcased their oracy skills. Mrs Evans, Mrs Holder and Miss Preece were very proud of them! We would like to thank everyone who came along.

Next week is our annual Year 5 and 6 trip. We will be visiting Manorbier in Tenby. The trip is an opportunity to develop their building skills, independence and opportunity to bond ahead of their respective transitions to Year 6 and Year 7.

As part of our Beach Schools programme Dosbarth Bedwen have been trawling the beach as a stimulus to their writing and using numeracy skills to plot and plan beach huts. Also, Dosbarth Onnen partnered up with a school from Birmingham. They both visited the beach and enjoyed some Summer sun and a well deserved ice cream!ecadet

Remember that ‘fake news’ is any news outlet that is not official. Please remember to always check the source of the information before reading.welsh

Welsh Phrase

Ydy hi’n bwrw glaw?

Nag ydy, dydy hi ddim yn bwrw glaw, mae hi’n braf.

Is it raining? No it isn’t, it is fine.

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What can we do to clear up our beach?

 

Summer Term Key Dates

Monday 10th July

Dosbarth Celyn Summer Performance

 Tuesday 11th July – Friday 14th July

Year 5 & 6 Manorbier Trip.

 

THIS SUMMER…

Art, Making and Creating!

Monday 31st July 2017

Time: 11am-3pm

At MAC HQ

Drama and Show!

Wednesday 2nd August – Sunday 6th August, at WMC, (Show on Sunday 6th August).

Times: Weds – Sat 11am – 4pm, Sunday TBC

This year’s show will be in the Weston Studio in the Wales Millennium Centre!

Please be able to attend and commit to all five days of drama activities.

If you would like to book a space for one of our activities please contact Rebekah on:

02920667668
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We desperately need donations for class colour hampers and jolly jars. Please send in next week and support your class.

Diolch yn fawr.

 Thursday 13th July

Nursery Graduation 10.30am

Show and See 2.30pm

 Monday 17th July

Year 1 & 2 Miskin Mill Trip

Tuesday 18th July

Reception Trip to Barage

Wednesday 19th July

Year 6 Leavers Assembly (2pm)

Thursday 20th July

Summer Fete

Friday 21st July

Break up for Summer Holidays

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Reader of The Week

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Star of The Week

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