Newsletter, Friday 27th September 2019

Wow, another busy week at Barry Island Primary School. The children have really settled over recent weeks. Dosbarth Celyn and Derw have continued swimming with fantastic attitudes. We have received so many compliments from staff at Barry Leisure Centre. Well done all! We would also like to thank all the instructors at the leisure centre. Diolch!

The children have been highly motivated this week, especially developing confident digital skills during our ‘Digital Learning Week.’ They have learnt some great programming and coding skills, whilst understanding the importance of eSaftey and keeping safe when using technology.

We would like to thank Mrs Evans and the teaching team for their hard work organising a ‘Professional Learning’ event witha focus on National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE).On Wednesday, we had visits from over 15 regional schools to view and discuss teaching strategies. We had wonderful feedback. The visitors were extremely impressed with the pupils’ skills and attitudes to learning. We are really proud!

Reading is the “Key to Success.’ Please encourage your child to read every evening. It will really help them access the curriculum!

 IMPORTANT REMINDER:Please make every effort to ensure your child attends school every day. It is so important that attendance and punctuality is consistent in order for your child to make good progress. As a school, we want to make sure all of our learners are happy and able to achieve their full potential. Every day really does count! Diolch.

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e – Safety

Never share personal details online.

Only use safe websites with your parents’ permission.

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Welsh Phrase

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Thunk of the Week

Does your computer increase in weight, as you add more data? Why?

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Safety

Please avoid parking on the yellow zigzag lines outside the school. Let us all keep the pupils safe!

David Davies – Wales’s First Tycoon

There are still places available for families to see the show this Saturday afternoon, book directly with the Memo. NB This is a FREEshow!

If you are interested, follow the link:

https://www.memoartscentre.co.uk/Shows/david-davies-llandinam-wales-first-tycoon/

 PTA

If anyone is interested in joining our PTA please contact Sarah Goodman, in the office. Even if you cannot make the meetings, you’re help would be much appreciated during the events. Many thanks!

 

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Dates for the Diary

 Scholastic Book Fair:

Monday 14thto Friday 17thOctober

 Parent Consultations:

Monday 14thOctober

Tuesday 15thOctober

Wednesday 16thOctober

 Manor Adventure parent talk:

Tuesday 22nd October, 2:30pm school café.

 PTA Halloween Disco:

Thursday 24thOctober – Details to follow

 Half Term

Monday 27thOctober to Friday 4thNovember

 Year 4 Manor Adventure Residential:

Wednesday 13thNovember to Friday 15thNovember.

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BIPS Attendance Award 

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Newsletter, Friday 13th September 2019

What a busy second week of term we’ve had across our lovely school. Here are a few snippets…

Dosbarth Celyn, and Dosbarth Bedwen have made a great start to their swimming lessons. We have been so impressed with the children’s determination and effort to develop their skills this week. Da iawn pawb, keep it going!

Dosbarth Derw have successfully completed their cycling proficiency week and Miss Phillips has been so impressed with children’s attitudes to their learning.

Dosbarth Helygen and an exciting WOW Day finding out about the body and other ‘gory bits’. They observed, touched and explored real hearts and made sketches of the organs using ‘real life’ quality of line and colour techniques. They also learnt about the blood and its functions. The children also gave a lovely welcome to their new class pet guinea pigs, learning new skills about caring for animals!

Dosbarth Hywen & Onnen had a wonderful WOW Day as ‘Community Explorers’ around Barry Island. The children looked amazing and were a real credit to their families and the school as they walked around the community.  Big diolch to our parents for helping the children to create some stunning costumes! Da iawn!

PLEASE NOTE:  Extra Curricular clubs will start on Monday 16thSeptember.

IMPORTANT:Please make every effort to ensure your child attends school every day. It is so important that attendance and punctuality is consistent in order for your child to make good progress. Through the summer term it was apparent that in some cases children missing lessons found it difficult to catch up. As a school we want to make sure all of our learners are happy and able to achieve their full potential. Every day really does count!    Diolch.

 

 

e – Safety

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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 Phrase of The Week

Wyt ti’n wedi blino?

Ydw, dw I’n wedi blino.

Nag ydw, dw I ddim yn wedi blino achos…

 

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Dosbarth Ceirios would be grateful for any kind donations of unwanted adults’ shirts & Tee-shirts, which will be used as art aprons by the children.

Please contact Miss Browning if you are able to help. Diolch.

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PTA

 If anyone is interested in joining our PTA please contact Sarah Goodman.

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Dates for the Diary

 

 Y4 Swimming Lessons

Monday 9thSeptember to Friday 27thSeptember

 

Y5 Swimming Lessons

Monday 9thSeptember to Friday 20thSeptember

 

Y6 Swimming Lessons

Monday 23rdSeptember to Friday 27thSeptember

 

Scholastic Book Fayre

Monday 21stOctober to Friday 25thOctober

 

Half Term

Monday 27thOctober to Friday 4thNovember

 

 

Reader Of The Week

 

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Star Of The Week

 

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Attendance Award

 

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Newsletter, Friday 6th September 2019

Croeso nol! Welcome back!  The teaching team are so excited for the new school year and it is lovely to see all the children looking eager and fresh and ready to embark on their next learning journeys.

This week all classes and teachers have been busy getting to know each other and the children have enjoyed lots of team building activities, thinking about goals and aspirations, thinking about their class rules and rewards, and sharing their hopes and dreams for the year ahead.

Classes are also busy preparing for their new topic WOW days, watch this space! Dosbarth Celyn launched their new topic with a community ‘sound walk’, gathering data for analysis back in the classroom and thinking about how we can present our findings.

Dosbarth Celyn, Bedwen and Derw start their swimming lessons this term. Please see ‘Dates for the Diary’ for details. Please make payments via the usual Parent Pay arrangements. Diolch.

The children have also been busy thinking about roles and responsibilities and applications are underway to elect our new eCadet, School Council and ECO committee leaders. We have been so impressed by the quality of the children’s applications and the passion, maturity and enthusiasm they have demonstrated throughout the process. Da Iawn pawb!

PLEASE NOTE:  Extra Curricular clubs will start the week commencing Monday 16thSeptember.

A big ‘Diolch’ to Miss Browning for all her hard work in baking for the MacMillan coffee morning, raising just over £250 for a worthy cause. Thanks to all that supported the event.

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e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder: When using social media, make sure the privacy settings are high to protect yourself.

 

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Thunk of the Week

Can video games be art?

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Welsh Phrase

KS2: Beth ydy dy enw dy? Dewi ydw i.

FP: Pay wyt ti?

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Dosbarth Ceirios would be grateful for any kind donations of unwanted adults’ shirts & Tee-shirts, which will be used as art aprons by the children.

Please contact Miss Browning if you are able to help. Diolch.

Parent Talks:

Wednesday 3:30pm – An opportunity to meet your child’s new teacher and ask questions about the academic year ahead – All Welcome!

PTA

 Welcome back from the PTA Team!

There are lots of exciting plans underway for the year ahead and as always your support is greatly appreciated. If anyone is interested in joining our PTA please contact Sarah Goodman.

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Dates for the Diary

 Y4 Swimming Lessons

Monday 9thSeptember to Friday 27thSeptember

 Y5 Swimming Lessons

Monday 9thSeptember to Friday 20thSeptember

 Y6 Swimming Lessons

Monday 23rdSeptember to Friday 27thSeptember

 Y6 Cycling Proficiency

Monday 9thSeptember to Friday 13thSeptember

 Parent Talks

Wednesday 11thSeptember 3:30pm

 

 

Reader Of The Week

 

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Star of The Week

 

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BIPS Attendance Award

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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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 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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