Newsletter, Friday 15th October 2018

Another very busy week across our wonderful school and lots of exciting things ahead!  Here are some snippets …

 

Year 5 have completed their swimming lessons, enjoying a ‘splash fun’ session on the final day! It was wonderful to see the progress they have made over last few weeks, we are very proud of them all.  Year 4 have a week to go and Year 6 start their one week block on Monday – pob lwc!

 

Next Tuesday and Wednesday mornings we are inviting our Nursery parents in to school for our “Learning Together Open Day”!  It is a great opportunity to find out how you can support your child at home. You will also be able to join in some learning activities and work with your child, having lots of fun along the way! We hope you will all be able to join us to make the event a wonderful occasion for the children.

Parent Consultation appointment letters will be sent home today with the children.  Please let the class teacher know if you need to re-arrange for any reason. We hope to see you all as it is an important opportunity to meet new teachers, discuss how your child has settled into their new year group and run through learning targets and goals. There will be NO CLUBSduring the consultations.

 

During the week of parent consultations (please see ‘Dates for Diary’ for details) we will be holding our annual Scholastic Book Fair in the school hall. This is a great opportunity to find out what your child’s reading interests are and help them to find a book that captures the imagination and ingnites a love of reading! The Fair will be open for the whole week commencing Monday 22ndOctober. Please take the opportunity to have a browse through a wonderful variety of children’s books.

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Reminder:  Never share your password with anybody! Make your password ‘Strong’!

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Welsh

Sut mae’r tywydd heddiw?

Mae hi’n bwrw glaw ac oer, ond dydy hi ddim yn boeth a braf.

Dates for the Diary;

Swimming Lessons

Y4 & Y6 15thOctober to 19thOctober

Halloween Disco:

Thursday 18th October.

FP: 3:15 – 4:30pm

KS2: 4:45 – 6pm

Reception Only: Parent Consultations:

15th, 16th, 17thOctober.

All other Parent Consultations:

23rd, 24th& 25thOctober.Appointment letters will be issued by the class teacher in the usual way. Please let your teacher know if you need to re-arrange an appointment.

October Half Term Dates:

Monday 29thOct – Friday 2ndNovember;

Return to school Mon 5thNovember – NO CLUBS first week back.

READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw –  Ashton Hammill

Bedwen –  Gracie Leigh Jones

Celyn – Sasha Duddridge

Helygen – Billie McCafferty

Onnen –  Daisy Gould

Hywen –  Daniella Morris

Ceirios – Dylan Wakeham

Mesen – Ava Ferrandez & Carter Gill

 

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Autumn Leaves

This week the children in the Photography Club at Barry Island Primary School have had a lot of fun learning how to take close up photographs of the different Autumn coloured leaves that can be found in the local community. They are very proud of their photographs.

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Newsletter, Friday 28th September 2018

A very busy ‘WOW’ week in BIPS, here are some snippets!

Year 4 enjoyed a wonderful WOW Day this week.  They were immersed in a design project and built their own kites. The children had to follow a design brief, using accurate measuring skills and then took their flying machines to the local beach to carry out their test flights! They then had to evaluate their designs in terms of performance and come up with changes that to make them even better.

Year 6 enjoyed an action packed “Activity Week” aimed at developing confidence, teamwork and resilience.  All had an amazing time Gorge walking in Neath, white water rafting, and tackling the High Ropes challenge at St Fagans. The week was also used for the children to present their applications for the roles of Head Boy/Girl, Deputy Head Boy/Girl and heads of School Council and Eco Committee.

Year 1 & 2 also had their WOW Day for their new topic Bright Lights, Big City.  They looked amazing in their ‘town & country mouse/people’ costumes! Diolch to parents for their support and hard work.

Important Reminder:Please DO NOT park on the Zig Zag lines outside the school (or anywhere which poses a danger to the children). These zones are designated for children to cross safely and to keep the view clear for oncoming traffic. Please help us to keep our children safe and do not block the line of sight of drivers. Also, see the Notice Board for details of the Vale’s new enforceable parking restrictions.

Please remember that Home Learning will now be issued via Twitter as we continue on our journey to minimize the use of paper across our school. Please let your teacher know if you require a hard copy.   Diolch.

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Mae bol a tost gyda fi

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‘Thunk of the Week’

Can video games be art?

Dates for the Diary;

Swimming Lessons

Y4 1stOctober to 19thOctober (3 week block)

Y5 1stOctober to 12thOctober (2 week block)

Y6 15thOctober to 19thOctober (1 week)

Harvest Festival Celebrations

 Next week will be our whole school assembly and celebrations – still time for any kind donations!

Halloween Disco:

Thursday 18th October.

October Half Term Dates:

Monday 29thOct – Friday 2ndNovember;

Return to school Mon 5thNovember – NO CLUBS first week back.

NOTICE BOARD:

Please note that Afterschool Club only runs until 5.30pm(not 6pm).

 REMINDER: PTA AGM – 5th October – 9.30 am in the Café

Details about our AGM have been given out at the Parent Talks last week. If you haven’t received one and would like one, please see Sarah at the Reception Desk or one of the PTA members.

Enterprise Club Card Sale

The children in our enterprise club have created some wonderful birthday cards that are on sale in Reception for 50p. All proceeds will go towards buying new resources for the club. Diolch.

Reminder: PTA ‘Recycling’ Project

Following last year’s success, we are again collecting kind donations of uniform, Halloween costumes and Christmas jumpers that we will sell on for a bargain price! All proceeds to be added to the PTA funds.

Halloween Disco:  Thursday 18th October, if anyone is able to help in any way, please let us know!

Road Safety around our school

To further enhance the safety of our children going to and from school, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has recently standardised parking restrictions on the  ‘ School Keep Clear Markings’ and has installed signage to reflect these changes.

The restrictions are legally enforceable and are in effect from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm.

READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw –  Lacie-Mai Ambridge

Bedwen –  Cerys Molden

Celyn – Luca Gale

Helygen – Aiden Morgan-Staples

Onnen –  Ronnie Venton

Hywen –  Harry Gorton

Ceirios – Sam Adams

Mesen – Harry Chandler & Blake Marvelley

 

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Newsletter, Friday 14th September 2018

Wow, what a fantastic second week of our brand new Autumn  Term learning journey!  So what’s been happening?

As part of their Topic work, ‘Bright Lights, Big City’, Years 1 & 2 are busy working on building their own ‘city’. A big thank you to all the parents for supporting the children with their 3D models.

Nursery have launched their new Topic,  ‘Happiness’, with a fantastic week of activities including their ‘WOW’ day which featured measuring the height of their teddies, making a Teddy Bear’s party hat and culminating in a lovely “happy bears” tea party!

Year 6 have been working hard all week on their cycling proficiency course, learning important safety lessons that will protect when out and about on our streets and roads.

Year 5 launched their new class text, Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz, and their new Topic ‘Heroes and Villains’. As part of the immersion week, they had a ‘’Spy-Tastic’’ WOW day where the children were enrolled into the Spy Academy and challenged to complete a series of covert missions! Working through observational assessments, code-breaking tasks, computational thinking, fingerprinting and mind games, all managed to successfully graduate from the academy! Da iawn pawb!

Year 4 have been working hard on their book reviews and are very excited to be launching their new Topic, “Flight Engineers”!

Each year group will be sending out a half term overview of their topic work and literacy and numeracy focus shortly.

Our Early Years team would still be grateful to receive any old / unwanted buckets, pans, spoons, bowls etc. Diolch!

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e-cadets Reminder: Always ask an adult for permission to use a new app and balance the time you spend using technology

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Sut wyt ti heddiw?

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‘Thunk of the Week’

Can fairy tales come true?

 

Dates for the Diary;

 Extra Curricular Clubs

Start Monday 17thSeptember.

 Year 6 Activity Week

w/c Monday 24th September.

Parent Class InformationTalks

Thursday 20thSeptember, 3:15pm in classrooms – all welcome!

Swimming Lessons

Y4 1stOctober to 19thOctober (3 week block)

Y5 1stOctober to 12thOctober (2 week block)

Y6 15thOctober to 19thOctober (1 week)

Harvest Festival Celebrations

This year’s Harvest Festival Sunday is 23rdSeptember. Whole school assembly and celebrations will be held on Friday 28thSeptember.

October Half Term Dates:

Monday 29thOct – Friday 2ndNovember;

Return to school Mon 5thNovember – NO CLUBS first week back.

NOTICE BOARD:

 Please note that Afterschool Club only runs until 5.30pm(not 6pm).

Raspberry Pi Event Cardiff

Saturday 15thSeptember, Sessions for ages 7-17, £6 Admission. Full details can be found online – great event for all those budding coders!

PTA AGM – 5th October – 9.30 am in the Café

 Election of Roles:  Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in any of these positions, please see Sarah or one of the PTA’s current members Gary Gould, Nicola Pearce, Lesley Matthews, Gemma Bowen, or Kasey Ellis. More details regarding the AGM agenda will be available next week.

Fundraising Event:PTA are planning to run a fun ‘Quiz Night’ in October, all welcome.  Watch this space for further details.

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 READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw –  Leah Grindley

Bedwen – Brandon Roch

Celyn – Hollie Martin Edwards

Helygen – Millie Evans

Onnen – Scott Mickelsen

Hywen – Bella Farnham

Ceirios – Blyth Webb

Mesen – Louie Ray Miller & Benedict Davie

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Newsletter, Friday 6th July 2018

A very busy week of rehearsals, performances and creativity!

This week has been our Design Technology focus week where classes have been busy working on their projects for school Summer Fayre.  Each year group has a £20 resources pot that they must use to create a product for their class stall, the aim being to cost the project, keep to budget and generate a profit for their class. Pob lwc!

Year 1 have been busy making sandwiches & cakes for their Paddington Bear inspired Afternoon Tea Party. It was fantastic to see the children enjoy a wonderful afternoon with their families in our beautiful school garden. Many thanks to those who were able to attend and support the event. Diolch.

Year 3 enjoyed a morning at Whitmore Bay exploring rock pools as part of their topic work. After the hard work, there was just enough time for a well-earned ice cream! Back at school they then used branching databases to categorise and sort the creatures they had discovered.

On Wednesday our Nursery children performed a wonderful Graduation celebration on the school hall stage for their families. Thanks to those that were able to support the children who were an absolute credit to their proud families. Well done!

On Thursday Year 4&5 were guests of the Arts Council of Wales who kindly funded our trip to the Wales Millennium Centre to watch the acclaimed theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Warhorse’. We had lots of tears and laughter and it was a truly memorable experience for the children.

Our week was brilliantly rounded off by our Year 6 summer performance out under the school yard stage and shelter. Families were treated to an outstanding performance and I’m sure those happy memories will be cherished for ever. Ardderchog Dosbarth Derw!!

Reminder: please don’t forget to call in to the office if you need new uniform ordering forms from Miss Treweek. Diolch.

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e-cadets Reminder: Remember to keep information about going on holiday away from social media.

‘Thunk of the Week’

Do animals enjoy being animals? How do you know?

Dates for the Diary;

PTA Summer Fayre

Tuesday 17thJuly 3:15 – 6pm

 ‘Reception Talk’: Wednesday 11thJuly 2:45pm

Our Nursery parents are invited to join us for a short talk about their new Reception Class next year

 Summer Plays:

Y4 Thursday 12thJuly 2pm

Y2 Friday 13thJuly 1.45pm

 Y5 & Y6 Broadhaven Trip

Tuesday 10thJuly – Friday 13thJuly

 Y1 & Y2 Miskin Mill Trip

Wednesday 18th-Thursday 19thJuly

(Y1 Day visit only)

 ‘Meet my new Teacher’

Thursday 19thJuly: Class Swaps

Inset Days

Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th July (last day of school Friday 20thJuly)

 

NOTICE BOARD:

Don’t forget to check out the Family/Community board (in the large playground) for events that you may wish to do in the holidays with your children. Go for it and have some fun!

 PTA:

Please remember the Summer Fayre will be held on the 17th July straight after school at 3.15pm till 6pm. There will be NO CLUBS on this day. Please see the colour relating to your child’s year group for the Raffle Hampers – any kind donations would be most welcome.

Nursery – Purple

Reception – Pink

Year 1 – White

Year 2 – Blue

Year 3 – Orange

Year 4 – Green

Year 5 – Gold

Year 6 – Red

We will also be grateful for donations of Jolly Jars. Please contact Sarah Goodman for more information.

‘Tip Top Fridays’: PTA will be selling a Tip Top for every child for 10p. Please send the money in to school with your child on the day if you would like them to have one.  Diolch.

Reminder:

PTA will be selling refreshments in the school café before the summer performances.

If anyone is interested in joining our PTA please contact Sarah Goodman in the school office. We need your help!

 READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw –  Jay Phillips

Bedwen –  Cody Long

Celyn –  Noah Phillips

Helygen –  Luca Gale

Onnen –  Millie Evans

Hywen –  Isaac Nolan

Ceirios –  Daniella Morris

Mesen –  Emmy O’Shea & Gracie Mai Walton

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Newsletter, Friday 22nd June 2018

Another exciting week has flown by in our final summer term of 2018. Here are some snippets.

Our School Council hosted a visit by St Illtyd’s Primary School Council from Blaenau Gwent.  Our visitors were treated to a tour of our wonderful school, a presentation of the projects we have worked on such as our ‘lunchbox challenge’, and a hands on workshop demonstrating how effectively we use technology across the school to enhance our learning experiences.  Our visitors were very complimentary and grateful for the opportunity to learn from our children.

This week the whole school celebrated ‘Sports Week’ and the children were immersed in an exciting variety of outdoor physical challenges. Many classes visited our local beach at Whitmore Bay and took the opportunity to engage in some fantastic outdoor learning experiences.  All of the children also practiced hard for our Sports Day event and completed their long jump, high jump and throwing events.

Thursday saw Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 hold their annual Sports Day events down at Maslin Park. The weather was glorious and the children as always gave 100%, showing a real competitive spirit but all with smiles on their faces!  The support from our parents was fantastic on the day and the encouragement they provided to the children was wonderful to see. Many thanks to the PTA for providing much needed refreshments in the sunshine and to Miss Pringle for organising the whole event. I’m sure there will be many cherished memories from the day which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the children and their families.

Dosbarth Celyn worked with a local Lantern Artist this week. They enjoyed an amazing hands-on two day workshop with the artist. They were tasked to use their creative skills to make some incredible ‘illuminated lanterns’ that will be used in this year’s Isle of Fire’ summer parade at Whitmore Bay in July – watch this space for further details.

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Dates for the Diary;

 Y1 ‘Afternoon Tea’

School Garden Friday 6thJuly 1:30pm. Drop in anytime until 3pm!

PTA Summer Fayre

Tuesday 17thJuly 3:15 – 6pm

 Summer Plays:

Y6 Friday 6THJuly 1:30pm

Y4 Thursday 12thJuly 2pm

Y2 Friday 13thJuly 2pm

 Y5&6 Broadhaven Trip

Tuesday 10thJuly – Friday 13thJuly

 Y1&Y2 Miskin Mill Trip

Wednesday 18th-Thursday 19thJuly

(Y1 Day visit only)

Inset Days

Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th July (last day of school Friday 20thJuly

NOTICE BOARD:

 Don’t forget to check out the Family/Community board (in the large playground) for events that you may wish to do in the holidays with your children. Go for it and have some fun!

 PTA:

A massive thanks to all our parents who kindly support the events run by the PTA. The children were able to enjoy some lovely shade at Sports Day yesterday from our brand new Gazebos paid for by the PTA fund. Diolch!

We are currently busy making plans for our Summer Fayre, which will be held on the 17th July straight afterschool at 3.15pm till 6pm.

Due to the previous success of the ‘Raffle Hampers’ we have decided that we would like to do it again for the Summer Fayre. Please see the colour relating to your child’s year group – any kind donations would be most welcome.

Nursery – Purple

Reception – Pink

Year 1 – White

Year 2 – Blue

Year 3 – Orange

Year 4 – Green

Year 5 – Gold

Year 6 – Red

We will also be looking for donations of Jolly Jars but would like to point out that donations are entirely optional. We are very grateful for any help / donations you are able to provide which all goes towards raising funds for the benefit of the school and the children.  Many Thanks51eodhbocfl-_sy300_

 

Please contact Sarah Goodman for more information.

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READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw –  Shae Michael

Bedwen – Rhys Baker

Celyn –  Zainab Mustafa

Helygen –  Evie Adams

Onnen –  Phoebe Farnham

Hywen –  Jasper Rodwell

Ceirios –  Matylda White

Mesen – Daisy Hadfield & Abiha Asfia1w1stow

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Dosbarth Onnen Sports Week 2018

We have gad a fantastic week improving our strength and agility and developing healthy competitive sporting nature. Sports Day was a huge success and enjoyed by all.

 

 

 

In the afternoon we had a class assault course developing different muscles and skill and was also a giggle having to dress up and hula hoop.

On Friday we went to the beach and played crab football, bean-bag shot-put, sandcastle building and wave jumping.

 

In the afternoon we did independent Active Learning and the children could choose to either write a poem or story about an aspect of their week.

We also worked as a team to construct a house out of Podley.  We even made a little shop out of the storage rack! How creative.

A fabulous week of learning.

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