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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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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Newsletter, Friday 15th June 2018

Wow, what a fantastic second week of our Summer Term  2 learning journey!  So what’s been happening?

On Wednesday we hosted our DCF (Digital Competency Framework) Open Day where teachers from other schools joined our children in their digital learning.

The focus for the event was ‘Computational Thinking’ and computer coding. The feedback from our guests was amazing and they were so impressed by the children leading their own learning and demonstrating qualities of resilience, perseverance and effective collaboration. Another great example of our wonderful children leading the way by sharing their skills and talents with schools across the Vale. Da iawn pawb!

This week was also ‘My Money Week’, a whole school initiative where the children have been immersed in activities aimed at developing financial literacy in a real life context. To kick off the event, each year group has been given a budget of £20 to create a product for their stall at the Summer Fayre with the challenge of making a profit to raise funds for our school.

Also, Y1, Y2 & Y3 partnered up with our local community ASDA superstore to make some real life financial decisions.  Y1 had lots of fun pricing up items to plan an ‘Afternoon Tea Party’ for their families in our School Garden.  Y2 were tasked with shopping within a budget for their forthcoming overnight adventure at Miskin Mill and Y3 were challenged to cost buckets, nets & ingredients to make their very own “crab style” cupcakes. Wow! A big Diolch to the ASDA staff for their support with the project and for the free cookies!!

Y4 visited the Royal Mint at Llantrisant. They were given a fascinating tour of the manufacturing area to see how blank pieces of metal become coins and then they explored a wonderful interactive exhibition. They even got to ‘strike a coin’ for the class to commemorate the occasion!.

All of the children also enjoyed a “Buddy Class” afternoon where KS2 mixed with FP to enjoy role-play, games and outdoor challenges focused on ‘My Money Week’ – checkout our Twitter feed for some really inspiring tweets of the children’s learning #together, learning and being our best!

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Dates for the Diary;

 School Sports Day Maslin Park:

Thursday 21stJune

FP 10am;  KS2 1:30pm

 (in the event of bad weather, we will postpone to Friday 22ndJune).

 Y1 ‘Afternoon Tea’

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

PTA Summer Fayre

Tuesday 17thJuly 3:15 – 6pm

 Summer Plays: 2pm start

Y6 Friday 6THJuly

Y4 Thursday 12thJuly

Y2 Friday 13thJuly

 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:

See below for details of a free event for the whole family to enjoy.  No booking required – just go along!

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:

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

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READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw –  Josh Skene

Bedwen – Tristan Smith

Celyn –  Aden Hobbs

Helygen – Elouise Coborn

Onnen –  Freya Weaver

Hywen –  Finley Waring

Ceirios –  Seren Morgan-Cradock

Mesen – Max Hewitson & Koa Hopkins

 

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Newsletter, Friday 8th June 2018

Welcome back to our final summer term of 2017/18! We hope you all enjoyed a safe, happy and healthy half term break. What’s been happening in our first week back?

On Wednesday the ‘BBC’ film crew returned to our school to measure how well we are doing with our  ‘Lunchbox Challenge’. We are delighted to say we have already made a huge improvement in a short space of time. Please support your child on our mission to make all lunchboxes ‘packaging free’. Doing our bit will make a big difference towards tackling the global problem of plastic pollution. The children are really passionate about the project and need your help!

All the children in Years 3 to 6 enjoyed their annual visit to the RNLI lifesaving team based in Whitmore Bay. The event started at the brand new RNLI visitor center where the children had a presentation on beach and ocean safety

After the talk, it was wetsuits on and loads of fun in the sun. Firstly, the children were put through their paces by the lifeguards with a series of physical challenges on the beach. Then they learnt how to use rescue boards in the sea, and finally finished off the day by having to save each other using rescue tubes!

Next week we are holding a DCF (Digital Competency Framework) Open Day where teachers from other schools are invited to come and join our children in their digital learning. The focus for this event is computational thinking and computer coding.  The children will lead the learning for our visitors and will showcase a range of activities to demonstrate the concepts and approaches of a ‘computational thinker’ – and they’ll have loads of fun!

Next week is also ‘My Money Week’, a whole school event where the children will be immersed in activities aimed at developing financial literacy in a real life context.

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Dates for the Diary;

 School Sports Day:

Thursday 21stJune 10am FP; 1:30pm KS2 at Maslin Park (in the event of bad weather, we will postpone to Friday 22ndJune).

Inset Days

The remaining two INSET Days for the school will be on: Monday 23rd July & Tuesday 24th July.

 PTA Summer Fayre

 Tuesday 17thJuly

3:15 – 6pm

 

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READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw – Corey Morgan-Staples

Bedwen – Lacie-Mai Ambridge

Celyn –  Logan Case

Helygen – Ayce Clode

Onnen –  Osian Salter

Hywen –  Hallie Marie Williams

Ceirios –  Chloe Anthony

Mesen – John Rickard & Gracie-Mai Walton

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Newsletter, Thursday 24th May 2018

Another fantastic week of learning across the school! We hope you all enjoy a well earned rest over the half term break and come back refreshed and eager to start the final journey of this school year.

Our year 3 class enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Hay Festival where they spent the day immersed in literature.  It was a huge success, an amazing experience and one that I’m sure the school would like to run on an annual basis.

This week the BBC team from London visited our school to film our School Council & Eco Committee’s assembly to launch a new project aimed at reducing the amount of plastic we use across the school. Our guests gave some wonderful feedback of their experience at Bips and all of the children were a credit to their families.

The BBC’s visit helped to highlight the challenges that plastic pollution poses to our planet.  This marks the official launch of an important journey for our children and we need your support!  Please help your child on our mission to make all lunchboxes ‘packaging free’.  All the children are bringing home a letter today that provides details of our ‘Lunchbox Challenge’ – the children are really passionate about the project, so lets really go for it and do our bit!

We are also sending home a letter today with information about how we use data about our children. This is driven by EU legislation and all schools are required to comply. We will keep you informed of developments as they happen.

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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.

 

PTA Newsletter

Hi everyone, we have decided that if we issue a small Newsletter termly it will give everyone the chance to know what your money has been raised for and the proposals that we have following your responses on the recent questionnaire.

As many of you were interested in the Quiz night we are currently putting wheels in motion to have one in September and details will follow as soon as things are confirmed.

We have had a successful year so far, raising £221.70 at the Valentine disco and then a further £144.45 following our Royal wedding celebration where the children enjoyed a few cakes and cup of lemonade/water (depending on their choice).

Plans are already underway to have the playground remarked and School Council are looking at designs and carrying out surveys with the children to see what everyone thinks. Details will follow when things have been finalised.

Going forward we aim to raise money for the following:

Trips subsidies for each class

Gazebos to be used at sports day

Our own disco equipment so that we can get the children to run the play list for our annual Halloween disco/Valentine disco.

As always if you would like to help out at the eventswe are happy to have you and you will just need to see Sarah in the office and she will add you to the list.

We are grateful for all your support and hope to see you at the summer fayre on 17thJuly 2018.

Dates for the Diary;

Year 5 Parents Meeting

Tuesday 5thJune 2pm School Cafe

to discuss next year’s trips.

 PTA Meeting:

Monday 4thJune.

 Half Term Dates:

Mon 28thMay – Friday 1stJune. Return to school Monday 4thJune. Please remember NO CLUBS1stweek back.

 School Sports Day

Thursday 21stJune 10am FP; 1:30pm KS2 at Maslin Park (weather permitting – watch this space!)

Inset Days

The remaining three INSET Days for the school will be on: Friday 25th May, Monday 23rdJuly & Tuesday 24th July.

 

READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw – Shae Allsop

Bedwen – Leah Grindley

Celyn –  Cerys Molden

Helygen – Oliver Gould

Onnen –  Grace Petersen

Hywen –  George Berry

Ceirios –  Harry Gorton

Mesen – Xander Newman-Viader & Harry Chandler

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Newsletter, Friday 11th May 2018

This week we saw the completion of the National Tests. We are so proud of all of the children for their hard work, perseverance and fantastic attitude towards doing the very best that they could. Da iawn pawb! What else has happened?

Year 2 & 3 were treated to some cricket taster sessions down at the Barry Island cricket ground by ‘All Stars Cricket’. The children had a wonderful, fun, learning experience and if you would like your child to continue to be involved, contact: Mark Ellis 07826 020707; Email: markellis@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

As a whole school we have been busy planning for next week’s ‘Creative Week’ learning event. Every year group has been allocated a country as a focus and the children will be immersed in an exciting variety of arts & crafts, music & dance activities. To support the event, we would very grateful if you are able to provide any unwanted lollipop sticks, pipe cleaners, buttons, glitter, string, wool, sequins and any adult shirts, T Shirts, aprons, newspapers etc to help us keep the children clean! Diolch.

We would like to thank the Year 2 parents who were able to join us for the “Maths & Reasoning Explained” session today and we hope it was of value in helping you support your children’s learning.

Year 1 & 2 have been busy developing the new Active Learning Lab. It has been transformed into a Peruvian jungle in readiness for their WOW day next Tuesday to launch their Creative Learning week activities.

We will be holding our Self Evaluation Day on our Inset Day, Friday 25th May. We would be grateful if everyone could return the Parent Questionnaires we sent out this week by Friday 18th May. Your feedback is a vital part of our school improvement plans going forward so please make sure you take the opportunity to share your thoughts with us. Together we can continue to make sure the children enjoy the very best experiences on their learning journeys through BIPS. Each year group will pull a questionnaire out of a hat and the lucky winner will receive a bottle of wine as a thank you for your feedback.

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Remember to always ask your parents’ permission to use social media so they can make sure you stay safe and never give out your password!

 

NOTICE BOARD:

Barry Library Lego Club

Every Saturday 10:30 – 11;30 or 2-3pm.Weekly club for ages 6+ :- New challenges every week.

Call 01446 422425 or see staff at the library to book a place.

 Reminder of forthcoming event: Royal Wedding Celebrations

As a whole school we plan to celebrate the forthcoming Royal Wedding. On Thursday 17th May your child can bring in a pound to dress up as a princess/prince or in red, white and blue to celebrate the event. All funds raised will be added to our Summer Fayre pot. Also, if any one is able to donate shop bought cup cakes for the event, please send them in to school by the Wednesday 16th May. We hope to provide the children with a little tea party to mark this auspicious occasion.

PTA

Our annual Summer Fayre will be held in July (date to be confirmed), if anyone would like to help plan this event please contact one of the PTA members Nicola Pearce, Lesley Matthews, Alex Gadd, Emma Burton, Sarah Goodman. We need your help! Diolch.

The next PTA meeting will be held on the 4th June at 1.30 pm.

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

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READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw – Nia Mallari

Bedwen – Lucia Nicholson

Celyn – Gethin Hart

Helygen – Sophie Clemett

Onnen – Ayaan Asfi

Hywen – Lagchlan Lowes-Bradshaw

Ceirios – Colton Bryan

Mesen – Dylan Wakehall & Ioan Nelson

 

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