Newsletter, Friday 7th December 2018

Our wonderful school has had a real festive feel to it this week!

 Today was the first of our Christmas Plays and it was the turn of Dosbarth Ceirios. We would like to thank all the families who were able to support the children with their performance and for the hard work that goes into preparing the wonderful costumes. It was a fabulous concert and the children were a credit to their families and the school.

 On Thursday, Years 3,4,5 & 6 visited the Memo Hall to watch their Christmas film, The Grinch. It was a lovely morning and as usual, their behaviour was exemplary – we even received compliments from members of the public who were watching the movie with us! Da iawn pawb!

 Wednesday was our annual PTA Christmas Fayre. The school would like to thank our fabulous PTA team for organising another brilliant event. Also thanks to all our families and local businesses for attending and supporting the Fayre.

Your child’s ‘in class’ Christmas Party will be held on the afternoon of Friday 21stDecember. Some nibbles and drinks will be provided and the children are allowed to wear something festive if they wish.

 The Christmas Carols Concert for Y2, Y4 & Y6 at All Saints Church will be held on Tuesday 18thDecember, at 4:30pm. Please note that all children should wear their school uniform. There is no cost, but tickets should be requested from class teachers so we can gauge numbers for the event.

 We would like to say a huge ‘Diolch’ to all the parents who returned the “skills/hobbies/interests” questionnaires. We are busy collating the information and look forward to utilising your talents to provide some real life context learning opportunities for the children.

 Finally, we are very proud to announce our 3rdsuccessful re-assessment for the National Healthy Schools Quality Award.

This is a fantastic endorsement of our school being a happy, healthy learning environment that focuses on the wellbeing of the children.

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 e-cadets Reminder:

Never share ‘Personal Information” online!

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KS2: Sut oedd y tywydd ddoe?

Roedd hi’n ddiflas achos roedd hi’n bwrw glaw.

 FP: Sut mae’r tywydd heddiw?

Mae hi’n bwrw glaw.

‘Thunk of the Week’

Is everybody unique?

NOTICE BOARD:

PTA

Christmas Fayre

A big thank you from the PTA to everyone that supported this year’s Christmas Fayre. We managed to raise £685.79 for our school – a fantastic effort! Diolch.

If anyone is able to help with any PTA events, please contact the PTA members (Caroline Harris, Sarah Rowlands, Emma Burton, Vicky Brown, Lesley Matthews) or pop in and see Sarah Goodman at the reception desk. We need you!  Thanks.

Reminder: ‘Easy Fundraising’ Project

Don’t forget, we are now signed up to ‘easy fundraising’ where our school will get money from the things you buy online via certain stores. To take part please visit:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/barryislandprimary/

What a great way to support the school and your children’s learning opportunities when you do your online shopping! Go for it!

Dates for the Diary;

 Class Christmas Plays (2pm)

(no cost – tickets from class teachers)

Year 1: 11/12/18

Year 3: 12/12/18

Year 5: 18/12/18

 

Christmas Carols Concert Y2, Y4 & Y6

All Saints Church, Tuesday 18thDecember 4:30pm – School Uniform

 ‘In-Class’ Christmas Parties

Friday p.m. 21stDecember.

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Nursery:  5thApril 2019

Reception:  25thJanuary 2019

Hywen: 17thMay 2019

Onnen: 8thFebruary 2019

Helygen: 14thJune 2019

Celyn: 22ndFebruary 2019

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

National Tests Dates:

7th May to 14thMay – Please make every effort to ensure your children attend school during these dates.

 

READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw – Cody

 Bedwen – Callan

 Celyn – Zac

 Helygen – Ashton

 Onnen – Loukas S

 Hywen – Jack

 Ceirios –  Kian

 Mesen – Oscar & Sophie W

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Newsletter, Friday 29th November 2018

Another busy week in our wonderful school! Here are some snippets:

 Dosbarth Mesen had their ‘WOW’ day this week. They were celebrating their new topic, ‘Splendid Skies”. They enjoyed a range of exciting learning opportunities including dancing in the rain, understanding where rain comes from, making symmetrical rainbow clouds, and learning the rainbow colours in English and Welsh! The children had an amazing day and we would like to thank all the parents who helped with costumes to make the day a memory to cherish. Diolch.

 Dosbarth Derw visited Barry Yacht Club to meet with some of the members to discuss exciting plans to work collaboratively on projects to mark the club’s 90thanniversary. The children had a wonderful warm welcome and enjoyed the opportunity to interview people about the history of the organization and we look forward to working with them on a whole school project in the coming months.

This week we also launched our new Welsh language initiative, ‘Tocyn Iaith’. We want to promote everyday use of the Welsh language in our school to support learning and understanding of our culture and heritage. Children are awarded tokens for speaking Welsh independently throughout the day and prizes are up for grabs with winners being announced in our weekly celebration assembly. Go for it everyone, pob lwc!

 As the Festive Season approaches, we would like to thank our PTA for funding some lovely advent calendars for all of the children this year. They will also be providing refreshments before our Christmas plays, why not join us for a ‘pre performance’ cuppa and a nibble! The school also appreciates all the hard work they put in to organize our wonderful Christmas Fayre. If you are able to help in any way, please see the contact details in the Notice Board section of this newsletter.  Diolch.

e – Safety

 e-cadets Reminder:

Keep a healthy balance between online time and other activities.

Welsh

 This week we launched our new Welsh language initiative, ‘Tocyn iaith’. Children are awarded tokens for speaking Welsh independently.

 

‘Thunk of the Week’

Does the way we look affect the way we behave?

 

Dates for the Diary;

 PTA Xmas Fayre

Wed 5thDecember

 Class Christmas Plays (2pm)

Reception: 7/12/18

Year 1: 11/12/18

Year 3: 12/12/18

Year 5: 18/12/18

 Christmas Carols Concert Y2, Y4 & Y6

Tuesday 18thDecember 4:30pm

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Nursery:  5thApril 2019

Reception:  25thJanuary 2019

Hywen: 17thMay 2019

Onnen: 8thFebruary 2019

Helygen: 14thJune 2019

Celyn: 22ndFebruary 2019

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

National Tests Dates:

7th May to 14thMay – Please make every effort to ensure your children attend school during these dates.

 

NOTICE BOARD:

PTA Xmas Fayre

 Wednesday 5THDecember:

3.15pm till 6.00pm: We would be very grateful to receive any donations of raffle prizes, jolly jars and ‘Secret Santa’ gifts.  We would also appreciate any unwanted Christmas jumpers and costumes.  We need your help!  Diolch.

If anyone is able to help with the stalls please see one of the PTA members (Caroline Harris, Sarah Rowlands, Emma Burton, Vicky Brown, Lesley Matthews) or pop in and see Sarah Goodman at the reception desk.

Reminder: ‘Easy Fundraising’ Project

Don’t forget, we are now signed up to ‘easy fundraising’ where our school will get money from the things you buy online via certain stores. To take part please visit:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/barryislandprimary/

What a great way to support the school and your children’s learning opportunities when you do your online shopping! Go for it!

Diolch yn fawr.

READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw – Juliet

 Bedwen – Sianna

 Celyn – Oliee

 Helygen – Millie

 Onnen – Jasper

 Hywen – Willow

 Ceirios –  Koa

 Mesen – Sophie & Harley

 

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Newsletter, Friday 23rd November 2018

What a fantastic week of learning its been at BIPS this week!

 Film Club went to see “Sherlock Gnomes” at Barry Memo cinema.  They thoroughly enjoyed the film and behaved exceptionally. They are now looking forward to writing their reviews and submitting them to “INTOFilm”.

 Year 2 have been writing carnival poetry and plotting carnivals around the world.  They made colourful parrots and the Year 1 and 2 Active Learning Hwb is now full of life and colour with their masks, head-dresses and fact files about Rio.

 Year 3 had their wow day and learnt about the function of the heart by dissecting real hearts!! A fantastic real life learning experience.   The children also made their own blood looking at the function of red and white blood cells and platelets.  They also learnt where our organs in the body are located by drawing around each other and labeling them.  A fantastic afternoon of real life learning experiences was had by all.

Year 6 had their Show and See, Thank you to all parents for celebrating our wonderful learning with us. The children were delighted to share the different tasks and activities that they have been up to since starting Year 6.

 Next week Dosbarth Cririos will have their space themed Wow Day on Monday and will come to school dressed in space clothes. Dosbarth Mesen will have their Wow Day on Wednesday and will come to school dressed up to represent the sky, clouds, stars or colours of the rainbow.

 Year 4 and 5 have participated in safe but extreme challenges at Manor Adventure including, a scavenger hunt, archery, low ropes, zip wire, blind trail and many more. They have demonstrated enthusiasm and perseverance over the past few days and have been a credit to their parents and school despite of the cold weather.

 A busy time ahead preparing for Christmas concerts.  We look forward to seeing you all to celebrate the creative skills of your children. Diolch yn fawr.

e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder:

Remember, make sure your password is secure! Use a mix of letters, numbers and symbols.

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Welsh

Faint mae’n gostio?

 FP: un punt, dau punt etc..

 KS2: Mae’n costio dau punt, wyth ceiniog

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‘Thunk of the Week’

What does November smell like?

NOTICE BOARD:

Please can year 1 and 2 parents send their children in with hats, gloves and scarves so they can enjoy outdoor learning in comfort.

Pudsey Bear Activities Raised £179.12.  Many thanks to Mrs Nunn and the School Council for a ‘spotacular’ day.

Please can we have donations for the Xmas Fayre – Jolly Jars, Raffle prizes and Secret Santa items are all welcome.

The PTA Quiz night was a huge success and a huge thank you to Sue Heffernan for donating the lovely Cheese boards. Many thanks to the hosts and all who attended.

More parent events are planned for the New year.

The PTA will be selling refreshments before the Xmasconcerts from 1.30pm in the café.

Dates for the Diary;

 PTA Xmas Fayre

Wed 5thDecember

 Class Christmas Plays (2pm)

Reception: 7/12/18

Year 1: 11/12/18

Year 3: 12/12/18

Year 5: 18/12/18

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Nursery :  5thApril 2019

Reception:  25thJanuary 2019

Hywen: 17thMay 2019

Onnen: 8thFebruary 2019

Helygen: 14thJune 2019

Celyn: 22ndFebruary 2019

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

Derw: 22nd November 2018

 National Tests Dates:

7th May to 14thMay – Please make every effort to ensure your children attend school during these dates.

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READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw – 

 Bedwen –  Isabella

 Celyn – Ruby

 Helygen – Harvey-Jo

 Onnen – 

 Hywen –  Louie

 Ceirios –  Lucas

 Mesen –  Ember & Ethan

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 STAR OF THE WEEK!

 

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Newsletter, Friday 16th November 2018

What’s been happening this week in our wonderful school? Here are some snippets!

 On Tuesday we held our DCF (Digital Competency Framework) Open Day where we invited schools from all over Wales to join us in our digital learning activities. The teachers that visited were so impressed with the children’s digital competence levels and left with lots of ideas that they could take back to their own schools. 

 There was a huge variety of tasks being showcased by the children:

 Year 2 have been using Keynote to publish and edit their work; Year 4 have been using excel spreadsheets to collate data and produce graphs; Reception Class have been following algorithms to know how to correctly make a sandwich; Year 5 have been using decomposition to break down poetry into smaller parts and then using the parts to design an animation using Scratch….and much, much more!

This week was also our ‘Digital Learning’ week, focused on developing the core ICT skills, e-safety, and digital literacy.  Our eCadets launched the event with a whole school assembly to deliver details of their new competition – to design an eye-catching piece of artwork for our Innovation Station.  The theme of the work is to show how the children use the DCF across the curriculum.

 Reminder: Year 6 have their ‘Show and See’ family event on 22ndNovember at 2pm. We hope lots of you will be able to join us to make it a special occasion for the children!

 On Friday we supported Children in Need by wearing something spotty or dressing up ‘Pudsey style’. All donations were much appreciated. We also held our Pudsey Poster competition – winners to be announced shortly and details of the amounts raised to follow.

 Diolch!

  e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder:

 Always stay safe online! Never share your passwords.thunk

‘Thunk of the Week’

Why are skeletons scary if everyone has one?

 

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Welsh

 Sawl bensil?

How many pencils?

Mae’n wyth pensils.

There are 8 pencils.

Dates for the Diary;

Y4 Manor Adventure Residential Visit

Wednesday 21stNovember to Friday 23rdNovember (3 days, 2 nights)

 PTA Xmas Fayre

Wed 5thDecember

 Class Christmas Plays (2pm)

Reception: 7/12/18

Year 1: 11/12/18

Year 3: 12/12/18

Year 5: 18/12/18

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Nursery :  5thApril 2019

Reception:  25thJanuary 2019

Hywen: 17thMay 2019

Onnen: 8thFebruary 2019

Helygen: 14thJune 2019

Celyn: 22ndFebruary 2019

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

Derw: 22nd November 2018

 National Tests Dates:

7th May to 14thMay – Please make every effort to ensure your children attend school during these dates.

NOTICE BOARD:

PTA Xmas Fayre

Wednesday 5THDecember:

3.15pm till 6.00pm, we would be very grateful for donations of raffle prizes, jolly jars and Secret Santa gifts. We need your help! Diolch.

(if you can help in any way with the event please contact Sarah Goodman)

‘Easy Fundraising’ Project

We are now signed up to ‘easy fundraising’ where our school will get money from the things you buy online via certain stores. To take part please visit:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/barryislandprimary/

What a great way to support the school and your children’s learning opportunities when you do your online shopping! Go for it!

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READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw –  Evie-May

 Bedwen –  Gracie

 Celyn – Macsen

 Helygen – Esmee

 Onnen –  Amelia

 Hywen –  Kallaghan

 Ceirios –  Blyth

 Mesen – Sienna & Conaughll

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Star of The Week

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Newsletter, Friday 9th November 2018

Welcome back, we hope you all had a happy, healthy and safe half term break!

 This week Year 1 and Year 2 held a WOW day for their new topic, Rio! The teaching team would like to thank all the parents for their hard work in supporting the children with their costumes which were amazing! Amongst a feast of exciting learning experiences, the children held their own ‘mini Rio Olympics’ and ended the day with a celebration parade down to the promenade.

 Thanks to all the parents that have already returned the questionnaires about the skills, expertise and hobbies that you have in your families. If you have mislaid the questionnaire, please ask the class teacher for another, we hope to collect as many as possible and would like to bring your talents in to school to share with the children!

 Next week is our Digital Learning Week where the children will be immersed in a range of exciting activities and we will be sharing our learning and showcasing our talent with other schools across the Vale. 

Year 6 have their ‘Show and See’ family event on 22ndNovember at 2 pm. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our families to join their children in their learning and celebrate their achievements together. We hope lots of you will be able to join us to make it a special occasion for the children!

 This week we held a Remembrance Day assembly in advance of this Sunday’s events. The children were challenged to create their own tributes around the theme of the Poppy and each year group contributed to make a wonderful whole school display to mark the centenary of the ending of WW1 and to remember all those who suffered in all conflicts.

 This year we will be supporting Children in Need and inviting children to wear something spotty or Pudsey style on Friday 16th November. Any donations would be much appreciated. Also there will be a “Style Pudsey” competition – 50p entry, prizes will be awarded per class.   Diolch!Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 16.22.40

 e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder:

Remember, make sure your password is secure! Use a mix of letters, numbers and symbols.

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Welsh

Faint mae’n gostio?

 FP: un punt, dau punt etc..

 KS2: Mae’n costio dau punt, wyth ceiniogthunk

‘Thunk of the Week’

What is the meaning of life?

 

Dates for the Diary;

 Children in Need ‘Go Spotty’

Friday 16thNovember

 Y4 Manor Adventure Residential Visit

Wednesday 21stNovember to Friday 23rdNovember (3 days, 2 nights)

 National Tests Dates:

7th May to 14thMay – Please make every effort to ensure your children attend school during these dates.

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

 Nursery :  5thApril 2019

Reception:  25thJanuary 2019

Hywen: 17thMay 2019

Onnen: 8thFebruary 2019

Helygen: 14thJune 2019

Celyn: 22ndFebruary 2019

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

Derw: 22nd November 2018

 

READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw –  Cody

 Bedwen –  Aston

 Celyn – Ashley

 Helygen – Morgan

 Onnen –  Eleanor

 Hywen –  Maiya

 Ceirios –  Sam

 Mesen –  Cole and Ethan

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Star of The Week

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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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‘Thunk of the Week’

Do animals enjoy being animals?

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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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Star of The Week

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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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