Newsletter, Friday 15th February 2019

Another busy week of learning across our wonderful school. Here are a few snippets…

Dosbarth Celyn held their Show and See event on Tuesday. The children were so proud to be able to showcase their talents and learn together with their parents.  It was fantastic to see so many families supporting the event to help create some wonderful memories.

Dosbarth Hywen and Dosbarth Onnen visited the St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life this week.  The visit was focused on creating documentaries about the Rhyd y Car terraced houses, painting a picture using technology of how life has changed through the last century. The work is part of their exciting cross curricular project, using a history focus to develop literacy and numeracy skills and digital competence. The children created some wonderful pieces of work and were a real credit to their families and school. Da iawn pawb!

Nursery had a lovely St Valentines Day and celebrated by making ‘Jammy Hearts’ with bread and jam, heart hats and finished off with some disco dancing! A good time had by all.

Dosbarth Bedwen enjoyed a ‘creative day’ on Tuesday linked to their St Fagans project. They produced some wonderful miniature figures dressed in period costume and designed and created their own Welsh tartan using mini weaving looms.

Some important reminders:

If your child is sick you must notify the office otherwise the absence is recorded as unauthorised. You can also email an absence at:

barryislandps@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Please remember that school starts at 8:55am. We are still having problems with late arrivals which causes disruption.   Diolch.

e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder:

Remember to keep a healthy balance of time online and time spent on other activities


Welsh

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus!

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‘Thunk of the Week’

Natural or Man Made – which is better and why?

NOTICE BOARD:

 Parent Consultations

Parent consultations will take place 5th, 6th, 7thMarch. Please check your appointment dates and times and let the class teacher know if there are any problems.

 Clubs:

Please note there are no clubs the first weekbackafter half term.  Also, letters have been sent home this week so the children can sign up for new clubs starting after half term.

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St David’s Day Eisteddfod

Our whole school Eisteddfod will take place on Monday 4thMarch – first day back after half term! Children can either wear national costume or their house colours.

World Book Day Celebration

Thursday 7thMarch – Please come to school dressed as your favourite book character and bring your favourite book to school to share! We will be having a whole day of fun filled literacy activities to immerse ourselves in the wonderful world of books!

Dates for the Diary;

 Inset Day Fri 15thFeb

School closed for staff training

 St Davids Day Celbrations

Monday 4thMarch

READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw – Jaiden

 Bedwen – Aston

 Celyn – Kuba

 Helygen – Billie

 Onnen – Henry

 Hywen – Seren

 Ceirios – Kole

 Mesen – Emme & Poppy

 Parent Consultations

5th, 6th, 7thMarch

 World Book Day

Thursday 7thMarch

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Nursery:  5thApril 2019

Hywen: 17thMay 2019

Helygen: 14thJune 2019

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

 Year 5 summer residential trip

July 9th– 12th2019

 Year 6 summer residential trip

June 17th– 20th2019

National Tests Dates:

7th May to 14thMay – please note that requests for holidays during these dates will not be authorised by the school.

 

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READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw – Jaiden

 Bedwen – Aston

 Celyn – Kuba

 Helygen – Billie

 Onnen – Henry

 Hywen – Seren

 Ceirios – Kole

 Mesen – Emme & Poppy

Star of The Week

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Newsletter, Friday 8th February 2019

It was Dosbarth Derw’s turn this week to visit the Sony Education Center in Bridgend to take part in Sony’s Digital Competency Programme. They enjoyed a wonderful day with the Sony team developing computational thinking skills through the coding workshops.

Tuesday was Safer Internet Day (SID 2019) and the theme this year was understanding permissions and consent.  The whole school enjoyed a range of activities aimed at raising awareness of how to stay safe online. Check out Twitter for some snapshots of the children’s learning.

The Year 2 Parent Workshops and ‘Show & See’ event today was a huge success. Parents had a wonderful opportunity to work with their children and celebrate their achievements. Many thanks to all the families that were able to attend. The children were so proud to showcase their talents to you all. Diolch.

Some polite reminders…

If your child is sick you must notify the office otherwise the absence is recorded as unauthorised. You can also email an absence at:

barryislandps@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Please park responsibly in the mornings around the school as we have had some issues with local residents being unable to move their cars due to congestion.

Please remember that school starts at 8:55am. We are still having problems with a high number of late arrivals which causes disruption.

Parent consultations will take place 5th, 6th, 7thMarch. Teachers will send out appointment dates and times in the usual way.

Diolch.

 

e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder:

SID 2019: Remember the importance of permissions and consent to keep you safe online.

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Welsh

FP: Wyt ti’n hoffi Celf? Ydw, dw I’n hoffi Celf

KS2: Ydy Dewi yn hoffi Celf? Ydy, mae Dewi yn hoffi Celf ond dydy e ddim yn hoffi matemateg.

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‘Thunk of the Week’

 Can fairy tales come true?

Dates for the Diary;

 PTA Valentines Disco

Thursday 14thFebruary

 Inset Day

School closed for staff training Friday 15th February 2019

 Parent Consultations

5th, 6th, 7thMarch

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Nursery:  5thApril 2019

Hywen: 17thMay 2019

Helygen: 14thJune 2019

Celyn: 22ndFebruary 2019

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

 Year 5 summer residential trip

July 9th– 12th2019

 Year 6 summer residential trip

June 17th– 20th2019

 National Tests Dates:

7th May to 14thMay – please note that requests for holidays during these dates will not be authorised by the school.

NOTICE BOARD:

PTA

We are delighted to announce that the PTA has been  successful in winning their application for ‘Santa’s Wish’ provided by Barry Round table. We have been given a wheelbarrow for the school garden and some garden gloves for the children to use. Perfect timing with Spring just around the corner!

 Valentines Disco

Please note that tickets are on sale at £3.50 from the class teacher and admittance will be by ticket only. As well as the Disco, the ticket includes a hot dog, a drink, goody bag and a glow stick for the dancing! Closing date for ticket money is Wednesday 13thFebruary so we can finalise numbers for catering purposes. Diolch.

Reader Of The Week

 Derw – Tom

 Bedwen – Misia

 Celyn – Ruby-Mae

 Helygen – Jack

 Onnen – Bella

 Hywen – Atahan

 Ceirios – Balreet

 Mesen – Dylan & Jasmine

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Newsletter, Friday 25th January 2018

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

 Dosbarth Mesen held their St Fagans Project ‘WOW’ Day celebrations this week. They went back in time to experience what it would have been like to be a pupil in the Victorian era.  They even had a real life Victorian Headmaster visit the class to bring a little bit of history to life! Diolch to Mr B for giving the children a wonderful role-play experience. Also, thank you to the parents for supporting the children with some wonderful costumes.

Dosbarth Ceirios held their ‘Show and See’ extravaganza for their families. It was a real celebration of the children’s learning and they were so proud to share all their achievements. A big thank you to all those who were able to attend the event and make it such a special occasion for the children.

Dosbarth Derw have begun choir rehearsals for an exciting upcoming event. They have been invited to participate in the Lord Mayor’s Charity Showcase, the children will get to experience the chance to sing alongside other local schools in St David’s Hall on Tuesday 12th March. Keep your eyes peeled for more information and details to follow.

This week each of the classes received some wonderful new books for their reading corners. Our School Council conducted some research to find out what genres of books the children might like to add to their libraries. The new books were purchased from the funds raised from last year’s Book Fayre. Diolch to all those who were able to support the event. #Learn-to-Read-Read-to-Learn

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.

e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder:

Remember to always stay safe online. Make sure you get your parents’ permission when you want to visit websites.

Welsh

FP: Oes pen gyda ti?

Oes, mae pen gyda fi

KS2: Oes pen gyda ti?

Oes, mae pen gyda fi ond does dim pensil gyda fi

‘Thunk of the Week’

Would life be better without mobilephones?

NOTICE BOARD:

Reminder:

‘Late Arrivals’ to School.  To ensure pupil safety, parents will be required to sign for their child when arriving late into school.

 Secondary school admission arrangements 2020/2021 – consultation period

The Council have started a consultation exercise with parents of children in primary and nursery schools, excluding year 6, in respect of secondary school admission arrangements for2020/2021.

There is important information regarding consultation on a change to secondary school admissions oversubscription criteria for 2020/2021.  Please visit www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/secadmissionsfor details and how to respond to the consultation.

Please note the consultation period will run from 14 January 2019 to 22 February 2019.

READER OF THE WEEK!

Derw – Lacie-Mai

 Bedwen – Brandon

 Celyn – Olly W

 Helygen – Grace

 Onnen – Ava-Rae

 Hywen – Hadyn

 Ceirios – Brandon

 Mesen – Maya R & Kitson

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Barry Island Attendance Award

 

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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.

e – Safety

 e-cadets Reminder:

Never share ‘Personal Information” online!

Welsh

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.

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Is everybody unique?

NOTICE BOARD:

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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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