Newsletter, Thursday 23rd May 2019

This week was our ‘Creative Week’, here are a few snippets…

Dosbarth Mesen had India as their focus and made Rangoli patterns, decorated footprints of Lakshmi the Indian goddess of happiness and painted tiger designs!

Dosbarth Cerios loved learning about Japan, making blossom tree lanterns & fans, learning traditional umbrella dances, origami and even tried painting The Great Wave by Hokusai!

Dosbarth Hywen plotted the flight route from Cardiff to Australia using maps! They’ve also designed & made their own aboriginal art, symbols and researched the ‘Dreamtime’.

Dosbarth Onnen face-timed Mrs Chukas’ sister in Australia to find out what life was like down Under!

Dosbarth Helygen studied the Masai Mara of Kenya and created wonderful masks, beadwork and paintings.

Dosbarth Celyn studied the culture & celebrations of China and have made lanterns, dragon puppets, willow patterns and printing and celebrated with a Dragon Dance performance.

Dosbarth Bedwen have been learning & performing the Haka, creating Maori artwork, jewellery & symbols and designing their own Tiki masks.

Dosbarth Derw enjoyed exploring Greek culture, creating phaistos discs, and designed their own pottery vases inspired by Greek signs and symbols.

Don’t forget our lunchbox challenge next term to reduce single use plastic and the crisp packet challenge!

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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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‘Thunk of the Week’

What makes a good memory?

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Welsh

Pwy ydych chi’n byw?

FP: Dw I’n byw gyda teulu.

KS2: Dw I’n byw gyda mam, dad, chwaer, brawd a ci o’r enw Bella

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Dates for the Diary

 Inset Day – School Closed:

Friday 24thMay

 Return to School

Mon 3rdJune

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

 Y1 & Y2 Miskin Mill trip

27TH& 28THJune

 Year 5 summer residential trip

July 9th– 12th2019

 Year 6 summer residential trip

June 17th– 20th2019

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REMINDER: NO CLUBS FIRST WEEK BACK

Photography Club:

Photography Club has worked hard to organise a photography 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 5thJune.

(You could enter a few photographs or put together a Pic Collage)

“Talk, Learn Do”

On the 7th Junethere will be a course for parents about teaching their children about money, called Talk, Learn, Do. If you’d like to take part please let Sarah Goodman now ASAP, spaces are limited! It will run from 9.15 til 11.15 in the Cafe.

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READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw – Grace

 Bedwen – Misia

 Celyn – Evie

 Helygen – Ayaan

 Onnen – Honey

 Hywen – Seren

 Ceirios – Henley

 Mesen – Sienna & Maisi

 

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Creative Week 2019

tA big ‘thank you’ to the Art Champions at Barry island Primary School for organising and presenting their exciting photography competition to the rest of the school.

The challenge is to take a photograph showing an example of Framing, Leading Lines or Rule of Thirds. They have made a film which explains more and can be found by going to BipsTv on the school website.

The Art Champions are looking forward to looking at the photographs taken by the children, teachers and parents and awarding some certificates.

Photographs need to be in school by Wednesday 5th June.

This week the Art Champions also visited each class and gave information about what will be happening in Creative Week 2019.

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Well done Art Champions. Thank you for your hard work preparing your presentations.

I know the children and teachers will have a great time next week.

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” Albert Einstein

Newsletter, Friday 10th May 2019

Another very busy week across our wonderful school! Here are some snippets …

The children have worked incredibly hard at their National Tests this week and the teaching team are so proud of their determination and effort. Please remember to make every effort to ensure your child attends school again next week for completion of the National Tests (see Diary Dates for details).

Dosbarth Mesen held their WOW day this week, in preparation for our Creative Week learning journey. Their country focus was India and they spent the day immersed in a rich variety of activities linked to the Indian culture. They were dressed in traditional Indian costume, used green screen technology to visit the Taj Mahal, made Indian elephants and even tasted some traditional Indian cuisine!

Year 4 & Year 5 are busy working on their Eureka Robotics projects, working with Cardiff met University to research the technology of robotics and design their own robot specification to be used as a concierge at Cardiff Museum!

The week commencing 20thMay is our ‘Creative Week’. Just a reminder that we would be very grateful for any kind donations of unwanted ‘creative materials’ which could support the project eg, paper plates, pasta tubes, etc.

A reminder about the PTA’s exciting ‘Harry Potter Experience’ family event 15thMay 3:15pm. The children can dress up as their favourite character. There is a small charge for some of the games and refreshments, but also loads of free activities! Please see the Notice Board for full details. Diolch.

e-cadets Reminder:

Remember to keep a healthy balance between technology time and quality time with friends and family.

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‘Thunk of the Week’

Can video games be art?

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Welsh

Beth wyt ti’n fwynhau?

KS2: Dw I’n mwynhau mynd I’r parc gyda ffrindiau achos maen hwyl

FP: Dw I’n mwynhau mynd I’r parc

Dates for the Diary

 Inset Day – School Closed:

Friday 24thMay

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Hywen: 17thMay 2019

Bedwen: 27thJune 2019

 PTA Harry Potter Event

 15thMay 2019; 3:15 to 6pm

 Year 5 summer residential trip

July 9th– 12th2019

 Year 6 summer residential trip

June 17th– 20th2019

National Tests Dates:

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

 

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READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw – Rhys

 Bedwen – Sianna

 Celyn – Sam A

 Helygen – Sophie

 Onnen – Callum S

 Hywen – kAYDN

 Ceirios – Aiden

 Mesen – Sophie E & Aurora

 

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Star of The Week

 

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BIPS Attendance Award

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Newsletter, Friday 29th March 2019

Another very busy week of learning across our lovely school! So what’s been happening?

Year 5 completed their Parent Workshops with a reading strategies focus.  It was wonderful to see so many parents supporting the event. The workshops provide an opportunity for parents to learn about the different strategies the children are taught to use in school. It also provides parents with ideas as to how best support their children at home with their learning.

We hope you will be able to join us next Wednesday 3rdApril for our “Parents Reading Event”.  The event will run from 3:15 – 4:15pm. Each year group will be showcasing a variety of reading and literacy strategies and resources. It will be a valuable insight into your child’s learning and provide you with some lovely support tools that you can use at home.

Dosbarth Celyn were invited to Barry Library where the children were given a presentation about all the lovely things available to them as new members. They also enjoyed a treasure hunt challenge and were given an opportunity to explore the wonderful world of books!

Dosbarth Helygen have their ‘Show and See’ family event on 4thApril 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!

Polite Reminder:Please DO NOT park on the zig zag lines outside the school (or anywhere which poses a danger to the children). Please also note that local residents have complained about blocked driveways and will resort to contacting the police if necessary. Diolch.

e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder:

Always get your parents permission before going on line and make sure your activity is appropriate!

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Welsh

Pa ddiwrnod yw hi heddiw?

Mae Dydd Llun heddiw.

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‘Thunk of the Week’

Does the way we look affect how we behave?

Dates for the Diary;

 PARENT READING EVENT

Wednesday 3rdApril 3:15 – 4:15

 Year 4 Parent Workshops

Friday 5thApril – Numeracy

Friday 12thApril – Literacy

1:30pm – 3pm

 Show & See Dates : 2pm

Helygen: 4thApril 2019

Nursery:  5thApril 2019

Hywen: 17thMay 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 – requests for holidays during these dates will not be authorised by the school.

 

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PTA Dates!

15th May — Following the National Tests we have decided to treat the children to a Harry Potter experience where the aim will be, to enable the children to experience the “Wizardry World of Harry Potter” through crafting, games, potions and stalls. It will run after school from 3.30 till 5.30pm.

4th July — Summer Fayre, as usual we will be grateful for raffle donations, unwanted Xmas gifts, Jolly Jars, uniform, old costumes/Christmas jumpers and, as always, helpers! Please bring into the office or hand to one of the PTA members.

If any parents work for a financial institution who operate a Match Funding scheme please could you call in the office and speak to Sarah about the possibility of applying so that we can ‘double our money’ on events. Diolch.

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READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw – Ellie

 Bedwen – Logan

 Celyn – Caitlyn

 Helygen – Zac

 Onnen – Harrison

 Hywen – Bella

 Ceirios – John

Mesen – Harrison & Matilda

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STAR OF THE WEEK

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Attendance Award

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Newsletter, Friday 22nd March 2019

Another wonderful week of learning across our lovely school!

This week Dosbarth Mesen had a fantastic WOW Day to launch their brand new topic, Dragon Tales!  The children were taken on a learning journey to a mystical place where they made their own crowns, painted dragons, learnt all about colour mixing, and even hatched baby dragons. A wonderful day was rounded off by the children making their own fire breathing-dragons to take home and proudly share with their families. Da iawn pawb!

Our School Council led a whole school assembly on anti-bullying and shared lots of important messages about being kind to each other and then discussed the importance of being a good friend.

Dosbarth Derw went on location with another visit to St Fagan’s to work on their digital projects. The children worked so hard all day and were really pleased with footage they were able to produce. watch this space!

Dosbarth Ceirios went to visit Cardiff Castle for their ‘Dragon Tales’ experience. They were treated to a guided tour of the grounds and buildings and even met a real life Knight in shining armour! The children were allowed to dress up and hold the Knight’s swords, armour and other weapons. The ‘high’ light of the tour was a trek up to the top of the famous keep. A wonderful day was finished off with a fantastic real life archery display.

Dosbarth Helygen also held their parent consultations this week. A big thank you to all the parents who were able to attend. It was a great opportunity to share the children’s achievements and talk about the next steps in their learning journeys.

Reminder: Please DO NOT park on the zig zag lines outside the school (or anywhere which poses a danger to the children). Please also note that local residents have complained about blocked driveways and will resort to contacting the police if necessary. Diolch.

e-cadets Reminder:

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

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‘Thunk of the Week’

Does the way we look affect how we behave?

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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 hi ddim yn hoffi matemateg.

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PTA Dates!

15th May — Following the National Tests we have decided to treat the children to a Harry Potter experience where the aim will be, to enable the children to experience the “Wizardry World of Harry Potter” through crafting, games, potions and stalls. It will run after school from 3.30 till 5.30pm.

4th July — Summer Fayre, as usual we will be grateful for raffle donations, unwanted Xmas gifts, Jolly Jars, uniform, old costumes/Christmas jumpers and, as always, helpers! Please bring into the office or hand to one of the PTA members.

If any parents work for a financial institution who operate a Match Funding scheme please could you call in the office and speak to Sarah about the possibility of applying so that we can ‘double our money’ on events. Diolch.

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STAR OF THE WEEK

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READER OF THE WEEK

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Newsletter, Friday 8th March 2019

We would like to extend a warm welcome back to school to all the children after a well deserved rest over half term.

The children had a brilliant start to the new half term celebrating St Davids Day with our whole school Eisteddfod.  We would like to thank all the parents for supporting the children with their costumes and competition entries. The standard of story-writing, poetry, singing, artwork, and design & technology was incredible this year and the job of judging the winner was extremely difficult. Longyfarchiadau to everyone who took part. Da iawn.

Dosbarth Derw are continuing to work really hard at their rehearsals for their amazing concert next week at St Davids Hall, Cardiff. It is a celebration of Spring with lively intermediate ensembles, and a massed choir of primary school pupils.  The Spring Showcase is a chance to blow off the winter cobwebs and enjoy some fresh sounds. For more information:  https://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/whats-on/cardiff-county-and-vale-of-glamorgan-spring-showcase/

This week we held our Spring Term Parent Consultations. It was wonderful to see so many parents attending the meetings with the Teaching Team. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the children’s achievements and progress and to discuss new goals and targets for the rest of the academic year.

Thursday was World book Day, and we held a whole school celebration with a wonderful variety of literacy activities. The children and the teaching team dressed up as their favourite book characters and brought their favourite books to school to share. We had ‘buddy class’ sessions where older children were able to join the younger children to help them with their reading. The class teachers also visited other classes for Storytime sessions and it was fantastic to see the enthusiasm of children being immersed in the world of books!

Year 1 & 2 also had a WOW day event with a visit from ‘Dino for Hire’. The school hall was taken over by giant reptiles for the morning and the children had an amazing experience.

e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder:

Remember to always get your parents’ permission before you go online.

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Welsh

Sawl bencil?

Mae’n wyth bencil

 

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‘Thunk of the Week’

Natural or Man Made – which is better and why?

NOTICE BOARD:

IMPORTANT NOTICE

On occasions, cars are parked close to junctions, zig zag lines and blocking access for local residents’ parking, posing safety concerns. Community Police Officers will be monitoring the situation. Please keep others safe – Thank you.

PTA Quiz Night for Parents!

23rd March at Barry Island Community Center. Tickets are available from the office at £10.00 per team of 6 – 7.30 pm start. It’s a ‘Bring Your Own’ drinks event, some snacks will be provided. It would be great to see everyone there for lots of fun!

Dates for the Diary;

STEM Week

Mon 11thMarch – Fri 15thMarch

 Year 5 ‘Harry Potter Experience’

Thursday 14thMarch

Depart school 7:30am

 Year 5 Parent Workshops

Friday 22ndMarch

Friday 29thMarch

1:30-3pm

 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.

Dates for the Diary;

 STEM Week

Mon 11thMarch – Fri 15thMarch

 Year 5 ‘Harry Potter Experience’

Thursday 14thMarch

Depart school 7:30am

 Year 5 Parent Workshops

Friday 22ndMarch

Friday 29thMarch

1:30-3pm

 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 – Alex

 Bedwen – Izzy

 Celyn – Ella

 Helygen – Macie-Jo

 Onnen – Honey

 Hywen – Isaac

 Ceirios – Emily

 Mesen – Dawson & Ezmae

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Newsletter, Friday 22nd February 2019

What a wonderful range of inspirational learning opportunities the children have has this week! So what’s been happening across our lovely school?

This week we have been celebrating ‘Welsh Culture Week’ which supports all of the rich learning activities the children have been experiencing as part of our exciting St Fagan’s collaborative project.

On Wednesday the Education Team from St Fagan’s visited the school and delivered some incredible ‘role play’ workshops, taking children back in time and bringing history to life. The team also brought their knowledge and expertise to support the children’s innovative digital technology projects that we plan to show case at St Fagan’s to visitors from around the world. The projects are being pioneered by our children to help design and deliver curriculum change in Wales.

On Wednesday we had a visit from Dr Esyin Chew of Cardiff Metropolitan University who is a leading expert in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics.             We are developing an exciting partnership with the Cardiff Met team and the children will be taking part in hands on workshops as part of our STEM week activities after half term. They will also have the opportunity to enter into a competition to work with Dr Chew’s team at the university on a pioneering robotics programme!

 

The Governing Body’s Annual Report to Parents is available to access on our school website under the section ‘Our School – Annual Report to Governors’. This document provides details of last year’s target setting, end of year results, finance and successes of the year. We hope you will find this informative. If you have any problems accessing the report, please feel free to call into the school office for a paper copy.

Diolch.

 

e – Safety

e-cadets Reminder:

Remember the important messages from the  ‘Safer Internet Day’ theme this year, ‘Consent and Permissions” – stay safe.

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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:

 IMPORTANT NOTICE

On occasions, cars are parked close to junctions, zig zag lines and blocking access for local residents’ parking, posing safety concerns. Community Police Officers will be monitoring the situation. Please keep others safe – Thank you.

PTA Quiz Night for Parents!

23rd March at Barry Island Community Center. Tickets are available from the office at £10.00 — 7.30 pm start.

 Clubs:

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

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;

 St Davids Day Celebrations

Monday 4thMarch

 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.

 

READER OF THE WEEK!

 Derw – Seren

 Bedwen – Arhan

 Celyn – Lok Yi

 Helygen – Chloe

 Onnen – Isabelle

 Hywen – Jake

 Ceirios – Gethin

 Mesen – Noah & Dante

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Star OfT he Week

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Attendance Award

 

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