School logo

Lakeside Primary School

  • Search
  • Translate

Announcement Banner

Wishing everyone an enjoyable half term break - see you on June 4th!


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 10.2.23

Dear Parents/Carers,

A quick reminder of today’s PTA Cake Sale to raise money for the Turkey/Syria earthquake appeal. 

As most of you probably know by now - there will be no Teachers’ Strike on Tuesday 14th.  School will be open as usual to all pupils and staff.

Safer Internet Day – Tuesday, 7th Feb

The Digital Leaders competition results were NOT announced in assembly today because there were so many amazing entries, we need more time to go through and judge them!  The results will be announced next Friday.  Thank you for helping and encouraging your children to take part in these competitions about this very important subject. 


International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Saturday 11th February

Saturday 11th February is only the second International Day of Women and Girls in Science.  Our very own scientist, Mrs Gamble, introduced a video about a friend of hers (Professor Haley Gomez) who is a Professor of Astrophysics at Cardiff University.  She is studying Dark Matter, using infra-red cameras and telescopes.  Mrs Gamble had an infra-red camera and shared images of our assembly, showing how heat and cold have different colours, which delighted the children.  If you, or someone you know, are involved in science and would like to come and share your experience with us during British Science Week, which is between 10th and 19th March, we would love to welcome you.  This could be in the form of an assembly, a talk with a group of children or a scientific demonstration (or all the above!).  Please contact me on  Thank you.


St David’s Day and Eisteddfod

The Wednesday after our return from the Half Term break is 1st March, which is St David’s Day.  Pupils are welcome to wear Welsh costumes on that day, or Wales sports tops.  On Friday 3rd March there will be an Eisteddfod in which Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will compete in various competitions.  For this day, pupils should come to school wearing their school House colours which will be Red, Blue, Green or Yellow.  


Big School Birdwatch

Lakeside pupils submitted the results of their Birdwatch with the RSPB, so we thought we’d share them with you: pupils counted 50 blackbirds, 9 herring gulls, 210 house sparrows, 363 magpies, 41 robins and 103 doves/pigeons.  Thank you to the pupils and Mrs Thomas for carrying out this study.


Books from home for World Book Day – Thursday 2nd March

Thank you to those of you who have already donated books for our reading corners.  There’s room for plenty more fiction and non-fiction books for children, as well as comics and magazines.  Thank you.


Parent Sharing Sessions

Your children would love to invite you into school to see some of their Spring Term work and share the things they’ve enjoyed about their Learning Projects.  Below is a list of confirmed dates for these sessions.



Year Group

Date and time




9.10am: Friday 17th February

Key Stage 2 Hall

Come and meet our Dinosaurs

Year 1

9.10am: Thursday 16th March

Key Stage 2 Entrance

(Both Halls needed)

A celebration of Brazil

Year 2




Year 3

2.30pm: Wednesday 1st March

Key Stage 2 Entrance

(Both Halls needed)

Art and Science

Year 4

9.10am: Friday 24th March

Key Stage 2 Entrance

(Both Halls needed)

Presentations of different American states

Year 5

2pm: Thursday 30th March

Key Stage 2 Entrance

(Both Halls/outside)

Planting seeds to grow over Easter

Year 6





Pupil absence

If your child is unwell and not able to come in to school, please could you phone school on 029 20767050 and leave a message on the absence line before 9.30am if possible.  Thank you.


And finally…

If you visit the school office from next week you may meet a new addition to our Admin Team: Ms Rebecca Strange (who some of you will know from Dragonflies).  A warm welcome to her to the team.


Wishing you all a pleasant weekend,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher


DATES: 2022-2023 academic year

February 2023

Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th – Year 5 & 6 residential trip to Manor Park Adventure at Abernant Lakes in Brecon

Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February – Half Term break


March 2023

Wednesday 1st March – St David’s Day (wear national costume/sports kit)

Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day

Friday 3rd March – Eisteddfod for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (wear school house colours)

6th – 17th March – Year 3 Swimming Lessons fortnight

10th-19th March – British Science Week

Friday 17th March – Red Nose Day

Wednesday 22nd March – Ramadan begins (exact dates TBC)

Week beginning 27th March: Parents’ Consultations

Friday 31st March – break up for Easter


April 2023


Sunday 9th April – Easter Day

Monday 17th April – back to school

Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd April – Eid ul-Fitr (exact dates TBC)


May 2023

Monday 1st May – BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 8th May – BANK HOLIDAY for Coronation

Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June – Half Term break


June 2023

Monday 5th June – INSET DAY


July 2023

Friday 21st July – last day of 2022-23 academic year for pupils

Monday 24th July – INSET DAY





Motivated, Happy, Imaginative & Caring Community