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The PTA Cake Sale this week raised a wonderful £155! Thank you to all involved!


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 1.12.23

Dear Parents/Carers,

Much excitement in school today for the 1st December, which marks the beginning of Advent, and of course for our exciting and fun-filled PTA Christmas Fayre. The weather is perfect for the occasion – cold and crisp!  Thank you all for your generous donations of cakes, toys, chocolate, books and much more.  We look forward to seeing you here later on, and send special thanks to the PTA for organising the event and to all who are helping.

To our families who are celebrating Hanukkah between the 7th and the 15th of December we send warm wishes for an enjoyable celebration.  There is a video of the story Hanukkah Bear on the school website (Children > Lakeside Videos > Assembly videos > Hanukkah Story) or via this link

Congratulations to the Lakeside football team.  In their first football match, which was against Llysfaen Primary School, they won 4-2!  The team were given a big cheer in assembly today.  Thank you to Mrs Vanstone and Mr Carey for organising this.

Good luck to all the players in next Monday’s Chess competition and a big thank you to the volunteers who give up their time to run this extremely popular club.

Best wishes to the Lakeside Choir at the CF Music Education Christmas Concert on Tuesday 5th December.  If any families would like to attend the concert, it takes place at Whitchurch High School, Lower site, in the Dutch Barn (take the Power League entrance off Manor Way).  It starts at 6.30pm and is expected to finish before 8.30pm.  No tickets, just a donation at the door.

Morrisons donations

Thanks to Mr Carey’s sister, who works at Morrisons on Newport Road, for arranging donations of items for the Christmas Fayre, including selection boxes, cakes and other treats.  Much appreciated!


Parent-governor ballot

Thank you very much to those of you who have returned your ballot papers for the parent-governor election.  You have until Friday 8th December at 12pm to return your papers.  Thank you.


Christmas Jumper Day Friday 8th December

Lakeside are celebrating Christmas Jumper Day by inviting pupils and staff to wear Christmas jumpers to school, and collecting donations for the Save the Children charity.  We understand that Father Christmas (aka Mrs Johns) will be paying us a visit on the gate!


Lost Property

Please see the lost property page of the web site if your child has mislaid something:  It would help us greatly if children’s property was labelled with their name, especially school uniform, so that we can reunite owners with their clothing or other items.  Many thanks.


Year Group Christmas Sharing sessions reminder

Day / Date – 9.30am starts, Big Hall

Year group

Monday 11th December 

Nursery AM

Nursery PM (2.15pm)

Tuesday 12th December


Wednesday 13th December

Year 1

Thursday 14th December

Year 2

Friday 15th December

Year 3


Tuesday 19th December

Year 4

Wednesday 20th December

Year 6

Thursday 21st December

Year 5

Wishing you a pleasant weekend.

Best wishes,

Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher

Upcoming events / Term dates


  • Monday 11th December – Nursery Christmas Sharing Sessions 9.30am & 2.15pm
  • Tuesday 12th December – Reception Christmas Sharing Session 9.30am
  • Wednesday 13th December – Year 1 Christmas Sharing Session 9.30am
  • Thursday 14th December – Year 2 Christmas Sharing Session 9.30am
  • Friday 15th December – Year 3 Christmas Sharing Session 9.30am
  • Monday 18th December – School Choir visiting Penylan Care Home 2pm
  • Monday 18th December – Christmas Donkeys visit Nursery
  • Tuesday 19th December – Year 4 Christmas Sharing Session 9.30am
  • Wednesday 20th December – Year 6 Christmas Sharing Session 9.30am
  • Thursday 21st December – Year 5 Christmas Sharing Session 9.30am
  • Friday 22nd December – Pantomime
  • Friday 22nd December – Break up for Christmas


January 2024

  • Monday 8th January – return to school
  • Friday 19th January – Inset Day
  • Monday 29th January – PTA AGM 3.30pm – KS2 Staffroom

Term dates

2023-2024 academic year

Break up for Christmas

Friday 22nd December


Christmas Break


Monday 25th December, 2023

Friday 5th January, 2024

Return to school

Monday 8th January, 2024



Friday 19th January



Break up for Half Term

Friday 9th February, 2024


Spring Half Term

Monday 12th February, 2024

Friday 16th February, 2024


Break up for Easter

Friday 22nd March, 2024


Easter Break


Monday 25th March, 2024

Friday 5th April, 2024

Return to school

Monday 8th April, 2024



Monday 6th May, 2024


Break up for Half Term

Friday 24th May


Summer Half Term


Monday 27th May, 2024

Friday 31st May, 2024

Last day of term

Monday 22nd July, 2024



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