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


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 12.1.24

Parentmail 12.1.24

Dear Parents/Carers,

It’s been a very cold return to school this week, but at least no rain!  Thank you for wrapping your children up nice and warm for when they are outside.  It looks like cold weather is predicted again next week.


Next Friday (19th January) is an Inset Day.  We have also added Monday 3rd June and Monday 22nd July as Inset Days.


After-school clubs

After-school clubs re-start next week, except for Netball, which starts the following week on the 26th January because of next Friday’s Inset Day.  We will shortly be starting an additional Chess Club for Years 3 and 4 for Intermediate players.  Letters will be sent out next week about this. 


School Snacks

As part of our Healthy Schools initiative, we are reminding all children that their break time snacks should be a healthy piece of fruit or vegetable, and drinks bottles should only contain water.  Thank you for your co-operation.


School Nursing Service and Child Measurement Programme

The School Nursing Service have asked us to share a letter with you, introducing themselves and their screening visits to school, and with details of a surveillance programme by NHS Wales, measuring the height and weight of all children in Reception classes throughout the country.  There is an additional document and a flyer with more details about the surveillance programme.  All are attached to this Parentmail.


FINAL walk-in flu vaccination clinic details

Also attached are details of walk-in clinics in the Cardiff & Vale area, for children who missed their flu vaccination at school.


Local Authority Consultation

Attached is a letter from the Local Authority about the expansion of Specialist Resource Bases across Cardiff.  Lakeside is included in the consultation as they are changing the name of our Local Authority Wellbeing Class to a Specialist Resource Base for Emotional Health and Wellbeing.


Lost Property

There are many photos of recent lost property on the school web site.  Please contact the school if you recognise anything, and please can we remind parents/carers to label clothes and any other items with their child’s name.  Thank you very much. 

Link to Lost Property: 

Please remember that next Friday is an INSET Day.  Thank you.

Wishing you a pleasant weekend.

Best wishes,

Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher

January 2024

  • Wednesday 17th January – football match against Ton yr Ywen
  • Friday 19th January – Inset Day
  • Monday 22nd January – Football match against Whitchurch 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 24th January – Y2 visit to Cardiff Castle
  • Monday 29th January – PTA AGM 3.30pm – KS2 Staffroom


February 2024

  • Friday 2nd February – NSPCC Number Day – wear numbers to school!
  • Tuesday 6th February – Internet Safety Day


March 2024

  • Monday 26th February to Friday 1st March – Welsh Week
  • Friday 1st March – School Eisteddfodau
  • Thursday 7th March – World Book Day


April 2024

  • Wednesday 10th April – Eid ul-Fitr (exact date TBC)
  • Friday 19th April – World Bee Day at Lakeside


May 2024

  • Monday 6th May – BANK HOLIDAY


June 2024

  • Monday 3rd June – INSET DAY


July 2024

  • Monday 22nd July – INSET DAY

Term dates

2023-2024 academic year


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


Monday 3rd June



Last Day of term

Friday 19th July




Monday 22nd July




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