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


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 19.4.24

Dear Parents/Carers,


It’s been very nice to see so many of you in school for your teacher consultations this week and thank you to families who joined us for the Year 2 and Year 4 sharing sessions which were informative, enjoyable and musical.  There are three sessions left: Reception next week (April 24th), Year 6 on April 30th and Year 3 on 2nd May.


We were all disappointed that we had to cancel the Reception and Year 1 trips on Monday due to the high winds and rain, but the good news is that the Reception trip to Barry Island is now going ahead on Monday and the Year 1 trip has been rescheduled to Monday 13th May.


PTA Seed and Book Sale

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the PTA Seed and Book Sale today.  There were several tables of high-quality books available for sale, alongside lots of different types of seeds.  There was compost for sale, face painting and bee-related items like book-markers.  In the Winnie the Pooh Garden, PTA members were showing children and parents how to plant their seeds.  The sun was shining and it was a lovely event.  Thank you for all your donations of children’s books and Kinder egg pods and also a huge thank you to Pugh’s Garden Centre in Radyr for their generous donation of compost for the sale.  Finally, thank you so much to the PTA for this lovely event.  We look forward to seeing all the flowers and vegetables that you grow!


Lost Property

The Lakeside Citizens have made a funny video about the Lost Property in school – you can view it via the link and using the password in the emailed version of this Parentmail.  Please remember to check the Lost Property section of the website for any mislaid items.  Thank you.


Food Bank

We received a lovely letter from Emmanuel Baptist Church Food Bank, as follows:

Dear Mrs Mitchell and the families of Lakeside Primary, Thank you so much for your kind donation to our church foodbank!  We are overwhelmed by your generosity; the items you gave are things we are always short of and we want you to know that you are helping so many families and individuals who are going through difficult times at the moment.  With our appreciation, Emmanuel Church Foodbank Team

I join them in thanking you for your generosity in all our fundraising efforts here at Lakeside.


Year 3 Appeal

I have received an appeal from Year 3 pupils for items that they would like for their classes and the outdoor area.  They asked me to ask families if they have any of the items listed below that they no longer use, and could donate please. 


The list: small bean bags, musical instruments, dressing-up clothes.  Pretend money, food, tea set, plates, cutlery, a medical bag, construction bricks (all sizes) and kitchen items.  Arts & crafts, Lego/Duplo, chalk, loom bands and a sand tray.  Skipping ropes, ankle skippers, frisbees, hula hoops, cup-and-ball sets and soft cricket equipment.   Flowers/plants/gardening area items and board games.


Thank you in advance on behalf of Year 3.


Sports Days reminder

Dates for Sports Days are as follows:

Friday 28th June 9–11.45am – Reception, Years 1 & 2 Sports Day @ the National Indoor Athletic Centre

Friday 5th July 9-11.45am – Year 3 to 6 Sports Day @ the National Indoor Athletic Centre


Best wishes,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher


April 2024

  • Monday 22nd April – Reception trip to Barry Island
  • Wednesday 24th April – Reception Parent Sharing Session
  • Friday 26th April – Year 6 visit to St Fagans
  • Monday 29th April – Colorfoto – class and team photos
  • Tuesday 30th April –                Year 6 Sharing Session 9.30am Big Hall


May 2024

  • Thursday 2nd May – Year 3 Parent Sharing Session
  • Monday 6th May – BANK HOLIDAY
  • Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th May – Years 5&6 Manor Adventure residential trip
  • Monday 13th May – Year 1 visit to Mountain View Ranch
  • Tuesday 14th May – Year 2 visit to Porthkerry Park
  • Friday 17th May after school – Year 6 netball match against Lisvane Primary School
  • Monday 20th May – World Bee Day


June 2024

  • Monday 3rd June – INSET DAY
  • Monday 3rd June - Universal Free School Meals begin for pupils in Year 6
  • Thursday 6th June – PTA Quiz Night
  • Friday 28th June – Foundation Phase Sports Day @ NIAC 9-11.45am


July 2024

  • Friday 5th July – KS2 Sports Day @ NIAC 9-11.45am
  • Friday 5th July - PTA Summer Fayre
  • Monday 22nd July – INSET DAY

Term dates

2023-2024 academic year

Break up for Easter

Friday 22nd March, 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




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