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


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 30.6.23

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that all our families who celebrated Eid al-Adha had a joyful time marking this special occasion.

Next Wednesday 5th July is the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the NHS.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank parents/carers and other members of our Lakeside family who work or have ever worked for the NHS, doing tough jobs in difficult circumstances.  You are much appreciated.  A big thank you from Lakeside!


Years 3 to 6 Sports Day

All parents/carers will be aware of arrangements for Sports Day at the NIAC at Cardiff Met.  It will be another fantastic morning of sporting excellence and enjoyment.  If your child has school dinners, please remember to order Grab Bags for your children on the day – Wednesday 5th July.  Thank you.


Transition Day: Monday 10th July

Pupils who will be attending Cardiff High School will spend a second day there on Monday 10th.  On that day, Lakeside pupils from Reception to Year 5 will be able to spend time in their new year groups, looking at the classrooms, dining hall, playgrounds, toilets, etc.



Well done to all Year 5 pupils who undertook their cycling proficiency this month and for doing so well! 


The Cardiff Road Safety Team have cycling courses coming up over the summer break and have asked us to share the following information with you:  

Cycle Training - level 2 On the road

This course is for children aged 9 and above.

This course is the National Standard level 1 and 2 course.

Location – Maindy Leisure Centre.

Start time – 10am

End time – 12pm


Learn to Ride

This course is for children who cannot ride, balance or peddle, aged 4-10.

Location – Maindy Leisure Centre.

Start time – 1pm

End time – 2pm


Dates for both courses:

Course 1 – Monday 24th July – Thursday 27th July

Course 2 – Monday 31st July – Thursday 3rd August

Course 3 – Monday 7th August – Thursday 10th August

Course 4 – Monday 21st August – Thursday 24th August


The booking system can be found at:

Prospectus List | ontrack: Learner Hub (


Please note that places are limited and they expect them to fill very quickly.

If there are any issues with booking onto a course, the bookings team can be called on 029 2087 2030 (Monday – Thursday 10am-3pm).  If you have any further questions relating to the course, please contact the Road Safety Team on or call 029 2078 8526.


Well done!


Summer Football Coaching Camp

We have been asked by South Wales football coaching to share information with you about football coaching for boys and girls from Reception to Year 6, during the summer holidays.  Please see the attached flyer.


Summer Fayre information reminder: Friday 7th July after school

  • Donations for the following stalls can be left at school from Monday (other than food donations) 
    • TEDDY TOMBOLA: donations of clean, good condition soft toys
    • CHOCOLATE TOMBOLA: donations of bars of chocolate (including multipacks)
    • BOOK STALL: children’s books in good condition
    • CAKE STALL: this year we are asking Nursery, Year 1 and Year 3 to donate cakes on the day of the Fayre (though donations from ANY year groups are most welcome!)  Please do not donate anything that contains nuts – thank you.
    • SAVOURY STALL: savoury foods/snacks are welcome on the day and again, no nuts please.  Thank you.
    • SPONSOR A TABLE:  Please email to book a table to sponsor or for further information.
    • HELP NEEDED ON THE DAY PLEASE.  If you can help, please email Thank you.
  • Please remember to bring lots of change to the Fayre on the day plus containers for any cakes and/or savouries you may want to take home.


Year 6 End of Year celebrations - Reminder

  • The Year 6 Leavers’ Party will take place on Thursday 13th July, 2023 in Buzz Trampoline Park at 6pm.  The event has now been added to Parentpay.
  • The Year 6 Leavers’ concert will take place on Tuesday 18th July in the main school hall at 9.30am
  • For the Leavers’ concert please does anyone have the following that we could borrow please:
    • Burlap sacks (for ‘loot’)
    • Anything tree-like, e.g. camouflage netting, ‘leafy’ fabric, fake leaves/trees/plants


Wishing you all a pleasant weekend,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher


DATES: 2022-2023 academic year

July 2023

Monday 3rd July – Year 1 visit to Roath Park

Tuesday 4th July – Cardiff High Transition Day 1

Wednesday 5th July – Years 3 to 6 Sports Day (all morning – NIAC)

Thursday 6th July – Reception Curriculum meeting for parents

Friday 7th July - PTA Summer Fair 3.15pm onwards

Monday 10th July – Cardiff High Transition Day 2

Thursday 13th July – Reception ‘Stay & Play’

Thursday 13th July – Year 6 Leavers’ Party, Buzz Trampoline Park 6pm

Friday 14th July – Nursery Sports Day: 9.30am and 2pm

Friday 14th July – Year 5 trip to Oakwood Theme Park

Tuesday 18th July – Year 6 Leavers’ concert 9.30am

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

Monday 24th July – INSET DAY




September 2023

Monday 4th September – INSET DAY

Tuesday 5th September – INSET DAY

Wednesday 6th September – PUPILS RETURN TO SCHOOL


October 2023

Friday 27th October - Break up for half term

Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November – half term break

Friday 22nd December – Break up for Christmas


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