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


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 3.3.23

Parentmail 3.2.23

Dear Parents/Carers,

Thank you so much for joining in with Welsh Week.  It was a delight to see so many children dressed in traditional Welsh costume on Wednesday and in house colours on Friday.  I loved seeing the videos, photos and recipes that families made during the Half Term break – there were some delicious-looking cakes, biscuits and even cawl (soup) – well done Lakeside bakers!  Thank you also for your generous donations to the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal.  We will share the total once the money has been counted by Marie Curie.

We had two excellent Eisteddfodau this week.  The Reception to Year 2 Eisteddfod took place on Wednesday and the Years 3 to 6 had their Eisteddfod today.  The hall was awash with the pupils’ house colours and there was singing, reciting, dancing and playing musical instruments. 

Best wishes to all who are celebrating the Hindu festival of Holi on Wednesday.  We hope you have a very pleasant festival of colour.

Book Fair: Friday 10th March to Wednesday 15th March: 3.15-4.15pm

We’re pleased to be able to host a Book Fair again for the first time for a while, selling books of all kinds at a range of prices.  The Book Fair will be open directly after school from 3.15 to 4.15pm in the Foundation Phase Hall.  Entry is via the Main Entrance.  Parents/carers are invited to bring their children to browse, buy and/or order books.  You can pay for the books in cash or instantly via the Scholastic web site: Click on the link and enter the school postcode, which is CF23 6HB.  (You can also browse and buy books from Scholastic online).  Your child’s World Book Day Book Token can be used toward buying a book that costs £2.99 or more.


Sharing Sessions with Parents/Carers

Thank you to Year 3 parents/carers for coming into school to look at their children’s artwork and take part in some exciting science experiments all about colour.  See below for upcoming sharing sessions.

Year Group

Date and time



Year 1

9.10am: Thursday 16th March

Key Stage 2 Entrance

A celebration of Brazil

Year 2

2.30pm: Thursday 23rd March

Key Stage 2 Entrance

Visiting Wales

Year 4

9.10am: Friday 24th March

Key Stage 2 Entrance

Presentations of different American states

Year 5

2pm: Thursday 30th March

Key Stage 2 Entrance

Planting seeds to grow over Easter

Year 6

2.15 pm: Wednesday 8th March

Key Stage 2 Entrance

Tourism in the polar regions


Parents’ Consultation Survey

Parents’ Consultations are planned for the week commencing 27th March.  Please can you click on the following link to a survey to gauge parental views on whether to continue to offer virtual consultations, or to offer face to face consultations only  Thank you.

Wishing you all a pleasant weekend,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher


DATES: 2022-2023 academic year

March 2023

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

Wednesday 8th March, 2.15pm – Year 6 Sharing Session for parents/carers

10th-19th March – British Science Week

Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th March – possible strike days

Thursday 16th March, 9.10am - Year 1 Sharing Session for parents/carers

Friday 17th March – Red Nose Day

Wednesday 22nd March – Ramadan begins

Thursday 23rd March, 2.30pm - Year 2 Sharing Session for parents/carers

Friday 24th March, 9.10am – Year 4 Sharing Session for parents/carers

Week beginning 27th March: Parents’ Consultations

Thursday 30th March, 2pm - Year 5 Sharing Session for parents/carers

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


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







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