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


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 3.5.24

Parentmail 3.5.24


Dear Parents/Carers,


We enjoyed our last two year-group sharing sessions this week.  Year 6 took us through the history of the Welsh language, the story of Cantre’r Gwaelod and a Welsh lesson for parents/carers.  We were all very impressed with their Welsh language skills and their good listening!


Year 3 parents/carers were told the story of Pompeii, complete with video and scary sound effects.  Following this they helped their children to write newspaper headlines about the eruption, and witnessed their own volcanic eruptions outside!


Year 5 Debating Competition

Three Year 5 pupils took part in the Howells School Debating Competition – and they won!  HUGE congratulations to them (they know who they are) and well done for their hard work – Mrs Tanner, Mrs Vanstone, and everyone at Lakeside are really proud of them.


LAKESIDE TRANSITION DAY and Year 6 pupils transitioning to Cardiff High School

Cardiff High have given us two dates for Year 6 transition visits.  They are:

Thursday 11th July

Friday 12th July


Lakeside’s Transition Day will take place on Thursday 11th July.  On this day all pupils, except those in Year 6 who are visiting Cardiff High School, will go to their usual classes for registration then spend some time in next year’s classroom with next year’s teacher.


Arrangements for Year 6 pupils going to Cardiff High School will be available closer to the date of the transition days.


Uniform sale

The PTA’s Uniform Sale last week raised a brilliant £180.  Thanks for all the donations and to those who bought uniforms, and a big thank you yet again to the PTA for organising the sale.


Save the date – PTA Quiz night

Please save the date Thursday 6th June for a PTA quiz night!  More information to follow soon.  The PTA would appreciate any donations or prizes for the quiz raffle and if you are able to help, please email the PTA.


Star Hub Swim School Half Term Crash Course 28th- 31st May

Please see the attached information about the upcoming Star Hub Swim School Crash Course, running during the May half term from the 28th until the 31st of May. The crash course sessions will be available for £1.50 per session.


Lost Property

Please see the Lost Property section of the website for photos of unlabelled items and contact school if you recognise anything.  Thank you.




Have a pleasant long weekend,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher


May 2024

  • 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
  • Thursday 23rd May – Netball match at Lakeside against Roath Park Primary 4-5pm


June 2024

  • Monday 3rd June – INSET DAY
  • Monday 3rd June - Universal Free School Meals begin for pupils in Year 6
  • Wednesday 5th June – Year 4 visit to Bristol Aquarium
  • 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
  • Thursday 11th July – CHS Transition Day 1
  • Friday 12th July – CHS Transition Day 2
  • 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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