It was lovely to see the children again on our return to school after the half Term break and especially wonderful to see them all in their Welsh costumes on St David’s Day. Marie Curie daffodils were sold on the school gate on the 1st March and as usual the generosity of Lakeside families was fully in evidence, so much so that we completely ran out of daffodils! This didn’t stop families donating. Thank you – again – Lakeside families.
Pupils and staff enjoyed Welsh-themed activities throughout this week. Each year group looked at a different Welsh artist and the children produced some fantastic artwork. Flags were made, shields were designed, folk dances were practised and performed, poems written and songs were sung in the hall as each year group in KS2 held their own mini Eisteddfod at today.
Thank you so much to those of you who sent me your Half Term Welsh-themed work. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the photos and videos of children cooking with siblings, parents and grandparents. We had photos of everything from Bara Brith to Won Tons, with lots of different kinds of Welsh cakes, biscuits and cookies in-between. The children looked as if they were enjoying themselves a great deal and the food all looked delicious.
Thank you also for encouraging your child(ren) to join in our World Book Day celebration by bringing their favourite book to school to share with their classes.
I’m sure that the thoughts of many of you, like mine, are with the families of Ukraine at the moment. Donations of money can be sent to various charities, such as:
Save the Children https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/europe/ukraine
Please be assured that any in-class conversations about the crisis in Ukraine are being dealt with delicately and sensitively, whilst addressing any of the questions the children may have.
As Wales remains at alert level zero, we are now able to gradually relax some of the protective measures we have in place. Therefore, from Monday 7th March we will no longer require parents / carers or staff to wear face masks on the gate or coming on to the school site. I appreciate how dedicated you have all been to following the guidance around this, and also to Mrs Nia Butler who has been on the gate each day with supplies for anyone who required them.
Parents’ Consultations: 24th, 28th, 29th & 30th March
As previously, Parents’ Consultations will be via online, ten-minute slots which you can book using SchoolCloud for meetings on Thursday 24th March and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 28th-30th March. Children’s work will be available to view online via SeeSaw or Google Classroom to share with you beforehand. A link to book your time slot will be set out nearer to the time.
These restart from Monday 7th March as follows:
TERM DATES & INSET DAY/Bank Holidays REMINDER
Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th September are INSET DAYS
Pupils return to school on Wednesday 7th September