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


dragonfly logo iconParentmail 9.6.23

Parentmail 9.6.23

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back for the final half term of the 22-23 academic year.  The weather is lovely and it’s a pleasure to see the children enjoying the fields and outdoor areas of the school.  As always, lots to look forward to in the next few weeks, including Sports Days, the PTA Summer Fayre and Year 6 Leavers’ activities.  Thank you to the PTA for organising the Children’s Book Sale after school today. 


When Colorfoto came in last month to take class photos, one of the camera rolls was corrupted.  This means that some of the photos need to be taken again.  Please can parents/carers ensure that all children wear school uniform (summer uniform is fine!) on Monday in case the photos they were in need to be retaken.  Many thanks.

Sun Safety / Uniform

With the lovely warm weather that we have been having, it is important that children have sunhats and wear sunscreen to school. This should protect them for the day, but they can bring in sun cream to reapply themselves. It is also important that they wear suitable footwear that allows them to run around safely.  This includes black shoes/ trainers, white or navy-blue sandals, white trainers (summer term only) with white socks. Please do not send your child to school in brightly coloured footwear.



Some of you may be aware of reports in the national press about a Newport primary school pupil who had to have his stomach pumped following a “cardiac episode after drinking Prime Energy drink”.  Prime Energy drinks and Prime Hydration drinks come in various flavours and are extremely popular.  The company producing these drinks advise on their website that Prime Energy drinks are only suitable for over-18s.  Prime Hydration drinks do not carry such a warning.  Prime Energy drinks come in cans and Hydration drinks come in plastic bottles.


We therefore recommend that parents/carers do not give Prime Energy drinks to their children, and we request that children do not bring these drinks into school.  The Prime Hydration drinks are acceptable. Thank you.


Sports news

Some of our tennis players took part in the Green Balls tennis tournaments at Cardiff Met this week.  The Lakeside Year 6 A Team and the Year 3 & 4 A Team went through to the South Wales final.  Well done to all players in the Lakeside teams for playing so well – we’re very proud of you!


Bug Club Online Reading Platform

We now have access to a new resource on Bug Club called Reading Corner, to help promote reading for enjoyment.  This is available to all children, next to their My Library area. Children can choose books from a variety of topics and up to Year 2, the books have a ‘read to me’ option.


Korfball – Wales team

Mrs Evans (Year 1 teacher) will be representing Wales in the Tri-nations Korfball Tournament on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June.  If you’d like to come along and support our teacher and the rest of the Welsh Korfball team, the matches take place in Cardiff City House of Sport (Cardiff City Stadium, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Cardiff CF11 8AW).  Entry to this event is free!  Please bring your Welsh flags, banners, scarves and any other supporter paraphernalia are highly encouraged!


The Senior Wales squad in which Mrs Evans plays are playing on Saturday 17th at 10.45am and 1.15pm (40-minute games) and on Sunday at 1.30pm and 4.10pm.  There are matches throughout both days between 9.30 and 5pm.  Pob lwc Mrs Evans and the team!


Criw Cymraeg video

This week members of the Criw Cymraeg pupil group gave a presentation in assembly, telling the rest of the school what Criw have been doing throughout the year, which included organising activities for Shwmae Day and Welsh Week.  They have produced a video all about the Welsh alphabet, which was shared with the school in the assembly.


Lost Property

For the latest lost property photos, please go to  We also have many water bottles without names on them in KS2.  Please tell your child that these are in a container by the Pupil Voice Board in KS2 – they can help themselves if they find their water bottle.  Thank you.


Wishing you all a pleasant weekend,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher


DATES: 2022-2023 academic year

June 2023

Monday 12th June - Year 5 Cycling Proficiency Week 1 – one Year 5 class

Monday 19th June – Year 2 to Porthkerry Park

Friday 23rd June – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Sports Day (all morning – NIAC)

Monday 26th June – Year 5 Cycling Proficiency Week 2 – the other Year 5 class


July 2023

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

Thursday 13th July – Reception ‘Stay & Play’

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

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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