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


dragonfly logo iconParentmail October 14th, 2022

Parentmail October 14th, 2022


Dear Parent/Carer,


We’ve had a VERY busy week at Lakeside – dressing in Yellow on Monday for World Mental Health Day, dressing in red for Shwmae Day on Friday, and celebrating Harvest.   Again, I thank you, Lakeside families, for your amazing generosity.  Over £363 was raised for Bronwen’s Wish on Monday and Cardiff Food Bank were overwhelmed by the amount of donated food they were able to collect on Thursday.  Thank you to the School Council pupils for helping pack the donated items into bags and transport them to the Food Bank car.


Parents’ consultations

Parents’ consultations will take place on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th October.  There will be an option of a face-to-face appointment (Tuesday) or an online appointment (Wednesday).  You will receive an email at 11am on Saturday morning inviting you to book an appointment.  The same information will be shared whether you have booked a face-to-face or a virtual appointment which includes how your child has settled into the new school year, how they are getting on with their learning and how you can support them at home.  There will be opportunities for your child to share their work with you later in the year.


Curriculum information meetings for parents

We have arranged more curriculum information meetings for you to find out what the children are learning about under the new Curriculum for Wales, and also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 

  • Year 1 meeting will be Thursday 20th October at 2.30 pm
  • Year 2 meeting will be Thursday 10th November at 2.30 pm
  • Year 3 meeting will be Friday 11th November at 2.45pm
  • Year 5 meeting will be Friday 18th November at 2.45pm

Other year group dates to follow


Can you help?

Part of the new Curriculum for Wales involves connecting with the world of work and our community around us.  If you have skills, talents or an interesting job or hobby that you think would be useful and engaging for the children to hear about, please contact me on  This could involve talking to a class or assembly (either face-to-face or remotely), or simply being involved in our learning projects.  Our Autumn term Learning Projects are:


Year Group

Learning Projects


Do you want to be friends?  All about what makes a good friend and how we are all similar and different.

Year 1

Moon Zoom, where the focus is on learning all about space and space travel.

Year 2

Brilliant Betsi, the story of Betsi Cadwaladr, a Welsh nurse who lived at the same time as Florence Nightingale; Beat, Band, Boogie: all about music.

Year 3

Scrumdiddlyumptious – all about healthy eating; Contrast & Complement – all about the colour wheel, colour theory and complementary colours.

Year 4

Burps, Bottoms & Bile, looking at the body’s processes, including the digestive system, including teeth and how to look after them.

Year 5

Roses and Royals, looking at history during Tudor times and exploring the lives of ordinary people in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Year 6

A Child’s War – World War 2 in Wales and its impact on children; Frozen Kingdom: the creatures of snowy lands and a focus on the story of the Titanic.

Thank you in anticipation of your help and support.


PTA Preloved costume sale

A huge thank you to the PTA for organising the costume sale in readiness for our Spooks and Sparkles disco on Thursday 27th October.  Thank you to everyone for donating costumes.


Wishing you all a pleasant weekend.


Best wishes,


Rachel Mitchell, Headteacher


DATES: 2022-2023 academic year


October 2022

October is World Mental Health Month

Monday 24th October – Diwali and Diwali Dance & Diyas Workshops for Reception, Y1 & Y2

Wednesday October 26th - flu vaccinations for pupils

Thursday October 27th – PTA Halloween Disco


Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November – Half Term week


November 2022

Monday 7th November – INSET DAY

Tuesday 8th November – Year 6 trip to Cardiff Castle

Wednesday 9th November – Colorfoto individual photos

Friday 11th November – Remembrance Day

Friday 11th November – PTA Cake Sale – Years 1 and 5

14-18 November Anti-Bullying Week

Friday 18th November – Children in Need

Friday 25th November – PTA Table-top / Car Boot Sale


December 2022

Friday 2nd December – PTA Christmas Fair

Friday 9th December – Christmas Jumper Day (Save the Children fundraiser)

18th – 26th December – Hanukkah

Friday 23rd December – last day of term


January 2023

Monday 9th January – Return to School

Sunday 22nd January – Chinese New Year


February 2023

Friday 3rd February – NSPCC Number Day

Tuesday 7th February – Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 21st February – Pancake Day


March 2023

Wednesday 1st March – St David’s Day

Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day

10th-19th March – British Science Week

Friday 17th March – Red Nose Day

Wednesday 22nd March – Ramadan begins (exact dates TBC)


April 2023

Sunday 9th April – Easter Day

Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd April – Eid ul-Fitr (exact dates TBC)


May 2023

Monday 1st May – BANK HOLIDAY

Half Term break – Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June


June 2023


July 2023

Monday 24th July – last day of term




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