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


dragonfly logo iconParentmail October 21st, 2022

Parentmail October 21st, 2022

Dear Parent/Carer,


We wish all our families who are celebrating Diwali a very prosperous and joyful time next week. We are celebrating this in school with a Diwali dance and Diyas workshop for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. Please also enjoy and share our Diwali story on the school website:


Curriculum information meetings for parents

We enjoyed another Parents’/Carers’ meeting yesterday as Mrs Burgin, assisted by Mrs Nessbert and myself, took Year 1 parents through how and what their children will learn and experience this year under the new Curriculum for Wales.  It was such a pleasure to be able to welcome parents/carers into school again and I look forward to many more opportunities to do this.  Please see below for dates and times of other Curriculum Meetings


  • Year 2 meeting will be Thursday 10th November at 2.30 pm
  • Year 3 meeting will be Friday 11th November at 2.45 pm
  • Year 4 meeting will be Wednesday 16th November at 2.45 pm
  • Year 5 meeting will be Friday 18th November at 2.45 pm
  • Year 6 meeting will be Tuesday 15th November.   2.45 pm


Parents’ consultations

Thank you to all of you who have booked an appointment with class teachers for next week.  We look forward to sharing 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.  In case of any technical glitches, please have your mobile phone to hand for the online meetings.


Can you help?

Thank you to those of you who have offered to come into school to share your skills and talents with us. The topics are below if you would like to take part. Please contact me at and I will put you in touch with the class teacher for the related topic.


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.  £129 was raised and many children went away excited with costumes ready for the upcoming events. Thank you to everyone for donating and helping out on the day. Attached is a poster for next week’s Spooks and Sparkes Disco.


Children’s Birthdays

Please could I request that when it is your child’s birthday, you DO NOT send cake and treats into school. This is because we have a number of staff and children in each year group with allergies and we need to keep them safe.  Thank you.


Wishing you all a pleasant weekend and warm Diwali 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 (see attached poster)


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


November 2022

Monday 7th November – INSET DAY

Tuesday 8th November – Year 6 trip to Cardiff Castle

Wednesday 9th November – Colorfoto individual photos

Thursday 10th November -Year 2 curriculum information meeting for parents

Friday 11th November – Remembrance Day

Friday 11th November – Year 3 curriculum information meeting for parents

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

14-18 November Anti-Bullying Week


Tuesday 15th November – Year 6 curriculum information meeting for parents

Wednesday 16th November – Year 4 curriculum information for parents

Friday 18th November – Year 5 curriculum information meeting for parents

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

Sunday 22nd January – Chinese New Year


February 2023

Friday 3rd February – NSPCC Number Day

Tuesday 7th February – Safer Internet Day


Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February – Half Term break

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)

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 (exact dates TBC)


May 2023

Monday 1st May – BANK HOLIDAY

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


June 2023


July 2023

Monday 24th July – last day of term





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