The new teachers employed to work flexibly across the years 1 & 2, 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 have settled into Parkland well. The children seem to thoroughly be enjoying their time working independently within the indie rooms, planning their learning and selecting their tasks to embed and develop their learning. This enables the children to work in smaller groups and the teachers are enjoying this aspect also!
The Parents’ Association held a disco on Friday 28th September. It was extremely well attended and raised £537.24. A very big thank you to everyone who helped and gave up their time to make the event such a success. Our Christmas Fayre is planned for Friday, December 7th. Please come and enjoy the atmosphere and some refreshments.
A big thank you to Swansea Uplands Rugby Club who have raised and donated £78 towards new rubgy kit and equipment for the school and also to Mr Fan who raised £445.71 over the last two years, which we plan to use to purchase outdoor play equipment, following consultation with the children.
The children will be preparing for their Christmas concerts during the coming weeks. We hope you are able to come and enjoy their performances. Look on the school website for dates if you have not seen these on the Dojo messenger system.
Christmas dinner is planned for Thursday, December 20th. We will soon be asking for clarification regarding numbers for the celebration.
Visits and Visitors
Year 4 have visited and participated in Bikability at Dunvant Rugby Club in September and year 6 have been undertaking their Cycling Proficiency this week. Years 5 and 6 visited Swansea Museum and watched a production by Theatre Na’Nog, reception visited the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in October. Year 3 and 4 are visiting the Grand Theatre over the next two weeks. Year 3 are going to watch the Awful Aunty production and both year groups are having a theatre tour. On December 5th we are having a whole school pantomime in school, as part of the Christmas term topic and as part of our Christmas celebrations. Children from key stage two are participating in the Urdd swimming galas today, good luck to all the pupils participating, we hope they enjoy the experience. I will update you on progress regarding this in my next entry.
The Year 6 children returned from a week in Carreg Adventure, Gower just before half term. It proved to be busy week, enjoyed by children and staff alike. Many thanks to all the staff who gave up their time and well done to the children who took part in the activities with gusto.
The new rooms attached to the reception and year 1 classes are proving extremely useful in enhancing the learning environment; providing quiet areas for the children. Over the half term holidays new fencing was erected by the side entrance to the school and a new gate was erected to replace the smaller gate at the side of the nursery building. These measures have further improved school security.
Please take care not to allow your school dinner payments to fall into arrears. The school meals service is run by the local authority and they now have a no debts policy. There must be sufficient funds within your child’s account to purchase meals. If anyone is experiencing ay difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact me, we are here to help, whenever we can.
On Thursday, November 15th flu vaccinations will take place in school for all children for whom we have received parental consent.