Gardening Club

 

We would like to run our Gardening Club again this year but we need a parent volunteer to be able to do so.

 

The Gardening Club is for key stage 2

Children, held after school on a Wednesday from 3.15 to 4.30pm.

 

Volunteers would need to have a Powys County Council DBS (formerly a CRB) or can apply for one (free of charge to parent helpers).

 

If you are interested please let us know or speak to Rasi Ismail.

 

Thank you

 

Gardening Club

 

Please note NO Gardening Club this week.

 

We will start on Wednesday 14th September, the club will take place each Wednesday for KS2 children after school from 3.15 to 4.30pm.

 

The children will be supervised by Rasi Ismail and a parent helper with a DBS (formerly a CRB)

 

We will need an accurate list of children who wish to join to ensure we have a viable group size for the time available.

 

If your child is interested please return the slip below by Friday 9th September.

 

(Even if your child has participated previously, we would like the slip below completed)

 

 

Thank you


 

My child …………………………………………… is interested in taking part in  the Gardening Club.

 

Signed………………………………………………

parent/guardian

 

Welcome back!

I hope everyone has had a really good break and is coming back refreshed. It doesn’t seem to be 5 minutes since we were finishing the Summer term but here we are again at the start of a new school year. A lot has been accomplished during the holidays in terms of restructuring and making sure that the school is fit and ready for the new term and we are all ready and set to go!

First and foremost we are welcoming Miss Jessica Hilliard as our new Junior teacher. Having worked with her in setting up things for the new term I am sure that she will continue the good work and that the children have a huge amount to look forward to in her class. I am aware that because the appointment was made right at the end of the Summer Term parents have not had a chance to meet Miss Hilliard and so we have arranged an after school social on Wednesday 14th September. Please come and join us for a cup of tea and a chat after school.

The change in Junior staffing will require a change in Management Days for this term at least. Miss Hilliard will be teaching in the Juniors on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with Mr Roberts taking the class on Tuesdays. The arrangements for the Infants remain as they were last term, with Mrs Pawley teaching Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mr Roberts for the rest of the week. Management non contact is therefore now all day Monday and Wednesday morning.

In terms of our other vacancies, you will be aware that we are looking for a Breakfast Club Assistant (6 hours per week) and a Cleaner in Charge (13.5 hours per week. These posts have been advertised with a closing date of 18th September and details can be found at https://recruitment.powys.gov.uk/ . Alternatively you can contact school for details or for an informal chat about either or both of the posts.

We are extending specialist PE support from Activ8 to the Infants as well as the Juniors. Their new coach Karl starts in the middle of September and will be joining us on Wednesday afternoons from then on.

Another change is the fact that we are welcoming the Juniors back into the main building as numbers in the class have reduced to a level which means that they can be accommodated in the Class 3 classroom. We have moved the staff room area and this has allowed us to enlarge the library to provide breakout space for groups and better access to both fiction and non fiction collections.

We have a lot of exciting things planned for this term, both in school and ‘on the road’. We need to make arrangements for some of these before we can finalize dates but further details will be out as soon as possible. One to remember  for this half of term though – a Bags 2 School collection on October 10th, so if you have any old clothes etc. please hang on to them until then.

Here’s looking forward to a good term!

Pirate Day

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Ahoy me hearties. A big thank you to the children who were incredibly well behaved pirates throughout the entire day. You all did yourself proud and were a pleasure to spend the day doing pirate activities with. We had great fun keeping scurvy away with our fruit salad and hunting for treasure round the school.  Thank you to all of the parents who sent the children dressed up looking fabulous or just with the enthusiasm to join in with the day, your help makes a big difference to the success of events in school so thank you.

We had a great day of pirate activities.

Gardening Club

What a busy term it’s been in gardening club. Lots of weeding, some lovely vegetables are growing, a fun and interesting visit from the Severn Rivers Trust and they all worked hard to plant up some great pots and baskets that we sold on sports day.

We took £150.20 on sports day which is fantastic so thanks to all who purchased and supported us. This gives us a profit of £73.20 which will help with the continual cost of supplying plants and equipment to engage the children in gardening and hopefully make the school look great too!

For any budding gardeners in the Juniors, look out for a note in bookbags in the Autumn Term for when we will be starting back. If anyone is interested in helping out on a rota basis you would be very welcome, please contact Rasi, Louise or Wendy in the office.

We also need to sort out a watering rota for the holidays if you are willing to stick your name on the list please let us know.

REMINDER NO GARDENING CLUB THIS WEDNESDAY

SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER

Pirate Day

Please note that the Infants will be having a Pirate Day on Wednesday 13th July.a-diy-felt-pirate-costume-for-kids pirate6

Children in the Infants do not have to wear their school uniform, instead we would like them to dress as pirates! PLEASE do not buy a costume, the more ragged and thrown together the better. Our pirates are to be a right rabble!

Thank you.