Weekly Updates

SPRING TERM 2019


WEEKLY UPDATE-Wk bg Monday 18th February 2019

Y3-6 Eisteddfod

If your child has entered the musical instrument competition, he or she will need their instrument and music on Monday, as Mr Stephen Marshall will be judging the competition. The singing competition will also take place on Monday. Parents are invited in for our highlights on Friday.

A few polite reminders:

NUTS-We are a nut free school. Please do not include any nut products in packed lunches, as we do have some children with nut allergies in school at the moment.

PE KIT-Now we are able to use the Community Hall for PE sessions, please ensure your child/ren have a PE kit in school at all times.

DOGS-Please can we remind you that dogs are not allowed on the school site.

MONDAY 18th February

  • KS2 Music Tuition
  • Music and singing competition
  • 1:15-1:45 IT/Coding Club Y3-6
  • 3:30-4:30 Lego Club Y1-2/Fitness Club Y3-6/Singing Club Y3-6

TUESDAY 19th February

  • 3:30-4:30 Drama Club Session 6 Y3-6/Geology Club Y1-2

WEDNESDAY 20th February

  • 9:30-10:30 Y1/2 Money Workshop
  • 3:30-4:30 Eco Club Y3-6

THURSDAY 21st February

  • 1:30 Tales from Wales IV-Whole school
  • 3:30-4:30 Board Games Club Y2-6

FRIDAY 22nd February 

  • 2pm Eisteddfod in the Community Hall. Children can dress up in traditional Welsh costume, rugby shirts or red. Please join us for some highlights from the week.

Forthcoming events

  • Half-term – Monday 25th Feb to Fri 1st March


WEEKLY UPDATE-Wk bg Monday 11th February 2019

This week Foundation Phase have had a great time learning all about Chinese New Year. Thank you to Viv Rowland and Jo Herbert-Jones for giving up their time to organise and run these activities.

IMPORTANT EISTEDDFOD

Apologies for the change in times, but we are now holding our Eisteddfod highlights for Parents/Guardians on Friday February 22nd at 2pm. Children can come to school dressed in red, Welsh rugby tops, or traditional Welsh costumes. Sorry for any inconvenience caused due to time changes, but we are keen not to cause any more disruption to Kinde, after their difficult Autumn Term.

A few polite reminders:

NUTS-We are a nut free school. Please do not include any nut products in packed lunches, as we do have some children with nut allergies in school at the moment.

PE KIT-Now we are able to use the Community Hall for PE sessions, please ensure your child/ren have a PE kit in school at all times.

DOGS-Please can we remind you that dogs are not allowed on the school site.

MONDAY 11th February

  • KS2 Music Tuition
  • 1:15-1:45 IT/Coding Club Y3-6
  • 2pm PC Skyrme with Y5/6-Cyber Bullying
  • 3:30-4:30 Lego Club Y1-2/Fitness Club Y3-6/Singing Club Y3-6

TUESDAY 12th February

  • YR-Y6 Travelling the World Workshops
  • 3:30-4:30 Drama Club Session 5 Y3-6/Geology Club Y1-2

WEDNESDAY 13th February

  • 3:30-4:30 Eco Club Y3-6

THURSDAY 14th February

  • 3:30-4:30 Board Games Club Y2-6

FRIDAY 15th February 

  • Bronze Ambassador Day
  • 3:30-4pm Green Man meeting. Please come along to offer any support you can. Children will be supervised by staff

Forthcoming events

  • WK beginning 18th February-Eisteddfod Competitions.

WEEKLY UPDATE-Wk bg Monday 4th February 2019

MONDAY 4th February

  • KS2 Music Tuition
  • 1:15-1:45 IT/Coding Club Y3-6
  • 3:30-4:30 Lego Club Y1-2/Fitness Club Y3-6/Singing Club Y3-6

TUESDAY 5th February

  • 3:30-4:30 Drama Club Session 4 Y3-6/Geology Club Y1-2
  • 6pm Governors’ Meeting

WEDNESDAY 6th February

  • 3:30-4:30 Eco Club Y3-6

THURSDAY 7th February

  • Foundation Phase Chinese New Year celebrations (children can dress in red or gold)
  • 3:30-4:30 Board Games Club Y2-6

FRIDAY 8th February 

Forthcoming events

  • February 12th-Travelling the World Workshops in School-more information to follow

WEEKLY UPDATE-Wk bg Monday 28th January 2019

Llangattock School Building Works: Parents’ Questionnaire

Kier and Powys County Council are reviewing the recent building works and its effects on well-being at the school. The deadline for all evidence is Monday.

In order to provide them with accurate feedback, a group of parents have put together a questionnaire.

It only takes 2 minutes to complete and can be accessed via the Llangattock School PTA Facebook site or at this address:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/87X9KJJ

The more responses we get, the more valuable our feedback will be.

Thank you

Building Work

This week I have been involved in several meetings with Kier, Powys and Heart of Wales Property Services to discuss the building project and highlight our concerns and issues. The Governors have also written to everyone involved expressing their concerns, dissatisfaction and disappointment. I will keep you informed of any progress.

3+Setting Places

Today we have received the information below from Powys County Council:

Reduction in Early Years Education Funded Hours

 In this period of austerity, Powys County Council are facing difficult decisions as to how it uses its budget. Currently, Powys provides 12.5 hours per week of funded Early Years provision for all 3 and 4 year olds. However, from April 29th, 2019, Powys will be reducing the funded hours for Early Years education from 12.5 hours to 10 hours. This will apply to all settings that currently provide education for Early Years children.

The reasons for this change are:

1) Other local authorities currently fund Early Years education at 10 hours. Powys County Council have been funding above the National minimum level of 10 hours since establishing the Early Years provision in 2017. However, due to efficiencies which the County Council have to find in Early Years education, there is no longer the funding available to continue to fund settings for 12.5 hours per week.

2) To ensure that all children have equal access to Early Years education, all children will be entitled to the minimum 10 hours of funded provision.

From April 2019, the new Childcare Offer for Wales will be available to all settings in Powys. The offer will consist of a combination of existing Early Years education provision and a new childcare provision. Registered settings will be eligible for 10 hours of education provision and 20 hours of childcare provision.

The 3+setting is currently waiting for CIW registration and will be looking into the new childcare offer as soon as possible. Children in the 3+ setting are currently receiving just under 10 hours, so their session times will not change, but this may cause difficulties or inconvenience for those parents who were expecting an additional 2.5 hours a week, once registration is in place.

Should you have any queries concerning your child’s place at Little Sparks 3+ setting please contact Powys directly.

MONDAY 28th January

KS2 Music Tuition

1:15-1:45 IT/Coding Club Y3-6

3:30-4:30 Lego Club Y1-2/Fitness Club Y3-6/Singing Club Y3-6

TUESDAY 29th January

3:30-4:30 Drama Club Session 3 Y3-6/Geology Club Y1-2

WEDNESDAY 30th Janaury

3:30-4:30 Eco Club Y3-6

THURSDAY 31st January

Y5/6 Visit to Brecon Beacons-see separate letter sent home today

3:30-4:30 Board Games Club Y2-6

FRIDAY 1st February 

World Read Aloud Day-children can bring in a favourite book to read aloud to a friend

Forthcoming events

February 12th-Travelling the World Workshops in School-more information to follow


WEEKLY UPDATE-Wk bg Monday 21st January 2019

MONDAY 21st January

KS2 Music Tuition

1:15-1:45 IT/Coding Club Y3-6

3:30-4:30 Lego Club Y1-2/Fitness Club Y3-6/Singing Club Y3-6

TUESDAY 22nd January

3:30-4:30 Drama Club Session 3  Y3-6/Geology Club Y1-2

WEDNESDAY 23rd Janaury

3:30-4:30 Eco Club Y3-6

THURSDAY 24th January

3:30-4:30 Board Games Club Y2-6

FRIDAY 25th January

3:30pm School Council Treat Shop

Forthcoming events

31st January Y5/6 visit to Brecon Beacons

1st February-World Read Aloud Day


WEEKLY UPDATE-Wk bg Monday 14th January 2019

HELP!

Is anyone able to help us by removing and disposing of (legally!) the tyres in the top playground? There are approximately 20.

Recycling

If you have any Christmas cards you would like to recycle, please bring them into school by next Friday.

We are also continuing to recycle crisp packets, which can be brought to school in small bundles and put in the box in the main entrance.

Clubs

All clubs start next week. Children need to be collected from the usual places eg top playground for Y1/2 pupils and bottom playground for Y3-6.

Fruit money

KS2 pupils must bring in a healthy fruit snack, or 30p to buy a piece of fruit from the school fruit stall.

Appropriate Footwear

KS2 pupils would like to continue to use the school field during break and lunch times, but as you can imagine it makes for a very muddy floor! Please could your child bring old trainers/shoes to wear on the field and their school shoes to wear inside? This would really help to reduce the amount of mud inside school.

MONDAY 14th January

KS2 Music Tuition

1:15-1:45 IT/Coding Club Y3-6

3:30-4:30 Lego Club Y1-2/Fitness Club Y3-6/Singing Club Y3-6

TUESDAY 15th January

9:15-3:30 Y1/2 Trip to Eden Centre

3:30-4:30 Drama Club Session 3  Y3-6/Geology Club Y1-2

WEDNESDAY 16th Janaury

9:00 Y5/6 STEM Day @ CHS-see separate letter

3:30-4:30 Eco Club Y3-6

THURSDAY 17th January

3:30-4:30 Board Games Club Y2-6

FRIDAY 18th January

Forthcoming events

Eisteddfod 22nd February


WEEKLY UPDATE- W/B  7th January

PLEASE NOTE: NO CLUBS THIS WEEK-Clubs will start again week beginning 14th January 2019.

MONDAY

Non-Pupil Day. Staff only.

TUESDAY

All pupils return to school; Mr Moeller music tuition for KS2

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Forthcoming events

Clubs start on Monday 14th January. A letter confirming clubs available this term will be sent out on Tuesday 8th.

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