Weekly Updates

AUTUMN TERM 2022

Weekly update 7th October 2022

Dear All,

Another lovely, busy week.

KS2 enjoyed a lovely afternoon looking at space rocks and spending time in the Planetarium. A massive thank you to Usk Astronomical Society and Kate Inglis for organising this.

Foundation Phase have been busy making delicious apple pies and working outdoors.

Thank you to Rev Jeremy for another lively ‘Open the Book’ style assembly. We’re looking forward to our next story at the Harvest Service at St Catwg’s.

Thank you to everyone who bought hot chocolate and cookies to support the Sands Charity. We raised over £90.

We would like to welcome Mr Owen Eckley to our Foundation Phase team. He has mainly been working with Reception and Year 1 and has been a great asset this week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him.

We are delighted to say we will be having tennis coaching sessions for KS2 on Tuesday afternoons from October 25th. We are very lucky that the PTA have kindly offered to pay for this with money raised at The Greenman. 

We are running an Open Day for prospective parents on October 25th. Please share the information sent out earlier this week with anyone who may be interested. Thank you

Next week:

Mon 10th-Flu Vaccines

Tues 11th-KS2 PE 

3:30pm Y1-6 Art and Craft Clubs

Weds 12th-FPh PE

3:30pm Y1/2 Lego & KS2 Fitness Club

Thurs 13th-

3:30pm Y1/2 Singing and Drama & KS2 Eco Club

Fri 14th-Shwmae Day

9:15-11:00am Kinde in the Community Hall

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,

Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 30th September 2022

Dear All,

Thank you for another lovely week.

This week we have enjoyed a great assembly with Rev Jeremy Bevan. Rev. Bevan will be starting Confirmation classes with Y6 next week. KS2 also enjoyed a lovely Spanish session with Keri Bosley from Crickhowell High School. Thank you to Keri Bosley!

Future dates:

The Planetarium KS2-4th October

Flu vaccination-10th October

Harvest-18th October

Parent Consultation Week. This year we will be offering a range of dates and times throughout the week beginning 24th October and the option of a face to face or TEAMs meeting. We will be encouraging children to attend the meetings with parents, so we can help them understand their strengths and progress and what they need to do next in their learning. More details will be sent out next week.

Next week is another busy week.

Kate Inglis has very kindly organised a visit from The Planetarium for KS2. This is a free opportunity for the children and they will also be able to see and handle moon rocks. Very exciting!

In response to a request from a parent, on Thursday we will be selling hot chocolate and biscuits for £1, with all proceeds going to the Sands charity. If your child would like to participate he/she needs to bring in £1 on Thursday morning and we will serve the hot chocolate and biscuits at morning break.

We also have our Community Swap Shop on Friday 7th October. Information was sent out earlier this week.

Mon 3rd-

Tues 4th-KS2 PE & The Planetarium for KS2

3:30pm Y1-6 Art and Craft Clubs

Weds 5th-FPh PE

3:30pm Y1/2 Lego & KS2 Fitness Club

Thurs 6th-Hot chocolate and biscuits £1 donation

3:30pm Y1/2 Singing and Drama & KS2 Eco Club

Fri 7th-1pm-4pm Community Swap Shop 

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,

Kathryn Marshall

SUMMER TERM 2022

Weekly update 8th July 2022

Dear All,

Another lovely week, and an extremely busy one for our Y6 children in particular.

Y6 had a lovely Service at Brecon Cathedral and celebrated with other Church in Wales Schools. It was a great experience.

We also had our Y6 Leavers’ concert, when all of our fabulous Year 6 children were able to share and celebrate their amazing talents. It was brilliant!

Y5 enjoyed a theme day at Crickhowell High School. It was a great opportunity to see the school and meet other children who will be going to the High School next year.

Of course, we are ending the week with our Y6 Sleepover and dinner. We are all very excited about this and I’m sure we’ll all be tucked up in bed and fast asleep by 9:30!

Our final figure for money raised last Friday from Sports Day, the Summer Fair  and the sale of ice-cream and sweets today is over £1150.65!!!! We are delighted and would like to thank everyone for their support.

Next week is our final week. It’s hard to believe another school year has come and gone. Lots going on, again.

Y5/6 have asked for a water fight as part of their Reward day. This will be on Wednesday, but may not be a water fight, but will involve water!!! Details out on Monday.

No PE next week, but we will be outside most days.

Mon 11th-Y5/6 Crickfest. Information sent out earlier this week & Y3/4 Reward day

Tues12th-Whole School picnic. No hot school meals available & 1:30pm Leavers’ Service at St Catwg’s. All welcome.

Weds 13th-Y5/6 Reward day 

Thurs 15th-Fish and Chip Lunch available. LAST DAY FOR PUPILS!!!

Fri 16th-NON-PUPIL DAY

Have a lovely wekkend!

Best wishes,

Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 1st July 2022

Dear All,

I hope everyone has enjoyed our busy week!

It was great to see so many parents, grandparents and family at our Open Day, which I hope you all enjoyed.

It was also great fun to hold our first Sports Day in three years. Congratulations to Blue Team, but all of the children were amazing, as usual.

Thank you to everyone who attended our summer fair this afternoon, and to everyone who donated items and helped to set up, clear away and serve. It was a huge success. We will let you know the total when we have finished counting, but it is looking like we have raised in excess of £600! Amazing!!

We are delighted to announce that we have finally achieved our Cymraeg Campus bronze award. We were originally due to be assessed in March 2020, but this was cancelled due to COVID, so we have had to wait for two years. A massive thank you to our Criw Cymraeg, all of the children, Mrs James and Mrs Sandercock. 

Last call for our well-being survey. If you haven’t completed it yet, please do so as we will be discussing the results, and how we can improve, in our Governors’ meeting on Thursday. Thank you.

Next week

Last week of clubs

Mon 4th – Y5/6 PE

Tues 5th – Y3/4 PE, 10am Y6 Leavers’ Service @ Brecon Cathedral, YR-5 Rev Jeremy Bevan’s Assembly

Weds 6th- FPh PE, 1pm PC Skyrme with Y6, 6pm Y6 Leavers’ Concert in the Community Hall

Thurs 7th -9:30-12:00 Y5 Transition Day to CHS, 

Fri 8th- Whole School introduction to Spanish with Keri Bosley (CHS),6pm Y6 Leavers’ Dinner and Sleepover

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,

Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 17th June 2022

Dear All,

What an amazing end to a great week! Thank you to everyone who supported our fabulous Talent Show today. It was so good to see everyone and amazing to see so many children performing so confidently. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. As soon as we have a total, we will share it with you. 

Thank you to Clams Bakery for donating the ‘posh scones’ and The Russells for making so much popcorn! 

We are hoping to use any funds raised this year to provide sports training/coaches for the children next year. 

Polite reminder to anyone who is interested in joining the Governing Body, please return your nomination paper by Monday 20th June. Thank you.

This week our Foundation Phase visited Mumbles Beach. They had great weather and were so well-behaved. Everyone had a good time. Thank you to all staff, children and volunteers involved.

KS2 visited The Church for an assembly led by Rev Jeremy Bevan. They have also been writing their own Jubilee Song which they performed today and will be performing for you on our Open Afternoon, so talented!

Confirmation Service-Tuesday 21st June. Please note only Year 2-6 will be attending this service. All parents/guardians/family are welcome to join us to celebrate two Y6 children who will be confirmed.

Next week.

Clubs as usual

Please note the change of PE days for some classes due to our Confirmation Service on Tuesday and Year 6 new intake day at CHS on Thursday.

Mon 20th-KS2 Guitar Lessons

Tues 21st-10am Confirmation Service at St Catwg’s Y2-6. Visit from Bishop John Lomas FPh Art&Craft Club/KS2 Singing Club, 5pm Induction Meeting for Reception Parents

Weds 22nd-PE Y3/4 & FPh/FPh Lego Club/KS2 Fitness Club

Thurs 23rd-Y6 at CHS New Intake Day/All children moving to their new classrooms/FPh Fitness Club/KS2 Eco Club

Fri 24th-Y5/6 PE, Reports out 

Have a super weekend.

Best wishes,

Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 10th June 2022

Dear All,

A lovely, very busy first week back!

Our Y5/6 children have had a fabulous few days on their residential trip. They were very adventurous and an absolute credit to themselves, you and the school. Thank you to the children, and Mrs Jones, Mrs Sandercock and Miss Powell for making this trip such a success.

Y3/4 visited The Wild Place and had a fantastic time. They saw so many animals and were also an absolute credit. Well done to everyone involved!

KS2 visited the Church to complete a wildflower survey. No bee stings this year, thank goodness, but lots of amazing wildlife and flowers.

Foundation Phase enjoyed the story of the Drama Llama, read by the author Rachel Morissroe and learnt lots about how to keep safe on the beach from the RNLI.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Green Man meeting. It looks like we have a great group of volunteers, but desperately need more. Please let us know if you are able to help in any way. Thank you.

We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year, and there is such a lot happening over the next few weeks. I have attached a new date sheet, which will hopefully help everyone to keep on track of what’s going on.

Next week we have cancelled the Foundation phase Club on Tuesday as they will have been to the beach during the day and will be very tired, as will staff!

Please note: The last week for clubs is wk bg 4th July. There will not be any clubs in the last week of term.

Jubilee Talent Show-children can come to school dressed in red, white and blue, or as a king or queen. 

All children need to be collected at 3:30pm as usual. The Talent Show will then start at 3:45 We really hope you’ll all join us

Next week:

Mon 13th-

Tues 14th-FPh trip to the beach, 10am KS2 at St Catwg’s Church with Rev Jeremy Bevan

NO FOUNDATION PHASE AFTER SCHOOL CLUB/KS2 Singing Club

Weds 15th-FPh PE/Y5/6 with Jeremy Thomas (local artist), FPh Lego Club/KS2 Fitness Club

Thurs 16th- Hearing test for Y1, FPh Fitness Club/KS2 Eco Club

Fri 17th-3:45pm Jubilee Talent Show

Have a great weekend.

Kind regards,

Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 13th May 2022

Dear All,

Another amazing, busy week.

I was greeted on Monday morning by a small group of children who were very eager to tell me about their weekend. They had made fresh lemonade and sold it to raise money for Ukraine. They raised over £30. This is an amazing achievement and shows just how ethically informed these children are. We’re very proud of them!

Foundation Phase had a fabulous trip to Bristol, visiting The SS Great Britain, KS2 started guitar lessons and Crickhowell Craft Club came in to help KS2 make some lovely Jubilee Bunting. Thank you to our brilliant volunteers. The children will be bringing this home to hang up outside in readiness for the Jubilee celebrations.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Green Man meeting. We have lots of volunteers, but any more offers of help would be fantastic.

Thank you to Jenny Edwards who once again has very generously donated over £600 from her plant stall. We are so grateful for this thoughtful contribution. Eco club have already put in a bid for new gardening equipment. Thank you very much!

Polite reminder to place orders for photographs asap, so as not to incur delivery costs. We are awaiting the group photos, and will send these out as soon as possible.

Next week:

Tues 17th-Rev Jeremy Bevan whole school assembly, PE Y3/4, FPh Art & Craft Club/KS2 Singing6pm Y5/6 residential meeting (School Hall)

Weds 18th-PE Foundation Phase, Lego Club/KS2 Fitness

Thurs 19th-PE Y5/6, FPh Fitness Club/KS2 Eco

Wk bg 23rd MayY5/6 will have lessons from the High School, delivered by TEAMS and KS2 will be ‘virtually’ visiting the Hay Festival!

Kind regards, Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 6th May 2022

Dear All

A very fast week! Y3/4 had a great activity day to celebrate collecting all their Dojo points, Foundation Phase have been planting flowers and potatoes, Year 6 visited Crickhowell High School and Year 5 practised being Year 6 for the day. Well done everyone!

Thank you to our garden volunteers who came into school again this week. The grounds are looking lovely, your help is very much appreciated. If anyone would like to come in on another day, just let me know.

Choir Practice starts this evening at Llangattock church with Steve Marshall, 6pm. 

Photographs:The photographs taken this week were lovely. Everyone should have received information on how to place an order for photographs. All orders placed also helps to raise money for School, so thank you!

Next week:
Green Man Meeting-Monday 3pm:
All welcome. Please use the link below if you are not able to attend, but would like to be involved. Please let me know if you will be attending. Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting

Key stage 2 will be making bunting with the Crickhowell craft club. You should have received a letter asking for permission for your child’s photograph to be used as part of the project. If we have not received permission your child’s photograph to be used, he/she can still be part of the project, but their photograph will not be used outside of school. I have attached the permission slip here, in case you have mislaid it.

Mon 9th May-3pm Green Man Meeting

Tues 10th May-Rev Jeremy Bevan’s Whole School Assembly, Rev Margaret Williams with KS2, Y3/4 PE, FPh craft club/KS2 singing club

Weds 11th May-FPh PE, Lego club/KS2 fitness club

Thurs 12th May-FPh trip to SS Great Britain, Y5/6 PE, FPh fitness club/KS2 eco club

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards, Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 29th April 2022

What a fabulous first week back. We have had our first mix-up session for 2 years and the children have been absolutely amazing! Thank you to everyone involved.
This afternoon we had our Charity Market. This was instigated by some of our Y5/6 pupils who were very keen to do something to support Ukranian families. I am delighted to say they have raised £310. This will all go to UNICEF disaster response fund. Thank you so much for supporting this event
A massive thank you to our super volunteers who came to tidy the school grounds today. There’s lots more to do, so any other volunteers would be very welcome.

Next week:
Photos-On Tuesday we have Tempest Photography in school. All children will be able to have an individual, class and family photograph taken, but if you would like to have a family photograph with younger children, please come to the Community Hall between 8:15 and 9am.

COVID updateWe have been issued with new advice regarding positive cases in school. Please see attached information.

Jewellery Just a polite reminder that jewellery should not be warn in school. 1 pair of plain, stud earrings are allowed. 

Next Week:

Mon-2nd May BANK HOLIDAY SCHOOL CLOSED

Tues-3rd May School Photos, children should wear school uniform.NO PE for Y3/4Singing club KS2/Craft club FPh

Wed 4th May FPh PEY3/4 PE-change of dayFitness club KS2/Lego club FPh

Thurs 5th May Y3/4 Activity dayPE Y5/6pm Tudur Welsh Games for the Whole SchoolEco club KS2/Fitness club FPh

Fri 6th May Y6 Transition day to CHS (you should have received a letter with the details, but please let me know if you haven’t)

Have a lovely extra-long weekend and hopefully enjoy the lovely spring weather.

Kind regards,
Kathryn Marshall

SPRING TERM 2022

Weekly update 28th March 2022

Dear All,

A busy week for all.

We have all been practising our Easter songs and poems ready for next week’s Service at St Catwg’s. We are very excited, and hope you are able to join us for our first Service in 2 years!

This week Foundation Phase have visited the Church, some for the first time and KS2 have been planning their Llangattock Guide Leaflet. We have all enjoyed being outside as much as possible, and are very much looking forward to the forthcoming Easter holidays!

Next week we have our Easter Service on Tuesday at 10am in St Catwg’s Church. The children will be singing and reciting poems. All welcome. Please see the attached Risk Assessment provided by the Church.

We hope you have all been busy planning and making Easter Hats ready for our parade next Thursday. Children need to bring in their hats on Thursday morning. Parents/Guardians can then join us at 2:30pm to see the amazing creations and listen to the children singing. Children can then be collected ready for the Easter holidays.

Please note due to Easter events children do not need to wear PE kit next week. We will be playing playground games etc throughout the week.

Clubs-please note due to the Easter Parade and staff training after school there will be no after school clubs on Thursday 7th April. Clubs will restart after Easter.

Tues-10am Church Service a St Catwg’s All welcome.

Thurs-9:30 Guitar taster sessions for KS2 & Easter Hat Parade. Parents/Guardians welcome to join us at 2:30pm

Fri-Non-Pupil Day

Have a lovely weekend.

Weekly update 21st March 2022

Dear All,

Lots going on this week, including cricket and outdoor learning for Foundation Phase and a visit to Beacon Boats for our KS2. Thank you to Alasdair Kirkpatrick, who made us feel so welcome and really put lots of effort into preparing for our visit. Also, well done and thank you to our KS2 children who were so well behaved, polite and interested in the workshop.

Mothering Sunday Service: Sunday 9:30. All welcome.If your child is singing in the choir with Steve Marshall he/she needs to be at Church for 9:15. 

Additional INSET DAY:Powys have provided schools with an additional INSET day for Schools to work on the New Curriculum. Monday 27th June is this additional day. School will be closed to all pupils on this day.

Easter Hats:Just a reminder to everyone to get busy creating your lovely Easter Hats in readiness for our parade on Thursday 7th April!

Parentpay:Polite reminder to check account balance as soon as possible as we have several accounts in debt. Thank you.

Next week:

Mon 28th-Reception measurement survey

Tues 29th-Y3/4 PE& Rev Jeremy Bevan Assembly

Weds 30th-Foundation Phase PE

Thurs 31st-Y5/6 PE& Y5/6 to Church @ 1:30

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

Kind regards, Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 14th March 2022

Dear All,

A lovely week, with lots going on.

Terry Dickson joined us for cricket, Rev Jeremy Bevan led our weekly assembly and we have started after school clubs again!

We all had great fun today raising money for Comic relief. Lots of us thought wearing pyjamas every day would be a great idea!! Thank you to Clams Bakery for their very kind donation of tasty cakes.  Thanks to your generosity we have raised over £210.  Well done everyone!

This year we are hoping once again to run our Easter Hat competition. All children are very welcome to get involved. Children need to create their own Easter Hat which can be brought into school on Thursday 7th April.  We will then share the hats with each other, have an Easter Egg Hunt and sing some fun Easter songs. Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits will be available.  We are hoping parents/guardians, family and friends will be able to join us at 2:30pm to hear some Easter songs and see our Easter Hats!!

We are also planning to hold our Easter Service at St Catwg’s Church on Tuesday 5th April at 10am. All welcome. More details to follow.

Next Week:

Tues 22nd – KS2 to Beacon Boats/Singing KS2 & Art/Craft FPh Club

Weds 23rd- PE/Cricket for everyone & Bronze Ambassador Meeting/Fitness KS2 & Lego FPh Club

Thurs 24th-Eco KS2 & Fitness FPh Club

Future Events this term:

27th March-9:30am Mothering Sunday Service at St Catwg’s. All welcome.

28th March-Reception Measuring Survey

31st March-Y5/6 Visit to St Catwg’s ‘Stations of the Cross’

5th April-10am Easter Service at St Catwg’s7th April-Easter Hat Parade

8th April NON-PUPIL DAY

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards, Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 7th March 2022

Dear All

Another lovely week, with lots going on. It has been lovely to see the children mixing together again. They have really enjoyed it.

What have we been doing? Rev Jeremy Bevan visited us for our weekly assembly, Foundation Phase have been green screening, PC Skyrme worked with Y6 and Y1-6 had a great time playing cricket on Wednesday; Terry Dickson said they were amazing! It almost feels like we are beginning to get back to some sense of normality!

Polite reminder: Please do not allow children to play on the outdoor equipment at the start and end of the day, as we are not insured without appropriate adult supervision. It is also important to leave the school grounds promptly at the end of the day as some of our clubs will be using the school grounds. Thank you for your support and co-operation.

Sunday School starts again this Sunday at St Catwg’s. There are lots of lovely activities planned and all are welcome.

Next week Friday is Comic Relief. The children have asked to come dressed in pyjamas for a minimum donation of £1 to Comic Relief. Please ensure children have something warm to wear outside, and appropriate footwear too.

After school clubs begin. All children who have returned a slip can stay for their chosen clubs. Please ensure you are ready to collect your child/ren at 4:30pm from their usual exit/entrance. 

Cricket has been changed to Thursday next week.

Weds 16th-NO PE/CRICKET

Thurs 17th-Y1-6 cricket/PE for Reception-PE kit for all children

Fri 18th-Comic Relief-Wear your pyjamas!!

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards, Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 28th February 2022

Dear All,

A lovely first week back, with so much to celebrate. Our Eisteddfod was amazing and showcased a lot of very happy, confident children! World Book Day was lots of fun. We’ve worked on Elmer, Room on the Broom, Tom’s Midnight Garden as well as several other stories. Don’t forget to look at Twitter to see what we have been doing. All children should have brought home a World Book Day token. Please let his/her class teacher know if they haven’t received one.

Thank you to everyone who bought cakes today. We have raised £200 in aid of Unicef Ukraine Charity. We will be closing our Just Giving page on Monday, if you haven’t yet donated, but can manage just a few pounds that would be fantastic. Thank you to everyone who has donated. We have had lots of fun running and have clocked up a massive  606 miles between us. This is a great achievement, but we have also raised over £500 for Cancer Research UK. A massive thank you for your huge generosity.

Y6 enjoyed a visit from Mrs Jackie Parker, headteacher at Crickhowell High School. 

Over the next three weeks, Terry Dickson will be working with Y1-6 children to develop their cricket skills. The first session is on Wednesday next week. Children will need to wear PE kit on that day. Hopefully this will be outside, but the session will take pace in the Community Hall if the weather is wet.

Next week:

Mon 7th-
Tues 8th-NO Y3/4 PE &Rev Jeremy Bevan Assembly

Weds 9th-PE for All children-cricket

Thurs 10th-NO Y5/6 PE & Y2 Forest Schools

Future events: Friday 18th March Comic Relief

Weekly update 7th February 2022

Dear All

We’ve had a lovely week, with lots going on. Foundation Phase had a fabulous trip to Brecon Museum on Monday. For some children it was their first trip out of school and they were all amazing!

KS2 joined PC Skyrme for a safer internet day assembly, Year 3 and 4 have been on a walk around the local area looking at bridges and Y5/6 took part in an online Welsh Quiz.

We have also all been running for Cancer Research UK. A great job from everyone. Thank you to everyone who has already generously donated. If you haven’t but would like to support this great charity, please use the link below.

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/llangattock-church-in-wales-school

Well done and congratulations to Seth Retallick who participated in the British Schools Rifle Championships this week. He is a British junior finalist, and one of the youngest competitors. An excellent achievement! 

Next week:We have parent consultation meetings. You should have had an appointment time confirmed, if not, please contact your child’s class teacher.
There is no after school provision next week, due to parent consultation meetings.
Friday 18th February is the last day before half-term. All children return to school on Monday 28th February.
Mon-Outdoor learning Y1/2
Tues-Y3/4 PE & Rev Jeremy Bevan AssembliesWed-Foundation Phase PEThurs-Y5/6 PE & Outdoor Learning YRFri-Own clothes day-all donations to

Future Events:Eisteddfod March 1st-Children can come to school dressed in traditional Welsh costume, Welsh rugby shirts, or plain red tops. If your child plays a musical instrument and would like to play a piece, please let his/her class teacher know.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes, Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 31st January 2022

Dear All,


Goodness me, what a week!


We have had several new positive cases in school, but I’m pleased to say on the whole people have not been too unwell, and the cases definitely seem to be slowing down.
Despite COVID we have had a lovely week in school working on St Dwynwen’s Day and celebrating 100 years of the Urdd. 


Masks

Due to the current Covid situation, some of our older children have decided they want to wear masks in school. We have not encouraged this, or included it in our preventative measures, as the guidance from Welsh Government has said it is not necessary. However, if you feel it is necessary for your child to wear a mask/face covering during the day, we understand, but ask you let us know your child will be wearing a mask before they come into school, and discuss the appropriate use and hygiene issues around wearing them with your child. Children will not need to wear masks during PE, outside during playtimes, or in the dinner hall. Thank you for your support in this matter. 


Little Sparks
The last few weeks has been a very challenging time for Little Sparks, but I’m delighted we are now fully open and have now appointed Hannah Osmond to work alongside Dannielle Gallop for the rest of this academic year. Hannah has a lot of early years experience and I’m sure will take the setting from strength to strength. I really appreciate everyone’s support and understanding. 


Parent Consultation Meetings-Wk Bg 14th February. These will once again be on TEAMS. Letters will be sent out early next week with further information.


56 Miles in February Challenge-Following my email earlier this week regarding one of our former pupils, Rosie Jarman, we have decided to also get involved in the 56 miles in February Challenge to support Cancer UK. We have discussed this with the School Council and they have come up with some great ideas to support this charity. Please see the attached letter. We really hope you will be able to get involved too and raise much needed money for this very worthy charity. 
https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/llangattock-church-in-wales-school

Next Week:

Mon-Outdoor Learning for Y1/2

Tues-Y3/4 PE & Rev Jeremy Bevan Assemblies

Wed-Foundation Phase PE

Thur-Y5/6 PE & Outdoor Learning for Reception

Have a great weekend.

Best wishes,
Kathryn Marshall

Weekly update 24th January 2022

Dear All,

Best wishes,

AUTUMN TERM 2021

WEEKLY UPDATE 26th November

  • Mon 29th- 6pm new Curriculum For Wales Teams meeting for parent (link sent out earlier this week and will be resent on Monday)
  • Tue 30th- Rev Jeremy Bevan Assembly and Y3/4 PE
  • Wed 1st Dec-Circus Skills. All children will need to wear PE kit
  • Llangattock Christmas Lights
  • Thurs 2nd Y5/6 PE
  • Fri 3rd-FPh PE-wear suitable clothes

Have a great weekend.

Best wishes,

Kathryn Marshall

WEEKLY UPDATE 1st October

Dear All,

A much more Autumnal feel to this week’s weather, but we have still managed to get out and about.

Foundation Phase have been acting out the story of Creation, Y5/6 visited St Catwg’s Church, thank you to Mrs Jones and one of our Governors Ann Williams for organising this and Y3/4 have been working on developing a positive mindset to help them cope with challenging situations.

Flu Vaccines
Thank you to everyone who has returned the flu vaccine letter. If there are any outstanding letters, please return them to the office by Monday, as the School Nurse will be collecting them early next week. Please return even if you do not give permission for your child to have the vaccine, or you have made alternative arrangements. Thank you

Cauliflower Cards
This year we will once again be making Christmas cards to help raise money for school. Further information will be sent out shortly.

Next week:

  • Mon-
  • Tues-Y3/4 PE 6pm Governors AGM
  • Wed-Foundation Phase PE; KS2 visit to Llangattock Allotments (weather allowing)
  • Thurs-Y5/6 PE
  • Fri-Y5/6 singing with Mr Marshall

Thank you all.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,
Kathryn Marshall


WEEKLY UPDATE 24th September

Dear All,

Thank you to everyone for your support in what has been a busy and challenging week.

We have had a lovely day supporting Macmillan Cancer nurses. Thank you to everyone for their generous contributions, to Mrs Glenys Edwards, in the kitchen for making tray bakes for everyone and for Clams bakery for donating red velvet cake. Yum! So far we have raised £150. Brilliant!

Please find attached a poster regarding this year’s harvest supper.

Everyone should have received a copy of the Governors’ Annual Report to Parents. If you have not received a copy, or would like a hard copy, plese contact the school office.

On our termly update we had planned an Autumn Fair for next Friday, however, given the current COVID circumstances we will not be running this event.
We are really hopeful we will be to run a Christmas event next half-term.

Polite reminder:
Flu vaccination forms need to be returned as soon as possible
Please do not drive into school at the start and end of the day, or to drop off at breakfast club, as there may be children and adults walking around.

Next week:

  • Mon-
  • Tues-Y3/4 PE
  • Weds-Foundation Phase PE
  • Thurs-Y5/6 PE
  • Fri-Singing with Mr Marshall for Y5/6

Have a great weekend.

Kind regards,

Kathryn Marshall


WEEKLY UPDATE 17th September

Dear All,

I hope you have all had a good second full week back in school. It’s great to see everyone settling back in so well.

Just a polite reminder to all that bikes and scooters should not be ridden in the school grounds. Please dismount at the gate. Thank you.

This week Foundation Phase enjoyed a fun ‘Toys’ workshop and Y5/6 were happy to be singing again with Mr Marshall, where appropriate Covid measures were followed including a well-ventilated room and social distancing in place.

All children should have brought home a flu vaccination form. Please contact the school office if you have not received this.

Next Friday we will be running a biscuit/cake morning for the children to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The children can come to school in any bright coloured clothes (please make sure they have suitable footwear) and we will organise cakes for snack time. We are asking for a minimum donation of £1 which can be put in the collection pots as the children come into school

Next week:

  • Mon-
  • Tues- Y3/4 PE
  • Wed- Foundation Phase PE, Governors’ Report to Parents Available
  • Thur- Y5/6 PE
  • Fri- Y5/6 Singing with Mr Marshall/Macmillan Coffee Morning

Have a great weekend.

Kind regards,

Kathryn Marshall


WEEKLY UPDATE 10th September

Dear All,

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our class meetings. I hope you found them useful and informative. Class letters and topic webs were sent out earlier today, however, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

Well done to our Y5/6 children who have made a start on tidying our school grounds today. Thank you to everyone who has offered to help in the school grounds. This will make a huge difference to the children’s environment and play areas. If anyone else is able to volunteer please let me know.

As we move into the Autumn term could you please ensure your child has a coat in school so he/she is able to go outside even if it is raining. Thank you.

Next week:

Homework begins!

  • Mon-
  • Tue-PE Y3/4
  • Wed-PE Foundation Phase
  • Thur-PE Y5/6
  • Fri-

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Kathryn Marshall


WEEKLY UPDATE 3rd September

Dear All,

What a quick week!

It was so good to see everyone back on Thursday looking so happy and well rested.

Please find attached a pupil information sheet. If your contact details etc have changed in the last 12 months please complete and return a new form. If everything is as it was last September you do not need to do anything. If you would like a hard copy, please collect one from the main entrance.

Next week we will be holding our class meetings. Unfortunately we cannot hold face to face meetings, so I will be sending out TEAMS links later today.

These meeting are really important as they will give you general information about your child’s class routines, etc, but also guidance and ways to help your child with homework etc. They will be as informal as possible, and an opportunity for you to clarify any issues and expectations. A class letter will also be sent out with more detailed information. As soon as we are able to, we will hold live, additional class meetings.

PE will start next week. Children need to wear appropriate clothing to school eg plain jogging bottoms/leggings, a plain t-shirt and trainers, or daps. They will also need a school sweatshirt/jumper. Please avoid any branded/logo sportswear.

Homework-There will be no homework next week. We will start homework wk beginning 13th September.

Grounds Day for Y5/6 on Friday 10th September. Children can come to school in outdoor clothing and suitable footwear. We have some gardening gloves, but if they have their own, that would be really helpful.

Next week:

  • Mon 6th-4:15pm Foundation Phase Class Meeting
  • Tuesday 7th-Y3/4 PE
  • Weds 8th-4:15pm Y3/4 Class meeting
  • Foundation Phase PE
  • Thurs 9th-4:15pm Y5/6 Class Meeting; Y5/6 PE
  • Fri 10th-Y5/6 Grounds Day.

A newsletter with provisional dates will be emailed out on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Kathryn Marshall

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