Friday 7th July

Year 5 returned from their weekend in Morfa Bay on Monday afternoon, tired but full of stories of all they had achieved in this activity packed couple of days. A huge thank you has to go to Mrs Pugh, Mr Oram and Mrs Wham for giving up their weekend to take the trip. Worse than that I made them all attend the staff meeting on Monday evening too! 

In the staff meeting we were looking at the target setting arrangements for the end of year. Years 2 and 6 will have received their end of Key Stage outcomes and levels in their reports. All children from Year 2 to year 6 will get their National Test Results sent home this week too. We will use the test results and the teacher assessments to decide on those pupils who may need a little more support next year and ensure our allocation of Teaching Assistant time meets the needs of all pupils.

Our Training Day on Friday was very successful, giving the whole staff and the Governing Body an opportunity to evaluate the work we have done and the progress we have made as a school this year. We also planned ways forward for next year to continue to make improvements. 

Our year 6 did their Leavers’ service for the parents on Wednesday. I am so proud of them and so impressed by the maturity and confidence they are showing. I thought leavers’ services would get easier as I got used to them but actually it’s harder every year as I have known the children much longer. This years’ class are unique and special and full of wonderful characters and I shall miss them all very much. A huge thank you had to go to Mr Rees for all his hard work and dedication to ensuring all the children in his class achieved their full potential. I shall miss him too next year. 

I have to say a huge thank you to all the PTFA, members of staff and members of the Church who helped make our summer fete so successful this year. We trialled an early finish for the children this year which seemed to work really well. I’m not sure how much we raised – but many thanks for the support.

2 weeks left and still the diary is packed. Year 6 are off to London and have confirmation in Church next Sunday. There are other trips and events planned too – keep an eye on the website. We will also send a newsletter out in the next couple of days. 

Mrs Joanne Bayton

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