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School Blog Friday 13th October

Annwyl Parents and Carers,


Our Attendance currently stands at 95.1% (Up from last week)

Pod Pengwin -94.61% (Up from last week)

Pod Pysgodyn - 96.5% (Up from last week)

Pod PryCop - 94.2% (Up from last week)

(Well done Rec still in the lead with 96.8%)

Swansea Target 95%

Llanrhidian Target 96%


Shwmae! A huge diolch yn fawr to our families who use our  "drop off" zone in the mornings. Our health and safety inspection went very well. They felt our drop off was well managed by staff and parents. Diolch a da iawn to all those that support keeping our pupils safe at drop off and pick up. One recommendation is that, where possible, pupils are to get out of cars on the pavement side of the car, especially so close to the busy road. Diolch pawb!


Next week is a very exciting week! We have our 'Marchnad Harvest' on Thursday 19th of October and our Caffi will be open all day. Please join us for a cuppa and something to eat. We are really seeing our pupils grow in confidence and gain real life skills through this experience. Any donations of cakes for the caffi would be wonderful as we're hoping that we will be nice and busy! Our extended caffi does mean that next Thursday afternoon we will not be running our usual 'Plant Bach Llanrhidian'. However, all of our families are welcome to join us in the caffi, we'd love to see you all. If you have any home grown, homemade or organic goods to donate to your pod, we will be very grateful and will include these on our pod stalls. We will also be collecting for our good friends in Matthew's House. Any donations can be brought in before the marchnad or on the day. It is also not too late to sign up for a table top stall, the more the merrier! Just contact the school office if you would like to join us. We will open our school gates at 1:30pm. If you would like to collect your child early to visit the marchnad together then please see a member of staff outside your usual pick up place, (outside their pod). Any pupils who are not able to be collected, will visit the marchnad with a member of staff. Please also remember this is a cash only event so bring lots of change! 


We will also be joined by a teacher from Zambia next week! Martin will be working with pupils from Pod Pry Cop to think about our how we can reduce and reuse plastic. We will make sure to keep you updated with lots of pictures on our instagram page. 


Also happening next week is our Pod Open Evening. This is on Wednesday October 18th from 3.15 until 5.30pm. Please note, there will not be clwb hwyl on this evening. We are very excited to invite you to look around the pod with your child. We will be encouraging the children to talk about their learning, show you the resources (including digital) and give you a tour of their workshops. There will be an opportunity to chat to the teachers but this will be informal within the evening. We will also be asking you to complete an online survey during your visit. We look forward to seeing you!


Here are the headlines for this week:


Clwb Ceirios  - Our Clwb Ceirios (Click here for more information) is going well, and we are so grateful to the staff who run this provision for working parents.   Thank you also to those parents who are supporting this venture.   We have now released the Autumn 2 booking form.  if you want to book your child in you must complete this and pay before half term.  As always without enough bookings we are unable to offer this provision.    Please click here to access the Autumn 2 Booking Form. 


Monster Ball - Wednesday 25th October (No Clwb Hwyl) @4.30 til 6:  There will be a disco in the marquee (run by Mr G); refreshments (hot  dogs and cakes); fancy dress (pupils and adults) and lots of fun! Please let us know if you can help decorate the marquee!  (Our volunteers last year were amazing!)  If you can support the event with donations of cakes or treats to sell, we would be most grateful.  Weather permitting - this will be an outside event.  


Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the Week: Living in the digital age can feel like a trade-off. Many online services require our personal information in exchange for goods and services. It is important to consider the implications of online privacy for yourself and your children. Have you ever wondered how many websites you have shared your personal information with? Do you use the same passwords for all your accounts? Is your home Wi-Fi password-protected and unique? 

This playlist explores the ways we share personal and private information online. You will learn about the potential risks and how you can help your children take control of their online privacy and personal information. Please click here to access the playlist. 


Premises Plea - We are always looking to make our environment welcoming, curious, interesting and stimulating.  Can you help?  We currently need:-

  • Monster Ball Decorations and volunteers
  • Artificial or real house plants
  • Natural objects - eg fossils, crystals, interesting drift wood
  • Interesting ornaments, Unusual objects 
  • Old artefacts eg old phone, clock,  etc
  • Photo frames
  • Shelves for walls
  • Cut logs for seats
  • Slices of log for displays
  • Bark chippings for paths
  • Good quality board games, packs of cards 


Dates at a Glance: 

  • Caffi Cynefin every Thursday 9am to 11.30am for more information click here.
  • Plant Bach Llanrhidian Toddler Group every Thursday 1.30-3pm for more information click here. 
  • Clwb Hwyl will commence Wednesday 13th September at 3:30 till 4:15. Clwb Hwyl is for pupils Year 1 to Year 6. For more information click here. 
  • Pod Open Evening - Wednesday October 18th 3.15 until 5.30 (No Clwb Hwyl)
  • Wizards and Wonders Week - 23rd -27th October
  • Marchnad Harvest  - Thursday 19th October @1.30 - 3.25
  • Parent Workshop; managing anger - November 15th (Your child can attend clwb hwyl)
  • Monster Ball - Wednesday 25th October (No Clwb Hwyl) @4.30 til 6
  • Marchnad Nadolig & Santa's Grotto - Thursday 30th November @2.30-4.30
  • Christmas Shows Pod Pili Pala, Pengwin and Pysgodyn Tuesday 5th Dec @10 and @2; Wednesday 6th Dec @10 and @2
  • An Evening with Llanrhidian School Choir @Llanrhidian Church Tuesday 19th December @5pm
  • Christmas Shows Pod PryCop Tuesday 12th Dec @1.30 and @5.30; Thursday 14th Dec @1.30 and @5.30
  • INSET DAYS -  Friday 22nd December, Monday January 8th


Have a fabulous weekend, 

Mrs Archard