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School Blog Friday 15th September

Dear Parents and Carers,


Our Attendance currently stands at 95.9% (Up from last week)

Pod Pengwin -97.57% (Down from last week)

Pod Pysgodyn - 93.27% (Up from last week)

Pod PryCop - 96.84% (Up from last week)

(Well done Rec still on 100%)

Swansea Target 95%

Llanrhidian Target 96%


Our topic of "True Colours" is now well underway.  You will soon receive your child's Pod Project Overview which outlines just some of the learning that has been planned this term.  However, in order to ensure our pupils make the most progress, a lot of our planning responds to what our learners need.  This ensures that if staff identify an area that needs support, we plan for it straight away.  


Our Clwb Ceirios is very well attended which is brilliant news.  We will soon be asking for bookings for Autumn 2.  However, having to chase payments is taking office staff away from core business, so please help us by paying up front as agreed.   To find out more please visit the Clwb Ceirios Web Page


Autumn term is a very busy one! Please remember we have a website calendar to help you plan the term ahead.  If you notice anything missing, or a wrong date, please let us know.  As a small staff our individual workload is huge, so extra eyes on such things are a great help to us.  


Here are the headlines for this week:


Community Event "Marchnad Harvest"  - Thursday 19th October @1.30 - 3.25:  We will be exposing our pupils to the world of business and work by holding a community harvest market in our marquee.  We hope to have a number of local stall holders attending, so if you know anyone interested in a free stall please share and ask them to get in touch.  Likewise if you have had a clear out and want to have a table top sale, just let us know.      In addition, each pod will be promoting and running their own stalls to sell something homegrown, homemade or free trade.  We hope you can support your pod with donations.   Each pod will send out more details soon.   The marchnad will run from 1.30 til the end of the school day.  If you do visit the market and wish to collect your child early to attend with you, we will accommodate.  Just let a staff member know and we will bring your child to you.   Caffi Cynefin will also be open for refreshments and we would be very grateful for cake donations for this day.    Please bring your own bags.  This will be a cash only event and please bring plenty of change.  


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.  


Mrs Archard's Pattwrm yr Wythnos - Here are the Welsh patterns of the week.  Please help you child by practising at home. Ble wyt ti'n bwy?  Dw i'n bwy yn Llanrhidian rhwng Penclawdd a Llangennith. I live in Llanrhidian between Penclawdd and Llangennith.

Frill Hwyl - Rhwng! Between!


Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the Week:  The most important thing we can do as parents and caregivers is to be aware of our children's online decisions and to have conversations with them about it. Here are a set of great conversation starters-  please click here


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

  • Glass tumblers for Caffi Cynefi
  • 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
  • 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


Have a fabulous weekend, 

Mrs Caswell