Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had another great week of learning, and the pupils have really got stuck into their new topic. You should have received a link to your "Pod's Project Overview" for the term and are available on your child's pod page. These outline some of the topic linked learning that will take place as well as the key knowledge, skills and activities that will be planned at the appropriate level for your child. As always thank you for your continued support in keeping everyone safe. Even while Covid restrictions are being reduced in society, we are still being advised to operate under the very high alert in schools. Like you, we really hope we are seeing the beginning of the end and look forward to a Spring and Summer of some normality. However, in the meantime, we really must take one week at a time. Here are the headlines this week:-
Parents' Evening - On December 17th we wrote "Next term we will be considering how best we can report to you eg face to face or teams. We will keep you updated." True to our word, we have considered this in great detail and are optimistically proposing a face to face meeting at the end of this term. We really want you to be able to see your child's books and be able to chat with teachers, however, we will keep this under review and hope we will not have to revert to an online teams meeting. We will keep you updated, but in the meantime, if you have any concerns about your child, email the office and your pod staff will get back to you. Likewise, please be assured that if we have any concerns, we will contact you.
New Nursery Pupils - The admission processes for nursery are now dealt with at school level. If you know of any new families who wish their child to come to Llanrhidian, please tell them to contact the school office so we can help with this process.
INSET Days - The School will be closed to pupils on 18th and 28th February and 6th June 2022. There will also be an additional Bank Holiday, for the Queen's Jubilee, on 29th April giving everyone a wonderfully long bank holiday weekend. Let's hope for some lovely Spring weather.
School funds - We have continued to provide the pupils with their own stationery throughout the pandemic, which has come at a large cost to the school budget. We have also lost a lot of income from school events. We will be facing many financial challenges in the months to come, so if you could support us through entering our 100 club lottery, it would help us greatly. You can sign up for 5 weeks (£5) or 10 weeks (£10) and negotiate your numbers with Jayne in the office. A big thank you to the staff who diligently record the draws each week to raise money for the pupils. Please ask your relatives and friends to support us too! For more information click here.
Matthew’s House "Unwanted Toiletries" – For the New Year, we have decided to start a '0 waste' campaign to ensure that everything can be used/re-used and that nothing goes to waste. Our Humanities pupil voice group have had the fantastic idea to collect any toiletries and unwanted food (non-perishable) from Christmas time so that we can donate them to Matthew’s House and stop them going to waste. If you have anything suitable that you can donate, please bring them into to school so we can start our collection.
Thank you again for all your support
Have a great weekend