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School Blog Friday 24th September

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had another super week in Llanrhidian, and we again thank you for all your co-operation.  By working together, and taking a common sense approach to infection control, we are keeping our infection rates low and keeping the learning going.  We mustn’t forget how much school our learners have missed, and the key to recovery is staying open, staying healthy and above all enjoying learning.  Here are this week’s important headlines:


1. Reading – As you know we teach reading in a range of ways across the school. We have daily spotlight lessons as well as planning for opportunities to read across all areas of learning.  But we need your help to provide opportunities to practice at home.  Some pupils tell us that they spend far more time on computer games than reading, and we are seeing the effects of this on their reading progress.  As a result, we ask you to join us in raising the profile of reading for enjoyment. We want to celebrate this through twitter, so please send us your pictures to @Llarhidianp with the hashtag #LlanRead so we can re-tweet.  This could be a picture of your child on Reading Eggs, reading a magazine, reading signs in the environment or their favourite book.  Please do not add your child’s name to the tweet.  We have plenty of CAPER books that you can borrow at anytime, so if you are short of reading material, just let your pod staff know.  Let’s turn this into a success story.

2. Breakfast Club – We are still operating under a range of risk assessments to minimise the risk of infection transmission.  Please remember that we have a limited number of spaces, per pod, and places must be booked in with the office.  If we are unable to offer you a place, we will put you on a waiting list.  The early bird craft club needs to be cost neutral to the school, and if we do not receive sufficient funds to pay for staff, it is at risk of closure. For more information visit our website.

3. Harvest  Wednesday 29th September - We will be celebrating Harvest with a selection of fun activities, inside and out, throughout the day.  To make it even more fun, we are offering the option to dress up as farmers (flat caps, checked shirts, wellies etc) for the day.  This is optional!  As is tradition, we will also be collecting non-perishable food items, toiletries, and warm clothing items (hats, gloves, socks, etc) to send to our good friends at Matthew’s House on the day. 

4. School Council Elections October 12th – Every year each pod elect a representative to sit on the school council.  Every child has the opportunity to create a campaign poster, or flipgrid, clearly stating why they should be voted for.  They will also present their ideas of how they will improve the school to their pod before the all important vote.

5. School Photos November 12th – We have booked into have family photos on this date.  We will continue to monitor the covid situation, and give you  more information near the date. 


Have a super week!

Mrs Caswell