Dear Parents and Carers,
We are well and truly into the throws of the Summer term now, and there will be a lot going so please make sure you and your family members are keeping up to date with evens via this blog.
As you are now aware, schools have now been placed in a low alert. However, COVID-19 has not gone away and will remain with us globally. For this reason, it remains important for us to consider what we can do to reduce the spread of the virus, and protect our learners and staff. We will be continuing to implement some public health control measures to help keep the spread of the virus low and to minimise the potential of further disruption. Further guidance is expected for schools and we will, as always keep you informed. In the mean time, we thank you for all you have done to help us through these difficult times, and look forward to better days ahead. Here are the headlines this week:-
Personalised Online Assessments Y2-Y6 - You may be aware that Welsh Government have developed "Personalised Online Assessments" for schools to use with pupils. These are not used as "tests" or have any form of high accountability stakes for pupils or the school. They do however, provide us with some information about what you child can do well, and needs to next. Please note that the "score" is not important, but understanding where your child needs support next is the main purpose of these activities. These will be run informally by pod staff during the school year, along side our other current assessment arrangements, to help us plan effectively for the progress of your child. We have developed a dedicated page on our website to help you understand the purpose of these assessments. Please click here or visit https://www.llanrhidian.swansea.sch.uk/online-personalised-assessments/ We will provide you with information to help you access the reports when we have completed the assessments. Please be assured that pupils will not be put under any pressure, and will see these as just an activity like any other. Your final school report at the end of term will reflect these assessments, as well as a range of other information we use to plan the way forward for your child.
The Big Llanrhidian Bedtime Story Week 9th-13th May 2022 - Next week is our very first "Bedtime Story Week". Throughout the week, all pupils will immerse themselves in a variety of activities linked to our love of reading and imagination. Staff and pupils will all share some of their favourite stories and become their own authors and write their own fairy tales. On Tuesday 10th May 2022 we will have a Llanrhidian 2nd hand book sale to help raise much-needed funds for our school. We are now collecting any good quality children's storybooks for this sale, if you have any books that you would like to donate to our 2nd hand book sale then please send to school with your child. Books will only be sold on 10th May and all books will be £1. Please send your child in with £1 so they can attend the sale. Finally, on Friday 13th of May we will end our exciting Bedtime Story week by having our very own Pyjamarama event. Pupils will be invited to come into school in their pyjamas where they will enjoy some exciting bedtime treats and activities.
Weekly Premises Plea - This week we need:-
1. Decking planks (New floor for the Pengwin house)
2. Plants, soil, bark chippings (To improve our gardens)
3. Removal of old willow sticks (we are rather over run with sticks and branches that need to make way for summer fun)
4. Good quality toys eg lego, cars, role play etc for Pengwins and Pili Pala
5. Good quality children's books (see below information about a book sale event)
Please remember to check out our website calendar for key dates this term.
Have a great weekend