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School Blog Friday 8th September 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,


Our Attendance currently stands at 95.7%

Pod Pengwin -97.9%

Pod Pysgodyn - 92.5%

Pod PryCop - 96.6%

(Well done Y6 and Rec for 100%)

Swansea Target 95%

Llanrhidian Target 96%


What a great start to the term. Our launch day was amazing with steel pan music; an elder from our "Windrush Generation" and of course the amazing Caribbean curry!  A huge thanks to Race Council Wales who supported this day with a grant.   The pupils will now be working with their teachers to plan their term ahead.  Our teachers know what skills and knowledge the pupils need, but the pupils will be deciding and shaping the content.  You will soon receive a Pod Project Overview (PPO) so you can see some of the learning planned for the term ahead.  


As always we will release this blog every Friday morning throughout the year.  Please share it with family members and child minders as often they will need to know what is happening in our school community.  


We have had a very disappointing start to the year in terms of attendance and are expecting a Local Authority visit this month to analyse school attendance.  I cannot stress how important it is for your child to attend school.  Not only is this vital to their academic progress but also their well-being.  Please, please consider the impact of missed school as teachers are not able to repeat experiences.  For more information on attendance click here. 


Here are the headlines for this week:


After School Child Care (Clwb Ceirios) -  Thank you to those who have booked their place and paid.   And than you to those who have helped shape this provision.  Please ensure payment is made at the beginning of each half term.  This can be cash, sQuid or cheque.   It takes our staff a lot of time to chase outstanding monies.   To find out more please visit the Clwb Ceirios Web Page


Mrs Archard's Pattwrm yr Wythnos - Here are the Welsh patterns of the week.  Please help you child by practicing at home. 


Sut mae'r tywydd heddiw? What is the weather today?   Mae hi'n boeth iawn!!! It is very hot!!


Frill Hwyl - O dro i dro! From time to time!


Mr G's Internet Safety Tip of the Week:  Technology and the internet have become an integral part of our everyday lives, and it's nearly impossible for children to avoid coming into contact with the online world. Social media apps, messaging services, and online games are just some of the digital platforms children use daily, which is why it's crucial for us, as trusted adults, to help protect them from potential harm. However, it's equally important that children learn how to respond to online dangers. To empower children to make the right decisions when interacting with the online world. The guide advises on potential risks such as personal information, strangers, and cyberbullying. For more information click here. 


New Dinner Money System -  You will receive a letter from the school explaining how to login and use the new dinner money system.  Any problems please contact the office. 


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 and enjoy the warm summer. 

Mrs Caswell