Plasnewydd Primary School
An exciting time ahead for us all as we are on a journey of discovery together as a
'community of life long learners'
Curriculum for Wales - Journey to 2022 and beyond.
The Curriculum for Wales will have six areas of learning:
1. Expressive arts incorporating art, dance, drama, film and digital media, and music. It will encourage creativity and critical thinking, and include performance.
2. Humanities incorporating geography, history, RE, business studies and social studies. It will be based on human experiences and will also cover Welsh culture.
3. Health and wellbeing: this covers the physical, psychological, emotional and social aspects of life, helping students make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing and learn how to manage social influences. It will include PE.
4. Science and technology incorporating biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and design and technology.
5. Mathematics and numeracy: in the early years, this will involve learning through play. In later stages, it will include working both independently and collaboratively with others.
6. Languages, literacy and communication: this will include Welsh and English, literature and international languages. Welsh language teaching will still be compulsory (as an additional language for children who don’t use Welsh as their first language.
In addition, literacy, numeracy and digital skills will be embedded throughout all curriculum areas.
INFORMATION FROM WELSH GOVERNMENT
Autumn Term 2021
From the start of the Autumn term we will be returning to our normal session times
Gates will be open at 8.50am for all classes.
School ends at
- 3.10pm for Nursery,
- 3.15pm for Foundation Phase (Nursery, Reception , Year 1 and Year 2)
- 3.20pm for Key stage 2 (Y3,Y4,Y5,Y6)
Gates will be closed at 9.00am you will need to report at to main gate at Caste Street if you are late arriving.
With your co-operation we will continue to maintain the social distancing around the school and limit large crowds by keeping the same arrangements to enter and leave the school grounds at the start and end of the day. There is space on the school site for you to wait to drop off/collect your child(ren) at the beginning and end of the school day.
Staff will meet children at the gates and dismiss at the end of the day.
Thank you for your co-operation with these arrangements.
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YEAR 6 LEAVERS PARTY FUN IN THE SUN
Our Year 6 had a wonderful time at their leavers party!
HALF TERM ACTIVITY
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
We are excited to announce that our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running!!
Go to https://schools.scholastic.co.uk/plasnewydd-primary/digital-book-club to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.
Please place your order online by May 21st, 2021.
Letter From Headteacher
Welcome to Spring Term 2021
Internet Safety information
READ WRITE INC
Help your child become a reader. We use Read Write Inc phonics for reading and spelling.
More IMPORTANT information!
Return To School Information for Foundation Phase
MILE A DAY IN MARCH CHALLENGE
Newsletter - Blended Learning 29.1.2021
Our term will begin with online learning and we know you will all continue to work hard and check in with your teacher.
Each class has a Microsoft Team and/or SEESAW where work will be set and you can upload or submit your work.
There will be check-ins with your teacher on Teams.
Please see the online safety documents below for guidelines when attending LIVE sessions and uploading video files and photographs.
A Festive Message to you all! Merry Christmas!!
Unfortunately, we have had no Christmas concerts this year!
So, we thought we'd try and make up for it in some way!?!
(Apologies we weren't allowed to sing!)
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all!
From all the staff at Plasnewydd Primary School.
School Arrangements - Letter from The Director of Education
Privacy Notice for pupils 2nd December 2020
Privacy Notice For Pupils
Letter from BCBC 'Firebreak' Lockdown
Halloween & Bonfire Night
The following information has been sent on behalf of South Wales Police:-
- We ask everyone to think how they can keep everyone safe this Halloween and not spread Coronavirus.
- Traditional trick or treating is not allowed.
- Halloween parties in either your home or at another venue are not allowed.
- Do not to meet anyone indoors that you don’t live with and do not meet up with your friends either indoors or outdoors.
- Celebrate at home instead of going out and about.
For Bonfire Night
- There will be no organised public bonfires or firework displays this year.
- No visitors are allowed into your garden. If a firework display in your garden turns into a party at your house, you are putting everyone at risk of catching the Coronavirus. The adults who look after you will be breaking the law.
- REMEMBER it is illegal to buy Fireworks under the age of 18 - your parents/carers could be prosecuted.
- You shouldn’t set off fireworks in a park or other public open space. All local authorities in Wales have banned this.
Setting off fireworks in the street is anti-social. It can be a fire risk and is against the law.
We Kindly ask people to act responsible and to keep each other safe.
Staying safe and not adding extra pressure to the emergency services will be important!
BCBC Letter to Parents 06.10.20
SCHOOLS & COVID INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Guide For Parents On Covid-19 Related Pupil Absences
Reopening of Bridgend schools from September 2020 - Parent FAQ's from BCBC page 3 It is important that all learners, their families and staff follow Public Health Wales advice in respect of the virus and under no circumstances should learners or staff attend schools/settings if they: feel unwell, have any of the three identified COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, or a high temperature or loss of or change to their sense of taste or smell) or they have tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 7 days; or live in a household or are part of an extended household with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days .
Arriving at school
Please arrive at school for your designated time
Mr Chapman Dosbarth Aur 8.55am will enter and exit from Plasnewydd Street
Mrs Young Dosbarth Arian 8.55am will enter and exit from Plasnewydd Street
Mr Kenifick Dosbarth Efydd 8.55am will enter and exit from Castle street (playground gate)
Mr Mansfield Dobarth Glas 9.00am will enter main gate
Mrs Harvey Dosbarth Porffor 9.00am will enter main gate
Foundation Phase ALL children will enter and exit from Plasnewydd Street gate.
Mrs Rees-Williams Dosbarth Gwyrdd 9.05am
Mrs Lewis-Sullivan Dosbarth Melyn 9.10am
Mrs Dando Dosbarth Coch/Oren 9.15am
If you have a a child that is in a department with an earlier start time their brother/sister can be dropped off but it must be at their own gate.
e.g A child in Dosbarth Arian starts at 8.55am if they have a sibling with a later start time they can be dropped off but it must be at their designated gate. This is to support social distancing and reduce the number of adults outside school.
Once you have dropped off your child we would kindly ask you to leave to ensure other families can arrive
Thank you to all for your continued support and patience.
Reopening of Schools - FAQ's from BCBC
Safeguarding For Parents
RETURNING TO SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2020
Transition From Year 2 to Year 3:
We have prepared an information and photo slideshow to help prepare your child for their move from Year 2 to Year 3 in the Juniors.
Letter to Parents from BCBC - 17.06.2020
After every storm... comes a rainbow
Calling Year 6 - Dosbarth Arian and Aur
Maesteg School are relaunching the transition page of the school website, which will go live Tuesday 2nd June 2020. Please find the link here:
On this page you will find lots of information including:
- A welcome presentation, which contains information on uniform, equipment and transport.
- A virtual tour of the school
- Faculty Challenges
- Links to resources to help prepare for the transition to secondary school
- A dedicated email service to answer any questions and queries that you may have.
Take a look !!
WE ARE FAMILY ! Investors in Families we are launching the first round of the All Wales “We are Family” Talent Competition, with its own dedicated website (www.we-are-family.wales). We would love for you to get creative during your lockdown! Send us a photograph or video of your creativity by email and fill in the form on our Contact page to tell us more about you. We will then pick the best ones to upload to our YouTube channel. You may also be able to see some of your creations on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. There are lots of family prizes to be won! This exciting competition is open under the following 5 groups: Foundation Phase (7 & Under) Key Stage 2 (8 – 11 Years Old) Key Stage 3 (12 – 14 Years Old) Key Stage 4 & 5 (15 – 18 Years Old) Family (led by any enthusiastic parents) Closing date is the 12th June 2020 or the first 100 entries received per category
Congratulations ALL artists !!
@PlasnewyddPS well done for participating in @artworldrecords world's largest ever online art lesson! World Book Day author and celebrated illustrator, @RobBiddulph on Thursday 21st May at 4pm
GREAT WORK EVERYONE ! RECORD BREAKERS !
We have such fantastic families at Plasnewydd Primary School. We are overwhelmed at the work you have been sharing with us. Such talented families too ! We have artists, musicians, designers, athletes, readers, scientists, explorers, historians, mathematicians, bakers, gardeners, chefs, authors,poets and engineers. Thank you to all of you for supporting and caring for each other and our school and Maesteg community.
FOOD BANK INFORMATION
Please find details of food bank collection points and opening hours below.
If you need to use your local food bank please contact BAVO on 01656 810400.
|MONDAY||Pencoed||St Davids Church Hall, Wimborne Rd||CF35 6SG||1:00 pm 3:00 pm|
|TUESDAY||Bridgend||79A Nolton Street||CF31 3AA||11:00 am 1:00 pm|
|Caerau||Noddfa Community Centre||CF34 0PB||11:00 am 1:00 pm|
|Maesteg||Peniel Evangelical Church||CF34 9AL||11:00 am 1:00 pm|
|Porthcawl||Y Centre, John Street||CF36 3AP||10:00 am 12:00 pm|
|WEDNESDAY||Pontycymmer||His Place, 107 Oxford Street||CF32 8DE||1:30 pm 3:30 pm|
|THURSDAY||Aberkenfig||Community Church, Pandy Road||CF32 9PP||10:00 am 12:00 pm|
|Cornelly||Community Church, Greenfield Terrace||CF33 4LW||1:00 pm 3:00 pm|
|Cymmer||Cymmer Afan Comm Centre Station Rd||SA13 3HR||1:00 pm 3:00 pm|
|Porthcawl||Y Centre, John Street||CF36 3AP||10:00 am 12:00 pm|
|FRIDAY||Bridgend||79A Nolton Street||CF31 3AA||11:00 am 1:00 pm|
|Maesteg||Peniel Evangelical Church||CF34 9AL||11:00 am 1:00 pm|
|Pontycymmer||His Place, 107 Oxford Street||CF32 8DE||12:00 pm 2:00 pm|
Get Caught Reading at Home!!
Hi all, hope you are all safe and well. Don't forget to keep reading in amongst all your other activities!
Here's a selection of 'Get Caught Reading' photos of some familiar faces you may know!!
Please take your own photos of you 'Getting Caught Reading' in areas around your own home and upload them to your Teams class. Remember to share the name and author of your book.
Don't forget Friday is Pyjamarama Day 2020 so perhaps you could mix the two.
Reading in you PJs!!
Follow the link below to see further activities and resources from the Book Trust:
Home Workout Cards
Stay Active whilst staying at home and have fun with these home workout cards from AYPD.
The workouts can be done by all the family and are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Summer Term 2020
At some time during each week please check in with your teacher on MS Teams.
We may not have our Easter parade altogether today but this doesn't mean it can't go ahead ! We want to say a BIG thank you to all of our families for your support, patience, creativity and understanding during recent times. It has been a learning curve for all of us and we are overwhelmed at how well everyone has been working together. We have seen you cooking, painting, building, singing, castle building, writing prayers, reading, piano playing as well as learning French and Hawaiian!! Well done to everyone ! Easter wishes to everyone from Plasnewydd Primary. #staysafeathome
Spot The Rainbow
You may have noticed in the media that children across the country are displaying rainbows in their windows in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Why not make your very own rainbow to display in your window and help spread some joy!!
Maths Chase is a completely free home online learning tool where children can play times tables games, along with many other mathematics skill-based games! The site features many simple learning games which children can play at home. Please follow link below to access: -
Join Joe Wicks from Monday as he holds online PE lessons for children.....
Many thanks for your on-going support and patience during this challenging time.
Work has been uploaded to Hwb in Classes and/or Microsoft Teams. This will be continue to uploaded by class teachers. Please take care when logging in as you can lock your account on HWB by entering an incorrect password too many times.
Also, please be patient as there are thousands of students trying to access the same learning platforms e.g HWB, ActiveLearn and Sumdog and there have been some technical issues today. These issues cannot be sorted by school staff so please can we ask you to be patient. A lot of work has been going on today by many of these sites to improve their online access and services.
Class pages on the school website provide children with a range of activities.
We aim to keep our school community together as much as we can during this time so please follow our Plasnewydd Primary Twitter updates too @Plasnewyddps
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Take care of each other, be kind to each other and stay safe.
Great indoor activities for the family.................. Make a button bracelet, do a word search, do some junk modelling, make a bunch of homemade paper flowers, do some art recycling, read a book, tell jokes to each other, create a scrapbook as a family, play board games, have a family colouring in night, tell nursery rhymes to each other, retell traditional stories, make a paper plate clock, make a bird feeder, make your own comic, sing your favourite songs, create your own lyrics for songs, have a family disco, make sock puppets, read to each other , sing along to disney songs, but most of all be kind to each other and stay safe x
WORLD BOOK DAY 2020 A great day sharing stories across the school. Remember to let your teacher know about the Share a Million stories challenge. How many can you share by 29.3.20 ?
School News and Awards
All Singing and All Dancing today!
A huge thank you to Huw who came to visit us today and share his traditional Welsh instruments and to teach us some clog dancing in preparation for St. David's Day.
As you can see from the pictures all the children really enjoyed themselves.
Another Community Message from PCSO Banks
Thank you very much to PCSO Banks for visiting us and delivering such an important message as this Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night approaches. Yes it is a time of fun but remember to behave responsibly in the community to keep yourselves and others safe and secure.
Special Congratulations to our Top Holiday Readers
Well done to all these children who took part in and completed this year's Summer Reading challenge entitled
Space Chase!! We hope you all enjoyed your 'Out of this World' experience!!
Another Important Message form the Fire Brigade!
Thanks again to Maesteg Fire department for their visit to remind us of the dangers of house fires and what to do if you unfortunately experience one.
Remember the main messages:
GET OUT! STAY OUT!
STOP! DROP and ROLL!
And the all important number to call - 999
ADA Recycling and Environmental Training!
Our Harvest Assembly
A big thank you to Mr Norbury for joining us for a Harvest assembly. A lovely message of thanks!!
Year 5 take part in Cefn Cribwr Football Tournament
Well done to our Year 5 football team who took part in the Cwfn Cribwr Football tournament. You represented the school admirably and the weather was amazing again as you can see.
Internet Safety Assembly
A big thank you to Jenny and Jennie for visiting us and delivering such an important and interactive message on how to make the right decisions in the online world.
You are all officially Internet Legends!!
Our Windrush Workshop
Many thanks to Marilyn for visiting us and sharing her family's experiences during the journey of the Windrush to our country and life beyond. It was very much appreciated by us all.
Our School Choir Entertain!
Well done to our school choir who provided part of the entertainment for the OAP Afternoon Tea at Maesteg Town Hall. You were a credit to yourselves and to the school and we are all very proud of you!
Thank you to Mr Tony Mullins for compering this year's event.
Our Easter Bonnet parade 2019
It always amazes us every year how much time and effort goes into making your Easter bonnets and this year is again no exception. Well done to you all for making such a fantastic effort and congratulations to the winners from each class.
An Easter service from Reverend Askew
Thanks again to Rev. Askew for another visit to deliver the Easter message to us all.
A Visit from the Song Doctor
Well done to all the children who took part in the song writing sessions with the Song Doctor this week. I hope you really enjoyed it and I can't wait to hear the songs you have composed and look forward to learning them as a school.
Red Nose Day 2019
Thank you all again to everyone for your kind donations for Comic Relief this year. All your money will go to many, many good causes all around the world. We managed to raise a fantastic £199.65!! Well done!
Remember it's all about thinking about people who are less fortunate than us and of course for being grateful for all the things we do have!
World Book Day 2019
Thank you to everyone for making such a fantastic effort for this year's World Book Day, you all looked amazing!
Special thanks also to Rev. Askew who came and shared some stories from one of the most famous books of all.
Happy World Book Day to you all!!
Proud to be Welsh! - St David's Day Celebrations
Well done to all the children who entered into this year's Eisteddfod competitions earning house points for your house. Congratulations to all the winners of the various competitions! Your efforts made choosing the winners a very difficult one!!
Llongyfarchiadau ! Cwmdu who won the overall competition this year!!
An Important Safety Message!
A big thank you Network Rail and to the British Transport Police for coming in and delivering such an important safety message.
REMEMBER: Stop, Look, Listen , LIVE!
Our Choir entertain at this year's Christmas Tree festival!
Well done to all the children who took part in this year's Christmas tree festival at St. David's Church, you were a credit to yourselves and to the school! Special thanks to our soloists, Kayla and Megan, to Mrs Sue Thomas for organising the event and to Mr Tony Mullins for compering this year's event.
A big thank you also to the parents who were able to support us again this year.
Well done Lilly!
Well done and a big thank you to Lilly Gripton who agreed to cut off over 18 inches of her lovely locks to raise money for The Little Princess Trust and donate her hair to be made into wigs for children who have unfortunately lost their hair due to illness. She's managed to raise over £600 currently and any more donations would be gratefully received.
Maesteg Fire Department visit to warn of the dangers at this time of year.
They seem to have taken on a new member or three!
Visitors join us for spiritual celebrations
A special thank you to Mr Norbery and Reverend Askew who joined us to celebrate our Harvest services this year. Thanks also to all the children that took part.
Congratulations to this Year's Plasnewydd Prefects
Well done to all the children who applied to be Prefects this year and congratulations to all these children who have succeeded. We are sure you will all do a fantastic job and GOOD LUCK!
Seren yr Wythnos 13/3/20
Dosbarth Coch - Kian Lewis, Oren - Riley Williams, Melyn - Beau Williams, Gwyrdd - Bella Gold, Glas - Macey Smith,
Porffor - Leoni Price, Efydd - Kaiden Davies, Arian - Emmi Thomas and Erin Cogbill, Aur - Maddie Evans.
Taia Baker (Gymnastics), Niall James and Aria Beecham (Gymnastics)
Bronze and Silver Awards
Congratulations to these children who have achieved their Bronze award (that's 100 House Points) and Silver award (that's 250 House Points) for their houses!!!
Class and House Point Awards
Well done to Cadrawd and Cynwyd this week for getting the most House points (160) and also congratulations to Dosbarth Glas for an excellent 95.9% attendance, congratulations also to Dosbarth Oren in the Foundation Phase with 95.2%! An extra five minutes play time to you all!!