360 On Line Safety Mark 2nd accreditation!

We are thrilled to announce that our school has successfully achieved the 360 On Line Safety Mark for the second time! Assessors stated,

‘… the contribution of young people has been significantly enhanced and they really do make a difference to ensuring everyone is safe on line’.

Obviously, during the current times, this is even more critical. Our huge thanks to our Digital Directors and the Shout It Out digital group for all of their fantastic contributions.

Ode to Llanfaes - written by a Year 6 pupil

At the end of last term, staff were thrilled to hear this Ode, written and read by Harri, who was leaving us at the end of his time in Llanfaes. Pob lwc Harri – we have fond memories of your time with us too!

Ode to Llanfaes

So it all began in 2011

When I started Tots and thought it was heaven

With Miss Jarman it was

Sticky fingers, runny noses

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes –es

On to Nursery with the wonderful Miss Thompson

Shapes and colour, ABC’s

Taking turns and 123’s

With Miss Bufton the year ended

Wish her time in Llanfaes

Could have been extended.

We were lucky to have Miss Thompson again

Until baby Harri was delivered by the crane

Mrs Purnell took over the reins

I remember lots of fun and games

On to Year 1 with Mrs Thomas

Or was she Miss Jones, I can’t quite remember

She really is the best

A very important staff member

The story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’

And trying new foods like lime and vanilla!

Mrs Francis we met in Year 2

But the months were too few

As you went off to have a baby

Could our paths cross again, one day- maybe?

Mr Davies – Year 3 was to be our first encounter

I learnt ltos by by favourite ws hearing about the Roman founder.

Mrs Thomas in Year 4

Lucky to have you once more

We share a love of Swansea City

But we didn’t play well –

Such a pity!

Year 5 was so much fun

To Manor Adventure, learned to shoot a gun

World War 2, Harry Potter

The great outdoors and why the world got hotter.

Mrs North you’ll always be my hero, making learning so much fun

I never thought I’d grasp it all, but you showed me how it’s done.

Mr Davies – to inspire and to motivate, so that I can learn and grow

To go into this big wide world that has it highs and lows.

In this challenging year just gone, we’ve learnt new ways of learning

I’ll miss your Flipgird updates and your funny ‘hwyl fawr’ I’ll be yearning.

Finally, Mrs Lawrence, when I first began in school, I found you a little scary,

But soon learnt you were more like a caring fairy.

The encouragement you bring

I think you deserve a BIG glass of GIN

Maybe make it two

As in this pandemic everyone has looked to you!

It just leaves me to say

As I go on my way,

Thank you for all you’ve done

You’ve made me feel Number 1.

You all gave me support, smiles and cheers

These memories will stay with me for years and years!!

 

Written by

Harri Dummett and his Mum!

 

 

Information for parents in the event of a positive Covid 19 case in school

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS A POSITIVE CASE OF COVID IN SCHOOL?

  • If your child receives a positive test result immediately contact the school. This can be done by phone (01874 623326) on a school day or by e mail (office@llanfaes.powys.sch.uk) at all times. The e mail address is monitored 7 days a week by Mrs Lawrence.
  • If a test is returned on a weekend inform us immediately using the email address above so that we can put in place the measures we need to as soon as possible.
  • When a positive test is confirmed, Mrs Lawrence immediately informs Powys County Council who in turn inform TTP (Test, Trace and Protect) and Public Health Wales. These bodies then work with the school to inform us of next steps.
  • Parents of the contact group involved will be informed immediately via Schoop. Initially everyone in the contact group will be told to self- isolate.
  • If you are told by TTP that your child must self-isolate this means you MUST keep your child at home. They MUST NOT come onto the school premises at all or go to other child care settings.
  • If a positive case comes to light during the school day, you will be asked to collect your child immediately from school, if they are in the contact group. For this reason, contact details MUST be up to date.
  • TTP will contact parents directly, via the telephone, to inform you if your child was a direct contact of the positive case.
  • After all parents have been verbally contacted TTP will issue letters to Mrs Lawrence which will be emailed out confirming the situation for your child in the contact group. These letters may take up to 48 hours to receive from TTP.
  • Only those in direct contact with a positive case need to self- isolate. This means that siblings or parents do not need to self-isolate. This aspect can seem confusing!
  • If whilst self-isolating your child develops any symptoms you should immediately contact 119 to organise a test.
  • Please also be aware, that the Health and Safety Executive can, at any point, check that we, as a school community, are doing all we can to remain Covid aware and safe.

 

We hope these points will clarify the process. Please note, these are correct at the time of writing them, but the situation remains fluid and as a school, we are constantly adapting to new guidelines and events!

 

Thank you for continuing to support us in keeping the children and adults in our school community safe.

 

Mrs Lawrence.

 

Welcome Back

The staff have been working hard over the last few weeks to make sure the school is safe and welcoming for your return – beginning tomorrow.

Mrs Lawrence has made a short video about your return, reminding you that some things are the same, some a little different.

Here’s the video.

https://www.j2e.com/llanfaes-cp-school/Mr+C+Davies/Video/Video

We can’t wait to see you all!

 

 

School Return

As September approaches, please find key points from the full document shared before we finished in July. Each year group was individually notified on Schoop re whether to attend Thursday or Friday of the first week back.

 Returning to school – September 2020

1st September Re opening Preparation Day – all staff
2nd September Reopening preparation day – all staff
3rd September 50% of school return for day – organised alphabetically to ensure family groups catered for
4th September 50% of school return for day –– organised alphabetically to ensure family groups catered for
7th September School reopens for all children

Camau Bach opens

 Drop off and Pick up 

  • Only one adult to drop off/pick up
  • No adults to enter the school building or grounds
  • Please remain in your car until drop off/pick up time
  • No adults to congregate at front of school please use segregated areas.

Drop off

Entrance Hall Main Door Wooden Gates
8.50 am Y6 Y5 Y4
9.00 Y3 Y2 Y1
9.10   Reception class  

 

Pick up

Entrance Hall Main Door Wooden Gates
2.50   Reception class  
3.05 Y3 Y2 Y1
3.15 Y6 Y5 Y4

Camau Bach – please use usual entrance

Little Stars- To enter via Main Door at usual time

Medical Information 

Any child showing symptoms will be immediately isolated (isolation room will be in the Teacher’s Centre) and will have to be collected from school immediately.

All parents MUST update contact detail forms by Tuesday 8th September in order that we can comply with Track, Trace and Protect procedures and in case of a child becoming ill.

Here is a link to the full document as previously shared.

Llanfaes Parent Information – Returning to School Sept 2020

Learning Detective Group take over the Newsletter!!

As part of our Shout It Out Friday session, the Learning Detective Group have taken over the writing of the school monthly newsletter. Their first one has been produced and a link to it is below. They have independently decided on it’s content, written the articles and arranged it. We think they have done a great job using many skills. Can’t wait for January’s now!!

Newsletter December 2019

 

 

 

 

Urdd Eisteddfod 2019

Llongyfarchiadau!

We are very proud of our Parti Unsain group for participating so well in the recent Urdd Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay. The group performed to an excellent standard representing themselves and the school superbly. Gwych!!

School Council Have Their Say!

We are very proud of our new school councillors who recently participated in a Powys County Council ‘Have Your Say Day’ for primary school children. They participated in a variety of workshops, giving their views on a range of things about schools and education. They were certainly following Article 12 of the Rights of the Child. We look forward to seeing how their opinions affect schooling in Powys!

 

Llongyfarchiadau Camau Bach

Many congratulations to the children and staff in Camau Bach who recently received the Gwobr Bach a Iach Award for their work on food and fitness development in our 3+ setting. This is part of the Healthy Pre-Schools Scheme. Fantastic!

National Academy for Educational Leadership and Pioneer School status

Our school is considered across the County and the region of ERW as a progressive and innovative school. This is a clear recognition of the professionalism and dedication of all staff. As you know we are currently working as a Curriculum Pioneer School to help shape the new curriculum for Wales, a draft of which will be available in 2019. As Headteacher, I have been selected, along with 11 other Headteachers from across Wales, to contribute to another key Welsh Government initiative – the National Academy for Educational Leadership. It is a fantastic reflection on the school that we are involved in these reforms. The learning we bring back to school is invaluable and helps us to sustain our own improvement journey. Significant additional funding for being part of these has also enabled us to maintain staffing levels, send staff for training and fund projects in school, benefitting all pupils across the school.