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!!
Harri Dummett and his Mum!