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Month: May 2020

June Cycle Challenge

Dear children,

Mrs O’Leary is setting you a PE Challenge for the month of June! You can start at any level

  1. Learn to ride a bike with stabilisers (aimed at Nursery)
  2. Learn to ride a bike without stabilisers (aimed at Reception/Year 1)
  3. Mile challenge – How many miles can you ride in June? You do the maths!


Don’t forget to send us pictures on Twitter or Seesaw, and most importantly, wear your helmet!

Free bilingual family relationships resource.

Dear Parent,
Public Health Wales and health board colleagues have been working hard to support parents during this Coronavirus pandemic. You now have the opportunity to access free online, bilingual courses that cover:
1. Understanding Pregnancy, Labour, Birth and your Baby – online course for everyone around the baby (Mums, Dads, Grandparents, friends and relations). Written by Registered Midwives and NHS Professionals
2. Understanding your Baby – Online course for everyone around the baby, supporting you and the new arrival. Written by Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Health Visitors
3. Understanding your Child – Popular online course about being the best parent, grandparent or carer. Award winning with trusted content4. Understanding your Teenagers Brain (short course) – explaining what happens to the brain in adolescence and how this explains some of the changes you may have noticed about their behaviour
These online courses provide users with information on the developmental and emotional milestones for understanding their child in a fun, safe and informative way and are based on the evidence-based Solihull approach that many health professionals use.
Following the successful launch across North Wales, these resources are now free and becoming available bilingually for everyone in Wales who cares for children aged 0-18 years. They can help to parents, grandparents and carers recognise emotions in themselves and their child and see how they can affect behaviour. The courses have already helped many parents and carers increase their confidence in their parenting skills and resulted in calmer and happier households for everyone.
To access the courses, click on this link and put in the code NWSOL if you live in North Wales, and SWSOL if you live in South Wales to create your account and get your free access to the course of your choice.
The Solihull Approach courses are evidence based and accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) and aim to improve emotional health and wellbeing by supporting relationships (
We hope you find them helpful, particularly during these challenging times.
Annwyl Riant,
Mae Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru a chydweithwyr y byrddau iechyd wedi bod yn gweithio’n galed i gynorthwyo rhieni yn ystod y pandemig Coronafeirws. Mae cyfle i chi nawr i fynd at gyrsiau dwyieithog, rhad ac am ddim ar-lein, sy’n cwmpasu:
5. Deall Beichiogrwydd, Esgor, Geni a’ch Babi – cwrs ar-lein ar gyfer pawb sy’n gysylltiedig â’r babi (Mamau, Tadau, Teidiau a Neiniau, ffrindiau a pherthnasau). Ysgrifennwyd gan Fydwragedd Cofrestredig a Gweithwyr Proffesiynol y GIG
6. Deall eich Babi – Cwrs ar-lein ar gyfer pawb sy’n gysylltiedig â’r babi, yn eich cynorthwyo chi a’r newydd-ddyfodiad. Ysgrifennwyd gan Seicolegwyr, Seicotherapyddion ac Ymwelwyr Iechyd
7. Deall eich Plentyn – Cwrs poblogaidd ar-lein am fod y rhiant, y taid neu’r nain neu’r gofalwr gorau. Cwrs sydd wedi ennill gwobrau, gyda chynnwys y gellir ymddiried ynddo
8. Deall Ymennydd eich Mab neu’ch Merch yn eu Harddegau (cwrs byr) – yn egluro beth sy’n digwydd i’r ymennydd yn ystod y glasoed, a sut mae hyn yn egluro rhai o’r newidiadau y gallech fod wedi sylwi arnynt ynglŷn â’u hymddygiad
Mae’r cyrsiau ar-lein hyn yn darparu gwybodaeth i ddefnyddwyr am y cerrig milltir datblygiadol ac emosiynol ar gyfer deall eu plentyn mewn ffordd ddifyr, diogel ac addysgiadol, ac maent yn seiliedig ar y dull Solihull sy’n seiliedig ar dystiolaeth y mae llawer o weithwyr iechyd proffesiynol yn ei defnyddio.
Ar ôl eu lansio’n llwyddiannus ledled Gogledd Cymru, mae’r adnoddau hyn bellach yn rhad ac am ddim ac yn dod ar gael yn ddwyieithog i bawb yng Nghymru sy’n gofalu am blant 0-18 oed. Gallant helpu rhieni, teidiau a neiniau a gofalwyr adnabod emosiynau ynddyn nhw’u hunain a’u plentyn, a gweld sut gallant effeithio ar ymddygiad. Mae’r cyrsiau eisoes wedi helpu llawer o rieni a gofalwyr gynyddu’u hyder yn eu sgiliau rhianta, ac wedi arwain at gartrefi tawelach a hapusach i bawb.
I fynd at y cyrsiau, cliciwch ar y ddolen hon a nodwch y cod NWSOL os ydych chi’n byw yng Ngogledd Cymru, a’r cod SWSOL os ydych chi’n byw yn Ne Cymru, i greu eich cyfrif a chael eich mynediad am ddim at y cwrs o’ch dewis.
Mae cyrsiau Dull Solihull [Solihull Approach] yn seiliedig ar dystiolaeth ac wedi’u hachredu gan yr Adran Addysg; eu nod yw gwella iechyd a lles emosiynol drwy gefnogi perthnasoedd (
Gobeithiwn y byddant o gymorth i chi, yn enwedig yn y cyfnod heriol hwn.








Happy Half Term!

Dear Parents,

I hope that you are all keeping well. My love and prayers are with you all. The Staff are really missing the children and I’m sure the children are missing their friends, teachers, teaching assistants and daily routines.


A different Summer Term

Summer Term is normally filled with fun and exciting visits, our trip to Bristol Aquarium has just popped up on my phone from 2019. In normal times children would have made their First Holy Communion and Year 2 pupils would be getting ready to transition to join their friends in the Junior School. I have spoken to Mrs May, Head of the Junior School and she will be in touch with Year 2 pupils in the near future.


Optional Activities for Half Term

Today is Bank Holiday and this week is Half Term. After lots of discussion with staff, we have posted a new activities for children this week, however, there is no great expectation for children to complete this work. If you choose to relax and kick back and have a week of Family Time, then that is fine with us. However, for some the routine of school activities has worked to provide structure in the day and so for those families we have continued to provide activities for the holiday period.


Planning for Phased Return

With my fellow Headteachers we are liaising weekly with NPT Senior Management Team, to review recent developments, identify key issues and formulate possible solutions in preparation for a phased return to school. We have been assured that Senior Officers in NPT are working on guidance for areas such as movement around school/social distancing, transport and cleaning. NPT feedback is being shared with Welsh Government and we hope this will inform when and how we put into place a phased return to school. Three weeks notice will be given before any phased return. Thanks to all those who have completed the most recent parent survey. Your views are really important to us and will be fed back to NPT.


Well done!

Well done to all who have been completing weekly challenges and also to those who have been working on reading and writing tasks Mum and Dad have been setting. Keep up this fantastic work. Remember you can access our reading scheme by using the login details sent at the beginning of Lockdown.

So looking forward to seeing you all.

Ms Beaumont


Neath Port Talbot Parental Questionnaire

Please follow the link below to complete NPT questionnaire.


Neath and Port Talbot County Borough Council have asked us to conduct the following survey on their behalf. We will return your responses to them in order to inform their decision making over the coming months. The closing date for the survey is the 27th March, 2020.
Welsh Government is still assessing the phased operation of schools and has yet to decide whether any school will open before the summer holidays.

In England, it is likely that primary schools will open for some year groups on June 1st and that there will be detailed advice on social distancing, cleaning and hygiene, testing and tracing, PPE and managing confirmed cases of coronavirus.

However, we would like to gauge your views on this matter. We would also ask you to discuss this brief survey with your children.

NPT Inclusion Service telephone consultation helpline for Parents

NPT Inclusion Service telephone consultation helpline for parents and carers.

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, and the significant impact this is having upon the education of all children and young people, as well as their families, the NPT Inclusion Service is offering a telephone consultation helpline, which may help support you and your child at home.

The NPT Inclusion Service consists of a number of agencies who support the Local Authority in addressing the needs of vulnerable learners, including those with Additional Learning Needs.

The teams are:

  • Support for Learning, (Advisory Teams for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Impairment and Learning)
  • Additional Learning Needs Support Service
  • Educational Psychology Service
  • School Based Counselling Service
  • Well-Being and Behaviour Team
  • School and Family Support Team. Areas of concern you may wish to discuss, could include:
  • This consultation helpline, will be available to parents / carers of children and young people who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, whether they attend a mainstream school or a specialist learning support centre or special school.
  • Anxiety around the current situation and its impact upon your children and family
  • Helping you to support your children’s emotional needs
  • Concerns about family relationships
  • Advice about learning opportunities, daily structure and activities. If you would like to access the service, please use the form below. This service is also available bilingually, so please indicate whether you require the consultation through the medium of Welsh. Any personal data that you divulge to us during the phone call will be treated in confidence and in line with our obligations under the GDPR 2016. Please refer to the Local Authority Privacy Notice.
  • Please click on the attached link in order to access the form.
  • We will aim to get back to you within 2 working days to confirm a time and date.
  • The concerns can be related to school or family life. You will be offered an initial telephone consultation of 30 minutes, with the most appropriate member of the inclusion service, dependent upon you and your child’s needs, and a potential follow-up of another 30 minute telephone consultation at a later date. These will be Monday to Friday within standard working hours.

If you would like to access the service, please use the form below. This service is also available bilingually, so please indicate whether you require the consultation through the medium of Welsh.

We will aim to get back to you within 2 working days to confirm a time and date.

Any personal data that you divulge to us during the phone call will be treated in confidence and in line with our obligations under the GDPR 2016. Please refer to the Local Authority Privacy Notice.

Please click on the attached link in order to access the form.

Home Learning Packs – Year 2

Here are some home learning packs for your use. Either print or use as a question sheet to write answers on paper.

Christmas home learning packs 11.12.20

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Home Learning Packs – Year 1

Here are some home learning packs for your use. You could print or use as a question sheet and write answers on paper.













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Week 11 & 12