Notes from the Head

This week in February
15 February 2015

 

In school this week the focus was on the theme of ‘Love’.  The children were engaged in hearing the message of ‘Gods Love’ and learning the meaning behind St Valentine’s Day.  The host of activities organised by the Mothers Union included making beaded hearts, cards, love spoons and a particular favourite with the children was the decorating of heart shaped biscuits.

 

Later in church the Year 6 assisted Mr Wright with a story exploring what it means to be a real ‘super hero’.  The children looked the part dressed in masks and sporting superhero logos.  During collective worship the Year 6 shared with us the message that what matters tmost o God is how loving and caring we are towards each other.

The donations from this weeks Croeso Pawb tea will be used to support  'Make a Mother's Day- gifts of training and support to mothers in over 80 countries.  This campaign creates opportunities for a mother to change the world for her family.

 

The school police liaison officer, P.C. Marc came into school this week to reinforce with the children the importance of keeping safe. He spoke to the children about keeping safe both when using the internet and when they are out and about with friends.

 

 

Our Good Food Gang have been busy supporting Scott this week, the children in this group have been overseeing their peers during lunchtime and asking for feedback on school meals.  This week the GFG have appeared on the Flintshire School Meals Facebook page. 

 

 

I would like to say many thanks to the PTA for organising the Valentines Disco.  This annual event is always a huge hit with the children.  It was delightful to see children from Nursery to Year 6 look so happy together, dancing and having fun.  The greatest of thanks to Adam Perks who made a fabulous DJ, complete with his great play list and host of interactive games which kept the children engaged with the music.  We are all going to have to practice limbo dancing ready for next years competition!

 

 

We were very proud ths week to be invited to represent North Wales in the finals of the F1 Challenge which will be held in Birmingham during March.  The children in the upper school have been busy working on the designs for their cars, which have now been sent off to be manufactured. When the cars return  from being manufactured the children will need to sand and prepare before being spray painted, then add their wheels and decals ready for racing!

 

 

 

Dates for your diary:

 

  • ‘Vision Evening’ for parents in school on Tuesday 3rd March at 7pm.

 

  • Spring Term Parents Evenings will be held on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March.  An appointment request form will be sent home week beginning 23rd February.

 

  • Spring Term Parents Evenings will be held on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March.

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This week in February
8 February 2015

 

The mornings this week have been cold and frosty however the sun has been shining and the snowdrops out, it’s been a lovely start to each day.  The children have enjoyed being outside making the most of their learning environment.  Year 2 & 3 were keen to explore the concept of perimeter this week comparing the distance around the outside of a range of items found within the school grounds. 

 

The years 4, 5 & 6 spent Wednesday discovering facts about birds of prey and exploring through drama the themes within their class novel Sky Hawk.  The children in the upper school were excited to tell us about their visitors to the Forest School, a Harris Hawk and European Eagle Owl. The class were keen to experience holding ‘Storm’ the Harris Hawk and to discover and compare for themselves the habits and appearance of both birds.

 

The topic of animals is providing an ideal context for the children to base their learning.  The Foundation Phase children are keen to share and talk about how they are creating stories based on ‘The Great Pet Sale’.  The book is also giving them a context to learn about money as they find and add the value of the different coins.

 

We are sad to announce that this Wednesday will be Mr Milner’s last visit to Ysgol Nannerch as he is retiring from his post as a peripatetic music teacher. 

Mr Milner will be greatly missed; he is an inspirational teacher and has been greatly committed to his teaching of the children here in Ysgol Nannerch for many years.  We wish Mr Milner a very happy and successful retirement, he is planning to spend time travelling and enjoying sharing time with his family.

 

On Tuesday 10th February Croeso Pawb will take place with the theme of ‘Love’.  Please join with us in St Michael’s Church at 2.30pm to share and celebrate with our School community, as usual tea will be served from 3pm. 

 

The Minister for Education, Huw Lewis this week announced the release of the categorisation system for schools in Wales.  We are pleased that Ysgol Nannerch has been placed in the effective school ‘yellow’ category.

 

This coming Friday our Estyn report will be published and available to view on the school website.  We will be holding a ‘Vision Evening’ for parents in school on Tuesday 3rd March at 7pm.  During the evening there will be an opportunity to share thoughts, celebrate where we are as a school and to hear the plans we are putting in place in order to take the school forward into the future. 

 

Please note the Spring Term Parents Evenings will be held on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March.  An appointment request form will be sent home week beginning 23rd February.

 

 

Dates for your diary:

 

  • Cilcain Cafe Saturday 7th February - in aid of Lauryn's legacy and Macmillon

 

  • Croeso Pawb will take place on Tuesday 10th February at 2.30pm in St Michaels & All Angels church

 

  • Valentines Disco Friday 13th February - School Hall

 

  • ‘Vision Evening’ for parents in school on Tuesday 3rd March at 7pm.

 

  • Spring Term Parents Evenings will be held on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March.

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SCHOOL CLOSURES:

Flintshire County Council has set up additional assistance to parents/guardians/pupils who may wish to be notified by email of any school closures as soon as they are logged by the school on the Flintshire County Council website.

 

 

School will advise parents of closure via text

 

 

Due to our teachers 

attending professional development training with schools out of county there has been a change to our Spring Training Day.  School will now close on Friday 27th March and re-open for pupils on 14th April. 

 

Please see the Calendar and Diary for revised dates

 

A request from Nannerch Community Council

 

 

 

The passing place on School Lane is being used as a parking space by some people. This is making it difficult for cars to get through when a car is coming from the opposite direction.

 

Andy Lightfoot from Streetscene has been asked if a 'No Parking' sign can be put on it.

 

Please be considerate when visiting school and mindful of the health and safety of our school members and local residents.

There is disabled parking at the school with a safe drop off zone. For additional support please contact in advance of your visit

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