15th July 2018

Notes from the Head:

It has been an action-packed week which began on Monday morning as we met at Flint station, for our journey to London.  The Year 5 & 6 were delighted to meet up with David Hanson MP as he began his weekly commute to Westminster.

We navigated the London buses and travelled to Parliament Square spotting a few of the London Tourist sights on the way.  After a much-needed ice-cream, we again met up with David Hanson who took time out of his incredibly, busy schedule to share with us some of the political histories of the building.  We were then introduced by Mr Hanson to David Davis who had just that day resigned from his post on the Cabinet. Mr Davis took time to talk with the children and they were all very polite and wished him well and invited him to come and visit Nannerch.

The day continued to be jam-packed with excitement and the children did very well to cope with the busy city, extreme heat and delayed train. We returned home after a very long day and we all agreed there is no place like home!

The children continued to keep me on my toes this week with the Playground Committee organising a Bring & Buy.  This was a very well organised event run entirely by the children and raised over £100.  Well done to all children involved in its planning and thanks to all who supported this. 

On Wednesday Scott held a 'Leaver's Lunch', this provided an opportunity for parents and family of our Year 6 to join us over a meal to share and celebrate the Year 6 moving on to high school.  We are sad to hear that Scott too is moving on.  We wish him every success with his new business creating craft beers. 

On Thursday our wonderful PTA and community joined together for a picnic tea,  it was good to have time to be together.  The ice-cream van was again a great 'hit' with children and adults alike.

School finishes for summer on Wednesday 18th July.  Parents should now have received their child's annual written reports.  Please do make an appointment to discuss this with your child's teacher if you have any concerns. 

Our Year 6 leavers service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at St Michael & All Angels church, Year 6 parents and families are invited to join us at 2 pm.

Mrs Downes




News from our Classes

Mrs Pierce & Mrs Downes Class: Gwydion

On Monday we went to London on the train to see David Hanson and he met up with us on the train and again at Westminster.  He gave us a short tour around the Great Hall and told us lots of stories about all the things that have happened there.  We had lunch with him then he took us through parliament to the education centre. 

We went on a tour of the building and went into the House of Lords and the House of Commons.  We heard of the resignations that were handed in that day!  We saw how notes were passed between the Houses and it was all very grand.

After our tour around Westminster, we did a workshop.  Then we went back to the station for our tea.  We came back on the train, and we all enjoyed the trip.

On Wednesday we were practising our leavers' service with Mrs Pierce and we had our leavers' lunch with Georgia reading out her memories as she won't be in school next week.  Georgia was awarded the 'True Values' trophy. 

On Thursday we came up with a display about how we changed our school in a year with all the work we have done on the School Council and our committees.  Markel had to lead us as a team.  We talked about all the different people in a team and how we are all important.  We are pleased with our display and also all the amazing things we have achieved this year. 

On Friday Nercwys came over for a visit.  They joined us for the Bring & Buy and later for a game of football.  We ended the week with a game of benchball.  

Miss Robert’s Class: Owain

Hi, Peter and Tommy here. 

This week we had a leavers lunch for year six. A leavers lunch is a special lunch for people who are going to high school.

On Wednesday we went to the park with Mrs. John and the infants. We had a lot of fun. We played football which was great.

On Thursday we had bring and buy day. Bring and buy is a day where you bring toys, books etc. and bring money to buy stuff. There were loads of teddies!

Also, on Thursday we had a picnic with loads of yummy food and an ice cream truck.  There was jam sandwiches and chocolate!

Finally, this week we finished our stories. We watched each other's story performance on Seesaw. It was really nice to watch everyone performing! This also really helped when we came to writing our final story. They were super!

Thanks for reading. Peter and Tommy 

Mrs John's class: Branwen

The last full week of the year and it really has flown by. We have enjoyed our week with some special events.

Our leavers lunch was lovely, Yr 6 parents and grandparents joined us and Scott did the most amazing roast dinner. We are sad that Scott told us he is leaving but we are very excited about his new job ‘brewing beer’! We wish him so much luck and have loved all his yummy meals he has cooked for us.

For our Forest School lesson we went to the park with Yr 3 and 4 and we played lots of games. Mrs John’s favourite was the parachute, playing ‘washing machine!’ We had a huge game of football and played tennis.

Yr 6 organised a bring and buy sale which was a lot of fun. We played guess the sweets in the jar and guess the name of the teddy. We bought books, games and toys. We raised over £100 and we will put this into our rocket fund project.

Yr 6 from Nercwys came to visit us and joined in our afternoon of fun, it was lovely seeing them before they move up to high school.

The PTA arranged a giant picnic after school and the ice cream van came! We played football on the field and ate yummy jam sandwiches.

We have an exciting plan for the first 2 weeks back in September. Pupils homework is to collect bottle lids, jam jar lids and any sorts of lids! Also old CD’s you no longer want, wellies, cans, ribbons, pallets (if you come across any) and plants you may wish to donate. Thank you!

Yet again, I feel privileged to have taught a wonderful class of children. This year has been so busy and pupils have made so much progress. Thank you to everyone for their continued support as without home school links, our pupils wouldn’t thrive.

A huge thank you to all our staff for making such a difference to our children’s lives. Everyone goes above and beyond which we are ever grateful for.

I wish you all a lovely restful summer and look forward to another fun year ahead.

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