Headteacher’s Blog 16th October 2020

We have got to the end of another week with close to full attendance for pupils in school.

It has been a pleasure to see children laughing and smiling whilst engaging with their learning. We do have the occasional disagreement, but that is also part of learning within school.

Year 5 and 6 were having a great time identifying and labelling body organs and researching their purpose. Mrs Pierce had a super interactive tabard which the children took turns with. They have also been identifying fungus in their Forest Schools activity.

Nursery and Reception pupils are having a wonderful time creating their Christmas cards for the Bishop’s competition. They are very proud of their lovely work and full of smiles. Year 1 and 2 are continually industrious working hard for Mrs John.

The Diocese are bound to like the lovely Year 3 and 4 values display, it looks fantastic and a great reminder for everyone of our School values.

The teachers are also busy putting short reports together to update Parents on pupil achievements.

I am very conscious that the National Covid picture is very different from the situation at Nannerch school. We are aware that there are major discussions taking place in the Welsh Assembly with talk of a two-week circuit breaker. Personally I am hoping that primary schools will not be affected.

Whatever happens we will do our utmost to do our very best for our learners. We have prepared some activity packs in case they are needed and we will be ready to support the learners on digital platforms. We will have to wait for an announcement, which is expected on Monday.

I am pleased to say that Councillor Owen Thomas has responded to my email highlighting parental concerns. He visited school on Monday to find out more about the problem. I told him about the amount of standing water/ flooding there was by School Lane. I also mentioned we had a problem as you walk to the School and Community parking. He arranged for Neil Hickey, Streetscene to meet him at the school. It was obvious that Owen was aware there was limited funding, but he was determined to battle hard to fight our cause.