Headteacher’s Blog 26th February 2021

What a lovely week! We have really enjoyed seeing our Foundation Phase pupils return.

I have really enjoyed seeing their bright smiles and the Foundation Phase team back in action.

Most pupils were looking forward to the return to school although they were understandably a little anxious as well. As soon as they saw their friends it was a different story. They have been having a lovely time celebrating Wythnos Cymraeg – Welsh week. We have had castles, dragons and knights of old in Mrs John’s classroom. Everyone has loved it!

The learning opportunities were well and truly embraced and it was amazing how quickly Classroom routines were re-established!

Mrs John took advantage of the Children being back in school for Welsh week to plan an Eisteddfod. As with everything it was celebrated in style, ending with a ‘Parti Dydd GwylDewi’ with of course Welsh Cakes and Strawberry Milkshake. I was invited through for the celebration event. The children were enjoying the party as were the staff as you can see from the pictures. Mrs Biddle was testing the Welsh cakes which were given a big thumbs up. Mrs Whitehead and Miss Douggie were disguising the fact that she had taken off her mask – permitted in the risk assessment whilst eating. The staff look as if they were giving George North some competition for a place in the squad for tomorrow’s rugby match! This good humour and sense of fun makes school so enjoyable for the children. The sign of a good week – one little one nearly falling asleep whilst eating their ice cream.

Well done Mrs John and the team, a good start back! School issuch a fantastic place to be we gained an extra pupil – Winston the cat. He came to school with James and stayed to provide lots of entertainment by joining in all the day’s activities including Forest School.

I am really looking forward to having Key Stage 2 back on the 15th March. This can’t come soon enough for me! In the meantime, Miss Roberts and Mrs Pierce are doing a brilliant job managing the Hub pupils and the online learning.

We have had a few teething problems with lunches. The quality and the quantity of the food has been good. However, we haven’t always had what was ordered! Luckily, we have always managed to find something that the children do like and everyone has enjoyed their lunch. I am sure things will start to improve.