Headteacher’s Blog 8th July 2022

All the weeks seem to fly by at the moment they are so busy! You can tell we are moving closer to the end of term, but everyone still has plenty of momentum.

The highlight of this week across the Federation has definitely been the Values day. This was an opportunity to visit our School Values of Hope, Trust, Wisdom, Perseverance, Compassion and Community and bring them to life. A very big thank you to Mrs Downes in her role as Diocesan lead. She came out training day at the end of term and inspired everyone. Mrs John worked hard to plan an outline of the day with suggested workshops which would engage all of our pupils. The teachers then planned their activities based on their values. We also had everyone contributing ideas for our Federation Mission Statement/ Motto. There were lots of brilliant ideas to go forward and be chosen democratically chosen across the Federation.

Everyone had a wonderful day, with each group of mixed age learners moving between stations to take advantage of the wonderful activities on offer. A big thanks to Mrs John for planning the outline and to the staff for bringing all those ideas to fruition. The learners smiled all day, we had a wonderful small school family atmosphere with older pupils showing care and compassion and supporting the younger ones.

We were very lucky to have had an Infant Wimbledon tennis lesson with Ivy’s Nan on Thursday! It really was fabulous. Remember to book in for the Junior lesson coming up this Thursday!

We are really pleased that the Transition to Secondary School has been able to take place so effectively once again this year. The learners have benefitted from their visits and the ongoing conversations with our Secondary Schools. We had a lovely surprise today with some lettersfrom the Alun which included one from Daniel - one of our ex pupils who had written to give our current Year 6 pupils some insight into life in Secondary school.

We ended the week with a lovely Open the Book Service, we had some great singing. A big well done to all our helpers in the Service. Congratulations to our Brenin yr Wythnos.

We are also having our ‘Growing Up’ talks and activities in school next week. We will send out a leaflet to Parents giving further details of what is introduced in different year groups. Just to forewarn parents in preparation for any follow up chats. This varies so much between children – my eldest child didn’t tell me anything when he was in school yet my youngest gives detailed accounts!

We wish our Year 6 a super time in Cardiff next week as they embark on a joint trip with all of our neighbouring small schools. We are thrilled this is happening again after the last 2 years it being cancelled in the pandemic. They are in for a real treat.

We are also looking forward to the Leavers Service on the 18th July at 1pm in the Church. Everyone is invited to Church to celebrate our fantastic Year 6 Leavers.


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