Friday 31st March 2023
Dear Parent / Annwyl Rhiant,
Spring Term 2023
I hope that this letter finds you well.
The Spring Term has been ‘jam-packed’ with wonderful learning opportunities. The children have grasped this learning with real energy and enthusiasm; they most certainly have earned the two-week Easter break. I’m sure that you would have enjoyed seeing this learning captured in the children’s books.
Next term we are very much looking forward to more exciting and engaging learning opportunities. Our ‘Green Week’ will be launched on Monday 24th April. The children will enjoy a timetable of eco-related activities.
On Thursday 20th April we will enjoy whole school Eid celebrations. The children can wear traditional/party clothes to school for the day.
On Tuesday 2nd May we will begin our ‘Coronation Week’. Our learning will culminate in a ‘Coronation Theme Day’ and a special assembly on Friday 5th May.
Our final assembly of the Spring Term was brought to life by the wonderful Easter home learning entries on display. The children were able to share and celebrate both the wonderful Easter Bonnet/Hat entries and the ‘Eggceptional’ decorated eggs. Thank you for supporting the children with this collaborative home learning.
This term our ‘Family Learning’ project has continued to gather momentum. It has been wonderful to welcome families into school to learn alongside their children. Outdoor and Creative Art projects with Craig and Pat have been hugely successful. Thank you to the families who were able to join us. Foundation Phase parents can sign up by following this link: https://forms.office.com/e/KhRcALJ2fB
Lead Creative Schools Project
Dosbarth Tulip and Dosbarth Maple have enjoyed their Arts Council of Wales Project this term. They were delighted to share their learning with families during the class assemblies this week. I’m sure that those of you who were able to attend witnessed both the children’s enthusiasm and the development of creative habits.
A Maesglas Primary approach to ‘values’ has been initiated this term, led by our School Council in partnership with Gaer Primary School. An assembly at the start of each month ‘launches’ a new value. ‘Kindness’ was the value in the month of March. It has been a pleasure to see the children demonstrating this value and receiving certificates in our weekly Golden Assembly.
We were delighted to see so many of you in attendance for the ‘Teacher/Parent Consultations’ this week. I hope that you found this in person session informative.
We were delighted to be able to invite families into school to watch ‘class assemblies’ at the end of this term. The children were excited to present their Spring Term learning. Thank you for making every effort to attend school to share in these sessions.
This term our Year 6 children enjoyed a fantastic residential experience at Rock UK. They participated wholeheartedly in this outdoor education experience and were excellent ambassadors for us all at Maesglas Primary. I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly say a huge thank you to our school staff for giving their own time to allow the children to enjoy this experience.
We have enjoyed celebrating excellent attendance this term. Weekly attendance cup winners have been announced and we were delighted to announce our second termly ipad winner in our assembly today. Thank you for striving to ensure that your child attends school for every possible session.
We have continued to enjoy working effectively in partnership with Newport County in the Community, Newport Gwent Dragons, Gwent Music, Upbeat and Outdoor Coaching this term. This collaboration has enabled our children to enjoy a holistic curriculum aligned to our Curriculum for Wales principles.
Please make sure you keep up to date and informed by accessing our new school website www.maesglasprimaryschool.org
Summer Term Clubs
Summer Term Clubs will start in the second week of term (24.04.23) and will be confirmed and a form sent out in the first week back.
Dates for Diary
Monday 17th April: Children return to school
Thursday 20th April: Eid Celebrations (children can wear traditional/party clothes to school)
Monday 1st May: Bank Holiday
Friday 5th May: Coronation Theme Day
Monday 8th May: Bank Holiday
Friday 26th May: End of Half Term
Monday 5th June: Children return to school
Remaining INSET (school closure for pupils) Days
- Friday 30th June 2023
- Thursday 20th July 2023
- Friday 21st July 2023
The last day for children in school this academic year is Wednesday 19th July 2023
Thank you for your continued support this term.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you well for the Easter break. We will look forward to seeing the children return to school on Monday 17th April 2023.
Kind regards / Cofion caredig,
Mr A. Smith
Headteacher / Prifathro