May 3rd / Mai 3ydd
Dear Parents / Carers,
It would almost be forgivable after the stresses before Easter to sit back and take it easy for a bit, but no such luck for us here, as there are always things to focus on. Year 4 worked extremely hard to put together a Family Service today and all classes have been working with vigour on the gardens and borders outside. Additionally, pupils have been revising and practising for their forthcoming literacy and numeracy tests, so the endeavour and industry continues. Rightly so too!
Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,
Byddai bron yn esgus ar ôl y straen cyn y Pasg i eistedd yn ôl a mynd a'i gymryd yn hawdd am ychydig, ond dim lwc o'r fath i ni yma, gan fod yna bethau i ganolbwyntio arnynt bob amser. Bu Blwyddyn 4 yn gweithio'n galed i lunio Gwasanaeth Teuluol heddiw ac mae pob dosbarth wedi bod yn gweithio'n egniol ar y gerddi a'r ffiniau y tu allan. Yn ogystal a hyn, mae'r disgyblion wedi bod yn adolygu ac ymarfer ar gyfer eu profion llythrennedd a rhifedd sydd ar y gweill, felly mae'r ymdrech a diwydiant yn parhau. Dyna sut y dylai hi fod!
Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,
Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth
Maths Challenge - We had some wonderful news to end the week last Friday, as we heard that the school was victorious in the Maths Challenge at Ruthin School. Leah, Auben and Catherine had the highest score and were rewarded with individual prizes, as well as winning a laptop for the school. Their sessions with Mr Oakes and their work on Manga High have obviously borne fruit! Congratulations to them and well done to Zareena, Erin and Harry for also doing so well.
Manga High Revision - As the numeracy tests draw nearer, we are trying to prepare the children as best we can in a positive but challenging way. Mr Oakes has set up all pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 on Manga High, which will set them all challenges according to their ability and help them to revise for these tests in a fun way. All pupils have log ons and passwords so please encourage them to visit Manga High in order for them to brush up their skills!
Year 4 Family Service - It was a wonderful service in the hall this morning delivered by Year 4. They showed off lots of skills including dance, recitation, singing, bilingualism and also gave a strong message regarding how we should show care and consideration towards not just one another, but to the planet as well. Thank you to Mrs Baker and Miss Davies for their work and of course to the pupils.
Cake Stalls! - Annie, Abbie, Betsy and Sally had a cake stall last Friday in school. They raised £27.70 which is being donating to Cancer Research. Thank you! Lauren Carr, Olivia and Katie will be doing the same on Tuesday and Wednesday next week for the same charity.
France Meeting - There was a good turnout for last nights meeting regarding the trip to Paris. We are all getting excited!
Bank Holiday - Monday is the May Day Bank Holiday, so we will of course be shut.
Football Tournament - Mr Davis will accompany Ryan, Dan G, Jack J, Sam E, Owen H, Charlie C, Liam R, Rhys C to Ysgol Rhewl in a football tournament on Tuesday, which will be from 2.45 until 4.15. We will bring the children back to school unless told otherwise. PLEASE CAN ANY KIT THAT YOU HAVE AT HOME, BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY.
Play in a Day - Every May, Year 5 learn, practise and perform a play in a day, in a very worthwhile, challenging and rewarding activity. This takes place next Friday.
Year 6 Church Visit - We were given a lovely warm welcome by Rev. Stuart in St. Peter's Church on Tuesday afternoon. The Year 6 pupils were visiting to learn more about the church and its features and the Reverend was most informative and helpful. They looked at all of the areas inside and really appreciated the beauty and significance of this wonderful example of local architecture.
Schools Gardening Twilight Session - It is always nice to be asked by the County to share our good practice with other schools and we were given the opportunity to do so this week in a Gardening Twilight Session. Visitors were given a tour of our gardens, raised beds and borders. All classes have worked extremely hard in getting them up to scratch and all were certainly impressed with what they saw. Many thanks for the pupils' and staff's diligence and teamwork this week.
Achievers - Achievers this week included Lily H, Theo, Jemima, Lily M, all of Year 4 for their Family Service, all of Year 5 for their gardening and Steffan. William was also awarded a medal for doing an aquathlon.
PTA Film Night - Please see the poster attached and the pro-forma at the end of the newsletter, regarding the PTA Film Night, which will be held next Friday after school.
School Council - The School Council's work this week, has been to agree a child friendly version of the school's ‘Preventing Drug Misuse Policy'.
Giggles Open Day - On May 24th, Giggles will be holding an Open Day. Any parent interested in the service, in the present or the future is welcome to come along. We hope for a very big turnout, so please pass on information to any friends, family or acquaintances who you know to have youngsters starting school in the next couple of years. Many thanks.
Class 1 - Mrs Crooks has replaced Miss Humphreys until the end of term. We wish Miss Humphreys well as she leaves us and will soon be having a baby. We also welcome Mrs Crooks on board.
Ruthin Parade - This event will be held on August 17th. There will be a ‘Ruthin Royalty' competition held on Sunday, May 12th to find this year's Queen, King, Princess, Prince and rosebuds. This competition takes place at 2pm at Ruthin Castle.
Tempest - Tempest class photos have arrived and we are sending home a proof and order form of the class photos, which you are able to order. A full sized version is available to view in each class. Could all orders be sent in by next Friday please.
Diary Dates including Trips - Please also see Website Diary
Tue May 7th - Football Tournament in Rhewl 2.45-4.15pm
Wed May 8th - Year 6 Ruthin Review Consultation 1pm
Fri May 10th - Year 3 Family Service 9am
Fri May 10th - Year 5 Play in a Day
Wed May 15th - Year 6 Mock Trial in Prestatyn Magistrates Court
Thur May 16th - Nursery and Reception trip to The Blue Planet
Fri May 17th - French Trip Departs 12.15AM
Mon May 20th - French Trip Returns 10.30PM approx
Wed May 22nd - Sports Day
Thur May 23rd - Reserve Sports Day (if wet the day before)
Fri May 24th - Rhos Street School Estyn Report is published
Fri May 24th - Giggles' Open Day 11.30am-3pm
Fri May 24th - Year 2 Family Service 9am
Fri May 24th - Break up for Half Term
Mon June 3rd - Re-open after half term
Tue June 4th - Year 3 and 4 trip to Chirk Castle
Fri June 7th - Tempest Individual Photographs
Mon June 17th - Year 5 and 6 Theatre Clwyd Workshop visit - Sky Hawk
Wed June 19th - Urdd Athletics after school
Wed June 19th - Year 6 PE afternoon in Brynhyfryd 1pm
Fri June 21st - Year 1 Family Service 9am
Sun June 23rd - Race For Life
Mon June 24th - Cycling Proficiency Week (until Thursday)
Mon June 24th - Vale of Clwyd Sports 12.15pm
Tue July 2nd - Year 5 and 6 trip to Manchester
Thurs July 4th - Year 6 Leavers' Blessing in church 1.30pm
Fri July 5th - Nursery and Reception Family Service 9am
Tue July 9th - Year 1 and 2 trip to Llangollen Eisteddfod
Wed July 10th - Year 6 Induction Day in Brynhyfryd and RSS Transition morning
Fri July 12th - School reports out
Wed July 17th - Year 6 Leavers' Service 1.30pm
Fri July 19th - Summer holidays start
Family Service - Next Friday morning Year 3 will deliver their Family Service with parents and relatives welcome to join us from 9am.
Enjoy your long weekend!