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February 12th / Chwefror 12fed

Dear Parents / Carers,

Another half term comes to an end and the beginning of 2015 has certainly been eventful with lots going on.  I hope you have a lovely week and we'll see you all a week on Monday!


Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Daw hanner tymor arall I ben ac mae cychwyn 2015 wedi bod yn brysur iawn gyda llawer yn mynd ymlaen.

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,


Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 4 Family Service - Well done to Year 4, who gave us a fantastic Family Service about the Romans.  They certainly impressed everybody.  Thanks to Mrs Baker and her staff for their work, as well as parents and relatives for their support.

Urdd Eisteddfod – Could all competitors please learn their pieces over half term so that we can get them ready to compete on Saturday 28th February. Details to follow.

Achievers - Students of the week included Logan, Ruby, Poppy, Nicholas, Grace, Oliver, James and Lucy.  Billy also received a swimming certificate.

PTA Valentines Disco – Thanks to all who attended and helped out preparing beforehand and on the night.  A profit of over £400 was made so a fantastic effort!

British Heart Foundation – We raised £143.32 on our Wear it Red day last Friday.  A big thanks once again!

Head Lice – Please check your child's hair.

Chinese New Year - Today is Chinese New Year Party day in Giggles. Parents and carers are coming in to taste some lovely freshly cooked noodles, rice, spring rolls and prawn crackers.  Here is a photo of our Chinese New Year Dragon.  We have made this ourselves, We danced and celebrated New Year!

New Staff - A big welcome to our new staff, teacher Mrs Jo Williams and teaching assistant Miss Rhian Evans.  It's great to have them on board.

Wrexham FC Mascot – Good luck to Oliver tomorrow, as he takes on the role of mascot for Wrexham FC.  I hope he has a great day.

Internet Safety Week – We had lots of activities and discussions this week about many issues to do with internet safety.

Pancake Race – The pancake race is on Tuesday! Rev. Stuart spoke to the children in assembly and sponsor forms with full details have been sent home with the children.

Owls – The owl visit takes place the first week after half term.  We'd be grateful to receive a contribution of £1 per pupil for this activity.


February 6th 2015 Chwefror 6ed

Dear Parents / Carers,

The pupils were all dressed in red today, as we raised money for the BHF.  It was also a suitable day, as many were wearing Wales' rugby shirts, in advance of the big game with England tonight.  I'm sure many of you will be in front of the TV later, watching the match.  The bitter cold this week has been offset by the beautiful clear sunshine and there has been lots going on here.  With only a week before half term, we will soon be eagerly looking for signs of spring!

Annwyl Rieni / Gwarchodwyr,

Roedd y disgyblion wedi eu gwisgo i gyd mewn coch heddiw, wrth i ni godi arian ar gyfer yr BHF. Roedd hefyd yn ddiwrnod addas, gan fod llawer yn gwisgo crysau rygbi Cymru, cyn y gêm fawr â Lloegr heno. Rwy'n siŵr y bydd llawer ohonoch o flaen y teledu nes ymlaen yn gwylio y gêm. Mae'r oerni yr wythnos hon wedi cael ei wrthbwyso gan yr heulwen glir hardd ac mae llawer wedi bod yn digwydd yma. Gyda dim ond wythnos cyn hanner tymor, byddwn cyn bo hir yn edrych yn eiddgar am arwyddion y gwanwyn!

Yours sincerely / Yn gywir,


Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher / Pennaeth

Year 4 Trip to Chester - Year 4 have had a wonderful day in the fine City of Chester.  They visited the Dewa Centre, which is a historical museum and were given experiences of the Roman period.  They behaved really well.

Internet Safety – Next week is Internet Safety week and Mr. Davis will kick things off on Monday with his assembly.  PC Heledd is also visiting on Tuesday and among many themes, she will talk about this important issue.  Each class will be discussing the merits and dangers of the internet, which I'm sure you will agree is a crucial part of any child's education.  It is important that all children and adults alike, understand and learn how to be responsible users of the internet.


Wear it Red Day - Well done to all for their involvement in today's fundraising.  All donations go towards the British Heart Foundation.  I will inform you how much we have raised in due couse.  See below for The Word on the Street piece on the BHF.

More Fundraising - Children from Year 6 have been fundraising for Cancer Research this year and collected a fantastic sum of £80! Congratulations and well done to them all for their efforts.

Achievers - Students of the Week included Deiniol, Jessica, Kyle, Theo, Kai and Lily.  Josie received a Brownie badge and Hope horse riding rosettes.

PTA Disco – Please refer to the poster sent home, regarding next Thuirsday's disco, which will be held from 5-7pm.  Any cake donations would be gratefully received.

Owl Visit – On February 25th we will be visited by Owls.  The whole school will benefit from this presentation and we ask for a donation of £1 per child.

Family Service – Next Friday morning from 9am, it will be Year 4's opportunity to deliver their Family Service.  All parents and relatives welcome.

Urdd – The deadline for registration for Urdd competitions is Monday.  Please ensure that the £7 subscription is paid.  Many thanks.

Giggles – There is a party on the last day of term at 2pm for the Giggles children to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Nursery Activities - For a Knowledge and Understanding focus task Nursery children made a bird cake for the wild birds in the garden.  They enthusiastically added meal worms and seed to lard.  They mixed and stirred the ingredients together and then filled their own pots.

Owls - Year 2, in advance of the exciting owl visit, have been painting pictures of the nocturnal feathered creatures.

Twitter / website / flickr – Please continue to follow and retweet us on twitter.  We are getting nearer to the new website launch, so in the meantime Twitter is the best place to keep up with our news, as well as our Flickr account which includes our many photos.

Thank You – Huge thanks to Shirley Mountcastle for the wonderful donation of novels for use by the school.  There are some fantastic titles included and we are very grateful.  The RSS Green Thumbs were delighted too, as they are very much in favour of recycling and reusing items.  Any other books from parents who are having a spring clean would be very gratefully received!

Year 2 Birdfeeding - Year 2 have also been making bird feed.  In this weather, I'm sure it will be very welcome!!

The Word on the Street  - WEAR IT RED DAY Today, people are wearing red for British Heart Foundation and giving £1 donation for wearing red to raise money. The British Heart Foundation started in 1961 to save people's lives from this condition. The British Heart Foundation are handling the UKs' biggest heart killer that has killed lots of people.

Today medical teams working in hospitals are still finding out ways to beat heart disease.  They have saved thousands from this terrible condition and families are so grateful for their work to save their family and friends. Written by Harri and Lauren


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