Newsletter May 1 2015

Ysgol Bro Cynllaith  Newsletter


Science open afternoon

We held a very successful open afternoon on Wednesday 25th March; with pupils demonstrating the innovative digital learning they have been taught. Thank you to the parents who came and tried out some of the activities.

National tests
Pupils in Years 2,3,4,5 & 6 will be carrying out the National reading and maths tests next week. These will be during the mornings of Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May.

New pupils
We welcome 2 new pupils this term – Isaac Miller and Daniel Morris.They have settled very
well into the Foundation Phase class.





Swimming gala
Some pupils from Key Stage 2 attended the WASPS swimming gala at the Flash, Welshpool on Thursday 16th May. Although many pupils did very well and even won their races, due to the other heats they did not make it to the next round. However there was one exception – Harvey Hawkins Brown will be racing again on Friday 15th May. Well done Harvey. Thank you to the parents who helped with transport and also came to show their support.

Llansilin fun day
A reminder that this will be held on Sunday 24th May at the Wynnstay. Could those pupils who would like to take part in the dancing around the maypole but haven’t yet brought in their pro forma bring it in to school.

Hockey festival
All Key Stage 2 pupils were able to attend the hockey festival at the high school on Friday 24th April. A big thank you to all the parents who helped transport the pupils.

Clog dancing
Mr Bryn Davies is teaching all pupils (and some teachers!) traditional clog dancing (dawnsio gwerin) on Wednesday afternoons up until half term. This has been funded by Menter Maldwyn.


RSPB visitor
Mrs Jan Evans came into school to speak to the Key Stage 2 pupils about the farming being carried out at the RSPB reserve at Lake Vyrnwy. Many of the pupils were very inspired by what Jan said and some stated that they would like to do their high school work experience there in the future.


Own clothes day for Nepal
Emily Morris came to me earlier this week asking if pupils could raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. She suggested that pupils come into school on Friday 1st May in their own clothes and any donations could go towards the earthquake appeal. All the pupils agreed that this would be an excellent idea. I think this is very commendable Emily, thank you for your suggestion. This has raised a fantastic £90.00 to date!

Koinobori – Japanese Childrens’ day
On Tuesday 5th May Dewi Morris from ‘Close Encounters with Nature’ will be carrying out an all day workshop with pupils at two sites. We will be down at the River Cynllaith in the morning, returning to school for lunch then remaining at school for the afternoon. We will be joined by a representative from the Rivers and Wildlife trust. Pupils will need to bring their wellies and warm, waterproof clothing.


School times
We have noticed that some pupils are arriving at school earlier than 8.45am. If pupils are not in breakfast club by 8.25am, then they should not be in school before 8.45am. Thank you.