Croeso nol/Welcome back , we hope you had a lovely week off.
Welcome back to the last few weeks of our Summer Term. We have a very busy schedule for the end of term with plenty of opportunities for some wonderful learning.
Dates for the diary:
3rd June – INSET Day
12th June – Whole School PTA School Fete commencing at 3.20
27th June – Year 6 Dwr-Y-Felin Transition Day “Music Pupils Only”
1st July – Rainbow Rooms Sports Day
2nd July – Nursery Sports Day
3rd July – Year 6 Dwr-Y-Felin Comprehensive Transition Day and Disco
3rd July – Foundation Phase Sports Day
4th July – KS2 Sports Day
8 & 9th July – Year 6 Cefn Saeson Comprehensive Transition Days
11th July – Whole School PTFA & Leavers Disco
12th July – Whole School Annual reports to parents
16th July – Year 6 Pupils Leavers Concert (evening)
17th July – Year 6 Pupils Leavers Concert (afternoon)
18th July – Year 6 Pupils & families Presentation Evening 5.30 – 6.30
19th July – Year 6 Pupils & families Leavers Assembly
19th July – Whole School Last day for pupils
22nd July – Whole school Inset Day
NB dates will be added to this list as and when they are organised.
Summer uniform: Boys: plain, black or grey shorts & polo shirt/shirt, school footwear is black shoes/ black trainers
Girls: red & white gingham dress
PE Kit: white top with black/dark shorts, bottoms, tracksuit.
Free School Meals: If your personal circumstances have changed and you think you may be entitled to claim Free School Meals (FSM). Forms are available from the school office and all applications are confidential.
School Admission: applications need to be made to Neath Port Talbot CBC, telephone: 01639 763580
Contact details: Please keep us updated with new phone numbers and change of address.
New Curriculum in Wales
What is changing?
The biggest change is a new curriculum for schools and funded non-maintained settings (such as sessional day care settings like play groups and cylchoedd meithrin or private day nurseries registered to deliver education) in Wales from September 2022. It will affect all schools other than independent schools. The curriculum has been made in Wales but shaped by the best ideas from around the world.
There will also be changes to improve how we assess children and young people in education, teacher and practitioner training and accountability. These improvements will complement the new curriculum.
Why must we make these changes?
Evidence from international surveys, and evaluations from Estyn (the education and training inspectorate for Wales), suggest levels of achievement are not as high as they could be.
The national curriculum was first introduced in 1988 before on-line shopping, Google and the Cloud. Now, work is different, technology is different, society is changing. The curriculum must prepare young people to thrive in a future where digital skills, adaptability and creativity – alongside knowledge – are crucial.
Since it was created, the curriculum has become narrow, inflexible and crowded, limiting creative approaches in schools.
We want children to enjoy learning, and develop skills, knowledge and emotional resilience. By the age of 16, they should be confident, ethical individuals who play an active part in their community and society. They should be prepared to thrive in the new world of work.