Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone had a great week! What a week it has been in school! Beautiful weather and everyone took part in the Race for Life and raised an astonishing amount of money, well done and a massive thank you! You should all be very proud! Truly amazing!
Remember: COVID-19 has not gone away and we all need to stay alert with the new variants circulating. We continue to have children going for tests so we all need to remain alert. For the moment we ALL need to follow the rules, continue to create space, wear masks and wash hands as much as possible, let’s keep our school COVID free. I am sure over the coming months restrictions will begin to lift in school but for now we can’t let our guard down. Please do not gather at the school gates and please do not stop for a chat with friends, keep moving and keep your distance. We need to work together to ensure we do not see a rise in cases.
Sunscreen and Water Bottles
Don’t forget, please apply sunscreen before coming to school and ensure children bring water bottles.
IDP reviews are happening this week and next! Staff have already telephoned or messaged those concerned or will do so shortly.
Sports Days and House Colours
It’s our Sports Days next week. Unfortunately, under current restrictions we still cannot mix classes and we cannot have mass gatherings on site but we will be photographing and videoing the class sports events and will place them on SeeSaw. Classes will take part at set times throughout the day using their own equipment and will follow all COVID guidance. Please apply sunscreen and send in a water bottle.
Monday - Rising 3 and Nursery Sports
Tuesday – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2P and Year 2L Sports
Wednesday – Reserve day (just in case it rains)
Thursday – Year 3, Year 4, Year 5/6P, Year 5/6T and Year 5/6Y Sports Days
Friday – Reserve day (just in case it rains)
Children can wear their house colour to school on their day! House colours can be found on our website at www.teams.abercarnprimary.com
Cancer Research – Schools Race for Life
Wow! Just WOW! We raised an astonishing amount of money, over £5500 including Gift Aid – Absolutely amazing! I’m speechless! All the children did amazingly well! I am very proud of everyone! A big thank you to Miss Jones for organising this amazing event! Well done everyone, thank you everyone and thank you Miss Jones! Thank you to Caerphilly Sport for their support too #CaerphillySport
Mr Lumby and Mr Yamamoto will sadly be leaving us at the end of this academic year. Miss Davies will also be leaving us as Mrs Harry will be returning from her maternity leave at the end of term. Everyone here at school wishes them all the very best for the future and we send our big thanks for their dedication and contribution to our school!
Miss Hodges and Miss Jones were successful at securing permanent positions following a very rigorous interview and selection process with the Governing Body earlier this week and we also have a new member of staff (Mr Sam Watkins) joining us in September too! Big congratulations to Miss Jones and Miss Hodges and welcome to Mr Watkins.
As part of our Health and Well Being theme Reception Class were hatching chicks last week. The chicks were delivered to us in an incubator on Monday and started to hatch on Tuesday evening. Nine chicks have hatched! They will be cared for by staff and Reception children until the end of term.
Nursery staying for Lunch
Nursery continue their transition into school next week and will be staying for lunch on Monday 21st June 2021. Pick up on Wednesday is at 11.45am instead of 11.30am.
PTA Bad Hair Day
Thank you for the contributions for Bad Hair Day! Very much appreciated!
School Dinners and Fruit
Hot food next week is WEEK 1. Parents need to ensure Upay accounts are topped up. Hot food is available for all children. Fruit will be available free to all children. Children can bring in a healthy snack too. Lunch menus can be found at https://lunchmenus.abercarnprimary.com
Reminders: Positive Cases and Test Results
Please continue to use the email@example.com email address to alert me to any positive test results out of school hours. Please only use this email for positive results out of school hours only. Use the school email address for any other information you wish to share. If you use the out of hours email address, please expect a call from me using a withheld number.
There are still children, parents and family members going for tests and therefore there is always the possibility of the need to isolate a class etc. School staff also undertake tests twice weekly and could potentially receive a positive result causing a class needing to isolate, Covid has not gone away!
If we have a case in school, classes may need to isolate for 10 days. Please be alert and ensure the number we have on file for text messages is up to date as we will use a text to alert you to case and any isolation required, it maybe late at night or early in the morning, please be alert.
Please do not send your child to school if he or she is:
- Unwell in any way, please make sure your child is 100%, we need to be as safe as possible.
- Has COVID symptoms and / or
- A family member is waiting for test results. Wait until you have received the result and your child is better before sending your child to school!
Please do not report absence / illness using SeeSaw as it may not be picked up in time and we need to ensure everyone is safe. Please either:
1: Use the report an absence feature on MySchoolApp
2: Complete the form at https://absence.abercarnprimary.com/
3: Report an absence on our telephone line by pressing 1 and leaving a message.