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Weekly Newsletter 3rd February 2020

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Weekly Newsletter 3rd February 2020
by Abercarn Admin - Monday, 3 February 2020, 1:44 PM


As you know, this term we are focussing on Humanities. Last week an individual letter was sent home. On Wednesday 12th February 2020 we have our Historical Re-enactment Day.


Nursery (Classroom and outside) - 9.45 – 10.45 - Exploring toys and games from the past.

Reception (Classroom) - 9.45 – 10.45 - “Wash Day” Experience.

Year 1 (Classroom and outside) - 9.45 – 10.45 - 60’s Street Party.

Year 2 (Classroom) - 9.45 – 10.45 - Roman Banquet / Toga Party (Wear a toga if you like).

Year 3 (Classroom and Garden) - 9.45 – 10.45 - Celtic Jewellery and Archaeological Dig.

Year 4 (Classroom) - 2.30 – 3.30 - Victorian Experience - Victorian Experience.

Year 5/6 PP (Classroom / Hall) - 2.30 – 3.30 - Medieval Mange.

Year 5/6 RT (Garden) - 2.30 – 3.30 - Great fire of London enactment.

Year 5/6 EY (Classroom / Hall) - 9.45 – 10.45 - Tudor Experience.



Parents evening will be on Monday 24th February 2020 and Wednesday 26th February 2020 for Nursery to Year 6 (Not Rising 3’s). We use an online booking system in order for you to book appointments.  You do not need a login code. You can logon to the system and start booking appointments from 4pm today until 2.30pm on Friday 14th February 2020. Please follow the instructions and double check your booking is correct and with the correct teacher.

1: Go to our school website and click the link on the left hand side of the home page or you can go to

2: Complete the login information. Please include an email address as you will receive confirmation and reminders. Follow the onscreen instructions.


We are very pleased to say that Abercarn Primary is a “Green” school again as part of National Categorisation. Thank you to everyone who has helped and continues to help us on our journey. Let’s all keep working and learning together! A big thank you and well done to everyone!


Mrs Farmer will be retiring at the end of the Spring Term after 28 years at this school. We will be starting the process of finding a new school clerk shortly and will be holding a special goodbye towards the end of term. We wish Mrs Farmer a very healthy, happy and relaxing retirement!


Please be aware that the Castell Coch trip is happening this week (Friday 7th Feb), deadline for paying via trybooking is Thursday 6th Feb. The Drayton Manor trip happens in June but the deadline for the initial payment is this Friday (7th Feb). Please let us know if your child does not intend to go on any trip so that we can stop chasing you for payment and permission.

HWB and OFFICE 365

Every student in Wales is entitled to download a copy of Microsoft Office for PC or Mac totally FREE! Thanks to Welsh Government. To get your child's HWB login details to download Microsoft Office please go to and fill out the request form.


We are trialling an online payment system in order for contributions and consent to be completed online. We are doing this in order to reduce the need for money to be sent into school etc. In addition to this, we are providing bank details in order for bank transfers to take place. Some parents have already used the system and feedback has been positive. If the system proves effective we will move over the system for all trips, events and fruit.  

Links to pay for the trips can also be found in our App under the Calendar Tab – simply click “Open Web Link” to be taken to the payment page.. There is also a link on our website!


We are currently looking for a relief Midday Supervisor. Hours of work will be between 12-1.15pm (only when required). If you are interested or require further details, please contact the school office.


The deadline for applying for admission into our Nursery September 2020 is 28th February 2020. If you have a child or know of someone that is hoping to start with us from September 2020, please complete the online application by 28th February.


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Please try and use the following phrase throughout December and when we see you over the next few weeks!

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