Sunday, February 28, 2010

World Book Day 2010

World Book Day is being celebrated at Gelli Primary School on Friday 5th March this year.
Children in will celebrate World Book Day by undertaking literacy activities in class, dressing up as their favourite fictional character from a book, film or television series. There will also be a book swap. Look out for an article in our local newspaper and another post on this site.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

St David's Day Celebrations

We will be celebrating St David's Day with our traditional concerts. Early Years and Key Stage One children will perform at 1.15 p.m. and Key Stage Two children at 2.00 p.m. You are invited to send TWO family members to the performance. We will not be issuing tickets; however, we will ask parents and grandparents to help us by using all the chairs provided. Please will you make your way to the side entrance where you will be met by some of our year 6 pupils who will show you to the seats. There will be a retiring collection which will be donated to school funds.
The children CAN be picked up from school by parents after the concerts. We will be using the chairs in the hall and it will be difficult to operate normal class lessons after the children perform. Any child who cannot be picked up for any reason will stay in school until the end of the normal school day.
If you intend to allow friends or relatives to pick up your child, please will you give us written consent to do so.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Llongyfarchiadau - We've achieved the Activemarc Cymru

This morning we had a letter confirming that we have been awarded the ActiveMarc Cymru.

ActiveMarc Cymru is a schools accreditation scheme designed to offer schools the chance to achieve recognition for its commitment to developing high quality PE and school sport and for promoting the benefits of physical activity. Schools that achieve the prestigious ActiveMarc Cymru status will receive a certificate and will be able to display the ActiveMarc Cymru logo on school documentation and websites for three years.

Mrs Carly and Miss Hatch have co-ordinated our PE in School Sports initiative and the staff and other outside agencies have contributed to our Out of Hours provision.

I am very proud that we have been recognised by the Sports Council of Wales Assessors as a school that is committed to raising standards in PE. I am sure that ActiveMarc Cymru will make a significant contribution to raising the profile of PE, daily physical activity and school sport to the benefit of young people in Wales. We want to make sure youngsters in Gelli get the best possible start in sport. Well done everybody.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Parents Evening appointments

Letters were distributed today containing details of the arrangements for next week's parents evenings. We would like to offer you an appointment to discuss your child’s progress with your class teacher next week beginning on Monday 8th February until Thursday 11th. The teachers are working at different time during the week and a list of their appointment times are included below.
Here are the arrangements for our parent evenings.
• You are invited to report to the school main hall FIVE MINUTES prior to your appointment where you will be taken to meet your child’s teacher by one of our Year 6 pupils.
• The bell will ring after each ten minute appointment.
• Please will you complete a parental response form after your appointment commenting on your child’s achievements and progress to date.
• Please will you ring Mrs Thomas, the school secretary to make a specific appointment or if you are available to come at any time then an appointment will be made for you.
• You will receive confirmation of your appointment be letter on Friday.

Please fill in the appointment times on the sheet outside the Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2 classroom
Class 5 Year 3 Mrs Carly Monday and Wednesday 3.30 – 5.00 p.m.
Class 6 Year 4 Mrs Johnson Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3.30 – 5.00 p.m
Class 7 Year 5 Mr Jones Monday and Wednesday 3.30 – 6.00 p.m.
Class 8 Year 6 Mr Hughes Monday and Tuesday 3.30 – 6.00 p.m.

There is a link to this letter here from our Moodle site
This system proved successful in previous years and avoided unnecessary delays to those who will have later appointments.