Thursday, March 29, 2012

Final arrangements for the Residential weekend

Here is the arrangements for those attending the residential weekend and those pupils who will remain in school.
Pupils attending the residential weekend • Pupils are expected to be in school at the usual time on Friday morning. Pupils can attend Breakfast Club if they wish to do so
• Please will luggage be placed in the back of the Hall ready for departure later that morning
• The bus is expected to leave Pontygwaith Primary at 11.30 a.m. and we expect it any time after that. Parents wishing to wave their children goodbye can meet them at the school entrance at this time. You can bring luggage with you at this time if you wish.
Please do not park in front of the school lay by as the bus will need to use this space
• Pupils will be having an early school dinner and packed lunch before they leave.

Pupils remaining in school.
• Friday 30th March and Monday April 2nd will be normal days for pupils. Miss Bruce will expect all pupils who are not going on the residential trip to be in school for normal lessons. Any absences will be marked down as unauthorised unless supported by a medical certificate. There is a Golf Day experience for pupils on Monday at the Pentre Astroturf.

Additional information for the weekend.
We have decided that we do not wish to allow pupils to take mobile phones with them on the weekend. We will use our text2parents system to send messages to you at times during the weekend. We also have a list of your emergency contact numbers should we need to contact you. The contact number for the Abernant Hotel is listed in the handout I distributed to pupils earlier this term. These details will be posted on the school blog.
We would also ask pupils not to bring iPods, mp3 players or any other electronic devise such games machines as the staff cannot be held responsible for them and we would wish you to respect our request to avoid any
Please can we remember that we set a limit of £5.00 spending money for the weekend and that this needs to be in change.
As the weather will be very hot can I ask you to provide your child with a hat and sunscrean to avoid sunburn.
I hope that this clarifies some points for you and I am confident that the pupils will enjoy the experience.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gelli Primary support Sport Relief on Friday 23rd March 2012

Gelli Primary School will be supporting Sport Relief this year on Friday 23rd March 2012.
Pupils can dress up as their favourite sportsman or sportswoman, although this is optional. We will be taking a coin collection and you are welcome to make a donation of your choice in aid of the BBC Sport Relief appeal. 
We will be celebrating the London 2012 Olympics next term

Friday, March 16, 2012

More pupils achieve targets and score into the Gelli Goals

Pupils from Dosbarth 4 have been working with Mrs Fraser on achieving their Gelli Goals. Liam, Kia, Jay, Ocean, Alfie, Jake, Cory, Kian, Degan and Katie each presented their achievements to their fellow pupils in this afternoon's assembly. Well done everyone. Da iawn blant.

Wearing Red to work for Wales

Today we have been getting excited about the BIG GAME in Cradiff tommorrow. We asked everyone who wanted to WEAR RED TO WORK FOR WALES in support of the Rugby team who will be playing France in the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon. If they beat the French team they will not only win the Six Nations Championship but complete a Grand Slam

Mr. Jones, the head teacher, also decided to join in as he always wears a suit when he goes to meetings and has special visitors, but also like to wear our school uniform to show us how much it means to us.
Those of us who are not so lucky to have a ticket for the match will be able to cheer our team as we watch the game on the television. Dewch mlaen Cymru .... Come on Wales.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Newsletter has been distributed by pupil post

A newsletter has been distributed by pupil post on Tuesday 13th March. If you have not received a copy you can find it on our newsletter page of the school website.

Grand Slam weekend

To support the Welsh Rugby team in their quest for the Six Nations Grand Slam this weekend we are going to "Wear Red for Wales" on Friday 16th March. Pupils can wear anything red, although there is no need to purchase rugby shirts especially for this. The Canteen Staff are also preparing a special lunch menu for the day. Let's roar Wales on to a Grand Slam Gelli style.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wordle: Gelli Primary Vision
This is a Gelli Primary Vision Woodle
Wordle is an application for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can create your own Wordle at

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

St David's Day Celebration update

This is Year 4 Dosbarth 6's Eisteddfod Gwyl Dewi performance. We hope you like it.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Great success in mathematics

This morning two pupils from Dosbarth 5 came to see Mr Jones the head teacher with some great news. Both Holly and Jacob had full marks in their Maths Makes Sense progress test. Da iawn blant. At the end of this topic the children said that "they can add up 4 figure numbers successfully, they can tell and write a Maths story and we can plot a rectangle on a graph." They received one of Mr Jones' white house points as a reward and a head teacher's sticker.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

St David's Day Celebrations

This is a video of the Brass Group performing "Ar hyd y nos" during the 2012 Dydd Gwyl Dewi Eisteddfod.
We hope you will enjoy.

Rhondda Leader Photographs 2012

This year’s St David's day pictures will appear in editions of the Rhondda Leader in the coming weeks. Pictures are on sale, a large number of parents contact us each year, wondering where they can purchase the pictures. They are available from - Mrs M Gunton 5 Bryn Terrace, Tylorstown CF43 3AU If you have any questions regarding your St David's day picture's please contact her on  01443 733277. Please send your order along with a cheque, made payable to M Gunton to the above address. Prices are a highly competitive £6.50 for an 8 x 6, colour photograph, presented in an attractive folder. Mrs Gunton informs us that each school will once again retain 10% of the money raised by the school, as a good will gesture.
Nursery - Dosbarth 1
Reception - Dosbarth 2
Year 1 Dosbarth 3
Year 2 Dosbarth 4
Year 3 Dosbarth 5
Year 4 Dosbarth 6

Year 5 Dosbarth 7
Year 6 Dosbarth 8