Newsletter 16.4.21

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Welcome back to the Summer term! It is lovely to have all our children back in school – they have brought the sunshine with them!

 

Water Bottles

As the weather gets warmer, please do remember to send a water bottle (clearly labelled with your child’s name) to school each day. Children will have the opportunity to refill if they need to and staff will be reminding them about the importance of remaining hydrated.

 

P.E. Kit

We have begun our trial of pupils wearing their PE kit to school to reduce the number of items being brought to and from school. It has started off well.

If you are finding it tricky to put together the PE kit listed below, please get in touch and we will see how we can help.

The school P.E. kit is:

  • White t-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Black track suit (for outdoors in colder months)
  • Elasticated plimsolls / daps – Foundation Phase
  • Trainers – Key Stage 2

Note: for gymnastics and dance – bare feet.

 

A reminder of the PE days for each class are below:

Reception Dosbarth Coch P.E. day: Friday

Year 1 Dosbarth Cas-Gwent P.E. day: Thursday

Year 2 Dosbarth Rhaglan P.E. day: Friday

Year 3 Dosbarth Cil-y-Coed P.E. day: Tuesday

Year 4 Dosbarth Caerdydd P.E. day: Tuesday

Year 5 Dosbarth Caerffili P.E. day: Wednesday

Year 6 Doscarth Caernarfon P.E. day: Tuesday

 

Training Days (School Closed) for the remainder of this school year:

Monday May 10th 2021 This is the final staff training day now allocated

Friday 28th May 2021

Monday 7th June 2021

Monday 19th July 2021

Tuesday 20th July 2021

 

 

 

Friends of St. Gabriel’s

Join our school lottery – there is a prize for someone in our school community that takes part each week.

https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/st-gabriels-r-c-primary-school

 

Another way to support our school is to raise FREE donations for Friends of St Gabriel’s EVERY time you shop online using @easyuk. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate including all the big names like eBay, Argos, ASOS, Expedia, M&S, Just Eat, Uswitch and many more!
https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsofstgabriels/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_content=t3

 

 

Term Dates FOR THIS YEAR

Summer term begins: Tuesday 13th April 2021 (as Monday we are closed for Staff training)

Summer half term: Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021

Summer second half term begins: Tuesday 8th June (as Monday we are closed for Staff training)

End of Summer term: Friday 16th July 2021 (as Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th is Staff training)

 

For the term dates for the next two years please follow this link: http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Schools-Education/Schools/Term-Dates.aspx

 

Reminder: Symptom Awareness

Please do not send your child to school if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • A new and continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • Loss of taste or smell

If any of these symptoms occur please book a Covid-19 test as soon as is possible and communicate the result to us via school text service or school email (day or night) as soon as you receive it.

 

If your child is not in school, for whatever reason, please do text, email or phone us with the reason as soon as possible on the day of absence, as this is part of the records we need to keep in these COVID times in addition to our normal safeguarding procedures.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs M Harris

Headteacher

 

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