Another busy week at Maesglas!
Our Health Week has been a great success with lots of activities and learning about keeping ourselves fit and healthy. Year 3 enjoyed the challenge of Glanllyn and their first residential visit and Year Six had a quick march up to the Science labs at Ysgol Treffynnon for some transition work.
We were lucky that the rain kept off for the junior Sports Day in the end and the children were superstars.
The week ended with Mr Cass coming to visit with a robot cat - but that's a story for another day!
Just some reminders for your diary for next week.
Monday 20th May - Year 6 have a science workshop in the school hall from 1-3. Year 6 parents are welcome to attend.
Tuesday 21st May - Infant Sports Day from 10 am
Tuesday 21st May - Year 4 Bright Sparks trip to Techniquest
Wednesday 22nd May - Elwyn Owen Five-a-Side competition in Deeside Leisure centre
Wednesday 22nd May - Bags to School are being collected. Please bring your filled bags to be recycled to the front office first thing in the morning. You can use ordinary bin bags if yours is filled or lost!
Thursday 23rd May - Cross Country Competition at Holywell Town Football Club
Thursday 23rd May - Flintshire Music Service is visiting the school to perform and concert for year 3 and 4 pupils.
Friday 24th May - Our Leavers' Assembly for Mrs Pilkington and Miss Duffen. Remember to drop a written message into the office if you would like it included in the Thank You books we have prepared for them.
Friday 24th May - Hannah Blythyn AM for Delyn will be visiting the school to look at the work our One World group are doing and to listen to our pupils who are part of our governors and thematic learning teams.
And then we can all take a breath and relax!!
So proud of the way the children have dealt with their 'quizzes' this week and a big thank you for all the support we have had keeping the children settled and happy.
Next week is our health week. Each class has different activities such as looking at healthy eating, different ways to keep fit (this includes cricket coaching for years 1,2 and 3), hygiene and the changes that happen to our body as we get older. Year 5 and 6 puberty talk is scheduled for Tuesday. We will also be using the NSPCC Pants resource.
Class teachers have also asked for help to get the school raised beds cleared and planted with healthy crops for the summer. Check with your class teacher for the day you can volunteer.
We will also be having our class and team photos taken on Wednesday so can I ask anyone who still has any school kit to return it to school by Monday.
Friday is Sports Day, as long as the weather is with us. Infants will aim to start at 10am and Juniors at 1.15.
And of course Mrs Roberts, Mrs Cowling and Mrs Norton are taking the year 3 pupils to Glanllyn. The highlight of Mrs R's year!
Hope you all have a lovely relaxing weekend - Looks like BBQ weather maybe?
Having had a few technical issues with firewalls and laptops I think I have now got the hang of this!
Where has this week gone? And only another school days before we have our half term...and what a busy 14 days they will be!
So a few reminders for your diary
9&10th May - National Test days for us. Years 2-6 will have their Reading and then Reasoning tests. We try not to put any pressure on the pupils but inevitably some do get worried. We always say to the children that these 'quizzes' help us to see where they need help rather than that they are test the pupils' ability.This year the Procedural Maths test is to be completed on line and will be done over the course of the next term.
13th to 17th May is our Health Week. There will be more details to follow but the most important date is Sports Day on Friday 17th. Foundation Phase from 10 am and Juniors starting at 1.15
!3th &14th May is the Year 3 Trip to Glanllyn
21st May is Year 4 Bright Sparks trip
24th May Hannah Blythyn or Welsh Government MP is coming into school to meet our One Worlders and other pupil representatives.
24th May is also the day we say goodbye to two long-standing and important members of school staff. Both Miss Duffen and Mrs Pilkington are retiring. We will have a special assembly for the children to say goodbye. We are preparing a memory book for both ladies and each child is leaving a message or a drawing. If you, as parents or grandparents, would like to leave a message to put in the books, please see Mrs Smith and she can give you a note for you to fill in and return.
As I said a very busy half term!
I hope the weather improves and that everyone has a fantastic May Bank Holiday Weekend (My plan is to sleep most of it)
Mr Cass, Headteacher