Last day of term for the children and I am sure you will agree they have had a long old eight weeks. We get to this point in a term and see how tired and cross the pupils are getting. Even the best of friends can get a little fussy with each other at the end of 8 weeks! A week of rest and recuperation is just what we all need!
It has been a massively busy term too (when is it any different at Maesglas?) with lots of visits and visitors and sporting activities and events.
We have welcomed new pupils into the classes and a whole new nursery intake. As ever, I am so proud of the way the children have rolled with the changes and are enthusiastic for the experiences we offer. We have also welcomed Sara back from maternity leave into the kitchen and today we say goodbye to Laura Parry in Dosbarth Ffawydd who has been covering Ceri Pearce's maternity leave. No doubt we will be seeing Miss Parry on supply next half term and we wish her every success securing a permanent post.
We start back Monday 4th November and the term finishes on Friday 20th December. We are looking forward to more sports for Y5&6, Class assemblies for Y5 (8/11/19 @2pm) and Y4 (15/11/19 @2pm), Carol concerts for FP and Christmas Panto for KS2 - Auditions for Year 5 and 6 for roles in Jack and the Beanstalk have taken place and some pupils will have lines to learn coming out today. Even if your child does not have a speaking role they will be taking part in the performance.
Quite apart from all that we have new topics in each class
Nursery and Reception - Why do squirrels hide their nuts?
Year 1 and 2 - Enchanted Woodlands
Year 3 - Scrumdiddliumptious
Year 4 Playlist
Year 5 Pharaohs
Year 6 Frozen Kingdom
I hope you all have a happy and healthy half term and look forward to seeing everybody back soon.
As the days are getting colder and the early morning dark starts are upon us it is time to think about our Harvest celebrations.
A reminder to you that our services take part on Wednesday October 16th in the school hall and that families are more than welcome to join us.
The infant service starts at 9.30 and the junior at 10.15. Each service is due to last about 20-30 minutes and you're more than welcome to wait in the hall in between if you are staying for both. The children have started their preparations and we have lots of Harvest songs and poems to share with you.
This year, again, we are collecting donations for the local Food bank. If you would like to contribute by sending in tins and dried goods, they would be gratefully received. We are accepting donations from tomorrow for the next week. Please give them to the class teacher or hand them in at the office.
Mr Cass, Headteacher