Rhayader C.I.W. School

Seren Yr Wythnos

05 Mar 2021

Brongoch- Whole class- Super first full week back!
 
Aderyn y to- Frankie- Frankie has settled into school well and has already made lots of new friends. Da iawn ti.
 
Barcud Coch-Baylie- Very focused in both language and maths. She has contributed to the class discussions with enthusiasm.
 
Colomen- Rowan- Great reading & maths. Excellent attitude to settling back in.
 
Da iawn pawb!

Letter from Powys regarding re-opening of school

05 Mar 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20210305-letter-return-to-school---15-march.pdf

KEY STAGE 2 - SCHOOL RE-OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN - 15/03/21

04 Mar 2021
You will all be aware of the announcement made by the Welsh Government that Key Stage 2 children can return to school on Monday 15th March.
 
This is the date we are planning to have ALL of the children back in school. Obviously, the school will respond to any changes made by the Welsh Government between now and Monday 15th March.
 
On Monday 15th March, all Key Stage 2 children can restart school and the start and end times are the same as the Autumn Term. Start times are 9am - 9.15am and the end of the day is 3.30pm. The register and dinner register is taken at 9am so it is important your child is in class by 9.15am.
 
The same entrances will be used (a plan is attached to refresh your memory if required). School uniform will be expected to be worn by all children.
 
We ask that no bags are brought into school and that reading folders and lunchboxes are wipeable. Reading folders are to come into school on Monday and they will be returned on Friday.
 
Breakfast Club and After School will not resume until after Easter. We are currently looking at options for running the clubs in the safest possible way.
 

Important information

24 Feb 2021

Good afternoon all,
Please follow the links for important information.
entrances.pdf
important-information.pdf

IMPORTANT LETTER REGARDING STAFF TESTING

23 Feb 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20210223-letter-testing.pdf

Letter from Director of Public Health

22 Feb 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/lett_18feb21_dph-parent-letter-doc.pdf

Urdd Membership

12 Feb 2021

Please see the letter about Urdd membership.
 
A Schoop form will be sent out later today to sign up and join the Urdd.
ParentPay will be available for the £9 payment on 22nd February 2021.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/urdd-membership-letter-2-1-21.pdf

FAQ - Fact sheet

11 Feb 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/re-opening-feb-2021.pdf

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOL TO FOUNDATION PHASE PUPILS

11 Feb 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/re-opening-to-foundation-phase-letter-for-parents.pdf

St David's Day Virtual Eisteddfod

11 Feb 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,
On March 1st we will be celebrating St David's day.  We have prepared a 'virtual' Eisteddfod for the children.  Atttached are activities you can do with your child at home between now and Friday 26th February.  We hope you enjoy them, we have tried to think of ideas that are varied and involve every area of learning.
 
Every entry made gains points for class, so we will have individual winners as well as an overall class winner.  The overall prayer activity winner will win the Eisteddfod Chair and will awarded the Silver Cup to keep.
 
On March 1st, we hope your child will be able to dress up in traditional Welsh costume or wear red or green at home, on Google Meet live sessions or in school.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/eisteddfod-digidol-2021.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/music-composition-fp.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/history---dt-castles-.pdf
 
Diolch yn Fawr / Thank you.

Letter From Powys Local Authority

11 Feb 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20210211-letter-return-to-school---foundation-phase-learners.pdf

What we have done this term...

11 Feb 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20210211101544820.pdf

Letter from Cllr Phyl Davies

08 Feb 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/letter-to-parents---eng.pdf

Welsh Support at home

02 Feb 2021

We would like to draw your attention to a new service being launched today by RhAG, supported by the Welsh Government.

 

RhAG is in the process of developing an online platform and forum for parents, in particular non-Welsh speaking parents, to discuss their concerns about supporting their children maintenance of their Welsh language skills. Parents can contact RhAG at: help@welsh4parents.wales / www.welsh4parents.cymru

 

Content will be updated regularly – feel free to share the 5 Top Tips! (attached)

 

Professor Enlli Thomas - Supporting children in Welsh Education

 

Here are the videos and articles by Professor Enlli Thomas of Bangor University discussing how non-Welsh-speaking parents can seek help to support their children's educational and linguistic development in the current period and in the future


FIRST MINISTER ANNOUNCEMENT 29/01/21

29 Jan 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/mr-1442---online-learning-to-continue-for-powys-schools.pdf

GOOGLE MEET INSTRUCTIONS

22 Jan 2021

Please see the simple video links to help you access Google Meet.
 
Introduction:
https://youtu.be/uMe8qG-Z7pg
 
After clicking the codelink provided:
https://youtu.be/q3BuRJTzKvw
 
 
 

LIVE CHECK IN TIMETABLE & AGREEMENT

21 Jan 2021

As previously shared the school will now require your child to attend at least one online live session each week.  The children in school will access this with a teacher from the provision on that day acting as the responsible adult in place of you the parent.
 
Curyll Coch will be acting as our ginuea pigs and trialling the whole class 'live check in session' tomorrow (Friday 22nd January) at 10.30am.
 
Instructions on how to join the meeting will be posted on Google Classroom and a link code will be shared with your child just before the meeting starts.
 
Below is the timetable to prepare for the times of the check in sessions for each class.  The rest of the school will be starting the sessions from Monday 25th January.  Hopefully, any issues or problems that we see in tomorrow's 'trial' will be resolved for everyone on Monday. 
Please ensure you check the details and instructions posted in each Google Classroom or on SeeSaw in Dosbarth Brongoch.
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/check-in-timetable.pdf
 
All safeguarding measures have been put in place to ensure maximum security, however as the sessions are live and online we have a user agreement for the session.  Please read this before the check in session.
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/online-user-agreement.pdf
 
We look forward to meeting with your child tomorrow or next week.
 

Check in Well-being sessions

19 Jan 2021
Every Monday and Friday, your class teacher will be holding a Class Meet check in session. Please see information on your child's Hwb Classroom page or for Mrs Rimmer's classroom on Seesaw.
Your child must attend at least one of the sessions, but are welcome to be in both. The session will be a chance to speak about work, discuss any problems, share news and have a general chat with friends. There will be 2 members of staff at each check in session.
A full session timetable will be shared later this week using Schoop as well as on Hwb and Seesaw.
If your child is unable to attend the session please let us know as soon as possible so alternative arrangements for a private session with a member of staff and for your child and an adult at home to be made.
Unfortunately, if we cannot see and speak to your child during the week the school will need to inform the Education Welfare Officer and a home visit will be made by the Local Authority.
Please look out for the messages on Google Classroom and Seesaw.

 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/simple-google-meet-rules--1-.png

LETTER FROM EDUCATION PORTFOLIO HOLDER

18 Jan 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20210114-letter-engagement-with-learning.pdf

BLENDED LEARNING PLAN - SPRING 2021

12 Jan 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/gwalch-bach-blended-learning-spring-2021-docx.pdf

LITERACY NEWSLETTER - AUTUMN TERM 2020

11 Jan 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20210111133648595.pdf

Blended Learning

08 Jan 2021

Please find attached the Blended Learning Plan.
 
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/spring-term-blended-learning-plan-curyll-coch-2021.pdf

LETTER FROM FIRST MINISTER

08 Jan 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/2021-01-08---letter-to-primary.pdf

UPDATE ON BLENDED LEARNING

08 Jan 2021
 
You have probably seen today's announcement from Kirsty Williams about the extended Blended Learning for schools.
 
We are aware this can feel overwhelming for some of you - but do not panic!!
 
We will continue to be opening the school as we are this week for the Key Worker and Vulnerable children. The children will be doing the same work that is set for the children at home as well as other 'hands on and practical' activities.
 
The booking form for each week will be on Schoop from Wednesday and will close on Friday at 4pm. Any changes you need to make can be done by messaging Rhayader Primary School or by emailing office@rhayader.powys.sch.uk
 
For those children who are at home, we understand it is difficult and what you can do at home will vary from family to family. Please do not judge yourself on what others are doing.
 
School staff are here to help you and we are grateful for any learning you can do with your child at home. Use the Hwb or Seesaw as you can. For some of you that will mean you can sit for hours with your child and complete the week set, however for others you will not be able to do that. If you can complete a small amount with your child then well done and thank you! Your child's teacher looks forward to saying hello to your child, so even just dropping in to Google Classroom and having a chat with the teacher, it is appreciated.
 
We have Doodle maths set up for every child and that is an App/program that your child can do without to much of your time, so is an easy go to activity.
 
The staff are busy trying to organise IT equipment to help you. Please keep an eye on Schoop where we will be sending out forms for booking to loan equipment next week.
 
If we haven't seen any activity from your child at all, then a member of staff will give you a ring to check everything is ok and see if there is anything we can do to help.
 
Remember - you are only human and cannot be a full-time teacher, a full-time parent and carry out your own jobs too. You can only do so much! Your children will return to school at some point and we will focus on their learning. In the meantime keep safe and keep sane.

BLENDED LEARNING PLAN SPRING TERM 2021

07 Jan 2021

Blended Learning Plan.
 
This is being sent out to help you in case you have internet issues or have limited access to electronic devices.  The activities can be viewed on your phone and then your child can do them practically or on paper.  Please can you take a photo of this and upload to Hwb or send to Rhayader Primary Messenger and the staff will upload if needed.
Each child has a log in and password for Hwb and DoodleMaths.   If you do not have this please contact the school.
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/colomen-blended-learning-plan-spring-2021-docx.pdf

BLENDED LEARNING PLAN - SPRING 2021

07 Jan 2021

Blended Learning Plan.
 
This is being sent out to help you in case you have internet issues or have limited access to electronic devices.  The activities can be viewed on your phone and then your child can do them practically or on paper.  Please can you take a photo of this and upload to Hwb or send to Rhayader Primary Messenger and the staff will upload if needed.
Each child has a log in and password for Hwb and DoodleMaths.   If you do not have this please contact the school.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/tiddalick---australia---spring-term-2021.pdf
 

Blended Learning

05 Jan 2021

Afternoon, tomorrow the 'Blended Learning'  will begin.  Last term we were learning about the Vikings, but I feel that we now need a change of topic smile.  On the Google Classroom, I will be putting some topic choices up for the children and I would like them to decide what they want to learn about. Once the children have completed this form, I will create a Blended Learning document that will be sent out with ideas that you can complete at home.
Tomorrow the children will be able to work on Doodle Maths and Doodle Times Tables.  There will also be a Doodle Comprehension Task that the children can also complete.  
I hope that you are all keeping safe and looking after each other.

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE RETURN TO SCHOOL

04 Jan 2021

Pupils to return to school next week

Schools in Powys will not be re-opening to all learners later this week, the county council has said. 

Learners were expected to return to the classroom this Wednesday (6 January) following the Christmas holidays.

However, with concerns over the new coronavirus variant, Powys County Council has today decided that the majority of learners will now not return to school before Monday, January 11.

Schools will be open from Wednesday, January 6 for primary school-aged learners and those in Years 7 and 8 whose parents or carers are key workers as well as vulnerable learners.

Schools will now offer blended learning from this Wednesday onwards for those learners who will be at home.

 

Maintained 3+ settings and also childcare for key workers with school-aged children will continue.

 

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Our intention was for our learners to return to school later this week following the Christmas holidays.

“However, we continue to be in the grip of this pandemic that continues to raise a number of challenges which we have to adjust and adapt accordingly. Things are moving rapidly across Wales and the UK, and we need to ensure that we are responsive so that our pupils, families and staff are as safe as we can make things."

“This decision has not been taken lightly but given the new coronavirus variant and that Wales is still in tier 4 restrictions, it is only right that we delay the return of all learners to schools.”

 

A form will be sent out later to ensure the school has the adequate staff members for Key Workers and Vulnerable children needing to attend school from Wednesday 6th January.


UPDATE FOR JANUARY

17 Dec 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20201217-letter-return-in-january-en.pdf

IMPORTANT LETTER FROM POWYS

11 Dec 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20201211-letter-end-of-term-and-blended-learning-en.pdf

Seren Yr Wythnos

11 Dec 2020

Brongoch-
Elin- Always works hard and a super helper.
Olivia-  Working hard in class.
Aderyn Y To-
Hari- has shown lots of confidence in class this week and has used his phonic knowledge to spell words independently.
Barcud Coch-
 
Billy- For excellent reading of words.
Emily- For excellent independent writing.
Colomen-
Tansy- Always trying her best and excellent Maths work.
Gwalch Bach- 
Finn & Moli- Great word work, reading and enthusiasm.
Curyll Coch- 
Trystan- Working hard all term.
Hebog Glas-
Harry N- Being thoughtful on Google classroom checking how everyone is every day and some lovely work.
Bwncath-
Whole class- Excellent Pablo Picasso cardboard portraits.
 
DA IAWN PAWB!

Hwb login reminder for all parents

08 Dec 2020

Please find attached some useful tips on how to use Hwb and google classroom.  These were documents that we sent out in the Spring and Summer term.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/hwb_google-drive-instructions--1-.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/getting-started-on-hwb.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/downloading-work--1-.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/completing-work--1-.pdf

Letter from Powys County council

07 Dec 2020

Please see letter below regarding self isolation for Children in bubble 4. 
school-child-letter-rhayader.pdf

IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE

07 Dec 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/letterhead.pdf

Craft week

04 Dec 2020

Could all children in Hebog Glas please bring in on Monday an empty, clear, clean jar with a lid to make snow globes.They will also need a shoe box or small box for a Christmas window display.
Also, the children have said they would like to donate to the local food bank, so we have decided to do a reverse advent calendar this year. Can they all please bring in a donation to add to the box- it could be a tin of food, non perishables, toiletries etc.
Many thanks
Mrs Jones

Christmas Newsletter

04 Dec 2020

Please follow the link for the newsletter including the calendar:
christmas-newsletter.pdf

END OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS - POWYS

04 Dec 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20201203-letter-end-of-term-en.pdf
 
Please note any child that is unwell for any reason should not be attending school in the next 2 weeks to ensure all pupils and staff are safe and well for Christmas.

Covid-19 and illness

03 Dec 2020

Dear parent/ guardian
We have had a number of children coming into school with coughs and are having to contact parents to collect. We understand that children have coughs and colds at this time of the year. However, due to current circumstances we ask that if your child has a cough you keep them at home and organise a Covid-19 test. If your child has sickness or diarrhea please do not send them into school for 48 hours after the last episode.
Take care and follow the current guidance, we are taking these precautions to keep children and staff safe, so everybody can enjoy a safe Christmas.
 

Symptoms of coronavirus


If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

Main symptoms


The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms


If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

BLENDED LEARNING PLAN

01 Dec 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/aderyn-y-to-autumn-term-blended-learning-plan-2020.pdf

WELL BEING NEWSLETTER

01 Dec 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/wellbeing-newsletter.pdf

ANNUAL REPORT TO PARENTS

30 Nov 2020

Rhayader Governing Body have prepared their Annual Report to Parents for the Academic Year 2019 to 2020.
If you have any queries or comments, please contact the Clerk to Governors or School Office and we can arrange for the Chair of Governors to contact you.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/annual-report-to-parents-2020-final.pdf

BLENDED LEARNING PLAN

30 Nov 2020

In the event of your child needing to self-isolate or the school having to close, Mrs Jones has prepared a Blended Learning Plan for you to use at home. 
 
A paper copy is available if you require it and any work done at home can be uploaded onto your child's Hwb account or a photo can be taken and sent to Rhayader Messanger.
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/hebog-glas-blended-learning-plan-docx.pdf

Newsletter

27 Nov 2020

Newsletter- click link below
weekly-newsletter-27th-november-20.pdf

BLENDED LEARNING PLAN

26 Nov 2020

Miss Evans has prepared a Blended Learning Plan for Dosbarth Bwncath.  The learning plan should be used if your child has to self isolate at home due to COVID - 19.
The Blended Learning Plan links with activities done in class.  If you are unable to access the internet, the activities can be done on paper and a photo taken.  Please send the photo to Rhayader Messenger.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/autumn-term-2020.pdf

BLENDED LEARNING PLAN

26 Nov 2020

Mr Lewis has prepared a Blended Learning Plan showing activities the children will be doing in class.  
 
Should your child or child's class have to self-isolate the activities can be done at home.  
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/curyll-coch-blended-learning-plan-2020.pdf

BLENDED LEARNING PLAN

26 Nov 2020

Mrs Dingle has prepared a Blended Learning Plan for the children of Gwalch Bach.  The Blended Learning Plan contains ideas and activities that your child can do at home should they need to self-isolate or if the class is closed due to COVID.
The learning plan is intended to be used when your child is at home but is well enough for learning.
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/gwalch-bach-blended-learning.pdf

BLENDED LEARNING PLAN

26 Nov 2020

Mrs Davies has prepared a Blended Learning Plan that will help you with activities at home should the class or your child need to self isolate and be absent from school.
The Blended Learning Plan fits with learning in the classroom and can be used when your child is at home and well enough for learning.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/barcud-coch-blended-learning.pdf

BLENDED LEARNING PLAN

26 Nov 2020

Mrs Rimmer communicates with parents using Seesaw each week.  You are able to see what your child has been doing in class and there is an overview of the class work that week.
In addition to the information on Seesaw, Mrs Rimmer has prepared a Blended Learning Plan which gives you ideas of activities to do at home with your child if the class has to be closed or your child needs to self-isolate.
 
The Blended Learning Plan is for use when your child is absent from school but is well enough for learning.
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/brongoch-blended-learning-file-2020.pdf

Covid-19- Facemasks

24 Nov 2020

Dear Parents/Guardian
We have decided as a school although it is not mandatory in a primary school setting,to wear face masks as it is good practice. Therefore all staff will now be wearing face masks into school, at morning drop off and collection points. Teachers will not be wearing masks in the classrooms.
From today we ask that parents also please wear a face mask whilst on the school site, this means from the school gates along the path and in the car park.
Please also adhere to social distancing of 2 meters whilst on the school site, the path and collection points are marked at 2 meters for your guidance.
This is to keep us all safe in school.
Thank you all for your support.
Rhayader Primary school staff.

Illness and Covid-19

23 Nov 2020

Covid-19 update for schools

We have been asked by the local authority to share this information with parents and to remind parents of the guidance in wales regarding social distancing and household bubbles.

We have had a lot of reports over the weekend of a number of children going to parties, having sleepovers at other households (not in a bubble).

We cannot stress enough that breaking these rules are not only putting your families at risk but also the Teachers and members of staff and their families. If we do have a positive case in the school this will mean more bubbles having to isolate and school could close.

The guidance allows for a household to form a bubble with one other household. This cannot be changed once formed and please ensure that only 1 parent/guardian or 1 member from your bubble collects your child from school- this cannot change on a day to day basis. Government guidelines state that children should not be mixing outside their household bubble- Children should NOT be going to other children’s houses for play dates or sleepovers.

Government guidance states:

Households and extended households


A household means a group of people living in the same home. A household can be one person living on their own, flatmates, or a family living in the same home. What’s important is that it’s always the same people and the same home.
From 9 November 2020, you can form an exclusive extended household with one other household.
This means that all the people in both households join together to become part of a single household and enjoy the same legal freedoms a household has.
Social distancing

When you are walking to and from school please maintain a social distance of 2 meters, we understand the path is narrow but please be courteous and make way for others. When you have collected your child/ren please leave the school site as quickly as possible to help us maintain social distancing. 

Illness

If your Child is unwell for whatever reason, please DO NOT send them into school. If they have had Calpol or Nurofen please do not send your child into school as this will mask symptoms- you will be asked to collect your child immediately if this is the case.

Symptoms of coronavirus in children


The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if your child has symptoms


If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
  1. Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. You, your child and anyone else you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have the test.

Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if your child has been in close contact with them since their symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

Newsletter

20 Nov 2020

weekly-newsletter-20th-november-20.pdf

PARENTS' EVENING ARRANGEMENTS

20 Nov 2020

Please read the letter for information on the Parents' Evenings for this term.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/rhayader-parent-letter.pdf

Christmas Dinner

18 Nov 2020

Christmas dinner will be on Thursday 10th December. Children will be asked in class if they will be having a Christmas dinner or lunchbox. This is so we have numbers for the kitchen staff in advance. The price for a Christmas dinner is £2.35 to be paid for as usual on parentpay.
Please see the menu below:
welsh-christmas-dinner-2020.pdf
christmas-dinner-2020.pdf

Covid-19

18 Nov 2020

The Local Authority have asked schools to share this information and to remind all parents that whilst drooping off and collecting children from school social distancing MUST be maintained to stop the spread of coronavirus. Also children should be collected from school by one parent or one person from your household bubble (this means your household and one other household which does not change from day to day).

Newsletter

13 Nov 2020

newsletter-13th-november.pdf

Christmas cards

05 Nov 2020

Dear parent /guardian 
Today we will be sending the children's Christmas card designs home. If you would like to order any cards, gift tags or mugs please be aware you will need to complete the paper form and return to school. Please be aware you will only be able to order the gift tags, mugs and coasters in conjunction with cards.
Return Instructions
  • Complete the number of each item you wish to order on the paper form.
  • Complete the total amount to be paid on the paper form.
  • Please make payment of the total amount on parentpay (please ensure the payment goes onto the correct payment item on parentpay- Christmas cards.)
  • Do NOT send payment by cash or cheque into school.
  • Return paper form to school.

Please use parentpay to make the correct payment for the items you wish to order. Remember to send the form back into school with the child's name and class.
Please make sure forms and payment are returned by Friday 13th November.
Thank you.
 

Llanidloes high school open evening

16 Oct 2020

Due to the current restrictions Llanidloes High school are unable to hold an open evening this year so have created a virtual one. Please follow the link.
 
https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DY_d10dRYe3g%26feature%3Dyoutu.be%26ab_channel%3DJackJonesMedia&data=02%7C01%7CB.Harrison%40llanidloes-hs.powys.sch.uk%7C36fa340c1c774c2d9edf08d8711b3fcc%7C4f3f0e52b734416494091b601d147993%7C0%7C0%7C637383709145145623&sdata=HH54v%2B84bTga3goSAFM%2BZGbihoL%2BX59YopOEvUTsg6A%3D&reserved=0

SCHOOL DINNER MENU

13 Oct 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/primary-menu-nov-2020-march-2021.pdf

WELSH CLASSES - HALF TERM

12 Oct 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/flyer-llandrindod.pdf

October newsletter

09 Oct 2020

weekly-newsletter-9th-october.pdf

Car parking.

08 Oct 2020

Dear parents,
Could we please remind parents that the visitors car park is closed at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions . Please refrain from parking in the car park when bringing children to school and collecting. Could we also ask that you try and avoid parking on Bryntirion lane and blocking residents drive ways.
Please walk your children into school following social distancing guidelines. We understand this is inconvenient for you all, however with the current restrictions this is unavoidable.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
 

KEEP WALES SAFE

07 Oct 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/wg_keepwalessafe_leaflet_english.pdf

Harvest 2020

06 Oct 2020
Dear Parent,  
 
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to celebrate Harvest in the traditional way this year.  From Monday 12th October to Friday 16th October we will be holding a Harvest Week in school.  Your child will be involved in Autumn activities and Harvest competitions in class instead of having normal lessons.  The classes will be holding a Scarecrow competition, lots of art activities, prayer and poem writing.  We will be taking lots of pictures to share with you on Facebook.  We have contacted Bryngwy and Crosfield House and for our Harvest collection we are collecting fruit to make a Fruit hamper and toiletries for gifts for both care homes. 
If you have any spare shampoos, body washes or even some unused gift sets from a birthday or Christmas we would be very grateful for your donation.
Toiletry donations can be sent in anytime before Friday 16th October.  Fruit donations can be made on Thursday 15th October.  
Some of the poems, prayers and artwork will also be donated to the care homes for residents to enjoy.

School Data privacy notice

06 Oct 2020

data-collection-on-school-attendance-update-to-all-schools---24-sept_e.pdfprivacy-notice---september-data-collection-from-schools.pdf

SCHOOL TERM DATES 2020/2021

30 Sep 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/school_term_dates_2020-21.pdf

Times for drop off and collection

22 Sep 2020

A polite reminder to parents regarding morning drop off and home time collection: 
Morning drop off for ALL foundation phase classes and Colomen (year 2&3 welsh stream) 8:45am-9am
KS2- Drop off 9 am-9:15 am
 
Home time collection: Foundation phase and Colomen collection 3:10pm-3:20pm
 
KS2 3:20pm-3:30pm
 
Could we please remind parents not to arrive before the allocated time slot and to follow social distancing guidelines by standing on the spots provided. When you have collected your child could we ask that you leave the school site promptly, whilst following social distancing guidelines.
Thank you once again for your co-operation at these difficult and challenging times.

Information

21 Sep 2020

information---flu-nasal--race-for-life--rags-2-riches.pdf

High school application

18 Sep 2020

 

 

Bydd y Cylch Derbyniadau i’r Ysgol Uwchradd ar gyfer dysgwyr a anwyd rhwng 01/09/2009 a 31/08/2010  yn agor ddydd Llun 21 Medi 2020.  

 

Bydd angen i rieni/gofalwyr llenwi cais ar-lein yma

https://cy.powys.gov.uk/article/7627/Gwneud-Cais-am-Le-Mewn-Ysgol

 

Bydd angen gwneud ceisiadau erbyn y dyddiad cau, sef dydd Gwener 13 Tachwedd 2020.

 

Dyddiad y Cynnig Cyffredin Uwchradd yw dydd Llun 1 Mawrth 2021

 

Os nad ydych yn gallu gwneud cais ar-lein cysylltwch drwy anfon neges at admissions@powys.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Secondary School Admission Round for learners born between 01/09/2009 – 31/08/2010 opens on Monday 21 September 2020.  

 

Parents/Carers need to complete an online application at https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/1158/Applying-for-a-School-Place

 gwybodaeth-a-threfniadau-derbyn-2021-22---y-blynyddoedd-cynnar-cynradd-ac-uwchradd.pdf

Applications need to be made by the deadline of Friday 13 November 2020.

 

Secondary Common Offer Date is Monday 1 March 2021

 

If are parent / carer is unable to apply online they can contact admissions@powys.gov.uk

 

 


REVISED SCHOOL TIMES

17 Sep 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/revised-school-times.pdf

START OF TERM - UPDATE FOR PARENTS

13 Sep 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/parents-14th-september.pdf

END OF SCHOOL DAY

09 Sep 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/end-of-school-day.pdf

PRESS RELEASE - POWYS

09 Sep 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/mr-1257---parents-urged-to-work-with-schools-to-reduce-coronavirus-risk.pdf

Reminder for New Term

02 Sep 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/information-for-parents-sept-2020.pdf

changing year groups

02 Sep 2020

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INFORMATION FOR SEPTEMBER RESTART

21 Aug 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/parents-fact-sheet-september.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/entrances.pdf

Staff Update 24th July 2020

24 Jul 2020

Staff update.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/staff-update-24th-july.pdf

September opening

23 Jul 2020

Please find attached some information about the opening of the school in September.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/september-start-letter-2020.pdf

September Update-15/07/2020

15 Jul 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/september-update-for-parents-15th-july-2020.pdf

Class structure September 2020

13 Jul 2020

Please find attached the school and staff structure for September.
 
We will confirm what class your children are in as soon as possible.
 
We are expecting Welsh guidance about September later on today.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/staff-and-class-structure-september-2020.pdf

ICT equipment 10/07/2020

10 Jul 2020

Powys have been in contact regarding ICT equipment that we have loaned out to parents.
 
They have requested that the equipment be returned to schools.  If you have borrowed digital equipment from the school, could you contact the school to arrange returning the device.
 
You can call the school or email on office@rhayader.powys.sch.uk
 
Many thanks
 
Rhayader Primary School

School opening information 09/07/2020

09 Jul 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20200709-parent-letter---cym.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20200709-parent-letter---eng.pdf

FSM information

07 Jul 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/eatwellspendlesscovidallwalesv2003.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/healthy-lunchboxes-leaflet--wg-.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/wlga-leaflet-for-schools_eng_ver4.pdf
 
For your information.

Urgent information regarding childcare hubs 24th June 2020

24 Jun 2020

Urgent information regarding childcare hubs 24th June 2020
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/letter-to-parents-re-childcare-hubs---eng.pdf

School opening times 29th June

23 Jun 2020

Please see the link about school opening times.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/school-timetable-week-beginning-29th-june-2020.pdf

Information about transport

22 Jun 2020

Information about transport
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/powys-vehicle-seating-plan-advisory-guidance-.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/guidance-to-parents-june-2020-en.pdf

Diabetes information

19 Jun 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/english-letter-to-directors-of-education-june-2020.pdf

Frequently asked questions from Rhayader Primary School 19/06/2020

19 Jun 2020

Please use the link to see the frequently asked questions document from Rhayader Primary School.
Sorry it appears blunt, but we want to make parents crystal clear about the standards we are setting to make the school as safe as possible for the children and staff.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/frequently-asked-questions-document-june-2020.pdf
 
 

Update from Powys County council

17 Jun 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20200617-letter-school-re-opening-eng.pdf

School opening information

17 Jun 2020

Please find attached the school opening information for the 29th June.
We will be sending out a frequently asked questions document on Friday 19th June 2020 to help answer anymore questions that you may have.
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/school-opening-structure-29th-june.pdf
 
Diolch
Rhayader Primary School Staff

Information about the HUB closure at Cefnllys School

16 Jun 2020

Sorry please find an updated version.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/hub-information-to-parents.pdf

An information pack to support your family with the return to school.

09 Jun 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/eng_supporting-your-return-to-school.pdf
 
This has come from Powys County Council.  
 
Many thanks
 
Rhayader Primary School

Information about School opening

09 Jun 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/20200609-letter---school-re-opening-english.pdf 

Update to parents- 4th June

04 Jun 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/letter-to-parents-return-to-school.pdf
 
Please find attached information moving forward.

Update from Kirsty Williams

03 Jun 2020

Many of you will have heard the news from the Education Secretary of Wales. I would like to ask parents to be patient with the school now while we wait for more guidance from Welsh Government, we are expecting this next week. We will keep you informed as much as possible as we work through the logistics of making the school safe for both staff and pupils.

Letter to Year 6 pupils

20 May 2020

Please find attached a letter to the Year 6 pupils.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/year-6-letter.pdf

Update from Powys County council

02 May 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/letter-to-parents---eng---01-05-20

Digital equipment

28 Apr 2020

Welsh Government has stressed the importance of collating this information so that the right support can be given to families. Please only complete the questionnaire if you haven't completed it already.  We need to find ways of making digital equipment available to all.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=wMmI_eUvCUWjVPSFzm6fTAnokaYKd9NHmDh-Nd2YlrlUNVIwTlQyM1BSVDdGNUdVVzJXNFNTNkJKMy4u

FSM update

27 Apr 2020

Dear Parents/carers,

As an update to providing free school meal allowance, we have been processing many supermarket vouchers which are being sent to you by email. These vouchers will be sent on a fortnightly basis, the next vouchers will be emailed to you on the 4th May 2020. Click on the link to find a useful guide on how to use the vouchers: https://sodexo-engage.com/p/48OT-A0V/free-school-meals

For those who have opted to have a bank payment and have completed the online form on the Powys County Council website these payments are being processed and will be paid into you bank account. There is currently a back log of applications waiting to be processed, this is due to eligibility checks having to be done, please bear with us.

Parents/carers will only receive either a supermarket voucher or a bank payment not both.

If you have any questions or have not been contacted about Free School Meals, please contact our team on 01597 826660 or email cashless.catering@powys.gov.uk


A letter from the staff

24 Apr 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/letter-to-parents-from-staff.pdf

Uploading photos

23 Apr 2020

Mrs Davies (Dosbarth Colomen) has kindly put together this guide for parents on how to upload children's work onto google classroom.
 
We hope this helps.  We will also be sending out further support for home learning as soon as possible.
This is just a reminder for parents on how to upload photos onto HWB. 
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/hwb_google-drive-instructions.pdf

Update for Parents

22 Apr 2020

Afternoon,

As it stands there has been no clear guidance as to the expectations of home learning.  They are going to be rolling out waves of information when are they are finalised by Welsh Government, although we are not clear when this is going to take place.  One of the key focusses is going to be ‘Emotional well-being’.

One of the main concerns is the lack of digital equipment that some families have access to.  This is something that is being investigated by Powys County Council and they are looking at ways that they can loan electrical equipment to these parents, but again this is not clear.

In terms on ‘Distance Learning’ we are in discussions with other Headteachers in our cluster to coordinate an approach that meets the needs of our learners.  We hope to have more information for you early next week.

The teachers have added work onto their chosen platform for the children to work through and we hope that you are finding this helpful.  We appreciate the challenges of home life and we can only ask you to do what you can.  While this work has been prepared for you, please try and spend time with your family. Cooking, reading together, playing a board game are just as beneficial as the work that the teachers are putting online for you.  We are just trying to provide some structured learning for the children.

We are looking at introducing ‘My Maths’ to support maths teaching at home.  Staff will be in touch with parents to send more information about this early next week.

If you are finding times challenging at home please get in touch with the school and we will do our best to get in contact with you and see what we can do to support.  Email the school on office@rhayader.powys.sch.uk

We hope that you are all safe and well.

Rhayader Primary School Staff


Further support

21 Apr 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/downloading-work.pdf
 
Hopefully this will support you moving forward.
 

HWB support

20 Apr 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/completing-work.pdf
 

Hopefully this will help parents to understand how to log into Hwb. Just a reminder of how to log in.


Letter to parents

15 Apr 2020

Dear Parents/ Carers,

We wanted to let you know that we are all working hard to make sure that all children can access home learning.  These are unprecedented times and many challenges still lay ahead.

We are still waiting for Welsh Government to outline what they think is the best way to learn moving forward.  As it stands, Welsh Government want everything to be completed digitally.  We understand for some families this is going to prove a challenge due to lack of broadband, lack of digital equipment and possibly a lack of confidence in using technology.

The online way of teaching is something that we use to support learning in the classroom.  It is not the sole way we teach the children, so for us this is something that we must adapt to and adapt to very quickly.  Most teachers have had a limited amount of training on Hwb and Google Classroom, but we are doing our very best.  To be able to complete work online it is going to take some patience from teachers, parents and children.  The children are used to completing their work on paper.

To the parents contacting the school regarding their children’s Hwb login’s, I do try and get back to you as soon as I can.  Please resend me an email if I have not got back to you yet using the office email which is office@rhayader.powys.sch.uk.

Again, I can only ask for your patience while we are all trying to adapt to the new situation.

Kind Regards

Rhayader Primary School Staff


7/4/2020 update

07 Apr 2020

Dear Parents/ Carers,

We hope that all the children and yourselves are coping well at home.  The staff are missing the children and hope that we will all be back together again soon.

I would like to thank parents for their understanding during this difficult period.  You have been very supportive of the school and shown patience.  This has been very much appreciated.

The staff have worked really hard this term and in particular the last 5 weeks.  Even though the school has been closed for just over two weeks, staff have been supporting the HUB at Cefynllys to make sure key workers are able to go to work. 

With Easter in mind, I have asked staff to take a week’s break so that they can recharge their batteries in preparation of the next challenge, home learning.  There are many difficulties ahead in making sure that all children are able to access the same learning content (online or pencil and paper method).  We are hopeful to have more guidance from Welsh Government moving forward and we expect this early next week. So, over the next week, staff will not be adding be adding anymore online content for home learning.  

I will continue to monitor emails as much as possible and respond when I can.  I appreciate that some parents are still waiting for refunds and I will continue to chase this up for you.

I hope that you all have a nice Easter.

Mr Lewis

Acting Headteacher Rhayader Church in Wales Primary School

 
 


FSM update for parents

06 Apr 2020

UPDATE REGARDING FREE SCHOOL MEAL ALLOWANCE
 
Dear Head Teachers,
Our teams are currently in the process of contacting all parents and carers of entitled free school meal pupils. This is to check that we have their contact details correct prior to issuing any vouchers or payments.
 
We have a Tesco voucher scheme set up, which we know will not suit everyone, however we are also in the process of also setting up a Pay Point “cash out” scheme,  where parents will receive a voucher via SMS or email which they will be able to cash at a local pay point store (for cash).
 If neither of these options are suitable, then parents will be able to contact the Income & Awards Team on 01597 826345 and request a payment to their bank accounts. Parents will receive £15.00 per week per child, this will include this week (30th March – 3rd April) and also over the Easter break period. Then ongoing fortnightly. Voucher queries can be made on 01597 826660, although all parents will be contacted by our team.
 The Pay Point voucher scheme is taking a little longer to set up and should be available within 1-2 weeks, but we are pushing to get this set up as quickly as possible. Our teams are working hard to get this arranged ASAP.

Update from the Minister of Education

01 Apr 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/2020-04-01-mfe-letter-to-schools.pdf 

Well-being information

01 Apr 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/emotional-health-and-wellbeing-contacts.pdf
 
Please see attached document regarding emotional health and well-being available to all.  

Llangrannog refund

31 Mar 2020

Dear parents/ carers

I have been chasing LLangrannog about refunds for parents.  After trying to speak to them for a week, I have finally managed to speak to someone there.  They have asked us to send information to them regarding refund amounts for each child.  Nicola in the office (who has been self-isolating with her family for 14 days) is currently working on this as we speak and this information will be passed onto them today.  Once they receive this information they will then do a BACS transfer to the school funds account.  They said they would hopefully do this by the end of the week.

Once the funds are received by the school we will be able to refund you.  I am sorry that this refund has not happened as quick as you were hoping, but it has not been through a lack of effort our side. 

As you aware school is currently closed and we are checking emails and responding to them when we can.

Regards

Mr Lewis

 


ALN update

31 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/covid-19-statutory-assessment-letter.pdf
 
Information for parents regarding ALN assessments.

Information for parents

31 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/looking-after-yourself.pdf
 
Information we have been sent to the school that we have been asked to forwarx on to parents. 

Welsh Government Advice

26 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/stay-at-home-poster.pdf

Lesson ideas

24 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/lesson-ideas--1-.pdf
 
Some ideas for the children to complete at home.

Update for Parents

24 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/update-from-powys-county-council.pdf
 The link I was given was incorrect in the document, so please read the following information below: -
If you have already completed the survey, unfortunately you will need to do so again using the following link.  Please read the information again to make sure you are a Key Worker.
 
To register your child, go to https://tinyurl.com/Emergency-childcare-hubs
 
There will be staff from the school there on all of the 7 days, so the children will at least know one adult from Rhayader Primary School.

Information for parents

23 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/supporting-you-and-your-family.pdf 

Letter from Powys County Council

20 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/letter-to-parents-and-carers---20-03-20.pdf 

Update

20 Mar 2020

Please find attached information for parents about critical provisions for next week.  We appreciate the support you have given us during this challenging time.  Staff will be continuing to provide updated learning content for your children moving forward, but as the Easter holidays has been brought forward, we as a staff recommend that you spend time with your children and reassure them that things will eventually get back to normal.
 https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/critical-provision-letter.pdf

Home learning support

19 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/year-3---miss-m-jones--1-.pdf

NHS WALES GUIDANCE

17 Mar 2020


POWYS COUNTY COUNCIL UPDATE

16 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/letter-coronavirus--covid-19--eng-docx.pdf

URDD INFORMATION

16 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/datganiad-cyhoeddus-urdd-a-coronavirus.pdf

UPDATE

15 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/coronavirus-update.pdf

Weekly Newsletter 13th March

13 Mar 2020

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14174/weekly-newsletter-13th-march.pdf

Eisteddfod program

12 Mar 2020

copi-ysgolion---rhaglen-cylch-y-llannau.pdf

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