Llangors C in W School

Mrs Griffiths Retirement

18 Jan 2018

As you are probably aware it is Mrs Griffiths' last day tomorrow.  She is finally managing to enter 'retirement' and we would like to wish her well on behalf of the staff, Governors, pupils, parents past and present.  
We would like to thank her for her hard work and dedication to the school over the years.  Her commitment to the school has been second to none and her role will be very difficult to fill.
I am sure you all join with me in wishing Mrs Griffiths a long, healthy and happy retirement.
 
Lynne Jones
Headteacher

Infant Concert Thursday and Friday night

11 Jan 2018

Dear Parents
Here are a few notes about tonight's infant concert.
Please could the children return to school at these times.
5.45pm: Arabian Dancers, Polar Bears, The Snowman, The Sun and Jackie Frost. 
6.00pm: Beach Children, Winter Children, Indians, Santa and Mrs Santa, Belinda David and Susan and Snowflakes
If the children have long hair, please could the Beach Children come to school in a low ponytail and the Snowflakes in a French Plait.
Thank you very much.  
Sharon Quine
 
 

FYI

10 Jan 2018

Talgarth Town Junior Football Club have lapsed this season in having a football team for the under 7s otherwise known as Tweenies. Tweenies have to be aged 5 to play, under 7s includes year 2 children.

Tweenies tournaments are once a month, the first this year is on the 20th January and are a series of short games with other clubs in South Powys. The emphasis is on fun and making friends. Training will be on Fridays at 6pm but we will need an idea of numbers to make this possible and will need players registered with the club to play. Please e mail talgarthtweenies@hotmail.com for more details or visit Talgarth Town Junior football Facebook Page.

Christmas Concerts

13 Dec 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Dear Parents

  Although I really enjoyed the snow (!!!) it has really disrupted rehearsals for our Junior         concert.  We messaged you yesterday to say that there would be no performance this           evening.  We have now decided on the following:

                Thursday             Junior concert 7p.m.      

                Friday                    Junior concert 7p.m.

                Monday               Junior concert 7p.m.      

This is instead of tonight's performance so if you booked tickets for this evening you can use them on Monday.  If this causes a problem please contact the  school so that we can try and accommodate you on either Thursday or Friday evenings.

The Infant Christmas concert has been cancelled but we will be putting on two evening performances during the first week back at school  -  probably the Thursday and Friday.  If you have booked tickets then they can be used on these two nights.

Christingle, parties and Christmas dinner on Wednesday 20th December and the 1st opening of the post box on Tuesday 19th December have not changed.

Junior children will be given times to come back to school tomorrow when we finally decide on make up etc.  As a rule Y6 need to be back around 6p.m. and others between 6 and 6.30p.m.

The concert lasts around 1 hour 20 minutes and we hope to start as near to 7p.m. as we can.   Filming will be on Friday evening  -  we ask that very young children are not present for the filming.

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jones

Headteacher

 


New Bus Information

13 Dec 2017

Dear Parents
 
Please ignore the last schoop.
The bus will not be going to Talyllyn.  It will only be picking up and dropping off at Bwlch and Llanfihangel.  It will be the same for tomorrow morning and afternoon.
Many thanks
JS Freeland

Bus Travel around the lake

13 Dec 2017

Dear parents 
 
I have just had a call from Hurdmans Coaches asking for me to inform all parents that the school bus will not be going around the lake to drop off tonight or pick up in the morning.  It will only be going to Bwlch, Llanfihangel and Talyllyn.  
Many thanks
JS Freeland

PTA 100 club

13 Dec 2017
100 Club
 
The PTA are running a 100 Club this year where parents, grandparents, pupils can ‘buy’ numbers for £6 each. This enters them into cash prize draws held on the last Monday of each half term.
 

The next 100 Club draw will take place on Monday 18 Dec and you can still be involved. 
 
To be entered into the next draw, simple send the money in an envelope into school with your child’s name clearly stated with your chosen numbers by Friday 15th Dec. If those numbers are not available you will be allocated an alternative by the PTA Committee. Winners will be notified after the draw to collect their winnings from school next week.

FYI

08 Dec 2017


FYI

06 Dec 2017



Newsletter 5.12.17

05 Dec 2017

Dear Parent
 

Christmas Tree Festival

The children of Llangors School have been asked to take part in the Christmas Tree Festival this year.   They have made decorations to decorate a tree which will be on display in Llangors Church.  If you can make it, please go along to the Church and join in the lighting up of the trees and carol singing on Saturday 9th December at 6.00 pm.
 
Christmas Dinner
Thank you to all the parents who got back to us regarding Christmas Dinner.  If you have ordered Christmas dinner for your child on Wednesday 20th December, please send £3.50 for payment prior to Next Friday 15th December. 
For those who have not got back to us, Christmas dinner must be ordered by tomorrow so the cook can order the correct amount of food.  If we do not hear from you by tomorrow, your child will have to bring in a larger plate of food and have a Christmas Party Packed Lunch.  There are many children who have chosen this option and everyone will be sitting down together to eat their lunch.
 
Hampers
Could we please ask for you to send in other items, such as tea, coffee, sprits, wine, gift wrapping and Christmas cards.  We now have plenty of chocolate for the hampers.   Thank you.
 
Infant Concert
Tickets for the Infant concerts will be on sale from tomorrow at a cost of £2 per ticket.
Please send money in an envelope with the name of your child.
 
Christingle
The Christingle times have changed from 6.30pm on Wednesday 20th December to 6pm at Llangors Church.  Everyone welcome.
 

The Giving Machine

Please sign up to the Giving Machine. 

When you are buying Christmas presents online you can generate a free cash donation for Llangors School just by clicking www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk.  You will find over 2,000 of the most popular stores, so it’s easy for you to make a difference without it costing you a penny more than the normal purchase price of your item.
Please take a look as it is so easy to do.  Follow the link below

Llangors Church In Wales School on TheGivingMachine :   Sign Up Code is : 58527

https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/llangors-church-in-wales-school

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynne Jones

Headteacher


Christmas Market

04 Dec 2017

Dear parents
If you have five minutes on Monday 11th December you may want to visit the Christmas Market which is at the Village Hall from 3 - 5pm.

Newsletter 28.11.17

28 Nov 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School

Tuesday 28th November 2017

The PTA

The PTA would be most grateful for your support in donating items for Christmas hampers. These hampers will be distributed as raffle prizes on Christmas concert nights.  If you are happy to give at least one item per child we would be very thankful. 
The PTA have decided this year to raffle Chocolates and Drinks hampers for each class:
For example:  Drinks - Hot choc, tea, coffee, mulled wine, sprits and liqueurs etc.
Chocolates – Selection boxes, chocolate biscuits and boxes of chocolates etc.

 

Please could items be brought into school prior to Friday 8th December?

Your support to help raise funds for the school is much appreciated. 

 

The Giving Machine

Remember, when you are buying Christmas presents online you can generate a free cash donation for us just by clicking via www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk. You’ll find over 2,000 of the most popular stores, so it’s easy for you to make a difference without it costing you a penny more than the normal purchase price of your item.
Llangors Church In Wales School on TheGivingMachine :
https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/llangors-church-in-wales-school

 

Head Lice

Once again there seems to be several cases of head lice in the school.  Can we please ask for you to be especially vigilant with combing and checking your children’s hair. 

Could we also ask for the children to bring their own hair brush with their name on to prevent the spread of head lice on the nights of the concerts.

 
Christmas Concert Tickets
Tickets for the Junior Concert will be on sale from tomorrow 29th November.  First come first served!!  Please send money in to school in an envelope with the details of which concert you would like, how many tickets and the child's name.
Prices remain the same at a cost of £4 for Junior’s and £2 for Infants.
 
Junior Concert – Whatever Happened to Robin Hood
 
                                    Wednesday 13th December    7pm
                                    Thursday 14th December        7pm
                                    Friday 15th December             7pm
 
Infant Concert             Monday 18th December          7pm
                                    Tuesday 19th December         7pm
 

Infant tickets will be on sale soon.  More information to follow.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynne Jones

Headteacher


Rags2Riches

23 Nov 2017

Dear Parents 
 
Don't forget to have a sort through your cupboards this weekend.  Rags2Riches will be collecting on Tuesday 28th November, so please bring your bags in to school either tomorrow or Monday.  If you haven't received a bag please use a black bag instead.
Many thanks
JS Freeland

Important information

23 Nov 2017

Dear Parents
 
Please can I remind you of the importance of safety when arriving and departing from school.  We have had a complaint about careless parking around the school.  This morning a child was very nearly run over by a parent reversing their car. Please could you be more vigilant when dropping off and picking up your children.
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones 
Headteacher

Promise auction for Brecon and Talybont Pony Club

13 Nov 2017



LLangrannog

06 Nov 2017

 

Llangrannog Second Language Course

18/04/2018 – 20/04/2018 £152.00 including Urdd Membership

 

Dear Parents.

The time has arrived to ask for the number of pupils who are going to Llangrannog on the above course.

The children will have a chance to go swimming, skiing, tobogganing, horse riding, archery, sports hall, Quading, go Karts and be challenged by the ropes course, high ropes course and trampolines. At night a twmpath and a disco will be arranged and maybe even a walk to the beach, weather permitting. 

The price of £152.00 includes all activities during the weekend, accommodation, food, bus and Urdd membership.

Please could you return the slip to indicate if your child will or will not attend so that I can submit numbers. The deposit of £52.00 a head will need to be paid by the 21st of November in order to secure your child’s place on the course.  Deposits are non-refundable unless a Doctor’s note is submitted.

The remainder of the balance of £100 will need to be paid by March the 13th. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me

Thank you. L Griffiths

_________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

My child_____________________________________ will/will not be going to Llangrannog 18/04/2018 – 20/04/2018 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________

 
 


Winter Weekend Festival programme

06 Nov 2017

Winter Weekend Festival programme
 
https://www.hayfestival.com/m-128-winter-weekend-2017.aspx?skinid=11&currencysetting=GBP&localesetting=en-GB&categoryfilterid=200
 

Scholastic Book Fair

06 Nov 2017

Don't forget the Scholastic book fair will be arriving this Thursday 9th November for one week.  You will be able to purchase books in the morning when you bring your children to school and in the afternoon when you collect them.  There is always a lovely array of books on display, as well as posters and stationary items.  Please come along and browse - they make lovely Christmas presents etc.  There is a very generous commission for the school to buy books so the more books we can sell the more books we can buy.

Author coming to school

06 Nov 2017

As part of the Hay Festival outreach educational programme the author Nicola Davies will be  coming to school on Friday 24th November to talk to the junior children.  There will be a range of her books available for the children to buy and have signed.  Books range from £6.00 - £10.00
 

Newsletter 23.10.17

23 Oct 2017

 
Llangors Church in Wales School
23rd October 2017
 
Dear Parent
 

Flu Vaccine

Just to remind parents of children in Reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 that the School Nurse will be coming in to school on Wednesday 8th November to administer the flu vaccine.
 
Book Fair
The Scholastic book fair will be arriving on Thursday 9th November for one week.  You will be able to purchase books in the morning when you bring your children to school and in the afternoon when you collect them.  There is always a lovely array of books on display, as well as posters and stationary items.  Please come along and browse - they make lovely Christmas presents etc.  There is a very generous commission for the school to buy books so the more books we can sell the more books we can buy.
 
Uniform Collation

Orders for uniform will be collated on Friday 27th October.  Please use the School Trends Website:  www.stparent.com 

Can we please remind parents to label all school uniform.  We have had an awful lot of jumpers, beautiful coats, cardigans and other items found in the past without names.  We do ask all the children if lost items belong to them but if not claimed they are given to the Rags2Riches.

 

Rags2Riches  

Rags2Riches will be collecting on Tuesday 28th November, so you have plenty of time to sort through your wardrobes and pass on all the out grown and unwanted clothes, shoes, bedding and towels etc. 
 
100 Club
The first draw has been drawn today of £20, £10 and £5.  If you have not already done so please buy a number for the next draw which will be around Christmas time.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lynne Jones
Headteacher


100 Club

19 Oct 2017

Dear Parents,

As you are aware, the PTA are trying to organise a '100' club to raise much needed funds for the school.  We were unable to hold a school fete last Summer term and this is a simple but effective way that you can support the school and your children.

 

The PTA are invaluable in raising funds and much of the money raised in the past has gone towards computer equipment, which is not always visible to parents.  We really appreciate the fact that many of our interactive whiteboards, ipads, laptops, computers and notepads are via PTA funds.

 

You may not realise it, but this year the PTA are being asked to contribute to our school budget.  This is the case in many schools now.  Whether you feel this should be so or not, it is a sad fact that this is where we are in terms of funding.  We fight hard to retain our teaching staff, small classes and, for the most part, single year classes and will continue to do so and any contribution to enable us to sustain this is vital.

 

So, once again I ask, please try and support the '100' club   -   it is £6 for a number that will be entered into 6 draws throughout the year.   If you break it down, that is only £1 per half term.   Obviously you can buy as many numbers as you wish.   You can get in touch with Amy Peltor (who is usually at the school gates) or via the school.  You can also send in money with your children to 'buy' a number.  To date, we have sold around 58 numbers but a lot of these have been bought by staff and PTA members.  It would be great if all 100 numbers could be sold or even more.

I do hope you will consider supporting the PTA in this venture.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jones


Trip to Dan-yr-Ogof caves

17 Oct 2017

Dear Parents
We are looking at the book Cave Baby in Class 1 and 2 and learning about how people lived in caves.  The children would love to visit Dan-yr-Ogof caves as part of this project  -  they are very excited about seeing the caves and the dinosaurs!!
We have provisionally booked a day next week but the cost of entry to the caves is £5 per head and the cost of transport works out at £5 per head also, making a total of £10  (the bus quote is £218 ).
 
We will leave school at 9.15a.m. and spend most of the day at the caves  -  having a picnic lunch etc.  We will return around 2.30p.m.
Before I make a firm booking please could you let me know whether or not you would be willing to pay the £10 contribution towards the trip.  
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones
 
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Lunch menu

16 Oct 2017

Dear Parents

Please find attached the school menu to commence on Monday 6th November 2017. There have been no changes made to the menu just new dates to continue the current menu through to next year.

You can also find these menus on the Powys website.

 http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/schools-students/school-meals-milk/ 


Collecting Acorns for school - Acorn Antics

10 Oct 2017
Dear parents
 
Please see the information below.  This is a great opportunity to get the children outside and enjoy going for a walk.  
All acorns will be collected in school then sent off to the Forestry Commission.
 
Acorn Antics 2017
 
Natural Resources Wales is inviting education groups from across Wales to collect acorns and connect with and learn about the fantastic natural environment right on their doorstep.
 
As many of our native tree species, like oak, have been affected by harmful pests and diseases over recent years the Acorn Antics campaign will ensure that young oak saplings planted on the Welsh Government estate in the future will be better suited to local conditions and have a better growth rate and resistance to disease.
 
NRW will pay education groups £4.10 a kilogram for oak acorns.  Once collected, the acorns will be sent to the Forestry Commission nursery in Cheshire to be grown onto to saplings.  They will return to Wales to be planted in woodlands and forests close to where the they were picked as acorns.

Table tennis at Talgarth

02 Oct 2017


Newsletter 29.09.17

29 Sep 2017

 
Llangors Church in Wales School
29th September 2017
 
Dear Parents
 
Gwernyfed High School Open Evening
Just to remind all the Y5 and Y6 parents that it is Gwernyfed High School’s Open Evening on Wednesday 4th October which starts at 6pm.
 
Harvest Festival
The Harvest Festival will take place at Llangors Church on Friday 6th October starting at 1.30pm. 
This year we have decided to collect Harvest gifts which will be donated to Brecon Food Bank.  We will be very grateful of non-perishable items such as tinned and dried food.  We would be grateful if these could be sent into school before Friday 6th October.
 
PTA 100/200 Club

The PTA are going to run a 100/200 club this year. There will be a grid of 100/200 numbers and you have the chance to buy a number for the year for £6. This will enter you into 6 draws, one each half term with the opportunity of winning cash prizes at each draw, £20, £10 and £5. The draw will take place on the last Monday of each half term to give winners the opportunity to collect their prize from school. 

Once a number is taken it is taken so get in early to bag your lucky numbers! All family members of pupils are welcome to purchase numbers so please do share with Grandparents/Aunts and Uncles etc. 

You can get your numbers straight after school in the school hall every Friday this half term. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lynne Jones
Headteacher


Harvest Workshop

26 Sep 2017


100/200 Club

20 Sep 2017

 

The PTA are going to run a 100/200 club this year. There will be a grid of 100/200 numbers and you have the chance to buy a number for the year for £6. This will enter you into 6 draws, one each half term with the opportunity of winning cash prizes at each draw, £20, £10 and £5. The draw will take place on the last Monday of each half term to give winners the opportunity to collect their prize from school. 

 

Once a number is taken it is taken so get in early to bag your lucky numbers! All family members of pupils are welcome to purchase numbers so please do share with Grandparents/Aunts and Uncles etc. 

 

You can get your numbers straight after school in the school hall every Friday this half term. 


Year 1 letter 15.9.17

15 Sep 2017

Dear Parents
Reading Folders:  Please could all folders be returned on a Monday, I have had one or two not returned this week. Thank you.
Dinner Money:  Just a reminder on behalf of Mrs Davies who collects the dinner money, please could money be paid each week so that her books can be kept up to date. 
When I grow up: Next week I will be talking to the children about what they would like to do when they grow up, e.g. a gymnast, a soldier, teacher etc.  It would be very helpful to your child if you could have a little chat to them over the weekend.  This is always a fascinating conversation as a parent!
Spellings: Some of the children have spellings to learn for next Friday.  I will gradually introduce these to most of the children over the next few weeks.  Having done this with my own children, I found that practicing every morning for 5/10 minutes and every night really helped them to learn these words.  There will be a test on Friday.  If the children get all the words correct they are given one star and if they can write the sentence correctly also, then two stars.  Please encourage the children to start all sentences with a capital letter and to end with a full-stop. 
Journey to school: The children will also be asked next week to draw a map showing their journey from home to school.  We will be discussing geographical and man-made features on this journey.  Please could you encourage the children to think about their journey and the sorts of things they see on the way, e.g. fields, houses, village, postbox, roundabouts, traffic lights, shops, garages, rivers, lakes etc.
Thank you very much.  Have a lovely weekend.
Ms Quine
 

New School

11 Sep 2017

Dear Parents
 
We have now received confirmation from Powys County Council that the new school will open on Monday 19th February 2018.  Non pupil days for the move will be Monday 5th - Friday 9th February 2018.  This will be followed by our half term week.
Therefore pupils will break up on Fridday 2nd February 2018 and return to the NEW School on Monday 19th February 2018.
 
Kind regards
 
Lynne Jones 
Headteacher

Dates for Diary

05 Sep 2017

Dates for your Diary 2017/2018
 
Open Evening                      18th September 6 – 7pm
Harvest Festival                  6th October 1.30pm Llangors Church
Half Term                             30th October – 3rd November
Flu Vaccine                           Y1, Y2, Y3 & Y4   8th November
Junior Xmas Concert         13th, 14th & 15th December 7pm
Infant Concert                     18th & 19th December 7pm
Christmas Dinner               15th December
Post box opening               19th & 20th December
Christmas Parties               20th December
Christingle                            20th December 6.30pm Llangors Church
Non Pupil Day                     21st & 22nd December & 8th January 2018
Christmas Holiday              25th December – 5th January 2018
Non Pupil Day                     8th January 2018
Parents Evening                  30th January
Half Term                             12th – 16th February
St David’s Day                     1st March
Easter Holidays                   26th March – 6th April
Non Pupil Day                     9th April
Half Term                             28th May – 1st June
Sports Day                           22nd June
Parents Evening                  3rd July
Presentation and BBQ      19th July
Last day of term                 20th July
 
           
 
 
 

News Letter

05 Sep 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School
5th September 2017
 
Croeso  -  Welcome
May I take this opportunity to welcome you back to a new school year with a special welcome to the new families who have joined us and our new Year 6 Teacher Mr Mark Williams.
The pupils appear to have settled in well to their new classes / year groups (and the teachers too!!!)
There is an Open Evening on Monday 18th September 6 – 7pm, where you will have a chance to meet any new staff and have a chat with your child’s class teacher.
 
Open Door Policy
Can I remind everyone about our open door policy.  You are very welcome to visit the school at any time to discuss any issues or concerns that you may have.   We are always happy to meet with you.  Don’t forget to look at the school notice board for information and also check the website for the latest letters to parents.    We try hard to keep you well informed so please sign up to ‘SCHOOP’ our messenger service (details attached) and notify us of your email address so newsletters may be sent.  If you would prefer a paper copy, please let us know.
 
Contact details
An emergency contact form has been sent home today.  It is very important that everyone fills in this form and return it to school even if your details have not changed.
Thank you.
 
Swimming

Autumn Term          Year 6 and Year 5 – Mondays 11th, 18th, 25th September, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd October. 

Spring Term           Year 4 and Year 3 will be swimming – dates to follow.

 

Summer Term         To be confirmed.

 
The cost for swimming is £2.40 per week or £16.80 for the term.  This covers the transport to and from Brecon Leisure Centre and the cost of the Life Guard every week.  Please make cheques payable to Llangors Primary School or pay weekly ensuring money is enclosed in a labelled envelope.
Please ensure your child brings a swimming costume and towel in a bag clearly marked with their name, all shorts are to be above the knee.  If you wish your child to wear goggles and haven’t already signed the disclaimer form please ask.
 
Fruit Money
We encourage all children to eat fruit as a snack during morning break.   Your child can bring a piece of fruit from home or alternatively you can buy fruit from the school which is the preferred option.
For Infant children (Classes 1, 2 and 3) the cost is £5 per term (eg. September to December 2017).  The children are given half or quarter of an apple.
For Junior children (Classes 4, 5, 6 and 7) To help us to keep track of the money we would like you to pay for the whole term in advance.  Sept to Dec is 15 weeks at a cost of 70 pence per week the total amount to be paid is £10.50.   The junior children are given a whole piece of fruit and can choose from an apple, orange or carrot. 
 
 
 
After School Clubs
After School Clubs will not be available this term as we are so compromised on outdoor space.  We hope to resume after school clubs again when we move into the new school in February. 
 
 
Parent and Toddler
Parent and Toddler group will begin next week Wednesday 13th September 2017. 
Sessions run from 9.45am—11.15am.  
 
Music
Louise Hanslow and John Eyre will visit the school this week giving information and demonstrations to the children regarding learning a musical instrument. If your child is interested in learning violin or guitar (John Eyre) or a Brass / woodwind instrument or piano (Louise Hanslow) then please contact the school for further details.
 
Uniform
The collation dates for School Uniform orders are the last Friday in every half and full term.  Items ordered should be received within 14 days of returning back to school and will be sent home with the children.  Please can we remind parents to label all uniform as in the past we have had a lot of lost property.  Uniform website:  www.stparent.co.uk
 
Money
If your child is bringing money into school please can you ensure that it is in a purse or sealed envelope with your child’s name clearly marked. 
All dinner money cheques should be made payable to Powys County Council and all monies for fruit, swimming and trips etc. should be made payable to Llangors School.
Dinner money is £2.25 per day, all dinner money MUST be paid by the end of every week.  Thank you.
 
Midday Supervisor vacancy
A vac has arisen for a midday supervisor, the hours are 11.45 to 1pm.  If anyone is interested please contact the school.
 
 
 
 
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones
Headteacher
 
 
 
 


Welcome to Year 1

05 Sep 2017

Dear Year 1 Parents
Autumn Term Letter
It has been lovely to meet my new pupils today.  I have enjoyed looking through the Holiday Scrapbooks and the children have clearly had a very exciting time with their families.
At the end of term I informed you that I had been summoned for Jury Duty.  At any time during the next two weeks I could be called into Court, but until that time I will be here in school.
Reading Folders:
Please could all reading folders come into school on a Monday morning and they will be returned home before the end of the week. 
Spellings:
Over the next couple of weeks, the children will start to bring spellings home to learn.  There will be a test on these spellings on a Friday.
Topic:
The topic this term is Homes. Please could the children bring in a photograph of their own house as we will be talking about the different types of homes, e.g. semi-detached, cottage, flats etc and the children will be painting a picture.
Bus:
If your child travels home on the school bus, please could you send in a note tomorrow outlining which days they do so.
PE Kit:
Please could the children bring in a PE bag with a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Please could all items of clothing be named.  If the bags could stay in school until half term, then they can be returned to be washed.
Postcards:
The children will be writing postcards from an imaginary holiday and if anyone has any postcards for us to look at, please could you bring them in tomorrow. Thank you.
Dine with Ms Quine:
During the term, I will be having lunch with a few of the children each week.  This is always a really sociable and fun time for us all. 
Please feel free to contact me at school if you have any queries.
Many thanks and kind regards
Sharon Quine
 
 
 
 
 
 

Class 2 September 2017

21 Jul 2017

For the first two weeks in September, Mrs Henry-Davies will be teaching in Class 2 as Ms Quine has been summoned for Jury Service.  Mrs Henry-Davies and Miss Perrot know the children well and will therefore be able to settle the children smoothly into the new year.  Ms Quine with be eager to get back to school.

BBQ & Presentation Evening

19 Jul 2017

Don't forget the presentation evening tomorrow night starts at 6.30pm.  There will be burgers, hot dogs and refreshments for both adults and children.  Could all the Y6 children please be back at 6.15pm.  All children will be awarded with a certificate of achievement.  
We hope to see you all tomorrow night.

Nursery Assistant Job advert

18 Jul 2017

                   Llangors, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7UB                            
office@llangorse.powys.sch.uk
 
 
Pre-School Setting Assistant for 14 ½ hours a week term time
Salary: Grade 4, Pt 14 (£8.69 per hour)
Contract: Part time, Permanent
The committee of Llangors School Pre-School are looking to appoint a Pre-School Setting Assistant, the post is for 14 ½ hours in the first instance but may increase according to the number of learners and the requirement of parents.
 
Duties include:
 

  • Supporting the children’s care, learning, development and play needs in the setting.
  • Contributing to the planning of the weekly activities programme/curriculum.
  • Preparing activities and materials according to the weekly activity plans
  • To be committed and dedicated to attend the necessary training.
  • Work closely with parents to create and develop open and inclusive working partnerships that support the development of their children.

 
Successful applicants are required to undergo an enhanced disclosure (DBS) Check.
Level  3 in Playwork/Early Years Childcare qualification or equivalent is essential.
First Aid and Food Hygiene certificates are desirable.
 
Application forms and job details are available from Llangors Church in Wales School.
Informal visits to the school welcome. Please phone 01874 658663 for an appointment.
 
Please return completed application forms to the Headteacher, Mrs Lynne Jones, at the school by Wednesday 14th July 2017.
 
Shortlisting:  21st July 2017
Interviews:   31st July 2017

GHS Open evening

17 Jul 2017


Collection

14 Jul 2017

Langors Church in Wales School
Friday 14th July
 
Dear Parents
 
As you are aware Miss Jude Hurn is retiring next Friday.  There will be a collection in school, so if you would like to contribute please send money into school by next Wednesday.  For Year 5 pupils, please make sure money comes into Mrs Freeland in the office and not Miss Hurn.
It would be lovely to make a presentation to Miss Hurn during the Year 6 leavers and BBQ evening on Thursday starting at 6.30pm.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lynne Jones
Headteacher

PTA - Non Uniform Day

12 Jul 2017

Dear Parents
 
To help raise money for the PTA funds we have decided to have a non uniform day on Friday 14th July.  Please bring a donation of £1 per pupil.
 
Kind regards
The PTA

Classes for next year

05 Jul 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School

Wednesday 5th July 2017

 

Dear Parents,

As the end of term approaches I have now organised the classes for next year.  There are some changes in the school but that is to be expected.  Ms Jude Hurn is to officially ‘retire’ at the end of this year.   She has taught in the school since not long after it first opened and many, many pupils have benefitted from her excellent teaching.  She has undertaken many roles in the school, but one of the last was as Deputy Headteacher  -  a role in which she excelled.  I feel that we were able to work together as one, for the benefit of the school, the pupils and the community.  My heartfelt thanks to Jude Hurn for years of friendship and dedicated service to the school. 

 

As you are aware, our Deputy Headteacher, Mr Gordon Godfrey, is away on sick leave.  We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back with us very soon.   Until such time, Mrs Liz Griffiths will remain in the school.  In fairness to her, she has tried to ‘retire’ but we can’t seem to do without her.  Again my thanks to Mrs Griffiths for supporting the school, the staff and the pupils  -  her commitment is greatly appreciated.

 

Mrs Lynne Dando and Mrs Jean Hudman have both decided to work part time  -  a decision I am very pleased about, as this means that we will keep their expertise in the school for another few years.

Until all of the above was settled I was unable to organise the classes so was not in a position to let you know the arrangements for next year, until now.

Next year will be as follows:

 

 Nursery:  A new provision to be set up for September 2017  -  run by Miss C Gore

Class 1 – Reception            Mrs Lynne Jones

Class 2 – Year 1                  Ms Sharon Quine

Class 3 – Year 2                  Mrs Lynne Dando / Mrs Jean Hudman

Class 4 – Year 3/4               Miss Meg Jenkins

Class 5 – Year 4/5               Mr Gordon Godfrey  (Mrs Liz Griffiths will cover until his return school)

Class 6 -  Year 6                  Mr Mark Williams

 

LSA staff will support in various classes (as yet, not fully decided)

Mr Mark Williams will join us in September.  He taught with us a number of years ago and we are delighted to welcome him back.

 

Unfortunately, due to budget restraints and the cut to full time nursery provision by Powys, we have had to lose a teacher.  We move from 7 to 6 members of staff.   Although this means split classes, please be assured that it will not affect teaching or standards in any way.  Pupils will be taught according to their age group and according to their ability within that age group, as they are now.  We have been rather ‘spoiled’ by having 7 teachers in a school the size of Llangors; as the recent Estyn Inspectors told me “you have a very generous pupil teacher ratio Mrs Jones.”  However, my vision for the future, and for the new school, is to build our numbers up so that we can once again have 7 teachers and single year classes.

If you would like to discuss any of the above, please feel free to contact me at the school.  I can assure you that myself, the staff and governors are totally committed to maintaining the high standards in the school and the progress and well-being of our pupils is of paramount importance to us.  We all go ‘the extra mile’ for our pupils and that will continue.

 

I have taught in Llangors school for 27 years, 17 of those as Headteacher, and I quite understand that what we do may not please everybody all of the time and I understand that parents sometimes feel ‘I don’t quite know what is going on.’  Sometimes, things take time to be sorted out. I have always had an open door policy and I would trust that you would come to me with any concerns.

 

  I am aware that there have been vicious rumours circulating at the school gates regarding Miss Jenkins' absence.  As I explained in a previous letter, Miss Jenkins is on unpaid leave for personal reasons.    The whole teaching staff are disappointed and upset that such vindictive comments have been made.  We appreciate that this is only a small group of parents but their actions have caused extreme distress, not only to Miss Jenkins but to the whole team.

A number of parents have been to see me and I thank them for having the decency to ask and find out instead of listening to, and spreading such untruthful, unfounded rumours.   In Miss Jenkins’ place is Mrs Claire Henry-Davies.   An excellent teacher, an experienced teacher, and someone who will ensure that the high standard of teaching expected by the school will continue until the end of term.

I have asked Miss Jenkins to take a break in her leave and attend the Year 4 parents evening.  In some ways, it is only fair that she does so.  You have the right to discuss your child’s progress with the teacher who has been with them throughout the year and who knows them better than any other member of staff, and I respect that right.   I will also be in the Y4 parents evening and you will have the opportunity to see me if you so wish.

This letter has been difficult to write, but I am not one to shy away from a difficult situation.  What saddens me, is that nearly all of our parents are so supportive of the school and we really appreciate that.  We are also supportive of you and your children and will always do our best by them and for them. 

 

On a much brighter note, I hope you all enjoyed sports day at Gwernyfed High School.  We are very grateful to Mr John Williams (Headteacher) for allowing us free use of the facilities there.  It was a good afternoon and I know the pupils really enjoyed it.  We were determined that our pupils would not miss out just because of the situation with our grounds.   Have a look in the B&R  -  there may be some photographs this week.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jones

Headteacher


Llangors Village Fete

30 Jun 2017


Flyer

30 Jun 2017


PTA

29 Jun 2017

Invitation to join us for a glass of Pimms (or a soft drink) at the friends of school/ PTA annual general meeting

July 3rd School Hall at 6.00pm to 7.00pm latest

Please pop along - if you prefer to bring your children they are welcome to play in the same room. 



There will be an opportunity to chat and then we will tell you about what the PTA has been up to this year fund raising. There is a short formal bit where new committee members can be voted in but if everyone prefers there is the opportunity to move to a less formal system where the group shares out the roles between them event by event. 



This year we held a disco for the kids, a bingo evening and a big raffle with some great donated prizes.  

 

It is vitally important that PTA continue to raise funds for the school.  The PTA needs members to help out at these events and as there are many PTA members who will be leaving the PTA this year it would be great to see some new faces.  Please just pop along and give your support.
 


Bwlch Village Fete

28 Jun 2017

It is Bwlch Village Fete this Saturday in the grounds of Bwlch Church.  Starting at 12 noon and finishing at 4pm.  
Everyone is welcome and is free to enter.

House Colours number 2

28 Jun 2017

HOUSE COLOURS FOR NURSERY PUPILS:
Please check below which 'house' your child is in.  They will be in this house throughout their time at Llangors School.
For sports day on Friday they can wear the colour of their house if they so wish or they can just wear a white top and dark colour shorts.
 
Red House: 
Peter Burke
Megan Aldridge
Alfie Mills
Isaac Hammond
Molly Martineau
Dewi Sheppard
Layla Jones

Jini-Haf Baker

 

Blue House:

Harper Parry      

Meghan Price

Llion Thomas

Lexie Bragg

Poppy Davies

Ethan Williams

Harri Williams        

 

White House:

George Greck

Maddy Jones

George Rees

Tyson Price

Molly-Jo Powell

Mitch Jones

Rafael Pina
 


Rugby After School Club

28 Jun 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School
28th June 2017
 
Dear parents
 
Just to let you know Bronnie Jone,s who is the community coach for rugby based at Gwernyfed High School, will be coming into school on Tuesday 4th and Tuesday 11th July to run after school sessions from 3.30 to 4.30pm.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs L Griffiths

Your child's house colours

28 Jun 2017

HOUSE COLOURS FOR NURSERY PUPILS:
Please check below which 'house' your child is in.  They will be in this house throughout their time at Llangors School.
For sports day on Friday they can wear the colour of their house if they so wish or they can just wear a white top and dark colour shorts.
 
Red House:                                      Blue House:                                    White House:

Peter Burke                                      Harper Parry                                   George Greck

Megan Aldridge                              Meghan Price                                  Maddy Jones

Alfie Mills                                          Llion Thomas                                   George Rees

Isaac Hammond                             Lexie Bragg                                       Tyson Price

Molly Martineau                            Poppy Davies                                  Molly-Jo Powell

Dewi Sheppard                               Ethan Williams                                Mitch Jones

Layla Jones                                       Harri Williams                                 Rafael Pina

Jini-Haf Baker

 

 

 


Newsletter 27.06.17

27 Jun 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School
27th June 2017
 
Dear Parents
 
Parents Evening
Your child is bring home the parents evening timetable tonight.
 
Parking
Please be mindful of parking.  I know it is very difficult at the present moment but hopefully the work traffic will be parking on site soon.  Please try not to park close to the traffic lights as this can affect how and when they change colour and can cause congestion. 
May I respectfully remind you that there is a 20mph speed limit around the school, please adhere to this at all times.  Thank you for your cooperation.
 
School Bank
The school bank (which is run through the Brecon Credit Union) is very successful.  It is lovely to see the children saving for various things and is a great way to start saving for trips such as Llangrannog and Staylittle.
The bank is now open every Wednesday break time starting from tomorrow and the children can pay in as little as £1.  Please could the children bring their money in an envelope, purse or in their piggies.
If you have any questions regarding the bank saving scheme please contact the school.
 
Rags2Riches
The next collection for Rags2Riches will be Monday 17th July 2017.
Please do not bring any bags into school until Friday 14th July.  Flyers and bags will be sent home soon.  Below is a list of things they accept:
Clothes, accessories (belts, bags, gloves, scarves, ties, hats, shoes tied together), cuddly toys, bedding (not quilts), household linen, bath and hand towels.
 
Sports Day
Please could you make sure you have informed the school how your child will be getting home from Gwernyfed High School on Friday 30th June after Sports Day.
We will be transporting all of the children on buses to GHS but need to know how children are getting home and if there are any children who will need a bus back to Llangors School for the end of the school day.  You can do this by printing off and signing the tear off slip at the bottom of this letter or by completing the form on ‘Schoop’.  On the Schoop form you will need to include parent/grandparent or name of friend even if you have ticked parent.  Sorry for the confusion.
 
 Yours sincerely
 
Lynne Jones
Headteacher

Parents evening

26 Jun 2017

Dear Parents
Parents evening for class 1 will be on Thursday 6th July.  If this date is not convenient please contact the school.
 
Kind regards
 
Lynne Jones

Family Fun Day Gwernyfed Rugby Club

26 Jun 2017


Sports Day

26 Jun 2017

Sports Day

Just another reminder that parents are invited to come and join in the fun on Friday 30th June at Gwernyfed High School.  Due to the new school being built and the lack of space, Gwernyfed High School have kindly offered the use of their sports field. 

We will be transporting all of the children to GHS but ask if you could fill in the tear off slip at the bottom of this letter indicating if you or someone else will be taking them home from GHS.  If there are children who cannot get a lift home and need to come back to school we will have to organise a bus to take those children back to school.

We plan to start at 1pm so please don’t arrive before 12.45pm.  Unfortunately the PTA will not be able to provide refreshments but plenty of water will be taken for the children.

 Let’s hope the sun keeps shining!

 

 

 

My child __________________________ (name of child) will be picked up from Sports Day at GHS by ____________________________.

 

 

My child ____________________________ (name of child) will need a place on the bus to travel back to school from Sports Day at GHS.

 

Signed: ________________________________


Newsletter 22.06.17

22 Jun 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Dear Parents

School Photographer

The photographer will be coming into school tomorrow, Friday 23rd June to take the class photos.

 

Sports Day

Parents are invited to come and join in the fun on Friday 30th June at Gwernyfed High School.  Due to the new school being built and the lack of space, Gwernyfed High School have kindly offered the use of their sports field. 

We will be transporting all of the children to GHS but ask if you could fill in the tear off slip at the bottom of this letter indicating if you or someone else will be taking them home from GHS.  If there are children who cannot get a lift home and need to come back to school we will have to organise a bus to take those children back to school.

We plan to start at 1pm so please don’t arrive before 12.45pm.  Unfortunately the PTA will not be able to provide refreshments but plenty of water will be taken for the children.

 Let’s hope the sun keeps shining!

 

National Standards for Cycling

The year 6 children will be taking part in the National Standards for Cycling on Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th and Friday 7th July.  They will need a bike and a helmet.  More details to follow.

 

Parents Evening

Parents evening has been arranged for Wednesday 5th July.  You will be given a 10 minute appointment with your child's teacher to discuss their progress.  Appointments will follow shortly.  If this date is not convenient for you please let us know as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

School Fete

Unfortunately due to the lack of School grounds the Fete has been cancelled this year.  

 

Rags2Riches

The next Rags2Riches collection will be on Monday 17th July, so please start sorting through the cupboards.  They will take clothes, shoes, wallets, handbags, cuddly toys, jewellery, bedding and towels.  No school uniform with schools logo.

 

Presentation Evening
We hope to see you all at the BBQ and presentation evening on Thursday 20th July.  All pupils from Nursery to Y6 will be awarded with an achievement certificate.  More details to follow closer to the time.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynne Jones

Headteacher 

 

 

My child __________________________ (name of child) will be picked up from Sports Day at GHS by ____________________________.

 

 

My child ____________________________ (name of child) will need a place on the bus to travel back to school from Sports Day at GHS.

 

Signed: ________________________________


Newsletter

19 Jun 2017

Dear Parents
I understand that some parents were confused by the schoop I sent out last Friday regarding the time the gate is locked in the morning.  What I was saying was that some pupils arrive late at school at around 9.10a.m. after the gate has been locked.  The gate is locked at 9.00a.m. as usual.
Hope this clears up any confusion
Best wishes
Lynne Jones

Newsletter

16 Jun 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School

Friday 16th June 2017
 
Dear Parents
Thank goodness it’s Friday.  It has been a long week.   The Inspection went well and the report will be out in August.  May I take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the school; to those of you who returned the questionnaires and who attended the pre-inspection meeting.  As always, your support of the school is greatly appreciated.
 
One little concern that was noted was the number of pupils who arrive late at school.  I have noticed an increase lately of persistently late pupils  -  arriving after the gate has been locked, and usually around 9.10a.m.  On Tuesday morning, when the ‘lay’ inspector was here (who looks at attendance etc.) there were 14 late pupils.   This is not acceptable and I ask that you make every effort to arrive at school on time.  Your co-operation in this would be appreciated.
 
Ms Meg Jenkins (Y4 teacher) has asked for, and been granted special leave -  (a sabbatical) from Monday 19th June 2017 and will be back in with us in September 2017.   In her place will be Mrs Claire Henry-Davies who will be with us until the end of term.
 
I hope you all have a pleasant and restful week-end.  I know we all will.
 
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones
Headteacher


Llangors Village Hall Event

15 Jun 2017


Staylittle

14 Jun 2017

We have heard from Mrs Hudman this morning, she said that they had a fantastic day canoeing and abseiling yesterday and all the children slept like babies last night.  
The weather up there is beautiful this morning and they are looking forward to the activities today which are sailing and raft building. 
More news tomorrow!
 

Year 1 letter

09 Jun 2017

Dear Parents
 
TOPIC:
Thank you for sending in the children's interesting facts about Ducks and Chickens.  Did you know, that if you walk backwards into a coop, the chickens are less nervous!
 
Next week we will be learning about Bees and therefore I would be grateful if you could help your child find out an interesting fact about Bees to share with the class.  If you are able to write it on a post-it note, that would be wonderful. Please could you bring them in on MONDAY morning, ready for our first lesson. Thank you.
 
SPELLINGS:
There are no spellings next week, instead, please could the children produce an exemplary piece of work linked to bees to go into their WOW books.  Please could they find/create a recipe involving HONEY to present on an A4 sheet of paper, and illustrate with pictures or photos. Please could this be returned on Monday if possible, but Thursday at the latest. Thank you. 
 
RUBBISH:
On Monday, please could the children bring into school a bag of (clean and safe) rubbish, e.g. cereal box, oxo cube box, plastic bottles (washed), crisp packets, fruit netting, plastic cartons/containers etc.  We will be using them for a lesson on Caring for our World.  Thank you very much.
Have a good weekend.
Sharon Quine

Estyn and Church Questionnaire

26 May 2017

 

Llangors Church in Wales School

26th May 2017

 

Dear Parents

 

The Estyn parents meeting will take place on Monday 12th June at 3.45 – 4.45p.m. at the request of the Registered Inspector.

We will run a crèche facility at the school to enable parents to attend.

 

 Also coming out will be a paper copy of the parent questionnaire for the Church Inspection which should be returned to the school by Thursday 8th June.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lynne Jones
Headteacher


Newsletter 24.05.17

24 May 2017

Dear Parents
 
Outstanding Money
Please could all outstanding monies including dinner money please be brought into school tomorrow.
 
School Photographer
The photographer will be coming into school on Friday 9th June for Class photos.
 
Sports Day
Parents are invited to come and join in the fun on Friday 30th June.  Due to lunchtime play the gates will not be open until 1pm and we aim to start at 1.15pm.  The PTA will be providing refreshments which you can buy, then sit back and enjoy the races.  Lets hope the sun will be shining!
 
Parents Evening
It has been organised for Wednesday 5th July.  You will be given a 10 minute appointment with your child's teacher to discuss their progress.  Appointments will follow shortly.  If this date is not convenient for you please let us know as soon as possible.  Thank you.
 
School Fete
The School Fete will take place on Saturday 8th July.  More information to follow shortly
 
Rags2Riches
The next Rags2Riches collection will be on Monday 17th July, so please start sorting through the cupboards.  They will take clothes, shoes, wallets, handbags, cuddly toys, jewellery, bedding and towels.  No school uniform with schools logo.
 
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones
Headteacher 

Hay Festival this Thursday

23 May 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School
23rd May 2017
 
Dear Parents
 
As you are aware we have organised a trip for Year 4, 5 and 6 children to visit the Hay Festival children’s day on Thursday 25th May 2017.
They will be seeing Steve Mold, Nicola Davies and John Dougherty. The children will need a packed lunch, drink (not fizzy) and suitable clothing for the weather.
The event itself is free, however there is a voluntary contribution for the coach of £4.00.
The visit takes place within the normal school day, so we will be back in time for the school bus.
Please fill in the permission form attached and return it to the school by Friday 16th May 2014.
 
Many Thanks
 
Miss Jenkins

 
 
I give permission for ______________________ (name of child) to go on the school trip to the Hay Festival on Thursday 25th May and I enclose £4.00 per child to pay for the bus. 
 
Signed __________________ (Parent/Guardian)


Estyn Parent Questionnaire

19 May 2017

Dear Parents
 
Last chance to fill in the Estyn Questionnaire, deadline Monday 22nd May.
 
Kind regards
JS Freeland

Estyn Parent Questionnaire

17 May 2017

Dear Parents
Please can I remind you that the completion deadline for the Estyn Parent Questionnaires is this Friday 19th May.
Kind regards
 
JS Freeland

Flyer

17 May 2017


Estyn School Inspection

15 May 2017

 

 

 
 
 
 

Eco-Committee fundraiser

10 May 2017

Dear Parents

On Thursday the 18th May the Eco-Committee have arranged to do a fundraiser for the Size of Wales charity.  We have decided to hold an event in school time, called 'Swap and Run'.

Swap - On the day we will have stalls in the school.  Please may your child bring in up to 3 unwanted; clothes, games or toys which will then be 'swapped' by being sold on the day to the other children for 50p, £1 or £2.  (So your child may need to bring up to £2.50 to donate / buy new items).  All the money raised will go to the Size of Waless charity.  Please make sure you are okay with the selling of your child's choice of items before they bring them in!  Please bring any items in by Wednesday the 17th of May.  Leftover items will be given to charity.

Run - On the day we have also decided to make an obstacle course in the lower field in the shape of Wales and we are going to run around it at a distance of half a mile.  The run will cost 20p.

Yours sincerely

The Eco-Committee


Garden of Eden

08 May 2017

The children in Year 1 will be creating their own miniature Garden of Edens.  Please could they bring into school on Thursday ...
a) a seed tray (approx 30cmsx20cmsx8cms)
b) enough compost to fill the tray
c) a selection of seeds (fruit, grass, vegetable, flowers, beans)
d) miniature characters and animals to decorate their garden (e.g. Adam, Eve, Snake etc)
d) anything extra the children would like to put into their garden, e.g. pebbles to separate the areas
Many thanks.
 
Sharon Quine

Crickhowell High School

08 May 2017

Dear Parents
 
For the children who are going to Crickhowell High School Shadow Day tomorrow:- They will need to be transported to Crickhowell High School and meet at the main entrance for 8.35am and will need collecting at the end of the school day at 3.30pm
 
Yours sincerely 
Mrs Griffiths
 

Newsletter 08.05.17

08 May 2017

Dear Parent
School Photographs
School photographs will be coming home with your children tonight.  Please could we have all orders back into school by Friday 12th May.
Fruit
Fruit for this term is £5 for the infant children and £7 for the Junior children.
Swimming
Year 3 and Y4 children will be swimming for the next two weeks.  The cost remains the same at £1.90 per session a total of £5.70.
Uniform
Orders for uniform will be collated on Friday 26th May.  Please use the School Trends Website:  www.stparent.com 
Can we please remind parents to label all school uniform, we have had an awful lot of jumpers, coats and cardigans found in the past without names.   
Hay Festival
The Year 4, 5 and 6 children will be attending the Hay Festival this year on Thursday 25th May 2017.  They will be seeing Steve Mold, Nicola Davies and John Dougherty.
More details to follow.
 
Yours sincerely 
Lynne Jones
Headteacher
 

New Nursery Setting

08 May 2017

Dear Parents
We have been successful with our bid for our Early Years Nursery Unit at the school.  This will offer 3 and 4 year old pupils part time nursery provision to equivalent 12.5 hours per week with the option for paying for full time provision.  
To establish the need and to discuss any queries we are holding a meeting for parents on Thursday 11th May at 6.30pm in the school hall.
 
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones

Swimming

03 May 2017

Dear Parent
 
Year 3 and Year 4 will be swimming on Monday 8th, 15th and 22nd of May. The cost  is £1.90 per session.
Kind regards
 
JS Freeland

National Tests

26 Apr 2017

Dear Parents,
Please find attached the timetable for the National Tests.  Could you please make every effort to ensure that your child is in school on the days when the tests are taking place.
We do not want your child/children to worry about the tests.  We make every effort to ensure them that these are not pass or fail examinations, but merely activities to show what Level they have reached in their learning.  If you feel your child is anxious, please let us know.
If there is anything you would like to discuss about the tests please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher or myself.
 
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones
 
LLANGORS CHURCH IN WALES SCHOOL   -  NATIONAL TESTING TIMETABLE 2017:
 

Wednesday 3rd May

 

Thursday 4th May

Friday 5th May

 

9.30 - 11a.m.   Reading Y4  

 

9.30 - 11a.m.   Reading Y5 

 9.30 - 10.15a.m.  Procedural Y4 

 

9.30 - 10.15a.m.  Procedural Y5 

 

11.00 - 11.45a.m. Procedural Y6

 

9.30 - 10.15a.m.  Reasoning Y4

 

9.30 - 10.15a.m.  Reasoning Y5

 

9.30 - 10.15a.m.  Procedural Y3

 

11.00 - 11.45a.m.  Reasoning Y6

 

 

 

 

Monday 8th May

Tuesday 9th May

Wednesday 10th May

 

 

9.30 - 12 noon  Reading Y2

 

9.30 - 12 noon  Reading Y3

 

9.30 - 11a.m.    Reading Y6

 

 

 

9.30 - 10.15a.m.  Procedural Y2

 

9.30 - 10.15a.m.  Reasoning Y3

 

 

 

 

 

9.30 - 10.15a.m.  Reasoning Y2

 

 


 
 

Newsletter 06.04.17

06 Apr 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School
6th April 2017
Dear Parent
 
Easter Concert
Please could all the Year 6 children be back in school for 6pm tonight.  All the children who are singing in the choir please be back for 6.15pm
The concert will start at 6.30pm.  There is no charge for the Easter concert but we ask for small children and babies not to attend.
 
Parking tonight – Could we please ask for you to keep the Village Hall car park clear, as there is a Drama class tonight.
 
Uniform  
Uniform will be collated at 3.30pm today so if you would like to order uniform please go to the School Trends website  www.stparent.co.uk
There is a lot of uniform (without names) in lost property.  Please ensure your child’s name is on all their uniform.
 
Attendance
All parents should now have received their children’s Learning Journey Reports.  Please note the attendance for your child for the term.  All those with an attendance of below 90% have been highlighted by the LEA as a cause for concern.  Our target figure is 96% attendance so please ensure all absences are necessary.  If you would like to discuss your child’s absence please contact me.
 
New School
As you will be aware Willmott Dixon have started the ground works for our new school and have given February 19th 2018 as the completion date.
 
Field and yard space are compromises but I have negotiated a deal with Mr Clive Jones to use his field for the summer and autumn term (weather permitting) this should ease the congestion and make things a little easier.
 
Job Vacancy
Willmott Dixon are currently looking for a cleaner at the construction site in Llangors.Pay will be around £8 per hour.  If you know anyone interested in the position please apply online by attaching a CV or contact Jonathan Jones or Jack Carmock on 01633760148 or email:  jonathan.jones@acornpeople.com
 
Term Dates
Friday 6th April                           Non-Pupil day
Mon 10th – Fri 21st April               Easter Holiday
Fri 28th April                              Individual School Photos
Tues 9th May                              Crickhowell Shadow Day
Thurs 25th May                           Juniors going to Hay Festival
Mon 29th May – Fri 2nd June       Half Term
Friday 9th June                          Class Photos
Mon 12th – Fri 16th June              Year 6 Staylittle
Friday 30th June                        Sports Day
Fri 21st July                               Last day of term
 
Yours sincerely   Lynne Jones

New - Llangors School Children's University

04 Apr 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School
Tuesday 4th April 2017
 
 
Dear Parents
 
RE: Llangors School Children’s University
Year 3 to Year 6 pupils
 
Due to the closing of Children’s University scheme we have decided to create a university of our own.  This will help to encourage and reward healthy levels of participation in activities and also to celebrate children’s individual achievements.
 
The Junior children will receive credits for participating in three modules.
 
Module 1:  Outside Interests (these must be regularly attended organised activities, e.g. Music lessons, sports groups, performing arts). 
 
Module 2:  Extra-curricular School Activities (organised school events/ clubs/ trips/ e.g. Llangrannog, cross-country competitions).
 
Module 3:  Friends of the School (E.g. monitors, committee meetings, caring for the school grounds, helping others, being kind).
 
The children will have a recording sheet in school for them to keep track of their weekly activities.
  
Yours sincerely
 Lynne Jones
Headteacher

Junior Choir Singing

28 Mar 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School
28th March 2017
 
Dear Parents
 
Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees have again organised a Respite Day for the refugees based in Swansea.  This be held at Llangors Village Hall on Sunday 2nd April from 11am – 4pm.
The school choir (juniors only) have been invited to sing, they will be singing for about 15 minutes from 11.15 to 11.30pm.  There are a number of activities planned for the day of which you are also welcome to stay and join in with. 
Please could you let the school know if your child is able to sing by returning the tear off slip below.
 
We would like to give the refugees bags of tinned food and toiletries to go away with.  Donations of these would be gratefully received, please send all donations into school or take along on the day.
 
Many thanks
 
Lynne Jones
Headteacher

 
 
_______________________ (name of child) will / will not be able to sing at Llangors Village Hall on Sunday 2nd April.
 
Signed:__________________________


Llangrannog Letter

24 Mar 2017

                                                                                        
      Llangors Primary School
 
Dear Parents,
            Just a quick reminder for Llangrannog on Monday.
 
  • Spending money in a named purse please to be handed to staff on arrival in school. (£10 will be enough as it is mostly energy drinks and sweets for sale)
  • Any medication, labelled, handed to staff on arrival at school.
  • A small day bag is a good idea to keep all their bits and pieces together.
  • No technology please.
  • No sweets for the outward journey please as it is very bendy! They can have some for the return as they don't seem to get sick that way!
  • As the forecast is looking good remember some sun block as they will be outside a great deal.
  • Gloves are essential for skiing and tobogganing, long sleeved tops and long trousers are best.
  • There is a Disco on Tuesday night if your child would like to bring something to dress up a bit.

  
Looking forward to a lovely time!    Best Wishes, Jude

Junior Key Stage 2 Netball

20 Mar 2017

Netball training sessions are being organised by the Beacons Junior Netball Club Coach and children from local schools have been invited.  They are being held at the Brecon Leisure Centre on Wednesday 22nd March, 29th March, April 5th and April 26th from 4-5pm.  If you are in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 and would like to go, then you will need to meet in the main sports hall promptly at 4pm.  I will be there as a point of contact but the sessions are being run by Margaret Nuttall, a highly experiencde netball coach.  I hope hope to see many of you there.  Kind regards. 
Sharon Quine

Red Nose Day

17 Mar 2017

Red Nose Day
 
Red nose day is on Friday 24th March and has a theme of make your laugh matter. To raise money for Red Nose Day this year we are asking children to dress up either in something red or something to make others laugh. We are asking for a donation of £1 for dressing up on the day.
 
There will also be a ‘design your own red nose competition. Your child will have brought home a sheet to design their own red nose today Friday 17th March.
  
Thank you for your support.
 

Bingo Evening tonight

17 Mar 2017

     
What fantastic prizes we have for the Bingo Evening tonight.  Doors open at 6pm and Bingo starting promptly at 6.30pm.  
Please come and support this event organised by the PTA.  Fun for all the family!
Kind regards

Bingo Evening

14 Mar 2017

 

 

Dear Parents

 

Bingo night Friday 17th March 18.00 Llangors School Hall.

Please support the school by coming along to the PTA Bingo night - bring the children as there will be a game for them too.  There will be a raffle as well as interval snacks on your tables and a pay bar.

 

Donations gratefully received. 

To help us make as much money as possible for the school we would be really grateful if you could send any luxury items into school that we can put together in hampers to make gifts for Bingo Winners.  Chocolate, bottles, biscuits, toiletries would all be gratefully received.  Easter eggs for the children's game would be great.

 

If anyone wants to make a cake or other food for the snacks we would also be grateful.

 

We hope it will be a fun evening so put the date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

Best wishes

 

Jo Maurice

Chair Parents, Teachers Association


Arthur the Bear King Puppet Show

14 Mar 2017

 
Dear Parent
Arthur the Bear King is a puppet show being promoted by Year 5 children at Llangors Primary School.
A flyer about the performance of Arthur the Bear King will be coming home with your child tonight.  The show will be taking place in the School hall on Wednesday 22nd March starting at 6.30pm. This is part of a project between the school, Powys County Council, Powys Police and the Arts Council of Wales with a focus of developing art in the communities and building relationships with the police.
Tickets are now available for the performance: £5 for adults and £3.50 for children. Family tickets are available for £15 for a family of four.  Please send your ticket requests in a labelled envelope with your name, number of ticket requested and amount of money.  The Year 5 children, who have been working on the project, will be sending out tickets once payments have been received. Tickets are limited so please return your request as soon as possible.
The children are very excited about this project and hope you are able to attend the show.
Yours sincerely
Miss Hurn and Mr Godfrey

Arthur the Bear King Puppet Show

14 Mar 2017

Arthur the Bear King
A puppet show being promoted by Year 5 children at Llangors Primary School
 
Dear Parents/Carers,
As you may know the Year 5 children have been working on promoting a puppet show, called Arthur The Bear King that is going to be performed in school on Wednesday 22nd March at 6:30pm. This is part of a project with Powys County Council, Powys Police and the Arts Council of Wales with a focus of developing art in the communities and build relationships with the police.
The play is being performed by a professional puppetry company and is described as, ‘An exciting, intrepid and courageous adventure into the wonderland of puppetry, myths and legends’.
The Year 5 children have set the prices and have decided on some food that will be available on the night which they will be selling. There will also be a raffle and guess the name of the teddy game. The children will be helping to set up on the night of the performance and so have been asked to stay after school to help with this. They will need to bring a packed tea to eat in between setting up and the performance.
If you are unable to attend the show, please could you collect your child from school at 7:45pm.
Tickets are now available for the performance: £5 for adults and £3.50 for children. Family tickets are available for £15. Please send your ticket requests in a labelled envelope with your name, number of tickets requested and amount of money.  The year 5 children will be sending out tickets once payments have been received.  Tickets are limited so please return your request as soon as possible.
The children are very excited about this project and hope you are able to attend the show.  Please feel free to promote the show to friends outside of school.  They would be welcome to come and watch the performance.
If you have any questions about next Wednesday, please let us know.
Many thanks
Miss Hurn and Mr Godfrey

Newsletter 10.03.17

10 Mar 2017

 
Llangors Church in Wales School
10th March 2017
 
Dear Parents
 
Eisteddfod
We had a wonderful day in school last week and would like to thank all the children for their efforts.  Da Iawn! 
If you would like a chance to see the children perform you are welcome to come to the Eisteddfod concert which will start at 1:15pm on Tuesday 14th March at the school.  The children will be performing a class recitation, class singing and the prize winners will also perform.
 
 
Velindre Chicks
Easter chicks are once again doing very well and are selling fast.  We still have some eggs left at a cost of £1 each, and are available from the school office.
 
New Build
As from Monday we are losing a large proportion of the playground.  We will have part of the field and a small piece of playground, under the veranda and willow.  We are looking into the possibility of having a temp fence put up allowing the children to play around the front of the school but this is yet to be confirmed.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lynne Jones
Headteacher

Bingo Evening

06 Mar 2017

 

Dear Parents

 

Bingo night Friday 17th March 18.00 Llangors School Hall.

Please support the school by coming along to the PTA Bingo night - bring the children as there will be a game for them too.  There will be a raffle as well as interval snacks on your tables and a pay bar.

 

Donations gratefully received. 

To help us make as much money as possible for the school we would be really grateful if you could send any luxury items into school that we can put together in hampers to make gifts for Bingo Winners.  Chocolate, bottles, biscuits, toiletries would all be gratefully received.  Easter eggs for the children's game would be great.

 

If anyone wants to make a cake or other food for the snacks we would also be grateful.

 

We hope it will be a fun evening so put the date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

Best wishes

 

Jo Maurice

Chair Parents, Teachers Association


Bird bath

03 Mar 2017

Could your child please bring into school a shallow plastic tub to be used as a bird bath in our outside area.  E.g. mushroom tray, coleslaw pot.  It must be able to hold water.
Thank you

Robots

03 Mar 2017

Dear Parents
I would like the children to design a robot to be made from junk material.  If you could help your child with the design, consider what junk material to use and how to the join the pieces.  Please could you bring all the resources (not assembled) in a named bag.  The children will build their robots in school on Thursday so please could everything be brought in on Wednesday.
 
Kind regards and many thanks.
Sharon Quine
 

Re-structuring of staff

27 Feb 2017

Dear Parents,
There is going to be a re-structuring of staff in Classes 6 and 7 as from today.
Mrs Griffiths will be moving to teach part time with Mr Godfrey in Year 6.  On the weeks that Mrs Griffiths is in school (alternate weeks) then Mr Godfrey will be teaching in the Year 5 class, moving back to Year 6 when Mrs Griffiths is not teaching.  Miss Hurn will remain in Year 5.
Mrs Griffiths, as assessment co-ordinator, has more experience in preparing Year 6 pupils for the end of the year assessments, so this has facilitated the move.
 
Yours sincerely
Lynne Jones

Swimming

16 Feb 2017

Swimming
Swimming starts again on the first day back after half term, on Monday 27th February.   Year 5 and Year 4 will be attending for the Spring term the cost is £1.90 per week.
There will be 6 sessions for Year 4 and 5 sessions for Year 5.  This is due to Y5 being away in Llangrannog for one of the sessions.
Please pay at the start of term, by cheque if possible.
6 x £1.90 = 11.40      5 x 1.90 = £9.50.
 
 

Eisteddfod Newsletter

15 Feb 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School
Tuesday 14th February 2017

Dear Parents

Although we schooped out about the Eisteddfod many of you don't seem to have received it (or haven't read it!!).   We will schoop this out again, and email it, and put it on the website so hopefully you will find it somewhere.

 

For new parents who have not experienced an Eisteddfod before, the idea is that you prepare cookery and craft items at home with your child/ children for entry to the school Eisteddfod for St David's Day.  Children accrue points for entries which goes towards helping their house win on the day.  All items should be brought to school for judging on TUESDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2017.  Food items and the edible necklaces will be sent home that evening, but the craft items will be on display in the entrance hall and corridors.  On the Eisteddod day the children will sing and recite individually on the stage, whilst school based entries of writing stories, poems, handwriting, art, illustrating nursery rhymes and the National Anthem will have been judges and results will be given out.

 

HOME ENTRIES INCLUDE:

 

COOKERY:

  • 6 Welsh Cakes on a plate (it must be 6)
  • A whole bara brith
  • 3 decorated cup cakes with a Spring theme (the decoration will be judged not the cake)

 

CRAFT:

  • A sculpture of a British animal using natural materials
  • A picture to depict Wales (using any media but not ICT)
  • An edible necklace

 

If you enter all 6 categories then an extra 20 points will be awarded.

 

Have fun over half term!!!

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jones


WOW BOOKS

10 Feb 2017

Year 1s are coming home today with a project book (WOW BOOK) to cover.  Please could they find pictures of interest to stick on the front and back.  After this, please would you kindly cover the book with sticky back plastic.  Thank you. SQ

The Giving Machine

08 Feb 2017

Dear All

 

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Kind regards

 

JS Freeland


Newsletter 3.2.17

03 Feb 2017

Llangors Church in Wales School
3rd February 2017
 
Dear Parent
 
Parents Evening
As you will know Parents Evening is on Monday 13th February.  If you require a specific time due to work commitments etc. please let the school know as soon as possible.
Times to follow.
 
Eisteddfod
Yes it is that time again!  In celebration of St David’s Day we are pleased to announce this year’s cookery and craft items which can be completed at home.  All entries need to be in by Tuesday 28th February for judging, so you will have plenty of time to complete these during half term.
 
Home Entries:
  • Sculpture of a British animal using natural materials
  • A picture to depict Wales – any media.
  • 6 round Welsh Cakes
  • 1 whole Bara brith
  • 3 decorated Cup Cakes -  Spring theme

  
School Uniform

The collation dates for School Uniform orders are the last day in every half and full term.  I will be collating the order on Thursday 16th February. 

Items ordered should be received within 14 days of returning back to school and will be sent home with the children.  Please can we remind parents to label all uniform as we have in the past had a lot of lost property.
 
Half Term
We break up on Thursday 16th February.  Friday 17th February is a Non Pupil Day.
We are back to school on Monday 27th February.
 
Swimming
Swimming starts again on the first day back after half term, on Monday 27th February.   Year 5 and Year 4 will be attending for the Spring term the cost is £1.90 per week.
There will be 6 sessions for Year 4 and 5 sessions for Year 5.  This is due to Y5 being away in Llangrannog for one of the sessions.
Please pay at the start of term, by cheque if possible.
6 x £1.90 = 11.40      5 x 1.90 = £9.50.
 
Rags2Riches
The Rags2Riches will be collecting on Thursday 2nd March, so you still have plenty of time during the half term to sort through your wardrobes and pass on all the out grown and unwanted clothes, shoes, bedding and towels etc. 
 
 
Llangrannog
The Year 5 children will be going to Llangrannog from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th March.  If you have any questions please get in touch.
 
Easter Holidays
We break up for Easter on Thursday 6th March as Friday 7th is a Non Pupil day.  We are then back to school on Monday 24th April.
 
School Photographs
The school photographers are coming into school on Friday 28th April.  If you would like photographs taken of children with younger siblings who are not in school, photographs will be taken from 8.30am.
 
Half Term
We break up again on Friday 26th May and back in school on Monday 5th June.
 
There is still money outstanding for both the Pantomime and fruit.  If you haven’t paid please send the money in as soon as possible.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lynne Jones
Headteacher
 
 


The New School and Nursery provision

02 Feb 2017

Dear Parents
 
After a long ‘fight’ where we were supported by parents and governors, I am delighted to inform you that we have been successful in increasing the footprint of our new school to include a large nursery unit which makes us comparable with other schools in the Gwernyfed cluster.  Powys CC have submitted the revised plan to the BBNP for planning permission.
 
I am also delighted to let you know that we have tendered for a nursery unit for next September, which will allow us to admit nursery pupils from the age of 3 years.  It will be half day sessions as this is all that Powys will fund at present.  Hopefully the Welsh Assembly will release more funding for early years education in the future.   If you would like to secure a place at the nursery then please contact the school so that we can add your child’s name to our list. 
 
The parent committee and governors are still in discussion with Powys over the addition of a sixth classroom in the new school.  This will enable us to continue to offer single year classes as far as possible, and will allow the school to expand in the future.  We feel this is very important as it will enable us to continue to offer the best possible education for your children.   We will keep you informed of developments.
 
Yours sincerely
Kate Weston
Chair of Governors

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