Llangors C in W School

A Big Thank You From the PTA

19 Jul 2019


Children starting Reception in September

18 Jul 2019

Please click on the link for the school meals menu starting September 2019
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14433/menu--sept-2019.pdf
Your child will need a water bottle which is £1 and will be given to them when they start in September.  They will also need a book bag which can be purchased from school in September or the Prints of Wales.
We start back on Tuesday 3rd September.  The Open Evening will be sometime in September, date to be confirmed.
Please see attached the school meals menu.  I will be sending the activation codes out for Parent Pay at the beginning of term.  However, if you wish your child can have school dinners from day one and payment will be taken once you have activated Parent Pay.
 
Any other questions please give me a call.
 
Kind regards
 
JS Freeland 
 

Llangors Village Fete

18 Jul 2019


FYI- The King of Zulus coming to Brecon

17 Jul 2019


Reservoir Safety

16 Jul 2019

Please click on the link below
http://www.onelastbreath.wales/
 

Infant Beach Trip

15 Jul 2019

Dear Parents
Class 1, 2 and 3 are organising a trip to the beach next Wednesday, 17th July 2019.  We intend to travel to Caswell Bay, near Mumbles and will leave the school promptly at 9.00a.m.
Having looked at the long term weather forecast, I am fairly sure that it is going to be warm and sunny therefore the children can wear shorts and T shirts etc.   They must bring a sunhat, suncream and a cover up top.
They will not need a bathing costume as we will not be going into the sea other than paddling along the shoreline.  They can bring buckets and spades (in a bag with their name clearly displayed).
They will need a packed lunch that is easy to unpack and eat and plenty of drink (no chocolate or glass bottles please).
We will be returning to school before the end of the school day so home time will be as normal.
If available we will buy the children an ice-cream or lollipop but the school will fund that.
The cost of the coach per child is £7.50
Please complete the consent form and pay for the trip via Parent pay under other items ‘Beach Trip’.
 
Yours sincerely

Lynne Jones


FYI Beavers

12 Jul 2019


FYI - Tennis

12 Jul 2019


Sports Day tomorrow

04 Jul 2019

Llangors Church in Wales School

Thursday 4th July 2019

 

Dear Parents

 

Sports day

 
As the weather is getting hotter and we are having more and more sunny days, can we please remind you to make sure your child is well protected against the sun whilst at school.  Sun cream should be applied at home before coming to school and a sun hat should be brought in.  If extra sun cream needs to be applied during the day, please ensure your child can do this themselves.

Unfortunately shade is very hard to find around the new school and therefore ask if anyone has any ‘easy to assemble’ gazebo’s that we could possibly borrow for the sports day tomorrow.  If so could you please let the school know.

Parents are welcome to bring their own seating or rugs to sit on.  The children won’t need a drink as they will have their school water bottles outside with them.  They will however need appropriate footwear, a sun hat and must have sun cream applied prior to coming to school.

The gate next to the hall will be opening at 1.15pm ready for a 1.30pm start.  Can we ask for you to use the tarmac path up to the field and not the bank due to health and safety.

 

See you all tomorrow

 

Lynne Jones

Headteacher


FYI

02 Jul 2019


Newsletter - Please read

02 Jul 2019

Llangors Church in Wales School
Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Dear Parents
Just a few things to bring to your attention before the end of term.

Well-being and Bullying Evening - Tonight 6.30p.m. AT THE SCHOOL

We would like to invite all parents and children to an evening with Carole Phillips from ‘Kidscape’.  She will be here at the school tonight to give a presentation and workshop on well-being and bullying. 

We are very keen to seek your views as parents and this is an opportunity to be involved in defining bullying, building resilience and working together to ensure pupils feel safe and protected in school.  The evening will also include ‘cyber bullying’ which is a nationwide problem and is having an adverse effect on young people.

 

This will be followed by a presentation on the new curriculum, explaining the areas of learning and looking at changes to the current curriculum.   There will be opportunity to ask questions.

 

Sports Day

Fantastic News!!  We are now able to use our school field for Sports day.  This means we no longer require Gwernyfed High Schools facilities, but we would like to thank them for their generosity and allowing us the use their field over the last few years.  

Our school doors will open at 1.15 on Friday 5th July.  All the family are welcome to join us.

 

Parents Evening

Parent evening is on Tuesday 9th July, times to follow.  You will all 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, please let us know as soon as possible.  

 

Tribute Evening

The tribute evening for Miss Tranter, which was due to take place on Friday 12th July has now been postponed until next term.  We will inform all parents of the new date in the autumn term.

 

Sickness

We have had many cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in school.  Please can I remind all parents that the exclusion period for D & V is 48 hours after the last bout of either diarrhoea or vomiting.  If children return to school prior to this exclusion time, they are still contagious and this sickness bug will continue to be passed around.  We have reminded all the children of the handwashing procedure but this will not work if children continue to return to school before the exclusion period.

 

Presentation Evening and BBQ – Thursday 18th July

We hope to see you all at the presentation evening which starts at 6.30pm on Thursday 18th July.  Please could all pupils be back at school by 6.15pm.  All pupils from Nursery to Y6 will be awarded with an achievement certificate.

 

Grand Raffle tickets

We still have several raffle tickets outstanding.  Could you please return all unsold raffle tickets to the school as soon as possible.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jones

Headteacher


Well being and Bullying Presentation

28 Jun 2019


FYI

26 Jun 2019


FYI

25 Jun 2019


Dates for Diary

25 Jun 2019

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY FOR THIS TERM

29th June 2019

PTA Fete 2p.m.

 

 

 

 

2nd July 2019

Evening on Well-Being / New Curriculum 6.30p.m.

 

 

 

5th July 2019

Sports Day at Gwernyfed HS  1.30p.m.

 

 

 

 

8th July 2019

End of Year Reports out

 

 

 

 

9th July 2019

Parents Evening -  appointments to follow

 

 

 

12th July 2019

Tribute Evening for Miss Tranter  7p.m.

 

 

 

 

18th July 2019

BBQ and presentation evening for whole school  - 6.30p.m.

 

 

 

19th July 2019

End of Term  - Summer Holidays

 


 

School Fete Saturday please read

25 Jun 2019

We can’t wait to see you at the Llangors summer fete this coming Saturday at 2pm. The weather forecast is looking good and we have lots of exciting things planned - bouncy castle, glitter tattoos, nail painting, face painting, Wye Valley Falconry, games and refreshments to name a few. Please come and support us and the school and have a fun afternoon! 

We are in desperate need of bottles of drink/gift donations for the tombola, cakes and plants. We’ve had very few donations so far, although I recognise that some of you will be bringing in items closer to the day. Further donations would be hugely appreciated. 

Also just a reminder of our request that all grand raffle tickets are returned to school by Wednesday this week. Thanks for your support. 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! 

Best wishes

The PTA 


Tribute Evening 12th July 2019

25 Jun 2019


Well-being and Bullying Evening for Parents

25 Jun 2019


 
 

School pick up and drop off

21 Jun 2019

Dear Parents 
 
Please can we remind all parents about safe parking in the carpark.  
The Drop Off Zone is for pulling in, letting your child get out of the car and for you to drive away.  Over the last few weeks the bus has had problems parking in the bay due to 'parked' cars.  If you park in the Drop Off Zone you are restricting the view for the zebra crossing, therefore putting the children in danger.
The disabled parking bays are for Blue Badge holders ONLY.  If you do not hold a Blue Badge you should not be parking in these bays.  Yesterday we had a car that parked on the pavement and grass next to the disabled parking bays whilst there was over 15 empty bays.
There is more than enough parking for everyone, please park sensibly so our children are safe.
Lynne Jones

Dragon Sport Ball Skills

19 Jun 2019

Llangors Church in Wales School
19th June 2019
 
Dear Parents
 
All the Year 1 and 2 children have been invited to take part in the Dragon Sports Ball Skills event which is taking place at Gwernyfed High School on Tuesday 25th June.
All children participating will need to bring a packed lunch, a drink (not fizzy), their P.E kit, trainers and other items depending on the weather e.g. jacket, sun cream and hat.
The transport contribution for this event is £3.40 per child which covers transportation costs.  Please pay and complete the consent via ParentPay.  This item will be listed in ‘Pay for other items’.  This event will take part during school time, starting at 10am and finishing at 1pm. 
 
Yours sincerely
Ms S Quine

PTA Summer Fete

19 Jun 2019

We look forward to seeing you all at Llangors School summer fete on Saturday 29th June at 2pm. We have lots of fun stands as well as Wye Valley Falconry, a bouncy castle and a Grand Raffle with some brilliant prizes!  Please do come and support the PTA and the school, and have a fun afternoon with us! 

We are short on volunteers for this event and would be ever so grateful for any support - there will be no commitment to offer continued support at events, one off offers of help much appreciated! Please contact Jess Jones direct on 07432647191 if you are able to do so. 

We are also in need of donations of homemade cakes, bottles of drink and plants. These can be dropped off at school  - many thanks to you all for your continued support. 

We look forward to seeing you on the day for a fun packed afternoon. 

Very best wishes

The PTA 
 


ALN Newsletter

18 Jun 2019

Dear Parents
 
Please see attached the Additional Learning Needs Transformation News Letter.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14433/aln-newsletter-issue-3---summer-2019---eng.pdf

FYI - Llanfihangel Village Fete

18 Jun 2019


FYI - Disability Sailing and Kayaking

13 Jun 2019


Revised School Calendar 2019 - 2020

13 Jun 2019

Please find attached a revised school calendar for 2019-20 to reflect that the early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14433/school-term-dates-2019-2020-v2-eng-.pdf

FYI South Powys Music

11 Jun 2019


FYI

11 Jun 2019


FYI

10 Jun 2019

‘We need some helpers for our village ‘Fun in the Park’ day on the 22nd June! Come and find out more at the coffee morning’

FYI

10 Jun 2019


School Fete

10 Jun 2019


Newsletter 07.06.19

07 Jun 2019


PTA Sponsored Walk

07 Jun 2019

The PTA are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible for our sponsored walk on Sunday.

The forecast looks promising – finger’s crossed!

Start times from 10.00 at the school.

Event information and sponsorship form attached.

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14433/sponsored-walk-sponsorship-form.pdf

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14433/sponsored-walk-entry-form.pdf

 

 

 

 

 


School Fete

06 Jun 2019

We are very excited about this years Llangors School summer fete being held on Saturday 29th June at 2pm at the school. We have lots of fun stands as well as Wye Valley Falconry, a bouncy castle and a Grand Raffle with some brilliant prizes!  Please do come and support the PTA and the school and have a fun afternoon with us! 

Grand Raffle tickets will be sent home shortly with the children. Your support in helping us to sell as many as possible to raise funds for the school is hugely appreciated. 

We are currently short on volunteers for this event and would be ever so grateful for any support - there will be no commitment to offer continued support at events, one off offers of help much appreciated! Please contact Jess Jones direct on 07432647191 if you are able to do so. 

Offers of homemade cakes, bottles of drink and plants would also be very appreciated. These can be dropped off at school in the days leading up to the fete - many thanks to you all. 

On a separate note, this year we are willing to consider requests from any small businesses that wish to display and sell products at the fete. There will be a small table charge per business. Please contact Jess Jones on the contact details above with any expressions of interest. 

We look forward to seeing you on the day for a fun packed afternoon. 

Thanks for your continued support. 

Very best wishes

The PTA 


Year 5 Transition Day GHS

04 Jun 2019


FYI - Spring Fair

23 May 2019


PTA Sponsored Walk

22 May 2019

                PTA SPONSORED WALK

Tilly and I had a great time recceing the route in the sunshine on Sunday, can’t wait for Sunday 9th and let’s hope the weather is as kind to us!

Thank you to everyone who has returned their entry forms already. I know there are a few more to come and I would be grateful if you could get these to the school before half term.

You’re more than welcome to turn up on the day but, as we’re providing refreshments, it would really help to have an idea of numbers in advance. 

Many thanks

Ben Jones


School Uniform Orders

22 May 2019

Dear all
From now on we will be using a local company 'Prints of Wales' for our uniform.
You can request an order form from the school or through the Prints of Wales website https://www.theprintsofwales.co.uk/.  All items remain the same price and will delivered directly to the school. Please pay with cash or bank transfer, no cheques accepted.
Any questions, please contact the school.
Kind regards
JS Freeland
 

FYI

17 May 2019



Llangors School Term Dates 2019 - 2020

07 May 2019


Hay Festival

07 May 2019

 
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 23rd May 2019.
They will be seeing FAKE NEWS DETECTIVES, CAROLINE LAWRENCE and GARY NORTHFIELD.
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 £5.00.
Please pay via ParentPay under the heading 'Hay Festival'. There is also the permission form to complete on Parent Pay.
The visit takes place within the normal school day, so we will be back in time for the school bus.
Please log onto Parent Pay to pay for the trip and complete the permission form.  Please do this by Friday 17th May 2019.
 
Many Thanks 
Miss Jenkins

 


PTA Sponsored Walk

07 May 2019

Please remember to return your entry forms for the sponsored walk to the school by the end of the week.

 

An electronic copy of the form is attached and hard copy forms are available from the school reception.

 

We are also looking for volunteers to marshal the event if anybody fancies helping out.

 

Any questions or if you would like to volunteer, please speak to one of the PTA or get in touch: friends@llangorse.powys.sch.uk.

 

 

 

 

 


FYI- Brecon Military Show

30 Apr 2019


FYI - May Activities

29 Apr 2019



PTA Sponsored Walk

12 Apr 2019

 
 


Sports Day 2019

10 Apr 2019

Dear Parents

Sports Day is being held at Gwernyfed High School (GHS) on Tuesday 11th June. We are very thankful to the High School for allowing us to use their premises once again. We will be transporting the children to the venue by coach and look forward to seeing as many parent supporters as possible.  Sports Day will commence at 1.30pm.  Parents will be able to park their cars on the sports field, the same as last year.  

We would be very grateful if ALL children could be collected from Gwernyfed so that we can avoid paying for another bus.  If this is going to prove impossible for some families, please could you call the school or contact their class teachers to let them know as soon as possible.

Please could you also complete the below slip and return it to the school by Friday, 17th May.

Kindest regards and many thanks.

 

Sharon Quine

(Healthy Schools Officer/PE Co-ordinator)

 

To: Class Teacher

Sports Day – Tuesday 11th June, Gwernyfed High School

My child __________________will be collected from Sports Day at GHS by ____________________.

 

My child __________________ will need to travel on a bus back to school from Sports Day at GHS.

Signed…………………………………….        Dated……………………………

 


FYI

10 Apr 2019


PTA Sponsored Walk

10 Apr 2019


New School Menu

04 Apr 2019

Follow the link for the new school menu
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/14433/new-menu-2019-pdf.pdf
 

School Governor Vacancy

03 Apr 2019

Dear Parents
This advert below is a LA Governor position but it does not exclude any parents.  The Governing Body are passionate to have a parent on the Governing Body.  We would welcome anyone with an understanding in IT, Web administration, Social Media or Finance, above all a complete and utter passion for the school and its future.
Kind regards
Llangors School Governing Body

100 club

03 Apr 2019

100 Club 
The next 100 Club draw will take place on Mon 8 Apr 19. It’s not too late to be involved and in with a chance to win cash prizes. Just send in the attached form to school with your money in an envelope clearly marked 100 Club. Entries must be in school by home time on Fri 5 Apr 19 to be entered into the draw on Monday.

 

 
 
 

FYI

25 Mar 2019


Newsletter 25.03.19

25 Mar 2019

Eisteddfod
If you would like a chance to see the children perform you are welcome to come to the Eisteddfod concert which will start at 1:30pm on Thursday 28th March at the school.  The children will be performing a class recitation, class singing and the prize winners will also perform.
Criw Cymraeg will be selling Welsh Cakes.
  
Velindre Chicks
Easter chicks are once again on sale in school.  This year there is a suggested minimum donation of £1 each, which helps fund the specialist nurses at the Velindre Cancer Centre.   This year they are Cadburys Crème eggs!  Get them while stocks last!!

PTA Bingo Night

20 Mar 2019


PTA Bingo Evening

20 Mar 2019

The PTA are hosting an Easter bingo event on the evening of Friday 5th April at the school, we hope to see you there for a fun evening.  A poster will be out shortly confirming the details, in the interim we would be most grateful for your support in collecting prizes for the event. Any donations of wine and chocolates (including Easter eggs) would be hugely appreciated. Please could donations be brought to the school office by Tuesday 2nd April at the latest. Thanks once again for your support in helping us to raise much needed funds for the school. 

Best wishes 
The PTA 

Jess Jones
07432647191

School Meals Price Change

20 Mar 2019


South Powys Youth Music

14 Mar 2019

Dear Parents

As you may know South Powys Youth Music (SPYM) runs occasional workshops for primary school and year 7 children, culminating in an afternoon concert at Theatr Brycheiniog. These workshops are open to all children, whether they are regular attenders of SPYM sessions or not.

 

"Junior Orchestra" is for children in school years up to and including year 7, who have reached, or are working towards a Grade 1 standard and above, on any orchestral instrument. The workshops represent an enjoyable way to experience playing in an ensemble - something many of the children may not previously have had the opportunity of doing before - and taking part in an informal, interactive afternoon concert as part of South Powys Youth Music's Gala Day.

 

The dates for the workshops and concerts are as follows:

 

Tue 26th March, 10-2pm, at Elim Church, Brecon

Sat 30th March*, 10-2pm, at Ysgol y Bannau, Brecon

Wed 3rd April, 1-3pm, (concert at 2.15pm), at Theatr Brycheiniog

 

* We are aware that the County Eisteddfod is also happening on this day. Participants will be free to come and go from Ysgol y Bannau during the day if they are also involved in competitions in Brecon High School.

 

Transport will be provided for participants from as many schools as possible on 26th March, depending on demand.

 

School pupils who are not part of the Junior Orchestra are welcome to attend the afternoon concert on April 3rd, which is free; all primary schools have been invited.

 

I am attaching a registration form. We welcome any new participants, and hope that as many children as possible will take part in these workshops. The cost for the three sessions is £18.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries, and we look forward to seeing some of you at the workshops and concerts. Thank you so much for your support.

With best wishes,

Sally Morris (SPYM Administrator)

 


Red Nose Day

11 Mar 2019

Dear parent/ Guardian 

 

I am writing to inform you about Red Nose Day, taking place on Friday 15th March 2019. On the day please donate £1 from each child. Also, if your child chooses too they may come to school in funny clothes or in non-school uniform. Later in the day your child can take part in an obstacle course which will involve running, skipping, etc. Our school council red nose committee have organised all of this for your children. 

 

Your sincerely, 

Archibald Webb- Chairperson  

Olliver Dorise-Turrall- Secretary 


Drama sessions start Thursday 14th March

11 Mar 2019

Drama sessions will start this Thursday after school 3.30 - 4.30pm.  If you are interested please contact Lynn Clausen, contact information on the flyer.
 

Swimming after half term

22 Feb 2019

 

 

The school is required to supply the provider of the activity/visit with information on a pupil’s special educational and/or medical needs where those needs significantly affect the ability of a young person to take part in the activity. This information is being provided to ensure the safety of all pupils and to maximise the benefit received from the activity/visit.  The provider of the activity/visit is instructed to destroy this information following the activity/visit in question, in line with the Data Protection Act.

 

 

 

Two copies are enclosed, please complete the forms and supply any other pertinent information you wish to give; retain one for your record and return the other to the school.  The form must be returned even if there is no information shown.

 

 

 

Name

Definition/Diagnosis of

Need

 

e.g. ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Aspergers, Autism, Epilepsy, etc.

Support in

School

 

e.g. Total/ limited 1:1 support

in school, support with reading, support with fine motor skills, etc.

Areas of Need

Physical

Mobility

Dexterity

Sensory

Communication

Speech & Language

Concentration

Patience

Interaction

Imagination

Emotional

Behavioural

Learning


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other information                                                                                                                                     

 

 

I give permission for the above information regarding my child’s medical/special educational needs, where appropriate, to be passed to the activity provider on the understanding that it will be destroyed following the activity

 

 

Signature of Parent                                                                                                 

 

 

Please return this form to school before                                                                       

 

 

Signed                                                   Headteacher                                                Date

                


Swimming after half term

22 Feb 2019

Swimming Spring Term 2019 

Swimming for the Years 3 & 4 will start on the first Monday back to school after half term (Monday 4th March). The cost for transport per week will be £2.40 or £14.30 for the 6 weeks. Please pay via Parent Pay. Please ensure your child brings their swimming kit with them on Monday 4th March, shorts must be above the knee. Any queries please contact the school. Thank you


Unfortunately the leisure center is having work done on the pool on Monday 18th March, so it will only be 5 weeks of swimming not 6.  If you have already paid for 6 weeks I will refund £2.40.
Many thanks

100 club

19 Feb 2019

It was the first draw of the 100 Club today. The lucky winners are as follows:
First prize, £20 - number 32, Mrs Hudman
Second prize, £10 - number 16, Sally Martineau
Third prize, £5 - number 23, Mrs Weston
Well done!
If you would like to know your numbers allocated please contact the school.
The next draw will take place on 8 April 19. To enter, simply complete the form attached and send into school with your payment (£5 per number) marked ‘100 Club’.
 
100/200 Club
 
The PTA is running a 100/200 Club this year to raise money for the school.
 
How does it work?
 
Teachers, parents, family and children are invited to ‘buy’ a number for the year. Each number costs £5. On the last Monday of each half term, the first three numbers drawn from a pot will win cash prizes (1st: £20, 2nd: £10, 3rd: £5).
 __________________________________________________________________________
The next draw will take place on 8th April 2019 so if you would like to be part of the 100/200 Club and in with a chance to win the prizes, you can get your numbers by completing the form below and sending it with the correct money to school with your child, clearly marked 100 Club.
 
Your Name: Name of Child:
 
Phone Number: Class:
 
I enclose £ for tickets for the 100/200 Club.
 
Your details will be held and used for the sole purpose of informing you of any winning numbers and will not be shared with anyone else.
 

Newsletter 18.2.19

18 Feb 2019

Llangors Church in Wales School
Monday 18th February 2019
Dear Parents,
Firstly can I excuse my ‘senior’ moment in sending out the parents evening appointments for January and not February.   We are expecting you tomorrow evening (and some this evening).
We break up for the half term holiday this Friday, 22nd February 2019 and when we return to school on Monday 4th March 2019 it will be our St David’s Day Cookery and Craft competition day.   It’s good that it usually falls after half term as this gives you a week in which to complete the crafts etc.
For those parents not used to our Eisteddfod, there are 2 cookery and 3 craft items to make at home and bring to school on Monday 04.03.19.  Please ensure your child’s name and class is on each item.  In school your child will be learning a poem and welsh song, doing art work, handwriting, illustrating the national anthem, writing a poem and writing a short story.  If pupils enter all of the ‘home’ competitions then they will get extra points for their house.
The competitions are as follows:

Cookery:          6 welsh cakes on a plate (no more or less than 6 please)

                        1 whole bara brith (recipes are available from school if required)

 

Craft:               Make a model using a washing up liquid bottle

                        An edible necklace

                        Design and make a 3D castle 

 

On Tuesday 5th March 2019 we will be holding our St David’s Day Eisteddfod where all pupils sing and recite on the stage.   Please could your children dress up in traditional costume for this day.   Rugby shirts can be worn.

 

Later on in the term we will hold a ‘Welsh Eisteddfod Concert’ for parents.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jones

Headteacher


Sanctuary for Refugees

13 Feb 2019


Half term hockey

12 Feb 2019


After School Clubs

11 Feb 2019

Dear Parents
 
After school clubs will be starting again this week.
Wednesday  -  Hockey (Mr Williams / Mrs Hudman)
Thursday  -  Coding Club for Y4, Y5 & Y6  (Mr Godfrey)
Starting Tuesday next week 19th February will be Netball with Ms Quine
Please ensure you are here at 4.30 prompt to collect your children.
Many thanks
 

Internet Safety

11 Feb 2019

Last week saw Internet safety day when in fact its ran for the week. I have seen some great work going on in our schools from the young learners and we are very lucky to have such a great community of teachers and schools and pupils. I have visited over 915 children this week delivering the message about internet safety and how our children can build resilience in this digital world. What has levelled me this week is some of the content our children are accessing and playing. I ask you as parents to speak with your children, find out what exactly they are playing, what is the game content they are playing, who are they playing against, have they personally met every person who they are playing again,st and do they know them other than in the digital world. The answers I have found this week are our children are very aware of danger but unaware that danger comes very much online as well. The average age of a gamer in the UK is 32 years of age and all children agreed they would not play with an unknown 32 year old person in their local park, yet not one battered an eyelid when playing them online. Take a few minutes, ask your child what they are playing, sit with them, watch them, listen to them. We wouldn’t leave our children in a city centre unattended but the digital dangers can be as bad if not worse. Please keep up the great work you are doing as parents, I know the schools are doing a great job and I am happy to be contacted via the school for any parents that may have concerns or questions.

Kind Regards

Pc Geraint SKYRME 224

 

Useful web links –

www.cybermentors.org.uk

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

saferinternet.org.uk/gaming

saferinternet.org.uk/cyberbullying-tips

askaboutgames.com

ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

 


PTA Neon Disco

07 Feb 2019
We are really excited about the Neon Disco that will take place on Friday 15th February at 6.30pm till 8pm in the school hall. We look forward to seeing as many pupils there as possible. Please note that Mes Bach pupils are most welcome on the night, however, as per all other children, please ensure that they are accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult. Please also be aware that there will be a UV light on the night. Entry is £3 per child on the door and a DJ will be joining us on the night - glow sticks and food/drink are available at a small extra cost. We look forward to seeing you there! 
 
Very best wishes
The PTA 

PTA 100 Club

06 Feb 2019

Dear Parents,

 

The PTA are running a 100 Club to raise money for school. You can buy a number for £5 which will enter you into 4 draws with cash prizes. The first draw will take place on Mon 18 Feb 19 and further draws will take place on the last Monday before the end of each half term. For more information and to enter, please see the attached form, and return it to school with your payment before 15 Feb 19.

 

You are also able to get numbers at school pick up times next week: Mon, Wed and Fri at the Juniors and Tues and Thurs at the Infants.

 

Thanks,

 Amy


St Davids Day Menu

06 Feb 2019


PTA Neon Disco

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Parent Governor Report

28 Jan 2019

LLANGORS CHURCH IN WALES SCHOOL ANNUAL GOVERNORS REPORT 2017-2018
Dear Parents,
Llangors School Governors have pleasure in presenting their Annual Report for the Academic year September 2017 - 2018

GOVERNOR AND SCHOOL INFORMATION.

 

Chairperson of Governors: Mrs Kate Weston

Clerk to the Governors.       Mrs Gaynor Lewis / Beth Groves

 

THE GOVERNORS

A list of names of the members of the Board of Governors is included at the end of this report. [Appendix A]

 

Mrs, Liz Griffiths, a Staff Governor, stood down as she was no longer a member of staff.

Miss Cath Gore, a Non Teaching Staff Governor, stood down as she was taking up the post as head of the Nursery from September 2017.

Both governors will be missed, they both fully supported the school and the governing body. They were able to give the governors an in-depth view of the school and how it functions.The governors thank them, and wish them well in the future.

 

Mel Davies, County Councillor, replaces by CC Emily Durrant.

 

Eight new people joined the governors during the last 12 months.

Mr Tom Corbett, Mr Peter Edwards, were elected as Parent Governors.

Mr Mike Davies returned as a Parent Governor.

Cllr Emily Durrant, County Councillor.

Mrs. Vanessa Westgarth, Foundation Governor

Mr Richard Doylend Community Council Governor.

Mr Mark Williams Staff Governor.

Mrs JS Freeland. Non Teaching Staff Governor.

 

 

The governing body is very supportive of the school; and is committed to not only maintaining the school’s excellent results, but to ensuring that all children throughout their time in the school are able to flourish and reach their potential.

 

 

The Staff

 

Mrs Liz Griffiths delayed her retirement to cover for sickness during the first half of the year. We thank her very much for stepping into the breach. The children and staff were delighted to see her back in the school.

Miss Cath Gore changed her role as a member of the support staff to running the Nursery. The nursery is now run as an independent body within the main school. The first year has been very successful, and we wish Cath continued success.

SCHOOL STAFF

 

A list of staff members for the academic year 2017 -18 is included at the end of this report. [Appendix B]

 

 The Governors would like to thank the kitchen staff, the cleaning staff, and the lunch time helpers who by their hard work and care for the children, contribute so much to the smooth running of the school.

 

 

VOLUNTARY HELPERS

 

The Governors are very grateful to all those people who voluntarily support both the Staff and the children throughout the school year. Their contributions range from hearing children read; working with Year 6; helping with the playgroup; assisting with the concerts and the Eisteddfod, and in many other ways. They bring the wider community into the school, and their help and enthusiasm is very much appreciated by the staff and the children.

 

 

ASSESSMENT RESULTS

 

End of Key Stage assessment results are included at the end of this report. [Appendix C]

The Governors are pleased to note once again the school results are higher than national and LEA averages with progress and attainment being very good.

 

 

ATTENDANCE

 

During the year 2017-2018 the number of absences met the target of 96%, but the governors continue to monitor unauthorised absences of children, and they support the staff with their continued emphasis of encouraging regular attendance by all the children. Breaks for holidays are treated as unauthorised absences. Parents should also be encouraged to bring their children to school on time in the mornings. When the children are late it is very disruptive for the class, and it is not a calm start for the children concerned. This is regularly discussed at governor’s meetings. The percentage attendances for each class are included in the back of this report. [Appendix D]

 

PARENT MEETINGS WITH GOVERNORS

 

No meeting was held with the parents during the year 2017-2018 There is a letter attached to this report setting out parents’ rights to call a meeting with the governors. [Appendix E]

 

 

SCHOOL PROSPECTUS

 

The School Prospectus is reviewed on an annual basis and any relevant changes made. All new parents are given a copy of the prospectus. No changes have been made to the brochure during the last year other than updating staff names and the addition of new dates.

 

 

 

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

 

The three year strategic development plan is regularly reviewed and evaluated by the staff, and by the Governors, to ensure that all targets and objectives set are reached. This now includes Self Evaluation for both the Staff and the Governors. In the last academic year all targets were achieved. Targets for this year’s plan can be found at the end of this report. [Appendix F].

 

 

REVIEW OF SCHOOL POLICIES / CURRICULUM MONITORING PLAN

 

There are a wide range of policies that the school must adhere to, and enforce, and it is part of the Governing body’s responsibility to ensure that these policies are monitored and kept up to date. All Governors have specific areas of Policy responsibility. There is a timetable for reviewing policies and during this academic year all policies due to be reviewed have been re-assessed and brought to the Governors meetings. All School Policies are available to parents on request from the school office. The governors have put together a policy for their visits to school. These take place throughout the year and their comments are fed back to the Governing Body at the meetings.

 

 

ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS

 

As a school we are proud of our Inclusive ethos. Any pupil requiring special educational needs is given the appropriate support. This is reviewed each term by the SENCO in liaison with the Head teacher and all staff. The invaluable work of our Learning Support Assistants ensures that pupils with ALN - and our more able and talented pupils - receive the appropriate support and challenge. The Additional Learning Needs Policy is reviewed annually. A member of the Governors has special responsibility for Additional Learning Needs and liaises closely with the Co-ordinator [ALNCO] in school.

 

 

SCHOOL ROLL

 The number of children on roll at the end of the academic year July 2018 was 132. The dip in numbers reflects the fact that the nursery children are no longer included on the School roll. The numbers continue to remain strong.

 

 

DISADVANTAGED PUPILS / EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

Llangors School’s Admissions and Equality Policies are in place to prevent disabled pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils. A Disability and Accessibility Plan has been drawn up with short, medium and long term targets. Ramps are in place to allow wheelchair access to the school building, and to the grounds. Whilst currently, there are no modified toilet facilities, other than staff toilets,  the school continues to have an assurance from the LEA that modifications would be made if required by the needs of a specific pupil.

All schools have a statutory duty to monitor and record any incidents of racism, and this is overseen by the Governing Body. We are pleased to say that there have been no such incidents reported by either pupils or parents. Similarly, the school regularly re-visits the issue of bullying and, through its Policy, ensures that pupils are clear on what to do in the event of an incident of bullying. Parents are also encouraged to approach the school in relation to any concerns they may have.

 

 

INFORMATION TO PARENTS

 

Regular newsletters continue to be sent to parents informing them of future events; activities and any relevant school news. The school website is kept up to date, and can be accessed by children, parents and prospective parents. The website address is: www.llangorse.powys.sch.uk  Newsletters are on the website. In the Autumn term an Open Information Evening was held so that parents had the opportunity to visit their child’s class and also look around the whole school. There were two formal parents evenings held (in March and July) where parents had the opportunity to view their child’s work and discuss his/her progress with the class teacher. A written report was sent to all parents in July and termly progress reports are sent out at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms.

 

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING:

 

The school continues to be committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum which offers pupils engaging and exciting learning opportunities. Skills based planning and the use of the outdoor learning environment is an important and ongoing area of development for the school. English is the language of tuition at the school and 100% of pupils have English as their first language. Welsh is taught by each Class Teacher following the Powys Scheme of Work with half termly support provided by the Athrawon Bro Peripatetic Service. Incidental welsh is used in all classes and throughout the school.

 

THE NEW SCHOOL

 

In February 2018 the children moved into their new school. Children, parents, staff, governors and members of the community all met at the old school and walked to the new school where a ribbon was cut by Miss Doreen Tranter, Mrs Sheila Davies and Mrs Diz Howells.   This was followed by various speeches before the children were taken to their respective classrooms and the parents into the hall for refreshments.  . It was a very happy occasion.

In May the official opening was attended by The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams and other dignitaries.

The staff and children are very pleased to be in their new School. It is bright and welcoming, and the children are enjoying working in small groups in “the street”.

 

 

THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

 

The Governors endorse the School in encouraging pupils to develop a responsible attitude towards the environment. The School Council, Eco-committee, Road Safety committee and Healthy Schools officers work together on initiatives to promote awareness of environmental and health and safety issues.

Water bottles continue to be provided for all pupils. There is a fruit tuck shop available at the morning break time. There has been a huge focus on Healthy lunch boxes and stickers are awarded at various times for lunches promoting healthy eating.  Although we would like to encourage as many children as possible to walk to school, the geography of the locality makes this very difficult.

Because of the building works , the school field was out of action throughout the year. It is hoped that it will be available from Summer 2019.

 

 

THE PROVISION OF TOILET FACILITIES WITHIN THE SCHOOL

 

With the building of the new School all classrooms have shared toilets between 2 classrooms, except Year 6 who have their own cloakroom across the street and the Reception class, who have their own cloakroom and toilets. There is also a first aid room with toilet facilities . All toilets are checked throughout the day by the staff, and each evening they are cleaned by the cleaning staff.

 

 

FRIENDS OF LLANGORS SCHOOL/PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION

 

The PTA at Llangors is very enthusiastic and hard working. It is made up of both parents and staff who put in many hours of their own time to raise money for the school. This means that the children benefit from equipment and resources that the school could not otherwise afford. Governors would like to thank them for all their hard work and commitment. It is greatly appreciated. This year the PTA put money towards the school budget, enabling it to balance and provide adequate teaching staff for the pupils.  They also fund Giglets, an online comprehension resource and My Maths.

 

 

CHURCH AND COMMUNITY LINKS

 

As a Church in Wales School, Llangors is enriched by its links with the Parish of Llyn Safaddan, and the local communities around the lake. The Governors would like to thank Reverend Kelvin Richards for his visits to the school and for the support that he offers to the Governors, children and staff. The Bishop’s Visitor visited the school each term and continued to give the school an excellent report after each visit. At the Harvest Festival service held in Llangors Church, each class, beginning with Class 1, performed various Harvest stories and sang the Harvest songs. The service was taken by Rev. Kelvin Richards. Parents and pupils donated food to Brecon Food Bank.

 

A group of Key Stage 2 children visited Brookside Nursing Home and sang Christmas carols and songs to the residents.

 

Key stage 2 choir sang at the Village Christmas lunch held at the Llangors Youth and Community Centre.

 

Y6 pupils visited Brookside Nursing home as part of their understanding of being a Dementia Friendly school.

 

Reception and Year 1 went on a visit to Dan- yr - Ogof caves.

 

Year 6 visited the Regimental Museum in Brecon.

 

Year 5 went on a visit to the Judges lodgings in Presteigne.

 

A Christingle service was held in the Church at the end of term. The service makes a good end to a very busy term, and a good start to the Christmas festivities. The Governors would like to thank the staff and the PTA for all their hard work in making the Christingle oranges, and for the mulled wine and mince pies that were served after the service.

All the traditional happenings were due to take place before the end of the Christmas term including the Junior and Infant concerts. Unfortunately the Infant’s concert was cancelled due to snow. It was rescheduled and took place in January.The children all enjoyed themselves and gave their usual high performances. It is wonderful to watch the children grow in confidence as they move through the school. When they are in the infant concert they are delightful! By the time they reach Year 6 they are very comfortable performing in front of a large audience, and they are very competent. Each year it seems impossible that the children can attain the high standard set by the year before, but they do.

 

The school participated in Decorating a Christmas Tree for display in Llangors Church.

 

Y6 Visited Brookside Nursing Home as part of Dementia Awareness . They took part in activities with the residents e.g. Art, playing games, and singing on a weekly basis.

 

In the Victor Jones History Competition, the school did exceptionally well. They gained joint 1st, joint 2nd, joint 3rd, the art prize and a highly commended.

 

The St David’s Day Eisteddfod competition was cancelled due to snow but re-arranged at the request of the pupils at a later date. There were excellent entries and the Red House came first, Blue House second and White House third. The concert was held at the end of the spring term.

 

The Easter Concert was not held as the staff and children had just moved into the new school and the backdrops for the stage were not in place.

 

In April Year 5 spent 3 days at the Welsh Urdd Centre in Llangrannog.

 

Year 6 spent 5 days on an outdoor pursuit centre at Kingswood, Colomendy North Wales.

 

Years 4, 5 and 6 visited the Hay Literary Festival.

 

The weekly playgroup goes from strength to strength on Wednesday mornings in the school Hall. It is a very valuable resource for both the school and the community. The Governors’ would like to thank the staff, and the volunteers who help to make it so successful. It is an excellent way of introducing parents and children to the school.

 

The Governors would like to thank Dyfed Powys Police for their links with the school and especially PC Mike Eckley, the Schools Support Officer who has visited the school several times in the past year giving the children advice on a range of issues including; alcohol abuse; right and wrong, anti-social behaviour and bullying.

 

During the year many people visited the school including Clive Powell who gave cycle training to Year 6.

The Governors appreciate the importance of the interaction between the school and the local community, and feel that wherever possible these links should be re-enforced and strengthened for the benefit of the school, the staff and the local communities.

 

 

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL INTERACTION

 

At the beginning of the Autumn Term Year 6 pupils spent a shadow day at Gwernyfed High School, experiencing the daily life of a secondary school. This is always a very valuable experience for them. Links with other high schools occur later in the year.

 

During the Summer Term they spent 3 days at Gwernyfed High School following a typical timetable and becoming acquainted with the geography of the school.

Y5 pupils were also given the opportunity to spend a day at Gwernyfed High School during the Summer Term.

 

The Gwernyfed Cluster Headteachers meet termly and there are strong links between the staff who attend training and courses together.

Children also attend shadow days at Crickhowell High school and Brecon High School.

 

 

SPORTING OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Governors endorse the important role sporting activities play within the School in the personal development and fitness of all pupils. Although this year out of schools clubs have not been able to run due to the building of the new school. They will recommence once the school grounds are ready to use. There are many out of school clubs including: hockey, netball, indoor games, rugby, football, cricket, rounders, tennis and golf that take place throughout the year, and the Governors along with the parents, thank the members of staff who put so much time and effort into making them a success.

The school continues to encourage matches with neighbouring schools through the Dragon Sports initiative, and during the past 12 months there have been many successes great and small. These events play an important part in developing social and sporting skills.

 

In November Year 1 went for football training at Brecon Leisure Centre.

U11’s girls football coaching session/games at Brecon Leisure Centre.

In March, Year 3, Year 4, and Year 5 girls enjoyed rugby coaching sessions and games at Gwernyfed High School.

In April there was cricket coaching for Years 1, 2, 3,and 4.

A cross country competition was held for KS2 at Gwernyfed High School.

In May there was a swimming gala for KS2 children.

In June KS2 girls and a mixed team took part in cricket tournaments at Brecon Cricket Club.

A sports fun day was held at school for KS2 pupils.

Also in June there was a ball skills event for Years 1 and 2 at Gwernyfed High School.

 

The Annual Sports Day took place at Gwernyfed High School, and it was very much enjoyed by parents and children alike. It is always a  pleasure to see the children cheering on their class and house mates, and behaving so well.  The Governors would like to thank Mr John Williams, Headteacher of Gwernyfed High School for allowing us to use their facilities for sports day once again.

 

The governors would like to thank Clive Jones for allowing the children to use his field whilst the school grounds are out of use.

 

 

CLUBS.

 

As well as the school clubs mentioned above, lunch time clubs are organised.

These include Library club and  Computer club. These are voluntary clubs run by the staff with help from Year 6.

The Governors appreciate the time that the staff give to these clubs.

 

Private Music lessons are available for children who wish to learn a musical instrument. These range from brass and woodwind to piano and guitar.

 

 

PARKING

 

 The governors would like to thank the parents for the care that they take when dropping off, or collecting their children from school. The parking problems of the old school have gone, and everyone is enjoying the new car park.

The new car park has a one way system and a speed limit of 5mph. Please still be very aware of all children and adults using the car park.

 

 

TARGET SETTING

 

Targets are set and reviewed annually for KS2 children. Targets set for this year can be found at the end of the report. [Appendix G]

 

 

 

FINANCE

 

The School’s budget is determined by the number of children on roll and the Governors seek to ensure that expenditure has a direct and a positive effect on School life; especially in the raising of pupils’ performance, standards, and the improvement of school resources. Also, that the general environment is conducive to pupils; and that they are able to access all possible opportunities. A budget is included in [Appendix H]

 

 

GOVERNORS EXPENSES:

 

No member of the Governing Body claimed any travel or subsistence costs for attending meetings during the past academic year.

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

Llangors School has continued to work hard, and has maintained the high standards that have been achieved in previous years. The Governors thank the staff for all their hard work, and for the extra commitment that they give to the children, and to all school activities. It is very much appreciated.

Although many people were sad to say goodbye to the old school, the new School is an exciting environment for the staff and children. It is to be hoped that the governors have ensured that there will be a school at the centre of Llangors community for generations to come.

 

On a personal note I should like to thank Lynne Jones, the Governors, and Powys clerking service all the help and support that they have given me over the past year it has been very much appreciated.

 

Should any parent have any enquiries, or concerns during the coming year then please contact me, or any member of the Governing Body via the office at Llangors school.

 

Kate Weston

Chair of Governors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix A        GOVERNORS:

 

 


Append

Name

Address 1

Email

Telephone

Community

Kate Weston

Chair

Lower Draen, Llanfilo, Brecon,

downdraenweston@keme .co.uk

01874  712166

Foundation

Rev Kelvin Richards


 

 

 

Foundation

Eira Jones


 

 

 

Foundation


Vanessa Westgarth

 

 

 

Headteacher

Lynne Jones

Llangors Church in Wales School, Llangors, Brecon

head@llangorse.powys.sch.uk

01874 658663

LEA

Paul Webb

Vice Chair


 

 

 

LEA

Diz Howells

 


 

 

PCC


CC Emily Durrant

 

 

 

Community Council


Richard Doylend

 

 

 

Parent


Tom Corbett

 

 

 

Parent


Peter Edwards

 

 

 

Parent

Michael Davies


 

 

 

Parent

Sara Webb

 


 

 

Teacher


Liz Griffiths / Mark Williams

 

 

 

Non teaching


JS Freeland

 

 

 

Clerk


Gaynor Lewis
Beth Groves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix B:    

SCHOOL STAFF:

 

Headteacher                      Mrs L Jones

 

Acting Assistant Head.    Mr M Williams

 

Teacher p/t                         Mrs L Dando

 

Teacher p/t                         Mrs J Hudman

 

Teacher TLR                        Ms S Quine  

 

Teacher                                Miss M Jenkins

 

Teacher                                Mr G Godfrey

 

Teaching Assistants:

 

Mrs S Harbour

Mrs JS Freeland

Mrs Bianca Francis

Mrs Pam McIntosh

Mrs Anna Barber

Ms Abi Cox

Mrs Joanna Edwards

 

Secretary:

Mrs JS Freeland

 

School Cook:

Mrs J Price

 

Assistant Cook:

Mrs Maria Hardwick

 

Mid day Supervisors:

Mrs K Matthews

Mrs B Francis

Vacancy

 

Cleaner in Charge:

Mrs K Matthews

 

 

Appendix C   -  ASSESSMENT RESULTS:

 

School Comparative/Validation 2018 (End of Foundation Phase Outcomes  -  Pupils)

 

Table 1  - PERCENTAGES

Powys

Llangors C in W School

 

Personal and Social Development, well-being and cultural diversity

 

N

D

W

1

2

3

4

5

6

A

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

4.3

4.3

8.7

82.6

0.0

Wales

0.1

0.4

0.3

0.2

0.4

0.9

3.1

33.3

61.2

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language, literacy and communication skills (in Welsh)

 

N

D

W

1

2

3

4

5

6

A

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Wales

0.0

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.9

7.7

52.8

38.0

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language, literacy and communication skills (in English)

 

N

D

W

1

2

3

4

5

6

A

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13.0

47.8

39.1

0.0

Wales

0.1

0.4

0.4

0.2

0.5

1.6

8.6

50.0

37.9

0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematical Development

 

N

D

W

1

2

3

4

5

6

A

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13.0

47.8

39.1

0.0

Wales

0.1

0.4

0.3

0.2

0.3

1.3

7.2

51.5

38.6

0.0

 

 

Optional Areas of Learning

 

 

Creative

Development

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Physical

Development

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Welsh Language Development

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

FPI

School

87.0

Wales

87.3

 

 

Report created by DEWI on 01/10/2018

 

 

 

School Comparative/Validation 2018 (KS2  -  Pupils)

 

Table 1  - PERCENTAGES

Powys

Llangors C in W School

 

 

English

 

N

D

NCO1

NCO2

NCO3

1

2

3

4

5

6+

4+

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

33.3

46.7

20.0

100.0

Wales

0.1

0.4

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.4

1.4

6.3

46.4

43.0

1.7

91.1

Oracy

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

46.7

33.3

20.0

100.0

 

Wales

0.1

0.4

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.4

1.2

6.2

45.4

44.0

2.0

91.4

Reading

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

40.0

60.0

0.0

100.0

 

Wales

0.1

0.4

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.4

1.4

6.8

45.0

43.6

1.9

90.5

Writing

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

46.7

33.3

20.0

100.0

 

Wales

0.1

0.4

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.5

1.8

10.3

50.0

35.2

1.4

86.6

 

 

 

 

N

D

NCO1

NCO2

NCO3

1

2

3

4

5

6+

4+

Mathematics  

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

53.3

46.7

0.0

100.0

 

Wales

0.1

0.4

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.4

1.2

6.0

44.6

45.3

1.8

91.6

 

 

 

N

D

NCO1

NCO2

NCO3

1

2

3

4

5

6+

4+

Science

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

40.0

60.0

0.0

100.0

 

Wales

0.1

0.4

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.3

1.1

5.5

45.8

46.2

0.2

92.2

 

 

 

N

D

NCO1

NCO2

NCO3

1

2

3

4

5

6+

4+

Welsh Second

Language

School

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

80.0

20.0

0.0

100.0

Wales

0.3

0.7

0.2

0.2

0.2

1.0

2.5

14.2

54.6

26.0

0.3

80.9

 

 

Core Subject Indicator

 

School

100.0

Wales

89.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix D       ATTENDANCE:

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix E  

 

 Your right to request a meeting with the school’s governing body

 

The Schools Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 (The Act) removed the requirement for school governing bodies to hold an annual meeting with parents. Instead, new arrangements were introduced to enable parents to request up to 3 meetings in any school year with a governing body, on matters which are of concern to them. If parents wish to use their rights under the Act to hold a meeting, 4 conditions will need to be satisfied:

 

  1. Parents will need to raise a petition in support of holding a meeting.

The parents of at least 10% of the registered pupils will need to sign the petition. If it is a paper petition, then a written signature must be given as well as the name and class of each child who is a registered pupil at the school. If the petition is in electronic format, the ‘signature’ required is the typed name of the parent plus the name and class of each child who is a registered pupil at the school and the email address of each parent who ‘signs’ the electronic petition. There were 137 children registered as pupils at Llangors School at the beginning of this academic year. Exact roll numbers at any time during the year may be obtained from the school office.

 

  1. The meeting must be called to discuss matters which affect the school.

The meeting cannot be called to discuss such matters as the progress of individual pupils, or to make a complaint against a member of the school’s staff or governing body. The petition should contain brief details of the matter(s) to be discussed, and the reasons for calling the meeting. This information should be clearly displayed at the top of the petition, with parents’ signatures appearing below.

 

  1. A maximum of 3 meetings can be held during the school year.

The law allows parents to use their rights to request up to 3 meetings with a school governing body during the school year.

 

  1. There must be at least 25 school days left in the school year.

The law makes it a condition that at least 25 school days are left in the school year when the petition is received so that the meeting can be held. A “school day” means a day when the school is open to pupils: it does not include weekends, public holidays, school holidays or INSET days. The address for service of a petition requesting a meeting with this school’s governing body is:

Mrs Kate Weston Llangors C in W School, Llangors, Brecon, Powys. LD3 7UB

 

 

Further advice on how parents may to go about requesting a meeting with a governing body is available on the Welsh Government’s website at: http://wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/publications/guidance/parentsmeetings-statutory-guidance/?lang=en

 

Signature        Kate Weston                                                                       Date: 11/01/2019

 

Appendix F    SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN:

 
Priority 1:  To raise standards in reading particularly focusing on higher order reading skills at KS2 and to ensure that they apply their literacy skills across the curriculum.   To develop enriched group reading activities and comprehension for pupils through the introduction of GIGLETS. 

 


 
 

Key  Question and  Quality Indicator:   KQ1.1.2

Success criteria in terms of standards or quality:

Performance in all areas in top 50% of similar school and for MAT pupils in the top 25% of similar schools.

Improve the % of pupils achieving 115+ in National Reading Tests to be in line with top 25% of similar schools.

 

 

 

 
Priority 2:  To raise standards in numeracy, with a focus on problem solving, ensuring that all groups of children achieve at least the expected outcomes in each year group

 

Key Question and  Quality Indicator:  KQ1.1.2

Success criteria in terms of standards or quality:

Performance in all areas in top 50% of similar schools and for MAT pupils in the top 25% of similar schools. 

Improve % of pupils achieving SS of > 115 in numeracy reasoning and procedural  especially in ks2

 

 
Priority 3:  To further develop Welsh oracy with more able pupils in order to increase the percentage of pupils achieving L5 at end of KS2.  To achieve the Bronze Award of the Welsh Charter.

 

Key Question and  Quality Indicator:  KQ1.1.2

Success criteria in terms of standards or quality:

Performance in top 25% of similar schools
Increase the pupils achieving L5+ in Welsh at end of ks by at least 20%
 
 
Priority 4:  To further improve digital competence in line with the Donaldson Report – ‘Successful Futures’ and to embed across the new curriculum

Key Question and  Quality Indicator: KQ 1.1.2

Success criteria in terms of standards or quality:

Digital competence of staff and pupils is improved and opportunities through provision are maximised.

Improved performance of pupils in National Tests and end of ks assessment

School performing in top 50% of similar schools with MAT pupils performing in top 25%

 

 

 
Priority 5:  To develop growth mindset through improving pupils well being and attitude to learning.

 

Key Question and  Quality Indicator: KQ1.1.5

Success criteria in terms of standards or quality:

Increase in confidence and happiness in school leading to improve results in all areas of work, ensuring we perform

 in top 50% of similar schools and MAT pupils perform in top 25% of similar schools.

 

Appendix G     TARGET SETTING:

 

Foundation Phase:

 


 

 

 

Mai 2019 / May 2019
(Blwyddyn 1 eleni)
(This year's Year 1)

Cohort

Holl ddisgyblion / All pupils

 

18

 

Cohort LCW

 

0

 

 

 

 

O5+

O5+ Target

 

LCE

 

17

94%

LCW

 

 

-

MDT

 

17

94%

PSD

 

18

100%

DCS / FPI

 

17

94%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 2

 


 

 

 

Mai 2019 / May 2019
(Blwyddyn 5 eleni)
(This year's Year 5)

 

Mai 2020 / May 2020
(Blwyddyn 4 eleni)
(This year's Year 4)

Cohorts

Holl ddisgyblion / All pupils

 

 

 15

 

17

 

Cohort Cymraeg

 

0

 

 

 0

 

 

 

 

# L4+

Target L4+

 

L4+

Target L4+

 

Saesneg / English

 

15

100%

 

16

94%

Cymraeg / Welsh

 

 

-

 

 

-

Mathemateg / Mathematics

 

15

100%

 

16

94%

Gwyddoniaeth / Science

 

15

100%

 

17

100%

DPC / CSI

 

15

100%

 

16

94%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix H  BUDGET:


SCHOOL
   
 Llangorse C in W School
     

 Cost Code
 
 EE136
       

        146

 Actual Pupil Numbers

        152

        152

        152

        132

        132

        138

          -  

 Pupil Numbers September 17

        140

        140

        140

          -  

          -  

          -  

  393,654

 Delegated Budget

  390,729

  390,729

  390,729

  391,759

  391,759

  413,029

          -  

 Indicative Future Efficiencies

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Teacher Cost Adjustment

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Class Size Protection Funding

     6,102

     6,102

     6,102

    21,448

    21,448

    12,851

          -  

 Add. funding re playing field

          -  

        500

        500

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Pupil Number Adjustment

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

    63,401

 Foundation Phase Funding

    69,509

    69,509

    69,509

    69,007

    69,007

    69,007

          -  

 Breakfast Club Funding

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

    13,853

 LMS SEN funding

    12,722

    12,722

    12,722

    10,065

    10,065

    10,538

    17,061

 Additional ALN Funding

    10,201

    10,201

    10,201

    20,227

    20,227

    20,227

  487,969

 Total Delegated Funds

  489,263

  489,763

  489,763

  512,506

  512,506

  525,652

2016/17

 EXPENDITURE AREA

 2017/18

 2017/18

 2017/18

 2018/19

 2018/19

 2020/21

 ACTUAL
 
 CABINET

 WORKING

 PROBABLE

 CABINET

 WORKING

 ESTIMATE

 OUTTURN
 
 BUDGET

 BUDGET

 OUTTURN

 BUDGET

 BUDGET
 
 
 SALARIES & WAGES

 
   
 
   

  355,814

 Teachers

  328,913

  360,995

  353,158

  313,271

  313,271

  327,128

          -  

 Peripatetic Music

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

     6,659

 Supply Insurance

     6,500

     6,500

     5,344

     8,000

     8,000

     8,000

     5,671

 Supply Teachers

     7,300

     7,300

    21,650

     5,615

     5,615

     5,615

          -  

 Supply Reimbursement

          -  

   (15,000)

   (16,725)

          -  

          -  

          -  

    63,480

 Teaching Assistants

    80,669

    80,669

    82,817

    90,772

    90,772

    98,486

     9,608

 Clerical

    10,153

    10,153

    10,201

    10,725

    10,725

    11,253

     7,853

 Mid-Day Supervisors

     8,525

     8,525

     7,131

     9,851

     9,851

    10,768

          -  

 Breakfast Club Staff

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

     1,252

 Employee Expenses / Training Courses

     1,000

     1,000

          -  

     3,000

     3,000

          -  

  450,337

 Sub total - Salaries & Wages

  443,059

  460,141

  463,576

  441,234

  441,234

  461,251
 
 PREMISES

 
   
 
   

     7,796

 Repairs & Maintenance

     7,243

     7,243

     7,491

          -  

          -  

     8,050

     3,900

 Statutory Testing

     3,900

     3,900

     3,900

     3,630

     3,630

     3,630

     2,452

 Grounds Maintenance

     2,460

     1,230

        198

     1,435

     1,435

     2,460

    16,454

 Property Care

    15,757

    17,354

    16,025

    15,761

    15,761

    17,017

     6,658

 Electricity

     6,214

     6,048

     6,185

     8,500

     8,500

     9,371

     1,463

 Gas

     2,050

     2,050

     1,637

     2,700

     2,700

     3,034

          -  

 Oil

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

     5,711

 Rates

     7,984

     7,984

     7,984

    25,443

    25,443

    25,443

     2,152

 Water / Sewerage

     2,083

     2,083

     1,920

     1,900

     1,900

     1,900

    47,638

 Sub total - Premises

    48,362

    48,563

    46,012

    60,006

    60,006

    71,558
   
 
   
 
   
 
 SUPPLIES,OFFICE/EXPENSES

 
   
 
   

     8,384

 Capitation

     8,195

    11,339

     9,851

     7,495

     7,495

     7,705

     1,502

 Office Machinery

     1,700

     1,700

     2,152

     1,700

     1,700

     1,700

        413

 Office Stationery

          -  

          -  

        270

          -  

          -  

          -  

        191

 Telephone

        250

        250

        183

        250

        250

        250

          -  

 Postage

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

        143

 Breakfast Club Expenses

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

     3,559

 Core Package Services

     3,577

     3,577

     3,577

     3,667

     3,667

     3,667

        364

 Internal Purchases

          -  

          -  

        290

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Sports Facilities

          -  

          -  

        370

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Capital Expenditure

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Interest on deficit

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

    14,556

 Sub total - Other

    13,722

    16,866

    16,693

    13,112

    13,112

    13,322

  512,530

 TOTAL EXPENDITURE

  505,144

  525,570

  526,281

  514,352

  514,352

  546,131
 
 INCOME

 
   
 
   

       (140)

 Lettings / Room Hire

          -  

          -  

       (345)

       (570)

       (570)

       (570)

       (875)

 Internal Reimbursement

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Contributions re Swimming Bus

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Parental Contributions (eg Trips)

    (2,875)

    (2,875)

          -  

    (2,875)

    (2,875)

    (2,875)

    (1,027)

 Adult Meal Vouchers

    (1,000)

    (1,000)

       (769)

          -  

          -  

          -  

    (5,430)

 Donations

    (5,000)

    (5,000)

    (9,713)

    (3,000)

    (3,000)

          -  

          -  

 Sale of School Uniforms

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Sale of Photocopies

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Sabbatical Funding

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

    (7,148)

 EIG

          -  

    (8,144)

    (8,144)

    (8,000)

    (8,000)

          -  

   (12,650)

 PDG

    (3,450)

    (3,450)

    (3,450)

    (3,450)

    (3,450)

          -  

          -  

 ERW Grants

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Other Grants

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

 Breakfast Club

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

       (900)

 Other 

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

         (12)

 Interest on surplus

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

          -  

   (28,362)

 Sub total - Income

   (12,325)

   (20,469)

   (22,421)

   (17,895)

   (17,895)

    (3,445)
   
 
   
 
   

   (28,362)

 TOTAL INCOME

   (12,325)

   (20,469)

   (22,421)

   (17,895)

   (17,895)

    (3,445)
   
 
   
 
   

  484,168

 NET EXPENDITURE

  492,819

  505,101

  503,860

  496,457

  496,457

  542,686
   
 
   
 
   

     3,801

 Planned under / (over) spend

    (3,556)

   (15,338)

   (14,097)

    16,049

    16,049

   (17,034)
   
 
   
 
   

       (245)

 Under / (over) spend B/F

     3,556

     3,556

     3,556

   (10,541)

   (10,541)

    13,150
   
 
   
 
   

     3,556

 Under / (over) spend C/F

            0

   (11,783)

   (10,541)

     5,508

     5,508

    (3,884)

 


Funding Issues

28 Jan 2019

Please ensure you read the statement below regarding funding for 3+ settings.   School budgets are at a critical level and we can face no more cuts and still deliver the sort of education you, as parents have the right to expect.  Although this is affecting the 3+ settings I am concerned about the primary budget and what cuts we are likely to face.   I have yet to receive next year's budget.
 
 
 
Dear Parents,
 
On Friday 25th January a letter was e mailed to Headteachers informing us that funding for 3+ settings is changing as of April 29th 2019. The funding will be reduced from 12.5 hours to 10 hours per child. The reason is that Powys County Council have to make £14 million savings on the budget. You will be aware that the current arrangements only came in to place in September 2017 to make savings in order to address budget issues at the time. These changes will coincide with the Welsh Government 30 hour childcare offer. At the time of circulating this no further information is available eg when parents will be informed, effect on 3+ provision, effect on staffing in 3+ settings, how the timeline will be adhered to etc.
Later the same day, at 16.57, headteachers received another e mail informing us that funding for Breakfast Clubs is being withdrawn as of April 1st. This will result in a negative effect on provision. Breakfast Clubs were established in 2013  in order that some of the most vulnerable children across Wales could be ensured of a good start to the day. They have evolved to now provide essential childcare for many of our working parents as you know. 
 
Obviously this news will raise many questions. However, as heads we do not have the answers as this is outside of our control. Be assured, we are endeavouring to do all we can to find a way forward for the good of our children and families. If you have any queries/comments please address them to:
Councillor Myfannwy Alexander - cllr.myfannwy.alexander@powys.gov.uk
Ian Budd - ian.budd@powys.gov.uk
Dr Alec Clarke - alec.clarke@powys.gov.uk
Local councillors
 
We feel that these changes will compound the immense pressure already on school budgets and effect the provision schools are able to provide. It may result in the closure of Breakfast Clubs and 3+ settings in some instances across Powys. 

January Newsletter 2019

28 Jan 2019

Llangors Church in Wales School

Newsletter January 2019:

 

Dear Parents,

We have all settled back into school but I cannot believe that we are nearly at the end of January  -  time certainly does not stand still.   In a few weeks time we will have been in our new school for a whole year  -  and it has been an exciting time for all the children and staff.

 

We are looking forward to using the school field, hopefully in the Summer term.  The eco-committee are working on designs for play equipment etc.  -  we really look forward to having the space and different areas for play.

 

As a school we are looking to the benefits our new facilities could offer the wider community and we would like to offer parents the opportunity to consider how the building and grounds could be used outside of school and registered childcare club hours.

It is likely that we will be in a position to hire out the school hall for social gatherings and clubs, and the field and MUGA will be bookable for supervised sporting activities.

 

The PTA has held a number of very successful events in our fantastic new hall and we would like to see more.  A ‘Letting policy’ is currently being developed in conjunction with Powys LEA, and I would welcome your views or expressions of interest in organising local groups and activities.

Please use the space at the end of this newsletter to outline your thoughts and ideas for the facilities the school site could offer.

 

Black Mountain Lions Quiz

On Friday, a team of four Y6 pupils entered this quiz alongside the other primary schools in our cluster.  I am delighted to let you know that they won 1st prize  -  money for the school and a £20 book token each.   Well done to all.

 

After School Clubs

Now that the evenings are noticeably lighter we are looking to introduce some after school clubs.  At present we are thinking about football, hockey, coding and possibly netball.  Don’t forget about the tennis coaching sessions on offer on Thursday evening with Chris Hill.  The cost per session is £6  -  anyone interested do get in touch.

We are also looking to provide ‘drama’ taster sessions at the school sometime this term with Lynn Clausen  -  more information to follow.

 

PTA

The PTA are organising a ‘Neon Disco’ for Friday 15th February 2019.  Put this date in your diary so that you don’t forget.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Parents Evening

A reminder that parents evening has been organised for Tuesday 19th February 2019.  Appointment times to follow.

 

 Cold Weather

With the forecast for snow this week, I just wanted to remind you to check the Powys website to see if the school is closed due to adverse weather conditions.    We will post it on the website  -  if our name is not there it means that the school is open.

Please be cautious when driving or walking in the car park in icy conditions.

 

Yours sincerely

Lynne Jones

Headteacher

 

 

Ideas for use of the field:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideas for use of the MUGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideas for use of the school hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any other ideas?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tennis

11 Jan 2019

As mentioned yesterday Chris Hill (tennis coach from Llangynidr) has agreed to run after school tennis coaching again for us this term. The cost remains the same and will be £6 per session, but if you commit to the 6 sessions then the total cost will be £30.
He has currently got 11 children in the first class - 3.45 - 4.30p.m. which is for the Infants (classes 1, 2 and 3) so there is still room for another 3 if you are interested. 
The second session which is for the junior children and runs from 4.30 – 5.15pm has 12 places left. 
Chris is an excellent coach and the children really do enjoy his sessions.  Please contact the school if you are interested in either of the sessions.

FYI - Hockey

09 Jan 2019


New School Menu for 2019

20 Dec 2018


New School Menu for 2019

20 Dec 2018


School admission form for Reception

19 Dec 2018

 

The Primary School Admission Round (admission into the Reception Class in a Powys primary school) for learners born between 01.09.14 - 31.08.15 is now open.  The closing date for the admission round is FRIDAY, 11 JANUARY 2019

If you wish your child to attend an out of county primary school, you will be required to complete a hard copy of the form.  This can be obtained by contacting - admissionsandtransport@powys.gov.uk
To apply for a primary school place for a learner with a date of birth that does not fall within the above dates of birth, you will be required to complete an IN YEAR SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUEST FORM  [247KB] . You can also request a form by contacting admissionsandtransport@powys.gov.uk or by phoning 01597 826449/826499/826477.
 Apply for a school place here
 https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/1160/Apply-for-primary-school-place
 


Christmas Newsletter

18 Dec 2018

Dear Parents

 
As we come to the end of a very busy term may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your support for the school and to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

 

DVD and Downloads

In order for us to order your DVD or Downloads could you please send payment in to school by Thursday at the latest  –  thank you. 

If you haven’t ordered a DVD or Download there is still time, just send in your request (DVD or DL) along with your child’s name and payment and I will order one for you.

 

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner is tomorrow.  The children can wear Christmas Jumpers.  The PTA are providing Christmas crackers for all the children.  (Excluding Mes Bach)

 

Christmas Parties

The Christmas parties are on Thursday, so please remember that the children need to bring their own plate of party food (in addition to their lunch) for the afternoon.  They can also dress in party clothes.  (Excluding Mes Bach)

 

Post Box – We will be opening the Christmas post box on Thursday morning.  Your child can post their Christmas cards to friends up to this point and they will be sorted and delivered by the Y6 pupils.  Please write the child’s name and CLASS on the envelope it makes it easier for our ‘postmen’!

 

Christingle

The Christingle will be held at Llangors Church and will start at 6pm this Thursday.  The children are to wear their school uniforms.  Both the junior and infant school choirs will be singing carols.  Please come along and support this lovely service and get your Christingle orange.

 

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and we will see you on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynne Jones


FYI

14 Dec 2018


FYI

14 Dec 2018


Concert Downloads and / or DVD

12 Dec 2018

Dear Parents
 
I have just spoken to the filming company regarding the ordering of downloads and / or DVD’s for the Christmas concerts.
They will produce DVD’s if requested, however the download option will produce a higher quality copy.
You will be able to order these on the night of the concerts.  However if you would like to order one and don’t get a chance on the night please send me an email: office@llangorse.powys.sch.uk please include the pupils name so we can send them home with the child as soon as they arrive. 
If you would like a download they can be with you before we break up for Christmas, however if you order a DVD these will not be available until after the Christmas break.
The price for both remains the same as last year £10 for junior and £10 for Infants.  To secure your order, all payments will need to be received before the end of term. 
 
Many thanks
JS Freeland

Newsletter 10.12.18

11 Dec 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School:

Monday 10th December 2018:

 

Dear Parents,

 

We are coming to the end of term and what a busy end it is turning out to be.  We are all busy with the concerts in terms of rehearsals, costumes and providing scenery and lights etc. for the first concert at our new school.

 

Thanks must be extended to Mr Phil Rees (parent), who, over the weekend has built a fantastic frame so that we are able to hang two backcloths.  The children were so disappointed at the thought of not having a backcloth so they were thrilled to come into the hall this morning.   Thank you so much Phil.

 

Also thanks to Becky Jones (parent) who approached Theatre Brycheiniog to see if they would lend us some lights.  They have agreed to do so and they are arriving Tuesday.   We hope they will be suitable.

 

Thanks also to the staff for the hours and hours of sewing to make costumes.   I know we have many, many costumes but there is always a load to make every year.  Led by Miss Jenkins, who has designed some stunning outfits, they have been hard at work every night for the last 2 weeks.

 

A reminder of dates and times of events between now and Christmas:

 

Wednesday 12th December  -             Junior Christmas Concerts      7p.m.

Thursday 13th December

Friday 14th December

 

Monday 17th December  -                  Infant Christmas Concerts      7p.m. 

Tuesday 18th December

 

The filming of the Junior Concert will take place on Thursday 13th December  -  could we ask that no young children / babies are brought on this particular night.   The Infant concert will be filmed on Monday 17th December and again we ask that no young children attend.

 

Wednesday 19th December                Christmas Dinner  (Please make sure you have ordered)

 

Thursday 20th December                    First opening of Post Box

                                                            Children’s parties

 

Thursday 20th December                    Christingle at Llangors Church 6p.m.

 

All children are able to write their Christmas cards and post them in the ‘post box’ in the corridor just outside the hall.   The box will then be opened on the Thursday and the Y6 pupils will ‘deliver’ the cards to the children.  This is a very festive and fun morning.

 

Christmas parties will be held in the afternoon of Thursday 20th December.  Please could each child bring their own plate of party food.   We will provide the drinks.

 

The Christingle is a wonderful and festive service held at the Church, where carols are sung and a Christingle orange is given to every child (lit).   The children then process around the Church to the singing of Away in a Manger.   This is a very special ‘end’ to the school Christmas festivities and I hope as many children and parents as possible will attend. 

 

We break up from school on Friday 21st December 2018 and return on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

 

May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.

 

 

Best wishes

Lynne Jones

Headteacher

 

 


Llangors Village Hall Christmas Fair -Today

10 Dec 2018


Message from the PTA

07 Dec 2018

Dear all, 

Christmas is approaching and the PTA are getting ready to make hampers for the Christmas concerts. We would be very grateful for any contribution you can make however big or small  - this year we are looking particularly for Christmas treats (including food, drink and smellies). Please could we ask that all hamper donations are brought into school by Tuesday 11th December at the latest? Your support as ever is much appreciated. 

This year the PTA will also be serving mulled wine and minced pies before each of the Christmas concerts...We will be busy baking, but If any of you would be kind enough to bake a few mince pies to support us we would be ever so grateful. 

Wishing you all a very happy festive period and look forward to seeing you at the school Christmas events. 

Very best wishes 
The PTA 

PTA 100 Club

05 Dec 2018

100/200 Club 

 

The PTA is running a 100/200 Club this year to raise money for items for school.  

 

How does it work? 

 

Teachers, parents, family and children are invited to ‘buy’ a number for the year.  Each number costs £5.On the last Monday of each half-term, the first three numbers drawn from a pot will win cash prizes (1st: £20, 2nd: £10, 3rd: £5).  

 

The first draw will take place on 18th Feb 19 so if you would like to be part of the 100/200 Club and in with a chance to win the prizes, you can get your numbers by completing the form below and sending it with the correct money in to school with your child, clearly marked 100 Club. Forms will also be available at the Christmas concerts.

 

Your Name:                                      Name of child: 

 

Your Phone number:                                Child’s Class: 

 

I enclose £            for           tickets for the 100/200 Club

 

Your details will be held and used for the sole purpose of informing you of any winning numbers and will not be shared with anyone else.

 


Christmas Dinner

04 Dec 2018

Dear Parents
 

Christmas Dinner

 We would like all children to have dinner on Wednesday 19th December.  It is a traditional turkey dinner and the children will not be made to eat anything they don’t like, there will be a vegetarian alternative.

The cost of the dinner is £3.00, however, the cost for the parents will only be £2.30 the extra 70 pence will be donated by a parent who wishes to remain anonymous.  It is a lovely festive occasion where all the children are served dinner by the teachers and everybody is in the hall together.

If you do not wish your child to have Christmas dinner they will need to bring a packed lunch to eat in the hall at the same time.

The cook needs to know how many children will be having Christmas dinner.  Could you please complete the form on schoop asap or email the school to let me know.  We need to know by Monday at the latest.

Please pay via Parent Pay.  Parents who have not yet signed up to parent pay please activate your account asap or contact the school.
 
Thank you
JS Freeland
 


Parents of Boy ruby trolls and golden rushes - costumes

04 Dec 2018

Dear parents
 
As we are preparing for the Christmas concerts there are a few costume items which your child will need to bring into school as soon as possible.  All items will need to be on a hanger with their names on.
Boy Ruby Trolls – Bright red t-shirt (no logos)
Golden Rushes – Dull coloured (Brown, Khaki, dark green etc) plain t-shirt or similar coloured checked shirt and blue jeans (ideally a little loose rather than tight and also a little scruffy – no problem if they have holes in them).
Many thanks much appreciated.

Christmas Concert - PTA

28 Nov 2018

Dear all, 

Christmas is approaching and the PTA are getting ready to make hampers for the Christmas concerts. We would be very grateful for any contribution you can make however big or small  - this year we are looking particularly for Christmas treats (including food, drink and smellies). Please be aware that all proceeds from hamper raffle ticket sales go to the PTA and we will be in touch shortly regarding some exciting ideas we have for spend in the year ahead. Please could we ask that all hamper donations are brought into school by Tuesday 11th December at the latest? Your support as ever is much appreciated. 

This year the PTA will also be serving mulled wine and minced pies before each of the Christmas concerts...We will be busy baking, but If any of you would be kind enough to bake a few mince pies to support us we would be ever so grateful. 

Finally a gentle reminder that the PTA are always keen to hear from anyone who is able to support PTA fundraising activities. Attendance at meetings is not a requirement and please be assured that any contribution however small is really appreciated. We are all hear for a common cause, to raise money to better our children’s access to opportunities in school. 

Wishing you all a very happy festive period and look forward to seeing you at the school Christmas events. 

Very best wishes 
The PTA 


Christmas Concerts

26 Nov 2018

Christmas Concert Tickets

Tickets for the Junior Concert will be on sale from tomorrow 27th November.  First come first served!!  Please send ticket money in to school in an envelope with the details of which concert date 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. 

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

The filming for the DVD’s will take place on the Thursday evening of the junior concert and Monday evening of the infant concert. 

 

Junior Concert – To be a Firebird

                                    Wednesday 12th December    7pm

                                    Thursday 13th December        7pm

                                    Friday 14th December             7pm

 

Infant Concert          Monday 17th December          7pm

                                Tuesday 18th December         7pm


PLEASE READ

23 Nov 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School

Friday 23rd November 2018

 

 Head Lice

We seem to be getting several reports of head lice in the school.  Can we please ask that everyone checks and treats (if needed) their child’s hair over the weekend and to continue to be especially vigilant with combing and checking daily so we can eradicate head lice from school.

We do have the Christmas concerts approaching where the children will be having their hair combed and dressed for their part.  Please can the children ensure they bring their own brush on the nights of the concert.

I have included information of how to check and what to do if you find head lice on your child.  It is also suggested that long hair should be tied back and kept close to the head in a plat to help prevent any cases of head lice.  Thank you

 

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/skin-hair-and-nails/head-lice-and-nits

 

https://gov.wales/docs/phhs/publications/140407headlicefactsheeten.pdf

 

http://www.onceaweektakeapeek.com/

 

 

The Giving Machine

When you are buying Christmas presents online you can generate a free cash donation for the school 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.  Please pass the message on to other parents, friends and families.
Llangors Church In Wales School on TheGivingMachine :
https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/llangors-church-in-wales-school

 

 

Christmas Concert Call Out

Looking for ingenious ideas for a freestanding method of hanging our backcloths (We are not allowed to out anything in the walls this year.) We have some ideas, but at this stage the more the better! If you've an idea about what we could build, please let us know.   You can email the office (office@llangorse.powys.sch.uk) or just pop into school.  The concerts are only a couple of weeks away so we need to get cracking. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynne Jones

Headteacher


FYI

22 Nov 2018


FYI

19 Nov 2018


FYI

19 Nov 2018


The Giving Machine

14 Nov 2018

Dear All,
 
TheGivingMachine is a great fundraising site that lets you raise donations for Llangors Church In Wales School whenever you shop online. It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you (or us) a penny!
TheGivingMachine is a fundraising charity setup to help other charitable causes raise money online. By signing up and shopping online via TheGivingMachine you will generate a free cash donation for us. With over 2,200 of your favourite retailers, including Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Thomas Cook, Sainsbury, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners, you are bound to find what you need and generate a donation.
To start raising free donations go to https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/llangors-church-in-wales-school
and join – it’s that easy.
You can also download the free desktop reminder app to help you remember to always shop online via TheGivingMachine https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/
 
We registered with The Giving Machine a few years ago and to date we have managed to raise £394 for the school.  Unfortunately, due to the last few years of Year 6's leaving, we currently only have a handful of 'Givers'.  So please spread the word to all the family, Grannies, Granddads, Uncles, Aunties and all of your friends.
Thank you for your support.

Children's Christmas Cards PTA

09 Nov 2018
**Christmas Cards**
 
The children have been busy designing their own Christmas cards and they have all done a brilliant job!
 
Each design is available to view via the following link:
 
 
Do not try to order online, order forms will be sent home with the children. These need to be completed by parents and returned to the school, along with payment (cash or cheques made payable to Llangors School PTA) by Friday 16 November.
 
The cards cost £5 for a pack of 12 and the school receive £1.25 per pack.
 Many thanks
 PTA

Tonight - An Evening of War Time Memories

07 Nov 2018

Dear Parents
 
An Evening of War Time Memories
All the children have been busy practicing and getting ready for tonights activities.  There will be light War Time Refreshments, War Time Songs, Poetry, Memorabilia and much more.
The evening will start at 6pm and should be finished before 7.30pm. 
Could all the Year 6 children, if possible, dress as evacuees (shorts or trousers and plain shirt for the boys and a plain skirt and shirt for the girls) and the rest of the children dress in black bottoms and white shirt or polo shirt (just their uniform without their jumper).
This evening is for everyone.  More the merrier!

FYI

26 Oct 2018


Children in Need Day

25 Oct 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School

25th October 2018

Dear Parents

 

Children in Need Friday 16th November

Once again the school will be fund-raising for Children in Need.  We will be having a non-uniform day where the children can dress up in whatever they want (pyjamas, princesses, knights, superheros or just jeans and t-shirt).

The suggested minimum donation of £1 should be brought into school.  The children will be creating a Pudsey out of coins so could you also send in any spare coppers etc.

Thank you once more for your generosity in supporting our fund-raising and we look forward to letting you know how much we have raised in our next newsletter.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Llangors School Council


War Time Memories!

25 Oct 2018


Battery Recycling

24 Oct 2018

Battery Recycling Point

We have recently signed up to a competition where there is a possibility of winning £500 worth of Amazon vouchers.

Aside from the £500, the aim of the scheme is to help the county meet recycling targets, cut landfill and carbon emissionssupport Eco-schools work and inspire the next generation to recycle more.  

Please recycle all your batteries here.  There is a box in reception where you can just pop them in on your way past school. We would like to encourage children, parents and the local community to collect as many batteries as possible. 

 


FYI

24 Oct 2018


Llangrannog Information

23 Oct 2018

LLangrannog Second Language Course

 18th – 20th March 2019      £152.00 including Urdd Membership

Dear Year 5 Parents,

The time has arrived to ask for the number of pupils who are going to Llangrannog on the above course. The course will be for 3 days (two nights) between 18th and 20th March 2019.

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

The price of £152 includes all the activities during the three days, accommodation, food, bus and Urdd membership.

Please could you return the slip to indicate if your child will or will not attend so that numbers can be submitted. The deposit of £52 a head will need to be paid by 6th November in order to secure your child’s place on the course. Please note, deposits are non-refundable unless a Doctor’s note is submitted.

The remainder of the balance of £100 will need to be paid by February 18th. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you

G Godfrey

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My child _________________________________________ will/will not be going to Llangrannog between 18/04/2019 – 20/04/19 and I enclose a deposit of £52.

 

Signed …......................................................                                                Date...............................

______________________________________________________________________________________________


FYI Caledonian market

23 Oct 2018



U11's Girls Football

22 Oct 2018


FYI

19 Oct 2018



Dates for Diary

17 Oct 2018

Dates for Diary
 
PTA Film Night                        Friday 19th October – 6pm Start
Y3 Tudor Workshop                Wednesday 24th October
Half Term                                Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November
Nasal Flu Vaccine                    Monday 5th November
Wartime Evening                    Wednesday 7th November - 6.30pm Start  Everyone welcome
Rags2Riches                            Tuesday 27th November - clothing collection
Y6 1940’s Museum Trip          Thursday 6th December
Junior Christmas Concert        12th, 13th and 14th December – 7pm start
Infant Christmas Concert        17th and 18th December – 6.30pm Start        
Christmas Dinner                    Wednesday 19th December
School Parties                         Thursday 20th December
1st opening of Postbox            Thursday 20th December
Christingle                               Thursday 20th December – Llangors Church 6pm
Christmas Holiday                   Monday 24th – Friday 4th January 2019
Non Pupil Day                         Monday 7th January 2019      
Parents Evening                      Tuesday 19th February 2019
Half Term                                Monday 25th -  Friday 1st March
Eisteddfod (cookery & Craft)  Monday 4th March 
Eisteddfod                               Tuesday 5th March
Non Pupil Day                         Friday 12th April         
Easter                                      Monday 15th April – Friday 26th April
May Bank Holiday                   Monday 6th May
Half Term                                Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May
BBQ & Presentation                Thursday 18th July
Last day of Term                     Friday 19th July

1940's Museum Trip

17 Oct 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School
 5th October 2018
 
Dear Parents
The 1940’s class trip to the Regimental Museum in Brecon is on Thursday 6th December 2018.
The cost for this trip is £8.60 per child which covers the entry fee, resources and transportation costs. You can now pay this via Parent Pay.  There is a shop on site if the children can bring some pocket money, £3 would be plenty.
We will be leaving school at 9.30am and will return by 2.30pm. 
Please could children dress up as 1940’s children and bring a rationed packed lunch which should be wrapped in greased proof paper and brought in a brown paper bag (as plastic had not been invented).
Ideas for packed lunch: Jam, Spam, cheese, egg sandwiches; seasonal fruit like apples and pears (but no oranges or bananas); home made mince pies, fruit cake, simple sponge or plain biscuits; no cans or fizzy pop but squash or water is fine; no yoghurts, sweets or chocolate.
You can pay for this trip via Parent Pay.
If you have any further questions about this trip, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mr M Williams

 
 
 


Tennis

16 Oct 2018

The final numbers will be given to Chris Hill tomorrow, so if your child is interested please let the school know by tomorrow morning.

 

ANYONE FOR TENNIS? - We are very fortunate that Chris Hill (tennis coach from Llangynidr) has agreed to run an after school tennis coaching club for 6 weeks this term. The cost of each session will be £6, but if you commit to the 6 sessions then the total cost will be £30. Chris is a professional tennis coach and has years of experience. He is willing to run 2 sessions (15 children in each) on a Thursday evening. 3.45 - 4.30p.m. will be for the Infants (classes 1, 2 and 3) and 4.30 – 5.15p.m. for the Juniors (classes 4, 5 and 6). If there are enough junior numbers he will run a third class from 5.15 – 6p.m.
The club will run on the following dates:


18th October 2018
25th October 2018
8th November 2018
15th November 2018
29th November 2018
6th December 2018


Tudor Workshop

12 Oct 2018

 
Llangors Church in Wales School
12th October 2018
 
Dear Parents
 
Year 4 are studying the Tudors this term so we have organised a class trip to Brecon Cathedral on Wednesday 24th October to take part in different workshops.
The children will have an action packed day where they will be learning the art of weaving and calligraphy, enjoying a Banquet, identifying objects from the time and
The cost for the day including food is £8
 
We will be leaving school at 9.15am and arriving back by 3.30pm.
 
As homework this week it would be great if the children could find/create some clothes that can work as Tudor costumes to make our trip more authentic!

 
 
I give permission for my child __________________________ to go to Brecon Cathedral on Wednesday 24th October 2018


Online application process for Powys secondary school admissions

12 Oct 2018

Parents/carers of all Year 6 pupils who wish make an application for a place in Year 7 at a Powys secondary school in September 2019; Please follow the link below.

 

The online application process for Powys secondary school admissions

is now open - https://customer.powys.gov.uk/article/1158/Apply-for-school-place

 

Allocation dates:

 Parents/guardians will be informed if their child has been allocated a place in their first preference school on the following dates:

Secondary schools:                  1 March 2019

 Any parent/carer wishing their child to attend an out of county secondary school will be required to complete a hard copy of the form which is available by emailing admissionsandtransport@powys.gov.uk or by phoning 01597 826477.


Voice box competition

11 Oct 2018

Dear Parents and Children

Llangors School will be taking part in the Voice Box Competition.  This is a UK-wide joke competition run by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and is supported, in Wales, by the National Association of Head Teachers Cymru (NAHT Cymru) and Parentkind.

 

We will be looking for the school’s funniest joke to submit to the RCSLT for the chance to go through to the final in the Senedd next year.

Each class will hold their own Voice Box Competition and the top two jokes/joke-tellers from each class will go through to our school’s final on November the 14th.

 

We would love each child to start searching for a fantastically funny joke, and to practice telling their jokes ready for the class rounds after half term.

 

We look forward to hearing them!

 

Best wishes

Sharon Quine

SENCO


PTA Film Night

11 Oct 2018

Please join us for our second PTA film night. The kids really enjoyed it last time, it would be lovely to see lots of faces there again this time round. Please note that this event is open to Llangors pupils only, parents are not required to stay as the event will be supervised by PTA members and a member of school staff. 

Film night will be Friday 19th October, 6pm at Llangors School. We envisage the event finishing at 8pm or soon after. 

We’ll be showing Peter Rabbit the Movie and serving popcorn and drinks for £3 per child. 

If children could bring a beanbag or cushion to sit on whilst watching the film that would be great, they are also very welcome to wear PJ’s/onesies! 


Many thanks 
The PTA

FYI - Hockey camps in October Half Term

10 Oct 2018

Hi all,

 

Hockey Wales are delivering three Hockey Holiday Camps in October Half Term! All sessions will be focused on developing skills and having fun! All abilities welcome including beginners.

 

Details:

 

Venue

Date

Time

Cost

Ages

Brecon Leisure Centre

LD3 9SR

Monday 29th October

 

 

10am – 3pm

 

 

£20 per child

 

 

7 - 12

Llandrindod Leisure CentreLD1 6AN

Tuesday 30th October

Maldwyn Leisure Centre SY16 1LH

Thursday 1stNovember

 

If you would like your child to attend, please complete the following link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/midwalesholidayhockey

 

If you have any questions please let me know, feel free to forward this email on to anyone who may be interested.

 

Kind Regards,

Elliot
 

Diolch a Chofion,

Elliot Pottinger

Club Development Officer (Mid and West Wales)

Swyddog Datblygu Clybiau

Areas Covered – Powys, Tywyn and Ceredigion

Hockey Wales / Hoci Cymru


Mobile     07974 783753

Landline  02920 334909


 
 

FYI - Orienteering

10 Oct 2018


FYI - October Half Term Activities

10 Oct 2018

 

October Half Term Booking Form 2018


 

Date

Activity

Where, when, age

Cost 

Monday 29th October 2018

Family Orienteering Day

Nash Woods, Presteigne

10:00am – 12:00pm

 

For all the family to enjoy!!

Adults £2.00

 

Families Only £3.00

 

(Parking £2.50)

 

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Mountain Biking

 

(additional option through the Medium of welsh) in Brecon Beacons National Parks 

Pick-ups available at: -

Gwernyfed High School

Brecon High School

 

10am-4pm

11+ Years

 

*Change of clothes/trainers*                             

£20 without bike hire

 

£35 with bike hire

 

Bike Hire:

Small 5’2-5’6

Medium 5’65’10

Large 5’10-6’2

Wednesday 31st October 2018

 

 

 

Gorge Walking

 

(option through the Medium of Welsh)

 

Meet @Gwernyfed High

   School

10am-4pm

 8+ Years

(confident swimmers)

 

* Change of clothes/trainers

Swim wear & towel needed*

Cost: £25  

Thursday 1st November

 

 

Rugby/Football Camp

 

 

 

Meet @ Brecon High School

Full Day 9am-4pm

Half Day 9am-12:30

5-12 Years

Full Day Cost: £15

 

Half Day Cost: £10

 

 

Please also bring a packed lunch, drinks (including water bottle), sports clothing & trainers.

Dress appropriately for each activity and bring wet weather coat and warm clothing/layers.

For more information and booking forms please contact: sports.development@powys.gov.uk. Available in large print, braille, audio type or an alternative language on request...

 

Terms & Conditions

 

All persons taking part in sporting activities should be in good health and have a reasonable basic level of fitness. You must advise us in advance of any special needs or medical problems that might affect the participant or any other person during the activities.

The nature of the activities we provide, along with the constantly changing environment (weather, etc.) mean that there is an element of risk in the activities which can never be completely eliminated.  Our instructional staff are professionals who operate according to the guidelines set down for each activity by individual governing bodies and our own in-house safety procedures along with our additional outreach instructor risk assessments. It is up to participants to listen carefully to what they say, and act upon their instructions. The instructors will abandon a session should the conditions, or the behavior of an individual, compromise the safety of any members of the group.

In order for you to confirm a booking we will require a non-refundable £10 deposit on all individual activities booked to fully confirm your place, with full payment required two weeks prior to the event date, this will be non-refundable if you cancel with 48 hours of the event. Unless unforeseen circumstances occur including medical or injuries not allowing the participant to take part safely and in good health.

Cancellation for each individual event will require Sport Powys to contact participants 24 hours in advance and a full refund will be made. 

Please place a tick in the following box if you object to photos/filming of your child being used for the promotion of Sport Powys.                                
I enclose a total payment of £.........................................  (Cheques payable to Powys County Council).

Payments can be made by BACS – please contact sports.development@powys.gov.uk if you wish to pay by this method.
Signed:                                                                                                             Date:

 

Please return both the booking form and consent forms along with payment to secure your child’s place(s).
(Non- refundable £10 deposit must be made to confirm booking along with full payment no later than one week prior to the activity date.
We operate on a strict NO deposit NO place basis.
 

To: Sports Development, Neuadd Brycheiniog, Cambrian Way, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7HR.

Contact Number for more information: 01874 612335.
 
 

Parental Consent:

I give permission for my child .................................................................................................... to participate in Sport Powys holiday activities knowing my child being to the best of my knowledge is in good health and actively fit and healthy to take part.

 

Activity: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Full name of person attending: ..........................................................................................................................................................

 

Date of birth: ............................................................... M/F: 

 

Home Address: ............................................................................................................................

 

.....................................................................................................................................................

 

Email address: .............................................................................................................................

 

Telephone contact number: ........................................................................................................    

 

Date of last anti-tetanus injection: .....................................................................................................................................................

 

Details of any specific health problems, allergies, disabilities, special diets etc.:

 

....................................................................................................................................................

 

Name of any medicines to be administered and dosage:

.....................................................................................................................................................            

Can your daughter/son swim 50 meters confidently             Yes       No       N/A  

Emergency Personal information:

Next of kin: .................................................................................  Relationship: .........................

 

Emergency contact numbers: .....................................................................................................

 

Name & address of family doctor: ..............................................................................................

 

.....................................................................................................................................................       

 

Tel.No..........................................................................................................................................

 

Signed………………………………………………………………………………….………………Date:…………………………

 

 


FYI - Mental Health

10 Oct 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day with a focus this year on Youth Mental Health. In this current climate of social media expectations, peer pressure and cyber bullying our youngsters are under potential threat from experiencing mental health issues more than ever before.  

Lots of support help and advice is available for you on Dewis Cymru,Meic,Samaritans and via the Charlie Waller Foundation.

Its massively important all is done to help young people suffering with these health problems that cannot be seen and so quick to be judged. 

 

 

PC Skyrme


Bonfire Theme Day Menu

09 Oct 2018


FYI

09 Oct 2018


FYI - School Crime Beat Protocol

09 Oct 2018



1940's Museum Trip

05 Oct 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School
 5th October 2018
 
Dear Parents
As the Y6 children are currently studying 1940’s we have organised a class trip to the Regimental Museum in Brecon on Thursday 6th December 2018.
The voluntary contribution for this trip is £8.60 per child which covers the entry fee, resources and transportation costs.  There is a shop on site if the children can bring some pocket money, £3 would be plenty.
We will be leaving school at 9.30am and will return by 2.30pm. 
Please could children dress up as 1940’s children and bring a rationed packed lunch which should be wrapped in greased proof paper and brought in a brown paper bag (as plastic had not been invented).
Ideas for packed lunch: Jam, Spam, cheese, egg sandwiches; seasonal fruit like apples and pears (but no oranges or bananas); home made mince pies, fruit cake, simple sponge or plain biscuits; no cans or fizzy pop but squash or water is fine; no yoghurts, sweets or chocolate.
Please could they also bring a shoe box to school as soon as possible, so they can make their gas masks in time for the trip.
 
If you have any further questions about this trip, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mr M Williams

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02 Oct 2018


Newsletter 1

01 Oct 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School
1st October 2018

Newsletter 1


We are now in October - I cannot believe how quickly September has gone. It has been a busy few weeks settling back into school, sorting and organising classes and various committees, but we have achieved it.

18 pupils moved up from Nursery to the Reception class (Class 1). They have all settled remarkably quickly and well. The photographer from the Brecon and Radnor has visited the school to take a class photo - watch out for it in the B&R over the coming weeks.
Just a reminder that our Harvest Service is next Friday (5th October 2018) at Llangors Church. All classes are practising for their part in the Service and we look forward to welcoming you all to the Church at 1.15p.m. Please could you send your harvest ‘gifts’ to school on Wednesday 3rd October, as the year 6 pupils will be decorating the font with the produce that is brought in to school.

ANYONE FOR TENNIS? - We are very fortunate that Chris Hill (tennis coach from Llangynidr) has agreed to run an after school tennis coaching club for 6 weeks this term. The cost of each session will be £6, but if you commit to the 6 sessions then the total cost will be £30. Chris is a professional tennis coach and has years of experience. He is willing to run 2 sessions (15 children in each) on a Thursday evening. 3.45 - 4.30p.m. will be for the Infants (classes 1, 2 and 3) and 4.30 – 5.15p.m. for the Juniors (classes 4, 5 and 6). If there are enough junior numbers he will run a third class from 5.15 – 6p.m.
The club will run on the following dates:

18th October 2018
25th October 2018
8th November 2018
15th November 2018
29th November 2018
6th December 2018
If you are interested please let me know asap as it will be on a first come basis.
Chris Hill has a facebook page if anyone wants to find out more about what he does.
Please fill in and return the proforma below. Thanks

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend the open parents evening on Tuesday 25th September 2018. We hope you found it useful and informative. If you were unable to attend but would like to visit your child’s class then please do get in touch.

If you have not already done so, please could you fill in the new contacts form that was sent out at the beginning of term. This is to ensure that we have the most up to date contact details for you.

Please let us know your thoughts on the new ‘Tesco’ uniform. Some parents feel that it is not the quality of School Trends and does not wash very well. You can still order through School trends but obviously it gets delivered to school on a half termly basis, not to your own address, as Tesco does. We would be interested in your feedback.

VACANCY: There is a vacancy in the school for a mid day superviser. This will be advertised through the LEA but if you are interested in this position then please let me know and we will send you the relevant application forms.

And finally - we are very pleased and proud to let you know that Mrs Sharon Quine, who had been nominated for a mentoring award with Powys Business Awards, (did you see the photograph in the paper last week?) won her category at a ‘black tie’ reception in Newtown last Friday evening. She has returned, triumphant, with her award. She was nominated by Mrs Pamela McIntosh who is undertaking LSA Level 3 training at the school.
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My child is interested in the 6 tennis coaching sessions with Mr Chris Hill, the cost of which will be £30 (payable to Chris Hill not the school)

Name of child:________________________________ Class: ____________________

Signed: _____________________________________ Parent / Guardian


FYI

27 Sep 2018


Harvest Workshop

26 Sep 2018


Head lice - PLEASE READ

26 Sep 2018

Head Lice

Once again there seems to be several cases of head lice in the school.  Can we please ask for you to check your child's hair when they come home tonight and be especially vigilant with combing your children’s hair. 

There are a few links below for advice and guidance.  Please read these so we can try to eradicate them.  
Thank you
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/
https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/pdfs/100701headliceen.pdf
 


FYI

21 Sep 2018


FYI

21 Sep 2018


Newsletter 20.09.18

20 Sep 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School

Thursday 20th September 2018

 

Dear parents

 
Open Evening

We have organised an Open Evening at the school on Monday 24th September from

6 to 7pm.  This is a great opportunity for you to look at your child/ children's work, find out what they will be doing this term and have an informal chat with the teacher.  There will also be an opportunity to look around the school, visit other classes and meet the staff.  Please do come along and see the fantastic work that your child has started to produce this term. 
We do apologise it is short notice but this is the only day when all the teachers can attend.

High School Open Evenings for Y5 and Y6 children.

Crickhowell – Thursday 27th September from 5-7pm.

Gwernyfed – Wednesday 3rd October from 6-8pm.

 

Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival will take place at Llangors Church on Friday 5th October starting at 1.30pm. 

This year we have decided to collect Harvest gifts which will be donated to the Brecon Food Bank.  We will be very grateful of food items such as fruit, vegetables, tinned and dried food.  We would be grateful if these could be sent into school before Friday 5th October.

 

Emergency Contact Forms

We still have quite a few emergency contact forms which haven’t been returned.  Please complete and return it to school as soon as possible.

 

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. 

 

The Giving Machine

I know it may be too soon but 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

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lynne Jones

Headteacher


FYI Crickhowell Open Evening

13 Sep 2018


Business awards finalist 2018

10 Sep 2018

 
We are pleased to announce Ms Sharon Quine has been short-listed as a finalist for the ‘Mentor of the Year in Hospitality and Lifestyle Award.’  This is one of the categories for The 2018 Powys Business Awards, which is a prestigious annual event.  This is a new category sponsored by Cambrian Training Company.  These awards provide an excellent opportunity for the counties mentors and businesses to raise their profiles, it also gives the chance to showcase their quality and celebrate their success.  
Mrs Pam McIntosh nominated Ms Quine for this award during the summer term.  Mrs McIntosh, who is undertaking her CCLD (Child Care Learning Development) Level 3 has been working alongside Ms Quine since January of this year.  She recently retired from the army after 22 years of service and is a parent of a pupil here at Llangors School.
The film crew will be coming into school on Wednesday 12th September to do some filming in Ms Quines class and surrounding areas of the school.
The winner will be announced at the awards evening on Friday the 28th September.
 I am sure you will all like to join me in wishing her all the best on the night.
 Mrs Lynne Jones MBE

 

Newsletter 5th September 2018

05 Sep 2018

Llangors Church in Wales School

5th September 2018

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.

The pupils appear to have settled in well to their new classes / year groups (and the teachers too!!!)

 

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. 

You are more than welcome to pop into the school foyer to have a look at the notice board where all up and coming information will be on display 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 at: www.schoop.co.uk and the school code is: 14433.  In addition please and notify us of your email address so newsletters may be sent there too.  If you would prefer a paper copy, please let us know.

 

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Pick up and Bus

At home time we have decided that parents, rather than stand at the gate, can pick their child /children up from the classes.  If you have more than one child, start with the youngest and move around to the other classes.  All children will remain in their class until they are collected.

Parents for Reception, Y1 and Y2 children can enter via the gate by the kitchen and for Y3, 4, 5 and 6 please enter via the bottom gate next to the nursery.  Nursery parents, please wait by the nursey gate.

This will give you the opportunity to discuss anything with their teacher.

 

Contact details

An emergency contact form will be sent home before the end of the week.  It is very important that everyone fills in this form and return it to school even if your details have not changed.

 

Swimming

Autumn Term          Year 6 and Year 5 – Mondays 10th, 17th, 24th September, 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd October. 

Spring and Summer Term - To be confirmed.

The cost for swimming has gone up this term from £2.40 to £2.90 per week (£20.30 for the term) this is due to the limitations of children allowed in the pool and transport costs increasing.  This covers the transport to and from Brecon Leisure Centre and the cost of the Life Guard every week.

Please don’t send any money into school as yet as I am trying to set up ‘Parentpay’ so parents can pay through the cashless system. Details to follow.

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 2018).  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 14 weeks at a cost of 70 pence per week the total amount to be paid is £9.80.   The junior children are given a whole apple.

 

After School Clubs

After School Clubs will be starting this term, more information to follow. 

 

Parent and Toddler

Parent and Toddler group will begin next week Wednesday 12th September 2018. 

Sessions run from 9.15am—11.15am.  Parent to help set up the session.

 

Music

Louise Hanslow and John Eyre will visit the school next 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.

Music lessons are usually given to the junior children only but please enquire if you have a younger child who is interested.

 

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. 

Dinner money is £2.30 per day, all dinner money MUST be paid using the ‘Parent Pay’ cashless system.

 

Midday Supervisor vacancy

A vacancy 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

 

 

 

 


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