Durand Primary School

Year 5 sing Ting a ling...

03 Dec 2021

 
https://spark.adobe.com/video/MfhNkhlhFTQMl

Year 6 Christmas performance Week 1

03 Dec 2021

https://twitter.com/DurandPrimary/status/1466693128447045632 

Year 1 Class performance of Suzy Snowflake

03 Dec 2021

 
Year 1's performance of Suzy Snowflake - enjoy! I will also upload it to your child's j2e file
 
https://www.j2e.com/durand-primary-school/LJohns/Suzy%20Sowflake%2050Mb.mp4
 
 

Year 4 Christmas Performance Week 1

03 Dec 2021

Year 4 Christmas performance Week 1
'It was on a Starry Night'
 
Thanks
Mrs Sisson

Nursery Christmas Performance Week 1

03 Dec 2021

Nursery Christmas Performance Week 1 - Click on the link below to view
Nursery Week 1

Year 3 - Silent Night (Week 1)

03 Dec 2021

Year 3 - Silent Night

Year 2's Christmas dance (week 1)

03 Dec 2021

https://spark.adobe.com/video/b97o1QL8XtYBt
 
 

Year 4 Christmas Performance Week 1

03 Dec 2021

Year 4 Christmas Week 1
Year 4 Christmas Week 1
To view the QR Code you may either use the camera function on a mobile phone and or you may download a QR code reader.
Mrs Sisson

Residential Visit Monlife Outdoor Adventures at Gilwern

01 Dec 2021

Residential Visit Monlife Outdoor Adventures at Gilwern
We have arranged for our Year 6 pupils to visit the above centre from Wednesday 29th June to Friday 1st July 2022. The Centre offers an exciting and varied programme of outdoor pursuits and environmental studies which will help children to increase their self-confidence and improve their social and physical skills. The centre has an excellent reputation for providing quality outdoor education with highly trained staff. Further details can be found on their website: Gilwern Outdoor Centre - Monlife
We will be supplying more information nearer the time, but the purpose of this communication is to find out which pupils wish to take part in the visit,  so that the centre can provide enough staff for the activities during the day.
The cost of the visit will be as follows:
• £166.00 for those not in receipt of free school meals, this also includes the cost of transport to and from the centre.
• £100.00 for those receiving free school meals, again this also includes the cost of transport to and from the centre.
Please note that the above prices include 2 nights’ accommodation at the centre and all meals from Wednesday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime. They also cover the loan of appropriate footwear and Waterproof clothing as required and the services of the centre’s outdoor pursuits qualified staff for the duration of the visit. The price for accommodation is laid down by Monmouthshire County Council and not by the school.
In order to confirm the booking, please tick the consent box and pay a deposit of £20.00 by 4th January 2022 on your ParentPay account. Payment in full is required by 2nd May 2022. Payments must be paid via ParentPay and can be made in instalments or in full, whichever you prefer.
If a deposit is not received by 4th January 2022 it will be presumed that your child will NOT be attending Gilwern and their place will be withdrawn.
Please note that If your child shows any symptoms of Covid19 during the trip we would have to ask parents to come and collect them.
 

Travel Survey

30 Nov 2021

Durand Primary School - Travel Survey

Amey Consulting have been commissioned by Monmouthshire County Council to investigate the current active travel provision in the vicinity of Caldicot School, Durand Primary School and Caldicot Leisure Centre. To this end, we would like to know any issues you have on your route to and from the Schools and/or Leisure centre. This will help us identify any potential improvements that could encourage walking/cycling/wheeling in this area.

Please take part in the survey with assistance of your parent/guardian and have your say. It should take approximately 4 minutes.
Survey link: https://forms.office.com/r/i1ifKXyHkw


Forest School start date and information

29 Nov 2021

Your child’s forest school sessions will start on 03.12.21 and will be every Friday for a 5 week block.
 
Forest School gives children the unique opportunity of experiencing first hand, play and learning in a controlled outdoor environment.
Forest School is the name for an approach to educating children in the outdoors on a regular basis. This work will support the main curriculum (particularly literacy, science, numeracy and the arts) and will have a strong emphasis on raising all children’s self- esteem and independence.
 
An integral part of the Forest School experience is that children will experience the outdoors in all weathers. With the exception of very high winds and thunder storms, please assume that your child will be outside when they take part in Forest Schools.
 
To help achieve this, we will provide all children taking part in Forest School with a waterproof coat and waterproof trousers. Please provide your child with the kit list below. Your child will need to bring this kit in every Friday for their Forest School session. Due to current circumstances No kit including wellies can be left in school.
 
Also please bear in mind your child will occasionally get muddy and wet! Forest School programs operate all year round regardless of weather conditions.
 
If you have any questions about Forest School, please feel free to approach a member of our staff who will be able to help you.
 
Forest School Kit List:
 
Warm coat, no longer than hip length (with a hood but no fur trim please)
Wellies (Will not be able to join in with some activities without correct footwear)
Warm socks (and a spare pair)
Gloves and woolly hat (cold weather)
Full set of spare clothes to be brought to school on their forest school day (Fridays)
 
 
Thank you
Miss Ley and Mrs Johns
 

Year 2 This is me video

29 Nov 2021

https://spark.adobe.com/video/zLEnf8PR43wqq
 

Warn and Inform Notification

29 Nov 2021

Dear Parents,

Your child has been identified as a close contact of a case of COVID-19 as we have confirmed cases in our Year 4 class.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well.

For additional peace of mind we recommend that you book a PCR test for your child, unless they are aged under 5 years. You can do this on receipt of this letter and within 6 days’ time. You can book a PCR test online through the NHS website at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. Unless a member of your household has already tested positive, you will not have to isolate whilst waiting for the results.

Please note that if your child is under the age of 5 years old they should not take COVID-19 tests unless directed to do so by a doctor or if you believe a test is absolutely necessary and in the best interests of your child. They should however remain off school whilst they have symptoms.

 If your child is in secondary school and any member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19, we also recommend that your child should undertake a daily lateral flow test every day for seven days in addition to PCR tests as outlined above.  This should start on the day a member of your household is confirmed positive from a lateral flow or PCR test result.

 We know that in general COVID-19 doesn’t affect young people as seriously as it does others in our families and community. But to help keep others safe, there are still some things you/your child can do to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. For the next 10 days we recommend you/your child:

  • Avoid contact with anyone at greater risk from the effects of COVID-19 infection.
    This includes older people, those with long-term health conditions, and anyone who hasn’t received a full course of COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Be alert for new symptoms.
    If you/your child start to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, you/your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.

  • Limit contact with large groups of people as much as possible.
    Try to keep the number of people in close contact with you/your child to as few as possible. Avoid large gatherings outside of school, social events (e.g. birthday parties) and after-school activities.

  • Keep washing hands regularly.
    This is still an important way to limit the spread of many infections, including COVID-19.

If your child remains well after 10 days you can return to normal activities.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

Take care and stay safe.


Warn and Inform Notification

25 Nov 2021

Dear Parent,

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Reception. 

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

All close contacts have been identified, but Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommend that you remain vigilant for any new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and if over the age of 5 get a PCR test.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

 Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact your School directly, or the Test, Trace and Protect Service by email to MonmouthshireTTP@monmouthshire.gov.uk


Year 4 Forest School Fire Day

25 Nov 2021

Tomorrow (Friday 26th) is the last forest school session for Year 4. We will therefore be spending the whole day in the forest area.  We will be providing food for the children including bacon sandwiches/toast,  hot dogs and hot chocolate etc.  As a result there will be plenty of food on offer for the children in the morning and for lunch.  However if your child still wants to bring a packed lunch to school they can.  If your child receives free school meals then they can still receive a school dinner if required.  Please let us know if a dinner is required.
Wellies and warm coats are essential.  Without them your child will be unable to attend the sessions.  The children will also need lots of layers as we are predicting it to be cold tomorrow. 
The children will also need a complete change of clothes in case they get wet.
Thanks for your support
Mrs Sisson, Miss Ley and Mrs Johns

Warn and Inform Notification

24 Nov 2021

Dear Parent,

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Year 3.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

All close contacts have been identified, but Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommend that you remain vigilant for any new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact your School directly, or the Test, Trace and Protect Service by email to MonmouthshireTTP@monmouthshire.gov.uk


Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

24 Nov 2021

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine


Your child's nasal flu spray will be offered in school on Wednesday 15th December 2021.
A consent form and information pack will be sent home today with your child.  Please complete and return the consent form indicating whether you give or do not give consent for the nasal spray to be administered to your child.
If you would like more information about flu vaccination for children, please contact your school nurse or immunisation team, or phone NHS  Wales 111 (or 0845 45 47 if not available in your area), or visit www.beatflu.org 
 
 
 
 
 

COVID19 information

23 Nov 2021

Unfortunately we are still having positive cases of COVID19 within our school population and wider school family. If your child or anyone in your household tests positive for COVID19 then they should not attend school or come on to our school site. 

Also if your child has any symptoms, however mild, then they should be kept off school and if over 5, unless advised by a doctor if under 5, be taken for a PCR test.

The symptoms of Covid19 as stated on the Welsh Government website are:

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

Please click the link below:
Covid19 Questions & Answers

Warn and Inform Notification

23 Nov 2021

Dear Parent,

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Nursery.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

All close contacts have been identified, but Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommend that you remain vigilant for any new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and if over the age of 5 get a PCR test. 

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact your School directly, or the Test, Trace and Protect Service by email to MonmouthshireTTP@monmouthshire.gov.uk

 


Warn and Inform Notification

23 Nov 2021

Dear Parent,

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Year 4. 

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

All close contacts have been identified, but Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommend that you remain vigilant for any new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact your School directly, or the Test, Trace and Protect Service by email to MonmouthshireTTP@monmouthshire.gov.uk


Nursery Children in need 2021

19 Nov 2021

Nursery children in need 2021 a
Nursery children in need 2021 b

Newsletter Autumn term Issue 3

19 Nov 2021

Newsletter Autumn Term 2021 Issue 3

COVID19 Isolation Flow chart

18 Nov 2021

Covid19 flow chart

Nursery Photo

12 Nov 2021

https://twitter.com/DurandPrimary/status/1459120120740171779?s=20

Firework scrimbling

05 Nov 2021

https://spark.adobe.com/video/421gqrGU4Cxnz

Swimming Lessons

04 Nov 2021

Dear Parents/Annwyl Rhieni,
Your child has the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons which are part of the National Curriculum at Caldicot Leisure Centre. Under the Health and Safety regulations the following guidelines needs to be adhered to:
• All jewellery must be removed. Children who have recently had their ears pierced are unable      to participate in swimming lessons until they are able to remove their own studs.
• No open cuts or wounds.
• If your child has been ill recently, it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their child    is fit and healthy before they commence swimming lessons.
• Long hair must be tied back.
• In accordance with school policy swimming caps must be worn.
Swimming lessons will start for Year 6 – Miss Collins on Friday 12th November and will run every week until Friday 17th December at 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm.
This letter is for your information only.

Yours Sincerely/Yn Gywir,

Mrs A Waters
Headteacher/Pennaeth

Gift for Year 3 pupils

04 Nov 2021

Gift for Year 3 pupils

School Photographs

04 Nov 2021

Ordering Individual Photographs


 
  • Children will bring proof photos home from school today
  • To order photos, please take the proofs to Wye Valley Studios as soon as possible
  • All payments must be made to Wye Valley Studios when placing your order (no orders will be processed without payment)
  • Collection of your photo's will be from Wye Valley Studios

 
 

Circle time fun and Autumn Wreaths

20 Oct 2021

Circle time fun
https://twitter.com/DurandPrimary/status/1450801334832226307?s=20
Autumn wreaths
https://twitter.com/DurandPrimary/status/1450829718270382084?s=20

Year 4 Happen Survey

20 Oct 2021

For a number of years Year 4 has taken part in an annual 'Happen' survey which surveys the children's health and wellbeing.  The information gathered from this survey is regularly used to plan activities for Feel Good Friday and identify any health and wellbeing concerns. Please click on the link to find out more information.  If you do not wish your child to participate then please complete and submit the short form that can be found on the bottom of the webpage once you have clicked the link by Monday 1st November.  If no response is received then it is assumed consent has been given.
Happen survey link - https://happen-wales.co.uk/information-sheet
(If you are unable to click on the link please copy and paste it into your internet browser.)
Thanks
Mrs Sisson

Nursery Harvest Video

19 Oct 2021

https://spark.adobe.com/video/YeTZIYGmr1pcu
 

St. Fagans Virtual event

18 Oct 2021

St. Fagans - Sion Corn ai ffrindiau---Father Christmas and friends

Newsletter Autumn term Issue 2

18 Oct 2021

Newsletter Autumn Term 2021 Issue 2

Forest School start date and information

12 Oct 2021

Your child’s forest school sessions will start on 15.10.21 and will be every Friday for a 5 week block.
 
Forest School gives children the unique opportunity of experiencing first hand, play and learning in a controlled outdoor environment.
Forest School is the name for an approach to educating children in the outdoors on a regular basis. This work will support the main curriculum (particularly literacy, science, numeracy and the arts) and will have a strong emphasis on raising all children’s self- esteem and independence.
 
An integral part of the Forest School experience is that children will experience the outdoors in all weathers. With the exception of very high winds and thunder storms, please assume that your child will be outside when they take part in Forest Schools.
 
To help achieve this, we will provide all children taking part in Forest School with a waterproof coat and waterproof trousers. Please provide your child with the kit list below. Your child will need to bring this kit in every Friday for their Forest School session. Due to current circumstances No kit including wellies can be left in school.
 
Also please bear in mind your child will occasionally get muddy and wet! Forest School programs operate all year round regardless of weather conditions.
 
If you have any questions about Forest School, please feel free to approach a member of our staff who will be able to help you.
 
Forest School Kit List:
 
Warm coat, no longer than hip length (with a hood but no fur trim please)
Wellies (Will not be able to join in with some activities without correct footwear)
Warm socks (and a spare pair)
Gloves and woolly hat (cold weather)
Full set of spare clothes to be brought to school on their forest school day (Fridays)
 
 
Thank you
Miss Ley and Mrs Johns
 

Secondary School Important Admission Information

29 Sep 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/9713/secondary-letter-2022.pdf

Warn and Inform Notification

28 Sep 2021

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Nursery at Durand Primary School.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

All close contacts have been identified, but Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommend that you remain vigilant for any new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact us


Warn and Inform Notification

27 Sep 2021

There has been further confirmed case/cases of COVID19 in Year 4.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

For additional peace of mind, Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommends that you consider booking a PCR test for your child. You can book a PCR test online through the NHS website at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.

We know that in general COVID-19 doesn’t affect young people as seriously as it does others in our families and community. But to help keep others safe, there are still some things you/your child can do to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. Until 2/10/21, (10 days after contact with the positive case), we recommend that your child:

  • Avoids contact with anyone at greater risk from the effects of COVID-19 infection.
    This includes older people, those with long-term health conditions, and anyone who hasn’t received a full course of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Be alert for new symptoms.
    If you/your child start to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.
  • Limit contact with large groups of people as much as possible.
    Try to keep the number of people in close contact with your child to as few as possible. Avoid large gatherings outside of school, social events (e.g. birthday parties) and after-school activities.
  • Keep washing hands regularly.
    This is still an important way to limit the spread of many infections, including COVID-19.

If your child remains well after 2/10/21, you can return to normal activities.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep you/your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Warn and Inform Notification

27 Sep 2021

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Reception at Durand Primary School.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

All close contacts have been identified, but Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommend that you remain vigilant for any new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact us


Warn and Inform Notification

23 Sep 2021

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Y4 at Durand Primary School.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

All close contacts have been identified, but Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommend that you remain vigilant for any new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact us


Warn and Inform Notification

23 Sep 2021

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Y1 at Durand Primary School.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

All close contacts have been identified, but Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommend that you remain vigilant for any new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact us


Parent Consultations

22 Sep 2021

Autumn Term Parent Consultations

We are currently planning our parent consultations for the Autumn term. Our first parent consultation each academic year mainly focuses on how your child has settled into their new class, how they are progressing so far and areas where parents are able to support their child at home. Please note as this is an early consultation, we do not share exercise books with you until the spring term meeting.

You will all be aware that we are still living with cases of COVID19 and in fact we have had more cases this term than we did for the whole of the last academic year even though we have kept nearly all of our restrictions in place. Some parents may not feel ready to return to a face to face meeting at present.

With this in mind we have decided to offer parents three choices for our first parent consultation of the year, the options are: –

  1. A face to face 5-minute appointment – parents are asked to arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment time to a designated outdoor sheltered space. The teacher will call you into the room for a physically distanced meeting. Appointments will be arranged after school on either Monday 11th October or Tuesday 12th October
  1. A 5-minute phone consultation – this will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.
  1. Written learner update report – this is based around their well-being/approach to learning with a short teacher comment and targets/next steps and will be sent home on Wednesday 20th October.

Parents will be asked to choose one option only via a Schoop form that we will send out to each individual class shortly. If parents do not respond to the form by the deadline of Monday 4th October we will assume that they have opted to receive the written learner update and will therefore not be given an appointment for either the face to face meeting or phone consultation.


Self portraits

20 Sep 2021

https://twitter.com/DurandPrimary/status/1439949830676226049?s=20

Twitter

17 Sep 2021

https://twitter.com/DurandPrimary/status/1438847391201959938?s=20
https://twitter.com/DurandPrimary/status/1438846187147251715?s=20

Warn and Inform Notification

16 Sep 2021

Dear Parent,

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Y2 at Durand Primary School.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommend that you remain vigilant for any new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.

If your child remains well after 25th September (10 days after last contact), you can return to normal activities.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

 

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact your School directly, or the Test, Trace and Protect Service by email to MonmouthshireTTP@monmouthshire.gov.uk

 

With best wishes,

Louise Driscoll

NHS Test Trace Protect Regional Lead


Twitter

16 Sep 2021

https://twitter.com/DurandPrimary/status/1438097354473807879?s=20
https://twitter.com/DurandPrimary/status/1438097359548952585?s=20

Newsletter Autumn Term Issue 1

15 Sep 2021

Newsletter Autumn 2021 Issue 1

Caldicot School - Open Evening

15 Sep 2021

https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/9713/admissions-letter-to-families--15-09-21-.pdf
 
https://schoop.co.uk/UploadFiles/9713/open-evening-advert--2021-.pdf

Warn and Inform Notification

13 Sep 2021

Dear Parent,

Your child has been identified as a close contact of a case of COVID-19 at Durand Primary School.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

For additional peace of mind, Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommends that you book a PCR test for your child. This should be done as soon as possible following receipt of this letter, and again on 18/09/21. You can book a PCR test online through the NHS website at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.

We know that in general COVID-19 doesn’t affect young people as seriously as it does others in our families and community. But to help keep others safe, there are still some things you/your child can do to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. Until 20/09/21, (10 days after contact with the positive case), we recommend that your child:

  • Avoids contact with anyone at greater risk from the effects of COVID-19 infection.
    This includes older people, those with long-term health conditions, and anyone who hasn’t received a full course of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Be alert for new symptoms.
    If you/your child start to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.
  • Limit contact with large groups of people as much as possible.
    Try to keep the number of people in close contact with your child to as few as possible. Avoid large gatherings outside of school, social events (e.g. birthday parties) and after-school activities.
  • Keep washing hands regularly.
    This is still an important way to limit the spread of many infections, including COVID-19.

If your child remains well after 20/09/21, you can return to normal activities.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep you/your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

 Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact your School directly, or the Test, Trace and Protect Service by email to MonmouthshireTTP@monmouthshire.gov.uk

 

With best wishes,

Louise Driscoll

NHS Test Trace Protect Regional Lead


Warn and Inform Notification

13 Sep 2021

Dear Parent,

Your child has been identified as a close contact of a case of COVID-19 at Durand Primary School.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

For additional peace of mind, Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommends that you book a PCR test for your child. This should be done as soon as possible following receipt of this letter, and again on 18/09/21. You can book a PCR test online through the NHS website at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.

We know that in general COVID-19 doesn’t affect young people as seriously as it does others in our families and community. But to help keep others safe, there are still some things you/your child can do to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. Until 20/09/21, (10 days after contact with the positive case), we recommend that your child:

  • Avoids contact with anyone at greater risk from the effects of COVID-19 infection.
    This includes older people, those with long-term health conditions, and anyone who hasn’t received a full course of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Be alert for new symptoms.
    If you/your child start to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.
  • Limit contact with large groups of people as much as possible.
    Try to keep the number of people in close contact with your child to as few as possible. Avoid large gatherings outside of school, social events (e.g. birthday parties) and after-school activities.
  • Keep washing hands regularly.
    This is still an important way to limit the spread of many infections, including COVID-19.

If your child remains well after 20/09/21, you can return to normal activities.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep you/your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

 Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact your School directly, or the Test, Trace and Protect Service by email to MonmouthshireTTP@monmouthshire.gov.uk

 

With best wishes,

Louise Driscoll

NHS Test Trace Protect Regional Lead


Warn and Inform Notification

10 Sep 2021

Dear Parent,

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Y6 at Durand Primary School.

Although there is still a risk of your child getting COVID-19, your child can continue to attend school provided your child remains well. This is in line with current Welsh Government COVID isolation requirements.

All close contacts have been identified, but Monmouthshire Test, Trace Protect service recommend that you remain vigilant for any new symptoms. If your child starts to feel unwell, no matter how mild the symptoms are, your child should stay away from school and get a PCR test.

If your child remains well after 19th September (10 days after last contact), you can return to normal activities.

We know how disruptive the last year has been for everyone. This year we want to keep your child in school as much as possible, but we also want to keep our communities safe from the effects of COVID-19. We hope that you will be able to play your part by following the advice above.

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss the content of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact your School directly, or the Test, Trace and Protect Service by email to MonmouthshireTTP@monmouthshire.gov.uk

 

With best wishes,

Louise Driscoll

NHS Test Trace Protect Regional Lead


Individual/Sibling Photographs

08 Sep 2021

Individual/Sibling Photographs


Dear Parents/Carers, 

Individual/Sibling Photographs 
On Tuesday 19th October Wye Valley Studios will be visiting our school to take your annual individual and siblings photographs. 
Due to the present situation regarding Covid19 we are unable to invite families with children who do not attend this school to have their photograph taken with their siblings. 
Tracey Clements from Wye Valley Studios has informed us that if you wish to have a group photo taken with older or younger family members then please contact her direct and you can make an appointment for a sitting at the studio. 
We have had to change how these photos are processed and given out this year so please see information below. 

  • Children will bring proof photos home from school
  • To order photos, take proof to Wye Valley Studios as soon as possible 
  • Payment must be made to Wye Valley Studios when placing your order (no orders will be processed without payment) 
  • You will be  informed by either Wye valley or by  a Schoop message when your photo will be ready for collection from Wye Valley Studios

 
Yours sincerely,
 Mrs AL Waters
Headteacher
 
 
 
 

Welsh Government Letter

07 Sep 2021

Changes to contact tracing and self-isolation from this September

I hope you and your child have enjoyed the summer break.

As we return to school, there are some new arrangements in place when someone tests positive for COVID-19. These changes have been made possible by the vaccination programme and the significant reduction in numbers being hospitalised and suffering severe illness due to COVID-19 over recent months.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 using a PCR test, NHS Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) will contact you, using the details provided when the PCR test was ordered. They will ask questions designed to identify recent close contacts of your child, and for contact details - if you know them - of the individual or their parent/guardian. TTP will then get in touch with these close contacts to provide instructions or advice.

Those who are under 18 or fully vaccinated are no longer required to self-isolate if they are identified as close contacts. But they will be contacted to let them know that they’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. They will also be offered two PCR tests and provided with information and advice on how to minimise the risks of onward spread. If your child is identified as a close contact, they can still attend school unless they develop symptoms or are advised otherwise by TTP. Please continue to let us know if your child tests positive.

If a child tests positive, only a minority of their classmates will be identified as close contacts. But if there is a pattern of cases TTP may ask us to update you on the situation and remind you of key steps, including advising you to keep an eye out for new symptoms your child may develop, and to stay away from vulnerable family and friends in the short-term.

We do expect that there will be cases of COVID-19 across our community over the coming weeks, but this does not mean that COVID-19 is spreading within the school. Please continue to be vigilant for symptoms. If you are in any doubt, order a PCR test for your child at www.gov.uk/get‑coronavirus‑test or by calling 119.

Anyone with symptoms - a new continuous cough, fever or high temperature or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste - should remain in self-isolation until the test result is known. You can find the latest information on self-isolation arrangements at www.gov.wales/self‑isolation.

We recognise how difficult the past 18 months have been and the sacrifices that all families have had to make. Thank you for everything you have done to support your child and their school.


Homework information

06 Sep 2021

Homework will be set on a Monday and is to be completed by the following Monday. It will be set online and can be accessed through J2 Homework.
Activities will be Maths (particularly times tables as these are used in so much of the maths we do), Spellings practise and reading at home. There will sometimes be longer project tasks or other activities set to enhance our topic learning in school. 
If your child is having any difficulties accessing or completing the homework then please let me know.
In Year 6 we work on developing greater independence in readiness for Secondary school, therefore children are able to free read books from school or from home once they have reached Lime level. They have a record in school to log the books they are currently reading at home. As many of the books are large with many pages, children are not expected to read one of these books in a week! However, it is important that they read several chapters through the week and fill in the record in school when they complete a book.
Developing confidence in reading and reading for pleasure is very important in order for children to be able to access a whole range of subjects through their future learning.
Any concerns please contact me.
Thank you
Miss Collins

Year 4 Important Information

05 Sep 2021

PE Days - PE will be on a Wednesday and a Friday, starting this week (Wed 8th September).  On PE days your child will need to wear correct PE kit into school (School jumper/cardigan, house colour t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and suitable footwear).  Earrings must be removed (this can be done either at home or they can be taken out and put back in at school, but your child must be able to do this themselves) and long hair should be tied back.
Homework -  Your child will have homework set on a Monday each week via J2homework on Hwb.  Your child should have a copy of their Hwb log in details inside the cover of the orange home learning book that was sent home last week.  If there are any problems logging on or accessing the homework please let me know. 
Your child will have the following homework each week:
  • Reading
  • Times tables (to practise for a weekly test)
  • Spellings (to learn for a weekly test)

A list of the spellings to be learnt each week will be posted in j2homework.  Your child will need to learn their groups' spellings in readiness for a spelling test the following Monday.  The spellings will also be posted in SpellBlast for them to practise if they wish. 
Your child will be informed of what times tables they are learning.  This will depend on what times tables certificate they are working towards.  You child can use TTBlast or use an alternative game (Topmarks), a paper method or oral practise to learn their tables.  The weekly times table test will be on a Wednesday.
Reading books and records will be given out on a Monday for your child to bring home.  The reading book and reading record will need to be returned on the Friday, of the same week, in order for us to quarantine the books before the Monday.  Please can you ensure that the reading record is completed and signed each week.  If the reading record is not signed then I will assume that the book has not be read and therefore it will not be changed and your child will bring the same book back home. If your child is a free reader then they only need to return the completed reading record.  I do not need to see the reading book itself. There are a small number of outstanding reading records and books from last year.  Please return them to school asap.
Please note that there will be no homework set this week.  I will set the first homework tasks on Monday 13th September.
Water Bottles - Please can you ensure that your child has a labelled water bottle, containing water only, in school each day.  We are not able to lend children cups to due hygiene restrictions.
Uniform labels - Please can you ensure that your child has their name written on all of their property so that we can ensure that any lost items can be returned swiftly.  It is very difficult to locate lost items if the are not named.
If you have any problems, concerns or need to inform me about anything you can contact me via email sissonc@hwbcymru.net. I will aim to respond as soon as I can.  Alternatively you can speak to me on the door after school or leave a message with the school office and I will aim to ring you as soon as is possible.
Thanks
Mrs Sisson
 

Year 1

03 Sep 2021

Welcome to Year 1. Just a bit of information that I can pass on to you so far.
***PE days - so far only the Friday Yoga has been confirmed but we will be having another PE day and I will let you know as soon as I know. On PE days, please make sure that long hair is tied back and that all earrings are removed. No hoop earrings are allowed on any days as stated in the school policy. I have noticed that many of the children have lace up school shoes and/or PE trainers. If your child is unable to tie laces, please can they have velcro as currently staff still have to keep socially distanced. Thank you with helping us with this.
***Water Bottles need to be brought to school on a Monday and will be sent home on Friday.
*** Wellies are required for your child to be able to use the sand shed. I will be sending the last years wellies home today for you to check the sizing is correct. Please ensure when they come back to school that they are labelled.
***Please ensure all of your child's clothes are labelled clearly.
*** Photographs of our activities will be added to Twitter. You can follow us at @durandprimary
*** Reading books and homework will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be returned on a Wednesday to be quarantined for 2 days. If the reading books come in later than the Wednesday then they will been changed the following week. There will be no homework or reading this week.
Thank you for your help with this. It is much appreciated.
My email address is johnsl19@hwbcymru.net if you need to inform me of anything. 
 
Thank you again
Mrs Johns

Newsletter Summer term Final issue

19 Jul 2021

Newsletter Summer 2021- final issue

Movie afternoon

15 Jul 2021

Tomorrow afternoon we will be watching the movie Dora the Explorer rated PG, if you do not want your child to a watch a PG rated film could you please let me know via email by 9pm this evening.The children will also be having some snacks to watch the film with.
Leys13@hwbcymru.net
Thank you
Miss Ley

Monmouthshire County Council letter

15 Jul 2021

Will McLean End of term letter

Music Lessons from September 2021

14 Jul 2021

Gwent music letter from September 2021

Summer Reading Challenge 2021

13 Jul 2021

Newsletter for parents - Summer Reading Challenge 2021.pdf

Reception Violin Concert

12 Jul 2021

Click on the link below to view the Reception Violin Concert
https://spark.adobe.com/video/kWP3wCNLWXThs

Year 2 Violin Concert Video

12 Jul 2021

Click on the link below to watch the Year 2 Violin Concert Video.
hhttps://spark.adobe.com/video/wkQKpXEzAQwWt

Year 1 Violin Concert Video

12 Jul 2021

Click on the link below to watch the Year 1 Violin Concert.
 
https://spark.adobe.com/video/agziEdUAba4Kp

Year 6 last few days

12 Jul 2021

The next 7 days in Year 6 are very busy, here is some information about what's going on and what your child needs to wear on these days:
 
Monday 12th July - After school tour of Caldicot Comp. Parents to drop off at 3.30 and collect at 4.10. Masks to be worn. I will meet them there and will be accompanying them on the tour.
Tuesday 13th July - Water PE. Children to wear PE kits, they will be taking part in activities involving water, if they wish they can bring in water blasters and a change of clothes.
Wednesday 14th July - Olympic assembly. Children will have a Teams assembly with an Olympic rower, the winner of the Aldi poster competition will be announced too!
Thursday 15th July - PJ day. Children can wear their PJs (and sensible shoes) and we will be watching a PG rated movie Dora the Explorer. Please let me know if you do not wish your child to watch a PG film. We will also have some snacks with the movie!
Friday 16th July - Last Gateway rugby session so PE kits to be worn.
Monday 19th July - Forest school day. We will be spending the day at the forest and having food cooked over the fire. Lunch will be as normal however, we will come down from the forest at lunchtime for those who have school lunches. Children need to wear long sleeves and trousers, sensible shoes and sun cream applied before school.
Tuesday 20th July - Last day! At the end of the day our class will be out on the KS2 yard at home time to be collected. This will allow for other staff to come out to say goodbye once they have dismissed their class.
 
I hope all of this information is useful during this hectic few days! Thank you for for support as always.

Admission to Nursery

07 Jul 2021

Admission to Nursery 


If your child's date of birth is between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, you may want to apply for a nursery place for September 2022.
  • Packs available to parents - 7th July 2021
  • Closing date for application - 15th September 2021 at midnight

 
  • Offer date - 5th November 2021 ((Sept 2022 Intake)
  •                    5th November 2021 (January 2022 Intake)
  •                    7th March 2022 (April 2022 Intake)

The link to the application page is:
 Nursery Admissions 2022
Many thanks
 

Nursery Sports Event Video

07 Jul 2021

Click on link below
https://spark.adobe.com/video/z7R33WHNVIs4b

New Classes September 2021

02 Jul 2021

New Classes September 2021

Reception Sports Day Link

01 Jul 2021

https://spark.adobe.com/video/RtSBWCSdfM5Sh

Visit to Caldicot School

28 Jun 2021

Durand visit 12/07/21

Newsletter Summer term Issue 2

25 Jun 2021

Newsletter Summer Term 2021- issue 2

Leavers Photo 2021

09 Jun 2021

Ordering Leavers Photographs


Your child will be given their proof photo at the end of the day for them to bring home.  Attached is an example of how your purchased print will look.


We have had to change how these photos are processed and given out so please see the information below:

  • Children will bring their proof photo home from school today
  • If you wish to order photos, please take the proof to Wye Valley Studios as soon as possible
  • All payments must be made to Wye Valley Studios when placing your order (no orders will be processed without payment)
  • We will inform you by a Schoop message when your printed photos will be ready for collection from Wye Valley Studio

Thank you.

Gateway Virtual Rugby

17 May 2021

Gateway virtual cup semi-final draw

Transition information

17 May 2021

Image

My School Fund Initiative to help boost our budget

05 May 2021

My School Fund


Join the My School Fund initiative to help boost our budget
We’re pleased to announce that Durand Primary School is part the My School Fund initiative. This innovative scheme allows us to boost our school’s budget with your help.
How does it work?
Parents, guardians and carers can sign up to the scheme for free and start earning cashback on the things they buy in participating retail stores, including Sainsbury’s and Argos. As you spend you’ll receive 2% cashback in the form of eGift vouchers that can be redeemed in participating stores. By adding a credit/debit card and linking your spend to our school on the My School Fund website we’ll also earn 1% cashback on your spend.
Add that all up across our school’s network of families and together we can all make a big difference!
How to get involved
Visit myschoolfund.org to register for free, link to Durand Primary School and add your credit/debit card. From there, everything you spend in participating stores will go towards helping boost our budget, plus your own! Sign up today at myschoolfund.org
Adding a credit/debit card
Once you have registered you will be asked to link a card to your My School Fund account. This information is protected using bank level encryption. The site does not ask you to provide any card information that will allow anyone to make a payment on your card - i.e. it does not ask for the card security code (CVC or CVV). More information about data protection and security is available in the FAQs section of the My School Fund website when you are logged in to your account.
Many Thanks
 

Newsletter Summer Term Issue 1

05 May 2021

Newsletter Summer Term 2021 Issue 1

May Elections and Training Days

14 Apr 2021

May Elections 2021.pdf

Art lesson information

14 Apr 2021

Could your child bring in to school a kitchen roll tube by Monday 19th April. They will need it for their Art lesson on Tuesday 20th.
Thank you
Miss Ley

Newsletter Spring Term Issue 2

25 Mar 2021

Newsletter Spring 2021 Issue 2

Year 3 Reading Books

22 Mar 2021

Could all reading books be returned to school by this Friday at the very latest as they will need to be quarantined over the Easter holidays in readiness for new reading books to be given out when the children return.
Thank you

Comic Relief Red Nose day

18 Mar 2021

Comic Relief Red Nose day

Tomorrow it is, once again, Comic Relief Red Nose day. This year we are NOT asking pupils to dress up as it may be difficult, with most shops still closed, to get anything specific. We are also NOT holding a non-school uniform day.

 

A number of children have asked if they can bring in their Red Nose but unfortunately we have had to say no due to cross contamination concerns. However, if they wish they can use make up or face paint to colour their nose red or do something imaginative with their hair for the day (but not too over the top!) Pupils will be doing some activities in class, as part of our Feel Good Friday, to celebrate the occasion!

We will not be collecting donations in school for this but ask that if parents wish to make a donation they make it through the official Comic Relief channels.

 

Many thanks for your support with this.
 
 


Information

18 Mar 2021

Just a reminder for P.E kits to be worn tomorrow. Also if possible could your child bring in a shoe box by next Thursday for an activity on the Friday. I do have some spares if you haven't got one.
Thank you

Year 4 Class Information

16 Mar 2021

Year 4 Information
The children will need to wear school PE kits on a Tuesday and Friday.   Please ensure your child wears appropriate clothing for the weather e.g. tracksuit bottom, as we will be hoping to be outside as much as possible.
New homework is set on J2e homework every Monday.  Homework will usually include spellings and times tables to learn, a maths activity and a reading book.  Spellings will be tested on a Monday and times tables on a Wednesday. I would expect all aspects of the homework to be completed.   If you have any issues accessing the homework online please let me know and I can send home a paper copy.  
Please can I also request that reading books and reading records are returned every Friday so that we can quarantine the books in readiness for a new book to be sent home every Monday. If your child does not bring home a reading book on a Monday it means that we have not received a reading book back in school and will be unable to send home another book.
If there are any issues please email me sissonc@hwcymru.net and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.
Thank you in advance for your support
Mrs Sisson
 

Sad News

15 Mar 2021

Sad news re:Bereavement

Newsletter Spring Term Issue 1

12 Mar 2021

Newsletter Spring 2021 Issue 1

Year 3 Teams Meeting

10 Mar 2021
Tomorrows Teams Meet will be held by Miss Ley at 10am.
 
We are going to have a game of Bingo. Your child will need a piece of paper and a pen. They will need 10 random numbers between 1 and 100 written down on their paper.
 
Looking forward to seeing them all.😁

Forest School

03 Mar 2021

Forest School gives children the unique opportunity of experiencing first hand, play and learning in a controlled outdoor environment.
Forest School is the name for an approach to educating children in the outdoors on a regular basis. This work will support the main curriculum (particularly literacy, science, numeracy and the arts) and will have a strong emphasis on raising all children’s self- esteem and independence.
 
An integral part of the Forest School experience is that children will experience the outdoors in all weathers. With the exception of very high winds and thunder storms, please assume that your child will be outside when they take part in Forest Schools.
 
To help achieve this, we will provide all children taking part in Forest School with a waterproof coat and waterproof trousers. Please provide your child with the kit list below. Your child will need to bring this kit in every Friday for their Forest School session. Due to current circumstances No kit can be left in school.
 
Also please bear in mind your child will occasionally get muddy and wet! Forest School programs operate all year round regardless of weather conditions.
 
If you have any questions about Forest School, please feel free to approach a member of our staff who will be able to help you.
 
Forest School Kit List:
 
Warm coat, no longer than hip length (with a hood but no fur trim please)
Wellies (Will not be able to join in with some activities without correct footwear)
Warm socks (and a spare pair)
Gloves and woolly hat (cold weather)
Full set of spare clothes to be brought to school on their forest school day (Fridays)
 
 
Thank you
Mrs Johns
 
 

Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Testing

01 Mar 2021

LFD advice letter for parents.pdf

NHS Wales letter

23 Feb 2021

NHS Wales - letter to parents - Feb 21

Returning to school

23 Feb 2021

No PE kit needed for tomorrow as we will be concentrating on getting settled back in. We will do some physical exercise Friday weather permitting so children will need it for then. Timetables for PE are being finalized and I will inform you as soon as I know. For tomorrow, as before this lockdown, please no bags or additional items from home to keep the transfer from home to school minimal. Also remember a water bottle and a fruit or veg snack and if you have your reading book and reading record at home, please return them tomorrow so they can be quarantined in readiness for books to go home on Friday.
Can I just thank you all for the hard work you have put in during this lockdown and I can't wait to see all the smiley faces tomorrow morning. 
 

Return to School Plans - February 2021

12 Feb 2021

Return to School plans-Feb-2021.pdf

Return to School Information

11 Feb 2021

Letter to parents and carers -11-02-21.pdf

New ELSA Online Activities available

09 Feb 2021

 

This week’s ELSA theme is based on ‘Circle of Control 

This is a great social emotional lesson for children who are starting to learn how to problem solve on their own. It’s also a great activity to do to sort children’s worries, encouraging them to focus on those things that are within their control and those that are outside of their control, therefore not as worthy of their attention or energy.  

In your circle of control are the things you have power over, or control. Outside of your circle are things you cannot control. The more familiar children are with this concept the easier it is to problem solve using solutions that are within THEIR control.  

There are 2 sessions in the ELSA Home Activities Hwb folder, one for KS2 and one for Foundation Phase pupils, just select the one appropriate for your child. Younger children will benefit from adult support to do the activities. All pupils are welcome to take part, whether they are curently receiving ELSA in school or not. Enjoy! 

 

Mrs Brunnock 

ELSA 

 


Number 4 and 5

01 Feb 2021

How to draw a number 4
https://spark.adobe.com/video/utfb1aSp7om7E
How to draw a number 5
https://spark.adobe.com/video/yC89Lf8lGHDUk

How to draw numbers 2 and 3

29 Jan 2021

How to draw a number 2
https://spark.adobe.com/video/Bqmi5o3icE56H
How to draw a number 3
https://spark.adobe.com/video/e92nK3BAeX3Sv

Tap sticks

29 Jan 2021

Tap stick play list on youtube
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfI7S15glpDfVr-iKoi0v2WSG3ZYBQG15

Dragon loves Penguin

28 Jan 2021

Dragon loves Penguin
https://spark.adobe.com/video/IWVQiZKchoWBe
How to draw a penguin
https://spark.adobe.com/video/A4Xej8jBx3CxJ
How to draw a dragon
https://spark.adobe.com/video/E9IPEKGwvQuhp

Writing numbers zero and one

27 Jan 2021

How to write zero
https://spark.adobe.com/video/8ZpPbGu8xpM7p
How to write number one
https://spark.adobe.com/video/jEnpCnLhsvlSW

Roll a dice game

27 Jan 2021

Roll a dice game
https://spark.adobe.com/video/SpDsoPtH5y7Sy

Remote Learning - Guidance for parents and carers

26 Jan 2021

Guidance to parents and carers

Snowman Art

26 Jan 2021

Snowman art
https://spark.adobe.com/video/UrHlR1pM6ktr0

Counting in Welsh

26 Jan 2021

1, 2, 3 in Welsh
https://spark.adobe.com/video/wlu4QltqbRFwr
1, 2, 3, 4 in Welsh
https://spark.adobe.com/video/RE2Mq6zYL6r1q

Durand Nursery Virtual Tour

25 Jan 2021

https://spark.adobe.com/video/CvNrKBulNQgB2

Greetings in Welsh

25 Jan 2021

Bore da - Good morning
https://spark.adobe.com/video/tXoIEABcKa7yR
Prynhawn da - Good afternoon
https://spark.adobe.com/video/EfF3HPM5rdGOB

It is snowing video

25 Jan 2021

https://spark.adobe.com/video/WpqiWMc3hntFO

Pictures of the residents from Cherry Tree Care Home

22 Jan 2021

Before Christmas  all the children at Durand made Christmas cards and decorations for Cherry Tree Care Home. We have received some lovely pictures of the residents enjoying them. You can see these picture in your child's HWB account. You will find them in their google one drive. You can only access the pictures using your child's HWB email not your personal email.
Thank you 

Teams Meeting - Today at 11am

15 Jan 2021

Rules for a successful Teams meeting (hopefully)
 
This is my first time at hosting a teams meeting but from being a participate, here are some ideas that will help.
  1. Actually download the teams app onto your devise. This will allow you to see each person in individual tiles otherwise you only see the person who is talking.
  2. When you enter the meeting make sure your camera is on but your mic is off.
  3. We can’t all talk at the same time so I will ask you to unmute when it’s your turn. If you have a question, there is a little hand symbol so you can put your hand up. If you press this a second time then your hand will go down.
  4. Your mum’s and dad’s don’t have to be on the screen with you, just in the same room.
  5. Miss Collins will be the additional staff member on our chat today as this is required from our school policy.
  6. If you don’t feel confident to have your video camera on that is absolutely fine.
  7. Unfortunately, as with all technology, we may have some teething issue.

Hope this helps
 
Mrs Johns
 

Resources for submarine building

11 Jan 2021

This week I will be posting a video of how submarines go up and down in water. If you would like to have a go yourself you will need the following.
500ml (minimum) pop bottle that is clear More misleading Coke bottles – Chris Worfolk's Blog
A bic ball point pen lidThe Enduring Genius of the Ballpoint Pen - WSJ
Blu tac (the size of a marble)
And water.
I will upload this on Thursday for you to have a go at.
Mrs Johns

Using XBox and Play Station to access Hwb

07 Jan 2021

Using Xbox or Play Station to access Hwb


Accessing home learning using the above devises:

Xbox

  1. Plug a key board in to the Xbox USB slot
  2. Go in to my games and apps
  3. Find Microsoft Edge and select
  4. Type in: HWB and log in as you would in school
  5. You can then access your work through one drive and use key packages including:

Word

Teams

Excel

Powerpoint

Your emails

Just to Easy

Adobe Spark

6. To move around you just use the Xbox controller or plug in a mouse

(If you require the use of a keyboard or mouse we may be able to loan these to you)

 

Play Station

  1. Identify the Play Station internet browser icon (it is WWW with dots around it)
  2. Press the PS4 logo on the controller
  3. Go to the library an find options for games and applications
  4. Go in to applications and you will find the internet browser
  5. Type HWB into the browser and log in as you would in school
  6. You can then access your work through one drive and use key packages including:

Word
Teams

Excel

Powerpoint

Your emails

Just to Easy

Adobe Spark
 
 
 
 
 


Monmouthshire County Council letter - January Return to School

18 Dec 2020

Letter to parents - carers -18-12-20.pdf
 

Merry Christmas!

16 Dec 2020


Christmas film information

16 Dec 2020

Important message
The children's Hwb accounts are private, any information, photos and videos should not be copied or shared onto any social media platforms. We do not have the permission of all parents to share any information on social media.
Thank you

Christmas concert films

16 Dec 2020

We are happy to announce that the Christmas concert films are now ready for viewing.
Please follow the instructions to access them or use the link below:
 
Infants- The Nativity Story
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zS3bDJZpOKGNKBOad35lzF-7xJjDduMw/view?usp=sharing
 
Juniors- The Nutcracker
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NIUL--kytll5zdT9QR5xT5k7iFbJ-PRh/view?usp=sharing
 
Laptops
Sign into your child's Hwb account
Click on Menu
Click on Google for Education
You may now need to sign into google with your child's Hwb email
Click on google apps (this is at the top right corner, 6 little dots)
Click on Drive
Click or double tap on the film for it to play
 
I Pad, Tablet or Phone
Download Google Drive if you do not already have it
Sign in using your child's Hwb email (you can not access the film using your own email)
Click on icon at top right corner to make sure you are signed in with your child's Hwb email, if you are not sign in now
Tap to play film
 
If you have any problems accessing the films please feel free to email me
LeyS13@hwbcymru.net
 
This year has been a very difficult one, the children have had to get used to a lot of changes in school which they have coped with exceptionally well. We would like to thank all the children for working tirelessly during this time. They have worked extremely hard over the last few weeks putting their concerts together and we couldn't be more proud of them, so a huge well done to all of them.
We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Sit back, relax and enjoy the film.
Thank you 
Miss Ley and Mrs Noblet

Newsletter Autumn Term Issue 3

15 Dec 2020

Newsletter Autumn Term 2020 Issue 3.pdf
 

Monmouthshire County Council letter

11 Dec 2020

Monmouthshire County Council letter-11-12-20.pdf

Please click the link above to see a letter from Will McLean, Chief Officer for Education, explaining that Primary Schools in Monmouthshire will close at the end of Wednesday next week for face to face teaching and will be offering Blended learning for Thursday and Friday. This is in-line with other Local Authorities within the region. 

Take Care, Keep Safe.


Monmouthshire County Council Christmas letter to parents

08 Dec 2020

MCC Christmas letter to parents 2020.pdf

Costume update

08 Dec 2020

Due to a technical error could all children wear black clothing to school tomorrow as we need to re film their part of the Christmas concert. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Many thanks

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