Newsletter, Friday 10th July 2015

For children in Year 2 to Year 6, National test result reports for all children are available to collect from class teachers. If you would like more information about the tests please follow the following link,   and/or if you would like to discuss the report further please feel welcome to see your child’s class teacher.


All classes have enjoyed meeting their teachers and LSAs for next year this week and visiting their new classrooms. Teachers were impressed with the positive approach of all children to the exciting changes and new experiences ahead. Together, learning and being our best.

Children in new Nursery, Year 2 and Year 6 will have been given an information booklet from the Welsh Government today and provides further information about the transition phases in starting school and moving into Year 3 and Year 7.


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This week, Dosbarth Onnen and Dosbarth Celyn have entertained classes and parents with their summer concert performances. Both classes did exceptionally well and we are very proud of them all. Children sang, danced, acted and took on their roles with enthusiasm and enjoyment, da iawn pawb! There were smiles all round in the audience and of course from the performers themselves. Our Year 6 performance is next week!

Dosbarth Hywen and Onnen had a wonderful time at Miskin Mill on Thursday to finish their Dens and Dandelions topic.   Dosbarth Onnen had their very first school sleepover and a fun time was had by all. Dosbarth Hywen returned on Thursday and Dosbarth Onnen adventurers returned to school this morning and we hope they all have special memories to treasure.


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Dosbarth Derw attended Crucial Crew at the YMCA in Barry on Thursday. They had the opportunity to explore the importance of critical services in Barry and learnt the importance of treating those services respectfully.

Dosbarth Bedwen have taken part in Level 1 cycle training this week. Travelling by bike and walking are the more eco-friendly ways to travel and knowing how to do this safely is important. We would like to remind all children how very important it is to be safe when walking and riding scooters and bikes in the local area.


We are very pleased to announce that Miss Davies is expecting a baby later in the Autumn Term. We would like to take this opportunity to say a big CONGRATULATIONS from us all. Miss Jennifer Smart will teach Dosbarth Hywen next year when Miss Davies starts her maternity leave.


A reminder that there will be no extra curricular clubs next week as it is the last week of term. After school club in the cafe will run as normal apart from the last day of term Friday 17th July.


Thunk of the Week

Which is heavier- a song or a dream?


Welsh Phrase

Beth hoffet ti…?

What would you like to .. ?

Hoffwn i…achos mae’n..…

I would like to…because it’s…



The re-building of the playground wall on Phyllis Street and Archer Road continues. Please remember to observe the pavement closures and use the zebra crossing safely at all times

There will be a meeting next Wednesday 15th July for all Dosbarth Bedwen parents about the Braeside trip next academic year.

Please see the Vale of Glamorgan website for school holiday dates. Inset days will be confirmed by our school at a later date.

Autumn 2015

Menu for week ending 04.09.15

Wednesday 2nd September will be picnic day. Thursday & Friday will remain the same

 Key dates

 13th July

Morning Mesen graduation 10:30am

Afternoon Mesen Show and See at 2pm

Wednesday 15th July – Year 6 Summer Performance at 5pm followed by a garden party for children & families.

{weather permitting}

Friday 17th July

Derw Leavers Assembly 9:30am & Last day of term

Tuesday 1st September – INSET day

{School closed for all children / Uniform available to collect between 12 – 2pm}

Wednesday 2nd September – Autumn Term commences

Monday 7th September –

Dosbarth Derw residential to Braeside.

The Vale Family Information Service has compiled a programme of everything going on in the school summer holidays for children and young people in the Vale. It includes playschemes, events, activities, holiday childcare, leisure centre activities and much more.

The programme is available online:



Star of The Week

Derw – Corey Spencer

Bedwen – Ruby Cook

Celyn – Maddison Davies

Helygen – Neave Rudkin

Onnen – Juliet Foden

Ceirios – Findlay Rudkin

Hywen – Zainab Mustafa

Mesen  – Am Colby James

                Pm Amma-Rayne Joshua

Class of The Week



BAA Award

Foundation Phase: Ceirios 96.3%

Key Stage 2: Derw 100%


Source: Barry Island Blog

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