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Information for this half term

Please find below information for this half term to the end of this academic year.

 

School reports

School reports will be sent out to parents and carers on Friday 2nd July. After reading your child’s report, if there are any questions or queries could parents / carers please e-mail the class teacher in the first instance using their Hwb account. The teacher will then respond either via e-mail or phone to address the point raised.

 

Heads e-mail

Should parents / carers wish to e-mail me, can e-mails please be sent via admin.pontyclunprimary@rctcbc.gov.uk Please do not use the heads Hwb address as I do not use this account and your e-mail won’t get the response that it should receive.

 

Positive behaviour approach

This half term the school is focussing on ‘Respect’. We are looking at respect for peers, respect for adults, respect for self and respect for the school and equipment. As part of this approach, all adults in school will have raffle tickets that they will provide to children demonstrating respect. Each adult is allowed to give 5 tickets a day. If your child receives a ticket then this will be placed in a box either in the infant building or the main office. A weekly draw will take place and the drawn ticket will receive a £10 Argos voucher to spend as they wish. There will be a new draw every week until the end of term. Obviously the more tickets they achieve the greater the chance of winning so could all parents / carers help us by reiterating our message of respect for all. Thank you for co-operation in this matter.

 

End of term arrangements

The continuing Covid restrictions continue to dampen the opportunities for end of year festivities. The Local Authority has taken advice from the RCT Director for Public Health for guidance. She said, ‘’that anything that is organised in our schools must be robustly risk assessed by HTs, all social distancing guidelines must be followed, numbers of pupils must be kept low, the outdoors is the preferred location as being outside is better and poses less of a risk as opposed to being inside, additionally there must be no crossing over of bubbles.’’ Due to the high number of pupils in the different classes and the difficulty imposed by effective social distancing and non-crossing of bubbles we will not be hosting an end of year prom for year 6.

However, we would like to host a Dress up Domino’s day for year 6 where, rather than have school dinners, the year 6 will have domino’s pizza and sides delivered to the school and if they wish to dress up for the day they can. Year 6 teachers will send further information shortly.

 

Pontyclun’s Got Talent.

We will run the annual ‘Pontyclun’s got Talent’ event digitally this year. Each class will host an audition day and pick one act to go through to the Grand Final. These acts will be videoed and all will be shown on the last Friday of term. Classes will then vote on their top 3 acts and an eventual winner will be crowned.

 

Sports days

We are unable to run whole school sports days this year. Instead, teachers will run individual sports afternoon for their classes.

 

Last week

The last week of term will be called ‘Challenge Week.’ Teachers will be running a series of challenges that will be of varying length. They will be fun, practical and quite possibly a bit messy! Hopefully this will give us the opportunity to finish the year on a high. Children will not be expected to wear school uniform for this week.

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