Autumn Term News

Keep up to date with what is happening in school with our newsletters:

Wednesday 22nd December

Thank you – Your ongoing support for school has been greatly appreciated throughout this term – it has been a challenging time for staff, pupils and parents. Thank you.

Return to school – January 2022 – In Powys, it is currently planned for Spring term to start on Friday 7th January 2022, when learning will be delivered online. School will only be open to vulnerable pupils & children of critical workers. If your child will be attending school on Friday 7th January, please contact/ email school to ensure we have correct staffing in place (Breakfast Club & lunches will also be available).

All pupils should return to school on Monday 10th January. If updated guidance means a change to this, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Lexia – Well done to Willow, Rhys , Rosie, Frankie, Seth P, John and  Evie C for completing a level on Lexia. Lexia will be available to pupils over the holidays.

Staying Safe online this Christmas – Please follow the links below for helpful advice for parents.

Criw Cymraeg –  The Criw organised an afternoon of Christmas themed Welsh activities for all pupils to enjoy. Diolch. Each class had a letter hunt and spelt out Welsh words and phrases. See the photos on the school website.

Christmas Activities – Please click on the link to see a round up of our Christmas activities in school.  

Pantomime – Pupils enjoyed their online pantomime today. Thank you to Friends of Forden for raising the money this. There is still time to buy a balloon for the Balloon Race – Friends’ Balloon Race

St Michael’s Church Christmas services – There will be a crib service at St Michael’s church in Forden on Christmas Eve at 4pm. All children will be welcome. There is also a ‘midnight mass’ on Christmas Eve, starting at 11.30pm.

Ongoing school response to Covid-19 – If your child is identified as a close contact of a Covid case in school, you will receive a Warn & Inform letter from school. This gives advice and guidance on PCR tests and self-isolation.

If your child has any of the 3 main symptoms (persistent cough, high temperature, loss of taste/smell) they must not attend school and should get a PCR test (call 01874 44251 Please note, this is a new number). They should not return to school until the test result has come through. Tests can also be booked through the Powys Teaching Health Board website at https://pthb.nhs.wales/coronavirus/coronavirus-testing/symptoms/

If your child has other symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, flu-like symptoms) you can still request a PCR test and your child can attend school whilst waiting for the result.

Your co-operation in this is greatly appreciated. If your child receives a positive PCR test, please contact the school to inform us.

If you are unsure, please contact the school.

Primary School Admissions – The Primary School Admission Round for learners born between 01/09/2017 – 31/08/2018 is now open.  Parents/Carers need to complete an online application at https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/1158/Applying-for-a-School-Place. Applications need to be made by the deadline of Friday 7 January 2022.

If a parent / carer is unable to apply online they can contact admissions@powys.gov.uk

Previous newsletters:

Wednesday 22nd December

Friday 3rd December

Friday 19th November

Friday 12th November

Friday 5th November

Friday 22nd October

Friday 8th October

Friday 24th September

Friday 10th September