Spring Term News

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

Friday 12th April

Criw Cymraeg
Mae’r tedi yn mynd i ddosbarth 4 eto yr wythnos yma. Seren y staff oedd Mrs Moseley,
llongyfarchiadau i bawb.

Lexia
Well done to Ellie D, Harvey, Faye and Bradley for completing a level on Lexia.
Congratulations to Thomas for completing his final level.
The teacher’s email to access Lexia is office@forden.powys.sch.uk

Clwb dal i fynd
Congratulations to Jessica and Jazmin who achieved their 10 miles certificate and
Logan and Hollie for reaching their 20 miles. Running Club will continue after the
holidays. Dal ati.

Internet V Value of Boredom
When a phone full of cute cat videos and funny memes is only a swipe away, it’s easy to forget what it was like to be truly bored. But science tells us that boredom is actually useful – for children and adults. Not only can boredom lead to deep thinking, it can help children
practice perseverance, or pushing through uncomfortable moments without stimulation or distraction and without boredom,  children might not take the time to explore their surroundings – dig in the dirt, wonder how a house is built, bake cookies without a recipe – and they might
not stumble on something they really love to do.

What to do: Create opportunities for boredom by setting up times and places where devices are off-limits. Make sure children have unstructured time – even a little bit – where they can roam the house or the neighbourhood without a schedule. Keep a list of activities that children say they like to do – from drawing to hammering to bouncing a ball – and point them towards it when they complain.

Open Churches
Forden Church will be open on Saturday 20th April 1-4pm. There will be a display of
children’s work for you to look at and refreshments will be available. Other local
churches are also open. See poster on Community Centre noticeboard.

Eisteddfod
The school Eisteddfod will be held on Friday 17th May. Parents are welcome to come in
the afternoon to watch. All children will be participating. Pupils in Years 1-6 have a
poem to learn and they copy out their poem as part of the handwriting competition. This
needs to be completed at home. There will be opportunities in school to learn their
poem and they will need to practice to ensure they know it off-by-heart.

Bags 2 School
Friends have organised a Bags 2 School collection at 9am on Tuesday 30th April – The
second day back after the holiday. Items accepted are adults’ and children’s clothing,
shoes, hats, belts, handbags, soft toys, bedding, curtains and towels. They do not
accept duvets, pillows or cushions. The greater the total weight collected, the more
money raised for school.

Dropping off in the morning
Please do not pull in through the gates or onto the playground when dropping off in the
morning, especially for breakfast club. This is for the safety of all children.

Attendance
All pupils have brought home their attendance ‘Traffic Light’ letter. Congratulations to
the 44 pupils in the ‘Green Zone’ with attendance above 95%.
The school attendance figure for all pupils is 95.2% which is below our target of 96.3%.
Hopefully with the coming of summer and better weather we have seen the last of the
winter bugs!
Attendance Ted will spend the first week back with Class 3 as the class with the best
attendance (Class 2-93.9%, Class 3- 96.4%, Class 4- 95.5%).

Thank you
Thank you to all parents who have helped during this term, gardening, listening to
readers, etc. If you would like to volunteer to help in school in any way, please see Mrs
Fowler. Thank you.

Summer term starts on Monday 29th April. Pasg Hapus i chi.

After School Clubs (after Easter Holidays)
Monday – Running club 3:15-4:00pm – Y2-Y6
Tuesday – Netball club 3:15-4:00pm (Y2-Y6)
Thursday – Coding club 3:15-4:00pm (same group of pupils)

Past newsletters this term:

Friday 5th April

Friday 29th March

Friday 22nd March

Friday 15th March

Friday 8th March

Friday 22nd February

Friday 15th February

Friday 8th February

Friday 1st February

Friday 25th January

Friday 18th January

Friday 11th January