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Friday 17th May

Criw Cymraeg

Mae’r tedi yn mynd i ddosbarth 4 eto yr wythnos yma. Seren y staff oedd Miss Willaimson, llongyfarchiadau i bawb.

Lexia
Well done to Harry, Izzy, Frankie and Toby S for completing a level on Lexia.
The teacher’s email to access Lexia is office@forden.powys.sch.uk

Clwb dal i fynd
A huge thank you to Andy Davies and Jacqui Loxam for coming to train the pupils at running club on Monday. See the pictures on our Year in Pictures page.

Eisteddfod
Well done to all the children for competing in the Eisteddfod this afternoon. Thank you to Mrs Davies (our Welsh peripatetic teacher) and Mrs Delyth Jones for judging the competitions this afternoon and the school governors for judging the handwriting and art competitions. Llongyfarchiadau Tîm Melyn, this year’s winners. Look out for the photos on our Year in Pictures page.

Change of Menu
Next Thursday school dinners will be served in school due to the election polling station in the Community Centre. There will be a change of menu – to follow.

TESCO Tokens
We’re in the draw during May and June at Tesco in Welshpool. Funds raised through their ‘Community Projects’ scheme will fund playground equipment and markings. Please spread the word and put your token in the Forden School box.

Attendance
Congratulations to Reception, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6, joint winners of Attendance Ted, all with 100% attendance.

Parent Pay – School Dinners
We have been notified by Powys Catering that there is a significant debt on some accounts in relation to school dinners. Could parents please ensure they top up their child’s school meals account on a regular basis. Thank you

E-Safety
A pupil sees a group of girls coming toward her at break time. One has been her best friend since Year 2, but she doesn’t know the others very well. She says ‘Hi’ to them as they pass. They all ignore her or roll their eyes, including her friend. Once she has passed, the girls begin to whisper to each other while they stare at her and laugh behind their hands.
While we can all agree the girls in this situation are being mean, can we call this bullying?
These “IRL” (in real life) scenarios happen all the time, and they often carry over into the online world. Although insults, exclusion, and even all-out aggression don’t always meet the technical definition of cyberbullying (ongoing, targeted harassment via digital communication tools over a period of time) they still hurt.
The best remedy for all these issues is prevention and education: Teaching children what it means to be kind and respectful and a responsible digital citizen can nip lots of trouble in the bud. But when and if problems start, it’s good for parents to understand what’s happening – and how to help.
Get more information on what can happen and ways to deal with it by reading the following blog https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/its-not-cyberbullying-but

Past newsletters:

Friday 10th May

Friday 3rd May