Welcome to Year Five!

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Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Spring Term! The children have settled quickly back into school and have already been working hard. Homework will continue as before and will support the topics and the curriculum as and when is needed. We would appreciate it if you could continue to support the children as you have been doing.


   Our new topic this half-term is ‘Scream Machine’ which is a science/DT topic looking at Forces; there will be one D/T item for the Eisteddfod to be completed at home – the children will have details of this shortly; after half term our topic will be ‘Potions’ which is another science-based topic.


       Our PPA this term will be on Tuesday (Y5) and Thursday (Y6) afternoons which will be taken by Mrs. Francis. PE is still on a Friday - the children will need indoor and outdoor P.E kits. Spelling tests will also continue to be on a Friday so please make sure your child has practiced their spellings, have had their home spelling book signed by an adult and returned to school every Friday. Swimming will continue every Thursday until half term and the year 4 will be going after half term.


   If you have any queries regarding any matter in this letter or concerns about your child’s welfare at school, please call into see me at your convenience.



Mrs. Pugh & Mr. Langdon



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Your child will be having PE every Friday afternoon and will need their kit in school. When the weather is colder they will need an old pair of joggers and sweatshirt as well as shorts and T Shirt.



Swimming this term (until Christmas) will take place EVERY Thursday morning so please make sure you child's swimming kit and £2 for the bus is in school each Thursday - thank you.

Morfa Bay:

After the enormous success of this year’s trip, I have provisionally booked to take Year 5 to Morfa Bay Adventure Centre, Carmarthen on Friday 30th June – Monday 3rd July, 2017. Please have a look at the Morfa Bay photos on the website  if you want to see what we did on the trip. Alternatively, ask one of the parents of the children who went last year, to seek their opinions.

   The cost will be £160 per pupil (unless the centre has increased the cost) plus the cost of transport which I am hoping to raise funds for. If you wish your child to accompany us, please sign the necessary form asap. A non-refundable deposit of £40 will be required by October 1st and then three further monthly instalments after that (1st February, 1st March, 1st April – or closest available school day.) Of course, you may pay in full or in weekly instalments instead if you wish. Cheques need to be made payable to ‘Llantilio Pertholey School’.

   I need to know asap who will be going on the trip in order to secure our places at the Centre. If your child chooses not to go, they will need to attend school on the Friday and Monday that we are away and receive their education in another class. Please call in to see me if you have any queries re: the trip.

It really was a fantastic trip and I'm hoping all of the children will accompany us.