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ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Newsletter 21

May 2024

News

School News!

Choir Performance at Llais Community Listening Event!

Our choir have been invited to perform at the Llais' Community Listening event at the GGCA on Wednesday 22nd May 2024.

Consent letters have gone out to our choir performers who will be involved. 

The whole community is welcome to attend, the event will involve many organisations who want to hear from local people on their views directly. Organisations taking part include:

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board

Welsh Ambulance Services Trust

Foodwise for Life

Menter Iaith Bro Ogwr

Awen Libraries

Guide Dogs

Bridgend Carers

PAPYRUS

Trivallis

South Wales Police

The event starts at 3pm and ends at 6pm. We would be grateful if as many people could attend as possible.

 

Abercerdin welcomes Nantymoel Primary School's Netball and Football Teams!

On Friday 26th April, our mixed Year 5 and 6 netball and football teams took on Nantymoel Primary School. Both contests were thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining, but it was the away team who came away victorious in both matches. However, both of our newly formed teams played extremely well and represented our school admirably. Well done all!

The Friends of Abercerdin News

Community Hwb

The PTA’s Community Hwb opened its doors for the first time in March. The Hwb contains a community shop, food pantry and meeting space.

The community shop is open three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 1pm), offering a wide variety of clothes, shoes, trinkets, books and other items for sale. Second hand school uniforms are also available for both primary and secondary school pupils.

The food pantry has been a great success and the school and PTA have made links with John and Alison from Baobab Bach, a local CIC, to work together to tackle food poverty. The food pantry is open weekly on Fridays from 9am to 1pm. The food pantry offers a wide variety of both tinned, fresh and frozen food alongside personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies. Anyone is welcome to visit and fill a hessian bag for £5.

The Hwb has welcomed many visitors including the Local Community Coordinator, the local Warden and Early Help. Plans are currently underway to host training and courses for families and the local community including Cygnet and the Nuture programmes in the Hwb.

Please pop in! The kettle is always on!

For more information on Baobab Bach and their work, please see their website: Home - Baobab Bach CIC - Sustainable Communities (baobab-bach.org)

Dosbarth Aur News!

Forces!

Year 6 have been exploring how forces affect the movement of objects in their inquiry work this month. They have gained a conceptual and scientific understanding of the effects of gravity, friction, air resistance, and buoyancy. In preparation for their end of inquiry experiment, the pupils used Newton meters to measure the mass of classroom objects as well as the force of weight.

Dosbarth Arian News!

Dosbarth Efydd News!

Dosbarth Gwyrdd News!

Dosbarth Melyn News!

Dosbarth Glas News!

Planting with Mr. Jenkins!

Mr. Jenkins visited our class this month to help us plant sunflowers! We are going to use our measuring skills to track how tall our sunflowers grow over time.

We also planted cress seeds to take home.

Dosbarth Coch News!

Outdoor Learning

Our Nursery children have been enjoying our recent sunny weather!

The children have thoroughly enjoyed outdoor learning and getting to use our balance bikes. Balance bikes help children improve their sense of balance as well as their gross motor skills, posture and spatial awareness.

Dressing Up Corner

Our Nursery children are very stylish dressers!

The children have enjoyed creating their own snazzy outfits in our dressing up corner. It has been lovely to see the children explore and experiment with a variety of textures, colours and styles. 

Being creative!

We love experimenting in our class. This week, we used leaves, flowers and playdough to create playdough art. 

Here are some of our children with their designs! 

Upcoming event: Teddy Bear Picnic!

On Monday 17th June, we will be having a Teddy Bear Picnic!

We would be grateful if Parents could send their child to school with their Teddy Bears.

Announcements

Monday 6th May 2024

  • Bank Holiday. No school for pupils.

Tuesday 7th May 2024

  • Miss. Adams' Parental Consultations
  • Miss. Adams' class swimming sessions (weekly)

Wednesday 8th May 2024

  • Year 1 Audio Tests
  • Mr. Davies' Parental Consultations

Thursday 9th May 2024

  • Miss. Adams' Parental Consultations

Friday 10th May 2024

  • Book Fair arrives!

Monday 13th May 2024

  • Miss. Locke's Parental Consultations
  • Book Fair

Tuesday 14th May 2024

  • Miss. Locke's Parental Consultations
  • Miss. Adams' class swimming sessions (weekly)
  • PTA Games Night
  • Book Fair

Wednesday 15th May 2024

  • Mr. Ebley's Parental Consultations
  • Book Fair

Thursday 16th May 2024

  • Mr. Ebley's Parental Consultations
  • Apollo Football Tournament for Years 5 and 6
  • PC Leigh visit to Years 5 and 6 to talk about Cyber Safety
  • PC Leigh visit to Year 6 to talk about Drugs, It's your choice
  • Book Fair

Tuesday 21st May 2024

  • Mrs. Bailey, Miss. Davies and three members of school's Change Makers to visit the National Eco-Committee Birthday Celebration at the National Botanic Gardens
  • Miss. Adams' class swimming sessions (weekly)

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

  • Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Event at the GGCA from 1pm to 6pm. All welcome!

Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2024

  • Whitsun Half Term

Tuesday 4th June 2024

  • Miss. Adams' class swimming sessions (weekly)

Thursday 6th June 2024

  • Cardiff Tag Rugby Festival for Years 5 and 6
  • PC Leigh visit to Years 3 and 4 to talk about Stay Safe

Tuesday 11th June 2024

  • Miss. Adams' class swimming sessions (weekly)

Thursday 13th June 2024

  • PC Leigh visit to Years 3 and 4 to talk about Friend or Foe

Monday 17th June 2024

  • Nursery class's Teddy Bears Picnic

Tuesday 18th June 2024

  • Miss. Adams' class swimming sessions (weekly)

Thursday 20th June 2024

  • Year 6 transition day with Tonyrefail Community School (Information to follow)

Tuesday 25th June 2024

  • Miss. Adams' class swimming sessions (weekly)

Tuesday 1st July 2024

  • Miss. Adams' class swimming sessions (weekly)

Thursday 4th July 2024

  • PC Leigh visit to Years 5 and 6 to talk about The Park

Monday 8th July to Wednesday 10th July 2024

  • Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 trip to Llangrannog!

Tuesday 16th July 2024

  • Foundation Phase Sports Day (Times to follow)

Wednesday 17th July 2024

  • Key Stage Two Sports Day (Times to follow)

Thursday 18th July 2024

  • End of Year Disco

Friday 19th July 2024

  • Last day of school

Monday 22nd July to Thursday 8th August 2024

  • Food and Fun scheme! 

 ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Newsletter 20

Friday 8th March 2024

News

PTA St. David's Day Afternoon Tea

World Book Day

Announcements

Thursday 14th March 2024 

  • Crucial Crew for Year Six

Monday 18th March 2024

  •  Year 5 and 6 Bridgend District 5 a side tournament.
  • PTA Community Hwb shop opens!

Thursday 21st March 2024

  • Year 6 Transition date for Tonyrefail Community School (International Languages session) from 10am to 12pm at Tonyrefail. Transport organised by Abercerdin.
  • PTA Easter Bonnet Parade and Fete

Friday 22nd March 2024

  • PTA Easter Disco

Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April 2024

  • Easter Holidays 

Tuesday 9th April 2024

  • Swimming lessons for Miss. Adams' class (Weekly)

Friday 12th April 2024

  • Stroke Awareness Day

Monday 22nd April to Friday 10th May 2024

  • Parental Consultations

Monday 6th May 2024

  • Bank Holiday. No school for pupils.

Wednesday 8th May 2024

  • Year 1 Audio Tests

Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2024

  • Whitsun Half Term

Monday 8th July to Wednesday 10th July 2024

  • Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 trip to Llangrannog!

Tuesday 16th July 2024

  • Foundation Phase Sports Day (Times to follow)

Wednesday 17th July 2024

  • Key Stage Two Sports Day (Times to follow)

Thursday 18th July 2024

  • End of Year Disco

Friday 19th July 2024

  • Last day of school

Monday 22nd July to Thursday 8th August 2024

  • Food and Fun scheme! 

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

Newsletter 19

Friday 1st March 2024

News

St. David's Day and Eisteddfod

Announcements

Saturday 2nd March 2024

  •  PTA St. David's Day Afternoon Tea in the Sports Hall from 2pm to 4pm. Please contact the PTA for more details.

Friday 8th March 2024

  • World Book Day

Thursday 14th March 2024 

  • Crucial Crew for Year Six

Monday 18th March 2024

  • Year 5 and 6 Bridgend District 5 a side tournament.
  • PTA Community Hwb shop opens!

Thursday 21st March 2024

  • Year 6 Transition date for Tonyrefail Community School (International Languages session) from 10am to 12pm at Tonyrefail. Transport organised by Abercerdin.
  • PTA Easter Bonnet Parade and Fete

Friday 22nd March 2024

  • PTA Easter Disco

Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April 2024

  • Easter Holidays 

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

Newsletter 18

Friday 23rd February 2024

News

Afterschool Club!

Announcements

Friday 1st March 2024

  • St. David's Day
  • Eisteddfod

Saturday 2nd March 2024

  •  PTA St. David's Day Afternoon Tea in the Sports Hall from 2pm to 4pm. Please contact the PTA for more details.

Friday 8th March 2024

  • World Book Day

Thursday 14th March 2024 

  • Crucial Crew for Year Six

Monday 18th March 2024

  • Year 5 and 6 Bridgend District 5 a side tournament.
  • PTA Community Hwb shop opens!

Thursday 21st March 2024

  • Year 6 Transition date for Tonyrefail Community School (International Languages session) from 10am to 12pm at Tonyrefail. Transport organised by Abercerdin.
  • PTA Easter Bonnet Parade and Fete

Friday 22nd March 2024

  • PTA Easter Disco

Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April 2024

  • Easter Holidays 

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

Newsletter 17

Friday 9th February 2024

News

PC Leigh Newman Visit

Fire Service Visit to Years 2 and 6

PTA Valentine's Disco

Year One and Two Dance Showcase with Zack Franks

Announcements

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2024

  • February Half term 

Monday 19th February 2024

  • First day back

Friday 1st March 2024

  • St. David's Day
  • Eisteddfod

Friday 8th March 2024

  • World Book Day

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great half term break!

Newsletter 16

Friday 2nd February 2024

News

Year 1 and 2 Dance Workshops with Zack Franks!

Announcements

Wednesday 7th February 2024

  • Fire Service visit to talk to Year 2 and Year 6 pupils.

Friday 9th February 2024

  • PTA Valentine's Disco in the Sports Hall from 4.00pm to 5.30pm for Foundation Phase children and from 6.00pm to 7.30pm for Key Stage children. Further details available from the PTA's Facebook page.

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2024

  • February Half term 

Monday 19th February 2024

  • First day back

Friday 1st March 2024

  • St. David's Day
  • Eisteddfod

Friday 8th March 2024

  • World Book Day

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

Newsletter 15

Friday 26th January 2024

News

St. Dwynwen's Day

Announcements

Friday 31st January 2024

  • St. David's Day photos for Nursery and Reception pupils, children to wear Welsh costumes for photos.

Wednesday 7th February 2024

  • Fire Service visit to talk to Year 2 and Year 6 pupils.

Friday 9th February 2024

  • PTA Valentine's Disco in the Sports Hall from 4.00pm to 5.30pm for Foundation Phase children and from 6.00pm to 7.30pm for Key Stage children. Further details available from the PTA's Facebook page.

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2024

  • February Half term

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

Newsletter 14

Friday 19th January 2024

News

PTA Movie Night

PTA Astro Science Workshop

Announcements

Friday 31st January 2024

  • St. David's Day photos for Nursery and Reception pupils, children to wear Welsh costumes for photos.

Wednesday 7th February 2024

  • Fire Service visit to talk to Year 2 and Year 6 pupils.

Friday 9th February 2024

  • PTA Valentine's Disco in the Sports Hall from 4.00pm to 5.30pm for Foundation Phase children and from 6.00pm to 7.30pm for Key Stage children. Further details available from the PTA's Facebook page.

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2024

  • February Half term

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

 Newsletter 13

Friday 12th January 2024

News

Nursery Inquiry Work

Foundation Phase Inquiry

Year 6 Inquiry

Announcements

Tuesday 16th January 2024

  • PTA Movie Night from 5pm in the School Hall.

Wednesday 17th January 2024

  • PTA Astro Science workshop from 3.30pm to 5.00pm in the Sports Hall.

Friday 31st January 2024

  • St. David's Day photos for Nursery and Reception pupils, children to wear Welsh costumes for photos.

Wednesday 7th February 2024

  • Fire Service visit to talk to Year 2 and Year 6 pupils.

Friday 9th February 2024

  • PTA Valentine's Disco in the Sports Hall from 4.00pm to 5.30pm for Foundation Phase children and from 6.00pm to 7.30pm for Key Stage children. Further details available from the PTA's Facebook page.

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2024

  • February Half term

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

 Newsletter 12 

Friday 22nd December 2023

News

Secret Santa Day!

Key Stage Two Christmas Concerts!

Santa and Tootsie Visit to School!

Abercerdin Choir visit to Swn yr Afon!

Christmas Disco and Class Parties!

Christmas Toy Festival

Announcements

Monday 8th January 2024

  • First day back at school 

Friday 12th January 2024

  • Reception year group height, weight and vision checks by School Nursing Team 

Tuesday 16th January 2024

  • PTA Movie Night from 5pm in the School Hall.

Wednesday 17th January 2024

  • PTA Astro Science workshop from 3.30pm to 5.00pm in the Sports Hall.

Friday 31st January 2024

  • St. David's Day photos for Nursery and Reception pupils, children to wear Welsh costumes for photos.

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great Christmas break!

 Newsletter 11 

Friday 15th December 2023

News

PTA Winter Fete!

Foundation Phase Christmas Concerts!

Abercerdin Choir Visit to Millview Care Home

Foundation Phase trip to Jac and the Beanstalk

Announcements

Monday 18th December 2023

  •  Secret Santa Day
  • Year Two Christmas Concert at St. Barnabas starting at 10.30am.
  • Key Stage Two Christmas Concert at St. Barnabas starting at 2.00pm

Tuesday 19th December 2023

  • Letters to Santa with a Special Guest!
  • Key Stage Two Christmas Concert at St. Barnabas starting at 2.00pm.

Thursday 21st December 2023

  • Christmas Disco and Class Parties

Friday 22nd December 2023

  • Toy Festival

Monday 8th January 2024

  • First day back at school 

Friday 12th January 2024

  • Reception year group height, weight and vision checks by School Nursing Team 

Tuesday 16th January 2024

  • PTA Movie Night from 5pm in the School Hall.

Wednesday 17th January 2024

  • PTA Astro Science workshop from 3.30pm to 5.00pm in the Sports Hall.

Friday 31st January 2024

  • St. David's Day photos for Nursery and Reception pupils, children to wear Welsh costumes for photos.

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

 Newsletter 10 

Friday 8th December 2023

News

Shrek The Musical

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We had a fantastic time at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff watching the outstanding performance - Shrek, The Musical this Thursday. It was an absolute pleasure to accompany our wonderful Junior children to this show. As usual we had lots of complements from audience members who were sitting close to our school. They complemented our children on their outstanding behaviour. A huge thanks to Mrs. Helen Adams, the school's wonderful Clerk for organising such a wonderful event!

Christmas Decorations

Thanks to everyone for the fantastic home made decorations that adorn our school's Christmas tree. They are outstanding!

Winter Wonderland-Friends of Abercerdin

A massive thank you to Friends of Abercerdin for the extraordinary opportunity of having an ice rink/skating experience in school for the community to enjoy. It was an outstanding success. I would like to commend the FOA's determination to ensure that such wonderful opportunities are fully inclusive. They organised two Special Needs sessions and welcomed not only children with additional needs from Evanstown but from far and wide.

 

They had outstanding feedback from the public for this event. I sure we will all join together in our praise for their ongoing commitment to ensure that everybody enjoys and experiences their amazing activities. Countless hours of their free time is given in order to ensure that their events are to the highest standards. I am very grateful to them. Thank you so much from all the children of Evanstown!

 

Emma Mainwaring

Dawn Mainwaring

Jay Everett

Kelly Cox

Christian Cox

Dexter Cox

Georgia Watling

Matthew Watling

Susan Mahoney

Gary Mahoney

Corey Yeates

Joanne Yeates

Chloe Bailey-Manning

Lisa Gilbert

Andrew Mack

Josie Adams

Darren Gentle

Lauren Davies

Helen Adams

THANK YOU!

Richard William Singers

Many thanks to Friends of Abercerdin for organising this beautiful concert at the school. As you can see from the below poster, the concert was a sell out. All who attended felt that it was a truly special occasion for all.

Christmas Craft Morning

Look at the wonderful, fun craft that our children have made ready for our Christmas Fete!

Christmas Hat

Christmas Jumpers and Christmas Dinner

A massive thank you to our Kitchen team - Heidi Stratten and Wendy Thomas who cooked the children's fabulous Christmas feast.

Many thanks to Mrs. Helen Adams and all the Abercerdin team for decorating the school hall, providing chocolate treats and crackers alongside lots of festive fun!

Christingle

Dates for the diary

Please be aware that Breakfast with Santa has unfortunately been cancelled.

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

 Newsletter 9

Friday 17th November 2023

Announcements

Parental Consultations

How do I book my 3-Way Conference at Abercerdin?

These will take place from 27th November onwards. 

You can book your 3-Way conference for all staff at Abercerdin Primary School on the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/xfwcY0PHmX

Please choose an appointment time from the availability listed for your child’s teacher. Please do not panic if you are unable to make the selected date. Simply contact via email or telephone to organise a new date.

We are changing the way we report back to parents. Throughout the 2023/24 academic year, we will be trialling a new reporting system. We will be following the following schedule:

  • Autumn
    • Goal setting conference as a 3-Way Conference with parents, pupils and staff
  • Spring
    • Teacher and Pupil Conference
    • Teacher and Parent Conference
  • Summer
    • 3-way Conference with parents, pupils and staff
    • End of Year Reports

What is a 3-Way Conference?

A 3-Way Conference actively involves parents, pupils and teachers reflecting on pupil growth as a learner, while acknowledging the most important participants in the learning process – pupil, teacher and parent/carer. This team looks at the evidence shown in the pupil's work and listens as the pupil talks about their learning growth.

The 3-way conferences strengthen the home-school partnership and allows children to see their parents and teacher working together with them. The pupil can provide information to clarify what they have learnt, what are the next steps in their learning, and what progress they are making towards this. The pupil facilitates the conference and is supported by the teacher when needed. 

Throughout the conference, parents and the teacher are encouraged to ask questions, provide feedback and encourage the pupil and to share their thoughts and ideas on what is being presented.

In short, 3-way conferences provide a forum to develop a pupil agency for pupil, parents and teachers to acknowledge pupil progress and achievement. They are a valuable avenue for involving parents and pupils in the learning process and helping parents understand the teaching, learning, assessment and reporting process. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the pupil’s achievements. 

3-Way Conferences take 20 minutes to ensure that all parents and pupils have the opportunity to meet with their child's teacher and discuss achievement and set future targets.

School calendar 

Please check out the school calendar for December dates. 

Christmas Dinner 

Please book your child's place for Christmas Dinner on your Parent Pay Account.

Christmas Concerts 

Please purchase your £1 ticket on your Parent Pay account. Initially there will be two tickets per pupil. Additional tickets will be available nearer the concert date once we know final numbers. Please contact the school the day before the concert to acquire additional tickets.

 

Annual Christmas Advent Activities at Abercerdin Primary

We are once again working very hard at Abercerdin Primary School to create special Christmas memories for our children. Working in conjunction with Friends of Abercerdin this year we have a very special countdown to Christmas. We hope you will come and join us for this festive fun!

Facebook and Instagram

 

Great news, the Abercerdin Facebook page is live. You can also find a brand new Abercerdin Instagram Account. You will be able to view highlights of the school's week on these platforms. You also have a Seesaw account on which you can access bespoke photos and examples of work for your child throughout the week.

There will be one expectation for Facebook/ Instagram - it is a platform for success and celebration only.

Please be aware that if any adult breaks the groups' community rules they will be blocked from the group.

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

Newsletter 8

Friday 10th November 2023

News

The Friends of Abercerdin Spooktacular Event!

On Monday 30th October, the Friends of Abercerdin held their Spooktacular event in the Sports Hall. The Sports Hall was turned into a Halloween fun filled extravaganza. A movie theatre, ducking apples, pumpkin carving, craft activities, photo booth and much, much more was set up.

A massive thank you to Chairperson, Ms. Emma Mainwaring and the Friends team. We are so grateful that these dedicated parents, who spend many hours of their free time setting up and facilitating such events for not only the children of Evanstown but pupils from nearby schools. We are grateful to all those who attended and made the event successful.

Friends' Light Show

On Saturday 4th November, the Friends of Abercerdin held their Light Show event within the Sports Hall grounds.

The light show by LaserPromo is an accessible alternative to fireworks (all the amazing technicolour but without the loud bangs). 

The show was split into two halves, the first half of the show was projected amazing enormous illuminations on to the Forestry whilst the second half of the show was projected strobe lighting above everyone's heads into the sky.

Again, a massive thank you to Ms. Emma Mainwaring and all the Friends of Abercerdin that worked so hard to organise the event for the community. 

Fundraising and Awareness Day for

British Heart Foundation 

We would, as a school community, wish to express our deepest sympathy for the passing of Sally-Ann. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, husband and daughter. Sally-Ann was very well respected as a friend and ally to Abercerdin Primary School. Her position as Vice- Chair to the Governing Body meant that Sally gave many voluntary hours of her free time to help the school in many important decisions such as the recent appointment of our new Deputy Head teacher. In her memory, the children of Abercerdin held a fund raising day and all donations will be sent to the British Heart Foundation. Many thanks for your support!

Remembrance Day

On Sunday 12th November, children parents and staff are invited to attend the annual Remembrance service at Evanstown war memorial and welfare park. the service will start at 11am so we would advise that you arrive a little earlier at 10.30am. The service will be lead by Rev. Ernie Banwell. We would appreciate children who would like to attend would wear their school uniform, to the service as Ambassadors to the school. The community council are inviting the community to follow them after the service at the Pavillion for light refreshment. the school's poppy display is now at the school's main entrance. please feel free to add your poppies to the collection. Many thanks!

Dates for the Diary

  • Monday 6th November 2023
    • First day back after half term.
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 8th November 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Sunday 12th November 2023
    • Remembrance Sunday Service at Evanstown War Memorial in the Welfare Park from 10.30am.
  • Monday 13th November 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 15th November 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Friday 17th November 2023
    • Children in Need day! Spotacular Theme.

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great weekend!

 

Newsletter 7

Friday 27th October 2023

Don't Forget...

HALF TERM FUN @ ABERCERDIN

with the Friends of Abercerdin

 

  • Monday 30th October 2023
    • PTA Spooktacular event from 12.00pm in the Sports Hall. A spooky afternoon of crafts, ducking for apples, spooky stories, haunted house and our very own pumpkin patch. More details and tickets available from the PTA's Facebook page. PTA would be grateful for any donations of wood for this event.

 

  • Saturday 4th November 2023
    • PTA Light Show event from 6.00pm in and around the Sports Hall. Abercerdin Primary School PTA presents Light Show by Laser Promo on Saturday 4th November. 6pm to 8pm. The Laser Light show which is an alternative to fireworks, starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 per adult and £5 per child. Free entry for children under 3 years of age. Refreshments available. Tickets available from Emma Mainwaring and various locations. Check out Laser Promo on their the PTA Facebook page.

 

ABERCERDIN PRIMARY EVANSTOWN BRIDGEND - About Us

Have a great Half Term break!

Newsletter 6

Friday 20th October 2023

Head teacher's Challenge

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November Challenge-Remembrance Day

Each year as a mark of respect and remembrance for all our brave war heroes we ask children to design recycled poppies. We fill the school gates and fences with these to produce a sea of red 'thank you' wishes. We would be grateful if you would design a recycled poppy to place on our fences once again this year. You can also add messages/photos of family members that have served for our country to your poppies. You can create them in any way, as big, small or as many as you wish (perhaps in a wreath). Please remember it's best to use waterproof plastics/materials to do so as these will be on display outside of the school in all weathers. Below are some ideas but please feel free to create your poppies in any way you wish. Many thanks in advance for your contribution to this important day.

https://www.pennyblogs.com/crafts/plastic-poppies-a-remembrance-day-craft/

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/moinamichaelpop/poppies-plastic-bottles/

Announcements

Halloween Disco - I cannot wait to see all of your amazing costumes. Please remember that we have very young children from the age of three in the school and therefore please be considerate of this when choosing your child's costume choice.

Please keep costumes child-friendly, light and fun-filled.  

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Dates for the Diary

  • Monday 23rd October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 25th October 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
    • PTA Astro Science workshop from 3.30pm in the Sports Hall. Please contact Emma Mainwaring for more details.
  • Friday 27th October 2023
    • Monster Mash Disco!
    • Last day before half term

HALF TERM FUN @ ABERCERDIN

with the Friends of Abercerdin

  • Monday 30th October 2023
    • PTA Spooktacular event from 12.00pm in the Sports Hall. A spooky afternoon of crafts, ducking for apples, spooky stories, haunted house and our very own pumpkin patch. More details and tickets available from the PTA's Facebook page. PTA would be grateful for any donations of wood for this event.
  • Saturday 4th November 2023
    • PTA Light Show event from 6.00pm in and around the Sports Hall. Abercerdin Primary School PTA presents Light Show by Laser Promo on Saturday 4th November. 6pm to 8pm. The Laser Light show which is an alternative to fireworks, starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 per adult and £5 per child. Free entry for children under 3 years of age. Refreshments available. Tickets available from Emma Mainwaring and various locations. Check out Laser Promo on their the PTA Facebook page.

 

 

  • Monday 6th November 2023
    • First day back after half term.
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.

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Newsletter 5

Friday 13th October 2023

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Great news, we have introduced the Seesaw App. All parents have been provided with an introduction letter with a QR code which will allow you to log on to your child account. You will get regular updates of your child's learning in class through videos and photos. You are also encouraged to place any videos/photos of learning that you have at home onto it so that we can celebrate their progress.

 

 

Year 5/6 have enjoyed a rugby session with the Welsh Rugby Union tutors.

 

This week Media Club, Bear Reading Club and Busy Bees Club have successfully started :)

 

Our fantastic work this week!

 

Announcements

This week you will have received your child's photo. Please ensure that you send back the order slip with your details completed and the correct monies. We will order your prints as soon as you do.

 

Please remember to order your personalised Christmas accessories online. Please refer to the order form sent out last Friday with your child's details.

Don't forget to order your PTA Light Show Spectacular tickets on your Parent Pay account. Tickets can also be purchased with cash from the Chair of the PTA, Mrs. Emma Mainwaring. Please contact via the Friends of Abercerdin Facebook page.

 

Llangrannog trip payments will be placed onto Parent Pay next week. Please keep an eye out for this if you wish for your child to attend 8th-10th July 2024.

Dates for the Diary

  • Monday 16th October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 18th October 2023
    • INSET Day - No school for pupils.
  • Monday 23rd October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 25th October 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
    • PTA Astro Science workshop from 3.30pm in the Sports Hall. Please contact Emma Mainwaring for more details.
  • Friday 27th October 2023
    • Monster Mash Disco!
    • Last day before half term

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Friday 6th October 2023

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The Junior Pupils had a fantastic time at Cardiff Museum this week. We had a lecture from one of the Museum's Curators about Welsh art. We studied lots of different types of art including sculpture, Monets and Renoir paintings!

 

We loved the Natural World and Dinosaur exhibits. We were lucky enough to roll out and feel a complete snake skin. We were surprised at how smooth it felt. We examined and touched lots of fossils including many different animal teeth.

 

It was great fun and as usual the host commented about how well behaved and studious the pupils of Abercerdin Primary were! It was a pleasure to lead the trip and spend wonderful learning time with the children. Well done everyone! 

 

 

Announcements

Llangrannog Trip - there are 40 spaces available on this trip. Please follow the link to express an interest and log your child's name: https://forms.office.com/e/pbDy1jA3xk

Friends of Abercerdin Christmas Card Forms - today your child will come home with an order form for Christmas Cards and accessories. Your child's bespoke design will be placed onto any item you order. All raised funds will go towards Friend of Abercerdin organised fun events for the pupils throughout this year. Please get these forms back asap. Many thanks!

 

Extra-curricular/Enrichment Clubs

 

 

Dates for the Diary

 

  • Monday 9th October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 11th October 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Friday 13th October 2023
    • INSET Day - No school for pupils.
  • Monday 16th October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 18th October 2023
    • INSET Day - No school for pupils.

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Friday 29th September 2023

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Many thanks to the Friends of Abercerdin, Mrs. Emma Mainwaring and Team, who this week ran another very successful Astro Science session for Abercerdin pupils.

 

The pupils that attended this after school session learnt such a lot about space. They created amazing collages. It was out of this world!

Many thanks to teachers who came to support the event.

Great News!

We raised £85 for Macmillan Cancer Support today.

Thank you so much for your donations!

 

Dates for the Diary

  • Monday 2nd October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 4th October 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Monday 9th October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 11th October 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Friday 13th October 2023
    • INSET Day - No school for pupils.

 

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Newsletter 2

Friday 22nd September 2023

Head teacher's Harvest challenge 

Today we celebrated Harvest time with a lovely whole school assembly. We looked at international Harvest celebrations and how they were similar and different to our own.  I challenged you to choose one of the below festivals and make a greetings cards for it. Think of the symbols and words that are important to that particular festival and include them into your design. At the end of today your teacher will give you an A4 colourful card to draw on. Bring your completed card back to school by next Friday and the best cards will be awarded prizes. 

 

Next Week's Dates for the Diary!

  • Monday 25th September 2023
    • Nursery nasal flu vaccinations will take place at 9am. We require Nursery parents to stay with their children whilst vaccinations take place. Please return your nasal flu vaccination letters as soon as possible.
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Tuesday 26th September 2023
    • Years Reception to Six flu vaccinations to take place. Please return your nasal flu vaccination letters as soon as possible.
  • Wednesday 27th September 2023
    • Individual photo day for all pupils. We would be grateful if pupils could wear their school uniforms for these photos. If you would like your children who do not attend Abercerdin Primary School to have their photos taken with their sibling, please arrive at the Sports Hall at 8.30am.
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
    • PTA Astro Science workshop from 3.30pm in the Sports Hall. Please contact Emma Mainwaring for more details.
  • Friday 29th September 2023
    • Macmillan Coffee Morning at Abercerdin Primary School @ 8.45am main school hall. Any cake donations would be gratefully received. All are welcome! please send 50p per child for cake and biscuits throughout the day.

 

 

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Friday 15th September 2023

Welcome to the new members of the team at Abercerdin!

Abercerdin's New Deputy Head teacher

Miss. Sophie Locke

I grew up in Bridgend and attended university at Carmarthen where I gained a degree in Education. I began my teaching career in London. I taught in a 3 form entry primary school in London for 7 years, wearing many different hats such as Arts Co-ordinator, Literacy Leader as well as NQT Cluster Leader, supporting newly qualified teachers in their first year of teaching. I then returned to Wales and have been teaching in Awel y Mor Primary School in Port Talbot for the last 6 years as Foundation Phase Leader and Literacy Leader.  

I am very excited about joining Abercerdin in September 2023 as your new Deputy Headteacher and look forward to working with all of the pupils, staff, parents and wider school community! 

In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with family and friends, walking my dog Daisy and travelling/visiting new places!

 

 

 

Abercerdin's New Year 3/4 teacher and Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator

Miss. Rhia Adams

I grew up in Bridgend and gained my first degree at Cardiff University, a Masters at Swansea University and P.G.C.E. at the University of Wales Trinity St. David. Previously, I was a senior LSO for eight years and worked in a number of Bridgend Primary Schools.

I will be taking on the responsibility of Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator within Abercerdin. It is a great privilege to be a part of the Abercerdin teaching team.

In my spare time, I enjoy art, walking my dog Aero and archery.

 

 

 Abercerdin's New Year 6 teacher

Mr. Oliver Davies

I grew up in Bridgend and gained my first degree at Cardiff University. I also gained my Masters Degree at Cardiff University. I began work at Abercerdin Primary School on long term supply cover and have stayed for four years. It has been my great pleasure to teach Year Six every year during this time.

In my spare time, I play football for Llangeinor AFC and I enjoy taking hikes with my dog Bear.

We have enjoyed our first full we back at Abercerdin!

 

P.E. Timetable for 2023-2024

 

Monday - Miss. Adams' Class

Tuesday - Mrs. Fletcher Class

Wednesday - Mr. Davies' Class

Thursday - Mrs. Bailey/Miss.Locke/Mrs. Walters

 

 

Swimming Timetable

Swimming sessions start next week on Monday 18th September 2023 and finish on Wednesday 13th December 2023.

 

Mr. Davies's class - Mondays from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.

Mrs. Fletcher's class - Wednesdays from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.

Miss. Adam's Class - Swimming session to commence Spring term

 

Children will be having lunch prior to departing the school at 12.15pm and will return by the end of the school day.

Children will need to bring swimming goggles, bathers, towels and £1 for a locker into school each week.

Sessions and transport are provided free of charge.

Dates for the diary for this term

For the full academic year's dates for 2023-2024 activities please refer to the 'Calendar' tab on the Homepage

 

This Autumn Term's upcoming events for your information:

  • Monday 18th September 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Tuesday 19th September 2023
    • Mrs. Thomas's Class will have 1st day of school photographs taken by our school photographer. 
  • Wednesday 20th September 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Friday 22nd September 2023
    • Abercerdin's annual Harvest Assembly. We would be grateful for any food donations for our Big Bocs Bwyd.
  • Monday 25th September 2023
    • Nursery nasal flu vaccinations will take place at 9am. We require Nursery parents to stay with their children whilst vaccinations take place. Please return your nasal flu vaccination letters as soon as possible.
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Tuesday 26th September 2023
    • Years Reception to Six flu vaccinations to take place. Please return your nasal flu vaccination letters as soon as possible.
  • Wednesday 27th September 2023
    • Individual photo day for all pupils. We would be grateful if pupils could wear their school uniforms for these photos. If you would like your children who do not attend Abercerdin Primary School to have their photos taken with their sibling, please arrive at the Sports Hall at 8.30am.
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
    • PTA Astro Science workshop from 3.30pm in the Sports Hall. Please contact Emma Mainwaring for more details.
  • Friday 29th September 2023
    • Macmillan Coffee Morning at Abercerdin Primary School. Any cake donations would be gratefully received. All are welcome!
  • Monday 2nd October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 4th October 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Monday 9th October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 11th October 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Friday 13th October 2023
    • INSET Day - No school for pupils.
  • Monday 16th October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 18th October 2023
    • INSET Day - No school for pupils.
  • Monday 23rd October 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 25th October 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
    • PTA Astro Science workshop from 3.30pm in the Sports Hall. Please contact Emma Mainwaring for more details.
  • Friday 27th October 2023
    • Monster Mash Disco!
    • Last day before half term
  • Monday 30th October 2023
    • PTA Spooktacular event from 12.00pm in the Sports Hall. A spooky afternoon of crafts, ducking for apples, spooky stories, haunted house and our very own pumpkin patch. More details and tickets available from the PTA's Facebook page. PTA would be grateful for any donations of wood for this event.
  • Saturday 4th November 2023
    • PTA Light Show event from 6.00pm in and around the Sports Hall. Abercerdin Primary School PTA presents Light Show by Laserpromo on Saturday 4th November. 6pm to 8pm. The laserlight show which is an alternative to fireworks, starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 per adult and £5 per child. Free entry for children under 3 years of age. Refreshments available. Tickets available from Emma Mainwaring and various locations. Check out Laserpromo on their Facebook page.
  • Monday 6th November 2023
    • First day back after half term.
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 8th November 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Sunday 12th November 2023
    • Remembrance Sunday Service at Evanstown War Memorial in the Welfare Park from 10.30am.
  • Monday 13th November 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 15th November 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Friday 17th November 2023
    • Children in Need day! Theme to be confirmed.
  • Monday 20th November 2023
    • Parental Consultation Week! More information to follow.
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 22nd November 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Thursday 23rd November 2023
    • Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Christmas trip to see Shrek the Musical at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Payments for this trip can be made via ParentPay in instalments over the next few weeks. 
  • Saturday 25th November 2023
    • PTA Winter Wonderland - Please keep an eye on the PTA's Facebook page for skate slots and further information.
  • Monday 27th November 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Tuesday 28th November 2023
    • PTA Christmas Market Evening in the Sports Hall. Please see the PTA's Facebook page for further information.
  • Wednesday 29th November 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Thursday 30th November 2023
    • PTA The Richard Williams Singers Concert in Abercerdin Primary School Hall from 7pm. Please see the PTA's Facebook page for further information.
  • Monday 4th December 2023
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 6th December 2023
    • Christmas Dinner Day
  • Thursday 7th December 2023
    • Abercerdin Christingle Service for pupils only at St. Barnabas Church.
  • Friday 8th December 2023
    • PTA Winter Fete in the Sports Hall from 3.00pm. Please see the PTA's Facebook page for further information.
  • Sunday 10th December 2023
    • PTA's Breakfast with Santa in the Sports Hall. 8.00am session for children with additional learning needs. 9.00am 1st sitting. 10.30am 2nd sitting. Please see the PTA's Facebook page for further information.
  • Monday 11th December 2023
    • Christmas Concert week. Further information to follow.
    • Year 6 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
  • Wednesday 13th December 2023
    • Year 5 swimming session from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.
    • PTA Astro Science workshop from 3.30pm in the Sports Hall. Please contact Emma Mainwaring for more details.
  • Thursday 14th December 2023
    • Years Nursery, Reception, 1 and 2 Christmas trip to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the New Theatre in Cardiff. Payments for this trip can be made via ParentPay in instalments over the next few weeks.
  • Thursday 21st December 2023
    • Christmas Disco Day!
  • Friday 22nd December 2023
    • Last day of school!

Llangrannog

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to Llangrannog from Monday 8th July to Wednesday 10th July.

Places this year will include a hoody for each attendee.

More information to follow.

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