News

22-10-2020

Nosweithiau rhieni

Dear parents,

We will be holding parents evening for Reception-Year 6 parents between November 9th – 20th. The virtual meetings will be held on Google Meet and invites will be sent out via Google Classroom (KS2) or Seesaw (FPh) – please send a correct and current email address to your child’s teachers asap.

Step 1 – Teachers will allocate a date/time for your meeting – this will be communicated to you via Google Classroom/Seesaw

Step 2 – Teachers will set up the virtual meeting and send an invite to your preferred email address.

*Please contact the school if you haven’t received an invite by Friday, November 6th.

Yours faithfully,

Illtud James
(Headteacher)

23-09-2020

(Cymraeg) Llyfrau darllen

Reading Books

The children will start bringing reading books home next week but there will be a clear structure in terms of distribution and return.

Teachers will distribute the books on Mondays and the books should be returned on Thursdays. The books will then be left in a box over the weekend (72 + hours) before being distributed again the following Monday.

Book distribution – Mondays
Return of books – Thursdays

We ask for your support in this matter.

Diolch!

#IJ

18-09-2020

Informing the school of a pupil’s absence

Informing the school of a pupil’s absence

If your child is absent, please notify the school via our app

1. Click on Menu (bottom right)
2. Click Absence Notification

#IJ

16-09-2020

Covid-19 – Information for parents

Cardiff Council has shared very useful information for parents – please click on the links below –

Covid 19 Parents information for schools v1 (1)

Parent guidance- table.docx

School’s Safeguarding Officers

The school’s Safeguarding/Child protection officers for 2020 – 2021 are….

Mr James – Designated Safeguarding Person

Safeguarding assistants

1. Mrs Ffion Davies – Years 5 and 6
2. Mr James Williams – Years 3 and 4
3. Mrs Catrin Champion – Years 1 and 2
4. Mrs Bethan Jones – Meithrin and Derbyn

Please contact the staff above if you have any Safeguarding/Child Protection concerns

14-09-2020

Masks to be worn on school grounds

Starting this afternoon, we would be grateful if adults could wear a mask when dropping off or picking up children from school. We would also like to remind you to keep a social distance.
Thank you for your co-operation and support.

10-09-2020

Free Breakfast Club

Free Breakfast Club

Dear parents,

The governing body of Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd would firstly like to thank you all for your fantastic support during the past few challenging months. A number of changes have had to be made to ensure the safety of all the pupils and we are also grateful to all the school staff for their dedication and all their hard work.

Changes will also have to be made to the way that the Free Breakfast Club (FBC) is run. The main challenge is to ensure that pupils are in their class bubbles at all times and therefore, for this year, there will have to be a limit of 12 pupils per class. The FBC will reopen on September 21st and will be available to pupils in Reception to Year 6. Unfortunately, at this time it is impossible to accommodate the Meithrin Children due to capacity and H&S reasons.

The Free Breakfast Club is there for families who are finding it difficult to provide breakfast for their children. However, in these difficult times, we as a board have agreed that key worker children should also attend. There is uncertainty in how the next few months will pan out, therefore, it’s important that the school has a working model that will allow it to go into full and partial lockdown if the need arises.

Therefore, places in the FBC will be allocated in the following order of criteria (to include siblings) …

Pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
Pupils who are on the school’s vulnerable list
Keyworker children – Health, Care, Schools (those already registered via the Council’s website and new applicants through the school) – names drawn out of a hat if numbers exceed the class limit
Pupils who were on last year’s FBC list – names drawn out of a hat if numbers exceed the class limit
New applications – names drawn out of a hat if numbers exceed the class limit

Booking a place – The school will send out a Google Form via MySchoolApp. This is a mammoth task for the staff to organise therefore we ask for your support in this matter. We also ask that you fully consider whether you need a place as it could mean that families who really require a place could lose out.

Confirmation of a place in the Free Breakfast Club then allows you the opportunity to attend Clwb Carco – 7.30-8.30am. No children can attend Clwb Carco without having a place in FBC!

The above arrangements will be in place for the year and will be reviewed at the end of this term.

Many thanks again for your excellent support!

The Governing Body of Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd

30-08-2020

September 2020 reopening arrangements

Please click on the link to read the reopening arrangements – Trefniadau ail agor mis Medi 2020

17-07-2020

September’s reopening arrangements

September’s reopening arrangements – please click on the link –Trefniadau ailagor mis Medi 2020

16-07-2020

End of school year

Dear parents,

Well, we’ve reached the end of the school year and we certainly won’t forget this one!

Without a doubt, this has been a very challenging year for us all. However, I’m extremely proud of the way the whole of the Melin Gruffydd community has responded and has supported the school in its efforts this year. This is a special school and its strengths – ethos, a caring attitude, supporting each other, a happy positive environment – have ensured that we have coped well with the difficulties of the past few months. Thank you all for your support!

I have to give the school staff, every single one of them, a huge thank you for their dedication during the past three months! They have responded positively to all the challenges that have been thrown at them recently, being flexible in response to the challenges that have arisen and continually adapting the way that they have been working. What they have achieved during the lockdown period is immense. I wish them all a relaxing summer and a well-deserved break.

There will be challenges again next term and it will also be a time of uncertainty. We will communicate further information on September’s arrangements once they have finalised.

Keep safe!

Yours faithfully,

Mr Illtud James
(Headteacher)