St. Oswald’s V.A. School
Newsletter 2 Spring Term 2021
Head.stoswalds @ pembrokeshire.gov.uk
26th March 2021
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
It has been wonderful having the whole school together for the last two weeks. Undoubtedly, there will be hurdles to cross during the coming weeks as we address the challenges caused by 12 months of COVID related disruption. Socially, the children will need a bit of time to settle back into routines, especially during unstructured playtimes. Some pupils have spent a quarter of their lives living during restrictions and the lack of social interaction in and out of school will have some effects on how pupils play and how they perceive one another.
The summer term will begin for us on Tuesday 13th April, as Monday 12th is a designated staff training day.
From the summer term we will be reinstating a fifth classroom due to the extra funding received from the Welsh Government for post COVID recovery as well as our growing pupil numbers. We are very pleased to be moving back to five classes and I can confirm that we will also have five classes in September, although the makeup of those classes has yet to be decided.
If there are any changes to our COVID related procedures due to changing guidance and legislation, I will let you know accordingly. We are expecting to follow the same systems that we have had in place during the spring term, albeit with 5 classes rather than 4.
Monday 12th April
Wednesday 23rd June
End of Summer Term – Friday 16th July
The very best wishes to you all for an enjoyable Easter break.
Community Building Contact details
Please use the following numbers:
Playgroup: Mrs. S. Davies / Mrs. B. Palmer: 01646651530
There are places available for children wanting to attend the playgroup.
After School Club: Miss. F. Morton: 01646651530
Please inform the school of arrangements that are made regarding pupils who are expected to attend the ASC.
Friends of St. Oswald’s 2020-21
Chairperson: Mrs. D. James
Vice Chair: Mrs. R. Tuck
Secretary: Mrs. E. Beynon
Treasurer: Mrs. L. Jenkins
www.easyfundraising.org.uk- can you support the school by using this site?
Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/stoswaldsfriends
Dinner Money: Free School Meals: threshold is £16,190 pa. If you consider that you qualify please either access the application on line or speak to Mrs. Harts.
Prices from September 2020
Foundation Phase pupils ( cl 1 pupils, yr1 & yr2): £ 2.45 per meal.
Key Stage 2 pupils (yrs 3,4,5 &6) : £2.55 per meal.
Please can all payments be made by cheques payable to PCC with pupil’s name and class on the reverse. All payments are to be made on Monday of each week. Direct debit payments can be made for pupils who have school meals on a daily basis. Forms are available from the school office.