Changes to Dinner Menu
Message from Met Officer Advisor
We have been advised of 2 Yellow Weather warnings for Wales, the first for strong winds across parts of North Wales for Wednesday night/Thursday due to Storm Dudley which have been graded as Low likelihood of Medium impacts, and a second warning for Friday for the whole of Wales due to Storm Eunice.
Welsh Government Winter Fuel Payments
The scheme is open to households where one member is in receipt of certain welfare benefit. You must have been claiming these benefits at any time between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022.
· Income Support.
· Income Based Job Seekers Allowance.
· Income Related Employment and Support Allowance.
· Universal Credit.
· Working Tax Credits.
You must also be responsible for paying the energy bills for the property.
Local councils have written to eligible households they are aware of, inviting them to make a claim to the scheme. Individuals may also choose to submit a claim via their local council’s website.
All applications must be received by a local council by 28 February 2022.
Payments will be made from January until 30 April 2022.
You may still be experiencing severe financial hardship. If so, you may wish to make a claim to the https://gov.wales/discretionary-assistance-fund-daf .
If you have already successfully applied for the scheme and are awaiting or have received a £100 payment then you do not need to re-apply. Your local council already has your details and will pay the additional £100 directly into your bank account before the end of April.
For applications https://gov.wales/winter-fuel-support-scheme
Please see updated guidance on five-day isolation
CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE for PARENTS
https://gov.wales/schools-coronavirus-guidance #KeepWalesLearning I wylio'r animeiddiad hwn yn Cymraeg - ewch i https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDLYlDD3Sfo&list=PLTZvaU9CIF5u27UHyACS6AqdRTPlsJ7XO&index=1
We hope that you have an opportunity to watch the latest video which we shared with you earlier today which shows examples of the children's learning during the week around the topic, Harvest. We will continue to support the local charity, Patch and welcome any donations of food to school for the local food bank (a trolley usually located in the foyer will be outside the school entrance at the start and end of school days).
Today our children have been focusing on health and wellbeing activities in support of Mental Health Day, #Say Hello to Yellow, which has supported their understanding of different emotions through stories, music and physical activities.
Next week all children are invited to wear the colours of the Welsh flag, (red/green/white) for Diwrnod Shwmae on Friday 15th October. This event is celebrated across Wales and is an opportunity to promote bilingualism for all children. At Prendergast School we are lucky to hear many different languages across the classes with both children and adults. Please let us know if you are able to support the development of different languages in our setting, as we would like to hear from you.
The planned meetings with parents will go ahead from Monday (with the exception of Mr Hill's Class, date to be confirmed asap) and we may expect a few teething problems with the new system, however we will address these with you. Please remember to book your appointments by Sunday 12th October.
A pupil leadership group of year 6 children has been created to support all learner voice groups across the school and their ideas and efforts will be shared with you throughout the term and year.
A reminder that a photographer will be at school next Tuesday and Wednesday to take individual photographs of all our children and these will be made available to you to order.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Ms John and Prendergast Staff
Bike/Scoot to School Week - 27th September to 1st October 2021
During this week, we encourage families to cycle or scooter to school. It's a great opportunity to celebrate cycling and scooting and the positive impact it has on children's health and wellbeing as well as the environment.
Message to Parents/Carers - Tuesday 7th September 2021
Thank you for your patience and understanding in supporting daily arrival and departure times and routines. Staff will soon get to know parents/carers of all children in their new classes.
Please be aware that the weather forecast for this week is very unsettled, so after today's brilliant sunshine we may experience thunderstorms tomorrow, so have your coats and umbrellas ready!
Launch of 'Blue Light Hub' gaming app from the Welsh Ambulance Service
We know from our engagement that a child’s experience of the NHS in an emergency setting can be distressing, so familiarisation is key.
As the pandemic continues and face-to-face engagement at schools and community settings for us at the Welsh Ambulance Service are put on hold, we wanted to ensure that important information was still being shared with our next generation of callers whilst seizing new innovative opportunities and influence positive behaviours. Today we are delighted to announce the launch of our new bilingual gaming app Blue Light Hub to help children & young people understand what to do in an emergency in a fun and engaging way.
Aimed predominately at 7-12 year olds, the Trust’s Blue Light Hub app which boasts four games, teach users about what happens when they call 999, the appropriate use of 999, how ambulance resources are dispatched and managed and the different uniforms they might encounter on their NHS journey. The lightly challenging games allows the player to become familiar with appearances, and take on various roles and challenges carried out by the emergency services. By rewarding players for their efforts with points, level badges, game unlocks, and the ability to accessorise their own avatar, the player is encouraged to return to the hub frequently, developing a familiarity with the theme, further encouraging them to make better choices about how to treat the emergency services, and what to do in difficult situations.
You can download the Blue Light Hub app for free on the apple app store for iOS, and on Google Play from a Google Android device by searching for either Blue Light Hub or Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.
Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
The Summer with Haverfordwest Leisure Centre
We have been away for a while but we are back with some summer activities.
Check out the web page for our timetable of summer fun.
You can book online or use our app.
We hope we will see you soon,
The team at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre
Comic Relief - Friday 19th March 2021
We don't need Red Noses this year - come to school wearing Red if you wish and ready with a joke!
Please visit the website https://www.comicrelief.com/press-releases/red-nose-day-launches-free-virtual-challenge-to-bring-family-fun-this-half-term/ to find out more about Comic Relief Family Fun and how to donate towards this year's fundraising.
Please follow the link for advice on how to protect your child on line -
Change to school menu for the week of 7th December only
Meatballs, pasta, tomato sauce, peas
Veggieballs, pasta, tomato sauce, peas
Chicken wrap, chips, coleslaw
Vegetable goujon wrap, chips, coleslaw
Fruit jelly & mousse
Sausage, mash, beans
Veggie sausage, mash, beans
Lemon drizzle muffin
Fishfingers, chips, sweetcorn
Jacket potato, cheese/beans
Fruit & yogurt
Chocolate coated ice cream tree
Important information regarding TikTok
It has come to our attention via the BBC News that there is some extremely disturbing and upsetting footage currently being streamed on social media outlets that children may have downloaded to their mobile devices. Whilst we are mindful of bringing attention to it, we know that many pupils use social media channels such as TikTok and there maybe no warning to the video appearing on a feed. We just wanted to let parents and carers know so that appropriate precautions could be put in place. Advice such as not viewing TikTok videos or deleting the App for 72 hours has been suggested while the App creators ensure the video is deleted and removed.
We would also remind parents that it is extremely important they are aware of all the Apps their children are using on mobile devices as all Apps are vulnerable to misuse by adults and can be used in this way.
Follow link for BBC coverage https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54069650
To see how the classes look in our Foundation Phase and KS2 corridors, please click here:
real PE at home – FREE resource for schools and families
real PE at home is a FREE resource, including an online programme, which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme for children in Early Years and Foundation Phase with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun activity and learning. For children in Key Stage 2, there are carefully selected personal best challenges, skills and games designed for the home and garden.
Both programmes are fully supported with intuitive, daily and weekly guidance in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities. Even more video, audio, imagery and interactive elements content will be added over the next couple of weeks too. All schools can sign up to real PE at home for FREE during school closures. To sign up for FREE, simply complete the form here.
National School Categorisation System
A guide for parents and carers
Please follow the link to view this document http://gov.wales/docs/dcells/publications/180130-nscs-parents-and-carers-guide-en.pdf