Welcome to Tonysguboriau Primary School Blog. We are a caring, happy school. We strive to encourage children to achieve their very best and to know that they are valued members of our community.

Our school blog pages have been developed to improve communication and as part of our 'Eco Schools' initiatives we strive to reduce the amount of paper we use.

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Parent and pupil questionnaires

We would like to gather parent and pupil opinions on our school and in a bid to save paper we are conducting our questionnaires online. Please click on the links below to complete the parent questionnaire and please support your child in completing the pupil questionnaire.
There are only 10 questions to each questionnaire and offering your opinions can help to further improve our school.
Thank you for your continued support.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Harvest assembly

Today was our Harvest assembly.
All of the classes performed songs to celebrate our harvest festival from our Year 6 who spoke about the importance of sharing what we have with others, down to our Nursery who sang in front of the whole School for the first time.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated tins, packets and other food items to go to our local food bank. The School Council helped to box up these items and they will go to people in our local area who are in need of support.
Also a GREAT big thank you to Mr. Quest for producing another amazing Harvest loaf for our assembly. Pictured with the loaf and Lacey, Jacob and Lucas Quest. This fantastic loaf will be shared among the children tomorrow.

Where possible we will post videos of the classes performing their items on the class blog pages.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Eco-committee wheelbarrow competition

Over the past few weeks the Eco-committee have been planning and creating a wheelbarrow garden as part of a local competition run by local community councillor Cllr Louisa Mills for the
Grow For It: Llantrisant Community Gardens to encourage children to grow their own plants and experience the outdoors.
The competition was based on the books of Roald Dahl and the children on the Eco-committee decided on the story of Charlie and the chocolate factory.
The children designed and made their own wheelbarrow garden with everyone contributing (plus a few extra bits from year three).
 (One of the children's designs)
At the competition we were commended on our fantastic wheelbarrow and despite not winning, the children enjoyed creating their own garden and have many ideas for future projects.


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Mr Hurford!

Today we presented Mr. Hurford with his lovely gifts in our Roald Dahl assembly. Mr. Hurford has worked tirelessly over the last 25 YEARS at our lovely school and has taught not just the children but some of the parents as well. He has been here so long that when he started he did once have hair!
Mr. Hurford loved his running watch, heart rate monitor and gift cards.
A HUGE thank you to all the parents and staff that contributed towards Mr. Hurford's well deserved gifts. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

Useful information

Welcome back to another great year at Tonysguboriau.

On the class blogs you should find lots of information about the topics your child is learning about and lots of useful information. Below are a few links to useful websites that allow the learning to carry on at home.

Hwb - The learning platform, full of useful resources

Cbeebies - Fun games with numbers and letters to support your children.

Sumdog - is a site that offers games to make maths fun. They are all free to play with the option to subscribe for extra features.

Cyw - A Welsh site with fun games to play with your children including numbers.

National Numeracy - The National Numeracy Family Maths toolkit is full of ideas and free activities to help families enjoy maths together.

Camau Cyfri - A Welsh site with numbers to support your children

Teach your monster how to read - A great free fun site with lots of great games to develop phonics and spelling

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Sports Day

Foundation Phase sports day is still planned to go ahead on Monday 27th afternoon, starting at around 1:15. While it has rained today we are hopeful that the track will be fine.

Please can your child wear their P.E kit to school, preferably wearing their house colour top if possible. (Rhonnda = red, Cynon = green, Taf = yellow, Trisant = blue). They will also need a drink and possibly a sun hat (Hopefully!).

All parents and family members are welcome to watch and the gates to the field will be open from 1:00. Can you please not cross the track to see your children as this disrupts the flow of the event and we have a lot of great races to fit into one afternoon.

There will be a 'link-up' race for all the pupils who will be attending Nursery next year.

Finally, we have no restriction on cameras, please feel free to take photos of your children, however please be mindful when sharing images on social media that other children should NOT be in the photos.
Thank you for your continued support.

National Armed Forced Day

The School was represented excellently by our School Council and Eco-Committee members from year 4 and 5 this week at the National Armed Forces Day flag ceremony in Beddau.
Representing the school were Pati, Bradley, Iola and Oliver who joined with pupils from other schools in the area to show our respect for the soldiers who have protected our country in the past and those who continue to protect our country today. It was a good chance for the children to meet some veterans and talk to them about their medals and what they used to do.