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Parent Ian Williams and his team from HSBC Bank once again supporting us in the painting of our school railings!

Swansea Schools Stand up for Ukraine:

We have teamed up with other schools across Swansea in a fundraising appeal in support of the crisis in Ukraine. After exhausting other fundraising channels, such as collections, we have learnt the best route currently seems to be through raising monies that can then be sent to one of the charities serving families on the frontline, supplying them with much-needed humanitarian aid.  The money we raise will go directly to the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.

 

LPS and other schools in Swansea, will also be holding a non-school uniform day on Thursday 10th March in support of Ukraine. Pupils can wear something blue and yellow and donate £1 to the appeal.  

 

In order for donations to go straight to the cause please visit the following Just Giving Page link, which was set up by Mr Evans at Pontarddulais Comprehensive School:

Matthew Evans is fundraising for The British Red Cross Society (justgiving.com)

 

Our collective target is to raise £10,000. Can I thank you in advance for your generous donations; our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this situation.

 

Please view the slideshow below for information about what is happening right now in Ukraine and the amazing job charities are doing to support families:

Discussing Conflict in Ukraine:

Guidance and Resources for Parents, Carers and Teachers

Over the past week we have all seen headlines and news articles about the conflict in Ukraine, leaving many of us, including children, anxious about what’s happening, how it’s affecting so many people and what this could mean for the future.

 

Drawing on a variety of articles and resources, the following link shares some advice for helping your child navigate the news they’ve been seeing and how they feel about it.The resource aims to provide clarity, reassurance and compassion, for how your child is feeling and for the Ukrainians affected by conflict.

 

We hope you find this resource helpful in supporting children regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Speaking with Children about the War in Ukraine 

 

Please find another resources below that may help support your child in understanding the current situation in Ukraine:

Supporting Ukraine

Furthermore, you maybe wondering what you could do to support children and families in Ukraine.  LPS and the PTFA are teaming up to provide you with many opportunities and avenues to achieve this over the next few days.  Please watch the school app for more details coming out soon.

CANCELLED!!! - Llangyfelach Village Community Autumn Fayre

St David's Day Celebrations

 

 

Celebrations for St David's Day on Monday 1st March will look a little different this year! Whilst we are unable to have 'whole school' celebrations together in our usual way, we aim to continue a blended approach to celebrating within school and  during home learning.

Will you be wearing a daffodil or leek with pride, or perhaps a full costume, welsh football or rugby shirt? Whatever you decide we'd love to see your pictures and share them with our community.  You can send your pictures via email to Lynda Phillips at PhillipsL101@hwbcymru.net and we will create a gallery to share with our community right here!

 

Our new 'Vision and Mission' area!

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A lot of work has been going on this week. Just look at how fabulous our foyer is looking! We would like to say a big thank you for all the wonderful art contributions related to our vision and mission statement. They look amazing! We would also like to say thank you to John from Bright Ideas for the great work pulling together the hard work from the Expressive Arts pupil voice group and Miss Evans. And of course a big thank you to the Community Council for their financial support and making this happen for our pupils. A great example of community cohesion at its finest!

Mr Burnell

And the Valentine's Hamper 1st prize goes to..........

Draw for the Raffle by the Picker Wheel!!!

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1st - No 47 = Evie-Lily - Year 2
2nd - No 41 = Harry Macdonald - Year 1
3rd - No 20 = Sophia Gwyther-Davies - Reception

Well done everyone!

Valentine's Raffle - Ticket Sale Numbers

Valentine's Hamper Raffle - tickets £2 each on sQuid!

 

It's Valentines Day this Sunday and as we aren't able to hold any celebrations in school this year we didn't want the children to miss out so thought we would hold them virtually!! 
Why not try out some of these fun activities at home, you could:- 

 

Dress up

Why not ask the children to get dressed up in red, pink or themed clothes and even decorate an area of your house in valentine themed colours and hearts!

Cook or Bake themed food

Try creating valentine’s themed cakes or biscuits in the kitchen. 

Traditional colours and shapes for this event are reds, pinks and hearts. Have fun introducing them to your food to make the day feel special. Some examples are:

Cut sandwiches /toast into heart shapes with cookie cutter, make heart shaped cookies, drink pink milkshakes! You can use red/pink coloured paper plates and serviettes/straws to add to the love theme whilst dining. Children will love the change from routine and all the colours.

Get crafty

Have children create their own St Valentines Day card with themed drawings and colouring.

Using coloured card cut out a variety of different decorative shapes such as hearts or flowers. 

Write a Valentine's poem for your love!

Test your child's creative writing skills and ask them to design a poem for their love and if you like you can even send a video of them reading it!

Sing a song about love 

Music is a key to the soul.  Why not ask your child to sing their favourite love song and send in a video of them singing! 

 

Whatever you decide to do, send in your pictures and we will share with our community on this page and arrange for the entries to be judged and even prizes awarded!

Please send your pictures by email to Lynda Phillips at PhillipsL101@hwbcymru.net

To find out more about the history of Valentine's day check out our blog www.llangyfelachprimaryschool.co.uk/valentines-day-14th-february-2021/

 

 

 

 

This Friday 5th February we are celebrating Welsh Language Music Day by having our very own LPS Factor! Would you like to be a judge on our show?

If so, you can dress up as your favourite judge! If you wish, and you can even get your high waisted trousers ready just like Simon Cowell!!

 

Choose one of the videos below and give the artist your feedback and score out of ten!

 

Tom Jones - Green Green Grass of Home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpomzwEN3cs

Catatonia – International Velvet (every day when I wake up, I thank the lord I’m Welsh) www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgKvr4UXMuY

Duffy – Mercy www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y2QFcEb7Ek

 

The areas you may want to feedback on are:- 

Do you like the song?

Do you think it represents Wales?

How could the artist improve? 

 

Please send in a very short video of your judging skills to PhillipsL101@hwbcymru.net!

 

Mrs Bate and the Criw Iaith hope you enjoy this activity and if you do why not find out more about the current Welsh artists listed below:-

 

 

Here in Wales, we celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day next Monday 25 January. A 4th-century Welsh princess, Dwynwen was Wales' patron saint of lovers, and this day is Wales' very own version of St Valentine’s Day.
Showing other significant people in your life that you care about them and remembering to tell them ‘I love you’ is a good way to show children we care. So we have arranged a virtual competition to involve the children in St Dwynwen’s Day with 4 activities to try. You could:- 

Make a heart collage

Gather a selection of materials e.g. old magazines, fabric and packaging with red and pink colours. Then create a large heart shape out of plain card. Let the children take charge cutting and sticking to make their own creation.

Eat themed food

Traditional colours and shapes for this event are reds, pinks and hearts. Have fun introducing them to your food to make the day feel special. Some examples are:

Cut sandwiches /toast into heart shapes with cookie cutter, make heart shaped cookies, drink pink milkshakes! You can use red/pink coloured paper plates and serviettes/straws to add to the love theme whilst dining. Children will love the change from routine and all the colours.

Make a card

Have children create their own a St Dwynwen’s Day card with themed drawings and colouring.

Create a love spoon

Use a cheap or old wooden cooking spoon and paint it brown. Using coloured card cut out a variety of different decorative shapes such as hearts or flowers. These can then be stuck to the handle creating your own love spoon design.

Whatever you decide to do, send in your pictures and we will share with our community on this page and arrange for the entries to be judged and even prizes awarded!

Please send your pictures by email to Lynda Phillips at PhillipsL101@hwbcymru.net

To find out more about the history of St Dwynwen click here: www.visitwales.com/.../traditions.../st-dwynwens-day

 

 

Connecting our Community

Connectivity and community are more important than ever. Therefore, we have decided to create this web area to do just that - connect our amazing community!

 

This area will signpost wonderful and positive messages of learning, support, fun and collaboration that are taking place in each of our classes and what is going on throughout the whole community. Keep checking your phones for the notifications!

 

Stay safe all,

 

Mr B smiley

 

Please see the information below regarding the wonderful things that are happening throughout our community:

 

 

Tesco Easter Competition - building links with our local Treboeth store!

PTFA Competition 

 

What will you be doing this weekend? Will you be dressing up, painting pumpkins or playing games with your family bubble? Whatever you decide we would love you to share it with us. Simply send your pics to Lynda Phillips at PhillipsL101@hwbcymru.net and we will share to our connected community page.

You never know, there may even be a ‘Treat’ for one lucky winner!!!

 

Remembrance Sunday 2020

We are asking for help to support the Church at Remembrance Day this year by painting a pebble red to unite them with everyone else’s next to the remembrance bench outside the hall in Llangyfelach. The more people that can unite together to show the support from our village the bigger the poppy of pebbles will be. Are you able to join in as a school community? If so, paint a pebble red or if your artistic do a poppy image on a pebble. Once it’s ready take it over to the shed and put it in the shed behind the church hall. The church will then place them all together on Remembrance Sunday to form a Llangyfelach Pebble poppy near the bench outside the church hall.

To make this work we all need to be united. Thank you for your support.

Well done to our very own caretaker Mr Tribe for organising a litter-pick of our beautiful village last Sunday! Also many thanks to all who volunteered their time clearing around a dozen bags which made such a difference! A great example of community spirit!

Another litter-pick will hopefully be arranged in October to keep on top of the situation.

 

A goodbye message from Nursery!

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Our wonderful Nursery children have made this video to say thank you and goodbye to our Nursery teaching staff. We are all very proud of them!

Here are our Year 6 Leavers in their new hoodies kindly funded by our PTFA

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments that we have received over recent weeks and especially since our successful reopening on the 29th June. We have shared a selection of the comments to the slideshow above.

 

LPS would like to thank you for your supportive comments, it means a great deal to all staff as they have worked exceptionally hard throughout to provide the home-learning and reopening of the school. It has been great to see the children and community again and we can't wait to see more of you next week.

The Boot Room Project

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported us in donating their unwanted football boots. 

The Boot Room Project aims to help families struggling to finance football boots for their children. With football boots proving extremely expensive to purchase, it  also helps many youngsters to participate in the game they love!

Members of The Boot Room called to collect the donations earlier this week and were very grateful for your donations. 

WOW! Sammy is growing!!

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Thank you to everyone who has contributed to stretching Sammy the Snake at the Village Green - 94 pebbles long already!
Let's see how much further we can stretch him!!

 

William from Nursery and his younger sister Annabelle have decided to start a Covid Snake in Llangyfelach at the Village Green. They would love it if everyone would add rocks to the snake (decorated or not!) and it’ll make our daily walks much more exciting to see everyone’s beautiful rocks and count how long the snake has grown!

Let's all join in the fun!

Well done William and Annabelle!

 

Let's all join i the fun!!🌈🐍❤️🧡💛💚💙

 

LPS Virtual Sports Day

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So what do we do on Sports Day when we have no children in school? We hold a virtual event! Our Sports Day was scheduled to take place this month but with the current situation we knew this would not be possible.  So, as not to disappoint our pupils, we have come up with an alternative - Virtual Sports Day!

Next week (commencing 22nd June), Teachers will only be setting pupil evaluations for their reports as home-learning tasks, so we are asking children to get involved in our Sports Day and send us a video of what they have been up to.
You can do any activity you choose in your garden or home, it can be as silly or as sporty as you like!

Here's one our staff at LPS did earlier! Please send in your videos by email to your class teachers or or upload and share via Hwb. 

Have fun and we can’t wait to see your videos.

Pictures of your Father's day cards/craft

Card or Craft Designs for Father's Day

On Sunday 21st June many families will be celebrating Father's day.
As many of you will know our PTFA usually hold a gift shop where children are given the opportunity to purchase a gift/card for their Father/Bampi/Uncle or loved one. As we are not able to do that this year we wondered if you might be designing your own card or craft item at home? If so we would love to see your designs and display them here on our Connected Community page.
Simply send a picture of your card/craft to Lynda Phillips at PhillipsL101@hwbcymru.net. 
We are very much looking forward to seeing your designs and you never know there may even be a prize for the best one!!!

 

 

Lockdown Lego Winners!

Lockdown Lego entry by video!!

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Well done Tomos from Year 4 for creating your Lego and turning it into an animation.

 

     

 

LEGO can represent everything that is great in life; family, fun, engagement, creativity and more importantly development, and it can introduce children into the real world and let them experience what the world has to offer.
So we have created a new Lockdown Lego competition which will run over the next 2 week school break from today Monday 18th May.

 

Why not enter and show off your child's creativity.... and Mums and Dads too!

 

Our Age Ranges will be split into 3 groups:-
Nursery to Year 1
Year 2 to Year 6
AND Mums and Dads (and School staff!)

 

You can choose any theme/build you like....simply send in your pictures by email to PhillipsL101@hwbcymru.net and we will display them on this page and judge the winner at the end of the 2 weeks. Each of the winning entries will be awarded prizes from the PTFA when we return to school.

 

Good luck everyone!

Lisa's Act of Kindness!

Lisa Challenger, Mum of Harri in Year 3 has been a very busy lady in Lockdown!

Every Sunday for the past 5 weeks, along with help from her husband Dai, she has been making and delivering around 30 beautiful home cooked Sunday lunches to the eldery and vulnerable people living in our area, absolutely FREE! She also rings them every week for a chat and intends to stay in touch with some plans for Afternoon Tea deliveries for the final week of lockdown and plans for Christmas too! This coming Sunday she has 42 for dinner!

Well done Lisa you are an inspiration to us all and a fantastic example of community spirit and kindness!

Everyday Activities That Count as Learning

VE Day Stay at Home Street Party

Are you planning a 'Stay at Home' Street party this Friday to mark the 75th anniversary of VE day?

Organisers around the Country are encouraging the public to decorate the outside of their homes in red, white and blue, bunting and flags to mark the occasion, so that whole streets are adorned in the nation’s colours, and to hold small celebrations in the gardens or on a doorstep with your household. 

If you are planning on joining in we would love to see your pictures and share them within our community. You can email them to Lynda Phillips at PhillipsL101@hwbcymru.net 

Thank You.

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Our Virtual Bake-off winners Seth Y1 and Alyssa Y3 with their yummy prize!

Bake-off competition prize - donated by our Governor Michelle Kidwell

PTFA Virtual Bake-off Competition

 

PTFA Virtual Bake-off Competition

 

We may be in lockdown, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! So to create some extra joy and happiness while we’re stuck inside, we’re encouraging everyone – keen bakers, complete novices, and all ages – to pick up your wooden spoons and take part in our PTFA LPS Virtual Bake Off Competition!

To join in our fun challenge, simply get baking and share photos of your creations with us, whether it’s a Victoria Sponge, a round of fluffy scones, or some crumbly chocolate cookies. Bake by yourself or enlist the whole family! We'd love to see photos of the cake being created too and not just the finished version 👍

Absolutely anything goes in the Virtual Bake Off challenge, and we’re celebrating every kind of baking – from disasters to masterpieces, so there’s no need for perfection!

All entries need to be in by Thursday 6th May and can be submitted by sending a picture of your entry to Lynda Phillips at PhillipsL101@hwbcymru.net

The entries will be judged on presentation only as they can't be tasted (such a shame!) and the winner will be awarded a prize when school re-opens.

Our Nursery pupils playing football together!

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Our Nursery pupils have had lots of fun making this video - thanks to Nico's mum Fallon for arranging and sharing with us all!

Message from our LPS Staff

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While we are all staying home and staying safe, we are aware that the children of LPS are missing our staff. So, I asked them to send in videos clips that we could send out to our community. They were so great, we decided to put them into a music video for the children to watch. We wish you all well and hope that you are staying safe in these difficult times.
All best to all and see you soon,
Mr B :)

(Music by U2 & Cheat Codes)

Blake's wish!

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Blake from Nursery has a message to share with everyone at school.

Lockdown and our Pets

Life in Covid-19 Lockdown has meant two things are guaranteed  - a lot of time at home and more people than ever going on walks for their daily exercise.

One of the positive things about being in lockdown is that those of us who have pets are able to spend much more time with them. 

You might be fed up of it by now, but you can guarantee most dogs are LOVING life!!!

Let's share some of that positivity and share our pictures of you and your pet (cats, dogs, hamsters, birds, even fish!) having a great time in lockdown  - it can be in the house, in the garden or when you go out for your daily walk.

Please email me a picture of your pet, their breed and name to PhillipsL101@hwbcymru.net and I will display them all here!

I'll start off with a picture of me with our beloved Maltese Terrier dog Billi!!!

Mrs P smiley

 

 

Here are a few examples of the great feedback we have been getting from the wonderful LPS community.

Our 'Virtual Easter Bonnet Parade' winners with their prizes!

Our fabulous children showing their support for the NHS

Blake and Brody

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Clapping to support the NHS at the 8pm Thursday weekly event!

Some of our children had a special visit from the Easter Bunny yesterday! How lucky!

A BIG Community Thank You from Morriston Hospital for your artwork!

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Thank you to all the lovely boys and girls of Llangyfelach who provided their artwork to be laminated for the walls of the Children's ward at Morriston Hospital. Here's a little video they made to say how much they appreciated it!
It's Easter!  Have a look at our Virtual Easter Bonnet Parade!

Mason (Y3) and Amirah (Nursery) - future artists!!!!

Elsa visiting our lovely children of Llangyfelach!

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