Dear parents, carers and children,
What a triumph the World Book Day in Terrace Road on Thursday 9th March was. It was such a fun day with promoting the love of reading at the heart. A huge thank you to all the people from our school community that came in to read to the children. The children really enjoyed listening to a ‘different’ voice and it demonstrated to them that reading is important at any age. The number of children who dressed up as a book character was impressive. I saw Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, The Cat in the Hat, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Robin Hood, Willy Wonka, Little Red Riding Hood, Little Bo Peep and so many more. There was a real buzz in the school. Not only did the children dress up the staff also came dressed in a variety of outfits depicting characters from a book. They never disappoint! One of the most successful parts of the day was when the junior children read to the infant children. The staff were really impressed with both the older and younger children. The juniors were amazing, involving the infants by asking questions, using fantastic expression and voices to make sure the story was as interesting as possible. The infants listened very well and thoroughly enjoyed hearing a story being read by another child. We had a book swap, where a child brought in a book and swapped with one another child had brought in. The day culminated in a parade so we could all see the amazing outfits. Two of our Reading Leaders – Casey and Yusef and Sharon Jones (Curriculum Leader for the Education Authority) were our judges and gave awards for the most interesting outfits. Kev John (who we love ) read a story to the whole school and was, as always hilarious. It was a wonderful day, organised by Mrs Williams and Mrs Roberts who, I know you will agree, did an outstanding job.
On Sunday 19th March we are having a community day. The aim of this day is to make Terrace Road even better and brighter. We want to paint the railings, tidy up the garden areas and yards and paint areas inside the school, which is ambitious but with enough volunteers we can do it. So if you can give some time on that day we would we very grateful. We are starting at 10 o’ clock in the morning and hoping to finish around 4 o’clock in the afternoon. If you can help out, even for an hour, please could you let us know so we can organise the day. A letter has gone out with the children with a reply slip. However, if you haven’t seen the letter just give the school a ring or speak to one of the staff if you are able to help. Lifepoint Church are bringing their football team and will be organising games in the yard for the children.
Just a reminder that the National Tests are approaching – these are the tests set by the Welsh Assembly Government for all pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 in primary schools. There are three separate tests – Reading, Maths Procedural and Maths Reasoning and are to be administered from the 3rd May 2017 through to the 10th May 2017. I would ask parents to make every effort to ensure their children are in school for those dates.
Again I thank you for the support to give to the school.