Dear Parents/Carers.
We are delighted to announce that we raised £415 for Macmillan – this is such an incredible achievement, well done to everyone!
We appreciate that this is a very challenging time for everyone and there are a number of projects in the local area which may make things a little easier for those who need it, particularly during the half term break.
Food vouchers and sanitary products can be accessed from Sharon Evans Little Sunflowers – please contact Sharon via the Little Sunflowers Facebook page if you would like any further information about these projects.  The Leisure Centre are also running ‘The Food Project’ with the Wrexham Maelor hospital.  This is an opportuntiy to try some delicious food and the best part is that it is free!!  If you would like to access this service, please contact the leisure centre on 01978 821600.
Thank you for working with us during this very difficult and challenging time.  Please stick to all of the regulations during the half term break, so that your child/children have the best chance possible to safely return to school after the holidays.  Our decisions and choices will and do affect others.
We hope that you all manage to have a happy and safe half term break and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 2nd November, when our school reopens.
Take care everyone,

Mrs Edwards

Dear Parents and Carers,
I’m sure you will have heard the announcement this lunchtime about a National coronavirus fire-break to be introduced in Wales on Friday from 6.00pm until Monday 9th November. 
It will apply to everyone living in Wales and will replace the local restrictions which are currently in force in some parts of the country.

The fire-break will be short but sharp to have a maximum impact on the virus.

  • People must stay at home, except for very limited purposes, such as for exercise.
  • People must work from home wherever possible;
  • People must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with either indoors and outdoors
  • No gatherings will be allowed outdoors, such as Halloween or fireworks/Bonfire night or other organised activities
  • All non-food retail, hospitality businesses, including cafes, restaurants and pubs (unless they provide take-away or delivery services), close contact services, such as hairdressers and beauticians, and events and tourism businesses, such as hotels must close
  • Community centres, libraries and recycling centres will be required to close
  • Face coverings must be worn in indoor public spaces, which remain open, including on public transport and in taxis.

During this time:

  • Adults living alone or single parents will be able to join with one other household for support
  • Primary and special schools will re-open as normal after half-term
  • Secondary schools will re-open after the half-term for children in years seven and eight and most vulnerable children. Pupils will be able to come in to take exams but other pupils will continue their learning from home for an extra week.
  • Universities will provide a blend of in-person and online learning
  • NHS and health services will continue to operate
  • Local parks, playgrounds and outdoor gyms will remain open.
Following the end of the fire-break, a new set of national rules will be introduced, covering how people can meet and how the public sector and businesses operate.
We are currently assessing if there are any changes in procedures that we will need to put into place, for reopening after half term.  We will communicate this with you as soon as possible. 
Please ensure that you follow all of the guidance issued when on the school site, including prompt dropping off and collection, wearing a face mask and socially distancing from other families. 
Below are two links, the first is the full announcment made today and the second is for frequently asked questions.


Stay safe everyone,
Mrs Edwards



Dear Parents/Carers.

As you will have seen in the news last night, Wrexham along with neighbouring Local Authorities, will be entering a period of increased lockdown procedures.  These come into force at 6pm on Thursday evening.  Please be assured that we will continue to do everything that we can to provide as normal an education as possible during this time.

During this period of local lockdown, the Welsh Government have clearly stated that going on holiday is not permitted.  This means that any holidays that have been previously authorised during this time, will now no longer be authorised as this is against the regulations.  They advise that you contact your travel insurer to discuss the situation.

Please continue to follow the advice given for the sake of everyone, particularly by not meeting up with friends and family unless it is for one of the reasons permitted.  We are doing everything possible in school to ensure that class bubbles/contact groups are kept separate from one another.  We need your help going forward and especially now with the new regulations and poor weather, to ensure that children and families from different households are not mixing.  We must continue to work together during this time, so that we can help to control the spread of the virus.

With this in mind, if your family has been self-isolating due to a family member presenting with one of the 3 main symptoms of Covid-19, please check with school to confirm the correct date of return to school for your child/children.  It is vitally important that we have an up to date contact number for parents and carers and it is essential that you contact school before 9.30am if your child is going to be absent that day, particularly if they are presenting with one of the three main symptoms.

These are not normal circumstances and it will require an extra effort from everyone for us all to continue to stay safe.  Please stick to the times given for dropping off and collecting your children.  Please do not arrive early in the morning unless your child is coming to breakfast club and ensure that you arrive on time to collect your child/children when they finish.

Now dinner systems are back to relatively normal procedures, please contiue to ensure that dinner accounts are kept in credit.  I understand that there are still a number of accounts that show a debt after the direct payment system was used during lockdown.  I would appreciate it if any outstanding monies that are owed are paid as soon as possible, as this will continue to register as a debt until this is cleared.

Please see the link below for helpful frequently asked questions regarding the new regulations.

Keep safe everyone – we can do this!

Mrs Edwards

Message from Mrs Edwards 21/09/20

The council have stated that the online payment for schools is unavailable tommorow due to essential upgrade. You will therefore have to make any payments online today if needed.

Mr Hughes


Covid UpdatePlease see below a letter from Mrs Edwards regarding school attendance and illness  14/09/20

Dear Parents and Carers
We appreciate that this is a difficult time for everyone, please bare this in mind and be patient with us. We are, on a daily basis dealing with multiple enquiries and having to have many conversations to support parents and carers when deciding whether to send their children to school. 
We are not naive to how difficult these decisions are, especially if you are needing to work. However, it is vitally important that we all follow the legal guidance.
We know that coming back to school under these new restrictions is different and is going to take some time for us all to adjust to them. We are not trying to be deliberately difficult we are just following the Welsh Government guidance. 

I appreciate that at this time of year there can be many illnesses circulating.  Please remember that you do not send your child to school if they are unwell OR if they, anyone in their household or anyone in their extended household bubble have any of the following symptoms: 

  • A high temperature (if you think your child has a temperature please check this before leaving home) 
  • A new continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than an hour OR 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours) 
  • A loss or change to sense of smell of taste (this means they cannot smell or taste anything or things taste or smell different to normal).

If you, your child or anyone in your house/extended household bubble demonstrate any of these symptoms, you must not send your child to school, you must take advice and follow the guidance given.   

If you, someone in your household, or in your extended household bubble develop symptoms during the day and/or decide or are advised to take a test, you must inform school immediately.     

If your child or someone in your household (or extended household bubble) is unwell or develops any of the three main symptoms after school, overnight or over the weekend we recommend that you;
  1. do not send your child back to school 
  2. phone school at 9 0’clock on the next school day where you will be given advice (this could be a Monday morning if the symptoms start over the weekend)
Please understand that if you arrive at school and potentially shouldn’t be here, we will have to ask you to leave, this could lead to a difficult conversation which we do not want to do in public. However, if you do arrive and you should not be here, you will give us no choice and we will have to deal with it. We are doing our very best to manage this and to avoid causing embarrassment or worry to anyone under these incredibly difficult and unprecedent circumstances. 
Thank you everyone for your support
Mrs Edwards 

Head Teacher 


Please see below information from Mrs Edwards about your child’s school day. Looking forward to seeing you all

Mr Hughes


 Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope that you have all had a good Summer break.  We are looking forward to seeing you all over the next two weeks.  The information about when you child will be starting was issued before the Summer holidays.  As a reminder – please see below.


Nursery pupils will be contacted by Mrs Crump to arrange transition sessions starting the week beginning Monday 14th September.
Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd  September –  School will be closed to all pupils on these days for staff to make preparations.
Start dates for your child to return to school Year group Teacher Start and Finish time. Drop off and pick up location


Thursday 3rd September

Hywel Miss Davies 8.50 am – 3.10 pm

Classroom door

Melangell Mrs Dutton-Hughes 8.50 am – 3.00 pm

Main school foyer

Reception Mrs Crump/Miss Williams/Mrs Pennington 8.55 am – 3.00 pm

Hall door 1



Monday 7th September

Year 2 Miss Griffiths 8.55 am – 3.00 pm

Year 2 classroom gate


Year 6 Mr Hughes 8.50 am – 3.10 pm

Hall door 1


Tues 8th September


Year 1 Miss Jones 8.55 am – 3.00 pm

Year 1 classroom gate

Year 5 Miss Oldfield 8.50 am – 3.10 pm

Hall door 2


Wed 9th September

Year 3 Mrs Phelps-Jones 8.50 am – 3.10 pm

Year 3 classroom door

Year 4 Miss Heath 8.50 am – 3.10 pm

Year 4 classroom door


We will monitor these arrangements and we will alter anything that is needed if and when necessary.

Your children have been placed into year groups/class groups and these will be their ‘contact groups’.  Each contact group/class will have designated staff allocated to them.  Every effort has been made so that these groups do not mix.  Staff will attempt to socially distance from the pupils whenever possible. We cannot eliminate the risks, however we will do our very best to reduce them.  This will require your cooperation at all times, in particular you will need to be responsible for your own social distancing and that of your children when dropping them off and picking them up.

You will be greeted by your class teacher at your designated drop off and pick up point.  Please do not attempt to enter the school building.  The teachers will not be available to speak to you during drop off and collection times, to further maintain everyone’s safety and because they will be receiving the children as they arrive.  Any delay in this process will cause a queue to form, so please arrive and leave promptly.

We appreciate for some children that this may be an emotional process, but please be assured that we are all here to help you.  If you do need to speak to a class teacher you will need to email, message them or make an appointment.   Please also make sure that you are not congregating outside the school gates or anywhere on the school site.  There will continue to be a one-way system in operation which will be clearly marked.  Please adhere to this system, it is for everyone’s safety.

Breakfast Club pupils can be dropped off from 8.30am (with no charge initially) with the aim that this time will be moved back to its original opening time as soon as we are able to.  If your child is not attending Breakfast Club, please do not arrive before their allocated start time, where they will then go straight to their class.  We will notify you of when the breakfast time will change.  On entry to breakfast club, pupils will be allocated a table specifically for their year group.

Dinner arrangements will ensure that pupils do not mix with pupils outside their contact/class group, as they will sit on allocated tables.  There will also be staggered sittings and designated times and areas for them to have a play outside.  Initially school dinners will be served using disposable cutlery and trays.  Pupils who bring packed lunches should continue to do so as normal.  We are not expecting you to provide lunch in a carrier bag, please continue to use whatever you would normally use.  The children will be encouraged to be as independent as possible and will be supported if necessary.  Please try not to worry about this, as the pupils will be supported by the staff from their class/contact group if needed.

Please send your child to school each day with a healthy snack and a water bottle.  Please note that snack will not be provided for Foundation Phase pupils in the first few weeks.  PE kits will not be needed for the first two weeks, while the children settle back in.

We have just received our uniform stock.  Your child will be issued with a uniform order form when they attend their first allocated day at school.  This can also be used to order uniform for their siblings.  You will then be given a time slot for you to collect your order.  In the meantime if you wish, your child can return in last year’s uniform or their own clothes.  Once all parents/carers have received their order, we will reestablish the uniform policy.

Yesterday I received communication from AVOW that their after school care would finish at our school.  As a result we have established an emergency provision for this service, which can currently only accommodate a small number of pupils. Priority will be given to working parents/carers who have no other childcare available.  This will start on Monday 7th September and will run until 5pm.  If you require this service, please contact school and ask to speak to myself (Mrs Edwards).  Evidence may be asked for to support your request as there is limited of places available.


The Welsh Government expect all pupils to return to school by Monday 14th September.  Please ensure however that you do not send your child to school if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • A high temperature (if you think your child has a temperature please check this before leaving home)
  • A new continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than an hour OR 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours)
  • A loss or change to sense of smell of taste (this means they cannot smell or taste anything or things taste or smell different to normal).


If your child demonstrates any of these symptoms please take advice and follow the guidance given.


We understand that for you and your child/children, particularly those who have not been in the school building for many months, that there may be natural anxieties and worries, particularly for any children who may require a little more support.  Our emphasis, on return to school, will be on the safety, care and wellbeing of your child and they will be fully supported by familiar and nurturing staff.


Yours Sincerely,


E.Edwards (Headteacher)


School Reports

Good afternoon
Next week you will receive your child’s report.
Could you please provide me with your email address so that I can email it to you. You can send me an email me on
Thank you.

Mr Hughes


Here are Ysgol Rhiwabon’s transition documents. Usually these would have been completed in class along with visits to Ysgol Rhiwabon (or your chosen secondary setting.)

It is expected, for those not attending sessions in school, these are complete at home  to aid your transition. We will post any other documentation we receive from other secondary schools here too.

Transition Booklet 2020

Y6 Ysgol Rhiwabon Maths Transition Booklet

As always we hope you are all well and staying safe. We are looking forward to seeing those of you who are coming for a check in and catch up session from next week

We have set up Google Classroom to help us stay in contact and pass on any work or transistion documents that you may find useful. Below you will find a Google Classroom code and a help document for those who may find it difficult accessing the classroom.

Google classroom login help



I hope you are all still keeping safe and well during these difficult times.

FAO Parent/Carers who notified school they wished their children to attend the ‘Check in and Catch up’ sessions starting June 29th and have had a response telling them which day their child is to attend.

Please read the following carefully.


On June 3rd 2020 Kirsty Williams announced the re-opening of schools to all pupils to provide an opportunity to ‘Check in, Catch Up and Prepare’. This will start the week beginning 29th June.

To ensure that the school environment is as safe as possible, the school session will operate very differently and there will be non-negotiable expectations for Pupils and Parents/Carers. Please remember these arrangements have been put in place for everyone’s safety and they must be adhered to for the three weeks to be managed as safely as possible.

By now, your child’s class teacher will have contacted you, as to which session your child will be attending each week.  Details of the altered school day are as follows –

Arrival at school will be staggered and will follow a one-way socially distanced marked system that takes you in through the main pedestrian gate and up out of the top gate by the railway bridge – please arrive at the front foyer, following the social distancing pathways markings, where Mrs Edwards and Mrs Williams will greet you between the following times:

Family groups to arrive between 8:45am and 8:55 am

Individual children to arrive between 9.00am and 9.10 am

These times are not flexible and arriving after this time risks non-entry to the school for that session on that day.

Children must be accompanied by one adult to and from school and the adult must wait with the child until they have been invited to enter the school building. This must be followed to ensure that children are sticking to social distancing guidance until they enter the school building.  Parents/Carers will not be allowed to enter the school building at any time. Although we will do our best to clear pupils as quickly as possible when they arrive, please be prepared for a small queue. There will not be the opportunity for children to play on the playground with friends before or after school and under no circumstances should this be allowed by the escorting Parent or Carer.

At the end of the school day the one-way system will continue. Collection times are as follows:

Please collect family groups from the front foyer between 12.30 pm and 12.45 pm

Please collect individual children from the front foyer between 12.50 pm and 1.00 pm

When Parent/Carers arrive to collect their children, teachers will be notified and your children will be brought down – please be patient with us as there may be a small wait.

We strongly recommend that you check your child’s temperature before leaving home as a matter of routine and keep him/her at home if their temperature is raised – this does not need to be done with a thermometer.  Under no circumstances should pupils attend schools if they:

Feel unwell, have any of the three identified COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or loss of taste or smell).

Live in a household with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.


There is no expectation for uniform to be worn, unless Parents/Carers find this more convenient. However, for the start of each session please ensure that your child/children are sent into school with clean and laundered clothes. Also then please ensure that these clothes are put straight into the washing machine on arrival at home.


Every child attending school for their sessions will need –

  • Snack, drink and packed lunch (which will be eaten in own classes)
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather, pupils will be spending time outdoors (sun cream must be applied at home before coming to school please).

School will –

  • Maintain children in their own classrooms with a small group of their classmates (no more than 7 at a time) and familiar staff. This group will, as far as possible, remain the same for the three sessions that they attend.
  • Ensure that as far as possible, groups of pupils do not mix.
  • Ensure that key worker children have the opportunity to see their class friends, this will be the same day each week to minimise mixing.
  • Ensure that on arrival into school, pupils wash their hands – this will also be done frequently throughout the day as directed in the Welsh Government guidance.
  • Support pupils to maintain social distancing within school, which includes appropriate support, direction, information and signage in and around the school building.
  • Ensure social distancing opportunities for outdoor activities.
  • Conduct regular sanitation and cleaning of resources and high touch areas including toilets.
  • Contact Parents/Carers if a child is unwell or presents with any symptoms. Your child will be placed in a designated area and monitored by staff.  With your permission staff will also check your child’s temperature using a non-contact infrared thermometer.


Pupils will –

  • Be expected to follow all instructions given appropriately and safely (those who are not will be sent home).
  • Follow (with support as appropriate) social distancing rules.
  • Maintain regular handwashing.


Parents/carers will –

  • Not send their child to their sessions if they are unwell and demonstrating any of the three main Covid-19 symptoms (high temperature, continuous cough, loss of smell/taste). Please inform school if your child is not in for their session in the usual way.
  • Not send their child to their sessions if someone in their household has symptoms of and/or tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Collect their child immediately if contacted by school staff (because of their child presenting symptoms or wilfully not following instructions). This will not be a negotiation and Parents/Carers will be expected to collect their child immediately, for the health and safety of everyone.
  • Send their children into school in clean and laundered clothes.
  • Arrive within the timeframes for dropping off and collection. It is very important that you do not arrive too early or too late as this could compromise our safety plan.


PPE Equipment – Although staff will not routinely wear this, you may see some staff wearing gloves, aprons, face masks and/or visors.  This will be worn when supporting pupils with any intimate care needs, administering of first aid and where social distancing is not possible within the classroom and around school.  You will also see Mrs Edwards and Mrs Williams wearing PPE when receiving your children in the morning and sending them home at the end of the session. It is not expected that children will wear PPE.


The school day and the set up of the classrooms will look a little different, but please rest assured that the staff will make your children feel as comfortable and as cared for as possible.  Although the staff have been incredibly busy preparing for the children’s return which has included the completion of detailed risk assessments and despite everyone’s best efforts, please be aware that any risk cannot be completely eliminated and by sending your child to school you are knowingly accepting this.

Please do not send learning packs or toys from home into school as children will not be able to play with them.

We can’t wait to see you!

Yours sincerely,


Mrs E Edwards


Downloadable Version of this letter can be found below.

Letter to parents 22-06-20



Please respond to the following announcement from Mrs Edwards:

Dear Parent/Carer
Last week Kirsty Williams the Welsh Government Education Minister instructed Schools to open for check in sessions. This will begin the week of 29th June. We are currently planning what this will look like for your child/children, ensuring that the priority is, as far as we possibly can, the safety of our pupils, their families and staff. Our plan is to offer your child/children one session a week between now and school closing the week beginning 20th July.
Please let your Class Teacher know as soon as possible if you are planning, or not planning, to send your child back to School for these check in sessions.  Please be aware that responses from Parents/Carers will determine the size of each group and so we would appreciate it if once you have given your answer then this does not change, as this would affect our numbers, groups and staffing.

Please let us know what your intention is , at the latest by the end of this week, Friday 12th June.  (

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Those of you moving on to Ysgol Rhiwabon in September can click on the following link to hear a message delivered by headteacher Mrs Ferron Evans: Headteachers Welcome.

Y6 pupils might also want to look at these Top Tips, prepared by Y7 pupils at Ysgol Rhiwabon: Top Tips

I hope you have all enjoyed your half-term break. We are now entering the final few weeks of the academic year. To keep you gong until the Summer holidays I have added some more worksheets, as well as a link to our most recent Curriculum Plan. These sheets will be available from the office from Tuesday, June 2nd…


Function Machine                    Mental + –

Grid method                              Grid Method 2

Multiplying/Dividing by 10,100 or 1000

X Table Challenge 1                 X Table Challenge 2

Fractions of Numbers              Fraction of Numbers 2       % of Money

English (instructional texts):

Instructions Wordmat            Football Instructions           Jam Sandwich

Revolting Recipes

Geography (Rivers):

River WebQuest                 Rivers Wordsearch               World Rivers

Science (Life Cycles):

Lifecycle of a Butterfly                     Lifecycle of a frog

Try these Science revision Quizzes to find out how much you remember from the year:

Science Quiz 1                                Science Quiz 2

Follow this link to a video featuring Ed Holden, aka Mr Phormula the well-known welsh beatboxer. Any budding beat-boxers who want to have can record themselves and send it in as they would love some feedback! Music Trial

May 2020

Here is a link to our Summer term curriculum planner. It will tell you what we would be learning about this term and hopefully give you some ideas for activities you can try at home. There are also some useful web links which should help you get to grips with the work…            Summer term curriculum information

Keep an eye out for new things which will appear on here, I will add further links to support your home learning from time-to-time.

It is important that all children are still able to access high quality resources and are aware of how they can continue their education whether at school or at home…
All Image result for hwb logopupils in Wales have access to the fantastic resources on HWB.
After Logging in find the Just2Easy icon from the menu, for a wide range of resources, including: j2office, j2data, j2code and j2blast…

Worksheets – Summer Term:

I have added some additional worksheets for your home-learning. You can print them out if you have access to a printer… otherwise the sheets will be available from the school in pack form from the week beginning 4th May:


Probability – Pack of Cards                 Rolling a Dice            Spinners

Rounding   – to the Nearest 10           Nearest 100                Nearest 1000

Interpreting Pie-Charts

Maths Sphere Challenges (Added 13/5/20)

Magic Square                                              7 UP                          Digit Detective

All adds to Nothing                                 Total 20                       Bishops Move



For this task you can sit in front of the telly with your legs up:  Advertisement Study

Have a go at creating your own slogans or jingles with this sheets: Writing Slogans


Create your own food-chains with this fun cutting and sticking  activity.

Foodchain Worksheet 

Classifying Invertebrates

Alien Classification Key


Name the country

Mountain Climate

World Rivers

Other Links:

Maths Chase  is a completely free home online learning tool where children can play times tables games, along with many other mathematics skill-based games!

The Top-marks site has links to a number of different Food Chain Challenges Image result for food chains

Follow this link to the 3D Geography website, where you will find all sorts of worksheets and challenges to support your topic this term.       Mountain Worksheets



Home-School Learning Spring 2020:

The document below, should provide ideas about what we would be learning in school and some useful resources to support your work:   Home Learning Information


Use the comprehensive list of this terms words to keep on top of your Spelling

Word List Spring

There are loads of great websites out there, offering free support to keep your children entertained at home:

  • Access thousands of  free digital books courtesy of MyOn- Life is Better Reading Together.
  • Great offer from Techniquest, who are uploading a new experiment each day that you can try at home…
    Science Experiments
  • Remember, you can access free coding challenges at any time with the Hour of code