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Week Beginning Monday 29th January 2024


Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Thank you all so much for all of your support these first few weeks of the year! It has been a very warm welcome and settling in period for myself and the children. The class have been fantastic – long may it continue!


A few reminders that contribute significantly to your child’s school progress;

  • Reading Together: Your involvement in your child’s reading is invaluable. As you are aware Mrs Bennetts and I read with each child individually throughout the weeks. The growth in confidence and fluency has already been noted in these last 3 weeks! Kindly continue to read with your children and record these moments in the Reading Record. This shared experience fosters a love for reading and learning.
  • Class Updates on Bryn Deri School Website: A new termly letter has been posted on our Class Page. Please check for important dates for the diary, updates on your child’s learning and any additional resources that may support any at home learning. Bug Club logins have changed – these have been updated in your child’s reading record but if you have any questions please ask!
  • Preparation for Eisteddfod; The Eisteddfod is an exciting opportunity for the pupils to showcase their talents and immerse themselves in their Welsh culture. Soon we will be practising our allocated class song and poem. Over the half term break it would be very beneficial for the children to practise their Welsh whenever possible. Thank you for your continued support.
  • Handwriting, Key Words and Formation: Continued support with handwriting, key words and letter and number formation is so important. Any support at home reinforces what is being taught in the classroom which in turn contributes to your child’s overall progress and confidence.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment and support, wishing you and your family a wonderful and productive Spring Term!

If you have any concerns, questions or wish to have a conversation, please do not hesitate to come to me,


Kindest regards,


Miss Mac

Year 1 Class Teacher

From little acorns, tall oak trees grow