Newsletter December 2018

Dear Parents,

We hope you are all well and enjoyed Half Term. The children are all settling in well and enjoying our varied activities. Our theme this term will be Celebrations which will include Diwali, Children in Need and of course Christmas.

Facebook
Closed group (only for parents with children currently in Cylch) – Cylch Meithrin yr Eglwys Newydd 2018/2019
Please join the group and return the permission slips if you would like us to post photos of your children on this group. There are lovely photos of all our various activities which we cannot post until all forms are returned.

Even if you are not an avid user of social media we find the facebook page is a useful way of sharing information quickly and effectively and you may miss some of this if you are not in the group.

AGM
At our Annual General Meeting, held on Oct 24th, the following core committee members were elected;
Joint Chairs: Martha Nicklin and Sian Rigler
Treasurer: Delyth Drew
Secretary: Elin Davies
Thank you to all parents who came along and enjoyed our Bingo night. Also, a huge thank you to Simon Bevan who has done an outstanding job as the treasurer for the past two years. Diolch yn Fawr Iawn!!! Continue reading “Newsletter December 2018”

We are on the Co op community fund this year

We have been lucky enough to be placed on the Co op community fund this year. This works by Cylch receiving 1% of any purchases in co op or any of there associated services like funeral care. For us to receive this, this is what we’re asking you to do.

If you are a member already, please log on to your account and ‘back’ our community fund, it’s under education and skills.

If you are not a member, pop into your local co op and pick up a form and temporary card, then go to their website to register, then, as above, ‘back’ our community fund. It’s really quick and simple and a great way to raise funds with little effort. The scheme runs for 12 months. Thanks.

Estyn awards dinner 2018

So here we are winning an award for excellence from Estyn. As a non maintained, pack away setting, to achieve excellence is virtually impossible, so the fact that we achieved this is testament to the leaders, staff and committee’s dedication. When I looked around the room tonight and saw how few settings in Wales had achieved excellence, but that we were one of them, made me truly proud. Da iawn i pawb.

Estyn report 2018

Cylch’s recent Estyn report has been published. Estyn have advised us that such a glowing report is incredibly rare.

‘The setting provides very challenging and stimulating experiences that reflect the ethos of the foundation phase completely successfully. Learning experiences are lively and extremely interesting and stimulate children to learn productively.’

‘The setting’s ethos reflects a very welcoming, happy and inclusive environment…The familial atmosphere contributes extensively to the children’s desire and willingness to take part in all activities.’

‘The setting is a national example of how to provide an excellent learning environment’.

As a committee, we would like to say a huge congratulations and thank you to the leaders and staff whose skill and dedication have been praised.

Please have a read. http://www.estyn.gov.wales/provider/6819115

Newsletter – Summer Term

Dear Parents,

We hope you are all well and had a lovely Easter break.

We all had a wonderful time in our Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt and the children all looked fantastic in their hats. We raised nearly £300 on our tombola and cake stall. Thanks to all those parents who came along and donated. Our children really appreciate your support and love to see you at Cylch..

Theme
Our theme this half term will be “People Who Help Us “. We will be having some exciting visitors and also enjoying our outdoor area especially our amazing mud kitchen and Forest school.

Smarties Tubes
The Easter Bunny left some Smarties for all our lovely children. Could we ask that as part of our fundraising that you help the children fill up the empty tubes with coins and return them to cylch? Your help with this would be very much appreciated.

Homework
Could all children make a puppet to coincide with our theme of People who Help us? We will be using them in our reading area as part of our role play and language development. Please bring them in from Monday 24th onwards. There are lots of simple ideas on the internet for you to look at with the children
We have been asked by the Welsh Government to pilot the new ICT curriculum for nurseries across the whole of Wales . If possible could you take a picture of your child looking for ideas or making the puppet. We will be showing the Education Minister all our clever children working hard at home and in cylch. Continue reading “Newsletter – Summer Term”