Home Learning / Blended Learning

In the event of individuals, groups, a class or the whole School being unable to attend
school we have a Blended Learning plan in place. Information has been sent to parents but please contact the school if you need more information.

Pupils can access online resources using their Hwb log on details at  https://hwb.gov.wales/

There are many other home learning opportunities and activity packs available on the internet but please remember internet safety.

Suggestions for activities have been posted on our facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/GladestryCinW/

You may also find the following examples useful –

https://www.hafancymru.co.uk/about-us/parent-activity-packs-covid-19-support/

https://www.urdd.cymru/en/youth-work/criw/criw-cynradd/gweithlenni-i-ddysgwyr/

Welsh for Parents

A new website, Welsh4parents has been launched to provide resources and general support for parents.

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

In Gladestry School we are doing all that we can to keep pupils and staff safe.

Please follow these links to see the most recent information we have received from Powys County Council and the Welsh Government –

Powys Press Release – Return to schools for foundation phase learners

Powys CC_20210211 LETTER Return to school – foundation phase learners

Powys Update 2021 January 29th

Powys Press Release 2021 January 8th

Powys CC_20201217 LETTER Return in January

Powys CC_20201211_LETTER_End of term and blended learning

WG_Face Coverings_24.11.20

Pupil advice – press release – Powys – 29.10.2020

 

Information regarding Powys County Council’s ongoing arrangements is available at
https://en.powys.gov.uk/coronavirus

or through their Facebook and Twitter accounts –

www.facebook.com/PowysEducation  and  www.twitter.com/powyseducation

 

More information is also available by following these links –

Looking After Yourself

https://gov.wales/education-coronavirus

 

Lunch Menus & School Meal Information

Menus:

Primary Menu Nov 2020-March 2021

Primary lunch menu_Summer 2019

Meals are brought in daily and are enjoyed by the children. Vegetarians are catered for (please follow the links above to see the menus). The cost from 1st September 2020 is £2.30 per meal. Payments are made using the ParentPay system, see https://www.parentpay.com/ for details. Please ask us at school for your initial password to activate a ParentPay account.

If you are on a low income, you can get help with the cost of school meals. More information and application forms are available at

https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/3758/Free-school-meals-and-help-with-school-clothing

If you register for free school meals, even if your child decides never to have a school lunch, you could help our school and other schools in Powys to benefit from funding because you have registered.To register is easy and confidential, you don’t have to tell the school.

The Welsh Government have introduced an annualised net earned income threshold for Universal Credit claimants who wish to claim free school meals for their children. Please see Information leaflet for more details: FSM in Wales – Information for Schools

Children can bring packed lunches if preferred. You may find the suggestions in the following link helpful – Healthy Lunchboxes Leaflet (Welsh Government)

 

 

e-safety

The safety of our pupils is very important to us, including their safety when using the internet. Please see the following document for our e-safety rules.

e-Safety_Gladestry_Parents_Consent_Form

You may also find the following information useful –Parentandcarersguidetothepotentialimpactoftheinternetontheirchildrenswell-beingEN.docx

https://schoolbeat.cymru/fileadmin/public/newsletters/SchoolBeat-Newsletter-No18.pdf

Admission Information

Children start school at the beginning of the Autumn Term following their 4th birthday.

We are aware that starting school can be an exciting time for children and parents so to help new arrivals settle in as smoothly as possible we invite all new parents to an initial meeting at which class arrangements and an induction programme are outlined.

As a school we try to ensure that the needs of every child admitted are met. All pupils regardless of ability or disability participate in all aspects of school life. Our accessibility plan is regularly reviewed by Governors.

All applications for admission to Gladestry School are dealt with by Powys County Council. Details of their admissions process and an application form are available at:

http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/schools-students/apply-for-a-school-place/

The application window for pupils wishing to join us in September 2021 will open on Monday 5th October 2020 and close on Friday 8 January 2021.

If you would like to arrange a visit or if you require more information please contact us on 01544 370207 or by email to office@gladestry.powys.sch.uk

School Calendar

Term dates for Year 2020 – 2021

Autumn Term 2020

Thursday 3rd September 2020 to Friday 16th October 2020

Half-Term: Monday 19th October 2020 to Friday 30th October 2020 (2 weeks)

Monday 2nd November 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020

Spring Term 2021

Tuesday 5th January 2021 to Friday 12th February 2021

Half-Term: Monday 15th February 2021 to Friday 19th February 2021

Monday 22nd February 2021 to Friday 26th March 2021

Summer Term 2021

Tuesday 13th April 2021 to Friday 28th May 2021

Half-Term: Monday 31st May 2021 to Friday 4th June 2021

Monday 7th June 2021 to Friday 16th July 2021

Non-Pupil Days 20/21

Tuesday 1st September 2020

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Monday 21st December 2020

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Monday 4th January 2021

Monday 12th April 2021

Useful Dates 20/21

Good Friday: Friday 2nd April 2021

Easter Monday: Monday 5th April 2021

May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May 2021

Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 31st May 2021

Royal Welsh Show: 19th – 22nd July 2021