Summer Term W/C 16th July 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have a very busy final few days in school, which include our ‘Leavers Concert’, several trips and some sad farewells. We hope you find this year’s updated annual reports comprehensive. Thank you to those of you who have managed to complete the evaluations.

This newsletter will be the last one of the academic year, so I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the community for your kindness and support. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year at Marshfield-it has been extraordinarily busy but incredibly worthwhile. I look forward to more rewarding experiences for pupils, staff and the wider community in the coming year.

PFA News

A massive thank you to all the helpers who ensured that the Summer Fayre ran smoothly. The event was a great success and Zoya Higgins and her team should be congratulated. Initial figures show that the event raised approximately £1000!!

The PFA disco is tomorrow night. For those of you able to help could you please contact the team.


Our current attendance level is 96.27%, which is slightly below our target of 96.5%. Could parents planning a holiday please ensure that these are booked for the extended school holiday period or half-terms.

Training Days

Please note that there was an error on the newsletter last week and training days are as follows:

3rd September, 7th January, 22nd February and 12th April.

Change of Menu

The menu will be changing over the next week to the following:

Wednesday – Roast Chicken/Halal Chicken/Vegetarian option is Quorn Roast

Thursday – Burgers (no buns) or hotdogs (in buns) and wedges, served on a 1st come, 1st served basis/Vegetarian/halal option is veggie sausages and wedges

Friday – Fish and Chips/Vegetarian option is Pasta Bake

Monday 23rd July  - Sausage and chips/Vegetarian option is Veggie burger and chips

Tuesday 24th July – Vegetarian pizza and pasta with salad

Jacket potatoes and cold options will still be offered.   

Community News

Old Illtydians RFC are looking for boys and girls who will be entering year 1 and 2 in September to join the club. There are no fees, so anyone is welcome to come along and try. Training will start on Sunday 12th August, and will be on Wednesday evenings once the season starts. If anyone is interested please contact Andrew Maunder on 07977 763903

Please see page 4 for details of an exciting new hip-hop dance school for year 1-5 pupils. 

Sharing Celebrations

Congratulations to our Y6 girls cricket who came 2nd in the South Wales girls cricket festival. They were all amazing. What a great day. Thank you @CricketWales

Congratulations to Oliver F-J (Yr6LD) who has earned 2 silver medals in the backstroke and breaststroke at the Cardiff Medical Centre Sports and Social Club Swimming Gala and 2 bronze medals in the butterfly and freestyle.

Congratulations, also, to Matthew T (Yr4FCR) who achieved a Distinction in both the Grade 1 clarinet and Grade 1 piano.

-Finally, congratulations to both Ava and James C (Yr4 HW and Rec NJ/JAD) who have been awarded a Distinction by the Institute of Chess in their Level 1 chess examination, James being the youngest known to have sat for this paper at age 5. Ava C, also, has been awarded the 2nd Prize in a UK-wide Chinese Calligraphy Competition with more than 1000 entrants, and yesterday, she found out that she had achieved a full-mark of 100 (Distinction) in her ABRSM Grade 2 Music Theory Exam! On Saturday, James C won the 1st Prize in a Mandarin-Speaking Competition reciting a beloved children's poem.

Fond farewells

We are saying sad goodbyes to some staff this term. We would like to thank them all for their hard work and commitment and wish them all the very best for the future.

The very best of luck to Mrs. Curnow, Mrs. Stokes, Mr. Stokes, Miss Ryan and Mrs. Calliva Reed.

We would also like to extend our good wishes to our two expectant Mums - Mrs. Packer and Mrs. Calliva Reed.  

Year 6- the final countdown…

We are all very proud of our Year 6 pupils and know that they will continue to thrive in Year 7. They had a wonderful time at Llangrannog and made many lasting memories. What a busy week they have with their rehearsals, celebrations and disco-they will definitely need their summer break!

We know we will hear positive stories about their fabulous levels of enthusiasm and their many achievements next year.

Good Luck and remember- you will always be TEAM MARSHFIELD!

Summer holidays

We hope you have a fabulous summer holiday! We return to school on Tuesday, 4th September.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Mrs. L. J. Lewis