Welcome to Penguin's class page!
Class Penguins Teacher - Mrs Wescott
(Miss Watkins Wednesday all day and Thursday Afternoon)
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Morley
Exciting news - our topic this term...
Wriggle and Crawl!
Look at what we will be getting up to!
We have had an exciting and busy spring term in class Penguins. Our topic has been Towers, Tunnels and Turrets, so we have been finding out all about castles; who would have lived in a castle, the different castles that are in Wales and why we have so many and the different parts of castles and what they were for. We were lucky enough to visit Cardiff castle (along with a few super parent helpers). Just look at the fun we had!
The welsh government target for attendance is 95%. Research demonstrates that there is a strong link between the amount of absence in a school and the qualifications that a pupil achieves. If a pupil misses 17 days of school or more a year, this often leads to a drop of a GSCE grade across all subjects.
Of pupils who miss between 10% and 20% of school, only 35% manage to achieve five A* to C GSCEs including English and mathematics. This compares to 73% of pupils with over 95% attendance achieving five A* to Cs including English and mathematics. (DfE July 2011)
Every lesson in school is vitally important. If your child misses school, they will find it difficult to catch up with the learning and as a result could fall behind and not achieve their full potential.
Helping Your Child Achieve
· The school doors open at 8:40, ready to begin learning at 8:50
· If your child arrives late, go to the main reception to report your child has arrived.
· Your child needs to attend school before or after a medical/dentist appointment
· If your child is ill and can’t attend school for whatever reason, then contact the school immediately