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Newsletter 10th November 2016






Llwynu Lane, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. NP7 6AR


Headteacher: Mrs S Davies                        Chair of Governors: Mrs M Harris


Thursday November 10th2016


Dear Parent or Carer,


The Winning Class is: Miss Davies’ Class- another attendance win – Hoorah!























We aim for every class to get 100% attendance each week. Anything over 95% is good.

It is disappointing to see so many classes achieving less than 95%.



A big well done to Jessica Withey in Year 6 who won the Bloomsbury’s Malkin Moonlight creative writing competition with her brilliant entry about a fox! Jessica wins a Kindle Fire and a bundle of books as well as £100 of books for our school!


Open Morning

The open morning planned for Friday November 18th has had to be postponed. We will rearrange this early in the spring term.


Dressing for the cold weather

Can I please remind parents that children need to be bringing coats to school, as the weather is getting colder; hats, gloves and scarfs should be marked with your child’s name. Children can wear black boots, wellington boots should be changed when they come into school.

Since we have stopped Whale Done! Points we have noticed children are not coming to school wearing the correct school uniform– we have always been so proud of how smart our children look. We will be reintroducing points for school uniform when we launch Dojo Points in January.



Come along to Ziggies, every Monday 3:30pm Deri View Primary. This is a brilliant hour for you to spend with your child reading books, making things and generally having a lot of fun!  Ziggies also have a Facebook Page -  Ziggies at Deri View.




Admissions for Reception September 2017

Families of children who are due to start Reception in September 2017 will be receiving application packs during the week beginning November 7th. Please ensure you complete all applications promptly. If you would like to meet with myself before you submit your application, I am more than happy to do this. If you need help completing the application process please see Jill Phillips Family Support Officer, who will be happy to help.


A reminder that applications for secondary school places, for September 2017, close on Wednesday November 30th; we can also help parents with these applications.



Remember to follow us on Twitter@DeriViewPrimary



Dates for your diary:

  • Remembrance Service: Friday November 11th 2:45pm (Mrs Thomas’ Class)

  • Non Uniform Day Friday November 25th - bring in a chocolate bar!

  • Training Day - Monday 28th November

  • PTFA Christmas Fayre December 2nd 3:30pm

  • Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day Wednesday December 7th 2016

  • Christmas Concerts:

    Foundation Phase: December 8th and 9th 2pm

    Nursery: December 13th 10:00am

    Key Stage 2 December 14th

  • Christmas Parties: December 15th

  • Family Breakfast December 16th 8:15am

  • End of term: Friday December 16th 2016

  • Training Day: Tuesday January 3rd 2017

  • First Day of Spring Term: Wednesday January 4th 2016

Yours sincerely




Sarah Davies

Head teacher