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Application for Nursey Place

The Nursery application process for September 2021 has opened for parents/carers to make applications.

Parents/carers can apply for the September intake and if their child is eligible for a rising 3 place in either January 2021 or April 2021, they can make the request on the same application form.

Parents will be notified of their nursery place for September 2021 and January 2021 on 2nd November 2020, however, if they have applied for a rising 3 place to start in April 2021 they will be advised of that place on 8th March 2021.

We will require parents/carers to make the application through our on-line portal following the link below:

Click here to make an application

Fair Trade

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Year 6 pupils spent time at Raglan Primary School took part in a Monmouthshire County Council Fair Trade event. The children had the opportunity to talk to Jennifer, a farmer from Uganda who told them of her life farming cocoa beans.

Pupils selling fruit to the other children

The pupils have been selling fruit to the other children during play times.
There are oranges, apples and bananas as well as little pots of raisins, grapes and fresh strawberries for 25p.

The School's netball team was victorious

The School's netball team was victorious

The School's netball team was victorious in the Urdd Netball Tournament, Gwent Region last week. At a damp Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni site, Ysgol Gymraeg y Fenni successfully challenged every single school. Only ten goals were conceded during the eight games. According to PE guru, Mr Sam Jones, the School’s team was the fittest with none of the other schools able to cope with the standard and quality of play. The team will go on to the Urdd National Tournament on 17 May in Aberystwyth to try and win the Final. Well done all!


Monday 27 January 2020


Monday greetings to all our families! Thank you to everyone for supporting our pupil Progress Meetings this week, please remember that if for any reason you have been unable to make an appointment this week you are welcome to contact the class teacher via email.

Swimming Success

Well done to Evan (Year 4) and Ava (Year 6) on their excellent efforts at the Urdd National Swimming Gala on Saturday, they certainly did us proud! Congratulations to Ava on securing a 4th and 6th place in the final round of the Butterfly and Individual Medley.

Ffrindau Movie Night – 3rd Feb

Next Monday, 3rd February the Ffrindiau are holding a ‘Movie Night’ which is open to all pupils from Reception to Year 6 – please see the attached poster. The film will start at 3.30pm (Children are welcome to stay and attend straight from school) and finish at 5.15pm. If your child wishes to attend please send the £2.50 payment to the school office by this Thursday, 30th of January – please make sure that all money is sent in an envelope clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. Children will not be able to stay unless we have received payment in advance.


The Urdd Eisteddfod ‘CogUrdd’ cooking competition for pupils in Year 4-6 will be held next Wednesday, 5th of February. The recipe is attached and any pupils from Year 4-6 that wish to take part will need to bring their ingredients and equipment to school with them on this day.

Marie Curie Daffodils

We now have Marie Curie daffodil pins available, the suggested donation is £1 – if you would like to support the work of this charity then feel free to pop in to reception to buy your daffodil or send the money to school in a clearly labelled envelope.

Friday Afternoon Clubs

Please note that after the February half term there will be no after school clubs on a Friday, this includes Clwb PG.

Dates for your Diary

Whilst we understand that a long list of dates isn’t always what you want to see in a weekly newsletter, we do want to ensure that wherever possible you have as much notice as possible for events and activities that may be relevant to your child/children, so please see the list below of what’s going on at Ysgol y Fenni this term.

28.01 – Farnais Fflworid - Meithrinfa i Flwyddyn 2 - Fluoride Varnish - Nursery to Year 2
24.02 – Eisteddfod yr Ysgol - School Eisteddfod
02.03 – Dathliadau Dydd Gwyl Dewi - St Davids Day Celebrations
05.03 – Diwrnod y Llyfyr - World Book Day
21.03 – Eisteddfod y Fenni - Abergavenny Eisteddfod
24.03 – Vision & Growth Screening (Reception)
30.03 – Lluniau Dosbarth, Tempest - Class Photos, Tempest

Upcoming Sporting Events

(Please note that Mr Jones will be in touch if any of the competitions below are relevant for your child/children)
30.01 – Pel Rhwyd yr Urdd - Urdd Netball Tournament
13.02 – Rygbi yr Urdd - Urdd Rugby Tournament
24.02 – Rygbi, Panteg - Rugby Competition, Panteg

Eisteddfod Urdd

(Anfonir mwy o fanylion adref at unrhyw ddisgyblion a ddewisir i gystadlu yn unrhyw un o gystadlaethau Eisteddfod yr Urdd)
Urdd Eisteddfod (Further details will be sent home to any pupils chosen to compete in any of the Urdd Eisteddfod competitions)
07.03 – Eisteddfod Cylch Lanofer - Local Eisteddfod, Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw
28.03 – Eisteddfod Rhanbarth Gwent - Gwent Area Eisteddfod, Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni
30.04 – Cystadleuaeth CogUrdd - Gwent Area CogUrdd competition Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni


22 January 2020


Sporting Updates

As Six Nations season approaches, Ysgol y Fenni is also seeing our fair share of sporting action, with the Urdd Netball Competition, finals of the Monmouthshire Schools Football Tournament, Monmouthshire Cross Country Finals and the Urdd Rugby Tournament all coming up in the next few weeks. Best wishes to all pupils competing in these and also good luck to both Ysgol y Fenni pupils swimming in the Urdd National Gala this Saturday (25.1.20) in Cardiff.

Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

Many of our Year 6 pupils begin their transition visits to Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw this week. It’s an exciting time and we wish them all the very best as they begin their journey to Secondary Education.

Santes Dwynwen

This Friday, 24th of January, pupils are asked to wear pink or red to celebrate Santes Dwynwen Day.

Progress Meetings

Please remember that there will be no after school clubs next week (27.1.20 - 31.1.20) apart from Clwb Carco & Clwb PG. This means there is no Clwb Urdd Drama/STEM, Chwaraeon and Lego due to pupil Progress Meetings. It is essential that you make arrangements and inform the School Office of any changes to your end of day transport arrangements as a result.

Abergavenny Eisteddfod

The Abergavenny Eisteddfod will be held at King Henry VIII School on Saturday, March 21st – the closing date for entry to the stage competitions is March 7th. Further details can be found on the Abergavenny Eisteddfod website – details of the Art & Literature competitions can also be found on this website.

World Book Day – 5th March

We will celebrate World Book Day on Thursday, the 5th of March. On this day, we would like the children to come to school dressed as a character from their favourite book. We will hold a special assembly and a fashion show to celebrate the wonderful costumes that arrive in school each World Book Day.

Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen (translation coming soon)


Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen

Gwisgwch binc, coch neu benwisg bendigedig i ddysgu am a dathlu'r diwrnod arbennig!

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Happy New Year and welcome to the start of 2020 at Ysgol y Fenni, I hope that everyone had a lovely, restful Christmas and New Year.

Just a start of term reminder that, Mrs Mary Scourfield and I job-share the role of School Administrator in the office; I work on a Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and Mrs Scourfield a Thursday and Friday. To ensure that all messages reach the office, regardless of which day you contact, please can we ask that you use the school email and not our personal ones.

Please could we also remind you that all messages relating to end of day arrangements should reach the office by 2pm at the latest, either by e-mail or phone-call, we will always endeavour to reply to messages regarding pick-up arrangement and school transport so that you are confident they have been received. Please do not send messages directly to the class teacher about end of day plans as these are not always seen during the day and can lead to confusion, thank you for your continued support with this important matter.

Parent Consultation & Progress Meeting
Our Spring Term Parent Consultation and Progress Meetings will be held on January 27th and 29th – the email containing sign-up details for these will be sent next Monday, the 13th of January. Please note there will be no after-school Club (apart from Clwb Carco) during the week of parent consultations (Tues 28th, Weds 29th and Thurs 30th).

Second-hand Uniform

There is an enormous bag of second hand school uniform, much of it embroidered with the school logo, sat in the reception area. This will be here until the end of the week, then it will be taken to the clothes bank at the recycling centre - in the meantime please feel free to come and look to see if there is anything useful. I also have a collection of water bottles sat on the reception desk and three pairs of glasses – please come and check if they belong to your child – diolch.

Milk Cartons
Our Reception Class are hoping to create an igloo from recycled 4pt plastic milk cartons so we would be grateful if you could send any empties that you have to school for them.