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21st October – 25th October

Week beginning 21st October



Bulb planting,

Cycle training



2.30pm Enterprise stalls by Dosbarth Draenog in the school hall all welcome

Year 6 national test Parent evening 5pm 

Cycle training


Urdd football

Forest School

Welly Wednesday

Cycle training


Percussion Workshop – all pupils

Cycle training

Pumpkin carving competition



Year 6 swimming

House matches

BREAK UP for Half term

Return to school on Monday November 4th



Welly Wednesday

Settling in to a new term at Stepaside CP school the Nursery and Reception Pupils have been making the most of their surroundings with “Welly Wednesday” each week.

They have built a scarecrow, enjoy scavenger hunts around the school grounds, played games and explored their new outdoor area.  Mr Stevens and Mr Wyatt have provided them with a new mud kitchen to enjoy.  Pupils also took a trip to the Pumpkin Patch at Greenacres market Garden, Llanteg.  With transport from Taf Valley coaches they made their way to explore the patch and learn all about how pumpkins grow.


Community Fund Opportunity

We have a great opportunity to raise funds for the refurbishment of the outdoor play area in our Playgroup and Nursery Class.  We  have been accepted into the Co-op Local Community Fund programme and simply by registering to support us you can help raise money every time you shop at the Co-op.  Please keep reading and follow the link to support our cause.


The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that our members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that Stepaside Community Playgroup will now be able to access this funding opportunity

How the fund works

Every time our members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for your cause.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Your cause will be available for members to select until November 2019.

Your cause will receive two payments as part of the Local Community Fund. The first payment will be in June 2019 and the last payment in November 2019

Outdoor Development

You may remember earlier this year a couple of news items from Stepaside CP School relating to grants and donations.  The first related to a “bags of help” grant which we received from Tesco.  Parents, family and friends of the school all voted with their little blue discs over the Christmas period last year and in January it was announced that we had won £4000.  We were delighted with this and the opportunities it provided for us to develop our outdoor play area.  However as we started to look around at equipment we realised that £4000 was not enough to achieve what the pupils needed.  We were very fortunate, a couple of months later, to be approached by Denise Burrows and her family with a very generous legacy donation in lieu of flowers at her Father’s funeral.  Later Denise approached us with a further very generous donation from her parents’ estate.

Added together these finances allowed us to plan for a fantastic play area and provision of extra outdoor seating for group work and quiet activities.  The installation of the play equipment is complete and the benches are expected any day to complete the works.

“We are extremely grateful to Mrs Burrows and her family for the generous donations she presented to the school.  We are also very grateful to Tesco, their customers and Groundworks UK for the grant of £4000.  These donations have meant that a previously impossible dream has been realised.  There simply is not the money in school budgets to provide this type of activity centre.  The pupils are enjoying using the equipment as part of their PE lessons as well as during play times.” Commented Mr Paul Harries, Headteacher at Stepaside CP School.