Healthy School, Cymraeg Campus & Baton Rally Awards!

Leighton Primary School have been awarded the Powys Healthy Schools Phase 4 Award.  Da Iawn School Council & Eco Committee!

Leighton Primary School have been awarded the Powys Healthy Schools Phase 4 Award. Da Iawn School Council & Eco Committee!

Leighton Primary School are joint champions of the Queens Baton Relay 2017 pictured are representatives from the school with the trophy.

Leighton Primary School are joint champions of the Queens Baton Relay 2017 pictured are representatives from the school with the trophy.

Leighton Primary School have been presented with the Cymraeg Campus Award. Pictured are members of the School’s Criw Cymraeg with the award.

Uniform Update

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Our school uniform has been updated to be more eco-friendly, although the transition to the updated version is open ended, so no need to replace anything until you are ready to.

Our sweatshirt (v neck), polo shirt and cardigan colour is still burgundy, although the badge has been updated (as above).  Grey trousers/skirts/pinafore’s, with grey or burgundy tights/socks.  Shoes remain black.  Our new summer dress colour will be amber/gold.

PE kit will be amber/gold polo shirt, with black shorts/skirt and socks.

Our uniform supplier is now Constructiv Clothing, at 20 Church Street, Welshpool, SY21 7LH, with all items available to try on for size in the local shop; Leighton book-bags are also available.

The range should be centre stage in the shop window over the Easter weekend.

Goodbye Miss Wallington

Miss Wallington is moving on to new challenges at the end of this term, and we are very sorry to see her leaving us.

Miss Wallington has contributed an awful lot to our school, from her excellent leadership of Foundation Phase (including the two new additions she brought in, Toffee and Fluffball) to her excellent work with recorders, Criw Cymraeg and our Eco Committee.

Miss Wallington will be missed by all.

I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of all connected to Leighton CP School, especially our children, for all that she has done whilst with us.

Thank you Jess – and all the very best for your next steps forward!

After Easter Mr Wain will become the new Foundation Phase teacher.  Mr Wain has worked at our school on many occasions and as such knows the school and our children very well.  We are sure that the transition will therefore be positive for all children.

Welsh Week 2018

WELSH WEEK will start Monday 26/2! We will be engaging in Welsh themed activities, in class and around the school; we will have our St David’s Day assembly on Thursday, followed by a Welsh food stall; on Friday we will have Welsh Book Day, dressing up as Welsh characters, famous Welsh people, or just in Welsh colours; we will also be visited by a Welsh harpist on Friday afternoon!

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Love Your School Day

Thanks to all parents who were kind enough to give up their time to assist (and lead) with lots of school maintenance and improvement jobs – it’s really worthwhile and helps us to keep our school looking as good as it can 🙂

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Healthy Schools Award

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We have achieved Healthy Schools Phase 4 status!

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Congratulations to all at Leighton Primary school for achieving Phase 4 of the Powys Healthy Schools Award.

I’m writing to give some feedback from the morning which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

‘The highlight of our visit was the great understanding the Schools council and Eco council had in regards what it is to be a healthy school. Pupil participation came across very strong where the pupils we met felt happy and proud to be a part of the Leighton School community.

 A strength was the consistent approach from foundation phase to Yr 6 towards ensuring emotional health and wellbeing of the children was valued through programs such as KIVA, Value systems, Premier League Stars, Incredible Years, Golden time, Playtime rota, good behaviour awards in assembly, buddy step, feelings charts, Police Core Liaison program and more.  

 It was clear Physical activity was embedded in the daily life of the school with a range of after school clubs, sports ambassadors and active playtimes. Healthy eating was always encouraged with Healthy living assemblies, Fruit time in KS1 and rolling out to KS2.

 There is a strong Leighton community with an active FOLS (Friends of Leighton School) organising Macmillan Coffee mornings, sponsored dribble etc and it was great to see all the work achieved on ‘Love your school day ’with the incredible bug house!’