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VIRTUAL 6TH FORM OPEN EVENING – 27/01/21

For parents of pupils in year 11:

Please see the letter below with information regarding the Bryn Tawe – Gwyr 6th Form virtual open evening on Wednesday 27.01.21 at 6p.m:

Letter – 6th Form Open Evening 270121

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th.

USEFUL WELSH MEDIUM LEARNING RESOURCES

Use the links below to access some useful Welsh Medium learning resources to support and enhance your child’s learning:

Years 7-9:

Various subjects – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zh6vr82

Fideo’s in various subjects – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs8SM2ju1ZUyPwmxleZ2t_w/videos

‘Y Cliciadur’ – for some literacy resources – click here ; the ‘Cliciadur’ archive  – https://www.cynnal.co.uk/cliciadur/archif.php

Hwb – click here

GCSE:

Various subjects – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z8w76sg 

The Welsh Bacc – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z9wtgdm

Hwb – click here

A / AS Level: 

Various subjects – click here

 

DISTANCE LEARNING – LETTER FROM THE HEAD

Please see the letter below with an update on our distance learning provision:

Letter to Parents 150121

Please complete the parent questionnaire here

Please contact Mrs Nerys Vaughan – VaughanN9@hwbcymru.net to arrange to borrow a laptop.

UPDATE ON SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DISTANCE LEARNING

Important message for pupils and parents / guardians:

You may now be aware of the announcement by the Education Minister this morning that schools will remain closed to pupils until at least the 29th January, or until the February half term if the levels of the spread of the virus do not reduce sufficiently. See message below:

Covid: Online learning in Wales to continue as schools stay shut – BBC News

As a result, Qualifications Wales have also announced that they will cancel the internal assessment window planned to take place between 22nd February and 23rd April. See their website for the message:
https://www.qualificationswales.org/english/news/?page=1&perpage=10&categories=&sortBy=byDate&fromDate=&toDate=&query=&publicationTypes=

We will continue to offer emergency childcare provision (link here) and also to support some pupils in the school. Our focus will be to continue learning, by providing online lessons and online work and supporting the wellbeing of our pupils. I will be sharing more information with you in due course, but if you have any questions, or concerns, please contact us to discuss or e-mail: SwyddfaBrynTawe5@hwbcymru.net

START OF THE SPRING TERM LETTER

Please see the letter below from the Head regarding distance learning arrangements for the start of term:

Letter to Parents 050121

Please see the letter below from Swansea’s Interim Director of Education:

05 01 21 LA Letter to parent carer V1.1

See the statement below from the Minister for Education:

Written Statement: Return to school and college arrangements (4 January 2021) | GOV.WALES

UPDATE ON RETURNING TO SCHOOL FOR THE START OF THE SPRING TERM

See message below from Swansea’s Interim Director of Education for the latest position on returning to school for the Spring Term.

Updated Position on Swansea Schools Return to Face to Face Learning

All Swansea schools will aim to return to face to face learning from Monday 11 January instead of 6 January. There will be a delay to face to face learning to allow time to consider updated information, expected next week, about Covid-19, including the new variant. All schools will provide online learning from Wednesday 6 January and each school will provide onsite childcare for vulnerable children if needed and critical workers’ children if essential from Wednesday 6 January. The position will be reviewed on 6 January.

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Therefore, pupils will not return on the 6th of January, and we will inform you as parents of our arrangements for pupils to return from the 11th January, as soon as we can next week.

Our pupils’ attendance for their ‘online’ lessons was very encouraging before the holidays and we will re-start with these lessons on the morning of Wednesday 6th January for all pupils.

There will be a year group assembly on Wednesday the 6th at 08:40 and all pupils are expected to attend. As you now know, pupils will follow their usual timetable, with live lessons, where possible.

We will continue to invite some pupils to attend from Wednesday to support their well-being and we will provide emergency childcare for pupils (years 7 and 8) of key workers – please complete this questionnaire.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

See the end of term letter below from the head, that also outlines our return to school arrangements in January:

End of term letter Dec 2020

See also a letter from the Interim Director for Education outlining the arrangements for the January return across the LA:

18 12 20 Letter to parent carer FINAL