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A COVID-19 book for children –

Cardiff Libraries service has a new book available to download to help answer any questions that children of all ages and their families might have about COVID-19.  

Coronavirus: A Book for Children is a digital book produced by team of publishers, teachers and medical professionals for primary school children about the coronavirus and how it is impacting the world we live in.

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the famous illustrator behind The Gruffalo, the book is targeted at 5 to 9 year olds, but is a useful resource for all ages.

 It’s free to download and is available here http://orlo.uk/3hthm 

Cardiff Library Services

Join Cardiff Libraries via our website – this will allow customers to set up an account with a membership number and pin that can then be used on our online resources.  Here is the link to the catalogue page, with the icon to join the library on the left hand side https://wales.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/card_en  Also there are links to our online resources that can be used from home such as Borrow Box,  RB Digital and Press Box.

 

ACE - Dusty Forge

Whilst the Dusty Forge remains shut for public use, ACE has refocused its resources (staff and volunteers) to offer as much support as we can for the local community.  If you or someone you know needs some support or just some friendly reassurance please get in touch, give us a call (02920 003132), email (info@aceplace.org) or message on Facebook.  

Community support and advice line (02920 003132): Staff are on hand to offer advice, guidance, and a friendly chat to anyone who needs it.  Help can be provided over the phone, or via callback with financial worries, DAF application help, Universal Credit/JSA/ESA queries, Foodbank vouchers and information on other services.  Please give us a call if you need any help.

Emergency food parcels: A limited staff team are able to provide emergency food parcels to people in need, where we are unable to help we will signpost to one of our partner organisations.

ACE Your Local Pantry: ACE will now be running the Dusty Forge Pantry as a delivery service for existing Pantry members  We will be delivering food bags to Pantry members on Wednesdays.  These need to be ordered in advance by phone - 02920 003132.  Payment of £5 will be taken by debit card in advance.  Bags will be made up to ensure food is fairly distributed.  Deliveries are subject to availability and limited to one delivery per household each week. 

 

Sport Cardiff

Family Fun at Home is a series of games from Sport Cardiff aimed at getting the whole family involved in fun inclusive physical activity.

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Videos show families taking part in games you can play using things you would find around the house. The great thing about these videos is that children can watch other children taking part before trying the games themselves.
  • The games can be found on
    • Facebook: Sport Cardiff  
    • Twitter: @SportCardiff 
    • Instagram: @SportCardiff 
    • Search the #FamilyFunAtHome

 

 

Cardiff City Football

follow the link to digital resources

 

https://www.cardiffcityfcfoundation.org.uk/Pages/Category/digital-resources

 

 

Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales:

 

 

  *   Current live programmes (not an exhaustive list, just gives a flavour of what's available):

  *   Minecraft your Museum competition for 7 to 11 year olds: https://museum.wales/learning/activity/405/Minecraft-your-Museum/

  *   Exhibition of Hope: https://museum.wales/articles/2020-04-03/Create-your-part-in-the-National-Wool-Museums-Exhibition-of-Hope/​<https://museum.wales/articles/2020-04-03/Create-your-part-in-the-National-Wool-Museums-Exhibition-of-Hope/>

  *   Daily activities, info, updates, articles and campaigns across social media channels:

     *   @Amgueddfa_Learn (new account so we would really be grateful of any new followers and people retweeting content to reach a wider audience).

     *   @AmgeuddfaCymru

     *   @StFagans_Museum

     *   @Museum_Cardiff

     *   @Amgueddfa_Wlan

     *   @BigPitMuseum

     *   @The_Waterfront

     *   @RomanCaerleon

     *   @AmgueddfaLechi

     *   Instagram: Amgueddfa Cymru

St Fagans

 

St Fagans have launched a new project - Collecting Covid: Wales 2020: https://museum.wales/collecting-covid/

 

We're asking the public to share their stories and experiences of living through lockdown and C19 in Wales, to build a national memory bank and collection of stories for future generations. The project is Wales wise,but led from St Fagans. All the info can be found on the link above. People can get involved by completing the online questionnaire and attaching photos, videos etc. and letting us know if they have objects they would also like us to include.

 

Minecraft Competition - Minecraft your Museum - for 7 to 11 year olds to win a VIP trip for their class once schools reopen:   https://museum.wales/learning/activity/405/Minecraft-your-Museum/

 

 

 

2019-2020

 

ESOL - English as a second language for parents 

1 Friday per month 9am - 11am ( dates will be posted on Dojo)

 

CARDIFF AND VALE CREDIT UNION

Savings club run by school volunteers - Every Thursday

If you would like your child to join please ask for an application form.

 

FAMILIES CONNECT

An 8 week programme designed by Save The Children for children age 4-6

 

FAMILIES LEARNING TOGETHER

A 10 week programme run by Cardiff and Vale College covering Numeracy and Literacy

 

SEWING

A 5 week programme run by Cardiff Met.

We are currently working on quilting and will be making a quilt for charity.

 

If there are any courses that you are interested in please contact Mrs Loane for more information.

                                         OPEN CLASSROOM 

Would you like to join in a lesson with your child?

This is your chance to see how your children learn.

Look out on Dojo for dates.

                                         Cafe Cymraeg

Cafe Cymraeg is a celebration of your childs hard work, they are held every half term.

If a child receives a SEREN GYMRAEG certificate in assembly they will be invited to Cafe Cymraeg. This is a lovely opportunity to have some one to one time with your child.

  

                                                   Courses for Parents and Carers

 

All parents and carers are welcome to take part in any courses we offer. Information on courses are posted on Dojo. If you would like to sign up for any of the courses please contact Mrs Loane.

There are regular coffee mornings to give information on courses, this is also an ideal time for you to meet others parents and have a chat.

Level 3 in Emergency First Aid

Well done to the parents that achieved their award in First Aid following a very busy two day course.

Year 4 Lego Storystarter Family Sessions - October/November 2017

For the last 4 weeks, children and family members have been working with our Lego Storystarter boxes. We learnt how to make up a story using characters, plots and how to solve a problem. 

Each family group made up their own story and we used the Stopmotion app to animate it.  

Thank you all for your support with this project and for your fantastic comments. 

Please see all the finished films following this. Apologies for those who had problems with the sound.

January 2017

 

Tea, toast and tales - Year 4 storytelling with Cath Little

 

Thanks to the families that joined us this morning, for tea, toast and tales for year 4. We were joined by Cath Little. Cath helped the families to create an original story using a character and a possible problem that the character may have. Well done to the children who told their stories on the storytelling chair.

 

 

Cath, also worked with our year 2 after school storytelling club.

 

 

 

 

 

April 2016

 

Welcome back after your Easter break. 

This newsletter is just to let you know what is happening with the Families during the coming term.

Additional needs course

This course will continue on a Thursday morning from 9.30am, for those parents already attending.

Get the 'grown ups'gardening        

All welcome to come along to help make our school garden more exciting to look at.

Thursday's 1.30pm to 3pm.

 

Credit union Savings Club

Our savings club will start back on Friday 15th April from 9am. New adult or child members always welcome. Please call in for an application form.

 

Tea, toast and Tales

Back by popular demand, tea toast and tales will return on Friday 29th April at 9 am.

Tea, toast and tales will be open to parents and children from reception to year 2. As usual, we will focus on a story and have a choice of activities based on the topic. We will also be on hand to help with any reading or writing concerns you may have.

Our first session will be looking at multi-cultural stories with Val from the Ely Hyb.

 

Families at Hywel Dda Summer Fete  

This will take place on Thursday 26th May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

We are looking for volunteers and any raffle prizes.

 

Coming soon

More Achievement for all coffee mornings - details to follow

Michaelston College craft afternoons for children and parents who will be attending in September 2016 - details to follow also.

 

Don't forget, if you have any questions about any Family events or you would like to suggest something that we could do, please see me at the Family Cafe on Thursday's at 9am.

 

Mrs Roberts

January 2016


  
Firstly, a really big thank you to all those parents who give up their time to come in and listen to our children read. The class teachers are so grateful to you all and are thrilled that we have so many volunteers. There is always room for more, so if you are interested, please see Mrs Roberts. 
 

Managing children's behaviour course


The parents have worked so hard on this course, that we will be finishing early. 
We hope to replace this course with a look at how to support a child with additional needs. This course will start on 10th March (to be confirmed.) If you would like to be a part of this course, please see Mrs Roberts. 

Story sack workshop


This will start on Friday 26th February at 9.30 am. If you would like to learn a new skill and help us to make story sack resources for yourself and school, just come along. 
 

Credit Union Savings Club


We are completed overwhelmed by the success of this savings club. It is fantastic to see how many children come in to deposit as little as1p each week! We have recently been complimented on how well this club is run by our volunteers by Credit Union themselves and we remain the second biggest school savings club in Cardiff. 
If you would like your child to open a savings account and learn all about saving and budgeting, please see the volunteers on Friday mornings from 9am. 
 

Coming soon


                  
 

Family Behaviour Toolkit


Do you tear your hair out with your child's behaviour? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Would you like some help dealing with tantrums or getting your child to bed? Do you struggle to put routines in place? Would you like to have a simple, effective 'toolkit' full of advice? 
Join us on Thursday 25th February at 1.30pm to 3pm for 5 weeks. 
We will be looking at behaviour strategies, anger management, sharing, setting consistent boundaries, bed-time routines, dealing with feelings and worries, friendship issues, understanding their emotions and the importance of praise. 
We will use the first hour to chat to the parents (over a cuppa) about the different subjects in an informal way and the final half hour, you will have a chance to spend some time with your child to make something to take home.  
This is only open to parents and children in the Foundation Phase as the moment. We hope to run this in Key Stage 2 soon. We have only 10 parent places available. If you would like to be a part of this, please see Mrs Roberts. 
 

Parent Nuture Programme. 


This very successful programme will be run in this school after Easter. This positive parenting programme is designed to empower and equip parents with techniques and strategies to help improve family life and to support your child's emotional well being. This will be supported by A.C.E (Action in Caerau and Ely) 
More information to follow. 
 

Tea, toast and Tales         


Back by popular demand! Tea, toast and tales will return after Easter for Foundation Phase children!

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