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St Asaph VP Infant School

The children recently had fun learning about different countries during our ‘European Day’, which was then followed by our ‘Rest of the World Day’. Each class picked a different country to study and then learnt about the language, geography, flag, currency and customs. They also enjoyed food tasting with a selection of different foods from their chosen country. The countries studied during European Day were France, Italy, Germany and Spain and for our Rest of the World Day, the countries chosen were China, India, Mexico and the U.S.A.
Our new Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Lynn Pepper, joined us after the Easter holidays and we are delighted to welcome her to the school. Mrs Pepper was previously at Ysgol Melyd and is already proving to be a huge asset to the VP.
In March we held a ‘Problem Solving Week’ where the curriculum was planned around solving problems. The pupils really enjoyed themselves and rose to the very challenging tasks they were given.
We also held a ‘Story Writing Week’ where all activities and tasks led into planning and writing stories. It gave the pupils a good opportunity to focus on extended and creative writing without having to focus on other subject areas that week.
Last year, Sarah Dixon and the Enrichment Team from Denbighshire organised a Roald Dahl ‘takeover day’ to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday. This year the team are organising a Harry Potter ‘takeover day’ in June. The whole day will be taken over with crafts, acting, singing and dancing, with the focus on Harry Potter, and the children will be working with actors and dancers who have performed on the West End stage. Working with these extremely talented professionals will once again be a fantastic experience for our children. Red Nose Day was once again celebrated with the children wearing red to school in return for a donation to the charity. This year our School Council, which is made up of Year 2 pupils, raised extra money for the charity by selling official Red Noses at £1 each. In the week prior to Red Nose Day, members of the school council visited the classrooms to sell the 120 red noses and did a fantastic job, using their organisational skills, and sold all 120! In total we sent £206 to the charity.
We also had a visit from Mr Neil Roberts, our Bishop’s Visitor, who took an assembly about Red Nose Day and the meaning behind it ensuring that the children were aware of where, and who, the money we had raised would be going to help
This summer term is very busy here at the VP with Kick It Sports starting each Tuesday after school which is very popular with the children. The transition activities for Year 2, for their move to Esgob Morgan in September, are well underway and the class will spend a whole day at their new school in July. Year 2 will also have Kerbcraft road safety lessons around St Asaph as well as swimming lessons at Rhyl Leisure Centre.
This term the children will also be preparing for sports day and their individual class services, which for Year 2 means their Leavers Service which is always emotional as they leave us after 4 years and each class will enjoy an end of term school trip with Greenwood Forest Park proving the popular choice this year.