During the week commencing Monday 21st June 2021, all pupils in year 7, 8 and 9 will be completing the annual National Numeracy and Reading assessments, set by the Welsh Assembly Government.
During this week all pupils will complete a Numeracy Procedural and a Literacy Reading assessment, using Hwb. All pupils will be provided with their usernames and passwords in school to access the assessments.
Regarding preparation for these assessments, it would be extremely beneficial to be practising number skills such as times tables etc along with continuing to encourage your child to read independently. Just reading for 15 minutes a day will make a huge difference to your child's progress in all subjects.
Due to the pandemic this academic year pupils are not required to complete the Numeracy Reasoning assessment.
For additional information please click the following link: https://hwb.gov.wales/
Thank you for your continued support,
Literacy and Numeracy Support Team at Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School
From Tuesday 25th May, Year 11 pupils do not need to attend school full-time and should only attend, for the remainder of this week when they have an assessment.
If Year 11 pupils are studying Hair & Beauty, Engineering or Welding, they must attend directly to the Phoenix Centre for your usual timetabled lessons for the rest of this week.
For further information, please use the Google Classroom for each subject to check arrangements.
A letter for Year 11 Parents and Carers is attached here
From June 2020, the school will no longer be accepting cash for the payment of School meals.
All coin loaders will be removed and replaced with balance checkers so that pupils can check their balance
It would be greatly appreciated if you would please kindly email email@example.com if you have changed your telephone number, email address or emergency contact number.
When dropping off or picking up pupils please ensure the Drop Off and Pick Up Zones are used.
The Friends of Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School have generously funded the development and purchase of a school colours tie. These will be awarded to pupils and students who have shown excellence in Sport, Music or Drama or who have overcome personal difficulty to be the best that they can be. These will be awarded on a termly basis, starting in September 2020 following nomination from a member of staff and decided upon by a committee of pupils. staff , governors and Friends of Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School.
We will also shortly be making an announcement regarding awards for recognising both academic achievement and progress .....
Watch this space ......
A reminder to parents and pupils that pupils should always have a reading book in their bag. This could be a book being read for pleasure or one for studying in school. There is dedicated reading time built into most school days; please ensure pupils are properly equipped.
After Autumn half term Ysgol Harri Tudur will gain access to a new 3G sports pitch. Built on the site of the former Pembroke School, this artificial sports surface, for rugby and football only, provides a top class facility. But it will need to be looked after, in particular with pupils wearing the correct footwear.
The document below provides further details on what is allowed and, more importantly, what is not; note in particular running spikes and metal studs will ruin the surface as will dropping chewing gum on the pitch. Please help the school keep the pitch in perfect condition.
Mobile phones disrupt learning. The school operates an out of sight out of mind approach to mobile phones. Pupils/students must turn off their phones and leave them in their bags.
Alternatively, they can give it to the class teacher, switched off, for safe keeping until the end of the lesson. They must not use their phones inside the school building at any time. Pupils/students will be reminded of this at meet and greet. If they take their phone out during a lesson, or if their phone rings during the lesson, the teacher will confiscate it and will give it to reception where it may be collected by their parent/carer or guardian at the end of the school day.
Pupils/students bring their phones to school at their own risk. The school accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage or theft of any device. The use of smart watches by pupils/students is prohibited during the school day. The approach has been adopted in view of the increasing misuse of cameras and escalating risk of theft. If seen they will be confiscated by the member of staff and given to reception for collection by the parent/carer or guardian at the end of the school day.
Please note that Ysgol Harri Tudur is a no smoking environment; smoking is not allowed in any area of the school buildings or school grounds at any time.