Monthly Archives: October 2017

Head’s Blog – 20th October

Following on from the Family Quiz held at the memorial hall last week, we were fortunate to be given £40 by the committee.  We are very grateful for this and purchased 6 sets of Biff, Chip & Kipper books for Oak Class to use.  Thank you very much!



What a lovely Harvest service we had!  The children performed beautifully.  I was particularly impressed with your generosity for the food bank, so thank you.  I also had the opportunity to present the Headteacher Awards to Imogen & Emily.  Well done girls for upholding the school values at all times.

Christmas Celebration dates

Planning has begun for the Christmas Bazaar.  It will take place on:

Friday 1st December –  3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


We would like to have a fabulous raffle as we are going to get tickets printed so that we can distribute them far and wide at the many local businesses we have near us to sell them.  If you work at a company or have a friend of the family that you think may want to donate then please involve them too in our quest!  If you need a letter from school to accompany this request then please let us know and we can arrange that.


Does anyone make Christmas wreaths, crafts etc that they would like to sell at our bazaar? 

If so, then please contact us or Kat, Chair of the Clearwell Friends.  It is £10 per table and a raffle prize donation.


Sunday 3rd December – Carol Service at Newland Church at 3:00 p.m

The children of Clearwell will be putting a display up in the church as part of the festival.  It will be their take on the Nativity story.


Sunday 10th December – St. Peter’s Carol Service at 4:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join in and get into the Christmas spirit.


Our Celebrations


Head’s blog – 13th October

Our Harvest Festival is on Thursday 19th October, 2:00 at St. Peter’s Church. We are collecting food for the local food bank and are fortunate to have Sandi McDonagh, who volunteers for Forest Food bank,  coming to the church to collect the goods that our community donate.  Everyone is welcome to attend and the Headteacher’s award for Term One will be announced at the church.+


As you are aware, we went to Perrygrove yesterday and our children were so well behaved they were an absolute credit to you and us as a school. We are looking forward to taking them out to the pantomime and other school trips next term.


Our Celebrations this week


Head’s blog – 12th October

We have been so lucky this week to all go to Perrygrove to make our own pear juice.  At a time when OFSTED are criticising schools for only focusing on the core subjects, this week has been a perfect example of the benefits of being in a small village primary school.  There aren’t many schools who, at short notice, organise a trip for the entire school to visit a local tourist attraction and take part in ‘From the Orchard to the Bottle’ experience – all free of charge too.  A huge thank you to Perrygrove for inviting us, donating their time, bottles and labels.  The children had a marvellous time, as you will be able to see from the videos below and hopefully from the feedback from your child(ren).  The photographs in these videos were taken by the children and then Willow class created their own videos using iMovie.  This was all done with minimum support from the adults!  I am sure that you are as impressed as we are.


Head’s Blog – 6th October

We have had an exciting week especially at Construction Club.  Lego of Cardiff donated a big box full of Lego for the children to use  – photos to follow next week.  If anyone has any other Lego at home (or their relatives do) that they no longer use then we would be happy to have it in school. Thank you.


We have also uploaded some Home School activities linked to our values if anyone would like to complete them.  The PDF can be found on the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development page of our website.  If you would like a printed copy then please ask Mrs Frith and she can print one out for you.


This week’s celebrations: