RSS Durand Primary School

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources and Information 22nd May 2020
    I have picked out some activities and toolkits which I think may be very helpful for looking after the mental health and wellbeing of yourselves and your children/families at this time. Most of them are interactive or can be viewed on the screen so no printing off required! I think the children will love the […]
  • The importance of play during lockdown 22nd May 2020
    For ideas on how to engage with nature in your own garden visit   An interesting read on the importance of play and how this looks during lockdown, with some great ideas in how you can assist in your child's play
  • Happy Half Term 22nd May 2020
    Happy Half Term - although not being in school at the moment means not a lot will change next week. If your child wants/needs activities to keep them amused next week, Mrs Hunt has been very busy. Please direct your child to our Hwb classroom, where they'll find an 'Announcement' explaining all about a DT […]
  • Year 4 Future Home Learning 21st May 2020
    Together we have now been participating in home learning for 9 weeks (2 weeks with the home learning pack sent home from school and 7 weeks of activities posted in the Hwb Class).  I would be grateful for some constructive feedback, now that half term is upon us, on the activities that have been set and […]
  • Home Learning feedback 21st May 2020
    I have posted this discussion in Hwb Classes asking your children to give useful feedback to enable me to plan continued home learning after the holiday: As it is Half term break next week, it seems like a very good time to check in with how home learning is going. You nor I, have ever […]
  • Week 7 Home Learning Activities 17th May 2020
    The home learning activities for week 7 are now in the Year 4 Hwb Class.  This week I have used Adobe Spark Page for the first four activities to create presentations that will assist the children in understanding the topic and in completing the activities.  I have used Adobe Spark as it allows me to […]
  • Free School Meals information 6th May 2020
    From the 6th April the Local Authority have been paying a Free School Meal allowance directly to those families who are eligible. We have been asked to remind parents of pupils eligible for this allowance to register their bank account information with the Shared Benefit Service.  This can be done using the link below, registering […]
  • Hungry Caterpillar Outdoor Craft 1st May 2020
  • Welsh Government - Hwb 29th April 2020
    Welsh Government – Hwb As you will be aware, your child/ren use the Hwb for many activities in school. Welsh Government are offering some of these services for free at home. Get FREE Microsoft Office and Minecraft at home! All learners and teachers at our school are entitled to FREE Microsoft software to use at […]
  • Week 4 Home Learning 27th April 2020
    Firstly, I would just like to say a huge thank you to all those who have supported their children over the last few weeks with their home learning and who have emailed me photographs or copies of their child's learning activities for so far.  It is great to see the children's work and enables me […]
  • Elmer Activities 23rd April 2020
  • Year 6 Home Learning W/C 20th April 19th April 2020
     I have created a folder titled #Week beginning 20th April activities in the Hwb Class files section. In the discussion section your child will find details about the activities for tomorrow. Please encourage your child to complete these activities as they are linked to our new topic 'Scream Machine' which I am sure they will […]
  • New Learning Tasks Week 3 - Week Beg. Monday 20.04.20 19th April 2020
    I hope everyone has had a good Easter holidays and is raring and ready for some new learning tasks in the Summer Term.  It's just a shame that we are not all back together to share our learning journey. The work I have set this week links to the work and topic we were doing […]
  • Key Worker Update 31st March 2020
    Monmouthshire County Council are reviewing if there is any demand to provide childcare provision for key workers over the weekends and the Easter Holiday, they are asking parents / carers to complete a form on their website to express an interest. Please note that the cut off for this is tomorrow, Wednesday 1st April, at […]
  • Free School Meals information - further update 31st March 2020
    Further to the information sent out yesterday we have now received the following information: Monmouthshire County Council are currently reviewing how they make provision for our FSM learners to receive funding for a meal.  From the 6th April they are changing the way they provide free school meals, from this date they will credit the parent […]
  • Nursery Hwb logins 30th March 2020
    Children who received their home learning packs in school were provided with a copy of their Hwb login details.  However, some children who were absent did not receive their home learning packs.  Logins for those children need to be requested by emailing  The use of Hwb in the coming weeks is going to be […]
  • Hwb Classroom and logins 30th March 2020
    All those of you who received their 'home learning packs' at school, you would have found you child's Hwb login details inside. Those children who were not in school, would by now have received them via the post. However, those packs sent by post would not have had Hwb logins included, due to data protection. […]
  • Fairtrade 30th March 2020
      There are some new features on the Fairtrade website to help you with home learning! All the learning resources in the Fairtrade Schools Resource Library are free to download.  NEW! Home Learning Challenges  Enjoy our films as a family and complete the accompanying 'Home Learning Challenges' for some educational fun! From Fairtrade fashion designing to […]
  • New ways to communicate 30th March 2020
    Hi Year 1  Hope you are all keeping well. Just to let you know that i'm back to work, well from my laptop, and just wanted to keep you up to date with what i will be doing. So far, I have create a hwb classroom which i will be adding games or activities i […]
  • Free School Meals information 30th March 2020
    The decision has now been made that the administering of Free School Meal entitlement while the education sites are closed will now be carried out by the Monmouthshire and Torfaen Shared Benefits Team. This will replace the current interim scheme of collecting a meal from Dewstow Primary School from Monday 6th April.  An online application form […]