Month: February 2020

Newsletter 14/02/20

Today we said goodbye to Eirlys our long serving Lollipop Lady, who is leaving us  after 26 years, we are very sorry to see her go and wish her a long and happy retirement.

The council are looking for a replacement, please see our Dojo post for more information.

Next week we have half term, so we look forward to seeing you all on Monday 24th February.

If you are having a clear out over half term, please remember we have our termly Rags 2 Riches Appeal for old clean clothing coming up. The money raised is used to pay for eco friendly resources and activities.

Attendance – Congratulations to Y1/2B with 97.1%, and to Y4/5J with 97.4% attendance this week, llongyfarchiadau!

Attendance Prizes –  All children with 96% attendance and above are entered into a prize draw every term and have the chance to win a prize. We have distributed book tokens to this term’s winners. Congratulations and keep up the good attendance!

Applying for holidays during Term Time.In line with National, Welsh Government and Local Authority guidance we actively discourage taking holidays during term time, and would like to remind you of the link between attainment and attendance, and that there is no automatic right to withdraw your child from school during term time. Any request for authorised term time absence will be judged on merit and may not be authorised.

Please complete the Notification of Absence, and return to the school at least 10 school days before the holiday. This allows time for the School Attendance Officer and Headteacher to consider the merits of any application. Any forms submitted less than 10 school days  will  not be considered and will automatically be unauthorised.

For holidays of 10 school days or less the School Attendance Officer and Headteacher will consider the merits of the application.

For holidays of over 10 school days, or if the application will bring the pupil’s attendance below 90%, we will notify the schools Education Welfare Officer.

For holidays of over 20 school days, or if the pupil does not return on the agreed date the pupil will be taken off roll, and the parent will have to reapply. Please note we cannot guarantee that a place will be available on your return.

The Local Authority may (depending on circumstances) issue a fixed penalty notice or commence formal prosecution for failing to secure regular attendance at school.

Competition – Our annual St David’s Day competition is back! KS2 children are invited to make a poster about Wales/Welshness. Foundation Phase children are asked to let the creativity run wild and make anything that represents being Welsh e.g 3d models of dragons, castles or welsh spoons.

What’s On After Half Term?

Monday & Tuesday  – Bikeability Course for selected Y5/6 pupils

Monday – Choir

Tuesday – Drama

Wednesday – Cross Country & Netball

Thurs 27th Feb – St David’s Day Concert for School – All children asked to wear Welsh Costume, or a red T-shirt/Jumper.

Friday 28th Feb – St David’s Day Concert for Parents  – Classes taking part are Y1/2L, Y5/6D, Y4/5J, Y1/2H, LFPM (morning Nursery & Reception) & Y5/6E. All children are asked to wear Welsh Costume or a red T-Shirt/jumper.

What’s coming Up?

Thursday 5th March – World Book Day – we would like to invite children to dress up as a book character and/ or bring a favourite book to school

Fri 6th March – Class Assembly Y3/4N at 9.00am

Fri 13th March – Rags 2 Riches Collection  – Collection of clean old clothing

Fri 13th March – Sports Relief

Week beginning Mon 16th March – Parental consultations

Fri 20th March – Class Assembly Y1/2B at 9.00am

Fri 20th March – Science exhibition

Fri 27th March – Class Assembly Y3/4T at 9.00am

Inset Day 5 – Monday 1st June

Inset Day 6 – Monday 20th July

 

Swansea Prom junior parkrun LAUNCH- weekly free 2k timed event for juniors

Starts 23 February 2020!!

Really excited to promote this for all our pupils. You will need to register for a Parkrun Barcode. This will enable your child (and you if you want to do the main parkrun on a Saturday, which is already really popular!) to complete a timed, marshalled 2k run and get active on a Sunday morning.

For more information, follow this link, but below is an extract from their website.

What is Swansea Prom junior parkrun?

It is a 2k event for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead.

When is it?

It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Swansea Promenade, Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Mumbles Road, Brynmill, Swansea, SA2 0AY. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first visit. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder).

How fast do I have to be?

The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

We’re friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen – please come and join us!

Cross Country Team update

Our cross country team is going from strength to strength. Here is a summary of our recent 2nd round fixture!

So we won’t know the final team positions until after the final round which is usually in the first few weeks after half term. However, it was a really good performance today in very cold and windy conditions. There will be training as normal on Wed still.

Girls positions: 6th Nia; 9th Masha; 10th Eva-Lily; 14th Lara D; 25th Rhiannon ; 36th Emily .

Boys: 11th Daniel; 14th Jack; 15th Noah; 16th Cody; 20th Theo; 27th Iolo.

Great work all around, smiles as well – I think they enjoyed it!

Here are some photos from the competition, kindly taken by Mrs Sullivan, whilst I was huddled in coats (!)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/g765Y9wicgtnfMzm7

Here are some photos of our hardworking Club in action, in the hail, wind, rain, all with a smile too! Thanks to Mrs Sullivan for the photos.

Newsletter 07/02/20

Another busy week at Brynmill Primary!

Attendance – Congratulations to Y1/2L with 98%, and Y4/5J with 95.8% attendance this week. Llongyfarchiadau! And congratulations to Mrs Timaeus class who won the class attendance award for last term, they have celebrated with a pyjama party and lots of goodies to eat and drink.

The Netball Team competed in a tournament – On Wednesday night  a welsh coach came to our Netball training session. We practised our passing and footwork. On Thursday , we went to a Netball Tournament. There were eight teams and we played a five minute game against each team . We won one game and lost a couple but overall we did  well. I think everyone was proud of each other . The atmosphere in the room was great. We had fun watching the other matches.. We are looking forward to our next tournament. – Hazel

Y1/2 had a visit from Animal Zone as part of their topic on Mini Zoo – We had an amazing time when Animal Zone visited us on Wednesday. he brought snakes, tarantulas, a tortoise, millipedes, cockroaches, toads and more. We could hold the animals and we were taken photos of with the animals on a green screen. The animals were from the rain forest but some of them weren’t. It was a fantastic visit. He was funny, smart and kind. We were amazed, he taught us a lot.  – Ralph & Tamerlan

Blue Peter Book  Awards – A few months ago our school was picked to be one of 12 schools to be judges for this year’s Blue Peter Book Awards.  30 of us had 6 books to read, they were a mix of fiction and non-fiction.  I absolutely loved to read all the books especially ‘Rise Up’ because it really inspired me.  I couldn’t believe those young people changed our world.  In fact one day I want to be like them.  We are looking forward to finding out the winning books on Blue Peter on World Book Day.  I loved having the opportunity to read the books and be a part of Blue Peter. – Ishaaq

World Book Day – Thursday 5th March is World Book Day, we would like to invite children to dress up as a book character and/ or bring a favourite book to school.

Eco Club – Our Eco Club have been learning about the negative effects of cars idling outside schools and have designed postersFacts include:-

  • An idling vehicle emits more pollution than a vehicle travelling at 30mph
  • Idling your engine for just 10 minutes releases a pound of CO2 into the air
  • Turning your engine off and on again causes less pollution than keeping the engine running. 

I am writing to inform you about turning your car of when you are waiting to pick up your child. It lets of a lot of fumes that is not good for your health.  Did you know that if you keep your car running for longer than 10 seconds it lets off more fumes than it would if you turned your car of and then back on again. We as an eco-council and club are trying hard to keep our environment healthy and are school plastic free. If your child would like to join eco club, you can get a letter from the office. Sincerely, Nia –  on behalf of the Eco club and Eco Council 

 

 

 

Eirlys, the lollipop lady – Unfortunately Eirlys our School Crossing Patrol will be retiring next week after many years of service,  if you would like to contribute towards a leaving gift we would be happy to accept donations.

Whats on Next Week?

Monday – Choir

Monday – Cross Country Meet

Tuesday – Drama

Wednesday – Road Safety Assembly for KS2

Wednesday – Netball

Wednesday – Cross Country

Thursday -Meeting for Y5/6 parents re Llanmadoc Residential 3.20pm to 3.45pm

Friday – Y1/2L Class Assembly

What’s Coming Up ?

Mon 17th Feb to Fri 21st Feb – Half Term

Thurs 27th Feb – St David’s Day Concert for School – All children asked to wear Welsh Costume, or a red T-shirt/Jumper.

Friday 28th Feb – St David’s Day Concert for Parents  – Classes taking part are Y1/2L, Y5/6D, Y4/5J, Y1/2H, LFPM (morning Nursery & Reception) & Y5/6E. All children are asked to wear Welsh Costume or a red T-Shirt/jumper.

Thursday 5th March – World Book Day – we would like to invite children to dress up as a book character and/ or bring a favourite book to school

Fri 6th March – Class Assembly Y3/4N at 9.00am

Fri 13th March – Rags 2 Riches Collection  – Collection of clean old clothing

Fri 13th March – Sports Relief

Week beginning Mon 16th March – Parental consultations

Fri 20th March – Class Assembly Y1/2B at 9.00am

Fri 20th March – Science exhibition

Fri 27th March – Class Assembly Y3/4T at 9.00am

Inset Day 5 – Monday 1st June

Inset Day 6 – Monday 20th July