Newsletter 31/01/20

What’s on next week?

Wednesday – Y1/2 visit to school from Animal Zone.

Thursday – Netball Tournament

After School Clubs Next week –

Monday – Choir

Monday – Eco  (for Eco Club & Eco Council)

Tuesday – Drama

Wednesday – Cross Country

Wednesday – Netball – Please make sure to come if you are going to the Netball Tournament as we have arranged for a Wales Coach to attend.

What’s coming up?

Wed 12th February – KS2 – Road Safety Assembly

Thursday 13th Feb – Meeting for Parents of Y5/6 children going to the Llanmadoc residential. 3.30 to 3.45pm

Fri 14th February – Y1/2L Class Assembly at 9.00am

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.

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

Playground Equipment– As part of our safeguarding procedures we would like to remind parents about the Playground Equipment Rules:-

  • Equipment is only to be used during school hours (8.50am to 3.20pm) and by the After School Club.
  • Equipment is only suitable for school aged children.
  • Do not use the equipment when wet.
  • No running, pushing or shoving.
  • No bare feet, please wear proper footwear.
  • Do not use play equipment improperly.
  • Staff supervision is required for use.

Attendance – Congratulations to Y1/2L with 98%  and to Y4/5J with 98.7% attendance this week. Llongyfarchiadau!

Newsletter 24/01/20

Y3/4 Urdd Trip –  Estelle & Abbey were very enthusiastic about the trip.  “The bowling trip was fun, and we loved the speedboat ride. The food was really good, especially the hash browns. In the evening we watched Toy Story 4  and ate all our snacks. We were tired out by all the activities and had a good nights sleep” Diolch girls, we are glad you enjoyed it.

Assembly – Thank you to the Ocean Conservation Trust for our Slimy Seas Assembly this week, we learnt lots of disgusting facts about Hag Fish, Parrot Fish,Limpets and Octopi and pretended to be Sharks!

School Dinners – Parents are reminded that there has been a zero debt policy in place for school meals since September 2017. School dinners must be paid for in advance. It is a parent’s responsibility to either make sure that there are sufficient funds in their child’s account to enable them to order a school dinner at morning registration, or to provide them with a packed lunch. Going forward; allowing an unpaid meal, even from day one, will require approval by the head teacher. Some parents may find it useful to enable the auto top-up function on sQuid – if you need any help with this please ask at the school office.

Eco Club – Last year our Eco Club was filmed for Swansea Bay TV about our Plastic Free Day, you can watch the clip here

Lateness – We would like to remind parents that school starts at 8.50 am. Children are encouraged to arrive between 8:40 am and 8:50 am  so that they are  ready to line up and enter school with their class at the beginning of the school day.  Foundation Phase Parents should wait with their child(ren) until the teacher comes on duty.

If you find that the roads are busy at the start of the school day please consider using our  Free Breakfast Club which  starts at 8.10am, when then is less traffic.

We understand that people can have occasional problems which means they are late, however some parents are late on a regular basis, causing disruption for office staff, teachers and class mates.

Being 5 minutes late every day gives a total of

25 minutes every week

316 minutes a term

2 full days a year

What’s on Next Week?

Monday – Choir

Tuesday – Drama

Wednesday – tbc

Wednesday – Netball

Friday – Y1/2H Class Assembly at 9.00am

What’s Coming Up ?

Wed 5th February – Animal Zoo for Y1/2 classes

Fri 14th February – Y1/2L Class Assembly at 9.00am

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.

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

 

Newsletter 17/01/20

Cake Sale – A big thank you to everyone who donated or bought cakes. The Criw Cymraeg raised over £150.00

Easyfundraising – just a little reminder that you can raise a little extra money for the school if you do online shopping  via the online shopping website. Please go to Easy fundraising  for more information.

Eco – Please send in your clean empty crisp packets, dead batteries and used writing implements for recycling.

Y3/4 Urdd Trip – We have set up a class dojo group for the Urdd trip so that the Teacher’s can post photos of the various activities, if your child is going on the trip please make sure you have access to the group. Diolch

Request – If you are waiting in your car to pick your child up from school, please can you turn your engine off. Thank you

Y5/6 Residential – Please remember to pay the balance of £160.00 on sQuid by the deadline of 20th March. You can either pay the full amount in one go, or pay in instalments.

What’s on next week ?

Monday – Eco Club

Monday – Choir

Tuesday & Wednesday – Y3/4 Trip to the Urdd in Cardiff

Tuesday – Drama

Wednesday – Cross Country

Wednesday – Football  Netball

Fri  – Y5/6E Class Assembly at 9.00am

What is coming up?

Fri 24th January – Y5/6E Class Assembly at 9.00am

Fri 31st January – Y1/2H Class Assembly at 9.00am

Fri 14th February – Y1/2L Class Assembly at 9.00am

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.

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

 

Newsletter 10/01/20

Happy New Year! Welcome back, we hope you all enjoyed the break.

Fruit Tuckshop – Just a reminder to pay for fruit tuckshop ( Year 1 to Year 6) if you would like your child to have a piece of fresh fruit everyday. Please pay on sQuid – please look for Fruit Spring Term 1st Half Term (Year 1 to Year 6). Alternatively you are welcome to send in a healthy snack.

Activity fund – We are very grateful to the voluntary contributions to our Activity fund, which lets us buy extra resources  for crafts and pay for activities such as cooking &  food tasting. If you would like to contribute please look on sQuid for Activity Fund – voluntary contribution – Spring Term. Thank you

Olchfa School are running a free  seminar for parents/carers of Primary Aged Children about Setting Boundaries – Keeping Relationships on Mon 20th Jan from 6.30 to 7.30pm . Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite or by emailing Hannah.Vincent@swansea-edunet.gov.uk. They are also running a serious of workshops entitled  Time Out For Parents  every Monday from 7pm to 9pm from 3rd Feb to 16th March. the cost is £10 per individual/couple. For more details please contact Hannah Vincent on 01792 534300 or 07976 724167 or hannah.vincent@swansea-edunet.gov.uk

Y3/4 Urdd Trip – Please can we have all forms and outstanding monies by Tuesday. The Criw Cymraeg are running a cake sale next Friday, with the money going towards the Urdd Trip enabling us to keep the cost as low as possible. We would be grateful if you could bake/buy cakes for this event. Thank you

After School Activities next week.

Monday – Choir

Tuesday – Drama

Wednesday – Cross Country

What is coming up ?

Friday – Cake Sale. We welcome donations of cakes, children are invited to bring in £1.00 to buy cakes.

Tuesday 21st/Wednesday 22nd January – Y3/4 Trip to Urdd Cardiff.

Fri 24th January – Y5/6E Class Assembly at 9.00am

Fri 31st January – Y1/2H Class Assembly at 9.00am

Fri 14th February – Y1/2L Class Assembly at 9.00am

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

Thurs 27th Feb – St Davids 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brief News 20/12/19

Just some brief news before we break up.
Congratulations to Mrs Timaeus who has been has been with us on long term supply, and will become a permanent member of staff from January.
Mrs Evans is due back in January so we would like to thank Miss Watts for teaching the class in her absence.
Mr Collins, our handyman will unfortunately be leaving us, and we wish him all the best.
See you all on January 6th.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Newsletter 13/12/2019

This is the last newsletter of the year so we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y3/4 Urdd Trip Just a reminder to pay for the trip either in full or by instalment. The deadline for the Urdd trip is 14th January. Please complete and return the Health & Consent Form as soon as possible. There will be a cake sale at the beginning of January and we would be grateful if you would support this, as the profits will go towards keeping the cost of the trip as low as possible.

Y5/6 Llanmadoc Trip – Please pay in full or by instalment by the 20th March.

Cardboard – Thank you to everyone who donated cardboard for props etc. We have plenty to keep us going, so cannot accept any more at the moment.

Lost property – Please come and claim your items of lost property before next  Friday, anything unclaimed and unlabelled will be bagged up and donated.

Healthy Packed Lunches – Please can we remind parents that children should have healthy choices for their lunches. Please follow the link to information to the healthy-lunchboxes-leaflet

Christmas Concerts – A big thank you to everyone who supported our recent concerts, we raised over £500 for the school which will be spent on creative arts resources and activities.

FBP/PTA  – The winning raffle numbers have been picked and the prizes distributed to the winners. Diolch to all the PTA volunteers who helped provide refreshments during the concerts.

Road Safety – Following concerns raised by a neighbour of the school, we would like to remind parents about road safety, and ask that you do not park on the zig zag lines, or drop off at the school gates road safety leaflet

Christmas Jumper Day – Thank you to everyone who joined in today, we raised £115.00 for Save the Children

What’s on next week ?

Tuesday – School Christmas Carol Service

Wednesday – Xmas Parties

Children are invited to wear their party clothes, and bring in some food to share (please see below). Please note this is in addition to school dinner/packed lunch.

Y5/6D—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks, mini dessert
Y5/6E—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis, cakes
Y4/5J – Mini Desserts, cakes or biscuits
Y3/4T—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks, biscuits
Y3/4N—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis, cakes
Y1/2H—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks
Y1/2L—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis
Y1/2B—Mini Desserts, cakes or biscuits
Nursery & Reception—Individual labelled plate with a selection of party food

Thursday – Mad Science

Friday – Toy Day, please do not send in anything that needs charging, is valuable, or has lots of small parts. We would prefer  if children did not bring in their phones to play on, but if they do, the sim cards will be removed and given back at the end of the day, thank you.

School finishes at 3.20pm on Friday 20th December and restarts on Monday 6th Jan

Next Term

Please remember to top up on sQuid for School Dinners,  pay for Fruit Tuckshop if required, as always we welcome donations to our Activity Fund.

Friday 24th January – Y5/6E Class Assembly

Friday 31st January – Y1/2H Class Assembly

Friday 14th February – Y1/2L Class Assembly

Friday 28th February – Y3/4N Class Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

E Safety Update

In readiness for our next Internet Safety workshop planned for the New Year, we wanted to update parents and ask for your help shaping the next event. From some recent conversations with parents, we are aware of the same issues cropping up such as:

  • use of social media Apps such as WhatsApp (16 yrs) , Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Facebook (13 yrs) and how pupils are using this irresponsibly with regards sharing information, groups and media.
  • Use of online platforms and games with inbuilt messaging (Roblox, Youtube, Minecraft) without parental monitoring.
  • Safe and responsible searches on the internet.

Please click the link below to give your opinion of any other issues you would like us to cover at our next workshop using the simple link below:

Questionnaire

On a related note, we are mindful of the many ways that we communicate to you – however, we are also aware that there are times when these messages still do not appear to reach our intended audience:

  • Newsletters posted on our website. (Link ) or search Brynmill J2bloggy.
  • Secure posts and messages sent on Class Dojo (please check you are signed in and connected using the app)
  • Paper letters and notes (please check your child’s bag!)
  • Emails, calls and texts (please check we have an up to date contact number/ email)
  • Twitter news promoting our school and linked services like Hwb. (@brynmillschool) , check the feed on the right.

For our E Safety guidance, please check out this page on our website.

https://hwb.gov.wales/zones/online-safety/news/articles/79b71f8e-d3b2-4bad-82ed-8b72846628aa?utm_source=Welsh+Government+-+Nov+2019+EN&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Newsletter 06/12/19

Llongyfarchiadau to Mrs Timaeus’ class who had 100% attendance last week, and chose a class treat of ice lollies!

Dogs – Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on school premises, even if they are being carried.

School Photos – The deadline for ordering is Monday. You will receive an email from photo@calotype.co please check your junk mail. If you have not had your link sent, please email enquiries@rozandkirsty.co.uk with your child’s name/class/school. Thank you!

Absence from School forms – If you would like us to consider authorising an absence from school, please complete the form which is available in the school foyer, allowing at least 10 school days for us to process your request. Thank you

After School Clubs Next Week – None

Carol Aid – The Choir are singing in Carol Aid at Pantygwydr Church tonight. Please can children arrive at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Diolch

Christmas Concerts – Please see below for the dates for the concerts. Please note there is an entry fee of £1.00 for the Christmas Concerts. For the evening performances please can children arrive back at school at 5.00pm to give them time to change for a 5.30pm start.

What is coming up?

Tues 10th Dec – UFP  – Year  1 & Year 2 – Christmas Concert at 9.30 and 5.30pm – Entry fee £1.00 per adult

Wed 11th Dec Year 3/4 including Mrs Jenkins Year 4 class –  Christmas Concert at 9.30am & 5.30pm – Entry fee £1.00 per adult

Thursday 12th Dec Year 5/6  including Mrs Jenkins Year 5 class – Christmas Concert at 9.30am & 5.30pm – Entry fee £1.00 per adult

Friday 13th December Xmas Jumper Day – wear a Christmas Jumper and donate £1.00 to save the children (optional)

Fri 13th December  School Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December – Xmas Party

Children are invited to wear their party clothes, and bring in some food to share (please see below). Please note this is in addition to school dinner/packed lunch.

Y5/6D—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks, mini dessert
Y5/6E—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis, cakes
Y4/5J – Mini Desserts, cakes or biscuits
Y3/4T—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks, biscuits
Y3/4N—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis, cakes
Y1/2H—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks
Y1/2L—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis
Y1/2B—Mini Desserts, cakes or biscuits
Nursery & Reception—Individual labelled plate with a selection of party food

Friday 20th December – Toy Day – last day of school

Mon 6th January – School starts back for Spring Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter 29/11/19

What’s On Next Week ?

Monday – Choir

Tuesday – Drama – Last one

Wed 4th Dec – Friends of Brynmill Primary  – Christmas Film Night £5.00 per ticket. Foundation Phase Children must be accompanied by a parent. – Please note the film is and hour and a half long, please consider whether your child will be able to sit and watch a film for that length of time before buying tickets.

Thursday – Mad Science

Friday – LFP (Reception and Morning Nursery) Concert at 9.30. Entry fee £1.00 per adult. Raffle tickets on sale at the event

Friday – LFP (Reception and Afternoon Nursery) Concert at 1.30. Entry fee £1.00 per adult. Raffle tickets on sale at the event

Friday – Carol Aid at Pantygwydr, please can the choir arrive at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start

What’s Coming Up ?

Tues 10th Dec – UFP  – Year  1 & Year 2 – Christmas Concert at 9.30 and 5.30pm – Entry fee £1.00 per adult

Wed 11th Dec Year 3/4 including Mrs Jenkins Year 4 class –  Christmas Concert at 9.30am & 5.30pm – Entry fee £1.00 per adult

Thursday 12th Dec Year 5/6  including Mrs Jenkins Year 5 class – Christmas Concert at 9.30am & 5.30pm – Entry fee £1.00 per adult

Friday 13th December Xmas Jumper Day – wear a Christmas Jumper and donate £1.00 to save the children (optional)

Fri 13th December  School Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 18th December – Xmas Party

Friday 20th December – Toy Day – last day of school

Mon 6th January – School starts back for Spring Term