Parent/ Teacher meetings – Our Parent Teacher Year Group Meetings are next week, this is an opportunity to meet the class teachers, and find out what your child will be learning this year. There will also be the option to have a brief chat with the teacher should you require, and a sign up sheet for this will be available at the meetings.
Mon 17th September – Year 1/2 at 2.30pm or 5.30pm
Tues 18th September – Year 5/6 at 2.30pm or 5.30pm
Wed 19th September – Year 3/4 at 2.30pm or 5.30pm
Thurs 20th September – Nursery/Reception Meeting at 2.30pm
Stranger Danger – We know that as responsible parents/ carers, you instill the importance of keeping safe with your children. In the hopes of reinforcing this message and following reports of children in the Brynmill area/ park being approached by strangers, we have arranged for our Police Liaison Officer P.C.Paul to come into school on Tuesday and speak to the children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to Year 6) about Stranger Danger. Teachers of younger pupils in Foundation Phase will reinforce the messages at an age appropriate level in class.
We are mindful that pupils in Foundation Phase (Nursery to Year 2) will always be accompanied by an appropriate adult at all times. However, parents/carers of older children may decide to allow their child/children increasing levels of independence, allowing our oldest pupils the opportunity of walking to school or going to the park by themselves. If you have any concerns about the talk, please speak to a member of staff.”
Year 5/6 – Trip to see The White Feather at Dylan Thomas Theatre, plus activities in Swansea & National Waterfront Museums. £2.00 voluntary contribution please. Packed lunch required.
Year 2 – On Wednesday Year 2 start their Kerbcraft Lessons, please ensure you have returned your consent form.
PTA Book Fair – The book fair will take place next week on Monday & Tuesday from 3.30pm to 5.00pm, please come along and support it, every book sold raises commission for the school to spend on books. Thank you.
Second Hand Uniform – We have a selection of second hand uniform, available for a small donation towards the school funds. They will be available during the parent/teacher meetings.
Y6 – Bishop Gore Open Evening Thursday 27th September from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.
Monday 1st October – Inset Day 3 – School Closed to children for staff training.
Class Assemblies – Parents & Grandparents are invited to join us for class assemblies, please have a look at our events page of the website for the date of your child’s class assembly.
After School Clubs next week –
Wednesday – Choir for Y4 to Y6, if you would like to join please collect a form from the office
Wednesday – Cross Country for Y5/ Y6, letters coming home
Thursday – Football for Y5/6
Procedures – We would like to remind you of our procedures. Unless the children are attending breakfast club, they should not arrive at school before 8.40am. Foundation Phase (Nursery to Y2) children should have an accompanying adult with them until the bell goes at 8.50am. If the weather is fine children will line up in their classes, ready to be collected by their teacher. If the weather is bad, children from Y1 to Y6 will be let into the halls from 8.40am using the entrance at the front of the school where they will be supervised until school starts. Nursery & Reception children can use the Foundation Phase shelter. If your child is upset or reluctant to come into school, we ask that you do not try to enter school with them, but instead come into the school office, where support staff will be able to help you. When school finishes at 3.20pm Foundation Phase children should be collected by a responsible adult. If there is to be a change in the normal collecting arrangements the school should be notified.
Supervising children— Before and after school children are your responsibility and parents should ensure that their children are safe and not, for example, swinging on the school gates.
Speaking to a member of staff—Keeping the lines of communication open is important, we would rather you informed us about a small concern than for it to become a big problem. The teaching staff and the Head Teacher are regularly out on the playground in the mornings before school should any parent wish to have a quick word. If however, you require a lengthier meeting, we ask that you call in the office or contact the school in the usual way to book an appointment. Whilst it is not always possible to grant a request for an immediate meeting, we will, subject to availability, always try our best to accommodate you if at all possible (Please note, when requesting to meet with your child’s class teacher this will need to be outside of teaching time).