Month: October 2018

Newsletter 26/10/18

Great News! – We have been chosen as one of the Coop’s local causes for this year (starting this Sunday).  Please pick up a  membership card next time you are in a Coop branch, nominate us, and we receive a small donation every time you spend on Coop own brand products.  If you are already a member, please log on to your account to change  who you would like to support this year. This could potentially raise over £1,000 for the school to improve the playground facilities. A big thank you to Cat Davies and Leanne Clulee for applying on our behalf.

Attendance – Congratulations to Y1/2B with 99.3% and Y3/4J with 96.2% attendance this week. Llongyfarchiadau!

Staffing Update – We are pleased to inform parents that Mrs L. Davies will be returning to support pupils in Foundation Phase after half term.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond the school’s control, Mrs Howard’s absence will be continuing after half term; for continuity, the class will again be covered by Mrs Timeaus.  We do not yet know when Mrs Howard will be returning but we will keep you informed. If you have any concerns, please either contact the class teacher or Mrs Lewis, Foundation Phase Leader directly.

Mrs Davey’s Y3/4D class will continue to  be covered by Mr McCoy for the foreseeable future.

Fundraising – Thank you to those who have signed up to Easy Fundraising, the donations have started to come through. If you haven’t signed up, please go to Before you do your internet shopping with places such as Amazon, ebay, Argos and hundreds of other shops, click through the app, and the school will get a donation at no extra cost to you.

Eco Club – Some members of our Eco Club had a trip to the Baling Plant this week. Here is what they thought about it :- Poppy – the best bit was seeing Jess the hawk, who kept the seagulls away from the food waste bags. Lilias – I learnt that everyone needs to recycle more. Mrs Morgans – I learnt the difference between stretchy plastic, such as carrier bags, which are recyclable, and crinkly plastics such as salad bags, which are not! Miss Rees – I found out that black plastic food trays can be recycled by Swansea Council.

Y5/6 Residential – Letters have been sent home, please can we have deposits of £20.00 as soon as possible.

Proposed Y3/4 Trip to Cardiff – Please return the slip as soon as possible so we can gauge interest for a Y3/4 Overnight Trip to the Urdd, Cardiff.

Christmas Concerts – Please refer to our events page for details of the Christmas Concerts.

Rags2Riches, collection bags are being sent home, please collect old clean clothes, shoes, soft toys, towels, belts & handbags, jewellery & accessories, bedding  & household linen (sorry no badged school uniform) for the collection on 13th November.

Newsletter 19/10/18

Attendance – Congratulations to Y1/2B with 98.5% and to Y3/4J with 98.8% attendance this week.

Halloween Disco – The FBP are having a Spooky Disco this Thursday. Nursery to Y2 children can join us from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, and must be accompanied by an adult,  Y3 to Y6 children can join us from 6.30pm to 7.3opm. Entry is £1.00 for children, and refreshments will be on sale.

On Tuesday representatives from our Eco club are going to the Baling Plant in Llansamlet to find out what happens when we recycle.

Mad Science – We have a Mad Science Assembly next week, and an After School Club starting after half term.

Y3/4J have their class assembly on Friday,  parents and grandparents are welcome to come and watch. It starts just after 9.00am and will last about 20 minutes.

Flu Vaccinations – The school nurses are in School on Friday to give flu vaccinations to those who have given consent. Reminders have been sent home for missing consent forms. Please sign YES or NO and return.

Half Term  – Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November


Inset Day 4 – Monday 3rd June

Inset Day 5 – Monday 22nd July

Rags2Riches Collection – Please start collecting old clothes, bedding shoes etc (Sorry no school uniform with badges) for the collection on 13th November. This raises much needed funds for our school. Thank you

Year 6 Cycle Training starts on Wed 14th November.

Year 5/6 Residential –Letters are being sent home next week about the Residential Trip to Llanmadoc In April. The cost will be between £150.00 and £200.00, depending on numbers.

Harvest  – A big thank you to everyone who supported our Harvest Festival, either by donating tins of food to people in need, or by coming to watch the fabulous performances at our festival. Diolch



Newsletter 12/10/18

We have a very busy week next:-

On Monday our Y5/6’s are going to the LC for a sports session with UWTSD. The cost is £2.50, and children should wear sports clothes, bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water.

On Tuesday & Wednesday, our school photographers are in taking individual and sibling photos. If you have siblings who are not in school, and would like them to be included in a sibling photo, please come to the school at 8.30am on either day. (1.00pm for Afternoon Nursery children). A link to the photos will be sent out via email, so please make sure you have given permission for us to pass on your email address.

On Thursday we have our Harvest Festival for the rest of the school, and on Friday for Parents. The classes performing are LFPMam, Y5/6M, Y3/4D, Y3/4N,  & Y1/2L.

For Harvest we are asking for donations of non perishable goods, which we will pass onto a charity that helps people in need. ( Suggested donation 2 tins per family). These can be sent into school from Monday. Thank you.

Attendance – Llongyfarchiadau to Mrs Howard’s and Mrs Breeze’s classes who both achieved 97.3% and to Y3/4D with 98.2 % attendance this week.

Calpol – We have a small amount of Calpol available in school for children who become ill during the school day ( after we have had confirmation from a parent). If your child comes in to school, slightly under the weather, and you would like them to have Calpol at lunchtime, please provide some from home, and complete the medicine form available in the foyer.

FBP – Friends of Brynmill Primary – A big thank you to the retiring committee, and welcome to our new commitee, who have lots of events planned to raise money for the school, such as:-

Halloween Disco – Thurs 25th Oct

Christmas Movie Night – Thurs 29th October

Christmas Fete – Thursday 6th December

After School Clubs Next Week

Monday – Chess

Wednesday – Cross Country

Thursday – Football



Eco Club 11/10/18

We had a lovely turn out at Eco Club this week.

We have 12 places available for our visit to the bailing plant in a couple of weeks. If your child is interested please return the form by noon on Friday. Sorry but this trip is only open to KS2 pupils. If we have more names than places we will do a random draw.
We have started to recycle writing implements such as pens,highlighters, correction fluid. If you have any at home please send them in.
We are having a Rags4Riches collection in November so please save clean old clothes and bedding.
We continue to recycle used batteries, so please send your old ones to the school office.
Finally we had lots of great ideas from the children about what they would like to do in Eco, such as litter picks, recycled crafts and finding out about plastic pollution.
They are a great bunch of future Eco Warriors♻😊

Cross Country 10/10/18

Well done to everyone this week. It was a bit harder today,  very warm and we did a slightly longer course. I hope the mud arrives soon, or it won’t feel like proper cross country!

Here are their times. It was slightly longer, but I’m so proud of how they are progressing!

There is a Cross Country schools race next Tuesday – I’ll post details on Class Dojo. However, I’m afraid the rules state that only children aged 10 and over can take part. I’ll try and organise something for all our athletes – even if it’s just a more formal race or I’ll see if there are any Wales Athletics events that we could attend as guests.


Place Racer name Finish time
1 Blake 2:48.8
2 Daniel 2:51.2 +0:02.4
3 Lili 3:02.4 +0:13.6
4 Caio 3:05.2 +0:16.4
5 Jack 3:06.5 +0:17.7
6 Tyra 3:18.7 +0:29.9
7 Lara 3:26.5 +0:37.7
8 Nia 3:37.9 +0:49.1
9 Oscar 3:38.2 +0:49.4
10 Hazel 3:50.8 +1:02.0
11 Lokyee 5:47.9 +2:59.1
12 Tomos 5:51.6 +3:02.8
13 Cielo 5:55.6 +3:06.8
14 Alexia 7:01.0 +4:12.2
15 Iolo 7:38.9 +4:50.1
16 Beau 7:44.7 +4:55.9
17 Miss Edey 7:46.4 +4:57.6
18 Gram 7:47.0 +4:58.2

Newsletter 05/10/18

PTA- AGM – The PTA AGM is on Monday at 3.20pm. The PTA are key in supporting our school, raising additional funds and running key events and activities. There are various places on the committee to fill, as well as event specific leaders. Please join us if you are available.

PTA Disco – Our first disco  of the year is on Thursday  25th October, look out for more information coming soon.

Thank you – A big thank you to the Arts Council of Wales and National Lottery, who gave us a grant for the Y5/6 children to go and see Theatr Na Nog’s production of The White Feather. We were also lucky enough to win some Technocamp workshops linked to the performance, these will take place in school next Tuesday.

Y1/2B – Class Assembly – The first of our Class Assemblies start next week on Friday , all welcome.

Y5/6 have a trip to the LC for a Sports Session with UWTSD, we are asking for £2.50 voluntary contribution towards the cost of the bus. Children are asked to wear sports clothes, have a packed lunch, and bring a labelled bottle of water.

School Photographer – Our school photographers will be with us on Tuesday 16th & Wed 17th Oct. Please can children come prepared to have their photo taken on both days. If you would like photos with any siblings who are not in school, these will start at 8.30am  and be on a first come first served basis (If your child attends afternoon Nursery then these sessions will be at 1.00pm on those days).  Children with siblings in school will have their photos taken during the school day.  The photographer will send out a link to view the photographs via email, if you haven’t previously provided or given your consent for us to pass on your email address, please contact the school office. You are under no obligation to buy the photos.

A plea from a very busy school office. We apologise for the amount of paperwork we have sent home recently, but would appreciate it if you could return any outstanding forms, such as Admission Forms, Data Collection Forms, Flu Vaccine Consent, My Selfie Consent, Proof of Date of Birth or Proof of Address. If you think it’s a lot of paperwork, please consider the Admin Team who have to process 300 times that amount! 🙂

Head lice/ Nits – Please check your child for head lice/nits and treat if required.

Child Absent from School – Just a reminder that if your child is going to be absent from school, we ask that you contact the school by 9.30am to let us know where they are.  Please call the school office on 463019, or email If we haven’t heard from you we will send a text, if we do not receive a reply to the text  then unfortunately we will give your child an unauthorised absence mark on the register.

Reception and Year 7 Admissions – September 2018. If your child is currently in Nursery or Year 6, they will receive a letter from the Local Authorities’ Admissions Team asking you to apply for a place for next year. If you do not receive a letter, please contact the school office.

Attendance – Congratulations to Y1/2H with 100%, and to Y3/4J with 98.6% this week. Llongyfarchiadau!



Cross Country 3/10/18

Well done everyone this week. We did 2 laps for those that wanted to (most did do it !) However, I only timed the first lap, except for 2 who I missed so they only have a time for the whole thing. Well done again!


Place Racer name Finish time
1 Daniel 2:11.4
2 Iolo 2:30.0 +0:18.6
3 Jack 2:31.4 +0:20.0
4 Robyn L 2:38.5 +0:27.1
5 Nia 2:40.8 +0:29.4
6 Tyra 2:45.6 +0:34.2
7 Oscar 2:46.1 +0:34.7
8 Shinji 3:00.3 +0:48.9
9 Tomos 3:03.7 +0:52.3
10 Bayan 3:05.6 +0:54.2
11 Lokyee 3:16.1 +1:04.7
12 Miss Edey 3:16.7 +1:05.3
13 Hazel 3:20.8 +1:09.4
14 Alexia 3:25.7 +1:14.3
15 Sofia 3:28.6 +1:17.2
16 Cielo 3:32.5 +1:21.1
17 Caio 3:35.3 +1:23.9
18 Beau 3:36.5 +1:25.1
19 Gram 3:38.0 +1:26.6
20 Lara 6:05.3 +3:53.9
21 Lili 6:06.0 +3:54.6

56 Curriculum Information

This term we will be covering the following whole school projects: languages, growth mindset, anti-bullying, expressive arts. We will also be investigating historic innovations in a Phase Project and then choosing a class project.

Any research in these areas of learning would be beneficial to your child.

Questions you might discuss and research:

  • What characteristics help us to learn?
  • What were the most impressive innovations of the 19th and 20th Century’s? Why do you think they are impressive?

If you have any items (e.g. books) that you believe might be linked to this topic and would support learning, then please bring them in to class.

Other Information

Please can your child bring a pencil case to school with a pen, pencil, rubber and ruler.

PE Kit is required for all days and should include clothes that can be left in school. If your child is unable to do PE for a medical reason then a note must be provided.


PE Days:

Y5/6D – Wednesday

Y5/6E – Tuesday

Y5/6OM – Wednesday


Assembly themes include:

Diversity, Growth Mindset, Sukkot, Learning from mistakes, Thanksgiving/Harvest.

Rights of the term:

Article 29: The right to an education.

Article 2: The right to a good standard of living.

Article 7: The right to be safe.