Month: November 2018

Newsletter 30/11/18

After School Clubs next week

Monday – Chess

Tuesday  – Mad Science

Wednesday – Choir

No football or Cross Country until next term.

Christmas Fete – Next week is the FBP Christmas Fete, Thursday (3.30pm to 5.00pm). We have two special guests attending – Leon Britton & Lee Trundle! Thank you to everyone who has donated items so far for the hampers or tombolas, if you haven’t yet donated there is still plenty of time.

Christmas Concerts – The concerts start next week, as usual we do not sell tickets but ask that anyone attending pays £1.00 on the door, with the money raised going towards much needed resources for the school. We will also be selling tickets for  a Christmas Hamper Raffle

Friday 7th December – LFP Christmas Concerts 9.30 am and 1.30pm. All welcome

Tuesday 11th December – Y1/2 Christmas Concerts 9.30am and 5.30pm (please could all children arrive back at school at 5.00pm) All welcome

Wednesday 12th December – Y3/4 Christmas Concerts 9.30am and 5.30pm please could all children arrive back at school at 5.00pm) All welcome

Thursday 13th December Y5/6 Christmas Concerts 9.30am and 5.30pm please could all children arrive back at school at 5.00pm) All welcome

Carol Aid – Mr McCoy and the choir will be performing at Carol Aid in Pantygwydr on Friday 7th December.

Christmas Jumper Day  – On Friday 14th December children are invited to wear their Christmas Jumpers and donate £1.00 for Save the Children.

Christmas School Dinner – The school will be having their School Christmas Dinner on Friday. Children who normally have sandwiches are welcome to have a dinner on that day, but must pay in advance through sQuid. Please contact the school office if you need your registration details.

Reception Parent Meetings – Monday 10th Dec – Mrs Roach, and Tuesday 11th Dec  – Miss Maliphant.

Christmas Carol Service – The whole school (except Nursery) will be going to St Gabriel’s on Tuesday 18th December for our Annual Christmas Carol Service ( if you do not want your child to take part due to religious reasons please contact your child’s teacher). Sorry,this event is not open to parents.

Christmas Parties – Our Christmas Parties will be on Thursday 20th December, children are invited to dress in party clothes, and bring in some food to share, please look out for the list of suggested items being sent home in due course.

Last Day of Term – Friday 21st December is our last day, we will finish at the normal time of 3.20pm. Children are invited to bring in a toy. As usual we ask them not to bring in anything expensive, or with lots of small parts, or anything that will need charging, as we are unable to plug in any untested equipment.

First Day of Spring Term – We start back on Monday 7th January 2019.


Newsletter 23/11/18

Llongyfarchiadau – We are very pleased to announce that following an extensive refurbishment of the school kitchen, we have recently been re-inspected by environmental health and awarded 5 stars!

Eco Club – The Eco club have an after school session on Monday until 4.15pm, when they will be making an Eco friendly craft to sell at the Christmas Fete. All existing Eco Club & Eco Council members are welcome. Sorry but we will not be able to take anyone new.

Birthday Cakes – Just a reminder that we are only able to accept either a large cake pre-cut into 30 pieces, or individual cakes such as fairy cakes, cupcakes, mini rolls etc.

Y5/6 Residential – The first instalment of at least £50.00 is due next Friday 30th November.

Child Absent from school – Please remember that parents should contact the school by 9.30am if their child is going to be absent from school due to illness.

Attendance  – Congratulations to Y1/2B with 94%, and to Y3/4N with 98.4% attendance this week, keep up the good work. Da iawn!

Class Dojo – Please remember to check your Class Dojo regularly for important messages.If your child attends one of our after school activities please make sure you are linked to the group on dojo, so that you can receive reminders.

After School Clubs next week

Monday – Eco Club  (all ages) & Chess (all ages)

Tuesday – Mad Science (all ages)

Wednesday – Choir  (Y3/6) & Cross Country (Y5/6)

Thursday – Football (Y5/6)

Criw Cymraeg – Y Criw Cymraeg have set homework for the whole school this week. The task is a competition to design a Welsh Mascot to join our Growth Mindset Mascots. It’s powers would be to make people proud to be Welsh. To help people use Welsh around the school and at playtime and to promote bilingualism. The mascots will need to be in by the end of the day, Wednesday 28th November for the Criw Cymraeg to judge. Don’t forget to name your mascot!. Diolch!

Next week – FBP Movie Night – There are some tickets left for the movie night on Thursday 29th November starting at 5.00pm. The movie is Home Alone, tickets cost £5.00 and include a drink, popcorn & a hotdog. Cakes and sweets will be available for sale. Please note:-Foundation Phase Children (Nursery to Y2) must be supervised by an adult.


Advent Calendars – On sale at the school office, £4.00 each, filled with delicious chocolate, with a picture of school staff on the front, and the names of the children on the back.

Newsletter 16/11/18

A big thank you to everyone who has supported Children In Need today.

Attendance  – Congratulations to Y1/2B with 98.8% and to Y3/4D with 98.2% attendance this week. Llongyfarchiadau

Cycle Training – Our Y6 children had the opportunity to do some cycle training this week, and gained Level 1 or Level 2 certificates in Cycle Proficiency.

After School Clubs

Monday – Chess

Tuesday – Mad Science

Wednesday – Choir

Wednesday –  Cross Country

Y5/6 Residential – The cost of the trip has been set at £160.00, there is a meeting on Thursday (22nd) at 3.30pm with a presentation on the trip, and the chance to speak to the teachers who will be going.

Fri 23rd November – Y5/6M Class Assembly

Eco Club – Monday 26th November – After School Club until 4.30pm

Movie Night – The tickets for the PTA movie night on 29th November are going fast, please call into the school office or send £5.00 in an envelope if you would like to attend.

Xmas Fete – The PTA Christmas Fete is on Thursday 6th December, letters are being sent home asking for donations of items for the hampers or tombola games.

Choir/Carol Aid – Mr McCoy has kindly offered to run choir and Carol Aid in Mrs Howard’s absence. Carol Aid is at Pantygwydr on Fri 7th December.

Parking – As you are probably parking around the school is a problem. However, we repeat our request that that you:-

 – please do not park on the double yellow lines

 – please do not park on the zig zag lines

 – please do not park in the residential bays

 – please do not go the wrong way down the one way streets

– please do not take it upon yourself to confront anyone, we would prefer it if you went through the proper channels, i.e. contact the civil parking enforcement officers 01792 635959, or our local PCSOs on 07825430377 or 07469907939.

Our PCSOs and civil  parking enforcement officers are aware of the problem and are monitoring the situation.

Reception Parents – Individual Meetings with the teachers will take place on Monday 10th December  (Mrs Roach) and Tuesday 11th December (Miss Maliphant) between 2.00pm and 5.00pm. Appointment letters will be sent home in due course.


Newsletter 09/11/18

Monday marks the start of our Anti Bullying week, children are invited to wear blue.

Friday we will be celebrating Children In Need Day, Pupils are asked to Dress Up, or Dress Down, and bring in £1.00 donation towards the charity.

School Christmas Meal – This will be on Friday 14th December, and traditionally lots of children who normally have packed lunches choose to have a school dinner on this day. As we are now cashless for School Dinners, if you would like your child to have a  Christmas Dinner, please make sure that you are signed up to sQuid. We will not be able to take cash on the day. If you are not already signed up, and would like a reminder of the registration details for your child’s account please contact the school office.

Choir – Mr McCoy has kindly offered to run Choir on Wednesdays after school. If your child is new to choir, please complete the forms that have been distributed, or collect one from the school office. (Y3 to Y6).

Rags2Riches – These are being collected on Tuesday, please return any full bags to the school office by Tuesday morning. Thank you

Attendance – Congratulations to Y1/2H with 97.4% and to Y3/4J with 96.2% attendance this week. Da iawn

Reception Parents – Individual Meetings with the teachers will take place on Monday 11th December  (Mrs Roach) and Tuesday 12th December (Miss Maliphant) between 2.00pm and 5.00pm. Appointment letters will be sent home in due course.

PTA events – Thursday 29th November – Movie Night, please see the Friends of Brynmill Primary Facebook page for more details.

Thursday 6th December – Christmas Fete from 3.30pm to 5.00pm.

Advent Calendars, on sale now at £4.00. each.