Month: January 2019

Cross Country 30/1/19

Well done to those who have stuck it out in the cold and wet! We ran the same course as in the first few weeks of training to see how much of an improvement they have made. Despite the slippery conditions, everyone has made huge improvements and should be proud of their endurance and speed. Well done everyone!

Place Racer name Finish time Race 1 Place Finish Time 30/1 Difference (hours:mins:seconds)
1 Blake 00:02:49 Abs
2 Daniel 00:02:51 2 00:02:15 00:00:36
3 Lili 00:03:02 4 00:02:28 00:00:34
4 Caio 00:03:05 7 00:02:41 00:00:25
5 Jack 00:03:07 3 00:02:22 00:00:44
6 Tyra 00:03:19 Abs
7 Lara 00:03:26 6 00:02:39 00:00:47
8 Nia 00:03:38 8 00:02:43 00:00:55
9 Oscar 00:03:38 13 00:03:36 00:00:03
10 Hazel 00:03:51 11 00:03:01 00:00:49
11 Lokyee 00:03:51 12 00:03:08 00:00:43
12 Tomos 00:03:56 Abs
13 Cielo 00:03:56 Abs
14 Alexia 00:03:58 Abs
15 Iolo 00:03:59 5 00:02:37 00:01:22
16 Beau 00:04:01 14 00:03:36 00:00:25
17 Miss Edey 04:01:00 NA
Shinji Abs 9 00:02:50
Somto Abs 1 00:02:10
Average improvement 00:00:40

Newsletter 25/01/19

Attendance – Congratulations to Y1/2H who achieved 94.7% and to Y3/4J with 98.1% attendance this week. Da iawn!

Y1/2H – We are very pleased that Mrs Howard will be returning to work next week on phased return. For the next two weeks Y1/2H will be taught  by either Mrs Howard or Mrs Timaeus.

Cake sale – Our Criw Cymraeg have their cake sale on Monday to raise money for Welsh Resources. We would be grateful for donations of cakes on the day, and children are invited to bring a small amount of money to buy the cakes (suggested amount 50p to £1.00)

Y5/6 Residential Trip – Reminder that the next installment of at least £50.00 is due next Thursday 31st January.

Y1/2H Class Assembly – Friday 1st February at 9.00am – All Welcome.

Y3/4 Cardiff Urdd Trip – Following this week’s meeting, paperwork has been sent home, please complete and return the Health form as soon as possible.

Parent Workshops – Following Mr Davies’ recent questionnaire, parent workshops have been organised for 5.00pm on Wednesday 6th Feb. Please follow the link for the questionnaire.

Y3/4 LC Trip – Please can we have voluntary contributions towards the Y3/4Trip to the LC for a sports session with the UWTSD. Please remember to let us know if you would like to have a school packed lunch so that we can order it.

Parents Meetings -we have changed the dates of the parents meetings with teachers. They will now be the week of Monday 18th March, more information to follow.

Events – Please remember to have a look at our events page, for dates of Class Assemblies, Inset Days etc.

After School Activities next week – Monday – Football MatchWednesday – Cross Country. Please note even though Mrs Howard will be coming back to work next week, there will be no Choir for the next few weeks.

PTA Disco – Valentines Disco – Wednesday 13th February  – Look out for the posters for more information

School Equipment –  Just a little reminder that children should not be playing with any of the outside equipment before or after school, this refers to the activity trail, as well as items in the Foundation Phase yards. Thank you



Newsletter 18/01/19

After School Clubs next week – Cross Country on Wednesday, Football on Thursday.

Children late for school – We are being monitored by the local authority for the quantity & frequency of late pupils. Please ensure that your child is either in the yard at 8.40am ready for the bell at 8.50am or in our early Bird/ Breakfast Club. Our Education Welfare Officer will be doing spot checks on late pupils.

Attendance – Congratulations to Y1/2H with 97.2% attendance, and to Y5/6M with 97.9% attendance. Both classes are above our 96% attendance target. Llongyfarchiadau !

Techniquest – Unfortunately we did not receive enough voluntary contributions to cover the cost of the recent Techniquest Workshop, which jeopardises further trips and visits. If you were intending on contributing, but have forgotten, we would be grateful for your contribution. If you can’t remember whether you have paid or not, we are happy to check. Some people have indicated that they will pay on sQuid, but unfortunately we have not received payment, please check your sQuid account to ensure the payment has gone through. Thank you.

We are going cashless! In line with other schools and following on from the success of going cashless for school dinners, we are rolling this out for trips and offers.  We will implement this from Monday 4th March, which will give parents who are not already using it, plenty of time to register. Please contact the school office if you need any help with registering, or have any other queries. Thank you.

Cake Sale – Our Criw Cymraeg are organising a cake sale on Monday 28th Jan to raise money for Welsh resources. We would be grateful for donations of cakes on the day, and please could children bring a small amount of money to enable them to buy cakes. (Suggested donation 50p – £1.00) Diolch!


Y5/6 Residential – Just a reminder that the next installment of at least £50.00 for the Y5/6 Residential Trip is due by Thurs 31st January.

Y3/4 – Overnight Trip to Cardiff. There is brief meeting next Wednesday (23rd) at 3.30pm for parents of Y3/4 children going on the overnight trip. If you are unable to make the meeting, we will send home any information. Please ensure that you have paid for the trip in full as the deadline was today. Diolch.

Newsletter 11/01/19

Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring Term.

Please have a look at our Events page which has been updated with forthcoming events such as Class Assemblies, PTA events etc.

A message from Friends of Brynmill Primary  about ways to raise free cash for the school.

Wow! I just wanted to say a massive thank you again to everyone who is supporting easyfundraising or has linked the PTA as their Co-op community cause!

Donations are still being added to easyfundraising every day as the less efficient Christmas retailers start adding in their pennies. While I completely appreciate that nobody has much money in January, please remember to keep completing any online purchases you do make through the app. Interestingly, you also receive donations for paying your utilities online, or booking holidays through Expedia etc, so please always check before hitting the Buy Now button! We’re now up to £112.35 in donations- a fantastic effort and will help to buy some much needed IT resources for the school.

The Co-op community fund also stands at £30 of donations so far, which is a fantastic start. Funds raised will be used to enhance the playground, so please remember to link the Co-op as your chosen community cause and shop there when you can.

Thanks to everyone supporting both initiatives 

Reminders – At the start of a new term please remember to pay for fruit, activity fund, early bird club, and school dinners if relevant. Thank you.

Techniquest Workshop – Y3/4 are having a visit from Techniquest on Monday for a workshop on The Body Inside Out as part of their topic on Blood, Bones & Gory Bits! We are asking for £4.50 voluntary donations towards the cost. We have also got a limited amount of spaces for Y5/6 children, and names have been drawn at random, look out for confirmation slips being sent home today.

After School Clubs Next Week –  Wednesday –  Cross County, Thursday –  Football



Y Criw Cymraeg


We are the Criw Cymraeg. our names are Saara, Ozzie, Flo, Joe, Tegan, Estelle, in Foundation Phase

and Natalia, Julia, Troy, Dima, Susie, Hannah, Bronnie, Ffion, Nia, Lara, Annabelle and Stephanie In KS2.

Our aim is to develop bilingualism and the use of Welsh in our school.

Next week we will be teaching the children Welsh yard games and having lots of fun.

We will also be holding a cake sale to make money for welsh activities and resources. This will be on Monday 28th of January. Donations of cakes will be gratefully received on this day.

Diolch yn fawr.