Month: March 2019

Newsletter 29/03/19

Another busy week in Brynmill.

On Monday our Eco club did a litter pick on Swansea Beach, and collected a sack full of wet wipes, cotton bud sticks, cans, bottles, and micro plastics.

On Wednesday Y5 went to a Welsh Gig in the Grange Primary School, and enjoyed a variety of pop songs and show tunes that had been translated into Welsh.

Also on Wednesday we had two Pupil Voice Workshops, and received some very positive feedback from the parents who attended.

Thursday we had our Maths Day, and the Foundation Phase children found a giant footprint in their classrooms, and had to use maths skills to work out who they belonged to. KS2 children found out that a valuable artifact had been stolen, we had a visit from PC Paul, and a crime scene in the photocopying room, children used their maths skills to work out the height of the suspect.

Next week – there are no After School Activities

Monday to Friday – Y5/6 Residential trip to Llanmadoc

Friday  – Miss Maliphant’s Reception and Morning Nursery Assembly

Thurs 11th April  – Mrs Roach’s Reception and Morning Nursery Assembly

Fri 12th April – Last Day of Term,

Fri 12th April – Foundation Phase – Easter Bonnet Parade, children are invited to make an Easter Bonnet at home, and bring it in on the day, Parents are invited to stay and watch the parade, which starts at 9.00am approx and lasts for 10-15minutes.

Fi 12th April – KS2 – Decorate an egg competition. Children are invited to decorate a hard boiled egg, there is no theme this year, so let your imagination run wild!

Easter Holidays – Mon 15th April – to Friday 26th April.

Monday 29th April – Start of Summer Term.


Competition Time

We have a few competitions taking place at the moment.

My Amazing Dairy – a creative writing competition for children in Years 1 & 2, with prizes for the winning pupil and the winning school. Closing date 12th April 2109.

The Incredible Diary of …  – a creative writing competition for children in Years 3 – 6, with prizes for the winning pupil and the winning school. Closing Date 12th April 2019.

Easter Egg Design Competition – for all ages. The winning school will receive £100 and the winning designer an Eater Egg. Closing Date 5th April.

If any of our creative pupils would like to enter any of the competitions, please contact the school office for templates.

Good luck!

Year 1/2 Spring Term Curriculum Information

How can I help my child at home?

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

Questions for you to discuss:

  • What do plants need to grow?
  • Can you name parts of a plant/Human?
  • What are the senses?  What are they used for?
  • Life cycles of plants and animals. Stages of a human Life cycle etc

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 into class so that your child can

show them to the class.

Tedi Twt sacks

Children will take it in turns to take these sacks home. We include simple welsh

Sentence patterns and ask that children record in Welsh things they do with Tedi

Twt whilst he is staying with you. Instructions are in the sack.

Themed Weeks

In addition to our topic, we will also have whole school themed weeks.  These will

Include Welsh week, Internet Safety week, Science week, Outdoor project and

Spring festivals


Please can reading books be returned on a Monday or Tuesday.  We encourage

that all pupils enjoy reading and listening to stories at home.

PE Days

Y1.2B – Monday

Y1.2L – Thursday

Y1.2H – Friday

Assembly Themes

Moving forward and learning from mistakes (Growth Mindset).

Awe and wonder of the world.


Newsletter 15/03/19

Red Nose Day, thank you to everyone who has supported Comic Relief today. We are still counting the money, and will let you know soon how much we have raised. Thank you to our Enterprise Troopers for organising the events.

Our Rags to Riches Collection raised £195.00 for the school, and they will be back in June.

Year 5/6 watched a performance of Abbie Ayre and the shed of Science, which will was about Air Quality and Sustainable Travel.

Thank you to two of our parents who came into talk to the pupils as art of Science Week.  Mrs Clulee talked about making textiles out of banana leaves, and Dr Baker talked about turning steel into cars. Diolch.

Attendance – Llongyfarchiadau to LFPR with 97% and to Y3/4J with 100% attendance this week.

Y6 – The leavers party will be held on Saturday 20th July at Tycoch Sports Hall starting at 1.45pm. Please could anyone with children in Year 6 and interested in attending join the Facebook group Brynmill Year 6 Leavers group or speak to Mason’s mum Sian Harvey or Blake’s mum Zoe Melville for all additional information. The leavers hoodies have now been ordered.

Parental questionnaire

Please spare a few minutes to complete a short questionnaire.

What’s on Next Week?

Monday & Tuesday – Parent’s Evenings for Reception to Year 6 pupils, please contact your child’s class teacher if you would like to make an appointment.

Monday & Tuesday – Book Fair – PTA book fair on Monday & Tuesday after school.

Wednesday – Cross Country

Thursday – Dr Bike – Y5/6 children are invited to bring their bikes into school on Thursday for free maintenance checks.

Thursday – Football

Friday – Y1/2B Class Assembly  – All welcome

Friday – Science Exhibition – Parents invited to join us between 2.00pm and 3.00pm

What’s coming up?

Eco Club Beach Litterpick – Monday 25th March

Pupil Voice Exhibition 2.30pm & 5.30pm – Wed 27th March

Y5 Welsh Gig – Wed 27th March – £2.50 contribution towards transport please.

Y5/6E Class Assembly – Fri 29th March

Monday 1st April to Friday 5th April – Y5/6 Residential

Foundation Phase – Easter Bonnet Parade – Fri 12th April, KS2  Easter Egg Competition




"Most fun idea 2018"

You might remember that last year Enterprise Troopers sold products that had been made and designed by each of our classes, in a market in Castle Gardens in Swansea City Centre. 

Following on from this, we then displayed a stand at the Waterfront Museum and gave a presentation to the project leaders. We are pleased to announce that everyone thought that we did a fantastic job and we won the prize for the ‘most fun idea 2018’.


Area Final

I am excited to report that our Cross Country team completed their final qualifying match on Monday. Conditions were a little wetter this time, but I was so proud of how they competed and showed resilience in fighting all the way to the finish line.

As a result, Lili (2nd in Race 1) and Blake ( 3 wins out of 3)  had already qualified for the Area Final courtesy of their individual performances. But thanks to their hard work as a TEAM, I am pleased to say that both the Boys and the Girls Teams have qualified for the Area final on 29th March. Not bad in our first year of training!

Congratulations and Well done Team Brynmill!

A link to photos kindly taken by Mrs Sullivan can be followed here, I’ve checked permissions.