Month: September 2019

Newsletter 27/09/19

Goodbye – Today we said a fond farewell to Mrs Liane Davies  who is leaving us after many years at Brynmill Primary School, we wish you all the best in your new venture.

Book Fair – Many thanks to everyone who supported the Scholastic Book Fair. We have raised a total of £477.78 for the school to spend on books – a fantastic result!

The secondhand uniform sale also raised a further £21. Thanks to all the volunteers and supporters!

What’s on Next Week?

Monday  – Deadline for deposits for residential trips

Tuesday – Drama After School Club

Wednesday  – Y5/6 Netball Tournament at Bishop Gore

Wednesday  – Netball After School Club

Wednesday – Cross Country After School  Club

Thursday – Y3/4T & Y5/6E  Trip to Swansea Museum WW2

Friday –   Class Assembly Y1/2H

Friday – Y4/5J  Trip to Swansea Museum WW2

What’s Coming up ?

Monday 7th October –  Inset day 3 – School is closed to children for staff training.

Thursday 10th October – Mad Science After School Club starts for Y1 to Y6 (please see leaflets coming home today)

Fri 11th October  – Class Assembly Y5/6E

Fri 11th October – Y5/6D & Y3/4N Trip to Swansea Museum WW2

Wed 16th October – Rags 2 Riches appeal  for clean old clothes

Fri 18th October  – Class Assembly Y4/5J


Our Governors for this year are:-

Mrs Anwaar Younis – Parent Governor – Chair

Mrs Clare Bruce-Lloyd – Parent Governor – Vice Chair

Mrs Vanita Patel – Community Governor

Cllr. Peter May – Local Authority Governor

Mr Hywel Vaughan –  Local Authority Governor

Cllr. Mary Sherwood  –  Local Authority Governor

Mr Richard Blakeley –  Local Authority Governor

Mrs Louise Beckett – Parent Governor

Mr Graham Davies – Parent Governor

Ms Cat Davies – Parent Governor

Mrs Jeanette Howard – Teacher Governor

Mr Owen Davies – Teacher Governor



Newsletter 20/09/19

No smoking – Please remember there is no smoking in or around school property including the pavement around the school.

After School Clubs Next week – Forms have been sent home today

Monday – Eco Club until 4.15pm for KS2 pupils

Tuesday – Helen O’Grady Drama Club until 4.30pm

Wednesday – Cross Country,  pick up from Singleton Park by Brynmill Coffee House at 4.15pm or from school at 4.30pm for Y5/6

Wednesday – Netball until 4.15pm  for Y5/6

Residential Trips

We have two residential trips next Year. Y5/6 children have the opportunity to go to Llanmadoc for either half a week or a full week in April, and Y3/4 can  go on an overnight trip to Cardiff with the Urdd. Please contact the school office for more information.

Kerbcraft _ Y2 start Kerbcraft next Wednesday, please ensure you have completed and returned the form.

Thank you to everyone who supported the PTA book fair last week, we hope to buy lots of lovely books for the school with the commission raised.

Privacy Statement – Brynmill Primary School is the data controller who is responsible for holding the data you provide. We will use your data to keep you up to date with school activities such as concerts, fundraising and sports days. We will not share your data with anyone else and we hold your information on the basis of your consent, which you can withdraw at any time by contacting the school office. More information on your rights can be found in our privacy notice  and our data protection policy.

Brynmill Privacy Notice GDPR

Child friendly privacy notice schools


Newsletter 13/09/19

Year Group Meetings – We hope you can join us next week for the Year Group Meetings, which provide you with a chance to meet your child’s teacher, find out about KS2 residential trips, get information on what they will be learning this term, as well as lots of other useful information. We hope you can join us.

What’s on Next Week?

Year Group Meetings

Monday 16th September – UFP – Year 1 and Year 2 at 2.30pm and again at 5.30pm

Tuesday 17th September  –  KS2 – Years 3,4,5 &6 at 2.30pm and again at 5.30pm

Wednesday 18th September – LFP – Nursery & Reception at 2.30pm

FBP Book Fair

FBP Second Hand Uniform Sale

What’s Coming up?

Please have a look at our events page for future events.

Forms – Please complete and return the contact form that has been sent home, so we can ensure we have up to date  information for your child.

Communication from school  – 

Please ensure you are receiving messages from Classdojo, and SchoolComms, if you are having any problems please let us know.



Newsletter 06/09/19

Croeso/ Welcome – Welcome back to our existing pupils, and welcome to our new pupils, we hope we all have a great year at Brynmill Primary School.

Inspection – We are delighted to provide a link to our latest Estyn report following our school inspection last term. Many of those who’ve already read the report have told us that it is a pleasure to read and I must say that I agree.

Staff, governors, parents, carers and of course the children have always worked well together making our school a very special, caring community and we are always pleased when this is recognised by others. Staff took the opportunity to reflect upon the inspection report during one of the recent INSET day activities. I also asked the staff to identify a few highlights from the report which proved to be a difficult task as there were so many positives to celebrate. We are particularly proud that ESTYN recognised the excellent behaviour of our pupils with “Nearly all pupils display high levels of respect and tolerance to one another, staff and visitors.” We are also delighted that ESTYN noted that “teachers plan engaging topics with pupils that capture their imagination and making learning exciting” and that our pupils are supported by a “team of skilful learning support assistants provide highly effective pastoral and learning support.” ESTYN also recognised the “robust leadership” provided by schools leaders and governors, noting that our leadership “processes and opening dialogue ensures that all staff, governors, parents and pupils take full part in evaluating how well the school is performing.”

As a school that resolutely avoids complacency and both seeks and embraces challenge in our quest to be the best we can be within the scope of our resources, it is nice to take this opportunity to celebrate and heartily congratulate everyone for their contribution to making Brynmill Primary such a successful school.

Year Group Meetings

Monday 16th September – UFP – Year 1 and Year 2 at 2.30pm and again at 5.30pm

Tuesday 17th September  –  KS2 – Years 3,4,5 &6 at 2.30pm and again at 5.30pm

Wednesday 18th September – LFP – Nursery & Reception at 2.30pm

Book Fair – The FBP – Friends of Brynmill Primary will be running their book fair next week to coincide with the Year Group Meetings, we are very grateful for their support and the money raised goes towards buying resources for the school.

Second Hand Uniform Sale – The FBP will also be running a second hand uniform sale at the Book Fair, and would appreciate donations of clean uniform that your children have grown out of.

Learn Welsh – The University are running some Learn Welsh Courses which may be of use to parents  –

Easy fundraising – If you shop online please join Easyfundraising, and we can receive a small donation when you shop with retailers such as Amazon, Argos, Tesco etc.

Drama Club – We have the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy starting with us on the 17th, offering an after school drama club for Years 1 to 6. Letters have been sent home, spare copies are available from the school office.

Inset Days – Our next Inset Day is on Monday 7th October, when school will be closed to pupils for staff training. Our last Inset Day will be on Monday 20th July 2020. We will let you know of our other Inset days when they are announced.

Co-op – If you shop at the Co-op, please consider nominating  Brynmill Primary School as your chosen charity.

Recycling  – Just a reminder that we collect and recycle batteries, used writing implements and empty crisp packets.

Rags2Riches – We have our next collection for the Rags2Riches appeal booked for Wednesday 16th October. Please start saving any clean dry reusable clothing. The money raised is used to buy much needed resources for the school.

ClassDojo – Please ensure you are signed up to Classdojo which lets parents and teachers communicate easily, and  we can use it for reminders and urgent messages. You should have access to the main school page, your children’s class, and any after school groups they may attend.

What’s On Next Week?

Eid Parties – Next Friday we have our Eid Parties. Children are invited to wear their party clothes, and bring in some food to share (please see below). Please note this is in addition to school dinner/packed lunch.

Y5/6D—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks, mini dessert
Y5/6E—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis, cakes
Y4/5J – Mini Desserts, cakes or biscuits
Y3/4T—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks, biscuits
Y3/4N—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis, cakes
Y1/2H—Crisps, sausage rolls or savoury snacks
Y1/2L—Sandwiches, pasties, samosas, or bhajis
Y1/2B—Mini Desserts, cakes or biscuits
Nursery & Reception—Individual labelled plate with a selection of party food

What’s Coming Up ?

Week beginning Monday 16th September – Year Group Meetings, Book Fair & Second Hand Uniform Sale.

Tuesday 17th September – Drama Club

Fri 4th October  – Class Assembly Y1/2H

Monday 7th October – Inset Day 3

Wed 16th October – Rags2Riches Collection

Fri 18th Oct – Class Assembly Y4/5J

Wed 23rd October – Harvest Festival for parents – Y1/2B, Y5/6E, Y3/4T, Y3/4N, LFPR

Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November – Half Term

Monday 4th November/ Tuesday 5th November – School Photographer for Individual and Sibling Photos

Fri 8th November  – Class Assembly Y5/6D

Fri 22nd November – Class Assembly Y 3/4T

Fri 6th December – LFP Christmas Concerts at 9.30am and 1.30pm

Tuesday 10th December – UFP Christmas Concerts at 9.30am and 5.30pm

Wed 11th December – Y3/4 Christmas Concerts at 9.30am and 5.30pm (including Y4J)

Thursday 12th December – Y5/6 Christmas Concerts at 9.30am and 5.30pm (including Y5J)