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 – https://learnwelsh.cymru/media/6337/dcaba-course-brochure-2019.pdf
Easy fundraising – If you shop online please join Easyfundraising https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/brynmillps/?fbclid=IwAR1dXKSBq1kvEnKJzI34LwcKKwksb5Fp25ES5kQrBa7PrgoXShBODwzk4p8, 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)