Newsletter 5.5.23

Belong- Believe- Be the best you can be!

Newsletter week ending 5th May 2023

Theme next week: Ready to learn

Welsh phrase of the fortnight: Llongyfarchiadau! Congratulations!

Best Attending class: Reception with 97.1%

Whole school attendance is 90.7%

Newyddion  a Criw Cymraeg,

The Criw Cymraeg helped to organise an excellent Celf a Coronation event this week inviting parents/carers and our local community. A huge thank you to Mrs Havard and the Criw for helping the staff and children prepare art work and crafts to sell. Da iawn pawb!


We have 2 INSET Days planned for Monday 5th June and Monday 24th July. Please put these dates in your diary!


This week we had our fire drill and I am pleased to say that all children and staff responded well and got out of the building quickly and safely. Da iawn pawb!

Rugby News

Well done to our Year 6 team who represented school on Wednesday at the beach rugby festival. All children and parents had a fantastic day. Diolch to Mr Civil and those children who stepped out of their comfort zone to participate in a sport they hadn’t tried before. Llongyfarchiadau!

Gorseinon RFC are looking for Year 6 players who might want to join their Under 12’s team next year. Flyers have been given to Year 6. If you’d like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Phil Davies on 07751018887

Family Learning

Don’t forget family learning afternoons on a Wednesday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm. Parents and carers of children in reception, Year1 and Year 2 can attend free of charge!

Thank you!

Diolch yn fawr to the PTA for organising a fabulous disco to celebrate the King Charles Coronation. We are always looking for help so if you could spare an hour or so when we hold an event please let Mrs Pompa know. All help will be gratefully received. Thank you to the mums who helped sell the snacks.

Residential for next year’s Year 6

We have provisionally booked a 2 night stay at Morfa Bay next March for next year’s Year 6. We priced lots of other places but it seems like this is very good valuie for money compared to other places in Wales. We will set up a payment plan over the next 11 months to spread payments out. There will be a slight reduction for children who access free school meals and the school uniform grant. Please could you send in £20 to secure your child’s place before 31st May.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

 The Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer for our school is Mrs Louise Davies, the Headteacher. In her absence the Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Stephanie Edwards. The Governor with responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding is Mrs Rachel Rees, the Chair of Governors.

Parent Focus Group

Please come along to the next parent focus group if you would like to see how we have added in your suggestions to contribute to our Tre Uchaf Curriculum. This will be 2pm on Thursday in the Thrive Room. I look forward to seeing you!

Diary Dates

Monday 8th May

Bank Holiday

Tuesday 9th May

Reception to visit the library

Active travel ambassadors to The Senedd

Year 6 Trumpet classes

Wednesday 1oth May

Year 1 Superhero hunt in the local area

Child protection training for staff

Thursday 11th May


Brynmill school staff  to see POPAT in action

2pm Parent focus group



Friday 12th May

Year 6 Swimming

Tiddly Tots parent and toddler group

Seren yr wythnos

Interest Groups

Future Events

Wednesday 17th May

STF Football Tournament

Year 5 visit to Big Pit

Thursday 18th May

Year 3 visit to Techniquest

24th May

PC Laura Anthony to run workshops with Years 3,4 5 and 6 all day

Monday 5th June INSET Day

School closed to pupils

Friday 9th June

Welsh Whisperer event in Penyrheol Comprehensive

Monday 12th June

Year 5 Transition taster mornings this week (Dates to be confirmed)

Primary Partners week in The Grand Theatre (Exact date is yet to be confirmed)

Tuesday13th June

FP/ KS2 Sports day

Wednesday 14th June  

 Grand Theatre Performance Year 6

Thursday 15th June

Year 5 taster day to Penyrheol

Friday 16th June

Nursery Sports day

Monday 19th June

Welsh Athlete to visit school for the day

Thursday 22nd June

PTA Summer fayre

Monday and Tuesday 3rd and 4th July

Year 6 Transition days to Comprehensive

Wednesday 5th July

STF Football event

1.30pm Summer singalong FP

Friday 7th July

Nursery Summer Singalong 10.30am

Monday 10th July

Work experience pupils from Year 10 to visit school

Thursday 13th July

Cluster Enterprise Final Year 6

Friday 14th July

Nursery Summer trip

Monday 17th July

Annual Reports sent  to parents

Wednesday 19th July

Year 6 Leaving Assembly. (Time to be confirmed)

Thursday 20th July

Provisional date for Year 6 Leaving event

Friday 21st July

Last day in school for pupils

Monday 24th July

INSET DAY for Staff Training.

25th July

Food and Fun Summer play scheme starts!

I hope you all have a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend.

Mrs Davies

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