BRYN NEWSLETTER - SUMMER (1)
WELSH NATIONAL TESTS
Well that’s the Welsh National Tests sorted! Pupils (and staff) in Y2 to Y6 can breathe a sigh of relief. The results of the tests will be reported to parents in July by the Welsh Government. I would like to say a big well done to all of the pupils for the way they have conducted themselves during the testing. Much has been written in the media about the stress placed on children by formal testing at such a young age but Bryn pupils have coped admirably! I think this is partly down to the fact that they know that their teachers truly know them. They know their strengths, their aspirations, their fears and most importantly - they know exactly what they need to take the next steps on their learning journey. A child’s progress is not defined by a 45 min test but by the constant interactions, observations, and achievements that happen on a daily basis. At Bryn every child is valued and progress and achievement is not just measured but celebrated!
A quick reminder that school meals now cost £2:40 per day. I have been asked by the Authority to remind parents that school meals must be paid for in advance, preferably for the week ahead. We have post boxes in Breakfast Club and main reception for clearly marked envelopes to be deposited. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.
Could we also respectfully request that children who have packed lunches do not bring in nuts as part of their meal. Nuts are a potential choking hazard and pose a risk to other pupils who have severe nut allergies.
MAKE-UP & JEWELLERY
Just a reminder that, for safety reasons, we would urge parents not to allow their children to wear jewellery to school. Exceptions to this would be wristwatches and stud earrings.
We took delivery of our very own egg incubator a few weeks ago and pupils and staff were fascinated to watch our chicks hatch and develop. All of the chicks have since gone to good homes to hopefully live long and free-range lives!
The Food Standards Agency recently ‘landed’ in school with an exciting space mission for our pupils who learned about the ‘4 Cs’ of food hygiene: Cleaning, Cross-Contamination, Cooking and Chilling.
There will be a meeting of the PTCA which will be held in COSTA COFFEE Parc Pemberton at 6pm on Thursday June 9th. New members or parents/friends who just want to come along and take a look are most welcome.
SUMMER FUN NIGHT
The PTCA Summer Fair will be held on Wednesday July 6th from 3pm-6pm. This promises to be a fantastic evening with a wide range of stalls, games, and activities p. The PTCA are asking for contributions of soft toys for the Teddy Tombola and bottles of wine for the Wine and Water stall. If you are able to contribute then please bring the items to the school reception.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @BrynSchool. Our Twitter feeds are fairly chirping with pictures and information about what’s going on in school. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can view the information from the homepage of our website www.bryn.amdro.org.uk.
I know I’m going on about it but please take a minute or two to complete our parent survey at www.bryn.amdro.org.uk or access it directly by visiting https://eSurv.org?u=bryn_survey_oct_2015
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Here are the dates we have for you so far. Doubtless others will be added so keep an eye on The Bryn School App and Website for new dates as they are fixed:
Wednesday 25th May - Performance of ‘The Railway Children’
30th May - 3rd June - HALF TERM
6th - 24th June - Y5 Swimming Block
Thursday June 9th - Race For Life Event
Thursday June 16th - Eco Fashion Show
Friday June 17th - Football First Event
Tuesday June 21st - Y1-Y6 Sports Day (Parc Y Scarlets)
Tuesday June 28th - Nursery/Reception Sports Day
Thursday June 30th - Bryngwyn Music Project Concert
Monday July 4th - N/R Trip - Wiggley’s Fun Farm
Wednesday July 6th - PTCA Summer Fun Night
Tuesday July 12th - Y6 Leavers Concert
Wednesday July 20th - Summer Term Ends
No doubt new dates will be added as the term progresses so don’t forget to check into The Bryn School App or the School Website for up to the minute information.