Helping your child(ren)
On this page:
- share ways for you to get further involved in school life and your child(ren)'s learning
- we collect information from you to keep improving the school
- give you feedback from families' surveys and questionnaires as appropriate
- update you with ways in which families have impacted on learning in school
Reminders About How To Interact With Us...
(contact your classteacher for how to link up)
(login with your child to access online features)
Helpful Things Pupils Have Said
We have carried out a survey across the school about children's experiences of the outdoors. We are using it to plan our future curriculum. It might give you ideas of experiences you could share with you child(ren), that will support their outdoor learning in school...
Chairperson and lead teacher representative- Mr Bevan
Treasurer and lead parent representative- Mrs Amy Jenkins
To find out how to get involved please contact Mr Bevan at the school.
INFORMATION UNDER CONSTRUCTION
To find out how to get involved please contact Mrs Beynon (foundation phase) or Mrs Evans (key stage 2)
INFORMATION UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Current Questions For You
We are always interested to have constructive feedback from families so that we can continue to improve the school. Please find current questionnaires, surveys and information we are asking for sign-posted or linked below:
Please click the distance learning logo below to give us information about your experiences of blended-learning during national lockdowns.
What You've Said
Thank you for every time that you have taken time to give us feedback! We always analyse what our families collectively say, to try and make your children's learning opportunities even better.
In our Twitter poll about "Religious Education" and "Relationships and Sexuality Education" you said:
In our most recent parents'-evening based family questionnaire, we asked about end-of-year reports and the new curriculum, and you said:
When the school was closed due to covid-19 in national lockdown 1.0, we asked you about if you needed to loan a digital device or were without internet connections separate from your mobile phone tethering: You said...
"DEVICES NEEDED TOTAL- 30
INTERNET CONNECTIONS NEEDED IN TOTAL- 3"
During national lockdown 3.0 the following number of digital devices were requested and loaned to families...
"DEVICES NEEDED TOTAL- 18
INTERNET CONNECTIONS NEEDED IN TOTAL- 0"
How Families Have Changed Learning In School
Apart from all the ways you care for your children by supporting their learning at home, Brynhyfryd Primary families have changed learning in school for the better!
Here's how you've done it...
- PTA event fundraising (discos, mother's day stalls etc.) has helped to purchase AppleTV boxes for all KS2 classes!
- Your support of the school book fair over the last 2 years has enabled the school to be funded for the purchase of £1,768.43 books. These books have helped widen the range of stories that children in every class have access to in order to develop empathy, philosophy and referencing skills (we have purchased new dictionaries for Y3-Y6 aswell as stories)!
- The information that you have provided on end-of-year reports for pupils has informed our decision making process about how to make them more useful and easier to understand. The next reports you receive are be designed to be increasingly "family-friendly"!
- The ideas that you have shared with us about your feelings on the new curriculum is helping to shape how we group children and design a curriculum that is specific to the needs of children in this specific school. More information will be coming to you, watch this space!
- By supporting your children with distanced learning activities during the covid-19 school closure, you have maintained contact with classteachers through Dojo and emails. The information and feedback you have been giving has been vital in helping teachers know the type and levels of challenge of activities in future units of learning!
- Families across the school have supported multiple charitable events that our children have organised as part of learning to be more empathic. These events have more recently included a: Christmas Craft Fayre for board games supporting the Seniors' Group in the Montana Centre: Literacy and Numeracy Game Day supporting Children in Need: Art Show and Scone Sale in Brynhyfryd Library to raise money for the homeless supporting the charity 'Crisis': Bake Sale for the Australian bush fires supporting: Batik Art Exhibition to buy Oxfam items supporting African families. Because of your support with these events, your children are developing an understanding of the real-life benefits of their learning and are becoming increasingly motivated to engage with learning!
- PTA members have been actively working to organise and run events with staff in school. Seeing us all work together really role models to our children how we can practically "Dream, believe, achieve together!"
- Information that families have shared with us about their skill-sets, willingness and availability to visit classes (alongside those who already come in as visitors to share with children) are enabling the staff at school to plan topics that are increasingly relevant to children's lives here in Wales. Our curriculum is becoming increasingly authentic, real-life and meaningful!