Miss H Jones
Year 6 Class Teacher
Mrs E Jones
Year 6 Class Teacher
Mrs S Bishop
Mrs D Veasey
Please drop off children at the start of the day in the main school yard on the East Site.
The exit doorway to collect children at the end of the school day is located on the main school yard on the East Site.
With parental consent, Year 6 children are able to walk home independently via the Nursery gate.
PE kit is needed for sessions on Wednesdays.
Weekly spelling lists are given to children on Tuesday and should be learnt by the following Tuesday.
Children are heard reading weekly, so please make sure that your child brings their reading book every day.
Library visits- the local library is visited half termly.
We have a healthy snack time each day when children can eat fruit.
- For health and safety, children should be brought to school by families with appropriate clothing including waterproof coats with hoods on days when it might rain, warm coats when it could be cold, sunhats, sunglasses and sun-screen on days when it is particularly sunny and footwear that is suitable for wearing both in and out of doors.
We work hard in Brynhyfryd Primary School to try and ensure the highest levels of child wellbeing, health and safety. In order to work in partnership with us we would ask that you:
Keep school staff informed about factors that could affect your child's wellbeing at any time.
Encourage your child to communicate with school staff about things which could affect their wellbeing and their readiness to learn.
Encourage your child to take responsibility for keeping themselves and others safe, healthy and happy at all times.
Promote a healthy lifestyle, including the importance of a balanced diet, exercise, drinking water, sleep and good hygiene.
Support school staff by following all health and safety procedures when on school premises.
Monitor your child's internet usage to ensure they access content which is safe and age-appropriate.
Report any concerns you have regarding wellbeing, health and safety to a member of school staff.
Keep in touch. Meet your child's teacher, and attend parent's meetings. Communicate with their class teacher using Class Dojo, and keep informed about your child's wellbeing, their progress, their strengths, their targets and things they are struggling with in school.
Frequent practice of skills. Encourage your child to read daily. This should not always be their reading book; they could also read news articles, instructions, information books, sports reports, magazines etc. Visit Brynhyfryd Library to borrow new books and participate in their events (https://www.swansea.gov.uk/brynhyfrydlibrary). Encourage your child to practise their spellings, and their multiplication tables, for example, using Times Table Rock Stars.
Homework help. Ensure your child has a space to complete their homework. If possible, this place should be quiet and free from distractions. Help them to find resources to help them with their homework. The 'Plant/Children' area on the Year 6 Class Page is a great place to start.
Encourage independence. Model self-care skills for your child, and provide opportunities for them to take responsibility for looking after themselves independently. This includes taking care of letters being brought to and from school, preparing the things they need to take with them (PE kits, packed lunches etc.), helping with chores around the house and research skills.
Positive attitude to school and learning. Help to grow your child's confidence by promoting a 'Have-a-go' attitude. Foster the mindset that learning is enjoyable and something that continues throughout our lives. Show that you, as an adult, are still learning, and provide opportunities for you and your child to learn together. Ask questions, take steps to find the answers, and help them to have a positive outlook on mistakes, as they are an important part of the learning process.
Take learning outside of the classroom. Encourage your child's curiosity in all your days out and activities, and show them how learning is relevant in everyday life. Give your child opportunities to pursue their interests, for example, by participating in sports, playing musical instruments, getting involved in productions etc.
Promote balance. Provide clear, consistent routines to ensure your child maintains a balanced lifestyle, taking into account screen time, video games, time with friends, family time, exercise, outdoors etc.
Making good choices. Ensure there are clear boundaries for your child's behaviour at home. Help them to know what you expect of them and what is acceptable or not in different places at different times. When your child does make a poor choice, help them to accept their mistake and to empathise with others who have been affected. Help them to take responsibility for their choice and to learn from it.
Feeling loved. Help us make sure that your child and that they are loved and safe both with you and in school.