Newsletter Friday 5th June 2015

Year 5 and 6 had a fantastic opportunity this week to go surfing at Whitmore Bay. The lifeguards taught the children all about beach safety and the dangers to look out for. They learnt about respecting the water and making sensible choices. The children used boards to rescue each other and developed their confidence in the water.

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As part of Digital Literacy Week, the school gathered ideas and developed methods to keep the school safe whilst online. We have been implementing those findings and sharing the e-safety charter with the school in anticipation of the release of our exciting new website! Keep an eye out for our WOW-derful new website, coming soon!


As part of World Environment Day classes participated in a range of activities to promote sustainability. The Eco committee worked together to collect photos and share out tasks across the school. The day was a huge success and all children and staff were given the opportunity to reflect on our impact on the environment and the wider World.

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Children from BIPS participated in a tennis tournament this week! Mrs Martyn took a group of children to the tournament in Penarth where they demonstrated excellent skill and determination throughout. Da iawn, bawb!

During half term 10 members of Dosbarth Derw attended an Astronaut training programme in the Kennedy Space Station in Cape Canaveral. Miss Cadman and Mr Broad along with teachers and children from Evenlode Primary and St Joseph’s Primary School made the journey to USA in order to promote STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) The children visited Sea World, met astronauts and participated in an indoor skydive. You can view pictures from our exciting adventure on twitter under the hashtag, #Spacecamp15.

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Show Racism the Red Card have hosted a number of thought provoking workshops in Key Stage 2. We had the opportunity to discuss prejudice and racism in sport and every day life. The importance of respecting others cultures, religious beliefs and appearance is an important message actively promoted by our Ambassadors and School council.


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For tips and expectations for staying safe online take a look at the e-safety charter shared via Schoop and Hwb +.


 We are still collecting empty 2 litre plastic drink bottles. These empty bottles will be used to make a greenhouse in our Goleudy Garden. Please send bottles into school. Reduce, Re-use and Recycle!

This week Parent Pay has been launched at BIPS and we are no longer able to accept cash payments. Please see Miss Treweek if you would like more details.

Next week, classes will be participating in ‘My Money week.’ They will be focusing on a range of activities to raise awareness of financial literacy. Please remember all children can save money weekly with our school saving scheme in association with Cardiff and Vale Credit Union. See Miss Goodman to find out more.


 Summer 2015 key dates

13th June

BIPS Summer Fayre

17th June –

Ceirios Show and See 2pm


22nd – 26th

June National Sports Week


24th June

AM- KS2 Sports Day 9.30

PM- FP Sports Day 13.30


13th July

Morning Mesen graduation 10:30am

Afternoon Mesen Show and See at 2pm


17th July

Derw Leavers Assembly 9:30am


       Summer Concert Dates:

6.7.15              Year 2   Onnen              14.00

8.7.15              Year 4   Celyn                14.00

8.7.15              Year 6   Derw                17.00

Family Fridays – Spring 2015

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Our PTA would like donations of jolly jars, children’s books and items of school uniform no longer wanted please for our Summer Fayre.

Please contact Mrs Hobbs for further details about how you can support BIPS.


Thunk of the Week

What is the most important part of the fork?


Star of The Week

Derw – Ioan Cain

Bedwen – Freya Pritchard

Celyn – Ellis Fox

Helygen – Morgan Mayne

Onnen – Rhys Baker

Hywen – Sianna Lang

Ceirios – Holly Martin-Edwards

Mesen am – Morgan Winter

Mesen pm – Ella-Mae Davies



Mesen am – 98.7%  and Derw 100%


Source: Barry Island Blog

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