Brooklands Primary School Bulletin - Friday 1st December

Dear Parents, 

It certainly feels like the festive season is finally upon us. This time of year is always an exciting one in school and we have so much to look forward to over the coming weeks. We have had a fantastic (if slightly frosty) week at Brooklands with classes continuing their learning, whilst starting to rehearse for the upcoming Christmas performances over the coming two weeks. 

The week began with myself and Mr Beith talking to the children about democracy. This can be a tricky subject for our younger children to understand but they were able to have discussions around fairness, having a voice and being able to share your opinion, but not always getting your way. In my assembly, we brought democracy to life by voting on some very important topics. Pizza or Ice Cream? Tag or Hide and Seek? Maths or Science? Children were able to express their opinions but also listen and respect the views of others too. We watched the story of the Farmer and the Cart and were able to learn that working together for the greater good is always the most positive route to take. 

I would like to remind you of two upcoming parental events we have on Monday 4th December:

1) ONLINE SAFETY WORKSHOP - In school between 9.00am and 10.00am (please enter via the Quad/BASC door). This is an online safety workshop that will let you know all about how we teach online safety at school and how best you can support your children at home. There is a form on the app that allows you to tell us you are attending. If you have yet to fill that form in and you wish to attend, please can you, so we know the amount of parents attending. 

2) MATHS AT BROOKLANDS - Virtual via teams link (this can be found in the notices section of the app) 5.15pm - 6.00pm. This will allow us to share our vision of maths at school, how we teach maths and some easy fluency games for all ages that you can play with your children at home. 

Next week also sees the start of our festive performances with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 delighting us with their singing and acting. The nursery will also be holding an arts and crafts drop in for parents too. All information about timings can be found via the school app. 

This weekend is also our annual Christmas Fair. It is always a spectacular event where we are able to welcome the entire Brookland's community into our school for some festive cheer. With the children able to meet Santa, play a multitude of games and purchase some amazing seasonal gifts, there is really something for everyone! We are still looking for support to help run some of the stalls, so please see the post pinned to the top of the newsfeed if you can spare anytime on Sunday. 

We would like to confirm the grand total raised from our book fair last week. The bookfair sold £711.87 in books, meaning we will receive £284.75 from this towards new books for the school. Thank you to everyone who bought a book and I hope there has been some happy readers in your house. 

I look forward to seeing lots of you on Sunday and for those who can't make it, I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. 

Mr Shrimpling






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