Children and staff have benefitted from 10 Minutes Peace Workshops this week. Thanks to the brilliant Molly who has led sessions to support our well-being as we have welcomed being a full school again. Years 1, 2, 4 and 5 have also embraced challenges in Computing Workshops. It has been wonderful to have classrooms buzzing with learning and computing workshops spilling out into the corridors!
This week, Stephanie(deputy head) and I have met with all the teaching staff to review learning in each class. It has been a pleasure to hear how well children have settled back in and been able to build on their home learning now they are back in school. We have had a particular focus on reading and we hope we can work collaboratively between school and home to accelerate children’s reading in the summer term.
As we look ahead to the Easter break, please can parents and carers email firstname.lastname@example.org up to 4pm on April 6th if a child receives a positive test for COVID-19. This will then enable the school to let classes know if they need to isolate.
I wish you and your families wonderful Easter breaks, with perhaps some sunshine, chocolate and trips beyond recent boundaries! (There is no newsletter next week as school term ends on Wednesday 31st March.)
Dinner money and other payments
Please can all parents and carers check that their accounts are cleared before the end of term – it would help the school greatly before the end of the financial year. You can check your balance on ScoPay.
If you are paying for dinners, next week comes to £7.20 (3 days x £2.40) so please add that on if paying your account today.
Rory and Betty have done it again with another brilliant tune!
They started this one in the lockdown #3 and it’s now ready for release. Please share it, enjoy it and play it loud !
Chicken And Chips C’mon
Lyrics and special effects by Betty
Digital composition and drum beats by Rory
Battle rope challenge
Well done to all the children who took part in the battle rope challenge – they were timed for how long they could keep the rope moving. It’s tougher than it sounds! Here are the winners:
Summer Parent and Carer Workshops
As we plan workshops for parents for the summer term, please let us know what you would find most helpful by sending an email to: email@example.com
We will be starting the term with a coffee morning for parents and carers in Nursery, Reception and Year 1. Please click on the link below to join at 11am:
Thursday 22nd April
Early years and year 1 coffee morning with Seren
Zoom meeting ID: 718 2430 4068, Password: xxsL5B
Book of the Week
“You can find magic wherever you look… All you need is a book. ” – Dr. Seuss
Each week I’m going to recommend a book! I have plans to get recommendations from others too as we go on. This week’s book is “Patience Miyuki” by Roxane Marie Galliez and Seng Soun Ratanavanh, a picture book that can be read by all ages (or TO all ages). It’s exquisite. The illustrations and artwork are absolutely gorgeous, the story sweet, gentle and moving and it’s got a lovely mix of magic and reality. There are more in this series of books that I’m lapping up and ordering. The theme of this one is patience.
“Anyone with a small child knows that patience is not a virtue easily won.”
Louise (English and Oracy lead)
Maths help – for parents
Maths teaching and learning has changed a lot over time, and the way children are taught now is perhaps different to when you were at school. To help parents feel up to date with today’s teaching techniques, White Rose have put together a series of weekly workshops for parents. Episodes will be released each Sunday at 4pm and Wednesday at 7pm for 3 weeks and will give an introduction to place value, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and algebra.
To find out more information, please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/for-parents/maths-with-michael/.
Spring parent/carer/teacher meetings
The Spring parent/carer/teacher meetings will take place on Thursday 29th April with school closing between 1-1.15pm. More details to follow.
After School Club
Due to staff absence, we are only able to open after school provision to our children who have a critical worker parent or are vulnerable until further notice. If your family are desperate for this provision until either 4.30 or 6pm, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate places for families in greatest need.
We welcome donations of toys, games and Duplo in good condition for our children to play with at Breakfast and After School Club. Please leave donations at the gates at drop off or outside the school office.
If anybody has any spare small plastic plant pots, or old (but clean) jam jars, yoghurt pots etc please bring them to the school gates at drop-off or pick up next Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday. They are needed for an Earth Day project for all Brookfield children – any donations are greatly appreciated.
Fit for Sport – Easter camp at Brookfield
Fit for Sport are running two camps over the Easter break at Brookfield, with activities such as multi-sports, arts & crafts, outdoor adventures, parachute games, team games and much more. See this link for booking details.