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What's On: week beginning Monday 24th April
Important message - the temporary boiler has been removed to allow work on our new heating system. This means that school is now without heating. Temperatures are set to be below late April averages this week so please make sure children are dressed appropriately. An extra layer wouldn't go amiss!
Our learning theme for this week is being lost in our work. This 'absorption' in learning is part of the resilience strand of effective learning habits that we encourage in school.
Website of the week: During the holidays I heard that a close friend of my godson had taken his own life. If any good can come of this tragedy it is to remind us all of the growing pressures society is placing on our children. Please take time to visit 'youngminds.org.uk' or 'mentalhealth.org.uk'. If you simply Google 'children's mental health' they are the first two links. Up to 1 in 10 children of a primary school age are currently facing mental health issues. Ignoring these won't make them go away! One of our three school priorities is currently 'well-being' and we continue to offer a range of support and guidance to vulnerable children and families.
Across the week: We're introducing music themes for assemblies through the week. This week it's The Beatles (to commemorate 50 years since the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club album). Please return Easter holiday sponsored reading slips this week.
Monday 24th April - School re-opens at normal times for the start of the Summer Term. The front Nursery and Reception entrance is now closed until further notice to allow boiler replacement work to continue. Reception children will have to be dropped off and collected from the afternoon Reception entrance. For Nursery parents morning drop off will be through the back gate (the Reception pick up point on the KS1 playground.) When parents come to collect morning nursery at 11:30 or drop off afternoon Nursery at 12:30 you'll have to use the main office entrance to school. Afternoon Nursery children will then be collected through the Reception gate on the KS1 playground at the back of school. Mr Willetts from The Wordsley School will be in to discuss Y6 children who are starting there in September.
Monday clubs - Y5 Sumdog maths club (see the Y5 team or Mrs Gutteridge for details) runs from 3:15 - 4:15
Tuesday 25th April - Dental van will be in school all day.
Tuesday clubs - Choir meet in the Music Room at 12:10 (see Mrs Lester for details). KS2 lunchtime disco takes place outside Y3. Mr Walters continues with the Y6 readers club after school (see Mr Walters for details). PLEASE NOTE: Reception reading and writing clubs have now finished. The Y1 phonics club starts again next Tuesday (2nd May) but is not on this week.
Wednesday 26th April - Dudley Groundworks staff will be in school to build a natural soil barrier between the edge of the field and outdoor classrooms. We've leveled the front area of school in preparation for Friends of Marsh Park planters to be built. These will provide flowers for Marsh Park. The Dental van is back in school.
Thursday clubs - At breaktime it's hula hoop disco for KS1 and KS2. KS1 children can come along to the library at lunchtime for reading club. PLEASE NOTE: Reception reading and maths clubs have now finished.
Friday 28th April - KS2 Clent children can wear MUFTI (sensible shoes please) as Spring 2 House Point winners.
Friday clubs - Mrs Mounsey is leading a KS2 Spanish club at lunchtimes in the IT suite. Children simply need to pop in (no slips required). The same applies for KS2 lunchtime reading club in the library. Y4-6 football club runs after school to 4:15 (this club moves into the school hall if wet).
Reason to be cheerful in these times of unrelenting challenge
Reasons to be cheerful Part 1. The Reception Easter Egg Hunt was a lovely example of the work of our Parent Voice group. Particular thanks go out to Mrs Hughes for her hard work on the day.
Reasons to be cheerful Part 2. The Easter holiday playscheme was a resounding success and was well attended. A huge thank you to all the Year 6 children who attended the Easter SATs revision clubs. Thanks also go out to Mr and Mrs Walters, Mrs Baker and Miss Lakin for giving up part of their holidays to help the children prepare for these tests.
Reasons to be cheerful Part 3. The KS1 boys toilet refurbishment was completed over the Easter holidays. Its a much nicer place for a comfort break now.
What's coming over the hill? Important dates for your diary
Monday 1st May - School closed for May Day bank holiday.
Wednesday 3rd May - new to Reception parents meeting in the school hall between 5:00 and 6:00 (please see Early Years Team for details).
Thursday 4th May - School closed again (local elections). Staff will be using this time to start writing reports.
Friday 5th May - Year 4 trip to Weston Park (see Y4 team for details).
Monday 8th to Friday 12th May is Y6 SATs
Thursday 25th May - My Mate Fancies You relationships workshops for Y6 children.
I'm delighted to announce that Mrs Southan is expecting her second child in the summer. If all goes to plan she'll be starting her maternity leave at Whitsun (that's the summer half-term). Miss Whitehouse will be covering the class at the start of the week for the rest of the Summer Term. Miss Whitehouse will cover Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday up to the end of the Summer Term. We'll be interviewing for a cover teacher for 2017-18 in the coming weeks.
Reception slippers in school taster week. We're looking at the practicalities of trialing this in school. Details to follow.
Mrs Bond (outdoor worker) will be organising a mini-beast hunt around school - details to follow.
Thursday 8th June - School MAY be needed as a polling station for the snap general election that has been called. As soon as I know I'll share with you. If so, unless we are able to move it to make it easier for families with siblings of Y3 children to organise child care, the Year 3 trip to the Wyre Forest will go ahead as planned.
Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th June - Y4 swimming refresher sessions at the Wordsley School. £6 is needed per child to cover all four sessions (this is heavily subsidised by PE Premium funding).
Friday 16th June - Year 6 Bikeability cycling proficiency (full day - letters to follow)
Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd June - Y5 swimming refresher sessions at the Wordsley School. £6 covers all four sessions (this is heavily subsidised through PE Premium funding).
Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th June - Y6 swimming refresher sessions at the Wordsley School. £6 covers all four sessions (this is heavily subsidised through PE Premium funding).
Monday 10th to Friday 14th July - Year 5 and should spaces allow Year 4 Astley Burf week. This is £25 for FSM children and £50 for children who are not currently eligible for FSM. Please see the office team for details (letter have already gone out to Y4 and 5 parents).
We're a good school with many outstanding features in all areas, click below to read the July 2014 Ofsted report to find out why.
All children are valued as individuals and whilst in our care we aim to:
- Create a secure, happy and caring environment where everyone feels valued and respected.
- Provide a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum within and beyond the current statutory requirements.
- Create an atmosphere which promotes high standards of moral and social behaviour and which enables everyone to achieve their best.
- Encourage our pupils to strive for high academic standards and to be ambitious.
- Encourage everyone to become interested and involved in the life of the school and the wider community.
- Recognise everyone’s efforts and achievements.
- Encourage everyone to value and celebrate the religious, cultural and social diversity that exists within our community.
- We believe that partnership between parents and school is very important and invite you to be involved in your child’s education.
We look forward to working with you and developing a strong link between home and school. Working together in partnership we can ensure that your child enjoys their time at Brockmoor and reaches their full potential.
Term Dates - please check these before booking holidays!
|2017 Spring Term|
|Term runs up to:||Thursday 16th February|
|Half Term:||Friday 17th February - Friday 24th February|
|Term Ends:||Friday 7th April|
|2017 Summer Term|
|Term Starts:||Monday 24th April|
|Half Term:||Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June|
|Term Ends:||Friday 21st July|
|2017 Autumn Term|
|Term Starts:||Tuesday 5th September|
|Half Term:||Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October|
|Term Ends:||Wednesday 20th December|
|2018 Spring Term|
|Term Starts:||Tuesday 2nd January (may be Staff INSET)|
|Half Term:||Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February|
|Term Ends:||Thursday 29th March|
|2018 Summer Term|
|Term Starts:||Monday 16th April|
|Half Term:||Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June|
|Term Ends:||Friday 20th July|
|Year 6 SATs week 2018||Monday 14th May to Thursday 17th May (Friday as back up date for missed tests)|