If you would like a paper copy of the information on our school website we can provide this free of charge. If you want to find out more about life at Brockmoor click on the 'Parents' pencil. The school prospectus in this section should tell you lots about life in school (including school times). If you're thinking of joining our rapidly growing school family please click on 'Parents' pencil then go to 'Policies' and you'll find information on admissions. If you need help at home there's guidance in the 'Parents' pencil as well.
What's On: week beginning Monday 22nd May
You can find out which teachers will be in each year group in September by looking in the School Prospectus that is in the Parents pencil tab of this website. The temporary heaters in corridors were taken away at the end of last week and we will be losing those in classrooms after school on Monday. Please ensure that, with no heating at all in school (we still have hot water), children dress appropriately. If we do get another cold snap we can get these temporary heaters back into school.
Holidays in term time: School is still legally obliged to challenge all holidays in school time and will do so. We recently had a horrible experience where a child returned from a holiday to find their place in school had been taken. That child is still on a waiting list to return to Brockmoor. Can I also remind parents that 8:45 (except for Nursery at 8:30 and 12:30) is the time that children need to be going into classes not arriving at the school gates. Late arrival unsettles the child and disrupts the start of the day. I was asked on Friday about nursery attendance. We do monitor it closely and expect children to be in every day please.
KS1 on the field. With a lovely week of weather forecast we're introducing a rota for using our field at lunchtimes. We tried this last Thursday and it was really popular with the children. KS1 will have access to the field (if it's dry) on Tuesday and Thursdays until the end of term.
Learning theme of the week: This is the first week of our focus on listening to & following instructions.
Website of the week: As, straight after half-term, it is Science Week in school try 'funology.com' at http://www.funology.com/ it's filled with science activities you can do at home.
Music of the week: Take That!
Monday 22nd May - The Jungle Book comes to Brockmoor! Image Theatre will be presenting their version of the Rudyard Kipling classic on the morning.
Monday clubs - Y5 Sumdog maths club (see the Y5 team or Mrs Gutteridge for details) runs from 3:15 - 4:15. Mrs Goodship and Mrs Adams are running a KS2 drawing club (see Mrs Goodship in 5/6G or the office team for details).
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 is running a one-off last minute Y6 maths club in preparation for Wednesday and Thursday's maths SATs (simply drop a note into the school office if you'd like your Y6 child to stay). The Y1 phonics club continues.
Wednesday 24th May - Positive Parenting programme in school (see Mrs Stanton for details). It's Mrs Southan's last day in Y4 before she starts her maternity leave.
Thursday 25th May - My Mate Fancies You relationships workshops for Y6 children.
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.
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.
We break up for the Whitsun half-term at normal times.
Reason to be cheerful in these times of unrelenting challenge
Reasons to be cheerful Part 1. 30 Year 5 children took part in the Peer Support programme last week. Fifteen will be selected to help other children around school.
Reasons to be cheerful Part 2. Year 4 have raised over £100 profit from their KS2 tablecloth sale.
Reasons to be cheerful Part 3. Year 6 have all completed their SATs. We'll be trying to make their last eight weeks in school as much fun as possible.
What's coming over the hill? Important dates for your diary
Week beginning 5th June: SCIENCE WEEK. Children return to school at normal times on Monday.
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 will be closed as it is being used a polling station for the snap general election that has been called. Please note this is not the school's decision; polling stations are chosen by the Local Authority. Year 3 have re-arranged the trip that was originally planned for this date. We'll be using this as an INSET Day so that we do not close on yet another day.
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).
Friday 14th July - end of year reports out to all children. You'll have the opportunity to come into school and discuss any concerns you may the following week.
Tuesday 18th July - Our end of year Shining Stars celebration for children whose effort and application have shone through 2016-17. This is invitation only.
Wednesday 19th July - Transition day where children get the opportunity to spend the day with their September teachers. Parents can drop in anytime between 3:15 and 5:15 to talk to teachers (both those you currently work with AND those who will be with your child in September). This is an ideal opportunity to share any concerns that you have and to let staff know of how best to meet your child's needs in September.
Thursday 20th July - Year 6 leavers assembly at 9:00. The Y6 leavers party takes place in the evening and the Y6 sleepover in school.
Friday 21st July - the last day of the school year at Brockmoor. School closes at normal times for all children bar those Y6 who have slept over. These children and any siblings can be collected from 1:15.
Tuesday 5th September (Monday 4th is for staff training on Kinetic letters and Talk to Write) - children return to school at normal times. Nursery and Reception children have a 'staggered' start so that staff can settle children in more calmly.
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. Our mantra is that every child should be safe, happy and learning.
- 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.
- Build character in our children so that they know the difference between right and wrong, they can empathise, understand and respect difference.
- 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 Summer Term|
|Term Starts:||Monday 24th April|
|Half Term:||Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June|
|Term Ends:||Friday 21st July at normal times|
|2017 Autumn Term|
|Term Starts:||Tuesday 5th September (Monday is staff training - Kinetic Letters and Talk to Write)|
|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)|