Welcome to Brooklands Farm Primary School

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Welcome to Brooklands Farm Primary School.
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It is with great pleasure that we welcome you at our new and expanding school. The first building on the block of the Brooklands community development serving Broughton Gate and Brooklands.
Our school building is predominantly glass emphasising our ambition to be connected to the world around us.  We believe in transparency and accountability and again the ability to look inside our school from every direction emphasises our leadership ambition for excellence.  Our school believes in ‘anytime’, ‘anywhere’ ‘everyone’ learning, we have created spaces to learn in our school that recognises learning in groups, as an individual or within a whole class setting.
As we begin our learning journey we have no idea who will come to learn with us!!  This is extremely exciting and we will leave space to accommodate and weave in all talents and skills.  For this reason our vision statement is – Weaving a Learning Journey.
We believe we will achieve excellence during that learning journey if we –
OPEN – hearts, minds, eyes, ears and dialogue.
GROW – talents, mindsets, skills, knowledge, relationships.
BELIEVE – I can…., we can ………….. and you can…………..
We are all leaders of learning on this journey and please come and join us to share your learning as we will only have a great school if we all run in the same direction.
Maxine Low – Head Teacher
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See some of our latest learning below

Transition to Class 3b!

The last 3 weeks have been very busy in 3b! We have done lots of getting to know each other, learning and exploring inspirational people! The children have all settled in wonderfully and have really taken ownership of their classroom. We are all ready and set up to come back in September and start our year 3 learning! Have a great summer 3b!

We all had great fun being involved in using basketball wheelchairs and practising steering, turning and going under bridges!

We also had Kate Gray come in a visit us. She is a Paralympic swimmer who really inspired us all to set ourselves goals, believe in ourselves and others and remember that nothing is possible by always say ‘I can’!

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Strong and Powerful Classrooms

Today, Upper Juniors have been busy designing their own classrooms. We believe that it is important that all of the children take ownership over their classrooms and work in partnership with each other and the teachers.

Some fantastic suggestions were put forward by the children and they have already started to act upon these ideas. The children understand that their environment can constantly change and be adapted to the type of learning that they are experiencing. I am excited to see how their environments progress over the course of the year.

Miss Sheridan stars in a video blog for Accelerated Reader!

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Accelerated Reader is a tool that we invested in back in September. It assesses children’s reading skills and signposts them to read appropriately challenging books – difficult enough to keep them engaged but not so difficult that they become frustrated. We call this their ‘Zone of Proximal Development’ (ZPD). The concept of the ZPD was originally developed by Vygotsky who believed that the role of education is to give children experiences that are within their zones of proximal development, thereby encouraging and advancing their individual learning. At Brooklands Farm, a lot of our teaching practice is underpinned by Vygotsky’s theories so we were delighted when we discovered Accelerated Reader! View Miss Sheridan’s blog to find out more:

 

Click here to view Miss Sheridan’s video blog!

Police visit!

Today we had an exciting surprise visit from the police! They let us try on their uniforms and go inside the police car! They even put the sirens on and let us ‘beep’ the horn!

“I felt excited.”

“Wow! Now I want to be a police man!”

“Police cars are really cool. My favourite part was when people got put in (tried on) handcuffs!”

This was a really exciting experience and we will talk more about the police in our ‘Inspiration and Aspiration’ project!

Golden Tea!

It was great to see different members of Year 3 and 4 attend Golden Tea this week.

Well done and thank you for always showing above expected behaviour.

We will be able to have one more Golden Tea this week before the Summer break.

Golden Tea Week 2

Miss Marriott and Miss Courtney

Head of Year 3 and Head of Year 4

This week, year 4 have had a brilliant week. As part of the project ‘Inspiration and Aspiration’, we had a visit from Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey. She talked to us about how, if we put our minds to something, we could achieve anything we wanted too and overcome any barriers in our way. This is something we will keep reminding ourselves in Year 4.

We have investigated and researched some other inspiration people as a class: J.K. Rowling, Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King and Sir Chris Hoy. We then looked at Martin Luther Kings ‘I have a dream speech’ and wrote our own dreams for the world. Some of the children created poems on the ipads which you can watch below.

There is no Literacy or Maths homework this week, but we would like the children to talk with their parents about someone who inspired them when they were younger. We will be sharing this in a circle on Monday next week.

Have a good weekend Year 4.

Miss Bliss, Miss Cooper and Miss Gilders