Collaborating with Kandy!

This week we (Miss Hearn and Miss White) have been given an incredible opportunity by the British Council to go to Sri Lanka and collaborate with one of the schools there. So far, we have been educating them on the importance of recycling in order to reduce waste and achieve one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We have created a very positive partnership with the school, which we will maintain when we return to England so that Brooklands Farm can do some collaborative learning with schools around the world to reduce waste!

In the evenings, the teachers have been kind enough to taken us on a tour of the city to understand their culture. We have tried lots of Sri Lankan food and have seen lots of different animals, including monkeys, lizards and elephants!

We will have to tell you all about it when we are back!

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Today has been our last day in the school in Kandy. It has been an incredible week where we have used collaboration and creativity to develop the children’s understanding of the world. We have loved building relationships with the children and staff and learning alongside them. The school have been extremely welcoming and it has been a great opportunity for both schools to share good practice and develop teaching.

We can’t wait to come back and see our classes and everyone else so we can tell them all about our trip! In future months, we will do lots of work building on the project we have started in Sri Lanka.

Miss Hearn and Miss White

 

Mathletics Summer Challenge!

Next week there is a Mathletics Summer Challenge, where we compete against other schools to get the most Mathletics points! The competition runs from 25th June – 1st July 2018.

Please encourage your children to get logged on and complete lots of activities on there so that they can gain points for our school (and practise lots of concepts that they’ve learnt this year in school)! We would love to get as many points as possible and get as high up on the schools leader board as we can!

Good luck everyone!

SKIP 2B FIT at Brooklands Farm

Wow! What an amazing and inspirational couple of days working in partnership with SKIP 2B FIT.

All children in our school showed amazing resilience and growth mindset towards improving their own personal bests. We all really enjoyed the motivational competitions between staff and children. Mr Rickett and Mathias are currently our skipping champions – we are looking forward to see if anyone can beat their scores in the future.

 

1C set up their own tricky word classroom!

 

I was so impressed that the children created their own mini-classroom to help spell their tricky words. I had said initially that they should just choose a word and test their partner but some children thought it would be fun to play teacher!

Learning zones were very high and they practised their spellings using the names of the letters!

Well done 1c!

Year 1 Home Learning

Happy Half Term everyone!

Here is the Home Learning for this week.

Please also find attached sound mats for all the different phases of phonics to help with your writing tasks.

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Visit from a real Pilot!

Mr Gray’s class were lucky enough to have a visit from a real life pilot today! One of the dad’s can fly a light aircraft so they were kind enough to come in and show some pictures and videos of him in action! The children even got to wear his head set!

This was an amazing real life learning opportunity for our Up, Up and Away project!

A massive well done to all the children that took part in Sports Day. We saw everyone having fun, trying their best and supporting each other. Thank you to all the staff that helped to make this event a success and for all the parents that came to cheer on their children!

The results were very close! Well done to the green team for claiming first place! You all believed in yourself and worked as a team to succeed!

Then an extra well done for blue team for being the best team at opening their hearts to cheer and encourage their team mates. Throughout the practices and the official sports day, we saw red team show lots of resilience and grow their skills in each activity. Yellow team were also very good at believing in each other and cheering on their team.

Well done and thank you to everyone that took part!