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.
Thank you to everyone that came and supported our 24 runners on Saturday morning. It was such a fantastic sporting morning despite the rain and mud!! The children were amazing and represented Brooklands with true style and confidence. As individuals and as teams they did amazingly, with one of our Year 6 girls finishing 2nd out of around 150!!
Thank you again to everyone that helped and supported, especially our marshals!
On Monday 11th September, to Ignite our project ‘Why do we tell stories?’, we are planning an exciting event for the children. James Nicol, author of ‘The Apprentice Witch’ has agreed to visit the school to talk to the children about his books.
James is an innovative author and speaker and we are delighted to have secured a visit by him. He will be talking to the children to provide inspiration for their own writing and also enthusing them about reading. This will support the literacy work that we do in school and we hope it will prove a stimulating experience for the children.
We will be reading ‘The Apprentice Witch’ before and after James’ visit however you may want to research the author at home.
Countess Way children will be walking from Countess Way to Fen Street in the morning and returning to Countess Way for the usual pick up time. You should drop your child off at Countess Way at normal time, and collect your child at Countess Way at normal time. If your child is hot dinners on Monday, we have arranged for them to have their lunch at Fen Street. If your child is packed lunch, they should bring packed lunch as normal.
This week, Year 4 have started helping out in the school Office. Two Year 4 children have gone down each day to spend the day working at the front desk. The 10 children that have gone down this week have really enjoyed their days at the office and have developed skills in responsibility, communication and reciprocity. During their days, they have been welcoming visitors to school with a gotcha smile, doing photocopying and shredding jobs and walking younger children around the school to and from their classrooms.
This will continue every day until the end of the year so we have lots more opportunities for lots more children in Year 4 to have this experience.
At parents evening, lots of parents said that it would be helpful to have a list of websites for children to go on at home to practice their times tables and other number facts and their spellings. Here is a list of websites with links to games and to sites where you can download worksheets which all link to the Year 4 standard.