New video blog for Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader have been back in touch!

Many of you will have seen Miss Sheridan’s video blog back in July. She talked about the ways in which we have used Accelerated Reader at Brooklands Farm. This time, they came back to find out how we use theory and evidence-based research to ensure we provide the very best education for all children. They loved the way we use assessments to help children understand the progress they have made and how we create dialogue with children,providing them with opportunities to set their own next steps and goals. Click here to find out more:

http://www.renlearn.co.uk/renaissance-blog/control-the-assessment-process/

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To read Miss Sheridan’s blog, click here:

Miss Sheridan’s AR 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!

Royalty at Brooklands Farm!

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Congratulations to our first children to be recognised for demonstrating our Brooklands British values in an exemplary way. Normally there will be one ‘King’ and one ‘Queen’ but we just couldn’t choose between these two kings!
Miss McDonald is busy making very fancy sashes fit for royalty. They will be ready for next week’s King and Queen to wear with pride!

Charity Clinique event for staff – £120 raised!

Way back in March we organised a charity event for staff, in aid of Cancer Research. One of our parents, Roopa Chudasama, kindly organised for some members of the Clinique team at Debenhams to come and pamper us for an evening! It was a lovely opportunity for us to spend some time relaxing, as there’s normally no time for that in a busy place like a school! But more importantly, we were able to raise money for a charity very close to my heart. Many of our lives have been touched by cancer and we would like to thank Roopa and the Clinique team for helping us raise money for such a worthwhile cause.

NSPCC Community fundraising event

Thank you to the families who joined in with our sports activities after school today! We had a great time challenging each other to see who could do the most keepy-uppies, or who could keep a rally going the longest. The number to beat for tennis ball bounces on a racket was 98! What a record, Anghad!

We have only raised a small amount so far, but hopefully this is the start of a much bigger amount which we can donate to such a worthwhile charity.

Watch this space for more photos of our fundraising activities which will take place this week and next. We look forward to seeing how much we can raise in total!

 

Our proud prize winner chooses his books!

Today we took a trip to Waterstones bookshop so that Aydan could choose some books with his £500 prize winnings! Aydan chose 3 special friends to bring with him, and along with mum and dad’s help they chose piles and piles and books for our school! The boys were careful to choose books that would appeal to all ages, as well as books that they thought the girls might enjoy! Well done again to our wonderful Aydan!

Prize Winning reading song!

World Book DayWoBoD: The World Book Day Award

A couple of months ago we set a whole-school homework challenge around reading and World Book Day. The task was to show what reading means to you, in the form of a poem, song, poster, or anyway you thought best! Entries were collected from around the whole country and the World Book Day team have been busy deciding on the very best entries.

We are very pleased to announce that one of our very own Brooklands Farm family has been chosen as one the winners!

Aydan Patel, in Year 4, has been selected and as his prize he will be able to choose £500 worth of books for our school!

We are so proud of Aydan and completely agree that his reading song is absolutely wonderful! We would like to thank Aydan and his family for the time and effort they have put into making the song. We can’t wait to see which books Aydan chooses!

Here is Aydan’s award winning Reading song:

Charity Make up event for the teachers – part one!

A big big thank you to one of our wonderful parents, Roopa Chudasama, who kindly gave up her time on Friday evening to give the teachers a make up lesson! We had a great time, following Roopa’s step by step guide to create a day time look and an evening look. Roopa not only gave up her time, but provided us all with amazing goody bags full of products from Mac, Boobi Brown, Clinique, Origins…and more!! As well as it being a great opportunity to have a girly get together, we also raised at least £230 for Great Ormond Street Hospital! The next session will take place at the end of the month, so watch this space for more photos and a total amount raised for such a worthwhile charity. Thanks again Roopa!
Scroll down to see photos of the teachers looking glamorous!
Apologies for some of the images being sideways!

Meet the newest member of the Brooklands Farm community

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Meet Henry the Hedgehog…

I was lucky enough to meet him in the car park for the second time this term. He has been busy opening his relationships with the teachers in the mornings giving them a gotcha smile.

I would love to learn more about our new friend does anybody have any interesting facts about hedgehogs they would like to share with the rest of our Brooklands Farm community?

Miss Tate

 

 

Year 6 Football

Last night I braved the windy weather and went to watch the Year 6 football at Tattenhoe.

The boys certainly did us proud drawing in the first game and winning the second 5-1!

It was fantastic to see the team working together and showing off their skills.

Well done Brooklands Farm!

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Miss Tate