Welcome to Broadway First School

2015-07-17

What a wonderful way to end the term!  Whilst it was a shame that the Team Sports Day was rained off, the weather was great for the walk up the Tower for a whole school picnic.  The children were impeccably behaved as they were reminded what exercise opportunities and fantastic viewing spots are on our doorstep!  On Thursday, it was an absolute delight to see the Year 5 children join forces with the staff to play rounders, followed by a BBQ.  Then, today, the Year 5 children celebrated their achievements and their talents in the Leavers’ Assembly.  It was a time of celebration, tinged with sadness, as we said goodbye.

At the Leavers’ Assembly we introduced our new end of year awards.  Certificates for attendance were given out.  Then, just two children per key stage were selected for the highly prestigious headteacher’s awards: sportspeople of the year, outstanding effort and positivity and our star role models.  The children that received these awards were also presented with a book voucher.

Reading books have been collected and kept in school for the Summer.  The local library is running a Reading Quest for the children to keep them reading.  Please let us know at the beginning of the Autumn Term if your child completes the Quest.  They can bring their medals in during the first Friday award assembly to share.

The children have also been set the challenge of doing good deeds (like keeping their bedrooms tidy) to earn Smarties over the summer holiday.  This is to help us raise money to fund Forest School Training.  There are more details on the Smarties tubes that they have brought home yesterday.  The deadline will be Friday 11th September and the class that raises the most money will earn a thirty minute golden time.

Congratulations to our boys’ relay team who came first in the recent First Schools Swimming Gala!  We received an update this week to say that there had been a mistake on the original boys’ relay result.  Well done to Mackenzie, Joshua K-C., Tom and Jack J!

As well as saying goodbye to our Year Fives we sadly say goodbye to Mrs Grove, Miss Harwood, Mrs Onions and Mrs Davis (Wraparound Club).  We wish them well in their future endeavours.

In Autumn you will be given the full list of dates for the diary but until then please put these on your calendar and refer to the term dates summary on the back of this newsletter:

  • Children return to school: Monday 7th September
  • First Friends Meeting: Tuesday 22nd September, 7.30pm at school – all welcome!

In the meantime, I hope that you all have a really lovely summer.

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