Welcome to Broadway First School

2015-05-15

What an amazing week!  There is so much to tell you about.  Years 4 and 5 went on their residential trip to Rand Farm in Lincoln; Year 3 have had visits from Mrs Folkes and Mrs Smith (both former pupils at our school), linked to our work on the history of the school; and Class One have had their first Inspire Workshop with Miss Harwood this morning.

First, may I congratulate all of the children that went to Rand Farm.  The Centre stated that they were one of the best school groups that they had ever had; they praised their politeness and good behaviour.  There are photos and a log of their adventures on our school website (look under Parents – Residential Trip).  They got to work on the farm, handling animals and taking responsibility for their care.  They even visited a windmill.

The rest of KS2 have worked with Mrs Nightingale, looking further into their ECO project and also researching the history of the school.   They designed their own ECO bags this week and they have also had a visit from former pupils,  Mrs Folkes and Mrs Smith.  Following these visits the children spent the day being taught 1940s style!

Class Two have worked exceptionally well with Mrs Folkes this week.  They are also thrilled that their butterflies have now hatched.

Class One have thoroughly enjoyed their Inspire Workshop today.  Thank you to all that could attend.  They have made a class book as well as puppets linked to their Pirates topic.  I had the pleasure of spending most of the day with the children in Class One yesterday and they really impressed me with their inquisitiveness and sense of fairness.

In school next week we have the whole school, class and leavers’ photos on Tuesday 19th May; and a selection of our children will be participating in Country Dancing and Orienteering cluster events on Thursday (see “Sports Update” section below).  Friday is a big day as well; those that attended the residential trip will hold an assembly (9.00am) so that we can celebrate their achievements with them (all Class Three and Class Four parents/carers are invited to this assembly).

I am pleased to announce that we have now successfully recruited a new cleaner and lunchtime supervisor.  Mrs Rose has recently started in both of these roles and we welcome her to our school.

Finally I have a few requests/reminders about the Centennial.  Next week there will be a box in each classroom to collect prizes for the fete.  The class that collects the most prizes by Friday 5th June will choose how to spend one hour of their learning time the following week.  (For example, they may wish to do extra sports or Lego robotics).  The children have worked really hard creating high quality posters and letters inviting people to the Centennial Celebration.  If at all possible, please would you deliver some invitations through the letterboxes of your street?  If you are happy to do this, please let Mrs Freaney know where you are able to deliver and how many that you will need.  Please also complete the reply slip at the bottom of this newsletter if you are able to help out on the day of the fete.  Thank you.

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