A quick thank you from all the staff for the kind messages, cake, chocolates and medals that have supported us over the last few weeks. It has made such a difference to us all and we wanted to let you know we really appreciate it! Have a great half term and we will see you all soon!
This week in school we have all enjoyed looking into the Chinese New Year. This year it is the Year of the Ox and the children in Reception and Year 1 and 2 have made some beautiful Chinese lanterns with the face of an Ox! All the staff would like to wish all of our families who are celebrating Chinese New Year an wonderful time. The children in school have made a video to share with you all. The link for this is included below!
This week the children have been looking into the topic of online safety. We have explored the theme of 'An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world'. The children have carried out activities on Google Classroom and within school. We have also been lucky enough to have the support of our 'Agents of Technology' who have done a brilliant job of designing posters and videos to support the children. You can see all of this work by following the link below! Well done everyone!
During the first week of school in February we all took part in 'Children's Mental Health Week' organised by Place2Be. The children, both remotely and within school, took part in a virtual assembly and explored mental health during their PSHE sessions. We also launched our first 'Google Catch Up Meets' where the children joined their teachers online to share what they had been doing during the week. We were so happy with the meetings that we are going to carry on holding them once a week.
All the children on Friday wore a brightly coloured top to school (or online in their Google Meets) in order to express how unique we all are! We had a great time and are looking forward to repeating supporting this event again next year!
We are proud to reveal our new playground for 2021. We have been working hard behind the scenes in school on developing a new playground design for all the children to enjoy. This week the team from UniPlay have removed all the old markings and replaced them with a new fresh design. Alongside our new playground equipment, our new climbing frame and PE shed we have changed the face of the outside of our school,. We hope the children enjoy many years of fun of fitness with our new resources.
Throughout the school children created hearts with messages of love and support for the elderly in our local community. These items were delivered to the homes within the area to bring a little festive cheer to the residents. The children in school loved making them and from the photos we can see they made a real difference to the lives of others within the local area. Well done everyone!
This year we have been unable to visit the church for our normal service but we have been lucky enough to take part in creating a Nativity tableaux. A big thanks to Mrs Way for all her hardwork and the children in Reception and Key Stage 1 for creating the schools entry to the tableaux. During the final week of term all the classes got to visit the tableaux in there class bubbles and enjoy the Nativity story in our beautiful local church!
We had a wonderful Christmas here at Broadwas CofE Primary School. It was a little different than usual but we enjoyed it all the same! We had a visit by Santa on his 'Harley Davidson' for Reception and Key Stage 1 children and a virtual visit for the children in Key Stage 2. All the children had a party afternoon where we all enjoyed party games, party food and a present from Santa!
All the children in Reception and Key Stage 1 performed a wonderful Nativity called 'Prickly Hay'. We loved sharing this via Google Classroom and hope next year we can perform our Nativity to an actual audience. Key Stage 2 children took part in the Seven Arts Winter festival and recorded two carols. They were beautifully sung and we were so proud to see the performance during the online festival.
A big thank you to all the children and parents who helped us with our Operation Christmas Child campaign this term. We had some fantastic shoe boxes this year and I know they will make Christmas very special for many children who are not as fortunate as us. Thank you!
This term we have been joined by two new friends, Tom and Jerry. Our new guinea pigs have been kindly donated to school by the Waller family and they have taken to their new home in Reception very well. A big thanks to Mr and Mrs Waller and Ollie for the donation and we hope to have our new friends in school for many years to come!
At school this year we have focused on the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance. The children in each class took the poppy and created art work based on the theme. Some beautiful work was created and I hope you enjoy the images below. Each class took part in a two minutes silence in school and Mr Dennis represented the school in the village Remembrance service. Once again, thank you for your contributions to the Poppy Appeal this year.
During November we took part in this years Anti Bullying Week. During the week we explored the topic with assemblies and special activities during PSHE sessions. The children also took part in 'Odd Socks' day where we all wore different socks in recognition of the fact that we are all unique in our own way!
This term we have appointed our new School Librarians. They are very keen to get started and have done a great job organising the books. They cannot wait to get started and help all the children in the school borrow a variety of great books and expand the range of texts we have in the school.
This October 2020 we all took part in Hello Yellow to support young peoples mental health on World Mental Health Day. The children all came to school in yellow and took part in some special activities to raise awareness of Mental Health. We also had a small visit from some new puppies that helped everyone's spirits in school. A big thanks to Emily Dimmick for arranging the visit!
We started the term by celebrating European Day of Languages 2020. All the classes chose their own European country to research and investigate. We then came to school in the colours of the country and enjoyed exploring their food, geography, language and culture. We loved the day and learnt a great deal about our European neighbours!
Over the Summer holidays we have had the installation of our new climbing frame in school. The team worked hard on the installation over three days and have completed a terrific job. I know the children will love the apparatus when they return! Can I pass on our thanks to Knightwick and Doddenham Parish Council for their kind donation to the project.