Brookfields Primary School
2 Hingeston Street
Hockley
Birmingham
West Midlands
B18 6PU
Tel. 0121 675 1897
email enquiry@brookfields.bham.sch.uk

Brookfields Primary School Newsletter

Thursday 19th October 2017

Brookfields Primary School, Hingeston Street, B18 6PU 0121 675 1897

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Head Teacher: Mrs Julie Berrow Deputy Head Teacher: Mrs Jane Cross

Mrs Cook presented her assembly about Diwali on Monday. We wish everyone who is celebrating today, Happy Diwali.

Please note that school is closed for children TOMORROW (Friday 20th October)

We look forward to seeing you again on Monday 30th October.

Parents meeting for Y6 residential visit

This meeting will be at 3pm on Monday 30th October. Please attend for important information about the visit.

PROGRESS MEETINGS

Progress meetings will take place as follows:

Y3B (Miss Bick) Thursday 2nd November

YRRS (Mrs Rogerson and Mrs Slater) Wednesday 8th November

Y3C (Miss Collier) Thursday 9th November

Appointments will be available all day and you will receive a letter in advance of the meeting. There is a full list of dates on the school website under the “Parents” tab.

Attached to the newsletter is a list of suggestions for half-term activities. You can find more information on the internet or at the library.

CELEBRATIONS ASSEMBLIES ARE EVERY FRIDAY AT 9AM IN THE HALL

The next assembly will be on Friday 3rd November with 5AM. Come along and sample the children’s cooking!

Secondary School Places – deadline 31st October

You must complete the application by Tuesday 31st October. Please see Mrs Downs if you need further advice or help, but remember that school isn’t open from 20th to 29th October.

Don’t miss the date!

Breakfast club is open from 8am every morning – cost £1 per child. Please speak to someone in the office if you would like your child to attend.

Stay and Play …

is at 9am on Thursday mornings for parents and pre-nursery age children. Please see Mrs Downs for more information, or come along to the Community House.

Governing Board

Governors held their first full meeting of the term on Tuesday. Mrs Sue Twells has been elected Chair of Governors and Mr Russell Bond vice-chair

SCHOOL UNIFORM

As the weather is changing, can all parents ensure that pupils have appropriate footwear. No heels are allowed. Please make sure your child brings a suitable coat to school.

TERM DATES 2017-2018

Autumn Term 2017:

Monday 4th September – Friday 22nd December 2017

Half Term: Monday 23rd October-Friday 27th October 2017

Spring Term 2018:

Monday 8th January-Thursday 29th March 2018

Half Term: Monday 19th February-Friday 23rd February 2018

Summer Term 2018:

Monday 16th April-Tuesday 24th July 2018

Half Term: Monday 28th May-Friday 1st June 2018

Training Days

20th October 2017, 22nd December 2017, 8th January 2018

Please note that these newsletters are put on the school website on Mondays. You can use the Google translate facility there for your home language.

WEEKLY GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUESTION

Last week’s question: Which number cannot be represented in Roman numerals?

Answer: Zero (0)

What is the name of the London theatre closely associated with William Shakespeare?

Looking for something to do at half-term?

Half-term is a great opportunity to spend time together and plan some activities and visits. Even if you are working, please try and do at least one activity with your children. All classes are following themes about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and Birmingham has a great tradition of industry. Look at the links below for ideas – lots of them are FREE!

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/october-half-term-things-kids-13659573

http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank/whats-on/spooky-science-night-at-thinktank

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/halloween-printing-with-stencils

http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/event/Events/childrenslibrary-educrittersOct17

Take a walk in the park and look at the trees in Autumn, or take a walk by the canal and see a different view of the city.

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/birmingham-walk?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_KCT76Ht1gIVEo0bCh1nNwwbEAAYASAAEgLLFvD_BwE

If you access the newsletter online, you can click on the links directly.

Remember to keep looking at bridges in the city and other places you visit!

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