Brookfields Primary School Newsletter
Friday 6th October 2017
Brookfields Primary School, Hingeston Street, B18 6PU 0121 675 1897
Head Teacher: Mrs Julie Berrow Deputy Head Teacher: Mrs Jane Cross
On Monday we marked Harvest with an assembly from Sheila Smith, Birmingham Central Baptist Church. In this season we give thanks for the food and opportunities that we have, and think how we can help those who are less fortunate. This links to Article 6 of Rights Respecting Schools – the right to life, survival and development. Please bring a packet, jar or tin of food for the Foodbank by Monday, so that they can be collected. Many thanks to those who have already brought things in.
The weather is getting colder – please make sure children bring a waterproof coat to school, for playtimes and for outdoor activities and visits.
Secondary School Places
You must complete the application by 31st October. If you need further advice, see Mrs Downs. There is an information pack available – please ask. Don’t miss the deadline!!
If you need a Reception place for your child, applications are open until 15th January 2018.
If your child is at Brookfields Nursery you still have to apply for Reception!!
We will be holding a coffee morning for parents about this after half-term. Please see Mrs Downs if you would like any advice.
Progress meetings will take place as follows:
Y5SM (Miss Murray) Monday 9th October
Y1T (Miss Tuki) Wednesday 11th October
Y4C (Mrs Chauhan) Thursday 12th October
Y5AM (Miss Mitchell) Tuesday 16th October
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.
Half term is only two weeks away! Please note that school is closed for children on Friday 20th October ……
CELEBRATIONS ASSEMBLIES ARE EVERY FRIDAY AT 9AM IN THE HALL
6R were the hosts today and next week (13th October) will be 5SM. Come along and join us for refreshments.
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.
Parking outside school
We know that parking is difficult outside school. There are lots of cars and buses. You can help to keep children safe by parking considerately and by allowing time in the morning to park in nearby streets and walk the last bit of the journey. Remember – its’ everyone’s responsibility…
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
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!
Is a tomato a vegetable or a fruit?
Last week’s question: Which bridge was officially opened by her Majesty the Queen on 4th September 2017?
Answer: The Queensferry Crossing, which runs over the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland.