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

Friday 20th April 2018

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

It’s lovely to be back at school in the sunshine. The grass on the field has been cut and as soon as it’s dry we’ll use it for sport and at play and lunchtimes.

On Monday Mrs Cross’s assemblies were about the Wateraid competition.

The design brief was to use recycled materials to create a water carrier which would be practical to collect and carry water over a distance. The group prize went to Tia, Dean and Mubarak in 5SM and certificates were given to Farah 4C, Kurtis 2MB and Mardiyah RK. Thank you to everyone who took part.

100% attendance

In assembly this morning there were 63 Bronze certificates for pupils with 100% attendance in the Spring Term and 56 Silver certificates for those who had 100% so far this year. There was a draw for book tokens and the winners were:

Bronze (£10): Jaspreet 6L, Danya 3C, Zaynab RH

Silver: (£20) Jasmine 5SM, Aishah 2SB, Yusuf RH

This is really brilliant so keep up the good work. If you haven’t had a certificate yet, then keep trying!

Y6 SATs: 14-17th May 2018

All pupils in Y6 had a letter about this yesterday. If you didn’t see it, please ask. It is essential that Y6 pupils are in school for the tests as they are statutory and we are following a national timetable. If you are concerned about anything relating to the tests, please see Miss O’Rourke.

Y5 visited the National Space Centre at Leicester yesterday. They had a great day. Here are some of their comments:

I enjoyed the planetarium because the show was in 3D.  It felt like we were in Space and like we were moving. It was mind-blowing!”

I liked exploring the National Space Centre. There were lots of engaging and interesting activities!  My favourite part was learning about the stars and the big bang theory.”

I liked when we asked questions about the space shuttle missions.  It was fun and we played a rocket launch game.”

Coffee morning

The next coffee morning will be on 24th April and will be hosted by “Suited for Success”, who support unemployed women with finding work. There will a second session on 1st May. Please ask Mrs Downs if you are interested or just come along.

Stay and Play …

The next session will be on Thursday 26th April in the Community House.

Our chocolate raffle raised £222. The school council are going to consult with classes about how to spend this.

Election Day- 3rd May

Please note that school will be open as usual on Thursday 3rd May 2018. Voting will be taking place in the Community House.

Class photos

Proof copies have been sent out with pupils. If you want to purchase photographs, you need to return the order to school by Monday 30th April.

TERM DATES 2017-2018

Summer Term 2018:

Monday 16th April-Friday 20th July 2018

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

Autumn term 2018 starts on Monday 3rd September. We will let you know about staff training days soon.

Progress meetings: Summer Term 2018

Year 3B (Miss Bick) Thursday 26th April

Year 4C (Mrs Chauhan) Thursday 3rd May

Nursery (Miss Begum) Thursday 3rd May

Year 4M (Mr Miles) Thursday 10th May

Please make sure you can come on these dates. Teachers are released from class so that they can meet with you and are available before and after school.

English classes for parents run by BEEAS take place in the Community House on Monday and Tuesday mornings and lead to a recognised qualification. If you would like to join, please see Mrs Downs.

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WEEKLY GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUESTION

Holiday question: In which ocean will you find the Maldives islands? Answer: The Indian Ocean.

This week’s question: Which plant can grow 91cm in just one day?

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