Spring Term 2018
WOW, what an incredible project, and completed in such a short amount of time! Many, many thanks to our amazing PTA who have done such a fantastic job of getting our Nature Garden ready for the children to use. Thank you to all those who have donated and helped to fundraise. And thank you to all those who gave up a wet and windy weekend to help make it look fabulous! The school opened on the premise that “It takes a village to raise a child”. This Nature Garden project really proves that to be the case.
This garden has been named after a very special person, Luqmaan and Hana’s sister Hasna. Last year Hasna passed away when she was less than one day old. When a tragedy like this happens it tests the strength of a community and our school community really shone through. We are really looking forward to using this as a place where special memories are created for the children of Braywick Court School. Where they can learn through fun, play and adventure.
A very special visitor for the garden opening!
We were delighted to welcome Mrs Theresa May, Prime Minister to open Hasna’s Garden on 26 January 2018. The children were very excited to speak to the PM, take photos and ask for her autograph. They showed her the various features of the garden which include a bug hotel!
Many thanks to Fiona Norman for taking these fantastic photographs. You can visit her website here.
Autumn 1 2017
MacMillan Coffee Morning
Thank you to all who donated cakes, money and/or time for the Macmillan coffee morning. We raised almost £230. This is phenomenal!
Many thanks to Priti, Emma and the PTA for organising and funding a Diwali celebration for the children. They all enjoyed decorating diva candles, dressing up and trying Indian food.
New behaviour incentives
After October half term we will be introducing two new behaviour incentives for the children:
The children have been organised into three houses: butterfly, chick and spider. These will be announced after half term. Miss O’Connell has carefully allocated houses and siblings will be in the same house.
Children will collect house points for good behaviour, great effort in their work, being helpful and anything else they do which impresses us.
House points will be counted throughout the week in each class and the totals counted in Celebration Assembly each week.
The house cup will then be awarded to that house for the week and displayed in school.
Each week a name will be chosen at random to be that week’s ‘random hero’. Time will be given each week in class to this person being celebrated by their classmates. A sheet with all the compliments that child receives will be sent home to keep.
This is to celebrate all the good things that our children continually do every day, every week and to make sure they recognise how proud we are of each and every one of them.
Have you seen our school Nature Garden? It is opposite the children’s centre entrance and was cleared over the summer thanks to some amazing volunteers from 3.
We are looking to improve this area further and have applied to Aviva for project funding. Our application goes live on 24rd October and we will be sending a link next half term for you to follow to vote.
Christmas 2017 Events
Our traditional Christmas fair is to be replaced by two different events this year. The first is a Christmas Shopping event on 17th November from 8-11pm. At the event we will be selling cards, wrapping paper, ribbons, decorations and small stocking fillers. There will be mulled wine, drinks and nibbles and we will also be drawing our Christmas Raffle and holding a silent auction.
Later, on the 16th December, we will be holding a Santa’s Grotto, where the kids can meet the man himself and also have a go on the Tombola and enjoy cake and a drink with friends. Look out for more information after half term.
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