We welcomed back all the children and staff during a very hot week in September. It is a delight to welcome all our new children. I hope they will all be very happy here. This year we also welcome a new lunch company and a new After School Club running until 6.00pm. This now means the school is open to pupils from 8.00am to 6.00pm to help support our working parents.
With autumn fast approaching we are preparing for Harvest Festival in St Agatha’s and learning about Harvest from around the world. Outside my office I can see the last few petals dropping from the sunflowers planted by Bramley class and the rain has begun to fall in earnest. However, saying goodbye to summer weather is not going to stop us enjoying ourselves to the full! Over the next couple of months the children will be studying all sorts of exciting topics in school:
Our oldest children in Discovery class will be studying adaptation and micro-organisms in science and the Ancient Greeks in their history topic. We have the Wallingford Swimming Gala at the end of October. Discovery children have been swimming all term to practise their different strokes and we will report our news in the next edition.
Worcester class are learning what it was like to be a child in World War II. Can you help? Do you have any family stories, artefacts or photographs from Brightwell-cum-Sotwell that you would be willing to share with the children? They always love to hear about local history and would eagerly welcome a visit. Please do consider it.
Russet class are planning a Roman banquet. Many a tasty treat will be cooked and served as they learn all about Roman ways of life. Have you found any evidence of Roman remains in your garden? Please let us know!
Bramley class are exploring their science, geography and history through a pirate topic this term. They are also going to develop their poetry work and attempt to ‘walk the plank’ in PE!
Pippin class, our youngest children, will be learning all about Peter Pan and pirate adventures. They will continue to use the Millennium Woods on a weekly basis to explore, discover and imagine – who knows, maybe they will find Peter Pan’s den in Brightwell!
Please do look out for posters and invitations to our Christmas Fair on Friday 29 November. We would love you to be able to attend. The children really enjoy the event and parents do find the stalls (both school and outside traders) useful for Christmas presents – do come and have a look – we are on your doorstep!
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