Issue 19, 23rd February, 2018

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Dear Parents and Carers, Welcome back to school for the second half of our Spring Term. The days are getting longer, being able to arrive at school and leave in daylight is a great reminder that Spring is on its way. On Thursday we welcomed Nicky Metcalf from Wight Cycle on behalf of the Shift It – Active Schools Project …

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Dear Parents and Carers, We have had an exciting end to our half-term this week. We have had visitors in school and trips out of school. Earlier this week, on Monday afternoon we welcomed the Iman (Muhammed Bahar) from Newport Mosque into school. He met with the children from year 4 and year 5, this was a great way to …

Issue 16, Brighstone Buzz, 2nd February, 2018

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Dear Parents and Carers, Over the past week the mornings have become noticeably lighter and the days have started to get longer. The last month has flown by, half-term is getting closer and we are now in our fourth week of our worship theme linked to Perseverance. This week we have thought about being reciprocal learners, how we help each …

Issue 15, Brighstone Buzz, 26th January, 2018

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Dear Parents and Carers, “We do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience.” John Dewey Our focus on learning behaviours this week has encouraged the children to be reflective learners. We have asked – ‘How can we improve our work?’ ‘What can we learn from this experience?’ We use our imaginations to ask- ‘What if?’ Well done …

Issue 14, Brighstone Buzz, 19th January, 2018

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Dear Parents and Carers, This week we have continued to think about our learning behaviours, the focus has been on resourcefulness. The children have been encouraged to face up to challenges and try different ways of overcoming difficulty. I would like to say well done to all of the children; they have been very positive, eager and enthusiastic about their …

Issue 13, Brighstone Buzz, 12th January, 2018

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Dear Parents and Carers, Happy New Year! Welcome back to everyone. Our first full week of term has been a busy one and the Christmas holidays seem like a distant memory. January brings with it thoughts of resolutions – a new year, a new start. In our worship this week we have reminded ourselves of our core values: Love, Courage …

Issue 13, Brighstone Buzz, 21st December, 2017

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  Dear Parents and Carers, Congratulations and well done to all of our children, their enthusiasm and participation in our school Nativity got the Christmas celebrations underway in real style. It was STRICTLY Christmas all the way. Across the two performances the children shared the meaning behind the message of the Nativity story in a very special way. I would …

Issue 11, Brighstone Buzz, 7th December, 2017

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Dear Parents and Carers, The Festive Season is now in full swing. All of the preparations for the Christmas Tree Festival are completed, we are holding our school Christmas Fair on Saturday and Nativity preparations are well underway. The children have remained very focused on their learning while fitting in opportunities to rehearse for all of the events. We have …

Issue 10, 1st December, 2017, Brighstone Buzz

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Dear Parents and Carers, December has arrived, marking the beginning of the season of Advent. The first door on the Advent Calendar has been opened, the wreaths have been dusted off and the tree has been decorated. It was a delight to see the looks of joy and excitement on the children’s faces as they came into the hall this …

Issue 9, Brighstone Buzz, 24th November, 2017

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Dear Parents and Carers, It is hard to believe that Christmas is only a month away and that we are already four weeks into this half-term. Every week is packed with a wide range of activities that enhance and broaden the learning experience for the children. Earlier this week the children in year 3 and 4 hosted a fantastic Poetry, …