Issue 12 – Brighstone Buzz – 4th December 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Have you got your tree and decorations up yet? The winter darkness can make the evenings seem very long, but it always cheers the heart to see the colourful, bright and twinkling Christmas displays as you go out and about. Putting up Christmas decorations is one way to bring a smile to others in the community, …

Issue 11 – Brighstone Buzz – 27th November 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, It is getting colder and the hats, scarves and gloves are being dug out from the back of wardrobes or from bags under the bed. It is winter days like these that are perfect for a family walk through the countryside, spotting the seasonal changes and enjoying the fresh air. Walking also does wonders for mental …

Issue 10 – Brighstone Buzz – 20th November 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Our Collective Worship theme this week, as part of our half term focus of Compassion, is ‘Putting on the right attitude’. We have been talking about how we can choose to put on the right attitude, just like we put on our clothes in the morning. We can choose to show compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and …

Issue 9 – Brighstone Buzz – 13th November 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, I am constantly overwhelmed and delighted by the amount of generosity and compassion shown by the children and families here at Brighstone Primary School when supporting worthwhile causes. This week saw two fundraising days: Remembrance Day and Children in Need. On Wednesday, the school commemorated Remembrance Day by gathering in their socially-distanced bubbles to respect the …

Issue 8 – Brighstone Buzz – 6th November 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, We hope you all had a restful half-term break. It was such a shame that the weather was a bit wet and windy, but maybe some of you took the opportunity to go outside in your macs and wellies to splash in the puddles! Doing little activities like that are fun and does wonders for your …

Issue 7 – Brighstone Buzz – 16th October 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Well, here we are at the end of our first half term, and what a busy few weeks it has been! The children and staff have all been working really hard in class—I have enjoyed popping in to see what they have been up to. In Y5 (Macarthur class) they have been learning about Survivors, and …

Issue 6 – Brighstone Buzz – 9th October 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Our Collective Worship theme this half term is generosity, and it has been wonderful to see everyone’s generosity this week during our Harvest Festival. Children have brought in so many tins and packets of food that we had to bring out another table in the church to display them on! These are all going to the …

Issue 5 – Brighstone Buzz – 2nd October 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

(Please click on the link at the bottom of the page for the full newsletter) Dear parents and carers, Despite the weather this morning, the school was filled with sunshine due to all the colourful yellow clothing for our Go Yellow day. Seeing all the splashes of colour made everyone smile and brightened up the day! Our Collective Worship theme …

Issue 4 – Brighstone Buzz – 25th September 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Well, we certainly felt the chill this morning as the temperature dropped to 7-8 degrees! Despite the cold winds, standing on the gate every day and seeing everyone’s welcoming smiles as you all come into school is certainly one of the highlights of my job, and sets me up for the day ahead! I had the …

Issue 3 – Brighstone Buzz – 18th September 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, I would like to start by saying a huge well done and congratulations to the Brighstone Team for being very worthy winners last weekend in our Round the Island Relay Race against Nine Acres. It was incredibly close—just a few seconds to spare between the last two runners. Well done to all who took part, thank …