Issue 20, Brighstone Buzz, 14th February, 2020

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Dear Parents and Carers, What an eventful and busy half term it has been! Christmas is but a distant memory, and spring is slowly making an appearance. If you get the opportunity, take a stroll through St Mary’s churchyard to see the bright crocuses and snowdrops that are providing a splash of colour. Talking about splashes of colour: you may …

Issue 19, Brighstone Buzz, 7th February, 2020

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Well, what another fantastic week we have had. It has been Children’s Mental Health week, and we have been focusing on this in our Collective Worships. The children have been learning about ‘finding their brave’, and facing up to challenges. The children collaborated in their hives to create ‘bravery shields’. It was lovely to see the older children supporting and …

Issue 18, 31st January, 2020

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Dear Parents/Carers, What another busy week we have had here at Brighstone. I had the pleasure of sharing in the Y6 children’s enthusiasm whilst they were designing and making their own musical instruments from recyclable materials earlier this week. Their perseverance and creativity shone through. In Y1 and Y2 the children have been bringing in old toys from home belonging to parents …

Issue 17, Brighstone Buzz, 24th January, 2020

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Dear Parents and carers, Wow what a busy week it has been in school; the children in India class have been cooking up a storm in their food technology making Marvellous Meringues and in Science they have made Incredible Ice cream using the endothermic process.  We are in the process of updating our school library; a number of staff and …

Issue 16, Brighstone Buzz, 17th January, 2020

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Dear Parents and Carers,  ‘If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence.’ – Maria Montessori Our staff have been reviewing our school’s vision and how it influences our school’s culture and curriculum design. Underpinning all of this are our school values of ‘Love, Courage and Respect.’  Living and …

Issue 14, Brighstone Buzz, 20th December, 2019

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Dear Parents and Carers, Sensational sparkle and sequins! What a fantastically festive week we have had! 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 …

Issue 13, Brighstone Buzz, 13th December, 2019

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Dear Parents and Carers, Carols, Christingle and cheerful children – what an incredible week we have had! The school has been buzzing with enthusiasm and anticipation as our preparations for Christmas and the end of term have gathered pace. Only five school days of this term left and there is so much to pack into them! This week our Christingle …

Issue 12, 6th December, 2019, Brighstone Buzz

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Dear Parents and Carers, December has arrived and excitement is building. 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 on Monday morning to find …

Brighstone Buzz, 29th November, 2019, Issue 11

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Dear Parents and Carers, It is hard to believe that there are only three weeks of this term left. The sense of anticipation and excitement around school is increasing as the children are beginning to prepare for some of the events and activities coming up during the build up to Christmas. Please do check the diary dates section of ‘The …

Issue 8, Brighstone Buzz, 8th November, 2019

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Dear Parents and Carers, Welcome back – I hope you all had an enjoyable half-term. Thank you to BSA for organizing a fantastic autumn disco followed by the pumpkin carving competition, it was a great start to the holiday. This week we have been thinking about the coming weekend and Remembrance Day. This is a time that the church, the …