Issue 21 – Brighstone Buzz – 26th February 2021

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents, carers and children, I hope everyone had a restful half term break, despite the restrictions and the weather. Everyone has been working so hard over the past few weeks that a chance to pause and recharge was well-needed and well-deserved. One of the best parts of my job is standing at the gate welcoming all the children every …

Issue 20 – Brighstone Buzz – 12th February 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents, carers and children, Well, we all made it to half term! I would like to say a huge well done to everyone – children, parents, grandparents and staff – for getting through these last few weeks in such adverse circumstances. The expectations for remote education during this period of school closures are so much higher and everyone has …

Issue 19 – Brighstone Buzz – 5th February 2021

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents, carers and children, As I type this, the sun is shining and children are having fun playing outside at lunchtime. I have just been participating in Macarthur class Zoom, which had a wellbeing focus as part of Children’s Mental Health Week. I really enjoyed hearing the children talk about what they were going to be doing this afternoon …

Issue 18 – Brighstone Buzz – 29th January 2021

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents, carers and children, We come to the end of another week of partial school closures and remote learning, in which the Prime Minister, in his announcement this week, stated that schools might be able to reopen on Monday 8th March. We all sincerely hope that this is the case, and we will continue to play our part in …

Issue 17 – Brighstone Buzz – 22nd January 2021

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents, carers and children, Our Wellbeing Wednesday focus this week is ‘What have you done today (or recently) to make you feel proud?’ I can confidently say that you should all be proud of yourselves for working so well at home and in school, and getting to grips with Google Classroom and Zoom sessions – I know that some …

Issue 16 – Brighstone Buzz – 15th January 2021

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you and well done to you all for everything that you are doing to support your child’s education at home and in school. I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the staff in school for all the extra hours …

Issue 15 – Brighstone Buzz – 8th January 2021

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Christmas and New Year seems so long ago, but I hope that you all managed to have a restful and enjoyable time with your families where possible. We hope that you are all keeping safe and well in this very tumultuous and strange week. I heard someone say “What a year this week has been” and …

Issue 14 – Brighstone Buzz – 18th December 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Wow, what a wonderful Christmassy week we have had! All around school we have had Rudolph jumpers, Santa hats, sparkle, glitter, holly, elves, and Christmas stockings, to name but a few.  The children have taken part in many Christmas activities, including a fun Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, which was full of merriment. I am very pleased to …

Issue 13 – Brighstone Buzz – 11th December 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Has anyone seen Rudolph? He’s gone missing—someone left the gate open and he’s run away! We’ve heard that he’s somewhere in Brighstone, so please keep an eye out for him. Some of the Reception children have already seen glimpses of his red nose in their gardens, so we know he’s somewhere around. Reception are going on …

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, …