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Issue 24, Brighstone Buzz, 22nd March, 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

‘Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning’ Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This half term we have been focusing on the theme of forgiveness. This week we explored how when things go wrong it is important to be sorry and that we need to have the opportunity to ‘wipe the slate clean’ so that we can learn from our mistakes and make a brand new start.

 From campanology to paleontology the learning experiences at Brighstone have been rich and varied. If you have recently heard some slightly unusual chimes coming from the church bell tower, it is because all the children have had a taster session to try their hand at bell ringing. We would like to thank Becci and Steve for giving up their time to share the art of bell ringing in an enthusiastic, informative and engaging way that appealed to all age groups. We are hoping to set up a Bell Ringing Club for any children interested in continuing to learn – it would be great to have a group from school that could ring for our services. Please text the school if you would like your child to do this.

On Wednesday Year 3 enjoyed an in-school visit from Dinosaur Isle, they were able to put their paleontology skill into practice. Thank you to Mrs Denness for organising this and well done to the children for their curiosity, focus and thoughtful questioning.

Next Sunday 31st March 2019 is Mothering Sunday. For the past two years we have invited the children to take part in the service at church on the Sunday and we would like to do the same again this year. If you would like your child to help with the service, then please text the office and I will arrange for this to happen.

Don’t forget to book your Parent Consultation. Appointments are available for the whole school on Monday 1st April and Key Stage 2 only on Tuesday 2nd April. We would like to reassure parents that if they are unable to make an appointment at the times on offer, their child’s class teacher will be prepared to meet with them at an alternative time. We would like to encourage all parents to take the opportunity to meet with the class teacher as this is a valuable way of being updated on progress and attainment for the term. In the meantime, if there is anything that you would like to discuss about your child’s education, please do not hesitate to speak to the class teacher or me.

Best Wishes

Mrs Fox

22nd March Issue 24



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Parent Survey – Feedback

“Brighstone School is an excellent school. Very happy with the progress my child is making”

“My child has come on in leaps and bounds and has massively surprised me. I am very happy.”

Thanks to all parents who took part in our recent Parent Questionnaire. We are proud to report that 100% of parents who responded said that their child is happy and feels safe at our school. The responses this year also show an overall improvement in the school’s performance in meeting particular pupils’ needs, supporting learning, receiving information about progress and dealing with bullying – and it was great to see that you feel we are good at keeping you well informed.

Our thanks to all parents who completed the questionnaire.