Dear Parents and Carers,
Making our learning memorable has been a focus for all of us this week. Our World War 1 day gave us all the opportunity to take a glimpse into life 100 years ago. The children engaged in a number of learning activities that gave them a greater understanding of how life has changed and the differences in the experience that children had at school back in 1918. The costumes were amazing and we hope that the day will give the children lasting memories of their time at Brighstone as ‘a small school where big things happen’. It was fantastic that so many parents and family members were able to join us during the afternoon for the challenge of the sewing activity. The doves are going to be made into a whole school collage as a reminder that we all need to work together to bring about a world where there is peace and every one of us can make a difference.
As a school we are fully committed to Safeguarding and we are constantly reviewing our practice to ensure that this is the case. We want to ensure that our school site is secure both before and after the end of the school day. We would like to remind parents that the school gates will not be unlocked before 8.15am in the mornings for drop off and locked at 8.30am; there will be a member of staff on duty from 8.15am. They will be unlocked at 2.40pm for pick-up and locked again at 3.00pm in the afternoon.
Next week is our assessment week and we have our Parent Consultation Evenings coming up on Monday 26th November and Tuesday 27th November 2018. Some teachers will be offering both dates, depending on the size of their class, while others will be offering one evening. Booking sheets will be available in the school office with the dates and times for specific classes from Wednesday 14th November. 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.
I hope you all have a restful weekend and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the service of Remembrance on Sunday.
Best wishes, Mrs Fox