Issue 24, Brighstone Buzz, 20th March, 2020

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Dear parents, I write this with sadness as it may be the last Buzz that is sent out for a while (we will, however, be in constant communication through email, text, Facebook and the school website). These are unprecedented and uncertain times and, as a school, we really appreciate your support and understanding. Over the last few days we have …

Issue 23, Brighstone Buzz, 13th March, 2020

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Dear Parents and Carers, This week has been another busy week! It has been British Science Week, and as part of that, children have been taking part in Science investigations and exploring objects and pictures. It was good to hear the children’s reasoning and explanations about what they saw happening, and linking their learning and experiences. We have also been …

Issue 22, Brighstone Buzz, 6th March, 2020

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Once upon a time, on a rainy day in March, a plethora of book characters brought fun and laughter into the school… Hermione read books with Spiderman, the Billionaire Boy and a princess shared their riches, footballers showed off their skills to Cinderella, Sherlock Holmes tried to solve the mystery of why Mr Bump keeps bumping into things, Little Red …

Issue 21, Brighstone Buzz, 28th February, 2020

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Welcome back after the half term. I hope that everyone had a fun and restful break, despite the strong winds and rain. This week sees the start of Lent, a very important period in the Christian calendar. However, as we all know, a special day takes place before Lent begins – Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day! During CW on …

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 15, 10th January, 2020

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Dear Parents and Carers, Welcome back to the start of a New Term, New Year, New Decade! For some January is a time of resolutions – a new year, a new start but for all of us it is the beginning of a journey through the year ahead. In our worship this week we have been thinking about the feast …