Issue 2 – Brighstone Buzz – 11th September 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, We have come to the end of our first full week back, and I would like to thank you all for your support in ensuring that the children have had an enjoyable transition back to school. Despite all the extra health and safety measures that we have in place, we are trying to make their experience …

Issue 1 – Brighstone Buzz – 4th September 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, We would like to wish everyone a very warm welcome back to school. We hope that you all had a wonderful summer. It was lovely to see everyone once again on Thursday, with lots of smiling faces and friendly greetings from all the children and families. The children loved seeing their friends again, and they have …

A Letter from Mrs Lennon – 22nd July 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

  Dear parents and carers, You will have recently received a letter from our Chair of Governors informing you of my recent appointment as headteacher at Brighstone CE Aided Primary School. I am delighted and privileged to have been appointed to this role by the governors. Having taught at Brighstone for 13 years, as class teacher, English subject lead, Assistant …

Issue 37 Brighstone Buzz – 17th July 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Well, what a fantastic week we’ve had in school! Our Brighstolympics were held throughout this week, and every day each bubble competed in their events to win points for their hives. It was very encouraging to see so much determination, enjoyment, resilience, perseverance, laughter, teamwork and encouragement. Participating in sporting activities has a huge positive impact …

Issue 36 Brighstone Buzz – 10th July 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, We have come to the end of another week and it is not long now until the end of term. Transition activities are planned, and the children are looking forward to spending half a day with their new class teacher and LSA on Tuesday 21st July. Thank you to those who have already replied about this—if …

Issue 35 Brighstone Buzz – 3rd July 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear Parents and Carers, It was wonderful to see more Y6 children back into school on Monday this week, and then we welcomed back some Y5 children on Wednesday. It was clear that they were very excited to be back, and we were very pleased to see them again! They have settled back into the routines really well, and it …

Issue 34 Brighstone Buzz – 26th June 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Well, what glorious weather we’ve had this week! The sun has been shining and people have had the opportunity to enjoy time in their gardens or on the beach, whilst also maintaining social distance measures. People have been busy planting flowers and tending to their gardens, and Chloe and Carlton very proudly showed me their potatoes, …

Issue 33 Brighstone Buzz – 19th June 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, Some of you may have watched the Oak National Academy assembly yesterday, in which the Duchess of Cambridge talked about the importance of wellbeing and kindness; see the following link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/kindness During these difficult and uncertain times, it is normal to experience a range of emotions, including frustration, loneliness, sadness, anger, as well as some positive …

Issue 32 Brighstone Buzz – 12th June 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents/carers, Another week has gone by and it really feels like we’re speeding towards the summer holidays. There have been some further developments about Covid-19 in the news this week, and you will have heard the decision made by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to shelve plans for all primary school children to return to school for a month before …

Issue 31 Brighstone Buzz – 5th June 2020

Karen News, The Buzz

Dear parents and carers, It was lovely to welcome back more children into school this week, and the building has been full of laughter and smiles as children are seeing their friends and teachers again. The stringent protective measures that are in place are running smoothly, and I would like to thank everyone for enabling this to happen, as well …