September 2021 Newsletter
Here are some of our year 5 children enjoying their day at Gaveston Hall
Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been wonderful to welcome all of our children and parents back this term. I am so pleased to say that the children have settled in to new classes and routines really well. Our Early Years children have very quickly become used to school and it is a pleasure to see them playing and learning together.
Already this term we have been busy going on trips, swimming and creating mosaics. Thank you for your support with these events.
It was Broadwater Day today and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous donations to the Governors' fund. We are all very grateful for the contributions that we receive from our parents and the wider parish community.
Please keep an eye on the school calendar for upcoming events and I look forward to seeing you at the Parent Consultation meetings in a few weeks time.
(To keep up with all of the news please see the school website.)
Activities that have been taking place so far this term:
Year 2 have been learning about pitch in their music lessons. The children have been using the glockenspiel to play different pitched tunes.
In year 3 the children are beginning to learn French. On Friday, their classrooms were turned into a French café. All of the children enjoyed eating and drinking traditional French breakfast items. Whilst at the café, they were entertained by listening to French music and learnt about French culture. Everyone enjoyed eating at the French café and the children learnt new French vocabulary.
Year 4 enjoyed creating Celt and Roman shields. They explored the designs of each shield before creating their own. They also learnt about how the Romans and Celts fought. The Celts were wild and undisciplined whereas the Romans were organised. They learnt how to form a Roman 'tortoise' formation! Toucan and Macaw class then enjoyed a 'mock battle' where they re-enacted the Romans defeating the Celts.
Year 5 were busy learning all about rivers in preparation for their exciting trip to Gaveston Hall! They have created beautifully presented topic pages using river terminology.
Year 6 started their All Washed Up topic with a trip to Worthing Seafront last week. They learnt about how the land use around Splash Point has changed and developed over time, sketched the fishing boats, and did some photography and poetry.
BROADWATER DAY (non-uniform day)
The Governors are very grateful for the continued financial support of our parents, carers and parish community. Your generous giving last year has ensured that we have been able to maintain and make significant improvements to the school infrastructure.
Please can we take this opportunity to thank you for any voluntary contribution you feel in a position to make this year.
Please refer to the attached Broadwater Day leaflet for all the information you need.
Liz Crockett - Chair of Governors, Broadwater CofE Primary School Governing Body
NEW RECEPTION PARENT EVENT THIS SUNDAY
Broadwater Parish Churches are holding an event this Sunday 26th September from 10am at Broadwater Primary School (field) to welcome all our new families to the school and church family. No booking required! We would be very happy to see you there!
SPORTS and CLUBS
The uptake for clubs has been excellent. Please refer to the club timetable on the website to see which clubs are running on each day. Please remember to call the office at 2.15pm and choose option 2 to hear which clubs are running on each day.
We are delighted to have started the School Prayer Garden Mosaic. Sue Penrose, a mosaic artist from Brighton, worked with the children last week to bring the Art Council designs to life. Every child in Year 1 to 6 have had the opportunity to be part of the school mosaic project. Whilst working on the mosaic, some children chatted about their experience:
"I've never worked with a mosaic artist before and I really enjoyed it."
"The mosaics look amazing! I can't wait to see them in our Prayer Garden."
"I love the way in which the design includes the Fruit of the Spirit. I like the message that gives."
We can't wait to see the finished design.
Thank you F@B for funding this fabulous Art event.
Thank you so much for the uniform donations. Our F@B team are doing a fabulous job of organising and distribution pre-loved uniform - thank you for these donations.
Please read the F@B newsletter that has recently been added to our School News on the website. We welcome all parents who are interested to contact our F@B team if you are able to give us your support. Thank you
SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICATIONS FOR YEAR 6 CHILDREN
Year 6 Parents: The closing date for secondary school applications is fast approaching. If you should need any help with this or advice please contact the school.
There are two new bins in the foyer to the school. One is for recycling pens - ball points, felt pens, marker pens, highlighters - any sort of pen but no pencils please.
These will be recycled as part of the TerraCycle scheme, through Worthing Boys' Club and raise money for the school. The more we recycle, the more funds the school receives.
The second bin is for recycling ink cartridges. This can be any make of ink cartridge but not toner or laser cartridges. These will be recycled through the 'Recycle 4 Charity' scheme and again will raise money for our school.
Please collect all your pens and ink cartridges and drop them off in the bins in the foyer so that we help the environment and raise money for the school too. Please share this with your family and friends and encourage them to recycle with us and raise funds for Broadwater.
If you are able to volunteer in school on a regular basis, please let your child's class teacher know. We would like support with hearing children read.
Parents in school
Parents are not permitted to enter the school building at the start or end of the day through any of the external doors. The only entry point is via the Main Office if you have a pre-booked appointment or need to leave a message for a member of staff.
If you need to pass a message onto your child's teacher, please see them at the end of the day or leave a message with the office as teachers are unavailable at the start of the school day.
Home Learning will only to be provided for those children self isolating and not when they are off sick. Work will be available on Google Classroom from the 2nd day of any isolation period.
Pokemon and other collecting cards
Please can children not bring Pokemon or other trading/collecting cards into school as it is causing upset between children. Thank you.
Please can all jewellery be removed before coming to school and hair that is longer than shoulder length be tied back.
Please can I remind you not to park on the zig-zags outside the school or across resident's driveways. We have had a number of complaints from both parents and residents on the matter.
Please see the parent calendar on the school website for a full list of events and dates.
TERM DATES for 2021-2022
Thursday 2nd September 2021 (Note: INSET DAYS 2nd & 3rd Sept) – Friday 17th Dec 2021
(Half term holiday: 25th - 29th October 2021)
Tuesday 4th January 2022 (Note: INSET DAY 4th Jan) – Friday 8th April 2022
(Half term holiday: 21st – 25th February 2022)
Monday 25th April – Friday 22nd July 2022 (Note: INSET DAYS 20th and 21st July and Bank Holiday payback day (school closed) on 22nd July)
(Half term holiday: 30th May – 3rd June 2022)
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