Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had a wonderful half term and the children have been so busy. We ended the day today with a lovely Platinum Jubilee celebration on the field.
A big thank you to Mrs Scott and Mrs Corless for organising the event. They asked me to pass on their thanks to all of our parents and carers for the support that was given. We planted a tree in celebrate and F@B provided ice pops for the children.
It was a very memorable event.
Have a restful half term break and I look forward to seeing you on Monday 6th June.
(To keep up with all of the news please see the school website.)
Activities that have been taking place so far this term
To celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, Broadwater pupils would like to invite you on a visual journey of art and creativity. Our Jubilee-themed Art trail runs throughout Broadwater High-Street, with a selection of shop windows displaying artwork ranging from Reception to Year 6. The trail will be up from 10th May-10th June. The shops taking part this year are: Broadwater Green Post Office, Starbucks, Co-op, Turners Pies, Brio Express, Broadwater Sports and St Barnabas Charity shop.
Year 1 children celebrate their Jack and the Beanstalk stories.
Year 2 had a great trip to Worthing beach. The children enjoyed many activities including making beach art, sketching the pier, listening to a safety talk from the Beach Patrol then explored the pier. They finished the trip by discovering crabs, tiny fish, sea anemones and crayfish in the rock pools. It was a great day.
On the first day of the summer term, Year 3 enjoyed learning about the Stone Age! We asked questions and gathered our own research, created our own cave artwork and built our own shelter on the field.
Year 4 have been travelling the world and written excellent character descriptions.
This term, Year 5 are focusing on the environment as part of their 'Let's Make a Difference' topic. Last Friday, Tim Loughton MP for East Worthing and Shoreham visited our Year 5 children following them writing letters to him expressing their concern over the poor air quality around the outside of our school. This was in response to our work with the Charity Sustrans in the autumn term. Tim spoke to them about what the Government are doing locally and nationally to help improve air quality and it was a great opportunity for him to answer questions from the children about this important subject.
Year 6 really enjoyed an animal handling session which supported the learning about animal classification. We learnt so many amazing facts from Jess, our animal handler, and got to hold a giant African land snail, a giant millipede and a corn snake. We also got to see a tarantula, a tree frog and some very cute gerbils! As you can see from our faces, it was a memorable experience!
SPORTS and CLUBS
April 4th - Year 3/4 Football Penalty Shootout
Blue team 2nd and silver medals, White team 5th
It was our turn to host a competition and around 80 children from 7 different schools were present for the penalty shootout competition. They played a round robin format followed by semi-finals and medal playoff matches for those that qualified. As is always the case, with penalty shootout competitions they are a real lottery and you win some, draw some and lose some! Our blue team managed to finish as runners up and collected silver medals!
Year 5/6 Football Penalty Shootout
Yellow team 3rd and bronze medals, Green team 5th
The Year 5 and 6 children also had their competition at the same time and we had similar success in those age groups!
April 28th - Year 4 Tennis competition – 5th
A team of our keen tennis players went to TAB to compete in a circuit of tennis challenges. They scored points in a variety of games that included tennis egg and spoon, sprinting through floor ladders, serving into targets and rallying in pairs. They had a great time and finished 5th out of the 8 schools.
May 3rd - Year 4 Golf competition – 4th
The following week it was the turn of the golfers as they competed in a similar format to the tennis competition. Their challenges included accurate putting into hoops and at cones, as well as delicately chipping on to giant Velcro targets and, less delicately (!), driving on to further away target areas. They thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon and finished in an excellent 4th place out of the 9 schools.
4th May - Year 2 Football Tournament – 7th
12 schools took part in the Year 2 football tournament and were split into 2 groups of 6. The boys fought hard in each of their 5 group games and ended up with an even split of 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats which placed them 4th in their group. They then played TAB who had finished 4th in the other group in a 7th/8th place playoff match and came out as comfortable 2-0 winners in that game. They played with great spirit and joy all the way through the tournament and went away happy to end with a victory!
Walk to School Week May 2022
Well done to all the pupils who joined in with the Walk to School Week (last week) Despite the rather wet end to the week, participation was high. We hope you enjoyed all the benefits that walking to school brings.
Overall, 79.62% of pupils walked to school over the week which is a fantastic achievement. Macaw class had the most children walking with an average of 89.37% of children walking to school during the week. They were closely followed by Toucan Class with 88.75% of children walking to school. Well done to Year 4! Congratulations to everybody who took part and as we enjoy the summer weather, why not make a pledge to keep walking to school?
BROADWATER COMMUNITY AWARD
Well done to Harry and Jonty for their charity work. They collected wind fall apples and sold them in aid of Friends of Mombasa.
F@B NEWS - SUMMER FAIR - 1st July 3.30-5.30pm
Dates for your diaries:
Friday 10th June - Non-Uniform Day (Children to bring specific items to the Food Tech room - see poster sent home in May).
Monday 13th June - Please leave any unwanted teddies and soft toys in the front reception in the tub provided.
Friday 1st July - Non-Uniform Day. Donations of homemade cakes/tray bakes, new and second hand children's books, plants, potted flowers etc. to the Food Tech room.
We need lots of volunteers to help run the stalls. Please sign up to volunteer for one or more half hour slots by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Adventure Trail & Other Apparatus
Please can we remind parents that children MUST NOT climb on the adventure trail or any other equipment around the school before or after school.
Please see the website for guidance.
Please can I remind you not to park on the zig-zags outside the school or across residents' driveways.
Please see the parent calendar on the school website for a full list of events and dates.
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)
Thursday 1st September 2022 (Note: INSET DAYS 1st Sept and 21st Nov) – Friday 16th Dec 2022
(Half term holiday: 24th - 28th October 2022)
Tuesday 3rd January 2023 (Note: INSET DAY 3rd Jan)– Friday 31st March 2023
(Half term holiday: 13th - 17th February 2023)
Monday 17th April – Friday 21st July 2023 (Note: INSET DAYS 20th & 21st July)
(Half term holiday: 29th May – 2nd June 2023)
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