I would like to share with you a wonderful letter that arrived on the last day of the December term, from the Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, that contained the following:
‘It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on the excellent performance of your pupils in the 2012 national Key Stage 2 tests as published on the 13 December 2012. Your results show that you are amongst the 100 top performing schools based on sustained improvement in Level 4+ performance each year from 2009-2012.’
We are, of course, very proud of this achievement and would like to thank everyone from our community who has or continues to contribute to our success. If you would like to read the full letter please follow this link to our website: http://www.brightwell.oxon.sch.uk/Virtual+Office/Correspondence
Our Key Stage 2 children have recently got back from their day at the 02 Arena where they sang for 6 hours with 2000 other children. The concert in the evening was spectacular and they all had a wonderful experience that will become a lifetime memory. Share our photographs on our website.
This term the children in Pippin and Bramley classes will be studying life on an Island, using the Katie Morag stories as a stimulus for their discussions. Russet class will be going to France (virtually!) and turning their classroom ‘all French’, studying Monet and cooking French foods. Worcester class will be exploring the world of fantasy, while Discovery class is learning about World War 2. If you have any expertise or resources to share in any of these areas, we would love to hear from you. If you would like to know more detail of the curriculum, it is available on the class pages of the school website.
In the autumn, all children in the school took part in a gardening day. Everyone got their gloves and boots on and dug, weeded and planted for the day. It was a wonderful time for sharing conversation and scientific discovery. As you can imagine, many a mini-beast was discovered and much delight was had by some children in exploring muddy, dark corners of the school grounds! When we returned this January, we were delighted to see the 100s of little bulb shoots beginning to emerge from the soil. We will place photographs on our website as they bloom so that you can all share in the blaze of colour that will be the fruits of our labours!
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