The first half of the summer term is over already! We have enjoyed so much already: a Resurrection Liturgy, a Music Evening, Sports Days, Ascension Mass and our First Holy Communion Liturgy!
What’s more, our Year 2s and Year 6s have worked extremely hard preparing for and sitting their National Assessments!
Thank to the hard work of our pupils, staff and parent support in keeping our BRW Spirit Strong this half-term! We’re excited for the next half-term of the summer!
TTRS and Numbots!
Year 4 have had a fantastic start to summer term. We’ve been learning all about the Romans in History and year 4 have been finding out about how the Romans invaded and ultimately defeated Boudica! Their pictures of Boudica were expertly drawn and labelled from a few meagre descriptions, but they were all under the impression that she was a fearful woman of great power!
We’ve also been investigating plants and growing conditions in year 4, and have our own experiments running in the classroom – some of our plants are thriving and some of them are looking pretty sorry for themselves with no water or light. In a couple of week’s time we should have a better idea of what the ideal (and *not* ideal) conditions for growth are!
In English we’re reading The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman, and have been creating some super descriptive writing using fronted adverbials to describe the myriad of characters in the story. We’ve found out that it’s actually quite a funny book as well as telling a story of an epic adventure. We love some of the characters like the pirates who pretended they weren’t pirates and then messed up their plans anyway!
In Come and See, we have been looking into the Pentecost and the children have been reflecting on the relationships that came out of this incredible (and slightly scary) event. The children have created some beautiful artwork, either using their own style or the style of one of the more traditional, classical painters, to show the incredible events of the Pentecost.
We’re working hard on our times tables and doing daily ‘tests’ to build our strength and confidence in this and the children are doing brilliantly – keep up the practise at home!
This year, the British Science Week theme was connections! To celebrate this, and to give our creative, imaginative and incredible children a challenge, we ran a Marble Run competition. True to form, they didn’t disappoint!
Everyone has really enjoyed all the photos and videos that have been emailed in. We have been wowed with all the amazing creations – not to mention your filming skills!
Thank you for all the stupendous entries. Our winner was Alexander, who managed the longest entry at well over 4 metres (so many twists and turns it could be double that!) Congratulations to all, you should feel very proud!
Over the Easter holidays, we celebrated the most important celebration within our faith, the resurrection of Jesus! We celebrate the season of Easter by using a word we don’t use during Lent – Alleluia! The word simply means ‘praise the lord’ and it’s a reminder that at this time of year we should be rejoicing and celebrating that Jesus is risen. This week, think about what makes you want to celebrate and think about how you can show the world the joy of the resurrection.
A warm welcome back to our pupils and families at the start of the Summer Term!
We began our Summer Term with our Spring Achiever of the Term celebration assembly. We were so busy with a memorable Holy Week that we ran out of time to celebrate at the end olast term.
Congratulations to our more-than-deserving Achievers. Your adults can see some common qualities among you: hard-work, smiles, resilience and a thirst for knowledge. Keep up the good work!
In addition, we had several pupils who earned their 100% attendance pencil and sweets for being in school for 100% of the Spring Term! What a feat!
Merry Christmas to all of the BRW Community…
Have a very happy and holy Christmas!
KS2 Advent Sing-Along!
Years 4, 5 and 6, welcome to the ‘Advent Rehearsal’ blog! Click on each song and start singing! Try it without your lyrics in front of you when you’re ready. Sing so much and so passionately that even your family know the songs! Let’s make our Thursday 1st December, 5.30pm performance one to remember. It has been a long time since we have been able to celebrate together! #BRWSpiritStrong
This Promise Is For You
We Have Seen The Light
Spirit of Peace/Faith/Hope/Joy/Love
When Love Was Born
Prince of Peace
Love Shone Down
All Things News
The King, The Light, The Wonder
What do you call a TTRS Rock Hero crossed with a NumBot Champion??? A RockBot of course!
Take a look at our weekly update, where you can find out who is top of your class leader-board in TTRS and Numbots, as well as which classes have headlined this week!
Take a look at week ending 20.5.22! Our leaders this week have played the most minutes, just to keep you all on your toes!
|Times Table Rock Stars||NumBots|
|Year 4||Emily R||Poppy|
|Times Table Rock Stars||NumBots|
|Fastest Speed||Year 3|
|Participation||Year 6||Year 3|
|Accuracy||Year 1||Year 3|
Well done to all our participants! And just think… YOU could be up there next week, so get onto TTRS and NumBots and get learning your number facts!
We are very lucky to have Mathletics online to help us with our maths! This is the perfect place to practice what you’ve been learning in class, refine your mathematical skills and prepare for the next step in maths!
Take a look below at our Mathletics Magicians this week (week ending 13.5.22…their performance is simply MAGICAL!).
The following children have played and scored the most points on Mathletics!
Year 1 Emily G
Year 2 Hayden
Year 3 Jan
Year 4 Johanna
Year 5 Hayley
Year 6 Benjamin
And the year group who played the most, and so earned the most certificates?
Congratulations everybody! Keep playing magically!