May we introduce Reading Bear!
To help encourage our children to read every day, a Reading Bear will be given to all children, up to and including Year 3, who finish their Reading Records.
These bookets are used to
record reading which takes place with an adult at home and at school. Research shows that regular reading with an adult has a profound impact on children's ability to read, and is one of the most important homework activities that a parent can do with their child. The ability to read is, in itself, a strong predictor of success in school and in many ways it is the gateway to learning. So let's get reading everybody, and give those bears a new life outside Mr Stockley's office, and a new home. They're waiting for you!
In Years 4 to 6 children who finish their Reading Records receive one of our school bookmarks with a wide range of unusual hair colours to choose from!
It has been excellent seeing so many children cycling and walking to school so far this term. Well done for keeping active everybody! In order to ensure that pedestrians and cyclists can access our school site safely before and after school please note that cars are not allowed to be parked on the road approaching our school (Bradway Drive) or in the school car park. Only permit holders are allowed in to the school car park.
If you have concerns over vehicles driving dangerously on Bradway Drive please contact Parking Services or the South Yorkshire Police. Please note however that Bradway Drive is a public road and, as with any road, children and adults should remain on the path for their own safety.
At the end of the school day you are welcome to stay with your child to enjoy our extensive outdoor facilities. However please ensure that your child is supervised on the school site, particularly when entering our wooded area.
We are currently obtaining quotes to finish the area underneath the new solar shelter. This area will be a developed as a place to socialise as well as a place to have lunch. The old climbing frame is being removed and the space created is having a new surface which will match the one under the solar shelter. If you know any good local joiners who could create some bespoke furniture for this area, please let us know in the office as soon as possible. The plan is to have everything finished and ready to go after the half term break, including a weather station which will be fitted to the shelter.
Welcome back to a new year at Bradway!
We hope that you have enjoyed the summer. The children have been excited to discover an enormous new solar shelter on the school field as well as two tyre parks for playing on. There has been much excitement around school as the pupils have settled in to their new classes and everyone seems to have had a great day. The assembly theme was around accepting people's differences and being happy with who you are.
We look forward to working with you this year. Look out for the newsletter which will be coming out soon by e mail (hard copy if you are not registered for e mail alerts).