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Welcome to Bradway Primary School. I have been Headteacher at this school since 2002 and during that time there have been many changes in education. Through all these changes we have held true to two basic beliefs and principles about what makes a good school and a good learner. Firstly, our school motto, 'Learning Through Enjoyment' highlights the importance we place on ensuring that Bradway Primary school is a happy place to be and that the content of the curriculum is stimulating, relevant and engaging for our pupils.

Our success in achieving this culture in school is supported by the fact that in our last three inspections we have been rated as 'outstanding' for our curriculum by Ofsted. (Read More)

Paul Stockley
Headteacher
Posted on
11
Apr 2014

Happy Easter everybody

Today was a day of action at Bradway! First thing this morning we had staff and children in Year 5 dressed up as Victorians as well as Year 4 dressed in wartime clothes. All sorts of extraordinary eggy creations also arrived in the hall and there are a few pictures below to give you a flavour of the day.
The day was finished off with an Easter assembly and everybody who had entered the egg competition went home with a bit of chocolate! What an excellent end to an excellent term.

Some fantastic wartime costumes........


Everybody in Year 4 with their costumes for VE Day


Hagrid!


A mad professor 


More costumes for VE Day



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Posted on
31
Mar 2014

Year 2 and 3 choir

Just a quick reminder that there will be no year 2/3 choir tomorrow because of parents evening. We shall have our last rehearsal, before the Easter holidays, as normal next Tuesday.

Thanks
Mrs Lucas


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Posted on
27
Mar 2014

Fabulous learners

The pupils in Mr Yates' class produced some amazing work today after a session with a local artist. Rulers were banned and consequently all the lines used in the creation of these colourful and imaginative pieces are freehand (see the end of this blog for some more pictures)



 In the morning, one of our Governors, Mrs Vallely, and Assistant Head, Mr Stones went on a Learning Walk, one of the school's regular monitoring exercises. Mr Stones collected some quotes from the morning, a selection of which are recorded below:

FS2:
'I like writing a lot because I like doing crafty stuff'. (Sophie FS2)

'I Like to write facts'. (Grace)

'This school do cursive writing'. (Francesca)

'The confusing letter is the 'b' and the 'd'. (Hugh)

Y1
'You put your and up and Mrs Moura helps you'. (Isobel)

Y2
'Writing is really fun'. (Ben)

'I'm doing well because I got all those ticks'.(Madeline)

'The green means I have to try a bit more'. (Jack)

Y3
'Sometimes we have another look at our writing in case it can get better'. (Rudy)

'We're excellent writers because we're doing simple, complex and compound sentences'.

Y4
'We have uplevelling pens to improve our writing'.

Y5
'I need to manage my distractions because sometimes I have a long sentence in my head, I get distracted, and then I forget it'. (Ben P)

If you mark your own you can see where you have gone wrong'. (Penny)

Y6
'I like it when we mark each others' because they get it at the same level as me'. (George)

'I think it's beneficial to improve our writing in improvement time'. (Emma)


Below: More beautiful artwork from 6GY















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Posted on
14
Mar 2014

Creation Day

Today at Bradway we have had a wonderful time with pupils from across the school mixed up together. So Year 1 have been with Year 4, Year 2 with Year 5 and Year 3 with Year 6, while Foundation Stage have worked together in their own year group. Everyone has been studying one of the varied beliefs about Creation that are held by people from different cultures around the world.
The pupils have really enjoyed their learning, but they have especially enjoyed meeting different people, and getting to know pupils that are a different age to themselves. Walking around the school today there has been an excited, yet purposeful atmosphere and below you can see some photographs giving a small insight into what has been taking place.









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"We feel that  the teachers are constantly being creative with the children's learning, individual class events and whole school events alike. Making school life interactive fun and memorable. We feel that you guys have a challenging job but manage to succeed in providing great education whilst trying to keep all us parents happy. " - Reception parent