Our school value this half term (Summer 1) is co-operation.
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 that 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 four inspections Ofsted have particularly commented on the quality of our curriculum. (Read More)
Welcome back to a new term! Although it has felt distinctly wintery this week it is actually supposed to be the summer term. We are looking forward to
lots of exciting activities including residential visits in all Junior year groups and, towards the end of term, a school production of Bugsy Malone.
This year we will be holding an ‘EGGtastic Cake’ competition for children to work on at home.
This will involve decorating a cake on the theme of ‘Easter’.
The cake can be small (individual bun) or large, homemade or bought!
It will be judged on the Easter decoration! There will be prizes for winning cakes and all children will get a prize for entering.
Please label your cake clearly with your child’s name and class.
Please bring your cake on paper plate to the hall before school on Wednesday 5th April and place it on your year groups table.
The winners will be announced during our whole school assembly. Unfortunately, due to space, no parents can attend this assembly.
‘EGGtastic Cakes’ will be sold at the end of the day and all money raised will go to the school.
The cake sale will be held in the school hall from 3.05pm.
What an amazing couple of sporting weeks we have had. Where to start?
On 27th February, our Y5/6 Handball team competed in the partnership competition at Handsworth Grange. They put on a fantastic display and worked well together, finishing 2nd. This means they have now qualified for the City finals on the 6th April.
On the 8th March, the Y6 boy’s football teams played against Greenhill’s teams. Both of our teams played brilliantly and displayed great determination. Well done to
everyone who played.
This week, the Y4 girls competed in our Partnership Futsal competition. Every girl, who played, supported and encouraged one another and displayed fantastic team spirit. They also finished 2nd, missing out on 1st by a goal difference of 2.
Our Y4s also competed in the Partnership Handball competition. Just like the girls football team, the handball team displayed superb team spirit and were a credit to
the school finishing 3rd in the competition.
Cheerleading is a new competition for the school and last month we took part in the Sheffield Schools competition. The girls demonstrated how hard they had been working on their routine and finished a fantastic 3rd in Sheffield. This meant they qualified for the South Yorkshire School Games representing Sheffield. The School Games took place on Thursday and after an interesting start to the day, the girls finished 5th in South Yorkshire. An amazing achievement. A special mention also needs to go to Greta, who broke a bone in her thumb the night before the competition. She turned up to the competition bandaged up and determined to play her part in the team, she demonstrated such determination and team spirit. I would also like to thank a member of Sacred Hearts team, who stepped in to help us out with the lifts that Greta was unable to support.
At the South Yorkshire School Games, we also had a Y5/6 advanced team competing in the gymnastics. Watching the team compete, they were so calm and positive on each of the events. We knew, whatever the result, they could be very proud of their performances. It turns out they can be unbelievably proud of themselves as they are now South Yorkshire Champions!!!
Last, but not least, is our amazing cross country team. Since last September, Caz Kay has been doing a brilliant job organising our cross country team and this season has seen the team go from strength to strength. Every child who has taken part in the Sheffield Cross Country League has improved their performances, which they should be very proud of. Annabelle in Y4 finished 3rd and the Y4 girls were 7th.
In the City Championships, Annabelle (Y4) came 2nd, Abbie (Y4) came 3rd and the Year 4 girls’ team were 2nd overall. This weekend has finished on a high with the Y4 girls’ team winning the cross country relay and the Y4 boys finishing in the top 15.
Well done to each and every child, who has represented the school in a sporting event this half term or throughout the year.
Yesterday, Bradway held its very first Poetry Slam. Groups of children across Key Stage 2 classes met with a visiting author and created poems around our
school value for this half-term, honesty.
We finished the day with an assembly where groups of children performed their poems to the whole school while a panel of pupil judges selected the winning teams. Take a look at the pictures below to see how engaged and enthused the children were.