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Our school value this half term (Summer 2) is Responsibility              .

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)

Paul Stockley
Posted on
Jun 2018

Treehouse Competition

Dear Parents and Carers,

Competition time!

Gripple, a local Sheffield company has launched a competition in partnership with Kids Invent Stuff (a YouTube channel that brings to life kids’ invention ideas) and have personally invited children from Bradway Primary School to take part!

It is a challenge for 5-11 year olds to design a ‘cool & crazy’ tree house and to submit the design online. Have a look at the challenge and inspiration video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTT1T3q1fEA

The organisers will select five winners and build one of them down in Cornwall, England.

The top three Sheffield entries will get a prize and a chance to visit the Gripple Ideas and Innovation centre. Gripple will also run a workshop for children who entered where they will be able to make a simple prototype of their design.

To enter the challenge, upload your idea onto www.kidsinventstuff.com as pictures or videos.

Please ensure that your child’s name and Bradway Primary School is on the upload.

Kids invent stuff will be posting four YouTube videos on www.youtube.com/kidsinventstuff

There will be lunch time clubs held in school on 14/6/18 and 21/6/18 for children to work on their designs and ask any questions.

The Tree house challenge closes Thursday 28th June 2018.

What we will be building episode / choosing the kids top 5: 14th July

Build episode: 21st July

Test Episode: 28th July


Good luck

Mrs Owens & Mrs Stevenson

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Posted on
May 2018

Fortnite - A guide for parents and carers

The multiplayer action survival game, Fortnite: Battle Royale, has received a lot of media coverage recently due to growing popularity amongst children – and also emerging safety concerns. Over the last few months, in school, we have seen the game's continuing popularity grow, children from Year 1 to Year 6 tell us they play the game, despite the 12 age rating. With this in mind we have ,with the support of the NSPCC website, pulled together some information about the game and how to keep your children safe while playing it.

Players can currently play Fortnite: Battle Royale on a PC, Mac, Xbox, and PlayStation or download it from the App Store. Use of the game has grown rapidly amongst children and young people since the launch of the mobile game in March 2018. As of 2nd May, the app version is only available on iOS but an Android release is expected shortly. The game involves 100 players fighting each other in real time to be the final survivor.
What features and risks are there on Fortnite?
Fortnite: Battle Royale has several features that can be fun, but there are also risks. These include:

  • Players can add friends in the mobile game if they have an account with Epic, the game’s developer. Friends can be added by username in the game’s main menu.
  • There is a chat feature in the game that allows users to contact each other using voice or text. You can disable voice chat in the game by selecting the 3 lines in the top right of the screen, select the settings icon, choose the ‘Audio’ tab at the top of the screen and go to the ‘Voice Chat’ option, where you can select ‘Off’.
  • There is cartoon violence in the game. You can use a variety of weapons to kill other players, such as guns and axes.
  • There are in-app purchases, which can become expensive.
  • Players can be reported to the Player Support team if you are concerned about activity or behaviour.
Age ratings
Here are the recommended age ratings for the game:

  • Epic Games: Fortnite Battle Royale says it does not direct the game to children under the age of 13 in the UK.
  • The PEGI rating for this game is 12 years old. However, PEGI does not take chat features into consideration when rating games. You can find out more about age ratings here.
  • The App Store says that users must be 12+ to play.
Follow our TEAM tips to help keep your child safe online when playing online games:

  • Talk to your child regularly about what they are doing online and how to stay safe. Let them know they can come to you or another trusted adult if they’re feeling worried or upset by anything they have seen. You can use our conversation starters to support you when starting these conversations.
  • Explore your child’s online activities with your child. Understand why they like using them and make sure they know what they can do to keep themselves safe.
  • Agree your own rules as a family when using sites, apps and games.
    e.g. No gaming after 7pm
    No gaming before school
    Set clear time limits for gaming and stick to these timings - use a timer so they can see how long they have left.
    Do not take electronic devices to bed, charge them in another room / downstairs. 

    You can use the NSPCC Family Agreement template to help you get started.      https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/online-safety/share-aware-family-agreement.pdf
  • Manage your technology and use the settings available to keep your child safe.
If you’d like advice and support about keeping your children safe online, call the free O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002.

The following leaflet contains further helpful information and guidance.


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Posted on
May 2018

The solar shelter's great in a power cut, but not for electricity!

The solar shelter proved popular as a shady place to eat sandwiches during today's power cut. The kitchen could not cook hot food so most children ate outside and enjoyed the fine weather. Sadly, despite generating lots of power from the sun, we were unable to tap into the power generated by the solar panels on top of the shelter. Everyone enjoyed the day and it showed that the world doesn't completely stop when technology is switched off! Power was finally restored at 1.30pm.

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Posted on
Apr 2018

Sheffield Young Artist Exhibition

We had a wonderful school trip to visit The Sheffield Young Artist Exhibition.
Our school has 35 pictures on display and Elsa was selected as an award winner.
The children whose pictures were on display will be presented with a certificate in assembly.
The exhibition at the skyline suite, Ponds Forge is on Saturday 28th April 10am-3pm.

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"As parents we put a lot of trust in you, as a school, to look after our children and you have certainly earned that trust and helped them to flourish. " - Parent