Evolution and Adaptation

4th October 2019

Year 4 should have enjoyed a science lesson at Kew Gardens on the topic Maths in the Great Outdoors.  But the Great Outdoors had other ideas as the heavens opened and their visit took place in torrential rain.  Fortunately the adaptable team at Kew reorganised the session so the class studied Evolution and Adaptation in the comfort of the glasshouses.  Thank you Kew!  As always the class had a lovely time and learned a lot about how plant life has adapted to its conditions over the centuries and even millenia.

Arrangements for learning from 23 March

It is with regret that Broomfield House School will be partially closing from 3.30pm on Friday 20th March.  We have been open and providing our customary high quality education in school until this point but, following Government advice, we will now be fully supporting the children’s learning at home.  We have developed robust plans for this, working with our website provider and IT systems support and will be delivering age-appropriate teaching to our children and families.  We will be supporting many different ways of learning which will include text-based work, online lessons, video content and, with parental support, will be marking the children’s work and giving feedback to parents about it.  In Early Years we will also use the Tapestry system.

Developing these new ways of working and learning are exciting and we are confident that the innovations we are introducing to deal with these strange times will offer long term benefits to pupils, parents and staff alike.

We will continue to support the children of key workers at school to allow their parents to provide these critical services during the current situation.

We have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our school community.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone well and hope you all stay safe and healthy.

With all good wishes

Mrs Susie Byers
Headteacher