Month: January 2020

Parents v Pupils: Competition reigns!

29th January 2020

On a wonderfully sunny but brisk afternoon our Year 6 parents donned their sports kit to take on their children on the football field and netball court.  We were delighted to see so many mums compete in the football matches, although netballing dads were in short supply!  There was a fantastic atmosphere as both sides…

Delicious! Celebrating Chinese New Year

28th January 2020

We celebrated Chinese New Year in the dining room on 27th January with some delicious Chinese cuisine prepared by our own Chef, Miss Scorer.  Sweet and Sour Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry were served with rice and noodles, followed by fruit salad and fortune cookies.  The more adventurous amongst us applied the chopsticks with varying…

Australia Day

24th January 2020

We have been proud to support Harry in Year 6 who asked to lead an initiative to raise awareness of the Australian bushfires.  His knowledge and passion came out strongly in his address to our assembly on Wednesday, which was illustrated with some extraordinary photographs.  Harry showed us where the fires are burning, along Australia’s…

Learning about Chinese New Year

21st January 2020

The Year of the Rat is upon us and to celebrate Pre-Kindergarten have been enjoying a wide range of Chinese activities, from making dragons, window banners and colourful red envelopes.  We were delighted to welcome Mr Hu and Mrs Gao, who taught the class to make dumplings, rolling the dough, adding different fillings, folding them…

We’re going on a bear hunt!

17th January 2020

Pre-Kindergarten have been enjoying the story, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.  This week their learning was brought to life when they donned their wellies and set off on their own bear hunt through the school, splashing in puddles, wading through mud, crunching over dead leaves and sticks before finally finding a…

Year 4 at the Tower of London

17th January 2020

As part of their history studies Year 4 enjoyed a lovely day at the Tower of London yesterday.  The White Tower is a truly impressive example of a Norman Fort and the children had the opportunity to re-enact the Norman invasion and the Battle of Hastings!  Everyone was amazed at the sheer scale of some…

Inter-house

6th January 2020

The Football and Netball Inter-house matches took place on 11 December on a brisk but sunny afternoon.  After some great competitive play and fantastic displays of sportsmanship in both tournaments Rose were victorious in the Football competition while Mead came away with the Netball cup.  Congratulations to all the players for their effort and enthusiasm.

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