Dear parents, carers, staff, governors and friends,

Staffing news

Today we wish Hannah Cosin well as she begins her maternity leave. We look forward to hearing her news very soon.

Bee Clements returns from maternity leave next week and is looking forward to seeing everyone again.

This week at Brindishe Manor

It has been a week full of visits, workshops and sporting events in fine weather. Nursery loved their visit to Mudchute Farm on Tuesday and Y6 Opal had a fantastic time at Tate Britain on Thursday.

Ys 5 and 6 enjoyed  a road safety awareness workshop and learnt some important lessons about keeping safe while out and about, or while travelling to and from school independently.

Sports Days for Ys 1-4 on Wednesday and for Reception classes this morning were very well attended by our families and were extremely successful. This was due to careful planning and organisation by Helen Coupe our Sports Lead and her team, as well as to the fantastic support given to the younger children by our Y6 classes and our young Sports Leaders. Thank you to them all and thank you to everyone who came along to support.

Diamond’s visit to the natural History Museum has been rescheduled to next  Tuesday.

Nursery places for September 2018

Please let your friends and neighbours know that we have a few spaces left for our Nursery classes in September. We run two part time classes, morning and afternoon. Please ask at the school office for details.

Science Week 25 – 29 June

(Please see the poster below)

A reminder that entries to the Science competition must be brought in next Monday 25 June. Class heats will take place on Monday and Tuesday and finals will be on Wednesday and Thursday. 

There will be certificates for:

  • most successful project
  • most original design
  • most effort

All projects will be out in the classrooms on Friday from 2.45 – 3.15 so parents, carers and children can look at them all.

School Gates

Parents and carers are telling us it is very hard to get in and out of school when people gather just outside the gates in front of the barrier to meet up or talk. Please, if you are meeting someone, it would be helpful if you could move along the pavement to a less congested area.

Can we also request that dogs are tied up further away from the main gates at a quieter part of the pavement.

Dates for your diary

25 – 29 June Science Week
25 - 29 June Meetings for new Reception children and their parents/carers
26 June Diamond class to the Natural History Museum
26 June Tri-school choral concert at Brindishe Green 5pm
27 June Y6 to Greenwich Park
27 June 6pm Full Governing Body meeting at Brindishe Green. Please let us know if you wish to attend as an observer and we will arrange seating for you.
2 July Musicians’ Concert 5.15pm
8 July Brindishe Manor Summer Fair 1-4pm
10 July Songfest concert at Trinity School 5pm - Pearl and Ruby classes
10 and 11 July Y6 Summer Performances (see Y6 letter for details)
11 July Children’s barbecue lunch
12 July Nursery’s Big Toddle at Manor House Gardens
16 July Y6 leavers disco
19 July End of term

And finally...

Please note that next week is looking like a bit of a scorcher... Please make sure your child is wearing sunscreen, brings a hat to school and has their shoulders covered. Please also make sure they are wearing appropriate shoes/sandals for school. As ever, thank you for your support with this.

Best wishes for a lovely sunny weekend,

Gerlinde Achenbach

PSFA (Parents, Staff, Friends Association) News



We still have many slots to fill with volunteers to run the stalls and set up the games/stalls beforehand. PLEASE get in touch with us if you can help. Thank you to those who have already volunteered their time.


Any donations for the adult tombola (new or unused gifts, bottles, toiletries, chocolates etc) and children’s tombola (again new or unused toys and books) can be brought to the office over the next 2 weeks.


Does your child play in a band? We are looking for performers to play on the Summer Fair stage and would love to hear from any student or parent musical groups who could offer 10 or 15 minutes of music.


The raffle team has got together some really great prizes this year! We hope everyone will want to buy a ticket to be in with a chance of winning. Look out for a letter and tickets coming home in book bags soon.


The cake and refreshment stalls are the heart of the fair, and it takes many bakers and donations to feed all the hungry visitors.  Please start thinking about what you could bake or donate to make it a really tempting feast. We will collect donations from Friday 6th and on the day.

Many thanks and have a great week ahead.


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Brindishe Manor Science Week

25th – 29th June

Calling all scientists!

Do you love science? Does your job involve science of any kind? Would you be willing to share this with children in the school?

We would love parents and carers to get involved in our science week and are asking for people to come in and talk about how their job is linked to science or about their interest in science. You could come in and talk to your child’s class, year group or even in assembly. We want to show children all the different ways we come into contact with science. So if you love an aspect of science e.g. astronomy, insects, cooking or there is an element of science in your daily life, for example you work as a hairdresser, mechanic, doctor, nurse etc, please talk to your child’s teacher or to Miss Hockham (Y4 teacher).

We also have a whole school science home learning project which you will have seen on the back of your child’s class newsletter. Entries have to be in on Monday 25th June. There will be certificates for:

  • Most successful project
  • Most original design
  • Most effort

During science week, there will be a competition in your child’s class to choose which ones will go to the final. 

The science team will judge the finals and the winners from the finals will share their projects in whole school assemblies at the end of science week.

 All projects will be out in the classrooms on Friday from 2.45 – 3.15 so parents, carers and children can look at them all.


  • You can buy the materials to make it with but you can’t bring in something you have bought.
  • It can be a joint project with a friend but remember it is a home project.
  • Everyone at home can get involved and help but don’t do it all. It’s their project!