Dear parents, carers, staff, governors and friends,
Our lovely Y6 children did their final performances for us all this week. We were treated to versions of Oliver Twist, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers and Jungle Book. It was truly special to see every single child sharing their particular talent with us, whether acting, singing, dancing, playing an instrument or playing the comedian! Their confidence and stage presence amazed us all and each performance was a lovely tribute to the friendships and bonds they have built over their time here at Brindishe Manor.
Thank you to our very hard working Y6 team of adults whose support and dedication led to such outstanding performances: Rachel Gurr, Liz Newman, Mark Maguire, Marva Hudson, Mark Tiller and Sue Young.
Summer Fair success
We held our Summer Fair last Sunday. The weather held out and the fair was incredibly well supported by families, friends and neighbours. It was such a happy, successful event with games, refreshments, stalls and superb entertainment. Our choirs and ensemble performed, as did parents and past pupils. Y5 children ran very successful enterprise stalls and raised £149 towards their Viking workshops earlier this term.
Thanks go, as ever, to everyone who contributed, either by making cakes or running stalls, performing or helping to set up and clear up.
Particular thanks go to our dedicated PSFA team, without whom these fantastic community events would not take place each year: Sandra Tidholm-Sezgin, Wendy Humble, Diane Foster, Claire Johnston, Shara Choudhury, Sarah Tigwell, Lisa Sweet, Julie Morrison and Victoria Flint. We are very grateful to them for all their very hard work.
All three Brindishe Schools have this week been awarded ‘Best Practice Status - Gold Standard’ for our work around diversity and equalities. Educate and Celebrate is a government sponsored charity whose remit is ‘Making schools and organisations LGBT+ friendly’.
Congratulations to our fantastic children’s ‘Celebrate and Educate’ team here at Brindishe Manor and to Charlotte Dougan and Rebekah Chin, our equalities leads.
Congratulations are also due to you, as members of our Brindishe Schools communities, for your support in this very important awareness raising work over the year
Another busy week at Brindishe Manor… Nursery children and their families enjoyed their sponsored ‘Big Toddle’ on Thursday, raising money for Barnardos. They joined with Brindishe Green nursery families in Manor House Gardens and a great time was had by all.
Y4 visited the Maritime Museum on Monday to explore how the Vikings used to trade with other countries. Our Year 4 Science Team are busy harvesting their vegetables and herbs in the ‘Peaceful Place’ – keep some loose change in your pockets and look out for their ‘pop-up’ stall after school next week.
Reception classes have braved the drizzle this morning to go pond dipping in Manor Park, and many of us have enjoyed a summer BBQ lunch today made by our lovely kitchen team.
Thank you to all our parents and carers who come along to support our children on school visits. We really appreciate your help.
End of Year Reports
Reports for each child are being sent home today. We will hand them to the adult collecting at the classroom door. Any reports not sent home with an adult today can be collected straight from the school office.
We have recently updated our Separated Parents Policy.
We understand that all the adults who have parental responsibility for a child may not live at the same home address. If you would like us to send a copy of the newsletter, or your child’s report, for example, to more than one home address, please make sure we have all addresses on our system and that we have both email addresses. If we are not formally given the address and email we will continue to send to the child’s listed home address.
Remember you can update your child’s information by logging on to Arbor’s Parent Portal https://brindishe- manor.uk.arbor.sc/?/home-ui/index
or by contacting the school office.
Attendance Cup winners this week are:
Important: Safety First
The police have asked us this week to remind families to talk with their children about keeping safe when out and about. There have been reported incidences of unknown adults approaching children on their way to and from school. Police tell us that such incidences are more likely to occur during summer months so please take this opportunity to talk ‘safety first’ with your children, particularly if they are likely to be in the neighbourhood without you. Always report any concerns to the police.
Dates for your diary
18 July Transition morning 19 July Y6 Leavers’ Disco
21 July Y6 Leavers’ Assemblies 21 July End of term
24 July – 1 Sep Summer holiday
4 + 5 Sep INSET days – staff only
6 Sep Children Y1 - 6 back to school
6 - 14 Sep Reception children ‘staggered’ start.
6 – 22 Sep Nursery induction meetings
Have a lovely weekend, everyone! Best wishes,
PSFA (Parents, Staff, Friends Association) News
The Summer Fair was a great success last Sunday and fun was had by all. Lots of you came to support the event, and it looks like you raised a really generous amount - look out for final figures in an upcoming newsletter.
The fair would not be possible without all the volunteers who give so generously of their time and efforts. The PSFA team would like to thank all those who helped before, during and after the event in any way. We hope you had fun at the same time and are really grateful for your support. Thanks also to premises manager, Haydn, and to the teachers and support staff who gave up their Sundays to ensure that the event went smoothly and the children had a great time.
Best wishes for a great weekend! The PSFA team