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 December 2017

Safeguarding

As you know we are still experiencing a lot of difficulties with vehicles parked opposite and outside the entrance to our school making it difficult for traffic to pass school safely. We are trying to resolve this problem however this is taking some time. Meanwhile, could we ask if you could be vigilant when dropping your child off in the mornings and picking up at the end of the day and use the Pavilions car park. We must ask that you do not park in the bus bays outside school or use the school car park as this is used during the day for deliveries, visitors and disabled drivers and can become very busy and unsafe for children crossing the car park to use the computing suite.

Foundation Stage – Help!

One of our red ‘interactive’ whiteboard pens is missing. Please can you check at home that it has not been brought home by your child.

If you have any clean and empty materials ie boxes, yoghurt pots, kitchen/wrapping rolls etc (no toilet roll, egg boxes or medication boxes), please can you bring them to the unit. Any appropriate items for model building would be appreciated.  If your child would like a piece of flapjack on ‘Chewy Tuesday’, please can they bring 20p with them that morning. Thank you.

Foundation Stage Places

Please remember to apply for your child’s school place in our Foundation Stage (F2/Reception) before January 15th 2018. If you know of any children who want to apply for Foundation 1 (Nursery), please ask for a registration form from the school office. If you have any problems filling in the form please ask at the office and we will help you to complete the form in school.

Sport

The X Country area finals took place on 13th November at Knayton Park. The children did remarkably well with Henry Kirkbride and Archie Cann getting through to the next stage of the competition on  22nd March at Dalby Forest. We are very proud of you all, well done !

On Wednesday the 8th November, Year 5 and 6 children took part in a Mixed Football Tournament. The teams were, boys – Oliver Sinclair, Harry D’Ambrogio, Robert Coulson, Alfie Bright, Reece Stearman, Hayden Norton, Alex Nelson, Nathan Roberts, Stephen Bailey-Kitchen and Oscar Cullen and the girls – Alisha Brown, Tabitha Tennant, Aaliyah Hastings, Erika Maughan, Alex Darke, Eliie-Mai Coulson, Addie Snowden, Anna Cucurullo and Ashleigh Kane. All played very well with the girls making it through to the finals on Thursday 16th November 2017 where they came 3rd. Well done to all! The Sportshall Athletics took place on Monday 4th December 2017, well done to Reece Stearman, Harry D’ambrogio, Alfie Bright, Archie Cann, Robert Coulson, Ellie-Mai Coulson, Anna Cucurullo, Oscar Cullen, Alex Darke, Aaliyah Hastings, Ethan Hughes, Ashleigh Kane, Erika Maughan, Charlie Millington, Amelie Nichols, Nathan Roberts, Addie Snowden and Lotti Wilks-Stebbings.

FOBS

Doors open to the school Christmas Fayre on Thursday 7th December at 5.30pm.  Raffle tickets are still available to buy from the school office but will be available to buy on the evening. There are many big prizes to be won including Cash Prizes, Middlesbrough Football Club Tour, Meal Vouchers, Merryweathers Voucher and many, many more which have been kindly donated to the school. There will be many stalls, including Tombola, Bat the Rat and badge making. Thank you in advance to the Friends of Brompton School who have worked tirelessly during the past month or two to make this evening a success. Please hand any tombola/Bottle stall donations in to the school office before Thursday evening and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Children In Need

On Friday 17th November 2017, the children came to school in something yellow and spotty for Children In Need.  We raised a generous £253.55 for this very worthy cause. Thank you for all donations.

School Office

Our Year 6 pupils will be going on their residential trip to Bewerley Park in February 2018. The second deposit of £75.00 is due by Friday 8th December 2017.  Please pay via ParentPay or cash/cheque to school. A meeting will be arranged for January 2018 where further information regarding the trip will be shared and an opportunity for parents to ask any questions relating to the trip.

Tickets are still available (priced at £1.00 per ticket) for KS1/KS2 Christmas performances. The Keystage 1 performances will take place on Tuesday 12th December at 1.30pm and Wednesday 13th December at 5.30pm.  The Keystage 2 performances will take place on Tuesday 19th December at 1.30pm and Wednesday 20th December at 5.30pm. Please can all ticket money be paid to the school office before the performances. Please can all outifits be at school by Friday for dress rehearsals next week. The Foundation Unit’s performance will be on Friday 15th December 2017 at 10.00am, tickets are available from the unit.  Many thanks.

Brompton Sings!

The School Choir were invited to sing at the Christmas Tree Festival at the All Saints Church in Northallerton. The choir sang their very best and we were given compliments galore. Well done Brompton School choir. We look forward to our Choir visits to Rivendale and The Orchards next Thursday and Friday afternoon. Please remember our annual ‘Carols round the Tree’ on Friday 22nd December at 1.30pm in the assembly hall, where you are all invited to come along and sing with the staff and children.

School Day Organisation

We have a lot of pupils that are forgetting to bring PE kits to school on Mondays and reading books and other work that is necessary for the school day. Please ensure that your child is bringing their school work and PE kit, which consists of a white top and dark shorts (Not a football top) and trainers or plimsolls.

Please can we remind children that Reading and Literature Circles have to be completed each week and please can parents sign the Year 6 plannners and comment if appropriate on a weekly basis.

Attendance

As you know pupil attendance is imperative in order that they do not miss any of their lessons during the academic year.  We must ask that children are brought to school between 8.45am and 8.55am. The school registers close at 9.30am, if your child arrives after this time they will be marked as an unauthorised absence.  If your child is ill or has a medical appointment please call the school office by 9.30am.  Individual attendance letters will be sent in the new year. In school we take attendance seriously and have many children who achieve the 100% Attendance certificate at the end of every academic year. The attendance in school at present reads :

Year 6 – 97.8%

Year 5 – 95.8%

Year 4 – 95.7%

Year 3 – 96.3%

Year 2 – 95.7%

Year 1 – 94.8%

F2 – 94.5%

Well Done to Year 6!!

Brompton’s Before and After Club

The children attending the Before and After club are thoroughly enjoying the Christmas activities that our staff have prepared for them. Ms Alderson our Play Leader and Mrs Walker, are really pleased with the Club and would welcome any new starters. Please can all Spring Booking in forms be handed in as soon as possible to ensure your child’s place in 2018.

Parent Learning Sessions

The Chatterbox Sessions will commence again in January 2018 with Angela Smith a Tutor from Adult Learning Services.  Angela will start a new unit on Monday 15th January 2018 – ‘Story Sacks’ and all parents are welcome to attend. It is a great session where you can be given help and ideas to assist your child’s learning. Please can you let the school office know if you will be attending these sessions.

Please note:

-WE HAVE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL THAT HAVE ALLERGIES TOWARDS NUTS THEREFORE CAN YOU REFRAIN     FROM SENDING NUTS INTO SCHOOL IN YOUR CHILD’S PACKED LUNCH OR FOR SNACKS. THANK YOU!

-CAN WE PLEASE REMIND ALL CHILDREN TO HAVE THEIR WATER BOTTLES IN CLASS EVERYDAY AS THERE WILL BE NO MORE PLASTIC CUPS AVAILABLE FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE.

-COULD ALL SPORTS KITS BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL BEFORE THE END OF TERM PLEASE. WE ARE MISSING A LOT OF FOOTBALL KITS, SOCKS SWEAT TOPS AND T-SHIRTS. THANK YOU.

 

Diary Dates for December 2017

December:

Wed 6th – New Life Baptist Assembly

Thurs 7th – Christmas Fayre

Tues 12th – 1.30pm Key Stage 1 Performance

– 1.30pm Y5/6 Squash Tournament

Wed 13th – 5.30pm Key Stage 1 Performance

Thurs 14th – 1.30pm Christmas Choir at Rivendale

Fri 15th – 10.00am Foundation Performance

5.30pm Christmas Choir at The Orchards

Tues 19th – Key Stage 2 Performance at 1.30pm

Wed 20th – Key Stage 2 Performance at 5.30pm

Thurs 21st – Key Stage 1 & 2 Christmas Parties

Fri 22nd    – Foundation Unit Christmas Party

Carols around the tree 1.30pm – ALL WELCOME

 

Break up for Christmas Holidays – return on Tuesday 9th January

On behalf of the children, staff and Governors may we wish you a very Peaceful Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year.

Holidays 2017/2018

Spring Term 2018

January                             School Opens                       Tuesday 9th

February                  School Closes 3.15pm              Friday 9th

School Opens                       Monday 19th

March                     School Closes                       Thursday 29th

Summer Term 2018

April                       School Opens                       Tuesday 17th

May                        Bank Holiday Closed               Monday 7th

School Closes 3.15pm              Friday 25th

June                       School Opens                       Monday 4th

July                        School Closes 3.15pm              Friday 20th

Staff training days will take place as follows:- 2018: 8th January, 16th April, 23rd July, 24th July