Black History Month

Brockswood celebrated Black History Month this afternoon. They visited different teachers who each taught them about an influential man or woman from black history. Each class then spent time making an interpreted African Tribal Mask, writing their name in a version of African script and playing an African game called ‘Mbube Mbube’.

Can the children tell you about one of the people they learned about and why they were famous?


Oak class are done!

Last final post for my lovely Oak class. It was an absolute pleasure to be your teacher this last year and I wish you all the very best with your futures.

Please believe in yourself because I do and I know you are all capable of achieving incredible things!

You will be sorely missed at Brockswood.

I hope you have a lovely summer and get prepared for the next chapter of your lives!

Best wishes,

Miss Green


Debates and Elections

This week Oak have been learning about the Early Islamic Civilisation. We have been learning what a Caliph is and how they would have been chosen after Muhammad died.

Our class were split into two groups to represent Shia and Sunni Muslims and hold an election to select a new Caliph.



Here are our two potential candidates:

Our panel of leaders made their final decision.

Well done to Ali (Jermaine) who was representing the Shia Muslims 🙂

Year 6

Year 6 have had a very busy half term. SATs are complete and they worked incredibly hard to achieve their full potential. We are all so proud of them. They worked so hard that some even had a nap afterwards…


I promise I was just resting my eyelids with them! Do not worry we were all in the capable hands of Mrs Driver and Mrs Hake!


As a reward we headed off to Thorpe Park on Monday and enjoyed many thrilling rides (not so much for Mrs Hake).

Some of the children even enjoyed the soaking wet ride!

Myself and Mrs Driver wanted to make sure they enjoyed the ride as much as they could so thought we would give them a helping hand..

One more final half term left of Primary School for this bunch, here’s to lots of fun and adventures over the next 7 weeks!



Computing with a little bit of games!

Oak have kicked off our learning by looking at Microsoft Excel. We looked at the different functions and worked our way around the programme by playing a game of battleships against our partners. We then moved on to look at what we could afford during half term with a £200 budget. The children worked really hard to use the SUM function to automatically add up their total and work out how much budget they had left. They tried to cram as much in as possible, although I’m not sure if they realise the £200 budget is imaginary!!

Well done Oak class!


Can you ask the children if they remember any of the formula’s they used? Also find out how much of their budget they spent and what activities they chose. I’m pretty sure some of them are taking some parents along for the trip too!

Oak’s various school outings!

Oak were lucky enough to have two trips last week!

First off, we visited the RAF Museum at Hendon to support our learning around our current topic of World War 2.


It was lovely to see the children getting involved with all the different activities, asking great questions during our workshop and interested in the many old planes we saw during our time there. They even looked very smart in the jackets of real life war soldiers and were very respectful of them. Well done Oak class.



Next up, we had our second trip of the week to an event at Hemel Hempstead fire station called Crucial Crew.

Before anything though was the great experience of getting a public bus to the event!

The children had the opportunity to learn about some of the possible dangers they may encounter as they get older and more independent. It gave them some great skills to remember and ways of dealing with different situations and issues.



Overall, the whole week was thoroughly enjoyable and the children behaved impeccably and were great ambassadors of Brockswood School. Well done Oak class, we are extremely proud of you all!