Year 5 Lift Off!

Rowan started their Earth and Space topic by investigating what is in our Solar System. We looked at the different planets and built a model in the hall using toilet paper to create a scale model. We were surprised at some of the distances and we had a good discussion about why Pluto is no longer considered a planet.

The West End comes to Brockswood!

Oak and Rowan class completed a fantastic run of performances of ‘Joseph and his amazing technicolour dreamcoat’ this week.  The audiences were full and everyone seemed to enjoy this colourful and upbeat musical.  The children worked very hard to ensure that props costumes, scenery were all where they should be and everyone gave their best to perform, sing to bring their characters to life.  Daniel was an amazing lead as ‘Joseph’ supported by  Sky, Isabel, Alexandra and Sherry as ‘narrators’. Other fantastic performance were given by Emmanuel as ‘pharaoh’ and Michael as ‘Potiphar’.

Everyone worked really hard to bring together a great show and learned a lot about the way a musical runs both on and off stage.

ADD-vance Visit

Today, Year 4 were visited by two representatives from ADD-vance, which is a charity founded in Hertfordshire in 1996 providing specialist information, training, advice and support for children, adults and families on issues relating to Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related conditions. The children came up with the following ideas on how to be a good friend to people with ADHD and Autism:

Sports Day

Friday saw Brockswood bathed in sunshine as the children enjoyed their annual Sports Day. There was a fantastic turn out of parents and families, who enjoyed a picnic with the children. Competition between the houses was fierce: results will be shared with the children before the end of term. Big thanks to Mrs Bevil-Gahan, who organised the event.

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International Day

Every class in the school enjoyed learning about a different country. The children worked hard in a range of activities to find out more about other cultures. Every class was lucky enough to have a parent visitor, who shared information about their culture, taught the children to speak a few words in a different language as well as telling a story in another language. Throughout the day, each class spent 30 minutes learning a danced inspired by their country, culminating in a Dance Show in the afternoon. We look forward to continuing to celebrate our diverse community in the future.

Science Week

Science Week is in full flow at Brockswood. On Monday, the children enjoyed experiencing a wide variety of experiments with Dr Lea. On Tuesday, the school hall became an Avery, full of exciting birds, which the children were able to hold. Later on this week, the children will take part in a whole school crime scene investigation as well as completing their own class experiments. Many thanks to Mrs Baria for organising such an engaging and exciting week to bring science to life.