Welcome to our Weekly Newsletter where we share relevant information with you about what has been happening here at Bracken Leas and events planned in future weeks.

On Monday Year 4 enjoyed their World War II day as part of their topic work this term. They created their own Anderson shelters in the classroom and put together a timeline to better understand the war, when it happened and how. The children will then be visiting Didcot Railway Station Later this term, when they will get the full evacuee experience.

We are currently putting the finishing touches to our in school clubs programme for this term. Clubs information along with details on how to sign up will be circulated early next week. We anticipate clubs running from Monday 27th September onwards.

This afternoon our Year 4 children have begun their term of whole year group brass tuition. They have been allocated their instruments and are starting to learn about how they work and how to play them. We look forward to hearing their progress as the weeks go on. As the children are now learning an instrument, this also enables them to take part in the weekly Saturday Music and Performing Arts sessions held here within Bracken Leas. More information has been sent home today about this.

NMPAT Singers

NMPAT Singers Brackley is part of Northamptonshire County Choirs. Local rehearsals will meet at Magdalen College School on Wednesday evenings during term time with a regular concert programme throughout the year. Come and join us singing for your county!

Rehearsals start on Wednesday 22nd September, 17:30 – 19:00 Madgalen College School, Waynflete Avenue, Brackley, NN13 6FB
The first rehearsal is an open audition and completely free of charge for all.

Once accepted, there is a termly charge of £85*, subsidised to £45 in the 2021 autumn term.

We look forward to welcoming you to the NMPAT family!

nmpat singers brackley flyer

Key Dates this Term

Wednesday 15th September – Wednesday 20th October – Year 6 Swimming

Friday 8th October – #Hello Yellow Day & Wear Yellow for Young Minds Mental Health

 Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th October – Parents’ Evenings (Details to follow)

Thursday 14th October – Flu Vaccinations

Thursday 14th October @2pm & 15th October @9.30am – EYFS & KS1 Harvest Assembly (Details to follow)

Tuesday 19th October & 3rd November @9.30 – Open Morning for Early Years Starters September 2022 (TBC)

Wednesday 20th October @14.30 – KS1 ABLE Assembly

Thursday 21st October – Individual Photos

Friday 22nd October @ 14.30 – KS2 ABLE Assembly

Friday 22nd October – Last Day of Term

New Term begins Monday 1st November 2021

iSDA Theatre School

iSDA Theatre School is back! Join us at Winchester House School for two days of Musical Madness fun! 25th & 26th October, 10am – 3.30pm, for children aged 7 – 17. Prices start from £25. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE – book now by contacting us on – iSDATheatreSchool@hotmail.com

Please click on the attachment for details.

isda theatre school – October workshop poster

The Voice Kids – is your child a super talented singer?

The Voice Kids will be returning to our screens on ITV in 2022 and they’re looking for super talented singers and duos aged 7-14* who have what it takes to take over The Voice Kids stage.

Term Dates 2020-2021

Here is a link to term dates for the forthcoming academic year.


Early Years are still in need of donations of the following items;

Shawls, capes, Sheer scarves
Walking sticks
Baskets (picnic or carry)
Wigs, Glasses, Sunglasses
Fabric for wrapping round
Small suitcases and bags, briefcase
Good condition, appropriate age musical instruments
Things like train timetables

Disco ball
Waistcoats and jackets

You can hand them over to Early years staff directly or through the school office.

Free Taster Sessions available now. Book in for your free lesson at www.mattfiddes.com or call 0800 0350415.

Go to https://www.mattfiddes.com/ or click on the link below for more details:

MF Martial Arts Back to School Flyer

Music Lesson Timetable

(Details about music lessons to be advised)

  • Monday – Guitar (am), Funkey’s (pm)

  • Tuesday – Strings (pm)

  • Wedneday – Singing Lessons (pm), Funkeys (pm)

  • Thursday – Woodwind (am)

  • Friday – Brass (am), Keyboard (pm)

Join Pumpkin & Pickle for these sessions, run by one of our Bracken Leas parents.

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