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.

Poppy Appeal

Please check your email for information about the Poppy Appeal. We will be collecting in school next week. Year groups are asked to bring in their donations as follows;

Monday 8th November – Early Years

Tuesday 9th November – Year 1 & 2

Wednesday 10th November – Year 3, 4, 5 and 6

Please ensure ALL donations are in a named envelope stating what you would like.

Children in Need 2021

Children in Need Day is Friday 19th November 2021 and we are taking part. Children are asked to come into school in their spotty and bright clothing or Children in Need merchandise for a £1 donation.

We have some merchandise which may be purchased for your child in advance to be worn on the day.  If you would like to buy these items please return a completed form along with correct payment to your child’s class teacher in a named, sealed envelope.

Send in your money to purchase your items on the following dates;

  • Monday 15th Nov – Early Years
  • Tuesday 16th Nov – Key Stage 1
  • Wednesday 17th Nov – Key Stage 2
  • Thursday 18th November – Mop up for anyone that has forgotten their money

We are splitting the stock to give as many children as possible a chance to buy. Merchandise will be issued on a first come first served basis. If an item is no longer available the money will be returned to you.

Here is a photo of everything we are able to offer. Please ensure you send in the correct money for the items you would like.

Key Dates this Term

(Please note that all dates for performances etc. are dependent on Covid restrictions)

New Term begins Monday 1st November 2021

Monday 1st November – Year 5 Trip to Space Centre

Wednesday 3rd November – Year 5 Swimming Lessons begin

Wednesday 3rd (FULL) & 10th November – Open Morning for 2022 Intake Parents

Monday 15th November – Odd Socks Day (Antibullying Week)

Friday 19th November  – Children in Need Day (Wear your spots)

Wednesday 1st December @6pm – Christmas Cheer Concert (Time TBC)

Friday 3rd December @2.30 – Year 4 Brass performance to parents

Tuesday 7th December @9.30 and Wednesday 8th December @14.00 – Early Years Christmas Performance

Wednesday 8th December @18.30 – Year 3/4 Performance at St Peter’s Church

Thursday 9th December @14.00 & @18.00 – Year 1/2 Christmas Performance

Friday 10th December – Christmas Jumper Day for Save the children

Friday 10th December – FOBL Christmas Fair (Details TBC)

Tuesday 14th December – Whole School Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 15th December – Year 1 Gruffalo Trip (Details TBC)

Wednesday 15th December @14.30 – KS1 ABLE Assembly

Thursday 16th December @14.30 – KS2 ABLE Assembly

Term Dates 2021-2022

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

https://www.brackenleasschool.co.uk/2021_2022-Term-Dates.pdf

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)

There is currently a vacancy within the Hawksmoor Learning Trust. Here is a link for anyone that is interested.

Odd Socks Day – Monday 15th November

Odd Socks Day is part of Anti- Bullying Week 2021. Children should come in to school on this day wearing odd socks alongside their normal school uniform. 

Want to know more? Click on the link below.

https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/odd-socks-day

Brackley Foodbank Logo Design Competition

Brackley Foodbank is asking the local community to design a Logo that will go on to be used on all of their branding and media platforms going forwards, the winner will be selected by the volunteers at Brackley Foodbank.

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