Head Teacher – Paula Harwood

Tel : 01280 707050

E-mail: enquiries@brackenleas.northants.sch.uk 

Website: www.brackenleasschool.co.uk

Twitter: @brackenleas1

In our weekly newsletter ‘Bracken News’ you will find details of upcoming events and key dates for your diary. We also share information here about local community events and activities.

Want to know more about what is happening in school? Click on the News Page of our school website for photos and news about what we have been doing.

Cycling Safety

It has come to our attention that there have been a number of incidents involving cyclists over the last few weeks. Bikability sessions are taking place for our Year 6 children and this should help them to learn more about safety. However as a parent please ensure the following if your child is cycling too and from Bracken Leas:

  • Your child’s bike is in road worthy condition
  • Your child is wearing a wearing a cycle helmet and has the correct cycling equipment (e.g. Lights for darker evenings)
  • Children are not trying to carry items on their handle bars when riding their bikes to and from school
  • Children use their road sense to ensure that they are riding safely
  • Children should not be riding on pavements, unless via a designated cycle route.

Please talk to your children about bike safety, we want everyone to stay safe.

FOBL Santa Day – Friday 13th December

Santa is coming to Bracken Leas on Friday 13th December! There will be cakes, games and stalls in the hall as in previous years. More details to follow…

Please can you help with your donations of the following;

  • Unwanted gifts and good quality items for out tombola
  • Food items for the hampers,
  • Raffle-type prizes for ‘Lucky Envelopes’
  • Full and empty screw top bottles for our wine and water stall

FOBL will have a ‘donations box’ by the pirate ship in the playground starting next week for any items people can give!

Please note, there will be no school meal provision on this day as the hall will be out of use for Santa Day. We will also be supporting NSPCC Christmas Jumper Day on this day, details to follow.

Early Years Vacancy

Bracken Leas currently has a vacancy for a Learning Support Assistant. Please click on the link below for more details.

Upcoming dates for this term;

  • Mon 18th-Fri 22nd – Maths Week (Details to follow)
  • Mon 2nd-Fri 6th Dec – Last Week of School Clubs
  • Wed 4th Dec – Evening of Christmas Cheer (Details to follow)
  • Thurs 5th Dec – Flu Vaccinations (All Year groups, details to follow)
  • Mon 9th Dec – Yr 3/4 Rehearsal @ St Peters (Details to follow)
  • Tues 10th Dec – Yr 3/4 Rehearsal @ St Peters (Details to follow)
  • Tues 10th Dec – Yr 2 Trip to Peter Pan (Details to follow)
  • Wed 11th Dec – Early Years Performances (Details to follow)
  • Wed 11th Dec – Yr 3/4 Performance and St Peter’s (Details to follow)
  • Thurs 12th Dec – Whole School Christmas Lunch
  • Fri 13th Dec – FOBL Santa Day (No Hot meals on this day)
  • Fri 13th Dec- NSPCC Christmas Jumper Day
  • Mon 16th Dec – KS1 Dress Rehearsal
  • Tues 17th Dec – KS1 Performance
  • Wed 18th Dec – KS1 Performances
  • Thurs 19th Dec – Class Parties (No hot school meals)
  • Fri 20th Dec- Last Day of Term

NMPAT Autumn Festival of Music

The NMPAT Autumn Festival of Music is happening very soon! Click on the link below for more details. 

Autumn Festival of Music

The concerts take place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November at Spinney Theatre, Northampton, and over 60 Northamptonshire schools will be represented.  This is the first opportunity for our new county groups to perform, showcasing their first term’s work.

Dogs for Good Workshops

Here is some information about Dogs For Good Workshops taking place in our area. For more information on how to get involved click on this leaflet. Family Dog workshop leaflet

Stepping Stones currently have spaces available within their Yellow Room here at Bracken Leas. Please contact them directly for more information.

Song Writing Workshops

Are you interested in learning how to write songs? Workshops available, see poster below for more details.

BAFC Table Top Sale

There are still a few tables left for this event tomorrow. Please come along and support us if you can. The sale takes place between 2-4 pm. 

5th Brackley Scout Group have the following fundraising events coming up. It would be great to have your support!

Tues 19th November, 8pm-10pm – Quiz night, Chequered Flag, Brackley

Sat 7th December, 9am-1pm – Christmas Fayre, Old Fire Station Community Room

Sat 14th December, 9am-5pm – Tesco bag packing

We are fundraising to improve the facilities at the Scout Hut

Term Dates for 2020-2021 are now available on the school website.

The Sun – Books For Schools

Collect 3500 Tokens printed in The Sun and The Sun on Sunday from 23rd November – 18th January 2020. Send them in to us at Bracken Leas, we’ll do the rest!

Music Information

Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

  • Monday – Guitar & Keyboard
  • Tuesday – Strings
  • Wednesday – Brass & Singing
  • Thursday – Woodwind


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