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.

Year Group Newsletters are now available to view on our website. Please click on the links below.

Year 1 – Autumn 2 Newsletter

Year 2 – Autumn 2 Newsletter

Year 3 – Autumn 2 Newsletter

Year 4 – Autumn 2 Newsletter

Year 5 – Autumn 2 Newsletter

Year 6 – Autumn 2 Newsletter

Early Years Vacancy

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

Skipping Event for Oxfordshire Heartfelt Appeal

Oxfordshire Heartfelt Appeal is linked to Oxford Hospitals Charity. This is a world class centre of excellence for cardio-thoracic care, bringing 24/7 emergency care to the community.

On Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th November KS1 and KS2 will complete a challenge to see how many skips they can do in 5 minutes! Younger children can use a hoop to jump through or jump over a skipping rope on the floor. Older children will be encouraged to use a skipping rope. The children will be working as a team to collect the most skips as a class to win within KS1 and KS2.

Many thanks to those of you who have sent in sponsorship for this. If you would still like to sponsor your child, please can you put cash into an envelope and send it into the school office marked “skipping sponsor money”. 

Upcoming dates for this term;

  • Sunday 1st Dec – FOBL Round Table Collection (Details to follow)
  • Mon 2nd-Fri 6th Dec – Last Week of School Clubs
  • Wed 4th Dec – Evening of Christmas Cheer (ParentMail)
  • Thurs 5th Dec – Flu Vaccinations (Please return outstanding Flu Forms)
  • Thurs 5th- Tuesday 10th December – Scholastic Book Fair (ParentMail)
  • Thurs 5th Dec @6pm – Maths Workshop (ParentMail)
  • Friday 6th December – Mufti Day for FOBL – (Please send in donations for hampers and wine)
  • 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
  • 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

Wildlife Trust Talk

Monday 25th November @ 7.30 in Methodist Church Hall

Click on the link for further details. Wildlife Trust talk

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

Children in Need Total

Thanks to all of your donations we raise the following for Children in Need;

£389 from the sale of Merchandise

£574 from Mufti and our Bake Sale

A massive thank you to everyone for your generous contributions. 

The Great British Bake Off kneads you.

We’re looking for a new set of Star Bakers to enter the tent for the eleventh series of The Great British Bake Off.

If you or someone you know could add a bit of charm & skill to the tent, then why not apply now.

Visit www.applyforbakeoff.co.uk

In the meantime, if you know any keen bakers who you think has what it takes to bake in our famous tent, then please do encourage them to visit www.applyforbakeoff.co.uk

Applications close Sunday 5th January 2020 at 23:59

Magdalen Collecge School Advent Fayre – Friday 29th November 6-8pm

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

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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