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.

The last week of term is fast approaching and FOBL have two exciting events planned for next week. The first of these is the Valentine’s Bake Sale on Monday followed by our amazing Valentine’s Discos on Thursday 13th.

Valentine’s Bake Sale

This will be taking place on Monday 10th after school. We would love your donations of cakes and bakes, bought or baked at home. Please hand these over to our FOBL Team who will be in the playground on Monday morning to accept them.

Valentine’s Discos

Taking place on Thursday 13th February

Prices £2 per child or £5 for 3 or more siblings

Times Reception & KS1 5-6 pm, KS2 6.15-7.30 pm

There will be free drinks for all. Crisps,hot dogs,fruit,glowsticks and pre-bagged sweets are available to buy. There will also be a waiting area for the Reception/KS1 Disco.

Parents may pre-book tickets by putting the correct money in a named envelope and dropping it into the post boxes around school. Tickets will also be on sale in playground am/pm every day next week – watch out for the FOBL table in the playground!!

Bridgewater Mufti

Congratulations to Bridgewater, winners of the house point competition this half term. They may come to school in Mufti on Friday 14th February.

Printer Cartridge Recycling 

We now have a facility for recycling used ink, laser, toner and fax cartridges. In addition to new cartridges that are no longer needed, out of date cartridges can also be recycled.

Used cartridges should be brought to the school office ready for collection.

No photocopier waste toners please.

Upcoming dates for this term;

  • Monday 10th February – FOBL Valentine’s Bake Sale
  • Tuesday 11th February – Safer Internet Day
  • Thursday 13th February – FOBL Valentine’s Disco
  • Friday 14th February – Last Day of Term
  • Monday 24th February – School Term Begins
  • Monday 24th February – Year 5 Trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Wednesday 26th February – Year 1 Trip to Warwick Castle
  • Thursday 27th February @6pm – Year 6 Kingswood Meeting
  • Friday 28th February – Author Visit
  • Friday 28th February – FOBL Staff Vs Parents Quiz
  • Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 5th March @3.30-7pm – Parents’ Evening
  • Wednesday 4th March – Year 3 Swimming begins
  • Friday 6th March – World Book Day Celebrations – Wear your PJs to school!
  • Wednesday 11th March – Woodford Halse Cross Country (Details to follow)
  • Friday 13th March – Sport Relief Day
  • Tuesday 17th March – Class Photos
  • Friday 27th March – FOBL Easter Bingo
  • Monday 30th March-3rd April – Yr 6 Kingswood Residential
  • Friday 3rd April – Last Day of Term

Wallpaper Request!

Please can we have your unused rolls of wallpaper as these are very useful for the children to draw on at lunchtime. Donations via the school office please. Many thanks. 

South Northamptonshire Councils Active Lifestyle Sessions

Please click on the link to access the information leaflet for February Half Term. Sessions will be running at both Towcester Centre for Leisure and Magdalen College School, Brackley.

Sessions kick off on Monday 17th February and run until Friday 21st February, with a wide range of activities on offer.

SNC Feb Half Term Leaflet

World Book Day 2020

We are gearing up to celebrate World Book Day 2020. Due to Parents’ Evening scheduled for that week we will be asking everyone to wear their pajamas to school on Friday 6th March. More details on the events planned will follow after half term…

Art Materials Request

We are continuing to ask the children to collect plastic items for the new link corridor display, and we would be grateful if you could send in any items with your child. We would love white, black and blue items of plastic, no larger than a golf ball size. Below is a list of suggested items.

  • Old Lego pieces
  • Tiny polystyrene balls (the packaging kind!)
  • Broken toy parts
  • Child’s medicine spoon (the free white one that comes in the Calpol box)
  • Pen lids
  • Buttons
  • Bubble wrap
  • Old dice
  • Beads

Brackley Library – Jungle Book Story & Craft Event  on 8th February

Please click on the link below for further details.

Jungle Book

Baptist Church Saturday Matinee Event

This year Brackley Baptist Church are celebrating their 50th Anniversary. They are organising events throughout the year in celebration, these will be a mixture of open events and charitable outreaches to mark their time in the town. Their year of activities will commence this month with a Saturday Matinee – Back to back Wallace and Gromit films. These will be free of charge and with free popcorn and drinks included.

Click on the link below for more information.

50th Cinema Advert

Mindful Yoga Classes

New yoga classes are being held in Brackley Town Hall, running weekly on Thursdays, starting on February 6th. There will be Morning Mindful Yoga at 9.30 am and Evening Mindful Yoga at 6 pm, both classes are 75 min. Everyone welcome.

More information about the classes and bookings visit  www.davinawellesley.co.uk   

GUTP Open Evening  – 21st April 5-7pm

Please see the attached for more information or click on the link below.

GUTP Open Evening Flyer 21.04.20

Clubs Information

Our Spring Clubs programme is now live and will run until 27th March. Please note there will be no school run clubs W/C 2nd March due to Parents’ Evenings. 

Terry Goode Clubs commence on Tuesday 14th January (Multiskills) & Wednesday 15th January (Football). They will continue to run until 24th March (Multiskills) & 25th March (Football).

Music Information

Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

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


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