We held our Christmas Fayre on Thursday 28th November. It was a roaring success and the families and children had such a fun time. Thank you to all the parents, families and staff who came to support us. Thank you for all your kind donations. We raised a grand total of £2,900. This will be used to buy new books and curriculum resources for our children.
Route to Resilience
Badgerbrook was one of 94 schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to complete the Route to Resilience project. This helped us develop the emotional well-being and resilience of children and young people. We are still following this programme and you will already know about how we are developing our Character Muscles.
As a result of all our hard work we are now a Route to Resilience accredited school.
Big English Quiz
Four Year 4 children visited Thomas Estley to take part in the ‘Big English Quiz’. They spent part of an afternoon competing against other primary schools, and worked as a team to answer lots of questions about well-known children’s books, characters and famous authors. They narrowly missed out on a place in the final! The children had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
We are very proud of them for being such brilliant representatives of Badgerbrook.
Following on from the success of the ‘Beat the Street’ initiative, Badgerbrook pupils were given the opportunity to enter a competition as part of the ‘Safe and Sustainable Travel’ programme organised by Leicestershire County Council.
The children had to design a banner to be displayed outside school which promoted leaving the car at home (or parking a distance from school) and walking, cycling or scooting the final part of the journey. The aim being to reduce congestion at busy times and promote active travel.
Melissa from Year 5 was the winner of the competition and her design can now be seen on the banner outside school. Well done Melissa!
Children in Need Day
The School Council organised a ‘Spotty or Sporty’ day to raise money for Children in Need. Pupils and staff raised over £300 for the charity.
Many of the classes also joined in with the Big Morning Move hosted by Joe Wickes and live streamed on the BBC Children in Need YouTube Channel!
Odd Socks Day
On Tuesday 12th November we supported ‘Odd Socks Day’ for Anti-bullying Week to celebrate what makes us all unique. At Badgerbrook we are proud to be a ‘No Outsiders’ school – everyone is different and everyone is welcome here. #changestartswithus
“Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with a conversation. It starts with checking in. It starts with work together.
Change starts here.
Change starts now.
Change starts with us.”
Leicestershire’s Consultation on School Admissions Policy and arrangements for entry Autumn 2021 onwards
Leicestershire County Council is consulting on proposed changes to its School Admissions Policy and arrangements to take effect from Autumn 2021. You are invited to make comment on the proposed changes to policy. The attached document contains full details (including the proposed changes to the Badgerbrook catchment area) and has links to the full consultation and the survey response form.
Keeping Safe on Social Media
In an assembly we looked at #Goldilocks – A Cautionary Tale of Goldilocks trying to get lots of likes but realising her posts and shares were out there forever – and the bears found out!
The message was THINK before you press Send.
World Mental Health Day
Class 5DN took part in a BBC live lesson with hundreds of schools around the UK. We learnt about having a growth mindset and how to use breathing techniques to de-stress. The BBC name checked us during the programme and published the fact that we are proud of our school’s worry box.
Year 4 Roman Day
Here are some photos from our Roman Day on 9th October. We had a great visit from ‘Lucius’ the Roman soldier who taught us all about the Roman Empire and what life was like in the Roman army. We learnt some new Latin words, looked at Roman armour and even made the famous ‘Testudo’ formation to see what it was like going into battle as a Roman legionary!
Santander Discovery Project
A group of volunteers from Santander spent a day working on improving the front garden at school. The plants were purchased from Chamney’s Garden Centre and the volunteers worked hard planting them. Now it should be easy for us to look after and will brighten the entrance to our school. Thank you very much Santander.
Foundation Stage thanks
Foundation stage have had a great start to the new term. We are very lucky to have had a new playhouse donated over the holidays and are using it as a reading and writing den. We have also had some sensory equipment added into our playground which was won in a competition by Mr Carr. Thank you for both donations, they are really appreciated.
Goodbye and Hello
At the end of the Summer Term we said goodbye and good luck in the future to our Year 6 pupils and those from other year groups who were moving to new schools
We also said goodbye to some members of staff. Teachers Mrs Button, Mrs Jarvis and Mrs Morrin, Nursery Nurse Mrs Ward, Learning Support Assistant Mr Elliott, ICT Technician Mr Megginson, Midday Supervisors Mrs Hayward and Mrs Croughwell, and Cleaner Mrs Cunnington have all moved on to different adventures. We wish them all well for the future.
When we return at the end of August Ms Meyrick will be our Headteacher, Mrs Price will be Deputy Headteacher and Mrs Toon will be Assistant Headteacher. We are looking forward to welcoming two new members of staff. Mr Cooper and Mrs Styles will both be teaching in Key Stage 2.
We had lots of fun on our Foundation Stage Pirate Day. We hunted for treasure and went on a treasure hunt outside and found the treasure in the classroom. We also had a pirate party in the afternoon and played lots of pirate games.