Monthly Archives: September 2016

Britannia Bee Day

The children looked amazing for the ‘Britannia Bee Day’ today. We look forward to presenting the children with their bee badges during this academic year.

Posted on September 30, 2016

Book Fair next week!

BOOK FAIR
The Book Fair is back all next week! It will be open at lunchtimes for the children and after school so please come along! Please remember to hand in competition entries by Monday 4th October for a chance to win a £5 voucher.

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Gold Book Winners – September 2016

WELL DONE TO OUR GOLD BOOK WINNERS FOR SEPTEMBER:
RECEPTION – Ruby M
YEAR 1 – Megan J
YEAR 2B – Kyle T
YEAR 2H – Charlotte F
YEAR 3 – Phoebe B
YEAR 4 – Kaleem M
YEAR 5 – Emily J
YEAR 6 – Finlay L

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Sports Roundup

The Sports Cool Coaches came in last Thursday to promote a Hockey Club which will begin next week. All those who took part in the sessions had a fantastic time.

Our Multi-Skills Club began last night for KS1 and was very well attended.

Football Coaches from Haslingden Ladies Football Club will be coming in next Friday to work with the girls in Years 1 & 2. We hope that they enjoy these sessions and some go on to join the Club.

Posted on September 24, 2016

Extreme Reading Challenge

High on our priority list this academic year is reading! With the increased difficulty for the children in their KS1 and KS2 SATs, it is really important that children are reading every day in order to become more resilient and display reading stamina!
There are three main ways that children need to be tuned into reading:
1. Read to your child everyday – this is still really important in the upper KS2 classes. The children need to be exposed to as much vocabulary as they possibly can and discussion with an adult is vital.

2. Listen to your child read. This is very important whatever age your child is. Fluency of reading is one of the aims of the National Curriculum. Again unfamiliar vocabulary can be discussed.

3. When your child is ready, they need to be able to read independently ‘in their head’. Ask them about what they have read too. Conversation about reading is really important.

In order to develop their interest and promote a love of reading, I am setting up an ‘extreme’ reading challenge! Here’s how it works:
– Find a challenging place for your child to read (older children – make sure it is safe!)
– Take a photo of the ‘extreme’ reading.
– Email the photo to me to be displayed on our ‘Extreme Reading’ board in the hall.

My email address is: c.nuttall@britannia.lancs.sch.uk
Many thanks for your support
Mrs Nuttall
English Subject Leader

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Primary and Secondary School Admissions 2017

SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS The closing date for Secondary School admissions is Monday 31st October 2016. Please apply online at www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools.
PRIMARY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2017, you can now apply online at www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools. The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th January 2017.

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Reading and the New Library

READING
Reading is one of our key priorities this year. It is essential that you support your child in both KS1 and KS2 by listening to your child read, discussing any new vocabulary and its meaning. Reading books will not be changed unless parents sign the Reading Record.

LIBRARY VISIT
Today the Library has visited school and the children have selected new reading material for the coming year. Look out for our early morning opening times when you can use the library with your child.

Posted on September 21, 2016

Sports News Round Up 15.09.16

The Sports Cool Coaches came in last Thursday to promote a Hockey Club which will begin next week. All those who took part in the sessions had a fantastic time.

Our Multi-Skills Club began last night for KS1 and was very well attended.

Football Coaches from Haslingden Ladies Football Club will be coming in next Friday to work with the girls in Years 1 & 2. We hope that they enjoy these sessions and some go on to join the Club.

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Head Boy and Head Girl Elections

HEAD BOY AND HEAD GIRL
Last week the children voted for Head Boy and Head Girl and I am pleased to announce that Charlie Nuttall and Leah Ferguson have been elected. We are confident that the student body will support them and that they will be an asset to Britannia. Prefects will be announced on Monday.

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