Brookden!

Fun in the den! on PhotoPeach

We love spending time together in the den!

Selling our allotment produce

Thank you to everyone who helped grow this year’s vegetables in the school allotment. We took our produce to a Waitrose store near Altrincham where our eco-buddies used their entrepeneurial skills to sell our allotment vegetables. Thanks to our eco-buddies, Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Temple-Heald and Mrs Cotton, Brookburn Primary raised £65 towards next year’s growing. Let’s hope the weather is kinder to us!

Our allotment produce sale on PhotoPeach

Garden for the Games!

Year 3 and 4 have all had a go at ‘Gardening for the Olympic Games’.

Everybody has designed their own Olympic garden and lots of the children were able to get dirty, planting flowers into old tyres (we like to re-use). The tyres have become the five Olympic rings and carefully selected flowers, that match the colours of the famous rings, were placed into the appropriate tyre.

Brookburn’s Olympic Garden on PhotoPeach

Mrs Kind’s class started the garden by arranging the tyres and digging.
Mrs Kinch’s class carried on with this task and helped to plant the white strawberries in the ‘green’ ring.
Mrs Cotton’s class filled up some tyres and planted more flowers and finally…
Miss Jopling’s class finished planting the flowers, topped up the soil and watered the garden.

Thank you everyone for a great team effort!

If you would like to see the Olympic garden for yourself, you will find it by the Year 3a, 3b and 4b entrance door, by Mrs Kind’s classroom window.

Growing Peas

 

 

Last week, KS2 children received a packet of pea seeds to take home and grow. We would like to know how you’re getting on so leave a comment describing what you can see happening as your pea seeds grow into lovely, yummy peas!

Get ready for the next YMCA textiles collection…

We are hoping to be able to set a date soon for the next soft textiles collection for the charity, YMCA.

Please start thinking about any clothes or other soft textiles you think would be suitable for the next collection and keep these to one side until your child/children bring home a bag for your unwanted goods.

Apart from helping those in need, we are able to raise money for the school at the same time! So far, our collections have raised over £400. Well done everyone!

Second Walking Bus for Brookburn?

In an effort to ease congestion and promote healthy lifestyles, we would like to set up a second walking bus. The walking bus can help to improve your child’s/children’s safety on the school journey. Walking to school is an ideal way to increase the amount of exercise your child/ren gets, as well as helping them develop essential pedestrian skills for later in life. 

Children will walk to school as a group, using the agreed route, under the supervision of at least two responsible adults: a ‘driver’ and a ‘conductor’. There will be set places along the way where children can join the ‘bus’.

The proposed new route new route is between the Chandos Road South/Egerton Road South area, towards Brookburn Primary via the Corkland Road/Sandy Lane area before crossing over to Beech Road Park area and on to school.

If you are interested in helping with this walking bus, or you think you would take part in this new route, please let the school know by Friday 1st June at the latest. This will make it possible to find out if there is enough interest and we can create a walking bus register.

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