Sports day: June 2017 On Wednesday 21st June the whole school took part in our Sports Day. The day started with great enthusiasm, as the children arrived in their house colours, full of excitement for what lay ahead. In Monday’s assembly we had outlined the importance of competing with determination and drive, whilst also respecting everyone who takes part and celebrating everyone’s achievements. The children competed against their own classmates, accruing points not only for performance but also attitude, team work and approach, all going towards their collective house total. All the children took part magnificently, competing in sprint races, assault course races, some fantastic and elaborate class designed events and all culminating in enthralling and competitive long distance races. As I mentioned on the day, the children competed and took part in all events with full commitment and, as a staff, we were delighted by their positive mindset and outlook, trying their best, yet fully respecting and celebrating others achievements. The house competition was close, with this year Green House coming out victorious! On completion of the morning’s events the children enjoyed the picnic lunch they shared with parents and family, continuing the feel and ethos of the day, being that of community, cooperation and involvement, which was great to see. Thank you to so many of you for supporting and attending the event and the feedback on the day was extremely positive. Thank you also to all the staff for their hard work, preparation and support, with special mention to Mr Towers for taking the lead with Miss Dixon and to Miss Wozniak and Mr Hurley, our two sports coaches, who were invaluable in the build up and the delivery of the day. A great day for the whole Bratton Primary School community!
Airfix Club – March 2017
Some of our keen modellers hard at work on their Airfix models! This is a new club at our school and we thank Mr Watson for is support in setting this interest in motion. Modelling builds on the skills we have established in our Craft club and develops dexterity, patience, reflection, planning ahead, following instructions and working together to solve problems, also harnessing children’s creative side! A great addition to the school’s activities and we look forward to seeing how the children’s skills develop further.
West Wilts Dance Festival – February 2017
On Wednesday 22nd February, Bratton Dance Club had a wonderful day of rehearsals and an evening performance as part of the West Wilts Dance Festival. The girls showed themselves to be wonderful role models for our school with parents, and teachers from other schools, all commenting on their excellent behaviour, attitude and an outstanding performance. The hard work truly paid off as their routine was polished and exciting to watch.
Well done to all of you!
Tree planting with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust – December 2016
Gail, from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust visited our school to help us plant the free hedging we had obtained from The Woodland Trust. We look forward to seeing her again soon to plant some more.
School Choir singing to residents at the Westbury Care Home – December 2016
The school choir performed a selection of Carols and Christmas songs to the residents of Westbury Care Home. They were a real credit to the school throughout the visit, enjoying the performance, whilst displaying great maturity and empathetic understanding of their audience.
Key Stage 2 Carol Concert at Edington Priory – December 2016
The children performed with tremendous enthusiasm, focus and quality at the Key Stage 2 Carol Concert held at Edington Priory. The confidence and clarity of the reading was impressive, the collective singing was harmonious and spirited and this was enhanced by some very well delivered solos and duets. This year we also enjoyed two songs performed by our burgeoning school choir.
FOBS and School Christmas Fete and Lantern Parade – December 2016
The FOBS and School Christmas Fair was a great success. The children enjoyed having the first 20 minutes to explore the stalls and experience the fair with some independence, with many parents and families then joining us for the rest of the afternoon. The children who volunteered to run the stalls did so with maturity and impressive application and all the children had already contributed by making things for their class stalls, sharing in the community approach to the Fair. Following the choir’s engaging performance we set off for the inaugural lantern parade around the village, with the town crier leading the way! This was a lovely way to end the fair, and on the completion of the parade we all gathered around the school turning circle to sing a closing carol.
Whole School Christmas Tree Decoration Assembly – December 2016
This year’s Christmas tree decoration assembly was again a great success! The tree itself is again fantastic, very kindly donated to us by BandQ in Trowbridge, and in the assembly every child came up and placed their decoration onto the tree. There are a wide variety of decorations, with many materials, shapes and sizes, creating a very personal, child led central feature in the hall.
Whole school attending Remembrance service in the village – 11th November 2016
The whole school observed the period of silence impeccably at the War Memorial. We received some lovely feedback from others who attended the commemorations, regarding our children’s behaviour when representing the school.
Summer Concert July 2016
The school hosted the annual music concert, where our pupils performed and showcased their musical development. This not only encompassed lessons undertaken in school, but also included children who learn instruments outside school as well. The evening was extremely well attended and we had performances from recorders, violins, clarinet, piano, guitars and drums!
Sports Day July 2016
The whole school took part in our newly formatted sports day. Thankfully the weather was glorious and the morning started with a whole school assembly outlining the ethos and expectations of the day. The children were then placed in mixed age group house teams and they worked their way around a carousel of activities, accruing points not only for performance but also attitude, team work and approach. It was a tremendous sight to see such engagement, cooperation, resilience and reciprocity in action as the field hummed with activity. On completion of the morning’s events the children enjoyed the picnic lunch they shared with parents and family, continuing the feel and ethos of the day, being that of community, cooperation and involvement, which was great to see. We then ran a more ‘traditional’ sports day, in which all children took part magnificently, competing in sprint races, assault course races, class designed events and culminating in long distance races. Once again the children competed and took part in all events with full commitment and, as a staff, we were delighted by their positive mindset and outlook, trying their best, yet fully respecting and celebrating others achievements. Overall it was a fantastic day and the children were a credit to the school.
Local Recorder Group assembly to school
Dance club performing at Bratton Fete and Edington Fete 2016
Camp Fire at Braeside – Year 4 residential trip June 2016