Briar Hill Infant School
We hope you all had a restful half term.
Monday 30th October is an INSET Day, children return to school on Tuesday 31st October at 9am. We look forward to seeing you all then.
Parent Evening appointments will now launch on Monday 30th October, this is due to a technical issue which cannot be sorted until we return to school.
On Thursday some of our children in Year 1 & 2 received their certificates and bookmarks for reading at least 4 times a week at home. If your child didn't get one there will be another chance to do this next half term. They must read at least 4 times a week at home with yourselves every week for at least 4 weeks of the half term.
You need to write in their reading diary that this has taken place and the class LSA will put a sticker on their chart. There will be a class list monitoring this each week so that towards the end of half term we can count up who has achieves this ready for the assembly, which is held on the last week of the half term. Good luck and happy reading for next half term!
On Monday 16th October superstar scientists from across the Federation visited the Think Tank museum in Birmingham for a fantastic day of discovery. The children had all submitted winning designs in the 'Marble Keepy Uppy' competition held last term and were keen to extend their learning and explore the museums interactive science areas. Highlights included a super 360 degrees planetarium show, investigating forces in the science garden, and meeting Tim Peake! - well almost! The day was funded by the Ogden Trust and enabled several local schools to partner together in celebrating the talent and imagination our pupils show.
Well done Briar Hill and St Margaret's winners, you represented us well and we are really proud of you all!
On Wednesday 18th October at 3.30pm there will be an Annual General Meeting for PTA to vote in the roles needed to run an effective School Association. Please go to the PTA section for more information on the roles to be filled. Some names have been put forward already for the roles, however anyone can be nominated but must be voted in by all.
Wednesday 11th October is our Celebration of Learning for Year 1 & 2 children only. Please come to your child's classroom at 2.45pm and have a look at their books with them, choosing 3 pieces of work that you are both proud of.
Our first Open Morning for Parents and children due to start school in September 2018 is to be held on Wednesday 11th October at 9.30am. Please come along and have a look around, ask any questions you may have and see what a fantastic school Briar Hill is.
If you cannot make this one there will be another Open Morning on Monday 20th November at 9.30am.
Year 1 children used their senses today to smell and taste various items. They ranged from vinegar to perfume. The children had to then predict what they thought it was! Did you know that water smells like water?
Can you guess what they were smelling by their faces?