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									                 Brackley Church of England Junior School
                                                                                                                      Manor Road
Head Teacher:                                                                                                           Brackley
Mrs Loretta Boreham                                                                                                    Northants
                                                                                                                       NN13 6EE

head@bjs.northants-ecl.gov.uk                                                                                     T. 01280 707060
www.brackleyjuniorschool.co.uk                                                                                    F. 01280 700953
                                                         Newsletter 7
                                                       21st October 2011

Dear Parents, Carers and Governors,

I would like to update you on our Child Protection procedures at BJS. I am the Designated Senior Person for child protection
and if you have any concerns at all then please come in immediately to talk to me. If I am unavailable then please speak to
Mrs Whitlock. The Governor with responsibility for Child Protection is our Parent Governor, Samantha Perkins, and she has had
the Child Protection training. Please note that all of our policies are in the school office and you are welcome to view them at
any time.

This has been a very busy and productive half term. Please have a lovely break and we will see you again on Tuesday 1 st
November.


Loretta Boreham

Attention all Budding Artists! - The School Council would like to launch a competition called THE GREAT WALL OF
NATURE. This is open to all children at BJS, to design artwork for the wall which separates the two playgrounds. The theme
must be NATURE; other than that, you are free to be as creative as possible! Please create your design on A4 paper, and
remember to keep it fairly simple and eye-catching so that it would work well on a larger scale if recreated. The deadline for
this competition is the Wednesday after half term (2nd November) and entries must be handed in to your School Council
Representative on or before this date. The School Council will then judge these entries and choose which ones will be
included in the wall design. There will be a prize for all of those chosen, and of course your work will be on display for all to
see! Good luck!
Swimming - We would like to remind parents that according to County Council Guidelines, when swimming with School, the
children are required to wear trunks or a costume and wear a swimming hat for their lessons. The County Guidelines for safe
Practice say
 ‘It is important that swimming clothing is relatively tight fitting so as to minimise the effect of drag that water logged clothing
can create.’
Db Primary - Well done to all those who have been accessing the Learning Platform. Keep your eyes open over half term for
new items on the pages! Remember it’s http://brackley.northants.dbprimary.com.
Fair trade Chocolate – As part of our upper school creative curriculum unit on Fair-trade we are completing a study on
chocolate. We have planned to carry out some artwork using chocolate wrappers and need as many brought into school as
possible! We are not asking you to eat more chocolate (I am sure we would all love to!) but to collect the wrappers when you
do in order to support us. Many thanks.
Blackbirds Assembly – Our uptake for Bikeability has been so good that many children from the Blackbirds will be cycling
on Wednesdays for the next five weeks. We are therefore moving the Class Assembly to Monday 21 st November at 2.30pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience but hope you will still be able to join us.
Year 4 & 6 Residentials – Deposits for both Residential visits should have been paid today. Payment record cards have
been distributed for all those who have paid. Further payments can now be made at your convenience but please ensure you
send in the payment card with your remittance. If you have not yet sent in the deposit please send it in to school on
Tuesday 1st November.
Lost Property – We have had a number of children who have lost their named sweatshirts recently. Please could you check
that you do not have somebody else’s when you are washing them over the holidays!
Tag Rugby – Please note that this club has changed from Monday to Friday lunch time.
Cooking Club – Children in Cooking Club are asked to bring in £5.00 to cover cooking costs for the next 5 weeks. Thank you.
Go Ride Cycling – Parents, carers, family and friends are invited to the Cycling Competition on Wednesday 2 nd November
from 1.00 – 3.10pm. It promises to be a fun afternoon of racing so please wrap up warm and come and support our riders!
Year 6 Parents – All applications for a secondary school place should be made by 31st October. Please ensure you make
your online application by this dead line. Thank you.
Scallywags – Due to moving premises the shop will be closed over the holidays. Orders can still be made online. Scallywags
will open again on 1st November in the Courtyard. They will be open Mon – Wed from 9.00 – 4.00pm and Thurs from 11.00 –
6.00pm. Check out www.scallywagsschoolshop.co.uk

The Gold Award Winners for this week are:
3JD – Kieran Rugg and Fern Hawkins
3MW – Samuel Boulton and Louis Ayling
4PS – Cameron Lockyer and Olivia Neivens
4CT – Sadie Sparkes and Tia Craft
5JB – Alex Haley and Abby Haynes
5MM – Sam Morey and Ellie Fenwick
6SS – Isobel Marshall & Jack Rockell
6LT – Samuel Whitmee & Esme Lever

Next Week (week beginning 31st October)
Monday – INSET day – school closed
Tuesday – Bikeability – 1.00 – 3.00pm
Wednesday – Year 4 Swimming (6)
             - GO RIDE cycling competition – 1.00 – 3.10pm
Thursday – Bikeability – 1.00 – 3.00pm
          PE Enrichment pm

Attachments
Grendon Payment Cards
Longtown Payment Cards
Bikeability Cycling Letter – Year 5
Go Ride Flyer – Year 5 & 6 cyclists
Choir, orchestra, recorder group letter
Primary Times
Puffin Book Club Brochure
Relax Kids letter – sent last Friday
PTFA School Disco Flyer




                                    OCTOBER FAMILY MATHS PUZZLE




                                    I am thinking of a 6-digit number.
                                     Use the clues below to help you.

        (1) it’s a square number,
        (2) the sum of the digits is 43
        (3) the number is under 500000.

        What number am I thinking of?
                                                     499,849

Many thanks to the following for their correct entries: Ioan Bush, Nina Purefoy, Megan
Trigg, William Hedger, Kirsty Staples,Max Allen, Kieran Rugg, Hannah And Lucy Stott.

Winner picked out of a hat is: MEGAN TRIGG!

								
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