Welcome to the Headteacher's blog. It is used to share information and showcase the variety of learning that takes place here at Brunel. Along with Facebook, Twitter and our newsletters, this blog will also be used for posting information on events happening in school. I hope that you find it useful and will check back regularly.
Suzanne Cooper - Headteacher
Well done to these 10 children who received certificates and prizes for being 'Never Late and Never Away' for the whole school year. This is an amazing achievement, particularly at a time when Covid is still very much present in our community. We would really like to find out your secrets for keepng so well and think that you may actually be superhuman!
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for suppporting the Brunel Friends Association's 'Shorts and Shades' fundraiser today. Everyone was in a holiday mood and looked as if they belonged on a beach even if the weather wasn't quite playing ball. The money will be put towards new sports kits for when our children are representing Brunel out in the community. Thank you to everyone who has come forward with offers of sponsorship. In addition to kits, we are also looking to purchase more gazebos and team banners so that we can proudly promote Brunel at all events, sporting or otherwise. Mr Knight will be contacting you soon with how you or your business could help.
You will have read in a previous email that we are also looking to change our PE kit from September 2022. In the past children have worn tee-shirts in the colour of their school teams, ready for sports day. As the children are now wearing kit into school on PE days we have decided to change the tee-shirt to a Brunel blue colour. Details of the full kit and stockists will be emailed out shortly.
We all had a fantastic day last weekend on Plymouth Hoe supporting Brunel's Field Gun Crew. The Crew were one of twenty teams competing in the Junior Field Gun competition as psrt of Armed Forces Day. Well done to all the children who worked brilliantly as a team and achieved an amazing second place in the 'least penalties' category, look out for the silver platter on display in reception. Thank you to Mr Knight, Mrs Newman and all the parents, carers and staff who came to cheer them on.
Today, Brunel's Bowling team are competing in the Cornwall Games at St Austell. They have performed incredibly well and are urrently competing in the semi-finals - look out for updates on Facebook and Twitter.
I hope to see you all at the Sports Day and Picnic taking place on the school field on Tiesday 5th July weather permitting. If your child requires a school packed lunch please order as usual via ParentPay.
Below are this week's Achievers, congratulations and well done to all who were chosen.
Have a lovely weekend
We all had a fantastic day on Plymouth Hoe supporting Brunel's Field Gun Crew, who were one of twenty teams competing in the Junior Field Gun competition as part of Plymouth Armed Forces Day. Well done to the crew who worked brilliantly as a team and achieved an amazing second place in the 'least penalties' category. Thank you to Mr Knight, Mrs Newman and all the parents, carers and staff who came to cheer them on.
For today's teacher training day we were pleased to welcome the staff of all 14 Bridge Schools to Brunel.
We attended workshops and update sessions and enjoyed coming to together in person as a whole trust staff for the first time in two years.
We shared expertise and experience in many curriculum subjects and look forward to trying out some of the ideas in our classrooms.
Year 6 had a very active day bodyboarding and surfing at Widemouth Bay followed by an evening entertainment show where they exhibited a wide variety of hidden talents.
Today our Y6 pupils have enjoyed a really active day of rock climbing, gorge scrambling and cycling, with the added challenge of intermittent rain showers. I enjoyed seeing everyone during my surprise visit this evening and am pleased to report that every single pupil is happy and having a great time. For further updates please visit our Twitter feed @Brunel_Academy and Facebook page - Brunel Primary and Nursery Academy.
Having arrived and unpacked Year 6 enjoyed an afternoon of team building activities, followed by a delicious and filling meal ahead of this evening's walk on Dartmoor.
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