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Industrial Action on Thursday 16 June

On Thursday 16 June, the following classes will be closed for the day:  Ark classes (both Eagles and Owls), Morning and Afternoon Nursery classes plus Foxes class. The following classes will be open for the morning only (children will need to be collected at 11.55am):  Chimps class, Penguins class and Giraffes class. The following classes will be open as usual (which includes having a
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On 15 March, Brackensdale Infant School held a ‘Science Day’ across the whole School. The children took part in an observational walk, where unusual items were hidden. Lots of investigations and predictions of results. Learning and fun.

Fundamentals Festival

On Tuesday 9th February, a group of children from Key Stage 1 attended a Fundamentals Festival organised by Derby School Sports Partnership. The children participated in a range of activities including cycling, football, gymnastics, seated volleyball and yoga.

Padley Centre – Thanksgiving Concert

On Wednesday 14 October, Year 2 children performed at Derby Cathedral to celebrate 30 years of the Padley Centre. Padley is a Derby-based charity founded in 1985 delivering services to people with complex needs.    

Inspection by Ofsted

Brackensdale Infant School was inspected by Ofsted on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd April 2015. The inspectors judged the School to be ‘Good’ in all areas. The inspection team recognised that the “head teacher and staff have worked well together to improve the School.” The inspectors said that the head teacher ands staff have “created a culture in which pupils can thrive, where teaching
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School Sports Award

We are proud to announce that the School has been awarded the Key Stage 1 School Sports Award Silver.  This is a prestigious award granted by the Derby City School Sports Partnership and recognises the quality of sports and physical education provision provided right across the School. Last academic year, we participated in events organised by the team. This included the Celebration of Dance Festival,
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Year 1 have been lucky enough to have enjoyed some wonderful singing sessions this term led by a professional musician, Rachel Wilkes from the Derby and Derbyshire Music Partnership. We have learned how to warm up in preparation for singing and have enjoyed warm up games and songs. We have explored pitch and have used a pitch pole to experience high and low sounds.
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Yoga Bugs – Reception

Children in our two Reception classes – Chimps and Penguins – are participating in the Yoga Bugs programme. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yoga Bugs classes bring stories to life through specially developed moves inspired by yoga. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yoga Bugs combines fun with exercise. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The children develop techniques for breathing, relaxation and visualisation.

Olympic Athlete in School

We were very excited to have Olympic swimmer Grant Turner in School on Tuesday 27 January 2015. He was accompanied by Jo Jackson, who is also an Olympic swimmer. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Grant and Jo involved all staff and children in a fitness circuit. The exercises were spotty dogs, leg drives and star jumps. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ During a whole-School Assembly, Grant held the children spellbound as he
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Festivals – Diwali – 23 October

During the year, the children learn about festivals and on Thursday 23 October they found out about Diwali – the Hindu festival – known as ‘the festival of lights’. Parents visited classrooms in the afternoon to find out what the children have learnt.

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