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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.


Farm to Fork

Our Year 1 classes – Foxes, Giraffes and Peacocks visited the local Tesco store to find out where our food comes from. They visited various parts of the store, including the bakery where they had a go a bread making.


Harvest Festival 24 September

We had our Harvest Festival on Wednesday 24 September at 9.30am Key Stage 1 – Foxes, Giraffes and Peacocks at 10.15 Reception – Chimps and Penguins Gifts of fresh and tinned food were gratefully received and were donated to the Padley Centre for Derby’s homeless people.


Book Fair 23 to 27 June 2014

Please come along and see the amazing collection of books – open every night from 3.15 to 3.45 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


Paramedic Day

The ambulances and paramedics visited School for a day on 19 March 2014. The children learnt about safety and that paramedics are there to help in an emergency. Our Year 1 topic is Heroes. We liked sitting in the ambulance but the siren was very loud.  


Hansel and Gretel Dance

• Brackensdale Infant School children attended Derby’s Celebration of Dance. • see Video link below • The Celebration was held at the Assembly Rooms on 15 March 2014. • Schools from across Derby were represented at the Celebration. • The group of Year 2 children from Brackensdale performed a Hansel and Gretel Dance • The dance was enjoyed and appreciated by everyone at the event. To see photographs please
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Forthcoming Events

•Thurs 13 March – some Year 2 pupils at Festival of Dance, Assembly Rooms •Fri 21 March      – Sports Relief – fund raising •Thurs 27 March – Parents at Reading Afternoon 2pm – Foxes, Peacocks, Otters, Koalas •Fri 11 April         – last day of school before Easter holiday •Mon 28 April      – first day back after Easter •Mon 5 May        – May Day bank holiday •Fri
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2 Year Old – More Families to Benefit

  There is an exciting change to the Flying Start for 2 Year Olds offer which means that more families than ever before may now be entitled to 15 hours of free childcare. Working families are now able to have the free childcare if they are earning less than £16,190 and are receiving Working Tax Credits. If your child’s date of birth is between
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Pirates Day

We had a fun and productive Pirates Day on 22 November 2013. This is part of our Topic Life on the Ocean Wave. Please click on the Pirate Day link in Latest News to see lots of photos.


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