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Forthcoming Events – Nov 2013 to Feb 2014

• 15 November – Children in Need – wear your pyjamas to School and make a donation • 6 December – Training Day – School closed to pupils • 11 December at 2pm KS1 Christmas Celebrations • 12 December morning – whole School at Guildhall for The Christmas Chocolate Shop • 13 December at 10am KS1 Christmas Celebrations • 17 December at 10am Foundation
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Road Markings

Over the years there has been much concern expressed about the safety of children on their journey to and from school. The ‘Keep Clear’ markings on Brackensdale Avenue and Walthamstow Drive outside the entrance to the Schools will become mandatory. This will mean that, between 8.15 and 9.15 in the morning and 3.00 and 4.00 in the afternoon, drivers will face being fined if caught parking on the
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Effective Action

The School had a further inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate on 16 July 2013. The report is positive saying ‘Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection.’ The full report is available at http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/112737

PE Vision Statement 2013/14

PE Vision Statement 2013/14 Our vision at Brackensdale Infant School is to ensure all children enjoy physical education and sport. Through physical education and sport we aim to improve health and well being, to promote active participation and lifelong learning and for each child to fulfull their potential.

Welcome – Reception

We welcomed all our Reception children on Monday 9 September

Welcome Year 1 and Year 2

Welcome back all Year 1s and Year 2s


We challenge you to read 5 new books in the summer holidays. You don’t need to buy new books simply visit the library in Mackworth on Prince Charles Avenue or why not try Mickleover’s library on Holly End Road? Both Libraries are well stocked and the staff will be very happy to see you. Fill in the Reading Challenge Form and return it in September.
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Parents’ Meeting – Transition for Chimps

Parents of children in Chimps Class attended ‘Moving On Up’ Transition to Year 1 on Thursday 27 June 2013 at 2.30pm  

Summer Fair – Thurs 4 July 2013

We would really appreciate your donations/offers of help with our Summer Fair this year. Our aim is to buy new picture/story books for our library.  Please send donations for:  Cake stall,  Toiletries tombola, Jars of sweets/small toys etc., Raffle prizes. Thank you.  Please do not send electrical items or DVDs

Book Week 13 June – 19 June

The Travelling Book Fair was in the School Hall and open every afternoon from 14th to 19th June.  Parents came to look at the fantastic collection of books. On Friday 14 June we held a STORY DAY in School and at 2.40 there was a STORY DAY ASSEMBLY for parents. For STORY DAY, all of the children took part in lots of exciting learning activities based around
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