Issue No. 18
Friday 01st February 2019
Well done to all the children who have been awarded achievement certificates this week.
RS – Tess and Dhean
RB – Antonio and Mia
1A – Tommy and Hooria
1W – Evelina and Rylan
2L – Diana and Matheos
2S – Valentina and Dominic
3DR – Rosina and David
3R – Whole class
4D – Karina and Danny
4H – Yasmin and Elena
5G – Tyler McC and Sahil
5W – Zara and Dhean
6E – Kayla and Mir
6M – Alimer and Mustafa
5W Enterprise Trip
5W had the exciting opportunity to participate in an additional Enabling Enterprise workshop last Wednesday at the illustrious UBS Wealth Management and Investment Banking building. They participated in a fantastic workshop that challenged and engaged their teamwork, creativity, presentation and leadership skills. The students had the opportunity to learn about, and then develop, a concept for a small business that they were able to pitch to real loan managers to see who would be granted the small business loan for their budding business. They worked in teams to develop their business’ name, platform, logo, service descriptions, and pitch to the bank. They were met with challenges to overcome and real world scenarios to put it all in context.
The day was a great success and the students all did exceptionally well (a point that was noted by all staff involved), and I was particularly pleased with the behaviour and attitude of the year 5s. Throughout the journey they behaved in a way that represented the best of Brunswick Park and its values: giving up their seats on the train to elderly passengers; being polite and attentive throughout the workshop as well as thanking and shaking the hands of security members and any other staff they encountered. The UBS staff commented that 5W were the best behaved and most polite students that had come through their doors to date! Well done Year 5 and many thanks to Enabling Enterprise, UBS Broadgate, and the amazing parents and staff volunteers who accompanied us on our exciting and successful trip!
Year 3 Trip
This week, Year 3 visited a Gurdwara in Arnos Grove as part of their RE topic on Sikhism. This really brought the topic alive for the children and their behaviour was exemplary. Well done Year 3!
Waitrose Green Token Fundraising
Brunswick Park has been added to the community matters (green tokens) scheme at Waitrose, North Finchley. This is open for the whole of February. The more tokens, the bigger the share of £1000 that the school will receive.
We would like to remind parents about the importance of reading with your child every day. Reading regularly helps children to build their vocabulary. A wide vocabulary is essential if children are to fully access the curriculum in school and achieve their potential academically. For example, research has shown that in order to fully understand a story or non-fiction text a child needs to know and understand 95% of the words within it. A child who reads, or is read to, for 20 minutes a day will encounter an estimated 1,800,00 words a year while reading whereas a child who only reads, or is read to, for one minute a day will only encounter an estimated 8,000 words a year while reading! If you have any questions about how to best support your child with their reading, then please speak to your child’s class teacher or LSA who will be more than happy to advise you.
It has come to our attention that parents are beginning to park dangerously around the roundabout again. Please do not park around the roundabout as it blocks the only access for emergency vehicles. This puts children’s lives at risk.
4D are taking part in the ‘Paws b’ mindfulness course. Mindfulness helps train your attention to be more aware of what is actually happening, rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen. Through being mindful, we learn to bring greater curiosity to whatever it is we experience. Mindfulness can help children recognise worries and manage difficulties, improve their concentration and help them to self-regulate their behavior more effectively. There is more information about the Paws b Course at www.mindfulnessinschools.org.
Forest School Volunteers
Tracy is looking for parent volunteers to help with Forest School on Monday mornings and/or Monday afternoons. You need to be willing to be outside whatever the weather! If you would like to volunteer, then please speak to Tracy.
Judith Smith (parent of Catherine RS, Charlotte 3R and Matthew 5W) is running the London marathon on Sunday 28 April together with her sister and a friend. They are raising money for VICTA which supports blind and partially sighted children and their families. If you would like to make a donation, their fundraising page, with a link to more information about VICTA, can be found at this address:
Class assemblies take place on Wednesdays at 9am.
Wednesday 6th February – 3DR
Wednesday 13th February – 2L
Wednesday 27th February – 2S
Wednesday 6th March – 1A
Wednesday 13th March – 1W
Parent consultations will take place from 3.30-7.30pm on Monday 25th March and from 3.30-5.30pm on Wednesday 27th March. Letters will go out nearer the time so that you can book a slot to talk to your child’s class teacher.