Collaborating with Kandy!

This week we (Miss Hearn and Miss White) have been given an incredible opportunity by the British Council to go to Sri Lanka and collaborate with one of the schools there. So far, we have been educating them on the importance of recycling in order to reduce waste and achieve one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We have created a very positive partnership with the school, which we will maintain when we return to England so that Brooklands Farm can do some collaborative learning with schools around the world to reduce waste!

In the evenings, the teachers have been kind enough to taken us on a tour of the city to understand their culture. We have tried lots of Sri Lankan food and have seen lots of different animals, including monkeys, lizards and elephants!

We will have to tell you all about it when we are back!

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Welcome to Brooklands Farm Primary School

Welcome to Brooklands Farm Primary School.
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It is with great pleasure that we welcome you at our new and expanding school. The first building on the block of the Brooklands community development serving Broughton Gate and Brooklands.
Our school building is predominantly glass emphasising our ambition to be connected to the world around us.  We believe in transparency and accountability and again the ability to look inside our school from every direction emphasises our leadership ambition for excellence.  Our school believes in ‘anytime’, ‘anywhere’ ‘everyone’ learning, we have created spaces to learn in our school that recognises learning in groups, as an individual or within a whole class setting.
As we begin our learning journey we have no idea who will come to learn with us!!  This is extremely exciting and we will leave space to accommodate and weave in all talents and skills.  For this reason our vision statement is – Weaving a Learning Journey.
We believe we will achieve excellence during that learning journey if we –
OPEN – hearts, minds, eyes, ears and dialogue.
GROW – talents, mindsets, skills, knowledge, relationships.
BELIEVE – I can…., we can ………….. and you can…………..
We are all leaders of learning on this journey and please come and join us to share your learning as we will only have a great school if we all run in the same direction.
Maxine Low – Head Teacher
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See some of our latest learning below

Congratulations to the year 5/6 girls football team!

Congratulations to the year 5/6 girls football team who not only won their league but followed it up with 2nd place in the finals without conceding a single goal!
The girls have grown as a team every week, only conceding 3 goals all year.
The girls will now represent Milton Keynes in the County School Games in Stoke Mandeville, which is a fantastic achievement!
Well done girls!

Milton Keynes Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics Champions! 

A huge congratulations to all of the children who competed at the year 5/6 Indoor Athletics Finals on Wednesday. The children were absolutely outstanding and showed great sportsmanship throughout.
They finished 1st in the competition and will be representing Milton Keynes at the County Games in the summer. This is the first time Brooklands Farm will be represented at the games. We are extremely proud of all of them!

Recent Fundraising Appeals

The totals for our recent fundraising appeals are:

Children In Need

16th November 2018

£978.80

 

 

Christmas Jumper Day (Save the Children)

14th December 2018

£734.20

Well done and thank you to everyone that took part!

Nursery Songs Around The Christmas Tree

Nursery want to thank all our parents for attending our Songs Around The Christmas Tree Christmas Play. Across both school sites, we had 97% attendance from the parents which was incredible, not to mention all the grandparents, aunties, brothers and sisters that joined us too. It was wonderful to see the children so happy to share their singing with you, not a single tear was shed!

We also had 13 children that had 100% attendance at Nursery last term. With all the coughs and colds that go round in Winter, this is really something to celebrate. We can tell you are loving coming to school!

 

Year 5&6 Football Tournament

On Friday the Year 5 & 6 football team took part in a tournament at the MK Dons Dome with several other schools involved.
The team played well in their first 4 games managing 2 wins, 1 draw and a loss. As the group was so fiercely contested we knew we needed a big win in our last game.  In order to qualify out of the group in 2nd place and reach the finals held in January, we would need a big win in our last game.
The game started at a fast pace and within a minute Brooklands Farm were ahead thanks to a long range shot. We continued to dominate and towards the end of the game we found ourselves 4-0 up. We had given ourselves a chance but we still believed we needed more goals. As we were pushing forward we were caught on the break and the opposition were awarded a penalty. The opposition’s player missed the target. The referee then blew his whistle. Brooklands Farm had won 4-0, but was it enough?
All the teams sat down and awaited the results.
We were then informed by the organisers how close it was. Emerson Valley and ourselves were joint on points and goal difference but the deciding factor was goals scored. Amazingly by winning 4-0 we had finished 2nd and gone through, by just a single goal!
If we had conceded that last minute penalty we would have been eliminated and finished 3rd.
This was a great achievement from the team and we look forward to the finals in January!

Big Win at Stantonbury Basketball Competition

On Thursday 29th November a mixed team of Year 5 and 6 children travelled to Stantonbury to take part in an inter school basketball competition. They played a total of 6 games, all lasting 7 minutes.  Of these 6 games, they won 5 in succession only narrowly losing the last game by 1 point. As a result, their team finished top and they were declared winners of the competition!

All of the children who took part showed an outstanding display of teamwork and individual talent in what was a fantastic evening of team sports. In addition, Brooklands Farm received extra praise from all the referees helping out in the event, saying how well they all played together. A massive congratulations to all of these children who took part.