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Bramcote Church Of England (Aided) Primary School, Hanley Avenue, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3HE
Head Teacher: Mrs S Meredith    Business Manager: Mrs W Gill

Bramcote Church Of England (Aided) Primary School

Welcome to the Bramcote Church Of England (Aided) Primary School. This school aims to serve its community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian beliefs and practises. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, promoting Christian values through the experiences offered to all pupils.

Children attend our school from a wide area including Bramcote, Beeston, Stapleford, Chilwell and the city of Nottingham. Many are the children of Christian families, some are the children of families attending St Michael's Church, others live locally within the parish of Bramcote and some come through other parental choice.

We believe that learning is a life long process. Children coming into the school will bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience of the world around them. We aim to build upon these skills and develop them to be independent and enthusiastic learners.

Friendly Learning Environment

As part of our school, your child and your family will soon get to know everyone: teachers, teaching assistants, administration staff, lunch time staff, and of course all the other children. Altogether we make a friendly, supportive and hard working team.

All of our teaching staff are practising Christians; other staff are either practising Christians or are fully sympathetic to the caring, Christian ethos of the school. The school is fortunate to have such a hard working, experienced and highly skilled staff team.

Parents are welcome to come into the school at any time. Sometimes you may wish to see us on urgent personal matters(and although phoning for an appointment is helpful, it is not always essential).

You may want to call in to talk about your child, ask a question or share some relevant information. You might wish, as some parents already do, to come in and be involved with various activities. If you would like to help in this way, please see your child's class teacher or the Head teacher. Whatever the reason for wanting to see us, please do not hesitate to come in.

Equal Opportunities

Bramcote Church Of England (Aided) Primary School is an inclusive school that welcomes all pupils regardless of background, special need, ability, gender or race. It is assumed that parents choose this school because they want a Christian education for their child and are willing for them to take part in all the activities of the school. Every step will be taken to ensure equal access to education.

We recognise and celebrate our similarities and differences and help our pupils to become kind, caring and considerate members of the community.

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Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers have now been launched. Please help us by donating your vouchers to school – these can be placed in the box outside the office. Once again vouchers may be printed with your till receipt so look out for them when you pay – you should get 1 voucher for every £10 you spend either in store or online.
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Pancake Day - Tuesday 28th February

On Tuesday 28th February the Friends will be holding activities for Pancake Day. There will be pancake racing, pancake tossing, pancake games, a café serving hot and cold drinks with pancakes and various toppings. The event will take place after school but parents need to be present with their child. The event is free to enter, however tickets will be issued by the office to give an idea on numbers...

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Cookery Club Cakes for Children in Need

Cookery Club Cakes for Children in Need

Cookery Club have been busy making cakes to sell for Children in Need today. From plain chocolate covered cakes to cherry and chocolate chips - delicious and plenty to enjoy! ...

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Year 6 Cookery Club

Year 6 Cookery Club

Year 6 Cookery Club has got off to a good start. The first week we made delicious apple crumble and this week sumptuous savoury scones with cheese and chives. Christmas is just around the corner and we are already planning what we will be making in the few weeks before - keep a look out for our 'Cracking Christmas Creations'....

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School Parliament 2016/17

School Parliament 2016/17

We have successfully elected our new School Parliament for 2016-17. This year we had so many children writing manifestos in an attempt to become their class minister. All of the candidates read their manifesto’s out to their classes. The children putting themselves forward for Prime Minister were all heard in whole school assembly.The elections took place on Friday 30th September and all of the children were able to vote. We set up our hall as a polling station and Mrs Gill and Mrs Davies helped by registering names and handing out ballot papers. All of the children were asked to vote for a class minister and a one of the prime minister candidates. They posted their ballot papers into sealed black boxes and these were opened and counted once the voting process was completed. The announcement of the results took place in our Bramcote Stars Assembly and the successful candidates received their parliament badges and read out their man...

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Welcome Back

A very warm welcome back to our new school year and especially to our new children and staff.

The children are all looking very smart and have started the year off well with a positive attitude to learning.

We hope all of the leavers have settled into their new schools.

We look forward to a busy term with new school parliament elections due to take place on the 30th September and we would encourage as many of our children to put themselves forward as class ministers. We will post the results of our new Parliament on following the election.

Good luck to everyone! ...

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Summer Fair

Summer Fair

Saturday 9th July is our Summer Fair - 12-2pm.

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Safety Week

Safety Week

This week all the children have been taking part in our safety week.
Our School Parliament were promoting a walk to school and gave out stickers each day to children that had travelled to school either by walking, cycling, scooting and even roller skating! They have recorded their findings and will be presenting these in Parliament next week.
The year five pupils took part in bike-ability on Monday and although it was a very wet day they all had a great time learning about how to be safe on the road.
Mrs Norris and Mr McCallion led assembly on Wednesday engaging the children in a road safety quiz.
Mrs Ottewell talked about e-safety on Thursday and how children can be safe on-line both at home and in school.
Finally we concluded the week joining in with the National Big First Aid Live led by St John Ambulance and Dr Ranj from CBBC. ...

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Friends Dates for Your Diaries


• Thurs 28th April 7:45 for 8pm AGM

• Fri 13th May 3:30pm Film Night (Juniors only)

• Fri 26th May 3:30pm Cake sale

• Fri 1st July 3:30pm Sports Day picnic

• Fri 8th July Non uniform 'bring-a-bottle’ day

• Sat 9th July 12-2pm Summer fair

• Fri 15th July 3:30pm Junior disco
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Friends Annual General Meeting

A warm welcome awaits at this year’s AGM. Come along to the small hall at school, 7:45pm, for a drink, nibbles and a chance to chat before we settle down to start at 8pm. Finance, fairs and the committee to be included in the agenda. If that isn’t exciting enough, please join us afterwards as we head down to the White Lion in Bramcote for a swift shandy or two!
There are a number of positions on the committee open to volunteers. Here is a quick overview of the roles:
• Chair: Co-ordinates with staff and chairs the meetings. Letters are sent out from the Chair. There is a lot of behind the scenes organisation and speaking to parents.
• Vice-Chair: Supports the Chair and hosts the meetings in their absence.
• Treasurer: Keeps track of income, expenses, cheques and provides floats for events.
• Secretary: Records minutes of the meetings and sends out emails.
Friends can’t run without YOU! If you would like mo...

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Visit from the High Sheriff of Nottingham

Visit from the High Sheriff of Nottingham

On Sunday 3rd April 2016, the High Sheriff of Nottingham Judy Naake was installed. She invited some of the children from our school to sing two of their favourite Christian songs as part of the service at St Michael & All Angels Church. Led by Mrs Lee the children sang Lord you see me and The Lords my Shepherd. They performed brilliantly in front of a packed church and were thanked by many of the visitors attending the service.

On Tuesday 19th April, the High Sheriff of Nottingham came into school to visit and talk to the children about her new role and also to thank personally those that took part in the service.

She talked about her official outfit and hat and some of the work that she will be carrying out in and around Nottingham. The children listened intently and asked some very interesting questions! ...

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Soup-er Soup!!

Following our RE topic on Charities, on Wednesday 16th March, for Christian Aid Class 6 worked in groups making and then selling soup.

One person in Class 6 quoted "it was really fun making soup, but at sometimes stressful. Our group name was the cracking carrot and coriander crew - the soup we made was very nice".

We spent the morning making a range of soups which took about an hour - the flavours were:
Carrot & Coriander
Tomato & Basil
Tomato & Coriander
Lentil
Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato

We also offered an option of bread, cream/yoghurt and seasoning.

Many parents and teachers attended and donated money which was great as this was for a generous charity - Christian Aid which helps many countries in many ways.

To conclude Class 6,Mrs Bodily, Mrs Renton & Mrs Edwards would like to thank anyone who attended our Soup-er Soup fundraising event....

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FANTASTIC "BIG FAIR TRADE BREAKFAST"

FANTASTIC "BIG FAIR TRADE BREAKFAST"

This week we have been learning all about "Fair Trade" and what that means. The children have been involved in a variety of activities from identifying where food comes from to the cost of the production. The children have been really engaged and have been struck by the moral issues that have been raised.
They have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the designing and production of various fair trade breakfast items like bread, smoothies, porridge, muffins etc. This was enjoyed by the children, parents and staff at our "Fair Trade Big Breakfast." We raised a fantastic £240 to send to the "Trade Craft Foundation" which is a Christian run charity supporting Fair Trade for all.
St Michael and All Angels Parish Church, Bramcote joined in by bringing along "Fair Trade" items and produce to sell and raised an additional £200.
Mrs Smith and Mrs Willan from St Michael's commented that they had been around a few schools in the past tw...

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Friends Cafe

Come along and join us at our next Friends Café which will take place in the small hall on Monday 1st February at 9am - All welcome to pop in for coffee, cake and a chat!...

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New Style Newsletter!

We hope you enjoy reading our new style newsletter which is produced weekly to keep you up to date with events happening in and around school....

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WOW - WE RAISED £1700 FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

Our school is absolutely fantastic about clubbing together and doing amazing things. This week children staff and families worked together to raise a totally awesome £1700 for Children in Need. The children entered into the spirit of the occasion, dressing as Roald Dahl characters (to link in with our theme week on Authors). We had some very impressive Willy Wonkas, Fantastic Mr Foxes and Ompa Lumpa’s showing a massive amount of effort from parents and children. The kids looked great
Our day started with signed book auction, ably and humorously chaired by our Prime minister and Deputy Prime minster. We had a good selection of books for both adults and children as well as signed photograph and artwork. This was closely followed by a second hand book sale as well as a cake sale at the end of the day.
It is such a privilege to know that our children have contributed to providing things like respite care, community centres and much nee...

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School Parliament

As you know, this year Bramcote C of E have launched a brand new school parliament. This Friday our MPs had the privilege of meeting and chatting to Anna Soubry, Minister for Small Businesses and MP for Broxtowe.
Prime minister Elliot Fox and Deputy Prime minister Sam Norris, showed Anna around school and introduced her to the staff. The whole school parliament then met for a question and answer session. Anna was very impressed by the politeness and maturity of all MPS from year 6 all the way to our Year 1 representatives. The parliament did have some challenging questions for Anna, including asking about school testing, her opinions on Europe and building on green belt land. The children all raised concern about park facilities and road safety in and around Bramcote and she has promised to contact the local councillors on our behalf.
All in all, this was a fantastic opportunity for the children to find out about government life and...

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Fireworks Extravaganza - Thurs 5th Nov 5.30-7.30pm

The Friends of Bramcote C of E are excited to be holding our Annual Family Fireworks Extravaganza this year in conjunction with the 2nd Bramcote Scouts. We have a fabulous firework display lined up and will have a BBQ, jacket potatoes and mushy peas as well as hot chocolate with cream and sprinkles to keep you warm. Although we can’t guarantee the weather, the rain hasn’t dampened our spirits in previous years so I’m sure we will have a wonderful evening again.

Tickets are available now from the school office or through the scouts and are priced at £3 for adults and £2 for children. All tickets purchased on the night will be £3.

We look forward to seeing you and any friends you’d like to bring along too on Thursday 5th November.

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