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Ms Mahil, Headteacher   BCPS is for children from 3 to 11 years old,
there are approximately 450 children on roll.

We are a very friendly community school, where families are encouraged to learn together and give their children the confidence to succeed.

We are proud of our children, their behaviour
and many achievements.

We provide a calm and happy atmosphere setting high standards of respect, courtesy, hard work and achievement for everyone.

Visitors are welcome and always enjoyed by the children.
Dear Parents/Carers,

Braunstone Community Primary School is a very special place. Visitors often comment positively on the children’s warm welcome, their enthusiasm and also on staff’s commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life.

Our learning community combines high expectations with quality learning and relationships to ensure that every child achieves a personal best. 

As Headteacher, I am very proud to be a member of this community. We continue to strive for continuous improvements in everything we do. Our commitment is to be the best we can be and to help your children become successful, happy and respectful young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force. We believe that every child in our school should be treated as if they were our own.

We have changed the curriculum so that it is rigorous, rich, creative, relevant, broad and balanced.  English and Maths are pivotal and are prioritised within each subject area.  We believe that we are well positioned to embrace the expectations in the new National Curriculum.

We provide a nurturing and secure environment for your children. The school’s Governing Body and Inclusion Team are very supportive. Mrs Rushin, (Inclusion Manager) and Mr Brown (Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Leader) work with parents and children for the benefit of all through the work in our Nurture provision and Learning Support Unit (LSU). They can be contacted through the school office. Please ask for them directly. Alternatively, you can contact Mrs Ball, our Deputy Headteacher or myself.

We want our children to have the skills necessary for the future – to be confident and competent members of a modern society.

We look forward to seeing you in school and working in partnership with you.

I want to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the privilege of educating your precious children.

Welcome to Braunstone Community Primary School.

Ms Jatinder Mahil

Walking Bus

The Walking Bus staff This week saw the launch of our 'Walking Bus',
led by school staff.

We meet the pupils at 'stops'
along two routes to school and arrive in time
to have breakfast at our Breakfast Club.

The children have shown great enthusiasm
and are enjoying the walk
and getting in to school on time.

World Faiths Day

Recently, we had a whole school celebration
of all the major world faiths.

Each class had a chance to experience
a world faith first hand.

Representatives from the Christian, Jewish, Hindu,
Sikh, Muslim and Buddhist religions
ran workshops for each class
so that they could delve deeper into the religion.

At BCPS we strive to create an atmosphere
of mutual tolerance and respect.

Here are a few pictures of our day!
World Faiths Day
World Faiths Day World Faiths Day
World Faiths Day World Faiths Day
World Faiths Day World Faiths Day
World Faiths Day World Faiths Day
World Faiths Day World Faiths Day


On Tuesday 9th February 2016, four members of our local Policing Unit came into school to work with our children.  They talked to all of our children in KS2 in an assembly, and then did a series of workshops with children in classes 8-15.  They covered lots of different topics, including E-safety, anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol, staying safe outside of school, bullying, how the police can help us, and what it is like to be a police officer.  The children had a great time, and one or two have even said they would like to go into a career as police officers when they are older! 

The officers stayed for lunch and worked with years 5 and 6 in the afternoon. 

The children learnt a lot from this experience and enjoyed it thoroughly with drama, games and case studies.

Protect workshop
Protect workshop
Protect workshop Protect workshop
Protect workshop Protect workshop

Christmas Fayre

Wow! What a turn out!

Thanks to everyone who contributed
to our annual Christmas Fayre.

We were delighted by how many people came along
and added to our school fund.

Plenty of fun was had on the bouncy castle,
masses of fantastic raffle prizes were won
and we even sold out of hot chocolate...Maybe the whipped cream & marshmallows
were too much to resist!
2015 Christmas Fayre
2015 Christmas Fayre 2015 Christmas Fayre
2015 Christmas Fayre 2015 Christmas Fayre

Christmas Carol Singing

The whole school has been practising some carols for weeks, so that we could perform to the parents at the end of the day, on Friday. It was lovely to see so many parents enjoying the fruits of our hard work. The singing was beautiful and all our hard work paid off.
Singing Christmas Carols for our parents Singing Christmas Carols for our parents
Singing Christmas Carols for our parents Singing Christmas Carols for our parents

Christmas Assembly

This term we have achieved so much both in and out of the classrooms. On Friday we came to school in our Christmas jumpers and had a really special Christmas Assembly to celebrate some of our achievements. 100%Attendance winner, Lacey
Lacey Whitmore with the massive hamper
that she won in the draw for 100% attendance!
Scinece Competition winners Scinece Competition winners
Science Competition winners
Mrs Ball and her jumper twin
This week's supercitizens. Mrs Ball and her jumper twin.
Nurture Group in their Christmas jumpers. Mrs Rushin in her Christmas jumper.
Nurture Group in their Christmas jumpers. Mrs Rushin in her Christmas jumper.

Oh No They Didn't!

Last Friday, the whole school had the treat
of watching a visiting performance
of Sleeping Beauty.

It was so much fun.
They all really enjoyed joining in!
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty

No Pens Wednesday

Wednesday 14th October was No Pens Wednesday! This whole day was devoted to improving our Speaking and Listening skills so even though there was no writing   there was a lot of learning! We completed various activities in Reading, Writing, Maths and Topic and we filmed ourselves! Some specially selected Year 6 children interviewed groups of children at the end of the day to discover what they had been learning about. The aim of the day was to improve our vocabulary, language for thinking and sentence structures. We will be doing another one soon so watch this space!
Year 3 went to Braunstone hall

On No Pens Wednesday Class 9 went to Braunstone Park
to visit a secret garden,
and learn about the history of Braunstone Hall.

We used maps to help us find our way around the park.

We learned about what the hall used to be like
and imagined it looking grand and elegant
rather than derelict.

We went into the walled garden
and explored the plants.

Class 8 played The Unfortunately Fortunately game using opposites to think of story sentences.

We used ideas taken from the book
Unfortunately by Alan Durant.
No Pens Wednesday
Singing and dancing in EYFS2 Class 2 and 3 had a lot of fun on No Pens Wednesday! We did a special dancing and singing session together.

We are developing our listening skills so that
we can sing together and move in time to the music. 

We stirred up the porridge, zoomed to the moon
and ran away from dinosaurs! 

Magical Maths

On Friday 9th October we were incredibly lucky to be visited by The Maths Detective from Magical Maths.
He challenged Mrs Mukiza to a contest which later proved that he was the greatest mathematician in the world! The Maths Detective wowed us with his ability to predict the total amount of the blocks in a split second!
He did this quicker than Mrs Mukiza and her calculator - wow!
The children were amazed by his speed and accuracy and have been invited to attend the Magical Maths workshops to find out how he did it.
The club will run for 6 weeks at a cost of £41 starting on Wednesday 11th November. 
We look forward to seeing your child attending the after school Magical Maths workshop which will support and enrich their maths lessons.
Magical Maths The magical mathematician
Maths Magician Maths Magician

Everybody's Reading Festival

We welcomed a total of 34 parents to our FS1 reading festival event. They came in to watch an interactive story lead by Miss Illidge (Class teacher) and joined in with a song. They got their new book bags, a reading score card, a reading log and a FREE DVD called Helping Your Child to Read. They also got to choose 5 books to keep at home forever. The festival was kindly funded by WIT (Whatever It Takes reading initiative).
Everybody's reading Festival Everybody's reading Festival
Everybody's reading Festival Everybody's reading Festival
Everybody's reading Festival Everybody's reading Festival
Everybody's reading Festival Everybody's reading Festival
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