Reading Week Day 5 - The READATHON is Underway
There will be some of us reading for all 24 Hours!
Children from years 2 and 4 have been reading so far...
Read about the week on the special Reading Week Page
Reading Week Extravaganza
We heard about really popular stories by Steve Cole on things like the CIA (Cows In Action). This gave us the chance to find out about the Olympics (and the Moo-Lympics). Plus we got in some performance Poetry! See more on the Reading Week Page.
We Are Going to WE Day
Then there are WE events to inspire and celebrate these efforts. Famous and successful people come to take part in the excitement. For the first time there will be one in the UK, on 7 March, and 15 children from Mitchell Brook will be there. They have been selected for their positive, helpful outlooks.
Among the speakers this time are Prince Harry, Al Gore, Jennifer Hudson, members of the Branson family, Malala Yousafzai and many others. Some of them were born rich, others were not; they are well-known for many different reasons. Fifteen of us are going to be there to share the experience, and we can all think about how change for the better really comes about. See more at the WE day web pages.
Our Achievements - Getting Better and Better!
We have been celebrating with the children who have been shining examples of our STAR VALUES, who have won the most house points and dojo points for SPECIAL EFFORTS and random acts of KINDNESS, and who have hit new highs with GREAT WORK.
Read more about all these on this week's Achievements Page.
The Garbage King
Year five's extravaganza brought us special moments from the famous story of hope and togetherness on the edge of destitution.
In this story, rich and poor and both trying to escape from tyranny. Year five brought it alive for us.
The school community can see more on the Fronter events pages.
Celebrating our Learning!
Parents and carers have been visiting the school to take part in celebrations of our learning.
They heard about Year 3 studying space, year 4 finding out about Antarctica, how Year 5 imagined whole new countries in Africa, and that Year 6 have been learning Chinese!
It was a great chance for parents and carers to take part in the children's learning and see for themselves what has been happening.
Lots of music-making is happening at Mitchell Brook.
There are now two opportunities every week for parents and carers to learn about and contribute to the music at the school. The music mornings are held every Tuesday at 10am, and now also at 8.45am on Mondays. (Click the picture for a full-size poster)
Plus, instrumental lessons are now running where costs will not be an obstacle for anyone; the collective dance group is meeting each week; and violin lessons are planned for next term.
Do you have an idea for one of Mitchell Brook's lunchtime concerts? If so contact Mr Barbe.
Meetings and Courses for Parents and Carers
Coffee mornings are held every Tuesday at 9am. Everyone is welcome to come and hear and talk about how the school supports the children and their families.
Plus courses on literacy and maths skills are now running.
See the Parents and Carers page for more details.
Looking for some of the great things that happened last term? You can still read about them on the news archive page, and on the Fronter events pages.
Share Your Views
Ofsted would like to know your views about the school. It is helpful for us all to know what you think and we encourage parents and carers to take part. Follow this link to Ofsted ParentView.
If you have any difficulties using this site or other school facilities such as Fronter, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org