It’s been another busy month at Bramley Sunnyside Infant School. The Year 1 children visited Wickersley School and Sports College to take part in a Movement Festival alongside other local primary schools. Each class performed a dance they had learned which linked to their current topics of ‘Feathered Friends’ and ‘Space Is Ace’. The Year 1 children also visited Twycross Zoo, in connection with their current topic of ‘Go Wild’, which is based around wild animals. As well as taking part in animal workshops they also saw a variety of primates, including monkeys, gorillas and orangutans as well as other wild animals including leopards and meerkats.
Year 2 children had an exciting visit from an author called Ruth Cooper. She shared her wonderful story called ‘Sloop the Seagull’ with the children and explained how her ideas developed from visits to the seaside. The children asked Ruth lots of questions about what it is like to be a real author. Now the children in Year 2 have lots of ideas for writing their own stories.
The afterschool club activities remain as popular as ever with this half term’s classes being World Cup football, cheerleading and arts and crafts club. A series of information meetings have been held for parents of the Year 2 children, who are transferring to the Junior School in September, and all year groups have started to visit their new class teachers to ensure a smooth transition in September.
Ian Thomas, the Strategic Director of Children and Young Peoples Services for Rotherham, visited to meet the children and staff. After a tour around school, Mr Thomas joined the children for lunch and chatted to playground buddies, handwriting champions and members of the school council to find out more about their role. Mr Thomas congratulated staff and children on receiving the recent Parent Charter Gold accreditation and listened to the views of the school charter child ambassadors. The school was thrilled to read the following tweet that Mr Thomas issued immediately after his visit: “so pleased to visit the amazing ‘Charter Gold’ Bramley Sunnyside Infants and have lunch with pupils, writing panel and school council”.
As the end of the school year is approaching, the school photographer visited to take class photographs of children together with their teachers and support staff. The photos will be available for parents to buy shortly.