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Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic day when they took part in ‘Evacuation Day’. The children dressed up as children from the 1940s,complete with cloth caps. They were taught in the style of the time, with lessons in handwriting with pens and ink, the maths of pounds schillings and pennies and a science lesson all about the oak tree.
At break time the children played games from the 1940s including marbles, card trading and hopscotch.
The highlight of the day was when the children were ‘evacuated’ to local homes,first being marched around the streets of Wivenhoe in search of local householders who would take them in!
All the children took on the idea of the day and behaved impeccably, so much so that Mr Acford and Mrs Sharp are looking into the idea that they can adopt the 1940s classroom model!
Over the last couple of weeks our children have been out and about representing the School at a number of local events and in the process making us proud to be associated with Broomgrove Junior School.
The first event was the Colchester Fire Swim on Saturday 5th October. Eighteen enthusiastic children from Year 5 and 6 launched themselves into Leisure World’s pool with the aim of swimming as many lengths as possible in a single hour. Supported by an impressive army of parents, the children worked tirelessly, encouraging each other throughout, right up until the last length was swam. Tired but extremely proud of their efforts the children all received a medal and were commended by the event organisers for their efforts and teamwork they had shown.
On Sunday 6th October it was then the turn of the Choir who took part in the Harvest Festival Service at St. Mary’s Church. With a large number of new members, the children sang Quinora’s Pearl, which was not easy because it was split in to several parts. A number of the regular congregation commented afterwards on how well the children had sung, which is credit to the hard work they and Mrs Allen have put into getting themselves ready for this event.
The final event took place this week, when Mr Acford took the Year 6 boys football team to the Sainsbury’s Sports Games Football Tournament at Clacton Leisure Centre. Competing against teams from across Colchester and Tendring the boys
proved to be a force to be reckoned with. They battled valiantly through the group stages, did not concede a goal and
remained undefeated all the way to the final where they met Holland Haven. A closely fought game saw the full time whistle blow with the score at 1-1. The thrill of a penalty shoot out lay in wait, but unfortunately did not produce the fairy tale ending that we had all hoped for. Instead the final score ended 3-1. That said the boys did a magnificent job getting to the final showing real determination and an excellent team spirit.
Well done to all those children that have represented the School recently. You have done a grand job showing the World
what a great school Broomgrove Junior School is. Thanks also to all the parents who support their children at these events.
Without your help none of our children would have been able to take part at these events.
As the Headteacher of Broomgrove Junior School it is a pleasure to be able to welcome you to our website.
“At Broomgrove, we expect everyone to work together to achieve high standards of learning and behaviour in a safe, happy and stimulating environment where both children and adults are valued.”
At the heart of all aspects of our school life are the values of respect, excellence and friendship. Furthermore, we believe that working in partnership with our children, their parents and carers, governors, and our local community is critical to ensuring our success as a school. A supportive atmosphere is fostered within which children feel confident to express their individuality, their talents and know that success in any aspect of their lives will be rewarded and celebrated. We are passionate that the School flourishes by providing a positive and stimulating learning environment created by caring and dedicated staff, which results in excellent progress for all our learners.
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