Over half term, Year 5 busily crafted and built amazing Trojan horses. With hidden trap doors, impressive wooden craftsmanship and even lego, the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about how the Trojan War begun. Year five even took to the school field where they re-enacted various events; some stood proud as King Menelaus with his hungry army whilst the ‘Greeks’ sat silently still waiting for Odysseus’ cunning plan to start.
As part of our topic, we welcomed ‘The Living History Workshop’ to our school on Thursday 8th June. The day was enjoyed by everyone (including the adults) – the children witnessed what life would have been like in the hustle and bustle of the Athenian market, marched to the Parthenon to worship Athena, trained as part of the Spartan Army and even experienced their first Olympic games.

On Monday 12th June, Year 5 parents were invited to attend an information evening to find out about the Swattenden Residential trip for Summer 2018 and about the Kent Test for September 2017.

The presentations used can be found by following the links below. If you were unable to attend and would like your child's CAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) scores, or if you have any other queries, please contact the School Office  on 01227 373095. 


Swattenden Residential for Summer 2018

Kent Test 2017 information

As the culmination to their topic on Kings and Queens, our Year Two children enjoyed a fabulous Street Party this morning in the glorious sunshine. The children came dressed to impress and had a surprise visit from the Queen! They sang songs including the National Anthem and recited poetry before tucking into a wonderful feast of strawberries and scones. Our 'royal' visitor, who was welcomed by Mr McDonagh and Mrs James, looked suitably impressed and spent time chatting to the children.

Lots of new titles have arrived in the BOOK SWAP SHED.
ALL CHILDREN are welcome to bring along a book from home that they no longer read and swap it for a different book.
The shed is open before and after school every day (weather permitting). Find us near the pirate ship.
Mrs Gallimore is available to answer any questions about reading, phonics or spelling at this time.
Come and have a browse, there is something for everyone.

World Book Day saw a carnival of characters come to life as the climax to Read Aloud Month at Briary School . From dragons to Draco Malfoy, princesses to pirates – everyone was there and a fantastic effort was made by all.

Every child received their free book and we hope to continue the fun with an increased number of volunteer readers, bountiful books in the Bookswap shed and regular events throughout the year.

Keep your eyes open for our Readathon total.

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