We have been working very closely with CBBC throughout this school year.


Autumn Term Update

The children have had a fabulous time learning about Transport over the past few weeks. They have learnt lots about transport on the ground, in the air and on water, including pirates and space travel. The children really enjoyed the visit we had from the local fire brigade when they got a chance to squirt water from the hose.


The children have made some fantastic models at home of different types of transport. We displayed them in class and the children told everyone what they had made.

Our new topic

This term in Reception our topic is ‘Special books’. We will be doing lots of work based on The Stick Man story and then The Christmas Story. After Christmas we will be listening to and reading Traditional Tales, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.


We are working very hard in RWI learning to recognise sounds, segment and blend to read words and write sounds.


In Maths we are working very hard on being able to count objects to 20 and recognise numbers up to 20. Some of the children have been learning about 1 more and 1 less. We have also been learning about 2D and 3D shapes.


Your child will continue to bring homework home every Friday. Please try and complete the homework over the weekend and bring it back to school on Monday. It is important to sit with your child and support their learning. However please let your child complete the homework using their own ideas and sounding out words themselves, using their own spellings.

Please continue to listen to your child read their reading book every night plus help them to practise the highlighted words on the sheet at the front, every night.

Snack Money
We ask that the children bring in 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.


Please be reminded that the school doors open at 8:50am and maths lessons commence at 9am prompt.  It is important your child arrives to school on time to ensure valuable learning is not missed.


Please ensure your child has spare clothes and underwear.  as the weather changes there may be times when your child gets wet during outdoor play.


Please ensure all clothing is labelled clearly with your child’s name. We are still noticing a number of jumpers and cardigans with no name.




Working Together

At Brentnall Community Primary School we all work very hard to build positive relationships with all parents and with the wider community. Our aim is to deal with issues and problems before they become a ‘complaint’.

However there is a clear protocol to follow if necessary and the steps to follow and their outcome are outlined in this document.



Investors In People Gold Award

Investors in People Gold Award

I am delighted to advise that on 29th January 2016, Brentnall was awarded Gold Level status with Investors in People. Successful accreditation against the Investors in People framework is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability. Brentnall joins the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believes in realising the potential of their people.

For anyone in the education sector, gaining the Investors in People core award is a great achievement, but to receive Gold Level status is exceptionally rare. Out of the 4 schools in Salford that hold the Investors in People framework, Brentnall is the only school to achieve Gold Level status and is most certainly something that we are very proud of!

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In order to gain the gold accreditation organisations are assessed against 165 evidence requirements in 10 distinct performance areas. An inspector came into school and spent 3 days with our members of staff and recognised that everything we do at Brentnall is centered around the children.

Suzanne Wilkinson, Organisation Development Specialist for Investors in People said “People are very focused on improving outcomes for the children and feel that this is something the whole team works together to achieve. Managers and people describe having a tremendous loyalty towards children, and therefore the school and each other. This encourages people to share knowledge & experience, and support each other.”

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