Years 5 and 6,
PGL Camp, Pré
Catelan in France
24-27th June 2016
Year 5 and 6 and their teachers went by coach to a PGL
Activity Camp in
Catelan in France for a long residential weekend.
the weekend we visited Arras and the tunnels in
Wellington to learn about life during World War One.
went shopping in a traditional French market to practice
our French. We also visited a sweet factory and
chocolate factory and learnt how these products were
made - we even got to try them. We enjoyed eating
traditional French food including escargots! We
had great fun playing team games on the sandy beach,
playing badminton, doing an assault course and dancing
at a PGL disco party. We also had a fun twilight
walk through the woodlands with our PGL instructors to
look for (what turned out to be imaginary) 'drop
all returned back to school full of very happy memories
of an action-packed weekend. A huge thank you to Mrs
Parker for organising the French Trip. Thank you also to
all other staff who gave up their time to help on the
trip and to the children themselves for their impeccable
behaviour, great sense of adventure and positive
attitude which all helped make this a thoroughly
3 Fizz Pop Science Workshop, BP
children enjoyed a really interactive Fizz-Pop Workshop
to learn about the wonders
of water as part of their science curriculum. Thank you
to BP Isle of Grain for this fantastic opportunity.
Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations
all had a great time celebrating Her Majesty the Queen's
birthday with a street party in our party hats and lots
of fun and games.
Thursday 9th June
The second MYG event of the term was the 7-a-side
football held at Anchorians Sports Club and was held to
honour the European Football Finals. We were given the
country Ukraine. We were in a group of six other
won three games, drew one and lost one. This placed us
second in our group and within the top sixteen of the
whole competition out of over 50 schools! In the
afternoon we played a further four games in which we won
two and lost two. This placed us overall 12th
in the competition out of 56 teams.
The children were quite rightly mighty proud of their
achievements. For this we were invited to a special
football competition to mark the 50th
anniversary of England’s win in the 1966 World Cup.
However our elation became slightly deflated when we
heard that the date of the competition clashed with
Years 6's very last Speech Day! What a shame! Well done
to our footballers on a great result.
Congratulations to Shannon Bennie in Year 6 for coming 8th in
England and 63rd out of 197 children in the European Hip
Hop Championships. Well done. We are all very proud of
Softball Development Competition, Fort Pitt
Saturday 23rd April
Congratulations to our Softball teams who played a
friendly competition in the
LCS Schools’ Cup. We won two out of three final
matches. We are very proud of you all.
Infants = Bryony (won) 17
Years 3/4 = Bryony (won) 18 v 10
Years 5/6 = Bryony 12 v 15
Term 2016 Newsletter Click the image to download a
Competition at Cobham Hall
27th February 2016
Well done to our Netball
Team. We won the first two games but the third was a 0-0
draw. We ended up coming 5th out of 8 teams in the
Champions of the Medway Kickball Development Competition
Congratulations to our
Bryony teams who won both trophies in the Kickball
Inter-Primary Development Competition.
Final scores: Years 3/4
won 13-12 and Years 5/6 won 11-0.
Term 2015 Newsletter
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Beauty and the Beast Christmas Pantomime
- Central Theatre
1 to Year 6 enjoyed our annual trip to the Central
Theatre to watch the Christmas Pantomime. This time we
watched 'Beauty and the Beast'. The children (and staff)
all really got into the show and had a wonderful time.
We were back later than expected as the show overran
-thank you parents for your patience in waiting for our
return to school!
Pre-School/Reception Christmas Outing -
Our Early Years had a festive trip by coach to watch the
interactive performance of the Timid Hedgehog and the
Forgotten Christmas Forest. The children loved being
involved with the story and came back to school buzzing
Junior Choir Carol Singing, Hempstead
Valley Shopping Centre
Junior children from Years 3 to Year 6 proudly
represented Bryony School by carol singing at Hempstead
Valley Shopping Centre. They sang a selection of carols
beautifully whilst drawing a large crowd of their own
families, friends of Bryony and members of the public.
The children raised a tremendous
Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
Well done to Mr Johnson and Mrs Harrison
for organising the event and to everyone that took part
or came to support us
Junior Choir Carol Singing,
Platters Farm Lodge
children from Years 3 to Year 6 sang carols to members
of our elderly community at Platters Farm Lodge -a local
Day Care centre which we also visit every year to
deliver Harvest Festival gifts. The children were made
to feel very welcome and received lovely gifts from the
staff there. Thank you to Mr Johnson for
organising the event, to all those who took part and to
the lovely team and guests at Platters team for having
Friends of Bryony School (FoBs) Christmas
from the Nursery to Year 2
had a wonderful morning of fun. They met Father
Christmas and received a present (kindly donated by FoBs);
played games at the Christmas Fayre run by Year 2 and
FoBs; and bought presents for their family at the
In the afternoon, it was
the turn of the Juniors with stalls run by our Year 6.
Children especially enjoyed decorating and eating the
gingerbread men and cakes! A special thanks goes to
Mrs Jarvis and Mrs Clarke and the rest of the
FoBs team for all their help in organising and running
Nursery - Christmas Letters Craft
Nursery children have enjoyed preparing letters for
Father Christmas and posting them at the local post box.
Reception - Christmas Craft
23rd November 2015
Children visited Mid-Kent College for an afternoon of
Christmas craft activities. We all thoroughly enjoyed
making cards and collages with glitter, decorating cup
cakes and gingerbread men, playing games and
LCS Schools Cup - Cross Country
done Bryony children! We came
second place overall in what was a very cold and
wet morning. Special mention must go to
for winning the Year 3 Girls race and
for winning the Year 5 Boys Race.
Thank you to the children for participating and for
parents for their support in all weather conditions!
Year 1 Visit to Maidstone
|20th November 2015
Year 1’s visit was in order to extend their knowledge of
local explorer Julius Brenchley as part of our History
curriculum incorporating heroic historic figures.
This was our first of three trips to
Maidstone Museum this coming year. We saw the canoe used
by Brenchley in his travels and many of the artefacts,
including native masks that he brought back in the
Cabinets of Curiosities.
After lunch we had the chance to make our
very own native masks. We were all very pleased
with our creations!
Ms. Caller and Mrs Tovey
Children in Need 'Hero Day'
|13th November 2015
On Friday 13th November we held a Hero Day. The
children dressed as a number of different ‘heros’ - from
doctors, nurses, soldiers, and superheros!
Thank you to Miss Collier for
organising this event and to all children and parents
who baked and helped sell all the delicious cakes.
Many of the classes held sponsored events
such as; sponsored colouring which helped to raise even
more money, so a big thank to those who sponsored our
children. During playtime, the children in the
infants brought in all their spare change to cover our
giant Pudsey Bear. The final total raised by the
Juniors and Infants was an impressive
Well done and thank you to everyone!
Year 2 Ancient Egypt Day at Kent
10th November 2015
Year 2 had a tremendous trip to the
Ancient Egypt Day at the Museum of Kent Life. We all had
a really interesting day which helped bring our class
topic on Ancient Egypt to life. The children looked
splendid dressed up as Ancient Egyptians for their trip.
We participated in a series of
workshops which included: Fashion and Make up,
Mummification, House and Home and Myths and Legends.
We particularly enjoyed building pyramids, dancing for
the Pharaoh, making ropes using a traditional technique
and making hieroglyphics. On return to school the
children wrote about their day. Here are some extracts:
“A beautiful lady showed us how to dance.
Some people held instruments and the others danced”
best bit was the mummy wrapping because it was
“The girls were Queens and the boys were
(Taim Abu-Sayf) .
favourite [workshop] was the pyramid building and we
By Mrs. Farnes and Mrs. Paice
LCS Schools Cup - Ultimate Frisbee
Year 5 and 6 children battled the blustery conditions to
win the Year 5 Plate and for our Year 6 to be Runners Up
in a close final. Well done Bryony !
Year 6 Trip to the Battle of Britain
October, year 6 visited both the Battle of Britain
Museum in Hawkinge and the Memorial wall in Capel Le
Ferne to link in with their study of the Second World
War in Kent. Our visit to the Memorial wall
enabled the children to realise how many men lost their
lives in this war and to look at the wing of the newly
built centre. Once we arrived at the Museum the children
were interested in investigating the exhibits of the
Hurricane aeroplanes and all the memorabilia in
the display area. They were especially keen to try out
the Morrison, Anderson and Bell shelters and understand
why there was more than one type of shelter needed.
A worthwhile visit to complement
By Mrs. Harrison
Thank you to Reverend
from St. Luke’s Church in Gillingham
for conducting two wonderful assemblies for our Harvest
It is important to take time to think
about and help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Thank you to all who contributed gifts. Year 2 and
year 5 delivered the gifts to older members of our local
Platters Farm Lodge.
It was a lovely opportunity for our children
to see first hand who their gifts were going to.
We would like to also say a big thank you
a parent (and owner of PYO Pumpkins, Beluncle Farm, Hoo)
who came to speak to the Infants about how
pumpkins are grown and showed us lots of
even kindly left lots of pumpkins for us to carve and to
enjoy at the FoBs Halloween Party.
It was an extremely busy time of year for
the Batchelor family at their farm so we are even more
grateful Mrs Batchelor was able to come and visit us.
Mini Youth Games -
A team of ten year 6 children participated in the first
of this year’s mini youth games events at Medway
A total of over 50 schools competed
in the event. We won all of our morning games and came
top of our group. This allowed us to compete for
the main ‘Rugby World Cup.’ In the afternoon we played
another 4 games but only won one of them.
However we came a very creditable 14th
place overall which was a tremendous achievement.
Tag Rugby Development Competition
Congratulations to Bryony who won the Cup Final 4-3 !
Excellent results from our children.
We are ever so proud of you all!
Pre-School Visit to
Capstone Farm Country Park
17th September 2015
done up, off we went, in the school buses, to Capstone.
"Bye" waved the children to Mrs. Edmunds and the school.
We looked out for colours on the way. What colours were
the cars? Children called out what they could see. They
burst into "Baa Baa Black Sheep" as we passed the
Mr. Reid was
waiting for us all and he led the way to the Visitor
Centre. In the garden here, the children picked flower
petals and stuck them on card. They were seeing how many
colours they could stick down. Then we went down to the
lake. We could see black moorhens, a grey heron and
white gulls. We continued our walk over the bridge. We
could see spiders, ducks and a fish. We walked on, right
round the lake to Tangle Wood. "It's dark in here!"
said one. We climbed up the steep path and then found
apples all over the ground. Mr. Reid gave out magnifying
glasses for a closer look. The children found slugs on
an old, fallen branch. Then they found a carpet of
fallen leaves to explore. We went back down the hill,
past the carved spiral tree, past three geese to get
ready for lunch. Children chose their sandwiches and had
an apple, crisps and a drink too.
pond dipping next. Children surrounded trays of pond
water while some of the adults used nets to see what
they could find. We had baby newts, dragonfly larvae,
pond skaters and our star find. Well done to Mrs.
Robinson for catching an adult smooth newt. It was our
best catch ever! It was very exciting to see what we
would get next. Mr. Reid brought a very lively slow worm
to show us. Although this animal looks like a golden
snake, it is a legless lizard. It has eyelids and can
blink. Mr Reid showed all the children.
Then it was
on to Arts and Crafts. The children made collages
of snails and butterflies. We walked around the lake
again and a mallard (duck) had landed with its green
head, yellow beak and curly tail feathers. We went on to
the playground. The children went straight onto the
slides, climbing frames and swings.
All too soon
Mr. Edmunds and Mr. Sparks came to collect us to go back
to school. They had a look at the beautiful lake first
though! It was a quieter trip back, with happy, worn out
children. We would like to thank everyone who helped us
make this trip such a success.