School is more than just English and maths lessons and at Brocklewood Primary School we strongly believe that every child deserves access to a “broad and balanced curriculum” (NC 2014) and we aim to provide as many enrichment opportunities as possible to ensure every child has the best education possible.
Artist in Residence: Shamila.
We have been fortunate to work with Shamila for the past 2 years. She has worked on projects such as a Brocklewood mural on the side of the Space for Sports and Arts and, more recently, has worked closely with our Eco Council in designing and building an Eco Garden in our disused quad.
Year 5 Camp
On Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th May, over 30 of our Year 5 children went on camp to Newstead Abbey. Not only is this an opportunity to learn new skills in a new environment, but it proved great in building stronger relationships and deeper friendships!
In Year 4, all our children learning to play either the guitar or the flute; this year, for the first time, Brocklewood joined the Nottingham Music Service’s Area Band. 6 children, who are now in Year 5, take the short weekly journey to Middleton Primary School and join with other youngsters to learn new pieces of music that are performed in public concerts throughout the year.
The musical talent at Brocklewood is second to none! Our choir never fail to impress us with their beautiful voices and recently performed at the Rotary Club School’s Concert at Fernwood Secondary School. Their acapella version of Justin Beiber’s hit song “Love Yourself” had the audience almost in tears but they quickly turned up the tempo with a feisty version of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off”.
Videos of the performances can be found on our Twitter page.