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  • Public Health - Cases of Measles in Hillingdon

    Published 28/03/23

    The local Public Health team has informed us that there has been a recent increase in the number of cases of Measles in Hillingdon. The cases all children aged 1 to 16, and all are unvaccinated.

    The current MMR vaccination uptake in Hillingdon is less than 75%, which means that 1 in every 4 children in the borough has not had the two doses of MMR vaccination that provides safe, effective protection against measles. There is variation in uptake across areas of the borough, which means that is some areas a greater number of children have not been vaccinated. This increases the risk of measles transmission in schools.

    Measles is a highly infectious respiratory virus that transmits through respiratory droplets from an infected person when they cough and sneeze which is then inhaled by another person. If that person is not fully vaccinated the risk of getting measles is high.

    The signs and symptoms of measles to be aware of are:

    • Cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and a cough
    • Sore red eyes that may be sensitive to light
    • A high temperature (fever), which may reach around 40°C
    • Small greyish-white spots on the inside of the cheeks
    • A few days later, a red-brown blotchy rash will appear, usually starting on the head or upper neck, before spreading outwards to the rest of the body.

    It is important that if a child is suspected of having measles, they do not attend school. They must telephone their GP or NHS 111. Measles is a notifiable disease which means all cases must be followed up, and contacts identified and given advice on what action they need to take.

    For more information contact your GP or an visit the NHS information website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/

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  • SEND Coffee Morning Parent Workshop New News Story

    Published 08/12/23

    Our SEND Coffee Morning was a huge success! We would like to say a massive thank you to all our parents, guardians and carers who attended the SEND Coffee Morning on Tuesday, 28th November. This meeting was a great opportunity for the parents, guardians and carers to meet and catch up with other parents and to check in with the SEND Team and discuss any SEND support they have worries and concerns about. The parents left the session feeling supported and well informed. Thank you to our awesome SEND Team for facilitating such a forum.

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  • Junior Leaders Pinning Ceremony

    Published 01/12/23

    Congratulations to our school’s Student Leaders! On Wednesday, 22nd November, Brookside Primary School held its Junior Leaders Pinning Ceremony. The Year 6 pupils selected to be Prefects, Deputy Heads, Head Boy and Head Girl were pinned in front of their school and parents. The rest of the School had their own pinning for Attendance Ambassadors, Literacy Ambassadors, Mathematics Ambassadors, Monitors and Reading Buddies within their own classes. These children have made the School proud and we are excited to see the leadership they will show this school year!

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  • Anti-Bullying Week

    Published 24/11/23

    For Anti-Bullying Week, Monday 13th to 17th November, under the theme - Make A Noise About Bullying- Brookside Primary School took a stand against bullying by uniting together to wear odd coloured or patterned socks. By wearing odd socks, we celebrated individuality and were encouraged to express our creativity without fear of judgement. Children all across the school engaged in anti-bullying lessons as they learned about what bullying is and what they should do if they experience or witness it.

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  • Happy Diwali!

    Published 20/11/23

    Brookside was sparkling with light and colour as we took part in celebrating Diwali, which was on Sunday 12th November! The children learned about the Festival of Lights and how it is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. The classrooms buzzed with excitement as children wrote about their understanding of the holiday and did colourful rangoli patterns which showcased their creativity. Happy Diwali!

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  • Scary Costume Day

    Published 10/11/23

    Tuesday, 31st October was Scary Costume Day for the children in Nursery and Reception. They came dressed to impress in their most outrageous costumes. The children also took photos at the scary photo booth and showed their skills as they carved pumpkins. They all had an amazing day.

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  • Nursery‚Äôs Stay and Play

    Published 06/11/23

    Parents, guardians and carers had a fun-filled Stay and Play session on Tuesday 17th October. They engaged in a Power Point presentation that focused on holistic play and interactive activities for both parents and children. The activities included making cards, role-playing in the home corner, creating animal patterns, colouring pictures, riding bikes, and creating model animals and insects using clay. The children and their parents enjoyed the session together while having fun and learning at the same time.

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  • Year 1 Explorers

    Published 20/10/23

    On Friday 6th October, Year 1 pupils went for a walk around the Neighbourhood to learn more about their local area. This was to enhance their understanding of the current Geography topic ‘Around our School’. The children were shown the different types of housing in their local area which included flats, bungalows, semi-detached houses and terraced houses. Pupils visited the local shops and learnt which goods and services they provide. By the end of the day, pupils were able talk about their area and could name some of the places they have visited in Hayes. Great job Year 1!

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  • Black History Month

    Published 13/10/23

    Brookside Primary is a diverse community. As we promote the 6Rs and British values, so too, we celebrate what makes us different. Black History Month has been celebrated in the UK since 1987. The celebration is to stem racism and discrimination and promote equality. At Brookside Primary, we have been paying homage to the black women who have made outstanding contributions and are still making a big impact on society in the areas of science and medicine, arts, media, sports, music, politics and leadership. Throughout the month, different year groups will research and create posters, brochures and leaflets, on specially assigned black women professionals for a grand display wall. Here we are highlighting our diverse group of black excellence within our Brookside community.

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  • Practical Pedestrian Training- Year 4

    Published 09/10/23

    On Tuesday, 3rd October, pupils in Year 4 took part in the Indoor and Outdoor Practical Pedestrian Training sessions delivered by the STARS Team from the Hillingdon Borough. The pupils were split into small groups and learnt about road hazards, how to keep themselves safe when walking on the pavements and crossing roads, particularly busy ones. Once they received their initial training, pupils put into practice all they had learned. They were very engaged throughout the session and gained valuable knowledge on how to be responsible pedestrians.

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  • Democracy Day

    Published 29/09/23

    Brookside Primary School has been hard at work electing their Head Boy and Head Girl for the 2023-2024 school year! All Year 6 children were invited to fill an application form for the roles. Those who applied were then interviewed by a panel of judges. The top three from the interviews moved on to the next stage and campaigned for themselves. On Friday 15th September, Democracy Day had finally arrived, all pupils and staff at Brookside Primary School exercised their right to vote and cast a ballot. Congratulations to our new Head Boy and Head Girl, as well as the Deputy Heads and Prefects!

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  • Roald Dahl Day

    Published 22/09/23

    Brookside Primary School hosted a dress-up day to celebrate the anniversary of Roald Dahl’s fascinating stories. Students dressed up as their favourite characters from Roald Dahl’s books, such as Matilda, The Enormous Crocodile, and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. The pupils were thrilled and excited when they saw each other in their costumes. They were engaged and enthused while listening to and watching the extracts and videos from the books. The event was a great success and marked a memorable day for everyone involved.

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