News from Brook House 2018/19


In the past we have held a Talent Show where acts auditioned and then were voted for by their peers and got to perform in a Grand Final.

This year, not only did the school vote for their favourite act but we also held the Talent Show in the Evening where parents could attend.

The evening was a huge success and there was an outstanding amount of talented acts performing. Our overall winners were Eliza Hunter and Neeve Hector for their comedy sketch.

Huge congratulations to all who took part.

Sports Day

Our annual sports day was a fantastic success with children doing a range of fun activities in which to score points for their house team.

The weather was kind to us and we had great support from all our parents. We even had time for a mums and dads race which was extremely competitive!

Well done to Welbeck who were the overall winning team.

Master Builders

As a reward for Clumber winning the termly house point competition, Michael, a Lego enthusiast visited school for the afternoon. The aim of the session was to create a skyscraper for Sheffield.

Working in teams and using their imagination and creativity the children worked wonderfully together, problem solving and co-operating to create the perfect building. As you can see the afternoon was a brilliant success which we hope will be repeated.

Y6 Annual Residential

Some of our Y6 children went on our annual activity residential to Caythorpe Court.

They eagerly took part in lots of challenging activities ranging from climbing walls, quad biking and survival skills amongst many other fun things. Many children really pushed and achieved things they didn't believe themselves to be capable of!

The weather and children were extremely well behaved and an amazing time was had by all.


Year 5LA spent the day at Eckington Cricket Club taking part in a cricket competition.

The children were split into teams and took part in matches throughout the day. Out of 8 teams from Brook House, Emmanuel and Halfway, one of our teams came first.

Well done to all who took part.


Y5 London Trip

We took 66 Y5 children to London last week.

They had an amazing time visiting The London Eye, Science Museum, The Lion King and Warner Brothers Harry Potter experience.

A truly memorable trip for our children.

Marathon Man!

Huge congratulations to Mr Spacey who completed his first London Marathon in a time of 3 hours 48 minutes.

Mr Spacey is raising money for Bluebell Wood Hospice and fencing for our school field. Thank you to all who have contributed to these causes.

We are really proud of you Mr Spacey!


Egg-citing competition

Every year Brook House holds an Easter Egg competition. Over the past few years we had have some fantastic models made by our children.

This year is no 'egg-ception' - our reception area has been filled with an amazing display of egg-citing creations.

All children who take part receive a cream egg with the winners from each year group receiving an Easter Egg.

FOS Award Night

A huge well done and congratulations to the children who attended the Family of Schools celebration evening at Westfield School.

The School was also awarded as the overall sports winners.

What a fantastic achievement this was for our school.


Master Builders

As a reward for Chatsworth winning the termly house point competition, Michael, a Lego enthusiast visited school for the afternoon.

The aim of the session was to create a skyscraper for Sheffield. Working in teams and using their imagination and creativity the children worked wonderfully together, problem solving and co-operating to create the perfect building.

As you can see the afternoon was a brilliant success which we hope will be repeated.

World Book Day

World Book Day at Brook House was a HUGE success.

Lots of activities took place during the day including, a book swap, the older children reading with the younger children, dressing up as book characters and 'drop and read', where children and staff stopped what they were doing and sat down to read for 5 minutes when a bell rang (they even did this when the bell went for break!).

Some of the pupils said that "this was the best book day ever".

Ancient Greeks

Our year 5 pupils enjoyed a day of Greek activities. They took part in an Olympic themed PE session, watched clips about Ancient Greece, did a mosaic challenge and even did Greek food tasting.

Children and staff also dressed up in Greek style clothing which added to the atmosphere and made the whole day fun for all.

Westfield Family of Schools - Our Winners

Well done to all to the children who have been chosen as winners in the different categories for the Westfield Family of Schools Celebration event coming up in March.

We had an assembly to celebrate our winners this week.

We are so proud of them and wish them all the best in the categories they have been nominated for at this coming event.



Young Voices

Our school secured a place for a school choir at the Young Voices concert at Sheffield Arena in January.

This was an amazing opportunity for our children to perform to a full arena audience of thousands and take part in a children's choir containing approximately 6000.

The children were fantastic, turning up for rehearsals during their lunchtime and were extremely well behaved during the day. They were a credit to the school. Thank you to all parents and staff who attended the Arena to support our children.

Lantern Walk

25 of our Year 3 children took part in a Lantern Walk.

They each made their own lantern which they carried as they walked through the village alongside children from Reignhead School.

It was a lovely Christmas treat for them.



Christmas at Brook House

Our Christmas concert took place this week with 2 performances taking place. It was a great success showing off our school's multi-talented children in acting, singing and dancing.

It was the perfect ending to our term getting us all in the festive mood!

Who killed Macbeth?

The Young Shakespeare Company arrived in school to stage a performance of Macbeth, which is currently being studied as part of the Year 6 literacy topic.

The actors were fully-dressed and brought the story to life, engaging and interacting with the children throughout. This is a highlight for our Year 6 children.

Laughter throughout Brook House

We had a visit recently from the 'That Poetry Bloke', Craig Bradley.

Craig worked with all year groups throughout the day and we had a special assembly at the end of the day for whole school. Raucous laughter was heard throughout the school from both the children and staff.

If you get chance look for him on youtube, it's well worth a look.

Y4 Science

Our Year 4 children having fun with their latest Science experiment...


This year, with Remembrance Sunday falling on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we asked the pupils of Brook House to create a poppy of their own, as part of their home learning. This was to create a special 'Remembrance' display in the school's foyer to also commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

The poppies soon came flooding in; some painted or made from all types of different materials. Each poppy, lovingly and thoughtfully made by our pupils, are all unique in style.

The Waltham family have very kindly loaned some wartime equipment and uniform, which has made our display even more special and wonderful for our pupils to experience.

A huge thank you goes to Mrs Joel for putting this display together.

Fundraising Star

Evie Thorne in year 5 has been fundraising through coffee mornings and has raised £203.15 for Macmillan cancer support charity.

Well done Evie!





Spears at the Ready!

As part of their creative curriculum Topic 'Invaders, Raiders, Settlers and Traders', our Year 5 children visited the Yorkshire Museum and Danelaw Centre in York.

The children had an amazing time learning about the way the Vikings lived. They made clay oil lamps, ground flour to make bread and practised their battle skills!

It was great fun and the children had a brilliant day.

Year 3 day out exploring

Our Year 3's had a great day out visiting Creswell Crags as part of their creative curriculum topic.

During the visit the children did a selection of activities based on the Stone Age and Prehistoric Britain, including reassembling a skeleton and spotting 27 caves, one of which they toured. This cave had particularly large spiders and mummified rats, which the children found extremely interesting.

Harvest Festival

A huge thank you to all pupils and parents for their generous donations to our Harvest Festival Assembly. This helps us support The Archer Project, which works with the homeless and vulnerable in Sheffield to help them find ways out of homelessness and exclusion.

Year 6 Creature Invasion

Our Year 6 pupils enjoyed a morning meeting creatures as part of their topic on Brazil.

The visit reinforced the knowledge and understanding of creatures and their habitats. In addition, children were able to hold different animals such as snakes, lizards and spiders.

The visit was a huge success with both teachers and pupils enjoying the experience.

Year 3 Stone Age Day

Our Year 3 children had a visit from The History Van. This was a unique, interactive experience where the year 3 children and staff dressed and acted as prehistoric cavemen re-enacting important events from this period.

The children made weapons and clothes and designed their own jewellery.

The whole day was a great success, thoroughly enjoyed by both pupils and staff.

Exciting Playground Plans!

This picture shows the exciting plans we have for our outside area in the coming year.

We are committed to making our outside area an amazing play space for our children so playtimes can be as fun and enjoyable as possible. All our fund raising is now focused on this project.

We hope you can support us in the coming year to make our dream possible!