21/06/2021   BJA Coffee Morning

Wednesday 16th June Coffee Morning at Branston Junior Academy between 9.10 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. 

28/05/2021   Book Fair - Tuesday 15th to Monday 21st June

Fantastic news, the Travelling Book Fair will be arriving at our school, the week commencing 14th June; and will be set up in our hall. Your child will have time in school hours to browse the books; however, if you wish to come and look at the books to purchase them, the times for people to come in will be:

Tuesday 15th June                  3.15-3.30pm Years 3 and 4

                                                3.30 – 3.45pm Years 5 and 6

 Wednesday 16th June             3.15-3.30pm Years 3 and 4

                                                3.30 – 3.45pm Years 5 and 6

 Thursday 17th June                 3.15-3.30pm Years 3 and 4

                                                3.30 – 3.45pm Years 5 and 6

 Friday 18th June                      3.15-3.30pm Years 3 and 4

                                                3.30 – 3.45pm Years 5 and 6

 Monday 21st June                   3.15-3.30pm Years 3 and 4

                                                3.30 – 3.45pm Years 5 and 6

 The above times MUST be strictly adhered to, to ensure covid-safety. As we appreciate that this is not a lot of time to browse, choose and purchase books; parents can also order from the Parent Order Form . This offers the opportunity to purchase 3 books for the price of 2.  Please note these books can only be ordered using the Parent Order Form, which, once completed and payment made, can be returned to school to be ordered. 

21/05/2021   Lincolnshire Agricultural Society School's Gardening Competiton - Reuse and Grow

This Summer at BJA we have entered a gardening competition. Our pupils are tasked with the challenge of researching, designing and creating a miniature ‘Show’ garden with a key emphasis on reusing plastics. We would like as many pupils involved as possible, so we’re hoping during the half term break some of you would be willing to make something out of plastic that could be included in our ‘Show’ garden.  For more information click on the link Lincolnshire Agricultural Society School's Gardening Competion  creations need to be brought into school the week beginning 7th June

 

21/05/2021   Cycle Proficiency

The week started with 31 very excited Year 6 students with their bicycles…..and, with a huge thanks to Mr Street, Ms Cox, Mr Mellor, Mr Thompson and Mr Brownless (our fantastic parent volunteers), we started our cycle proficiency sessions on the back playground on the Monday. The children were so superb, that we moved to the designated roads nearby and continued our sessions on the Tuesday and the Wednesday. I am so proud of the children for the way they not only concentrated on their cycling skills, but were also an absolute credit to the school as they tried not to inconvenience our ‘neighbours’. Well done to all involved!

 

05/11/2020   Cancellation of After School Clubs

Unfortunately, as a result of the most recent DfE guidance sent to schools, we have to cancel all after-school clubs (Football, Multi-Sport and Gardening) as of the week commencing 9/11/20. The only after-school provision that will be in place is Big Pickles. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused, but hope that we will be able to offer After School Clubs in the New Year, should DfE guidance allow it.  At BJA we recognise the importance of after-school clubs, which is why normally staff work hard to provide lots of after-school activities for pupils, however we are bound by the DfE guidance and must follow it to ensure that we keep children and staff as safe as possible.

03/06/2020   NSPCC Assembly

Today our Year 6 pupils participated in an assembly hosted by NSPCC, featuring Ant and Dec, live on YouTube.

20/05/2020   A famous retweet

We were thrilled today to be retweeted by Nick Sharratt who was really impressed by the artwork create by keyworker pupils, inspired by his illustrations. 

13/05/2020   Bird Feeder Creations

The birds of Branston are thrilled today. We have been busy in school creating bird feeders for our gardening and nature area. 

10/05/2020   Miss Perkins on BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Did you hear on the radio? Miss Perkins had an interview on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and shared the poem she wrote for the year 6's this week not doing SATs. 

27/04/2020   Care Home Cards

Today keyworker pupils have made cards for Bassingham Care Centre and Woodview Care Home. We hope that their residents will enjoy our artwork and messages of support.

23/04/2020   Happy Birthday Captain Tom

Today keyworker pupils have sent cards to celebrate Captain Tom's birthday. 

10/04/2020   BJA Team Presents

Have a look at a video made by staff. We miss you all. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoCwDYOWPtM&t=6s&fbclid=IwAR1GyUs6mR2JunfmQouXF5Vx-TciuKnY8LtNxD16A0bDEXM4J7u8PyCrKgo 

19/03/2020   School Closure

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/CARERS
The Government has informed us that schools must close to the majority of pupils at the end of the day on Friday 20th March. However, if key workers or at risk pupils require childcare then schools should put plans in place. As a result of this guidance, if you are a key worker or your child falls into the "vulnerable" category and you require childcare please complete the Google form sent to you via email. 

14/03/2020   Sport Relief

Thank you to all the children for helping us raise £177.00 for sport relief. Well done to the pupils who won the staff sweepstake. Thank you to: Miss Tysoe, Mrs Kearney, Miss Gethings, Miss Kisby and Miss Perkins for taking part.

11/03/2020   Benchball Success

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the bench all tournament today. The teams came 1st, 3rd and 4th. They all showed excellent sportsmanship and teamwork too!

10/03/2020   Netball Success

Well done to the netball team who won 8-1 against Ling Moor.

06/03/2020   Pig Racing

Thanks you to all those who joined us at pig racing tonight. What a fantastic and fun event. We have raised over £200 for school fund, which will contribute to resources for pupils and help to fund school trips. A huge thank you for your continued support of our school.

05/03/2020   World Book Day

What a great start to World Book Day. Thank you to all the children who brought a book for the book swap.

07/02/2020   Fantastic Footballers

The footballers did incredibly well today. Team A came 1st and Team B came 6th. Well done to all those who took part you were fantastic.

06/02/2020   Love is in the air

Thank you to all the children who came to the love quiz tonight. Also a huge thank you to the staff who gave up their time to make the event such a success. We have raised approximately £160.00 for school fund. 

06/02/2020   BBC News at BJA

BBC News have been in school filming pupils who took part in a news item about tourism in Lincolnshire- they did brilliantly

18/12/2019   International Christmas Concert

We have just had our Christmas concert with our partner schools in Spain and Poland. We all sand songs and chatted to each other. 

29/11/2019   Egypt Visit

Today we enjoyed a visit to The Collection in Lincoln. We explored mummification, went on an archaeological dig, did some drama and created some Egyptian jewellery.

01/11/2019   Ghost and Ghouls

Thank you to everyone who joined up for the Halloween Disco yesterday. A particular thank you to the staff and parents who helped out at the event. We managed to raise over £400 for school fund.

30/10/2019   Beauty and the Beast

A surprise visit from M and M theatre group performing Beauty and the Beast- we all enjoyed joining in and some of the songs were really funny. Lots of fun had by all. 

14/10/2019   Well done to all of those who have graduated!

Check out this video from the latest Children's University graduation. https://www.facebook.com/285167238324288/posts/1305929056248096/

10/10/2019   Netball Tournament

Well done to all the children who participated in the netball tournament yesterday at Lincoln City School. They played fantastically and progressed a great deal throughout the tournament.

20/09/2019   Aldi Kits for Schools

We are collecting the Aldi kit for schools stickers. If you, your family, friends or neighbours shop at Aldi please collect the stickers and send them in to school for the children to stick on our poster!

09/07/2019   Keep on Running

Super proud of all the staff and year 5/6 children at BJA who took part in the CALM 5K. We raised £306 for CALM. Raising awareness and offering support for those who suffer with mental health issues. 

04/07/2019   Live of ITV

Today Miss Perkins, Miss Kisby and many year 5/6 pupils were live on Good Morning Britain and Lorraine. We had such fun and it was amazing to meet Andy Peters. 

02/07/2019   Lincoln Concert Orchestra

Well done to all who were involved in last nights performance. We are so lucky to be the only school who get the opportunity to play with the Lincoln Concert Orchestra. The children playing instruments and the choir did a superb job. Huge thanks to Mrs James and Mrs Simpson for preparing pieces for the event, and a particular thank you to Mrs Hennegan who organised such a brilliant event.

28/06/2019   Sainsbury's School Games

What a fantastic day. We have had a great time at the Sainsburys School Games. A huge well done to all who took part. A particular well done to the hockey team who came 2nd in the county!

19/06/2019   Outdoor Activity Week

It's been a really busy week so far. We've had so much fun during outdoor activity week. We've been climbing, orienteering, lacrosse and so much more! The Low Mill group are having a great time and a huge well done to all the children who presented work at the Lincolnshire Show today!

05/06/2019   Carenza Lewis tells us about being an archaeologist and about the Black Death!

Wow! What a fabulous assembly we had today - led by Professor Carenza Lewis (Lincoln Uni Lecturer and ex-TV presenter from Time Team). She came to tell us all about the job of an archaeologist. We then learnt about how archaeology can tell us about how people lived, where they lived and what impact things like 'the Black Death' (the plague) can have on communities.

We used playing cards to be able to visualise how the Black Death would have affected a community.

After the presentation, several children had really good questions to ask Carenza. There were so many, that she had to take some away with her to answer! Charlie (one of our Journalists) also spent time in Mrs Shaw's office, asking some really good questions, for his latest Sheepwash article. [As you can see from the photo, Daisy enjoyed the conversation too!]

Huge thanks to Carenza for spending time out of your very busy day, to come and spend nearly two hours with us....the children really enjoyed working with you....and I htink you may have inspired some archaeologists of the future! [My humblest apologies to all BJA parents if your children now start digging holes in your garden, to find ancient pottery pieces!]

 

Carenza Visit 1

 

 Charlie and Carenza

03/06/2019   World of Work - Network Rail

Mr Woods came to tell us all about his job with Network Rail. He said that you need to be good at Science, Maths and English to be an effective engineer. He also said that he loves his job becuase he gets to work with lots of interesting gadgets and some huge machines! He also said that he loves knowing that what he does at work, keeps millions of people safe when they travel by train.

Mr Woods

24/05/2019   UK Parliament

What a superb assembly we had today...Malcolm from @UKParlEducation came to tell us all about the UK Parliament. We learnt about who does what, in the House of Common and the House of Lords. We found out about MP's and 'constituencies' and learnt the name of the MP for our constituency. We used voting pads to answer questions and even learnt how a law is turned from a 'bill' to a 'law'.

Parliament Assembly

20/05/2019   Year 6 Bikeability!

Year 6 Bikeability

Having finished their SATs tests, the Year 6 move onto their next adventure - that of completing 'Bikeability'! They practised on the playground today, but will be venturing out on the nearby (housing estate) roads tomorrow until Thursday of this week.