Easter Church Visit


Young Oaks had the pleasure of attending the church on Friday morning. We had the opportunity to listen to some stories from the bible and complete activities related to these tasks. The children did a fantastic job singing a song, led beautifully by Joshua. After this we ventured up the steep stairs to the priests’ room to learn some historical facts about the church. We were lucky enough to be up the tower at 11:00 when the bells rang. 

Miss Edwards, Miss Brown and Mr Shilling were all very proud of the children’s behaviour, and think they behaved as wonderful representatives of Brook Community Primary School. 

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Hockey successes

Brook recently took part in two hockey competitions: one for Years 3 and 4, and the other for Years 5 and 6.  Our teams did us proud, with Years 3 and 4 coming 13th out of 21 teams, and the Years 5 and 6 coming 8th out of 22 teams.  Our sports coach and staff had delivered a term of hockey training in PE lessons in the run-up to these competitions, and the training really paid off.  Well done everyone!



Year 4 Forest School

Today, children found an owl pellet at forest school.  They learnt that owls eat small rodents, birds and bugs, usually swallowing them whole, but that their stomachs can’t digest the fur, bones, teeth, feathers and insect shells.  These “leftover” parts are formed into a tight pellet inside the owl and then regurgitated by the owl more than 6 hours later.  Owls usually regurgitate one or two pellets each night, but they’re not the easiest things to spot. This is a fascinating find, as the children were able to see parts of what the owl had tried to eat, including a tooth!

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