Head Teacher Blog

One Kind Word

Published on 20 November 2021

At the end of Anti Bullying Week I thought it would be nice to share some highlights of the week.  We have been thinking about kindness and kind words and the children have shown a very positive attitude.  They know that friendship means kindness and the children are learning that it is very important to think carefully about what we say and the impact on others.  This isn't easy, so we practised giving compliments and saying thank you in a 'chain of kindness'.   

We wore odd socks all week to remind ourselves that everyone is unique and we should respect differences.

Pudsey Bear day was a huge success.  Thank you for buying your children so many different Pudsey items and also for making some fantastic outfits.  We are so pleased with the £177.49 raised for Children In Need.

To finish 'One Kind Word' week, I thought I would share a list of all the ways we reward children at The Brigg (I hope I remembered them all!)...

  • Dojo Points for good work and behaviour in every lesson and for home work / reading
  • Class treats, certificates and prizes for 100, 200 and 300 Dojo Points
  • FAB awards weekly for the best friend, the best achievement and the best behaved child in each class
  • Totally FAB prize giving, if you achieve all three different FABs
  • Learning Hero Reward; Fabulous Fox sets a termly challenge to encourage good learning behaviour such as perseverance, ambition, independence, positive thinking and more
  • Yvonne's trophy for lunchtime kindness weekly
  • Mrs Asher's good reading trophy weekly
  • Star Pupil of the term for each class; parents invited to the trophy giving in assembly
  • Good attendance badges and certificates termly.  Prizes for 100% attendance all year.
  • Reading rewards; certificates and prizes for reading four times a week every week at home. In terms 1, 3 and 5 we have a hamper of goodies in a prize draw as well.
  • Class teachers and staff also have their own treat systems to encourage good work and learning behaviour such a stickers, prize boxes, special chairs to sit on and other privileges.
  • Recognition and stickers in assembly for achievement in other clubs such as swimming, dance, sports and the summer library reading challenge.  Let your class teacher know via Dojo if your child would like to share any achievements from out of school and you may bring trophies/ medals / certificates to assembly for us to admire!

Keep up the good work everyone, we can't wait to reward you!


Well Done in Week 1

Published on 11 September 2021

I was delighted to welcome the children back to school this week and especially to meet all our new families.  The children have made an impressive start...

Reception children have now advanced to full time days and quickly learnt how lunchtimes operate.   They have been sorted into two classes but they mix throughout everyday and work as one unit.  I'm sure they are tired after the first week and will find a full time week a challenge next week but they are super stars and will impress us all.

Year 1 have moved into their new key stage with confidence and have enjoyed a play based yet challenging week.  Their topic is TOYS and they are learning through continuous play as well as adult led activities.  The teachers are looking forward to meeting you on TEAMs to tell you more details (Miss Naylor on Tuesday 14th, Mrs Smith & Mrs Mackney on 22nd Sept).  Details on Class Dojo.

Year 2 are already showing us how capable they are and have worked hard on their topic about AFRICA.  They are taking turns to be Lunch Buddies and were so kind in helping the younger children in the hall and on the playground.  The teachers are looking forward to meeting you on TEAMs on Monday 13th Sept.  Details on Class Dojo.

Well done to parents, children and staff for a super start to the school year!

As always, any questions, comments or concerns do get in touch via email or class dojo,  phone or see us at the gates!  We are happy to help.

NB: Reception children will be set up on Class Dojo next week : )

Good Care Award

Published on 14 July 2021

Dear parents and carers,

I am very pleased to inform you that The Brigg infants School has been nominated for the Diabetes UK Good Diabetes Care in School Award.

The award celebrates and showcases schools that deliver good care and support to children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes.

As part of the nomination, Diabetes UK is inviting parents and carers of pupils with type 1 diabetes to complete a brief online parent survey at – www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/school-nomination

Please follow the link to the survey if you would like to show your support or to oppose this nomination.

The survey should take no more than two minutes to complete.

You can answer this survey anonymously if you want to. Please be advised that you have until 16th July  to respond to this parent survey.

Responses to this parent survey will be used by Diabetes UK to assess our school's nomination for the award.

You can find out more about the Good Diabetes Care in School Award at www.diabetes.org.uk/school-award

Best wishes

Mrs A Spencer

Smart At School

Published on 14 June 2021

Dear everyone 

The boys and girls look so smart in their summer uniform this term.  This is greatly appreciated and sets the tone of belonging and orderliness at our school. Thank you to all parents and carers!

Last term we enjoyed a non uniform day which raised a super £90 which we have spent on new rewards for the children including...

- glitter bugs

- Headteacher award pencils

- class teacher stickers

- reading award hampers

We will shortly be sending home certificates and prizes to the children who read at home 4 times a week all term.  Each year group has a lovely reading hamper for parents and children and those receiving a certificate are entered in to a prize draw. Good luck! 

Remember to send a photo of your reading diary to class teachers via class dojo each week.  

Clay Pots;  also a well done to all the Year 1 and 2 children who have taken part in our funded Arts Council Project.  There are lots of clay pots waiting to go to the kiln at Alfreton this week. If you have not sent yours in, there is still time!  We will ask you to send in the sunflowers and sculptures later in the term for a display so do keep them safe.  

Thank you so much!

Published on 06 June 2021

Thank you

We would like to say a huge thank you to some very kind parents from last term...

- Natalia's mum Agnieszka and friends donated hand sanitiser and cream for every class and wellbeing gifts to the teachers.  They were very much appreciated and needed.  Thank you to her and her Avon customers!

-Angel's mum Ausra donated a parasol base which means we can use our parasol in the new playground where there is no shade.  This will be really helpful in the coming months!

-Ethan's mum Hannah for donating lots of good quality books for the children.

-Joshua's parents for the chicken visit and the tablet.

Sun Safety

Please make sure your child has protection from the sun every day this coming term.  They will need...

- a sunhat  or cap with name inside

- suncream applied before school

- a spare bottle of suncream in school with their name on.  Please note, staff will supervise your child applying the cream before breaks but we cannot apply it to the children directly.  Please practise applying cream at home!   Also note we do not allow sharing of cream.

- a water bottle, freshly filled each day.  No juice please, this is to prevent tooth decay. Make sure your name is on the bottle please.


I would like to see the chidren in full uniform over the coming term please.  We slightly relaxed our policy over lockdown / Winter due to COVID 19.  However, now it is warmer weather please ensure your child is wearing uniform only.  Our uniform policy is found at https://www.brigg.derbyshire.sch.uk/parents/uniform/ 

A reminder that Year 1 and 2 children wear sports clothes all day on their day with Rob, our coach.  This must be a red or white school top with shorts or leggings /joggers beneath, plus trainers or plimsolls please.  Please ensure that school colours are worn, with no other logos/ slogans or patterns. Thank you.