Communication between home and school is very important. At Brockley Primary School we do not always produce ‘Newsletters’ instead we regularly send letters, leaflets, text messages and update our school website almost daily.
Also, don’t forget everyday we operate a ‘Meet & Greet’ system which means there’s always someone available to speak to from the team.
We are such a busy school and like to keep you informed as much as possible. Therefore remember to check your child’s bag regularly, update the office if you change your mobile number and visit the website – we don’t want your child to miss out!
Wednesday 20th June 2018
Brockley Primary School
Mr Singh and Sikhism
What is Sikhism?
Sikhism developed from Hinduism in the 16th century. It is the youngest religion that believes in one God.
What do Sikhs believe?
Sikhs believe in one God. They think religion should be practiced by living in the world and coping with life’s everyday problems.
Who is the founder?
Sikhismm was founded in the Punjab by Guru Nanak
Why is Guru Nanak important to Sikhs?
Guru Naka was the first Sikh Guru who’s teachings are the basis of Sikhism. Nine Gurus followed Nanak and developed the Sikh faith and community over the next centuries.
Symbols in the Sikh religion
The Sikh symbol is called the Khanda. The circle means God is always there. The sword means Sikhs believe in truth and must help people in need.
Where do Sikhs Worship?
Sikhs worship in a Gurdwara, Punjabi for residence of God or the door that leads to the Guru. Although a Gurdwara is called the residence of the Guru Sikhs that God is present everywhere.
What is the sacred text (holy book) of Sikhs?
The Sikh holy book is called the Guru Granth Sahib. It is the only scripture of its kind which not only contains the works of its own religious founders but also writings of people from other faiths.
What are the central beliefs in Sikhism?
The central beliefs are:
- There is only one God
- God is without form, or gender
- Everyone has direct access to God
- Everyone is equal before God
- A good life is lived as part of a community, by living honestly and caring for others
- Empty religious rituals and superstitions have no value
The 5 Ks taken together symbolise that the Sikh who wears them has dedicated themselves to a life of devotion and submission to the Guru.
The 5 Ks are 5 physical symbols worn by Sikhs who have been initiated into the Khalsa.
The five Ks are:
- Kesh (uncut hair)
- Kara (a steel bracelet)
- Kanga (a wooden comb)
- Kaccha – also spelt, Kachh, Kachera (cotton underwear)
- Kirpan (steel sword)
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royal wedding – Friday 18th May
superhero pdf – Friday 11th May
April 2018 – Latest information sent to parents regarding Cyber-Bullying and what they can do to protect their children. Follow the links below:
Nut Allergy letter to parents – February 2018
nut letter to parents – click here to find out your role in keeping school safe.
lunch information – Click here to find your Community Lunch invite!
November newsletter (2) pdf – Click to open the latest newsletter
Latest Ofsted Monitoring Visit Report – Brockley Primary School Ofsted
Posada Letter and Information for Parents – posada
Information for parents regarding ROBLOX can be found by following the link below.
October newsletter PDF – click here for the October 2017 Newsletter
October 2017 Newsletter
Communication between parents and school is vital. To help ensure school hears the messages from parents we have developed The Parent Voice Committee here at Brockley Primary School. All parents are automatically members when their child enrols.
If you would like to lead this committee then please committee the nomination form below. A copy of the constitution is also provided for you to ensure you understand the role of the committee.
Parent Voice application – please complete and return to school – this was emailed October 2017
Parent Voice Constitution – this was emailed October 2017
Headlice-leaflet-for-parents – How to treat your child and prevent future issues
polar pdf – Information and invite to the launch of the Polar Expedition Project
September 2017 Newsletter – Sept Newsletter
Young Voices 2018 – Song Lyrics in a powerpoint style – Young-Voices-2018-Lyrics-White – September 2017
Copy of the lyrics provided at Choir – Lyrics-2018
SID Letter – Invite to the Safer Internet Day February 2017
January newsletter – Recent newsletter January 2017
Headlice-leaflet-for-parents – Jan 2017
head-lice-in-schools – Jan 2017
headlice_leaflet – Jan 2017
health-and-safety-in-toddler-groups – Stay and Play Information for families December 2016
procedure-for-a-dealing-with-an-accident – December 2016
procedure-for-a-dealing-with-a-bump-to-the-head-or-facial-area – December 2016
slapped-cheek – Information for parents and carers about ‘Slapped Cheek Syndrome’
absence-letter – Update regarding Mr Fletcher’s continuing absence.
stay – This letter contains all the details about our new club ‘Stay and Play.’ It is held every Thursday afternoon during term-time from 1:30pm until 3:00pm. Children attending morning nursery are permitted to attend the session in an afternoon. Parents must stay on site and be responsible for their child at all times.
Young Voices 2017
The Mp3 below are all the songs we are singing in January. Please download and rehearse at home. These may not work on some tablets or smartphones.
Toilet Training Advice for parents
1. Are schools obliged to admit children who are not toilet trained?
2. Do two adults need to be present when changing a child who’s had an accident?
3. Can parents be asked to come into school to change their child?
4. Isn’t it the parent’s responsibility to toilet train their child?
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