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Coronation Special: Brooklands on the radio!

BBC NI's Tara Mills interviewed Jagoda, Scarlett, Ethan & Alina from P7H for Evening Extra on 4/5/23!

It's our 2023 Book Week!

Oue biggest and hopefully best yet! Join us from Monday 27th February to Friday 3rd March! :)

From Monday 6th's Children's Mental Health Week 2023!

Welcome to Brooklands Primary & Nursery School!

Our first ever Open Week is from Monday 5th to Friday 9th December! This welcome video gives prospective parents and carers a look at life in Primary One and Nursery as well as providing helpful information about the application process, which takes place in January.

School PE Uniform


Dear Parents/Guardians


With the importance of PE in school and the focus on physical exercise we have decided to offer you the opportunity to purchase a Brooklands PE uniform which your child may wear to school on the days of their designated class PE lessons. While this is not compulsory we thought it would help promote the importance of PE throughout the school and your child would enjoy wearing it to school on their PE day instead of their school uniform. The items and costs are:


PE hoodie £17.50

PE polo shirt £10

Navy tracksuit bottoms £15

These will be available to purchase from our uniform supplier, Uniformstore NI, on Monday 28TH November from 8.30 to 9.30am and from 1.30-3.15pm in the school playground under the canopy outside the assembly hall situated in the school playground. Please bring cash as payment by card will not be available. If you cannot make it at these times they will also be available from their shop which is situated at 61 High Street, Newtownards, BT23 7HS (next to House Proud), 07498739606.

As previously stated this is not compulsory and your child can continue to wear his/her school polo shirt, school jumper and dark plain tracksuit bottoms to school on their class PE day.


We look forward to continue to promoting the importance and benefits of PE in school and providing enjoyable, fun PE lessons.









Our first ever Open Week is coming in December!

'Happy days!' πŸŽ΅πŸ•ΊπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³ We're open and YOU'RE invited! 🀩 Do you have a child that will be Nursery or Primary One age in September 2023? You do? Well, the staff and pupils at Brooklands Primary and Nursery School, Dundonald, are delighted to be able to invite all prospective parents and carers to visit us during our first ever OPEN WEEK, from Monday 5th to Friday 9th December!

70 Glorious Years - A Tribute to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

That's it for this year folks!

What an epic year ... have a brilliant summer!

A very special Jubilee message!

Royalty graces Brooklands at last... Hollywood royalty that is! Thank you to national treasure Dame Joan Collins for this amazing Jubilee message to our school community! #plantimumjubilee

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration Assembly

Join us as we celebrate a truly historic piece of history - 70 years of Her Majesty as our Queen! We have music, photos, a faith-based talk from a new friend & some VERY special messages! #platinumjubilee

A brilliant win for the football team yesterday at Londonderry park! A really excellent performance and terrific sportspersonship shown by all! Thanks to all the supporters who come and help with lifts and everything else that you do!

It was a really cracker start to the new football season by the Brookies team! The performance was really super and the way in which the team conducted themselves was even better! Excellent manners and sportspersonship was displayed by each player!


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Captain Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Get ready for Book Week 2022!

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5 days of fantastic fun from Monday 28th February to Friday 4th March! Don't miss a thing!

It's our Children's Mental Health Week Assembly 2022!

Let's sing, dance & smile as we reflect on a great school week at Brooklands Primary & Nursery - and get ready for a very special message from ANOTHER famous friend!

P6 Harry Potter Celebrations


Both P6 classes were lucky enough to be invited to join the anniversary celebrations of 25 years of Harry Potter Magic. We took part in a live lesson with Jonny Duddle, the illustrator of ‘ Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’. We drew Hagrid and learnt more about how Jonny creates and draws the characters form the brilliant novel.

Internet Safety Day 2022

Online Safety Newsletter February 2022


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Happy Christmas everyone! Have a great break!

Brooklands Primary & Nursery Open Day 2021

We are delighted to once again bring you our school community's online Open Day! Come with us as we explore life in Primary One and Nursery School, as well as reviewing a remarkably successful 2021 and hearing all about our exciting new ventures! Make sure Brooklands is your NUMBER ONE choice when applications open on Monday 10th January 2022!








Due to some families being at home presently due to reasons of illness, having to isolate or through essential class closures, we have added a few seasonal activities to keep the children entertained and enagaged in learning during this time. We hope this finds you well, first and foremost, and hope to have all of the children back in school very soon. Many thanks, The Brooklands Team.


An extraordinary amount of money raised in the past 4 weeks ... what an amazing school! Thank you one and all!


Find out who the lucky prize winners are AND how much our awesome supporters have helped us raise through the ballot as part of our Cash for Kids NI fundraising campaign!


Today we launch 4 weeks of fantastic fundraising for Brooklands Primary School with Cash for Kids NI - tune in here to find out everything you need to know!


We're back!

Welcome to the new school year at Brooklands Primary & Nursery School, in Dundonald, east Belfast...and it's not just us that are excited...we have some NEW famous friends who'd like to say hello as well!

That's all folks!

What a school year! Have a brilliant summer everyone!

Brooklands Easter Assembly Friday 26th March 2021

Join us as we bid farewell to online assemblies with a special Easter celebration!

Brooklands Assembly Friday 19th March 2021

It's our penultimate online assembly of the term, and as we get ready to welcome back the rest of our pupils next week, there's plenty to smile about! :)

Brooklands Assembly Friday 12th March 2021

The calm after the Book Week uplifting song, an encouraging message and some lucky competition winners! Enjoy!

Brooklands World Book Day Assembly 4th March 2021

The highlight of the week...a star-studded World Book Day special from Brooklands, with lots of well-known encouraging all of our pupils to lift a book and enjoy a good read!

Book Week at Brooklands: The Masked Reader

Today, our teachers and classroom assistants are reading from behind their wonderful array of bizarre and barmy masks - but will YOU be able to identify WHO is reading???

Book Week at Brooklands: Story-telling Staff (1)

Get comfortable as our teachers and classroom assistants share their favourite books and authors with you as part of our school's Book Week 2021!

Brooklands Assembly Friday 26th February 2021

It's our 'Book Week' launch - hear all about it in today's online assembly!

Brooklands Assembly Friday 12th February 2021

Just before we close for our half term break, a LOVEly message from Scripture Union Northern Ireland, our competition winners and a musical finale! Stay safe...

Brooklands Celebrity Assembly Friday 5th February 2021

As we bring #childrensmentalhealthweek to a close at Brooklands, we invite you all to sit back and be astounded at the famous faces who want to share encouragement with our pupils today!

Brooklands Assembly 29th January 2021

Next week is Children's Mental Health Week - and we at Brooklands want to get YOU involved! Find a comfy spot and find out more in this week's online assembly!

Last chance to apply!

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We are in the final days of the nursery and primary admissions process...make sure you, your family or friends have made Brooklands your number one choice for next September! Go to before this Friday, 29th, at 12 noon!

Brooklands Assembly Friday 22nd January 2021

Join us to day for songs, encouraging messages and maybe even a surprise for a certain someone!

Welcome to Primary One!

Still making your mind up about a primary school? Brooklands is dedicated to providing a warm, caring learning environment for all our pupils. Don't delay - apply today & make Brooklands your number one choice for September 2021!

Brooklands Assembly Friday 15th January 2021

It's Friday and that means it's this week's online assembly! But there's a twist this week...tune in to find out!

Welcome to Brooklands Nursery!

Trying to decide on your child's nursery? Look no further than Brooklands! A dedicated, experienced team with a warm, caring ethos in the heart of the community, right beside our primary school. There's simply no other choice!

Message from Mr Armstrong & Mrs Smart!

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Brooklands Assembly Friday 8th January

Join us today to sing, listen, learn and laugh (just wait for the last section!) in our final assembly of a very different first week of our new school term!

Brooklands Assembly Thursday 7th January

It's two Henrys for the price of one today...Mr Henry Junior shares with us in our second online assembly of the week! Thanks for watching!

Brooklands Assembly Wednesday 6th January

Happy new year everyone! First of 3 assemblies this week to connect our school community in these very different days. Enjoy!

Welcome back from Mr Armstrong & Mrs Smart!

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Farewell 2020!

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We'll see you in 2021!

Brooklands Christmas Assembly 2020

Mr Henry brings the curtain down on 2020 with a seasonal special from the pupils of Brooklands - both primary AND nursery today! Who will you spot that you know?

It's the P1, P2 and P3 Christmas Cracker!

It wouldn't be a Brooklands Christmas without showcasing our wonderful P1, P2 and P3 pupils - as well as our new Learning Support Class! Sit back and enjoy!

Harry Corry staff were extremely moved today, when they received bags upon bags of gifts, donated by the families of Brooklands this Christmas! They were getting ready to fill two cages full of gifts, just from our school family alone. Your generosity will mean so much to so many families this year. Sincerest thanks from all of the Staff of Brooklands this Christmas.

Christmas Jumper and Movie Day!!!!

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On Friday 11th December, we can enjoy a Christmas Jumper and Movie Day!!!!

Wear a jumper you have, or get creative and BLING your own!!

A Β£1 donation would be greatly appreciated for charity, if possible, and your teacher will leave a tub, box or envelope at the classroom door for collecting donations made.


Love From Your Pupil Council

It's the Brooklands Primary & Nursery Virtual Open Day 2020!

Do you have a child ready for school next September 2021? Well, look no further than the warmest, friendliest place in the local area - Brooklands!

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Please see the attached letter below, which outlines our move from Online Homework to Written Homework, from next week. 


The routine will be the same throughout school, as we want to make this as easy for our families as possible.


We felt it vitally important to take a slow and steady reintroduction to homework this year, given all that our children have experienced since March. Our first priority was to help our children to settle back into school life, growing confidence in themselves and their learning after a long period at home.


We are so proud of how well the children have settled back into school and their energy, smiles and enthusiasm are incredible! That is thanks to the immense support and reassurance they feel from home, as well as from the whole staff within school, where their well-being comes first in every decision we make.


As such, we feel the time is now right to reintroduce short written tasks each week, along with word spellings, mental maths and reading. 


The attached letter explains this in more detail for you, but please know that we are here to support you and your child throughout, so please get in touch with any queries as the term goes on.


We have attached a few ideas for helping your child learn word spellings from home too, which we hope you find helpful. More homework support will come throughout the year, as we strive to support all of our families in all aspects of school life.


Many Thanks Indeed, 


Mr Armstrong and Mrs Smart

Homework Update for Parents November 2020


Our rescheduled sponsored event takes place on Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th November...please consider supporting us!

Brooklands Primary Remembrance Assembly 2020

Our school's annual Remembrance commemoration is online this year; join us as we once again say together, 'We will remember them'.

We're back (again!)

See you all on Monday 2nd November!

Brooklands Primary Assembly 16th October 2020

We're thinking about 'thankfulness' this month in the first online assembly our whole school can watch in our classrooms "together"! No spoilers before 9:15 ...

Brooklands Assembly is back!

Did you miss us? We're back with our first online assembly of the new school year for pupils, parents and friends of Brooklands. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

     *Mellow Yellow Day*

Thursday 24th September 2020


On Thursday we will be taking part in our second 'Mellow Yellow Day' in school. 


This is a day where we focus upon positive mental health, as we celebrate all that we can do and all that we are thankful for, as well as practicing relaxation techniques, mindfulness, art and activities surrounding well-being. 


This month has been a gentle return back into school, where our children's well-being has been central to everything we do. We felt that this would be a lovely way to celebrate our return to school, from within our own classes, before we finish for a long weekend, with an Exceptional Closure on Friday 25th September.


There is no cost for this day, and unfortunately due to restrictions, we cannot ask the children to dress-up this year, however, if your child would like to wear a yellow accessory on Thursday, such as sunglasses, a hairband or yellow socks, they'd be so welcome to!!


We want to take this opportunity to thank you so much for helping your child settle back into school so well, and for all of the support you have shown us too. Your support means everything, as we work together for the best of every child in Brooklands.


This 'Mellow Yellow Day' we want to say thank you to you, and to all of our children for the most wonderful, positive return back to school. 


We are so thankful for each and very one of you!







Brookies on the BBC!

Well done to Cameron, Anita and P7H; all featuring on BBC Newsline on Tuesday 1st September! (Mr Armstrong & Mrs Smart were alright too!!) πŸ˜‚

Brookies is back!

We can't wait to welcome all our pupils back next week... see you then! #lovebrookies

Brooklands' Got Talent 2020

Brooklands Primary Leavers' Assembly 26th June 2020

Make yourself comfortable as an epic end of term assembly says farewell to our wonderful P7s! #lovebrookies

Brooklands Primary Assembly 19th June 2020

A special focus on our talents this week - with plenty of familiar faces along the way! #lovebrookies

Brooklands Primary Assembly 12th June 2020

A host of special guests - AND his own P7 class - join Mr Henry for this week's online assembly! #lovebrookies

Ready, Steady, Mo!!

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The Greatest Gymnast of all!

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Brooklands Superheroes Assembly 5th June 2020

Mrs Graham brings us a celebration of the superheroes right under our noses: the pupils of Brooklands... staying at home & saving lives! #lovebrookies

Brooklands Primary Sports Assembly 29th May 2020

It's that time of year again - but how will Sports Day happen if we're all at home? Full details today as well as a host of familiar faces to make you smile!...



New 'Ready for Anything' Resources are Free and Available for all Parents to Download!

Please see the links below for P1-3 AND P4-7 Packs

Anything that we can do to help boost our children's self-esteem and resilience during this difficult time will be so beneficial to their positive mental health and development.

We sincerely thank our friend, and founder of 'Ready for Anything', Natalie Whelehan, for sharing her fabulous resources with us all!


P1-3 Resources:

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P4:7 Resources:

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Information from 'The Family Support Hub'

Autism Advisory Service Resources for Primary School Children

Please click on, or copy the link below:

Positive Mental Health and Self-Care for Children

P5 pupil Jacob Jeska proudly shows off his winning design in the NHS Art Competition organised for primary schools in the Dundonald area in co-ordination with the PSNI and Ulster Hospital. His winning "We Help from the Heart" design will now feature on thousands of stickers to be worn by staff at the hospital. Presenting Jacob with a large portrait of his winning design and special gift are: (left to right) Patricia Anderson (Health Care assistant, Children's ward, Ulster Hospital), Sergeant Paul Marsh PSNI, Jacob's teacher Mr Devlin, Constable Alan McTier (PSNI), Mr Armstrong, Jenny Nicholson (E.D. Lead Nurse, Ulster Hospital) and Mrs Smart!

Staff and pupils celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day!

VE Day Special Assembly

Look out for some familiar faces in this special assembly for VE75!
Have a great day, wherever you are, whatever you're doing.
#ve75 #wellmeetagain

Let's Have a Look at Our Stunning, Our Creative, Our Scary, Our Cute, Our Utterly AMAZING DRAGONS!!!!!!


Cressida would be very proud boys and girls! Well done!



HAPPY Friday Brooklands!

Something a little bit different today to make you all smile! 😊 Huge thanks to the wonderful staff at Brooklands Primary & Nursery - always game for a laugh! Stay safe & stay HAPPY!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler's Story Adaptations to help Children Understand Corona Virus


Children's Author Julia Donaldson and Illustrator Axel Sheffler are adapting their famous stories to help children make sense of the Corona Virus and the Stay at Home guidance that we are all following.


Julia Donaldson is posting updates and videos of her reading from her books on her Face Book Page each week too. Here is a link to articles and examples of their adapted texts, which are really reassuring for the children to read, as the message is coming from the characters they are already so familiar with...


BBC Article:

Guardian Newspaper examples:


Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler's Characters are Staying Safe too!

P4-P7 Assembly songs!

Shakira [Gazelle] - Try Everything (With Lyrics)

Panic! At the Disco - High Hopes (Lyrics)

Bruno Mars - Count On Me - Lyrics on screen


Power in Me

Katy Perry - Roar! (with lyrics)

Everywhere Around Me

Kids song all about God's creation.

The Script - "Hall Of Fame" Lyrics

P!nk - A Million Dreams (Official Lyric Video)

Happy - Pharrell Williams (Original + Lyrics) HD

Be still for the presence of the Lord

Hello P1s, P2s and P3s! We haven't forgotten about you... all your favourite songs are linked below! Stay safe with a singalong at home!

My Hope Is In the Lord | Cave Quest VBS Music Video | Group Publishing

A new song the P1s sang in class and possibly the P2s and P3s in Assembly too!

This Little Light of Mine | Cave Quest VBS Music Video | Group Publishing

Another song especially for the P1s!

I May Live in a Great Big City

I Once Was Frightened of Spiders

Jesus Reign in Me

Hallelu! Hallelu! Hallelu! Hallelujah! | Lyrics | Kids Song | Sunday School Song | Children Songs|

If I Were a Butterfly with lyrics

Jesus' Love Is Very Wonderful