Newsletter 25.02.2022

25th February 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please go to our website and Twitter feed: 
The children have all settled back into school routines well this week, and have started on their new learning projects.  Obama and Teresa Class have a history focus this half term and are learning about the “Groundbreaking Greeks”.  Einstein and Malala Class are learning about animals with their science-focussed “Predator!” (Einstein) and “Paws, Claws and Whiskers” (Malala).  It is a good idea to pick your home learning projects and plan them out over the next five weeks leading up to our Open Afternoon on Wednesday 30th March.
Einstein Class Update
We have really enjoyed having Mrs Harris back with us today.  She will be building up her time in the classroom gradually over the next few weeks.
Covid Update
As you will be aware, England’s covid restrictions changed yesterday.  Schools guidance from the DfE has been updated to reflect this.  In line with this, in school we will continue to focus on:
• Encouraging good hygiene for everyone.
• Maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes.
• Keeping occupied spaces well ventilated.
• Following public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There is no longer a legal requirement for people with coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to self-isolate, however if you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, the public health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.  This also applies to children and young people who usually attend an education or childcare setting.  The DfE guidance makes it clear that it expects “parents and carers will agree that a pupil with the key symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend the school, given the potential risk to others.”  For this reason, schools will continue to have the authority to refuse to accept children “where they have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19” and “in your reasonable judgement, it is necessary to protect other pupils and staff from possible infection with COVID-19.” 
There is a letter from Jonathan Lewis (Director of Education for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough) attached to this letter with more information about the situation for schools in Cambridgeshire.
More information about government’s current advice can be found here Living with Covid 
World Book Day Lunch menu
Menu attached - £5 Amazon voucher for the lucky tray
Upcoming Events
Please check our school website for information about future events, term dates, training days etc. 
In the next two weeks…
Thursday 3rd March – World Book Day and World book Day Special Lunch menu
Friday 4th March – Malala Class Dental Survey
Monday 7th March – Einstein and Malala Class trip to the Raptor Foundation
Thursday 10th March – Y5/6 Netball Competition
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
PTA News
Swimming Pool
Thank you so much for those who have already volunteered to help with manning / quality testing the pool. For anyone interested in overseeing after school swimming sessions, there is a basic first aid course being run at 2.30pm on Wednesday 23rd March in school - this is an annual event (normally) and only lasts 1 hour.  For those who have kindly offered to water check thank you and we are looking at training options, and will be in touch!
Collection organised for Tuesday 8th March. We would be grateful for donations of any second hand clothing & accessories, shoes, bed linen, soft furnishings and soft toys in bin bags. Donations can be dropped off outside school from the morning of Monday 7th March until 9am on 8th March. No duvets, pillows or branded clothing / uniform please
Amazon Wish Lists
A big thank you to parents who have brought items from the wish lists, it is very much appreciated that you are supporting the school. You can find our wish lists here: 
Amazon Smile - Please remember to use Amazon Smile and nominate 'Burrough Green PTA and Friends' as your chosen charity. For each purchase, the PTA receives a small percentage donation from Amazon at no extra cost to you. It's a really simple way to donate without even realising it!