27th May 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please go to our website and Twitter feed:
Newmarket Pony Academy
Our second group of Y6 pupils have spent the whole of this week at the Newmarket Pony Academy. We are very grateful to the NPA for giving our pupils this opportunity to learn about horses and ponies and have the chance to ride, which not all children are lucky enough to experience. I know the group have been resilient and kind; it has been good for their mental health and well-being; and they have had a fantastic time! We hope to be able to offer this experience to future groups, too.
The decking is complete, the pool is full, and we are ready to swim! I want to say a huge “thank you” to the PTA members who re-painted the changing sheds, and cleared the area around the pool last weekend along with the (now fully trained) pool carers. BG children are very lucky to have volunteers like you who are committed to helping us to make the pool a possibility for them.
Swimming sessions for next half term will be:
Monday: Obama and Teresa
Tuesday: Einstein and Malala
Wednesday: Obama and Teresa
Friday: Einstein and Malala
Please ensure that your child has a clean and dry swimming kit containing: towel, costume and flip-flops, (goggles and swimming hat are optional) in school on the days that they are due to swim.
We will commence lessons on Wednesday 8th June.
Please check our school website for information about future events, term dates, training days etc. There is at least one event for parents each week for the rest of the summer term. http://www.burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk/website/calendar/386598
BGPS Jubilee Celebration on Monday 6th June 2pm
It is great that so many of you are coming to join us for our Jubilee Tea Party. If you are able to bring a donation of some small cakes, sandwiches etc, we would be very grateful! (These can be dropped off at the start of the school day to the office.) Don’t forget to send the children in any combination of red, white and blue clothing on the day; please feel free to do the same.
Please remember to let us know if you are joining us on 6th June by completing this form. The deadline for this is Sunday 29th May, after which it will no longer be possible to sign-up to attend the tea party.
In the next few weeks…
Monday 30th – Friday 3rd June – Half term
Monday 6th June - Children return to school, Jubilee Tea Party (see above for details)
Thursday 9th June – Quad Kids Athletics Event (Y4, 5 and 6 team by invitation)
Tuesday 14th June – Share a Story with Malala and Einstein Classes
If you would like to join us to share stories with Malala and Einstein Classes at 2:45pm, please sign up using this form.
Wednesday 15th June – Upper School Humanities Bee
Would you like to compete as part of a parent team in Obama and Teresa Classes’ Humanities Bee? Come and join us to test your History, Geography and RE knowledge! Please sign up using this form.
Community News, Clubs and Events
The Community Noticeboard page on our website is updated weekly with local events, sporting and holiday clubs and general information for parents from the surrounding area. Click here to view
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
We are thrilled that work on refurbishing the pool area is now complete! The pool is full, the decking laid and the shed and fencing repainted. The PTA is enormously grateful to parents and staff who have helped to fundraise, picked up a paintbrush or overseen project management! In celebration of this, the school plan to have the refurbished pool open for viewing from 3.20pm - 4pm, following the Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Monday 6th June. Please do stop by and see what you have helped to achieve!
PTA Committee stepping down
At the next AGM, the PTA committee will be stepping aside after 3 years of service. The PTA requires a full committee to continue operating and as such, we would welcome any interest for prospective Chair, Treasurer and Secretary roles.
If it is not possible to form a full committee, under the rules of the Charity Commission and the PTA Constitution, the PTA would have to disband.
Clearly, this would be a detrimental occurrence for many reasons, and the current committee are keen to facilitate a smooth handover if at all possible.
Please contact Fran (Chair) on firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific information.