Newsletter 08.10.2021

8th October 2021

Dear Parents and Carers


To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please go to our Twitter feed:


Shared Worship this morning

Thank you to those who were able to join us for Shared Worship on the playground this morning.  The children really enjoyed sharing their poems with you.  Thank you for all the positive comments – we’re glad you enjoyed it too!  If you are inspired to look at some more poetry this weekend, is a good place to start.


BGPS Autumn Parent Survey

We are really proud of how resilient your children have been throughout all of the Covid disruption of the past 18 months and how well they have continued on their learning journey towards becoming confident, creative learners.  We want to celebrate our successes with everyone in our community this year, so we are very keen to find out more from you to help us work together to discover and learn.  Please follow the link below to a short survey.  The results of this will be used to help us plan more opportunities to come together as a community throughout the rest of the year.  (Covid permitting!!)


School Photos

You should have received the proof of your child’s school photo.  If you haven’t, please let the office know.


My School Fund

In association with Argos and Sainsbury’s, we have a new way to fundraise for the school when you are shopping online. Every time you make a purchase, both you and BG benefit with cashback. Your child will bring home a flyer with more information, a copy of which is also attached to this email.


You may be interested in …..


Raise Resilience - A six-session online course for parents

Bounce Forward will be delivering “Raise Resilience”; an online course for parents, starting on the 4th November 2021.  Please note that there is a cost of £30 for this course (£5 per session)

“Join us for six 1-hour sessions to build personal resilience, learn how to look after yourself, and explore the link between what we think, how we feel, and how we behave.  You will learn skills and strategies to develop a growth mindset, reframe unhelpful choices, and effective communication.  This programme is for parents of school-aged children who want to learn about emotional resilience to enable them and their children to be the best version of themselves in the small everyday moments.  Alongside the live sessions, we will provide parents with learning materials that can be used at home to help your children develop the mental muscle, gain perspective and thrive.”   You can find out more at


Upcoming Events

Please check our school website for information about future events, term dates, training days etc.


In the next two weeks….


Monday 11th October – Reading with your child in YR, 1 and 2

Unfortunately we have to postpone this event until after half term.


Thursday 14th October – Information Evening for parents of Y6 children

Please join us virtually at 6:30pm to find out more about the end of primary school processes and expectations, as well as the transition to secondary school.  The PowerPoint slides will be provided for those who are unable to attend.  Ms McDowell will be sending the meeting link via ClassDojo.


Open Afternoon – Wednesday 20th October

Unfortunately, we will not be able to ask parents to join us for our Open Afternoon this half term.  However, we still want the children to bring their projects into school; they will have the opportunity to share them with each other across the school.  We promise to post lots of photographs on Twitter/our Website so that you can see what everyone has been up to!


Thursday 21st/Friday 22nd October and Thursday 4th November – Parent Consultations

Please book a virtual meeting with your child’s class teacher.  The booking system will open on Monday 11th October at 5pm and close Midnight Monday 18th.  Appointments can be booked via e-schools as usual.  Each child has been allocated one appointment.  If you have any questions about booking, please contact Alison or Sara in the school office.


International Artist Day

On the last day of this half-term, Friday 22nd October, we will be having an art curriculum day to link with International Artist Day which is on Monday 25th October.  We hope to be able to share our art work with you at Shared Worship after the half-term holiday.


Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team



PTA News


Bags2School - collection next Wednesday 13th October outside school. Donations of clothing, soft toys, accessories / paired shoes and soft furnishings are gratefully received. Please bring Donations in black bin liners - drop off from Tuesday 12th October. No branded work/school uniforms or duvets/pillows please.


Autumn Disco - the PTA will be holding a disco for the children in the school hall on Friday 15th October 6 - 7pm. 

£2 per child with drinks and snacks from the tuckshop at 50p each. 

Please note that the drop off and pick up point will be the door in the courtyard. If you would like to wait in comfort, we will be serving drinks in the Reading Room for the duration of the disco. Please join us if you can!