Newsletter 14.10.22

14th October 2022

Dear Parents and Carers


To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please visit our website and Twitter feed


Monday 17th October and Wednesday 2nd November 3:50 – 6:30pm - Parent Consultations

Parent consultations will take place virtually via Google Meet.  Teachers are sending out a link for your meeting on Tapestry (Malala Class) or Class Dojo.  Please check that you can open a meeting in Google Meet in advance of your appointment.


Wednesday 19th October – Open Afternoon

Come and find out what the children have been learning about this term.  Classrooms will be open from 2:45pm – 3:15pm (2:45pm – 3:00pm in Malala Class as they need longer to tidy up!)  There will be refreshments in the hall from 2:15pm.  Home learning projects should be back in school on 19th October.


Local Authority Autumn Newsletter

Please see attached to this newsletter a letter from the Local Authority. We have booked Flu Immunisations for the pupils on the 7th November. More details to follow.


Reminder: Open Event for Reception pupils for September 2023

Is your child due to start school in Reception in September 2023?  (Born between 1 September 2018 and 31st August 2019)  Do you know anyone else who has a child due to start?

Our next open session for parents to come and visit us to find out more about BGPS and Malala Class is Wednesday 9th November between 2pm and 3pm.  Please call the school office on 01638 507236 to book a visit.


Reminder: Year 6 parents – secondary transition applications for 2023 are now open!

To make your application, you must log into the Citizen online portal.  Last year the majority of parents chose to make their applications for a school place online; this year there are no paper application forms.  You need to apply via your home local authority (where you pay your Council Tax) for transferring from Primary to Secondary school. 

This is the link to the Cambridgeshire online application process

This is the link to Suffolk Admissions

Applications must be submitted by Monday 31st October.


Upcoming Events

Please make sure you check our school calendar to stay up-to-date with information about future events, term dates, training days etc.  Important dates are added to the calendar long before being listed in the “coming up soon…” section of our weekly newsletter, so it is important to look at the calendar regularly to see what’s happening in the future.


Coming up soon …


Monday 17th October 3:50 – 6:30pm - Parent Consultations


Monday 17th – Friday 21st October – Y6 Group 2 at Newmarket Pony Academy


Wednesday 19th October – Open Afternoon


Friday 21st October – Non-Uniform Day for the PTA

We are having a non-uniform day to raise funds for the PTA.  Please bring a minimum donation of £2.  (Please make sure that children are wearing clothes and footwear appropriate for a day at school!)


Monday 24th – Friday 28th October – Half Term Holiday


Wednesday 2nd November 3:50 – 6:30pm - Parent Consultations


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.


Reminder: BGPS needs you! (Volunteering at BGPS)

Do you have any time during the school day which you could spend with us to read with children; support small groups with activities; or help with lunchtime or after-school clubs?  We are very keen to have parent volunteers in school this year.  If you are able to give the children some of your time, please contact Sara Hammond with your email address, full name and date of birth so that we can start the DBS checking process.  If you have any questions, just ask!  (Reminder: We have booked next year’s resus training session for Tuesday 7th March 2pm.  NO COST to you, Please come!  If you are able to, please let the office know.)


Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team



PTA News 


“Chit chat” from the PTA chair……..


Yes finally the day has arrived! Tonight is the night for the much anticipated (I hope!) “Autumn Disco”!!! 6pm - 7pm.


This is open to all Burrough Green pupils with an entry fee of £2 per child. The disco will be in the school hall and drop off / pick up will be from the front courtyard door.  


There will be refreshments available from the tuck shop with crisps, sweets and drinks all priced at 50p per item.


Wednesday 19th October

The PTA will be serving tea and coffee in the school hall from 2.15pm until 2.45pm just before the class rooms are open for project afternoon (just in case any parents may need a reminder!)


We will also be selling BGPS second hand uniform at each project afternoon.


Friday 21st October

We are having a non-uniform day to raise funds for the PTA.  Please bring a donation of £1 (Please make sure that children are wearing clothes and footwear appropriate for a day at school!)





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