17th June 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please visit our website and Twitter feed
Share a Story with Malala and Einstein Classes
The children had a lovely time on Tuesday afternoon sharing stories with parents. The weather was good to us, and it was fantastic to see everyone sitting outside in small groups reading for pleasure. Thank you to everyone who came to join us – we hope you enjoyed it too!
Upper School Humanities Bee
It was a very close competition on Wednesday afternoon between the parent team and the children, with the parents snatching a narrow victory in the final round! Well done to Knight Team, who were the winning house, and now holders of the Bee Trophy. The children showed aspiration and resilience, and it was great fun! We hope that parents (and governors) will join us for more “Bees” in the future. For photos, please visit our website and Twitter feed
The lower school children have enjoyed cooling off in the pool this afternoon. Please note that children are welcome to wear a rash vest/long sleeved swimming top in the pool to protect them from the sun.
For details of the PTA after-school swimming times for next week, please see the PTA information at the end of this newsletter. Please remember that for children in Malala and Einstein Classes, parents must be poolside. For children in Teresa and Obama Classes, parents must be in the vicinity of the pool and easy to contact. If your child has an inhaler, please have it with you as medication in school will not be accessible. Entry to the pool will be from the gate near Einstein Class. Children will use the changing rooms in the swimming pool compound.
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 “in the next few weeks…” section below, so it is important to look at the calendar regularly to see what’s happening in the future.
In the next few weeks…
Next Thursday (23rd June) is Sports Day! The weather forecast looks promising at the moment, with temperatures predicted to be in the high teens on that morning, and no rain. If that changes and we are unable to go ahead next week, our back-up plan is to try again on the following Thursday. We will start our sporting fun as soon as the children are ready at the beginning of the day. All are welcome – we are looking forward to seeing you!
Reading Café for parents of YR, 1 and 2 - Tuesday 28th June, 9am
Come and join us to find out more about reading with your child in the EYFS and KS1. Miss Chubb, our reading leader, and Mrs Leadbeter will be sharing some ideas and demonstrating how to use our reading scheme to support your child's learning. There will be an opportunity to read with your child, and to have a cup of coffee and a chat with other parents. Please let us know you are coming using this form.
Maths Café for parents of Y2, 3 and 4 - Tuesday 5th July, 9am
Come and join us to find out more about how to support your child to learn to multiply and divide. Mrs Harris, our maths lead, will show you some of the strategies we use in school, and there will be a chance to do some maths with your child. There will also be an opportunity for a cup of coffee and a chat with other parents. Please let us know you are coming using this form.
Tuesday 21st June – Y4 Mini Olympics
Wednesday 22nd June – Y6 well-being and transition to Y7 workshop
Thursday 23rd June – Sports Day (weather permitting).
Friday 24th – Monday 27th June – training day and bank holiday long weekend: school closed to pupils (please note that this has been on the term dates page of our website since July 2021)
Tuesday 28th June 9am – Reading Café for parents of YR, 1 and 2 (see above for details)
Wednesday 29th June (am) – Y6 Athletics Festival at LVC
Thursday 30th June (am) – backup Sports Day
Friday 1st July – Y6 trip to Go Ape
Tuesday 5th July 9am – Maths Café for parents of Y2, 3 and 4 (See above for details)
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
Job Opportunities at BGPS
We are currently recruiting for a maternity cover teacher, TA and MDSA. If you think you would be interested in being a teacher, teaching assistant or lunchtime supervisor (MDSA) at BGPS, or if you know of someone who might be interested in joining our team, please take a look at the vacancies page on our website.
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
After School Swimming
We hope that children have enjoyed some extra time in the pool with afternoon swims - we are so grateful to the parent volunteers who make this possible.
Next week, after school swims are available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
We have been looking at options to make access to after school swims fairer and allow mixed KS1 and 2 swims for siblings. With only 6 volunteers with appropriate training this has been tricky, but we are looking to trial an online booking system.
As of today therefore, you can pre-book your child / children's place for swimming next week on the link below!
Any places not allocated via online booking will be on a 'first come, first served basis' and payable with cash (£2 per session)
We are asking parents not to book their child more than twice a week but may need to restrict to once a week if demand is high. Sessions will be 30 mins mixed KS1 and 2 and bookings for the following week will be available every Friday.
Please let us know what you think so that we can judge how the system is working.