23rd September 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please visit our website and Twitter feed
Thank you for the harvest!
Thank you for your generous donations for Jimmy’s Cambridge as part of our Harvest Worship yesterday; it has helped us to re-inforce our value of kindness. It was also lovely to see so many of you join us in the church to give thanks. We were incredibly proud of our youngest children in Malala Class for their aspiration and resilience in learning and then singing the story of The Little Red Hen in front of so many people! The children all behaved impeccably during the visit to the church. It is always a pleasure to take our pupils out and about – we always receive compliments about how polite and well-behaved they are!
School Adviser visit
We received a visit from our new Local Authority school adviser this week. I felt very proud showing her around our school. She complimented our calm and positive learning environment; the way the adults were working with children inside class; the respectful relationships demonstrated between staff and children; and the positive behaviours for learning that the children demonstrated. It was great to see the children chatting enthusiastically to her about their learning and particularly about how much they enjoy maths!
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?
We have two open sessions for parents to come and visit us to find out more about BGPS and Malala Class. These are: Monday 10th October between 2pm and 3pm and Wednesday 9th November between 2pm and 3pm. Please call the school office on 01638 507236 to book a visit.
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
Linton Village College Open Evening – Thursday 29th September from 4.30pm – 8.00pm
Bottisham Village College Open evening – Thursday 6th October from 5.30pm
Applications must be submitted by Monday 31st October.
Would you like your child to learn to play the piano?
Spaces are available for new pupils in Y2 or above to begin learning with Mrs Pumfrey. She has been teaching at BGPS for fifteen years, and has started lots of BG children on their musical journey! For further details please get in touch with Mrs Pumfrey, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 …
Tuesday 27th September, 7.30pm – PTA AGM
Wednesday 28th September – Individual School Photos
Thursday 29th September – Abington Fun Run Y5 and Y6 Runners
(By invitation only)
Friday 30th September – Macmillan Coffee Morning
Come and join us to participate in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning! Please see the poster attached to this email for more details.
Friday 7th October 9:00am – Shared ARK Worship
Please come and join us to celebrate National Poetry Day
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 email@example.com 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. Please come! If you are able to, please let the office know.)
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
We attach the Agenda for the AGM being held in school on Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm and the Minutes from our last official meeting.
We will hope to be handing over to a new committee and it is an opportunity to come and have your say in event planning for the coming year and ideas to support our children at school. We look forward to seeing you there!
There is a collection planned for Friday 7th October. Donations of unwanted clothing and shoes, soft toys, soft furnishings and accessories are gratefully received in black bin liners. Please ensure that donations are at the drop off point near the Reading Room by 9am on the 7th. No business / school branded items or duvets / pillows please.