Newsletter 24.01.2020

24th January 2020

Dear Parents/carers


Key dates

For dates of future events, please regularly check the school calendar on our e-schools app and on our website:


New School Lunch Menu – please re-book your child’s lunches

This week we have had a meeting with Dolce (our school meal catering provider) to discuss the school meals on offer and our concerns regarding lack of choice and overly repetitive menus.  As a result, Dolce have offered us a new menu, starting on Monday which does include more options each day.  However, this means that any lunches that you have pre-booked from Monday (27th January) onwards have been cancelled and you will need to re-book using the new, improved menu.  We are very grateful that you book in advance as it helps to reduce waste and our impact on the environment.  The new menu will be circulated by tomorrow morning, it is available now to book through School Grid.


Book Fair

We will have the book fair in school next week (27th - 31st January), and there are some fantastic books on offer.  


Please do not send any money to school with your child, as this has led to loss of money and has caused upset and disruption to the children’s learning in school in the past.


The children will have the chance to browse the bookcases during the school day without making purchases in order to see what they would like to buy.


Between 3:30 and 4:15 Monday – Thursday, the book fair will be open for parents to come and purchase books with their children. 


If your child travels on the bus, so you are unable to visit the book fair with them to purchase books, please send them to school with a sealed envelope containing the purchase price of the book your child would like.  The envelope must be clearly labelled with the child’s name, class, which book they would like to buy and how much money is in the envelope.  The children must give this envelope to their class teacher in the morning, and they will be given the book before they go home.


Plant to Plate

Remember, tokens will be published daily in the East Anglian Daily Times (two on Saturday) and Ipswich Star – the first token appeared on Saturday 18th January 2020, final token on Friday 27th March 2020. Please bring your tokens into school by the end of March.  Thank you!  Mrs Brusell will restart gardening club for the children on Wednesday lunchtimes in the spring.


PTA Bingo afternoon – a date for your diary!

The PTA are holding a family Bingo afternoon on Sunday February 2nd, 3-5pm in the School Hall. Further information will follow.


Amazon Wish List

A big thank you to parents who have brought items from the Class wish lists, it is very much appreciated that you are supporting the school. The children will have a fabulous time using the items in class to support their learning.

You can find our wish list here:

Class 1:

Class 2:

Class 3:

Class 4:



If you shop on-line, you could be raising money for the PTA by shopping through the easyfundraising app.  There is no extra cost to you, and a donation is made to the PTA for every purchase.  To find out more and to download the app, visit:

Your support really does make a difference - there are 3,300 shops and sites you can raise free donations with.  Please shop the easyfundraising way every time you buy something online!


Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Staff



Please visit our Community Activities page on our website for local events in which you might be interested:




Clubs this half term


Sports Club

Monday lunchtimes for KS1.   This club gives children a chance to experience different sports each week. Sports can include: Dodgeball, Archery, Tennis, Football, Hockey, Table Tennis, Tri Golf, Tag Games, Etc.  If you would like your child to participate in Dan Penfold’s, Prestige Sports Development sport clubs lease book online at:  or call 07881308250



Tuesday 8:45am


Science Club

Tuesday lunchtime (Y5/6)


Code Club

Tuesday Lunchtime (all year groups)



Yoga classes are for children age 6-10 years old and will start on Tuesday 4th February for 8 sessions. £5 per child. Please book online


Running Club

Friday lunchtime (weather permitting)