30th September 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please visit our website and Twitter feed
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the World's Biggest Coffee Morning this morning! It was so good to see children, staff, parents and the wider community spending time together at BGPS, and raising money for such a good cause. Thank you, too to the volunteers who helped out behind the tables! We raised £430 this morning, which is a fantastic total. Thank you all!
Abington Fun Run
We were incredibly proud of the Team BG runners who represented the school at Great Abington yesterday morning. They showed aspiration and great resilience; they were determined to do their best and not give up, and they encouraged each other every step of the way. We were very excited that a BGPS runner won the boys’ race, and our fastest girl was 3rd in the girls’ race. Head over to our twitter feed to see photos of the event.
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, email@example.com
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 …
Friday 7th October 9:00am – Shared ARK Worship
Please come and join us to celebrate National Poetry Day
Monday 10th October - Open Event for Reception pupils for September 2023
Monday 10th – Friday 14th October – Y6 Group 1 at Newmarket Pony Academy
Monday 17th – Friday 21st October – Y6 Group 2 at Newmarket Pony Academy
Wednesday 19th October – Open Afternoon
Come and find out what the children have been learning about this term. Home learning projects should be back in school on 19th October.
Monday 17th October and Wednesday 2nd November - Parent Consultations
Parent consultations will take place virtually via Google Meet. You will be able to book your appointment nearer the time. Details to follow.
Monday 24th – Friday 28th October – Half Term Holiday
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The PTA held their Annual AGM on Tuesday and we are welcoming a new committee! We are looking forward to working with them.
Chair - Jo Harrison
Vice-chair- Emma Thompson
Secretary - Sam Knightly
Treasurer - Sam Plumb
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.