Newsletter 19.11.21

19th November 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

 

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

http://www.burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk/website

 

Anti-Bullying Week

Our collective worship focus this week has been on Anti-bullying. We have been exploring different forms of bullying and the difference that ‘One Kind Word’ can make. It has been lovely to see had hear all the children showing kindness across the school, demonstrating our ARK value, Kindness.

 

Children in Need

We have ended the week celebrating the wonderful work of BBC Children in Need. KS2 have been focusing on how we show gratitude for what we have and KS1 have been doing some Pudsey activities to show our support.

 

Covid Update

Thank you for supporting our efforts to limit the spread of Covid at BGPS this week by taking your children for covid testing.  There have been three new cases confirmed in the upper school since my last letter on Tuesday.

 

At our meeting with Cambridgeshire Public Health and the Local Authority on Tuesday morning, they were very happy with the additional protective measures that we had re-instated at school this week.  We will be continuing with those measures (e.g. keeping older and younger children separate, sitting in rows, increased cleaning, not swapping staff between upper and lower school) next week.  We will review this again during next week as we carefully monitor the covid rate at school.

 

Case rates are high in the community, particularly amongst primary-aged children, and it is not possible for us to say with any certainty whether or not your child has been in contact with a positive case of Covid.  Please note that whilst the three key symptoms are a continuous cough, raised temperature and change in taste/smell, additional signs in children include upset stomach, headache, runny nose, sore throat and unusual fatigue.  If your child is unwell, please keep them at home and book a PCR test. https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

 

Einstein and Malala Classes’ Nativity Performance

The children in Einstein and Malala Classes are beginning to rehearse their nativity production.  At the moment, we cannot say whether there will be live performances for parents.  This is very much dependent upon the covid case rate at school.  We will let you know as soon as we can.

 

Reminder:  Instrumental Tuition

Studies have shown that learning a musical instrument is incredibly beneficial to the confidence, emotional growth, mental well-being and behavioural development of children.  We are fortunate to have three peripatetic instrumental teachers who visit school and have spaces to take on new pupils. If you have any questions, please contact us or you can contact them directly for more information:

 

Recorder, Saxophone, All brass, *Drum kit, Singing - Fallon Howe – fallonhowemusician@gmail.com

Piano – Jo Pumfrey – jopumfrey.jp@gmail.com

Guitar – Dan Andrews - dansband@hotmail.co.uk

 

*We now have a drum kit in school for children to use for their lessons.  I’m tempted to have a go myself!

 

Reminder: My School Fund

In association with Argos and Sainsbury’s, we have a new way to fundraise for the school when you are shopping. Every time you make a purchase, both you and BG benefit with cashback. A flyer is attached to this email. Click on the link to register as an individual and link your account to the school.  https://www.myschoolfund.org/#/

 

Upcoming Events

Please check our school website for information about future events, term dates, training days etc. http://www.burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk/website/calendar/386598

 

In the next two weeks….

 

Tuesday 23rd November – Flu Immunisations

An NHS team will visit the school to deliver the immunisations for all children whose parents have given consent.

 

Friday 26th November – Training Day

BGPS will be closed to pupils on Friday 26th November for a training day.

 

Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team

 

PTA News

 

Christmas Auction - starts Friday 26th November and finishes Sunday 5th December. Check out the lots on the link below - more are being added all the time and you could find a super Christmas pressie for someone special! Please pass it on to others who might be interested  - Facebook post is imminent! 

 

http://peoplesfundraising.com/bgauction

 

We have had some marvellous donations already - thank you! If you are able or willing to give time or items, please let Fran know on bgptachair@gmail.com

 

Elfridges - the Christmas elves will be holding this on Friday 3rd December! A chance for the children to do their Christmas shopping in secret! Each item is £1and will be bagged / wrapped at school.

 

Bags2School - a big thank you for your very generous clothes donations. Not only did you raise £99 to support the pupils via the PTA, but you sent unwanted items to provide support for those in need in the UK. Thank you 

 

 

Amazon Wish Lists

A big thank you to parents who have brought items from the wish lists, it is very much appreciated that you are supporting the school. You can find our wish lists here: 

Class 1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/3NPNW0VXC5B5L/ref=cm_go_nav_hz

Class 2: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1G7U68RHVFQ87?ref_=wl_share

Class 3: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/DT99H5C97OM9?ref_=wl_share

Class 4: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/IR87MQS5XAYJ?ref_=wl_share

SEND: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/13UO05HZ9BPYF?ref_=wl_share

Playground: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/3KFS6BWV51LF3?ref_=wl_share